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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 49 35 64
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +29
Contract jobs citing Scrum 19 41 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.44% 4.14% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 5.39% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 3
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£375 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.33 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -10.00%
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
606 760 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.79% 76.77% 69.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 354 300
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.81 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.41% -2.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £58.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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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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
Knutsford +7 2 £445 +18.66%
Chester 0 2 £375 -6.25% 3
Warrington -18 2 £400 +28.00% 4
Macclesfield +1 1 - - 3
Crewe 0 1 £395 +31.66%
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Daresbury - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 23 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Java
3 9 (37.50%) MVC
3 9 (37.50%) Kanban
4 8 (33.33%) CSS
5 7 (29.17%) HTML
5 7 (29.17%) TDD
5 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (25.00%) Tomcat
6 6 (25.00%) Spring
6 6 (25.00%) Ajax
7 5 (20.83%) C#
7 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
7 5 (20.83%) .NET
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
7 5 (20.83%) JUnit
7 5 (20.83%) Project Management
7 5 (20.83%) JIRA
7 5 (20.83%) Spring MVC
8 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
8 4 (16.67%) Web Services
8 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 4 (16.67%) Validation
8 4 (16.67%) Subversion
8 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 4 (16.67%) NHibernate
8 4 (16.67%) LINQ
8 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 3 (12.50%) T-SQL

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 6 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (12.50%) Confluence
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Project
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) MySQL
3 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.17%) PowerCenter
4 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.17%) SQLite
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) JIRA
1 5 (20.83%) JUnit
2 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (16.67%) Subversion
3 2 (8.33%) NUnit
3 2 (8.33%) Grunt
3 2 (8.33%) Bower
4 1 (4.17%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) FxCop
4 1 (4.17%) StyleCop
4 1 (4.17%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (4.17%) Moq
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) ScrumMaster
3 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Coach
4 3 (12.50%) Hybris Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) UX Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.17%) ETL Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) CSS
2 7 (29.17%) HTML
3 6 (25.00%) Spring
3 6 (25.00%) Ajax
4 5 (20.83%) Spring MVC
4 5 (20.83%) .NET
5 4 (16.67%) Web Services
5 4 (16.67%) LINQ
5 4 (16.67%) NHibernate
6 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 3 (12.50%) XML
6 3 (12.50%) XSD
6 3 (12.50%) JSP
6 3 (12.50%) jQuery
6 3 (12.50%) CSS3
6 3 (12.50%) JSON
7 2 (8.33%) RESTful
7 2 (8.33%) HTML5
7 2 (8.33%) J2EE
7 2 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) iPad
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.17%) Tandem
3 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) UNIX
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) MVC
2 9 (37.50%) Kanban
3 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (29.17%) TDD
4 5 (20.83%) Project Management
5 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (16.67%) Validation
5 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.50%) Coaching
6 3 (12.50%) Refactoring
6 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 3 (12.50%) User Stories
6 3 (12.50%) Data Validation
6 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.50%) SEO
6 3 (12.50%) Pair Programming
6 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.83%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (4.17%) PMP
1 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) WSUS
1 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.50%) hybris
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Informatica
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
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