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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 23 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 73 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.68% 0.73% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.08% 0.98% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 4 3
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£380 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-4.98% -
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
903 615 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.62% 74.91% 74.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 332 292
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 35
Average hourly rate £17.42 £28.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.35% -10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 August 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 August 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 +18 30 £340 +54.54% 10
Macclesfield - 14 £475 - 2
Knutsford - 5 - -
Chester -6 4 £381 +5.17% 9
Alderley Edge - 4 - -
Crewe - 3 £365 - 2
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 79 (77.45%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (34.31%) JavaScript
3 31 (30.39%) MVC
4 29 (28.43%) .NET
5 25 (24.51%) HTML
5 25 (24.51%) CSS
5 25 (24.51%) AngularJS
6 22 (21.57%) jQuery
6 22 (21.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (21.57%) ASP.NET
6 22 (21.57%) TDD
7 21 (20.59%) Coaching
8 20 (19.61%) HTML5
8 20 (19.61%) CSS3
9 19 (18.63%) ASP.NET Web API
9 19 (18.63%) JSON
10 18 (17.65%) TypeScript
10 18 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (17.65%) Kanban
11 16 (15.69%) RESTful
11 16 (15.69%) Java
12 15 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
13 14 (13.73%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (12.75%) Linux
14 13 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (12.75%) Opscode Chef
15 12 (11.76%) Amazon EMR
15 12 (11.76%) Amazon ELB
15 12 (11.76%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (7.84%) Node.js
2 3 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.98%) Confluence
3 1 (0.98%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) MS Project
1 1 (0.98%) MS Office
1 1 (0.98%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (11.76%) Amazon SQS
2 12 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (11.76%) Amazon S3
2 12 (11.76%) Amazon EMR
2 12 (11.76%) Amazon ELB
2 12 (11.76%) AWS CloudFormation
2 12 (11.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 12 (11.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 12 (11.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 10 (9.80%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.98%) IaaS
5 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.98%) ATM
1 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.76%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (7.84%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.88%) MySQL
4 5 (4.90%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.92%) Redis
5 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.98%) Big Data
7 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.84%) Cucumber
3 6 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.90%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.92%) Calabash
5 4 (3.92%) Mocha
5 4 (3.92%) Appium
6 3 (2.94%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.94%) Subversion
6 3 (2.94%) JIRA
7 2 (1.96%) Selenium
7 2 (1.96%) Maven
7 2 (1.96%) PhpStorm
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.98%) Ant
8 1 (0.98%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.98%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.98%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.98%) Hudson
General
1 14 (13.73%) Pharmaceutical
2 12 (11.76%) Finance
3 3 (2.94%) Banking
4 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.98%) Billing
5 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.98%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 45 (44.12%) Developer
2 13 (12.75%) Web Developer
2 13 (12.75%) Java Developer
3 11 (10.78%) Architect
3 11 (10.78%) Agile Coach
4 10 (9.80%) AWS Engineer
5 9 (8.82%) ScrumMaster
6 8 (7.84%) Front-End Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Front-End Web Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.90%) Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) UI Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) UI Programmer
10 4 (3.92%) Business Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.94%) PHP Developer
11 3 (2.94%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (28.43%) .NET
2 25 (24.51%) HTML
2 25 (24.51%) CSS
2 25 (24.51%) AngularJS
3 22 (21.57%) jQuery
3 22 (21.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 22 (21.57%) ASP.NET
4 20 (19.61%) HTML5
4 20 (19.61%) CSS3
5 19 (18.63%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (18.63%) JSON
6 16 (15.69%) RESTful
7 12 (11.76%) Web Services
8 8 (7.84%) XML
8 8 (7.84%) Spring
9 7 (6.86%) SOAP
10 6 (5.88%) J2EE
11 5 (4.90%) Velocity
12 3 (2.94%) Spring MVC
12 3 (2.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.94%) Wiki
3 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.96%) User Experience
3 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.98%) PMI
4 1 (0.98%) Tandem
4 1 (0.98%) Blog
4 1 (0.98%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.98%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.75%) Linux
2 5 (4.90%) Android
2 5 (4.90%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.94%) Windows
4 1 (0.98%) UNIX
4 1 (0.98%) Windows CE
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (77.45%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (30.39%) MVC
3 22 (21.57%) TDD
4 21 (20.59%) Coaching
5 18 (17.65%) Kanban
6 13 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 12 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (10.78%) Pair Programming
8 11 (10.78%) SDLC
9 10 (9.80%) Project Management
10 8 (7.84%) Project Planning
11 7 (6.86%) Configuration Management
12 6 (5.88%) Programme Management
12 6 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (5.88%) Service Delivery
12 6 (5.88%) OO
12 6 (5.88%) BDD
12 6 (5.88%) User Stories
12 6 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (34.31%) JavaScript
2 18 (17.65%) TypeScript
3 16 (15.69%) Java
4 7 (6.86%) SQL
5 5 (4.90%) C#
6 3 (2.94%) PHP
7 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.98%) PHP5
8 1 (0.98%) R
8 1 (0.98%) C++
8 1 (0.98%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (4.90%) Degree
1 5 (4.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.96%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.98%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (12.75%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (11.76%) Puppet
3 1 (0.98%) StatsD
Vendors
1 3 (2.94%) Apigee
2 2 (1.96%) hybris
2 2 (1.96%) ServiceNow
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.98%) HP
3 1 (0.98%) Citrix
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Twist IT
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £430 - £478 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £Market Rate
Posted: 16 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 18 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago