Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 17 19
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 +15
Contract jobs citing Scrum 213 228 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.78% 7.63% 7.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.37% 9.02% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 157 182
Manchester median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +14.86%
10th Percentile £306 £349 £313
90th Percentile £575 £533 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Manchester median hourly rate £53.75 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +18.75% +23.08%
North West median hourly rate £53.75 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.16% +18.75% +6.67%

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 2,274 2,529 3,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 83.02% 84.64% 83.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,474 1,606 1,840
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £237
90th Percentile £586 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 37 89
Manchester median hourly rate £18.77 £18.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% -3.61% +24.50%
10th Percentile £12.86 £12.55 £12.23
90th Percentile £45.50 £41.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.78 £27.50 £30.15
% change year-on-year -20.80% -8.79% +48.19%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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
Stockport +1 9 £300 -31.03% 12
Salford -13 3 £475 +11.76% 8
Cheadle -1 2 £423 -0.59% 1
Wigan - 2 £313 -
Bolton - 1 £240 - 6
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 184 (86.38%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (45.54%) TDD
3 88 (41.31%) Kanban
4 79 (37.09%) JavaScript
5 61 (28.64%) BDD
6 49 (23.00%) Java
7 47 (22.07%) Test Automation
8 46 (21.60%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (21.60%) DevOps
9 45 (21.13%) CSS
10 43 (20.19%) HTML
11 40 (18.78%) JIRA
12 35 (16.43%) Jenkins
13 34 (15.96%) AngularJS
14 32 (15.02%) User Stories
15 31 (14.55%) C#
16 30 (14.08%) Git (software)
16 30 (14.08%) Node.js
17 29 (13.62%) Docker
18 28 (13.15%) Software Engineering
18 28 (13.15%) Web Services
19 26 (12.21%) Linux
19 26 (12.21%) .NET
19 26 (12.21%) SQL Server
20 25 (11.74%) MVC
21 24 (11.27%) RESTful
21 24 (11.27%) Mentoring
22 23 (10.80%) Project Management
22 23 (10.80%) Microsoft
23 22 (10.33%) SQL

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 15 (7.04%) Apache
2 11 (5.16%) Confluence
3 9 (4.23%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.76%) JBoss
5 6 (2.82%) CMS
6 4 (1.88%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.41%) nginx
8 2 (0.94%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.47%) Tornado
9 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.16%) GitHub
3 9 (4.23%) npm
3 9 (4.23%) PaaS
4 7 (3.29%) OpenShift
5 6 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.94%) SaaS
8 2 (0.94%) Slack
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.47%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.47%) IaaS
9 1 (0.47%) Office 365
9 1 (0.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.29%) SSL
2 6 (2.82%) HTTP
2 6 (2.82%) SMS
3 5 (2.35%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.94%) Internet
5 1 (0.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.86%) MySQL
3 16 (7.51%) MongoDB
4 14 (6.57%) NoSQL
5 13 (6.10%) Relational Database
6 11 (5.16%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (3.76%) CouchDB
8 7 (3.29%) Big Data
9 5 (2.35%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.88%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.41%) Couchbase
11 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.94%) Neo4j
13 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.47%) Riak
13 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
13 1 (0.47%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 40 (18.78%) JIRA
2 35 (16.43%) Jenkins
3 30 (14.08%) Git (software)
4 15 (7.04%) Selenium
5 10 (4.69%) TeamCity
6 9 (4.23%) Subversion
6 9 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (3.76%) Cucumber
8 7 (3.29%) JUnit
8 7 (3.29%) SpecFlow
9 6 (2.82%) Xcode
10 5 (2.35%) Bitbucket
10 5 (2.35%) Gatling
10 5 (2.35%) Grunt
10 5 (2.35%) Jasmine
10 5 (2.35%) JMeter
11 4 (1.88%) gulp
11 4 (1.88%) PyCharm
11 4 (1.88%) SonarQube
12 3 (1.41%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (7.98%) Finance
2 15 (7.04%) Games
3 11 (5.16%) Retail
4 9 (4.23%) Marketing
5 7 (3.29%) Banking
6 4 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.41%) Electronics
7 3 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (45.07%) Developer
2 32 (15.02%) Scrum Master
3 22 (10.33%) Java Developer
4 18 (8.45%) Analyst
5 14 (6.57%) Full Stack Developer
6 12 (5.63%) .NET Developer
6 12 (5.63%) Agile Scrum Master
6 12 (5.63%) Architect
6 12 (5.63%) JavaScript Developer
6 12 (5.63%) Software Engineer
7 11 (5.16%) Business Analyst
8 10 (4.69%) Tester
9 9 (4.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 9 (4.23%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.23%) Scala Developer
10 8 (3.76%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (3.76%) C# Developer
10 8 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.29%) Digital Analyst
11 7 (3.29%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (21.13%) CSS
2 43 (20.19%) HTML
3 34 (15.96%) AngularJS
4 30 (14.08%) Node.js
5 28 (13.15%) Web Services
6 26 (12.21%) .NET
7 24 (11.27%) RESTful
8 21 (9.86%) CSS3
8 21 (9.86%) HTML5
8 21 (9.86%) React
9 18 (8.45%) Ajax
9 18 (8.45%) ASP.NET
10 15 (7.04%) JSON
10 15 (7.04%) Velocity
11 14 (6.57%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (6.10%) REST
12 13 (6.10%) Sass
13 12 (5.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (5.63%) jQuery
13 12 (5.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.51%) User Experience
2 12 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (4.23%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.23%) Virtual Team
4 8 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.35%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.88%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.41%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.41%) Wiki
8 2 (0.94%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.94%) Fintech
8 2 (0.94%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.47%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.21%) Linux
2 11 (5.16%) Apple iOS
3 9 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (3.76%) Windows
5 7 (3.29%) Android
6 3 (1.41%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (86.38%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (45.54%) TDD
3 88 (41.31%) Kanban
4 61 (28.64%) BDD
5 47 (22.07%) Test Automation
6 46 (21.60%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (21.60%) DevOps
7 32 (15.02%) User Stories
8 28 (13.15%) Software Engineering
9 25 (11.74%) MVC
10 24 (11.27%) Mentoring
11 23 (10.80%) Project Management
12 22 (10.33%) Microservices
13 21 (9.86%) Pair Programming
14 20 (9.39%) E-Commerce
14 20 (9.39%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (8.45%) Unit Testing
16 17 (7.98%) Refactoring
16 17 (7.98%) SDLC
17 16 (7.51%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 79 (37.09%) JavaScript
2 49 (23.00%) Java
3 31 (14.55%) C#
4 22 (10.33%) SQL
5 15 (7.04%) Python
6 14 (6.57%) Ruby
7 11 (5.16%) Scala
8 8 (3.76%) PHP
9 7 (3.29%) Apple Swift
9 7 (3.29%) Groovy
9 7 (3.29%) Perl
10 5 (2.35%) C++
10 5 (2.35%) Go
11 2 (0.94%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.94%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.94%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.47%) ES6
12 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (7.98%) PMP
2 15 (7.04%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.88%) Degree
3 4 (1.88%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.94%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.47%) APMG
5 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.47%) CCA
5 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) ISEB
5 1 (0.47%) MCTS
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.76%) QA
2 3 (1.41%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.41%) PMO
3 1 (0.47%) GDPR
3 1 (0.47%) IFRS
3 1 (0.47%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.47%) PSD2
System Software
1 29 (13.62%) Docker
2 2 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (5.16%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (4.69%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.29%) Puppet
4 6 (2.82%) Ansible
4 6 (2.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (1.41%) FlexNet
6 1 (0.47%) Salt
6 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (10.80%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.10%) Atlassian
3 11 (5.16%) Oracle
4 8 (3.76%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.82%) Apple
6 3 (1.41%) SAP
7 2 (0.94%) IBM
7 2 (0.94%) WSO2
8 1 (0.47%) hybris
8 1 (0.47%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.47%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.47%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.47%) Xamarin