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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 26 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 14 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.47% - 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.54% - 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £420 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.65 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+16.20% -2.83%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
214 112 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.59% 74.17% 48.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 28 14
Average daily rate £350 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 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 £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 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 31 (96.88%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (93.75%) TDD
3 29 (90.63%) .NET
4 28 (87.50%) Pair Programming
5 23 (71.88%) Requirements Management
5 23 (71.88%) SQL
6 22 (68.75%) HTML
6 22 (68.75%) JavaScript
6 22 (68.75%) CSS
7 20 (62.50%) T-SQL
8 18 (56.25%) C#
9 17 (53.13%) JSON
9 17 (53.13%) MVC
9 17 (53.13%) HTML5
9 17 (53.13%) CSS3
10 14 (43.75%) ASP.NET
11 13 (40.63%) Relational Database
12 12 (37.50%) Dependency Injection
12 12 (37.50%) RESTful
12 12 (37.50%) jQuery
12 12 (37.50%) Unit Testing
12 12 (37.50%) Configuration Management
13 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (28.13%) Cucumber
15 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (21.88%) NUnit
16 7 (21.88%) Refactoring
17 6 (18.75%) XML
17 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
18 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (3.13%) CMS
1 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.13%) Apache
1 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) SMTP
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) Relational Database
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Cucumber
2 7 (21.88%) NUnit
3 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.25%) Selenium
4 2 (6.25%) Subversion
5 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (93.75%) Developer
2 23 (71.88%) .NET Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (90.63%) .NET
2 22 (68.75%) HTML
2 22 (68.75%) CSS
3 17 (53.13%) JSON
3 17 (53.13%) HTML5
3 17 (53.13%) CSS3
4 14 (43.75%) ASP.NET
5 12 (37.50%) RESTful
5 12 (37.50%) jQuery
6 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (18.75%) XML
8 5 (15.63%) SOAP
8 5 (15.63%) Web Services
8 5 (15.63%) LINQ
8 5 (15.63%) Ajax
8 5 (15.63%) NHibernate
9 4 (12.50%) Spring
10 2 (6.25%) JDBC
10 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
11 1 (3.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) UNIX
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (96.88%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (93.75%) TDD
3 28 (87.50%) Pair Programming
4 23 (71.88%) Requirements Management
5 17 (53.13%) MVC
6 12 (37.50%) Dependency Injection
6 12 (37.50%) Unit Testing
6 12 (37.50%) Configuration Management
7 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (21.88%) Refactoring
9 5 (15.63%) User Stories
10 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 4 (12.50%) Web Development
11 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
11 3 (9.38%) Project Management
11 3 (9.38%) Kanban
12 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
12 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
13 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
13 1 (3.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (71.88%) SQL
2 22 (68.75%) JavaScript
3 20 (62.50%) T-SQL
4 18 (56.25%) C#
5 5 (15.63%) Java
6 1 (3.13%) XAML
6 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (3.13%) ATG
1 1 (3.13%) SAP
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle
1 1 (3.13%) IBM
1 1 (3.13%) TIBCO
1 1 (3.13%) hybris
1 1 (3.13%) Vertica