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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 30 34 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2896 2397 1876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.82% 5.01% 4.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.49% 6.55% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2035 1721 1342
Average daily rate
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£418 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 12 14
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.75 £28.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.97% +33.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £29.44 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £38.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +19.68%
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
38658 36620 33487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.68% 76.48% 75.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 25452 23207 20579
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1110 1023
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 1593 £450 +3.44% 522
South East +12 458 £395 +5.33% 173
South West 0 206 £375 +7.14% 86
North West +15 165 £415 +7.09% 84
East of England +9 144 £406 +4.83% 95
Yorkshire -9 117 £363 +0.69% 66
West Midlands +25 104 £375 -11.76% 52
East Midlands -3 57 £375 +9.09% 23
North East -5 46 £400 +28.00% 23
Midlands +3 4 £563 -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 5124 (92.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1832 (33.22%) TDD
3 1673 (30.34%) Java
4 1279 (23.19%) JavaScript
5 1224 (22.19%) HTML
6 1192 (21.61%) .NET
7 1106 (20.05%) C#
8 992 (17.99%) CSS
9 977 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
10 973 (17.64%) SQL
11 936 (16.97%) Finance
12 933 (16.92%) BDD
13 838 (15.19%) Web Services
14 808 (14.65%) MVC
15 775 (14.05%) Kanban
16 710 (12.87%) SQL Server
17 694 (12.58%) HTML5
18 687 (12.46%) E-Commerce
19 646 (11.71%) Git (software)
20 592 (10.73%) ASP.NET
21 583 (10.57%) OO
22 578 (10.48%) Linux
23 569 (10.32%) Microsoft
24 537 (9.74%) jQuery
25 536 (9.72%) Oracle
26 510 (9.25%) JIRA
27 501 (9.08%) Project Management
28 495 (8.98%) AngularJS
29 489 (8.87%) User Stories
30 461 (8.36%) Jenkins

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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
1 263 (4.77%) Node.js
2 220 (3.99%) Apache
3 186 (3.37%) CMS
4 179 (3.25%) Confluence
5 156 (2.83%) Tomcat
6 150 (2.72%) JBoss
7 126 (2.28%) SharePoint
8 114 (2.07%) WebLogic
9 91 (1.65%) WebSphere
10 66 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 54 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
12 52 (0.94%) Umbraco
13 51 (0.92%) Drupal
14 46 (0.83%) IIS
15 42 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
15 42 (0.76%) nginx
15 42 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
16 41 (0.74%) Mule ESB
17 36 (0.65%) Mule
18 32 (0.58%) Jetty
Applications
1 207 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 84 (1.52%) MS Project
3 74 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 72 (1.31%) MS Office
5 43 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
6 32 (0.58%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.27%) FrameMaker
7 15 (0.27%) RoboHelp
8 11 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.15%) SPSS
10 6 (0.11%) Mingle
10 6 (0.11%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.054%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.018%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.018%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.018%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 41 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.67%) Magento
3 31 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 20 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
5 13 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
8 5 (0.091%) WebTrends
8 5 (0.091%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.073%) Misys Midas
9 4 (0.073%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.073%) Tridion
9 4 (0.073%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.054%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.054%) Sage CRM
10 3 (0.054%) Agresso
10 3 (0.054%) Unica
11 2 (0.036%) Endur
11 2 (0.036%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 232 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (1.11%) GitHub
4 50 (0.91%) SaaS
5 34 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
6 33 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 21 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 18 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 16 (0.29%) PaaS
11 14 (0.25%) Force.com
12 13 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 13 (0.24%) Google Analytics
13 12 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (0.18%) Google Apps
15 9 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 8 (0.15%) Office 365
17 7 (0.13%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 178 (3.23%) Internet
2 136 (2.47%) HTTP
3 36 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 30 (0.54%) AMQP
5 29 (0.53%) Firewall
6 27 (0.49%) VPN
7 20 (0.36%) SSL
7 20 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
8 16 (0.29%) LDAP
9 13 (0.24%) Network Security
10 12 (0.22%) DMZ
11 11 (0.20%) MPLS
11 11 (0.20%) OSPF
11 11 (0.20%) BGP
12 10 (0.18%) Intranet
12 10 (0.18%) VoIP
12 10 (0.18%) Wireless
12 10 (0.18%) IPsec
13 9 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 710 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 343 (6.22%) MySQL
3 310 (5.62%) MongoDB
4 282 (5.11%) NoSQL
5 230 (4.17%) Relational Database
6 175 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
7 174 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
8 166 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 147 (2.67%) Hadoop
10 136 (2.47%) Big Data
11 134 (2.43%) Oracle Database
12 131 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
13 115 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 106 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
15 100 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 97 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
17 59 (1.07%) Redis
18 52 (0.94%) RDBMS
19 36 (0.65%) DB2
20 34 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 646 (11.71%) Git (software)
2 510 (9.25%) JIRA
3 461 (8.36%) Jenkins
4 459 (8.32%) Selenium
5 427 (7.74%) Subversion
6 371 (6.73%) Cucumber
7 293 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 249 (4.51%) Maven
9 235 (4.26%) JUnit
10 199 (3.61%) Visual Studio
11 160 (2.90%) WebDriver
12 133 (2.41%) NUnit
13 111 (2.01%) SpecFlow
14 105 (1.90%) Ant
15 102 (1.85%) Eclipse
16 87 (1.58%) TeamCity
17 86 (1.56%) Mockito
18 74 (1.34%) Jasmine
19 72 (1.31%) Grunt
19 72 (1.31%) JMeter
General
1 936 (16.97%) Finance
2 346 (6.27%) Banking
3 302 (5.48%) Retail
4 145 (2.63%) Marketing
5 135 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 127 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 125 (2.27%) Games
8 80 (1.45%) Front Office
9 70 (1.27%) Publishing
10 65 (1.18%) Back Office
11 57 (1.03%) Legal
12 44 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 39 (0.71%) Advertising
14 34 (0.62%) Electronics
15 32 (0.58%) Law
16 26 (0.47%) Billing
17 24 (0.44%) Retail Banking
18 20 (0.36%) Financial Institution
18 20 (0.36%) Automotive
19 13 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2431 (44.08%) Developer
2 701 (12.71%) Analyst
3 627 (11.37%) Java Developer
4 498 (9.03%) Project Manager
5 479 (8.69%) .NET Developer
6 478 (8.67%) Business Analyst
7 397 (7.20%) ScrumMaster
8 349 (6.33%) Senior Developer
9 338 (6.13%) Architect
10 280 (5.08%) C# Developer
11 196 (3.55%) Agile Business Analyst
12 172 (3.12%) C# .NET Developer
13 161 (2.92%) Test Analyst
14 155 (2.81%) Web Developer
15 152 (2.76%) Tester
16 150 (2.72%) Agile Project Manager
17 135 (2.45%) Software Engineer
18 127 (2.30%) Front-End Developer
19 121 (2.19%) Senior Java Developer
20 118 (2.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1224 (22.19%) HTML
2 1192 (21.61%) .NET
3 992 (17.99%) CSS
4 838 (15.19%) Web Services
5 694 (12.58%) HTML5
6 592 (10.73%) ASP.NET
7 537 (9.74%) jQuery
8 495 (8.98%) AngularJS
9 459 (8.32%) REST
10 448 (8.12%) Spring
11 439 (7.96%) RESTful
12 430 (7.80%) XML
13 397 (7.20%) J2EE
14 394 (7.14%) CSS3
15 373 (6.76%) .NET Framework
15 373 (6.76%) JSON
16 348 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC
17 304 (5.51%) SOAP
18 244 (4.42%) WCF
19 233 (4.22%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 353 (6.40%) User Experience
2 297 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
3 273 (4.95%) Mobile App
4 99 (1.80%) Computer Science
5 78 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 71 (1.29%) iPad
7 63 (1.14%) Visualisation
8 60 (1.09%) iPhone
9 56 (1.02%) Management Information System
10 54 (0.98%) Digital Media
11 52 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 43 (0.78%) Fixed Income
13 40 (0.73%) N-Tier
14 37 (0.67%) Data Centre
15 36 (0.65%) Social Media
15 36 (0.65%) NHS
16 35 (0.63%) DTV
17 34 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
18 33 (0.60%) W3C
18 33 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 578 (10.48%) Linux
2 323 (5.86%) Windows
3 296 (5.37%) UNIX
4 211 (3.83%) Apple iOS
5 189 (3.43%) Android
6 83 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 66 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 51 (0.92%) Mac OS X
8 51 (0.92%) CentOS
9 24 (0.44%) Solaris
10 23 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (0.36%) Debian
12 17 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (0.31%) Windows Phone
13 8 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.11%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.11%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.091%) Windows Phone 7
15 5 (0.091%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.091%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5124 (92.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1832 (33.22%) TDD
3 977 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
4 933 (16.92%) BDD
5 808 (14.65%) MVC
6 775 (14.05%) Kanban
7 687 (12.46%) E-Commerce
8 583 (10.57%) OO
9 501 (9.08%) Project Management
10 489 (8.87%) User Stories
11 460 (8.34%) SDLC
12 407 (7.38%) Unit Testing
13 387 (7.02%) Software Engineering
14 363 (6.58%) PRINCE2
15 360 (6.53%) SOA
16 352 (6.38%) DevOps
17 347 (6.29%) Waterfall
18 322 (5.84%) Mentoring
19 320 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
20 318 (5.77%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1673 (30.34%) Java
2 1279 (23.19%) JavaScript
3 1106 (20.05%) C#
4 973 (17.64%) SQL
5 346 (6.27%) Ruby
6 282 (5.11%) Python
7 268 (4.86%) PHP
8 214 (3.88%) Scala
9 175 (3.17%) T-SQL
10 140 (2.54%) C++
11 121 (2.19%) Objective-C
12 103 (1.87%) Perl
13 81 (1.47%) Groovy
14 80 (1.45%) PL/SQL
15 76 (1.38%) Bash Shell
16 73 (1.32%) VB.NET
17 62 (1.12%) Shell Script
18 58 (1.05%) C
19 46 (0.83%) PowerShell
20 44 (0.80%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 390 (7.07%) Security Cleared
2 294 (5.33%) Degree
3 182 (3.30%) SC Cleared
4 135 (2.45%) ISEB
5 122 (2.21%) DV Cleared
6 83 (1.50%) PMI Certification
7 61 (1.11%) ISTQB
8 55 (1.00%) PMP
9 52 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 31 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 24 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 23 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.20%) Sun Certification
14 10 (0.18%) CCNP
14 10 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (0.16%) OCPJP
15 9 (0.16%) MCTS
16 6 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
16 6 (0.11%) MCSA
16 6 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 444 (8.05%) QA
2 41 (0.74%) SLA
3 13 (0.24%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.24%) MiFID
3 13 (0.24%) EMIR
4 7 (0.13%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.091%) HL7
7 4 (0.073%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.054%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.036%) COBIT
9 2 (0.036%) Basel III
9 2 (0.036%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.018%) COREP
10 1 (0.018%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.018%) FATCA
10 1 (0.018%) CRD IV
System Software
1 80 (1.45%) Docker
2 44 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (0.62%) Active Directory
4 33 (0.60%) Varnish
5 30 (0.54%) vCloud
6 14 (0.25%) HDFS
7 11 (0.20%) GridGain
7 11 (0.20%) vSphere
8 10 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.091%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.091%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.073%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.073%) Squid
11 3 (0.054%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 3 (0.054%) GlusterFS
12 2 (0.036%) Xen
12 2 (0.036%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.018%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.018%) XenApp
13 1 (0.018%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 243 (4.41%) Puppet
2 144 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
3 63 (1.14%) Vagrant
3 63 (1.14%) Ansible
4 54 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
5 34 (0.62%) Salt
6 33 (0.60%) ZABBIX
7 23 (0.42%) Kibana
7 23 (0.42%) logstash
8 22 (0.40%) Rundeck
9 20 (0.36%) HAProxy
10 18 (0.33%) Nagios
11 14 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.16%) RANCID
13 7 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 7 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
14 6 (0.11%) yum
14 6 (0.11%) Mesos
15 5 (0.091%) Graphite
15 5 (0.091%) SCCM
Vendors
1 569 (10.32%) Microsoft
2 536 (9.72%) Oracle
3 116 (2.10%) IBM
4 96 (1.74%) Atlassian
5 94 (1.70%) Google
6 90 (1.63%) Red Hat
7 86 (1.56%) VMware
8 80 (1.45%) Sitecore
9 78 (1.41%) SAP
10 74 (1.34%) Adobe
10 74 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
11 64 (1.16%) hybris
12 57 (1.03%) HP
13 42 (0.76%) Apple
14 41 (0.74%) EPiServer
15 40 (0.73%) Twitter
16 39 (0.71%) Business Objects
17 38 (0.69%) Perforce
18 36 (0.65%) ATG
19 35 (0.63%) Zend
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £440 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Stott & May
Rate: £375 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £5250.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 250 p/day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Xcede
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago