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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 32 34 53
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +19
Contract jobs citing Scrum 68 50 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.49% 4.04% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.11% 5.73% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 15
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£388 £389 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +19.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+10.95% +10.60%
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
1113 873 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.42% 70.46% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 446 351
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 42
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.30 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.98% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.69 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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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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
Bolton -5 6 £331 - 5
Salford - 4 £430 -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 133 (94.33%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (46.81%) TDD
3 59 (41.84%) JavaScript
4 53 (37.59%) Java
5 49 (34.75%) C#
6 48 (34.04%) .NET
7 47 (33.33%) HTML
8 43 (30.50%) CSS
9 42 (29.79%) Web Services
10 37 (26.24%) MVC
11 35 (24.82%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (22.70%) Git (software)
13 31 (21.99%) Subversion
14 29 (20.57%) jQuery
15 27 (19.15%) Kanban
16 25 (17.73%) Degree
16 25 (17.73%) JSON
16 25 (17.73%) JIRA
17 24 (17.02%) Unit Testing
18 23 (16.31%) Software Engineering
18 23 (16.31%) Finance
18 23 (16.31%) OO
18 23 (16.31%) BDD
19 22 (15.60%) Microsoft
19 22 (15.60%) SQL
20 21 (14.89%) LINQ
20 21 (14.89%) REST
21 20 (14.18%) Ajax
21 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
22 19 (13.48%) Oracle

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 10 (7.09%) Confluence
2 7 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.96%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.55%) Apache
4 3 (2.13%) Orchard CMS
4 3 (2.13%) Node.js
4 3 (2.13%) CMS
4 3 (2.13%) Zope
4 3 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.42%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.42%) LiveCycle
5 2 (1.42%) JBoss
5 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.26%) Mingle
3 2 (1.42%) MS Office
4 1 (0.71%) MS Project
4 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.42%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.71%) Office 365
2 1 (0.71%) PaaS
2 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.93%) Internet
2 8 (5.67%) AMQP
3 3 (2.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.35%) RavenDB
3 13 (9.22%) NoSQL
4 12 (8.51%) Oracle Database
5 11 (7.80%) MongoDB
5 11 (7.80%) Hadoop
6 8 (5.67%) MySQL
7 7 (4.96%) Big Data
7 7 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (4.26%) Relational Database
9 5 (3.55%) RDBMS
9 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (2.84%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (2.84%) CouchDB
11 3 (2.13%) SimpleDB
12 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (1.42%) SQLPlus
12 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (22.70%) Git (software)
2 31 (21.99%) Subversion
3 25 (17.73%) JIRA
4 14 (9.93%) Visual Studio
5 10 (7.09%) Eclipse
5 10 (7.09%) Cucumber
6 9 (6.38%) JUnit
7 8 (5.67%) ReSharper
7 8 (5.67%) Ant
7 8 (5.67%) Gradle
8 7 (4.96%) Mercurial
9 6 (4.26%) Selenium
10 4 (2.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.84%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.84%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.13%) WebDriver
11 3 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (1.42%) Hudson
12 2 (1.42%) Jasmine
General
1 23 (16.31%) Finance
2 10 (7.09%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.84%) Games
3 4 (2.84%) Banking
4 2 (1.42%) Marketing
4 2 (1.42%) Electronics
4 2 (1.42%) Retail
4 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 85 (60.28%) Developer
2 22 (15.60%) .NET Developer
3 19 (13.48%) Java Developer
4 17 (12.06%) C# Developer
5 16 (11.35%) Senior Developer
6 13 (9.22%) Analyst
7 12 (8.51%) Project Manager
8 10 (7.09%) Mobile Developer
9 8 (5.67%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.26%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (4.26%) Senior C# Developer
11 5 (3.55%) Agile .NET Developer
11 5 (3.55%) Architect
11 5 (3.55%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.55%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.55%) ScrumMaster
12 4 (2.84%) Python Developer
12 4 (2.84%) Senior Java Developer
12 4 (2.84%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.84%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (34.04%) .NET
2 47 (33.33%) HTML
3 43 (30.50%) CSS
4 42 (29.79%) Web Services
5 29 (20.57%) jQuery
6 25 (17.73%) JSON
7 21 (14.89%) LINQ
7 21 (14.89%) REST
8 20 (14.18%) Ajax
9 19 (13.48%) XML
10 18 (12.77%) HTML5
10 18 (12.77%) ASP.NET
11 16 (11.35%) CSS3
12 15 (10.64%) J2EE
13 14 (9.93%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (8.51%) Spring
14 12 (8.51%) .NET Framework
15 11 (7.80%) WCF
16 10 (7.09%) Django
16 10 (7.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.64%) Computer Science
2 13 (9.22%) Open Source
3 11 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.67%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.96%) NHS
6 6 (4.26%) Digital Media
7 5 (3.55%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.13%) Linked Data
8 3 (2.13%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.42%) MHEG
9 2 (1.42%) IPTV
9 2 (1.42%) Interactive TV
9 2 (1.42%) DTV
9 2 (1.42%) W3C
9 2 (1.42%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.42%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.71%) User Experience
10 1 (0.71%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.35%) Android
1 16 (11.35%) Apple iOS
2 14 (9.93%) Windows
3 13 (9.22%) Linux
4 9 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.13%) UNIX
6 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.42%) VMS
6 2 (1.42%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (94.33%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (46.81%) TDD
3 37 (26.24%) MVC
4 35 (24.82%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (19.15%) Kanban
6 24 (17.02%) Unit Testing
7 23 (16.31%) Software Engineering
7 23 (16.31%) OO
7 23 (16.31%) BDD
8 19 (13.48%) Mentoring
9 16 (11.35%) User Stories
10 15 (10.64%) Android Development
10 15 (10.64%) iOS Development
10 15 (10.64%) Project Management
10 15 (10.64%) OOP
11 13 (9.22%) Mobile Development
11 13 (9.22%) PRINCE2
12 10 (7.09%) Configuration Management
12 10 (7.09%) MapReduce
13 8 (5.67%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 59 (41.84%) JavaScript
2 53 (37.59%) Java
3 49 (34.75%) C#
4 22 (15.60%) SQL
5 11 (7.80%) Ruby
6 10 (7.09%) Python
7 8 (5.67%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.96%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.96%) Perl
9 5 (3.55%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.84%) PHP
11 3 (2.13%) Scala
12 2 (1.42%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.71%) VB
13 1 (0.71%) C++
13 1 (0.71%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.71%) Lua
Qualifications
1 25 (17.73%) Degree
2 16 (11.35%) Security Cleared
3 12 (8.51%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.84%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.13%) PMP
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.71%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.71%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.71%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (7.09%) Puppet
2 7 (4.96%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (15.60%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.48%) Oracle
3 9 (6.38%) Red Hat
4 8 (5.67%) Atlassian
5 6 (4.26%) HP
6 5 (3.55%) Xamarin
6 5 (3.55%) SAP
7 2 (1.42%) OpenTV
7 2 (1.42%) Adobe
7 2 (1.42%) hybris
7 2 (1.42%) Twitter
8 1 (0.71%) Kony
8 1 (0.71%) Facebook
8 1 (0.71%) Sun
8 1 (0.71%) Progress
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