The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 28 31 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 70 51 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 5.71% 4.89% 3.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.38% 6.44% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 33 25
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£400 £415 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +13.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £340 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Scrum
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
948 792 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.39% 75.86% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 431 300
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 44
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.97 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.84% -11.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £27.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -4 44 £413 +3.12% 15
High Wycombe +1 7 £313 -34.21%
Newport Pagnell - - - - 1
Aylesbury - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 97 (92.38%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (54.29%) Finance
3 54 (51.43%) C#
4 52 (49.52%) .NET
5 44 (41.90%) MVC
6 41 (39.05%) OO
6 41 (39.05%) WCF
7 35 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 34 (32.38%) TDD
9 30 (28.57%) AngularJS
10 28 (26.67%) jQuery
10 28 (26.67%) ASP.NET
11 26 (24.76%) Oracle
11 26 (24.76%) KnockoutJS
11 26 (24.76%) BDD
12 23 (21.90%) SQL Server
13 22 (20.95%) HTML
14 21 (20.00%) SQL
14 21 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 20 (19.05%) Web Services
16 19 (18.10%) User Stories
17 18 (17.14%) CSS
17 18 (17.14%) Visual Studio
17 18 (17.14%) SOA
18 17 (16.19%) OOD
18 17 (16.19%) Automated Testing
18 17 (16.19%) Kentico
19 16 (15.24%) Team Foundation Server
19 16 (15.24%) CMS
20 15 (14.29%) NUnit

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 17 (16.19%) Kentico
2 16 (15.24%) CMS
3 12 (11.43%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.86%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.86%) Node.js
4 3 (2.86%) Confluence
4 3 (2.86%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.90%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.95%) IIS
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.90%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) MS Project
2 1 (0.95%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) IaaS
1 2 (1.90%) SaaS
1 2 (1.90%) PaaS
2 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.71%) Internet
2 3 (2.86%) AMQP
3 2 (1.90%) Firewall
3 2 (1.90%) DNS
4 1 (0.95%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (21.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.76%) DB2
5 4 (3.81%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.81%) MySQL
6 3 (2.86%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.86%) Big Data
6 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.86%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (17.14%) Visual Studio
2 16 (15.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (14.29%) NUnit
4 8 (7.62%) JIRA
5 6 (5.71%) Selenium
5 6 (5.71%) TeamCity
5 6 (5.71%) Xcode
5 6 (5.71%) Toad
5 6 (5.71%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (2.86%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (2.86%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.86%) Ant
6 3 (2.86%) JUnit
6 3 (2.86%) Subversion
6 3 (2.86%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.86%) Gradle
6 3 (2.86%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.86%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
General
1 57 (54.29%) Finance
2 12 (11.43%) Banking
3 6 (5.71%) Spanish Language
4 5 (4.76%) Marketing
5 4 (3.81%) Electronics
5 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.81%) Automotive
5 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.95%) Advertising
6 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (60.95%) Developer
2 28 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 22 (20.95%) Analyst
4 17 (16.19%) Business Analyst
5 13 (12.38%) Agile Business Analyst
6 12 (11.43%) C# Developer
7 8 (7.62%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (6.67%) Financial Business Analyst
8 7 (6.67%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) Agile .NET Developer
9 6 (5.71%) iOS Developer
9 6 (5.71%) Web Developer
10 5 (4.76%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.76%) Java Developer
10 5 (4.76%) Agile Project Manager
11 4 (3.81%) Agile C# Developer
11 4 (3.81%) ASP.NET Developer
12 3 (2.86%) Technical Architect
12 3 (2.86%) Architect
12 3 (2.86%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (49.52%) .NET
2 41 (39.05%) WCF
3 30 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 28 (26.67%) jQuery
4 28 (26.67%) ASP.NET
5 26 (24.76%) KnockoutJS
6 22 (20.95%) HTML
7 21 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 20 (19.05%) Web Services
9 18 (17.14%) CSS
10 15 (14.29%) .NET Framework
11 14 (13.33%) NHibernate
11 14 (13.33%) HTML5
12 13 (12.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 11 (10.48%) CSS3
14 10 (9.52%) Backbone.js
15 7 (6.67%) J2EE
16 6 (5.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 6 (5.71%) iOS SDK
17 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) User Experience
2 7 (6.67%) Open Source
3 6 (5.71%) iPhone
3 6 (5.71%) iPad
3 6 (5.71%) EPoS
4 5 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.76%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (3.81%) DTV
6 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.86%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.86%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.86%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.90%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.95%) CMDB
8 1 (0.95%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.62%) Apple iOS
1 8 (7.62%) Windows
2 7 (6.67%) Linux
3 3 (2.86%) UNIX
3 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.90%) Android
5 1 (0.95%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (92.38%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (41.90%) MVC
3 41 (39.05%) OO
4 34 (32.38%) TDD
5 26 (24.76%) BDD
6 19 (18.10%) User Stories
7 18 (17.14%) SOA
8 17 (16.19%) OOD
8 17 (16.19%) Automated Testing
9 15 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (11.43%) Domain-Driven Design
11 11 (10.48%) Web Development
12 10 (9.52%) PRINCE2
12 10 (9.52%) Project Management
13 9 (8.57%) Business Analysis
14 7 (6.67%) Configuration Management
14 7 (6.67%) E-Commerce
15 6 (5.71%) iOS Development
15 6 (5.71%) Content Management
15 6 (5.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 54 (51.43%) C#
2 35 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 21 (20.00%) SQL
4 12 (11.43%) T-SQL
5 11 (10.48%) Java
6 6 (5.71%) Objective-C
7 4 (3.81%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.86%) JCL
8 3 (2.86%) COBOL
9 2 (1.90%) C++
9 2 (1.90%) PHP
10 1 (0.95%) XQuery
10 1 (0.95%) VBScript
10 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (2.86%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.90%) Degree
3 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) PMP
4 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.95%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) Puppet
1 3 (2.86%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.95%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (24.76%) Oracle
2 8 (7.62%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.71%) SAP
3 6 (5.71%) Apple
4 4 (3.81%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.86%) IBM
5 3 (2.86%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.86%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.90%) Appcelerator
6 2 (1.90%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.95%) Northgate
Buckinghamshire
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