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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 15 29 30
Rank change year-on-year +14 +1  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.83% 1.32% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.41% 1.64% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Median daily rate £275 - £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -  
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 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 81 122 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 78.64% 80.79% 83.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 87 111
Median daily rate £375 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 14
Median hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.63% -21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £16.76 £21.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Chester over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Chester

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 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 Chester region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (41.18%) MongoDB
4 6 (35.29%) J2EE
4 6 (35.29%) Web Services
4 6 (35.29%) OO
4 6 (35.29%) QA
4 6 (35.29%) Kanban
5 5 (29.41%) C#
6 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 4 (23.53%) Data Mining
6 4 (23.53%) ETL
6 4 (23.53%) XML
6 4 (23.53%) SQL
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (23.53%) RESTful
6 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
6 4 (23.53%) JSON
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) NoSQL
6 4 (23.53%) Node.js
6 4 (23.53%) Tableau
6 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
6 4 (23.53%) DevOps
6 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (23.53%) Performance Optimisation

Scrum
Top Related 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 2 (11.76%) GlassFish
1 2 (11.76%) JBoss
1 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
1 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) MongoDB
2 4 (23.53%) Data Mining
2 4 (23.53%) NoSQL
3 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (11.76%) Big Data
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
2 3 (17.65%) Gatling
2 3 (17.65%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) QA Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Tableau Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Lead
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) CRM Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) J2EE
1 6 (35.29%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) JSON
2 4 (23.53%) Node.js
2 4 (23.53%) RESTful
2 4 (23.53%) XML
3 3 (17.65%) Apache Camel
4 2 (11.76%) JSTL
4 2 (11.76%) REST
4 2 (11.76%) SOAP
4 2 (11.76%) Spring
4 2 (11.76%) Struts
5 1 (5.88%) .NET
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (35.29%) Kanban
3 6 (35.29%) OO
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) DevOps
4 4 (23.53%) ETL
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Optimisation
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
5 3 (17.65%) Analytics
5 3 (17.65%) Coaching
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (17.65%) Data Analytics
5 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
5 3 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Groovy
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Tableau
2 2 (11.76%) hybris
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft