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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 25 21 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.36% 2.78% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 3.60% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £352
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.19 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-3.08% -
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
138 111 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 92.62% 77.08% 79.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 42 47
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £410 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 18
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +10.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
3 9 (75.00%) Java
3 9 (75.00%) Pair Programming
3 9 (75.00%) JSON
3 9 (75.00%) RESTful
4 8 (66.67%) TDD
4 8 (66.67%) SDLC
5 6 (50.00%) Spring
5 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
6 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
6 5 (41.67%) HTML
6 5 (41.67%) CSS
6 5 (41.67%) MongoDB
6 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (41.67%) QA
6 5 (41.67%) Node.js
7 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
7 4 (33.33%) Requirements Management
7 4 (33.33%) Refactoring
7 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 4 (33.33%) Web Services
7 4 (33.33%) MVC
8 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
8 3 (25.00%) SQL
8 3 (25.00%) J2EE
8 3 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (25.00%) Git (software)

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 5 (41.67%) Node.js
2 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (8.33%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) MongoDB
2 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (25.00%) Redis
4 1 (8.33%) MySQL
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Mocha
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (25.00%) Calabash
2 3 (25.00%) Appium
3 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (8.33%) Hudson
4 1 (8.33%) Gradle
4 1 (8.33%) Ant
4 1 (8.33%) Subversion
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Mobile Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) JSON
1 9 (75.00%) RESTful
2 6 (50.00%) Spring
3 5 (41.67%) HTML
3 5 (41.67%) CSS
4 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 3 (25.00%) J2EE
5 3 (25.00%) Spring MVC
6 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
6 2 (16.67%) jQuery
6 2 (16.67%) SOAP
6 2 (16.67%) MyBatis
6 2 (16.67%) HTML5
6 2 (16.67%) CSS3
7 1 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (8.33%) Ember.js
7 1 (8.33%) OSGi
7 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
7 1 (8.33%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Android
1 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Pair Programming
3 8 (66.67%) TDD
3 8 (66.67%) SDLC
4 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
5 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (33.33%) Requirements Management
6 4 (33.33%) Refactoring
6 4 (33.33%) MVC
6 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (25.00%) Coaching
7 3 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (25.00%) Android Development
7 3 (25.00%) iOS Development
7 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Time Management
7 3 (25.00%) Kanban
7 3 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (8.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 9 (75.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) R
4 1 (8.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) hybris
1 2 (16.67%) Apigee
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