Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 21 August 2018 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 > Manchester
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 19 24
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 269 195 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 8.27% 6.77% 6.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.81% 8.22% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 129 175
Manchester median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £338 £297 £313
90th Percentile £588 £515 £538
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 4
Manchester median hourly rate - £40.00 £32.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.09% -18.09%
North West median hourly rate - £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +23.08% -23.53%

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,741 2,373 3,098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 84.23% 82.40% 83.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,776 1,453 1,891
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £250
90th Percentile £575 £543 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 72 55
Manchester median hourly rate £24.48 £18.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.57% +22.95% -1.61%
10th Percentile £12.74 £11.75 £10.70
90th Percentile £41.40 £45.00 £40.90
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £34.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -30.44% +25.93% -5.63%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Manchester

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Manchester

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Manchester

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in Manchester

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. 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
Salford +12 19 £438 -16.67% 1
Stockport +4 19 £360 -0.69% 16
Bolton +7 4 £350 -6.67% 5
Rochdale - 2 £425 - 1
Altrincham - 1 - - 4
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 225 (83.64%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (36.80%) TDD
3 95 (35.32%) JavaScript
4 87 (32.34%) Java
5 67 (24.91%) Kanban
6 62 (23.05%) BDD
7 59 (21.93%) JIRA
8 57 (21.19%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (19.70%) Git (software)
9 53 (19.70%) CSS
10 52 (19.33%) Jenkins
11 49 (18.22%) DevOps
12 48 (17.84%) Web Services
13 45 (16.73%) .NET
14 42 (15.61%) Spring
15 40 (14.87%) AngularJS
15 40 (14.87%) Test Automation
16 38 (14.13%) Oracle
17 36 (13.38%) RESTful
18 35 (13.01%) Android
18 35 (13.01%) REST
18 35 (13.01%) Microservices
18 35 (13.01%) Python
19 34 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
20 33 (12.27%) Apple iOS
20 33 (12.27%) HTML
20 33 (12.27%) MySQL
20 33 (12.27%) MVC
21 32 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
21 32 (11.90%) Selenium

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 24 (8.92%) Confluence
2 7 (2.60%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (2.23%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.12%) nginx
5 2 (0.74%) CMS
5 2 (0.74%) NServiceBus
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.74%) WildFly
6 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.37%) IIS
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.37%) SAS
6 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (6.32%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (1.86%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.37%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 6 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (7.81%) GitHub
3 12 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.72%) SaaS
5 5 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.86%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (1.86%) npm
6 4 (1.49%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.74%) AWS OpsWorks
7 2 (0.74%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.74%) Slack
8 1 (0.37%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.37%) Heroku
8 1 (0.37%) IaaS
8 1 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) Office 365
8 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.37%) PaaS
8 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.60%) SMS
2 2 (0.74%) Internet
3 1 (0.37%) DMARC
3 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.27%) MySQL
2 32 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (9.67%) SQL Server
4 13 (4.83%) MongoDB
5 12 (4.46%) NoSQL
6 11 (4.09%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.23%) CouchDB
8 5 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (1.86%) Big Data
8 5 (1.86%) Neo4j
9 4 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.12%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.12%) Power BI
10 3 (1.12%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.74%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 59 (21.93%) JIRA
2 53 (19.70%) Git (software)
3 52 (19.33%) Jenkins
4 32 (11.90%) Selenium
5 19 (7.06%) Axure RP
6 12 (4.46%) JUnit
6 12 (4.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (4.09%) Karma Test Runner
7 11 (4.09%) Protractor
8 8 (2.97%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.97%) JMeter
8 8 (2.97%) Mercurial
8 8 (2.97%) PyCharm
8 8 (2.97%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (2.60%) Subversion
9 7 (2.60%) Vagrant
10 6 (2.23%) Gatling
11 5 (1.86%) Mockito
11 5 (1.86%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (8.55%) Finance
2 13 (4.83%) Retail
3 6 (2.23%) Banking
4 5 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.12%) Marketing
5 3 (1.12%) Publishing
6 2 (0.74%) Back Office
6 2 (0.74%) Law
6 2 (0.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Automotive
7 1 (0.37%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 134 (49.81%) Developer
2 29 (10.78%) Analyst
3 23 (8.55%) Java Developer
4 22 (8.18%) JavaScript Developer
5 20 (7.43%) .NET Developer
6 19 (7.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 14 (5.20%) Architect
7 14 (5.20%) Project Manager
7 14 (5.20%) Scrum Master
8 13 (4.83%) Business Analyst
8 13 (4.83%) C# Developer
8 13 (4.83%) Django Developer
9 10 (3.72%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (3.72%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (3.72%) Full Stack Developer
9 10 (3.72%) Python Developer
10 9 (3.35%) Data Analyst
10 9 (3.35%) Tester
11 7 (2.60%) Angular Developer
11 7 (2.60%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (19.70%) CSS
2 48 (17.84%) Web Services
3 45 (16.73%) .NET
4 42 (15.61%) Spring
5 40 (14.87%) AngularJS
6 36 (13.38%) RESTful
7 35 (13.01%) REST
8 33 (12.27%) HTML
9 27 (10.04%) CSS3
10 26 (9.67%) Django
11 24 (8.92%) Node.js
12 22 (8.18%) JSON
12 22 (8.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 21 (7.81%) Ajax
13 21 (7.81%) jQuery
14 20 (7.43%) React
15 17 (6.32%) LESS
15 17 (6.32%) Spring Boot
16 16 (5.95%) ASP.NET
17 14 (5.20%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.90%) User Experience
2 29 (10.78%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.83%) iPad
4 5 (1.86%) Wiki
5 4 (1.49%) Web 2.0
6 3 (1.12%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.12%) Robotics
7 2 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.74%) Digital TV
7 2 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.37%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.37%) Clustering
8 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.37%) Kindle
8 1 (0.37%) PMI
8 1 (0.37%) Replication
8 1 (0.37%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.01%) Android
2 33 (12.27%) Apple iOS
3 21 (7.81%) Windows
4 17 (6.32%) Linux
5 5 (1.86%) Unix
6 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (83.64%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (36.80%) TDD
3 67 (24.91%) Kanban
4 62 (23.05%) BDD
5 57 (21.19%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (18.22%) DevOps
7 40 (14.87%) Test Automation
8 35 (13.01%) Microservices
9 33 (12.27%) MVC
10 27 (10.04%) E-Commerce
10 27 (10.04%) SDLC
11 24 (8.92%) Front End Development
12 23 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (8.55%) Unit Testing
12 23 (8.55%) User Stories
13 22 (8.18%) Pair Programming
14 17 (6.32%) Android Development
14 17 (6.32%) SOA
15 16 (5.95%) Data Modelling
15 16 (5.95%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 95 (35.32%) JavaScript
2 87 (32.34%) Java
3 35 (13.01%) Python
4 31 (11.52%) C#
4 31 (11.52%) SQL
5 28 (10.41%) Java 8
6 15 (5.58%) Groovy
7 8 (2.97%) PHP
8 7 (2.60%) C
9 6 (2.23%) Ruby
10 4 (1.49%) C++
10 4 (1.49%) Scala
10 4 (1.49%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.12%) Delphi
11 3 (1.12%) Java 9
11 3 (1.12%) Prolog
12 2 (0.74%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (4.46%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.72%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.86%) Degree
3 5 (1.86%) ISEB
4 3 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.74%) APMG
5 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.37%) MCTS
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.18%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 30 (11.15%) Docker
2 5 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.74%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (7.81%) Kubernetes
2 13 (4.83%) Ansible
3 9 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.60%) Puppet
5 5 (1.86%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.86%) Terraform
6 1 (0.37%) WMI
Vendors
1 38 (14.13%) Oracle
2 22 (8.18%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.09%) Blue Prism
4 10 (3.72%) Apiary
5 9 (3.35%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.23%) IBM
7 5 (1.86%) hybris
7 5 (1.86%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.49%) SAP
8 4 (1.49%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.49%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.12%) Automation Anywhere
9 3 (1.12%) UiPath
10 2 (0.74%) Apple
10 2 (0.74%) Google
10 2 (0.74%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.74%) SmartCo
11 1 (0.37%) DataFlux
11 1 (0.37%) Remedy