The first table below looks at the demand for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 15 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 Cambridge 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
15 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 31 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 14 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.76% 2.83% 6.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.15% 4.89% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 17
Average daily rate £348 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £260 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £383 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
272 225 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 73.12% 57.84% 64.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 99 154
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 35
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% -9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.50 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.50 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Scrum
Cambridgeshire

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 15 April 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Cambridge region.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 15 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 11 (40.74%) Linux
2 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
4 7 (25.93%) Subversion
4 7 (25.93%) TDD
4 7 (25.93%) SQL
5 6 (22.22%) .NET
5 6 (22.22%) Python
5 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 5 (18.52%) Sun
6 5 (18.52%) MPEG
6 5 (18.52%) RTP
6 5 (18.52%) Oracle
6 5 (18.52%) C
6 5 (18.52%) C#
6 5 (18.52%) UNIX
6 5 (18.52%) Java
6 5 (18.52%) Finance
6 5 (18.52%) Perforce
6 5 (18.52%) Streaming Video
6 5 (18.52%) IPTV
6 5 (18.52%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (18.52%) GStreamer
7 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Migration
7 4 (14.81%) Solaris
7 4 (14.81%) OO
7 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
7 4 (14.81%) Perl
7 4 (14.81%) Sybase

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 15 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
2 3 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) RTP
2 4 (14.81%) Broadband
3 1 (3.70%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Subversion
2 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.41%) PhoneGap
4 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Software Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL Manager
5 2 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Java Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) GStreamer
3 3 (11.11%) CGI
3 3 (11.11%) J2SE
3 3 (11.11%) J2EE
3 3 (11.11%) HTML
3 3 (11.11%) CSS
3 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (7.41%) HTML5
4 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.41%) XML
5 1 (3.70%) XSLT
5 1 (3.70%) jQuery
5 1 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (3.70%) Backbone.js
5 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) MPEG
1 5 (18.52%) Streaming Video
1 5 (18.52%) IPTV
2 3 (11.11%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) CMDB
4 1 (3.70%) EPoS
4 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.70%) Open Source
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) UNIX
2 5 (18.52%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (14.81%) Solaris
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
2 7 (25.93%) TDD
3 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) OO
4 3 (11.11%) UML
4 3 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) MVC
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Multithreading
4 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.41%) Kanban
5 2 (7.41%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (25.93%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) Python
4 5 (18.52%) C
4 5 (18.52%) C#
4 5 (18.52%) Java
5 4 (14.81%) Perl
6 2 (7.41%) PHP
7 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.70%) Ruby
7 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.70%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Sun
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
2 5 (18.52%) Perforce
3 4 (14.81%) Sybase
4 3 (11.11%) Atlassian
5 2 (7.41%) ServiceNow
5 2 (7.41%) SAP
5 2 (7.41%) Business Objects
5 2 (7.41%) Adobe
6 1 (3.70%) Hitachi
6 1 (3.70%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Cognos
6 1 (3.70%) VMware
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