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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 32 40 47
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 190 145 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.87% 3.83% 3.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.96% 4.94% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 82 64
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £570 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +16.43%
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
3189 2937 2329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.77% 77.55% 74.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1991 1690 1233
Median daily rate £422 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.51% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 143 114
Median hourly rate £36.26 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.60% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.40 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.32 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +12 118 £425 +6.25% 84
Cheshire +9 46 £445 +20.27% 15
Merseyside -13 8 £319 -38.40% 6
Lancashire -2 1 £550 +10.00% 7
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 392 (95.38%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (41.36%) Java
3 125 (30.41%) TDD
4 101 (24.57%) Web Services
5 94 (22.87%) JavaScript
6 83 (20.19%) BDD
7 81 (19.71%) HTML
8 78 (18.98%) Continuous Integration
9 69 (16.79%) CSS
10 67 (16.30%) Finance
10 67 (16.30%) JIRA
11 66 (16.06%) Kanban
12 63 (15.33%) RESTful
12 63 (15.33%) MVC
13 60 (14.60%) .NET
14 59 (14.36%) SQL
15 58 (14.11%) Spring
16 56 (13.63%) C#
16 56 (13.63%) REST
17 52 (12.65%) HTML5
18 50 (12.17%) XML
18 50 (12.17%) Linux
19 49 (11.92%) Git (software)
19 49 (11.92%) AngularJS
20 44 (10.71%) User Experience
21 42 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
22 41 (9.98%) Scala
23 40 (9.73%) NoSQL
23 40 (9.73%) Banking
24 39 (9.49%) Software Engineering

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 23 (5.60%) Node.js
2 18 (4.38%) Tomcat
3 17 (4.14%) Confluence
4 16 (3.89%) CMS
5 11 (2.68%) Sitecore CMS
6 10 (2.43%) GeoServer
7 8 (1.95%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.95%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.46%) CloudStack
9 2 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.49%) Apache
9 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.49%) IIS
9 2 (0.49%) JBoss
9 2 (0.49%) Jetty
9 2 (0.49%) Mule
9 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.24%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.24%) Magnolia
10 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.19%) MS Project
3 5 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.49%) Mingle
4 2 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.70%) SAP MDM
2 4 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.73%) Primavera
3 3 (0.73%) SAP PS
4 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Magento
5 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.24%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 42 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.14%) GitHub
3 11 (2.68%) Amazon Kinesis
3 11 (2.68%) Amazon S3
3 11 (2.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 7 (1.70%) Veeva
5 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.49%) SaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.52%) HTTP
2 8 (1.95%) Internet
3 3 (0.73%) Network Security
4 2 (0.49%) Firewall
4 2 (0.49%) Intranet
4 2 (0.49%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.49%) VPN
4 2 (0.49%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.24%) Broadband
5 1 (0.24%) Skype
5 1 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.73%) NoSQL
2 38 (9.25%) SQL Server
3 30 (7.30%) MySQL
4 21 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (5.11%) Relational Database
5 19 (4.62%) MongoDB
6 11 (2.68%) Amazon Redshift
6 11 (2.68%) Star Schema
7 10 (2.43%) GIS
8 8 (1.95%) QGIS
9 6 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (1.22%) Neo4j
10 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.97%) Hazelcast
11 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.49%) Power BI
12 2 (0.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 67 (16.30%) JIRA
2 49 (11.92%) Git (software)
3 37 (9.00%) Selenium
4 33 (8.03%) Jenkins
5 25 (6.08%) JUnit
6 21 (5.11%) Cucumber
7 18 (4.38%) Subversion
8 14 (3.41%) Gradle
9 13 (3.16%) Talend Open Studio
10 12 (2.92%) SpecFlow
11 11 (2.68%) ERwin
11 11 (2.68%) Mercurial
12 10 (2.43%) Mocha
13 9 (2.19%) Maven
14 8 (1.95%) WebDriver
15 7 (1.70%) Ant
15 7 (1.70%) Mockito
15 7 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (1.70%) Visual Studio
16 6 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 67 (16.30%) Finance
2 40 (9.73%) Banking
3 15 (3.65%) Local Government
3 15 (3.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (2.19%) Games
4 9 (2.19%) Retail
5 8 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.97%) Marketing
6 4 (0.97%) Publishing
7 3 (0.73%) Back Office
7 3 (0.73%) Billing
7 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.73%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.49%) Advertising
8 2 (0.49%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 213 (51.82%) Developer
2 85 (20.68%) Java Developer
3 43 (10.46%) Analyst
4 40 (9.73%) Senior Developer
5 36 (8.76%) Scrum Master
6 35 (8.52%) Business Analyst
7 28 (6.81%) Scala Developer
8 27 (6.57%) Agile Developer
9 26 (6.33%) Project Manager
10 23 (5.60%) Senior Java Developer
11 22 (5.35%) Architect
12 20 (4.87%) Agile Java Developer
12 20 (4.87%) Java Scala Developer
13 19 (4.62%) .NET Developer
13 19 (4.62%) Agile Business Analyst
13 19 (4.62%) Software Developer
14 15 (3.65%) Consultant
14 15 (3.65%) JavaScript Developer
14 15 (3.65%) Node.js Developer
15 14 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (24.57%) Web Services
2 81 (19.71%) HTML
3 69 (16.79%) CSS
4 63 (15.33%) RESTful
5 60 (14.60%) .NET
6 58 (14.11%) Spring
7 56 (13.63%) REST
8 52 (12.65%) HTML5
9 50 (12.17%) XML
10 49 (11.92%) AngularJS
11 39 (9.49%) JSON
12 35 (8.52%) CSS3
13 30 (7.30%) jQuery
14 25 (6.08%) Hibernate
15 22 (5.35%) ASP.NET
16 21 (5.11%) .NET Framework
17 13 (3.16%) Ajax
17 13 (3.16%) Backbone.js
17 13 (3.16%) Express
18 12 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.71%) User Experience
2 29 (7.06%) Enterprise Software
3 22 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.35%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.92%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.92%) Data Integration
4 12 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.19%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.95%) iPad
7 6 (1.46%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (0.97%) Interactive TV
8 4 (0.97%) IPTV
8 4 (0.97%) MHEG
9 3 (0.73%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.49%) PKI
10 2 (0.49%) W3C
11 1 (0.24%) CESG
11 1 (0.24%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 50 (12.17%) Linux
2 26 (6.33%) Unix
3 21 (5.11%) Android
4 15 (3.65%) Windows
5 13 (3.16%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.70%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.22%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.49%) CentOS
8 2 (0.49%) openSUSE
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (95.38%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (30.41%) TDD
3 83 (20.19%) BDD
4 78 (18.98%) Continuous Integration
5 66 (16.06%) Kanban
6 63 (15.33%) MVC
7 39 (9.49%) Software Engineering
8 37 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 35 (8.52%) OO
9 35 (8.52%) Project Management
9 35 (8.52%) User Stories
10 34 (8.27%) SOA
11 32 (7.79%) DevOps
12 31 (7.54%) High Availability
13 30 (7.30%) SDLC
14 29 (7.06%) Web Development
15 28 (6.81%) Microservices
16 27 (6.57%) Open Source
17 25 (6.08%) E-Commerce
17 25 (6.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 170 (41.36%) Java
2 94 (22.87%) JavaScript
3 59 (14.36%) SQL
4 56 (13.63%) C#
5 41 (9.98%) Scala
6 30 (7.30%) Python
7 22 (5.35%) Ruby
8 14 (3.41%) PHP
9 11 (2.68%) Clojure
9 11 (2.68%) Groovy
10 9 (2.19%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.19%) Objective-C
11 8 (1.95%) Apple Swift
11 8 (1.95%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.46%) C
12 6 (1.46%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.73%) C++
13 3 (0.73%) Go
13 3 (0.73%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (4.38%) Degree
2 17 (4.14%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (2.19%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.19%) ISEB
5 4 (0.97%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.73%) CLAS
6 3 (0.73%) HND
6 3 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.49%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (0.49%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.49%) PhD
7 2 (0.49%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) CISSP
8 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.25%) QA
2 12 (2.92%) WCAG
3 9 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.22%) COBIT
5 3 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.49%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.49%) RMADS
6 2 (0.49%) SLA
7 1 (0.24%) ISO26262
7 1 (0.24%) MISRA
System Software
1 30 (7.30%) Docker
2 6 (1.46%) vSphere
2 6 (1.46%) Xen
2 6 (1.46%) XenServer
3 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (3.41%) Puppet
2 9 (2.19%) Cobbler
2 9 (2.19%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.22%) Salt
4 3 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (8.76%) Oracle
2 35 (8.52%) Microsoft
3 14 (3.41%) Atlassian
3 14 (3.41%) SAP
4 13 (3.16%) Talend
5 12 (2.92%) Sitecore
6 11 (2.68%) EPiServer
7 7 (1.70%) Concur
7 7 (1.70%) Infor
7 7 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.46%) Capita
8 6 (1.46%) EnterpriseDB
9 5 (1.22%) hybris
10 4 (0.97%) OpenTV
11 3 (0.73%) BEA
11 3 (0.73%) Google
11 3 (0.73%) Progress
12 2 (0.49%) Adobe
12 2 (0.49%) HP
12 2 (0.49%) IBM
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Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £475 - £525 per day +
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £295.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £530 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Pertemps IT
Rate: £450-£550 a day
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £475 - £510 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool
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Rate: Competitive Daily Rates
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Manchester
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Rate: £400 - £550 per day
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