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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 31 35 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 70 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.14% 4.47% 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.91% 6.00% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 40 32
Average daily rate
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£359 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £265 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £426 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
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
1013 884 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.32% 74.47% 66.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 466 495
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 46 52
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 September 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram 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 September 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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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
Salford 0 17 £338 -10.00%
Stockport +7 10 £325 - 10
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 111 (88.80%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (42.40%) TDD
3 45 (36.00%) HTML
4 42 (33.60%) CSS
5 39 (31.20%) JavaScript
6 33 (26.40%) C#
7 30 (24.00%) .NET
8 27 (21.60%) Web Services
9 26 (20.80%) jQuery
10 23 (18.40%) SQL Server
11 22 (17.60%) Project Management
11 22 (17.60%) User Stories
12 21 (16.80%) XML
12 21 (16.80%) OOP
12 21 (16.80%) HTML5
13 19 (15.20%) MVC
14 18 (14.40%) Java
15 15 (12.00%) ASP.NET
16 14 (11.20%) BDD
16 14 (11.20%) Business Analysis
17 13 (10.40%) Ajax
17 13 (10.40%) OO
18 12 (9.60%) Finance
18 12 (9.60%) Microsoft
18 12 (9.60%) JIRA
18 12 (9.60%) Git (software)
18 12 (9.60%) Mentoring
19 11 (8.80%) ASP.NET MVC
19 11 (8.80%) WPF
19 11 (8.80%) RUP

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 7 (5.60%) Adobe CQ
2 6 (4.80%) Confluence
2 6 (4.80%) CMS
3 5 (4.00%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.00%) MQSeries
3 5 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.00%) Escenic
4 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.40%) IIS
6 1 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.80%) CICS
6 1 (0.80%) Node.js
6 1 (0.80%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (5.60%) MS Excel
1 7 (5.60%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.80%) MS Project
3 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.80%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Magento
2 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.80%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.60%) Internet
2 4 (3.20%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.60%) MySQL
4 6 (4.80%) Big Data
5 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (4.00%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.60%) RavenDB
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.60%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.80%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (9.60%) JIRA
1 12 (9.60%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.80%) JUnit
3 4 (3.20%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.20%) Mercurial
3 4 (3.20%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.20%) Gradle
4 3 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.40%) Selenium
4 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.60%) ReSharper
5 2 (1.60%) Subversion
5 2 (1.60%) Calabash
6 1 (0.80%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.80%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.80%) NUnit
General
1 12 (9.60%) Finance
2 7 (5.60%) Games
2 7 (5.60%) Retail
3 4 (3.20%) Banking
4 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.60%) Publishing
6 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.80%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 61 (48.80%) Developer
2 43 (34.40%) Analyst
3 29 (23.20%) Business Analyst
4 16 (12.80%) .NET Developer
5 14 (11.20%) Agile Business Analyst
6 13 (10.40%) C# Developer
6 13 (10.40%) Senior Developer
7 11 (8.80%) Systems Analyst
8 10 (8.00%) Project Manager
8 10 (8.00%) Java Developer
8 10 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (6.40%) ScrumMaster
9 8 (6.40%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (5.60%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (5.60%) Python Developer
10 7 (5.60%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (4.80%) Front-End Developer
12 5 (4.00%) Senior Programmer
12 5 (4.00%) Senior Java Programmer
12 5 (4.00%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (36.00%) HTML
2 42 (33.60%) CSS
3 30 (24.00%) .NET
4 27 (21.60%) Web Services
5 26 (20.80%) jQuery
6 21 (16.80%) HTML5
6 21 (16.80%) XML
7 15 (12.00%) ASP.NET
8 13 (10.40%) Ajax
9 11 (8.80%) WPF
9 11 (8.80%) EJB
9 11 (8.80%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (7.20%) Backbone.js
10 9 (7.20%) KnockoutJS
10 9 (7.20%) XHTML
11 8 (6.40%) CSS3
11 8 (6.40%) WCF
12 7 (5.60%) J2EE
12 7 (5.60%) LINQ
12 7 (5.60%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.00%) User Experience
2 9 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.20%) New Media
3 8 (6.40%) Animation
4 5 (4.00%) IPTV
5 4 (3.20%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.20%) Digital Media
5 4 (3.20%) RIA
6 3 (2.40%) Open Source
7 2 (1.60%) Social Network
7 2 (1.60%) NHS
7 2 (1.60%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.60%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.60%) Interactive TV
7 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.80%) Linked Data
8 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.80%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.80%) Windows
2 4 (3.20%) Linux
2 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.40%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (88.80%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (42.40%) TDD
3 22 (17.60%) Project Management
3 22 (17.60%) User Stories
4 21 (16.80%) OOP
5 19 (15.20%) MVC
6 14 (11.20%) Business Analysis
6 14 (11.20%) BDD
7 13 (10.40%) OO
8 12 (9.60%) Mentoring
9 11 (8.80%) RUP
9 11 (8.80%) UML
10 9 (7.20%) E-Commerce
10 9 (7.20%) MVVM
10 9 (7.20%) Use Case
10 9 (7.20%) Software Engineering
11 8 (6.40%) Software Testing
11 8 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (31.20%) JavaScript
2 33 (26.40%) C#
3 18 (14.40%) Java
4 10 (8.00%) SQL
5 9 (7.20%) Scala
6 8 (6.40%) Python
7 7 (5.60%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.80%) C++
9 4 (3.20%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.60%) XAML
10 2 (1.60%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.60%) PHP
11 1 (0.80%) COBOL
11 1 (0.80%) VB
11 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.80%) VBA
11 1 (0.80%) Ruby
11 1 (0.80%) XPath
11 1 (0.80%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.60%) Degree
2 6 (4.80%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.80%) APMP
4 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.80%) ISEB
4 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.80%) PMP
4 1 (0.80%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.20%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (9.60%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.20%) Oracle
3 6 (4.80%) Atlassian
4 5 (4.00%) JBoss
5 4 (3.20%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.60%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.60%) Telerik
7 1 (0.80%) Twitter
7 1 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.80%) Adobe
7 1 (0.80%) Intel
7 1 (0.80%) IBM
7 1 (0.80%) SAP
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