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 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 37 34 47
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing Scrum 186 158 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.96% 4.28% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.12% 5.56% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 95 67
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Median hourly rate £41.75 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £36.89 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+16.57% -2.93%
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
3041 2840 2333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.07% 76.92% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1919 1679 1251
Median daily rate £415 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 124 97
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.08 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Scrum Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +13 112 £425 +6.25% 53
Cheshire -6 48 £430 +26.47% 16
Merseyside -11 9 £316 -38.88% 5
Lancashire -8 2 £550 +4.76% 5
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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.

1 382 (95.26%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (40.15%) Java
3 120 (29.93%) TDD
4 96 (23.94%) JavaScript
5 81 (20.20%) HTML
6 80 (19.95%) Web Services
7 79 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
8 73 (18.20%) Finance
9 72 (17.96%) BDD
10 69 (17.21%) Kanban
11 68 (16.96%) CSS
12 60 (14.96%) .NET
12 60 (14.96%) JIRA
13 58 (14.46%) Spring
13 58 (14.46%) MVC
14 55 (13.72%) Git (software)
15 54 (13.47%) HTML5
16 52 (12.97%) RESTful
16 52 (12.97%) C#
17 50 (12.47%) SQL
18 44 (10.97%) Banking
19 42 (10.47%) REST
20 41 (10.22%) XML
20 41 (10.22%) Linux
20 41 (10.22%) Project Management
20 41 (10.22%) AngularJS
21 39 (9.73%) OO
22 38 (9.48%) Software Engineering
23 37 (9.23%) User Experience
24 36 (8.98%) User Stories

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 17 (4.24%) Tomcat
2 16 (3.99%) Confluence
3 12 (2.99%) CMS
4 7 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (1.50%) GeoServer
5 6 (1.50%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.50%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.00%) CloudStack
7 3 (0.75%) IIS
7 3 (0.75%) Jetty
7 3 (0.75%) Mule
8 2 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.50%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.50%) JBoss
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.25%) Drupal
9 1 (0.25%) EPiServer CMS
9 1 (0.25%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.24%) MS Project
3 5 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.75%) Mingle
5 2 (0.50%) MS Office
6 1 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.75%) SAP MDM
2 4 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.75%) Primavera
3 3 (0.75%) SAP PS
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.25%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (5.74%) GitHub
3 11 (2.74%) Amazon Kinesis
3 11 (2.74%) Amazon S3
3 11 (2.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 7 (1.75%) Veeva
5 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.50%) SaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.25%) TestFlight
7 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.49%) HTTP
2 9 (2.24%) Internet
3 3 (0.75%) Network Security
3 3 (0.75%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.75%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.50%) Firewall
4 2 (0.50%) Intranet
4 2 (0.50%) VPN
5 1 (0.25%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.25%) Broadband
5 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.25%) VoIP
5 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.23%) MySQL
3 29 (7.23%) NoSQL
4 23 (5.74%) MongoDB
4 23 (5.74%) Relational Database
5 22 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (3.24%) Amazon Redshift
6 13 (3.24%) Spatial Data
6 13 (3.24%) Star Schema
7 7 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.50%) GIS
8 6 (1.50%) QGIS
8 6 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.25%) Neo4j
9 5 (1.25%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.00%) Essbase
10 4 (1.00%) Hazelcast
10 4 (1.00%) Redis
11 3 (0.75%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 60 (14.96%) JIRA
2 55 (13.72%) Git (software)
3 35 (8.73%) Jenkins
3 35 (8.73%) Selenium
4 23 (5.74%) JUnit
5 21 (5.24%) Subversion
6 19 (4.74%) Cucumber
7 16 (3.99%) Mercurial
7 16 (3.99%) Talend Open Studio
8 13 (3.24%) ERwin
9 11 (2.74%) Gradle
10 10 (2.49%) Mocha
11 8 (2.00%) Ant
11 8 (2.00%) Mockito
11 8 (2.00%) SpecFlow
11 8 (2.00%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.00%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.50%) JMeter
12 6 (1.50%) Maven
12 6 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 73 (18.20%) Finance
2 44 (10.97%) Banking
3 17 (4.24%) Pharmaceutical
4 15 (3.74%) Local Government
5 9 (2.24%) Games
5 9 (2.24%) Retail
6 8 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.75%) Publishing
8 4 (1.00%) Marketing
9 3 (0.75%) Back Office
9 3 (0.75%) Billing
9 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.75%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Advertising
10 2 (0.50%) Electronics
10 2 (0.50%) Law
10 2 (0.50%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.25%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 204 (50.87%) Developer
2 79 (19.70%) Java Developer
3 51 (12.72%) Analyst
4 46 (11.47%) Senior Developer
5 39 (9.73%) Business Analyst
6 35 (8.73%) Scrum Master
7 26 (6.48%) Scala Developer
8 25 (6.23%) Senior Java Developer
9 24 (5.99%) Project Manager
10 22 (5.49%) Agile Business Analyst
10 22 (5.49%) Agile Developer
11 20 (4.99%) .NET Developer
12 18 (4.49%) Java Scala Developer
13 17 (4.24%) Agile Java Developer
13 17 (4.24%) Architect
13 17 (4.24%) JavaScript Developer
14 16 (3.99%) Android Developer
15 15 (3.74%) Consultant
16 14 (3.49%) Senior Java Scala Developer
16 14 (3.49%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (20.20%) HTML
2 80 (19.95%) Web Services
3 68 (16.96%) CSS
4 60 (14.96%) .NET
5 58 (14.46%) Spring
6 54 (13.47%) HTML5
7 52 (12.97%) RESTful
8 42 (10.47%) REST
9 41 (10.22%) AngularJS
9 41 (10.22%) XML
10 35 (8.73%) CSS3
11 31 (7.73%) jQuery
11 31 (7.73%) JSON
12 29 (7.23%) Hibernate
13 27 (6.73%) ASP.NET
14 21 (5.24%) Node.js
15 17 (4.24%) .NET Framework
15 17 (4.24%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (2.99%) J2EE
16 12 (2.99%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.23%) User Experience
2 27 (6.73%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (5.49%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.74%) Data Integration
6 10 (2.49%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.24%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.75%) iPad
9 4 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.00%) Interactive TV
9 4 (1.00%) IPTV
9 4 (1.00%) MHEG
10 3 (0.75%) Animation
10 3 (0.75%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.75%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.50%) PKI
11 2 (0.50%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.22%) Linux
2 25 (6.23%) Unix
3 22 (5.49%) Android
4 15 (3.74%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.99%) Windows
6 7 (1.75%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.25%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (95.26%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (29.93%) TDD
3 79 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
4 72 (17.96%) BDD
5 69 (17.21%) Kanban
6 58 (14.46%) MVC
7 41 (10.22%) Project Management
8 39 (9.73%) OO
9 38 (9.48%) Software Engineering
10 36 (8.98%) SOA
10 36 (8.98%) User Stories
11 35 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 31 (7.73%) DevOps
12 31 (7.73%) OOP
12 31 (7.73%) Unit Testing
13 29 (7.23%) Pair Programming
13 29 (7.23%) Web Development
14 27 (6.73%) Microservices
15 26 (6.48%) Automated Testing
15 26 (6.48%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 161 (40.15%) Java
2 96 (23.94%) JavaScript
3 52 (12.97%) C#
4 50 (12.47%) SQL
5 36 (8.98%) Scala
6 26 (6.48%) Python
7 23 (5.74%) Ruby
8 16 (3.99%) PHP
9 14 (3.49%) Clojure
9 14 (3.49%) Groovy
10 11 (2.74%) Objective-C
11 10 (2.49%) Apple Swift
12 7 (1.75%) C
13 6 (1.50%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.50%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.50%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.00%) C++
15 3 (0.75%) Go
15 3 (0.75%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (4.99%) Degree
2 19 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (2.00%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.00%) ISEB
5 4 (1.00%) HND
6 3 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.75%) CLAS
6 3 (0.75%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (0.50%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.50%) PhD
8 1 (0.25%) CISSP
8 1 (0.25%) HNC
8 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.98%) QA
2 9 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.50%) WCAG
4 5 (1.25%) COBIT
5 4 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.50%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.50%) RMADS
6 2 (0.50%) SLA
7 1 (0.25%) ISO26262
7 1 (0.25%) MISRA
System Software
1 28 (6.98%) Docker
2 14 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.00%) vSphere
3 4 (1.00%) Xen
3 4 (1.00%) XenServer
4 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (2.74%) Puppet
3 6 (1.50%) Cobbler
3 6 (1.50%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.25%) Salt
5 3 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (8.98%) Microsoft
1 36 (8.98%) Oracle
2 16 (3.99%) Talend
3 15 (3.74%) SAP
4 14 (3.49%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.00%) Sitecore
6 7 (1.75%) Concur
6 7 (1.75%) EPiServer
6 7 (1.75%) Infor
7 5 (1.25%) Capita
7 5 (1.25%) hybris
8 4 (1.00%) EnterpriseDB
8 4 (1.00%) OpenTV
9 3 (0.75%) Google
9 3 (0.75%) Progress
9 3 (0.75%) Tableau
9 3 (0.75%) Vertica
10 2 (0.50%) IBM
10 2 (0.50%) Sony
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