Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 27 28
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1 +57
Contract jobs citing Scrum 91 83 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.87% 5.67% 5.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.17% 6.58% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 73 70
Cheshire median daily rate £465 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.73% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £331 £302 £290
90th Percentile £575 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +19.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £46.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -13.51% +8.82% +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 1114 1262 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.08% 86.20% 84.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 905 1168
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £275
90th Percentile £622 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +67.60%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 25 £425 -5.56% 3
Warrington +37 24 £535 +78.33% 3
Crewe -6 7 £500 - 1
Chester -4 5 £385 -4.35% 1
Macclesfield -2 4 £473 -5.50% 1
Alderley Edge - 3 £425 -
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 87 (95.60%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (41.76%) Finance
3 28 (30.77%) Java
4 27 (29.67%) Jenkins
5 25 (27.47%) Banking
6 24 (26.37%) DevOps
7 23 (25.27%) Git (software)
8 22 (24.18%) Kanban
9 21 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (21.98%) JIRA
11 19 (20.88%) Web Services
11 19 (20.88%) Test Automation
11 19 (20.88%) Waterfall
12 18 (19.78%) Linux
12 18 (19.78%) Python
12 18 (19.78%) Spring
13 16 (17.58%) MongoDB
14 15 (16.48%) Opscode Chef
14 15 (16.48%) JavaScript
15 14 (15.38%) Configuration Management
15 14 (15.38%) Project Management
15 14 (15.38%) TDD
15 14 (15.38%) Software Engineering
15 14 (15.38%) Docker
15 14 (15.38%) Microservices
15 14 (15.38%) SonarQube
16 13 (14.29%) Puppet
17 12 (13.19%) Bash Shell
17 12 (13.19%) Gradle
18 11 (12.09%) Continuous Delivery

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 10 (10.99%) Confluence
2 8 (8.79%) nginx
3 4 (4.40%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.30%) Apache
5 2 (2.20%) CMS
5 2 (2.20%) JBoss
5 2 (2.20%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.20%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.10%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.10%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.79%) Slack
2 7 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.49%) OpenShift
4 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.30%) PaaS
5 2 (2.20%) GitHub
6 1 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.99%) HTTP
2 2 (2.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.58%) MongoDB
2 8 (8.79%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (8.79%) MySQL
3 4 (4.40%) Big Data
4 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.30%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.30%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.20%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (2.20%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (29.67%) Jenkins
2 23 (25.27%) Git (software)
3 20 (21.98%) JIRA
4 14 (15.38%) SonarQube
5 12 (13.19%) Gradle
6 11 (12.09%) TeamCity
7 10 (10.99%) Maven
8 7 (7.69%) IntelliJ
9 5 (5.49%) JUnit
9 5 (5.49%) Selenium
10 4 (4.40%) Bitbucket
11 3 (3.30%) Eclipse
11 3 (3.30%) gulp
11 3 (3.30%) JProfiler
12 2 (2.20%) Ant
12 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
12 2 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
12 2 (2.20%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (41.76%) Finance
2 25 (27.47%) Banking
3 8 (8.79%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.10%) Games
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (32.97%) Developer
2 17 (18.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (18.68%) Java Developer
3 11 (12.09%) Scrum Master
4 8 (8.79%) Architect
4 8 (8.79%) Senior DevOps
4 8 (8.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.59%) Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.40%) Data Modeller
7 4 (4.40%) J2EE Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (4.40%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.40%) WebOps Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Agile Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.88%) Web Services
2 18 (19.78%) Spring
3 10 (10.99%) jQuery
3 10 (10.99%) SOAP
4 9 (9.89%) Ajax
4 9 (9.89%) HTML
4 9 (9.89%) J2EE
4 9 (9.89%) RESTful
5 8 (8.79%) AngularJS
5 8 (8.79%) EJB
5 8 (8.79%) JSON
5 8 (8.79%) JSP
5 8 (8.79%) LEMP Stack
5 8 (8.79%) Servlets
5 8 (8.79%) Struts
6 7 (7.69%) .NET
6 7 (7.69%) REST
7 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (5.49%) Hibernate
7 5 (5.49%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.79%) Clustering
3 2 (2.20%) Replication
3 2 (2.20%) User Experience
3 2 (2.20%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.10%) Fintech
4 1 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.10%) iPhone
4 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.78%) Linux
2 11 (12.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (6.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (95.60%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.37%) DevOps
3 22 (24.18%) Kanban
4 21 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (20.88%) Test Automation
5 19 (20.88%) Waterfall
6 14 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 14 (15.38%) Microservices
6 14 (15.38%) Project Management
6 14 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 14 (15.38%) TDD
7 11 (12.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (10.99%) OO
9 9 (9.89%) Coaching
9 9 (9.89%) Mentoring
9 9 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (8.79%) Agile Project Management
10 8 (8.79%) Business Analysis
10 8 (8.79%) Data Protection
10 8 (8.79%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.77%) Java
2 18 (19.78%) Python
3 15 (16.48%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.19%) Bash Shell
5 9 (9.89%) Ruby
6 8 (8.79%) Shell Script
7 7 (7.69%) SQL
8 6 (6.59%) C#
9 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.20%) Jython
10 2 (2.20%) Perl
10 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.10%) C++
11 1 (1.10%) Go
11 1 (1.10%) R
11 1 (1.10%) Scala
11 1 (1.10%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.20%) Degree
2 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.89%) QA
System Software
1 14 (15.38%) Docker
2 8 (8.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (16.48%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (14.29%) Puppet
3 11 (12.09%) Kubernetes
4 8 (8.79%) Rancher
5 5 (5.49%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.40%) IDERA
2 4 (4.40%) Oracle
2 4 (4.40%) Perforce
3 3 (3.30%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (3.30%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.20%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.10%) Adobe
5 1 (1.10%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.10%) Cadence
5 1 (1.10%) Capita
5 1 (1.10%) Citrix