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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 32 56 39
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -17
Contract jobs citing Scrum 62 26 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.61% 2.63% 4.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.63% 3.11% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 13
Average daily rate £458 £371 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% -12.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £291 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.91% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.02 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-0.58% -
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
935 835 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.54% 84.34% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 528 307
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 49
Average hourly rate £22.54 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.60% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Macclesfield +10 16 £470 +42.42%
Knutsford -3 16 £500 +54.44%
Warrington -12 7 £500 +11.16% 3
Chester 0 3 £363 -9.37% 3
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 86 (92.47%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (44.09%) Java
3 26 (27.96%) Finance
4 22 (23.66%) JavaScript
5 21 (22.58%) Spring
6 20 (21.51%) TDD
6 20 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (20.43%) Banking
8 18 (19.35%) Kanban
9 16 (17.20%) Mentoring
10 14 (15.05%) HTML
10 14 (15.05%) Web Services
11 13 (13.98%) MySQL
11 13 (13.98%) Oracle
11 13 (13.98%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (13.98%) SOA
11 13 (13.98%) Automated Testing
11 13 (13.98%) AngularJS
11 13 (13.98%) RESTful
11 13 (13.98%) HTML5
12 12 (12.90%) CSS
13 11 (11.83%) ETL
13 11 (11.83%) Data Modelling
13 11 (11.83%) Star Schema
13 11 (11.83%) ERwin
13 11 (11.83%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (11.83%) JIRA
13 11 (11.83%) Talend Open Studio
13 11 (11.83%) Amazon S3
13 11 (11.83%) Amazon AWS

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (6.45%) GeoServer
1 6 (6.45%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.23%) Confluence
3 2 (2.15%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.08%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.08%) CMS
4 1 (1.08%) JBoss
4 1 (1.08%) Magnolia
4 1 (1.08%) Node.js
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.53%) SAP MDM
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.83%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (11.83%) Amazon Kinesis
1 11 (11.83%) Amazon S3
1 11 (11.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 7 (7.53%) Veeva
3 2 (2.15%) GitHub
4 1 (1.08%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) Internet
2 2 (2.15%) Firewall
2 2 (2.15%) VPN
3 1 (1.08%) Broadband
3 1 (1.08%) Network Security
3 1 (1.08%) Skype
3 1 (1.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.98%) MySQL
2 11 (11.83%) Amazon Redshift
2 11 (11.83%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (11.83%) Star Schema
3 7 (7.53%) GIS
3 7 (7.53%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.45%) QGIS
4 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.08%) Big Data
6 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (11.83%) ERwin
1 11 (11.83%) JIRA
1 11 (11.83%) Talend Open Studio
2 6 (6.45%) Cucumber
2 6 (6.45%) Selenium
3 5 (5.38%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.30%) eggPlant
4 4 (4.30%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.15%) Gradle
5 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.15%) JUnit
5 2 (2.15%) Mockito
5 2 (2.15%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.08%) Ant
6 1 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.08%) VersionOne
6 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (27.96%) Finance
2 19 (20.43%) Banking
3 13 (13.98%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (6.45%) Local Government
5 3 (3.23%) Retail
6 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.08%) Law
7 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (55.91%) Developer
2 20 (21.51%) Java Developer
3 13 (13.98%) Senior Developer
4 11 (11.83%) Scrum Master
5 9 (9.68%) Analyst
5 9 (9.68%) Business Analyst
5 9 (9.68%) ETL Developer
5 9 (9.68%) JavaScript Developer
5 9 (9.68%) Senior ETL Developer
6 7 (7.53%) Agile Business Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) Architect
7 6 (6.45%) Applications Developer
7 6 (6.45%) GIS Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Agile Scrum Master
8 5 (5.38%) Angular Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Talend Developer
9 4 (4.30%) Android Developer
9 4 (4.30%) Banking Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Banking Business Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (22.58%) Spring
2 14 (15.05%) HTML
2 14 (15.05%) Web Services
3 13 (13.98%) AngularJS
3 13 (13.98%) HTML5
3 13 (13.98%) RESTful
4 12 (12.90%) CSS
5 10 (10.75%) .NET
6 8 (8.60%) ASP.NET
7 7 (7.53%) jQuery
7 7 (7.53%) REST
8 6 (6.45%) Ajax
9 5 (5.38%) SOAP
10 4 (4.30%) J2EE
10 4 (4.30%) JSON
11 3 (3.23%) Backbone.js
11 3 (3.23%) CSS3
11 3 (3.23%) XML
12 2 (2.15%) JPA
12 2 (2.15%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Data Integration
2 9 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 8 (8.60%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.53%) User Experience
5 3 (3.23%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.15%) PKI
7 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.08%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.08%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.60%) Android
2 5 (5.38%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.23%) Windows
4 2 (2.15%) Linux
4 2 (2.15%) Unix
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (92.47%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (21.51%) TDD
3 18 (19.35%) Kanban
4 16 (17.20%) Mentoring
5 13 (13.98%) Automated Testing
5 13 (13.98%) SOA
6 11 (11.83%) Data Modelling
6 11 (11.83%) ETL
7 9 (9.68%) Analytics
7 9 (9.68%) Visual Analytics
8 8 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (8.60%) User Stories
9 7 (7.53%) BDD
9 7 (7.53%) Change Management
9 7 (7.53%) DRM
9 7 (7.53%) Project Management
10 6 (6.45%) Android Development
10 6 (6.45%) DevOps
10 6 (6.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 41 (44.09%) Java
2 22 (23.66%) JavaScript
3 10 (10.75%) SQL
4 9 (9.68%) C#
5 7 (7.53%) Python
6 5 (5.38%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.15%) ActionScript
7 2 (2.15%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.15%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.08%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (1.08%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (1.08%) FQL
8 1 (1.08%) Go
8 1 (1.08%) Groovy
8 1 (1.08%) PHP
8 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.08%) VB
8 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (5.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.15%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (2.15%) CLAS
3 1 (1.08%) ISEB
3 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) QA
2 3 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.15%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.15%) RMADS
4 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (11.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 13 (13.98%) Oracle
2 11 (11.83%) Talend
3 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.60%) SAP
5 7 (7.53%) Concur
5 7 (7.53%) Infor
5 7 (7.53%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (4.30%) HP
7 3 (3.23%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.08%) Ariba
8 1 (1.08%) ESRI
8 1 (1.08%) Rally
8 1 (1.08%) ServiceNow
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