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 17 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 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 32 43 54
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 61 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.33% 3.26% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.05% 4.64% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 29
Average daily rate £388 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £413
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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1008 690 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.54% 70.26% 65.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 341 434
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 51
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £13.30 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.36 £61.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham -1 8 £275 - 1
Salford -1 4 £325 -5.45%
Bolton - 4 - - 4
Oldham - 1 £388 -
Rochdale - 1 £388 -
Wigan - 1 £388 - 1
Stockport - - - - 5
Cheadle - - - -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 57 (47.50%) C#
2 56 (46.67%) .NET
3 50 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 47 (39.17%) HTML
5 43 (35.83%) TDD
6 42 (35.00%) CSS
7 41 (34.17%) Web Services
8 37 (30.83%) MVC
9 35 (29.17%) SQL Server
10 31 (25.83%) jQuery
11 30 (25.00%) ASP.NET
12 29 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (22.50%) XML
14 25 (20.83%) HTML5
15 24 (20.00%) Java
16 23 (19.17%) Degree
17 22 (18.33%) WCF
17 22 (18.33%) OOP
18 21 (17.50%) Microsoft
18 21 (17.50%) BDD
18 21 (17.50%) CSS3
19 20 (16.67%) SQL
20 19 (15.83%) SOAP
20 19 (15.83%) LINQ
20 19 (15.83%) ASP.NET MVC
21 17 (14.17%) Kanban
21 17 (14.17%) Spring
22 16 (13.33%) Finance
23 15 (12.50%) T-SQL
23 15 (12.50%) Oracle

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (5.83%) Tomcat
1 7 (5.83%) CMS
2 6 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.00%) MQSeries
2 6 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.00%) Escenic
2 6 (5.00%) Adobe CQ
3 4 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (2.50%) Apache
4 3 (2.50%) Node.js
5 2 (1.67%) Orchard CMS
5 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.83%) IIS
6 1 (0.83%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 8 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.50%) Mingle
4 2 (1.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.50%) Internet
2 2 (1.67%) VoIP
3 1 (0.83%) HTTP
3 1 (0.83%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (10.00%) RavenDB
4 8 (6.67%) MySQL
5 6 (5.00%) Big Data
5 6 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 6 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.50%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.50%) SQLPlus
7 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.83%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 13 (10.83%) Visual Studio
1 13 (10.83%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.50%) ReSharper
3 8 (6.67%) Selenium
4 5 (4.17%) Subversion
5 4 (3.33%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.50%) Hudson
6 3 (2.50%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.50%) PHPUnit
6 3 (2.50%) Maven
6 3 (2.50%) JUnit
7 2 (1.67%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.67%) Mocha
7 2 (1.67%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.67%) Grunt
7 2 (1.67%) QUnit
7 2 (1.67%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.83%) Calabash
8 1 (0.83%) Firebug
8 1 (0.83%) Ant
General
1 16 (13.33%) Finance
2 10 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.00%) Games
4 4 (3.33%) Retail
5 3 (2.50%) Publishing
6 2 (1.67%) Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Local Government
7 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (58.33%) Developer
2 35 (29.17%) Analyst
3 33 (27.50%) .NET Developer
4 15 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 14 (11.67%) Senior Developer
6 13 (10.83%) Java Developer
6 13 (10.83%) Business Analyst
7 12 (10.00%) Web Developer
8 11 (9.17%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
9 10 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (5.83%) .NET Web Developer
11 7 (5.83%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (5.83%) C# Web Developer
11 7 (5.83%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (5.83%) Test Analyst
12 6 (5.00%) Project Manager
12 6 (5.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (46.67%) .NET
2 47 (39.17%) HTML
3 42 (35.00%) CSS
4 41 (34.17%) Web Services
5 31 (25.83%) jQuery
6 30 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 27 (22.50%) XML
8 25 (20.83%) HTML5
9 22 (18.33%) WCF
10 21 (17.50%) CSS3
11 19 (15.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (15.83%) LINQ
11 19 (15.83%) SOAP
12 17 (14.17%) Spring
13 14 (11.67%) Backbone.js
14 13 (10.83%) Ajax
15 12 (10.00%) WPF
15 12 (10.00%) J2EE
16 11 (9.17%) RESTful
17 9 (7.50%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) NHS
2 10 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.83%) RIA
4 7 (5.83%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.83%) Open Source
4 7 (5.83%) New Media
5 4 (3.33%) IPTV
6 3 (2.50%) Taxonomies
6 3 (2.50%) Ontologies
6 3 (2.50%) Informatics
6 3 (2.50%) BBC
6 3 (2.50%) Social Network
6 3 (2.50%) Interactive TV
6 3 (2.50%) MHEG
7 2 (1.67%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.67%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.67%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.67%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.17%) Windows
2 2 (1.67%) Android
2 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (35.83%) TDD
2 37 (30.83%) MVC
3 29 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (18.33%) OOP
5 21 (17.50%) BDD
6 17 (14.17%) Kanban
7 15 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 15 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (12.50%) OOD
8 14 (11.67%) UML
8 14 (11.67%) Waterfall
9 12 (10.00%) Project Management
9 12 (10.00%) OO
9 12 (10.00%) User Stories
10 11 (9.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (9.17%) Software Engineering
11 10 (8.33%) CQRS
11 10 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
12 9 (7.50%) Business Analysis
13 8 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 57 (47.50%) C#
2 50 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 24 (20.00%) Java
4 20 (16.67%) SQL
5 15 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 12 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 10 (8.33%) Ruby
7 10 (8.33%) PHP
8 7 (5.83%) Scala
9 3 (2.50%) C++
9 3 (2.50%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.67%) XPath
11 1 (0.83%) SPARQL
11 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 23 (19.17%) Degree
2 5 (4.17%) ISEB
3 3 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.83%) QA
2 4 (3.33%) WAI
3 3 (2.50%) SNOMED CT
Vendors
1 21 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.50%) Oracle
3 6 (5.00%) JBoss
4 4 (3.33%) Zend
5 3 (2.50%) Twitter
5 3 (2.50%) OpenTV
5 3 (2.50%) Telerik
6 2 (1.67%) IBM
6 2 (1.67%) Adobe
6 2 (1.67%) Informatica
7 1 (0.83%) Intel
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