The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 Manchester 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 33 38 58
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +20
Contract jobs citing Scrum 59 43 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.80% 3.78% 2.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.89% 5.14% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 21
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £352 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.68% +0.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+18.93% -6.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
856 837 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 69.59% 73.55% 65.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 442 465
Average daily rate £350 £333 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 44
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Scrum
North West

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -2 7 £400 +15.94% 4
Stockport +2 5 £320 - 5
Wigan - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 2
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 46 (39.66%) JavaScript
2 45 (38.79%) TDD
3 44 (37.93%) HTML
4 42 (36.21%) C#
4 42 (36.21%) .NET
5 41 (35.34%) CSS
6 31 (26.72%) Web Services
6 31 (26.72%) jQuery
7 26 (22.41%) SQL Server
7 26 (22.41%) OOP
8 21 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (18.10%) MVC
8 21 (18.10%) HTML5
9 20 (17.24%) XML
10 19 (16.38%) User Stories
11 18 (15.52%) ASP.NET
11 18 (15.52%) Java
11 18 (15.52%) SQL
11 18 (15.52%) OO
12 16 (13.79%) Microsoft
12 16 (13.79%) WCF
12 16 (13.79%) WPF
13 14 (12.07%) BDD
13 14 (12.07%) T-SQL
13 14 (12.07%) Oracle
13 14 (12.07%) Project Management
13 14 (12.07%) Backbone.js
14 13 (11.21%) UML
14 13 (11.21%) OOD
14 13 (11.21%) LINQ

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (6.03%) Adobe CQ
2 6 (5.17%) CMS
3 5 (4.31%) Confluence
3 5 (4.31%) Escenic
3 5 (4.31%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.31%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.31%) MQSeries
3 5 (4.31%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.72%) Node.js
6 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.86%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.86%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.31%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.86%) Mingle
4 1 (0.86%) MS Project
4 1 (0.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) GoldMine
1 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.17%) Internet
2 3 (2.59%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.90%) RavenDB
4 6 (5.17%) Big Data
5 5 (4.31%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.31%) MySQL
6 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.59%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.86%) MS Access
8 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.76%) Visual Studio
3 8 (6.90%) ReSharper
4 7 (6.03%) JIRA
5 6 (5.17%) JUnit
6 4 (3.45%) Selenium
6 4 (3.45%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.59%) Gradle
7 3 (2.59%) Mercurial
7 3 (2.59%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.72%) Subversion
8 2 (1.72%) Calabash
9 1 (0.86%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.86%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.86%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.86%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.86%) NUnit
General
1 11 (9.48%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.03%) Games
4 6 (5.17%) Retail
5 3 (2.59%) Banking
6 2 (1.72%) Publishing
7 1 (0.86%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 59 (50.86%) Developer
2 39 (33.62%) Analyst
3 25 (21.55%) Business Analyst
3 25 (21.55%) .NET Developer
4 20 (17.24%) C# Developer
5 14 (12.07%) Agile Business Analyst
6 13 (11.21%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (8.62%) Systems Analyst
7 10 (8.62%) Java Developer
7 10 (8.62%) ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (8.62%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (7.76%) Web Developer
9 8 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (6.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (6.03%) C# Web Developer
10 7 (6.03%) .NET Web Developer
10 7 (6.03%) Senior Developer
10 7 (6.03%) Project Manager
11 6 (5.17%) Senior Java Developer
11 6 (5.17%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (37.93%) HTML
2 42 (36.21%) .NET
3 41 (35.34%) CSS
4 31 (26.72%) Web Services
4 31 (26.72%) jQuery
5 21 (18.10%) HTML5
6 20 (17.24%) XML
7 18 (15.52%) ASP.NET
8 16 (13.79%) WCF
8 16 (13.79%) WPF
9 14 (12.07%) Backbone.js
10 13 (11.21%) LINQ
11 12 (10.34%) Ajax
12 10 (8.62%) EJB
13 9 (7.76%) Silverlight
13 9 (7.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (7.76%) CSS3
14 8 (6.90%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (6.90%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.76%) RIA
2 8 (6.90%) New Media
3 7 (6.03%) IPTV
3 7 (6.03%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.31%) Animation
5 4 (3.45%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.45%) Open Source
5 4 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.59%) Interactive TV
6 3 (2.59%) NHS
7 2 (1.72%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.72%) Social Network
7 2 (1.72%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.86%) Linked Data
8 1 (0.86%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.86%) MHEG
8 1 (0.86%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.86%) Informatics
8 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.17%) Windows
2 3 (2.59%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (2.59%) Android
2 3 (2.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (38.79%) TDD
2 26 (22.41%) OOP
3 21 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (18.10%) MVC
4 19 (16.38%) User Stories
5 18 (15.52%) OO
6 14 (12.07%) BDD
6 14 (12.07%) Project Management
7 13 (11.21%) UML
7 13 (11.21%) OOD
7 13 (11.21%) Business Analysis
8 12 (10.34%) MVVM
9 11 (9.48%) Unit Testing
10 10 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (8.62%) Waterfall
10 10 (8.62%) Systems Analysis
11 8 (6.90%) CQRS
11 8 (6.90%) RUP
11 8 (6.90%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (39.66%) JavaScript
2 42 (36.21%) C#
3 18 (15.52%) Java
3 18 (15.52%) SQL
4 14 (12.07%) T-SQL
5 11 (9.48%) PL/SQL
6 6 (5.17%) Scala
7 4 (3.45%) C++
8 2 (1.72%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.72%) PHP
9 1 (0.86%) SPARQL
9 1 (0.86%) XPath
9 1 (0.86%) Ruby
9 1 (0.86%) VB
9 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.86%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (11.21%) Degree
2 5 (4.31%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.72%) ISEB
4 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.86%) APMP
4 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.76%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) SNOMED CT
2 1 (0.86%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.07%) Oracle
3 5 (4.31%) Atlassian
3 5 (4.31%) JBoss
4 3 (2.59%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.59%) Telerik
5 2 (1.72%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.72%) Twitter
6 1 (0.86%) Zend
6 1 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.86%) Adobe
6 1 (0.86%) SAP
6 1 (0.86%) OpenTV
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