Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 6 months to 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Scrum
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 22 36
Rank change year-on-year -1 +14 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 98 80 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.17% 6.54% 5.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.35% 7.76% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 78 60
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +0.56% +27.86%
10th Percentile £315 £331 £262
90th Percentile £560 £554 £538
North West median daily rate £427 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +0.35% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Cheshire median hourly rate - £47.50 £25.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +89.85% -
North West median hourly rate £53.75 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +34.38% +23.08% -23.53%

Scrum is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,173 1,031 1,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.81% 84.30% 85.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 726 1,092
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 49 40
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +69.01% +1.43%
10th Percentile £11.02 £12.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £51.00 £44.35
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -34.03% +30.91% -

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Cheshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Cheshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Cheshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe +2 23 £475 +18.75% 2
Knutsford -11 14 £415 -12.63% 2
Warrington 0 13 £480 -10.28% 12
Chester -1 11 £350 +21.74% 4
Macclesfield -1 4 £630 +27.27% 1
Nantwich - 4 £350 - 1
Runcorn - 3 £330 - 2
Wilmslow - 3 £375 - 2
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 91 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (34.69%) JavaScript
3 32 (32.65%) Finance
4 28 (28.57%) Java
5 25 (25.51%) JIRA
6 22 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (19.39%) DevOps
8 18 (18.37%) HTML
8 18 (18.37%) Git (software)
9 17 (17.35%) Test Automation
9 17 (17.35%) C#
9 17 (17.35%) .NET
9 17 (17.35%) AngularJS
9 17 (17.35%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (16.33%) Jenkins
10 16 (16.33%) CSS
10 16 (16.33%) Node.js
11 15 (15.31%) MVC
12 14 (14.29%) Web Services
12 14 (14.29%) jQuery
12 14 (14.29%) Kanban
12 14 (14.29%) Docker
12 14 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (13.27%) Kubernetes
13 13 (13.27%) Opscode Chef
13 13 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (13.27%) Linux
13 13 (13.27%) Project Management
14 12 (12.24%) JBoss
14 12 (12.24%) Apache

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (12.24%) Apache
1 12 (12.24%) JBoss
2 10 (10.20%) Confluence
2 10 (10.20%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.06%) Apache Pig
4 3 (3.06%) Apache Solr
4 3 (3.06%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.04%) CMS
5 2 (2.04%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.02%) SAS
6 1 (1.02%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) EngageOne
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.14%) OpenShift
3 6 (6.12%) PaaS
4 5 (5.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (4.08%) GitHub
5 4 (4.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (2.04%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (2.04%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.04%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (2.04%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (2.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.04%) BrowserStack
7 2 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.04%) Serverless
8 1 (1.02%) npm
8 1 (1.02%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) Internet
2 3 (3.06%) HTTP
3 2 (2.04%) AMQP
3 2 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.16%) MySQL
3 6 (6.12%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.06%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.06%) Big Data
4 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.06%) HBase
4 3 (3.06%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (2.04%) DataStage
5 2 (2.04%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.02%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (25.51%) JIRA
2 18 (18.37%) Git (software)
3 16 (16.33%) Jenkins
4 10 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (7.14%) Selenium
6 6 (6.12%) Subversion
7 5 (5.10%) Gradle
7 5 (5.10%) gulp
8 4 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (4.08%) JUnit
9 3 (3.06%) CA Release Automation
9 3 (3.06%) Hudson
10 2 (2.04%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.04%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.04%) ER Studio
10 2 (2.04%) GitLab
10 2 (2.04%) IntelliJ
10 2 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (32.65%) Finance
2 10 (10.20%) Banking
3 4 (4.08%) Interactive Media
3 4 (4.08%) Retail
4 3 (3.06%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.06%) Law
5 2 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.02%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (40.82%) Developer
2 12 (12.24%) Scrum Master
3 11 (11.22%) Analyst
4 10 (10.20%) Business Analyst
5 9 (9.18%) Agile Business Analyst
5 9 (9.18%) Agile Scrum Master
5 9 (9.18%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.12%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Digital Project Manager
7 6 (6.12%) Middleware Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.10%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (5.10%) PHP Developer
8 5 (5.10%) Team Leader
9 4 (4.08%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Consultant
9 4 (4.08%) Integration Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Java Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Public Sector Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.37%) HTML
2 17 (17.35%) .NET
2 17 (17.35%) AngularJS
3 16 (16.33%) CSS
3 16 (16.33%) Node.js
4 14 (14.29%) jQuery
4 14 (14.29%) Web Services
5 12 (12.24%) Spring
6 11 (11.22%) React
7 10 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (10.20%) Middleware
7 10 (10.20%) SOAP
8 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET
8 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (9.18%) JSON
9 7 (7.14%) Ajax
9 7 (7.14%) HTML5
10 6 (6.12%) CSS3
10 6 (6.12%) J2EE
11 4 (4.08%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.08%) User Experience
5 3 (3.06%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.06%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (2.04%) Clustering
7 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.27%) Linux
2 6 (6.12%) Android
2 6 (6.12%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.10%) Unix
4 4 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (19.39%) DevOps
4 17 (17.35%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (17.35%) Test Automation
5 15 (15.31%) MVC
6 14 (14.29%) Kanban
7 13 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (13.27%) Project Management
8 12 (12.24%) TDD
9 11 (11.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 9 (9.18%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 9 (9.18%) SDLC
10 9 (9.18%) User Stories
10 9 (9.18%) Waterfall
11 8 (8.16%) Mentoring
11 8 (8.16%) OO
12 7 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (7.14%) Process Improvement
12 7 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 34 (34.69%) JavaScript
2 28 (28.57%) Java
3 17 (17.35%) C#
4 12 (12.24%) Python
4 12 (12.24%) SQL
5 8 (8.16%) Java 8
6 7 (7.14%) Ruby
7 5 (5.10%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.10%) Perl
7 5 (5.10%) PHP
8 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.08%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.06%) VB
10 2 (2.04%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.04%) Go
10 2 (2.04%) Groovy
10 2 (2.04%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.02%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (1.02%) ES6
11 1 (1.02%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.08%) AWS Certification
3 3 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) Degree
4 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) ISEB
4 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.02%) GDPR
2 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 14 (14.29%) Docker
2 3 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.04%) VirtualBox
3 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (13.27%) Kubernetes
1 13 (13.27%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.10%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (4.08%) Puppet
3 4 (4.08%) Salt
4 3 (3.06%) Ansible
4 3 (3.06%) logstash
Vendors
1 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.12%) Oracle
2 6 (6.12%) Red Hat
3 5 (5.10%) IBM
4 3 (3.06%) Ab Initio
5 2 (2.04%) Adobe
5 2 (2.04%) Apiary
5 2 (2.04%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.04%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.04%) Capita
5 2 (2.04%) Google
5 2 (2.04%) Splunk
5 2 (2.04%) Twitter
5 2 (2.04%) VMware
5 2 (2.04%) Xamarin
5 2 (2.04%) Zend
6 1 (1.02%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 1 (1.02%) Tealium