Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 22 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +12
Contract jobs citing Scrum 189 242 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.39% 6.87% 6.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.86% 8.18% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 179 167
Manchester median daily rate £390 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.36% +3.53% +21.43%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £538 £538 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Manchester median hourly rate £45.00 £38.51 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.85% -3.72% +42.22%
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £46.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -13.51% +8.82% +17.04%

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 2405 2958 3039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.25% 83.96% 80.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1534 1882 1800
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 56 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -21.79% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%

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 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -5 7 £375 -16.67% 11
Salford -14 4 £525 +22.81%
Wigan +2 2 £313 -37.50% 1
Bolton -1 1 £240 +6.67% 3
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 168 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (47.09%) TDD
3 70 (37.04%) JavaScript
4 60 (31.75%) Kanban
5 59 (31.22%) BDD
6 46 (24.34%) HTML
6 46 (24.34%) CSS
7 38 (20.11%) Java
7 38 (20.11%) Test Automation
8 37 (19.58%) JIRA
9 34 (17.99%) C#
10 33 (17.46%) Node.js
11 32 (16.93%) HTML5
11 32 (16.93%) .NET
12 30 (15.87%) Git (software)
13 28 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (14.81%) Software Engineering
13 28 (14.81%) Finance
13 28 (14.81%) AngularJS
14 27 (14.29%) Jenkins
14 27 (14.29%) MVC
15 26 (13.76%) DevOps
16 24 (12.70%) Docker
17 23 (12.17%) Linux
18 22 (11.64%) User Stories
18 22 (11.64%) Continuous Delivery
19 21 (11.11%) CSS3
19 21 (11.11%) SQL
19 21 (11.11%) SQL Server
20 20 (10.58%) ASP.NET

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 12 (6.35%) Apache Spark
2 6 (3.17%) NServiceBus
3 4 (2.12%) nginx
4 3 (1.59%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.06%) Apache
5 2 (1.06%) Confluence
5 2 (1.06%) JBoss
6 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.53%) CMS
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.53%) Magento
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.88%) npm
2 10 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (2.12%) SaaS
6 3 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.59%) GitHub
6 3 (1.59%) Serverless
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.06%) Route 53
7 2 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.53%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.53%) IaaS
8 1 (0.53%) Office 365
8 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.70%) SMS
2 1 (0.53%) HTTP
2 1 (0.53%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) Skype
2 1 (0.53%) SSL
2 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.47%) Big Data
3 8 (4.23%) Hadoop
3 8 (4.23%) MySQL
4 6 (3.17%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.65%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.53%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.53%) OLAP
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.53%) Power BI
9 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (19.58%) JIRA
2 30 (15.87%) Git (software)
3 27 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 18 (9.52%) Cucumber
5 17 (8.99%) TeamCity
6 10 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (4.76%) JUnit
8 8 (4.23%) Xcode
9 7 (3.70%) Selenium
10 6 (3.17%) Hudson
11 5 (2.65%) Bitbucket
11 5 (2.65%) Jasmine
12 4 (2.12%) Maven
12 4 (2.12%) NUnit
12 4 (2.12%) SpecFlow
12 4 (2.12%) WebDriver
13 3 (1.59%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.59%) Grunt
14 2 (1.06%) Android Studio
14 2 (1.06%) Gradle
General
1 28 (14.81%) Finance
2 15 (7.94%) Marketing
3 14 (7.41%) Games
4 13 (6.88%) Electronics
4 13 (6.88%) Manufacturing
4 13 (6.88%) Telecoms
5 10 (5.29%) Banking
6 5 (2.65%) Retail
7 2 (1.06%) Law
7 2 (1.06%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) Local Government
8 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 96 (50.79%) Developer
2 24 (12.70%) Scrum Master
3 18 (9.52%) Analyst
4 17 (8.99%) Java Developer
5 16 (8.47%) Scala Developer
5 16 (8.47%) Software Engineer
6 14 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 14 (7.41%) Business Analyst
7 13 (6.88%) Agile Scrum Master
7 13 (6.88%) Software Developer
8 12 (6.35%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (6.35%) C# Developer
9 11 (5.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 10 (5.29%) Apache Spark Developer
11 9 (4.76%) Java Software Developer
11 9 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (4.76%) Project Manager
12 8 (4.23%) ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (4.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (4.23%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (24.34%) CSS
1 46 (24.34%) HTML
2 33 (17.46%) Node.js
3 32 (16.93%) .NET
3 32 (16.93%) HTML5
4 28 (14.81%) AngularJS
5 21 (11.11%) CSS3
6 20 (10.58%) ASP.NET
7 18 (9.52%) Sass
8 17 (8.99%) Akka
9 16 (8.47%) jQuery
10 15 (7.94%) React
11 13 (6.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (6.88%) Express
12 12 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (6.35%) Velocity
13 11 (5.82%) JSON
13 11 (5.82%) RESTful
14 10 (5.29%) Spring
15 9 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.94%) User Experience
3 10 (5.29%) Interactive TV
4 9 (4.76%) Video on Demand
5 7 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.17%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.12%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.12%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.59%) MHEG
8 3 (1.59%) Online Banking
9 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.06%) iPad
9 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.17%) Linux
2 8 (4.23%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.06%) Android
4 2 (1.06%) Windows
5 1 (0.53%) Unix
5 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (47.09%) TDD
3 60 (31.75%) Kanban
4 59 (31.22%) BDD
5 38 (20.11%) Test Automation
6 28 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (14.81%) Software Engineering
7 27 (14.29%) MVC
8 26 (13.76%) DevOps
9 22 (11.64%) Continuous Delivery
9 22 (11.64%) User Stories
10 20 (10.58%) Front End Development
11 19 (10.05%) Open Source
11 19 (10.05%) Web Development
12 18 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (8.99%) Project Management
13 17 (8.99%) Unit Testing
14 14 (7.41%) Programme Management
14 14 (7.41%) Software Testing
15 13 (6.88%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 70 (37.04%) JavaScript
2 38 (20.11%) Java
3 34 (17.99%) C#
4 21 (11.11%) SQL
5 17 (8.99%) Python
6 13 (6.88%) Shell Script
7 10 (5.29%) Clojure
8 8 (4.23%) Apple Swift
8 8 (4.23%) TypeScript
9 6 (3.17%) PHP
10 4 (2.12%) C++
10 4 (2.12%) Scala
11 3 (1.59%) Ruby
12 2 (1.06%) Kotlin
12 2 (1.06%) Perl
12 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.53%) C
13 1 (0.53%) ES6
13 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (6.88%) PMI Certification
1 13 (6.88%) PMP
2 8 (4.23%) Degree
3 2 (1.06%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) ISEB
4 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.59%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.59%) QA
2 2 (1.06%) PMO
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.53%) MISRA
System Software
1 24 (12.70%) Docker
2 2 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (3.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 4 (2.12%) Ansible
3 3 (1.59%) Puppet
4 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.53%) Salt
4 1 (0.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (7.41%) SAP
2 11 (5.82%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.23%) Apple
4 6 (3.17%) Atlassian
4 6 (3.17%) Oracle
5 4 (2.12%) Pega
5 4 (2.12%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.59%) OpenTV
6 3 (1.59%) Siebel
6 3 (1.59%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.53%) hybris
7 1 (0.53%) IBM
7 1 (0.53%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.53%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.53%) WSO2
7 1 (0.53%) Xamarin