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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 23 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.75% 2.37% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 2.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
Scrum
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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
100 169 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 74.63% 80.09% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 49 54
Average daily rate £320 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 6
Average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £29.60 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 September 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 5 (45.45%) Web Development
2 5 (45.45%) User Stories
3 4 (36.36%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) CSS
3 4 (36.36%) MVC
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (27.27%) HTML5
4 3 (27.27%) CSS3
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
5 2 (18.18%) Retail
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (18.18%) Backbone.js
5 2 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (18.18%) Twitter
5 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
5 2 (18.18%) Node.js
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
5 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Business Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Project Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) CSS
1 4 (36.36%) HTML
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (27.27%) HTML5
2 3 (27.27%) CSS3
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (18.18%) Backbone.js
3 2 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
3 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (18.18%) SOAP
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) Ajax
4 1 (9.09%) NHibernate
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Web Development
2 5 (45.45%) User Stories
3 4 (36.36%) MVC
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 2 (18.18%) ERP
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Change Management
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
5 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
5 2 (18.18%) People Management
5 2 (18.18%) DSDM
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) ETL
6 1 (9.09%) Refactoring
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
1 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) SAP
1 2 (18.18%) Twitter
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