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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 18 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 39.13% 31.11% 32.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 42.86% 33.33% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 12
Average daily rate
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£344 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +10.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +53.84%
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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
42 42 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 91.30% 93.33% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 35 22
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £13.67 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Salford region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Project Management
3 10 (50.00%) User Stories
4 8 (40.00%) HTML
4 8 (40.00%) CSS
5 7 (35.00%) XML
5 7 (35.00%) RUP
5 7 (35.00%) PRINCE
5 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (35.00%) Requirements Management
5 7 (35.00%) Use Case
6 3 (15.00%) BDD
6 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) OOP
7 2 (10.00%) Python
7 2 (10.00%) New Media
7 2 (10.00%) JIRA
8 1 (5.00%) Dojo
8 1 (5.00%) Social Network
8 1 (5.00%) Django
8 1 (5.00%) Animation
8 1 (5.00%) jQuery
8 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.00%) MooTools
8 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (5.00%) Kanban
8 1 (5.00%) Android
8 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
8 1 (5.00%) Calabash
8 1 (5.00%) iOS Development

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.00%) Calabash
2 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.00%) Publishing
1 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Python Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) iOS Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Django Developer
6 1 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.00%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (5.00%) Ruby Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) HTML
1 8 (40.00%) CSS
2 7 (35.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) XHTML
3 1 (5.00%) Dojo
3 1 (5.00%) Django
3 1 (5.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) MooTools
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) New Media
3 1 (5.00%) Streaming Video
3 1 (5.00%) Interactive TV
3 1 (5.00%) Animation
3 1 (5.00%) Social Network
3 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Project Management
3 10 (50.00%) User Stories
4 7 (35.00%) PRINCE
4 7 (35.00%) RUP
4 7 (35.00%) Requirements Management
4 7 (35.00%) Use Case
5 3 (15.00%) TDD
5 3 (15.00%) BDD
6 2 (10.00%) OOP
7 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.00%) SOA
7 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.00%) Kanban
7 1 (5.00%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (5.00%) Pair Programming
7 1 (5.00%) Content Management
7 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (5.00%) Ruby
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner