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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 30 21 48
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Contract jobs citing Scrum 61 66 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.70% 6.52% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.31% 9.07% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 39 18
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £318 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.75 £35.22
% change year-on-year
+22.83% -9.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
967 728 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.50% 71.87% 67.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 389 309
Average daily rate £365 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £258 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 29 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £35.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 -5 51 £413 +10.00% 10
Aylesbury - - - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 3
Marlow - - - -
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 62 (56.88%) C#
2 55 (50.46%) .NET
3 54 (49.54%) TDD
4 51 (46.79%) OO
5 46 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (38.53%) Finance
7 41 (37.61%) BDD
8 40 (36.70%) Oracle
9 39 (35.78%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (31.19%) MVC
11 33 (30.28%) ASP.NET
12 32 (29.36%) SOA
13 30 (27.52%) SQL
14 29 (26.61%) Web Development
15 27 (24.77%) ASP.NET MVC
16 26 (23.85%) Visual Studio
17 24 (22.02%) N-Tier
17 24 (22.02%) Team Foundation Server
18 23 (21.10%) Microsoft
18 23 (21.10%) NUnit
18 23 (21.10%) Automated Testing
19 22 (20.18%) Oracle Database
20 21 (19.27%) Business Analysis
20 21 (19.27%) PRINCE2
21 19 (17.43%) WCF
22 18 (16.51%) Project Management
23 16 (14.68%) Domain-Driven Design
24 15 (13.76%) PL/SQL
24 15 (13.76%) Java
25 14 (12.84%) Waterfall

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 13 (11.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (5.50%) CMS
2 6 (5.50%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.67%) Content Management Server
4 3 (2.75%) Kentico
5 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.92%) Apache
6 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) MS Project
2 1 (0.92%) MS Office
2 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (10.09%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (4.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.34%) Internet
2 3 (2.75%) Intranet
3 2 (1.83%) WEP
4 1 (0.92%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.18%) Oracle Database
2 13 (11.93%) Oracle Database 11g
2 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.75%) DB2
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (23.85%) Visual Studio
2 24 (22.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (21.10%) NUnit
4 11 (10.09%) Selenium
5 8 (7.34%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.67%) SoapUI
6 4 (3.67%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.92%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.92%) JIRA
7 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.92%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.92%) JMeter
General
1 42 (38.53%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.34%) Banking
3 7 (6.42%) Retail
3 7 (6.42%) Automotive
3 7 (6.42%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.59%) Electronics
4 5 (4.59%) Marketing
5 2 (1.83%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.83%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (28.44%) Developer
2 29 (26.61%) Analyst
3 17 (15.60%) Business Analyst
3 17 (15.60%) Development Manager
4 14 (12.84%) Agile Business Analyst
5 13 (11.93%) .NET Developer
6 12 (11.01%) Web Development Manager
6 12 (11.01%) Web Manager
6 12 (11.01%) ScrumMaster
7 9 (8.26%) C# Developer
7 9 (8.26%) Test Analyst
8 8 (7.34%) Senior Developer
8 8 (7.34%) Project Manager
9 7 (6.42%) Financial Business Analyst
9 7 (6.42%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 7 (6.42%) Agile C# Developer
10 6 (5.50%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (5.50%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.59%) Software Engineer
11 5 (4.59%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (50.46%) .NET
2 33 (30.28%) ASP.NET
3 27 (24.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (17.43%) WCF
5 14 (12.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 12 (11.01%) .NET Framework
7 10 (9.17%) J2EE
8 8 (7.34%) HTML
9 6 (5.50%) SOAP
9 6 (5.50%) REST
9 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 6 (5.50%) HTML5
9 6 (5.50%) Velocity
10 5 (4.59%) jQuery
10 5 (4.59%) CSS
11 4 (3.67%) Backbone.js
11 4 (3.67%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (3.67%) AngularJS
11 4 (3.67%) NHibernate
12 3 (2.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.02%) N-Tier
2 5 (4.59%) DTV
3 4 (3.67%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (2.75%) PMI
4 3 (2.75%) EPoS
4 3 (2.75%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.83%) Open Source
5 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.92%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (49.54%) TDD
2 51 (46.79%) OO
3 46 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (37.61%) BDD
5 39 (35.78%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (31.19%) MVC
7 32 (29.36%) SOA
8 29 (26.61%) Web Development
9 23 (21.10%) Automated Testing
10 21 (19.27%) Business Analysis
10 21 (19.27%) PRINCE2
11 18 (16.51%) Project Management
12 16 (14.68%) Domain-Driven Design
13 14 (12.84%) Waterfall
14 12 (11.01%) Matrix Management
15 10 (9.17%) Configuration Management
16 8 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (7.34%) User Stories
17 6 (5.50%) Product Management
17 6 (5.50%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 62 (56.88%) C#
2 30 (27.52%) SQL
3 15 (13.76%) Java
3 15 (13.76%) PL/SQL
4 10 (9.17%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.59%) C++
6 4 (3.67%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.67%) Perl
6 4 (3.67%) Python
7 2 (1.83%) Scala
8 1 (0.92%) PHP
8 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (3.67%) Degree
2 3 (2.75%) PMI Certification
2 3 (2.75%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.92%) HNC
4 1 (0.92%) HND
4 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.26%) QA
2 3 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 9 (8.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (36.70%) Oracle
2 23 (21.10%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.59%) SAP
3 5 (4.59%) IBM
4 3 (2.75%) Dundas
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