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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 7 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 18.52% 37.04% 32.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.00% 41.67% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £365 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
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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
20 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 74.07% 88.89% 76.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 12
Average daily rate £395 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Project Management
3 9 (64.29%) PRINCE
4 7 (50.00%) XML
4 7 (50.00%) TDD
5 6 (42.86%) CSS
5 6 (42.86%) HTML
5 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
5 6 (42.86%) Degree
5 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
5 6 (42.86%) Kanban
5 6 (42.86%) User Stories
5 6 (42.86%) Mentoring
6 5 (35.71%) Coaching
6 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (35.71%) Agile Project Management
6 5 (35.71%) BDD
6 5 (35.71%) JIRA
6 5 (35.71%) Requirements Management
6 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
7 4 (28.57%) RUP
7 4 (28.57%) Use Case
8 2 (14.29%) Games
8 2 (14.29%) PMP
8 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
8 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
9 1 (7.14%) Ruby
9 1 (7.14%) IPTV
9 1 (7.14%) Web Development

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) JIRA
General
1 2 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) ScrumMaster
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) XML
2 6 (42.86%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) XSLT
3 1 (7.14%) XHTML
3 1 (7.14%) Spring
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
3 1 (7.14%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 1 (7.14%) MHEG
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Interactive TV
4 1 (7.14%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Project Management
3 9 (64.29%) PRINCE
4 7 (50.00%) TDD
5 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
5 6 (42.86%) Kanban
5 6 (42.86%) User Stories
5 6 (42.86%) Mentoring
6 5 (35.71%) Coaching
6 5 (35.71%) Agile Project Management
6 5 (35.71%) BDD
6 5 (35.71%) Requirements Management
6 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
7 4 (28.57%) RUP
7 4 (28.57%) Use Case
8 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
9 1 (7.14%) iOS Development
9 1 (7.14%) Product Management
9 1 (7.14%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) Python
1 1 (7.14%) Ruby
1 1 (7.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) PMP
2 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) OpenTV