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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 53 49 72
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +23
Contract jobs citing Scrum 98 94 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.07% 3.18% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.20% 4.42% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 60 48
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£360 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £265 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £457 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
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
2331 2129 2240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.98% 72.02% 65.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1333 1080 1185
Average daily rate £375 £333 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £234 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 113 111
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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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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 70 £360 +10.76% 44
Lancashire -10 13 £423 +5.62% 4
Cheshire -9 5 £375 +15.38% 17
Merseyside -12 4 £290 -34.09% 3
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 194 (92.82%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (39.23%) TDD
3 55 (26.32%) HTML
4 54 (25.84%) C#
5 53 (25.36%) .NET
6 52 (24.88%) JavaScript
7 51 (24.40%) CSS
8 49 (23.44%) Java
9 38 (18.18%) Project Management
10 35 (16.75%) User Stories
11 34 (16.27%) SQL Server
11 34 (16.27%) Web Services
12 33 (15.79%) MVC
13 29 (13.88%) jQuery
14 27 (12.92%) ASP.NET
14 27 (12.92%) HTML5
15 24 (11.48%) BDD
15 24 (11.48%) SQL
15 24 (11.48%) XML
16 23 (11.00%) OOP
17 20 (9.57%) WPF
18 19 (9.09%) Scala
18 19 (9.09%) Waterfall
18 19 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
18 19 (9.09%) Finance
18 19 (9.09%) Microsoft
19 18 (8.61%) OO
19 18 (8.61%) PRINCE2
19 18 (8.61%) J2EE
19 18 (8.61%) Business Analysis

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (3.35%) Tomcat
1 7 (3.35%) Confluence
1 7 (3.35%) Adobe CQ
2 6 (2.87%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.87%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.87%) CMS
3 5 (2.39%) IIS
3 5 (2.39%) MQSeries
3 5 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.39%) Escenic
4 4 (1.91%) Node.js
5 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.48%) CICS
6 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (7.66%) MS Visio
2 14 (6.70%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.39%) MS Project
3 5 (2.39%) MS Office
4 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.48%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Magento
2 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.48%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.83%) Internet
2 4 (1.91%) AMQP
3 2 (0.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.27%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.74%) MySQL
3 10 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.35%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (3.35%) Big Data
5 6 (2.87%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.96%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.96%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.96%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.48%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.48%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 15 (7.18%) JIRA
2 13 (6.22%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (3.83%) JUnit
5 7 (3.35%) Eclipse
5 7 (3.35%) Selenium
6 5 (2.39%) Gradle
6 5 (2.39%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.91%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.91%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.91%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.44%) NUnit
9 2 (0.96%) Subversion
9 2 (0.96%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.96%) Calabash
10 1 (0.48%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (0.48%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.48%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 19 (9.09%) Finance
2 11 (5.26%) Retail
3 8 (3.83%) Banking
4 7 (3.35%) Games
5 6 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.91%) Advertising
7 2 (0.96%) Publishing
8 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.48%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 96 (45.93%) Developer
2 55 (26.32%) Analyst
3 40 (19.14%) Business Analyst
4 32 (15.31%) .NET Developer
5 20 (9.57%) C# Developer
5 20 (9.57%) Java Developer
5 20 (9.57%) Agile Business Analyst
6 19 (9.09%) Project Manager
7 16 (7.66%) Senior Developer
8 15 (7.18%) ScrumMaster
9 14 (6.70%) Systems Analyst
10 13 (6.22%) C# .NET Developer
10 13 (6.22%) Agile Coach
11 11 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
12 10 (4.78%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (4.78%) Senior Manager
12 10 (4.78%) Senior Project Manager
13 8 (3.83%) WPF Developer
14 7 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
14 7 (3.35%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (26.32%) HTML
2 53 (25.36%) .NET
3 51 (24.40%) CSS
4 34 (16.27%) Web Services
5 29 (13.88%) jQuery
6 27 (12.92%) HTML5
6 27 (12.92%) ASP.NET
7 24 (11.48%) XML
8 20 (9.57%) WPF
9 18 (8.61%) J2EE
10 17 (8.13%) Hibernate
11 16 (7.66%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (7.18%) Ajax
13 13 (6.22%) Spring
13 13 (6.22%) CSS3
14 12 (5.74%) WCF
14 12 (5.74%) Backbone.js
14 12 (5.74%) KnockoutJS
14 12 (5.74%) EJB
15 11 (5.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.26%) User Experience
3 9 (4.31%) New Media
3 9 (4.31%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.31%) PMI
3 9 (4.31%) Animation
4 6 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.39%) Open Source
5 5 (2.39%) Digital Media
5 5 (2.39%) IPTV
6 4 (1.91%) RIA
6 4 (1.91%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.96%) Interactive TV
7 2 (0.96%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.96%) NHS
7 2 (0.96%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.96%) Social Network
8 1 (0.48%) Linked Data
8 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.74%) Windows
2 8 (3.83%) Linux
3 4 (1.91%) Android
3 4 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (1.91%) UNIX
3 4 (1.91%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (92.82%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (39.23%) TDD
3 38 (18.18%) Project Management
4 35 (16.75%) User Stories
5 33 (15.79%) MVC
6 24 (11.48%) BDD
7 23 (11.00%) OOP
8 19 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 18 (8.61%) PRINCE2
9 18 (8.61%) OO
9 18 (8.61%) Business Analysis
10 17 (8.13%) MVVM
10 17 (8.13%) Mentoring
11 16 (7.66%) UML
12 15 (7.18%) E-Commerce
13 14 (6.70%) Software Engineering
13 14 (6.70%) Kanban
14 13 (6.22%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (6.22%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (25.84%) C#
2 52 (24.88%) JavaScript
3 49 (23.44%) Java
4 24 (11.48%) SQL
5 19 (9.09%) Scala
6 14 (6.70%) T-SQL
7 10 (4.78%) Python
8 8 (3.83%) C++
9 4 (1.91%) XAML
9 4 (1.91%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.91%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.44%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.44%) VBScript
10 3 (1.44%) VB
11 2 (0.96%) PHP
12 1 (0.48%) COBOL
12 1 (0.48%) Ruby
12 1 (0.48%) XPath
12 1 (0.48%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.48%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 13 (6.22%) PMI Certification
2 12 (5.74%) Degree
2 12 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.31%) ISEB
4 8 (3.83%) PMP
5 7 (3.35%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (2.87%) APMP
7 5 (2.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (2.39%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (1.91%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.22%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.70%) Oracle
3 7 (3.35%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.87%) Sybase
4 6 (2.87%) JBoss
5 4 (1.91%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.44%) Twitter
6 3 (1.44%) SAP
7 2 (0.96%) IBM
7 2 (0.96%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.96%) Telerik
8 1 (0.48%) Netezza
8 1 (0.48%) Apple
8 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.48%) Adobe
8 1 (0.48%) Intel
8 1 (0.48%) Informatica
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