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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 31 32 47
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Contract jobs citing Scrum 70 57 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.96% 4.88% 3.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.94% 6.55% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 36 23
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£350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £286 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £400 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.13 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -10.00%
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
1009 870 864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.56% 74.49% 70.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 457 431
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 43 49
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% -29.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £48.70 £87.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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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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 8 £350 -6.66% 1
Stockport - - - - 4
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 2
Cheadle - - - -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 130 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (45.71%) TDD
3 54 (38.57%) HTML
4 49 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 49 (35.00%) CSS
5 33 (23.57%) C#
6 32 (22.86%) Web Services
6 32 (22.86%) XML
6 32 (22.86%) Git (software)
7 28 (20.00%) .NET
8 27 (19.29%) Project Management
9 25 (17.86%) Kanban
9 25 (17.86%) jQuery
10 24 (17.14%) SQL Server
10 24 (17.14%) Java
11 23 (16.43%) MVC
11 23 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (15.71%) Python
13 20 (14.29%) User Stories
13 20 (14.29%) Mentoring
14 19 (13.57%) ASP.NET
14 19 (13.57%) Degree
14 19 (13.57%) JIRA
15 18 (12.86%) Computer Science
15 18 (12.86%) XHTML
16 17 (12.14%) Django
16 17 (12.14%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (12.14%) HTML5
17 16 (11.43%) Ajax
17 16 (11.43%) Microsoft

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 8 (5.71%) Confluence
2 5 (3.57%) Node.js
2 5 (3.57%) Apache
3 4 (2.86%) CMS
3 4 (2.86%) Apache Solr
3 4 (2.86%) Orchard CMS
3 4 (2.86%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.14%) IIS
5 2 (1.43%) JBoss
5 2 (1.43%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.43%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.71%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.71%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.71%) CICS
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.00%) Mingle
2 7 (5.00%) MS Office
3 3 (2.14%) MS Project
4 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Magento
2 2 (1.43%) Tridion
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.43%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.00%) AMQP
1 7 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.86%) RavenDB
3 10 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (6.43%) MySQL
5 6 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.29%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.29%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.57%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.14%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.14%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.43%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (1.43%) SQLPlus
8 2 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (1.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (22.86%) Git (software)
2 19 (13.57%) JIRA
3 10 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.14%) Subversion
4 8 (5.71%) JUnit
5 7 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.29%) Eclipse
6 6 (4.29%) Mercurial
6 6 (4.29%) Jasmine
6 6 (4.29%) Gradle
7 5 (3.57%) Grunt
7 5 (3.57%) Bower
7 5 (3.57%) CasperJS
7 5 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.86%) PhantomJS
9 3 (2.14%) Selenium
9 3 (2.14%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.43%) Ant
10 2 (1.43%) Hudson
10 2 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
General
1 8 (5.71%) Retail
2 7 (5.00%) Finance
3 5 (3.57%) Games
4 2 (1.43%) Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 81 (57.86%) Developer
2 24 (17.14%) Analyst
2 24 (17.14%) Senior Developer
3 17 (12.14%) C# Developer
3 17 (12.14%) Project Manager
4 16 (11.43%) Business Analyst
5 13 (9.29%) Python Developer
5 13 (9.29%) .NET Developer
6 11 (7.86%) Java Developer
6 11 (7.86%) Django Developer
7 10 (7.14%) Python/Django Developer
8 9 (6.43%) Agile Business Analyst
9 7 (5.00%) ScrumMaster
9 7 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
10 6 (4.29%) Architect
10 6 (4.29%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.57%) iOS Developer
11 5 (3.57%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 5 (3.57%) Agile Project Manager
11 5 (3.57%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (38.57%) HTML
2 49 (35.00%) CSS
3 32 (22.86%) Web Services
3 32 (22.86%) XML
4 28 (20.00%) .NET
5 25 (17.86%) jQuery
6 19 (13.57%) ASP.NET
7 18 (12.86%) XHTML
8 17 (12.14%) Django
8 17 (12.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (12.14%) HTML5
9 16 (11.43%) Ajax
10 14 (10.00%) JSON
11 10 (7.14%) PyQt
11 10 (7.14%) Qt
11 10 (7.14%) Java EE
11 10 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
12 9 (6.43%) JMS
12 9 (6.43%) CSS3
13 8 (5.71%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.86%) Computer Science
2 13 (9.29%) User Experience
2 13 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.14%) NHS
4 9 (6.43%) Open Source
5 8 (5.71%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.29%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.57%) Animation
8 4 (2.86%) Digital Media
8 4 (2.86%) New Media
8 4 (2.86%) Linked Data
9 2 (1.43%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.43%) W3C
9 2 (1.43%) Semantic Web
9 2 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.43%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (1.43%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.43%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.43%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.29%) Windows
2 9 (6.43%) Apple iOS
2 9 (6.43%) Linux
3 8 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (5.71%) Android
4 4 (2.86%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.43%) HPUX
5 2 (1.43%) VMS
5 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (45.71%) TDD
3 27 (19.29%) Project Management
4 25 (17.86%) Kanban
5 23 (16.43%) MVC
5 23 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (14.29%) User Stories
6 20 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 14 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 14 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 14 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 12 (8.57%) OOP
8 12 (8.57%) Use Case
9 11 (7.86%) BDD
9 11 (7.86%) PRINCE
10 9 (6.43%) Requirements Management
10 9 (6.43%) Unit Testing
10 9 (6.43%) Web Design
10 9 (6.43%) iOS Development
11 8 (5.71%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (35.00%) JavaScript
2 33 (23.57%) C#
3 24 (17.14%) Java
4 22 (15.71%) Python
5 14 (10.00%) Ruby
6 11 (7.86%) PHP
6 11 (7.86%) SQL
7 10 (7.14%) T-SQL
8 7 (5.00%) Scala
9 6 (4.29%) C++
10 4 (2.86%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.86%) XPath
11 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.43%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.43%) XAML
11 2 (1.43%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.71%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 19 (13.57%) Degree
2 10 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.14%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.71%) MCPD
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.71%) PMP
6 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) Puppet
1 2 (1.43%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.43%) Atlassian
2 9 (6.43%) Red Hat
3 8 (5.71%) Oracle
4 3 (2.14%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.43%) IBM
5 2 (1.43%) HP
5 2 (1.43%) SAP
5 2 (1.43%) hybris
5 2 (1.43%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.43%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.71%) Intel
6 1 (0.71%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.71%) Cognos
6 1 (0.71%) TIBCO