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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 29 32 52
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +20
Contract jobs citing Scrum 203 219 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.73% 4.95% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.92% 6.03% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 142 51
Median daily rate £420 £436 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.72% +24.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £37.26 £42.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.32% -4.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+7.72% -4.98%
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
2934 3629 2421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.83% 82.01% 75.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 2274 1388
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 140 113
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.78% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.19 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -3 125 £425 -5.55% 93
Cheshire -3 44 £413 -3.79% 13
Merseyside +7 13 £375 -6.25% 5
Lancashire +25 8 £450 -3.22% 4
Cumbria +14 3 £350 -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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.

1 361 (92.80%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (40.36%) Java
3 155 (39.85%) TDD
4 114 (29.31%) JavaScript
5 102 (26.22%) BDD
6 90 (23.14%) Continuous Integration
7 89 (22.88%) HTML
8 82 (21.08%) CSS
9 80 (20.57%) Kanban
10 73 (18.77%) Git (software)
11 71 (18.25%) Spring
12 69 (17.74%) MVC
13 67 (17.22%) .NET
14 61 (15.68%) HTML5
15 59 (15.17%) Finance
16 57 (14.65%) C#
16 57 (14.65%) RESTful
17 54 (13.88%) SQL
18 53 (13.62%) Project Management
19 52 (13.37%) OO
20 51 (13.11%) jQuery
21 50 (12.85%) JIRA
22 49 (12.60%) Pair Programming
23 48 (12.34%) Selenium
23 48 (12.34%) AngularJS
24 46 (11.83%) ASP.NET
25 45 (11.57%) SQL Server
26 43 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
26 43 (11.05%) Jenkins
26 43 (11.05%) User Stories

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 17 (4.37%) Tomcat
2 15 (3.86%) CMS
3 9 (2.31%) Confluence
4 8 (2.06%) JBoss
5 5 (1.29%) GeoServer
5 5 (1.29%) IIS
5 5 (1.29%) Mule
5 5 (1.29%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.03%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.77%) Apache
7 3 (0.77%) Jetty
8 2 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.51%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.51%) Liferay
8 2 (0.51%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.51%) nginx
8 2 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.51%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (2.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.03%) MS Office
2 4 (1.03%) MS Project
3 3 (0.77%) Mingle
4 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Magento
1 1 (0.26%) nopCommerce
1 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.26%) SAP MDM
1 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.94%) GitHub
2 13 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (0.51%) SaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.26%) Office 365
5 1 (0.26%) TestFlight
5 1 (0.26%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.08%) Internet
2 6 (1.54%) Network Security
3 4 (1.03%) HTTP
4 3 (0.77%) Broadband
4 3 (0.77%) PuTTY
4 3 (0.77%) WinSCP
5 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.26%) AMQP
6 1 (0.26%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.26%) DMZ
6 1 (0.26%) Firewall
6 1 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.26%) VPN
6 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.57%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.48%) Relational Database
3 24 (6.17%) MongoDB
4 23 (5.91%) NoSQL
5 21 (5.40%) MySQL
6 16 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.80%) Amazon Redshift
8 7 (1.80%) Big Data
8 7 (1.80%) Essbase
8 7 (1.80%) Star Schema
9 6 (1.54%) OLAP
9 6 (1.54%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (1.29%) Data Mart
10 5 (1.29%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.29%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.29%) Oracle OLAP
10 5 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.03%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 73 (18.77%) Git (software)
2 50 (12.85%) JIRA
3 48 (12.34%) Selenium
4 43 (11.05%) Jenkins
5 40 (10.28%) Cucumber
6 30 (7.71%) Subversion
7 22 (5.66%) Mercurial
8 18 (4.63%) JUnit
8 18 (4.63%) Maven
9 14 (3.60%) Gradle
9 14 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (2.57%) Mocha
10 10 (2.57%) Talend Open Studio
11 9 (2.31%) JMeter
11 9 (2.31%) WebDriver
11 9 (2.31%) Xcode
12 8 (2.06%) Visual Studio
13 7 (1.80%) ERwin
14 6 (1.54%) Ant
14 6 (1.54%) Eclipse
General
1 59 (15.17%) Finance
2 24 (6.17%) Banking
3 13 (3.34%) Pharmaceutical
3 13 (3.34%) Retail
4 8 (2.06%) Games
5 7 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.54%) Publishing
7 5 (1.29%) Marketing
8 4 (1.03%) Advertising
8 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.77%) Back Office
9 3 (0.77%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.51%) Billing
10 2 (0.51%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Legal
10 2 (0.51%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 219 (56.30%) Developer
2 99 (25.45%) Java Developer
3 63 (16.20%) Senior Developer
4 62 (15.94%) Analyst
5 43 (11.05%) Business Analyst
6 41 (10.54%) Senior Java Developer
7 36 (9.25%) .NET Developer
8 33 (8.48%) Scrum Master
9 30 (7.71%) C# Developer
10 25 (6.43%) Project Manager
10 25 (6.43%) Scala Developer
11 24 (6.17%) Agile Developer
12 23 (5.91%) C# .NET Developer
12 23 (5.91%) Java Scala Developer
13 22 (5.66%) Agile Java Developer
14 21 (5.40%) Agile Business Analyst
15 20 (5.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 19 (4.88%) Senior Java Scala Developer
16 19 (4.88%) Senior Scala Developer
17 18 (4.63%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (22.88%) HTML
2 82 (21.08%) CSS
3 71 (18.25%) Spring
4 67 (17.22%) .NET
5 61 (15.68%) HTML5
6 57 (14.65%) RESTful
7 51 (13.11%) jQuery
8 48 (12.34%) AngularJS
9 46 (11.83%) ASP.NET
10 40 (10.28%) CSS3
11 39 (10.03%) Hibernate
12 38 (9.77%) Web Services
13 35 (9.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 32 (8.23%) JSON
15 31 (7.97%) .NET Framework
16 29 (7.46%) REST
17 27 (6.94%) XML
18 25 (6.43%) Entity Framework
19 22 (5.66%) WCF
20 21 (5.40%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.17%) User Experience
3 21 (5.40%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.08%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.06%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.29%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.29%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.29%) New Media
7 4 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (0.77%) Animation
8 3 (0.77%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.77%) Wiki
9 2 (0.51%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.51%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.51%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.26%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.26%) iPad
10 1 (0.26%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.26%) Psychology
10 1 (0.26%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.20%) Linux
2 23 (5.91%) Android
3 22 (5.66%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.83%) Windows
5 8 (2.06%) Unix
6 4 (1.03%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.51%) CentOS
7 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (92.80%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (39.85%) TDD
3 102 (26.22%) BDD
4 90 (23.14%) Continuous Integration
5 80 (20.57%) Kanban
6 69 (17.74%) MVC
7 53 (13.62%) Project Management
8 52 (13.37%) OO
9 49 (12.60%) Pair Programming
10 43 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 43 (11.05%) User Stories
11 42 (10.80%) OOP
12 40 (10.28%) Web Development
13 39 (10.03%) E-Commerce
14 36 (9.25%) Unit Testing
15 32 (8.23%) Open Source
15 32 (8.23%) SDLC
16 30 (7.71%) Microservices
16 30 (7.71%) SOA
17 29 (7.46%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 157 (40.36%) Java
2 114 (29.31%) JavaScript
3 57 (14.65%) C#
4 54 (13.88%) SQL
5 35 (9.00%) Scala
6 21 (5.40%) Clojure
6 21 (5.40%) Groovy
7 19 (4.88%) Python
8 18 (4.63%) Ruby
9 17 (4.37%) PHP
10 11 (2.83%) Objective-C
11 9 (2.31%) Apple Swift
11 9 (2.31%) C++
12 6 (1.54%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.29%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.29%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.29%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.03%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.77%) C
16 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (5.40%) Degree
2 9 (2.31%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.29%) ISEB
3 5 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.77%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.51%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.51%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.51%) PMP
6 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.26%) CISSP
6 1 (0.26%) CLAS
6 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) HNC
6 1 (0.26%) HND
6 1 (0.26%) MCAD
6 1 (0.26%) MCP
6 1 (0.26%) MCSD
6 1 (0.26%) MCTS
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.03%) QA
2 4 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.77%) SDET
3 3 (0.77%) SLA
4 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.26%) COSHH
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.26%) MISRA
System Software
1 20 (5.14%) Virtual Machines
2 15 (3.86%) Docker
3 1 (0.26%) vCloud
3 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.29%) Ansible
2 4 (1.03%) Puppet
3 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.51%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.26%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.26%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.26%) Kibana
4 1 (0.26%) logstash
4 1 (0.26%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 32 (8.23%) Oracle
2 30 (7.71%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.08%) Atlassian
4 10 (2.57%) Talend
5 9 (2.31%) ATG
5 9 (2.31%) hybris
6 5 (1.29%) ESRI
6 5 (1.29%) Hyperion
7 4 (1.03%) Perforce
7 4 (1.03%) SAP
7 4 (1.03%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.03%) Twitter
8 3 (0.77%) Tableau
8 3 (0.77%) Vertica
9 2 (0.51%) Actimize
9 2 (0.51%) Facebook
9 2 (0.51%) Google
9 2 (0.51%) Progress
9 2 (0.51%) Sony
9 2 (0.51%) VMware
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