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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 48 60 75
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +15
Contract jobs citing Scrum 103 78 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.24% 2.72% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.54% 3.85% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 52 44
Average daily rate
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£331 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £289 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £454 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+19.71% +8.39%
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
2270 2024 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.36% 70.55% 64.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1251 1028 1141
Average daily rate £375 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 95 105
Average hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.89% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 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 21 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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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 +8 71 £331 -1.85% 42
Lancashire +6 16 £361 -9.68% 5
Cheshire +1 6 £363 +11.53% 13
Merseyside -10 4 £290 -35.19% 5
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 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 (40.28%) TDD
2 79 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (33.80%) .NET
4 71 (32.87%) C#
5 68 (31.48%) JavaScript
6 67 (31.02%) HTML
7 63 (29.17%) CSS
8 48 (22.22%) Java
9 47 (21.76%) MVC
10 42 (19.44%) User Stories
11 40 (18.52%) SQL Server
12 38 (17.59%) Project Management
12 38 (17.59%) jQuery
13 37 (17.13%) SQL
14 35 (16.20%) Web Services
14 35 (16.20%) HTML5
15 34 (15.74%) ASP.NET
16 29 (13.43%) OOP
17 24 (11.11%) BDD
18 23 (10.65%) T-SQL
18 23 (10.65%) XML
18 23 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (10.19%) Microsoft
19 22 (10.19%) WPF
20 21 (9.72%) OO
20 21 (9.72%) Ajax
20 21 (9.72%) LINQ
20 21 (9.72%) Waterfall
20 21 (9.72%) CSS3
21 20 (9.26%) Business Analysis

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 (3.24%) Tomcat
1 7 (3.24%) Confluence
1 7 (3.24%) Adobe CQ
2 6 (2.78%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.78%) IIS
2 6 (2.78%) CMS
2 6 (2.78%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.31%) MQSeries
3 5 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.31%) Escenic
4 4 (1.85%) Node.js
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (7.87%) MS Visio
2 14 (6.48%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.78%) MS Project
4 4 (1.85%) MS Office
5 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.46%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.46%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.46%) SaaS
2 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.70%) Internet
2 4 (1.85%) AMQP
2 4 (1.85%) HTTP
3 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.93%) SSL
3 2 (0.93%) Intranet
3 2 (0.93%) Firewall
4 1 (0.46%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.63%) MySQL
2 10 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.24%) RavenDB
4 7 (3.24%) Big Data
4 7 (3.24%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.78%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.39%) SQLPlus
6 3 (1.39%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.46%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.46%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 16 (7.41%) JIRA
3 10 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.70%) JUnit
6 7 (3.24%) ReSharper
6 7 (3.24%) Selenium
6 7 (3.24%) Eclipse
7 5 (2.31%) Gradle
8 4 (1.85%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.85%) Mercurial
8 4 (1.85%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.39%) NUnit
9 3 (1.39%) Subversion
10 2 (0.93%) Moq
10 2 (0.93%) Calabash
11 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.46%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.46%) Rhino Mocks
11 1 (0.46%) TestDirector
General
1 17 (7.87%) Finance
2 11 (5.09%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.09%) Retail
3 8 (3.70%) Banking
4 7 (3.24%) Games
5 5 (2.31%) Advertising
6 2 (0.93%) Publishing
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 102 (47.22%) Developer
2 52 (24.07%) Analyst
3 44 (20.37%) .NET Developer
4 39 (18.06%) Business Analyst
5 26 (12.04%) C# Developer
6 21 (9.72%) Agile Business Analyst
7 19 (8.80%) Project Manager
7 19 (8.80%) Java Developer
8 17 (7.87%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (6.94%) ScrumMaster
10 13 (6.02%) Agile Coach
11 12 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
12 11 (5.09%) Web Developer
12 11 (5.09%) JavaScript Developer
13 10 (4.63%) Senior Manager
13 10 (4.63%) Senior Project Manager
13 10 (4.63%) ASP.NET Developer
14 9 (4.17%) Senior Developer
15 8 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
15 8 (3.70%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (33.80%) .NET
2 67 (31.02%) HTML
3 63 (29.17%) CSS
4 38 (17.59%) jQuery
5 35 (16.20%) HTML5
5 35 (16.20%) Web Services
6 34 (15.74%) ASP.NET
7 23 (10.65%) XML
8 22 (10.19%) WPF
9 21 (9.72%) LINQ
9 21 (9.72%) CSS3
9 21 (9.72%) Ajax
10 17 (7.87%) Hibernate
10 17 (7.87%) Backbone.js
11 16 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (7.41%) JSON
12 15 (6.94%) WCF
12 15 (6.94%) J2EE
13 14 (6.48%) .NET Framework
13 14 (6.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.09%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (4.63%) PMI
3 9 (4.17%) Animation
3 9 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.17%) New Media
4 6 (2.78%) RIA
4 6 (2.78%) Open Source
5 5 (2.31%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.31%) IPTV
5 5 (2.31%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.93%) Interactive TV
6 2 (0.93%) NHS
6 2 (0.93%) Streaming Video
6 2 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (0.93%) Social Network
7 1 (0.46%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.46%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.46%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.46%) Tandem
7 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.41%) Windows
2 9 (4.17%) Linux
3 5 (2.31%) UNIX
4 4 (1.85%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.85%) Android
5 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (40.28%) TDD
2 79 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (21.76%) MVC
4 42 (19.44%) User Stories
5 38 (17.59%) Project Management
6 29 (13.43%) OOP
7 24 (11.11%) BDD
8 23 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (9.72%) OO
9 21 (9.72%) Waterfall
10 20 (9.26%) MVVM
10 20 (9.26%) Business Analysis
11 19 (8.80%) PRINCE2
11 19 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (8.33%) UML
12 18 (8.33%) Unit Testing
13 17 (7.87%) Kanban
14 14 (6.48%) Pair Programming
15 13 (6.02%) Software Engineering
15 13 (6.02%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 71 (32.87%) C#
2 68 (31.48%) JavaScript
3 48 (22.22%) Java
4 37 (17.13%) SQL
5 23 (10.65%) T-SQL
6 18 (8.33%) Scala
7 8 (3.70%) C++
8 7 (3.24%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.85%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.39%) XAML
10 3 (1.39%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.39%) VBScript
10 3 (1.39%) VB
11 2 (0.93%) Python
12 1 (0.46%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.46%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.46%) C
12 1 (0.46%) Ruby
12 1 (0.46%) XPath
12 1 (0.46%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 17 (7.87%) Degree
2 13 (6.02%) PMI Certification
3 12 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.17%) ISEB
5 7 (3.24%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.24%) PMP
6 6 (2.78%) APMP
6 6 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (2.31%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (1.85%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.02%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (0.93%) Puppet
1 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (10.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.41%) Oracle
3 7 (3.24%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.78%) Sybase
4 6 (2.78%) JBoss
5 4 (1.85%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.39%) SAP
6 3 (1.39%) Twitter
6 3 (1.39%) Telerik
7 2 (0.93%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.46%) Netezza
8 1 (0.46%) Adobe
8 1 (0.46%) Informatica
8 1 (0.46%) IBM
8 1 (0.46%) Apple
8 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.46%) Open Text
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