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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 56 62 62
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 8 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.02% 1.06% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.42% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £390 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.75 £35.22
% change year-on-year
+22.83% -9.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
565 563 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 72.16% 74.37% 63.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 243 306
Average daily rate £395 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £48.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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
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 July 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
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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
Chester - 7 £363 - 1
Crewe - - - - 1
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Warrington - - - - 6
Wilmslow - - - - 4
Alderley Edge - - - -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) TDD
3 21 (51.22%) HTML
3 21 (51.22%) .NET
4 20 (48.78%) JavaScript
5 19 (46.34%) SQL
5 19 (46.34%) CSS
6 18 (43.90%) MVC
7 17 (41.46%) C#
8 16 (39.02%) Pair Programming
9 15 (36.59%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (34.15%) CSS3
10 14 (34.15%) T-SQL
10 14 (34.15%) User Stories
11 13 (31.71%) HTML5
12 12 (29.27%) JSON
13 11 (26.83%) Refactoring
14 10 (24.39%) Visual Studio
14 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
15 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
15 8 (19.51%) Project Management
15 8 (19.51%) LINQ
15 8 (19.51%) NHibernate
15 8 (19.51%) Requirements Management
15 8 (19.51%) Ajax
16 7 (17.07%) Web Development
16 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
16 7 (17.07%) RESTful
16 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (17.07%) Java

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 2 (4.88%) Apache
1 2 (4.88%) IIS
1 2 (4.88%) Node.js
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.20%) MS Visio
2 5 (12.20%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) HTTP
2 3 (7.32%) SMTP
3 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.88%) SSL
3 2 (4.88%) Firewall
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.76%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.44%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.44%) MySQL
5 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.44%) Big Data
5 1 (2.44%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.32%) Subversion
3 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.88%) Moq
3 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.88%) Selenium
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) JUnit
4 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (12.20%) Advertising
2 3 (7.32%) Retail
3 2 (4.88%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (60.98%) Developer
2 13 (31.71%) .NET Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Java Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Business Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Web Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.32%) IT Programme Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Programme Manager
6 2 (4.88%) ETL Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Web Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Portfolio Manager
6 2 (4.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (51.22%) HTML
1 21 (51.22%) .NET
2 19 (46.34%) CSS
3 14 (34.15%) CSS3
4 13 (31.71%) HTML5
5 12 (29.27%) JSON
6 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
7 8 (19.51%) LINQ
7 8 (19.51%) NHibernate
7 8 (19.51%) Ajax
8 7 (17.07%) RESTful
9 6 (14.63%) Web Services
9 6 (14.63%) XML
9 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (14.63%) jQuery
9 6 (14.63%) Spring
10 5 (12.20%) .NET Framework
10 5 (12.20%) JDBC
10 5 (12.20%) SOAP
11 2 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) PMI
1 5 (12.20%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.88%) Open Source
2 2 (4.88%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.44%) Statistics
3 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) UNIX
1 5 (12.20%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) Windows
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) TDD
3 18 (43.90%) MVC
4 16 (39.02%) Pair Programming
5 15 (36.59%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (34.15%) User Stories
7 11 (26.83%) Refactoring
8 8 (19.51%) Project Management
8 8 (19.51%) Requirements Management
9 7 (17.07%) Web Development
9 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
9 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (14.63%) Kanban
11 5 (12.20%) Unit Testing
11 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
11 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2
11 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
11 5 (12.20%) Portfolio Management
12 4 (9.76%) ETL
12 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) JavaScript
2 19 (46.34%) SQL
3 17 (41.46%) C#
4 14 (34.15%) T-SQL
5 7 (17.07%) Java
6 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 5 (12.20%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Puppet
1 3 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) Twitter
1 2 (4.88%) Vertica
1 2 (4.88%) Informatica
1 2 (4.88%) SAP
1 2 (4.88%) Netezza
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle
2 1 (2.44%) IBM