Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 27 30
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 +24
Contract jobs citing Scrum 368 396 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.45% 5.79% 5.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.96% 6.91% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 293 277
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £313
90th Percentile £588 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £46.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.51% +8.82% +17.04%
10th Percentile £28.00 £31.78 £40.00
90th Percentile £47.63 £56.14 £43.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 4624 5727 6938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.08% 83.79% 81.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2961 3686 4208
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 166 282
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.79 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 0 190 £390 -11.36% 70
Cheshire +9 89 £465 +12.73% 25
Merseyside +20 43 £400 +11.11% 5
Lancashire +32 33 £488 +8.33% 5
Cumbria -6 3 £420 +21.74%
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 330 (89.67%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (39.67%) TDD
3 122 (33.15%) JavaScript
4 119 (32.34%) Kanban
5 109 (29.62%) Java
6 86 (23.37%) BDD
7 85 (23.10%) Git (software)
8 83 (22.55%) Test Automation
9 81 (22.01%) Jenkins
10 78 (21.20%) HTML
11 74 (20.11%) Finance
12 70 (19.02%) CSS
13 68 (18.48%) JIRA
14 63 (17.12%) Linux
15 60 (16.30%) Software Engineering
16 58 (15.76%) DevOps
17 53 (14.40%) C#
17 53 (14.40%) MongoDB
17 53 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
18 52 (14.13%) Node.js
19 49 (13.32%) .NET
20 48 (13.04%) SQL
21 47 (12.77%) Microservices
22 44 (11.96%) Web Services
22 44 (11.96%) MVC
22 44 (11.96%) Spring
23 42 (11.41%) AngularJS
24 41 (11.14%) MySQL
24 41 (11.14%) Python
25 40 (10.87%) Continuous Delivery

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 17 (4.62%) Apache Spark
1 17 (4.62%) Confluence
2 11 (2.99%) nginx
3 6 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.63%) NServiceBus
4 5 (1.36%) Apache
4 5 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.36%) CMS
4 5 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.36%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.09%) JBoss
5 4 (1.09%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.54%) IIS
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.27%) SAS
7 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) Mingle
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Magento
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.80%) npm
3 13 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.53%) Slack
4 11 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (2.17%) GitHub
6 6 (1.63%) OpenShift
6 6 (1.63%) Route 53
6 6 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (1.36%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.36%) PaaS
8 4 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.09%) SaaS
9 3 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.82%) Serverless
10 2 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.54%) Force.com
11 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.72%) HTTP
2 7 (1.90%) SMS
3 3 (0.82%) Internet
3 3 (0.82%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.82%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.27%) Skype
4 1 (0.27%) SSL
4 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (14.40%) MongoDB
2 41 (11.14%) MySQL
3 30 (8.15%) SQL Server
4 27 (7.34%) NoSQL
5 24 (6.52%) Big Data
6 20 (5.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (4.08%) Hadoop
9 10 (2.72%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.90%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.09%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.82%) Apache Hive
15 2 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
15 2 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
16 1 (0.27%) CouchDB
16 1 (0.27%) Redis
16 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 85 (23.10%) Git (software)
2 81 (22.01%) Jenkins
3 68 (18.48%) JIRA
4 39 (10.60%) Cucumber
5 30 (8.15%) TeamCity
6 28 (7.61%) Selenium
7 24 (6.52%) JUnit
8 21 (5.71%) SonarQube
9 17 (4.62%) Maven
10 16 (4.35%) Jasmine
11 15 (4.08%) Gradle
12 14 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (3.80%) WebDriver
13 11 (2.99%) gulp
14 9 (2.45%) Bitbucket
14 9 (2.45%) IntelliJ
15 8 (2.17%) Hudson
15 8 (2.17%) Mocha
15 8 (2.17%) Xcode
16 7 (1.90%) GitLab
General
1 74 (20.11%) Finance
2 37 (10.05%) Banking
3 23 (6.25%) Marketing
4 17 (4.62%) Games
5 13 (3.53%) Electronics
5 13 (3.53%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.90%) Retail
6 7 (1.90%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.54%) Law
8 2 (0.54%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.27%) French Language
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 163 (44.29%) Developer
2 56 (15.22%) Java Developer
3 39 (10.60%) Scrum Master
4 34 (9.24%) Analyst
5 27 (7.34%) Software Engineer
6 23 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 22 (5.98%) DevOps Engineer
8 20 (5.43%) Business Analyst
9 19 (5.16%) Architect
10 16 (4.35%) Agile Scrum Master
10 16 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
10 16 (4.35%) C# Developer
10 16 (4.35%) Scala Developer
11 15 (4.08%) Software Developer
12 14 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 14 (3.80%) Project Manager
13 13 (3.53%) Java Engineer
13 13 (3.53%) Senior Developer
14 12 (3.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 12 (3.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (21.20%) HTML
2 70 (19.02%) CSS
3 52 (14.13%) Node.js
4 49 (13.32%) .NET
5 44 (11.96%) Spring
5 44 (11.96%) Web Services
6 42 (11.41%) AngularJS
7 38 (10.33%) HTML5
8 35 (9.51%) RESTful
9 34 (9.24%) React
10 31 (8.42%) jQuery
10 31 (8.42%) JSON
11 29 (7.88%) REST
12 26 (7.07%) ASP.NET
13 24 (6.52%) CSS3
14 21 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
14 21 (5.71%) Sass
14 21 (5.71%) Spring Boot
15 19 (5.16%) SOAP
16 17 (4.62%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (7.34%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (6.25%) User Experience
4 10 (2.72%) Interactive TV
5 9 (2.45%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.45%) Video on Demand
6 8 (2.17%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.90%) Clustering
8 6 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.36%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.09%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.82%) MHEG
11 3 (0.82%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.54%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.54%) Fintech
12 2 (0.54%) iPad
12 2 (0.54%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 63 (17.12%) Linux
2 27 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (2.99%) Windows
4 10 (2.72%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.36%) Unix
6 4 (1.09%) Android
6 4 (1.09%) CentOS
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (89.67%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (39.67%) TDD
3 119 (32.34%) Kanban
4 86 (23.37%) BDD
5 83 (22.55%) Test Automation
6 60 (16.30%) Software Engineering
7 58 (15.76%) DevOps
8 53 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (12.77%) Microservices
10 44 (11.96%) MVC
11 40 (10.87%) Continuous Delivery
12 38 (10.33%) User Stories
13 36 (9.78%) Open Source
14 32 (8.70%) Project Management
15 31 (8.42%) Mentoring
16 28 (7.61%) Front End Development
17 27 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
17 27 (7.34%) Coaching
18 26 (7.07%) Web Development
19 24 (6.52%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (33.15%) JavaScript
2 109 (29.62%) Java
3 53 (14.40%) C#
4 48 (13.04%) SQL
5 41 (11.14%) Python
6 20 (5.43%) Shell Script
7 16 (4.35%) Ruby
8 11 (2.99%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.72%) Apple Swift
9 10 (2.72%) Clojure
10 9 (2.45%) PHP
10 9 (2.45%) PowerShell
10 9 (2.45%) Scala
11 8 (2.17%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.90%) ES6
13 6 (1.63%) ECMAScript
14 5 (1.36%) C++
14 5 (1.36%) VB
15 4 (1.09%) Perl
15 4 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (4.35%) Degree
2 13 (3.53%) PMI Certification
2 13 (3.53%) PMP
3 6 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.54%) APMG
5 2 (0.54%) ISEB
5 2 (0.54%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.54%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.80%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.54%) PMO
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.27%) MISRA
System Software
1 38 (10.33%) Docker
2 7 (1.90%) Xen
3 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 20 (5.43%) Puppet
2 15 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (3.26%) Ansible
4 10 (2.72%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.90%) Rancher
6 6 (1.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 5 (1.36%) Terraform
8 4 (1.09%) Grafana
8 4 (1.09%) Packer
8 4 (1.09%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 30 (8.15%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.16%) Oracle
3 16 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 14 (3.80%) SAP
5 8 (2.17%) Apple
5 8 (2.17%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.09%) Black Duck
6 4 (1.09%) IDERA
6 4 (1.09%) Pega
6 4 (1.09%) Perforce
7 3 (0.82%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (0.82%) OpenTV
7 3 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.82%) Siebel
7 3 (0.82%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.82%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.54%) Cognos
8 2 (0.54%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.54%) Informatica
9 1 (0.27%) TIBCO