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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 29 35 48
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs citing Scrum 182 209 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.23% 4.83% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.43% 5.98% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 132 56
Median daily rate £421 £425 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -7.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.25 £40.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+29.39% -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
2829 3493 2337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.36% 80.76% 75.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1777 2136 1297
Median daily rate £400 £405 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +9.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 136 102
Median hourly rate £21.52 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.19% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £16.16 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 0 112 £425 -5.55% 100
Cheshire -10 38 £425 +11.84% 14
Merseyside +13 14 £350 -6.66% 4
Lancashire +17 5 £350 -43.08% 2
Cumbria +21 3 £350 -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 354 (93.40%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (39.84%) Java
3 135 (35.62%) TDD
4 99 (26.12%) JavaScript
5 85 (22.43%) Continuous Integration
6 84 (22.16%) HTML
7 83 (21.90%) BDD
8 77 (20.32%) CSS
9 70 (18.47%) Kanban
10 64 (16.89%) Git (software)
11 62 (16.36%) .NET
11 62 (16.36%) Spring
12 61 (16.09%) MVC
13 60 (15.83%) Finance
13 60 (15.83%) HTML5
14 55 (14.51%) C#
15 52 (13.72%) RESTful
15 52 (13.72%) JIRA
16 49 (12.93%) OO
17 46 (12.14%) Web Services
18 45 (11.87%) Project Management
19 44 (11.61%) SQL
20 43 (11.35%) Pair Programming
20 43 (11.35%) User Stories
21 41 (10.82%) OOP
21 41 (10.82%) CSS3
22 40 (10.55%) Selenium
22 40 (10.55%) jQuery
23 39 (10.29%) SQL Server
23 39 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management

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 16 (4.22%) Tomcat
2 14 (3.69%) Confluence
3 11 (2.90%) CMS
4 7 (1.85%) JBoss
5 6 (1.58%) IIS
6 5 (1.32%) Mule
6 5 (1.32%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.06%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.79%) Jetty
9 2 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.53%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.53%) Liferay
9 2 (0.53%) Mule ESB
9 2 (0.53%) nginx
9 2 (0.53%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.53%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.26%) Apache
10 1 (0.26%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.32%) MS Office
2 5 (1.32%) MS Project
3 3 (0.79%) Mingle
3 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) 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 27 (7.12%) GitHub
2 18 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.11%) Amazon Kinesis
3 8 (2.11%) Amazon S3
3 8 (2.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.06%) Veeva
5 2 (0.53%) SaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.26%) Office 365
6 1 (0.26%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.90%) Internet
2 6 (1.58%) Network Security
3 5 (1.32%) HTTP
4 3 (0.79%) Broadband
4 3 (0.79%) Firewall
4 3 (0.79%) PuTTY
4 3 (0.79%) VPN
4 3 (0.79%) WinSCP
5 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.26%) AMQP
6 1 (0.26%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.26%) DMZ
6 1 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.65%) Relational Database
3 28 (7.39%) MySQL
4 24 (6.33%) MongoDB
5 21 (5.54%) NoSQL
6 20 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (3.43%) Amazon Redshift
7 13 (3.43%) Star Schema
8 8 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.85%) Essbase
10 6 (1.58%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (1.32%) Big Data
11 5 (1.32%) Data Mart
11 5 (1.32%) OLAP
11 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.32%) Oracle OLAP
11 5 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.06%) Redis
13 3 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 64 (16.89%) Git (software)
2 52 (13.72%) JIRA
3 40 (10.55%) Selenium
4 34 (8.97%) Jenkins
5 28 (7.39%) Cucumber
5 28 (7.39%) Subversion
6 22 (5.80%) Mercurial
7 16 (4.22%) Talend Open Studio
8 14 (3.69%) JUnit
9 13 (3.43%) ERwin
10 11 (2.90%) Maven
11 10 (2.64%) Mocha
11 10 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (2.37%) JMeter
12 9 (2.37%) Visual Studio
12 9 (2.37%) Xcode
13 8 (2.11%) Gradle
14 6 (1.58%) Ant
14 6 (1.58%) Bitbucket
14 6 (1.58%) WebDriver
General
1 60 (15.83%) Finance
2 25 (6.60%) Banking
3 16 (4.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 13 (3.43%) Retail
5 9 (2.37%) Local Government
5 9 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.11%) Games
7 7 (1.85%) Publishing
8 5 (1.32%) Marketing
9 4 (1.06%) Advertising
9 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.79%) Back Office
10 3 (0.79%) Music Industry
11 2 (0.53%) Billing
11 2 (0.53%) Law
11 2 (0.53%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) Legal
12 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 198 (52.24%) Developer
2 87 (22.96%) Java Developer
3 58 (15.30%) Senior Developer
4 56 (14.78%) Analyst
5 41 (10.82%) Business Analyst
6 37 (9.76%) Senior Java Developer
7 33 (8.71%) Scrum Master
8 30 (7.92%) .NET Developer
9 28 (7.39%) Project Manager
10 25 (6.60%) C# Developer
10 25 (6.60%) Scala Developer
11 24 (6.33%) Agile Developer
12 23 (6.07%) Java Scala Developer
13 22 (5.80%) Agile Java Developer
14 19 (5.01%) Senior Java Scala Developer
14 19 (5.01%) Senior Scala Developer
15 18 (4.75%) Agile Business Analyst
15 18 (4.75%) C# .NET Developer
16 15 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 13 (3.43%) Senior Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (22.16%) HTML
2 77 (20.32%) CSS
3 62 (16.36%) .NET
3 62 (16.36%) Spring
4 60 (15.83%) HTML5
5 52 (13.72%) RESTful
6 46 (12.14%) Web Services
7 41 (10.82%) CSS3
8 40 (10.55%) jQuery
9 39 (10.29%) AngularJS
10 38 (10.03%) ASP.NET
11 33 (8.71%) Hibernate
12 31 (8.18%) ASP.NET MVC
13 30 (7.92%) XML
14 26 (6.86%) .NET Framework
14 26 (6.86%) JSON
15 25 (6.60%) REST
16 20 (5.28%) Node.js
17 18 (4.75%) Entity Framework
18 17 (4.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
1 31 (8.18%) User Experience
2 22 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (3.69%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.11%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.11%) Data Integration
5 7 (1.85%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.32%) New Media
7 4 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.06%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.79%) Animation
8 3 (0.79%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.79%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.79%) Wiki
9 2 (0.53%) PKI
9 2 (0.53%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.26%) FMCG
10 1 (0.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.60%) Linux
2 21 (5.54%) Android
2 21 (5.54%) Apple iOS
3 15 (3.96%) Windows
4 11 (2.90%) Unix
5 8 (2.11%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) CentOS
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (93.40%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (35.62%) TDD
3 85 (22.43%) Continuous Integration
4 83 (21.90%) BDD
5 70 (18.47%) Kanban
6 61 (16.09%) MVC
7 49 (12.93%) OO
8 45 (11.87%) Project Management
9 43 (11.35%) Pair Programming
9 43 (11.35%) User Stories
10 41 (10.82%) OOP
11 39 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (9.76%) SOA
13 35 (9.23%) Web Development
14 34 (8.97%) Software Engineering
14 34 (8.97%) Unit Testing
15 31 (8.18%) E-Commerce
16 30 (7.92%) Open Source
16 30 (7.92%) SDLC
17 28 (7.39%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 151 (39.84%) Java
2 99 (26.12%) JavaScript
3 55 (14.51%) C#
4 44 (11.61%) SQL
5 33 (8.71%) Scala
6 19 (5.01%) Clojure
6 19 (5.01%) Groovy
6 19 (5.01%) PHP
7 17 (4.49%) Ruby
8 15 (3.96%) Python
9 11 (2.90%) Objective-C
10 10 (2.64%) Apple Swift
11 9 (2.37%) C++
12 6 (1.58%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.58%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.32%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.32%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.06%) C
14 4 (1.06%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (5.28%) Degree
2 19 (5.01%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.37%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.85%) ISEB
4 7 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.79%) CLAS
5 3 (0.79%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (0.53%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.53%) PMP
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%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.50%) QA
2 5 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.79%) SLA
5 2 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.53%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.53%) RMADS
6 1 (0.26%) COSHH
6 1 (0.26%) ISO26262
6 1 (0.26%) MISRA
System Software
1 22 (5.80%) Docker
2 20 (5.28%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (0.79%) Ansible
1 3 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (0.79%) Puppet
2 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.26%) CFEngine
3 1 (0.26%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.26%) Kibana
3 1 (0.26%) logstash
3 1 (0.26%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.26%) Salt
3 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (8.97%) Oracle
2 31 (8.18%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.22%) Talend
4 13 (3.43%) Atlassian
5 7 (1.85%) SAP
6 5 (1.32%) ATG
6 5 (1.32%) hybris
6 5 (1.32%) Hyperion
6 5 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.06%) Concur
7 4 (1.06%) Infor
7 4 (1.06%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.06%) Twitter
8 3 (0.79%) Progress
8 3 (0.79%) Tableau
8 3 (0.79%) Vertica
9 2 (0.53%) Adobe
9 2 (0.53%) IBM
9 2 (0.53%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.53%) Sony
Manchester, Lancashire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Negoiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £360 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £375.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Noir Consulting
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago