The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 13 19 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Contract jobs citing Scrum 18 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 12.68% 2.73% 17.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.79% 5.00% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 11
Average daily rate
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£458 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £36.11
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +8.00%
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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 Cheltenham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
114 60 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 80.28% 54.55% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 25 38
Average daily rate £438 £425 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +22.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Cheltenham region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 30 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (66.67%) Java
3 21 (63.64%) JavaScript
3 21 (63.64%) DV Cleared
3 21 (63.64%) Security Cleared
4 19 (57.58%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (57.58%) Python
5 18 (54.55%) OO
5 18 (54.55%) Perl
5 18 (54.55%) Release Management
6 17 (51.52%) Subversion
6 17 (51.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 17 (51.52%) ClearCase
7 15 (45.45%) UNIX
8 14 (42.42%) Maven
8 14 (42.42%) Ant
8 14 (42.42%) PHP
8 14 (42.42%) Lua
8 14 (42.42%) Apache Ivy
9 12 (36.36%) Bash Shell
9 12 (36.36%) Ruby
9 12 (36.36%) OOD
10 8 (24.24%) OCPJP
10 8 (24.24%) Sun
10 8 (24.24%) Sun Certification
10 8 (24.24%) J2EE
11 7 (21.21%) HTML
11 7 (21.21%) .NET
11 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
11 7 (21.21%) CSS

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 1 (3.03%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) MySQL
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) MongoDB
2 5 (15.15%) Couchbase
2 5 (15.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (51.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 17 (51.52%) ClearCase
1 17 (51.52%) Subversion
2 14 (42.42%) Maven
2 14 (42.42%) Ant
2 14 (42.42%) Apache Ivy
3 6 (18.18%) NUnit
3 6 (18.18%) MSTest
4 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.03%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (6.06%) Games
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (81.82%) Developer
2 15 (45.45%) Java Developer
3 9 (27.27%) Senior Developer
3 9 (27.27%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (18.18%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) C++ Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 3 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (3.03%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (3.03%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) J2EE
2 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
2 7 (21.21%) CSS
2 7 (21.21%) HTML
2 7 (21.21%) .NET
3 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 5 (15.15%) Castle Windsor
4 5 (15.15%) REST
4 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (9.09%) Web Services
6 2 (6.06%) XML
7 1 (3.03%) XSL
7 1 (3.03%) XSLT
7 1 (3.03%) XHTML
7 1 (3.03%) SOAP
7 1 (3.03%) WCF
7 1 (3.03%) WPF
7 1 (3.03%) WF
7 1 (3.03%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) UNIX
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (54.55%) Release Management
3 18 (54.55%) OO
4 12 (36.36%) OOD
5 6 (18.18%) MVC
5 6 (18.18%) TDD
5 6 (18.18%) User Stories
5 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 5 (15.15%) BDD
6 5 (15.15%) Progressive Enhancement
6 5 (15.15%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (15.15%) CQRS
6 5 (15.15%) SOA
7 2 (6.06%) Project Management
7 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.06%) Kanban
7 2 (6.06%) DevOps
8 1 (3.03%) Coaching
8 1 (3.03%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) Java
2 21 (63.64%) JavaScript
3 19 (57.58%) Python
4 18 (54.55%) Perl
5 14 (42.42%) PHP
5 14 (42.42%) Lua
6 12 (36.36%) Bash Shell
6 12 (36.36%) Ruby
7 5 (15.15%) C++
8 4 (12.12%) C#
9 2 (6.06%) SQL
10 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
10 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (63.64%) DV Cleared
1 21 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 8 (24.24%) Sun Certification
2 8 (24.24%) OCPJP
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Sun
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle