The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 34 53 56
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 211 101 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.85% 3.30% 2.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.12% 4.46% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 51 51
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£425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £459 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 £44.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.30% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.19 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-3.08% -
Scrum
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3447 2264 2046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 79.15% 73.91% 71.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2119 1248 1034
Average daily rate £415 £375 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 101 110
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.83 £22.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.08% +19.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the North West region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the North West region.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 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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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
Manchester 0 113 £450 +30.90% 67
Cheshire +39 70 £384 +28.99% 42
Merseyside -4 8 £375 +29.31% 11
Lancashire -26 3 £615 +70.24% 7
Cumbria -18 2 - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 312 (87.15%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (28.49%) TDD
3 96 (26.82%) JavaScript
4 90 (25.14%) Java
5 75 (20.95%) .NET
6 70 (19.55%) Continuous Integration
7 69 (19.27%) CSS
8 66 (18.44%) HTML
9 54 (15.08%) MVC
10 50 (13.97%) QA
11 49 (13.69%) Git (software)
12 46 (12.85%) Kanban
13 44 (12.29%) Web Services
14 43 (12.01%) JSON
15 42 (11.73%) C#
15 42 (11.73%) HTML5
16 41 (11.45%) jQuery
16 41 (11.45%) Mentoring
16 41 (11.45%) SQL
16 41 (11.45%) OO
16 41 (11.45%) Finance
17 40 (11.17%) CSS3
18 39 (10.89%) Software Delivery
19 38 (10.61%) Subversion
19 38 (10.61%) RESTful
20 37 (10.34%) AngularJS
20 37 (10.34%) Pair Programming
20 37 (10.34%) ASP.NET
21 35 (9.78%) Security Cleared
21 35 (9.78%) Waterfall

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (3.07%) Node.js
2 8 (2.23%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (1.68%) JBoss
4 6 (1.68%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.12%) Apache
5 4 (1.12%) Confluence
6 3 (0.84%) CMS
6 3 (0.84%) Zope
7 2 (0.56%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (2.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.40%) MS Office
3 3 (0.84%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.84%) MS Project
3 3 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Magento
3 1 (0.28%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.28%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.28%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.28%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.28%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.28%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.28%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.35%) Amazon SQS
2 12 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (3.35%) Amazon S3
2 12 (3.35%) Amazon EMR
2 12 (3.35%) Amazon ELB
2 12 (3.35%) AWS CloudFormation
2 12 (3.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 12 (3.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 12 (3.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 10 (2.79%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.28%) Force.com
5 1 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.28%) Office 365
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.68%) Internet
2 3 (0.84%) HTTP
3 2 (0.56%) AMQP
4 1 (0.28%) ATM
4 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.28%) VPN
4 1 (0.28%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.03%) Big Data
2 16 (4.47%) MongoDB
3 15 (4.19%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.63%) NoSQL
5 12 (3.35%) MySQL
5 12 (3.35%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (2.79%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.79%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (2.51%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.51%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.23%) Pentaho
8 8 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.12%) CouchDB
10 4 (1.12%) RavenDB
10 4 (1.12%) Redis
11 3 (0.84%) SimpleDB
12 2 (0.56%) SAP Data Services
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 49 (13.69%) Git (software)
2 38 (10.61%) Subversion
3 23 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (4.75%) Mercurial
4 17 (4.75%) Selenium
5 13 (3.63%) JIRA
5 13 (3.63%) Cucumber
6 11 (3.07%) Visual Studio
7 10 (2.79%) SoapUI
7 10 (2.79%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.68%) Maven
9 5 (1.40%) JUnit
9 5 (1.40%) ReSharper
10 4 (1.12%) Ant
10 4 (1.12%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.12%) Mocha
10 4 (1.12%) Rational Performance Tester
10 4 (1.12%) Rational Functional Tester
10 4 (1.12%) Calabash
10 4 (1.12%) eggPlant
General
1 41 (11.45%) Finance
2 14 (3.91%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (3.07%) Banking
4 9 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.12%) Retail
6 2 (0.56%) Billing
6 2 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Back Office
7 1 (0.28%) Legal
7 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 166 (46.37%) Developer
2 49 (13.69%) Java Developer
3 39 (10.89%) Analyst
4 31 (8.66%) Senior Developer
5 30 (8.38%) Architect
5 30 (8.38%) .NET Developer
6 23 (6.42%) Business Analyst
6 23 (6.42%) ScrumMaster
7 21 (5.87%) Project Manager
8 17 (4.75%) Senior Java Developer
8 17 (4.75%) Front-End Developer
9 15 (4.19%) Agile Business Analyst
10 14 (3.91%) Agile Coach
10 14 (3.91%) Web Developer
11 13 (3.63%) Technical Architect
12 11 (3.07%) Test Leader
12 11 (3.07%) Mobile Developer
13 10 (2.79%) AWS Engineer
13 10 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (2.79%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (20.95%) .NET
2 69 (19.27%) CSS
3 66 (18.44%) HTML
4 44 (12.29%) Web Services
5 43 (12.01%) JSON
6 42 (11.73%) HTML5
7 41 (11.45%) jQuery
8 40 (11.17%) CSS3
9 38 (10.61%) RESTful
10 37 (10.34%) AngularJS
10 37 (10.34%) ASP.NET
11 33 (9.22%) SOAP
12 30 (8.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 24 (6.70%) .NET Framework
14 22 (6.15%) J2EE
15 21 (5.87%) Spring
15 21 (5.87%) REST
16 20 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web API
16 20 (5.59%) XML
17 17 (4.75%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.87%) User Experience
2 16 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.19%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.51%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.51%) Data Integration
5 8 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.68%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.12%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.12%) Human Factors
8 3 (0.84%) Wiki
8 3 (0.84%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.56%) PMI
10 1 (0.28%) W3C
10 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.28%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.28%) IVR
10 1 (0.28%) Tandem
10 1 (0.28%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.28%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.82%) Linux
2 25 (6.98%) Android
3 23 (6.42%) Apple iOS
4 12 (3.35%) UNIX
5 8 (2.23%) Windows
6 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.28%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (87.15%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (28.49%) TDD
3 70 (19.55%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (15.08%) MVC
5 46 (12.85%) Kanban
6 41 (11.45%) OO
6 41 (11.45%) Mentoring
7 39 (10.89%) Software Delivery
8 37 (10.34%) Pair Programming
9 35 (9.78%) Waterfall
10 33 (9.22%) User Stories
11 32 (8.94%) Coaching
12 31 (8.66%) SDLC
13 30 (8.38%) BDD
14 29 (8.10%) Project Management
14 29 (8.10%) OOP
15 28 (7.82%) Test Strategy
16 27 (7.54%) User Acceptance Testing
17 26 (7.26%) PRINCE2
18 25 (6.98%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 96 (26.82%) JavaScript
2 90 (25.14%) Java
3 42 (11.73%) C#
4 41 (11.45%) SQL
5 20 (5.59%) Scala
6 19 (5.31%) TypeScript
7 15 (4.19%) Groovy
8 11 (3.07%) C++
9 10 (2.79%) Python
10 5 (1.40%) Objective-C
10 5 (1.40%) Perl
10 5 (1.40%) PHP
11 4 (1.12%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.84%) Ruby
13 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.56%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.28%) R
14 1 (0.28%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (9.78%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.70%) ISEB
3 20 (5.59%) Degree
4 15 (4.19%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.68%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.40%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.12%) PMP
8 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.28%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.28%) CISSP
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.28%) CCNP
9 1 (0.28%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (13.97%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (1.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (5.31%) Puppet
2 18 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.56%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.28%) StatsD
Vendors
1 28 (7.82%) Oracle
2 24 (6.70%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.79%) Adobe
4 6 (1.68%) IBM
5 5 (1.40%) Green Hat
5 5 (1.40%) Hyperion
6 4 (1.12%) HP
7 3 (0.84%) Apigee
7 3 (0.84%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.56%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.56%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.56%) SAP
8 2 (0.56%) Siebel
8 2 (0.56%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.56%) hybris
9 1 (0.28%) Tableau
9 1 (0.28%) Facebook
9 1 (0.28%) Twitter
9 1 (0.28%) Talend
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Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
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