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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 22 35 30
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 132 67 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.24% 4.72% 5.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.84% 6.11% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 50 34
Average daily rate £425 £358 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £282 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £528 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.33% -
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
1494 1096 862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.95% 77.24% 76.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 675 460
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £532 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 33
Average hourly rate £29.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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
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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 13 £370 - 7
Salford +2 11 £425 +21.42% 1
Bolton -6 1 £550 +41.93% 1
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 304 (99.35%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (46.08%) TDD
3 96 (31.37%) Java
4 93 (30.39%) BDD
5 84 (27.45%) Web Services
6 76 (24.84%) JavaScript
7 74 (24.18%) CSS
8 70 (22.88%) HTML
9 65 (21.24%) Continuous Integration
10 64 (20.92%) SQL
11 52 (16.99%) Git (software)
11 52 (16.99%) REST
12 46 (15.03%) RESTful
12 46 (15.03%) XML
13 45 (14.71%) QA
14 44 (14.38%) C#
15 43 (14.05%) JSON
15 43 (14.05%) NoSQL
16 42 (13.73%) Scala
17 41 (13.40%) Kanban
17 41 (13.40%) Subversion
18 40 (13.07%) MVC
19 39 (12.75%) .NET
19 39 (12.75%) SDLC
20 38 (12.42%) Software Engineering
21 37 (12.09%) HTML5
22 36 (11.76%) JIRA
23 35 (11.44%) Linux
24 34 (11.11%) OO
24 34 (11.11%) User Experience

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 16 (5.23%) CMS
2 11 (3.59%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (2.61%) Confluence
3 8 (2.61%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.96%) CloudStack
4 6 (1.96%) Node.js
4 6 (1.96%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.63%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.98%) JBoss
8 2 (0.65%) Apache
8 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.65%) EPiServer CMS
8 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.33%) JCAPS
Applications
1 14 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.96%) MS Project
3 3 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.98%) Mingle
3 3 (0.98%) MS Office
3 3 (0.98%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.65%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.31%) Magento
3 3 (0.98%) Primavera
3 3 (0.98%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.59%) GitHub
3 3 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.65%) PaaS
4 2 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.15%) HTTP
2 10 (3.27%) Internet
3 1 (0.33%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.05%) NoSQL
2 21 (6.86%) Big Data
2 21 (6.86%) SQL Server
3 18 (5.88%) MySQL
4 13 (4.25%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (3.27%) Pentaho
6 8 (2.61%) GIS
6 8 (2.61%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.29%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.96%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.65%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.65%) QGIS
11 2 (0.65%) Redis
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 52 (16.99%) Git (software)
2 41 (13.40%) Subversion
3 36 (11.76%) JIRA
4 30 (9.80%) Selenium
5 20 (6.54%) Cucumber
6 14 (4.58%) JUnit
6 14 (4.58%) SpecFlow
7 12 (3.92%) Gradle
7 12 (3.92%) Mercurial
8 11 (3.59%) Jenkins
9 10 (3.27%) JBehave
9 10 (3.27%) Visual Studio
10 9 (2.94%) Maven
11 6 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.96%) Jasmine
11 6 (1.96%) JsTestDriver
11 6 (1.96%) QUnit
11 6 (1.96%) WebDriver
12 5 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.31%) Lombardi
General
1 16 (5.23%) Finance
2 8 (2.61%) Banking
3 5 (1.63%) Games
3 5 (1.63%) Retail
4 4 (1.31%) Advertising
5 3 (0.98%) Legal
5 3 (0.98%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.65%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Billing
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
7 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 164 (53.59%) Developer
2 46 (15.03%) Java Developer
3 32 (10.46%) Architect
3 32 (10.46%) Senior Developer
4 22 (7.19%) Analyst
5 21 (6.86%) .NET Developer
5 21 (6.86%) Agile Developer
5 21 (6.86%) Scrum Master
6 18 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 17 (5.56%) Scala Developer
8 15 (4.90%) Senior Java Developer
8 15 (4.90%) Software Developer
9 13 (4.25%) Agile Business Analyst
9 13 (4.25%) Project Manager
10 12 (3.92%) JavaScript Developer
10 12 (3.92%) Lead Developer
11 11 (3.59%) C# Developer
12 10 (3.27%) Agile Java Developer
12 10 (3.27%) Big Data Developer
12 10 (3.27%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (27.45%) Web Services
2 74 (24.18%) CSS
3 70 (22.88%) HTML
4 52 (16.99%) REST
5 46 (15.03%) RESTful
5 46 (15.03%) XML
6 43 (14.05%) JSON
7 39 (12.75%) .NET
8 37 (12.09%) HTML5
9 29 (9.48%) AngularJS
10 27 (8.82%) CSS3
11 24 (7.84%) Spring
12 19 (6.21%) jQuery
13 17 (5.56%) SOAP
14 14 (4.58%) .NET Framework
15 11 (3.59%) XSLT
16 10 (3.27%) ASP.NET
17 9 (2.94%) Ajax
17 9 (2.94%) J2EE
17 9 (2.94%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.11%) User Experience
2 20 (6.54%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.25%) Data Integration
5 12 (3.92%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.94%) IPTV
6 9 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.94%) Visualisation
7 8 (2.61%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.96%) Animation
9 5 (1.63%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.31%) iPad
10 4 (1.31%) Video on Demand
10 4 (1.31%) W3C
11 3 (0.98%) Augmented Reality
11 3 (0.98%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.98%) Mobile Computing
12 2 (0.65%) Interactive TV
12 2 (0.65%) MHEG
12 2 (0.65%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.44%) Linux
2 21 (6.86%) Android
2 21 (6.86%) Unix
3 20 (6.54%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.63%) Windows
5 2 (0.65%) CentOS
5 2 (0.65%) openSUSE
6 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (99.35%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (46.08%) TDD
3 93 (30.39%) BDD
4 65 (21.24%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (13.40%) Kanban
6 40 (13.07%) MVC
7 39 (12.75%) SDLC
8 38 (12.42%) Software Engineering
9 34 (11.11%) OO
10 30 (9.80%) OOP
10 30 (9.80%) Project Management
11 27 (8.82%) High Availability
12 26 (8.50%) Open Source
13 25 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (7.52%) Software Delivery
15 22 (7.19%) SOA
16 20 (6.54%) Service Delivery
17 18 (5.88%) DevOps
17 18 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
18 17 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 96 (31.37%) Java
2 76 (24.84%) JavaScript
3 64 (20.92%) SQL
4 44 (14.38%) C#
5 42 (13.73%) Scala
6 26 (8.50%) Python
7 12 (3.92%) Objective-C
8 11 (3.59%) Groovy
9 9 (2.94%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.94%) Ruby
10 8 (2.61%) C++
11 6 (1.96%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.31%) PHP
13 2 (0.65%) ES6
13 2 (0.65%) Perl
13 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.33%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.33%) Clojure
14 1 (0.33%) ECMAScript
14 1 (0.33%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (3.92%) Degree
2 8 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (2.61%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.96%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.31%) ISEB
5 3 (0.98%) HND
5 3 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.65%) APMP
6 2 (0.65%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.65%) PMP
6 2 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (14.71%) QA
2 13 (4.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (2.61%) Docker
2 6 (1.96%) vSphere
2 6 (1.96%) Xen
2 6 (1.96%) XenServer
3 1 (0.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (2.94%) Cobbler
1 9 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (2.94%) Puppet
1 9 (2.94%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.56%) Oracle
3 12 (3.92%) EPiServer
4 11 (3.59%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.96%) Capita
5 6 (1.96%) EnterpriseDB
6 5 (1.63%) ESRI
6 5 (1.63%) hybris
7 4 (1.31%) IBM
7 4 (1.31%) SAP
8 3 (0.98%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.98%) BEA
8 3 (0.98%) Pega
9 2 (0.65%) OpenTV
10 1 (0.33%) Assembla
10 1 (0.33%) Dell
10 1 (0.33%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.33%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.33%) Sybase
10 1 (0.33%) Twitter
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