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 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 12 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 18 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 11.61% 2.75% 14.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.40% 5.36% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 10
Average daily rate
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£478 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.47% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+10.95% +10.60%
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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
125 56 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 80.65% 51.38% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 22 36
Average daily rate £448 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 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 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 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 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (70.59%) Java
3 23 (67.65%) JavaScript
4 21 (61.76%) DV Cleared
4 21 (61.76%) Security Cleared
5 19 (55.88%) Python
6 18 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (50.00%) Release Management
7 17 (50.00%) OO
7 17 (50.00%) Perl
8 16 (47.06%) Subversion
8 16 (47.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 16 (47.06%) ClearCase
8 16 (47.06%) UNIX
9 15 (44.12%) Ant
9 15 (44.12%) PHP
9 15 (44.12%) Maven
9 15 (44.12%) Lua
9 15 (44.12%) Apache Ivy
10 11 (32.35%) Ruby
10 11 (32.35%) Bash Shell
11 10 (29.41%) OOD
12 9 (26.47%) Sun
12 9 (26.47%) Sun Certification
12 9 (26.47%) OCPJP
12 9 (26.47%) J2EE
13 8 (23.53%) HTML
13 8 (23.53%) .NET
13 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET
13 8 (23.53%) CSS

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (2.94%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) MySQL
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 5 (14.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (14.71%) Couchbase
3 5 (14.71%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 16 (47.06%) Subversion
1 16 (47.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 16 (47.06%) ClearCase
2 15 (44.12%) Ant
2 15 (44.12%) Maven
2 15 (44.12%) Apache Ivy
3 6 (17.65%) MSTest
3 6 (17.65%) NUnit
4 1 (2.94%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (82.35%) Developer
2 17 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (29.41%) Senior Java Developer
3 10 (29.41%) Senior Developer
4 7 (20.59%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Web Developer
5 3 (8.82%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Python Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Python Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (2.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Software Team Leader
7 1 (2.94%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (2.94%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) J2EE
2 8 (23.53%) HTML
2 8 (23.53%) .NET
2 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET
2 8 (23.53%) CSS
3 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (17.65%) .NET Framework
5 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (14.71%) Castle Windsor
5 5 (14.71%) REST
6 3 (8.82%) Web Services
7 2 (5.88%) XML
7 2 (5.88%) Django
7 2 (5.88%) WCF
8 1 (2.94%) WPF
8 1 (2.94%) WF
8 1 (2.94%) Silverlight
8 1 (2.94%) LINQ
8 1 (2.94%) jQuery
8 1 (2.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) UNIX
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (50.00%) Release Management
3 17 (50.00%) OO
4 10 (29.41%) OOD
5 7 (20.59%) MVC
5 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
5 7 (20.59%) User Stories
6 6 (17.65%) TDD
7 5 (14.71%) SOA
7 5 (14.71%) BDD
7 5 (14.71%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (14.71%) CQRS
7 5 (14.71%) Progressive Enhancement
8 2 (5.88%) Project Management
8 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.88%) DevOps
8 2 (5.88%) Kanban
9 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (70.59%) Java
2 23 (67.65%) JavaScript
3 19 (55.88%) Python
4 17 (50.00%) Perl
5 15 (44.12%) PHP
5 15 (44.12%) Lua
6 11 (32.35%) Ruby
6 11 (32.35%) Bash Shell
7 5 (14.71%) C#
8 3 (8.82%) C++
9 2 (5.88%) SQL
10 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (61.76%) DV Cleared
1 21 (61.76%) Security Cleared
2 9 (26.47%) Sun Certification
2 9 (26.47%) OCPJP
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.94%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Sun
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle