The first table below looks at the demand for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 17 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 Buckinghamshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 39 34 54
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +20
Contract jobs citing Scrum 51 36 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.28% 4.31% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.09% 5.94% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 30 11
Average daily rate £380 £373 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.01% +20.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £503 £425
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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
838 606 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 70.30% 72.49% 66.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 350 381
Average daily rate £360 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.27% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 38
Average hourly rate £15.97 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £9.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £149.75 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -7 36 £365 -14.11% 6
Aylesbury - 4 £405 - 4
High Wycombe - 3 £475 - 1
Marlow - - - - 1
Gerrards Cross - - - - 1
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 69 (66.99%) C#
2 59 (57.28%) .NET
3 54 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (51.46%) TDD
5 42 (40.78%) OO
6 33 (32.04%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (31.07%) Visual Studio
8 30 (29.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (28.16%) WCF
9 29 (28.16%) JavaScript
10 27 (26.21%) Automated Testing
10 27 (26.21%) MVC
11 26 (25.24%) NUnit
11 26 (25.24%) SOA
12 25 (24.27%) SQL Server
12 25 (24.27%) ASP.NET
13 24 (23.30%) Microsoft
14 21 (20.39%) Finance
15 20 (19.42%) Oracle
16 19 (18.45%) SQL
16 19 (18.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 19 (18.45%) Oracle Database
17 17 (16.50%) BDD
17 17 (16.50%) .NET Framework
17 17 (16.50%) HTML
18 16 (15.53%) Oracle Database 11g
18 16 (15.53%) jQuery
18 16 (15.53%) ASP.NET MVC
18 16 (15.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 15 (14.56%) QA

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 16 (15.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (10.68%) Kentico
3 8 (7.77%) CMS
4 5 (4.85%) Content Management Server
5 4 (3.88%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.97%) IIS
7 1 (0.97%) Apache
7 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.97%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.97%) MS Project
2 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) WEP
2 1 (0.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.27%) SQL Server
2 19 (18.45%) Oracle Database
3 16 (15.53%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (31.07%) Visual Studio
2 30 (29.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (25.24%) NUnit
4 13 (12.62%) Selenium
5 8 (7.77%) WebDriver
6 5 (4.85%) WiX
6 5 (4.85%) MSI
7 4 (3.88%) PhantomJS
7 4 (3.88%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.91%) JMeter
8 3 (2.91%) Moq
9 2 (1.94%) MSTest
9 2 (1.94%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (0.97%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.97%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.97%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.97%) JUnit
10 1 (0.97%) Subversion
General
1 21 (20.39%) Finance
2 7 (6.80%) Banking
3 6 (5.83%) Automotive
4 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.88%) Retail
5 2 (1.94%) Marketing
6 1 (0.97%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.97%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Electronics
6 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (55.34%) Developer
2 27 (26.21%) .NET Developer
3 19 (18.45%) C# Developer
4 15 (14.56%) Analyst
4 15 (14.56%) Agile C# Developer
5 11 (10.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (10.68%) Senior Developer
6 10 (9.71%) Agile .NET Developer
7 9 (8.74%) Test Analyst
8 8 (7.77%) ScrumMaster
9 6 (5.83%) Project Manager
9 6 (5.83%) Business Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) Software Developer
10 5 (4.85%) SQL Developer
10 5 (4.85%) Senior Software Developer
10 5 (4.85%) QA Engineer
10 5 (4.85%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.85%) Agile Test Analyst
11 4 (3.88%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 4 (3.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (57.28%) .NET
2 29 (28.16%) WCF
3 25 (24.27%) ASP.NET
4 19 (18.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 17 (16.50%) .NET Framework
5 17 (16.50%) HTML
6 16 (15.53%) jQuery
6 16 (15.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (11.65%) KnockoutJS
7 12 (11.65%) NHibernate
8 11 (10.68%) Backbone.js
8 11 (10.68%) AngularJS
8 11 (10.68%) HTML5
9 8 (7.77%) REST
9 8 (7.77%) SOAP
10 7 (6.80%) CSS
11 6 (5.83%) Web Services
11 6 (5.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 6 (5.83%) JSON
11 6 (5.83%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) N-Tier
2 7 (6.80%) EPoS
3 4 (3.88%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (2.91%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.91%) Open Source
5 2 (1.94%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.97%) DTV
6 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.97%) CESG
6 1 (0.97%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.80%) Windows
2 2 (1.94%) Windows CE
3 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.97%) Linux
3 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (51.46%) TDD
3 42 (40.78%) OO
4 33 (32.04%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (26.21%) MVC
5 27 (26.21%) Automated Testing
6 26 (25.24%) SOA
7 17 (16.50%) BDD
8 13 (12.62%) Project Management
9 11 (10.68%) Business Analysis
10 10 (9.71%) Software Engineering
10 10 (9.71%) Configuration Management
10 10 (9.71%) Domain-Driven Design
11 8 (7.77%) Product Management
12 6 (5.83%) Waterfall
13 5 (4.85%) Test Automation
13 5 (4.85%) Automation Testing
13 5 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (4.85%) Content Management
13 5 (4.85%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 69 (66.99%) C#
2 29 (28.16%) JavaScript
3 19 (18.45%) SQL
4 10 (9.71%) Java
5 7 (6.80%) C++
5 7 (6.80%) T-SQL
5 7 (6.80%) PHP
6 4 (3.88%) Perl
6 4 (3.88%) Python
7 2 (1.94%) Scala
7 2 (1.94%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (2.91%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.94%) ISEB
3 1 (0.97%) HNC
3 1 (0.97%) HND
3 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (7.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (23.30%) Microsoft
2 20 (19.42%) Oracle
3 3 (2.91%) IBM
3 3 (2.91%) Dundas
4 2 (1.94%) Cadence
5 1 (0.97%) hybris
5 1 (0.97%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.97%) SAP
5 1 (0.97%) TIBCO
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago