The first table below looks at the demand for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bristol region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 26 46 56
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 52 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 5.55% 1.88% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.30% 2.73% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 7 8
Average daily rate £350 £300 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -23.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £385 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.65 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+16.20% -2.83%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
712 440 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.99% 68.86% 66.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 283 439
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 38
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.61 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Scrum
South West

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 66 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (38.39%) CSS
3 40 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 39 (34.82%) SQL Server
5 37 (33.04%) MVC
6 35 (31.25%) .NET
7 32 (28.57%) Java
7 32 (28.57%) ASP.NET
7 32 (28.57%) Web Development
8 30 (26.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (25.89%) Backbone.js
10 28 (25.00%) HTML
11 27 (24.11%) RDBMS
11 27 (24.11%) Relational Database
12 26 (23.21%) Microsoft
13 25 (22.32%) MongoDB
14 24 (21.43%) NoSQL
14 24 (21.43%) Node.js
14 24 (21.43%) JSF
15 22 (19.64%) Spring
15 22 (19.64%) MS Excel
16 21 (18.75%) Finance
17 19 (16.96%) TDD
17 19 (16.96%) Computer Science
17 19 (16.96%) jQuery
18 16 (14.29%) Selenium
18 16 (14.29%) Oracle
18 16 (14.29%) JUnit
18 16 (14.29%) Web Services
19 15 (13.39%) Subversion

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 24 (21.43%) Node.js
2 6 (5.36%) Drupal
3 4 (3.57%) Apache ServiceMix
3 4 (3.57%) Mule
3 4 (3.57%) Apache Solr
3 4 (3.57%) Apache
4 3 (2.68%) WebLogic Portal
4 3 (2.68%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.68%) AquaLogic Service Bus
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.79%) Confluence
5 2 (1.79%) CMS
5 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.89%) Kentico
6 1 (0.89%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (19.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.89%) MS Office
2 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) SaaS
1 2 (1.79%) PaaS
1 2 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) Network Security
1 2 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (34.82%) SQL Server
2 27 (24.11%) RDBMS
2 27 (24.11%) Relational Database
3 25 (22.32%) MongoDB
4 24 (21.43%) NoSQL
5 8 (7.14%) MySQL
6 4 (3.57%) MarkLogic
7 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.89%) Big Data
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (14.29%) Selenium
1 16 (14.29%) JUnit
2 15 (13.39%) Subversion
2 15 (13.39%) JIRA
3 12 (10.71%) Cucumber
4 10 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (8.93%) JBehave
5 8 (7.14%) WebDriver
6 7 (6.25%) Jenkins
7 6 (5.36%) Git (software)
7 6 (5.36%) Maven
8 5 (4.46%) Visual Studio
8 5 (4.46%) JMeter
9 4 (3.57%) WATIR
9 4 (3.57%) jMock
10 3 (2.68%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (2.68%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.79%) PhpStorm
11 2 (1.79%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.79%) Moq
General
1 21 (18.75%) Finance
2 6 (5.36%) Back Office
3 5 (4.46%) Marketing
4 4 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.68%) Electronics
5 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (60.71%) Developer
2 22 (19.64%) Java Developer
3 20 (17.86%) Web Developer
4 19 (16.96%) Applications Developer
4 19 (16.96%) Web Applications Developer
5 10 (8.93%) Project Manager
6 9 (8.04%) Architect
6 9 (8.04%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (6.25%) Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) Technical Developer
8 6 (5.36%) Lead Developer
8 6 (5.36%) Deployment Manager
8 6 (5.36%) Business Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) Tester
9 5 (4.46%) Release Manager
9 5 (4.46%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.46%) PHP Developer
9 5 (4.46%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.46%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.46%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (38.39%) CSS
2 35 (31.25%) .NET
3 32 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 30 (26.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 29 (25.89%) Backbone.js
6 28 (25.00%) HTML
7 24 (21.43%) JSF
8 22 (19.64%) Spring
9 19 (16.96%) jQuery
10 16 (14.29%) Web Services
11 9 (8.04%) J2EE
12 8 (7.14%) REST
12 8 (7.14%) HTML5
13 7 (6.25%) Ajax
14 6 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 5 (4.46%) CSS3
15 5 (4.46%) Castle Windsor
16 4 (3.57%) Razor View Engine
16 4 (3.57%) JSON
16 4 (3.57%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.96%) Computer Science
2 15 (13.39%) Open Source
3 3 (2.68%) DTV
4 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.89%) W3C
5 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) GIS
5 1 (0.89%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.93%) UNIX
1 10 (8.93%) Linux
2 2 (1.79%) Android
2 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.79%) Windows
3 1 (0.89%) Fedora
3 1 (0.89%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (33.04%) MVC
3 32 (28.57%) Web Development
4 19 (16.96%) TDD
5 12 (10.71%) Kanban
5 12 (10.71%) Project Management
6 11 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (9.82%) Test Automation
7 10 (8.93%) BDD
8 8 (7.14%) Unit Testing
8 8 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 8 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 7 (6.25%) OO
9 7 (6.25%) Waterfall
9 7 (6.25%) Release Management
9 7 (6.25%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.36%) Business Analysis
10 6 (5.36%) Information Architecture
10 6 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.46%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 32 (28.57%) Java
3 12 (10.71%) C#
4 10 (8.93%) PHP
5 7 (6.25%) SQL
6 4 (3.57%) PHP5
6 4 (3.57%) Scala
7 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.89%) Groovy
7 1 (0.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (3.57%) Degree
1 4 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.79%) ISEB
4 1 (0.89%) HND
4 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (23.21%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.29%) Oracle
3 7 (6.25%) Zend
4 3 (2.68%) SAP
5 2 (1.79%) Twitter
5 2 (1.79%) hybris
6 1 (0.89%) HP
6 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.89%) JBoss
6 1 (0.89%) Cordys
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