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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 15 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 29 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.12% 3.94% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.20% 5.38% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 7
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£375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
- +14.09%
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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
259 260 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 72.55% 73.24% 60.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 154 106
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 29
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 £13.50 £35.00 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 42 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (43.75%) PRINCE2
3 16 (33.33%) Project Management
4 12 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (22.92%) Python
6 10 (20.83%) ITIL
6 10 (20.83%) Regression Testing
7 9 (18.75%) SQL
7 9 (18.75%) JIRA
7 9 (18.75%) Waterfall
8 8 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (16.67%) .NET
8 8 (16.67%) HTML
8 8 (16.67%) Java
8 8 (16.67%) Linux
9 7 (14.58%) C
9 7 (14.58%) C#
9 7 (14.58%) XML
10 6 (12.50%) C++
10 6 (12.50%) Internet
10 6 (12.50%) TDD
11 5 (10.42%) Retail
11 5 (10.42%) Dynamics NAV
11 5 (10.42%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (10.42%) IPTV
11 5 (10.42%) ISEB
11 5 (10.42%) RAD
11 5 (10.42%) CRM
11 5 (10.42%) SharePoint

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.08%) CMS
3 1 (2.08%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Project
1 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Dynamics NAV
1 5 (10.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) SaaS
2 4 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (4.17%) 802.15
2 2 (4.17%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.08%) HTTP
3 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) DVB
3 1 (2.08%) IGMP
3 1 (2.08%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) JIRA
2 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 5 (10.42%) Retail
2 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Project Manager
2 13 (27.08%) Developer
3 12 (25.00%) Analyst
3 12 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 4 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
4 4 (8.33%) Contracts Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Project Manager
5 3 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Lead Business Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) HTML
1 8 (16.67%) .NET
2 7 (14.58%) XML
3 4 (8.33%) Web Services
4 3 (6.25%) SOAP
4 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.25%) CSS
4 3 (6.25%) Spring
4 3 (6.25%) WCF
4 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (4.17%) jQuery
5 2 (4.17%) LAMP
6 1 (2.08%) WinForms
6 1 (2.08%) Servlets
6 1 (2.08%) J2EE
6 1 (2.08%) JPA
6 1 (2.08%) Apache Camel
6 1 (2.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) IPTV
2 4 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.33%) Streaming Media
3 3 (6.25%) PMI
4 2 (4.17%) Open Source
4 2 (4.17%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.08%) DTV
5 1 (2.08%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.08%) Streaming Video
5 1 (2.08%) STB
5 1 (2.08%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.08%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (43.75%) PRINCE2
3 16 (33.33%) Project Management
4 12 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (20.83%) ITIL
6 10 (20.83%) Regression Testing
7 9 (18.75%) Waterfall
8 8 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (12.50%) TDD
10 5 (10.42%) RAD
10 5 (10.42%) CRM
11 4 (8.33%) Service Management
12 3 (6.25%) MVC
12 3 (6.25%) Automated Testing
12 3 (6.25%) Manual Testing
13 2 (4.17%) Integration Testing
13 2 (4.17%) Content Management
13 2 (4.17%) Multithreading
13 2 (4.17%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) Python
2 9 (18.75%) SQL
3 8 (16.67%) Java
4 7 (14.58%) C
4 7 (14.58%) C#
5 6 (12.50%) C++
6 2 (4.17%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.08%) Ruby
7 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.08%) Scala
7 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) ISEB
2 4 (8.33%) PMI Certification
2 4 (8.33%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) IIBA
3 1 (2.08%) CBAP
3 1 (2.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) SAP
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.33%) Perforce
2 2 (4.17%) VMware
3 1 (2.08%) Sitecore
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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