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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 20 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 35 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.56% 5.46% 7.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.59% 7.22% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 21
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£413 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
Average hourly rate £57.50 - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +42.85%
Scrum
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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
302 277 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 65.23% 75.68% 69.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 117 141
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 £270 £260 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £533 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 76
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +3.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £31.00 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 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 16 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 54 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.88%) TDD
3 24 (36.36%) Linux
4 20 (30.30%) Java
5 19 (28.79%) SQL
6 15 (22.73%) .NET
6 15 (22.73%) C#
6 15 (22.73%) HTML
6 15 (22.73%) OO
7 14 (21.21%) Python
8 13 (19.70%) JavaScript
8 13 (19.70%) CSS
9 12 (18.18%) UNIX
9 12 (18.18%) C
9 12 (18.18%) WebLogic
9 12 (18.18%) Git (software)
10 11 (16.67%) Multithreading
10 11 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 11 (16.67%) AngularJS
10 11 (16.67%) Oracle
10 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 11 (16.67%) Visual Studio
10 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 10 (15.15%) MVC
11 10 (15.15%) Solaris
11 10 (15.15%) Degree
12 9 (13.64%) JIRA
12 9 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (13.64%) Kanban
12 9 (13.64%) jQuery

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 8 (12.12%) Tomcat
3 7 (10.61%) Apache
4 2 (3.03%) Node.js
5 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) Internet
2 5 (7.58%) RTP
2 5 (7.58%) ZigBee
3 4 (6.06%) 802.15
3 4 (6.06%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.12%) MySQL
3 7 (10.61%) Big Data
4 4 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.55%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 11 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 9 (13.64%) JIRA
3 9 (13.64%) Jenkins
4 8 (12.12%) Selenium
5 6 (9.09%) Subversion
6 4 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (6.06%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.55%) WiX
7 3 (4.55%) MSBuild
7 3 (4.55%) JUnit
7 3 (4.55%) Maven
7 3 (4.55%) FitNesse
8 2 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.52%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Publishing
2 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (40.91%) Developer
2 13 (19.70%) Software Engineer
3 11 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 8 (12.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Design Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) DBA
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Principal Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) C Developer
7 4 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Architect
7 4 (6.06%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Tester
8 3 (4.55%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.55%) C++ Developer
8 3 (4.55%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.73%) HTML
1 15 (22.73%) .NET
2 13 (19.70%) CSS
3 11 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 9 (13.64%) jQuery
5 8 (12.12%) J2EE
5 8 (12.12%) J2SE
6 6 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 6 (9.09%) ADO.NET
7 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
7 5 (7.58%) RESTful
7 5 (7.58%) HTML5
7 5 (7.58%) GStreamer
8 4 (6.06%) CSS3
8 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (6.06%) LINQ
8 4 (6.06%) Web Services
8 4 (6.06%) XML
8 4 (6.06%) Dojo
9 3 (4.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Open Source
1 6 (9.09%) Kindle
2 5 (7.58%) MPEG
2 5 (7.58%) GIS
2 5 (7.58%) Streaming Video
2 5 (7.58%) IPTV
2 5 (7.58%) Mathematics
3 4 (6.06%) Clustering
4 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.55%) User Experience
5 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.03%) Internet of Things
5 2 (3.03%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (3.03%) Firmware
6 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.36%) Linux
2 12 (18.18%) UNIX
3 10 (15.15%) Solaris
4 8 (12.12%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (6.06%) Windows
7 2 (3.03%) AIX
7 2 (3.03%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.88%) TDD
3 15 (22.73%) OO
4 11 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 11 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 10 (15.15%) MVC
6 9 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (13.64%) Kanban
7 8 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (12.12%) UML
8 7 (10.61%) BDD
9 6 (9.09%) OOP
9 6 (9.09%) ITIL
9 6 (9.09%) PRINCE2
9 6 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (7.58%) Waterfall
10 5 (7.58%) Load Balancing
10 5 (7.58%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (6.06%) User Stories
11 4 (6.06%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.30%) Java
2 19 (28.79%) SQL
3 15 (22.73%) C#
4 14 (21.21%) Python
5 13 (19.70%) JavaScript
6 12 (18.18%) C
7 8 (12.12%) Perl
8 7 (10.61%) PHP
9 6 (9.09%) C++
10 5 (7.58%) Ruby
10 5 (7.58%) Embedded C
11 4 (6.06%) PowerShell
12 3 (4.55%) XAML
12 3 (4.55%) VB.NET
13 2 (3.03%) Tcl
13 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
13 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
14 1 (1.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) Degree
2 4 (6.06%) ISEB
3 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) ISO 9001
2 5 (7.58%) QA
3 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Oracle
1 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.12%) Sun
2 8 (12.12%) Atlassian
3 5 (7.58%) Perforce
4 4 (6.06%) JBoss
5 2 (3.03%) VMware
5 2 (3.03%) Sybase
6 1 (1.52%) SAP
6 1 (1.52%) HP
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