Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 24 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 18 32
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14 -5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.40% 7.72% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 9.35% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 7
Chester median daily rate £385 £401 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.05% -5.59% +13.33%
10th Percentile £288 £281 £363
90th Percentile £483 £438 £438
Cheshire median daily rate £465 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +12.73% +3.13% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Chester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 168 246 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 80.77% 82.55% 91.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 219 180
Chester median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +12.28%
10th Percentile £257 £236 £305
90th Percentile £505 £515 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 20
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% -22.22% -18.18%
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.06 £17.50
% change year-on-year -31.80% +8.93% -4.19%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Chester

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Chester

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Chester over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Chester region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Virtual Team Management
3 2 (40.00%) Virtual Team
3 2 (40.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 2 (40.00%) Kanban
3 2 (40.00%) Demand Management
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Delivery Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum Master
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Coach
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Scrum Master
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Demand Management
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Kanban
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Virtual Team Management
3 2 (40.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) MVC