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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 51 36 56
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +20
Contract jobs citing Scrum 26 34 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.61% 4.19% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 5.35% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 1
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£368 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.52% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +17.44%
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
825 635 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.83% 78.30% 75.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 302 253
Average daily rate £408 £388 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £285 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 48 27
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.49 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £56.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -11 10 £450 +5.88% 6
Knutsford - 3 £324 - 4
Chester -5 2 £400 -4.76% 6
Macclesfield - 1 £330 - 1
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 44 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.00%) Java
3 12 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (22.00%) TDD
5 10 (20.00%) Spring
5 10 (20.00%) SQL
5 10 (20.00%) Kanban
6 9 (18.00%) MySQL
6 9 (18.00%) MVC
7 8 (16.00%) HTML
7 8 (16.00%) CSS
7 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
7 8 (16.00%) Mentoring
8 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (14.00%) Web Services
8 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
8 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
8 7 (14.00%) JIRA
9 6 (12.00%) Degree
9 6 (12.00%) Subversion
9 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (12.00%) Project Management
9 6 (12.00%) Finance
9 6 (12.00%) C#
9 6 (12.00%) XML
9 6 (12.00%) Windows
9 6 (12.00%) Tomcat
9 6 (12.00%) Unit Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Git (software)

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (12.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.00%) Node.js
2 3 (6.00%) Confluence
3 2 (4.00%) SugarCRM
4 1 (2.00%) SAS
4 1 (2.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) SPSS
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) IaaS
3 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) ATM
1 1 (2.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) MySQL
2 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (12.00%) MongoDB
4 4 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.00%) PowerCenter
5 3 (6.00%) SQLite
6 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.00%) Big Data
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (2.00%) Redis
7 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (2.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) JIRA
2 6 (12.00%) Subversion
2 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (10.00%) JUnit
4 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.00%) Moq
5 3 (6.00%) FxCop
5 3 (6.00%) StyleCop
5 3 (6.00%) NUnit
6 2 (4.00%) WebSpeed
6 2 (4.00%) PVCS
6 2 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.00%) Grunt
6 2 (4.00%) PhpStorm
6 2 (4.00%) Bower
7 1 (2.00%) Calabash
7 1 (2.00%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Legal
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (50.00%) Developer
2 10 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Architect
3 6 (12.00%) ScrumMaster
3 6 (12.00%) Agile Coach
4 4 (8.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Hybris Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Web Developer
5 3 (6.00%) PHP Developer
6 2 (4.00%) ETL Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.00%) DevOps Administrator
7 1 (2.00%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (2.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) Spring
2 8 (16.00%) HTML
2 8 (16.00%) CSS
3 7 (14.00%) Web Services
4 6 (12.00%) XML
5 5 (10.00%) jQuery
5 5 (10.00%) JSON
6 4 (8.00%) Spring MVC
6 4 (8.00%) LINQ
6 4 (8.00%) Ajax
6 4 (8.00%) J2EE
6 4 (8.00%) RESTful
7 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (6.00%) Ninject
7 3 (6.00%) .NET
7 3 (6.00%) JSP
7 3 (6.00%) XSD
7 3 (6.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (6.00%) WCF
8 2 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.00%) Data Integration
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) iPad
3 3 (6.00%) Wiki
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.00%) Open Source
4 1 (2.00%) Tandem
4 1 (2.00%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.00%) UNIX
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (22.00%) TDD
4 10 (20.00%) Kanban
5 9 (18.00%) MVC
6 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
6 8 (16.00%) Mentoring
7 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
8 6 (12.00%) Project Management
8 6 (12.00%) Unit Testing
8 6 (12.00%) Coaching
9 5 (10.00%) DSDM
9 5 (10.00%) UML
10 4 (8.00%) Validation
10 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
10 4 (8.00%) ETL
10 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (8.00%) B2B
10 4 (8.00%) Dependency Injection
10 4 (8.00%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.00%) Java
2 10 (20.00%) SQL
3 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.00%) C#
5 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.00%) PHP
6 2 (4.00%) Ruby
6 2 (4.00%) VB6
6 2 (4.00%) Delphi
6 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.00%) VB
6 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.00%) R
7 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.00%) Python
7 1 (2.00%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) ISEB
4 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.00%) PMP
4 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.00%) StatsD
2 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Informatica
3 3 (6.00%) hybris
3 3 (6.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.00%) Progress
4 2 (4.00%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.00%) Sculptor
5 1 (2.00%) Tableau
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) Business Objects
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
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Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £340 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £285 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago