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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 21 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 4 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.92% 3.79% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.08% 4.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +30.76%
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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
98 182 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 71.53% 86.26% 81.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 42 65
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 6
Average hourly rate £29.75 £31.56 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £30.00 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) User Stories
3 6 (54.55%) Web Development
4 5 (45.45%) CSS3
4 5 (45.45%) MVC
4 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) T-SQL
4 5 (45.45%) .NET
4 5 (45.45%) CSS
4 5 (45.45%) C#
5 4 (36.36%) HTML
5 4 (36.36%) HTML5
6 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
6 3 (27.27%) LINQ
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 3 (27.27%) Ajax
6 3 (27.27%) NHibernate
6 3 (27.27%) JSON
6 3 (27.27%) Refactoring
6 3 (27.27%) TDD
6 3 (27.27%) Pair Programming
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
7 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (18.18%) Node.js

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (18.18%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Business Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
1 5 (45.45%) CSS
1 5 (45.45%) CSS3
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) HTML5
3 3 (27.27%) LINQ
3 3 (27.27%) Ajax
3 3 (27.27%) NHibernate
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 3 (27.27%) JSON
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (18.18%) Backbone.js
4 2 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
4 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (9.09%) LESS
5 1 (9.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) User Stories
3 6 (54.55%) Web Development
4 5 (45.45%) MVC
5 3 (27.27%) Refactoring
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Pair Programming
6 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 1 (9.09%) ERP
7 1 (9.09%) ETL
7 1 (9.09%) Project Management
7 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 1 (9.09%) Change Management
7 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
7 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
7 1 (9.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
1 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
1 5 (45.45%) T-SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Twitter
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
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