Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 22 23
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 -4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 222 185 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.19% 6.29% 6.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.79% 7.65% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 124 179
Manchester median daily rate £400 £390 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -12.36% +4.71%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £325
90th Percentile £551 £538 £538
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Manchester median hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £38.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +16.85% -3.72%
10th Percentile £31.25 £37.00 £28.13
90th Percentile £33.75 £48.00 £47.17
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year +12.50% -13.51% +8.82%

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 2,525 2,418 3,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.79% 82.24% 85.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,625 1,540 1,929
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £268 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 87 64
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +23.58% -21.15%
10th Percentile £11.73 £11.75 £11.08
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -22.29% +27.27% -27.03%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +12 12 £350 -6.67% 12
Bolton +5 4 £335 +39.58%
Sale - 3 £400 -
Salford -3 2 £523 -0.48% 1
Altrincham - 1 - -
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 196 (88.29%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (35.59%) Java
3 75 (33.78%) TDD
4 57 (25.68%) Jenkins
5 55 (24.77%) BDD
6 52 (23.42%) Kanban
7 48 (21.62%) Git (software)
7 48 (21.62%) DevOps
8 46 (20.72%) JavaScript
9 44 (19.82%) JIRA
10 41 (18.47%) Test Automation
11 40 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (17.57%) Spring
13 38 (17.12%) RESTful
13 38 (17.12%) Amazon AWS
14 34 (15.32%) Docker
15 33 (14.86%) Oracle
16 32 (14.41%) .NET
17 30 (13.51%) Ansible
17 30 (13.51%) User Stories
18 29 (13.06%) Microservices
18 29 (13.06%) PostgreSQL
19 27 (12.16%) CSS
19 27 (12.16%) Python
19 27 (12.16%) Selenium
19 27 (12.16%) Java 8
20 25 (11.26%) Unit Testing
21 23 (10.36%) OO
21 23 (10.36%) Web Services
21 23 (10.36%) HTML

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 14 (6.31%) Confluence
2 7 (3.15%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.35%) ArcGIS
4 3 (1.35%) nginx
5 2 (0.90%) Apache
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.90%) SAS
5 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.90%) WildFly
6 1 (0.45%) CMS
6 1 (0.45%) Drupal
6 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.45%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 7 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 38 (17.12%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.31%) GitHub
4 12 (5.41%) SaaS
5 10 (4.50%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (4.05%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (1.35%) npm
7 3 (1.35%) PaaS
7 3 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.90%) IaaS
9 1 (0.45%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.45%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.45%) Serverless
9 1 (0.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.90%) DNS
1 2 (0.90%) Firewall
2 1 (0.45%) SMS
2 1 (0.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.06%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (7.66%) MySQL
3 16 (7.21%) Relational Database
4 10 (4.50%) SQL Server
5 9 (4.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 6 (2.70%) Pentaho
7 5 (2.25%) Power BI
7 5 (2.25%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.80%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.35%) Big Data
9 3 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.35%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.35%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.90%) Essbase
10 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 57 (25.68%) Jenkins
2 48 (21.62%) Git (software)
3 44 (19.82%) JIRA
4 27 (12.16%) Selenium
5 13 (5.86%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (4.50%) PyCharm
6 10 (4.50%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (4.05%) JUnit
7 9 (4.05%) Subversion
7 9 (4.05%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (3.15%) Artifactory
8 7 (3.15%) Cucumber
9 6 (2.70%) Maven
9 6 (2.70%) Protractor
9 6 (2.70%) SpecFlow
9 6 (2.70%) TeamCity
9 6 (2.70%) Vagrant
10 5 (2.25%) JMeter
10 5 (2.25%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (2.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (9.01%) Finance
2 17 (7.66%) Retail
3 10 (4.50%) Banking
4 4 (1.80%) Marketing
4 4 (1.80%) Retail Banking
4 4 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.35%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.35%) Automotive
5 3 (1.35%) Games
5 3 (1.35%) Law
5 3 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.35%) Military
5 3 (1.35%) Publishing
6 2 (0.90%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Back Office
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 106 (47.75%) Developer
2 18 (8.11%) Java Developer
3 16 (7.21%) PHP Developer
4 15 (6.76%) Analyst
5 14 (6.31%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (5.86%) .NET Developer
7 12 (5.41%) Scrum Master
8 11 (4.95%) Business Analyst
8 11 (4.95%) Tester
9 10 (4.50%) Django Developer
9 10 (4.50%) Full Stack Developer
9 10 (4.50%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (3.60%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.15%) Android Developer
11 7 (3.15%) Architect
11 7 (3.15%) Automation Tester
11 7 (3.15%) Consultant
11 7 (3.15%) Delivery Manager
11 7 (3.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 6 (2.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (17.57%) Spring
2 38 (17.12%) RESTful
3 32 (14.41%) .NET
4 27 (12.16%) CSS
5 23 (10.36%) HTML
5 23 (10.36%) Web Services
6 22 (9.91%) Node.js
7 20 (9.01%) Spring Boot
8 19 (8.56%) AngularJS
9 18 (8.11%) REST
10 16 (7.21%) Django
11 14 (6.31%) React
12 11 (4.95%) JSON
13 9 (4.05%) ASP.NET
13 9 (4.05%) HTML5
13 9 (4.05%) Spring Security
14 8 (3.60%) CSS3
15 7 (3.15%) Elastic Stack
16 6 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
16 6 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.56%) Mobile App
2 17 (7.66%) User Experience
3 7 (3.15%) iPad
4 5 (2.25%) Wiki
5 4 (1.80%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.80%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.90%) Digital TV
6 2 (0.90%) FMCG
7 1 (0.45%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.45%) Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.45%) Replication
7 1 (0.45%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.45%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.56%) Linux
2 11 (4.95%) Android
2 11 (4.95%) Unix
3 10 (4.50%) Windows
4 5 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.90%) CentOS
5 2 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.90%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (88.29%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (33.78%) TDD
3 55 (24.77%) BDD
4 52 (23.42%) Kanban
5 48 (21.62%) DevOps
6 41 (18.47%) Test Automation
7 40 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (13.51%) User Stories
9 29 (13.06%) Microservices
10 25 (11.26%) Unit Testing
11 23 (10.36%) OO
12 21 (9.46%) SOA
13 19 (8.56%) MVC
14 18 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (8.11%) SDLC
14 18 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (7.66%) OOP
15 17 (7.66%) Pair Programming
15 17 (7.66%) Waterfall
16 15 (6.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 79 (35.59%) Java
2 46 (20.72%) JavaScript
3 27 (12.16%) Java 8
3 27 (12.16%) Python
4 22 (9.91%) PHP
5 20 (9.01%) SQL
6 19 (8.56%) C#
7 14 (6.31%) Groovy
8 10 (4.50%) C
9 9 (4.05%) C++
9 9 (4.05%) Ruby
10 8 (3.60%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.35%) Delphi
11 3 (1.35%) Prolog
11 3 (1.35%) Scala
12 1 (0.45%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.45%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (5.86%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.25%) Degree
3 5 (2.25%) ISEB
4 3 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.35%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.45%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.21%) QA
System Software
1 34 (15.32%) Docker
2 6 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.90%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (13.51%) Ansible
2 23 (10.36%) Kubernetes
3 19 (8.56%) Puppet
4 18 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (7.21%) Terraform
6 1 (0.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (14.86%) Oracle
2 16 (7.21%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.50%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.70%) IBM
5 5 (2.25%) Blue Prism
5 5 (2.25%) SAP
6 3 (1.35%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.35%) Google
6 3 (1.35%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.35%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.90%) Black Duck
7 2 (0.90%) Hyperion
7 2 (0.90%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.45%) Apple
8 1 (0.45%) SmartCo
8 1 (0.45%) Tableau