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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 32 30 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs citing Scrum 73 61 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.31% 5.13% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.13% 6.98% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 48 25
Average daily rate
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£358 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £279 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +30.76%
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
1024 874 929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.47% 73.51% 67.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 452 437
Average daily rate £350 £335 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 49 49
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £32.50 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -1 16 £338 -10.00%
Stockport +7 7 £325 +8.33% 4
Wigan - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 4
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 109 (87.90%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (42.74%) HTML
3 48 (38.71%) TDD
4 47 (37.90%) CSS
5 45 (36.29%) JavaScript
6 28 (22.58%) C#
6 28 (22.58%) Web Services
7 26 (20.97%) jQuery
8 25 (20.16%) .NET
9 24 (19.35%) XML
10 22 (17.74%) Project Management
11 20 (16.13%) MVC
11 20 (16.13%) SQL Server
11 20 (16.13%) User Stories
12 18 (14.52%) HTML5
13 17 (13.71%) OOP
14 16 (12.90%) XHTML
14 16 (12.90%) Java
14 16 (12.90%) Git (software)
15 15 (12.10%) E-Commerce
15 15 (12.10%) Microsoft
16 14 (11.29%) ASP.NET
17 13 (10.48%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (10.48%) Use Case
17 13 (10.48%) Ajax
18 12 (9.68%) Degree
18 12 (9.68%) JIRA
18 12 (9.68%) Mentoring
18 12 (9.68%) User Experience
19 11 (8.87%) Business Analysis

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 6 (4.84%) Confluence
2 4 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.23%) CMS
3 3 (2.42%) IIS
3 3 (2.42%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (1.61%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.61%) Orchard CMS
4 2 (1.61%) Apache
4 2 (1.61%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.81%) CICS
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.81%) Escenic
5 1 (0.81%) Node.js
5 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.81%) JBoss
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.81%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 10 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.23%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.42%) MS Office
4 2 (1.61%) Mingle
5 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.81%) MS Project
5 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Magento
2 1 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.81%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.65%) Internet
2 4 (3.23%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (4.84%) MySQL
5 5 (4.03%) RavenDB
6 2 (1.61%) Big Data
6 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.81%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.81%) MS Access
7 1 (0.81%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.68%) JIRA
3 6 (4.84%) JUnit
4 5 (4.03%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.23%) Mercurial
5 4 (3.23%) Gradle
5 4 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.42%) Selenium
7 2 (1.61%) Subversion
7 2 (1.61%) Calabash
8 1 (0.81%) Grunt
8 1 (0.81%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.81%) Bower
8 1 (0.81%) CasperJS
8 1 (0.81%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.81%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.81%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (7.26%) Retail
2 7 (5.65%) Games
2 7 (5.65%) Finance
3 3 (2.42%) Banking
4 2 (1.61%) Publishing
4 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 66 (53.23%) Developer
2 36 (29.03%) Analyst
3 24 (19.35%) Business Analyst
4 17 (13.71%) Senior Developer
5 15 (12.10%) .NET Developer
6 13 (10.48%) C# Developer
6 13 (10.48%) Agile Business Analyst
7 10 (8.06%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (7.26%) Java Developer
8 9 (7.26%) Project Manager
9 8 (6.45%) Front-End Developer
10 7 (5.65%) Python Developer
10 7 (5.65%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (4.03%) Django Developer
12 5 (4.03%) Senior Java Developer
12 5 (4.03%) ScrumMaster
12 5 (4.03%) Business Systems Analyst
13 4 (3.23%) Test Analyst
13 4 (3.23%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (42.74%) HTML
2 47 (37.90%) CSS
3 28 (22.58%) Web Services
4 26 (20.97%) jQuery
5 25 (20.16%) .NET
6 24 (19.35%) XML
7 18 (14.52%) HTML5
8 16 (12.90%) XHTML
9 14 (11.29%) ASP.NET
10 13 (10.48%) Ajax
10 13 (10.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (6.45%) KnockoutJS
11 8 (6.45%) Java EE
11 8 (6.45%) WPF
12 7 (5.65%) LINQ
12 7 (5.65%) Django
12 7 (5.65%) JSON
12 7 (5.65%) EJB
12 7 (5.65%) Backbone.js
13 6 (4.84%) PyQt
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.68%) User Experience
2 10 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.26%) New Media
4 8 (6.45%) Animation
5 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.84%) NHS
6 5 (4.03%) IPTV
7 4 (3.23%) N-Tier
7 4 (3.23%) Digital Media
8 3 (2.42%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.42%) Open Source
9 2 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.61%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (1.61%) Social Network
9 2 (1.61%) RIA
9 2 (1.61%) Web 2.0
9 2 (1.61%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.61%) Streaming Video
9 2 (1.61%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.45%) Windows
2 5 (4.03%) Android
2 5 (4.03%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.23%) Linux
4 3 (2.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (87.90%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (38.71%) TDD
3 22 (17.74%) Project Management
4 20 (16.13%) MVC
4 20 (16.13%) User Stories
5 17 (13.71%) OOP
6 15 (12.10%) E-Commerce
7 13 (10.48%) Use Case
8 12 (9.68%) Mentoring
9 11 (8.87%) Business Analysis
9 11 (8.87%) OO
10 9 (7.26%) Software Engineering
10 9 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (6.45%) Software Testing
11 8 (6.45%) RUP
12 7 (5.65%) PRINCE2
12 7 (5.65%) PRINCE
12 7 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (5.65%) Requirements Management
12 7 (5.65%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (36.29%) JavaScript
2 28 (22.58%) C#
3 16 (12.90%) Java
4 9 (7.26%) Python
4 9 (7.26%) SQL
5 6 (4.84%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.84%) C++
6 5 (4.03%) PHP
7 4 (3.23%) Ruby
7 4 (3.23%) XPath
7 4 (3.23%) Scala
8 2 (1.61%) XAML
8 2 (1.61%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.81%) COBOL
9 1 (0.81%) VB
9 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.81%) VBA
9 1 (0.81%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 12 (9.68%) Degree
2 6 (4.84%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.81%) APMP
4 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.81%) ISEB
4 1 (0.81%) PMP
4 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.84%) Atlassian
3 5 (4.03%) Oracle
3 5 (4.03%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.61%) SAP
4 2 (1.61%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.61%) IBM
5 1 (0.81%) Cognos
5 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.81%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.81%) Telerik
5 1 (0.81%) Adobe
5 1 (0.81%) Intel
5 1 (0.81%) Hyperion
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