The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 4 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 34.48% 5.56% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 47.62% 10.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£323 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- +29.77%
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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 Stockport region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Stockport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
21 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 72.41% 55.56% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 16
Average daily rate £325 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £363 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Stockport

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Stockport

Scrum
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stockport 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 (70.00%) TDD
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) C++
5 3 (30.00%) HTML
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) MVC
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (30.00%) CSS
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (30.00%) MVVM
5 3 (30.00%) WPF
5 3 (30.00%) jQuery
6 2 (20.00%) Ajax
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (20.00%) Python
6 2 (20.00%) IIS
7 1 (10.00%) Ruby
7 1 (10.00%) Django

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stockport 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 2 (20.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Agile C# Developer
2 3 (30.00%) WPF Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Python Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (30.00%) CSS
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
1 3 (30.00%) XML
1 3 (30.00%) WPF
1 3 (30.00%) jQuery
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (10.00%) Django
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) TDD
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) C++
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) Ruby