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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 18 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 36 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.36% 4.61% 6.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.43% 6.16% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 18
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£413 £450 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +35.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £388 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
Average hourly rate £57.50 - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- +29.77%
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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
315 276 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 64.42% 74.80% 63.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 122 128
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 £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 74
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.52 £24.60 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 26 (38.24%) TDD
2 25 (36.76%) Linux
3 21 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (29.41%) Java
5 19 (27.94%) SQL
6 17 (25.00%) .NET
6 17 (25.00%) C#
7 15 (22.06%) HTML
7 15 (22.06%) OO
8 14 (20.59%) Python
8 14 (20.59%) JavaScript
9 13 (19.12%) Visual Studio
9 13 (19.12%) CSS
9 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
10 12 (17.65%) WebLogic
10 12 (17.65%) UNIX
10 12 (17.65%) C
10 12 (17.65%) Git (software)
11 11 (16.18%) Multithreading
11 11 (16.18%) AngularJS
11 11 (16.18%) Oracle
11 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
11 11 (16.18%) MVC
11 11 (16.18%) Software Engineering
12 10 (14.71%) Finance
12 10 (14.71%) Solaris
12 10 (14.71%) Degree
13 9 (13.24%) JIRA
13 9 (13.24%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (13.24%) jQuery

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (17.65%) WebLogic
2 8 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 7 (10.29%) Apache
4 2 (2.94%) Node.js
5 1 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) Internet
2 6 (8.82%) RTP
3 5 (7.35%) Broadband
4 4 (5.88%) ZigBee
5 3 (4.41%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.76%) MySQL
3 7 (10.29%) Big Data
4 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.41%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) Visual Studio
2 12 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 9 (13.24%) JIRA
3 9 (13.24%) Jenkins
4 7 (10.29%) Subversion
4 7 (10.29%) Selenium
5 6 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.88%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.41%) WiX
7 3 (4.41%) MSBuild
7 3 (4.41%) FitNesse
7 3 (4.41%) Maven
7 3 (4.41%) JUnit
8 2 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 10 (14.71%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Publishing
2 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (41.18%) Developer
2 13 (19.12%) Software Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) .NET Developer
3 8 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 8 (11.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) Design Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) DBA
4 5 (7.35%) Senior Developer
4 5 (7.35%) Principal Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Architect
5 4 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.41%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Tester
6 3 (4.41%) Web Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.41%) C++ Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.00%) .NET
2 15 (22.06%) HTML
3 13 (19.12%) CSS
4 11 (16.18%) AngularJS
5 9 (13.24%) jQuery
6 8 (11.76%) .NET Framework
6 8 (11.76%) J2EE
6 8 (11.76%) J2SE
7 6 (8.82%) ADO.NET
7 6 (8.82%) GStreamer
8 5 (7.35%) HTML5
8 5 (7.35%) RESTful
8 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET
9 4 (5.88%) Web Services
9 4 (5.88%) XML
9 4 (5.88%) Dojo
9 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (5.88%) LINQ
9 4 (5.88%) CSS3
10 3 (4.41%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) MPEG
1 6 (8.82%) Streaming Video
1 6 (8.82%) IPTV
1 6 (8.82%) Open Source
1 6 (8.82%) Kindle
2 5 (7.35%) GIS
2 5 (7.35%) Mathematics
3 4 (5.88%) Clustering
4 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.94%) Firmware
5 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.94%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.94%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.47%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.76%) Linux
2 12 (17.65%) UNIX
3 10 (14.71%) Solaris
4 8 (11.76%) Oracle Linux
5 7 (10.29%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (5.88%) Windows
7 2 (2.94%) AIX
7 2 (2.94%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.24%) TDD
2 21 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (22.06%) OO
4 11 (16.18%) MVC
4 11 (16.18%) Software Engineering
4 11 (16.18%) Multithreading
5 9 (13.24%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (11.76%) UML
6 8 (11.76%) Kanban
6 8 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (10.29%) BDD
8 6 (8.82%) OOP
8 6 (8.82%) ITIL
8 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
8 6 (8.82%) Business Analysis
9 5 (7.35%) Load Balancing
9 5 (7.35%) Regression Testing
9 5 (7.35%) Waterfall
9 5 (7.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) Java
2 19 (27.94%) SQL
3 17 (25.00%) C#
4 14 (20.59%) JavaScript
4 14 (20.59%) Python
5 12 (17.65%) C
6 8 (11.76%) Perl
7 7 (10.29%) PHP
8 6 (8.82%) C++
9 5 (7.35%) Ruby
10 4 (5.88%) Embedded C
10 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
11 3 (4.41%) XAML
11 3 (4.41%) VB.NET
12 2 (2.94%) Tcl
12 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) Degree
2 3 (4.41%) ISEB
3 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) ISO 9001
2 3 (4.41%) QA
3 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.18%) Oracle
3 8 (11.76%) Sun
3 8 (11.76%) Atlassian
4 6 (8.82%) Perforce
5 4 (5.88%) JBoss
6 3 (4.41%) SAP
7 2 (2.94%) Sybase
7 2 (2.94%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.94%) VMware
8 1 (1.47%) HP
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