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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 24 26 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs citing Scrum 112 75 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.95% 5.64% 4.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.68% 7.45% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 41 37
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £352
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.19 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-3.08% -
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
1458 1007 883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.47% 75.77% 73.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 609 465
Average daily rate £400 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 47
Average hourly rate £33.64 £14.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.06% -15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.50 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -4 3 £350 +8.52% 6
Salford -3 1 - - 1
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 169 (94.41%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (38.55%) TDD
3 56 (31.28%) Java
4 54 (30.17%) JavaScript
5 44 (24.58%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (24.58%) Git (software)
6 42 (23.46%) CSS
7 39 (21.79%) HTML
8 36 (20.11%) OO
9 35 (19.55%) Subversion
10 33 (18.44%) .NET
11 32 (17.88%) Software Delivery
12 30 (16.76%) C#
13 27 (15.08%) Web Services
14 26 (14.53%) OOP
15 24 (13.41%) Pair Programming
15 24 (13.41%) QA
15 24 (13.41%) Kanban
15 24 (13.41%) Mentoring
16 23 (12.85%) SQL
16 23 (12.85%) Finance
17 22 (12.29%) HTML5
17 22 (12.29%) BDD
18 21 (11.73%) User Stories
18 21 (11.73%) JSON
19 20 (11.17%) RESTful
19 20 (11.17%) Open Source
19 20 (11.17%) CSS3
20 19 (10.61%) REST
20 19 (10.61%) User Experience

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.23%) Apache
4 3 (1.68%) CMS
4 3 (1.68%) Zope
4 3 (1.68%) Confluence
5 2 (1.12%) Node.js
5 2 (1.12%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.12%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.56%) JBoss
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.68%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.68%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.68%) MS Office
3 2 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.12%) MS Project
3 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.79%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.56%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.35%) Internet
2 3 (1.68%) HTTP
3 2 (1.12%) AMQP
4 1 (0.56%) VPN
4 1 (0.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.50%) Big Data
2 10 (5.59%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.03%) Hadoop
3 9 (5.03%) NoSQL
4 8 (4.47%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.47%) Pentaho
5 6 (3.35%) MySQL
6 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.23%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.23%) RavenDB
6 4 (2.23%) CouchDB
7 3 (1.68%) SimpleDB
8 2 (1.12%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 44 (24.58%) Git (software)
2 35 (19.55%) Subversion
3 17 (9.50%) Mercurial
4 10 (5.59%) Selenium
5 8 (4.47%) JIRA
5 8 (4.47%) Visual Studio
6 6 (3.35%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.23%) Rational Functional Tester
8 4 (2.23%) ReSharper
8 4 (2.23%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (1.68%) Ant
9 3 (1.68%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.68%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.68%) Gradle
10 2 (1.12%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.12%) Axure RP
10 2 (1.12%) JUnit
10 2 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.56%) Maven
General
1 23 (12.85%) Finance
2 7 (3.91%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.35%) Banking
4 3 (1.68%) Retail
5 2 (1.12%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 97 (54.19%) Developer
2 29 (16.20%) Senior Developer
2 29 (16.20%) Java Developer
3 21 (11.73%) Analyst
4 16 (8.94%) Business Analyst
4 16 (8.94%) Senior Java Developer
5 15 (8.38%) .NET Developer
6 12 (6.70%) Architect
7 11 (6.15%) Project Manager
7 11 (6.15%) Agile Business Analyst
8 9 (5.03%) ScrumMaster
9 8 (4.47%) Front-End Developer
9 8 (4.47%) Python Developer
9 8 (4.47%) Django Developer
9 8 (4.47%) Python/Django Developer
10 7 (3.91%) Mobile Developer
11 6 (3.35%) Android Developer
11 6 (3.35%) Tester
11 6 (3.35%) Technical Architect
12 5 (2.79%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (23.46%) CSS
2 39 (21.79%) HTML
3 33 (18.44%) .NET
4 27 (15.08%) Web Services
5 22 (12.29%) HTML5
6 21 (11.73%) JSON
7 20 (11.17%) RESTful
7 20 (11.17%) CSS3
8 19 (10.61%) REST
9 18 (10.06%) SOAP
10 17 (9.50%) Gherkin
11 16 (8.94%) jQuery
12 12 (6.70%) AngularJS
13 11 (6.15%) LINQ
13 11 (6.15%) Django
13 11 (6.15%) Ajax
13 11 (6.15%) ASP.NET
14 10 (5.59%) J2EE
15 9 (5.03%) XML
15 9 (5.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.61%) User Experience
2 13 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.47%) Data Integration
4 6 (3.35%) Digital Media
5 5 (2.79%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.79%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.23%) Human Factors
7 3 (1.68%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.68%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.56%) Social Network
8 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.56%) PMI
8 1 (0.56%) W3C
8 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.56%) IVR
8 1 (0.56%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.50%) Android
2 15 (8.38%) Apple iOS
3 11 (6.15%) UNIX
3 11 (6.15%) Linux
4 5 (2.79%) Windows
5 2 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (94.41%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (38.55%) TDD
3 44 (24.58%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (20.11%) OO
5 32 (17.88%) Software Delivery
6 26 (14.53%) OOP
7 24 (13.41%) Pair Programming
7 24 (13.41%) Kanban
7 24 (13.41%) Mentoring
8 22 (12.29%) BDD
9 21 (11.73%) User Stories
10 20 (11.17%) Open Source
11 18 (10.06%) SOA
12 17 (9.50%) MVC
13 16 (8.94%) SDLC
14 15 (8.38%) Software Engineering
14 15 (8.38%) Project Management
15 14 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (7.82%) Unit Testing
15 14 (7.82%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 56 (31.28%) Java
2 54 (30.17%) JavaScript
3 30 (16.76%) C#
4 23 (12.85%) SQL
5 18 (10.06%) Scala
6 15 (8.38%) Groovy
7 10 (5.59%) Python
8 7 (3.91%) C++
9 5 (2.79%) Perl
10 4 (2.23%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.12%) Ruby
11 2 (1.12%) PHP
11 2 (1.12%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.56%) VB
12 1 (0.56%) Lua
12 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (7.82%) Degree
1 14 (7.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.35%) ISEB
3 3 (1.68%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.68%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.12%) PMP
5 1 (0.56%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (13.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (1.68%) Puppet
2 2 (1.12%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (7.26%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.15%) Oracle
3 9 (5.03%) Adobe
4 5 (2.79%) Hyperion
4 5 (2.79%) Green Hat
5 4 (2.23%) IBM
6 2 (1.12%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.12%) SAP
6 2 (1.12%) Twitter
6 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.56%) Pega
7 1 (0.56%) Tableau
7 1 (0.56%) Facebook
7 1 (0.56%) Sun
7 1 (0.56%) HP
7 1 (0.56%) Talend
7 1 (0.56%) Progress
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