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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 38 32 54
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +22
Contract jobs citing Scrum 171 185 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.61% 4.90% 3.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.69% 6.27% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 120 58
Median daily rate £421 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £589 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.64% +1.94%
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
3006 2951 2218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.11% 78.17% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1886 1742 1209
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 127 96
Median hourly rate £23.50 £37.00 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.48% +37.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +7 108 £425 +6.25% 76
Cheshire -11 39 £431 +18.15% 13
Merseyside -19 9 £325 -35.00% 6
Lancashire -12 3 £350 -33.33% 3
Cumbria +16 2 £350 -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 367 (93.86%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (40.41%) Java
3 124 (31.71%) TDD
4 97 (24.81%) JavaScript
5 85 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
6 73 (18.67%) HTML
7 71 (18.16%) Kanban
8 70 (17.90%) Finance
9 66 (16.88%) BDD
10 63 (16.11%) CSS
11 62 (15.86%) .NET
11 62 (15.86%) Web Services
11 62 (15.86%) Git (software)
12 61 (15.60%) Spring
13 59 (15.09%) MVC
14 56 (14.32%) JIRA
15 54 (13.81%) C#
16 52 (13.30%) HTML5
17 45 (11.51%) RESTful
17 45 (11.51%) SQL
18 42 (10.74%) OO
19 41 (10.49%) SQL Server
19 41 (10.49%) Project Management
19 41 (10.49%) Banking
20 38 (9.72%) Jenkins
20 38 (9.72%) User Stories
21 37 (9.46%) AngularJS
21 37 (9.46%) SOA
21 37 (9.46%) Software Engineering
22 36 (9.21%) Selenium

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 15 (3.84%) Tomcat
2 14 (3.58%) Confluence
3 8 (2.05%) CMS
4 6 (1.53%) GeoServer
4 6 (1.53%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.77%) IIS
5 3 (0.77%) Jetty
5 3 (0.77%) Mule
5 3 (0.77%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.77%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.51%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.51%) JBoss
6 2 (0.51%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.26%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.26%) Drupal
7 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.26%) Magnolia
7 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (4.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.53%) MS Project
3 5 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.77%) Mingle
5 2 (0.51%) MS Office
6 1 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.79%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.26%) nopCommerce
2 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.65%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (6.39%) GitHub
3 11 (2.81%) Amazon Kinesis
3 11 (2.81%) Amazon S3
3 11 (2.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 7 (1.79%) Veeva
5 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.51%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.26%) Office 365
7 1 (0.26%) TestFlight
7 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.07%) HTTP
2 9 (2.30%) Internet
3 3 (0.77%) Network Security
3 3 (0.77%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.77%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.51%) Firewall
4 2 (0.51%) Intranet
4 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.51%) VPN
5 1 (0.26%) AMQP
5 1 (0.26%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.26%) Broadband
5 1 (0.26%) VoIP
5 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.93%) MySQL
3 28 (7.16%) Relational Database
4 23 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 23 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 22 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (3.84%) Amazon Redshift
6 15 (3.84%) Star Schema
7 8 (2.05%) Spatial Data
8 7 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.53%) Essbase
9 6 (1.53%) GIS
9 6 (1.53%) QGIS
9 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (1.28%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.02%) Hazelcast
11 4 (1.02%) Neo4j
11 4 (1.02%) Oracle OLAP
11 4 (1.02%) Redis
Development Applications
1 62 (15.86%) Git (software)
2 56 (14.32%) JIRA
3 38 (9.72%) Jenkins
4 36 (9.21%) Selenium
5 21 (5.37%) Cucumber
5 21 (5.37%) Subversion
6 18 (4.60%) JUnit
6 18 (4.60%) Mercurial
6 18 (4.60%) Talend Open Studio
7 15 (3.84%) ERwin
8 12 (3.07%) Gradle
9 10 (2.56%) Mocha
9 10 (2.56%) Visual Studio
10 9 (2.30%) Ant
11 8 (2.05%) Mockito
11 8 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (1.79%) Maven
12 7 (1.79%) WebDriver
13 6 (1.53%) Bitbucket
General
1 70 (17.90%) Finance
2 41 (10.49%) Banking
3 18 (4.60%) Pharmaceutical
4 15 (3.84%) Local Government
5 10 (2.56%) Retail
6 9 (2.30%) Games
7 7 (1.79%) Publishing
7 7 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.02%) Marketing
9 3 (0.77%) Back Office
9 3 (0.77%) Billing
9 3 (0.77%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Advertising
10 2 (0.51%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.51%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.26%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 205 (52.43%) Developer
2 81 (20.72%) Java Developer
3 56 (14.32%) Senior Developer
4 52 (13.30%) Analyst
5 37 (9.46%) Business Analyst
6 34 (8.70%) Scrum Master
7 32 (8.18%) Senior Java Developer
8 25 (6.39%) Project Manager
8 25 (6.39%) Scala Developer
9 20 (5.12%) .NET Developer
9 20 (5.12%) Java Scala Developer
10 19 (4.86%) Agile Developer
11 18 (4.60%) Agile Business Analyst
11 18 (4.60%) Agile Java Developer
12 17 (4.35%) Android Developer
13 16 (4.09%) Senior Java Scala Developer
13 16 (4.09%) Senior Scala Developer
14 15 (3.84%) JavaScript Developer
15 14 (3.58%) C# Developer
16 13 (3.32%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (18.67%) HTML
2 63 (16.11%) CSS
3 62 (15.86%) .NET
3 62 (15.86%) Web Services
4 61 (15.60%) Spring
5 52 (13.30%) HTML5
6 45 (11.51%) RESTful
7 37 (9.46%) AngularJS
8 35 (8.95%) jQuery
9 34 (8.70%) ASP.NET
10 33 (8.44%) CSS3
10 33 (8.44%) REST
11 31 (7.93%) Hibernate
11 31 (7.93%) XML
12 26 (6.65%) JSON
13 24 (6.14%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (5.12%) Node.js
15 19 (4.86%) .NET Framework
16 18 (4.60%) J2EE
17 13 (3.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.21%) User Experience
2 23 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 22 (5.63%) Mobile App
4 11 (2.81%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.81%) Data Integration
4 11 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.30%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (1.28%) iPad
7 3 (0.77%) Animation
7 3 (0.77%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.77%) Interactive TV
7 3 (0.77%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (0.77%) IPTV
7 3 (0.77%) MHEG
7 3 (0.77%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.51%) PKI
8 2 (0.51%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.67%) Linux
2 25 (6.39%) Android
3 18 (4.60%) Apple iOS
4 16 (4.09%) Unix
5 12 (3.07%) Windows
6 5 (1.28%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.02%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (93.86%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (31.71%) TDD
3 85 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
4 71 (18.16%) Kanban
5 66 (16.88%) BDD
6 59 (15.09%) MVC
7 42 (10.74%) OO
8 41 (10.49%) Project Management
9 38 (9.72%) User Stories
10 37 (9.46%) SOA
10 37 (9.46%) Software Engineering
11 36 (9.21%) OOP
12 35 (8.95%) Pair Programming
13 32 (8.18%) Unit Testing
14 31 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (7.67%) DevOps
15 30 (7.67%) Web Development
16 29 (7.42%) Open Source
16 29 (7.42%) SDLC
17 25 (6.39%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 158 (40.41%) Java
2 97 (24.81%) JavaScript
3 54 (13.81%) C#
4 45 (11.51%) SQL
5 33 (8.44%) Scala
6 22 (5.63%) Python
7 20 (5.12%) Ruby
8 16 (4.09%) Clojure
8 16 (4.09%) Groovy
8 16 (4.09%) PHP
9 11 (2.81%) Objective-C
10 10 (2.56%) Apple Swift
11 7 (1.79%) C
12 6 (1.53%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.28%) C++
14 4 (1.02%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.77%) Go
15 3 (0.77%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.77%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (5.12%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.35%) Degree
3 9 (2.30%) DV Cleared
3 9 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (1.79%) ISEB
5 3 (0.77%) CLAS
5 3 (0.77%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.51%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (0.51%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.51%) PhD
7 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.26%) CISSP
7 1 (0.26%) HNC
7 1 (0.26%) HND
7 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.70%) QA
2 9 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.28%) COBIT
4 4 (1.02%) SLA
5 3 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.51%) RMADS
7 1 (0.26%) ISO26262
7 1 (0.26%) MISRA
7 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 28 (7.16%) Docker
2 16 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.26%) vSphere
3 1 (0.26%) Xen
3 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (1.79%) Puppet
2 5 (1.28%) Salt
3 3 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.26%) Ansible
5 1 (0.26%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.44%) Oracle
3 18 (4.60%) Talend
4 12 (3.07%) Atlassian
5 11 (2.81%) SAP
6 8 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.79%) Concur
7 7 (1.79%) Infor
8 4 (1.02%) Hyperion
8 4 (1.02%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.77%) Google
9 3 (0.77%) hybris
9 3 (0.77%) OpenTV
9 3 (0.77%) Progress
9 3 (0.77%) Tableau
9 3 (0.77%) Vertica
10 2 (0.51%) Actimize
10 2 (0.51%) Capita
10 2 (0.51%) Facebook
10 2 (0.51%) Twitter
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