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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 26 28 49
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +21
Contract jobs citing Scrum 203 217 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.46% 5.23% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.70% 6.59% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 134 80
Median daily rate £425 £425 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £303 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £534 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.88 £37.33
% change year-on-year
-3.13% +17.54%
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
2636 3292 2535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.90% 79.34% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 1993 1510
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 129 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.46 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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
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 10 December 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 -1 130 £425 - 70
Cheshire +17 38 £413 -2.94% 7
Merseyside +4 12 £468 +28.08% 3
Lancashire -8 6 £450 -4.76% 2
Cumbria - 1 £340 -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 372 (94.66%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (38.93%) TDD
3 149 (37.91%) Java
4 125 (31.81%) JavaScript
5 118 (30.03%) BDD
6 89 (22.65%) Kanban
7 88 (22.39%) HTML
8 82 (20.87%) Continuous Integration
9 73 (18.58%) CSS
10 70 (17.81%) Git (software)
11 66 (16.79%) SQL
12 61 (15.52%) Linux
13 60 (15.27%) Web Services
14 59 (15.01%) RESTful
15 56 (14.25%) .NET
16 55 (13.99%) C#
16 55 (13.99%) AngularJS
17 54 (13.74%) Project Management
18 53 (13.49%) Finance
19 52 (13.23%) MVC
19 52 (13.23%) Software Engineering
20 51 (12.98%) Stakeholder Management
21 50 (12.72%) Spring
21 50 (12.72%) OO
21 50 (12.72%) JIRA
21 50 (12.72%) Jenkins
22 49 (12.47%) jQuery
23 48 (12.21%) JSON
23 48 (12.21%) HTML5
24 44 (11.20%) Cucumber

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 21 (5.34%) Confluence
2 19 (4.83%) CMS
3 15 (3.82%) GeoServer
4 11 (2.80%) JBoss
5 9 (2.29%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.27%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.02%) Apache
7 4 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.02%) GlassFish
7 4 (1.02%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.02%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.76%) IIS
8 3 (0.76%) Liferay
8 3 (0.76%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.51%) Drupal
9 2 (0.51%) Mule
9 2 (0.51%) Mule ESB
9 2 (0.51%) nginx
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (1.02%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.02%) MS Office
2 2 (0.51%) Mingle
3 1 (0.25%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.25%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Magento
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.31%) GitHub
3 11 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (1.53%) Slack
5 5 (1.27%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.76%) AWS CloudTrail
7 3 (0.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.76%) PaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.25%) IaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Office 365
8 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.83%) HTTP
2 11 (2.80%) Internet
3 4 (1.02%) Broadband
3 4 (1.02%) VPN
4 3 (0.76%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.76%) Network Security
5 1 (0.25%) AMQP
5 1 (0.25%) DMZ
5 1 (0.25%) Firewall
5 1 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.18%) NoSQL
2 38 (9.67%) SQL Server
3 28 (7.12%) Relational Database
4 26 (6.62%) MongoDB
5 21 (5.34%) MySQL
6 13 (3.31%) Amazon Redshift
7 12 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.54%) Data Mart
8 10 (2.54%) GIS
8 10 (2.54%) Oracle BI EE
8 10 (2.54%) Star Schema
9 9 (2.29%) Essbase
9 9 (2.29%) OLAP
9 9 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (2.04%) Big Data
10 8 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.04%) Oracle OLAP
11 6 (1.53%) Data Mining
11 6 (1.53%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 70 (17.81%) Git (software)
2 50 (12.72%) Jenkins
2 50 (12.72%) JIRA
3 44 (11.20%) Cucumber
4 32 (8.14%) Selenium
5 29 (7.38%) JUnit
6 25 (6.36%) Maven
7 24 (6.11%) Subversion
8 18 (4.58%) Gradle
9 15 (3.82%) Mercurial
10 14 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (3.05%) JBehave
12 11 (2.80%) ERwin
13 10 (2.54%) Talend Open Studio
14 7 (1.78%) Visual Studio
15 6 (1.53%) Jasmine
15 6 (1.53%) SonarQube
15 6 (1.53%) Xcode
16 5 (1.27%) Artifactory
16 5 (1.27%) WebDriver
General
1 53 (13.49%) Finance
2 12 (3.05%) Banking
2 12 (3.05%) Retail
3 11 (2.80%) Games
4 8 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.78%) Marketing
6 6 (1.53%) Legal
7 5 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.76%) Advertising
9 3 (0.76%) Music Industry
9 3 (0.76%) Publishing
10 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.51%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 207 (52.67%) Developer
2 78 (19.85%) Java Developer
3 55 (13.99%) Senior Developer
4 52 (13.23%) Analyst
5 38 (9.67%) Business Analyst
6 33 (8.40%) .NET Developer
7 31 (7.89%) Senior Java Developer
8 29 (7.38%) C# Developer
9 27 (6.87%) Project Manager
10 25 (6.36%) Scrum Master
11 23 (5.85%) C# .NET Developer
12 22 (5.60%) Agile Business Analyst
13 20 (5.09%) Agile Developer
13 20 (5.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 20 (5.09%) Scala Developer
13 20 (5.09%) Software Engineer
14 18 (4.58%) ASP.NET Developer
15 17 (4.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 16 (4.07%) Agile Java Developer
17 15 (3.82%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (22.39%) HTML
2 73 (18.58%) CSS
3 60 (15.27%) Web Services
4 59 (15.01%) RESTful
5 56 (14.25%) .NET
6 55 (13.99%) AngularJS
7 50 (12.72%) Spring
8 49 (12.47%) jQuery
9 48 (12.21%) HTML5
9 48 (12.21%) JSON
10 44 (11.20%) REST
10 44 (11.20%) XML
11 38 (9.67%) ASP.NET
12 35 (8.91%) CSS3
13 34 (8.65%) Node.js
14 31 (7.89%) .NET Framework
15 29 (7.38%) ASP.NET MVC
16 26 (6.62%) Hibernate
17 23 (5.85%) Entity Framework
18 18 (4.58%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.85%) User Experience
3 11 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.29%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.53%) New Media
6 5 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.27%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.27%) Fintech
6 5 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.27%) Web 2.0
7 4 (1.02%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.76%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.76%) Interactive TV
8 3 (0.76%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.76%) MHEG
9 2 (0.51%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.51%) IPTV
9 2 (0.51%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 61 (15.52%) Linux
2 26 (6.62%) Apple iOS
3 25 (6.36%) Android
4 16 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (3.31%) Windows
6 8 (2.04%) Unix
7 6 (1.53%) CentOS
7 6 (1.53%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.76%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (94.66%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (38.93%) TDD
3 118 (30.03%) BDD
4 89 (22.65%) Kanban
5 82 (20.87%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (13.74%) Project Management
7 52 (13.23%) MVC
7 52 (13.23%) Software Engineering
8 51 (12.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 50 (12.72%) OO
10 42 (10.69%) DevOps
10 42 (10.69%) User Stories
11 41 (10.43%) Open Source
12 40 (10.18%) Web Development
13 39 (9.92%) E-Commerce
14 38 (9.67%) SDLC
15 37 (9.41%) Pair Programming
16 33 (8.40%) OOP
17 31 (7.89%) Unit Testing
18 25 (6.36%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 149 (37.91%) Java
2 125 (31.81%) JavaScript
3 66 (16.79%) SQL
4 55 (13.99%) C#
5 37 (9.41%) Python
6 36 (9.16%) Scala
7 26 (6.62%) Ruby
8 19 (4.83%) Groovy
9 16 (4.07%) Clojure
10 11 (2.80%) C++
10 11 (2.80%) PHP
11 10 (2.54%) Perl
12 9 (2.29%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.53%) Apple Swift
13 6 (1.53%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.27%) F#
14 5 (1.27%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.02%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.76%) ActionScript
16 3 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (8.40%) Degree
2 22 (5.60%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.83%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.27%) AWS Certification
4 5 (1.27%) PMP
5 4 (1.02%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.51%) ISEB
7 1 (0.25%) CISSP
7 1 (0.25%) CLAS
7 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.25%) MCAD
7 1 (0.25%) MCP
7 1 (0.25%) MCSD
7 1 (0.25%) MCTS
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.87%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.76%) SDET
3 2 (0.51%) ISO26262
3 2 (0.51%) MISRA
3 2 (0.51%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) COSHH
4 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (1.78%) Docker
3 6 (1.53%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (3.82%) Puppet
2 8 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.78%) Ansible
3 7 (1.78%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.53%) Salt
4 6 (1.53%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.25%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.25%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.25%) Kibana
5 1 (0.25%) logstash
5 1 (0.25%) Nagios
5 1 (0.25%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (7.12%) Oracle
2 19 (4.83%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.82%) Atlassian
3 15 (3.82%) ESRI
3 15 (3.82%) hybris
4 13 (3.31%) Red Hat
5 11 (2.80%) ATG
6 10 (2.54%) ServiceNow
6 10 (2.54%) Talend
7 9 (2.29%) Hyperion
8 7 (1.78%) Twitter
9 6 (1.53%) VMware
10 4 (1.02%) Perforce
10 4 (1.02%) Siebel
10 4 (1.02%) Tableau
11 3 (0.76%) OpenTV
11 3 (0.76%) SAP
11 3 (0.76%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.51%) Black Duck
12 2 (0.51%) Google
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