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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 51 46 59
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing Scrum 29 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.92% 3.40% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% 4.40% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 3
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£370 £425 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +28.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £388 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +10.60%
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
819 637 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.56% 77.31% 77.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 317 238
Average daily rate £401 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 27
Average hourly rate £20.97 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.08% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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
Warrington +2 9 £450 +5.88% 10
Chester -4 7 £385 -8.33% 3
Knutsford - 5 £330 - 1
Macclesfield - 2 £330 - 2
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 49 (89.09%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.82%) Java
3 15 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (25.45%) TDD
5 13 (23.64%) Spring
5 13 (23.64%) JavaScript
6 12 (21.82%) HTML
6 12 (21.82%) CSS
6 12 (21.82%) MVC
6 12 (21.82%) Kanban
7 10 (18.18%) SQL
7 10 (18.18%) MySQL
8 9 (16.36%) E-Commerce
8 9 (16.36%) JSON
9 8 (14.55%) Finance
9 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
9 8 (14.55%) Web Services
9 8 (14.55%) jQuery
9 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
9 8 (14.55%) RESTful
9 8 (14.55%) MongoDB
9 8 (14.55%) AngularJS
10 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
10 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
10 7 (12.73%) C#
10 7 (12.73%) Project Management
10 7 (12.73%) Pair Programming
11 6 (10.91%) JIRA
11 6 (10.91%) Degree
11 6 (10.91%) Subversion

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 (10.91%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.27%) Node.js
3 3 (5.45%) Confluence
4 2 (3.64%) SugarCRM
5 1 (1.82%) SAS
5 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.82%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.82%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.82%) IaaS
3 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) MySQL
2 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.55%) MongoDB
3 6 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (5.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (5.45%) SQLite
6 3 (5.45%) PowerCenter
7 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.64%) Redis
7 2 (3.64%) Big Data
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.82%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.91%) JIRA
2 6 (10.91%) Subversion
2 6 (10.91%) Cucumber
2 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
3 5 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 5 (9.09%) JUnit
4 3 (5.45%) Moq
4 3 (5.45%) FxCop
4 3 (5.45%) StyleCop
4 3 (5.45%) NUnit
5 2 (3.64%) PVCS
5 2 (3.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (3.64%) WebSpeed
5 2 (3.64%) Mocha
5 2 (3.64%) Calabash
5 2 (3.64%) Grunt
5 2 (3.64%) PhpStorm
5 2 (3.64%) Bower
5 2 (3.64%) Appium
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Legal
3 2 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (56.36%) Developer
2 13 (23.64%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.73%) Agile Coach
4 6 (10.91%) Architect
5 5 (9.09%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Hybris Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.45%) PHP Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.64%) ETL Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Full Stack Developer
9 1 (1.82%) Cloud Architect
9 1 (1.82%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 1 (1.82%) Change Project Manager
9 1 (1.82%) Informatica ETL Developer
9 1 (1.82%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (1.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.64%) Spring
2 12 (21.82%) HTML
2 12 (21.82%) CSS
3 9 (16.36%) JSON
4 8 (14.55%) Web Services
4 8 (14.55%) jQuery
4 8 (14.55%) RESTful
4 8 (14.55%) AngularJS
5 6 (10.91%) XML
6 5 (9.09%) .NET
6 5 (9.09%) J2EE
6 5 (9.09%) Spring MVC
7 4 (7.27%) WCF
7 4 (7.27%) Ajax
7 4 (7.27%) LINQ
8 3 (5.45%) Ninject
8 3 (5.45%) CSS3
8 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (5.45%) HTML5
8 3 (5.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.27%) Data Integration
2 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) iPad
3 3 (5.45%) Wiki
4 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
5 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.82%) PMI
5 1 (1.82%) Tandem
5 1 (1.82%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Windows
2 4 (7.27%) Linux
2 4 (7.27%) UNIX
3 2 (3.64%) Android
3 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (89.09%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (25.45%) TDD
4 12 (21.82%) MVC
4 12 (21.82%) Kanban
5 9 (16.36%) E-Commerce
6 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
6 7 (12.73%) Project Management
6 7 (12.73%) Pair Programming
7 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
7 6 (10.91%) Dependency Injection
7 6 (10.91%) SDLC
8 5 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 5 (9.09%) Coaching
8 5 (9.09%) UML
9 4 (7.27%) Validation
9 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
9 4 (7.27%) Data Modelling
9 4 (7.27%) ETL
9 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) Java
2 13 (23.64%) JavaScript
3 10 (18.18%) SQL
4 7 (12.73%) C#
5 3 (5.45%) PHP
6 2 (3.64%) VB6
6 2 (3.64%) Ruby
6 2 (3.64%) Delphi
6 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.64%) VB
6 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.64%) R
7 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.82%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.91%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) ISEB
4 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) StatsD
1 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) hybris
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle
2 4 (7.27%) Informatica
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.45%) VMware
4 2 (3.64%) Progress
4 2 (3.64%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.64%) Sculptor
5 1 (1.82%) Apigee
5 1 (1.82%) Tableau
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix
5 1 (1.82%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) Business Objects
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