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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 30 25 42
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +17
Contract jobs citing Scrum 58 70 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.94% 6.67% 3.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.61% 8.85% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 44 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
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
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
878 791 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.79% 75.33% 70.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 409 345
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 53
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.88 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% +57.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 -3 48 £400 -5.88% 9
High Wycombe -2 1 £408 +39.31%
Marlow - - - - 1
Aylesbury - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - - 1
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (55.05%) C#
3 58 (53.21%) .NET
4 56 (51.38%) OO
5 55 (50.46%) TDD
6 54 (49.54%) Finance
7 45 (41.28%) MVC
8 43 (39.45%) Oracle
9 41 (37.61%) BDD
10 37 (33.94%) ASP.NET
11 36 (33.03%) ASP.NET MVC
11 36 (33.03%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (26.61%) SOA
12 29 (26.61%) Web Development
13 27 (24.77%) WCF
14 24 (22.02%) Oracle Database
14 24 (22.02%) Coaching
14 24 (22.02%) N-Tier
14 24 (22.02%) Business Analysis
15 23 (21.10%) PRINCE2
15 23 (21.10%) SQL
15 23 (21.10%) Domain-Driven Design
16 22 (20.18%) Team Foundation Server
16 22 (20.18%) NUnit
17 21 (19.27%) Automated Testing
17 21 (19.27%) Microsoft
18 20 (18.35%) Project Management
18 20 (18.35%) JavaScript
18 20 (18.35%) Visual Studio
19 19 (17.43%) jQuery

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (11.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.67%) Content Management Server
3 3 (2.75%) CMS
4 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.92%) Kentico
5 1 (0.92%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) MS Project
2 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (10.09%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (7.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.01%) Internet
2 6 (5.50%) Intranet
3 1 (0.92%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.02%) Oracle Database
2 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
3 12 (11.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.67%) DB2
5 3 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (20.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 22 (20.18%) NUnit
2 20 (18.35%) Visual Studio
3 7 (6.42%) Selenium
4 4 (3.67%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.75%) JIRA
5 3 (2.75%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.83%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.83%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.92%) JMeter
7 1 (0.92%) Subversion
7 1 (0.92%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.92%) Moq
7 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
General
1 54 (49.54%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Manufacturing
3 9 (8.26%) Banking
4 8 (7.34%) Marketing
4 8 (7.34%) Electronics
4 8 (7.34%) Telecoms
5 7 (6.42%) Automotive
5 7 (6.42%) Retail
6 6 (5.50%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.83%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (33.94%) Developer
2 28 (25.69%) Analyst
3 24 (22.02%) Business Analyst
4 18 (16.51%) Agile Business Analyst
4 18 (16.51%) .NET Developer
5 17 (15.60%) Development Manager
6 14 (12.84%) C# Developer
7 12 (11.01%) Web Development Manager
7 12 (11.01%) Web Manager
8 11 (10.09%) ScrumMaster
8 11 (10.09%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (8.26%) Financial Business Analyst
9 9 (8.26%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 8 (7.34%) Agile .NET Developer
10 8 (7.34%) Agile C# Developer
10 8 (7.34%) Software Developer
11 7 (6.42%) Project Manager
12 5 (4.59%) Lead Business Analyst
13 4 (3.67%) Web Developer
13 4 (3.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (53.21%) .NET
2 37 (33.94%) ASP.NET
3 36 (33.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (24.77%) WCF
5 19 (17.43%) jQuery
6 17 (15.60%) .NET Framework
7 16 (14.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 16 (14.68%) KnockoutJS
7 16 (14.68%) AngularJS
8 13 (11.93%) Backbone.js
9 12 (11.01%) NHibernate
10 9 (8.26%) HTML
11 8 (7.34%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 8 (7.34%) J2EE
12 7 (6.42%) HTML5
13 6 (5.50%) Velocity
13 6 (5.50%) CSS
14 4 (3.67%) WPF
14 4 (3.67%) LINQ
14 4 (3.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.02%) N-Tier
2 8 (7.34%) DTV
3 7 (6.42%) EPoS
4 4 (3.67%) Online Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (3.67%) User Experience
5 3 (2.75%) PMI
5 3 (2.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.92%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.92%) Windows CE
1 1 (0.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (51.38%) OO
3 55 (50.46%) TDD
4 45 (41.28%) MVC
5 41 (37.61%) BDD
6 36 (33.03%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (26.61%) SOA
7 29 (26.61%) Web Development
8 24 (22.02%) Coaching
8 24 (22.02%) Business Analysis
9 23 (21.10%) PRINCE2
9 23 (21.10%) Domain-Driven Design
10 21 (19.27%) Automated Testing
11 20 (18.35%) Project Management
12 14 (12.84%) Waterfall
13 12 (11.01%) People Management
13 12 (11.01%) User Stories
14 11 (10.09%) Matrix Management
15 10 (9.17%) Configuration Management
15 10 (9.17%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 60 (55.05%) C#
2 23 (21.10%) SQL
3 20 (18.35%) JavaScript
4 15 (13.76%) PL/SQL
5 7 (6.42%) Java
6 5 (4.59%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.67%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.92%) Ruby
9 1 (0.92%) JCL
9 1 (0.92%) C
9 1 (0.92%) C++
9 1 (0.92%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.50%) Degree
2 3 (2.75%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.92%) ISEB
4 1 (0.92%) HNC
4 1 (0.92%) HND
4 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (2.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (8.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (39.45%) Oracle
2 21 (19.27%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.34%) SAP
4 2 (1.83%) Dundas
4 2 (1.83%) IBM