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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 30 54
Rank change year-on-year +8 +24  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 171 216 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.57% 5.55% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.02% 6.75% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 134 67
Median daily rate £413 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +1.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £322 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -35.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.77% -0.58%  

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 2131 3202 2836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.93% 82.31% 78.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1345 1944 1535
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 116 133
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +6 100 £375 -11.76% 100
Cheshire +20 37 £448 -4.78% 20
Merseyside +12 17 £600 +88.23% 8
Lancashire +16 8 £375 -12.53% 4
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 358 (96.24%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (39.52%) JavaScript
3 115 (30.91%) HTML
4 114 (30.65%) TDD
5 109 (29.30%) Java
6 92 (24.73%) BDD
7 79 (21.24%) .NET
7 79 (21.24%) CSS
8 77 (20.70%) Linux
9 76 (20.43%) Web Services
10 71 (19.09%) Git (software)
11 70 (18.82%) Continuous Integration
11 70 (18.82%) DevOps
12 65 (17.47%) Kanban
12 65 (17.47%) SQL
13 64 (17.20%) C#
14 60 (16.13%) JIRA
15 58 (15.59%) HTML5
16 57 (15.32%) MVC
16 57 (15.32%) Finance
16 57 (15.32%) AngularJS
17 53 (14.25%) SQL Server
18 51 (13.71%) Software Engineering
19 49 (13.17%) jQuery
19 49 (13.17%) REST
19 49 (13.17%) Jenkins
20 47 (12.63%) ASP.NET
20 47 (12.63%) OO
21 46 (12.37%) RESTful
22 45 (12.10%) Amazon AWS

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 22 (5.91%) CMS
2 20 (5.38%) Confluence
2 20 (5.38%) Umbraco
3 15 (4.03%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.15%) Apache
4 8 (2.15%) GeoServer
5 6 (1.61%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.34%) JBoss
7 4 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.08%) GlassFish
7 4 (1.08%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.81%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.54%) Drupal
9 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.27%) Liferay
10 1 (0.27%) nginx
10 1 (0.27%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 7 (1.88%) Adobe Illustrator
1 7 (1.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.27%) Mingle
2 1 (0.27%) MS Office
2 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.08%) Magento
3 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (12.10%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.88%) Amazon S3
4 7 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (1.88%) GitHub
4 7 (1.88%) PaaS
5 6 (1.61%) Slack
6 4 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.81%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.81%) AWS CloudTrail
7 3 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.81%) Trello
8 2 (0.54%) SaaS
9 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.38%) HTTP
2 5 (1.34%) Kerberos
2 5 (1.34%) LDAP
3 4 (1.08%) AMQP
4 3 (0.81%) VPN
5 1 (0.27%) Broadband
5 1 (0.27%) Firewall
5 1 (0.27%) Internet
5 1 (0.27%) LAN
5 1 (0.27%) Network Security
5 1 (0.27%) SSH
5 1 (0.27%) SSL
5 1 (0.27%) WAN
5 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 40 (10.75%) NoSQL
3 33 (8.87%) MongoDB
4 30 (8.06%) MySQL
5 18 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (4.03%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (3.23%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.42%) Amazon Redshift
9 9 (2.42%) Big Data
10 7 (1.88%) GIS
10 7 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.61%) Data Mart
11 6 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (1.61%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.61%) Star Schema
12 5 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.34%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.34%) Essbase
12 5 (1.34%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 71 (19.09%) Git (software)
2 60 (16.13%) JIRA
3 49 (13.17%) Jenkins
4 28 (7.53%) JUnit
4 28 (7.53%) Selenium
5 27 (7.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (5.91%) Cucumber
7 18 (4.84%) Maven
8 12 (3.23%) Gradle
9 11 (2.96%) NUnit
10 10 (2.69%) Visual Studio
11 9 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (2.42%) ERwin
11 9 (2.42%) IntelliJ
11 9 (2.42%) JBehave
12 8 (2.15%) Subversion
13 7 (1.88%) Bitbucket
13 7 (1.88%) Hudson
13 7 (1.88%) Mockito
14 6 (1.61%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 57 (15.32%) Finance
2 14 (3.76%) Banking
3 10 (2.69%) Games
4 8 (2.15%) Retail
5 7 (1.88%) Marketing
6 6 (1.61%) Legal
7 5 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.08%) Advertising
8 4 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.54%) Electronics
10 2 (0.54%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.54%) Law
10 2 (0.54%) Local Government
10 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.27%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 194 (52.15%) Developer
2 43 (11.56%) Java Developer
3 35 (9.41%) Analyst
4 31 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 30 (8.06%) .NET Developer
6 28 (7.53%) Scrum Master
7 27 (7.26%) Business Analyst
8 21 (5.65%) Project Manager
9 18 (4.84%) Architect
9 18 (4.84%) Software Engineer
10 16 (4.30%) Agile Business Analyst
10 16 (4.30%) Agile Developer
11 14 (3.76%) Umbraco Developer
12 13 (3.49%) JavaScript Developer
13 12 (3.23%) Consultant
13 12 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
14 11 (2.96%) ServiceNow Developer
15 10 (2.69%) C# Developer
16 9 (2.42%) Senior Java Developer
16 9 (2.42%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (30.91%) HTML
2 79 (21.24%) .NET
2 79 (21.24%) CSS
3 76 (20.43%) Web Services
4 58 (15.59%) HTML5
5 57 (15.32%) AngularJS
6 49 (13.17%) jQuery
6 49 (13.17%) REST
7 47 (12.63%) ASP.NET
8 46 (12.37%) RESTful
9 40 (10.75%) Node.js
10 35 (9.41%) Spring
11 34 (9.14%) XML
12 33 (8.87%) ASP.NET Web API
13 30 (8.06%) JSON
14 28 (7.53%) ASP.NET MVC
15 26 (6.99%) J2EE
16 24 (6.45%) CSS3
17 20 (5.38%) SOAP
18 19 (5.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.11%) User Experience
3 12 (3.23%) Web 2.0
4 10 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.15%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.61%) Fintech
8 4 (1.08%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.08%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.81%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.81%) iPad
9 3 (0.81%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.81%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.54%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.54%) New Media
10 2 (0.54%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.54%) Wiki
11 1 (0.27%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 77 (20.70%) Linux
2 20 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (5.11%) Apple iOS
4 15 (4.03%) Android
5 11 (2.96%) Windows
6 8 (2.15%) Unix
7 4 (1.08%) CentOS
7 4 (1.08%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.27%) Fedora
8 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (96.24%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (30.65%) TDD
3 92 (24.73%) BDD
4 70 (18.82%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (18.82%) DevOps
5 65 (17.47%) Kanban
6 57 (15.32%) MVC
7 51 (13.71%) Software Engineering
8 47 (12.63%) OO
9 33 (8.87%) SDLC
9 33 (8.87%) User Stories
10 32 (8.60%) Data Modelling
10 32 (8.60%) Open Source
10 32 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (7.80%) Project Management
12 28 (7.53%) Continuous Delivery
13 27 (7.26%) Automated Testing
14 25 (6.72%) Microservices
14 25 (6.72%) Web Development
15 24 (6.45%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 147 (39.52%) JavaScript
2 109 (29.30%) Java
3 65 (17.47%) SQL
4 64 (17.20%) C#
5 36 (9.68%) Python
6 22 (5.91%) Ruby
7 21 (5.65%) Scala
8 13 (3.49%) Perl
9 10 (2.69%) Groovy
10 9 (2.42%) PHP
11 7 (1.88%) Go
12 6 (1.61%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.61%) Clojure
13 5 (1.34%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.34%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.81%) C
14 3 (0.81%) F#
14 3 (0.81%) Korn
14 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (6.72%) Degree
2 23 (6.18%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.65%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.15%) ISEB
5 5 (1.34%) AWS Certification
5 5 (1.34%) PMP
6 4 (1.08%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.27%) APMG
8 1 (0.27%) CISSP
8 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.27%) PhD
8 1 (0.27%) SANS
8 1 (0.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.80%) QA
2 3 (0.81%) PMO
3 2 (0.54%) ISO26262
3 2 (0.54%) MISRA
4 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
System Software
1 10 (2.69%) Docker
2 8 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.27%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 15 (4.03%) Puppet
2 14 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.69%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.61%) Ansible
5 5 (1.34%) Salt
5 5 (1.34%) Terraform
6 3 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (0.81%) Kibana
6 3 (0.81%) Nagios
6 3 (0.81%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.54%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.27%) Graphite
8 1 (0.27%) logstash
8 1 (0.27%) Nmap
8 1 (0.27%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 36 (9.68%) Oracle
2 22 (5.91%) ServiceNow
3 18 (4.84%) Red Hat
4 17 (4.57%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.69%) VMware
6 8 (2.15%) ESRI
7 7 (1.88%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.61%) hybris
8 6 (1.61%) Talend
9 5 (1.34%) Hyperion
9 5 (1.34%) IDERA
9 5 (1.34%) Snow
10 4 (1.08%) Google
10 4 (1.08%) Siebel
10 4 (1.08%) Tableau
10 4 (1.08%) Twitter
10 4 (1.08%) Zend
11 3 (0.81%) SAP
12 2 (0.54%) Apple
12 2 (0.54%) ATG
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