Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 25 29
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 93 76 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.13% 5.92% 5.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.27% 7.06% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 77 72
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £465 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.60% +12.73% +3.13%
10th Percentile £360 £331 £300
90th Percentile £563 £575 £500
North West median daily rate £425 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -3.13% -1.23% -4.71%

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 1,125 1,076 1,395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.21% 83.80% 87.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 783 995
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +0.61% -1.32%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £255
90th Percentile £538 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 45 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +50.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.50 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.02
% change year-on-year -25.12% +42.70% -29.26%

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 20 October 2018.

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 6 months to 20 October 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 +5 29 £425 -15.00% 3
Warrington -3 16 £490 -8.41% 7
Knutsford -19 11 £400 -11.11% 5
Wilmslow - 5 £375 - 1
Chester -2 4 £331 -14.16% 5
Nantwich - 4 £350 - 1
Macclesfield -3 1 £630 +26.00% 1
Alderley Edge - 1 £425 -
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 93 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.33%) Java
3 30 (32.26%) Finance
4 27 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (24.73%) Selenium
5 23 (24.73%) JavaScript
6 21 (22.58%) Git (software)
6 21 (22.58%) Test Automation
6 21 (22.58%) DevOps
7 19 (20.43%) JIRA
7 19 (20.43%) CSS
7 19 (20.43%) JMeter
8 17 (18.28%) HTML
8 17 (18.28%) SQL
8 17 (18.28%) Project Management
8 17 (18.28%) Node.js
9 16 (17.20%) Jenkins
9 16 (17.20%) JUnit
10 15 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (16.13%) AngularJS
11 14 (15.05%) Cucumber
11 14 (15.05%) OO
11 14 (15.05%) SharePoint
12 12 (12.90%) Web Services
12 12 (12.90%) .NET
12 12 (12.90%) C#
12 12 (12.90%) JSON
12 12 (12.90%) Integration Testing
12 12 (12.90%) Visual Studio Team System
13 11 (11.83%) User Stories

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 14 (15.05%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.68%) Confluence
3 3 (3.23%) Apache Pig
3 3 (3.23%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.23%) CMS
3 3 (3.23%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.15%) Apache
5 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (3.23%) InVision
1 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (3.23%) MS Visio
1 3 (3.23%) Photoshop
1 3 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.15%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (2.15%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 10 (10.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (3.23%) BrowserStack
3 3 (3.23%) GitHub
3 3 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (2.15%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.15%) Office 365
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.08%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) Internet
2 2 (2.15%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.45%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (4.30%) MySQL
3 3 (3.23%) Apache Hive
3 3 (3.23%) Big Data
3 3 (3.23%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.23%) HBase
3 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.15%) ZAP BI
5 1 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.08%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.08%) QlikView
5 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (24.73%) Selenium
2 21 (22.58%) Git (software)
3 19 (20.43%) JIRA
3 19 (20.43%) JMeter
4 16 (17.20%) Jenkins
4 16 (17.20%) JUnit
5 14 (15.05%) Cucumber
6 12 (12.90%) Visual Studio Team System
7 11 (11.83%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (10.75%) Subversion
9 8 (8.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (6.45%) GitLab
10 6 (6.45%) Maven
10 6 (6.45%) SonarQube
10 6 (6.45%) WebDriver
11 5 (5.38%) TeamCity
12 4 (4.30%) Android Studio
12 4 (4.30%) gulp
12 4 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (4.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (32.26%) Finance
2 6 (6.45%) Electronics
2 6 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 6 (6.45%) Marketing
2 6 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.30%) Interactive Media
3 4 (4.30%) Legal
3 4 (4.30%) Retail
4 2 (2.15%) Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (37.63%) Developer
2 14 (15.05%) Analyst
3 11 (11.83%) Business Analyst
4 10 (10.75%) Scrum Master
4 10 (10.75%) Tester
5 9 (9.68%) Automation Tester
6 8 (8.60%) PHP Developer
7 7 (7.53%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Agile Business Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) Agile Scrum Master
8 6 (6.45%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Architect
9 5 (5.38%) Designer
9 5 (5.38%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.38%) QA Automation Tester
9 5 (5.38%) QA Tester
9 5 (5.38%) Team Leader
10 4 (4.30%) Android Developer
10 4 (4.30%) Public Sector Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.43%) CSS
2 17 (18.28%) HTML
2 17 (18.28%) Node.js
3 15 (16.13%) AngularJS
4 12 (12.90%) .NET
4 12 (12.90%) JSON
4 12 (12.90%) Web Services
5 11 (11.83%) XML
6 10 (10.75%) React
6 10 (10.75%) SOAP
7 9 (9.68%) jQuery
8 8 (8.60%) CSS3
8 8 (8.60%) HTML5
8 8 (8.60%) RESTful
9 7 (7.53%) REST
9 7 (7.53%) Spring
10 6 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (6.45%) Taurus
11 5 (5.38%) Android SDK
11 5 (5.38%) hapi
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.68%) User Experience
2 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.38%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.30%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.23%) Handset
5 3 (3.23%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.23%) Taxonomies
6 2 (2.15%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.08%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.68%) Android
2 5 (5.38%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.38%) Linux
3 2 (2.15%) Windows
3 2 (2.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (22.58%) DevOps
3 21 (22.58%) Test Automation
4 17 (18.28%) Project Management
5 15 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (15.05%) OO
7 12 (12.90%) Integration Testing
8 11 (11.83%) User Stories
9 10 (10.75%) BDD
9 10 (10.75%) CRM
10 9 (9.68%) Kanban
10 9 (9.68%) MVC
11 8 (8.60%) OOP
11 8 (8.60%) OWASP
11 8 (8.60%) Performance Testing
11 8 (8.60%) SDLC
11 8 (8.60%) TDD
11 8 (8.60%) Wireframes
12 7 (7.53%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (33.33%) Java
2 23 (24.73%) JavaScript
3 17 (18.28%) SQL
4 12 (12.90%) C#
5 9 (9.68%) PHP
6 5 (5.38%) Java 8
7 4 (4.30%) Kotlin
7 4 (4.30%) Python
8 3 (3.23%) Ruby
9 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.15%) VB
10 1 (1.08%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (1.08%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.08%) ES6
10 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.38%) Degree
3 3 (3.23%) AWS Certification
3 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) ISEB
5 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) Ansible
1 3 (3.23%) Docker Swarm
1 3 (3.23%) Kubernetes
1 3 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.23%) Puppet
1 3 (3.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
1 7 (7.53%) SAP
2 5 (5.38%) Oracle
3 3 (3.23%) Adobe
3 3 (3.23%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.15%) Google
4 2 (2.15%) Zend
5 1 (1.08%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (1.08%) Twitter
5 1 (1.08%) Xamarin