Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 16 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 +16
Contract jobs citing Scrum 270 192 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 8.85% 7.18% 7.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.27% 8.62% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 126 175
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £309 £313
90th Percentile £590 £490 £538
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 4
Manchester median hourly rate £53.75 £40.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.38% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £50.63 £40.00 £29.53
90th Percentile £57.88 £48.25 £46.13
North West median hourly rate £53.75 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +34.38% +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 2,629 2,227 3,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 86.20% 83.25% 84.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,716 1,364 1,799
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £244
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 48 60
Manchester median hourly rate £19.76 £20.25 £18.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.42% +6.62% +30.98%
10th Percentile £12.81 £11.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £42.00 £46.13 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £36.74 £32.50
% change year-on-year -36.85% +13.04% +44.44%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +6 21 £315 -3.08% 7
Salford 0 19 £438 +2.94% 4
Cheadle - 2 £423 - 1
Rochdale - 2 £425 -
Bolton +4 1 £350 -6.67% 4
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 228 (84.44%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (38.52%) TDD
3 102 (37.78%) JavaScript
4 91 (33.70%) Kanban
5 75 (27.78%) Java
6 74 (27.41%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (21.48%) JIRA
8 57 (21.11%) CSS
9 56 (20.74%) Web Services
9 56 (20.74%) BDD
10 52 (19.26%) AngularJS
11 51 (18.89%) DevOps
12 45 (16.67%) MySQL
13 44 (16.30%) Test Automation
14 43 (15.93%) Git (software)
15 41 (15.19%) Jenkins
16 39 (14.44%) REST
16 39 (14.44%) HTML
17 38 (14.07%) C#
17 38 (14.07%) SQL Server
18 37 (13.70%) .NET
19 36 (13.33%) Apple iOS
20 34 (12.59%) Android
20 34 (12.59%) Linux
20 34 (12.59%) Ajax
21 33 (12.22%) User Experience
22 32 (11.85%) Microservices
22 32 (11.85%) E-Commerce
22 32 (11.85%) MVC
23 31 (11.48%) CSS3

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 26 (9.63%) Confluence
2 13 (4.81%) Apache
3 9 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.96%) CMS
5 7 (2.59%) JBoss
6 3 (1.11%) NServiceBus
6 3 (1.11%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.74%) nginx
8 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.37%) IIS
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.37%) SAS
8 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.37%) Tornado
Applications
1 15 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.63%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (7.78%) GitHub
3 9 (3.33%) PaaS
4 6 (2.22%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.48%) npm
6 3 (1.11%) BrowserStack
6 3 (1.11%) Slack
7 2 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.74%) AWS OpsWorks
7 2 (0.74%) SaaS
8 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.37%) Heroku
8 1 (0.37%) IaaS
8 1 (0.37%) Office 365
8 1 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.96%) SMS
2 6 (2.22%) SSL
2 6 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.85%) HTTP
4 3 (1.11%) Internet
5 1 (0.37%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (16.67%) MySQL
2 38 (14.07%) SQL Server
3 26 (9.63%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (9.26%) MongoDB
5 21 (7.78%) NoSQL
6 18 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 12 (4.44%) CouchDB
8 7 (2.59%) Neo4j
9 5 (1.85%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.11%) Big Data
11 3 (1.11%) Couchbase
11 3 (1.11%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.11%) VoltDB
12 2 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.74%) Riak
13 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.37%) Redis
Development Applications
1 58 (21.48%) JIRA
2 43 (15.93%) Git (software)
3 41 (15.19%) Jenkins
4 30 (11.11%) Selenium
5 15 (5.56%) Axure RP
6 11 (4.07%) JMeter
6 11 (4.07%) JUnit
7 10 (3.70%) Gatling
7 10 (3.70%) Subversion
8 9 (3.33%) Karma Test Runner
8 9 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (2.96%) Mercurial
10 7 (2.59%) Protractor
10 7 (2.59%) PyCharm
10 7 (2.59%) SpecFlow
11 6 (2.22%) Cucumber
11 6 (2.22%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.85%) Jasmine
13 4 (1.48%) Grunt
13 4 (1.48%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (7.04%) Finance
2 14 (5.19%) Retail
3 7 (2.59%) Games
4 6 (2.22%) Banking
5 5 (1.85%) Marketing
6 4 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.11%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Publishing
8 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (46.30%) Developer
2 27 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 26 (9.63%) Analyst
4 24 (8.89%) Scrum Master
5 22 (8.15%) JavaScript Developer
6 21 (7.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 18 (6.67%) Architect
8 17 (6.30%) Project Manager
9 16 (5.93%) .NET Developer
10 13 (4.81%) Full Stack Developer
11 11 (4.07%) C# Developer
11 11 (4.07%) Django Developer
11 11 (4.07%) Tester
12 10 (3.70%) Business Analyst
12 10 (3.70%) Python Developer
13 9 (3.33%) Automation Tester
13 9 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (3.33%) Data Analyst
13 9 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
14 8 (2.96%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (21.11%) CSS
2 56 (20.74%) Web Services
3 52 (19.26%) AngularJS
4 39 (14.44%) HTML
4 39 (14.44%) REST
5 37 (13.70%) .NET
6 34 (12.59%) Ajax
7 31 (11.48%) CSS3
8 28 (10.37%) RESTful
9 26 (9.63%) jQuery
10 24 (8.89%) JSON
11 22 (8.15%) Django
12 20 (7.41%) Node.js
12 20 (7.41%) Spring
13 19 (7.04%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (6.67%) React
15 17 (6.30%) SOAP
15 17 (6.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 16 (5.93%) ASP.NET
16 16 (5.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.22%) User Experience
2 24 (8.89%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.22%) iPad
5 5 (1.85%) Wiki
6 4 (1.48%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.48%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.48%) Web 2.0
7 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.11%) Robotics
8 2 (0.74%) Fintech
9 1 (0.37%) Kindle
9 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.37%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.37%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.33%) Apple iOS
2 34 (12.59%) Android
2 34 (12.59%) Linux
3 24 (8.89%) Windows
4 10 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (84.44%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (38.52%) TDD
3 91 (33.70%) Kanban
4 74 (27.41%) Continuous Integration
5 56 (20.74%) BDD
6 51 (18.89%) DevOps
7 44 (16.30%) Test Automation
8 32 (11.85%) E-Commerce
8 32 (11.85%) Microservices
8 32 (11.85%) MVC
9 28 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (10.00%) Project Management
11 26 (9.63%) Pair Programming
12 25 (9.26%) SDLC
12 25 (9.26%) User Stories
13 23 (8.52%) Front End Development
13 23 (8.52%) Refactoring
13 23 (8.52%) Unit Testing
14 22 (8.15%) Software Engineering
15 20 (7.41%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 102 (37.78%) JavaScript
2 75 (27.78%) Java
3 38 (14.07%) C#
4 29 (10.74%) Python
5 26 (9.63%) SQL
6 12 (4.44%) Java 8
6 12 (4.44%) Ruby
7 10 (3.70%) Scala
8 9 (3.33%) Groovy
9 8 (2.96%) PHP
10 5 (1.85%) C
10 5 (1.85%) C++
10 5 (1.85%) Go
10 5 (1.85%) Perl
10 5 (1.85%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.11%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.11%) Java 9
12 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.37%) Erlang
13 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (4.07%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.33%) PMP
3 8 (2.96%) PMI Certification
4 7 (2.59%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.74%) APMG
6 2 (0.74%) MCTS
6 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.37%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.37%) CCA
7 1 (0.37%) Degree
7 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.04%) QA
2 2 (0.74%) PMO
3 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.37%) GDPR
3 1 (0.37%) IFRS
3 1 (0.37%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.37%) PSD2
System Software
1 26 (9.63%) Docker
2 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (5.19%) Kubernetes
2 12 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.48%) Puppet
5 3 (1.11%) Ansible
5 3 (1.11%) FlexNet
6 2 (0.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.37%) WMI
Vendors
1 29 (10.74%) Oracle
2 26 (9.63%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.19%) Atlassian
4 10 (3.70%) Apiary
5 9 (3.33%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.22%) Blue Prism
6 6 (2.22%) hybris
7 5 (1.85%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.48%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.11%) Automation Anywhere
10 2 (0.74%) Apple
10 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.74%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.37%) DataFlux
11 1 (0.37%) IBM
11 1 (0.37%) Remedy
11 1 (0.37%) Sage
11 1 (0.37%) SAP
11 1 (0.37%) WorldPay
11 1 (0.37%) WSO2