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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 8 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 25.00% 26.67% 40.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 40.00% 27.59% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 11
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £363 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £375 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -10.00%
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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 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 62.50% 96.67% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 19
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £13.67 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Project Management
3 11 (44.00%) PRINCE
3 11 (44.00%) HTML
3 11 (44.00%) CSS
3 11 (44.00%) User Stories
4 10 (40.00%) XML
5 9 (36.00%) Requirements Management
5 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (32.00%) Use Case
6 8 (32.00%) RUP
7 7 (28.00%) TDD
8 5 (20.00%) BDD
8 5 (20.00%) Kanban
8 5 (20.00%) JIRA
9 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
9 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
10 3 (12.00%) Coaching
10 3 (12.00%) Python
10 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
10 3 (12.00%) Degree
10 3 (12.00%) Agile Project Management
11 2 (8.00%) HTML5
11 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
11 2 (8.00%) jQuery
11 2 (8.00%) XHTML
11 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
11 2 (8.00%) OOP
11 2 (8.00%) Ruby

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
1 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Calabash
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (8.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Business Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (16.00%) ScrumMaster
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Project Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) iOS Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Python Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Ruby Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) HTML
1 11 (44.00%) CSS
2 10 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (8.00%) HTML5
3 2 (8.00%) jQuery
3 2 (8.00%) XHTML
4 1 (4.00%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (4.00%) XSLT
4 1 (4.00%) MooTools
4 1 (4.00%) Dojo
4 1 (4.00%) Django
4 1 (4.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Animation
3 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.00%) New Media
3 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Project Management
3 11 (44.00%) PRINCE
3 11 (44.00%) User Stories
4 9 (36.00%) Requirements Management
5 8 (32.00%) Use Case
5 8 (32.00%) RUP
6 7 (28.00%) TDD
7 5 (20.00%) BDD
7 5 (20.00%) Kanban
8 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
8 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (12.00%) Coaching
9 3 (12.00%) Agile Project Management
10 2 (8.00%) OOP
10 2 (8.00%) iOS Development
11 1 (4.00%) Web Design
11 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
11 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Python
2 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.00%) Ruby
3 1 (4.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (4.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner