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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 36 27
Rank change year-on-year +14 -9  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.16% 2.74% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 3.51% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
Median daily rate £300 £413 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +7.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £377
% change year-on-year - +12.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £36.89
% change year-on-year +5.23% +16.57%  

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 Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 119 171 193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 85.61% 78.08% 88.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 156 112
Median daily rate £388 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 9
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.09% -39.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £20.78 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) MongoDB
4 4 (44.44%) Kanban
4 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 4 (44.44%) C#
5 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 3 (33.33%) OO
5 3 (33.33%) Pair Programming
5 3 (33.33%) ISEB
5 3 (33.33%) QA
5 3 (33.33%) Selenium
5 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 3 (33.33%) GitHub
5 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (33.33%) Gatling
5 3 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Apache Camel
6 2 (22.22%) DevOps
6 2 (22.22%) RESTful
6 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
6 2 (22.22%) Node.js
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (22.22%) JSON
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 2 (22.22%) XML
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) J2EE

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) GitHub
2 1 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) MongoDB
2 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (33.33%) Gatling
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) ProC
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) CRM Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Python Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) Apache Camel
2 2 (22.22%) J2EE
2 2 (22.22%) JSON
2 2 (22.22%) Node.js
2 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Kanban
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) Pair Programming
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) ATDD
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Demand Management
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
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