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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 36 29 49
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +20
Contract jobs citing Scrum 61 62 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.45% 5.53% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.02% 7.52% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 37 24
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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 £282 £309 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £400 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%
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
1014 824 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.91% 73.51% 69.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 432 390
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 31 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.15 £25.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £48.70 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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
Salford -4 5 £350 +1.81%
Bolton +1 1 £388 - 5
Cheadle - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 3
Altrincham - - - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Stockport - - - - 5
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 131 (95.62%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (47.45%) TDD
3 51 (37.23%) HTML
4 47 (34.31%) CSS
5 45 (32.85%) JavaScript
6 33 (24.09%) C#
7 32 (23.36%) XML
7 32 (23.36%) Git (software)
8 31 (22.63%) .NET
9 30 (21.90%) Web Services
10 29 (21.17%) Kanban
11 28 (20.44%) Java
12 27 (19.71%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (18.98%) MVC
14 23 (16.79%) jQuery
14 23 (16.79%) Mentoring
15 22 (16.06%) Degree
15 22 (16.06%) Python
16 21 (15.33%) Microsoft
16 21 (15.33%) SQL Server
17 20 (14.60%) Project Management
17 20 (14.60%) JIRA
17 20 (14.60%) Django
17 20 (14.60%) Ruby
17 20 (14.60%) User Stories
18 19 (13.87%) Ajax
18 19 (13.87%) Computer Science
18 19 (13.87%) ASP.NET
19 18 (13.14%) PRINCE2
19 18 (13.14%) XHTML

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 6 (4.38%) Orchard CMS
1 6 (4.38%) CMS
1 6 (4.38%) Apache
1 6 (4.38%) Confluence
2 5 (3.65%) Apache Solr
2 5 (3.65%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.65%) Node.js
3 4 (2.92%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.46%) JBoss
4 2 (1.46%) IIS
5 1 (0.73%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.73%) CICS
Applications
1 12 (8.76%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.57%) Mingle
3 6 (4.38%) MS Office
4 2 (1.46%) MS Project
5 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Magento
2 2 (1.46%) Tridion
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.73%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.46%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.73%) SaaS
2 1 (0.73%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.11%) AMQP
1 7 (5.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.95%) RavenDB
3 10 (7.30%) MySQL
3 10 (7.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (5.84%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.84%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.11%) MongoDB
6 6 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (3.65%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.92%) Big Data
9 3 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.19%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.19%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.46%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (1.46%) Oracle Discoverer
10 2 (1.46%) SQLPlus
10 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (23.36%) Git (software)
2 20 (14.60%) JIRA
3 13 (9.49%) Visual Studio
4 10 (7.30%) Subversion
5 7 (5.11%) Gradle
6 6 (4.38%) Jasmine
6 6 (4.38%) Eclipse
6 6 (4.38%) JUnit
6 6 (4.38%) Mercurial
6 6 (4.38%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.65%) Grunt
7 5 (3.65%) CasperJS
7 5 (3.65%) Bower
8 4 (2.92%) PhantomJS
8 4 (2.92%) Ant
8 4 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.19%) Selenium
9 3 (2.19%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.46%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (7.30%) Finance
2 6 (4.38%) Retail
3 5 (3.65%) Games
4 2 (1.46%) Banking
5 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (56.93%) Developer
2 26 (18.98%) Senior Developer
3 20 (14.60%) Analyst
4 17 (12.41%) Project Manager
5 16 (11.68%) C# Developer
6 13 (9.49%) Python Developer
6 13 (9.49%) Java Developer
6 13 (9.49%) .NET Developer
6 13 (9.49%) Business Analyst
7 11 (8.03%) Django Developer
8 10 (7.30%) Python/Django Developer
9 9 (6.57%) Architect
9 9 (6.57%) Technical Architect
10 7 (5.11%) Agile Business Analyst
10 7 (5.11%) Senior C# Developer
11 6 (4.38%) Front-End Developer
11 6 (4.38%) Agile .NET Developer
12 5 (3.65%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 5 (3.65%) Senior .NET Developer
12 5 (3.65%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (37.23%) HTML
2 47 (34.31%) CSS
3 32 (23.36%) XML
4 31 (22.63%) .NET
5 30 (21.90%) Web Services
6 23 (16.79%) jQuery
7 20 (14.60%) Django
8 19 (13.87%) Ajax
8 19 (13.87%) ASP.NET
9 18 (13.14%) XHTML
9 18 (13.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (12.41%) JSON
11 15 (10.95%) Ruby on Rails
11 15 (10.95%) HTML5
12 11 (8.03%) CSS3
13 10 (7.30%) PyQt
13 10 (7.30%) LINQ
13 10 (7.30%) Qt
13 10 (7.30%) RESTful
14 8 (5.84%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.87%) Computer Science
2 13 (9.49%) Open Source
2 13 (9.49%) NHS
3 11 (8.03%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.84%) User Experience
5 6 (4.38%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.65%) Linked Data
7 4 (2.92%) Digital Media
8 3 (2.19%) Animation
9 2 (1.46%) New Media
9 2 (1.46%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.46%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.46%) W3C
9 2 (1.46%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.46%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (1.46%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.46%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.73%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.49%) Windows
2 9 (6.57%) Linux
3 8 (5.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (5.11%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.38%) Android
6 4 (2.92%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.46%) VMS
7 2 (1.46%) HPUX
7 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (95.62%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (47.45%) TDD
3 29 (21.17%) Kanban
4 27 (19.71%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (18.98%) MVC
6 23 (16.79%) Mentoring
7 20 (14.60%) Project Management
7 20 (14.60%) User Stories
8 18 (13.14%) PRINCE2
9 15 (10.95%) BDD
10 14 (10.22%) Software Engineering
11 12 (8.76%) E-Commerce
12 11 (8.03%) Configuration Management
13 10 (7.30%) PRINCE
13 10 (7.30%) Technical Architecture
13 10 (7.30%) Unit Testing
14 9 (6.57%) Use Case
14 9 (6.57%) OOP
14 9 (6.57%) Web Design
15 8 (5.84%) OO
Programming Languages
1 45 (32.85%) JavaScript
2 33 (24.09%) C#
3 28 (20.44%) Java
4 22 (16.06%) Python
5 20 (14.60%) Ruby
6 11 (8.03%) PHP
6 11 (8.03%) SQL
7 8 (5.84%) T-SQL
8 7 (5.11%) Scala
8 7 (5.11%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.92%) XPath
10 3 (2.19%) C++
11 2 (1.46%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.46%) XAML
11 2 (1.46%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.73%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 22 (16.06%) Degree
2 10 (7.30%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.65%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.46%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.73%) MCPD
5 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.73%) PMP
5 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.19%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) Vagrant
1 4 (2.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.49%) Oracle
3 9 (6.57%) Red Hat
4 7 (5.11%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.46%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.46%) IBM
5 2 (1.46%) HP
5 2 (1.46%) SAP
5 2 (1.46%) hybris
5 2 (1.46%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.73%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.73%) Cognos
6 1 (0.73%) Intel
6 1 (0.73%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.73%) TIBCO
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