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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 10 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 9 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.09% 0.92% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.86% 1.08% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
Median daily rate £403 - £344
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 - £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.88 £37.88
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +21.12%

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
70 93 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 70.71% 85.32% 84.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 71 53
Median daily rate £403 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £245 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 13
Median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -29.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.56 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Java
3 8 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (36.36%) Kanban
4 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (31.82%) User Stories
4 7 (31.82%) QA
4 7 (31.82%) SQL
4 7 (31.82%) E-Commerce
4 7 (31.82%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (27.27%) XML
5 6 (27.27%) OO
5 6 (27.27%) J2EE
5 6 (27.27%) Time Management
6 5 (22.73%) Atlassian
6 5 (22.73%) TDD
6 5 (22.73%) JSON
6 5 (22.73%) C#
6 5 (22.73%) UML
7 4 (18.18%) Data Mining
7 4 (18.18%) ETL
7 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) Finance
7 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
7 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 4 (18.18%) RESTful
7 4 (18.18%) Visualisation
7 4 (18.18%) Performance Optimisation
7 4 (18.18%) Tableau
7 4 (18.18%) Performance Tuning

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 3 (13.64%) Confluence
1 3 (13.64%) JBoss
1 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
2 2 (9.09%) GlassFish
2 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Data Mining
1 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
3 2 (9.09%) Big Data
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.55%) MySQL
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Ant
3 1 (4.55%) Gradle
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) Maven
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Business Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Digital Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Digital Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Tableau Developer
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Developer
5 2 (9.09%) ASP Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Lead
5 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) J2EE
1 6 (27.27%) XML
2 5 (22.73%) JSON
3 4 (18.18%) RESTful
4 3 (13.64%) CSS
4 3 (13.64%) HTML
4 3 (13.64%) Node.js
4 3 (13.64%) Spring
4 3 (13.64%) Web Services
5 2 (9.09%) .NET
5 2 (9.09%) Apache Camel
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (9.09%) JSTL
5 2 (9.09%) REST
5 2 (9.09%) SOAP
5 2 (9.09%) Struts
6 1 (4.55%) Akka
6 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (4.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Visualisation
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 2 (9.09%) User Experience
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.55%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Kanban
2 8 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (31.82%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (31.82%) E-Commerce
3 7 (31.82%) User Stories
4 6 (27.27%) OO
4 6 (27.27%) Time Management
5 5 (22.73%) TDD
5 5 (22.73%) UML
6 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) ETL
6 4 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (18.18%) Performance Optimisation
6 4 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.64%) Coaching
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (13.64%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) Groovy
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
5 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Atlassian
2 4 (18.18%) Tableau
3 2 (9.09%) hybris
4 1 (4.55%) Perforce
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