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 3 months to 27 June 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
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 31 34
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 189 187 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.42% 4.93% 4.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.94% 6.00% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 129 94
Median daily rate £425 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £380
% change year-on-year - +11.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.19% -1.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £36.89
% change year-on-year +4.65% +16.57%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2381 3115 2862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.85% 82.06% 78.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1410 1960 1689
Median daily rate £410 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 78 122
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £56.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 78 £390 -8.23% 76
Merseyside +26 53 £440 +39.13% 5
Cheshire +14 41 £450 +4.65% 19
Lancashire +6 3 £535 -2.72% 3
Cumbria - 1 - - 2
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 346 (93.51%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (43.78%) JavaScript
3 145 (39.19%) HTML
4 129 (34.86%) Java
5 112 (30.27%) TDD
6 110 (29.73%) CSS
7 95 (25.68%) Kanban
7 95 (25.68%) Git (software)
8 80 (21.62%) .NET
9 78 (21.08%) BDD
9 78 (21.08%) Jenkins
10 71 (19.19%) C#
10 71 (19.19%) MVC
11 70 (18.92%) HTML5
12 68 (18.38%) JIRA
13 64 (17.30%) Linux
14 63 (17.03%) SQL
14 63 (17.03%) Continuous Integration
14 63 (17.03%) MongoDB
15 60 (16.22%) jQuery
16 59 (15.95%) Spring
17 58 (15.68%) Oracle
17 58 (15.68%) DevOps
18 57 (15.41%) Finance
19 56 (15.14%) SQL Server
20 51 (13.78%) MySQL
20 51 (13.78%) Test Automation
21 47 (12.70%) AngularJS
22 44 (11.89%) Web Services
23 43 (11.62%) Node.js

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 23 (6.22%) Confluence
2 18 (4.86%) Umbraco
3 13 (3.51%) CMS
4 8 (2.16%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.89%) Apache
6 6 (1.62%) nginx
7 4 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.81%) ColdFusion
8 3 (0.81%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.27%) IIS
10 1 (0.27%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.27%) SAS
10 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.81%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.54%) Mingle
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.35%) Magento
3 2 (0.54%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.16%) GitHub
2 8 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.62%) Force.com
4 5 (1.35%) PaaS
4 5 (1.35%) Slack
5 4 (1.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.08%) Trello
6 3 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.81%) SaaS
7 2 (0.54%) Amazon CloudSearch
7 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.54%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.97%) HTTP
2 8 (2.16%) Internet
3 5 (1.35%) AMQP
4 3 (0.81%) LDAP
4 3 (0.81%) VPN
5 2 (0.54%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.54%) Network Security
5 2 (0.54%) SSH
5 2 (0.54%) SSL
6 1 (0.27%) Firewall
6 1 (0.27%) LAN
6 1 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (17.03%) MongoDB
2 56 (15.14%) SQL Server
3 51 (13.78%) MySQL
4 33 (8.92%) NoSQL
5 23 (6.22%) Oracle Database
5 23 (6.22%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.78%) Big Data
7 12 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (2.97%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.62%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.62%) Redis
11 5 (1.35%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.81%) JasperReports
14 2 (0.54%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 95 (25.68%) Git (software)
2 78 (21.08%) Jenkins
3 68 (18.38%) JIRA
4 24 (6.49%) Selenium
5 23 (6.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (5.14%) JUnit
7 15 (4.05%) Gradle
7 15 (4.05%) Mocha
8 14 (3.78%) gulp
9 13 (3.51%) IntelliJ
9 13 (3.51%) NUnit
9 13 (3.51%) SonarQube
10 11 (2.97%) Maven
10 11 (2.97%) Visual Studio
11 10 (2.70%) Cucumber
12 9 (2.43%) Eclipse
12 9 (2.43%) Subversion
13 8 (2.16%) Hudson
14 7 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 57 (15.41%) Finance
2 36 (9.73%) Banking
3 15 (4.05%) Marketing
4 8 (2.16%) Games
5 6 (1.62%) Retail
6 4 (1.08%) Advertising
6 4 (1.08%) Law
6 4 (1.08%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.81%) Local Government
8 2 (0.54%) Electronics
8 2 (0.54%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.54%) Legal
8 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 204 (55.14%) Developer
2 63 (17.03%) Java Developer
3 38 (10.27%) Senior Developer
4 34 (9.19%) Analyst
5 32 (8.65%) Scrum Master
6 30 (8.11%) .NET Developer
7 22 (5.95%) Architect
7 22 (5.95%) Business Analyst
8 19 (5.14%) Agile Developer
8 19 (5.14%) Senior Java Developer
9 16 (4.32%) C# Developer
9 16 (4.32%) Project Manager
10 13 (3.51%) Agile Java Developer
10 13 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
10 13 (3.51%) Node.js Developer
11 11 (2.97%) Java Engineer
11 11 (2.97%) Umbraco Developer
12 10 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (2.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 10 (2.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (39.19%) HTML
2 110 (29.73%) CSS
3 80 (21.62%) .NET
4 70 (18.92%) HTML5
5 60 (16.22%) jQuery
6 59 (15.95%) Spring
7 47 (12.70%) AngularJS
8 44 (11.89%) Web Services
9 43 (11.62%) Node.js
10 42 (11.35%) ASP.NET
10 42 (11.35%) RESTful
11 38 (10.27%) XML
12 37 (10.00%) J2EE
12 37 (10.00%) React
12 37 (10.00%) REST
13 33 (8.92%) ASP.NET Web API
14 32 (8.65%) CSS3
15 31 (8.38%) SOAP
16 28 (7.57%) Spring Boot
17 25 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.73%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (7.57%) User Experience
3 23 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.86%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.43%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.62%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.35%) Clustering
8 5 (1.35%) Interactive TV
9 4 (1.08%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.08%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.08%) FMCG
10 3 (0.81%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.81%) iPad
10 3 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.81%) MHEG
10 3 (0.81%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.81%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.54%) Life Science
11 2 (0.54%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 64 (17.30%) Linux
2 21 (5.68%) Android
2 21 (5.68%) Apple iOS
3 14 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (2.97%) Windows
5 8 (2.16%) Unix
6 3 (0.81%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.81%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (93.51%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (30.27%) TDD
3 95 (25.68%) Kanban
4 78 (21.08%) BDD
5 71 (19.19%) MVC
6 63 (17.03%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (15.68%) DevOps
8 51 (13.78%) Test Automation
9 42 (11.35%) Microservices
10 41 (11.08%) Continuous Delivery
10 41 (11.08%) OO
11 39 (10.54%) Coaching
12 38 (10.27%) Software Engineering
13 33 (8.92%) Open Source
14 31 (8.38%) Web Development
15 30 (8.11%) Data Modelling
15 30 (8.11%) Project Management
16 26 (7.03%) Front End Development
16 26 (7.03%) Unit Testing
17 23 (6.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 162 (43.78%) JavaScript
2 129 (34.86%) Java
3 71 (19.19%) C#
4 63 (17.03%) SQL
5 25 (6.76%) Python
6 13 (3.51%) TypeScript
7 9 (2.43%) Apple Swift
7 9 (2.43%) C++
7 9 (2.43%) Ruby
8 8 (2.16%) ES6
8 8 (2.16%) Scala
8 8 (2.16%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.89%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.89%) Groovy
9 7 (1.89%) PHP
10 6 (1.62%) C
10 6 (1.62%) Objective-C
11 5 (1.35%) ECMAScript
12 3 (0.81%) Perl
12 3 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (2.97%) Degree
2 8 (2.16%) ISEB
2 8 (2.16%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.62%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.08%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.08%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.54%) CISSP
5 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.54%) PMP
6 1 (0.27%) APMG
6 1 (0.27%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.27%) CISM
6 1 (0.27%) CLAS
6 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.27%) MCPD
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.27%) PhD
6 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.68%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) GDPR
3 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
System Software
1 11 (2.97%) Docker
2 5 (1.35%) Xen
3 4 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.54%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.54%) OpenSSH
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (3.51%) Puppet
2 11 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.43%) Ansible
4 8 (2.16%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.35%) Rancher
6 4 (1.08%) Kibana
7 3 (0.81%) Nagios
8 2 (0.54%) Graphite
8 2 (0.54%) logstash
8 2 (0.54%) Nmap
8 2 (0.54%) Terraform
9 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.27%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.27%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 58 (15.68%) Oracle
2 18 (4.86%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.43%) Red Hat
3 9 (2.43%) SAP
4 8 (2.16%) VMware
4 8 (2.16%) Xamarin
5 7 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.62%) Pega
7 5 (1.35%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.08%) Apple
8 4 (1.08%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.08%) Zend
9 3 (0.81%) HP
9 3 (0.81%) IDERA
9 3 (0.81%) OpenTV
9 3 (0.81%) Perforce
9 3 (0.81%) Siebel
9 3 (0.81%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.81%) Splunk
10 2 (0.54%) AppDynamics
Bury, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £375 to £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £430 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Rate: Day rate £330-£350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £520 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago