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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 52 44 68
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +24
Contract jobs citing Scrum 110 108 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.28% 4.02% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.43% 5.57% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 52 28
Average daily rate
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£438 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £316 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £38.90
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.46%
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
2483 1939 1609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.96% 72.22% 69.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1399 1005 818
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 115 87
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.62 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £46.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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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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 -6 66 £450 +24.13% 69
Cheshire -11 23 £358 +5.92% 24
Lancashire -5 11 £480 +28.00% 4
Merseyside -12 2 £220 - 9
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 208 (94.98%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (39.27%) TDD
3 77 (35.16%) Java
4 72 (32.88%) JavaScript
5 66 (30.14%) HTML
6 59 (26.94%) CSS
7 52 (23.74%) C#
8 51 (23.29%) MVC
8 51 (23.29%) Kanban
9 47 (21.46%) .NET
10 43 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (19.18%) Web Services
11 42 (19.18%) XML
12 39 (17.81%) jQuery
13 35 (15.98%) Git (software)
14 34 (15.53%) Software Engineering
14 34 (15.53%) Ajax
15 33 (15.07%) JIRA
15 33 (15.07%) Mentoring
16 32 (14.61%) Oracle
16 32 (14.61%) SQL Server
17 31 (14.16%) Degree
18 30 (13.70%) SQL
19 29 (13.24%) Spring
20 28 (12.79%) Microsoft
20 28 (12.79%) BDD
21 26 (11.87%) J2EE
22 25 (11.42%) Project Management
22 25 (11.42%) Finance
23 24 (10.96%) JSON

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 11 (5.02%) Confluence
2 7 (3.20%) Node.js
2 7 (3.20%) Apache
2 7 (3.20%) Tomcat
2 7 (3.20%) CMS
3 6 (2.74%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.74%) Orchard CMS
3 6 (2.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.28%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.28%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.91%) SugarCRM
6 2 (0.91%) IIS
6 2 (0.91%) JBoss
7 1 (0.46%) Zope
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.46%) SAS
7 1 (0.46%) CICS
7 1 (0.46%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 13 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.11%) Mingle
3 5 (2.28%) MS Office
4 3 (1.37%) MS Project
5 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.46%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.37%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (1.37%) Magento
2 2 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.91%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.91%) Tridion
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.37%) PaaS
2 2 (0.91%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.57%) Internet
2 7 (3.20%) AMQP
3 1 (0.46%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.22%) RavenDB
3 17 (7.76%) MySQL
4 16 (7.31%) Oracle Database
4 16 (7.31%) MongoDB
5 13 (5.94%) NoSQL
6 11 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (5.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (4.57%) Hadoop
8 9 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (3.65%) Relational Database
10 7 (3.20%) Big Data
10 7 (3.20%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (2.28%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (1.37%) PowerCenter
13 3 (1.37%) SQLite
13 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 35 (15.98%) Git (software)
2 33 (15.07%) JIRA
3 22 (10.05%) Visual Studio
4 20 (9.13%) Subversion
5 13 (5.94%) JUnit
6 10 (4.57%) Jasmine
7 9 (4.11%) Cucumber
7 9 (4.11%) Eclipse
8 7 (3.20%) Gradle
8 7 (3.20%) Bower
8 7 (3.20%) Grunt
9 6 (2.74%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.74%) Ant
9 6 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.74%) Mercurial
10 5 (2.28%) Selenium
10 5 (2.28%) CasperJS
11 4 (1.83%) PhantomJS
11 4 (1.83%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 25 (11.42%) Finance
2 9 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.65%) Banking
4 6 (2.74%) Retail
4 6 (2.74%) Games
5 5 (2.28%) Legal
6 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.91%) Electronics
6 2 (0.91%) Marketing
7 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 119 (54.34%) Developer
2 33 (15.07%) Java Developer
3 26 (11.87%) Senior Developer
3 26 (11.87%) Architect
4 25 (11.42%) Analyst
5 21 (9.59%) Technical Architect
5 21 (9.59%) C# Developer
6 20 (9.13%) Project Manager
6 20 (9.13%) .NET Developer
7 15 (6.85%) Business Analyst
8 11 (5.02%) ScrumMaster
9 10 (4.57%) Python Developer
9 10 (4.57%) Django Developer
9 10 (4.57%) Python/Django Developer
10 7 (3.20%) Agile Business Analyst
10 7 (3.20%) Senior C# Developer
10 7 (3.20%) Oracle Developer
11 6 (2.74%) Front-End Developer
11 6 (2.74%) Oracle SOA Developer
11 6 (2.74%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (30.14%) HTML
2 59 (26.94%) CSS
3 47 (21.46%) .NET
4 42 (19.18%) Web Services
4 42 (19.18%) XML
5 39 (17.81%) jQuery
6 34 (15.53%) Ajax
7 29 (13.24%) Spring
8 26 (11.87%) J2EE
9 24 (10.96%) JSON
10 20 (9.13%) Spring MVC
10 20 (9.13%) ASP.NET
11 19 (8.68%) Hibernate
11 19 (8.68%) LINQ
12 18 (8.22%) Django
12 18 (8.22%) HTML5
13 17 (7.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (7.76%) Ruby on Rails
14 15 (6.85%) XHTML
14 15 (6.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.96%) Computer Science
2 19 (8.68%) Open Source
3 16 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.94%) NHS
5 11 (5.02%) Management Information System
5 11 (5.02%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.57%) User Experience
7 5 (2.28%) Linked Data
8 4 (1.83%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.37%) MHEG
9 3 (1.37%) Interactive TV
9 3 (1.37%) IPTV
9 3 (1.37%) iPad
9 3 (1.37%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.91%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.91%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.91%) W3C
10 2 (0.91%) DTV
10 2 (0.91%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.59%) Windows
2 19 (8.68%) Linux
3 9 (4.11%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.65%) Android
4 8 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.20%) UNIX
6 4 (1.83%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.91%) VMS
7 2 (0.91%) HPUX
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (94.98%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (39.27%) TDD
3 51 (23.29%) Kanban
3 51 (23.29%) MVC
4 43 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (15.53%) Software Engineering
6 33 (15.07%) Mentoring
7 28 (12.79%) BDD
8 25 (11.42%) Project Management
9 22 (10.05%) PRINCE2
9 22 (10.05%) E-Commerce
10 21 (9.59%) Unit Testing
11 19 (8.68%) User Stories
12 18 (8.22%) SOA
13 17 (7.76%) OO
14 12 (5.48%) Technical Architecture
14 12 (5.48%) Configuration Management
14 12 (5.48%) DevOps
15 11 (5.02%) Waterfall
15 11 (5.02%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 77 (35.16%) Java
2 72 (32.88%) JavaScript
3 52 (23.74%) C#
4 30 (13.70%) SQL
5 23 (10.50%) Ruby
6 22 (10.05%) Python
7 16 (7.31%) Scala
8 12 (5.48%) T-SQL
9 10 (4.57%) PHP
10 7 (3.20%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.74%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.83%) XPath
12 4 (1.83%) VB
12 4 (1.83%) Perl
13 3 (1.37%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.37%) VB6
13 3 (1.37%) Delphi
14 2 (0.91%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.91%) SPARQL
15 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (14.16%) Degree
2 20 (9.13%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.57%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.20%) PMP
4 7 (3.20%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.83%) ISEB
6 3 (1.37%) VCP4
7 2 (0.91%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.46%) MCPD
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.11%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (5.02%) Puppet
2 6 (2.74%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (14.61%) Oracle
2 28 (12.79%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.11%) Red Hat
3 9 (4.11%) hybris
4 7 (3.20%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.28%) HP
6 4 (1.83%) SAP
6 4 (1.83%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.83%) Informatica
7 3 (1.37%) Sculptor
7 3 (1.37%) OpenTV
7 3 (1.37%) VMware
7 3 (1.37%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.37%) Progress
8 2 (0.91%) ATG
8 2 (0.91%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.46%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco
9 1 (0.46%) IBM
9 1 (0.46%) Cognos
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