The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 47 64 81
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +17
Contract jobs citing Scrum 100 67 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.30% 2.45% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.69% 3.45% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 45 30
Average daily rate
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£375 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £467 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+18.93% -4.34%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2130 1940 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.34% 70.91% 64.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1141 973 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 94 109
Average hourly rate £27.17 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.51% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.75 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Scrum
England

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 August 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 August 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 +9 59 £338 +3.84% 41
Lancashire +10 21 £400 - 7
Cheshire +3 8 £375 +13.63% 17
Merseyside -8 3 £290 -35.19% 7
Cumbria - - - - 3
Scrum
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Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 87 (41.63%) TDD
2 71 (33.97%) .NET
3 70 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (33.01%) JavaScript
5 68 (32.54%) C#
6 66 (31.58%) HTML
7 61 (29.19%) CSS
8 50 (23.92%) Java
9 43 (20.57%) SQL
10 41 (19.62%) MVC
10 41 (19.62%) User Stories
11 39 (18.66%) jQuery
12 38 (18.18%) Web Services
13 36 (17.22%) SQL Server
14 35 (16.75%) HTML5
15 34 (16.27%) Project Management
16 30 (14.35%) ASP.NET
17 28 (13.40%) OOP
18 27 (12.92%) T-SQL
19 26 (12.44%) XML
19 26 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
20 25 (11.96%) BDD
21 23 (11.00%) CSS3
21 23 (11.00%) Kanban
21 23 (11.00%) WPF
22 22 (10.53%) OO
23 21 (10.05%) LINQ
23 21 (10.05%) Unit Testing
24 20 (9.57%) Waterfall
24 20 (9.57%) MVVM

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (3.35%) Adobe CQ
2 6 (2.87%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.87%) CMS
2 6 (2.87%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.87%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.87%) Confluence
3 5 (2.39%) Escenic
3 5 (2.39%) Node.js
3 5 (2.39%) MQSeries
4 4 (1.91%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.44%) IIS
6 1 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.48%) Apache
6 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (8.13%) MS Visio
2 11 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.87%) MS Project
4 2 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.48%) Mingle
5 1 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) GoldMine
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) Office 365
1 1 (0.48%) SaaS
1 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.35%) Internet
2 4 (1.91%) HTTP
3 3 (1.44%) AMQP
4 2 (0.96%) Firewall
4 2 (0.96%) SSL
4 2 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.96%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (17.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.78%) MySQL
2 10 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.83%) RavenDB
4 7 (3.35%) Big Data
4 7 (3.35%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (2.87%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.91%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.91%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.91%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.44%) SQLPlus
8 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.48%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.48%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.26%) JIRA
3 10 (4.78%) Git (software)
4 9 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (4.31%) Selenium
5 8 (3.83%) ReSharper
5 8 (3.83%) JUnit
6 5 (2.39%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.39%) WebDriver
6 5 (2.39%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.91%) Subversion
7 4 (1.91%) Gradle
8 3 (1.44%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.96%) NUnit
9 2 (0.96%) Moq
9 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.96%) Calabash
10 1 (0.48%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.48%) TestDirector
General
1 18 (8.61%) Finance
2 13 (6.22%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.26%) Retail
4 9 (4.31%) Banking
5 7 (3.35%) Games
6 5 (2.39%) Advertising
7 2 (0.96%) Publishing
8 1 (0.48%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 99 (47.37%) Developer
2 52 (24.88%) Analyst
3 44 (21.05%) .NET Developer
4 37 (17.70%) Business Analyst
5 30 (14.35%) C# Developer
6 21 (10.05%) Java Developer
6 21 (10.05%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (9.57%) Agile Business Analyst
8 16 (7.66%) Project Manager
9 14 (6.70%) Web Developer
10 13 (6.22%) Agile Coach
10 13 (6.22%) ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (6.22%) Systems Analyst
11 12 (5.74%) ScrumMaster
12 11 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
13 10 (4.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (4.78%) Senior Project Manager
13 10 (4.78%) Senior Manager
14 8 (3.83%) C# Web Developer
14 8 (3.83%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (33.97%) .NET
2 66 (31.58%) HTML
3 61 (29.19%) CSS
4 39 (18.66%) jQuery
5 38 (18.18%) Web Services
6 35 (16.75%) HTML5
7 30 (14.35%) ASP.NET
8 26 (12.44%) XML
9 23 (11.00%) CSS3
9 23 (11.00%) WPF
10 21 (10.05%) LINQ
11 20 (9.57%) Ajax
12 19 (9.09%) WCF
13 18 (8.61%) Hibernate
14 16 (7.66%) JSON
14 16 (7.66%) Backbone.js
15 15 (7.18%) Spring
15 15 (7.18%) J2EE
16 14 (6.70%) .NET Framework
16 14 (6.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.22%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (4.78%) PMI
3 9 (4.31%) RIA
4 8 (3.83%) New Media
5 7 (3.35%) Open Source
5 7 (3.35%) IPTV
6 6 (2.87%) Animation
7 5 (2.39%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.39%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.91%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.44%) NHS
9 3 (1.44%) Interactive TV
10 2 (0.96%) Social Network
10 2 (0.96%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.96%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.96%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.48%) Linked Data
11 1 (0.48%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.48%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.18%) Windows
2 10 (4.78%) Linux
3 7 (3.35%) UNIX
4 4 (1.91%) Android
4 4 (1.91%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.96%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (41.63%) TDD
2 70 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (19.62%) MVC
3 41 (19.62%) User Stories
4 34 (16.27%) Project Management
5 28 (13.40%) OOP
6 26 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (11.96%) BDD
8 23 (11.00%) Kanban
9 22 (10.53%) OO
10 21 (10.05%) Unit Testing
11 20 (9.57%) Waterfall
11 20 (9.57%) MVVM
12 19 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (9.09%) PRINCE2
13 18 (8.61%) UML
13 18 (8.61%) Business Analysis
14 16 (7.66%) Pair Programming
15 14 (6.70%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (6.22%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 69 (33.01%) JavaScript
2 68 (32.54%) C#
3 50 (23.92%) Java
4 43 (20.57%) SQL
5 27 (12.92%) T-SQL
6 15 (7.18%) Scala
7 11 (5.26%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.87%) C++
9 3 (1.44%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.96%) PHP
10 2 (0.96%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.48%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.48%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.48%) SPARQL
11 1 (0.48%) VBA
11 1 (0.48%) VB
11 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.48%) C
11 1 (0.48%) Python
11 1 (0.48%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (7.66%) Degree
2 14 (6.70%) PMI Certification
3 12 (5.74%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.78%) ISEB
5 8 (3.83%) PMP
6 6 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (2.87%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.87%) APMP
7 5 (2.39%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (1.91%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.22%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) SNOMED CT
2 1 (0.48%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.96%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.44%) Puppet
2 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (8.61%) Oracle
2 17 (8.13%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.87%) JBoss
3 6 (2.87%) Sybase
3 6 (2.87%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.91%) Twitter
5 3 (1.44%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.44%) SAP
5 3 (1.44%) Telerik
6 2 (0.96%) Netezza
6 2 (0.96%) Informatica
6 2 (0.96%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.48%) Vertica
7 1 (0.48%) IBM
7 1 (0.48%) Adobe
7 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.48%) Apple
7 1 (0.48%) Open Text
7 1 (0.48%) OpenTV
7 1 (0.48%) Zend
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