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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 50 46 70
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +24
Contract jobs citing Scrum 124 109 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.21% 3.44% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.23% 4.71% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 57 28
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£419 £390 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.37% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £325 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £37.65
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +19.52%
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
2929 2314 1753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.80% 73.09% 71.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1185 873
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 127 85
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.25 £25.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.20% +20.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 74 £419 +8.06% 54
Cheshire -17 24 £371 -12.64% 37
Lancashire -2 11 £475 +18.75% 1
Cumbria - 5 - - 1
Merseyside -23 1 £220 -46.66% 4
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 220 (93.22%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (39.83%) TDD
3 87 (36.86%) Java
4 74 (31.36%) JavaScript
5 61 (25.85%) HTML
6 59 (25.00%) Kanban
7 57 (24.15%) C#
7 57 (24.15%) CSS
8 53 (22.46%) .NET
8 53 (22.46%) MVC
9 49 (20.76%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (19.07%) Web Services
11 42 (17.80%) jQuery
12 40 (16.95%) Git (software)
13 38 (16.10%) XML
14 35 (14.83%) Software Engineering
14 35 (14.83%) JIRA
15 34 (14.41%) Oracle
15 34 (14.41%) Mentoring
16 33 (13.98%) SQL
17 32 (13.56%) Degree
17 32 (13.56%) Spring
18 31 (13.14%) Ajax
18 31 (13.14%) BDD
19 29 (12.29%) JSON
19 29 (12.29%) SQL Server
19 29 (12.29%) Microsoft
20 28 (11.86%) Unit Testing
21 27 (11.44%) J2EE
21 27 (11.44%) Subversion

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (5.08%) Confluence
2 10 (4.24%) Node.js
3 8 (3.39%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.97%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.54%) Apache
5 6 (2.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (2.12%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.12%) CMS
7 4 (1.69%) Orchard CMS
8 3 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.27%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.27%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.27%) JBoss
9 2 (0.85%) Zope
9 2 (0.85%) SugarCRM
10 1 (0.42%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.42%) SAS
10 1 (0.42%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.97%) Mingle
3 5 (2.12%) MS Office
4 3 (1.27%) MS Project
5 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.85%) Tridion
1 2 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.27%) PaaS
3 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.42%) SaaS
4 1 (0.42%) Office 365
4 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.08%) Internet
2 8 (3.39%) AMQP
3 3 (1.27%) Skype
4 1 (0.42%) ATM
4 1 (0.42%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.47%) MongoDB
3 19 (8.05%) MySQL
4 17 (7.20%) NoSQL
5 16 (6.78%) RavenDB
5 16 (6.78%) Oracle Database
6 11 (4.66%) Hadoop
6 11 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (3.81%) Big Data
8 9 (3.81%) Relational Database
9 8 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (2.12%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (1.27%) CouchDB
14 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (1.27%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 40 (16.95%) Git (software)
2 35 (14.83%) JIRA
3 27 (11.44%) Subversion
4 18 (7.63%) Visual Studio
5 14 (5.93%) JUnit
6 13 (5.51%) Cucumber
7 10 (4.24%) Eclipse
8 9 (3.81%) Jasmine
8 9 (3.81%) Gradle
9 8 (3.39%) Ant
10 7 (2.97%) Grunt
10 7 (2.97%) Mercurial
10 7 (2.97%) Bower
11 6 (2.54%) ReSharper
11 6 (2.54%) Selenium
12 5 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.12%) Jenkins
12 5 (2.12%) CasperJS
13 4 (1.69%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.69%) PhantomJS
General
1 22 (9.32%) Finance
2 9 (3.81%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.54%) Games
4 4 (1.69%) Banking
5 3 (1.27%) Retail
5 3 (1.27%) Legal
6 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.85%) Marketing
6 2 (0.85%) Electronics
7 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 133 (56.36%) Developer
2 36 (15.25%) Java Developer
3 28 (11.86%) Architect
4 26 (11.02%) .NET Developer
5 24 (10.17%) Analyst
6 21 (8.90%) Technical Architect
6 21 (8.90%) C# Developer
7 20 (8.47%) Senior Developer
8 15 (6.36%) Project Manager
8 15 (6.36%) Business Analyst
9 11 (4.66%) ScrumMaster
10 10 (4.24%) Python Developer
10 10 (4.24%) Django Developer
10 10 (4.24%) Python/Django Developer
11 7 (2.97%) Agile Coach
11 7 (2.97%) Front-End Developer
11 7 (2.97%) Oracle Developer
12 6 (2.54%) Web Developer
12 6 (2.54%) Senior .NET Developer
12 6 (2.54%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (25.85%) HTML
2 57 (24.15%) CSS
3 53 (22.46%) .NET
4 45 (19.07%) Web Services
5 42 (17.80%) jQuery
6 38 (16.10%) XML
7 32 (13.56%) Spring
8 31 (13.14%) Ajax
9 29 (12.29%) JSON
10 27 (11.44%) J2EE
11 22 (9.32%) ASP.NET
11 22 (9.32%) LINQ
12 21 (8.90%) HTML5
13 19 (8.05%) Django
14 18 (7.63%) CSS3
14 18 (7.63%) Hibernate
14 18 (7.63%) Spring MVC
15 17 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (6.78%) REST
17 15 (6.36%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.32%) Computer Science
2 18 (7.63%) Open Source
2 18 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.66%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.81%) NHS
5 8 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.97%) User Experience
7 5 (2.12%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.69%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.27%) MHEG
9 3 (1.27%) iPad
9 3 (1.27%) Linked Data
9 3 (1.27%) Interactive TV
9 3 (1.27%) Wiki
9 3 (1.27%) IPTV
10 2 (0.85%) W3C
10 2 (0.85%) DTV
10 2 (0.85%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.32%) Windows
2 21 (8.90%) Linux
3 14 (5.93%) Apple iOS
4 13 (5.51%) Android
5 9 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.39%) UNIX
7 3 (1.27%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.85%) VMS
8 2 (0.85%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (93.22%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (39.83%) TDD
3 59 (25.00%) Kanban
4 53 (22.46%) MVC
5 49 (20.76%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (14.83%) Software Engineering
7 34 (14.41%) Mentoring
8 31 (13.14%) BDD
9 28 (11.86%) Unit Testing
10 22 (9.32%) Project Management
10 22 (9.32%) OO
11 18 (7.63%) PRINCE2
11 18 (7.63%) OOP
12 17 (7.20%) User Stories
13 16 (6.78%) E-Commerce
14 14 (5.93%) Configuration Management
14 14 (5.93%) iOS Development
15 13 (5.51%) DevOps
15 13 (5.51%) Coaching
15 13 (5.51%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 87 (36.86%) Java
2 74 (31.36%) JavaScript
3 57 (24.15%) C#
4 33 (13.98%) SQL
5 23 (9.75%) Python
6 22 (9.32%) Ruby
7 15 (6.36%) Scala
8 10 (4.24%) T-SQL
9 9 (3.81%) PHP
10 8 (3.39%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.54%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.12%) Perl
13 4 (1.69%) VB
14 3 (1.27%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.27%) XPath
14 3 (1.27%) Delphi
14 3 (1.27%) VB6
15 2 (0.85%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.42%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 32 (13.56%) Degree
2 23 (9.75%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.66%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.12%) PMP
4 5 (2.12%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.69%) ISEB
6 2 (0.85%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.42%) MCPD
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.66%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) HL7
2 1 (0.42%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (5.08%) Puppet
2 7 (2.97%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.42%) StatsD
4 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (14.41%) Oracle
2 29 (12.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.81%) Red Hat
3 9 (3.81%) hybris
4 8 (3.39%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.12%) HP
6 4 (1.69%) Informatica
6 4 (1.69%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.27%) SAP
7 3 (1.27%) Progress
7 3 (1.27%) Sculptor
7 3 (1.27%) OpenTV
7 3 (1.27%) VMware
8 2 (0.85%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.85%) ATG
8 2 (0.85%) Twitter
8 2 (0.85%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.42%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.42%) Kony
9 1 (0.42%) Tableau
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £400 - £500 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £350 per day + £350 / Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £40,000 - £50,000 equivalent Pro-rata (Depending on experience)
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford
Real Staffing
Rate: £285 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £260 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago