Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 14 38
Rank change year-on-year -4 +24 +17
Contract jobs citing Scrum 109 79 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.29% 7.50% 4.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.77% 9.08% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 62 60
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +21.21%
10th Percentile £295 £351 £285
90th Percentile £550 £550 £638
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
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 £30.00
% change year-on-year +34.38% +33.33% -29.41%

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 1,116 870 1,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.87% 82.54% 83.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 612 1,109
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 41 49
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.26% +2.38% +7.97%
10th Percentile £10.83 £15.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £60.00 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.60 £37.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -42.01% +6.43% +59.09%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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
Knutsford +6 23 £390 -17.89% 2
Crewe -4 21 £500 +25.00% 2
Warrington -4 15 £465 +9.41% 4
Chester -4 11 £350 -12.50% 2
Macclesfield -11 4 £440 -20.00% 2
Alderley Edge -3 3 £425 -
Runcorn - 3 £330 -
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 100 (91.74%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (38.53%) Java
3 37 (33.94%) Jenkins
4 29 (26.61%) DevOps
5 28 (25.69%) Finance
6 26 (23.85%) Kanban
7 25 (22.94%) Git (software)
7 25 (22.94%) JavaScript
7 25 (22.94%) Web Services
8 24 (22.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (22.02%) JIRA
9 22 (20.18%) Test Automation
10 21 (19.27%) HTML
11 20 (18.35%) Linux
12 19 (17.43%) .NET
12 19 (17.43%) Docker
13 18 (16.51%) Python
14 17 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (15.60%) JSON
14 17 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
14 17 (15.60%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (14.68%) Opscode Chef
15 16 (14.68%) TDD
16 15 (13.76%) Spring
16 15 (13.76%) Project Management
16 15 (13.76%) JBoss
16 15 (13.76%) SQL Server
16 15 (13.76%) PaaS
16 15 (13.76%) Puppet
17 13 (11.93%) Team Foundation Server

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 15 (13.76%) JBoss
2 13 (11.93%) Apache
3 11 (10.09%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.59%) Confluence
4 5 (4.59%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.75%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.75%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.75%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.83%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.92%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.92%) CMS
7 1 (0.92%) IIS
7 1 (0.92%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.92%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (13.76%) PaaS
3 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (10.09%) OpenShift
5 7 (6.42%) IaaS
6 5 (4.59%) GitHub
7 3 (2.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.83%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.83%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (1.83%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.83%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (1.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.83%) Serverless
8 2 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) HTTP
2 4 (3.67%) Internet
3 2 (1.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.59%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.59%) MySQL
2 5 (4.59%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.67%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.83%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.83%) DataStage
5 2 (1.83%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.92%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.92%) Big Data
6 1 (0.92%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.92%) HBase
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (33.94%) Jenkins
2 25 (22.94%) Git (software)
3 24 (22.02%) JIRA
4 13 (11.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (11.01%) Gradle
6 11 (10.09%) Maven
7 8 (7.34%) JUnit
8 7 (6.42%) Visual Studio
8 7 (6.42%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (5.50%) ER Studio
9 6 (5.50%) Selenium
9 6 (5.50%) TeamCity
10 5 (4.59%) SonarQube
11 4 (3.67%) IntelliJ
12 3 (2.75%) Ant
12 3 (2.75%) Bitbucket
12 3 (2.75%) gulp
12 3 (2.75%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (2.75%) Subversion
12 3 (2.75%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (25.69%) Finance
2 12 (11.01%) Banking
3 4 (3.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.75%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.75%) Law
5 2 (1.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (34.86%) Developer
2 15 (13.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (13.76%) Java Developer
3 14 (12.84%) Scrum Master
4 9 (8.26%) Consultant
5 8 (7.34%) Integration Consultant
6 7 (6.42%) .NET Developer
6 7 (6.42%) Analyst
6 7 (6.42%) Azure DevOps
6 7 (6.42%) Middleware Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) AWS DevOps
7 6 (5.50%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.59%) Agile Scrum Master
8 5 (4.59%) Azure Consultant
8 5 (4.59%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) DevOps Consultant
9 4 (3.67%) AWS Consultant
9 4 (3.67%) Cloud Consultant
9 4 (3.67%) Data Modeller
9 4 (3.67%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.94%) Web Services
2 21 (19.27%) HTML
3 19 (17.43%) .NET
4 17 (15.60%) JSON
5 15 (13.76%) Spring
6 13 (11.93%) AngularJS
7 12 (11.01%) Middleware
7 12 (11.01%) RESTful
8 10 (9.17%) ASP.NET
8 10 (9.17%) CSS
8 10 (9.17%) Node.js
8 10 (9.17%) SOAP
9 9 (8.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (7.34%) Ajax
10 8 (7.34%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (7.34%) jQuery
11 7 (6.42%) React
11 7 (6.42%) Spring Boot
12 6 (5.50%) .NET Framework
12 6 (5.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.26%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (6.42%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.59%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.83%) Clustering
5 2 (1.83%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.83%) User Experience
6 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.92%) Fintech
6 1 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.35%) Linux
2 12 (11.01%) Windows
3 8 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.59%) Unix
5 4 (3.67%) Android
5 4 (3.67%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (91.74%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (26.61%) DevOps
3 26 (23.85%) Kanban
4 24 (22.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (20.18%) Test Automation
6 17 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (15.60%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (14.68%) TDD
8 15 (13.76%) Project Management
9 13 (11.93%) MVC
10 12 (11.01%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 11 (10.09%) Microservices
11 11 (10.09%) OO
12 10 (9.17%) Data Modelling
12 10 (9.17%) Decision-Making
12 10 (9.17%) User Stories
13 9 (8.26%) Agile Project Management
13 9 (8.26%) Mentoring
13 9 (8.26%) Waterfall
14 8 (7.34%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (38.53%) Java
2 25 (22.94%) JavaScript
3 18 (16.51%) Python
4 13 (11.93%) C#
4 13 (11.93%) PowerShell
4 13 (11.93%) Ruby
5 11 (10.09%) Java 8
6 10 (9.17%) SQL
7 9 (8.26%) Perl
8 8 (7.34%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.75%) Go
9 3 (2.75%) Jython
9 3 (2.75%) Scala
10 2 (1.83%) Groovy
10 2 (1.83%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.83%) VB
11 1 (0.92%) Clojure
11 1 (0.92%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.92%) PHP
11 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (1.83%) AWS Certification
1 2 (1.83%) Degree
2 1 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.92%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (17.43%) Docker
2 3 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.83%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (14.68%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (13.76%) Puppet
3 12 (11.01%) Kubernetes
4 7 (6.42%) Ansible
5 3 (2.75%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (2.75%) logstash
6 2 (1.83%) Salt
7 1 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.09%) Red Hat
3 6 (5.50%) IBM
3 6 (5.50%) Oracle
4 4 (3.67%) Adobe
4 4 (3.67%) IDERA
5 3 (2.75%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.83%) Apiary
6 2 (1.83%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.83%) Capita
6 2 (1.83%) Google
6 2 (1.83%) Perforce
6 2 (1.83%) Splunk
6 2 (1.83%) Twitter
6 2 (1.83%) VMware
6 2 (1.83%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.92%) Tealium