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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
England / North West
Rank 17 32 49
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +17
Contract jobs citing Scrum 198 187 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.59% 4.92% 3.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.25% 6.07% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 117 81
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £309 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +51.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £45.88 £37.88
% change year-on-year
-10.08% +21.12%

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
2141 3079 2376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.13% 80.96% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1876 1423
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 110 96
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +35.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +8 120 £425 - 68
Cheshire +31 43 £415 +0.60% 14
Merseyside +19 20 £600 - 5
Lancashire -2 4 £325 -27.77% 3
Cumbria +9 1 - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 399 (96.14%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (38.31%) TDD
3 153 (36.87%) Java
4 150 (36.14%) JavaScript
5 128 (30.84%) BDD
6 107 (25.78%) HTML
7 96 (23.13%) Kanban
8 86 (20.72%) Continuous Integration
9 85 (20.48%) CSS
10 80 (19.28%) Linux
11 75 (18.07%) Git (software)
12 66 (15.90%) SQL
13 65 (15.66%) .NET
13 65 (15.66%) Web Services
13 65 (15.66%) RESTful
14 63 (15.18%) AngularJS
15 61 (14.70%) DevOps
16 60 (14.46%) C#
17 58 (13.98%) MVC
17 58 (13.98%) Software Engineering
17 58 (13.98%) jQuery
18 57 (13.73%) HTML5
19 56 (13.49%) Spring
19 56 (13.49%) Jenkins
20 54 (13.01%) Finance
21 51 (12.29%) Project Management
21 51 (12.29%) JIRA
22 49 (11.81%) NoSQL
22 49 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
23 47 (11.33%) OO

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (7.23%) CMS
2 21 (5.06%) Confluence
3 15 (3.61%) GeoServer
4 14 (3.37%) Umbraco
5 11 (2.65%) JBoss
5 11 (2.65%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.17%) Apache
6 9 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.96%) GlassFish
8 4 (0.96%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.96%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.72%) IIS
9 3 (0.72%) Liferay
10 2 (0.48%) Drupal
10 2 (0.48%) Mule
10 2 (0.48%) nginx
10 2 (0.48%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (0.96%) MS Excel
1 4 (0.96%) MS Office
2 1 (0.24%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.96%) Magento
2 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.41%) GitHub
4 6 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (1.45%) Slack
5 5 (1.20%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.96%) PaaS
6 4 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.72%) AWS CloudTrail
7 3 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.48%) IaaS
9 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.24%) SaaS
9 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.82%) HTTP
2 10 (2.41%) Internet
3 4 (0.96%) Broadband
3 4 (0.96%) LDAP
3 4 (0.96%) VPN
4 3 (0.72%) AMQP
4 3 (0.72%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.72%) Network Security
5 1 (0.24%) DMZ
5 1 (0.24%) Firewall
5 1 (0.24%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.81%) NoSQL
2 42 (10.12%) SQL Server
3 33 (7.95%) MySQL
4 32 (7.71%) MongoDB
5 19 (4.58%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
8 12 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (2.41%) GIS
10 9 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.69%) Big Data
13 6 (1.45%) Data Mart
13 6 (1.45%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (1.45%) Spatial Data
13 6 (1.45%) Star Schema
14 5 (1.20%) OLAP
14 5 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 75 (18.07%) Git (software)
2 56 (13.49%) Jenkins
3 51 (12.29%) JIRA
4 44 (10.60%) Cucumber
5 39 (9.40%) Selenium
6 31 (7.47%) JUnit
7 26 (6.27%) Maven
8 24 (5.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (5.30%) Subversion
10 17 (4.10%) Gradle
11 13 (3.13%) JBehave
12 11 (2.65%) Mercurial
13 9 (2.17%) ERwin
14 6 (1.45%) Eclipse
14 6 (1.45%) SonarQube
14 6 (1.45%) Talend Open Studio
14 6 (1.45%) Visual Studio
15 5 (1.20%) Artifactory
15 5 (1.20%) Jasmine
15 5 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 54 (13.01%) Finance
2 16 (3.86%) Games
3 14 (3.37%) Retail
4 10 (2.41%) Banking
5 8 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.45%) Legal
6 6 (1.45%) Marketing
7 4 (0.96%) Advertising
7 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.48%) Electronics
8 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.48%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 211 (50.84%) Developer
2 73 (17.59%) Java Developer
3 52 (12.53%) Senior Developer
4 46 (11.08%) Analyst
5 36 (8.67%) Business Analyst
6 31 (7.47%) Scrum Master
7 30 (7.23%) .NET Developer
8 26 (6.27%) Project Manager
9 25 (6.02%) Senior Java Developer
10 23 (5.54%) Agile Business Analyst
10 23 (5.54%) Agile Developer
11 22 (5.30%) C# Developer
11 22 (5.30%) Software Engineer
12 18 (4.34%) Agile Java Developer
13 17 (4.10%) Architect
13 17 (4.10%) C# .NET Developer
14 16 (3.86%) Consultant
15 14 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 14 (3.37%) Scala Developer
16 13 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (25.78%) HTML
2 85 (20.48%) CSS
3 65 (15.66%) .NET
3 65 (15.66%) RESTful
3 65 (15.66%) Web Services
4 63 (15.18%) AngularJS
5 58 (13.98%) jQuery
6 57 (13.73%) HTML5
7 56 (13.49%) Spring
8 47 (11.33%) JSON
8 47 (11.33%) REST
9 43 (10.36%) XML
10 42 (10.12%) ASP.NET
10 42 (10.12%) Node.js
11 31 (7.47%) CSS3
12 28 (6.75%) .NET Framework
13 22 (5.30%) Hibernate
14 21 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
15 20 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web API
16 18 (4.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.78%) User Experience
3 13 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.17%) Web 2.0
5 7 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.45%) Digital Media
6 6 (1.45%) New Media
7 5 (1.20%) Fintech
7 5 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.96%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.96%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.72%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.72%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.72%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.72%) Interactive TV
9 3 (0.72%) MHEG
10 2 (0.48%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.48%) IPTV
10 2 (0.48%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 80 (19.28%) Linux
2 26 (6.27%) Apple iOS
3 25 (6.02%) Android
4 18 (4.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (3.13%) Windows
6 9 (2.17%) Unix
7 7 (1.69%) CentOS
7 7 (1.69%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.72%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.24%) Fedora
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (96.14%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (38.31%) TDD
3 128 (30.84%) BDD
4 96 (23.13%) Kanban
5 86 (20.72%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (14.70%) DevOps
7 58 (13.98%) MVC
7 58 (13.98%) Software Engineering
8 51 (12.29%) Project Management
9 49 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 47 (11.33%) OO
11 43 (10.36%) SDLC
12 42 (10.12%) Open Source
12 42 (10.12%) User Stories
13 41 (9.88%) E-Commerce
14 38 (9.16%) Pair Programming
14 38 (9.16%) Web Development
15 32 (7.71%) Configuration Management
15 32 (7.71%) Microservices
16 31 (7.47%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 153 (36.87%) Java
2 150 (36.14%) JavaScript
3 66 (15.90%) SQL
4 60 (14.46%) C#
5 38 (9.16%) Python
6 31 (7.47%) Scala
7 26 (6.27%) Ruby
8 17 (4.10%) Groovy
9 15 (3.61%) PHP
10 13 (3.13%) Clojure
10 13 (3.13%) Perl
11 10 (2.41%) C++
12 9 (2.17%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.17%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.20%) F#
13 5 (1.20%) Go
13 5 (1.20%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.96%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.72%) Korn
15 3 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (7.23%) Degree
2 23 (5.54%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.20%) AWS Certification
4 5 (1.20%) PMP
5 4 (0.96%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.48%) ISEB
7 1 (0.24%) APMG
7 1 (0.24%) CISSP
7 1 (0.24%) CLAS
7 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.24%) MCAD
7 1 (0.24%) MCP
7 1 (0.24%) MCSD
7 1 (0.24%) MCTS
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.24%) PhD
7 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.47%) QA
2 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.72%) SDET
3 2 (0.48%) ISO26262
3 2 (0.48%) MISRA
4 1 (0.24%) COSHH
4 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) PMBOK
System Software
1 14 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (2.41%) Docker
3 8 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.45%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (3.86%) Puppet
2 12 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.17%) Ansible
4 7 (1.69%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.45%) Salt
5 6 (1.45%) ZABBIX
6 4 (0.96%) Terraform
7 2 (0.48%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.48%) Nagios
8 1 (0.24%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.24%) Kibana
8 1 (0.24%) logstash
8 1 (0.24%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.24%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 33 (7.95%) Oracle
2 20 (4.82%) ServiceNow
3 17 (4.10%) Microsoft
4 16 (3.86%) Atlassian
4 16 (3.86%) hybris
5 15 (3.61%) ESRI
5 15 (3.61%) Red Hat
6 12 (2.89%) ATG
6 12 (2.89%) VMware
7 6 (1.45%) Talend
7 6 (1.45%) Twitter
8 5 (1.20%) Google
8 5 (1.20%) Hyperion
8 5 (1.20%) IDERA
9 4 (0.96%) Perforce
9 4 (0.96%) Siebel
9 4 (0.96%) Tableau
9 4 (0.96%) Zend
10 3 (0.72%) OpenTV
10 3 (0.72%) Sitecore
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Oscar
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleetwood, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
FT Select
Rate: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago