The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 33 40 49
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2501 2085 1656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.04% 4.45% 3.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.74% 5.99% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1473 1177
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £294 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 10
Average hourly rate £36.40 £36.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.27% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 £27.90 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £66.04 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.33 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -10.00%
Scrum
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in England

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in England

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in England

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in England

Scrum
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Scrum Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
London +3 1365 £438 +2.94% 273
South East +4 419 £375 - 112
South West +15 187 £375 +7.14% 58
East of England +23 164 £425 +13.33% 37
North West -4 118 £375 +3.44% 55
West Midlands +27 85 £405 +24.61% 20
Yorkshire -14 83 £353 +10.15% 42
North East +4 41 £453 +13.12% 8
East Midlands -2 38 £375 +25.00% 24
Midlands -4 2 £463 +21.71%
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4824 (93.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1814 (35.13%) TDD
3 1589 (30.77%) Java
4 1173 (22.71%) HTML
5 1169 (22.64%) JavaScript
6 1140 (22.08%) .NET
7 1032 (19.98%) C#
8 1000 (19.36%) Continuous Integration
9 976 (18.90%) SQL
9 976 (18.90%) BDD
10 951 (18.42%) CSS
11 820 (15.88%) Finance
12 812 (15.72%) Web Services
13 780 (15.10%) MVC
14 720 (13.94%) Kanban
15 665 (12.88%) Linux
16 657 (12.72%) OO
17 639 (12.37%) E-Commerce
18 632 (12.24%) XML
19 619 (11.99%) SQL Server
20 605 (11.72%) Git (software)
21 584 (11.31%) jQuery
22 571 (11.06%) HTML5
23 570 (11.04%) Oracle
24 549 (10.63%) Microsoft
25 500 (9.68%) User Stories
26 495 (9.59%) ASP.NET
26 495 (9.59%) Spring
27 481 (9.31%) Project Management
28 478 (9.26%) JIRA

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 279 (5.40%) Apache
2 207 (4.01%) Tomcat
3 197 (3.81%) CMS
4 172 (3.33%) Node.js
5 109 (2.11%) JBoss
6 103 (1.99%) SharePoint
7 101 (1.96%) Confluence
8 86 (1.67%) WebLogic
9 77 (1.49%) WebSphere
10 66 (1.28%) Drupal
11 53 (1.03%) IIS
12 52 (1.01%) Apache Solr
13 49 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
13 49 (0.95%) Adobe CQ
14 43 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
15 40 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
16 39 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 36 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
18 35 (0.68%) nginx
19 26 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 205 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 65 (1.26%) MS Office
3 58 (1.12%) MS Project
4 48 (0.93%) Photoshop
5 45 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
7 32 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
8 9 (0.17%) Mingle
9 8 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
9 8 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
10 7 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.077%) Maya
11 4 (0.077%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.058%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.039%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.019%) FastStats
14 1 (0.019%) Stata
14 1 (0.019%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 53 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 23 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
4 19 (0.37%) Magento
5 15 (0.29%) Agresso
6 12 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
6 12 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
6 12 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
6 12 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.058%) WebTrends
10 3 (0.058%) BusinessWorks
11 2 (0.039%) Oracle 11i
11 2 (0.039%) Global One
11 2 (0.039%) Summit
11 2 (0.039%) CA Clarity
11 2 (0.039%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 144 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 126 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 69 (1.34%) PaaS
4 51 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
5 48 (0.93%) SaaS
6 36 (0.70%) Amazon S3
7 33 (0.64%) GitHub
8 32 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (0.46%) Office 365
10 14 (0.27%) Force.com
11 11 (0.21%) Heroku
12 10 (0.19%) Joyent
12 10 (0.19%) IaaS
13 6 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.058%) Trello
14 3 (0.058%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.019%) ElastiCache
15 1 (0.019%) IBM Blueworks
15 1 (0.019%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 158 (3.06%) HTTP
2 145 (2.81%) Internet
3 45 (0.87%) TCP/IP
4 41 (0.79%) SSL
5 37 (0.72%) DNS
6 31 (0.60%) Firewall
7 27 (0.52%) LDAP
8 25 (0.48%) Intranet
9 20 (0.39%) HTTPS
10 14 (0.27%) Wireshark
11 13 (0.25%) AMQP
11 13 (0.25%) SNMP
12 12 (0.23%) Network Security
13 10 (0.19%) SSH
13 10 (0.19%) SAN
14 9 (0.17%) 802.15
14 9 (0.17%) LAN
14 9 (0.17%) WAN
14 9 (0.17%) ZigBee
14 9 (0.17%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 619 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 281 (5.44%) MySQL
3 206 (3.99%) MongoDB
4 191 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 183 (3.54%) NoSQL
6 173 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 143 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
8 131 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
9 106 (2.05%) Oracle Database
10 94 (1.82%) Big Data
11 88 (1.70%) RDBMS
12 81 (1.57%) Hadoop
13 77 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
14 74 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 53 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
16 52 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 51 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
18 47 (0.91%) DB2
19 43 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
20 42 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 605 (11.72%) Git (software)
2 478 (9.26%) JIRA
3 455 (8.81%) Jenkins
4 446 (8.64%) Selenium
5 376 (7.28%) Cucumber
6 352 (6.82%) Subversion
7 334 (6.47%) Maven
8 318 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 262 (5.07%) JUnit
10 233 (4.51%) Visual Studio
11 156 (3.02%) NUnit
12 153 (2.96%) WebDriver
13 141 (2.73%) SpecFlow
14 129 (2.50%) Eclipse
14 129 (2.50%) Ant
15 95 (1.84%) Hudson
16 91 (1.76%) TeamCity
17 81 (1.57%) Jasmine
18 73 (1.41%) Mockito
19 72 (1.39%) SoapUI
General
1 820 (15.88%) Finance
2 310 (6.00%) Banking
3 248 (4.80%) Retail
4 158 (3.06%) Games
5 147 (2.85%) Telecoms
6 133 (2.58%) Publishing
7 132 (2.56%) Marketing
8 106 (2.05%) Investment Banking
9 81 (1.57%) Legal
10 58 (1.12%) Back Office
11 57 (1.10%) Advertising
12 50 (0.97%) Front Office
13 44 (0.85%) Manufacturing
14 41 (0.79%) Financial Institution
15 35 (0.68%) Electronics
16 23 (0.45%) Retail Banking
17 20 (0.39%) Automotive
18 19 (0.37%) Law
19 18 (0.35%) Local Government
20 14 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2319 (44.91%) Developer
2 661 (12.80%) Analyst
3 531 (10.28%) Java Developer
4 477 (9.24%) .NET Developer
5 442 (8.56%) Business Analyst
6 435 (8.42%) Project Manager
7 425 (8.23%) ScrumMaster
8 378 (7.32%) Senior Developer
9 309 (5.98%) C# Developer
10 219 (4.24%) Architect
11 191 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
12 185 (3.58%) Agile Business Analyst
13 182 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
14 157 (3.04%) Tester
15 137 (2.65%) Front-End Developer
16 136 (2.63%) Test Analyst
17 134 (2.59%) Software Engineer
18 130 (2.52%) Agile Project Manager
19 122 (2.36%) Senior Java Developer
20 109 (2.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1173 (22.71%) HTML
2 1140 (22.08%) .NET
3 951 (18.42%) CSS
4 812 (15.72%) Web Services
5 632 (12.24%) XML
6 584 (11.31%) jQuery
7 571 (11.06%) HTML5
8 495 (9.59%) ASP.NET
8 495 (9.59%) Spring
9 451 (8.73%) RESTful
10 406 (7.86%) REST
11 350 (6.78%) SOAP
12 345 (6.68%) J2EE
13 343 (6.64%) WCF
14 340 (6.58%) CSS3
15 326 (6.31%) JSON
16 315 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
16 315 (6.10%) AngularJS
17 301 (5.83%) .NET Framework
18 293 (5.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 375 (7.26%) Open Source
2 314 (6.08%) User Experience
3 254 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 224 (4.34%) Mobile App
5 161 (3.12%) Computer Science
6 93 (1.80%) Data Structures
7 91 (1.76%) Digital Media
8 85 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 84 (1.63%) iPad
10 60 (1.16%) Management Information System
11 57 (1.10%) Algorithms
11 57 (1.10%) Data Integration
12 51 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 49 (0.95%) Online Games
14 46 (0.89%) N-Tier
15 45 (0.87%) Social Media
16 41 (0.79%) Visualisation
17 38 (0.74%) Video on Demand
17 38 (0.74%) iPhone
18 34 (0.66%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 665 (12.88%) Linux
2 310 (6.00%) UNIX
3 289 (5.60%) Windows
4 191 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 183 (3.54%) Android
6 90 (1.74%) CentOS
7 74 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 52 (1.01%) Ubuntu
9 32 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (0.54%) Solaris
11 25 (0.48%) Mac OS X
12 24 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
13 23 (0.45%) Windows Phone
14 16 (0.31%) AIX
15 15 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
17 11 (0.21%) Windows CE
18 10 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (0.19%) Windows 7
19 9 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4824 (93.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1814 (35.13%) TDD
3 1000 (19.36%) Continuous Integration
4 976 (18.90%) BDD
5 780 (15.10%) MVC
6 720 (13.94%) Kanban
7 657 (12.72%) OO
8 639 (12.37%) E-Commerce
9 500 (9.68%) User Stories
10 481 (9.31%) Project Management
11 432 (8.37%) DevOps
12 386 (7.47%) Software Engineering
13 354 (6.86%) Unit Testing
14 324 (6.27%) Waterfall
15 312 (6.04%) Mentoring
16 309 (5.98%) Web Development
17 307 (5.95%) SOA
18 294 (5.69%) Automated Testing
19 289 (5.60%) Test Automation
20 263 (5.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1589 (30.77%) Java
2 1169 (22.64%) JavaScript
3 1032 (19.98%) C#
4 976 (18.90%) SQL
5 460 (8.91%) Ruby
6 385 (7.46%) Python
7 318 (6.16%) PHP
8 181 (3.51%) Scala
9 171 (3.31%) T-SQL
10 151 (2.92%) Bash Shell
11 133 (2.58%) C++
12 120 (2.32%) PL/SQL
13 113 (2.19%) Perl
14 86 (1.67%) VB.NET
15 84 (1.63%) Objective-C
16 83 (1.61%) C
17 80 (1.55%) Groovy
18 40 (0.77%) Shell Script
19 32 (0.62%) PHP5
20 31 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 326 (6.31%) Degree
2 307 (5.95%) Security Cleared
3 183 (3.54%) SC Cleared
4 163 (3.16%) ISEB
5 68 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 55 (1.07%) DV Cleared
7 51 (0.99%) PMI Certification
8 39 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 36 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 34 (0.66%) PMP
11 23 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 18 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (0.31%) BC Cleared
14 15 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (0.17%) Sun Certification
16 7 (0.14%) HND
17 6 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
18 5 (0.097%) IIBA
18 5 (0.097%) CBAP
18 5 (0.097%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 410 (7.94%) QA
2 17 (0.33%) SLA
3 12 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.14%) GxP
6 6 (0.12%) P3O
7 5 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.077%) WAI
8 4 (0.077%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.058%) HL7
9 3 (0.058%) WCAG
10 2 (0.039%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.019%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.019%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.019%) FATCA
System Software
1 57 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (0.58%) Varnish
3 20 (0.39%) vCloud
4 18 (0.35%) VirtualBox
5 17 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
5 17 (0.33%) Active Directory
6 16 (0.31%) Docker
7 12 (0.23%) vSphere
8 10 (0.19%) KVM
9 9 (0.17%) NFS
10 6 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.097%) Xen
11 5 (0.097%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.077%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.077%) HDFS
13 3 (0.058%) Firmware
13 3 (0.058%) IAG
13 3 (0.058%) XenServer
14 2 (0.039%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 337 (6.53%) Puppet
2 202 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
3 93 (1.80%) Vagrant
4 60 (1.16%) Ansible
5 43 (0.83%) Nagios
6 39 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
7 21 (0.41%) ZABBIX
8 20 (0.39%) Salt
9 18 (0.35%) Opsview
10 16 (0.31%) Oozie
11 14 (0.27%) Graphite
12 13 (0.25%) yum
13 12 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
13 12 (0.23%) Tivoli
13 12 (0.23%) logstash
14 11 (0.21%) collectd
15 10 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 9 (0.17%) Capistrano
16 9 (0.17%) Cobbler
16 9 (0.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 570 (11.04%) Oracle
2 549 (10.63%) Microsoft
3 109 (2.11%) VMware
4 92 (1.78%) SAP
5 74 (1.43%) hybris
6 73 (1.41%) Google
7 69 (1.34%) IBM
8 67 (1.30%) Red Hat
9 66 (1.28%) Adobe
10 63 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
11 60 (1.16%) Atlassian
12 59 (1.14%) Sitecore
13 53 (1.03%) Perforce
14 51 (0.99%) Zend
15 45 (0.87%) ATG
16 39 (0.76%) Rackspace
17 37 (0.72%) Informatica
18 36 (0.70%) HP
18 36 (0.70%) Endeca
19 31 (0.60%) Twitter
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