The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 40 36 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Contract jobs citing Scrum 26 36 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.31% 4.49% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.33% 5.80% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 2
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£366 £338 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.51% +18.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Scrum
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
601 621 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.56% 77.43% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 295 243
Average daily rate £400 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 56 31
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £14.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Cheshire region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -9 4 £450 +38.46% 4
Chester -6 2 £344 -4.51% 1
Macclesfield 0 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £525 - 2
Alderley Edge - - - -
Crewe - - - - 2
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 7
Daresbury - - - -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum.

1 35 (97.22%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (38.89%) Java
3 10 (27.78%) SQL
4 9 (25.00%) CSS
4 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (25.00%) Kanban
5 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 8 (22.22%) HTML
5 8 (22.22%) C#
5 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (19.44%) Spring
6 7 (19.44%) MVC
6 7 (19.44%) JIRA
7 6 (16.67%) Ajax
7 6 (16.67%) LINQ
7 6 (16.67%) Finance
7 6 (16.67%) TDD
7 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 6 (16.67%) Project Management
7 6 (16.67%) .NET
7 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
8 5 (13.89%) Web Services
8 5 (13.89%) Windows
8 5 (13.89%) Tomcat
8 5 (13.89%) JUnit
8 5 (13.89%) ETL
9 4 (11.11%) Validation
9 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.89%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.33%) Confluence
3 2 (5.56%) SugarCRM
4 1 (2.78%) IIS
4 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) SPSS
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (11.11%) MySQL
4 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.33%) SQLite
4 3 (8.33%) PowerCenter
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.78%) QlikView
6 1 (2.78%) Big Data
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) JIRA
2 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 5 (13.89%) JUnit
4 4 (11.11%) Subversion
5 3 (8.33%) FxCop
5 3 (8.33%) StyleCop
5 3 (8.33%) Moq
5 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.33%) NUnit
5 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.56%) PVCS
6 2 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (5.56%) WebSpeed
6 2 (5.56%) Grunt
6 2 (5.56%) Bower
7 1 (2.78%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Legal
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Developer
2 6 (16.67%) ScrumMaster
3 5 (13.89%) Java Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Coach
5 3 (8.33%) Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Hybris Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) ETL Developer
6 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Informatica Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) CSS
2 8 (22.22%) HTML
3 7 (19.44%) Spring
4 6 (16.67%) Ajax
4 6 (16.67%) LINQ
4 6 (16.67%) .NET
5 5 (13.89%) Web Services
6 4 (11.11%) Spring MVC
7 3 (8.33%) WCF
7 3 (8.33%) jQuery
7 3 (8.33%) NHibernate
7 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
7 3 (8.33%) XML
7 3 (8.33%) XSD
7 3 (8.33%) JSP
7 3 (8.33%) JSON
7 3 (8.33%) Ninject
7 3 (8.33%) CSS3
8 2 (5.56%) HTML5
8 2 (5.56%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Data Integration
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) iPad
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
3 3 (8.33%) UNIX
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (97.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) Kanban
2 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 7 (19.44%) MVC
5 6 (16.67%) Project Management
5 6 (16.67%) TDD
5 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 5 (13.89%) ETL
7 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 4 (11.11%) Validation
7 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 3 (8.33%) Coaching
8 3 (8.33%) User Stories
8 3 (8.33%) Data Transformation
8 3 (8.33%) Refactoring
8 3 (8.33%) Unit Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) Java
2 10 (27.78%) SQL
3 8 (22.22%) C#
4 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.56%) VB
6 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.56%) Delphi
6 2 (5.56%) VB6
6 2 (5.56%) Ruby
7 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.78%) R
7 1 (2.78%) Python
7 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB
3 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.78%) PMP
3 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) WSUS
1 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 4 (11.11%) Informatica
2 3 (8.33%) VMware
2 3 (8.33%) hybris
3 2 (5.56%) Sculptor
3 2 (5.56%) TIBCO
3 2 (5.56%) Progress
4 1 (2.78%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.78%) Tableau