The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 32 54 45
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 166 76 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.29% 3.20% 3.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.95% 4.51% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 45 80
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Average hourly rate £57.50 £48.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.79% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- +29.77%
Scrum
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2387 1687 2097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.09% 70.94% 68.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1432 861 1094
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 115 213
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.85 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.61 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the East of England region.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Scrum
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Scrum Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +10 53 £403 -7.47% 26
Norfolk +13 31 £325 +62.50% 3
Hertfordshire -4 31 £400 - 14
Bedfordshire +1 29 £425 -19.04% 19
Essex +4 20 £450 -18.18% 6
Suffolk -7 4 £300 -33.33% 3
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 89 (32.60%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (31.14%) JavaScript
3 80 (29.30%) TDD
4 74 (27.11%) .NET
5 71 (26.01%) HTML
6 65 (23.81%) C#
7 64 (23.44%) Java
7 64 (23.44%) SQL
8 60 (21.98%) MVC
9 56 (20.51%) ASP.NET
10 55 (20.15%) CSS
11 54 (19.78%) E-Commerce
12 51 (18.68%) OO
13 48 (17.58%) Linux
14 44 (16.12%) Git (software)
15 43 (15.75%) Finance
16 41 (15.02%) SQL Server
17 40 (14.65%) Oracle
17 40 (14.65%) Waterfall
18 38 (13.92%) PRINCE2
19 35 (12.82%) XML
20 33 (12.09%) UNIX
20 33 (12.09%) J2EE
20 33 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
21 32 (11.72%) ASP.NET MVC
21 32 (11.72%) Project Management
22 30 (10.99%) jQuery
23 29 (10.62%) Microsoft
24 28 (10.26%) Subversion
24 28 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 24 (8.79%) Tomcat
2 20 (7.33%) Apache
3 16 (5.86%) CMS
4 14 (5.13%) WebLogic
5 13 (4.76%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.56%) IIS
7 5 (1.83%) Node.js
8 4 (1.47%) Adobe CQ
9 3 (1.10%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.10%) Joomla!
9 3 (1.10%) Drupal
9 3 (1.10%) WordPress
10 2 (0.73%) lighttpd
10 2 (0.73%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.73%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.37%) Confluence
11 1 (0.37%) EPiServer CMS
11 1 (0.37%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.37%) Liferay
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (2.20%) MS Project
2 4 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (1.47%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.10%) MS Office
4 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (5.86%) Oracle General Ledger
1 16 (5.86%) Agresso
2 15 (5.49%) Oracle Payables
2 15 (5.49%) Oracle Receivables
2 15 (5.49%) Oracle Assets
3 4 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.20%) SaaS
2 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.93%) Internet
2 7 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.20%) RTP
4 5 (1.83%) Broadband
5 4 (1.47%) ZigBee
6 3 (1.10%) 802.15
7 2 (0.73%) VRRP
7 2 (0.73%) Firewall
7 2 (0.73%) VPN
8 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.02%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.89%) MySQL
3 17 (6.23%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.66%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.30%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.56%) Big Data
7 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.10%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.37%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 44 (16.12%) Git (software)
2 28 (10.26%) Subversion
2 28 (10.26%) JIRA
3 25 (9.16%) TeamCity
4 22 (8.06%) Selenium
5 19 (6.96%) Visual Studio
5 19 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (6.59%) Jenkins
7 16 (5.86%) Ant
8 11 (4.03%) JUnit
9 10 (3.66%) Maven
10 8 (2.93%) Eclipse
10 8 (2.93%) Cucumber
11 7 (2.56%) Mockito
12 6 (2.20%) StyleCop
12 6 (2.20%) FxCop
13 5 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.83%) IntelliJ
14 4 (1.47%) WATIR
14 4 (1.47%) RSpec
General
1 43 (15.75%) Finance
2 18 (6.59%) Retail
3 10 (3.66%) General Ledger
3 10 (3.66%) Legal
4 8 (2.93%) Marketing
5 6 (2.20%) Publishing
5 6 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.20%) Automotive
6 3 (1.10%) Banking
7 2 (0.73%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.73%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Electronics
8 1 (0.37%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 125 (45.79%) Developer
2 49 (17.95%) .NET Developer
3 35 (12.82%) Project Manager
4 31 (11.36%) Analyst
5 21 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 20 (7.33%) ScrumMaster
7 19 (6.96%) Java Developer
8 18 (6.59%) Software Engineer
9 17 (6.23%) C# Developer
9 17 (6.23%) C# .NET Developer
10 16 (5.86%) Senior Developer
11 13 (4.76%) Web Developer
12 11 (4.03%) Architect
12 11 (4.03%) Senior .NET Developer
13 10 (3.66%) ASP.NET Developer
14 9 (3.30%) Senior C# Developer
15 8 (2.93%) PHP Developer
15 8 (2.93%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 8 (2.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 7 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (27.11%) .NET
2 71 (26.01%) HTML
3 56 (20.51%) ASP.NET
4 55 (20.15%) CSS
5 35 (12.82%) XML
6 33 (12.09%) J2EE
7 32 (11.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 30 (10.99%) jQuery
9 26 (9.52%) HTML5
10 25 (9.16%) .NET Framework
11 24 (8.79%) Ajax
12 23 (8.42%) Web Services
13 20 (7.33%) JSP
14 17 (6.23%) WCF
15 15 (5.49%) CSS3
15 15 (5.49%) AngularJS
16 14 (5.13%) REST
16 14 (5.13%) LINQ
16 14 (5.13%) Spring
16 14 (5.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.40%) Computer Science
2 9 (3.30%) Data Integration
2 9 (3.30%) Open Source
3 7 (2.56%) Web 2.0
4 6 (2.20%) Mathematics
4 6 (2.20%) Streaming Video
4 6 (2.20%) MPEG
4 6 (2.20%) GIS
4 6 (2.20%) Kindle
4 6 (2.20%) IPTV
5 5 (1.83%) Biology
6 4 (1.47%) Clustering
6 4 (1.47%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.47%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.10%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.73%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.73%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (0.73%) iPhone
8 2 (0.73%) PMI
8 2 (0.73%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 48 (17.58%) Linux
2 33 (12.09%) UNIX
3 19 (6.96%) Solaris
4 16 (5.86%) Windows
5 10 (3.66%) Oracle Linux
6 8 (2.93%) Android
7 7 (2.56%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (1.10%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.73%) AIX
9 2 (0.73%) HPUX
10 1 (0.37%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.37%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (32.60%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (29.30%) TDD
3 60 (21.98%) MVC
4 54 (19.78%) E-Commerce
5 51 (18.68%) OO
6 40 (14.65%) Waterfall
7 38 (13.92%) PRINCE2
8 33 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (11.72%) Project Management
10 28 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 26 (9.52%) Software Engineering
12 25 (9.16%) BDD
13 24 (8.79%) Unit Testing
14 20 (7.33%) UML
15 19 (6.96%) RUP
15 19 (6.96%) Business Analysis
16 18 (6.59%) Content Management
16 18 (6.59%) ERP
17 17 (6.23%) Multithreading
17 17 (6.23%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 85 (31.14%) JavaScript
2 65 (23.81%) C#
3 64 (23.44%) Java
3 64 (23.44%) SQL
4 18 (6.59%) Python
5 16 (5.86%) C
5 16 (5.86%) PHP
6 14 (5.13%) Perl
7 12 (4.40%) C++
8 10 (3.66%) Ruby
9 8 (2.93%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.56%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.20%) VBScript
12 5 (1.83%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.47%) LINC
13 4 (1.47%) XAML
13 4 (1.47%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.47%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.10%) VBA
14 3 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (8.79%) Degree
2 6 (2.20%) ISEB
2 6 (2.20%) PMP
2 6 (2.20%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.73%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.37%) MCP
5 1 (0.37%) MCSE
5 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.37%) MCPD
5 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.69%) QA
2 6 (2.20%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.73%) Xen
1 2 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.73%) Nagios
2 2 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.73%) Puppet
2 2 (0.73%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (14.65%) Oracle
2 29 (10.62%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.96%) SAP
4 18 (6.59%) FatWire
5 13 (4.76%) IBM
6 11 (4.03%) Atlassian
7 10 (3.66%) Sun
8 6 (2.20%) Perforce
9 4 (1.47%) JBoss
9 4 (1.47%) Adobe
9 4 (1.47%) Sybase
10 3 (1.10%) Twitter
11 2 (0.73%) VMware
11 2 (0.73%) Zend
11 2 (0.73%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.73%) Apple
11 2 (0.73%) Intel
12 1 (0.37%) Lotus
12 1 (0.37%) HP
12 1 (0.37%) webMethods
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