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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
England / North West
Rank 21 29 39
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 178 208 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.78% 5.59% 3.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.26% 6.78% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 130 87
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £501 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +22.33%

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
2155 3066 2591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.10% 82.38% 78.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1856 1498
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 135 111
Median hourly rate £42.48 £38.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.77% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.70 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Scrum Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 97 £403 -5.29% 74
Cheshire +21 37 £438 -1.40% 6
Merseyside +19 27 £600 - 4
Lancashire +4 8 £375 -3.84% 3
Cumbria +9 1 - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 377 (95.93%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (38.17%) JavaScript
3 148 (37.66%) TDD
4 130 (33.08%) Java
5 116 (29.52%) BDD
6 103 (26.21%) HTML
7 84 (21.37%) Kanban
8 78 (19.85%) CSS
9 77 (19.59%) Linux
10 72 (18.32%) .NET
10 72 (18.32%) Continuous Integration
11 69 (17.56%) Git (software)
12 64 (16.28%) C#
12 64 (16.28%) Web Services
12 64 (16.28%) AngularJS
12 64 (16.28%) DevOps
13 62 (15.78%) SQL
14 60 (15.27%) MVC
15 55 (13.99%) Finance
15 55 (13.99%) jQuery
16 54 (13.74%) RESTful
17 53 (13.49%) HTML5
17 53 (13.49%) SQL Server
18 52 (13.23%) Jenkins
19 51 (12.98%) Software Engineering
19 51 (12.98%) JIRA
20 46 (11.70%) ASP.NET
21 45 (11.45%) Project Management
21 45 (11.45%) Spring
22 44 (11.20%) NoSQL

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (7.12%) CMS
2 21 (5.34%) Confluence
3 18 (4.58%) Umbraco
4 15 (3.82%) GeoServer
5 14 (3.56%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.29%) Apache
7 8 (2.04%) JBoss
8 6 (1.53%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.02%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.02%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.02%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.76%) Liferay
11 2 (0.51%) Drupal
11 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.51%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.51%) Mule
11 2 (0.51%) Mule ESB
11 2 (0.51%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.25%) MS Office
1 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.02%) Magento
3 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (1.53%) GitHub
3 6 (1.53%) Slack
4 5 (1.27%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.27%) PaaS
5 4 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.76%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (0.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.51%) IaaS
7 2 (0.51%) SaaS
7 2 (0.51%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.33%) HTTP
2 5 (1.27%) LDAP
3 4 (1.02%) Internet
4 3 (0.76%) AMQP
4 3 (0.76%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.76%) Network Security
4 3 (0.76%) VPN
5 1 (0.25%) Broadband
5 1 (0.25%) LAN
5 1 (0.25%) SSH
5 1 (0.25%) SSL
5 1 (0.25%) WAN
5 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.49%) SQL Server
2 44 (11.20%) NoSQL
3 29 (7.38%) MySQL
4 26 (6.62%) MongoDB
5 16 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (3.56%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.56%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (2.80%) GIS
9 10 (2.54%) Big Data
10 8 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.53%) Data Mining
12 6 (1.53%) Spatial Data
13 5 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (1.27%) Data Mart
13 5 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
13 5 (1.27%) Star Schema
14 4 (1.02%) Hadoop
14 4 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 69 (17.56%) Git (software)
2 52 (13.23%) Jenkins
3 51 (12.98%) JIRA
4 39 (9.92%) Cucumber
5 33 (8.40%) Selenium
6 28 (7.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (5.85%) JUnit
7 23 (5.85%) Maven
8 16 (4.07%) Gradle
9 15 (3.82%) Subversion
10 13 (3.31%) JBehave
11 8 (2.04%) ERwin
12 7 (1.78%) Mercurial
12 7 (1.78%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.27%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.27%) Jasmine
13 5 (1.27%) SonarQube
13 5 (1.27%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (1.27%) WebDriver
14 4 (1.02%) Artifactory
General
1 55 (13.99%) Finance
2 15 (3.82%) Games
3 9 (2.29%) Retail
4 7 (1.78%) Banking
4 7 (1.78%) Legal
5 6 (1.53%) Marketing
6 5 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.76%) Advertising
9 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.51%) Electronics
9 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Law
9 2 (0.51%) Local Government
9 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 200 (50.89%) Developer
2 52 (13.23%) Java Developer
3 42 (10.69%) Analyst
3 42 (10.69%) Senior Developer
4 31 (7.89%) Business Analyst
5 29 (7.38%) Scrum Master
6 28 (7.12%) .NET Developer
7 22 (5.60%) Project Manager
8 21 (5.34%) Agile Business Analyst
9 20 (5.09%) Software Engineer
10 19 (4.83%) Architect
11 16 (4.07%) Agile Developer
12 15 (3.82%) C# Developer
12 15 (3.82%) Consultant
12 15 (3.82%) Senior Java Developer
13 14 (3.56%) Umbraco Developer
14 13 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
15 12 (3.05%) C# .NET Developer
15 12 (3.05%) JavaScript Developer
16 11 (2.80%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (26.21%) HTML
2 78 (19.85%) CSS
3 72 (18.32%) .NET
4 64 (16.28%) AngularJS
4 64 (16.28%) Web Services
5 55 (13.99%) jQuery
6 54 (13.74%) RESTful
7 53 (13.49%) HTML5
8 46 (11.70%) ASP.NET
9 45 (11.45%) Spring
10 44 (11.20%) Node.js
11 42 (10.69%) REST
12 37 (9.41%) JSON
13 31 (7.89%) XML
14 27 (6.87%) .NET Framework
14 27 (6.87%) ASP.NET Web API
15 24 (6.11%) ASP.NET MVC
16 23 (5.85%) CSS3
17 19 (4.83%) J2EE
18 16 (4.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.85%) User Experience
2 17 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.54%) Web 2.0
4 9 (2.29%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.29%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.53%) Fintech
5 6 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.02%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.02%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.02%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.02%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.76%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.76%) Interactive TV
7 3 (0.76%) MHEG
7 3 (0.76%) New Media
7 3 (0.76%) Wiki
8 2 (0.51%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.51%) IPTV
8 2 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 77 (19.59%) Linux
2 21 (5.34%) Apple iOS
3 20 (5.09%) Android
4 19 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.80%) Windows
6 8 (2.04%) Unix
7 6 (1.53%) CentOS
7 6 (1.53%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.25%) Fedora
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (95.93%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (37.66%) TDD
3 116 (29.52%) BDD
4 84 (21.37%) Kanban
5 72 (18.32%) Continuous Integration
6 64 (16.28%) DevOps
7 60 (15.27%) MVC
8 51 (12.98%) Software Engineering
9 45 (11.45%) Project Management
10 42 (10.69%) Open Source
11 41 (10.43%) SDLC
11 41 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 38 (9.67%) User Stories
13 35 (8.91%) OO
14 33 (8.40%) Web Development
15 31 (7.89%) Pair Programming
16 30 (7.63%) Continuous Delivery
16 30 (7.63%) E-Commerce
17 28 (7.12%) Configuration Management
17 28 (7.12%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 150 (38.17%) JavaScript
2 130 (33.08%) Java
3 64 (16.28%) C#
4 62 (15.78%) SQL
5 40 (10.18%) Python
6 28 (7.12%) Ruby
7 26 (6.62%) Scala
8 14 (3.56%) Groovy
9 13 (3.31%) PHP
10 12 (3.05%) Perl
11 10 (2.54%) Clojure
12 8 (2.04%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.53%) C++
14 5 (1.27%) F#
14 5 (1.27%) Go
14 5 (1.27%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.02%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.76%) ActionScript
16 3 (0.76%) Korn
16 3 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (6.87%) Degree
2 25 (6.36%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.85%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.27%) AWS Certification
4 5 (1.27%) ISEB
5 4 (1.02%) PMP
6 3 (0.76%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.51%) CISSP
8 1 (0.25%) APMG
8 1 (0.25%) CLAS
8 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.25%) MCAD
8 1 (0.25%) MCP
8 1 (0.25%) MCSD
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.25%) PhD
8 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.25%) SANS
8 1 (0.25%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.38%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) SDET
3 2 (0.51%) ISO26262
3 2 (0.51%) MISRA
4 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
System Software
1 9 (2.29%) Docker
1 9 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.53%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.25%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 17 (4.33%) Puppet
2 13 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.29%) Ansible
4 7 (1.78%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.27%) Salt
5 5 (1.27%) Terraform
5 5 (1.27%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (0.76%) Kibana
6 3 (0.76%) Nagios
7 2 (0.51%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.25%) Graphite
8 1 (0.25%) logstash
8 1 (0.25%) Nmap
8 1 (0.25%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 30 (7.63%) Oracle
2 22 (5.60%) ServiceNow
3 18 (4.58%) Microsoft
4 15 (3.82%) ESRI
4 15 (3.82%) Red Hat
5 14 (3.56%) Atlassian
6 13 (3.31%) hybris
7 12 (3.05%) VMware
8 9 (2.29%) ATG
9 5 (1.27%) IDERA
9 5 (1.27%) Snow
9 5 (1.27%) Talend
10 4 (1.02%) Google
10 4 (1.02%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.02%) Siebel
10 4 (1.02%) Tableau
10 4 (1.02%) Twitter
10 4 (1.02%) Zend
11 3 (0.76%) Perforce
11 3 (0.76%) Sitecore
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago