Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 14 December 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
England > North West
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 23 26
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 387 389 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.45% 6.87% 6.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.78% 8.31% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 302 284
North West median daily rate £410 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% -4.71% -
10th Percentile £325 £318 £325
90th Percentile £550 £588 £538
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £33.50 £29.00 £33.67
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.00 £55.09
England median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,973 4,682 5,561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.90% 82.63% 85.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,146 3,017 3,593
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £571
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 206 167
North West median hourly rate £22.40 £27.00 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.05% +18.19% -23.11%
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.75 £11.85
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.63 £53.20
England median hourly rate £22.22 £25.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -11.14% +9.06% +4.19%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the North West

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in the North West

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in the North West over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in the North West

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in the North West

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in the North West over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Scrum in the North West

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the North West region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
Manchester +2 225 £400 +3.23% 103
Cheshire +2 97 £411 -13.42% 27
Lancashire -22 34 £425 -4.23% 10
Merseyside -26 17 £400 -1.54% 9
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 355 (91.73%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (35.40%) Java
3 115 (29.72%) TDD
4 93 (24.03%) JavaScript
5 91 (23.51%) Git (software)
6 86 (22.22%) Kanban
7 85 (21.96%) BDD
8 82 (21.19%) Test Automation
9 81 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
9 81 (20.93%) DevOps
10 78 (20.16%) Jenkins
11 74 (19.12%) JIRA
12 69 (17.83%) Selenium
13 64 (16.54%) .NET
13 64 (16.54%) Web Services
14 56 (14.47%) User Stories
15 55 (14.21%) Finance
16 51 (13.18%) Spring
16 51 (13.18%) CSS
16 51 (13.18%) AngularJS
17 49 (12.66%) Oracle
17 49 (12.66%) C#
18 47 (12.14%) RESTful
19 46 (11.89%) HTML
20 45 (11.63%) PostgreSQL
21 42 (10.85%) SQL
21 42 (10.85%) Microsoft Azure
22 41 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
22 41 (10.59%) Microsoft
22 41 (10.59%) Docker

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 30 (7.75%) Confluence
1 30 (7.75%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.88%) CMS
3 14 (3.62%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (3.36%) Umbraco
5 5 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.03%) Apache
6 4 (1.03%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.78%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.78%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.78%) nginx
8 2 (0.52%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.52%) JBoss
8 2 (0.52%) Mule
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.52%) SAS
8 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.52%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (1.29%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.03%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.78%) InVision
4 3 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.78%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.78%) UXPin
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 32 (8.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Magento
3 1 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 42 (10.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.13%) GitHub
4 11 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (2.84%) SaaS
5 10 (2.58%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (1.03%) Slack
7 3 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.78%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.78%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.78%) npm
7 3 (0.78%) PaaS
7 3 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.52%) Apigee
8 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.52%) IaaS
8 2 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.78%) Intranet
2 2 (0.52%) DNS
2 2 (0.52%) Firewall
3 1 (0.26%) AMQP
3 1 (0.26%) HTTP
3 1 (0.26%) Internet
3 1 (0.26%) SMS
3 1 (0.26%) SSL
3 1 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.63%) PostgreSQL
2 34 (8.79%) MySQL
3 23 (5.94%) SQL Server
4 20 (5.17%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 9 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (2.07%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.07%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.81%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.81%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.55%) Big Data
8 6 (1.55%) Pentaho
8 6 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.29%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.29%) Power BI
9 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 91 (23.51%) Git (software)
2 78 (20.16%) Jenkins
3 74 (19.12%) JIRA
4 69 (17.83%) Selenium
5 37 (9.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 28 (7.24%) JMeter
7 27 (6.98%) JUnit
8 25 (6.46%) Cucumber
9 23 (5.94%) Visual Studio
10 22 (5.68%) TeamCity
10 22 (5.68%) Visual Studio Team System
11 16 (4.13%) gulp
11 16 (4.13%) Maven
12 15 (3.88%) Bitbucket
13 13 (3.36%) Subversion
14 12 (3.10%) WebDriver
15 10 (2.58%) GitLab
16 9 (2.33%) PyCharm
16 9 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
17 8 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 55 (14.21%) Finance
2 19 (4.91%) Retail
3 15 (3.88%) Banking
4 12 (3.10%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.10%) Marketing
4 12 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.58%) Electronics
6 6 (1.55%) Law
7 4 (1.03%) Games
7 4 (1.03%) Legal
7 4 (1.03%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.78%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.78%) Automotive
8 3 (0.78%) Military
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 190 (49.10%) Developer
2 39 (10.08%) Java Developer
3 36 (9.30%) Analyst
4 27 (6.98%) Business Analyst
5 24 (6.20%) PHP Developer
5 24 (6.20%) Scrum Master
6 23 (5.94%) Tester
7 21 (5.43%) .NET Developer
8 20 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (4.65%) Automation Tester
10 17 (4.39%) CRM Developer
11 16 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 15 (3.88%) Full Stack Developer
13 13 (3.36%) Django Developer
13 13 (3.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 12 (3.10%) Android Developer
14 12 (3.10%) Delivery Manager
14 12 (3.10%) JavaScript Developer
14 12 (3.10%) Project Manager
14 12 (3.10%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (16.54%) .NET
1 64 (16.54%) Web Services
2 51 (13.18%) AngularJS
2 51 (13.18%) CSS
2 51 (13.18%) Spring
3 47 (12.14%) RESTful
4 46 (11.89%) HTML
5 34 (8.79%) REST
5 34 (8.79%) Spring Boot
6 30 (7.75%) Node.js
7 28 (7.24%) JSON
8 27 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
8 27 (6.98%) SOAP
9 24 (6.20%) React
10 22 (5.68%) Django
10 22 (5.68%) XML
11 15 (3.88%) ASP.NET
12 14 (3.62%) HTML5
12 14 (3.62%) Spring Security
13 12 (3.10%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.56%) User Experience
2 29 (7.49%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.10%) Wiki
5 8 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.55%) iPad
6 6 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.78%) Fintech
8 3 (0.78%) FMCG
8 3 (0.78%) Graphic Design
8 3 (0.78%) Handset
8 3 (0.78%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.78%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.52%) Digital TV
9 2 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.52%) Tandem
9 2 (0.52%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.26%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.79%) Linux
2 25 (6.46%) Android
3 14 (3.62%) Apple iOS
4 12 (3.10%) Windows
5 10 (2.58%) Unix
6 5 (1.29%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.52%) CentOS
7 2 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.26%) AIX
8 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (91.73%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (29.72%) TDD
3 86 (22.22%) Kanban
4 85 (21.96%) BDD
5 82 (21.19%) Test Automation
6 81 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
6 81 (20.93%) DevOps
7 56 (14.47%) User Stories
8 37 (9.56%) OO
9 35 (9.04%) CRM
10 34 (8.79%) Project Management
11 33 (8.53%) Microservices
11 33 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 31 (8.01%) MVC
13 30 (7.75%) Refactoring
13 30 (7.75%) Unit Testing
14 29 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
15 28 (7.24%) SDLC
16 27 (6.98%) SOA
16 27 (6.98%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 137 (35.40%) Java
2 93 (24.03%) JavaScript
3 49 (12.66%) C#
4 42 (10.85%) SQL
5 39 (10.08%) Python
6 36 (9.30%) PHP
7 35 (9.04%) Java 8
8 12 (3.10%) Ruby
9 11 (2.84%) C
10 9 (2.33%) C++
11 8 (2.07%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.81%) Groovy
13 6 (1.55%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.78%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.78%) Delphi
14 3 (0.78%) Prolog
15 2 (0.52%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.52%) R
15 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.13%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.84%) Degree
4 5 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.03%) ISEB
6 3 (0.78%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.78%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.78%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.01%) QA
2 4 (1.03%) PMO
3 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 41 (10.59%) Docker
2 3 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 34 (8.79%) Ansible
2 23 (5.94%) Kubernetes
2 23 (5.94%) Puppet
3 21 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (4.39%) Terraform
5 3 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (0.78%) Salt
6 2 (0.52%) Kibana
6 2 (0.52%) logstash
7 1 (0.26%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (12.66%) Oracle
2 41 (10.59%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.88%) SAP
4 12 (3.10%) Atlassian
5 9 (2.33%) Google
6 6 (1.55%) Adobe
7 5 (1.29%) IBM
7 5 (1.29%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.03%) Blue Prism
8 4 (1.03%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.78%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.78%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.78%) Tealium
10 2 (0.52%) Black Duck
10 2 (0.52%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.52%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.52%) Twitter
10 2 (0.52%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.26%) BMC
11 1 (0.26%) SmartCo