The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Salford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 6 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 8.70% 7.14% 15.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.53% 9.52% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Average daily rate
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£430 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £38.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +21.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Salford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 82.61% 75.00% 84.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 25
Average daily rate £385 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £405 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.31 £19.63 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Salford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Salford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Salford region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Salford

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) Kanban
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) OO
5 2 (28.57%) PMP
5 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 2 (28.57%) Coaching
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) New Media
6 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 1 (14.29%) Office Automation
6 1 (14.29%) User Stories
6 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
6 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (14.29%) Akka
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) CouchDB
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Data Services
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Programme Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Portfolio Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Java Architect
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Scala Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Perl Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Java Technical Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) SVG
2 1 (14.29%) CGI
2 1 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) Batik
2 1 (14.29%) Akka
2 1 (14.29%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) MHEG
2 1 (14.29%) New Media
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Interactive TV
2 1 (14.29%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) Kanban
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 2 (28.57%) OO
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 2 (28.57%) Coaching
6 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 1 (14.29%) Office Automation
6 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (14.29%) Service Management
6 1 (14.29%) Process Management
6 1 (14.29%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Scala
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) PMP
2 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe
1 1 (14.29%) OpenTV