The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 39 58 51
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 36 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.26% 0.53% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.50% 0.72% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 3
Average daily rate £425 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.65 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+16.20% -2.83%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
655 552 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.42% 73.50% 61.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 250 220
Average daily rate £395 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Scrum
North West

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 14 £420 -
Warrington - 5 £425 - 3
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Northwich - - - -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 52 (68.42%) TDD
2 45 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (52.63%) .NET
4 35 (46.05%) HTML
4 35 (46.05%) JavaScript
5 33 (43.42%) CSS
5 33 (43.42%) Pair Programming
6 30 (39.47%) SQL
6 30 (39.47%) C#
7 29 (38.16%) MVC
8 26 (34.21%) CSS3
9 25 (32.89%) HTML5
9 25 (32.89%) JSON
10 24 (31.58%) Requirements Management
11 23 (30.26%) T-SQL
12 18 (23.68%) Configuration Management
12 18 (23.68%) jQuery
12 18 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (22.37%) RESTful
13 17 (22.37%) ASP.NET
14 15 (19.74%) Relational Database
15 14 (18.42%) Unit Testing
15 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
16 13 (17.11%) Ajax
16 13 (17.11%) Dependency Injection
17 12 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (15.79%) Refactoring
17 12 (15.79%) User Stories
17 12 (15.79%) Project Management
17 12 (15.79%) Java

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (3.95%) IIS
2 2 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (1.32%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.32%) CMS
3 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.58%) MS Project
2 5 (6.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) HTTP
2 3 (3.95%) SMTP
3 2 (2.63%) SSL
3 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.74%) Relational Database
2 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.58%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.58%) NoSQL
3 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.58%) MySQL
4 4 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.63%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.32%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.32%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.32%) Big Data
7 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (14.47%) Cucumber
2 10 (13.16%) Visual Studio
3 7 (9.21%) NUnit
4 5 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.26%) Subversion
5 4 (5.26%) Selenium
6 3 (3.95%) JIRA
7 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.63%) Moq
8 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.32%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.32%) JUnit
8 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (6.58%) Advertising
2 3 (3.95%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Retail
3 2 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 52 (68.42%) Developer
2 29 (38.16%) .NET Developer
3 8 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 7 (9.21%) C# Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Programme Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (3.95%) IT Programme Manager
7 3 (3.95%) ETL Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Portfolio Manager
8 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Senior Technical Architect
8 2 (2.63%) Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.63%) Architect
8 2 (2.63%) Lead Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Product Owner
8 2 (2.63%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (52.63%) .NET
2 35 (46.05%) HTML
3 33 (43.42%) CSS
4 26 (34.21%) CSS3
5 25 (32.89%) HTML5
5 25 (32.89%) JSON
6 18 (23.68%) jQuery
7 17 (22.37%) RESTful
7 17 (22.37%) ASP.NET
8 13 (17.11%) Ajax
9 12 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (11.84%) Web Services
10 9 (11.84%) XML
11 8 (10.53%) NHibernate
11 8 (10.53%) Spring
11 8 (10.53%) LINQ
12 5 (6.58%) WCF
12 5 (6.58%) .NET Framework
12 5 (6.58%) SOAP
12 5 (6.58%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Open Source
1 5 (6.58%) PMI
2 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.26%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) EPoS
4 2 (2.63%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.32%) Statistics
5 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) UNIX
1 6 (7.89%) Linux
2 4 (5.26%) Windows
3 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.63%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (68.42%) TDD
2 45 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (43.42%) Pair Programming
4 29 (38.16%) MVC
5 24 (31.58%) Requirements Management
6 18 (23.68%) Configuration Management
6 18 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (18.42%) Unit Testing
8 13 (17.11%) Dependency Injection
9 12 (15.79%) Refactoring
9 12 (15.79%) User Stories
9 12 (15.79%) Project Management
10 11 (14.47%) Kanban
11 9 (11.84%) ETL
12 8 (10.53%) E-Commerce
12 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
13 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (9.21%) PRINCE2
14 6 (7.89%) BDD
15 5 (6.58%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.05%) JavaScript
2 30 (39.47%) SQL
2 30 (39.47%) C#
3 23 (30.26%) T-SQL
4 12 (15.79%) Java
5 4 (5.26%) Ruby
6 3 (3.95%) Scala
7 2 (2.63%) Python
7 2 (2.63%) PHP
8 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.32%) XAML
8 1 (1.32%) C++
8 1 (1.32%) C
8 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (6.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 5 (6.58%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) Puppet
1 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (9.21%) Informatica
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle
3 3 (3.95%) Mercator
4 2 (2.63%) IBM
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.63%) SAP
4 2 (2.63%) Netezza
4 2 (2.63%) Vertica
5 1 (1.32%) Zend
5 1 (1.32%) hybris
5 1 (1.32%) ATG
5 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.32%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.32%) TIBCO
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