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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 23 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2 2 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.69% 1.41% 10.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 1.74% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate - £344 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.19 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+23.16% -
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
99 115 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.90% 80.99% 89.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 71 72
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £288 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 25
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -32.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £14.71 £25.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
3 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) J2EE
3 4 (66.67%) CSS
3 4 (66.67%) SOAP
3 4 (66.67%) Spring
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
3 4 (66.67%) Spring MVC
3 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (66.67%) MyBatis
4 1 (16.67%) User Experience
4 1 (16.67%) QGIS
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) Local Government
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) .NET

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) GIS
2 1 (16.67%) QGIS
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) GIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) J2EE
2 4 (66.67%) MyBatis
2 4 (66.67%) SOAP
2 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 4 (66.67%) Spring MVC
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft