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 3 months to 23 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 22 33
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 78 113 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.61% 6.21% 4.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.99% 7.54% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 83 39
Median daily rate £389 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% +22.85%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1116 1498 1159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.23% 82.35% 76.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 903 671
Median daily rate £390 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 34
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £16.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.87% -3.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.80 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +9 5 £363 +15.07% 5
Salford +5 2 £438 -2.77% 2
Bolton - 1 £375 - 1
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 174 (94.05%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (45.41%) JavaScript
3 79 (42.70%) HTML
4 59 (31.89%) CSS
5 58 (31.35%) HTML5
6 48 (25.95%) .NET
7 46 (24.86%) TDD
8 45 (24.32%) SQL Server
8 45 (24.32%) C#
9 38 (20.54%) Kanban
10 37 (20.00%) Java
10 37 (20.00%) MVC
10 37 (20.00%) jQuery
11 33 (17.84%) BDD
11 33 (17.84%) AngularJS
11 33 (17.84%) DevOps
12 31 (16.76%) SQL
12 31 (16.76%) ASP.NET
13 29 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (15.68%) JIRA
14 27 (14.59%) OO
14 27 (14.59%) Test Automation
15 26 (14.05%) Git (software)
15 26 (14.05%) Jenkins
15 26 (14.05%) Software Engineering
16 25 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
16 25 (13.51%) CSS3
17 24 (12.97%) Node.js
17 24 (12.97%) Web Services
18 22 (11.89%) Linux

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 16 (8.65%) Umbraco
2 12 (6.49%) CMS
3 9 (4.86%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.24%) Confluence
5 3 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.62%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.08%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.54%) Apache
7 1 (0.54%) nginx
7 1 (0.54%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.54%) SAS
7 1 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (5.41%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.62%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) SAP CRM
1 2 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.24%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.70%) GitHub
4 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.62%) SaaS
6 2 (1.08%) Amazon CloudSearch
6 2 (1.08%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.08%) BrowserStack
6 2 (1.08%) PaaS
6 2 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.70%) LDAP
2 4 (2.16%) Internet
3 3 (1.62%) HTTP
3 3 (1.62%) VPN
4 2 (1.08%) Network Security
4 2 (1.08%) SSH
4 2 (1.08%) SSL
5 1 (0.54%) LAN
5 1 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (5.95%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (4.86%) MySQL
4 8 (4.32%) Big Data
4 8 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.78%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.78%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.24%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.16%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.62%) Redis
9 2 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.08%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.08%) DB2
9 2 (1.08%) Power BI
9 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (15.68%) JIRA
2 26 (14.05%) Git (software)
2 26 (14.05%) Jenkins
3 19 (10.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (7.03%) NUnit
4 13 (7.03%) Selenium
5 12 (6.49%) JUnit
6 8 (4.32%) Maven
7 7 (3.78%) Mocha
8 6 (3.24%) Cucumber
8 6 (3.24%) gulp
8 6 (3.24%) Jasmine
8 6 (3.24%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.70%) Axure RP
9 5 (2.70%) Grunt
9 5 (2.70%) webpack
10 4 (2.16%) Hudson
10 4 (2.16%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.62%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.62%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (8.11%) Finance
2 9 (4.86%) Marketing
3 7 (3.78%) Games
4 6 (3.24%) Banking
5 3 (1.62%) Law
6 2 (1.08%) Electronics
6 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.08%) Local Government
6 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.54%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 103 (55.68%) Developer
2 21 (11.35%) .NET Developer
3 20 (10.81%) Senior Developer
4 19 (10.27%) Analyst
5 18 (9.73%) Java Developer
6 16 (8.65%) Scrum Master
7 11 (5.95%) Business Analyst
7 11 (5.95%) JavaScript Developer
8 10 (5.41%) Umbraco Developer
9 9 (4.86%) Agile Developer
10 8 (4.32%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (4.32%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (4.32%) C# Developer
10 8 (4.32%) HTML Developer
10 8 (4.32%) Node.js Developer
11 7 (3.78%) Architect
11 7 (3.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (3.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 6 (3.24%) ServiceNow Developer
12 6 (3.24%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (42.70%) HTML
2 59 (31.89%) CSS
3 58 (31.35%) HTML5
4 48 (25.95%) .NET
5 37 (20.00%) jQuery
6 33 (17.84%) AngularJS
7 31 (16.76%) ASP.NET
8 25 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 25 (13.51%) CSS3
9 24 (12.97%) Node.js
9 24 (12.97%) Web Services
10 22 (11.89%) REST
11 16 (8.65%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (6.49%) XML
13 11 (5.95%) RESTful
14 9 (4.86%) Sass
15 8 (4.32%) J2EE
15 8 (4.32%) Spring
15 8 (4.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 7 (3.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.89%) User Experience
2 14 (7.57%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (5.41%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.78%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.24%) Video on Demand
6 5 (2.70%) Interactive TV
6 5 (2.70%) Web 2.0
7 3 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.62%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.62%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.62%) iPad
7 3 (1.62%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.62%) MHEG
8 2 (1.08%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.08%) Life Science
8 2 (1.08%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.08%) New Media
9 1 (0.54%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.54%) PMI
9 1 (0.54%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.89%) Linux
2 11 (5.95%) Apple iOS
3 9 (4.86%) Android
4 5 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.16%) Windows
6 2 (1.08%) Unix
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (94.05%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (24.86%) TDD
3 38 (20.54%) Kanban
4 37 (20.00%) MVC
5 33 (17.84%) BDD
5 33 (17.84%) DevOps
6 29 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (14.59%) OO
7 27 (14.59%) Test Automation
8 26 (14.05%) Software Engineering
9 19 (10.27%) Data Modelling
10 18 (9.73%) Project Management
11 17 (9.19%) PRINCE2
12 16 (8.65%) Web Development
13 15 (8.11%) Microservices
13 15 (8.11%) Unit Testing
14 14 (7.57%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (7.57%) OOP
15 12 (6.49%) SDLC
16 11 (5.95%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 84 (45.41%) JavaScript
2 45 (24.32%) C#
3 37 (20.00%) Java
4 31 (16.76%) SQL
5 10 (5.41%) TypeScript
6 8 (4.32%) Python
7 6 (3.24%) Ruby
7 6 (3.24%) Scala
8 5 (2.70%) Groovy
9 3 (1.62%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.62%) ES6
9 3 (1.62%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.62%) PHP
9 3 (1.62%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.08%) C++
10 2 (1.08%) Clojure
10 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.54%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.54%) Go
11 1 (0.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (4.86%) Degree
2 5 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 5 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.16%) ISEB
4 1 (0.54%) APMG
4 1 (0.54%) CISSP
4 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.54%) PMP
4 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.54%) SANS
4 1 (0.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.95%) QA
2 4 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.54%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (3.24%) Docker
2 2 (1.08%) OpenSSH
3 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.24%) Ansible
1 6 (3.24%) Puppet
2 4 (2.16%) Kibana
2 4 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.62%) Terraform
4 2 (1.08%) Graphite
4 2 (1.08%) logstash
4 2 (1.08%) Nagios
4 2 (1.08%) Nmap
5 1 (0.54%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 9 (4.86%) Oracle
1 9 (4.86%) ServiceNow
2 6 (3.24%) Pega
3 5 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.16%) SAP
5 3 (1.62%) OpenTV
5 3 (1.62%) Siebel
5 3 (1.62%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.62%) Splunk
6 2 (1.08%) Adobe
6 2 (1.08%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.54%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.54%) Google
7 1 (0.54%) Perforce
7 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.54%) Sybase
7 1 (0.54%) VMware
7 1 (0.54%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.54%) Xamarin
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