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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 46 39 76
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +37
Contract jobs citing Scrum 116 121 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.57% 4.26% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.86% 5.83% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 75 39
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £288 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.13 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -10.00%
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
2386 2077 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.39% 73.19% 66.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1412 1041 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 112 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.04 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.14% -5.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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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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 +1 70 £350 -3.44% 35
Lancashire -7 18 £550 - 4
Cheshire -20 18 £395 +17.03% 25
Merseyside -4 4 £280 -21.67% 4
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 201 (93.93%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (42.06%) TDD
3 64 (29.91%) JavaScript
4 63 (29.44%) HTML
5 59 (27.57%) CSS
6 56 (26.17%) Java
7 50 (23.36%) C#
8 46 (21.50%) MVC
9 45 (21.03%) .NET
10 42 (19.63%) Kanban
11 40 (18.69%) XML
12 39 (18.22%) Web Services
13 38 (17.76%) Project Management
14 36 (16.82%) SQL Server
15 35 (16.36%) Git (software)
16 33 (15.42%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (15.42%) jQuery
17 28 (13.08%) ASP.NET
18 27 (12.62%) JIRA
18 27 (12.62%) Mentoring
19 26 (12.15%) Software Engineering
20 25 (11.68%) Ajax
21 24 (11.21%) Microsoft
21 24 (11.21%) Python
22 23 (10.75%) E-Commerce
22 23 (10.75%) SQL
22 23 (10.75%) User Stories
23 22 (10.28%) HTML5
23 22 (10.28%) Degree
24 21 (9.81%) Computer Science

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 12 (5.61%) Confluence
2 6 (2.80%) IIS
2 6 (2.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (2.80%) Node.js
3 5 (2.34%) CMS
3 5 (2.34%) Apache
4 4 (1.87%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.87%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.87%) Apache Solr
4 4 (1.87%) Orchard CMS
5 2 (0.93%) JBoss
5 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.93%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.47%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 13 (6.07%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.67%) MS Office
3 7 (3.27%) Mingle
4 4 (1.87%) MS Project
5 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.87%) Magento
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.93%) Tridion
3 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.93%) SaaS
2 2 (0.93%) PaaS
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.27%) AMQP
1 7 (3.27%) Internet
2 2 (0.93%) Intranet
3 1 (0.47%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.82%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.61%) MySQL
2 12 (5.61%) Oracle Database
2 12 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.14%) RavenDB
3 11 (5.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (3.74%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.27%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.87%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.40%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.40%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.93%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 35 (16.36%) Git (software)
2 27 (12.62%) JIRA
3 14 (6.54%) Visual Studio
3 14 (6.54%) Subversion
4 12 (5.61%) JUnit
5 10 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (4.21%) Jasmine
7 8 (3.74%) Eclipse
8 7 (3.27%) Cucumber
8 7 (3.27%) Gradle
9 6 (2.80%) Mercurial
10 5 (2.34%) Grunt
10 5 (2.34%) Bower
10 5 (2.34%) CasperJS
11 4 (1.87%) PhantomJS
11 4 (1.87%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.40%) Selenium
12 3 (1.40%) NUnit
12 3 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.93%) Ant
General
1 14 (6.54%) Finance
2 11 (5.14%) Retail
3 7 (3.27%) Banking
4 5 (2.34%) Games
5 4 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.93%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Law
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 118 (55.14%) Developer
2 30 (14.02%) Analyst
3 27 (12.62%) Senior Developer
4 25 (11.68%) Project Manager
5 24 (11.21%) .NET Developer
6 23 (10.75%) C# Developer
6 23 (10.75%) Java Developer
7 20 (9.35%) Business Analyst
8 18 (8.41%) ScrumMaster
9 17 (7.94%) Architect
10 15 (7.01%) Technical Architect
11 13 (6.07%) Python Developer
12 12 (5.61%) Agile Business Analyst
13 11 (5.14%) Django Developer
14 10 (4.67%) Python/Django Developer
15 8 (3.74%) Senior Manager
15 8 (3.74%) Senior Project Manager
15 8 (3.74%) C# .NET Developer
16 7 (3.27%) Front-End Developer
16 7 (3.27%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (29.44%) HTML
2 59 (27.57%) CSS
3 45 (21.03%) .NET
4 40 (18.69%) XML
5 39 (18.22%) Web Services
6 33 (15.42%) jQuery
7 28 (13.08%) ASP.NET
8 25 (11.68%) Ajax
9 22 (10.28%) HTML5
10 19 (8.88%) XHTML
10 19 (8.88%) JSON
10 19 (8.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (8.41%) Django
12 17 (7.94%) J2EE
13 16 (7.48%) Java EE
13 16 (7.48%) Hibernate
13 16 (7.48%) Spring
14 14 (6.54%) LINQ
14 14 (6.54%) Spring MVC
15 12 (5.61%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.81%) Computer Science
2 14 (6.54%) User Experience
2 14 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.14%) Open Source
4 10 (4.67%) NHS
5 8 (3.74%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.80%) Animation
6 6 (2.80%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.34%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.87%) Linked Data
8 4 (1.87%) New Media
9 3 (1.40%) iPad
10 2 (0.93%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.93%) W3C
10 2 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.93%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.93%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.41%) Windows
2 14 (6.54%) Linux
3 9 (4.21%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (3.74%) Android
5 4 (1.87%) UNIX
5 4 (1.87%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.93%) HPUX
6 2 (0.93%) VMS
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (93.93%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (42.06%) TDD
3 46 (21.50%) MVC
4 42 (19.63%) Kanban
5 38 (17.76%) Project Management
6 33 (15.42%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (12.62%) Mentoring
8 26 (12.15%) Software Engineering
9 23 (10.75%) E-Commerce
9 23 (10.75%) User Stories
10 18 (8.41%) PRINCE2
11 17 (7.94%) BDD
12 16 (7.48%) SOA
13 15 (7.01%) Waterfall
13 15 (7.01%) Unit Testing
14 13 (6.07%) OOP
15 12 (5.61%) Use Case
16 11 (5.14%) RUP
16 11 (5.14%) OO
16 11 (5.14%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 64 (29.91%) JavaScript
2 56 (26.17%) Java
3 50 (23.36%) C#
4 24 (11.21%) Python
5 23 (10.75%) SQL
6 18 (8.41%) Scala
7 15 (7.01%) T-SQL
8 14 (6.54%) Ruby
9 11 (5.14%) PHP
10 7 (3.27%) C++
11 4 (1.87%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.87%) XAML
11 4 (1.87%) XPath
12 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.40%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.40%) VBScript
13 2 (0.93%) VB
13 2 (0.93%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.93%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (10.28%) Degree
2 15 (7.01%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.27%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.34%) PMP
4 5 (2.34%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.93%) ISEB
6 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.47%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.47%) MCPD
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.34%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
1 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.87%) Puppet
2 3 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.93%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.94%) Oracle
3 10 (4.67%) Atlassian
4 9 (4.21%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.27%) hybris
6 3 (1.40%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.40%) Sybase
7 2 (0.93%) SAP
7 2 (0.93%) IBM
7 2 (0.93%) HP
7 2 (0.93%) ATG
7 2 (0.93%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.93%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.47%) VMware
8 1 (0.47%) Intel
8 1 (0.47%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.47%) Informatica
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco
8 1 (0.47%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.47%) Cognos
North West
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cumbria
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £0 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Blackburn
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago