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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
North West / Cheshire
Rank 16 36 55
Rank change year-on-year +20 +19  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 37 47 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.99% 4.83% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.26% 5.75% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 13
Median daily rate £430 £470 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.51% +34.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £295 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £540 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £25.02 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +99.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.29 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.86% -0.49%  

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 448 817 666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.69% 83.88% 82.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 509 428
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 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
Chester +12 6 £275 - 2
Knutsford +1 5 £475 -5.00% 6
Crewe - 5 £400 - 2
Macclesfield +2 4 £498 +2.57% 3
Warrington +24 3 £277 -18.07% 1
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Sandbach - 1 £370 -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 73 (98.65%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.49%) Finance
3 25 (33.78%) Java
4 24 (32.43%) HTML
5 21 (28.38%) JavaScript
6 19 (25.68%) Kanban
6 19 (25.68%) Git (software)
7 17 (22.97%) JSON
7 17 (22.97%) Web Services
7 17 (22.97%) TDD
8 15 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (18.92%) Jenkins
10 13 (17.57%) DevOps
10 13 (17.57%) jQuery
10 13 (17.57%) Spring
10 13 (17.57%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (17.57%) Linux
10 13 (17.57%) J2EE
11 12 (16.22%) C#
11 12 (16.22%) CSS
11 12 (16.22%) OO
12 11 (14.86%) MVC
12 11 (14.86%) Data Modelling
12 11 (14.86%) MongoDB
12 11 (14.86%) JIRA
13 10 (13.51%) Selenium
13 10 (13.51%) SOAP
13 10 (13.51%) Oracle
13 10 (13.51%) AngularJS
14 9 (12.16%) Opscode Chef

Scrum
Top Related 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 5 (6.76%) CMS
2 4 (5.41%) Apache
3 3 (4.05%) Confluence
3 3 (4.05%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.70%) GlassFish
4 2 (2.70%) JBoss
4 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.70%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.35%) Content Management Server
5 1 (1.35%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Mingle
1 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (5.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.57%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.11%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (8.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (6.76%) Amazon S3
4 4 (5.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (4.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (4.05%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (4.05%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (4.05%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (4.05%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (4.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (4.05%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (4.05%) GitHub
5 3 (4.05%) Trello
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) AMQP
2 3 (4.05%) VPN
3 1 (1.35%) Firewall
3 1 (1.35%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) MongoDB
2 8 (10.81%) Amazon Redshift
2 8 (10.81%) MySQL
3 6 (8.11%) NoSQL
3 6 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (6.76%) Data Mart
4 5 (6.76%) Data Mining
4 5 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (6.76%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.76%) Star Schema
5 4 (5.41%) Big Data
5 4 (5.41%) Essbase
5 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.05%) JasperReports
6 3 (4.05%) OLAP
6 3 (4.05%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 19 (25.68%) Git (software)
2 14 (18.92%) Jenkins
3 11 (14.86%) JIRA
4 10 (13.51%) Selenium
5 8 (10.81%) ERwin
6 7 (9.46%) IntelliJ
7 6 (8.11%) Cucumber
7 6 (8.11%) JUnit
7 6 (8.11%) Mockito
8 5 (6.76%) Bitbucket
8 5 (6.76%) Subversion
8 5 (6.76%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (5.41%) Eclipse
9 4 (5.41%) Hudson
9 4 (5.41%) MyEclipse
9 4 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (4.05%) Gatling
10 3 (4.05%) Gradle
10 3 (4.05%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 27 (36.49%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Banking
3 5 (6.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.35%) Automotive
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
4 1 (1.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (44.59%) Developer
2 12 (16.22%) Java Developer
3 6 (8.11%) Senior Developer
4 5 (6.76%) Agile Business Analyst
4 5 (6.76%) Analyst
4 5 (6.76%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (6.76%) Business Analyst
4 5 (6.76%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (5.41%) .NET Developer
5 4 (5.41%) Architect
5 4 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (5.41%) PHP Developer
6 3 (4.05%) CRM Developer
6 3 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) OBIEE Developer
6 3 (4.05%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.05%) QA Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.05%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (32.43%) HTML
2 17 (22.97%) JSON
2 17 (22.97%) Web Services
3 13 (17.57%) J2EE
3 13 (17.57%) jQuery
3 13 (17.57%) Spring
4 12 (16.22%) CSS
5 10 (13.51%) AngularJS
5 10 (13.51%) SOAP
6 9 (12.16%) .NET
6 9 (12.16%) RESTful
7 8 (10.81%) HTML5
7 8 (10.81%) REST
8 7 (9.46%) EJB
8 7 (9.46%) Node.js
9 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET
9 6 (8.11%) CSS3
10 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (6.76%) boto
10 5 (6.76%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.41%) User Experience
3 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.70%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.57%) Linux
2 7 (9.46%) Windows
3 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.35%) Android
4 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (98.65%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.68%) Kanban
3 17 (22.97%) TDD
4 15 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (17.57%) DevOps
6 12 (16.22%) OO
7 11 (14.86%) Data Modelling
7 11 (14.86%) MVC
8 9 (12.16%) ETL
8 9 (12.16%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (12.16%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (10.81%) Automated Testing
9 8 (10.81%) BDD
9 8 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (9.46%) E-Commerce
10 7 (9.46%) Project Management
11 6 (8.11%) Content Management
11 6 (8.11%) Pair Programming
11 6 (8.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.78%) Java
2 21 (28.38%) JavaScript
3 12 (16.22%) C#
4 8 (10.81%) SQL
5 7 (9.46%) Python
6 6 (8.11%) Perl
7 4 (5.41%) PHP
8 2 (2.70%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.35%) ABAP
9 1 (1.35%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.35%) C++
9 1 (1.35%) Go
9 1 (1.35%) Groovy
9 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (6.76%) AWS Certification
2 4 (5.41%) ISEB
3 3 (4.05%) Degree
4 2 (2.70%) PMP
5 1 (1.35%) PhD
5 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (12.16%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (10.81%) Puppet
3 5 (6.76%) Kubernetes
3 5 (6.76%) Salt
4 3 (4.05%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (2.70%) Capistrano
5 2 (2.70%) Nagios
6 1 (1.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) Oracle
2 5 (6.76%) hybris
2 5 (6.76%) IDERA
2 5 (6.76%) Talend
3 4 (5.41%) Hyperion
3 4 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.41%) Tableau
3 4 (5.41%) Zend
4 3 (4.05%) ATG
5 2 (2.70%) Apple
5 2 (2.70%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.70%) Google
6 1 (1.35%) Embarcadero
6 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.35%) SAP
6 1 (1.35%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.35%) Xamarin
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago