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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 30 49 48
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 215 131 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.34% 3.29% 3.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.56% 4.22% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 68 59
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 0
Median hourly rate £25.02 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.12% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +8.97%
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
3278 3105 2353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.46% 78.09% 75.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2030 1716 1229
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 146 134
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 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 +10 126 £425 +1.49% 65
Cheshire +24 62 £458 +23.23% 11
Merseyside +7 6 £313 +42.04% 3
Lancashire -1 3 £433 -10.82% 5
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 388 (95.33%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (40.79%) Java
3 114 (28.01%) TDD
4 103 (25.31%) Web Services
5 88 (21.62%) JavaScript
6 87 (21.38%) BDD
7 83 (20.39%) HTML
8 76 (18.67%) Kanban
9 72 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
10 70 (17.20%) CSS
11 69 (16.95%) JIRA
12 61 (14.99%) Finance
13 59 (14.50%) Spring
14 58 (14.25%) SQL
15 57 (14.00%) RESTful
16 53 (13.02%) REST
17 50 (12.29%) .NET
17 50 (12.29%) C#
17 50 (12.29%) MVC
18 49 (12.04%) XML
19 48 (11.79%) User Experience
20 46 (11.30%) AngularJS
20 46 (11.30%) Linux
20 46 (11.30%) HTML5
21 42 (10.32%) Amazon AWS
21 42 (10.32%) Selenium
22 41 (10.07%) NoSQL
23 39 (9.58%) JSON
24 38 (9.34%) Project Management
24 38 (9.34%) Software Engineering

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 19 (4.67%) Node.js
2 18 (4.42%) Confluence
3 16 (3.93%) CMS
4 13 (3.19%) Tomcat
5 11 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
6 10 (2.46%) GeoServer
7 8 (1.97%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.97%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.47%) CloudStack
9 2 (0.49%) Apache
9 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.49%) IIS
9 2 (0.49%) JBoss
9 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.25%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Magnolia
Applications
1 18 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.21%) MS Project
3 5 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.74%) Mingle
5 2 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.49%) MS Office
5 2 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.72%) SAP MDM
2 5 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.74%) Magento
3 3 (0.74%) Primavera
3 3 (0.74%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 42 (10.32%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.19%) GitHub
3 11 (2.70%) Amazon Kinesis
3 11 (2.70%) Amazon S3
3 11 (2.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 7 (1.72%) Veeva
5 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.49%) SaaS
7 1 (0.25%) PaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.60%) HTTP
2 8 (1.97%) Internet
3 2 (0.49%) Firewall
3 2 (0.49%) Intranet
3 2 (0.49%) Network Security
3 2 (0.49%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.49%) VPN
3 2 (0.49%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.25%) Broadband
4 1 (0.25%) Skype
4 1 (0.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.07%) NoSQL
2 32 (7.86%) MySQL
3 31 (7.62%) SQL Server
4 21 (5.16%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (4.42%) Relational Database
6 17 (4.18%) MongoDB
7 12 (2.95%) GIS
8 11 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
8 11 (2.70%) Star Schema
9 8 (1.97%) QGIS
10 6 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.23%) Neo4j
11 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.98%) Hazelcast
13 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.49%) Big Data
14 2 (0.49%) DB2
Development Applications
1 69 (16.95%) JIRA
2 42 (10.32%) Selenium
3 37 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 31 (7.62%) Cucumber
5 23 (5.65%) Jenkins
6 20 (4.91%) JUnit
7 16 (3.93%) Subversion
8 12 (2.95%) Gradle
9 11 (2.70%) ERwin
9 11 (2.70%) SpecFlow
9 11 (2.70%) Talend Open Studio
10 10 (2.46%) WebDriver
11 9 (2.21%) Visual Studio
12 7 (1.72%) Mocha
13 6 (1.47%) Ant
13 6 (1.47%) JBehave
13 6 (1.47%) Mercurial
14 5 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (1.23%) HP UFT
14 5 (1.23%) TestDirector
General
1 61 (14.99%) Finance
2 37 (9.09%) Banking
3 15 (3.69%) Local Government
4 13 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (2.21%) Retail
6 8 (1.97%) Games
7 7 (1.72%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.74%) Back Office
9 3 (0.74%) Marketing
9 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.49%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 193 (47.42%) Developer
2 80 (19.66%) Java Developer
3 40 (9.83%) Scrum Master
4 35 (8.60%) Analyst
5 33 (8.11%) Senior Developer
6 29 (7.13%) Architect
6 29 (7.13%) Business Analyst
7 28 (6.88%) Agile Developer
8 24 (5.90%) Project Manager
8 24 (5.90%) Scala Developer
9 21 (5.16%) Agile Java Developer
10 17 (4.18%) Consultant
10 17 (4.18%) Senior Java Developer
10 17 (4.18%) Software Developer
11 16 (3.93%) Agile Business Analyst
11 16 (3.93%) Java Scala Developer
12 14 (3.44%) DevOps Engineer
12 14 (3.44%) JavaScript Developer
13 13 (3.19%) .NET Developer
13 13 (3.19%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (25.31%) Web Services
2 83 (20.39%) HTML
3 70 (17.20%) CSS
4 59 (14.50%) Spring
5 57 (14.00%) RESTful
6 53 (13.02%) REST
7 50 (12.29%) .NET
8 49 (12.04%) XML
9 46 (11.30%) AngularJS
9 46 (11.30%) HTML5
10 39 (9.58%) JSON
11 31 (7.62%) CSS3
12 26 (6.39%) jQuery
13 19 (4.67%) Hibernate
14 17 (4.18%) .NET Framework
15 16 (3.93%) SOAP
16 15 (3.69%) ASP.NET
16 15 (3.69%) Backbone.js
17 14 (3.44%) J2EE
18 13 (3.19%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.79%) User Experience
2 25 (6.14%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.67%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.69%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.19%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.95%) Data Integration
8 9 (2.21%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.97%) iPad
9 8 (1.97%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (0.98%) Interactive TV
10 4 (0.98%) IPTV
10 4 (0.98%) MHEG
11 3 (0.74%) W3C
12 2 (0.49%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.49%) PKI
13 1 (0.25%) Augmented Reality
13 1 (0.25%) Internet of Things
13 1 (0.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 46 (11.30%) Linux
2 26 (6.39%) Unix
3 19 (4.67%) Android
4 13 (3.19%) Windows
5 11 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.47%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.23%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.49%) CentOS
8 2 (0.49%) openSUSE
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (95.33%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (28.01%) TDD
3 87 (21.38%) BDD
4 76 (18.67%) Kanban
5 72 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (12.29%) MVC
7 38 (9.34%) Project Management
7 38 (9.34%) Software Engineering
8 37 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (8.85%) DevOps
10 33 (8.11%) SDLC
11 32 (7.86%) User Stories
12 30 (7.37%) High Availability
12 30 (7.37%) SOA
13 28 (6.88%) OO
14 27 (6.63%) Mentoring
14 27 (6.63%) Open Source
15 25 (6.14%) E-Commerce
15 25 (6.14%) Web Development
16 21 (5.16%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 166 (40.79%) Java
2 88 (21.62%) JavaScript
3 58 (14.25%) SQL
4 50 (12.29%) C#
5 34 (8.35%) Scala
6 29 (7.13%) Python
7 21 (5.16%) Ruby
8 13 (3.19%) PHP
9 9 (2.21%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.97%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.72%) Groovy
12 6 (1.47%) Clojure
12 6 (1.47%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.23%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.23%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.98%) C
15 3 (0.74%) Go
15 3 (0.74%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.49%) C++
16 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (5.16%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.67%) Degree
3 10 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (2.21%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.97%) ISEB
6 5 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.98%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.74%) HND
8 3 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.74%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.49%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.49%) CLAS
9 2 (0.49%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.49%) PhD
10 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.60%) QA
2 13 (3.19%) WCAG
3 8 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.23%) COBIT
6 2 (0.49%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.49%) RMADS
6 2 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (6.63%) Docker
2 6 (1.47%) vSphere
2 6 (1.47%) Xen
2 6 (1.47%) XenServer
3 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (3.44%) Puppet
2 9 (2.21%) Cobbler
2 9 (2.21%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.23%) Salt
4 3 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 35 (8.60%) Oracle
2 30 (7.37%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.69%) Atlassian
4 14 (3.44%) SAP
5 12 (2.95%) Sitecore
6 11 (2.70%) EPiServer
6 11 (2.70%) Talend
7 9 (2.21%) HP
8 7 (1.72%) Concur
8 7 (1.72%) Infor
8 7 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.47%) Capita
9 6 (1.47%) EnterpriseDB
10 5 (1.23%) hybris
10 5 (1.23%) IBM
11 4 (0.98%) OpenTV
12 3 (0.74%) BEA
12 3 (0.74%) ESRI
12 3 (0.74%) Progress
13 2 (0.49%) Actimize
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