Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 19 38
Rank change year-on-year -4 +19 +24
Contract jobs citing Scrum 82 88 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.66% 6.84% 3.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.00% 8.03% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 73 58
Cheshire median daily rate £475 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% +13.33%
10th Percentile £325 £333 £288
90th Percentile £638 £520 £638
North West median daily rate £415 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.35% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £47.50 £41.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% +17.04%

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 1,025 1,096 1,671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.27% 85.16% 82.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 792 1,127
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £258 £235 £270
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 54
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £19.66 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% +10.64% -6.47%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £38.47 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.60 £23.30 £33.00
% change year-on-year -7.29% -29.40% +73.68%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +4 22 £390 +2.63% 7
Warrington +18 21 £488 +39.29% 1
Crewe -9 15 £500 +25.00% 6
Alderley Edge -6 3 £425 -
Chester -12 3 £425 +4.29% 9
Macclesfield -8 2 £365 -30.48% 4
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 78 (95.12%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (39.02%) Jenkins
3 26 (31.71%) DevOps
3 26 (31.71%) Java
4 22 (26.83%) Kanban
5 21 (25.61%) Web Services
5 21 (25.61%) Finance
6 19 (23.17%) Git (software)
7 17 (20.73%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (20.73%) Puppet
7 17 (20.73%) Linux
8 16 (19.51%) Python
9 15 (18.29%) Test Automation
9 15 (18.29%) Amazon AWS
10 14 (17.07%) HTML
10 14 (17.07%) Ruby
11 13 (15.85%) .NET
11 13 (15.85%) Windows
11 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (15.85%) TeamCity
11 13 (15.85%) PowerShell
12 12 (14.63%) JSON
12 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
12 12 (14.63%) Banking
13 11 (13.41%) Project Management
13 11 (13.41%) PaaS
13 11 (13.41%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (13.41%) AngularJS
13 11 (13.41%) Microservices
14 10 (12.20%) Docker

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 4 (4.88%) Apache
1 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.66%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.66%) JBoss
3 2 (2.44%) CMS
3 2 (2.44%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.22%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.22%) Confluence
4 1 (1.22%) IIS
4 1 (1.22%) nginx
4 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.22%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.29%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (13.41%) PaaS
4 7 (8.54%) IaaS
5 6 (7.32%) OpenShift
6 3 (3.66%) GitHub
7 2 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (1.22%) BrowserStack
8 1 (1.22%) npm
8 1 (1.22%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (1.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) HTTP
2 3 (3.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.88%) Big Data
3 4 (4.88%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.66%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.66%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.44%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (2.44%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.44%) MySQL
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (39.02%) Jenkins
2 19 (23.17%) Git (software)
3 13 (15.85%) TeamCity
4 9 (10.98%) Maven
4 9 (10.98%) Visual Studio
5 8 (9.76%) JIRA
6 7 (8.54%) Gradle
6 7 (8.54%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (7.32%) Selenium
7 6 (7.32%) SonarQube
7 6 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (6.10%) JUnit
9 4 (4.88%) Bitbucket
10 3 (3.66%) gulp
10 3 (3.66%) WebDriver
11 2 (2.44%) Ant
11 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
11 2 (2.44%) JProfiler
11 2 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (25.61%) Finance
2 12 (14.63%) Banking
3 4 (4.88%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.44%) Legal
6 1 (1.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (31.71%) Developer
2 13 (15.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (15.85%) Scrum Master
3 12 (14.63%) Java Developer
4 7 (8.54%) Azure DevOps
5 6 (7.32%) Architect
5 6 (7.32%) AWS DevOps
5 6 (7.32%) Consultant
5 6 (7.32%) WebOps Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Azure Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) DevOps Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) Integration Consultant
7 4 (4.88%) Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Angular Developer
7 4 (4.88%) AWS Consultant
7 4 (4.88%) Cloud Consultant
7 4 (4.88%) Data Modeller
7 4 (4.88%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.61%) Web Services
2 14 (17.07%) HTML
3 13 (15.85%) .NET
4 12 (14.63%) JSON
5 11 (13.41%) AngularJS
6 10 (12.20%) RESTful
7 8 (9.76%) Spring
8 6 (7.32%) .NET Framework
8 6 (7.32%) Node.js
9 5 (6.10%) CSS
9 5 (6.10%) HTML5
9 5 (6.10%) React
10 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (4.88%) Dropwizard
10 4 (4.88%) SOAP
10 4 (4.88%) Spring Boot
11 3 (3.66%) Ajax
11 3 (3.66%) jQuery
11 3 (3.66%) Middleware
11 3 (3.66%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.66%) User Experience
3 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.22%) Clustering
3 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.22%) Fintech
3 1 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.73%) Linux
2 13 (15.85%) Windows
3 7 (8.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (95.12%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.71%) DevOps
3 22 (26.83%) Kanban
4 17 (20.73%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (18.29%) Test Automation
6 11 (13.41%) Microservices
6 11 (13.41%) Project Management
7 10 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (12.20%) TDD
8 9 (10.98%) Configuration Management
8 9 (10.98%) OO
9 8 (9.76%) Agile Project Management
9 8 (9.76%) Software Engineering
9 8 (9.76%) Waterfall
10 7 (8.54%) OOP
11 6 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (7.32%) Data Modelling
11 6 (7.32%) Web Operations
12 5 (6.10%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (6.10%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.71%) Java
2 16 (19.51%) Python
3 14 (17.07%) Ruby
4 13 (15.85%) PowerShell
5 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
6 7 (8.54%) Bash Shell
7 6 (7.32%) C#
8 4 (4.88%) Perl
8 4 (4.88%) SQL
9 3 (3.66%) Scala
10 2 (2.44%) Jython
11 1 (1.22%) C++
11 1 (1.22%) Clojure
11 1 (1.22%) Go
11 1 (1.22%) PHP
11 1 (1.22%) R
11 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (2.44%) Degree
2 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 10 (12.20%) Docker
2 1 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (20.73%) Puppet
2 11 (13.41%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (10.98%) Ansible
4 4 (4.88%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.22%) Rancher
5 1 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.54%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.88%) IDERA
4 3 (3.66%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle
4 3 (3.66%) Perforce
5 2 (2.44%) Adobe
6 1 (1.22%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.22%) Cadence
6 1 (1.22%) Capita
6 1 (1.22%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.22%) IBM
6 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.22%) Twitter