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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 34 46 78
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +32
Contract jobs citing Scrum 169 105 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.55% 3.43% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.95% 4.68% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 65 31
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£413 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £309 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.77 £38.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+0.70% +17.55%
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
2840 2245 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.43% 73.25% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1692 1193 864
Average daily rate £388 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 97 84
Average hourly rate £33.00 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -1 68 £400 +23.07% 48
Cheshire +27 57 £340 -15.00% 43
Merseyside -5 19 £518 +25.45% 6
Lancashire -18 8 £500 +24.22% 4
Cumbria - 5 - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 243 (85.87%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (31.80%) JavaScript
3 80 (28.27%) Java
4 78 (27.56%) TDD
5 77 (27.21%) .NET
6 71 (25.09%) HTML
7 64 (22.61%) CSS
8 57 (20.14%) MVC
9 52 (18.37%) C#
10 50 (17.67%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (16.61%) jQuery
11 47 (16.61%) Web Services
12 42 (14.84%) Finance
12 42 (14.84%) HTML5
13 39 (13.78%) CSS3
14 38 (13.43%) JSON
15 35 (12.37%) SQL
16 34 (12.01%) ASP.NET
16 34 (12.01%) Kanban
16 34 (12.01%) Security Cleared
16 34 (12.01%) Git (software)
16 34 (12.01%) AngularJS
17 32 (11.31%) Waterfall
18 31 (10.95%) Oracle
18 31 (10.95%) SDLC
19 30 (10.60%) Subversion
20 29 (10.25%) OO
20 29 (10.25%) QA
21 28 (9.89%) Unit Testing
21 28 (9.89%) ASP.NET MVC

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 9 (3.18%) Confluence
2 8 (2.83%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.47%) Node.js
4 6 (2.12%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.77%) Apache
6 4 (1.41%) Zope
7 3 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.06%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.71%) SugarCRM
8 2 (0.71%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.35%) JBoss
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.35%) Orchard CMS
9 1 (0.35%) SAS
9 1 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (2.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.35%) SPSS
2 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.35%) Mingle
2 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.35%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.35%) arcHouse
3 1 (0.35%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.35%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.35%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.35%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.35%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.47%) Amazon SQS
2 7 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (2.47%) Amazon S3
2 7 (2.47%) Amazon EMR
2 7 (2.47%) Amazon ELB
2 7 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
2 7 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 7 (2.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 7 (2.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 5 (1.77%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.35%) Force.com
5 1 (0.35%) Office 365
5 1 (0.35%) IaaS
5 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.59%) Internet
2 6 (2.12%) AMQP
3 3 (1.06%) Skype
4 1 (0.35%) Firewall
4 1 (0.35%) ATM
4 1 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.13%) MongoDB
2 22 (7.77%) SQL Server
3 17 (6.01%) MySQL
3 17 (6.01%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.53%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.18%) RavenDB
5 9 (3.18%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (2.83%) Big Data
7 7 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (2.47%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.77%) CouchDB
9 4 (1.41%) SimpleDB
9 4 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.06%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.71%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 34 (12.01%) Git (software)
2 30 (10.60%) Subversion
3 24 (8.48%) JIRA
4 19 (6.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (4.59%) Cucumber
6 12 (4.24%) Visual Studio
7 9 (3.18%) Eclipse
7 9 (3.18%) ReSharper
7 9 (3.18%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.83%) Gradle
8 8 (2.83%) Ant
8 8 (2.83%) JUnit
9 6 (2.12%) Selenium
9 6 (2.12%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.77%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (1.06%) PVCS
12 3 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.06%) Rational Performance Tester
12 3 (1.06%) Maven
General
1 42 (14.84%) Finance
2 11 (3.89%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.18%) Banking
4 7 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.41%) Games
6 3 (1.06%) Legal
6 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.71%) Retail
7 2 (0.71%) Electronics
7 2 (0.71%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 144 (50.88%) Developer
2 36 (12.72%) Java Developer
3 32 (11.31%) .NET Developer
4 26 (9.19%) Analyst
5 23 (8.13%) Architect
6 15 (5.30%) Project Manager
6 15 (5.30%) Web Developer
7 13 (4.59%) Front-End Developer
8 12 (4.24%) ScrumMaster
8 12 (4.24%) Business Analyst
9 11 (3.89%) Technical Architect
9 11 (3.89%) C# Developer
9 11 (3.89%) Senior Developer
9 11 (3.89%) Test Leader
9 11 (3.89%) Mobile Developer
10 10 (3.53%) Agile Coach
10 10 (3.53%) Test Manager
11 8 (2.83%) Test Analyst
11 8 (2.83%) Front-End Web Developer
12 6 (2.12%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (27.21%) .NET
2 71 (25.09%) HTML
3 64 (22.61%) CSS
4 47 (16.61%) Web Services
4 47 (16.61%) jQuery
5 42 (14.84%) HTML5
6 39 (13.78%) CSS3
7 38 (13.43%) JSON
8 34 (12.01%) ASP.NET
8 34 (12.01%) AngularJS
9 28 (9.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (8.83%) J2EE
11 24 (8.48%) Spring
12 23 (8.13%) REST
13 22 (7.77%) .NET Framework
13 22 (7.77%) XML
14 21 (7.42%) Ajax
14 21 (7.42%) LINQ
15 18 (6.36%) RESTful
16 17 (6.01%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.95%) Mobile App
2 14 (4.95%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.12%) User Experience
5 5 (1.77%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.41%) Video on Demand
6 4 (1.41%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.06%) MHEG
7 3 (1.06%) Wiki
7 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.06%) Interactive TV
7 3 (1.06%) IPTV
8 2 (0.71%) PMI
8 2 (0.71%) DTV
8 2 (0.71%) New Media
9 1 (0.35%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.35%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.35%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.13%) Linux
2 22 (7.77%) Android
3 20 (7.07%) Apple iOS
4 14 (4.95%) Windows
5 7 (2.47%) UNIX
6 6 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (85.87%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (27.56%) TDD
3 57 (20.14%) MVC
4 50 (17.67%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (12.01%) Kanban
6 32 (11.31%) Waterfall
7 31 (10.95%) SDLC
8 29 (10.25%) OO
9 28 (9.89%) PRINCE2
9 28 (9.89%) Unit Testing
10 25 (8.83%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (8.83%) Software Engineering
11 22 (7.77%) Test Scripting
11 22 (7.77%) Mentoring
11 22 (7.77%) BDD
12 21 (7.42%) Project Management
13 20 (7.07%) Test Strategy
13 20 (7.07%) Android Development
14 19 (6.71%) OOP
15 18 (6.36%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (31.80%) JavaScript
2 80 (28.27%) Java
3 52 (18.37%) C#
4 35 (12.37%) SQL
5 17 (6.01%) TypeScript
6 9 (3.18%) Perl
6 9 (3.18%) Python
6 9 (3.18%) Ruby
7 5 (1.77%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.77%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.77%) VB
7 5 (1.77%) Scala
7 5 (1.77%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.41%) PHP
8 4 (1.41%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.06%) VB6
9 3 (1.06%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.06%) Delphi
10 2 (0.71%) R
11 1 (0.35%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 34 (12.01%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.54%) Degree
3 24 (8.48%) ISEB
4 13 (4.59%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.24%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.12%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.41%) PMP
8 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.71%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.35%) CISSP
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.35%) CCNP
9 1 (0.35%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.25%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (7.07%) Puppet
2 12 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.12%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.35%) StatsD
Vendors
1 31 (10.95%) Oracle
2 26 (9.19%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.47%) HP
4 6 (2.12%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.12%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.77%) Adobe
6 4 (1.41%) Progress
6 4 (1.41%) IBM
6 4 (1.41%) SAP
6 4 (1.41%) Hyperion
6 4 (1.41%) hybris
6 4 (1.41%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.06%) Green Hat
7 3 (1.06%) Sculptor
7 3 (1.06%) Informatica
7 3 (1.06%) OpenTV
8 2 (0.71%) Siebel
8 2 (0.71%) Tableau
8 2 (0.71%) Twitter
8 2 (0.71%) TIBCO
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