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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 30 42 42
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 205 125 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.41% 3.82% 4.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.70% 4.99% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 86 64
Average daily rate £425 £391 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £289 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 £37.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% +1.00%
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
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 130 £425 +14.86% 55
Cheshire +6 41 £438 +22.37% 14
Lancashire +2 17 £425 -13.70% 9
Merseyside 0 4 - - 4
Cumbria -2 1 - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 434 (97.97%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (37.25%) TDD
3 149 (33.63%) Java
4 121 (27.31%) Web Services
5 109 (24.60%) JavaScript
6 107 (24.15%) BDD
7 101 (22.80%) HTML
8 92 (20.77%) CSS
9 84 (18.96%) Continuous Integration
10 77 (17.38%) SQL
11 74 (16.70%) Kanban
12 72 (16.25%) RESTful
13 69 (15.58%) Git (software)
14 61 (13.77%) MVC
15 60 (13.54%) JIRA
15 60 (13.54%) REST
16 54 (12.19%) C#
17 53 (11.96%) QA
18 52 (11.74%) Spring
19 51 (11.51%) .NET
20 50 (11.29%) JSON
21 49 (11.06%) XML
22 48 (10.84%) Project Management
23 47 (10.61%) Finance
23 47 (10.61%) Selenium
23 47 (10.61%) HTML5
24 46 (10.38%) Linux
25 45 (10.16%) OO
25 45 (10.16%) User Experience
25 45 (10.16%) SDLC

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 19 (4.29%) CMS
1 19 (4.29%) Node.js
2 17 (3.84%) Tomcat
3 14 (3.16%) Confluence
4 11 (2.48%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (1.81%) JBoss
6 6 (1.35%) CloudStack
6 6 (1.35%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.13%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.68%) EPiServer CMS
9 3 (0.68%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.45%) Apache
10 2 (0.45%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.23%) JCAPS
11 1 (0.23%) Magnolia
Applications
1 16 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.35%) MS Project
3 3 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.68%) Mingle
3 3 (0.68%) MS Office
3 3 (0.68%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.90%) Magento
3 3 (0.68%) Primavera
3 3 (0.68%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.90%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.16%) GitHub
3 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (0.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.45%) PaaS
6 2 (0.45%) SaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.23%) Trello
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.58%) HTTP
2 12 (2.71%) Internet
3 1 (0.23%) Broadband
3 1 (0.23%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.23%) Skype
3 1 (0.23%) SSL
3 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.71%) NoSQL
2 26 (5.87%) Relational Database
3 23 (5.19%) SQL Server
4 21 (4.74%) Big Data
5 17 (3.84%) MySQL
6 15 (3.39%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (2.48%) GIS
9 10 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.26%) Pentaho
10 6 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.35%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.13%) Neo4j
11 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.90%) Redis
13 3 (0.68%) QGIS
14 2 (0.45%) Hazelcast
14 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 69 (15.58%) Git (software)
2 60 (13.54%) JIRA
3 47 (10.61%) Selenium
4 41 (9.26%) Subversion
5 35 (7.90%) Cucumber
6 16 (3.61%) JUnit
7 15 (3.39%) Jenkins
8 14 (3.16%) SpecFlow
8 14 (3.16%) Visual Studio
9 13 (2.93%) Gradle
9 13 (2.93%) Maven
10 12 (2.71%) Mercurial
10 12 (2.71%) WebDriver
11 10 (2.26%) JBehave
12 8 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (1.81%) gulp
13 7 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (1.35%) Jasmine
14 6 (1.35%) Mocha
14 6 (1.35%) QUnit
General
1 47 (10.61%) Finance
2 32 (7.22%) Banking
3 8 (1.81%) Games
3 8 (1.81%) Retail
4 5 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (1.13%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.68%) Advertising
5 3 (0.68%) Legal
6 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.45%) Marketing
6 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Billing
7 1 (0.23%) Electronics
7 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 222 (50.11%) Developer
2 81 (18.28%) Java Developer
3 47 (10.61%) Architect
4 44 (9.93%) Scrum Master
5 42 (9.48%) Senior Developer
6 37 (8.35%) Analyst
7 30 (6.77%) Business Analyst
8 24 (5.42%) .NET Developer
8 24 (5.42%) Agile Developer
9 22 (4.97%) Agile Business Analyst
10 21 (4.74%) Project Manager
10 21 (4.74%) Senior Java Developer
11 17 (3.84%) Scala Developer
12 15 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
12 15 (3.39%) Software Developer
13 14 (3.16%) Agile Scrum Master
14 13 (2.93%) Agile Java Developer
14 13 (2.93%) Consultant
14 13 (2.93%) HTML Developer
14 13 (2.93%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (27.31%) Web Services
2 101 (22.80%) HTML
3 92 (20.77%) CSS
4 72 (16.25%) RESTful
5 60 (13.54%) REST
6 52 (11.74%) Spring
7 51 (11.51%) .NET
8 50 (11.29%) JSON
9 49 (11.06%) XML
10 47 (10.61%) HTML5
11 39 (8.80%) AngularJS
12 31 (7.00%) CSS3
13 30 (6.77%) SOAP
14 27 (6.09%) jQuery
15 20 (4.51%) Hibernate
15 20 (4.51%) J2EE
16 19 (4.29%) .NET Framework
16 19 (4.29%) Spring MVC
17 18 (4.06%) ASP.NET
18 13 (2.93%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.16%) User Experience
2 22 (4.97%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (4.06%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.61%) iPad
5 15 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.93%) Data Integration
7 12 (2.71%) Visualisation
8 10 (2.26%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.26%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.03%) IPTV
10 6 (1.35%) Animation
11 5 (1.13%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.90%) Video on Demand
12 4 (0.90%) W3C
13 3 (0.68%) Augmented Reality
13 3 (0.68%) Internet of Things
13 3 (0.68%) Mobile Computing
14 2 (0.45%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.45%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.45%) MHEG
Operating Systems
1 46 (10.38%) Linux
2 30 (6.77%) Android
3 28 (6.32%) Apple iOS
4 27 (6.09%) Unix
5 12 (2.71%) Windows
6 6 (1.35%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.45%) CentOS
7 2 (0.45%) openSUSE
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.23%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (97.97%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (37.25%) TDD
3 107 (24.15%) BDD
4 84 (18.96%) Continuous Integration
5 74 (16.70%) Kanban
6 61 (13.77%) MVC
7 48 (10.84%) Project Management
8 45 (10.16%) OO
8 45 (10.16%) SDLC
9 39 (8.80%) Software Engineering
10 38 (8.58%) E-Commerce
11 35 (7.90%) User Stories
12 34 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (7.00%) High Availability
13 31 (7.00%) Open Source
14 30 (6.77%) OOP
15 29 (6.55%) Mentoring
16 27 (6.09%) Software Delivery
17 24 (5.42%) Unit Testing
18 23 (5.19%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 149 (33.63%) Java
2 109 (24.60%) JavaScript
3 77 (17.38%) SQL
4 54 (12.19%) C#
5 43 (9.71%) Scala
6 27 (6.09%) Python
7 13 (2.93%) Objective-C
8 12 (2.71%) Groovy
9 10 (2.26%) Ruby
10 9 (2.03%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.03%) C++
11 6 (1.35%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.90%) ES6
12 4 (0.90%) PHP
13 3 (0.68%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.68%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.45%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.45%) C
14 2 (0.45%) Perl
14 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (3.84%) Security Cleared
2 12 (2.71%) Degree
3 9 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (1.58%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.35%) ISEB
6 5 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.13%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.68%) HND
8 3 (0.68%) PMP
9 2 (0.45%) APMP
9 2 (0.45%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.45%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (11.96%) QA
2 13 (2.93%) WCAG
3 7 (1.58%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (1.81%) Docker
2 6 (1.35%) vSphere
2 6 (1.35%) Xen
2 6 (1.35%) XenServer
3 1 (0.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (2.48%) Puppet
2 9 (2.03%) Cobbler
2 9 (2.03%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (6.77%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.06%) Oracle
3 13 (2.93%) EPiServer
4 11 (2.48%) Sitecore
5 10 (2.26%) IBM
6 9 (2.03%) HP
7 8 (1.81%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.58%) ESRI
9 6 (1.35%) Capita
9 6 (1.35%) EnterpriseDB
10 5 (1.13%) hybris
11 4 (0.90%) SAP
12 3 (0.68%) BEA
12 3 (0.68%) Pega
13 2 (0.45%) OpenTV
13 2 (0.45%) ServiceNow
14 1 (0.23%) Apigee
14 1 (0.23%) Assembla
14 1 (0.23%) Rally
14 1 (0.23%) Red Hat
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