Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 25 32
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 458 374 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.75% 6.80% 5.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.05% 8.22% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 268 270
North West median daily rate £428 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% - +1.49%
10th Percentile £317 £313 £310
90th Percentile £590 £541 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 9
North West median hourly rate £53.75 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.38% +23.08% -23.53%
10th Percentile £50.63 £35.00 £21.31
90th Percentile £57.88 £44.63 £50.86
England median hourly rate £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +16.28% +1.18% +0.59%

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 5,060 4,551 6,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.62% 82.69% 83.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,180 2,777 3,889
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £250 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 213 211
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +7.69% +30.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.50 £52.50 £49.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +18.64%

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 25 June 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
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 25 June 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 +1 273 £425 +9.68% 149
Cheshire -3 92 £450 - 23
Lancashire +27 53 £495 +32.00% 18
Merseyside -12 26 £413 -8.33% 7
Cumbria -4 1 - -
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 394 (86.03%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (32.31%) JavaScript
3 138 (30.13%) Java
4 130 (28.38%) TDD
5 123 (26.86%) Kanban
6 103 (22.49%) JIRA
7 98 (21.40%) Continuous Integration
8 88 (19.21%) DevOps
9 84 (18.34%) CSS
10 81 (17.69%) BDD
11 76 (16.59%) Git (software)
11 76 (16.59%) Web Services
12 72 (15.72%) Test Automation
13 70 (15.28%) Jenkins
14 68 (14.85%) HTML
15 66 (14.41%) Finance
15 66 (14.41%) Stakeholder Management
15 66 (14.41%) AngularJS
16 57 (12.45%) Project Management
17 54 (11.79%) MySQL
18 52 (11.35%) Linux
18 52 (11.35%) Node.js
18 52 (11.35%) Microservices
19 51 (11.14%) Docker
20 49 (10.70%) Python
20 49 (10.70%) C#
21 48 (10.48%) SQL
21 48 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
22 45 (9.83%) jQuery
22 45 (9.83%) .NET

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 41 (8.95%) Confluence
2 24 (5.24%) Apache
3 19 (4.15%) JBoss
3 19 (4.15%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.18%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.53%) CMS
6 5 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.09%) IIS
7 4 (0.87%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.87%) SAS
8 3 (0.66%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.66%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.66%) nginx
8 3 (0.66%) NServiceBus
8 3 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.66%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (3.49%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.22%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.66%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.44%) Magento
5 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 48 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (6.11%) GitHub
3 16 (3.49%) PaaS
4 13 (2.84%) OpenShift
5 11 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (1.31%) Slack
7 5 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.09%) npm
8 4 (0.87%) BrowserStack
8 4 (0.87%) SaaS
8 4 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.66%) IaaS
9 3 (0.66%) Serverless
9 3 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.71%) Internet
2 8 (1.75%) SMS
2 8 (1.75%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.31%) HTTP
3 6 (1.31%) SAN
4 3 (0.66%) SSL
5 2 (0.44%) AMQP
5 2 (0.44%) DNS
5 2 (0.44%) VPN
6 1 (0.22%) DMARC
6 1 (0.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (11.79%) MySQL
2 45 (9.83%) PostgreSQL
3 44 (9.61%) SQL Server
4 25 (5.46%) NoSQL
5 24 (5.24%) MongoDB
6 16 (3.49%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.18%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.75%) Big Data
8 8 (1.75%) CouchDB
9 7 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (1.53%) Neo4j
10 5 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.87%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.87%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.66%) HBase
12 3 (0.66%) Redis
12 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.66%) VoltDB
13 2 (0.44%) Riak
Development Applications
1 103 (22.49%) JIRA
2 76 (16.59%) Git (software)
3 70 (15.28%) Jenkins
4 39 (8.52%) Selenium
5 22 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (4.15%) Axure RP
7 18 (3.93%) JUnit
8 17 (3.71%) Subversion
9 13 (2.84%) Cucumber
10 11 (2.40%) Karma Test Runner
10 11 (2.40%) PyCharm
11 10 (2.18%) JMeter
11 10 (2.18%) Mercurial
11 10 (2.18%) Protractor
12 8 (1.75%) Gatling
13 7 (1.53%) Gradle
13 7 (1.53%) gulp
13 7 (1.53%) Jasmine
13 7 (1.53%) SoapUI
14 6 (1.31%) Hudson
General
1 66 (14.41%) Finance
2 31 (6.77%) Retail
3 21 (4.59%) Banking
4 8 (1.75%) Games
5 7 (1.53%) Interactive Media
6 4 (0.87%) Law
6 4 (0.87%) Publishing
6 4 (0.87%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.66%) Back Office
7 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.66%) Legal
8 2 (0.44%) Marketing
8 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 180 (39.30%) Developer
2 52 (11.35%) Analyst
3 46 (10.04%) Scrum Master
4 36 (7.86%) Java Developer
5 31 (6.77%) Project Manager
6 29 (6.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 25 (5.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 23 (5.02%) Architect
8 23 (5.02%) Business Analyst
9 22 (4.80%) DevOps Engineer
10 20 (4.37%) Agile Scrum Master
11 18 (3.93%) .NET Developer
12 16 (3.49%) Django Developer
13 15 (3.28%) Agile Business Analyst
13 15 (3.28%) Python Developer
14 14 (3.06%) Digital Project Manager
14 14 (3.06%) Full Stack Developer
15 13 (2.84%) Test Analyst
16 12 (2.62%) Consultant
17 11 (2.40%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (18.34%) CSS
2 76 (16.59%) Web Services
3 68 (14.85%) HTML
4 66 (14.41%) AngularJS
5 52 (11.35%) Node.js
6 45 (9.83%) .NET
6 45 (9.83%) jQuery
6 45 (9.83%) Spring
7 42 (9.17%) CSS3
7 42 (9.17%) REST
8 39 (8.52%) Ajax
9 35 (7.64%) JSON
10 34 (7.42%) RESTful
11 33 (7.21%) React
12 31 (6.77%) SOAP
13 30 (6.55%) Django
14 28 (6.11%) HTML5
15 21 (4.59%) ASP.NET Web API
16 20 (4.37%) ASP.NET
16 20 (4.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.61%) User Experience
2 30 (6.55%) Mobile App
3 23 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.40%) iPad
7 9 (1.97%) Wiki
8 7 (1.53%) Clustering
9 5 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.09%) Web 2.0
10 4 (0.87%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.87%) PKI
10 4 (0.87%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.66%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.66%) Robotics
11 3 (0.66%) Social Media
11 3 (0.66%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.44%) Fintech
12 2 (0.44%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 52 (11.35%) Linux
2 40 (8.73%) Android
2 40 (8.73%) Apple iOS
3 27 (5.90%) Windows
4 21 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.75%) Unix
6 5 (1.09%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.87%) AIX
7 4 (0.87%) HPUX
7 4 (0.87%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (86.03%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (28.38%) TDD
3 123 (26.86%) Kanban
4 98 (21.40%) Continuous Integration
5 88 (19.21%) DevOps
6 81 (17.69%) BDD
7 72 (15.72%) Test Automation
8 66 (14.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 57 (12.45%) Project Management
10 52 (11.35%) Microservices
11 45 (9.83%) MVC
11 45 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
12 40 (8.73%) SDLC
13 39 (8.52%) User Stories
14 37 (8.08%) Software Engineering
15 36 (7.86%) E-Commerce
16 35 (7.64%) ITIL
17 32 (6.99%) Front End Development
18 29 (6.33%) Waterfall
19 28 (6.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 148 (32.31%) JavaScript
2 138 (30.13%) Java
3 49 (10.70%) C#
3 49 (10.70%) Python
4 48 (10.48%) SQL
5 32 (6.99%) Java 8
6 25 (5.46%) Groovy
7 20 (4.37%) Scala
8 19 (4.15%) Ruby
9 10 (2.18%) Perl
10 9 (1.97%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.75%) PHP
11 8 (1.75%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.53%) Go
13 6 (1.31%) VB
14 5 (1.09%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.09%) C
14 5 (1.09%) C++
15 4 (0.87%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.66%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 29 (6.33%) Security Cleared
2 21 (4.59%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.62%) Degree
4 9 (1.97%) PMP
5 8 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.75%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.31%) MCSE
6 6 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.09%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.87%) APMG
8 4 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.87%) ISEB
9 3 (0.66%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.44%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.44%) MCTS
11 1 (0.22%) CISA
11 1 (0.22%) CISSP
11 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.46%) QA
2 3 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.44%) GDPR
3 2 (0.44%) PMO
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) NIST 800
System Software
1 51 (11.14%) Docker
2 10 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.09%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.09%) VMware NSX
4 5 (1.09%) vSphere
5 4 (0.87%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 37 (8.08%) Kubernetes
2 27 (5.90%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.84%) Ansible
4 11 (2.40%) Puppet
5 6 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (1.09%) SCCM
6 5 (1.09%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.87%) Salt
8 3 (0.66%) FlexNet
8 3 (0.66%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (0.66%) logstash
9 2 (0.44%) Terraform
10 1 (0.22%) MaaS360
10 1 (0.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 40 (8.73%) Oracle
2 35 (7.64%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.02%) Red Hat
4 20 (4.37%) Atlassian
5 12 (2.62%) Apiary
6 10 (2.18%) IBM
7 9 (1.97%) Blue Prism
8 8 (1.75%) EMC
8 8 (1.75%) NetApp
8 8 (1.75%) VMware
9 6 (1.31%) hybris
9 6 (1.31%) SAP
9 6 (1.31%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.09%) Adobe
10 5 (1.09%) Bomgar
10 5 (1.09%) Veritas
11 4 (0.87%) Brocade
11 4 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.87%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.87%) Sun