The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 37 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 21 38 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.53% 9.34% 5.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.85% 12.71% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 35 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £38.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +21.25%
Scrum
Cambridgeshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
359 299 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 77.37% 73.46% 66.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 196 118
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £287 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 28
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.58 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 40 (93.02%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) PRINCE2
3 10 (23.26%) Project Management
3 10 (23.26%) Java
3 10 (23.26%) .NET
4 9 (20.93%) TDD
4 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (20.93%) WCF
5 8 (18.60%) Business Analysis
5 8 (18.60%) C#
5 8 (18.60%) SQL
5 8 (18.60%) XML
5 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
6 7 (16.28%) ITIL
6 7 (16.28%) Windows
6 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Multithreading
6 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Unit Testing
7 6 (13.95%) LINQ
7 6 (13.95%) Time Management
7 6 (13.95%) Banking
7 6 (13.95%) WPF
7 6 (13.95%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (13.95%) ADO.NET
8 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
8 5 (11.63%) RAD
8 5 (11.63%) CRM
8 5 (11.63%) .NET Framework
8 5 (11.63%) Retail

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (9.30%) Node.js
2 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.33%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Dynamics NAV
1 5 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) SaaS
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) GSM
1 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
1 1 (2.33%) DVB
1 1 (2.33%) SMPP
1 1 (2.33%) IGMP
1 1 (2.33%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Maven
1 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
2 2 (4.65%) JIRA
2 2 (4.65%) Subversion
3 1 (2.33%) Ant
3 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (13.95%) Banking
2 5 (11.63%) Retail
3 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.30%) Finance
3 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.65%) Back Office
5 1 (2.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) Project Manager
3 10 (23.26%) Business Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.30%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (9.30%) Contracts Manager
6 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) .NET
2 9 (20.93%) WCF
3 8 (18.60%) XML
4 6 (13.95%) ADO.NET
4 6 (13.95%) WPF
4 6 (13.95%) LINQ
5 5 (11.63%) .NET Framework
6 4 (9.30%) Web Services
6 4 (9.30%) MSMQ
6 4 (9.30%) WF
6 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (6.98%) Spring
7 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
7 3 (6.98%) J2EE
7 3 (6.98%) SOAP
8 2 (4.65%) Java EE
8 2 (4.65%) Backbone.js
8 2 (4.65%) RESTful
9 1 (2.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) PMI
1 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.33%) Internet of Things
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) MPEG
2 1 (2.33%) DTV
2 1 (2.33%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.33%) Streaming Video
2 1 (2.33%) STB
2 1 (2.33%) IPTV
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (93.02%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) PRINCE2
3 10 (23.26%) Project Management
4 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (20.93%) TDD
5 8 (18.60%) Business Analysis
5 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
6 7 (16.28%) Multithreading
6 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (16.28%) ITIL
6 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Unit Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Time Management
7 6 (13.95%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (11.63%) MVC
8 5 (11.63%) RAD
8 5 (11.63%) CRM
8 5 (11.63%) Open Source
9 4 (9.30%) UML
9 4 (9.30%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) Java
2 8 (18.60%) C#
2 8 (18.60%) SQL
3 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.98%) C++
5 2 (4.65%) Python
5 2 (4.65%) Scala
6 1 (2.33%) Go
6 1 (2.33%) C
6 1 (2.33%) Ruby
6 1 (2.33%) Erlang
6 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.65%) ISEB
4 1 (2.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Puppet
1 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) VMware
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Sitecore
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