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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 32 34 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 71 59 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.39% 4.79% 3.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.86% 6.61% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 35 31
Average daily rate
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£413 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £266 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £433 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +19.84%
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
1211 892 850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.89% 72.46% 74.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 501 456
Average daily rate £380 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 35
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Stockport +1 3 £325 +1.56% 4
Salford 0 2 £430 +7.50%
Bolton - 2 £325 - 6
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 138 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (38.00%) JavaScript
3 56 (37.33%) Java
3 56 (37.33%) TDD
4 45 (30.00%) HTML
5 39 (26.00%) CSS
6 38 (25.33%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (24.00%) C#
7 36 (24.00%) .NET
8 32 (21.33%) Web Services
8 32 (21.33%) Git (software)
9 31 (20.67%) Finance
10 30 (20.00%) OO
10 30 (20.00%) Subversion
11 25 (16.67%) JSON
12 23 (15.33%) jQuery
12 23 (15.33%) MVC
13 22 (14.67%) Unit Testing
13 22 (14.67%) Kanban
13 22 (14.67%) HTML5
14 21 (14.00%) REST
14 21 (14.00%) Software Engineering
15 20 (13.33%) Degree
15 20 (13.33%) CSS3
16 19 (12.67%) BDD
16 19 (12.67%) Android
16 19 (12.67%) OOP
17 18 (12.00%) SDLC
18 17 (11.33%) Mentoring
18 17 (11.33%) Apple iOS

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (4.67%) SharePoint
1 7 (4.67%) Confluence
2 5 (3.33%) Apache
3 4 (2.67%) Zope
3 4 (2.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.67%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.33%) LiveCycle
5 2 (1.33%) Node.js
5 2 (1.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.67%) CMS
6 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.33%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.33%) MS Project
2 2 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.67%) Internet
2 4 (2.67%) AMQP
3 3 (2.00%) HTTP
4 1 (0.67%) VPN
4 1 (0.67%) Firewall
4 1 (0.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.00%) NoSQL
2 11 (7.33%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 9 (6.00%) Hadoop
4 9 (6.00%) MySQL
4 9 (6.00%) MongoDB
5 8 (5.33%) Big Data
6 7 (4.67%) RavenDB
7 5 (3.33%) CouchDB
8 4 (2.67%) SimpleDB
8 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.67%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.00%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.33%) Pentaho
10 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.33%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 32 (21.33%) Git (software)
2 30 (20.00%) Subversion
3 15 (10.00%) JIRA
4 9 (6.00%) Mercurial
5 8 (5.33%) Selenium
5 8 (5.33%) Visual Studio
6 7 (4.67%) Eclipse
6 7 (4.67%) ReSharper
7 6 (4.00%) JUnit
7 6 (4.00%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.33%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.33%) Ant
9 4 (2.67%) Rational Performance Tester
9 4 (2.67%) Gradle
9 4 (2.67%) Rational Functional Tester
10 3 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.33%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.33%) Axure RP
11 2 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 31 (20.67%) Finance
2 11 (7.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.33%) Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Retail
5 2 (1.33%) Marketing
5 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.33%) Games
5 2 (1.33%) Electronics
6 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 84 (56.00%) Developer
2 22 (14.67%) Java Developer
3 17 (11.33%) .NET Developer
4 16 (10.67%) Analyst
5 15 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 11 (7.33%) Project Manager
7 10 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 9 (6.00%) Mobile Developer
9 8 (5.33%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (4.67%) Front-End Developer
11 6 (4.00%) Android Developer
11 6 (4.00%) Architect
11 6 (4.00%) C# Developer
12 5 (3.33%) Test Engineer
12 5 (3.33%) Perl Developer
12 5 (3.33%) Tester
12 5 (3.33%) ScrumMaster
13 4 (2.67%) Python Developer
13 4 (2.67%) Senior .NET Developer
13 4 (2.67%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (30.00%) HTML
2 39 (26.00%) CSS
3 36 (24.00%) .NET
4 32 (21.33%) Web Services
5 25 (16.67%) JSON
6 23 (15.33%) jQuery
7 22 (14.67%) HTML5
8 21 (14.00%) REST
9 20 (13.33%) CSS3
10 16 (10.67%) LINQ
10 16 (10.67%) Ajax
11 15 (10.00%) J2EE
12 14 (9.33%) AngularJS
13 13 (8.67%) XML
14 12 (8.00%) RESTful
15 10 (6.67%) ASP.NET
16 9 (6.00%) Spring
16 9 (6.00%) .NET Framework
16 9 (6.00%) WCF
16 9 (6.00%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.00%) Mobile App
2 9 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.33%) User Experience
4 7 (4.67%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.67%) Video on Demand
6 3 (2.00%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.33%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.33%) MHEG
7 2 (1.33%) DTV
7 2 (1.33%) Interactive TV
7 2 (1.33%) IPTV
7 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.67%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.67%) IVR
8 1 (0.67%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.67%) Android
2 17 (11.33%) Apple iOS
3 10 (6.67%) Windows
3 10 (6.67%) Linux
4 7 (4.67%) UNIX
5 4 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (37.33%) TDD
3 38 (25.33%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (20.00%) OO
5 23 (15.33%) MVC
6 22 (14.67%) Kanban
6 22 (14.67%) Unit Testing
7 21 (14.00%) Software Engineering
8 19 (12.67%) BDD
8 19 (12.67%) OOP
9 18 (12.00%) SDLC
10 17 (11.33%) Mentoring
11 16 (10.67%) Mobile Development
11 16 (10.67%) Android Development
11 16 (10.67%) Pair Programming
11 16 (10.67%) Project Management
12 15 (10.00%) Software Delivery
13 14 (9.33%) iOS Development
13 14 (9.33%) User Stories
14 12 (8.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 57 (38.00%) JavaScript
2 56 (37.33%) Java
3 36 (24.00%) C#
4 17 (11.33%) SQL
5 9 (6.00%) Perl
5 9 (6.00%) Python
6 8 (5.33%) Scala
7 5 (3.33%) Groovy
8 4 (2.67%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.33%) Ruby
10 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.33%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.67%) VB
11 1 (0.67%) PHP
11 1 (0.67%) C++
11 1 (0.67%) Lua
11 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (13.33%) Degree
2 10 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.33%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.00%) ISEB
4 6 (4.00%) PMI Certification
5 5 (3.33%) PMP
6 1 (0.67%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.67%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (5.33%) Puppet
2 4 (2.67%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (10.67%) Oracle
2 12 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.33%) Adobe
4 5 (3.33%) Hyperion
4 5 (3.33%) Green Hat
5 4 (2.67%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.67%) IBM
5 4 (2.67%) HP
5 4 (2.67%) SAP
5 4 (2.67%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.33%) OpenTV
6 2 (1.33%) hybris
6 2 (1.33%) Twitter
7 1 (0.67%) Talend
7 1 (0.67%) Kony
7 1 (0.67%) Tableau
7 1 (0.67%) Facebook
7 1 (0.67%) Progress
7 1 (0.67%) Sun
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