The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 22 June 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 18 43
Rank change year-on-year +6 +25  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 130 169 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 9.13% 8.33% 4.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.52% 9.48% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 128 75
Median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% +22.85%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1236 1782 1822
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 86.80% 87.83% 86.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 831 1238 1287
Median daily rate £403 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +18.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 34
Median hourly rate £10.89 £14.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.93% -25.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.79 £10.20 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.02 £170.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in West Yorkshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in West Yorkshire

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in West Yorkshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Leeds -1 105 £420 -1.17% 44
Bradford +10 8 £480 +28.00% 1
Halifax +8 4 £455 +6.18%
Huddersfield - 2 - - 1
Wakefield - 1 £350 -
Scrum
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 239 (96.37%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (36.29%) Java
3 76 (30.65%) RESTful
4 68 (27.42%) Kanban
5 66 (26.61%) HTML
6 64 (25.81%) Test Automation
7 63 (25.40%) CSS
8 60 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (22.18%) User Experience
10 52 (20.97%) JSON
11 50 (20.16%) HTML5
12 49 (19.76%) Scala
13 47 (18.95%) JIRA
14 46 (18.55%) REST
15 45 (18.15%) CSS3
15 45 (18.15%) Open Source
15 45 (18.15%) Jenkins
15 45 (18.15%) TDD
15 45 (18.15%) Git (software)
16 44 (17.74%) C#
17 43 (17.34%) JavaScript
18 42 (16.94%) MVC
18 42 (16.94%) Spring
19 40 (16.13%) Python
20 38 (15.32%) Ajax
21 37 (14.92%) User Stories
22 36 (14.52%) BDD
23 34 (13.71%) Unit Testing
24 33 (13.31%) Ruby
24 33 (13.31%) Configuration Management

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 33 (13.31%) Confluence
2 13 (5.24%) CMS
3 11 (4.44%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.61%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.21%) Apache
6 3 (1.21%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.81%) nginx
8 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.21%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.81%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.40%) InVision
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.81%) PaaS
2 2 (0.81%) Slack
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.40%) IaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Loggly
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) Sumo Logic
3 1 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (12.10%) HTTP
2 4 (1.61%) Firewall
2 4 (1.61%) Internet
3 1 (0.40%) DNS
3 1 (0.40%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.29%) Relational Database
2 22 (8.87%) NoSQL
3 21 (8.47%) SQL Server
4 19 (7.66%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (4.03%) MySQL
7 9 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.40%) HBase
9 1 (0.40%) Redis
9 1 (0.40%) Riak
Development Applications
1 47 (18.95%) JIRA
2 45 (18.15%) Git (software)
2 45 (18.15%) Jenkins
3 28 (11.29%) Subversion
4 27 (10.89%) JUnit
5 16 (6.45%) Xcode
6 12 (4.84%) Android Studio
6 12 (4.84%) Selenium
7 6 (2.42%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.42%) IntelliJ
7 6 (2.42%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.02%) Maven
8 5 (2.02%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.61%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.61%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.61%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.21%) Grunt
10 3 (1.21%) Mockito
10 3 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (11.69%) Finance
2 18 (7.26%) Retail
3 10 (4.03%) Banking
4 5 (2.02%) Games
5 3 (1.21%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.81%) Legal
6 2 (0.81%) Marketing
6 2 (0.81%) Publishing
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 123 (49.60%) Developer
2 35 (14.11%) Java Developer
3 31 (12.50%) Analyst
4 27 (10.89%) Business Analyst
5 22 (8.87%) Scala Developer
6 20 (8.06%) Scrum Master
7 19 (7.66%) Architect
8 17 (6.85%) Agile Business Analyst
9 16 (6.45%) iOS Developer
10 15 (6.05%) .NET Developer
10 15 (6.05%) Java Scala Developer
11 14 (5.65%) Android Developer
11 14 (5.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 13 (5.24%) Tester
13 12 (4.84%) Agile Developer
13 12 (4.84%) Android Engineer
13 12 (4.84%) JavaScript Developer
14 11 (4.44%) Digital Analyst
14 11 (4.44%) Digital Business Analyst
14 11 (4.44%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (30.65%) RESTful
2 66 (26.61%) HTML
3 63 (25.40%) CSS
4 52 (20.97%) JSON
5 50 (20.16%) HTML5
6 46 (18.55%) REST
7 45 (18.15%) CSS3
8 42 (16.94%) Spring
9 38 (15.32%) Ajax
10 30 (12.10%) Django
10 30 (12.10%) Play Framework
10 30 (12.10%) Ruby on Rails
11 28 (11.29%) .NET
12 24 (9.68%) Guice
13 23 (9.27%) Spring MVC
14 22 (8.87%) jQuery
15 18 (7.26%) ASP.NET
16 16 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (6.45%) Cocoa
16 16 (6.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 55 (22.18%) User Experience
2 26 (10.48%) Mobile App
3 14 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.61%) NHS
6 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.21%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (1.21%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.81%) Clustering
7 2 (0.81%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.40%) CMDB
8 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.40%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.40%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.40%) FMCG
8 1 (0.40%) iPhone
8 1 (0.40%) IPTV
8 1 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.50%) Linux
2 21 (8.47%) Android
3 20 (8.06%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.42%) Unix
5 3 (1.21%) AIX
5 3 (1.21%) Solaris
6 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.40%) CentOS
7 1 (0.40%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (96.37%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (27.42%) Kanban
3 64 (25.81%) Test Automation
4 60 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (18.15%) Open Source
5 45 (18.15%) TDD
6 42 (16.94%) MVC
7 37 (14.92%) User Stories
8 36 (14.52%) BDD
9 34 (13.71%) Unit Testing
10 33 (13.31%) Configuration Management
11 28 (11.29%) OO
12 25 (10.08%) OOD
13 23 (9.27%) Front End Development
13 23 (9.27%) OWASP
13 23 (9.27%) Project Management
13 23 (9.27%) Responsive Web Design
14 21 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
15 20 (8.06%) Microservices
16 19 (7.66%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 90 (36.29%) Java
2 49 (19.76%) Scala
3 44 (17.74%) C#
4 43 (17.34%) JavaScript
5 40 (16.13%) Python
6 33 (13.31%) Ruby
6 33 (13.31%) SQL
7 16 (6.45%) Objective-C
8 15 (6.05%) Apple Swift
9 13 (5.24%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.61%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.61%) C
10 4 (1.61%) Groovy
10 4 (1.61%) PHP
11 3 (1.21%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.81%) C++
12 2 (0.81%) Go
12 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.40%) Korn
13 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (6.05%) Degree
2 11 (4.44%) ISEB
3 9 (3.63%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.61%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.81%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.81%) PMP
8 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.84%) QA
2 3 (1.21%) PMO
3 2 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.40%) P3O
System Software
1 16 (6.45%) Docker
2 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) HDFS
3 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.42%) Puppet
2 3 (1.21%) Ansible
2 3 (1.21%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.81%) Rancher
4 1 (0.40%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.40%) Grafana
4 1 (0.40%) Graphite
4 1 (0.40%) Nagios
4 1 (0.40%) Salt
4 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (10.89%) Google
2 11 (4.44%) Sitecore
3 10 (4.03%) Oracle
4 5 (2.02%) IBM
4 5 (2.02%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.21%) Apple
5 3 (1.21%) HP
5 3 (1.21%) Sun
5 3 (1.21%) VMware
5 3 (1.21%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.81%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.81%) New Relic
7 1 (0.40%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.40%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.40%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.40%) Splunk
7 1 (0.40%) Zend
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