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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 37 34
Rank change year-on-year +16 -3  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 43 48 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.81% 5.22% 4.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.14% 6.23% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 32 32
Median daily rate £450 £430 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +26.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £280 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £492 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £385
% change year-on-year - +10.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% +22.85%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 528 771 846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.68% 83.90% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 561 505
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 33
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +44.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Cheshire

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +28 10 £550 +44.73% 3
Knutsford +7 10 £450 - 2
Chester +14 3 £300 -27.27% 4
Macclesfield -7 3 £445 +2.29% 1
Crewe - 1 - -
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 72 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (48.75%) Finance
3 33 (41.25%) Java
4 32 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 30 (37.50%) Banking
6 29 (36.25%) JavaScript
7 24 (30.00%) JIRA
8 20 (25.00%) Kanban
8 20 (25.00%) MongoDB
8 20 (25.00%) HTML
9 19 (23.75%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (22.50%) Data Protection
10 18 (22.50%) Spring
11 17 (21.25%) TDD
12 16 (20.00%) J2EE
13 15 (18.75%) jQuery
13 15 (18.75%) Test Automation
13 15 (18.75%) Waterfall
14 14 (17.50%) Jenkins
14 14 (17.50%) EJB
14 14 (17.50%) SOAP
14 14 (17.50%) MVC
15 13 (16.25%) C#
15 13 (16.25%) Confluence
15 13 (16.25%) JSON
16 12 (15.00%) Ajax
16 12 (15.00%) MySQL
16 12 (15.00%) CSS
16 12 (15.00%) Web Services
16 12 (15.00%) Gradle

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 13 (16.25%) Confluence
2 4 (5.00%) Apache
2 4 (5.00%) nginx
3 3 (3.75%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (2.50%) Mingle
2 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Magento
2 3 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Slack
1 4 (5.00%) Trello
2 3 (3.75%) GitHub
3 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) AMQP
1 4 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (1.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 12 (15.00%) MySQL
3 7 (8.75%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.25%) Big Data
4 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.75%) JasperReports
6 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.50%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.25%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.25%) Essbase
8 1 (1.25%) GIS
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (1.25%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 32 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 24 (30.00%) JIRA
3 14 (17.50%) Jenkins
4 12 (15.00%) Gradle
5 11 (13.75%) IntelliJ
6 7 (8.75%) Subversion
7 5 (6.25%) JUnit
7 5 (6.25%) Mockito
7 5 (6.25%) Selenium
7 5 (6.25%) SonarQube
8 4 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (5.00%) Bitbucket
8 4 (5.00%) Eclipse
8 4 (5.00%) Hudson
8 4 (5.00%) MyEclipse
8 4 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (3.75%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.75%) ERwin
9 3 (3.75%) Gatling
9 3 (3.75%) Xcode
General
1 39 (48.75%) Finance
2 30 (37.50%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Retail
3 4 (5.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (52.50%) Developer
2 17 (21.25%) Java Developer
3 8 (10.00%) Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Agile Business Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Architect
5 6 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Android Developer
6 5 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) iOS Developer
7 4 (5.00%) J2EE Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (5.00%) PHP Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.00%) HTML
2 18 (22.50%) Spring
3 16 (20.00%) J2EE
4 15 (18.75%) jQuery
5 14 (17.50%) EJB
5 14 (17.50%) SOAP
6 13 (16.25%) JSON
7 12 (15.00%) Ajax
7 12 (15.00%) CSS
7 12 (15.00%) Web Services
8 11 (13.75%) .NET
8 11 (13.75%) AngularJS
9 10 (12.50%) JSP
9 10 (12.50%) REST
9 10 (12.50%) Servlets
9 10 (12.50%) Struts
10 7 (8.75%) HTML5
11 6 (7.50%) ASP.NET
11 6 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (7.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.00%) Clustering
3 3 (3.75%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.75%) User Experience
4 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.50%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.25%) Linux
2 7 (8.75%) Android
3 5 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.00%) Windows
5 3 (3.75%) Mac OS X
5 3 (3.75%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.75%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.00%) Kanban
3 19 (23.75%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (22.50%) Data Protection
5 17 (21.25%) TDD
6 15 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 15 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 14 (17.50%) MVC
8 12 (15.00%) DevOps
9 10 (12.50%) OO
9 10 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 10 (12.50%) User Stories
10 9 (11.25%) BDD
11 8 (10.00%) Mobile Development
12 7 (8.75%) Android Development
12 7 (8.75%) Coaching
12 7 (8.75%) Configuration Management
12 7 (8.75%) Software Engineering
12 7 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (7.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (41.25%) Java
2 29 (36.25%) JavaScript
3 13 (16.25%) C#
4 8 (10.00%) SQL
5 6 (7.50%) C++
5 6 (7.50%) Python
6 5 (6.25%) C
7 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.00%) PHP
7 4 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.75%) Apple Swift
8 3 (3.75%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.75%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.25%) ABAP
9 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (1.25%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) PhD
2 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) Docker
2 4 (5.00%) Xen
3 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.25%) Puppet
3 4 (5.00%) Rancher
4 1 (1.25%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.25%) Capistrano
4 1 (1.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) Oracle
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.00%) Apple
3 4 (5.00%) Zend
4 3 (3.75%) IDERA
5 2 (2.50%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.50%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.25%) Google
6 1 (1.25%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.25%) Perforce
6 1 (1.25%) SAP
6 1 (1.25%) Talend
6 1 (1.25%) VMware
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