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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 27 36 50
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +14
Contract jobs citing Scrum 72 52 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.43% 4.28% 3.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.40% 5.94% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 38 28
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£338 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +19.08%
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
973 876 943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.32% 72.10% 65.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 467 476
Average daily rate £340 £333 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 44 47
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 15 £344 -8.33% 2
Stockport +3 9 £320 - 9
Wigan - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Bury - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 48 (39.67%) TDD
2 47 (38.84%) HTML
3 45 (37.19%) JavaScript
3 45 (37.19%) CSS
4 40 (33.06%) C#
5 39 (32.23%) .NET
6 33 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (24.79%) jQuery
8 27 (22.31%) Web Services
8 27 (22.31%) OOP
9 26 (21.49%) SQL Server
10 24 (19.83%) MVC
11 21 (17.36%) HTML5
11 21 (17.36%) User Stories
12 20 (16.53%) Project Management
13 19 (15.70%) XML
14 17 (14.05%) ASP.NET
14 17 (14.05%) Java
14 17 (14.05%) OO
14 17 (14.05%) Microsoft
15 15 (12.40%) Business Analysis
16 14 (11.57%) BDD
16 14 (11.57%) Backbone.js
17 13 (10.74%) WPF
17 13 (10.74%) Degree
17 13 (10.74%) UML
18 12 (9.92%) SQL
18 12 (9.92%) JIRA
18 12 (9.92%) LINQ
18 12 (9.92%) Ajax

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (5.79%) Adobe CQ
2 6 (4.96%) CMS
2 6 (4.96%) Confluence
3 5 (4.13%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.13%) Escenic
3 5 (4.13%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.13%) MQSeries
3 5 (4.13%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.65%) IIS
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.83%) Node.js
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (5.79%) MS Excel
1 7 (5.79%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.83%) Mingle
3 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.83%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.79%) Internet
2 4 (3.31%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.49%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.79%) RavenDB
4 6 (4.96%) Big Data
5 5 (4.13%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.13%) MySQL
6 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.65%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.83%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (9.92%) JIRA
2 9 (7.44%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.61%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.79%) ReSharper
5 6 (4.96%) JUnit
6 4 (3.31%) Gradle
6 4 (3.31%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.31%) Mercurial
6 4 (3.31%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.48%) Selenium
8 2 (1.65%) Calabash
8 2 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.65%) Subversion
9 1 (0.83%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.83%) NUnit
9 1 (0.83%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 11 (9.09%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.79%) Retail
3 7 (5.79%) Games
4 3 (2.48%) Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.83%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 59 (48.76%) Developer
2 40 (33.06%) Analyst
3 28 (23.14%) Business Analyst
4 22 (18.18%) .NET Developer
5 15 (12.40%) C# Developer
5 15 (12.40%) Agile Business Analyst
6 11 (9.09%) Project Manager
7 10 (8.26%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (7.44%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (7.44%) Systems Analyst
8 9 (7.44%) Java Developer
9 8 (6.61%) Senior Developer
9 8 (6.61%) ScrumMaster
10 7 (5.79%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (5.79%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (4.96%) Web Developer
11 6 (4.96%) Front-End Developer
12 5 (4.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (4.13%) Senior Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (38.84%) HTML
2 45 (37.19%) CSS
3 39 (32.23%) .NET
4 30 (24.79%) jQuery
5 27 (22.31%) Web Services
6 21 (17.36%) HTML5
7 19 (15.70%) XML
8 17 (14.05%) ASP.NET
9 14 (11.57%) Backbone.js
10 13 (10.74%) WPF
11 12 (9.92%) LINQ
11 12 (9.92%) Ajax
12 11 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (9.09%) EJB
13 10 (8.26%) WCF
14 9 (7.44%) XHTML
14 9 (7.44%) KnockoutJS
15 8 (6.61%) CSS3
16 7 (5.79%) .NET Framework
16 7 (5.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.44%) New Media
2 8 (6.61%) Animation
3 6 (4.96%) RIA
4 5 (4.13%) IPTV
5 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.31%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.31%) Digital Media
5 4 (3.31%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.48%) Open Source
7 2 (1.65%) NHS
7 2 (1.65%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.65%) Social Network
7 2 (1.65%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.83%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.83%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.83%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.83%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.96%) Windows
2 4 (3.31%) Linux
2 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.48%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (39.67%) TDD
2 33 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (22.31%) OOP
4 24 (19.83%) MVC
5 21 (17.36%) User Stories
6 20 (16.53%) Project Management
7 17 (14.05%) OO
8 15 (12.40%) Business Analysis
9 14 (11.57%) BDD
10 13 (10.74%) UML
11 11 (9.09%) MVVM
12 9 (7.44%) Unit Testing
12 9 (7.44%) Software Engineering
12 9 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (7.44%) OOD
12 9 (7.44%) RUP
13 8 (6.61%) Waterfall
13 8 (6.61%) Systems Analysis
13 8 (6.61%) Software Testing
13 8 (6.61%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (37.19%) JavaScript
2 40 (33.06%) C#
3 17 (14.05%) Java
4 12 (9.92%) SQL
5 9 (7.44%) Scala
5 9 (7.44%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.96%) C++
6 6 (4.96%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.65%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.65%) XAML
8 1 (0.83%) XPath
8 1 (0.83%) Ruby
8 1 (0.83%) SPARQL
8 1 (0.83%) VB
8 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.83%) VBA
8 1 (0.83%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (10.74%) Degree
2 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.83%) APMP
4 1 (0.83%) ISEB
4 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.44%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (14.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.09%) Oracle
3 6 (4.96%) Atlassian
4 5 (4.13%) JBoss
5 4 (3.31%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.65%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.65%) Telerik
7 1 (0.83%) SAP
7 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.83%) Adobe
7 1 (0.83%) Twitter
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