The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
North West / Manchester
Rank 11 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 121 137 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.00% 7.15% 4.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.85% 8.63% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 87 54
Median daily rate £425 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £328 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +42.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.88 £37.88
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +21.12%

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
1115 1587 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.90% 82.83% 77.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 921 677
Median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 31
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +1 21 £425 -
Stockport -4 1 £315 -14.86% 3
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 241 (96.79%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (42.17%) TDD
3 100 (40.16%) BDD
4 91 (36.55%) Java
4 91 (36.55%) JavaScript
5 58 (23.29%) HTML
6 50 (20.08%) Software Engineering
7 45 (18.07%) CSS
7 45 (18.07%) Kanban
7 45 (18.07%) Git (software)
8 40 (16.06%) Linux
8 40 (16.06%) SQL
9 39 (15.66%) Web Services
9 39 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (15.26%) C#
10 38 (15.26%) .NET
11 36 (14.46%) RESTful
12 35 (14.06%) Project Management
13 34 (13.65%) MVC
13 34 (13.65%) XML
14 33 (13.25%) HTML5
15 32 (12.85%) REST
15 32 (12.85%) AngularJS
16 31 (12.45%) SQL Server
16 31 (12.45%) OO
17 30 (12.05%) NoSQL
17 30 (12.05%) Scala
18 29 (11.65%) JIRA
19 28 (11.24%) ASP.NET
20 27 (10.84%) OOP

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (6.02%) GeoServer
2 12 (4.82%) CMS
3 11 (4.42%) Umbraco
4 10 (4.02%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.21%) Confluence
6 4 (1.61%) Apache
6 4 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.80%) Drupal
8 2 (0.80%) JBoss
8 2 (0.80%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.40%) nginx
9 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.21%) GitHub
3 4 (1.61%) Slack
4 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.40%) IaaS
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.63%) HTTP
2 9 (3.61%) Internet
3 4 (1.61%) Broadband
3 4 (1.61%) LDAP
4 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 30 (12.05%) NoSQL
3 14 (5.62%) MySQL
4 12 (4.82%) MongoDB
5 10 (4.02%) GIS
5 10 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (4.02%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (3.61%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (2.41%) Spatial Data
10 3 (1.20%) Couchbase
10 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.80%) Big Data
11 2 (0.80%) MarkLogic
12 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.40%) OLAP
12 1 (0.40%) OLAP Cube
12 1 (0.40%) PowerCenter
12 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (18.07%) Git (software)
2 29 (11.65%) JIRA
3 27 (10.84%) Cucumber
4 25 (10.04%) Jenkins
5 24 (9.64%) JUnit
6 22 (8.84%) Selenium
7 21 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (6.83%) Maven
9 16 (6.43%) Subversion
10 15 (6.02%) Gradle
11 11 (4.42%) JBehave
12 10 (4.02%) Mercurial
13 5 (2.01%) Jasmine
13 5 (2.01%) JMeter
13 5 (2.01%) Visual Studio
13 5 (2.01%) WebDriver
14 4 (1.61%) Artifactory
14 4 (1.61%) Xcode
15 3 (1.20%) Hudson
15 3 (1.20%) Protractor
General
1 19 (7.63%) Finance
2 16 (6.43%) Games
3 8 (3.21%) Retail
3 8 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.41%) Banking
5 5 (2.01%) Marketing
6 4 (1.61%) Advertising
6 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.80%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.80%) Electronics
7 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.80%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 143 (57.43%) Developer
2 46 (18.47%) Senior Developer
3 45 (18.07%) Java Developer
4 24 (9.64%) Analyst
5 22 (8.84%) Senior Java Developer
6 20 (8.03%) Business Analyst
7 19 (7.63%) Project Manager
8 16 (6.43%) Software Engineer
9 15 (6.02%) Agile Developer
10 14 (5.62%) .NET Developer
10 14 (5.62%) Scala Developer
10 14 (5.62%) Scrum Master
11 13 (5.22%) Agile Java Developer
11 13 (5.22%) C# Developer
12 11 (4.42%) Java Scala Developer
13 10 (4.02%) Agile Business Analyst
13 10 (4.02%) Android Developer
13 10 (4.02%) ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (4.02%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (4.02%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (23.29%) HTML
2 45 (18.07%) CSS
3 39 (15.66%) Web Services
4 38 (15.26%) .NET
5 36 (14.46%) RESTful
6 34 (13.65%) XML
7 33 (13.25%) HTML5
8 32 (12.85%) AngularJS
8 32 (12.85%) REST
9 28 (11.24%) ASP.NET
10 26 (10.44%) Node.js
11 25 (10.04%) jQuery
12 17 (6.83%) JSON
13 15 (6.02%) .NET Framework
13 15 (6.02%) Leaflet
13 15 (6.02%) OpenLayers
13 15 (6.02%) PostGIS
13 15 (6.02%) Spring
14 14 (5.62%) ASP.NET Web API
15 13 (5.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (6.43%) User Experience
2 12 (4.82%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.61%) Web 2.0
4 7 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.41%) New Media
6 3 (1.20%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.20%) Interactive TV
6 3 (1.20%) MHEG
7 2 (0.80%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.80%) IPTV
8 1 (0.40%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.40%) Fintech
8 1 (0.40%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.40%) PMI
8 1 (0.40%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.40%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.06%) Linux
2 26 (10.44%) Apple iOS
3 25 (10.04%) Android
4 9 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.20%) Windows
6 2 (0.80%) Unix
7 1 (0.40%) CentOS
7 1 (0.40%) Fedora
7 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (96.79%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (42.17%) TDD
3 100 (40.16%) BDD
4 50 (20.08%) Software Engineering
5 45 (18.07%) Kanban
6 39 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (14.06%) Project Management
8 34 (13.65%) MVC
9 31 (12.45%) OO
10 27 (10.84%) OOP
11 26 (10.44%) DevOps
11 26 (10.44%) User Stories
12 23 (9.24%) SDLC
13 22 (8.84%) Microservices
13 22 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (8.43%) Open Source
15 20 (8.03%) Unit Testing
16 19 (7.63%) Pair Programming
17 18 (7.23%) Software Delivery
18 17 (6.83%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 91 (36.55%) Java
1 91 (36.55%) JavaScript
2 40 (16.06%) SQL
3 38 (15.26%) C#
4 30 (12.05%) Scala
5 25 (10.04%) Python
6 15 (6.02%) Groovy
6 15 (6.02%) Ruby
7 13 (5.22%) Clojure
8 9 (3.61%) C++
8 9 (3.61%) Objective-C
9 8 (3.21%) PHP
10 5 (2.01%) F#
11 4 (1.61%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.20%) ActionScript
12 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.20%) Korn
12 3 (1.20%) Perl
12 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (9.64%) Degree
2 12 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.61%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.61%) PMP
5 2 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.40%) APMG
6 1 (0.40%) ISEB
6 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.23%) QA
2 3 (1.20%) SDET
3 2 (0.80%) ISO26262
3 2 (0.80%) MISRA
4 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
System Software
1 8 (3.21%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (2.01%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (3.21%) Ansible
2 3 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.20%) Terraform
3 2 (0.80%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 19 (7.63%) ServiceNow
2 15 (6.02%) ESRI
3 10 (4.02%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.61%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.41%) Twitter
6 4 (1.61%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.20%) OpenTV
7 3 (1.20%) Oracle
8 2 (0.80%) Google
8 2 (0.80%) SAP
9 1 (0.40%) Adobe
9 1 (0.40%) Informatica
9 1 (0.40%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.40%) Wonderware
9 1 (0.40%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.40%) Zend
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