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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 33 57 51
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 132 93 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.95% 3.17% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.65% 4.30% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 68 44
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £38.00 - £31.70
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 - £27.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 - £35.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
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
1985 2164 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.46% 73.76% 68.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 1236 894
Average daily rate £413 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 132 112
Average hourly rate £32.05 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.30 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 2015.

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
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 31 March 2015. 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 +27 41 £375 +17.18% 32
Hertfordshire -4 30 £388 -1.64% 21
Bedfordshire -2 23 £475 +11.76% 12
Essex +3 16 £400 +6.66% 4
Norfolk +9 15 £335 +11.66% 3
Suffolk +2 6 £375 +25.00% 4
East Anglia - 1 - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

1 260 (90.28%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (26.04%) TDD
3 66 (22.92%) Java
4 60 (20.83%) C#
4 60 (20.83%) E-Commerce
5 59 (20.49%) .NET
6 53 (18.40%) HTML
7 52 (18.06%) SQL
8 51 (17.71%) Project Management
9 45 (15.63%) JavaScript
9 45 (15.63%) Finance
10 44 (15.28%) CSS
10 44 (15.28%) PRINCE2
11 40 (13.89%) Web Services
11 40 (13.89%) XML
12 38 (13.19%) Linux
13 37 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (12.50%) Waterfall
15 34 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
16 32 (11.11%) OO
16 32 (11.11%) UNIX
16 32 (11.11%) SOAP
17 31 (10.76%) Windows
17 31 (10.76%) MVC
17 31 (10.76%) JIRA
18 29 (10.07%) QA
18 29 (10.07%) User Stories
19 28 (9.72%) Relational Database
19 28 (9.72%) BDD
20 27 (9.38%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 20 (6.94%) WebSphere
2 8 (2.78%) Confluence
3 7 (2.43%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.74%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.74%) Apache
6 4 (1.39%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.39%) IIS
7 3 (1.04%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.04%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.69%) Mule
8 2 (0.69%) CMS
9 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.35%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.35%) JBoss
9 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.69%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (0.69%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.04%) Agresso
3 3 (1.04%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.04%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.04%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.78%) PaaS
2 5 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.39%) SaaS
4 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.13%) Internet
2 5 (1.74%) HTTP
2 5 (1.74%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.39%) ZigBee
3 4 (1.39%) 802.15
4 2 (0.69%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.35%) VoIP
5 1 (0.35%) MPLS
5 1 (0.35%) OSPF
5 1 (0.35%) BGP
5 1 (0.35%) DVB
5 1 (0.35%) TACACS
5 1 (0.35%) NetScreen
5 1 (0.35%) Firewall
5 1 (0.35%) Wireless
5 1 (0.35%) IPsec
5 1 (0.35%) IGMP
5 1 (0.35%) RTSP
5 1 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.35%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.72%) Relational Database
2 12 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.74%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.39%) MySQL
6 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.04%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.04%) Couchbase
6 3 (1.04%) Sqoop
6 3 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.04%) Big Data
6 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.04%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.04%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.04%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.04%) Impala
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (10.76%) JIRA
2 21 (7.29%) Eclipse
2 21 (7.29%) Ant
3 20 (6.94%) Git (software)
4 15 (5.21%) SoapUI
5 14 (4.86%) Jenkins
6 9 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.78%) SpecFlow
7 8 (2.78%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.78%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.43%) Selenium
8 7 (2.43%) Subversion
8 7 (2.43%) Maven
9 6 (2.08%) JUnit
10 5 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.04%) IntelliJ
11 3 (1.04%) Mockito
11 3 (1.04%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.69%) Moq
12 2 (0.69%) ProC
General
1 45 (15.63%) Finance
2 25 (8.68%) Retail
3 20 (6.94%) Marketing
4 14 (4.86%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.08%) Legal
5 6 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.74%) Banking
7 2 (0.69%) Automotive
7 2 (0.69%) Electronics
7 2 (0.69%) Billing
8 1 (0.35%) Front Office
8 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (30.21%) Developer
2 57 (19.79%) Project Manager
3 34 (11.81%) Java Developer
4 28 (9.72%) ScrumMaster
5 25 (8.68%) Analyst
6 21 (7.29%) Business Analyst
7 19 (6.60%) .NET Developer
8 18 (6.25%) C# Developer
9 16 (5.56%) Architect
10 15 (5.21%) Delivery Manager
11 14 (4.86%) Integration Manager
11 14 (4.86%) Senior Developer
11 14 (4.86%) Integration Project Manager
12 13 (4.51%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 13 (4.51%) Agile Project Manager
13 11 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
14 10 (3.47%) Agile Coach
15 9 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
15 9 (3.13%) Consultant
15 9 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (20.49%) .NET
2 53 (18.40%) HTML
3 44 (15.28%) CSS
4 40 (13.89%) Web Services
4 40 (13.89%) XML
5 32 (11.11%) SOAP
6 27 (9.38%) J2EE
6 27 (9.38%) XHTML
6 27 (9.38%) WCF
7 26 (9.03%) Ajax
8 22 (7.64%) ASP.NET
9 21 (7.29%) .NET Framework
10 20 (6.94%) Spring
10 20 (6.94%) HTML5
11 19 (6.60%) jQuery
12 18 (6.25%) JAX-RS
12 18 (6.25%) TopLink
13 17 (5.90%) REST
14 16 (5.56%) JAX-WS
15 14 (4.86%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.60%) Open Source
2 8 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.08%) User Experience
3 6 (2.08%) Client/Server
3 6 (2.08%) IPTV
4 5 (1.74%) Clustering
4 5 (1.74%) Streaming Media
5 4 (1.39%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.04%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.04%) PMI
6 3 (1.04%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.04%) FMCG
7 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.69%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.69%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.69%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.69%) EMV
7 2 (0.69%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.19%) Linux
2 32 (11.11%) UNIX
3 31 (10.76%) Windows
4 18 (6.25%) Solaris
5 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.35%) Android
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (90.28%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (26.04%) TDD
3 60 (20.83%) E-Commerce
4 51 (17.71%) Project Management
5 44 (15.28%) PRINCE2
6 37 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 34 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (11.11%) OO
10 31 (10.76%) MVC
11 29 (10.07%) User Stories
12 28 (9.72%) BDD
13 24 (8.33%) Use Case
14 22 (7.64%) RUP
15 21 (7.29%) Content Management
16 18 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
16 18 (6.25%) SOA
17 17 (5.90%) Validation
18 16 (5.56%) Business Analysis
18 16 (5.56%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 66 (22.92%) Java
2 60 (20.83%) C#
3 52 (18.06%) SQL
4 45 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 17 (5.90%) Python
6 16 (5.56%) C
7 10 (3.47%) C++
7 10 (3.47%) Ruby
8 7 (2.43%) Scala
9 6 (2.08%) VBScript
10 5 (1.74%) Embedded C
10 5 (1.74%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.39%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.04%) VB
12 3 (1.04%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.35%) Perl
14 1 (0.35%) VBA
14 1 (0.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (4.86%) ISEB
2 11 (3.82%) Degree
3 8 (2.78%) ISTQB
3 8 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (2.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.39%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.39%) IIBA
7 1 (0.35%) CBAP
7 1 (0.35%) PMP
7 1 (0.35%) MCP
7 1 (0.35%) CCNP
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.35%) OCP
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.07%) QA
2 3 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.04%) HDFS
2 2 (0.69%) Firmware
3 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.78%) Puppet
2 1 (0.35%) RANCID
Vendors
1 27 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.03%) Oracle
3 18 (6.25%) IBM
4 10 (3.47%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.78%) SAP
6 7 (2.43%) hybris
7 5 (1.74%) HP
7 5 (1.74%) Perforce
8 3 (1.04%) VMware
8 3 (1.04%) webMethods
9 2 (0.69%) NetCracker
9 2 (0.69%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.35%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.35%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.35%) Infoblox
10 1 (0.35%) Citrix
10 1 (0.35%) Juniper
10 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.35%) Siebel
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