The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 15 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.38% 2.36% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.69% 2.78% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £423 - £344
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 - £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 - £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +21.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
65 108 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 69.89% 85.04% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 79 80
Median daily rate £430 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.62% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £242 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 14
Median hourly rate £32.56 £25.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.22% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.84 £18.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Chester region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Chester region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 Chester region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Java
3 7 (35.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (35.00%) Kanban
4 6 (30.00%) QA
4 6 (30.00%) XML
4 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 6 (30.00%) J2EE
4 6 (30.00%) OO
4 6 (30.00%) Time Management
5 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
5 5 (25.00%) User Stories
5 5 (25.00%) C#
5 5 (25.00%) UML
5 5 (25.00%) Atlassian
6 4 (20.00%) JSON
6 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) TDD
6 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Web Services
6 4 (20.00%) Data Mining
6 4 (20.00%) ETL
6 4 (20.00%) SQL
6 4 (20.00%) DevOps
6 4 (20.00%) NoSQL
6 4 (20.00%) Node.js
6 4 (20.00%) Tableau
6 4 (20.00%) RESTful

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 2 (10.00%) Confluence
1 2 (10.00%) GlassFish
1 2 (10.00%) JBoss
1 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (20.00%) Data Mining
2 4 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (10.00%) Big Data
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.00%) Gatling
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Digital Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Digital Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Tableau Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Lead
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) J2EE
1 6 (30.00%) XML
2 4 (20.00%) JSON
2 4 (20.00%) Node.js
2 4 (20.00%) RESTful
2 4 (20.00%) Web Services
3 3 (15.00%) Apache Camel
4 2 (10.00%) CSS
4 2 (10.00%) HTML
4 2 (10.00%) JSTL
4 2 (10.00%) REST
4 2 (10.00%) SOAP
4 2 (10.00%) Spring
4 2 (10.00%) Struts
5 1 (5.00%) .NET
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (35.00%) Kanban
2 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (30.00%) OO
3 6 (30.00%) Time Management
4 5 (25.00%) UML
4 5 (25.00%) User Stories
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) DevOps
5 4 (20.00%) ETL
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (20.00%) TDD
5 4 (20.00%) Visualisation
6 3 (15.00%) Change Management
6 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Groovy
5 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 4 (20.00%) Tableau
3 2 (10.00%) hybris
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft