The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Chester region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 29 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 12 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.88% 0.65% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.85% 0.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £420 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.09% -3.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
205 116 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.33% 75.32% 58.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 31 21
Average daily rate £350 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £451 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Scrum
Cheshire

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 April 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 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (93.55%) TDD
3 28 (90.32%) .NET
4 27 (87.10%) Pair Programming
5 22 (70.97%) Requirements Management
5 22 (70.97%) SQL
6 21 (67.74%) HTML
6 21 (67.74%) JavaScript
6 21 (67.74%) CSS
7 19 (61.29%) T-SQL
8 18 (58.06%) C#
9 17 (54.84%) MVC
10 16 (51.61%) JSON
10 16 (51.61%) HTML5
10 16 (51.61%) CSS3
11 14 (45.16%) ASP.NET
12 12 (38.71%) Unit Testing
12 12 (38.71%) Relational Database
13 11 (35.48%) jQuery
13 11 (35.48%) RESTful
13 11 (35.48%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (35.48%) Dependency Injection
13 11 (35.48%) Configuration Management
14 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
15 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (22.58%) NUnit
16 6 (19.35%) Refactoring
16 6 (19.35%) XML
16 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
17 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (3.23%) Apache
1 1 (3.23%) CMS
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) SMTP
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) Relational Database
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
2 7 (22.58%) NUnit
3 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.45%) Subversion
5 1 (3.23%) JIRA
5 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (93.55%) Developer
2 23 (74.19%) .NET Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (90.32%) .NET
2 21 (67.74%) CSS
2 21 (67.74%) HTML
3 16 (51.61%) JSON
3 16 (51.61%) HTML5
3 16 (51.61%) CSS3
4 14 (45.16%) ASP.NET
5 11 (35.48%) jQuery
5 11 (35.48%) RESTful
5 11 (35.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (19.35%) XML
7 5 (16.13%) SOAP
7 5 (16.13%) Web Services
7 5 (16.13%) Ajax
7 5 (16.13%) NHibernate
7 5 (16.13%) LINQ
8 3 (9.68%) Spring
9 2 (6.45%) JDBC
9 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
10 1 (3.23%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) UNIX
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (93.55%) TDD
3 27 (87.10%) Pair Programming
4 22 (70.97%) Requirements Management
5 17 (54.84%) MVC
6 12 (38.71%) Unit Testing
7 11 (35.48%) Dependency Injection
7 11 (35.48%) Configuration Management
8 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (19.35%) Refactoring
10 5 (16.13%) User Stories
11 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
11 3 (9.68%) Web Development
11 3 (9.68%) Project Management
12 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
12 2 (6.45%) Kanban
13 1 (3.23%) BDD
13 1 (3.23%) iOS Development
13 1 (3.23%) ERP
13 1 (3.23%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 21 (67.74%) JavaScript
3 19 (61.29%) T-SQL
4 18 (58.06%) C#
5 4 (12.90%) Java
6 1 (3.23%) C
6 1 (3.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle
1 1 (3.23%) SAP
1 1 (3.23%) IBM
1 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
1 1 (3.23%) Vertica