Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 49 39 27
Rank change year-on-year -10 -12 -3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 85 236 351
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 3.53% 4.84% 6.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.25% 5.77% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 158 242
Median daily rate £452 £490 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.70% +19.15% -2.37%
10th Percentile £360 £325 £313
90th Percentile £575 £625 £545
England median daily rate £500 £495 £488
% change year-on-year +0.97% +1.58% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £49.00 £47.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.26% +4.44% -5.26%
10th Percentile £45.60 £32.93 £33.50
90th Percentile £55.20 £49.43 £47.50
England median hourly rate £52.50 £36.70 £49.50
% change year-on-year +43.05% -25.86% +10.00%

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 1,999 4,092 4,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.98% 83.92% 84.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,354 2,666 3,055
Median daily rate £430 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +0.59% +4.32%
10th Percentile £200 £258 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 193 265
Median hourly rate £17.43 £23.75 £21.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.61% +9.15% +3.62%
10th Percentile £10.82 £12.07 £12.85
90th Percentile £50.60 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.79 £20.92 £21.76
% change year-on-year +28.07% -3.87% -0.14%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Scrum as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scrum in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Scrum in the North West

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scrum in the North West over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Scrum in the North West

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scrum in the North West.

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 18 January 2021. 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 +7 49 £465 +3.33% 56
Cheshire -15 16 £450 -13.21% 21
Merseyside +20 8 £338 -38.64% 3
Lancashire -3 4 £700 +64.71% 8
Cumbria +23 2 £448 -18.26% 1
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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 70 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (37.65%) DevOps
3 28 (32.94%) Jenkins
4 26 (30.59%) AWS
5 22 (25.88%) JIRA
6 21 (24.71%) Java
7 18 (21.18%) Git (software)
8 17 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 17 (20.00%) Ansible
8 17 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 17 (20.00%) Python
9 16 (18.82%) Kubernetes
9 16 (18.82%) Terraform
10 15 (17.65%) Docker
10 15 (17.65%) Kanban
10 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
11 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (15.29%) Node.js
11 13 (15.29%) SOAP
12 12 (14.12%) Microservices
12 12 (14.12%) QA
12 12 (14.12%) Selenium
13 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
13 11 (12.94%) Confluence
13 11 (12.94%) REST
13 11 (12.94%) TDD
13 11 (12.94%) Public Sector
14 10 (11.76%) Infrastructure as Code
14 10 (11.76%) Finance
14 10 (11.76%) Software Engineering

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 11 (12.94%) Confluence
2 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.71%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.35%) CMS
4 1 (1.18%) Apache
4 1 (1.18%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.18%) Apache Synapse
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (30.59%) AWS
2 10 (11.76%) Azure
3 7 (8.24%) BrowserStack
4 6 (7.06%) Amazon EKS
4 6 (7.06%) Slack
5 5 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (4.71%) GCP
6 4 (4.71%) GitHub
6 4 (4.71%) npm
6 4 (4.71%) SaaS
7 3 (3.53%) Yarn
8 2 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.35%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.35%) Apigee
9 1 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (1.18%) Amazon SageMaker
9 1 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (1.18%) Office 365
9 1 (1.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) ZAP BI
2 3 (3.53%) Data Lake
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.35%) BigQuery
3 2 (2.35%) Spark SQL
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.18%) MySQL
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.18%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.18%) Power BI
4 1 (1.18%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 28 (32.94%) Jenkins
2 22 (25.88%) JIRA
3 18 (21.18%) Git (software)
4 12 (14.12%) Selenium
5 10 (11.76%) Cucumber
5 10 (11.76%) GitLab
6 9 (10.59%) JUnit
7 8 (9.41%) JMeter
8 7 (8.24%) Maven
8 7 (8.24%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (7.06%) Visual Studio
10 5 (5.88%) SonarQube
11 3 (3.53%) Artifactory
11 3 (3.53%) ClearCase
11 3 (3.53%) ClearQuest
11 3 (3.53%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (3.53%) SoapUI
11 3 (3.53%) Subversion
12 2 (2.35%) Bitbucket
12 2 (2.35%) Xcode
General
1 11 (12.94%) Public Sector
2 10 (11.76%) Finance
3 4 (4.71%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Marketing
4 3 (3.53%) Law
4 3 (3.53%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (28.24%) Developer
2 12 (14.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (11.76%) Analyst
4 8 (9.41%) Scrum Master
5 6 (7.06%) Tester
6 5 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Digital Transformation
6 5 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Release Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (4.71%) QA Tester
7 4 (4.71%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.53%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.53%) AWS Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) Node.js
1 13 (15.29%) SOAP
2 11 (12.94%) REST
3 9 (10.59%) Gherkin
4 8 (9.41%) .NET
4 8 (9.41%) CSS
5 5 (5.88%) React
5 5 (5.88%) YAML
6 4 (4.71%) HTML
6 4 (4.71%) Spring
7 3 (3.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (3.53%) JSON
7 3 (3.53%) Qt
7 3 (3.53%) RESTful
7 3 (3.53%) Spring Boot
7 3 (3.53%) Web Services
8 2 (2.35%) .NET Core
8 2 (2.35%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.35%) HTML5
9 1 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) User Experience
2 4 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.53%) Device Driver
3 3 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.53%) Wiki
4 2 (2.35%) Marketing Technology
4 2 (2.35%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) CMDB
5 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.06%) Linux
2 5 (5.88%) Windows
3 4 (4.71%) Unix
4 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.53%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (37.65%) DevOps
3 17 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 15 (17.65%) Kanban
5 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (14.12%) Microservices
7 11 (12.94%) TDD
8 10 (11.76%) Infrastructure as Code
8 10 (11.76%) Software Engineering
9 9 (10.59%) Test Strategy
10 8 (9.41%) BDD
10 8 (9.41%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (9.41%) Project Management
11 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (8.24%) Test Scripting
12 6 (7.06%) Defect Management
12 6 (7.06%) Integration Testing
12 6 (7.06%) Migration
12 6 (7.06%) Regression Testing
13 5 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.71%) Java
2 17 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 17 (20.00%) Python
3 7 (8.24%) Bash Shell
3 7 (8.24%) C#
4 6 (7.06%) C++
4 6 (7.06%) SQL
5 4 (4.71%) Ruby
6 3 (3.53%) C
6 3 (3.53%) ES6
7 2 (2.35%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.35%) Java 8
7 2 (2.35%) Scala
7 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.18%) Groovy
8 1 (1.18%) PHP
8 1 (1.18%) R
8 1 (1.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.71%) Degree
4 3 (3.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.35%) CSPO
6 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.12%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.18%) NCSC
2 1 (1.18%) NIST
2 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (17.65%) Docker
2 3 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (20.00%) Ansible
2 16 (18.82%) Kubernetes
2 16 (18.82%) Terraform
3 5 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.53%) Packer
4 3 (3.53%) Puppet
5 2 (2.35%) Nagios
5 2 (2.35%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.18%) HP ALM
6 1 (1.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (5.88%) Splunk
2 3 (3.53%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle
2 3 (3.53%) Pega
2 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.35%) AppDynamics
3 2 (2.35%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.18%) Cadence
4 1 (1.18%) Dynatrace
4 1 (1.18%) HP
4 1 (1.18%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.18%) IBM
4 1 (1.18%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.18%) Progress
4 1 (1.18%) SAP
4 1 (1.18%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.18%) Siemens