Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 26 30
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 440 371 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.47% 6.37% 5.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.92% 7.76% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 282 284
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £330 £331 £313
90th Percentile £564 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £45.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +11.11% -4.71%
10th Percentile £32.38 £29.00 £26.43
90th Percentile £46.13 £47.25 £54.03
England median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +9.76%

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 4,932 4,778 6,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.69% 82.04% 84.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,113 2,936 3,928
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 199 183
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +39.53% -27.66%
10th Percentile £11.21 £11.74 £12.19
90th Percentile £52.00 £52.60 £52.65
England median hourly rate £20.90 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.70% +1.31% +3.82%

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 22 September 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
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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 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 +8 260 £418 +4.44% 113
Cheshire +5 99 £425 -8.60% 41
Lancashire +18 42 £510 -4.67% 16
Merseyside -14 24 £400 -5.88% 8
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 385 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (31.82%) Java
3 129 (29.32%) TDD
4 124 (28.18%) JavaScript
5 109 (24.77%) Kanban
6 101 (22.95%) Git (software)
7 98 (22.27%) BDD
8 89 (20.23%) JIRA
9 85 (19.32%) Test Automation
10 84 (19.09%) Continuous Integration
11 80 (18.18%) DevOps
12 79 (17.95%) CSS
13 78 (17.73%) Web Services
14 73 (16.59%) Jenkins
15 68 (15.45%) Spring
16 66 (15.00%) HTML
16 66 (15.00%) .NET
16 66 (15.00%) Selenium
17 64 (14.55%) Finance
18 60 (13.64%) AngularJS
19 59 (13.41%) SQL
20 55 (12.50%) C#
21 53 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
22 51 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
22 51 (11.59%) RESTful
23 50 (11.36%) Docker
24 49 (11.14%) Oracle
25 48 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
26 46 (10.45%) Node.js
26 46 (10.45%) User Experience

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 37 (8.41%) Confluence
2 22 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.05%) CMS
4 8 (1.82%) Umbraco
5 7 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.14%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.91%) Apache
7 4 (0.91%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.91%) IIS
7 4 (0.91%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.68%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.68%) JBoss
8 3 (0.68%) nginx
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.45%) Mule
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (3.18%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.91%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.68%) InVision
5 3 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.68%) UXPin
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 22 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.68%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.45%) Magento
4 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (8.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (5.68%) GitHub
4 14 (3.18%) SaaS
5 11 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (2.27%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.36%) npm
8 5 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.68%) BrowserStack
9 3 (0.68%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.68%) Office 365
9 3 (0.68%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.68%) PaaS
9 3 (0.68%) Serverless
9 3 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.73%) Internet
2 5 (1.14%) SAN
3 4 (0.91%) SMS
3 4 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.68%) DNS
4 3 (0.68%) HTTP
5 2 (0.45%) AMQP
5 2 (0.45%) VPN
6 1 (0.23%) DMARC
6 1 (0.23%) Firewall
6 1 (0.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
2 43 (9.77%) MySQL
3 33 (7.50%) SQL Server
4 18 (4.09%) Relational Database
5 17 (3.86%) MongoDB
6 12 (2.73%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
8 9 (2.05%) Big Data
9 8 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (1.59%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.36%) CouchDB
12 5 (1.14%) Neo4j
12 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.91%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.91%) HBase
13 4 (0.91%) Power BI
13 4 (0.91%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 101 (22.95%) Git (software)
2 89 (20.23%) JIRA
3 73 (16.59%) Jenkins
4 66 (15.00%) Selenium
5 32 (7.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 25 (5.68%) Cucumber
7 23 (5.23%) JUnit
8 21 (4.77%) JMeter
9 19 (4.32%) Visual Studio Team System
10 18 (4.09%) Axure RP
11 15 (3.41%) Subversion
11 15 (3.41%) TeamCity
12 14 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (2.95%) Visual Studio
14 12 (2.73%) gulp
14 12 (2.73%) Karma Test Runner
14 12 (2.73%) Maven
15 11 (2.50%) PyCharm
16 10 (2.27%) Protractor
16 10 (2.27%) SoapUI
General
1 64 (14.55%) Finance
2 26 (5.91%) Retail
3 11 (2.50%) Banking
4 8 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.59%) Interactive Media
6 6 (1.36%) Marketing
7 5 (1.14%) Legal
8 3 (0.68%) Back Office
8 3 (0.68%) Electronics
8 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.68%) Publishing
8 3 (0.68%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.45%) Law
9 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 198 (45.00%) Developer
2 55 (12.50%) Analyst
3 42 (9.55%) Java Developer
4 32 (7.27%) Scrum Master
5 30 (6.82%) JavaScript Developer
6 25 (5.68%) Business Analyst
7 24 (5.45%) Project Manager
8 22 (5.00%) .NET Developer
9 18 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (4.09%) Django Developer
10 17 (3.86%) Architect
10 17 (3.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 17 (3.86%) Tester
11 16 (3.64%) Test Analyst
12 15 (3.41%) PHP Developer
13 14 (3.18%) Agile Scrum Master
13 14 (3.18%) C# Developer
14 13 (2.95%) Automation Tester
14 13 (2.95%) Python Developer
15 11 (2.50%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (17.95%) CSS
2 78 (17.73%) Web Services
3 68 (15.45%) Spring
4 66 (15.00%) .NET
4 66 (15.00%) HTML
5 60 (13.64%) AngularJS
6 51 (11.59%) RESTful
7 46 (10.45%) Node.js
8 38 (8.64%) Spring Boot
9 37 (8.41%) jQuery
9 37 (8.41%) REST
10 36 (8.18%) React
11 33 (7.50%) CSS3
12 30 (6.82%) JSON
13 29 (6.59%) SOAP
14 28 (6.36%) Django
15 25 (5.68%) HTML5
16 23 (5.23%) ASP.NET Web API
17 20 (4.55%) Ajax
17 20 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.45%) User Experience
2 34 (7.73%) Mobile App
3 15 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.95%) iPad
4 13 (2.95%) Wiki
5 11 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.59%) Clustering
7 6 (1.36%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.36%) Taxonomies
8 5 (1.14%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.68%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.68%) Handset
9 3 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.68%) PKI
9 3 (0.68%) Robotics
9 3 (0.68%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.68%) Social Media
9 3 (0.68%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.05%) Android
2 30 (6.82%) Linux
3 27 (6.14%) Apple iOS
4 21 (4.77%) Windows
5 7 (1.59%) Unix
6 5 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.14%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.91%) AIX
7 4 (0.91%) Solaris
8 3 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (29.32%) TDD
3 109 (24.77%) Kanban
4 98 (22.27%) BDD
5 85 (19.32%) Test Automation
6 84 (19.09%) Continuous Integration
7 80 (18.18%) DevOps
8 53 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 44 (10.00%) Project Management
10 43 (9.77%) Microservices
10 43 (9.77%) User Stories
11 42 (9.55%) SDLC
12 39 (8.86%) MVC
13 33 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
14 29 (6.59%) Front End Development
15 28 (6.36%) OO
16 27 (6.14%) E-Commerce
16 27 (6.14%) Pair Programming
16 27 (6.14%) Unit Testing
17 25 (5.68%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 140 (31.82%) Java
2 124 (28.18%) JavaScript
3 59 (13.41%) SQL
4 55 (12.50%) C#
5 45 (10.23%) Java 8
6 44 (10.00%) Python
7 22 (5.00%) Groovy
8 20 (4.55%) PHP
9 12 (2.73%) Ruby
10 10 (2.27%) Scala
11 9 (2.05%) C
12 7 (1.59%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.36%) C++
14 3 (0.68%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.68%) Delphi
14 3 (0.68%) Java 9
14 3 (0.68%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.68%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.68%) Prolog
14 3 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.32%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.50%) Degree
4 6 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.36%) ISEB
4 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.14%) AWS Certification
5 5 (1.14%) MCSE
6 4 (0.91%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.23%) APMG
8 1 (0.23%) CISA
8 1 (0.23%) CISM
8 1 (0.23%) CISSP
8 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (9.09%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) PMO
3 2 (0.45%) GDPR
4 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) NIST 800
System Software
1 50 (11.36%) Docker
2 8 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.36%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.91%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.91%) VMware NSX
5 4 (0.91%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (7.05%) Kubernetes
2 23 (5.23%) Ansible
3 20 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (3.64%) Puppet
5 6 (1.36%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (1.14%) Salt
6 5 (1.14%) Terraform
7 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.91%) SCCM
7 4 (0.91%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.68%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.45%) Kibana
9 2 (0.45%) logstash
10 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 49 (11.14%) Oracle
2 39 (8.86%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.41%) Atlassian
4 12 (2.73%) Apiary
5 11 (2.50%) Blue Prism
6 10 (2.27%) SAP
7 9 (2.05%) Google
7 9 (2.05%) IBM
8 8 (1.82%) Adobe
8 8 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.59%) EMC
10 6 (1.36%) NetApp
10 6 (1.36%) VMware
11 4 (0.91%) Bomgar
11 4 (0.91%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.91%) Veritas
12 3 (0.68%) Automation Anywhere
12 3 (0.68%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.68%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.68%) UiPath