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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 22 32 37
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 124 79 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.84% 4.73% 4.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.37% 6.18% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 40 33
Average daily rate £425 £419 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% +8.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +8.97%
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
1481 1279 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.64% 76.54% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 689 538
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 41
Average hourly rate £18.99 £16.16 £17.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -6.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 April 2016.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend 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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stockport - 2 £458 - 3
Salford -12 1 £463 +2.77%
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 247 (97.24%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (40.55%) Java
3 91 (35.83%) TDD
4 77 (30.31%) BDD
5 75 (29.53%) Web Services
6 61 (24.02%) JavaScript
7 57 (22.44%) HTML
8 53 (20.87%) CSS
9 48 (18.90%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (18.11%) SQL
11 44 (17.32%) XML
12 41 (16.14%) Kanban
13 40 (15.75%) MVC
14 39 (15.35%) NoSQL
15 38 (14.96%) JIRA
16 37 (14.57%) RESTful
17 36 (14.17%) REST
17 36 (14.17%) Software Engineering
17 36 (14.17%) Linux
18 34 (13.39%) C#
18 34 (13.39%) Spring
18 34 (13.39%) User Experience
18 34 (13.39%) Scala
19 33 (12.99%) .NET
20 31 (12.20%) JSON
20 31 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
21 28 (11.02%) HTML5
21 28 (11.02%) Git (software)
21 28 (11.02%) SDLC
21 28 (11.02%) AngularJS

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 14 (5.51%) Node.js
2 13 (5.12%) CMS
3 12 (4.72%) Confluence
4 10 (3.94%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (3.15%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.76%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.36%) CloudStack
7 6 (2.36%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.57%) GeoServer
9 2 (0.79%) Apache
9 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.79%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.39%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.76%) MS Project
3 4 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.18%) Mingle
5 2 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.18%) Magento
2 3 (1.18%) Primavera
2 3 (1.18%) SAP PS
3 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.33%) GitHub
3 2 (0.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.39%) PaaS
4 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.63%) HTTP
2 4 (1.57%) Internet
3 2 (0.79%) Intranet
4 1 (0.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.35%) NoSQL
2 22 (8.66%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.91%) MySQL
4 10 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.54%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.76%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.97%) GIS
7 5 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.57%) Hazelcast
9 2 (0.79%) DB2
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.79%) QGIS
9 2 (0.79%) Redis
10 1 (0.39%) Big Data
10 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (14.96%) JIRA
2 28 (11.02%) Git (software)
2 28 (11.02%) Selenium
3 19 (7.48%) Jenkins
4 18 (7.09%) Cucumber
5 16 (6.30%) JUnit
6 14 (5.51%) Subversion
7 11 (4.33%) SpecFlow
8 8 (3.15%) Gradle
9 7 (2.76%) Mocha
9 7 (2.76%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.36%) JBehave
10 6 (2.36%) Mercurial
11 5 (1.97%) Hudson
11 5 (1.97%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.57%) Maven
13 3 (1.18%) Ant
13 3 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (1.18%) Axure RP
13 3 (1.18%) VersionOne
General
1 25 (9.84%) Finance
2 16 (6.30%) Banking
3 9 (3.54%) Local Government
4 8 (3.15%) Games
5 6 (2.36%) Retail
6 5 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.18%) Marketing
8 2 (0.79%) Billing
8 2 (0.79%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Back Office
9 1 (0.39%) Electronics
9 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.39%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 124 (48.82%) Developer
2 51 (20.08%) Java Developer
3 25 (9.84%) Agile Developer
4 24 (9.45%) Scala Developer
5 21 (8.27%) Analyst
6 20 (7.87%) Project Manager
7 18 (7.09%) Agile Java Developer
8 17 (6.69%) Scrum Master
9 16 (6.30%) Business Analyst
9 16 (6.30%) Java Scala Developer
9 16 (6.30%) Senior Developer
10 15 (5.91%) Software Developer
11 13 (5.12%) Architect
11 13 (5.12%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (4.72%) Consultant
13 11 (4.33%) .NET Developer
13 11 (4.33%) Digital Project Manager
13 11 (4.33%) Senior Java Developer
14 10 (3.94%) Lead Developer
14 10 (3.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (29.53%) Web Services
2 57 (22.44%) HTML
3 53 (20.87%) CSS
4 44 (17.32%) XML
5 37 (14.57%) RESTful
6 36 (14.17%) REST
7 34 (13.39%) Spring
8 33 (12.99%) .NET
9 31 (12.20%) JSON
10 28 (11.02%) AngularJS
10 28 (11.02%) HTML5
11 24 (9.45%) CSS3
12 16 (6.30%) jQuery
13 13 (5.12%) .NET Framework
14 10 (3.94%) Hibernate
14 10 (3.94%) J2EE
15 9 (3.54%) Java EE
15 9 (3.54%) SOAP
15 9 (3.54%) Spring MVC
15 9 (3.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.39%) User Experience
2 24 (9.45%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.94%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.15%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.76%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.97%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.57%) Interactive TV
8 4 (1.57%) iPad
8 4 (1.57%) IPTV
8 4 (1.57%) MHEG
9 3 (1.18%) W3C
10 1 (0.39%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.39%) BBC
10 1 (0.39%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.39%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.39%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.17%) Linux
2 16 (6.30%) Unix
3 6 (2.36%) Android
3 6 (2.36%) Windows
4 3 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.79%) CentOS
5 2 (0.79%) openSUSE
6 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (97.24%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (35.83%) TDD
3 77 (30.31%) BDD
4 48 (18.90%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (16.14%) Kanban
6 40 (15.75%) MVC
7 36 (14.17%) Software Engineering
8 28 (11.02%) SDLC
9 26 (10.24%) High Availability
10 25 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (9.06%) DevOps
12 20 (7.87%) Microservices
12 20 (7.87%) OO
12 20 (7.87%) Web Development
13 19 (7.48%) Project Management
13 19 (7.48%) Requirements Analysis
14 18 (7.09%) OOP
14 18 (7.09%) Open Source
14 18 (7.09%) User Stories
15 17 (6.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 103 (40.55%) Java
2 61 (24.02%) JavaScript
3 46 (18.11%) SQL
4 34 (13.39%) C#
4 34 (13.39%) Scala
5 22 (8.66%) Python
6 19 (7.48%) Ruby
7 10 (3.94%) PHP
8 9 (3.54%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.15%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.36%) Clojure
10 6 (2.36%) Groovy
11 2 (0.79%) C
11 2 (0.79%) C++
11 2 (0.79%) Go
11 2 (0.79%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.79%) Perl
11 2 (0.79%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.39%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (5.91%) Degree
2 12 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (3.15%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.76%) ISEB
6 4 (1.57%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.18%) HND
7 3 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.79%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.79%) PhD
9 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.24%) QA
2 13 (5.12%) WCAG
3 5 (1.97%) COBIT
3 5 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (5.51%) Docker
2 6 (2.36%) vSphere
2 6 (2.36%) Xen
2 6 (2.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (5.51%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (5.51%) Puppet
2 9 (3.54%) Cobbler
2 9 (3.54%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.97%) Salt
4 2 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (7.87%) Oracle
2 16 (6.30%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.33%) EPiServer
4 10 (3.94%) Sitecore
5 7 (2.76%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.36%) Capita
6 6 (2.36%) EnterpriseDB
7 5 (1.97%) hybris
7 5 (1.97%) SAP
8 4 (1.57%) OpenTV
9 3 (1.18%) BEA
9 3 (1.18%) Progress
10 2 (0.79%) Actimize
10 2 (0.79%) ESRI
10 2 (0.79%) IBM
11 1 (0.39%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.39%) Sybase
11 1 (0.39%) Twitter
11 1 (0.39%) Xamarin
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