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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 47 42 80
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +38
Contract jobs citing Scrum 99 117 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.05% 4.18% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 5.65% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 78 38
Average daily rate
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£365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £393
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 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.85%
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
2402 2069 2020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.88% 73.89% 65.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1413 1029 1021
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 113 83
Average hourly rate £28.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.67 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 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
Manchester +1 71 £355 +1.42% 48
Lancashire -14 12 £500 - 5
Cheshire -20 10 £375 +15.38% 20
Merseyside -5 3 £340 -2.85% 3
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 190 (93.14%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (42.65%) TDD
3 70 (34.31%) HTML
4 66 (32.35%) CSS
5 64 (31.37%) JavaScript
6 53 (25.98%) C#
7 49 (24.02%) .NET
8 40 (19.61%) Java
8 40 (19.61%) Web Services
8 40 (19.61%) MVC
9 35 (17.16%) XML
9 35 (17.16%) Git (software)
10 33 (16.18%) SQL Server
11 32 (15.69%) Project Management
11 32 (15.69%) jQuery
12 29 (14.22%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (13.73%) Kanban
13 28 (13.73%) HTML5
14 27 (13.24%) User Stories
14 27 (13.24%) Microsoft
14 27 (13.24%) ASP.NET
15 24 (11.76%) Python
16 23 (11.27%) SQL
17 22 (10.78%) Mentoring
18 21 (10.29%) XHTML
19 20 (9.80%) Software Engineering
19 20 (9.80%) Degree
19 20 (9.80%) JSON
19 20 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC
20 19 (9.31%) Ajax

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 8 (3.92%) Node.js
1 8 (3.92%) Confluence
2 6 (2.94%) IIS
3 5 (2.45%) CMS
3 5 (2.45%) Apache
3 5 (2.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.96%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.96%) Orchard CMS
4 4 (1.96%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.98%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.49%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.49%) CICS
7 1 (0.49%) JBoss
7 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.41%) MS Office
3 4 (1.96%) MS Project
4 3 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.47%) Mingle
5 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.49%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.96%) Magento
2 2 (0.98%) Tridion
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.98%) SaaS
2 2 (0.98%) PaaS
2 2 (0.98%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.90%) Internet
2 6 (2.94%) AMQP
3 2 (0.98%) Intranet
4 1 (0.49%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (4.41%) MySQL
5 8 (3.92%) RavenDB
6 7 (3.43%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.43%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.94%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.98%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.98%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (17.16%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.82%) JIRA
3 11 (5.39%) Visual Studio
4 10 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (3.92%) JUnit
5 8 (3.92%) Subversion
6 7 (3.43%) Eclipse
6 7 (3.43%) Jasmine
7 6 (2.94%) Gradle
7 6 (2.94%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.45%) Mercurial
8 5 (2.45%) Grunt
8 5 (2.45%) Bower
8 5 (2.45%) CasperJS
9 4 (1.96%) PhantomJS
10 3 (1.47%) Selenium
10 3 (1.47%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.98%) Trac
11 2 (0.98%) Calabash
11 2 (0.98%) Hudson
General
1 13 (6.37%) Finance
2 11 (5.39%) Retail
3 9 (4.41%) Games
4 6 (2.94%) Banking
5 5 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.98%) Legal
6 2 (0.98%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 114 (55.88%) Developer
2 35 (17.16%) Analyst
3 32 (15.69%) .NET Developer
4 25 (12.25%) Business Analyst
4 25 (12.25%) Senior Developer
5 21 (10.29%) Project Manager
5 21 (10.29%) C# Developer
6 20 (9.80%) Java Developer
7 13 (6.37%) ScrumMaster
7 13 (6.37%) Python Developer
7 13 (6.37%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (5.39%) Architect
8 11 (5.39%) Agile Business Analyst
8 11 (5.39%) Django Developer
9 10 (4.90%) Python/Django Developer
10 9 (4.41%) Technical Architect
10 9 (4.41%) Front-End Developer
11 8 (3.92%) Senior Manager
11 8 (3.92%) Senior Project Manager
11 8 (3.92%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (34.31%) HTML
2 66 (32.35%) CSS
3 49 (24.02%) .NET
4 40 (19.61%) Web Services
5 35 (17.16%) XML
6 32 (15.69%) jQuery
7 28 (13.73%) HTML5
8 27 (13.24%) ASP.NET
9 21 (10.29%) XHTML
10 20 (9.80%) JSON
10 20 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (9.31%) Ajax
12 18 (8.82%) Django
13 16 (7.84%) WPF
14 15 (7.35%) CSS3
15 14 (6.86%) LINQ
16 13 (6.37%) J2EE
16 13 (6.37%) Java EE
17 10 (4.90%) PyQt
17 10 (4.90%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 17 (8.33%) User Experience
2 15 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.39%) Open Source
4 9 (4.41%) Animation
4 9 (4.41%) New Media
5 8 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.92%) NHS
6 6 (2.94%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.45%) IPTV
7 5 (2.45%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.96%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.98%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.98%) Linked Data
9 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.98%) W3C
9 2 (0.98%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.35%) Windows
2 11 (5.39%) Linux
3 9 (4.41%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.92%) Android
5 6 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.96%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.49%) VMS
7 1 (0.49%) UNIX
7 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.49%) HPUX
7 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (93.14%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (42.65%) TDD
3 40 (19.61%) MVC
4 32 (15.69%) Project Management
5 29 (14.22%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (13.73%) Kanban
7 27 (13.24%) User Stories
8 22 (10.78%) Mentoring
9 20 (9.80%) Software Engineering
10 18 (8.82%) E-Commerce
10 18 (8.82%) OOP
11 16 (7.84%) Unit Testing
11 16 (7.84%) OO
12 15 (7.35%) PRINCE2
12 15 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (6.86%) MVVM
13 14 (6.86%) Use Case
13 14 (6.86%) SOA
14 13 (6.37%) BDD
15 12 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 64 (31.37%) JavaScript
2 53 (25.98%) C#
3 40 (19.61%) Java
4 24 (11.76%) Python
5 23 (11.27%) SQL
6 15 (7.35%) T-SQL
7 13 (6.37%) Ruby
8 12 (5.88%) Scala
9 11 (5.39%) PHP
10 7 (3.43%) C++
11 5 (2.45%) XPath
12 4 (1.96%) XAML
13 3 (1.47%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.47%) VBScript
14 2 (0.98%) VB
14 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.98%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.98%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.49%) COBOL
15 1 (0.49%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 20 (9.80%) Degree
2 13 (6.37%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.43%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.45%) PMP
4 5 (2.45%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.98%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.98%) ISEB
5 2 (0.98%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.49%) MCPD
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
1 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.47%) Puppet
1 3 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.49%) WSUS
2 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 27 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.37%) Oracle
3 9 (4.41%) Atlassian
4 7 (3.43%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.45%) Sybase
6 3 (1.47%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.98%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.98%) Twitter
7 2 (0.98%) hybris
7 2 (0.98%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.98%) SAP
7 2 (0.98%) IBM
8 1 (0.49%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.49%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco
8 1 (0.49%) Adobe
8 1 (0.49%) HP
8 1 (0.49%) Intel
8 1 (0.49%) Cognos
North West
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 13 hours ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Burnley, Lancashire
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £300 - £400+ per day depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Ascent People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum 12 months fix term contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Blackburn
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
North West England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago