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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 45 33 56
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +23
Contract jobs citing Scrum 25 41 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.48% 4.53% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.56% 5.86% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 4
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£375 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £399 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%
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
548 700 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.32% 77.35% 68.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 348 275
Average daily rate £376 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 25
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 4 £425 +30.76% 6
Chester -3 2 £344 -14.06% 2
Knutsford +4 1 £525 +40.00% 1
Macclesfield +3 1 - - 3
Crewe +1 1 £395 +31.66%
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Daresbury - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - - 1
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 32 (96.97%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Java
3 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 9 (27.27%) CSS
3 9 (27.27%) MVC
3 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (27.27%) Kanban
4 8 (24.24%) HTML
4 8 (24.24%) SQL
5 7 (21.21%) C#
5 7 (21.21%) TDD
6 6 (18.18%) Spring
6 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 6 (18.18%) Ajax
6 6 (18.18%) LINQ
6 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio
6 6 (18.18%) Web Services
6 6 (18.18%) Tomcat
6 6 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 6 (18.18%) Finance
6 6 (18.18%) Project Management
7 5 (15.15%) ETL
7 5 (15.15%) Windows
7 5 (15.15%) JUnit
7 5 (15.15%) .NET
7 5 (15.15%) Spring MVC
7 5 (15.15%) JIRA
8 4 (12.12%) WCF

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 6 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 3 (9.09%) Confluence
3 1 (3.03%) SAS
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) SPSS
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.03%) MS Project
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.09%) PowerCenter
3 3 (9.09%) MySQL
3 3 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) SQLite
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (3.03%) Big Data
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (3.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 5 (15.15%) JUnit
2 5 (15.15%) JIRA
3 4 (12.12%) NUnit
3 4 (12.12%) Subversion
4 3 (9.09%) FxCop
4 3 (9.09%) StyleCop
4 3 (9.09%) Moq
4 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.06%) Grunt
5 2 (6.06%) Bower
6 1 (3.03%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) ScrumMaster
3 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Hybris Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Agile Coach
4 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) ETL Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 1 (3.03%) DevOps Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) UX Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Informatica ETL Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) CSS
2 8 (24.24%) HTML
3 6 (18.18%) Spring
3 6 (18.18%) Ajax
3 6 (18.18%) LINQ
3 6 (18.18%) Web Services
4 5 (15.15%) .NET
4 5 (15.15%) Spring MVC
5 4 (12.12%) WCF
5 4 (12.12%) NHibernate
6 3 (9.09%) Ninject
6 3 (9.09%) CSS3
6 3 (9.09%) JSP
6 3 (9.09%) XML
6 3 (9.09%) XSD
6 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 3 (9.09%) jQuery
6 3 (9.09%) JSON
7 2 (6.06%) RESTful
7 2 (6.06%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Data Integration
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) iPad
2 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Tandem
3 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (96.97%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) MVC
2 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (27.27%) Kanban
3 7 (21.21%) TDD
4 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 6 (18.18%) Project Management
5 5 (15.15%) ETL
6 4 (12.12%) Validation
6 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
6 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.09%) Coaching
7 3 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (9.09%) User Stories
7 3 (9.09%) Data Transformation
7 3 (9.09%) SEO
7 3 (9.09%) B2B
7 3 (9.09%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) Java
2 8 (24.24%) SQL
3 7 (21.21%) C#
4 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.03%) R
6 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.03%) Python
6 1 (3.03%) Ruby
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.03%) PMP
2 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) GxP
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
1 4 (12.12%) Informatica
2 3 (9.09%) hybris
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) Tableau
3 1 (3.03%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.03%) Business Objects
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