The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
North West / Cheshire
Rank 10 41 44
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 43 33 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.72% 3.75% 3.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.03% 4.71% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 17
Median daily rate £415 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.88 £37.88
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +21.12%

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
390 700 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 79.11% 79.46% 80.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 452 345
Median daily rate £400 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 31
Median hourly rate £20.33 £22.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield +6 11 £550 +150.00% 1
Chester +11 9 £403 - 5
Warrington +19 8 £450 -5.26%
Crewe - 3 £400 - 1
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 86 (97.73%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (39.77%) Kanban
3 33 (37.50%) Java
4 31 (35.23%) HTML
5 30 (34.09%) JavaScript
6 28 (31.82%) TDD
7 25 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (27.27%) JSON
8 24 (27.27%) Finance
8 24 (27.27%) CSS
8 24 (27.27%) E-Commerce
9 22 (25.00%) jQuery
9 22 (25.00%) AngularJS
10 21 (23.86%) Spring
11 19 (21.59%) Web Development
12 18 (20.45%) RESTful
13 17 (19.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (19.32%) HTML5
13 17 (19.32%) Selenium
14 16 (18.18%) CSS3
14 16 (18.18%) Content Management
15 15 (17.05%) Pair Programming
15 15 (17.05%) CMS
15 15 (17.05%) Configuration Management
15 15 (17.05%) Dependency Injection
15 15 (17.05%) Cucumber
15 15 (17.05%) SDLC
16 14 (15.91%) hybris
16 14 (15.91%) Technical Architecture
17 13 (14.77%) Test Automation

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (17.05%) CMS
2 5 (5.68%) Confluence
3 3 (3.41%) Apache
3 3 (3.41%) JBoss
3 3 (3.41%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.27%) GlassFish
4 2 (2.27%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.27%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.14%) Content Management Server
5 1 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Magento
2 2 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.82%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (6.82%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (5.68%) Amazon S3
4 4 (4.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (3.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (3.41%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (3.41%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (3.41%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (3.41%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (3.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (3.41%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.14%) PaaS
6 1 (1.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) AMQP
1 3 (3.41%) Network Security
1 3 (3.41%) VPN
2 1 (1.14%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.23%) Amazon Redshift
2 7 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.82%) Data Mart
3 6 (6.82%) Data Mining
3 6 (6.82%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.82%) Star Schema
4 5 (5.68%) Big Data
4 5 (5.68%) Essbase
4 5 (5.68%) MySQL
4 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.55%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.55%) OLAP
5 4 (4.55%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.41%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (19.32%) Selenium
2 15 (17.05%) Cucumber
3 11 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 11 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 9 (10.23%) ERwin
5 8 (9.09%) JIRA
6 6 (6.82%) JUnit
6 6 (6.82%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (4.55%) Maven
8 3 (3.41%) Ant
8 3 (3.41%) Mockito
8 3 (3.41%) Subversion
8 3 (3.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (2.27%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.27%) CruiseControl
9 2 (2.27%) EasyMock
9 2 (2.27%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.27%) Gradle
9 2 (2.27%) IntelliJ
9 2 (2.27%) JBehave
General
1 24 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.27%) Legal
4 1 (1.14%) Automotive
4 1 (1.14%) Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (42.05%) Developer
2 18 (20.45%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.64%) Analyst
3 12 (13.64%) Business Analyst
4 11 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Digital Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Digital Business Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Scrum Master
6 6 (6.82%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Agile Scrum Master
7 4 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.55%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) OBIEE Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (35.23%) HTML
2 24 (27.27%) CSS
2 24 (27.27%) JSON
3 22 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 22 (25.00%) jQuery
4 21 (23.86%) Spring
5 18 (20.45%) RESTful
6 17 (19.32%) HTML5
7 16 (18.18%) CSS3
8 12 (13.64%) Dropwizard
9 10 (11.36%) Web Services
10 9 (10.23%) .NET
11 7 (7.95%) J2EE
12 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET
12 6 (6.82%) Node.js
12 6 (6.82%) REST
12 6 (6.82%) SOAP
12 6 (6.82%) XML
13 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (5.68%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) User Experience
2 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.55%) Digital Media
3 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.55%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.41%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.27%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.27%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.14%) Psychology
6 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.50%) Linux
2 6 (6.82%) Windows
3 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (97.73%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (39.77%) Kanban
3 28 (31.82%) TDD
4 25 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (27.27%) E-Commerce
6 19 (21.59%) Web Development
7 17 (19.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (18.18%) Content Management
9 15 (17.05%) Configuration Management
9 15 (17.05%) Dependency Injection
9 15 (17.05%) Pair Programming
9 15 (17.05%) SDLC
10 14 (15.91%) Technical Architecture
11 13 (14.77%) OO
11 13 (14.77%) Responsive Web Design
11 13 (14.77%) Test Automation
11 13 (14.77%) User Stories
12 12 (13.64%) Data Modelling
12 12 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (13.64%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.50%) Java
2 30 (34.09%) JavaScript
3 13 (14.77%) SQL
4 11 (12.50%) C#
5 6 (6.82%) Perl
5 6 (6.82%) PHP
5 6 (6.82%) Python
6 1 (1.14%) C++
6 1 (1.14%) Go
6 1 (1.14%) Groovy
6 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.14%) Ruby
6 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.68%) AWS Certification
2 3 (3.41%) Degree
3 1 (1.14%) PhD
3 1 (1.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (9.09%) Puppet
2 5 (5.68%) Salt
3 4 (4.55%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.27%) Capistrano
4 2 (2.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (15.91%) hybris
2 12 (13.64%) ATG
3 8 (9.09%) Atlassian
4 7 (7.95%) Oracle
5 6 (6.82%) Talend
6 5 (5.68%) Hyperion
6 5 (5.68%) IDERA
7 4 (4.55%) Tableau
8 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.41%) Zend
9 2 (2.27%) Google
9 2 (2.27%) Perforce
9 2 (2.27%) Sitecore
10 1 (1.14%) Embarcadero
10 1 (1.14%) EPiServer
10 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
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