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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 20.00% 35.00% 33.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.33% 36.84% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £344 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +6.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%
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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
15 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 60.00% 95.00% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 17
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.67 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) Project Management
3 9 (45.00%) PRINCE
3 9 (45.00%) User Stories
4 8 (40.00%) HTML
4 8 (40.00%) CSS
4 8 (40.00%) XML
5 7 (35.00%) Requirements Management
5 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (30.00%) Use Case
6 6 (30.00%) RUP
7 5 (25.00%) JIRA
7 5 (25.00%) TDD
8 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
8 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 4 (20.00%) Kanban
8 4 (20.00%) BDD
9 3 (15.00%) Degree
9 3 (15.00%) Coaching
9 3 (15.00%) Agile Project Management
9 3 (15.00%) Python
9 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
9 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
10 2 (10.00%) Ruby
10 2 (10.00%) Games
11 1 (5.00%) Product Management
11 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
11 1 (5.00%) Apache Cordova
11 1 (5.00%) iOS Development
11 1 (5.00%) MongoDB

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Developer
3 4 (20.00%) ScrumMaster
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Python Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Ruby Developer
6 1 (5.00%) iOS Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Django Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) HTML
1 8 (40.00%) CSS
1 8 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (5.00%) CSS3
2 1 (5.00%) HTML5
2 1 (5.00%) Django
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
2 1 (5.00%) XHTML
2 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) New Media
3 1 (5.00%) Open Source
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) Project Management
3 9 (45.00%) PRINCE
3 9 (45.00%) User Stories
4 7 (35.00%) Requirements Management
5 6 (30.00%) Use Case
5 6 (30.00%) RUP
6 5 (25.00%) TDD
7 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (20.00%) Kanban
7 4 (20.00%) BDD
8 3 (15.00%) Coaching
8 3 (15.00%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 1 (5.00%) Product Management
9 1 (5.00%) iOS Development
9 1 (5.00%) Web Design
9 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Python
2 2 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) XPath
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner