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 29 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 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 13 18 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 45 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.64% 6.01% 5.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.15% 8.61% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 15 16
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +30.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £32.75 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+19.84% -6.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
318 267 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 68.09% 69.71% 58.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 121 122
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 71
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £31.00 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.25 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 24 (40.68%) TDD
2 19 (32.20%) Linux
3 17 (28.81%) C#
3 17 (28.81%) .NET
4 16 (27.12%) Java
4 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (23.73%) SQL
5 14 (23.73%) HTML
5 14 (23.73%) Microsoft
6 13 (22.03%) OO
6 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
6 13 (22.03%) Visual Studio
6 13 (22.03%) CSS
7 12 (20.34%) MVC
8 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
8 11 (18.64%) AngularJS
9 10 (16.95%) C
9 10 (16.95%) Python
9 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
10 9 (15.25%) .NET Framework
10 9 (15.25%) JIRA
10 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (15.25%) Kanban
11 8 (13.56%) jQuery
11 8 (13.56%) Degree
11 8 (13.56%) Subversion
11 8 (13.56%) MySQL
12 7 (11.86%) WebLogic
12 7 (11.86%) ITIL
12 7 (11.86%) Embedded Linux

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (11.86%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.47%) Apache
3 4 (6.78%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.39%) Node.js
5 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) RTP
2 5 (8.47%) Broadband
3 4 (6.78%) Internet
4 2 (3.39%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.69%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.56%) MySQL
3 7 (11.86%) Big Data
4 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.08%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Visual Studio
2 9 (15.25%) JIRA
3 8 (13.56%) Subversion
4 7 (11.86%) Selenium
4 7 (11.86%) Git (software)
4 7 (11.86%) Jenkins
5 5 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.08%) WiX
7 3 (5.08%) MSBuild
7 3 (5.08%) FitNesse
7 3 (5.08%) Maven
7 3 (5.08%) JUnit
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (45.76%) Developer
2 13 (22.03%) .NET Developer
3 10 (16.95%) Software Engineer
4 9 (15.25%) Project Manager
5 7 (11.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) DBA
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.78%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.78%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.08%) MySQL Developer
8 3 (5.08%) MySQL DBA
8 3 (5.08%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (5.08%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (5.08%) C++ Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Tester
8 3 (5.08%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Technical Project Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.81%) .NET
2 14 (23.73%) HTML
3 13 (22.03%) CSS
4 11 (18.64%) AngularJS
5 9 (15.25%) .NET Framework
6 8 (13.56%) jQuery
7 6 (10.17%) GStreamer
7 6 (10.17%) ADO.NET
8 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
8 5 (8.47%) RESTful
8 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (8.47%) HTML5
9 4 (6.78%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (6.78%) CSS3
9 4 (6.78%) Web Services
9 4 (6.78%) XML
9 4 (6.78%) Dojo
10 3 (5.08%) WCF
10 3 (5.08%) WPF
10 3 (5.08%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) MPEG
1 6 (10.17%) IPTV
1 6 (10.17%) Streaming Video
1 6 (10.17%) Kindle
2 5 (8.47%) GIS
3 4 (6.78%) Open Source
4 3 (5.08%) Mathematics
4 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.39%) Clustering
5 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.39%) Internet of Things
5 2 (3.39%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.69%) CMDB
6 1 (1.69%) Firmware
6 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) Linux
2 7 (11.86%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (10.17%) UNIX
4 4 (6.78%) Solaris
5 3 (5.08%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (3.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.68%) TDD
2 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.03%) OO
4 12 (20.34%) MVC
5 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
6 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (15.25%) Kanban
7 7 (11.86%) BDD
7 7 (11.86%) ITIL
8 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2
8 6 (10.17%) OOP
8 6 (10.17%) Multithreading
9 5 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (8.47%) Business Analysis
10 4 (6.78%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (6.78%) Migration
10 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
10 4 (6.78%) Service Management
10 4 (6.78%) User Stories
10 4 (6.78%) Feature Driven Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.81%) C#
2 16 (27.12%) Java
3 14 (23.73%) SQL
4 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
5 10 (16.95%) C
5 10 (16.95%) Python
6 6 (10.17%) PHP
6 6 (10.17%) C++
7 5 (8.47%) Ruby
8 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.08%) XAML
8 3 (5.08%) Perl
8 3 (5.08%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.39%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) ISEB
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.39%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (23.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) Perforce
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) JBoss
3 4 (6.78%) Sun
4 3 (5.08%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.08%) SAP
5 2 (3.39%) Sybase
5 2 (3.39%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
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