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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 27 55 42
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -13
Contract jobs citing Scrum 165 77 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.83% 3.17% 3.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.62% 4.64% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 41 78
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£425 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
Average hourly rate £58.75 £36.00 £26.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.19% +33.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £36.00 £23.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.75 £42.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +8.57%
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
2165 1659 2001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.53% 68.36% 67.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 898 1081
Average daily rate £420 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 155 183
Average hourly rate £23.50 £36.00 £26.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.72% +33.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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
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 26 November 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
Hertfordshire +8 41 £400 +8.84% 8
Cambridgeshire +4 35 £425 +21.42% 33
Essex +11 33 £493 +31.33% 6
Bedfordshire +4 30 £425 +23.18% 12
Norfolk +20 23 £350 - 8
Suffolk -5 2 £394 - 4
East Anglia - 1 - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 301 (90.66%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (28.31%) TDD
3 90 (27.11%) SQL
4 89 (26.81%) .NET
5 88 (26.51%) JavaScript
6 86 (25.90%) HTML
7 84 (25.30%) Java
8 80 (24.10%) C#
9 75 (22.59%) CSS
10 74 (22.29%) MVC
11 59 (17.77%) Finance
11 59 (17.77%) Waterfall
12 58 (17.47%) Linux
13 57 (17.17%) XML
14 55 (16.57%) OO
15 54 (16.27%) ASP.NET
16 46 (13.86%) UNIX
16 46 (13.86%) BDD
17 45 (13.55%) Git (software)
17 45 (13.55%) E-Commerce
18 44 (13.25%) Web Services
19 42 (12.65%) Oracle
20 39 (11.75%) J2EE
20 39 (11.75%) PRINCE2
20 39 (11.75%) Continuous Integration
21 37 (11.14%) Microsoft
22 36 (10.84%) Project Management
23 34 (10.24%) SQL Server
23 34 (10.24%) QA
23 34 (10.24%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 32 (9.64%) Tomcat
2 26 (7.83%) Apache
3 19 (5.72%) CMS
4 16 (4.82%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.01%) WebLogic
6 9 (2.71%) IIS
7 5 (1.51%) Adobe CQ
7 5 (1.51%) Node.js
8 3 (0.90%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.90%) Confluence
8 3 (0.90%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.90%) Joomla!
8 3 (0.90%) Drupal
8 3 (0.90%) WordPress
9 2 (0.60%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.60%) lighttpd
9 2 (0.60%) Liferay
9 2 (0.60%) EPiServer CMS
9 2 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.81%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.81%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (1.81%) Adobe After Effects
3 5 (1.51%) MS Project
4 3 (0.90%) MS Office
4 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (4.82%) Agresso
2 14 (4.22%) Oracle General Ledger
3 13 (3.92%) Oracle Payables
3 13 (3.92%) Oracle Receivables
3 13 (3.92%) Oracle Assets
4 7 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.20%) SaaS
3 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.61%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.31%) Internet
3 8 (2.41%) ZigBee
3 8 (2.41%) 802.15
3 8 (2.41%) HTTP
4 2 (0.60%) VRRP
4 2 (0.60%) VPN
4 2 (0.60%) Firewall
5 1 (0.30%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.30%) SSL
5 1 (0.30%) SAN
5 1 (0.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.13%) MySQL
2 27 (8.13%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.61%) RDBMS
4 11 (3.31%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.11%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.90%) Neo4j
6 3 (0.90%) Big Data
6 3 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.60%) JasperReports
7 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.30%) DTS
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 45 (13.55%) Git (software)
2 34 (10.24%) JIRA
3 27 (8.13%) Selenium
4 24 (7.23%) Ant
5 22 (6.63%) Subversion
6 21 (6.33%) Eclipse
7 19 (5.72%) Jenkins
8 16 (4.82%) Maven
9 15 (4.52%) JUnit
10 14 (4.22%) Visual Studio
11 13 (3.92%) Mockito
12 12 (3.61%) TeamCity
13 11 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (3.31%) IntelliJ
14 9 (2.71%) Cucumber
15 7 (2.11%) FxCop
15 7 (2.11%) StyleCop
16 6 (1.81%) Capybara
16 6 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 6 (1.81%) WATIR
General
1 59 (17.77%) Finance
2 20 (6.02%) Retail
3 18 (5.42%) Marketing
4 8 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.11%) Publishing
5 7 (2.11%) Legal
6 6 (1.81%) General Ledger
7 5 (1.51%) Banking
8 4 (1.20%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.60%) Automotive
9 2 (0.60%) Back Office
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 146 (43.98%) Developer
2 57 (17.17%) .NET Developer
3 38 (11.45%) Project Manager
3 38 (11.45%) Java Developer
4 32 (9.64%) ScrumMaster
5 24 (7.23%) Analyst
6 23 (6.93%) C# Developer
7 20 (6.02%) C# .NET Developer
8 18 (5.42%) Senior Developer
9 16 (4.82%) Business Analyst
10 14 (4.22%) Software Engineer
10 14 (4.22%) Architect
11 12 (3.61%) Designer
12 11 (3.31%) Agile Project Manager
13 9 (2.71%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.71%) Consultant
13 9 (2.71%) Web Developer
13 9 (2.71%) Senior Java Developer
13 9 (2.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (2.71%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (26.81%) .NET
2 86 (25.90%) HTML
3 75 (22.59%) CSS
4 57 (17.17%) XML
5 54 (16.27%) ASP.NET
6 44 (13.25%) Web Services
7 39 (11.75%) J2EE
8 34 (10.24%) Ajax
8 34 (10.24%) REST
9 33 (9.94%) .NET Framework
10 31 (9.34%) SOAP
10 31 (9.34%) Spring
10 31 (9.34%) jQuery
11 30 (9.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (8.43%) WCF
13 25 (7.53%) HTML5
14 23 (6.93%) JSP
15 20 (6.02%) JSON
16 19 (5.72%) XSLT
17 16 (4.82%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.23%) User Experience
2 13 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.31%) Open Source
4 10 (3.01%) N-Tier
5 9 (2.71%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.41%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.11%) Biology
7 7 (2.11%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.81%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.81%) Graphic Design
9 5 (1.51%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.51%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.51%) Kindle
10 4 (1.20%) Web 2.0
10 4 (1.20%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.20%) Clustering
10 4 (1.20%) GIS
11 3 (0.90%) Streaming Media
11 3 (0.90%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 58 (17.47%) Linux
2 46 (13.86%) UNIX
3 29 (8.73%) Windows
4 22 (6.63%) Solaris
5 9 (2.71%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (1.51%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.20%) Android
8 3 (0.90%) AIX
8 3 (0.90%) HPUX
8 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.30%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.30%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (90.66%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (28.31%) TDD
3 74 (22.29%) MVC
4 59 (17.77%) Waterfall
5 55 (16.57%) OO
6 46 (13.86%) BDD
7 45 (13.55%) E-Commerce
8 39 (11.75%) PRINCE2
8 39 (11.75%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (10.84%) Project Management
10 30 (9.04%) UML
11 29 (8.73%) Unit Testing
12 23 (6.93%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (6.63%) Software Engineering
13 22 (6.63%) SOA
14 21 (6.33%) Web Development
15 19 (5.72%) User Stories
16 17 (5.12%) RUP
16 17 (5.12%) ERP
17 16 (4.82%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 90 (27.11%) SQL
2 88 (26.51%) JavaScript
3 84 (25.30%) Java
4 80 (24.10%) C#
5 20 (6.02%) Python
6 15 (4.52%) C
7 14 (4.22%) Ruby
8 12 (3.61%) Perl
9 11 (3.31%) VBScript
10 10 (3.01%) VB.NET
10 10 (3.01%) PHP
10 10 (3.01%) C++
11 9 (2.71%) PL/SQL
12 8 (2.41%) Embedded C
13 6 (1.81%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.51%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.20%) LINC
15 4 (1.20%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.20%) VBA
16 3 (0.90%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 26 (7.83%) Degree
2 10 (3.01%) ISEB
3 6 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (1.51%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.60%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.60%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.60%) PMP
5 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.30%) MCSE
6 1 (0.30%) MCP
6 1 (0.30%) CBAP
6 1 (0.30%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.24%) QA
2 5 (1.51%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.90%) Firmware
3 2 (0.60%) Xen
4 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.90%) Puppet
2 2 (0.60%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.60%) Nagios
3 1 (0.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (12.65%) Oracle
2 37 (11.14%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.42%) SAP
4 14 (4.22%) IBM
5 13 (3.92%) Atlassian
6 10 (3.01%) FatWire
7 9 (2.71%) Sun
8 5 (1.51%) Adobe
8 5 (1.51%) hybris
9 4 (1.20%) VMware
10 3 (0.90%) Perforce
10 3 (0.90%) Sybase
10 3 (0.90%) Twitter
11 2 (0.60%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.60%) Zend
11 2 (0.60%) MicroStrategy
12 1 (0.30%) HP
12 1 (0.30%) Intel
12 1 (0.30%) Siebel
12 1 (0.30%) Lotus
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