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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 60 46 72
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +26
Contract jobs citing Scrum 93 101 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.91% 3.47% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 4.81% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 63 49
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £278 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £452 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +53.84%
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
2323 2098 2161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.73% 72.07% 65.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1038 1150
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 113 95
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £22.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.92 £50.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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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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 -3 68 £354 +8.84% 47
Lancashire -16 8 £285 -28.75% 4
Cheshire -19 6 £375 +15.38% 18
Merseyside -12 5 £315 -28.40% 4
Cumbria - 1 - - 2
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 176 (92.15%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (38.74%) TDD
3 50 (26.18%) HTML
4 48 (25.13%) C#
5 47 (24.61%) .NET
6 46 (24.08%) CSS
7 45 (23.56%) JavaScript
8 43 (22.51%) Java
9 36 (18.85%) Project Management
10 34 (17.80%) User Stories
11 31 (16.23%) Web Services
12 30 (15.71%) SQL Server
12 30 (15.71%) MVC
13 24 (12.57%) ASP.NET
13 24 (12.57%) HTML5
14 23 (12.04%) jQuery
15 21 (10.99%) SQL
16 20 (10.47%) XML
16 20 (10.47%) OOP
16 20 (10.47%) BDD
17 18 (9.42%) Microsoft
17 18 (9.42%) WPF
18 16 (8.38%) OO
18 16 (8.38%) Finance
18 16 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
18 16 (8.38%) MVVM
19 15 (7.85%) ASP.NET MVC
19 15 (7.85%) Business Analysis
19 15 (7.85%) JIRA
19 15 (7.85%) E-Commerce

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 7 (3.66%) Confluence
2 5 (2.62%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (2.62%) IIS
2 5 (2.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.09%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.09%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.09%) CMS
3 4 (2.09%) Node.js
4 3 (1.57%) Escenic
4 3 (1.57%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.57%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.52%) CICS
Applications
1 11 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.24%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.62%) MS Office
4 2 (1.05%) MS Project
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.52%) Mingle
5 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Magento
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.19%) Internet
2 4 (2.09%) AMQP
3 2 (1.05%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.24%) MySQL
3 9 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.66%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (3.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.62%) Big Data
7 4 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.09%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.52%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.52%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.52%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.52%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (7.85%) JIRA
2 13 (6.81%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (3.66%) JUnit
5 6 (3.14%) Eclipse
6 5 (2.62%) Gradle
6 5 (2.62%) Selenium
7 4 (2.09%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.09%) Mercurial
7 4 (2.09%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.57%) NUnit
9 2 (1.05%) Subversion
9 2 (1.05%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.05%) Calabash
10 1 (0.52%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (0.52%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.52%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 16 (8.38%) Finance
2 12 (6.28%) Retail
3 7 (3.66%) Games
3 7 (3.66%) Banking
4 5 (2.62%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.05%) Publishing
5 2 (1.05%) Legal
6 1 (0.52%) Advertising
6 1 (0.52%) Law
6 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 88 (46.07%) Developer
2 50 (26.18%) Analyst
3 36 (18.85%) Business Analyst
4 29 (15.18%) .NET Developer
5 19 (9.95%) Agile Business Analyst
6 18 (9.42%) C# Developer
7 17 (8.90%) Project Manager
8 15 (7.85%) Java Developer
8 15 (7.85%) Senior Developer
9 14 (7.33%) ScrumMaster
10 13 (6.81%) Agile Coach
11 12 (6.28%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (5.76%) JavaScript Developer
12 11 (5.76%) Systems Analyst
13 8 (4.19%) Senior Manager
13 8 (4.19%) Senior Java Developer
13 8 (4.19%) Senior Project Manager
13 8 (4.19%) WPF Developer
14 7 (3.66%) Python Developer
15 6 (3.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (26.18%) HTML
2 47 (24.61%) .NET
3 46 (24.08%) CSS
4 31 (16.23%) Web Services
5 24 (12.57%) ASP.NET
5 24 (12.57%) HTML5
6 23 (12.04%) jQuery
7 20 (10.47%) XML
8 18 (9.42%) WPF
9 15 (7.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (6.81%) Hibernate
10 13 (6.81%) J2EE
11 12 (6.28%) Ajax
11 12 (6.28%) KnockoutJS
12 11 (5.76%) Backbone.js
13 10 (5.24%) XHTML
13 10 (5.24%) EJB
13 10 (5.24%) LINQ
13 10 (5.24%) WCF
13 10 (5.24%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.76%) User Experience
3 9 (4.71%) New Media
3 9 (4.71%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.71%) Animation
4 6 (3.14%) PMI
5 5 (2.62%) Digital Media
5 5 (2.62%) IPTV
6 4 (2.09%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.09%) Open Source
6 4 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.57%) RIA
8 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.05%) Social Network
8 2 (1.05%) Interactive TV
8 2 (1.05%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.52%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.52%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.52%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.71%) Windows
2 5 (2.62%) Linux
3 4 (2.09%) Android
3 4 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (92.15%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (38.74%) TDD
3 36 (18.85%) Project Management
4 34 (17.80%) User Stories
5 30 (15.71%) MVC
6 20 (10.47%) OOP
6 20 (10.47%) BDD
7 16 (8.38%) OO
7 16 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (8.38%) MVVM
8 15 (7.85%) Business Analysis
8 15 (7.85%) E-Commerce
9 14 (7.33%) Software Engineering
9 14 (7.33%) Kanban
9 14 (7.33%) Mentoring
10 13 (6.81%) Waterfall
10 13 (6.81%) Supplier Management
10 13 (6.81%) PRINCE2
11 12 (6.28%) RUP
11 12 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 48 (25.13%) C#
2 45 (23.56%) JavaScript
3 43 (22.51%) Java
4 21 (10.99%) SQL
5 14 (7.33%) Scala
6 12 (6.28%) T-SQL
7 10 (5.24%) Python
8 8 (4.19%) C++
9 4 (2.09%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.09%) XAML
10 3 (1.57%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.57%) PHP
10 3 (1.57%) VBScript
10 3 (1.57%) VB
11 2 (1.05%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.52%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.52%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.52%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.52%) Ruby
12 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (6.28%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.24%) PMI Certification
2 10 (5.24%) Degree
3 8 (4.19%) PMP
4 7 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.66%) ISEB
5 6 (3.14%) APMP
5 6 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (2.62%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.05%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.71%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (9.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.24%) Oracle
3 7 (3.66%) Atlassian
4 6 (3.14%) Sybase
5 4 (2.09%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.57%) Twitter
6 3 (1.57%) SAP
6 3 (1.57%) JBoss
7 2 (1.05%) IBM
7 2 (1.05%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.52%) Telerik
8 1 (0.52%) Netezza
8 1 (0.52%) Apple
8 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.52%) Informatica
8 1 (0.52%) Adobe
8 1 (0.52%) Intel
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