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 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 36 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.74% 3.30% 4.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 3.72% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Median daily rate £413 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £314 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £400 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £36.89 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+16.57% -2.93%
Scrum
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
170 188 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 77.63% 88.68% 84.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 109 49
Median daily rate £413 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £312 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 13
Median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) User Stories
3 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (37.50%) Web Development
4 3 (37.50%) Use Case
4 3 (37.50%) Kanban
4 3 (37.50%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (37.50%) Tableau
4 3 (37.50%) Vertica
4 3 (37.50%) Talend
4 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) UML
4 3 (37.50%) CRM
4 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (37.50%) Data Mining
4 3 (37.50%) ETL
4 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) Ajax
5 2 (25.00%) Local Government
5 2 (25.00%) GIS

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 (25.00%) GeoServer
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Data Mining
1 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) GIS
2 2 (25.00%) QGIS
2 2 (25.00%) Spatial Data
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Business Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Data Business Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
3 2 (25.00%) GIS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Finance Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) GIS Officer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum Master
4 1 (12.50%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) Ajax
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
2 1 (12.50%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) User Stories
3 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (37.50%) CRM
3 3 (37.50%) ETL
3 3 (37.50%) Kanban
3 3 (37.50%) UML
3 3 (37.50%) Use Case
3 3 (37.50%) Web Development
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile Development
4 2 (25.00%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Tableau
1 3 (37.50%) Talend
1 3 (37.50%) Vertica
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft