The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 23 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 16 25 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 5.99% 14.37% 22.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.88% 20.00% 29.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 43
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
Scrum
East Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Brighton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
203 125 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 76.03% 71.84% 75.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 55 124
Average daily rate £363 £363 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.89 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Brighton region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum.

1 27 (96.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) TDD
3 10 (35.71%) .NET
4 9 (32.14%) Kanban
5 8 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 8 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 8 (28.57%) MVC
5 8 (28.57%) Finance
5 8 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 8 (28.57%) WCF
6 6 (21.43%) jQuery
6 6 (21.43%) Degree
6 6 (21.43%) C#
6 6 (21.43%) HTML
6 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 6 (21.43%) CSS
6 6 (21.43%) Build Automation
7 5 (17.86%) User Stories
7 5 (17.86%) StyleCop
7 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (17.86%) Web Services
7 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
7 5 (17.86%) Change Management
7 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
7 5 (17.86%) LINQ
7 5 (17.86%) NUnit
8 4 (14.29%) Selenium
8 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 4 (14.29%) Project Management
9 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.14%) Node.js
3 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Solr
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 5 (17.86%) NUnit
2 5 (17.86%) StyleCop
3 4 (14.29%) Selenium
4 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (10.71%) Maven
4 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (10.71%) LoadRunner
4 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.57%) RSpec
5 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
2 5 (17.86%) C# Developer
2 5 (17.86%) C# .NET Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Agile Coach
3 3 (10.71%) Software Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Tester
3 3 (10.71%) Software Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) PHP Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (3.57%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (3.57%) Automated Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Development Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) .NET
2 8 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 8 (28.57%) WCF
2 8 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 6 (21.43%) HTML
3 6 (21.43%) jQuery
3 6 (21.43%) CSS
4 5 (17.86%) Web Services
4 5 (17.86%) LINQ
4 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
4 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (10.71%) Spring
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (3.57%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (96.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) TDD
3 9 (32.14%) Kanban
4 8 (28.57%) MVC
5 6 (21.43%) Build Automation
6 5 (17.86%) User Stories
6 5 (17.86%) Change Management
7 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 4 (14.29%) Project Management
8 3 (10.71%) OO
8 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
8 3 (10.71%) DevOps
9 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (7.14%) OO PHP
9 2 (7.14%) Web Development
9 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Test Management
10 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
10 1 (3.57%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) C#
1 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.71%) VBScript
2 3 (10.71%) VB
2 3 (10.71%) Ruby
2 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.14%) PHP5
3 2 (7.14%) Objective-C
3 2 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) Perforce