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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 20 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 27 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.30% 6.89% 3.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.89% 9.16% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 11
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£375 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+10.95% +10.60%
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
273 273 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 73.78% 75.21% 61.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 165 109
Average daily rate £370 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 28
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £21.70 £35.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 41 (91.11%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (46.67%) PRINCE2
3 16 (35.56%) Project Management
4 12 (26.67%) Business Analysis
5 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (24.44%) ITIL
6 9 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 8 (17.78%) Java
7 8 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (17.78%) Waterfall
8 7 (15.56%) Python
9 6 (13.33%) Linux
9 6 (13.33%) SQL
9 6 (13.33%) .NET
9 6 (13.33%) JIRA
9 6 (13.33%) TDD
10 5 (11.11%) Retail
10 5 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
10 5 (11.11%) Degree
10 5 (11.11%) C#
10 5 (11.11%) C++
10 5 (11.11%) SAP
10 5 (11.11%) RAD
10 5 (11.11%) XML
10 5 (11.11%) CRM
10 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
10 5 (11.11%) ISEB
10 5 (11.11%) SaaS
11 4 (8.89%) IIBA

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.22%) CMS
3 1 (2.22%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
1 5 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) SaaS
2 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) IGMP
2 1 (2.22%) RTSP
2 1 (2.22%) ZigBee
2 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.22%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) 802.15
2 1 (2.22%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (4.44%) Subversion
3 1 (2.22%) Maven
3 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.22%) Ant
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (11.11%) Retail
2 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 13 (28.89%) Business Analyst
2 13 (28.89%) Analyst
3 11 (24.44%) Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Contracts Manager
4 4 (8.89%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Lead Business Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) XML
3 4 (8.89%) Web Services
4 3 (6.67%) Spring
4 3 (6.67%) WCF
4 3 (6.67%) SOAP
4 3 (6.67%) HTML
5 2 (4.44%) LAMP
6 1 (2.22%) WinForms
6 1 (2.22%) JPA
6 1 (2.22%) J2EE
6 1 (2.22%) STL
6 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.22%) CSS
6 1 (2.22%) Servlets
6 1 (2.22%) Apache Camel
6 1 (2.22%) REST
6 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Open Source
2 3 (6.67%) IPTV
2 3 (6.67%) PMI
3 2 (4.44%) Internet of Things
3 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.44%) Streaming Media
4 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.22%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.22%) STB
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) MPEG
4 1 (2.22%) DTV
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.22%) UNIX
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (91.11%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (46.67%) PRINCE2
3 16 (35.56%) Project Management
4 12 (26.67%) Business Analysis
5 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (24.44%) ITIL
6 9 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 8 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (17.78%) Waterfall
8 6 (13.33%) TDD
9 5 (11.11%) RAD
9 5 (11.11%) CRM
10 4 (8.89%) Service Management
11 3 (6.67%) Multithreading
12 2 (4.44%) Automation Testing
12 2 (4.44%) Software Delivery
12 2 (4.44%) DSDM
12 2 (4.44%) Manual Testing
12 2 (4.44%) Kanban
12 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Java
2 7 (15.56%) Python
3 6 (13.33%) SQL
4 5 (11.11%) C#
4 5 (11.11%) C++
5 4 (8.89%) C
6 1 (2.22%) Ruby
6 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Degree
1 5 (11.11%) ISEB
2 4 (8.89%) IIBA
2 4 (8.89%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.22%) PMP
3 1 (2.22%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) SAP
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) VMware
4 2 (4.44%) Perforce
5 1 (2.22%) Sitecore