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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 50 41 73
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +32
Contract jobs citing Scrum 105 107 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.27% 3.75% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 5.15% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 72 43
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£365 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £438 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £366
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +30.76%
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
2365 2079 2091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.61% 72.87% 65.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 1019 1064
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £488 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 125 88
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +0.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 +3 77 £363 +3.57% 57
Lancashire - 12 £375 - 2
Cheshire -17 8 £375 +17.18% 28
Merseyside -11 3 £345 -21.59% 4
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 186 (92.08%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (39.11%) TDD
3 64 (31.68%) HTML
4 59 (29.21%) JavaScript
4 59 (29.21%) CSS
5 48 (23.76%) C#
6 45 (22.28%) .NET
7 44 (21.78%) Java
8 36 (17.82%) MVC
8 36 (17.82%) Project Management
9 34 (16.83%) Web Services
9 34 (16.83%) User Stories
10 31 (15.35%) SQL Server
11 28 (13.86%) jQuery
12 27 (13.37%) HTML5
13 25 (12.38%) ASP.NET
14 24 (11.88%) XML
15 23 (11.39%) SQL
16 22 (10.89%) Microsoft
17 21 (10.40%) Kanban
18 20 (9.90%) Git (software)
18 20 (9.90%) OOP
19 19 (9.41%) E-Commerce
19 19 (9.41%) Ajax
20 18 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
21 17 (8.42%) XHTML
21 17 (8.42%) ASP.NET MVC
21 17 (8.42%) Mentoring
22 16 (7.92%) PRINCE2
22 16 (7.92%) Finance

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 7 (3.47%) Confluence
2 6 (2.97%) Node.js
3 5 (2.48%) IIS
3 5 (2.48%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.49%) CMS
4 3 (1.49%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.99%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.99%) Apache
5 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.99%) Orchard CMS
5 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.99%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.50%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.50%) Escenic
6 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.50%) JBoss
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.46%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.48%) MS Office
4 2 (0.99%) Mingle
5 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.50%) MS Project
5 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Magento
2 1 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.96%) Internet
2 4 (1.98%) AMQP
3 2 (0.99%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.35%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.46%) MySQL
4 8 (3.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.97%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (2.48%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.48%) RavenDB
7 4 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.49%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.99%) Big Data
9 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.50%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.50%) MS Access
10 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (9.90%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.93%) JIRA
3 9 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (3.96%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.47%) JUnit
6 6 (2.97%) Eclipse
7 5 (2.48%) Selenium
7 5 (2.48%) Gradle
8 4 (1.98%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.98%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.98%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.49%) NUnit
9 3 (1.49%) Grunt
9 3 (1.49%) Bower
9 3 (1.49%) CasperJS
10 2 (0.99%) Calabash
10 2 (0.99%) PhantomJS
10 2 (0.99%) Subversion
10 2 (0.99%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.50%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 16 (7.92%) Finance
2 12 (5.94%) Retail
3 10 (4.95%) Banking
4 7 (3.47%) Games
4 7 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.99%) Legal
5 2 (0.99%) Publishing
6 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 97 (48.02%) Developer
2 47 (23.27%) Analyst
3 35 (17.33%) Business Analyst
4 29 (14.36%) .NET Developer
5 21 (10.40%) Senior Developer
6 19 (9.41%) C# Developer
6 19 (9.41%) Project Manager
6 19 (9.41%) Agile Business Analyst
7 16 (7.92%) Java Developer
8 13 (6.44%) ScrumMaster
9 12 (5.94%) Agile Coach
10 11 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (5.45%) JavaScript Developer
11 10 (4.95%) Front-End Developer
11 10 (4.95%) Systems Analyst
12 8 (3.96%) Senior Manager
12 8 (3.96%) Architect
12 8 (3.96%) Senior Project Manager
13 7 (3.47%) Technical Architect
13 7 (3.47%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (31.68%) HTML
2 59 (29.21%) CSS
3 45 (22.28%) .NET
4 34 (16.83%) Web Services
5 28 (13.86%) jQuery
6 27 (13.37%) HTML5
7 25 (12.38%) ASP.NET
8 24 (11.88%) XML
9 19 (9.41%) Ajax
10 17 (8.42%) XHTML
10 17 (8.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (7.92%) WPF
11 16 (7.92%) JSON
12 13 (6.44%) CSS3
13 12 (5.94%) LINQ
13 12 (5.94%) J2EE
14 11 (5.45%) KnockoutJS
15 10 (4.95%) Backbone.js
15 10 (4.95%) Django
15 10 (4.95%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.43%) Computer Science
1 15 (7.43%) User Experience
2 13 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.46%) New Media
3 9 (4.46%) Animation
4 8 (3.96%) Open Source
5 6 (2.97%) NHS
5 6 (2.97%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.48%) PMI
6 5 (2.48%) IPTV
6 5 (2.48%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.98%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.99%) Linked Data
9 2 (0.99%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.99%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.99%) Interactive TV
9 2 (0.99%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.99%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.94%) Windows
2 5 (2.48%) Linux
2 5 (2.48%) Android
2 5 (2.48%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.49%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (92.08%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (39.11%) TDD
3 36 (17.82%) Project Management
3 36 (17.82%) MVC
4 34 (16.83%) User Stories
5 21 (10.40%) Kanban
6 20 (9.90%) OOP
7 19 (9.41%) E-Commerce
8 18 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (8.42%) Mentoring
10 16 (7.92%) PRINCE2
11 15 (7.43%) OO
11 15 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (7.43%) Business Analysis
11 15 (7.43%) Supplier Management
11 15 (7.43%) BDD
12 14 (6.93%) MVVM
13 13 (6.44%) Software Engineering
13 13 (6.44%) Use Case
14 12 (5.94%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 59 (29.21%) JavaScript
2 48 (23.76%) C#
3 44 (21.78%) Java
4 23 (11.39%) SQL
5 14 (6.93%) Scala
5 14 (6.93%) Python
6 13 (6.44%) T-SQL
7 8 (3.96%) Ruby
8 7 (3.47%) C++
8 7 (3.47%) PHP
9 4 (1.98%) XPath
9 4 (1.98%) XAML
9 4 (1.98%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.49%) VBScript
10 3 (1.49%) VB
11 2 (0.99%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.99%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.50%) VBA
12 1 (0.50%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 15 (7.43%) Degree
2 14 (6.93%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.45%) PMI Certification
4 10 (4.95%) PMP
5 7 (3.47%) ISEB
5 7 (3.47%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (2.97%) APMP
7 5 (2.48%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.99%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.50%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.97%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.96%) Oracle
3 7 (3.47%) Atlassian
4 5 (2.48%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.48%) Sybase
5 3 (1.49%) SAP
6 2 (0.99%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.99%) Twitter
6 2 (0.99%) IBM
7 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.50%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.50%) Telerik
7 1 (0.50%) Netezza
7 1 (0.50%) Cognos
7 1 (0.50%) Adobe
7 1 (0.50%) Intel
7 1 (0.50%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.50%) Informatica
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