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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 38 54 42
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Contract jobs citing Scrum 52 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.06% 2.65% 3.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.94% 3.19% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 13
Median daily rate £445 £373 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.46% -12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £291 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.60% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.54 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +16.43%
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
876 814 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.30% 82.98% 80.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 522 319
Median daily rate £425 £401 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 33
Median hourly rate £22.54 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.60% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +10 16 £461 +39.77% 1
Chester -3 5 £413 +7.14% 3
Knutsford -7 5 £575 +74.24% 3
Warrington -19 5 £393 -12.72% 4
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 91 (94.79%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (40.63%) Java
3 30 (31.25%) Finance
4 24 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 22 (22.92%) Banking
6 21 (21.88%) TDD
6 21 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (18.75%) Kanban
8 17 (17.71%) Spring
9 16 (16.67%) Mentoring
10 15 (15.63%) HTML
10 15 (15.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (14.58%) Oracle
11 14 (14.58%) AngularJS
11 14 (14.58%) HTML5
12 13 (13.54%) Talend
12 13 (13.54%) Mobile App
12 13 (13.54%) Talend Open Studio
12 13 (13.54%) MySQL
12 13 (13.54%) SOA
12 13 (13.54%) ETL
12 13 (13.54%) Automated Testing
13 12 (12.50%) CSS
13 12 (12.50%) Web Services
14 11 (11.46%) SQL
14 11 (11.46%) Data Modelling
14 11 (11.46%) Star Schema
14 11 (11.46%) ERwin
14 11 (11.46%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (11.46%) Data Integration

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 7 (7.29%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.25%) GeoServer
3 3 (3.13%) Confluence
4 2 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.08%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.04%) CMS
5 1 (1.04%) JBoss
5 1 (1.04%) Magnolia
5 1 (1.04%) Node.js
5 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.29%) SAP MDM
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (11.46%) Amazon Kinesis
1 11 (11.46%) Amazon S3
1 11 (11.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 7 (7.29%) Veeva
3 2 (2.08%) GitHub
4 1 (1.04%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) Internet
2 2 (2.08%) Firewall
2 2 (2.08%) Network Security
2 2 (2.08%) VPN
3 1 (1.04%) Broadband
3 1 (1.04%) Skype
3 1 (1.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.54%) MySQL
2 11 (11.46%) Amazon Redshift
2 11 (11.46%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (11.46%) Star Schema
3 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.25%) GIS
4 6 (6.25%) QGIS
4 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.08%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.04%) Big Data
7 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (13.54%) Talend Open Studio
2 11 (11.46%) ERwin
3 10 (10.42%) JIRA
4 7 (7.29%) Git (software)
5 6 (6.25%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.21%) Selenium
7 4 (4.17%) eggPlant
7 4 (4.17%) HP UFT
7 4 (4.17%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.08%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.08%) Gradle
8 2 (2.08%) JUnit
8 2 (2.08%) Mockito
9 1 (1.04%) Android Studio
9 1 (1.04%) Ant
9 1 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.04%) VersionOne
9 1 (1.04%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.04%) Xcode
General
1 30 (31.25%) Finance
2 22 (22.92%) Banking
3 15 (15.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (6.25%) Local Government
5 2 (2.08%) Publishing
5 2 (2.08%) Retail
6 1 (1.04%) Law
6 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Swedish Language
6 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (53.13%) Developer
2 16 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 13 (13.54%) Senior Developer
4 11 (11.46%) Analyst
4 11 (11.46%) Business Analyst
5 10 (10.42%) Scrum Master
6 9 (9.38%) ETL Developer
6 9 (9.38%) JavaScript Developer
6 9 (9.38%) Senior ETL Developer
7 8 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
8 6 (6.25%) Applications Developer
8 6 (6.25%) Architect
8 6 (6.25%) GIS Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Android Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Angular Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Talend Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Agile Scrum Master
10 4 (4.17%) Test Manager
11 3 (3.13%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.71%) Spring
2 15 (15.63%) HTML
3 14 (14.58%) AngularJS
3 14 (14.58%) HTML5
4 12 (12.50%) CSS
4 12 (12.50%) Web Services
5 11 (11.46%) RESTful
6 10 (10.42%) .NET
7 8 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 8 (8.33%) REST
8 7 (7.29%) jQuery
9 6 (6.25%) Ajax
10 5 (5.21%) Angular 2
11 4 (4.17%) JSON
12 3 (3.13%) Backbone.js
12 3 (3.13%) CSS3
12 3 (3.13%) SOAP
12 3 (3.13%) XML
13 2 (2.08%) Flash
13 2 (2.08%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) Mobile App
2 11 (11.46%) Data Integration
3 8 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.29%) User Experience
5 3 (3.13%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.08%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.08%) PKI
7 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.42%) Android
2 6 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.13%) Windows
4 2 (2.08%) Linux
4 2 (2.08%) Unix
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (94.79%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (21.88%) TDD
3 18 (18.75%) Kanban
4 16 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 13 (13.54%) Automated Testing
5 13 (13.54%) ETL
5 13 (13.54%) SOA
6 11 (11.46%) Analytics
6 11 (11.46%) Data Modelling
6 11 (11.46%) User Stories
6 11 (11.46%) Visual Analytics
7 10 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (9.38%) Change Management
9 8 (8.33%) Business Analysis
10 7 (7.29%) Android Development
10 7 (7.29%) BDD
10 7 (7.29%) DRM
10 7 (7.29%) Project Management
10 7 (7.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (40.63%) Java
2 24 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.46%) SQL
4 9 (9.38%) C#
5 7 (7.29%) Python
6 6 (6.25%) TypeScript
7 3 (3.13%) Apple Swift
7 3 (3.13%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.08%) ActionScript
8 2 (2.08%) PHP
9 1 (1.04%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.04%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.04%) C
9 1 (1.04%) C++
9 1 (1.04%) FQL
9 1 (1.04%) Go
9 1 (1.04%) Groovy
9 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.08%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (2.08%) CLAS
3 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.33%) QA
2 3 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.08%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.08%) RMADS
4 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (11.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 14 (14.58%) Oracle
2 13 (13.54%) Talend
3 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.33%) SAP
5 7 (7.29%) Concur
5 7 (7.29%) Infor
5 7 (7.29%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (4.17%) HP
7 3 (3.13%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.08%) Adobe
8 2 (2.08%) Tableau
8 2 (2.08%) Vertica
9 1 (1.04%) Ariba
9 1 (1.04%) Rally
9 1 (1.04%) ServiceNow
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