Period
to 25 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 22 30
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 +16
Contract jobs citing Scrum 399 395 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.54% 6.73% 5.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.01% 7.98% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 284 283
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £306 £325 £311
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
North West median hourly rate £53.75 £43.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% +34.62% -13.33%
10th Percentile £50.63 £37.50 £22.29
90th Percentile £57.88 £49.38 £43.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% +15.89%

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 4,427 4,949 6,714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.64% 84.32% 81.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,850 3,223 4,084
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £560
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 167 285
North West median hourly rate £24.56 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.69% -15.38% +59.74%
10th Percentile £12.05 £12.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £57.00 £51.50 £50.48
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.75% +14.24%

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 February 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 February 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 0 213 £400 -5.88% 127
Cheshire +2 101 £438 +6.06% 34
Merseyside +10 40 £425 -15.00% 11
Lancashire +26 37 £433 +8.13% 13
Cumbria -1 3 £500 +47.06%
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 349 (87.47%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (35.84%) Kanban
3 135 (33.83%) JavaScript
4 132 (33.08%) TDD
5 120 (30.08%) Java
6 90 (22.56%) Jenkins
7 89 (22.31%) DevOps
8 83 (20.80%) BDD
9 80 (20.05%) Test Automation
10 76 (19.05%) HTML
11 72 (18.05%) Git (software)
12 70 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
13 69 (17.29%) CSS
13 69 (17.29%) JIRA
14 66 (16.54%) Linux
15 60 (15.04%) Web Services
16 58 (14.54%) Software Engineering
16 58 (14.54%) Finance
16 58 (14.54%) Node.js
17 56 (14.04%) Microservices
18 54 (13.53%) AngularJS
19 49 (12.28%) User Stories
20 46 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
20 46 (11.53%) C#
21 45 (11.28%) .NET
21 45 (11.28%) Mentoring
22 44 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
22 44 (11.03%) MongoDB
22 44 (11.03%) SQL Server
23 43 (10.78%) MySQL

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 27 (6.77%) Apache
2 21 (5.26%) Confluence
3 20 (5.01%) JBoss
4 18 (4.51%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.26%) Apache Spark
5 9 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.01%) CMS
7 7 (1.75%) SAS
8 4 (1.00%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.75%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.75%) nginx
9 3 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.50%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.25%) IIS
11 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.25%) Tornado
Applications
1 7 (1.75%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.50%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.25%) Magento
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (5.76%) PaaS
3 19 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (4.26%) OpenShift
5 16 (4.01%) GitHub
6 11 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (2.76%) Slack
7 9 (2.26%) npm
8 7 (1.75%) Amazon S3
8 7 (1.75%) IaaS
9 6 (1.50%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (1.50%) Route 53
9 6 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.50%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.51%) HTTP
2 7 (1.75%) SMS
2 7 (1.75%) SSL
3 6 (1.50%) Internet
4 5 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (11.03%) MongoDB
1 44 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 43 (10.78%) MySQL
3 34 (8.52%) NoSQL
4 22 (5.51%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (4.01%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.76%) Big Data
7 14 (3.51%) Hadoop
8 11 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.01%) CouchDB
10 8 (2.01%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.00%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.75%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.50%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.50%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 90 (22.56%) Jenkins
2 72 (18.05%) Git (software)
3 69 (17.29%) JIRA
4 30 (7.52%) Selenium
5 24 (6.02%) Cucumber
5 24 (6.02%) JUnit
6 20 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (5.01%) TeamCity
7 18 (4.51%) SonarQube
8 14 (3.51%) gulp
8 14 (3.51%) Jasmine
8 14 (3.51%) Maven
9 13 (3.26%) Gradle
10 11 (2.76%) Mocha
10 11 (2.76%) Subversion
11 8 (2.01%) Bitbucket
11 8 (2.01%) GitLab
11 8 (2.01%) Mercurial
11 8 (2.01%) Visual Studio
12 7 (1.75%) SpecFlow
General
1 58 (14.54%) Finance
2 29 (7.27%) Banking
3 18 (4.51%) Games
4 16 (4.01%) Retail
5 8 (2.01%) Marketing
6 4 (1.00%) Legal
6 4 (1.00%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.75%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.50%) Electronics
8 2 (0.50%) Law
8 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.50%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 156 (39.10%) Developer
2 48 (12.03%) Scrum Master
3 46 (11.53%) Java Developer
4 35 (8.77%) Analyst
5 30 (7.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 24 (6.02%) Software Engineer
7 23 (5.76%) Business Analyst
8 21 (5.26%) .NET Developer
8 21 (5.26%) Architect
9 20 (5.01%) JavaScript Developer
10 19 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
11 17 (4.26%) Java Engineer
12 15 (3.76%) Agile Scrum Master
12 15 (3.76%) AWS DevOps
12 15 (3.76%) Consultant
12 15 (3.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 14 (3.51%) Project Manager
14 12 (3.01%) Java Software Engineer
15 11 (2.76%) Delivery Manager
16 10 (2.51%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (19.05%) HTML
2 69 (17.29%) CSS
3 60 (15.04%) Web Services
4 58 (14.54%) Node.js
5 54 (13.53%) AngularJS
6 45 (11.28%) .NET
7 39 (9.77%) React
8 38 (9.52%) RESTful
9 35 (8.77%) JSON
10 34 (8.52%) REST
11 30 (7.52%) Spring
12 28 (7.02%) HTML5
13 27 (6.77%) ASP.NET
14 25 (6.27%) Ajax
14 25 (6.27%) CSS3
15 20 (5.01%) Middleware
16 19 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (4.76%) jQuery
17 18 (4.51%) ASP.NET Web API
17 18 (4.51%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.52%) User Experience
2 21 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (2.76%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.26%) Virtual Team
5 7 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.25%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.75%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.75%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.75%) Online Banking
8 3 (0.75%) Wiki
9 2 (0.50%) Fintech
10 1 (0.25%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.25%) BYOD
10 1 (0.25%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.25%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.25%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.25%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 66 (16.54%) Linux
2 34 (8.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (5.76%) Windows
4 16 (4.01%) Apple iOS
5 15 (3.76%) Android
6 7 (1.75%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.50%) CentOS
8 4 (1.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (87.47%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (35.84%) Kanban
3 132 (33.08%) TDD
4 89 (22.31%) DevOps
5 83 (20.80%) BDD
6 80 (20.05%) Test Automation
7 70 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (14.54%) Software Engineering
9 56 (14.04%) Microservices
10 49 (12.28%) User Stories
11 46 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 45 (11.28%) Mentoring
13 42 (10.53%) Project Management
14 41 (10.28%) MVC
15 34 (8.52%) SDLC
16 30 (7.52%) Open Source
17 29 (7.27%) Coaching
18 26 (6.52%) Continuous Delivery
19 24 (6.02%) Pair Programming
19 24 (6.02%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 135 (33.83%) JavaScript
2 120 (30.08%) Java
3 46 (11.53%) C#
4 43 (10.78%) SQL
5 41 (10.28%) Python
6 30 (7.52%) Ruby
7 18 (4.51%) Scala
8 17 (4.26%) PowerShell
9 14 (3.51%) Perl
10 9 (2.26%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.26%) PHP
11 8 (2.01%) Go
11 8 (2.01%) Groovy
12 7 (1.75%) Apple Swift
12 7 (1.75%) ES6
13 6 (1.50%) C++
14 5 (1.25%) VB
15 4 (1.00%) Jython
15 4 (1.00%) Kotlin
15 4 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (4.26%) PMP
2 15 (3.76%) PMI Certification
3 13 (3.26%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.01%) Degree
5 4 (1.00%) APMG
5 4 (1.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.75%) ISEB
6 3 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.50%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.25%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.25%) CCA
8 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) MCTS
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.01%) Data Quality
1 8 (2.01%) QA
2 3 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.75%) PMO
3 1 (0.25%) GDPR
3 1 (0.25%) IFRS
3 1 (0.25%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.25%) PSD2
System Software
1 42 (10.53%) Docker
2 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (7.52%) Puppet
2 29 (7.27%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (5.01%) Ansible
4 18 (4.51%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.75%) Terraform
6 6 (1.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 6 (1.50%) Grafana
6 6 (1.50%) Packer
6 6 (1.50%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.75%) FlexNet
7 3 (0.75%) logstash
8 1 (0.25%) MaaS360
8 1 (0.25%) Salt
8 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (10.28%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.27%) Red Hat
3 20 (5.01%) Oracle
4 13 (3.26%) Atlassian
5 7 (1.75%) IBM
6 6 (1.50%) Apple
6 6 (1.50%) Black Duck
7 5 (1.25%) DataFlux
8 4 (1.00%) IDERA
9 3 (0.75%) Ab Initio
9 3 (0.75%) Cadence
9 3 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (0.75%) Perforce
10 2 (0.50%) Adobe
10 2 (0.50%) Capita
10 2 (0.50%) hybris
10 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.50%) SAP
10 2 (0.50%) WSO2
10 2 (0.50%) Xamarin