The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 35 32 43
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 68 54 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.04% 4.56% 3.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.80% 6.19% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 39 33
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£354 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £273 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +53.84%
Scrum
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1000 872 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.07% 73.65% 67.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 451 488
Average daily rate £350 £333 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £236 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 44 51
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Manchester region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford 0 18 £344 -8.33%
Stockport - 9 £325 - 7
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 102 (87.93%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (41.38%) TDD
3 44 (37.93%) HTML
4 40 (34.48%) CSS
5 36 (31.03%) JavaScript
6 28 (24.14%) C#
7 26 (22.41%) Web Services
8 25 (21.55%) .NET
9 22 (18.97%) Project Management
9 22 (18.97%) jQuery
10 21 (18.10%) User Stories
11 20 (17.24%) SQL Server
11 20 (17.24%) XML
12 18 (15.52%) OOP
12 18 (15.52%) MVC
12 18 (15.52%) HTML5
13 16 (13.79%) Java
14 13 (11.21%) ASP.NET
15 12 (10.34%) Git (software)
15 12 (10.34%) JIRA
15 12 (10.34%) OO
16 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
16 11 (9.48%) Business Analysis
16 11 (9.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (9.48%) BDD
17 10 (8.62%) Ajax
17 10 (8.62%) Use Case
17 10 (8.62%) RUP
17 10 (8.62%) E-Commerce
17 10 (8.62%) User Experience

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 6 (5.17%) Confluence
2 5 (4.31%) Adobe CQ
3 4 (3.45%) CMS
3 4 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.59%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.59%) IIS
4 3 (2.59%) MQSeries
4 3 (2.59%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.59%) Escenic
4 3 (2.59%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.86%) CICS
5 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.86%) Node.js
5 1 (0.86%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.59%) MS Office
4 1 (0.86%) MS Project
4 1 (0.86%) Mingle
4 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Magento
2 1 (0.86%) GoldMine
2 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.03%) Internet
2 4 (3.45%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.17%) MySQL
4 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.45%) Big Data
6 3 (2.59%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.86%) MS Access
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.86%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.86%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 12 (10.34%) Git (software)
1 12 (10.34%) JIRA
2 6 (5.17%) JUnit
3 4 (3.45%) Gradle
3 4 (3.45%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.45%) Mercurial
3 4 (3.45%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.59%) Selenium
5 2 (1.72%) Calabash
5 2 (1.72%) Subversion
5 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.86%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.86%) NUnit
6 1 (0.86%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.86%) ReSharper
General
1 9 (7.76%) Finance
2 8 (6.90%) Retail
3 7 (6.03%) Games
4 3 (2.59%) Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.72%) Publishing
6 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 58 (50.00%) Developer
2 38 (32.76%) Analyst
3 25 (21.55%) Business Analyst
4 14 (12.07%) .NET Developer
5 13 (11.21%) Senior Developer
5 13 (11.21%) Agile Business Analyst
6 11 (9.48%) C# Developer
7 10 (8.62%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (7.76%) Java Developer
9 8 (6.90%) Systems Analyst
9 8 (6.90%) Project Manager
10 7 (6.03%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (6.03%) ScrumMaster
10 7 (6.03%) Python Developer
11 6 (5.17%) Front-End Developer
11 6 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (4.31%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (4.31%) Business Systems Analyst
12 5 (4.31%) Django Developer
13 4 (3.45%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (37.93%) HTML
2 40 (34.48%) CSS
3 26 (22.41%) Web Services
4 25 (21.55%) .NET
5 22 (18.97%) jQuery
6 20 (17.24%) XML
7 18 (15.52%) HTML5
8 13 (11.21%) ASP.NET
9 11 (9.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (8.62%) Ajax
11 9 (7.76%) KnockoutJS
11 9 (7.76%) XHTML
11 9 (7.76%) EJB
11 9 (7.76%) WPF
12 8 (6.90%) Java EE
12 8 (6.90%) Backbone.js
13 7 (6.03%) Django
14 6 (5.17%) .NET Framework
14 6 (5.17%) WCF
14 6 (5.17%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.62%) User Experience
1 10 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.76%) New Media
3 8 (6.90%) Animation
4 5 (4.31%) IPTV
5 4 (3.45%) Digital Media
5 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.45%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.59%) RIA
7 2 (1.72%) Interactive TV
7 2 (1.72%) Social Network
7 2 (1.72%) Open Source
7 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.72%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.86%) NHS
8 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.86%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.86%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.86%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.86%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.31%) Windows
2 4 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (3.45%) Linux
3 3 (2.59%) Android
3 3 (2.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (87.93%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (41.38%) TDD
3 22 (18.97%) Project Management
4 21 (18.10%) User Stories
5 18 (15.52%) OOP
5 18 (15.52%) MVC
6 12 (10.34%) OO
7 11 (9.48%) Business Analysis
7 11 (9.48%) BDD
8 10 (8.62%) Use Case
8 10 (8.62%) RUP
8 10 (8.62%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.76%) Mentoring
9 9 (7.76%) Software Engineering
10 8 (6.90%) Software Testing
10 8 (6.90%) MVVM
10 8 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (6.03%) PRINCE
11 7 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (6.03%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (31.03%) JavaScript
2 28 (24.14%) C#
3 16 (13.79%) Java
4 8 (6.90%) SQL
4 8 (6.90%) Python
5 6 (5.17%) Scala
5 6 (5.17%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.17%) C++
6 3 (2.59%) PHP
7 2 (1.72%) XAML
7 2 (1.72%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.86%) COBOL
8 1 (0.86%) VB
8 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.86%) VBA
8 1 (0.86%) SPARQL
8 1 (0.86%) Ruby
8 1 (0.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (5.17%) Degree
1 6 (5.17%) SC Cleared
1 6 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.86%) ISEB
3 1 (0.86%) PMP
3 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.86%) APMP
3 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.03%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.17%) Atlassian
2 6 (5.17%) Oracle
3 4 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.59%) JBoss
5 2 (1.72%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.86%) SAP
6 1 (0.86%) IBM
6 1 (0.86%) Adobe
6 1 (0.86%) Intel
6 1 (0.86%) Telerik
6 1 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.86%) Twitter
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