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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 43 45 79
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +34
Contract jobs citing Scrum 130 113 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.54% 3.74% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.68% 5.18% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 68 25
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £325 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £445 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+10.95% +10.60%
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
2778 2180 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.69% 72.09% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1153 840
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 110 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £13.67 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +2 68 £388 -0.32% 49
Cheshire -14 27 £373 -17.49% 33
Merseyside -9 10 £500 +21.21% 8
Lancashire -12 8 £500 +25.00% 1
Cumbria - 7 - - 1
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 236 (91.47%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (37.60%) Java
3 94 (36.43%) TDD
4 82 (31.78%) JavaScript
5 66 (25.58%) .NET
6 64 (24.81%) C#
7 61 (23.64%) HTML
8 60 (23.26%) MVC
9 56 (21.71%) CSS
10 55 (21.32%) Continuous Integration
11 52 (20.16%) Web Services
12 49 (18.99%) Kanban
13 43 (16.67%) jQuery
14 40 (15.50%) Git (software)
14 40 (15.50%) SQL
15 37 (14.34%) Subversion
15 37 (14.34%) Spring
16 35 (13.57%) Software Engineering
16 35 (13.57%) Oracle
16 35 (13.57%) JIRA
17 34 (13.18%) JSON
18 33 (12.79%) Finance
18 33 (12.79%) Unit Testing
19 32 (12.40%) Security Cleared
19 32 (12.40%) Degree
19 32 (12.40%) SQL Server
19 32 (12.40%) Microsoft
20 31 (12.02%) BDD
21 30 (11.63%) Ajax
22 29 (11.24%) XML

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (5.04%) Confluence
2 8 (3.10%) Node.js
2 8 (3.10%) Tomcat
2 8 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.71%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.94%) Apache
5 4 (1.55%) CMS
6 3 (1.16%) JBoss
6 3 (1.16%) Zope
6 3 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.16%) Orchard CMS
7 2 (0.78%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.78%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.78%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.39%) SAS
8 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.33%) Mingle
3 3 (1.16%) MS Office
4 2 (0.78%) MS Project
5 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.39%) SPSS
5 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.39%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.39%) arcHouse
2 1 (0.39%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (0.39%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.39%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.39%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.39%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.39%) PaaS
4 1 (0.39%) Office 365
4 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.81%) Internet
2 8 (3.10%) AMQP
3 3 (1.16%) Skype
4 1 (0.39%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.91%) MongoDB
3 18 (6.98%) MySQL
4 17 (6.59%) NoSQL
5 16 (6.20%) RavenDB
6 15 (5.81%) Oracle Database
7 12 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (4.26%) Hadoop
8 11 (4.26%) Relational Database
9 9 (3.49%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (3.49%) Big Data
10 8 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.94%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.55%) CouchDB
13 4 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (1.16%) PowerCenter
14 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (15.50%) Git (software)
2 37 (14.34%) Subversion
3 35 (13.57%) JIRA
4 19 (7.36%) Visual Studio
5 16 (6.20%) Cucumber
6 14 (5.43%) JUnit
7 11 (4.26%) Jenkins
8 10 (3.88%) Eclipse
9 9 (3.49%) Ant
9 9 (3.49%) ReSharper
9 9 (3.49%) Gradle
10 8 (3.10%) Selenium
11 7 (2.71%) Mercurial
12 6 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (1.94%) Jasmine
13 5 (1.94%) SoapUI
14 4 (1.55%) Moq
14 4 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
14 4 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (1.55%) NUnit
General
1 33 (12.79%) Finance
2 11 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.71%) Banking
4 5 (1.94%) Games
5 3 (1.16%) Legal
5 3 (1.16%) Retail
6 2 (0.78%) Marketing
6 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.78%) Electronics
6 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 142 (55.04%) Developer
2 38 (14.73%) Java Developer
3 34 (13.18%) .NET Developer
4 26 (10.08%) Analyst
5 23 (8.91%) C# Developer
6 22 (8.53%) Architect
7 17 (6.59%) Technical Architect
7 17 (6.59%) Senior Developer
8 16 (6.20%) Project Manager
9 14 (5.43%) Business Analyst
10 11 (4.26%) Test Manager
10 11 (4.26%) Mobile Developer
11 10 (3.88%) ScrumMaster
12 8 (3.10%) Agile Coach
13 6 (2.33%) C# .NET Developer
13 6 (2.33%) Senior .NET Developer
13 6 (2.33%) Senior C# Developer
13 6 (2.33%) Software Engineer
13 6 (2.33%) Test Analyst
13 6 (2.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (25.58%) .NET
2 61 (23.64%) HTML
3 56 (21.71%) CSS
4 52 (20.16%) Web Services
5 43 (16.67%) jQuery
6 37 (14.34%) Spring
7 34 (13.18%) JSON
8 30 (11.63%) Ajax
9 29 (11.24%) XML
10 28 (10.85%) J2EE
11 27 (10.47%) LINQ
12 26 (10.08%) ASP.NET
13 24 (9.30%) .NET Framework
14 22 (8.53%) REST
14 22 (8.53%) HTML5
15 19 (7.36%) Hibernate
15 19 (7.36%) Spring MVC
15 19 (7.36%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (7.36%) CSS3
16 18 (6.98%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.14%) Computer Science
2 18 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.20%) Open Source
4 13 (5.04%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.71%) NHS
6 6 (2.33%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.55%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.16%) Interactive TV
9 3 (1.16%) IPTV
9 3 (1.16%) Wiki
9 3 (1.16%) MHEG
9 3 (1.16%) iPad
9 3 (1.16%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.16%) Linked Data
9 3 (1.16%) User Experience
9 3 (1.16%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.78%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.78%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.14%) Linux
2 19 (7.36%) Windows
2 19 (7.36%) Android
2 19 (7.36%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (3.10%) UNIX
5 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.78%) VMS
5 2 (0.78%) HPUX
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (91.47%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (36.43%) TDD
3 60 (23.26%) MVC
4 55 (21.32%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (18.99%) Kanban
6 35 (13.57%) Software Engineering
7 33 (12.79%) Unit Testing
8 31 (12.02%) BDD
9 29 (11.24%) Mentoring
10 26 (10.08%) PRINCE2
10 26 (10.08%) OO
10 26 (10.08%) Project Management
11 21 (8.14%) Waterfall
12 20 (7.75%) OOP
13 19 (7.36%) E-Commerce
14 18 (6.98%) Android Development
14 18 (6.98%) iOS Development
14 18 (6.98%) Test Scripting
14 18 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (6.59%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (37.60%) Java
2 82 (31.78%) JavaScript
3 64 (24.81%) C#
4 40 (15.50%) SQL
5 15 (5.81%) Ruby
6 12 (4.65%) Scala
7 10 (3.88%) Python
7 10 (3.88%) T-SQL
8 8 (3.10%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.71%) Perl
9 7 (2.71%) PHP
9 7 (2.71%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.94%) VB
11 3 (1.16%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.16%) Delphi
11 3 (1.16%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.16%) VB6
12 2 (0.78%) R
13 1 (0.39%) C++
13 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (12.40%) Security Cleared
1 32 (12.40%) Degree
2 13 (5.04%) DV Cleared
3 12 (4.65%) ISEB
4 7 (2.71%) PMI Certification
4 7 (2.71%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.94%) PMP
6 3 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.39%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.39%) CCNP
8 1 (0.39%) CISSP
8 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.39%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.39%) MCPD
8 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.91%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) GxP
2 1 (0.39%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (5.04%) Puppet
2 7 (2.71%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.39%) StatsD
Vendors
1 35 (13.57%) Oracle
2 32 (12.40%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.49%) Red Hat
3 9 (3.49%) hybris
4 8 (3.10%) Atlassian
5 7 (2.71%) HP
6 5 (1.94%) SAP
6 5 (1.94%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.55%) Informatica
7 4 (1.55%) Progress
8 3 (1.16%) Adobe
8 3 (1.16%) OpenTV
8 3 (1.16%) VMware
8 3 (1.16%) Sculptor
9 2 (0.78%) Twitter
9 2 (0.78%) ATG
9 2 (0.78%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.39%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.39%) Sun
10 1 (0.39%) Citrix
North West
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Stott & May
Rate: £650 - £700 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £330 per day + Travel / Hotel expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £387.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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