Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 33 18
Rank change year-on-year -9 -15 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 124 288 452
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 4.22% 5.54% 7.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.12% 6.43% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 185 283
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £327 £336 £313
90th Percentile £588 £604 £588
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Median hourly rate £38.25 - £53.75
10th Percentile £24.16 - £50.63
90th Percentile £44.00 - £57.88
England median hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £50.50
% change year-on-year -27.08% -4.95% +18.82%

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 2,421 4,479 5,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.43% 86.08% 86.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,484 2,901 3,210
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £238 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £619 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 168 258
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.59 £22.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.80% +15.56% -36.74%
10th Percentile £12.33 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.00 £50.45 £51.70
Median hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £22.15
% change year-on-year +15.00% +12.87% -11.82%

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 31 May 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Scrum in the North West over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 2020. 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 -14 54 £450 -8.86% 45
Cheshire -3 28 £525 +23.53% 8
Lancashire +25 22 £475 +18.75% 4
Merseyside +5 15 £550 +7.32% 1
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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.

1 108 (87.10%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.65%) DevOps
3 33 (26.61%) Kanban
4 31 (25.00%) AWS
5 28 (22.58%) Java
6 23 (18.55%) Git (software)
7 21 (16.94%) JavaScript
8 20 (16.13%) Test Automation
8 20 (16.13%) Docker
9 19 (15.32%) Linux
9 19 (15.32%) Python
10 18 (14.52%) TDD
11 17 (13.71%) Jenkins
11 17 (13.71%) Public Sector
11 17 (13.71%) JIRA
11 17 (13.71%) Security Cleared
12 16 (12.90%) SC Cleared
13 15 (12.10%) SQL
13 15 (12.10%) Windows
13 15 (12.10%) Project Management
14 14 (11.29%) Computer Science
14 14 (11.29%) Serverless
15 13 (10.48%) QA
15 13 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (10.48%) Oracle
15 13 (10.48%) SOAP
16 12 (9.68%) Selenium
16 12 (9.68%) Software Engineering
16 12 (9.68%) User Experience
17 11 (8.87%) Microservices

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 9 (7.26%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.03%) Confluence
3 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) Camunda
4 1 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.81%) CMS
4 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.81%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.81%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.00%) AWS
2 14 (11.29%) Serverless
3 10 (8.06%) AWS Lambda
3 10 (8.06%) Azure
4 9 (7.26%) Amazon Kinesis
4 9 (7.26%) Amazon S3
4 9 (7.26%) CloudFront
5 7 (5.65%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (4.03%) PaaS
7 4 (3.23%) Amazon Cognito
8 3 (2.42%) Coveralls
8 3 (2.42%) Office 365
8 3 (2.42%) SaaS
9 1 (0.81%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (0.81%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.81%) GitHub
9 1 (0.81%) Heroku
9 1 (0.81%) IaaS
9 1 (0.81%) npm
9 1 (0.81%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.23%) Skype
2 3 (2.42%) DNS
2 3 (2.42%) HTTP
2 3 (2.42%) MPLS
2 3 (2.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.65%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.84%) MySQL
3 6 (4.84%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.84%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.42%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (2.42%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.61%) Big Data
7 2 (1.61%) Redis
8 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.81%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 23 (18.55%) Git (software)
2 17 (13.71%) Jenkins
2 17 (13.71%) JIRA
3 12 (9.68%) Selenium
4 7 (5.65%) JUnit
4 7 (5.65%) Subversion
5 6 (4.84%) GitLab
5 6 (4.84%) Maven
5 6 (4.84%) SonarQube
6 5 (4.03%) JMeter
6 5 (4.03%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.23%) CircleCI
7 4 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.23%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.23%) Hudson
7 4 (3.23%) Travis CI
8 3 (2.42%) Bitbucket Server
8 3 (2.42%) Gradle
8 3 (2.42%) Postman
8 3 (2.42%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (13.71%) Public Sector
2 11 (8.87%) Finance
3 7 (5.65%) Retail
4 4 (3.23%) Banking
5 3 (2.42%) Marketing
6 2 (1.61%) Games
7 1 (0.81%) Automotive
7 1 (0.81%) Avionics
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (16.94%) Developer
2 18 (14.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (8.87%) Platform Engineer
4 10 (8.06%) AWS DevOps
4 10 (8.06%) Project Manager
4 10 (8.06%) Scrum Master
5 9 (7.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.26%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (6.45%) Analyst
6 8 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.65%) Architect
7 7 (5.65%) DBA
8 6 (4.84%) .NET Developer
8 6 (4.84%) Administrator
9 5 (4.03%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (4.03%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (3.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (3.23%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.23%) QA Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.23%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.48%) SOAP
2 9 (7.26%) .NET
2 9 (7.26%) Kafka
2 9 (7.26%) Node.js
3 8 (6.45%) REST
3 8 (6.45%) Web Services
4 6 (4.84%) HTML
5 5 (4.03%) XML
6 4 (3.23%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.23%) CSS
6 4 (3.23%) Gherkin
6 4 (3.23%) RESTful
6 4 (3.23%) Sass
6 4 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (2.42%) .NET Core
7 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.42%) CSS3
7 3 (2.42%) HTML5
7 3 (2.42%) React
8 2 (1.61%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.68%) User Experience
2 8 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.84%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.42%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.42%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.61%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.81%) iPad
7 1 (0.81%) iPhone
7 1 (0.81%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.32%) Linux
2 15 (12.10%) Windows
3 6 (4.84%) Unix
4 5 (4.03%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.42%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.61%) Android
6 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.81%) LynxOS
7 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.81%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (87.10%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.65%) DevOps
3 33 (26.61%) Kanban
4 20 (16.13%) Test Automation
5 18 (14.52%) TDD
6 15 (12.10%) Project Management
7 14 (11.29%) Computer Science
8 13 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (9.68%) Software Engineering
10 11 (8.87%) BDD
10 11 (8.87%) Microservices
10 11 (8.87%) OO
10 11 (8.87%) OOP
11 10 (8.06%) Load Balancing
11 10 (8.06%) Open Source
11 10 (8.06%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 10 (8.06%) Scenario Testing
12 9 (7.26%) Coaching
12 9 (7.26%) E-Commerce
12 9 (7.26%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.58%) Java
2 21 (16.94%) JavaScript
3 19 (15.32%) Python
4 15 (12.10%) SQL
5 10 (8.06%) Bash Shell
6 7 (5.65%) C#
6 7 (5.65%) Groovy
7 5 (4.03%) C
7 5 (4.03%) Go
7 5 (4.03%) Perl
8 4 (3.23%) Ruby
9 3 (2.42%) Ada
9 3 (2.42%) C++
10 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.61%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.81%) COBOL
11 1 (0.81%) PHP
11 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (13.71%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.06%) Degree
4 9 (7.26%) AWS Certification
5 5 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.42%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.42%) PMP
7 2 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.48%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) COBIT
2 1 (0.81%) GDPR
2 1 (0.81%) PMBOK
System Software
1 20 (16.13%) Docker
2 4 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.42%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (8.87%) Ansible
2 10 (8.06%) Kubernetes
2 10 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (8.06%) Terraform
3 9 (7.26%) Puppet
4 6 (4.84%) Rancher
5 5 (4.03%) SCCM
6 4 (3.23%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (3.23%) Salt
7 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.61%) Uchiwa
9 1 (0.81%) Grafana
9 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.81%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.81%) PTC Integrity
9 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (10.48%) Oracle
2 10 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.26%) IBM
3 9 (7.26%) IBM Sterling
3 9 (7.26%) Informatica
3 9 (7.26%) SAP
4 4 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.42%) Meraki
5 3 (2.42%) Pega
5 3 (2.42%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.42%) VMware
6 2 (1.61%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.61%) Cisco
6 2 (1.61%) Demandware
6 2 (1.61%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.61%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.61%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.61%) Splunk
6 2 (1.61%) Twitter
7 1 (0.81%) EMC