The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 34 29 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.24% 4.88% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 5.71% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £420 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
- +14.09%
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Cheshire

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
208 210 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 85.95% 85.37% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 68 31
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £222 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £20.60 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) Pair Programming
3 3 (60.00%) JSON
3 3 (60.00%) RESTful
3 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (40.00%) Mocha
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) Redis
4 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (40.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (40.00%) Calabash
4 2 (40.00%) Android Development
4 2 (40.00%) iOS Development
4 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (40.00%) Node.js
4 2 (40.00%) Appium
4 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 2 (40.00%) Android
4 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (40.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) HTML

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (40.00%) Node.js
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (40.00%) Redis
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Mocha
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Calabash
1 2 (40.00%) Appium
2 1 (20.00%) Gradle
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Ant
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) JSON
1 3 (60.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) OSGi
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (40.00%) Android Development
4 2 (40.00%) iOS Development
4 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (20.00%) OO
5 1 (20.00%) Time Management
5 1 (20.00%) Kanban
5 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Apigee
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £340 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago