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 26 July 2016 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 24 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 106 73 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.77% 4.50% 4.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.17% 5.87% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 47 33
Median daily rate £438 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.63 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+13.56% +1.60%
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
1478 1244 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.41% 76.60% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 759 527
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 30
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Scrum Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -3 6 £410 -4.65%
Stockport -11 5 £475 +46.15% 6
Bury - 2 £350 -
Bolton -3 1 £225 -30.76% 8
Wigan - 1 £500 -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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.

1 217 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (41.13%) Java
3 90 (38.96%) TDD
4 65 (28.14%) JavaScript
5 56 (24.24%) BDD
6 52 (22.51%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (21.65%) HTML
8 49 (21.21%) MVC
9 48 (20.78%) CSS
9 48 (20.78%) Kanban
10 47 (20.35%) Git (software)
10 47 (20.35%) Web Services
11 44 (19.05%) .NET
12 40 (17.32%) C#
13 39 (16.88%) Spring
14 36 (15.58%) OO
14 36 (15.58%) RESTful
14 36 (15.58%) HTML5
15 35 (15.15%) OOP
16 33 (14.29%) Scala
17 31 (13.42%) Software Engineering
17 31 (13.42%) Pair Programming
17 31 (13.42%) JIRA
18 30 (12.99%) SQL Server
19 29 (12.55%) Selenium
19 29 (12.55%) CSS3
20 27 (11.69%) Jenkins
21 26 (11.26%) Finance
22 25 (10.82%) SQL
22 25 (10.82%) ASP.NET

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 7 (3.03%) Confluence
2 4 (1.73%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.73%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.30%) CMS
4 2 (0.87%) JBoss
4 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.43%) Drupal
5 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.60%) MS Project
3 5 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.96%) GitHub
2 11 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.43%) Office 365
4 1 (0.43%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.90%) HTTP
2 3 (1.30%) Internet
3 2 (0.87%) Intranet
4 1 (0.43%) AMQP
4 1 (0.43%) Network Security
4 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.23%) NoSQL
3 15 (6.49%) MongoDB
4 11 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.90%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.46%) MySQL
7 4 (1.73%) Redis
8 2 (0.87%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.87%) Hazelcast
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.87%) Spatial Data
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.43%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.43%) OLTP
9 1 (0.43%) OrientDB
9 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.43%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 47 (20.35%) Git (software)
2 31 (13.42%) JIRA
3 29 (12.55%) Selenium
4 27 (11.69%) Jenkins
5 18 (7.79%) Mercurial
6 15 (6.49%) Cucumber
6 15 (6.49%) Subversion
7 10 (4.33%) JUnit
7 10 (4.33%) Mocha
7 10 (4.33%) Visual Studio
8 7 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (2.16%) Ant
10 5 (2.16%) Gradle
10 5 (2.16%) Hudson
10 5 (2.16%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.73%) Jasmine
11 4 (1.73%) Maven
12 3 (1.30%) Bugzilla
12 3 (1.30%) JsTestDriver
General
1 26 (11.26%) Finance
2 17 (7.36%) Banking
3 9 (3.90%) Games
3 9 (3.90%) Local Government
4 6 (2.60%) Retail
4 6 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.73%) Marketing
6 3 (1.30%) Billing
7 2 (0.87%) Advertising
7 2 (0.87%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.87%) Publishing
7 2 (0.87%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 132 (57.14%) Developer
2 60 (25.97%) Java Developer
3 38 (16.45%) Senior Developer
4 29 (12.55%) Senior Java Developer
5 26 (11.26%) Scala Developer
6 25 (10.82%) Analyst
7 21 (9.09%) Java Scala Developer
8 19 (8.23%) Business Analyst
8 19 (8.23%) Project Manager
9 18 (7.79%) Agile Developer
10 17 (7.36%) Agile Java Developer
11 16 (6.93%) .NET Developer
11 16 (6.93%) Senior Java Scala Developer
11 16 (6.93%) Senior Scala Developer
12 15 (6.49%) Scrum Master
13 13 (5.63%) C# Developer
14 12 (5.19%) Node.js Developer
15 11 (4.76%) Digital Project Manager
15 11 (4.76%) Software Engineer
16 9 (3.90%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (21.65%) HTML
2 48 (20.78%) CSS
3 47 (20.35%) Web Services
4 44 (19.05%) .NET
5 39 (16.88%) Spring
6 36 (15.58%) HTML5
6 36 (15.58%) RESTful
7 29 (12.55%) CSS3
8 25 (10.82%) ASP.NET
8 25 (10.82%) Hibernate
9 24 (10.39%) jQuery
10 23 (9.96%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (9.52%) XML
12 21 (9.09%) AngularJS
13 20 (8.66%) Node.js
14 16 (6.93%) JSON
15 15 (6.49%) REST
16 14 (6.06%) J2EE
17 13 (5.63%) .NET Framework
18 12 (5.19%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.82%) User Experience
2 21 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.16%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (2.16%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.30%) Animation
6 3 (1.30%) Interactive TV
6 3 (1.30%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.30%) IPTV
6 3 (1.30%) MHEG
7 2 (0.87%) iPad
7 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.87%) Video on Demand
7 2 (0.87%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.43%) New Media
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.93%) Linux
2 9 (3.90%) Android
3 8 (3.46%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.60%) Windows
5 5 (2.16%) Unix
6 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (38.96%) TDD
3 56 (24.24%) BDD
4 52 (22.51%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (21.21%) MVC
6 48 (20.78%) Kanban
7 36 (15.58%) OO
8 35 (15.15%) OOP
9 31 (13.42%) Pair Programming
9 31 (13.42%) Software Engineering
10 25 (10.82%) User Stories
11 24 (10.39%) Open Source
12 23 (9.96%) Project Management
12 23 (9.96%) SOA
13 22 (9.52%) SDLC
14 21 (9.09%) Microservices
14 21 (9.09%) Software Delivery
14 21 (9.09%) Web Development
15 20 (8.66%) Unit Testing
16 18 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (41.13%) Java
2 65 (28.14%) JavaScript
3 40 (17.32%) C#
4 33 (14.29%) Scala
5 25 (10.82%) SQL
6 16 (6.93%) Clojure
6 16 (6.93%) Groovy
7 15 (6.49%) Ruby
8 12 (5.19%) Python
9 10 (4.33%) PHP
10 3 (1.30%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.30%) C
10 3 (1.30%) C++
10 3 (1.30%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.30%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.30%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.87%) Go
11 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.43%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 16 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.90%) Degree
2 9 (3.90%) DV Cleared
2 9 (3.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (2.60%) ISEB
4 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.87%) PhD
4 2 (0.87%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.66%) QA
2 5 (2.16%) COBIT
2 5 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.73%) SLA
4 2 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.43%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.43%) MISRA
5 1 (0.43%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (6.93%) Docker
1 16 (6.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.60%) Puppet
2 5 (2.16%) Salt
3 2 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.43%) Ansible
4 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (8.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.16%) Atlassian
2 5 (2.16%) Oracle
3 3 (1.30%) OpenTV
3 3 (1.30%) Progress
4 2 (0.87%) Actimize
4 2 (0.87%) Capita
4 2 (0.87%) Facebook
4 2 (0.87%) hybris
4 2 (0.87%) IBM
4 2 (0.87%) Twitter
5 1 (0.43%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.43%) Google
5 1 (0.43%) HP
5 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.43%) SAP
5 1 (0.43%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.43%) Xamarin
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