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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 35 47 74
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +27
Contract jobs citing Scrum 183 101 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.78% 3.36% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.22% 4.58% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 56 42
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£428 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £284 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £425 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +19.84%
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
2940 2205 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.80% 73.43% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1749 1188 983
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 102 90
Average hourly rate £37.97 £28.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.05% +36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £53.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +2 71 £413 +26.92% 65
Cheshire +33 62 £365 -2.66% 30
Merseyside +10 24 £500 +72.41% 7
Lancashire -5 7 £525 +31.25% 8
Cumbria - 5 - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 265 (84.39%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (28.66%) JavaScript
3 85 (27.07%) Java
4 82 (26.11%) .NET
4 82 (26.11%) TDD
5 70 (22.29%) HTML
6 63 (20.06%) CSS
7 58 (18.47%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (16.88%) MVC
9 52 (16.56%) C#
10 48 (15.29%) jQuery
11 44 (14.01%) HTML5
11 44 (14.01%) Web Services
11 44 (14.01%) Finance
12 42 (13.38%) Kanban
13 41 (13.06%) CSS3
14 40 (12.74%) JSON
15 39 (12.42%) AngularJS
16 37 (11.78%) QA
16 37 (11.78%) Git (software)
17 35 (11.15%) ASP.NET
17 35 (11.15%) Oracle
17 35 (11.15%) OO
17 35 (11.15%) Waterfall
18 34 (10.83%) SQL
19 33 (10.51%) Subversion
20 32 (10.19%) Security Cleared
21 31 (9.87%) SDLC
22 30 (9.55%) Mentoring
23 29 (9.24%) ASP.NET MVC

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 8 (2.55%) SharePoint
1 8 (2.55%) Confluence
2 7 (2.23%) Node.js
3 5 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (1.59%) Apache
4 4 (1.27%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.27%) Zope
5 3 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.96%) JBoss
5 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.64%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.32%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.32%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.96%) MS Project
2 3 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.64%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.64%) MS Office
3 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.59%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.32%) arcHouse
3 1 (0.32%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.32%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.32%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.32%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.32%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.50%) Amazon SQS
2 11 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (3.50%) Amazon S3
2 11 (3.50%) Amazon EMR
2 11 (3.50%) Amazon ELB
2 11 (3.50%) AWS CloudFormation
2 11 (3.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 11 (3.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 11 (3.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 9 (2.87%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.32%) Force.com
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.32%) Office 365
5 1 (0.32%) IaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.50%) Internet
2 4 (1.27%) AMQP
3 3 (0.96%) HTTP
4 1 (0.32%) VPN
4 1 (0.32%) Firewall
4 1 (0.32%) Skype
4 1 (0.32%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.37%) MongoDB
2 17 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 16 (5.10%) MySQL
3 16 (5.10%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.50%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (3.18%) Oracle Database
5 10 (3.18%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (2.87%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.87%) Big Data
7 7 (2.23%) RavenDB
8 6 (1.91%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.59%) CouchDB
9 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.27%) SimpleDB
11 3 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.96%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 37 (11.78%) Git (software)
2 33 (10.51%) Subversion
3 23 (7.32%) JIRA
4 20 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (4.46%) Selenium
5 14 (4.46%) Cucumber
6 10 (3.18%) Visual Studio
7 9 (2.87%) JUnit
7 9 (2.87%) Mercurial
7 9 (2.87%) SoapUI
8 8 (2.55%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.55%) ReSharper
9 7 (2.23%) Eclipse
10 6 (1.91%) Ant
11 5 (1.59%) Maven
11 5 (1.59%) Gradle
12 4 (1.27%) eggPlant
12 4 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (1.27%) Rational Performance Tester
12 4 (1.27%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 44 (14.01%) Finance
2 12 (3.82%) Pharmaceutical
2 12 (3.82%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.55%) Banking
4 5 (1.59%) Retail
5 4 (1.27%) Legal
6 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.96%) Games
7 2 (0.64%) Electronics
7 2 (0.64%) Billing
7 2 (0.64%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 147 (46.82%) Developer
2 36 (11.46%) Analyst
2 36 (11.46%) Java Developer
3 33 (10.51%) .NET Developer
4 24 (7.64%) Architect
5 18 (5.73%) Project Manager
6 17 (5.41%) Business Analyst
7 16 (5.10%) Web Developer
7 16 (5.10%) Senior Developer
7 16 (5.10%) Front-End Developer
8 15 (4.78%) ScrumMaster
9 14 (4.46%) Agile Coach
10 12 (3.82%) Test Analyst
11 11 (3.50%) Test Leader
11 11 (3.50%) Mobile Developer
12 10 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (3.18%) Test Manager
13 9 (2.87%) AWS Engineer
14 8 (2.55%) Front-End Web Developer
14 8 (2.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (26.11%) .NET
2 70 (22.29%) HTML
3 63 (20.06%) CSS
4 48 (15.29%) jQuery
5 44 (14.01%) HTML5
5 44 (14.01%) Web Services
6 41 (13.06%) CSS3
7 40 (12.74%) JSON
8 39 (12.42%) AngularJS
9 35 (11.15%) ASP.NET
10 29 (9.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (7.96%) RESTful
12 24 (7.64%) .NET Framework
13 23 (7.32%) XML
14 22 (7.01%) J2EE
14 22 (7.01%) Spring
14 22 (7.01%) REST
15 20 (6.37%) Ajax
16 19 (6.05%) LINQ
16 19 (6.05%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.10%) Mobile App
2 15 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.78%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.82%) User Experience
4 7 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.23%) Digital Media
5 4 (1.27%) Video on Demand
6 3 (0.96%) Wiki
6 3 (0.96%) Data Integration
6 3 (0.96%) MHEG
6 3 (0.96%) Visualisation
6 3 (0.96%) Interactive TV
6 3 (0.96%) IPTV
7 2 (0.64%) PMI
7 2 (0.64%) DTV
7 2 (0.64%) New Media
8 1 (0.32%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.96%) Linux
2 24 (7.64%) Android
3 22 (7.01%) Apple iOS
4 12 (3.82%) Windows
5 9 (2.87%) UNIX
6 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (84.39%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (26.11%) TDD
3 58 (18.47%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (16.88%) MVC
5 42 (13.38%) Kanban
6 35 (11.15%) Waterfall
6 35 (11.15%) OO
7 31 (9.87%) SDLC
8 30 (9.55%) Mentoring
9 28 (8.92%) Test Strategy
9 28 (8.92%) PRINCE2
9 28 (8.92%) Unit Testing
10 27 (8.60%) Software Engineering
11 26 (8.28%) User Acceptance Testing
11 26 (8.28%) Project Management
12 25 (7.96%) Coaching
13 24 (7.64%) BDD
13 24 (7.64%) Test Scripting
13 24 (7.64%) OOP
13 24 (7.64%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 90 (28.66%) JavaScript
2 85 (27.07%) Java
3 52 (16.56%) C#
4 34 (10.83%) SQL
5 19 (6.05%) TypeScript
6 10 (3.18%) Scala
7 9 (2.87%) Perl
7 9 (2.87%) Python
8 5 (1.59%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.59%) Objective-C
8 5 (1.59%) C++
8 5 (1.59%) Ruby
8 5 (1.59%) Groovy
9 4 (1.27%) PHP
9 4 (1.27%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.27%) VB
10 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.96%) Delphi
10 3 (0.96%) VB6
11 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (10.19%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.92%) Degree
3 26 (8.28%) ISEB
4 14 (4.46%) SC Cleared
5 10 (3.18%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.55%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.91%) PMP
8 2 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.64%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.32%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.32%) CISSP
9 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.32%) CCNP
9 1 (0.32%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (11.78%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (1.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (7.01%) Puppet
2 16 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.27%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.32%) StatsD
Vendors
1 35 (11.15%) Oracle
2 24 (7.64%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.87%) Adobe
4 7 (2.23%) HP
5 6 (1.91%) IBM
6 5 (1.59%) Hyperion
6 5 (1.59%) Green Hat
7 4 (1.27%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.27%) hybris
7 4 (1.27%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.27%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.27%) Progress
7 4 (1.27%) SAP
8 3 (0.96%) OpenTV
8 3 (0.96%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.96%) Sculptor
9 2 (0.64%) Twitter
9 2 (0.64%) Siebel
10 1 (0.32%) Citrix
10 1 (0.32%) Sun
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