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 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 35 50
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2502 2437 1574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.02% 5.02% 3.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.57% 6.65% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1747 1688 1086
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 14
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £34.74 £28.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.30 £76.40 £39.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
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
38097 36662 31165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.51% 75.49% 73.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24143 22914 19112
Average daily rate £425 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1077 1036
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £31.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -14.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £49.50 £51.50
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 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 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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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 -3 1340 £425 - 420
South East +6 452 £386 -0.32% 188
South West 0 161 £400 +10.34% 91
Yorkshire +6 133 £378 +17.96% 55
East of England +24 132 £400 +6.66% 79
North West -7 115 £419 +8.06% 93
East Midlands +1 82 £425 +14.86% 44
West Midlands +27 73 £415 +10.66% 38
North East +15 13 £450 - 24
Midlands +3 3 £325 -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 4634 (93.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1731 (35.03%) TDD
3 1560 (31.57%) Java
4 1119 (22.65%) JavaScript
5 1104 (22.34%) .NET
6 1079 (21.84%) HTML
7 1023 (20.70%) C#
8 898 (18.17%) Continuous Integration
9 886 (17.93%) BDD
10 881 (17.83%) SQL
11 874 (17.69%) CSS
12 839 (16.98%) Finance
13 766 (15.50%) Web Services
14 729 (14.75%) Kanban
15 664 (13.44%) MVC
16 612 (12.39%) E-Commerce
17 600 (12.14%) SQL Server
18 560 (11.33%) Linux
19 555 (11.23%) HTML5
20 554 (11.21%) Microsoft
21 545 (11.03%) OO
22 530 (10.73%) Oracle
23 523 (10.58%) jQuery
24 510 (10.32%) XML
25 506 (10.24%) Git (software)
26 486 (9.84%) ASP.NET
27 456 (9.23%) Project Management
27 456 (9.23%) User Stories
28 442 (8.95%) Ruby
29 435 (8.80%) JIRA

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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
1 224 (4.53%) Apache
2 211 (4.27%) Node.js
3 195 (3.95%) CMS
4 146 (2.95%) Tomcat
5 118 (2.39%) JBoss
6 110 (2.23%) Confluence
7 105 (2.13%) SharePoint
8 94 (1.90%) WebLogic
9 80 (1.62%) WebSphere
10 59 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
11 55 (1.11%) IIS
12 48 (0.97%) Drupal
13 45 (0.91%) Adobe CQ
14 44 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
15 42 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
16 41 (0.83%) Umbraco
17 37 (0.75%) Kentico
18 36 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 34 (0.69%) Apache Solr
20 33 (0.67%) nginx
Applications
1 201 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 85 (1.72%) MS Project
3 52 (1.05%) MS Office
4 41 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.63%) Photoshop
6 28 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
7 12 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.20%) Mingle
9 9 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.18%) FrameMaker
9 9 (0.18%) RoboHelp
10 5 (0.10%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.061%) SPSS
12 2 (0.040%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.040%) Simulink
12 2 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.040%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.020%) Maya
13 1 (0.020%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 54 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 29 (0.59%) Magento
4 20 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
5 17 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.12%) Tridion
7 6 (0.12%) WebTrends
8 5 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.081%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.081%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.061%) Global One
10 3 (0.061%) Agresso
10 3 (0.061%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.061%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.061%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.061%) Oracle Assets
11 2 (0.040%) SAP BPC
11 2 (0.040%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 128 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (0.97%) PaaS
4 47 (0.95%) SaaS
5 42 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 25 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (0.36%) GitHub
9 16 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 15 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 14 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (0.28%) Force.com
12 11 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.20%) Office 365
14 8 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (0.12%) IaaS
16 5 (0.10%) Joyent
16 5 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 5 (0.10%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 155 (3.14%) Internet
2 82 (1.66%) HTTP
3 30 (0.61%) Firewall
4 29 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 24 (0.49%) AMQP
6 23 (0.47%) LDAP
7 21 (0.43%) DNS
8 17 (0.34%) VPN
9 16 (0.32%) HTTPS
10 15 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
11 14 (0.28%) Network Security
12 11 (0.22%) SSL
13 10 (0.20%) SNMP
14 9 (0.18%) Intranet
14 9 (0.18%) FTP
15 8 (0.16%) SAN
16 7 (0.14%) MPLS
16 7 (0.14%) OSPF
16 7 (0.14%) BGP
16 7 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 600 (12.14%) SQL Server
2 241 (4.88%) MongoDB
3 237 (4.80%) MySQL
4 200 (4.05%) NoSQL
5 192 (3.89%) Relational Database
6 157 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
7 137 (2.77%) Hadoop
8 128 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
9 126 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
10 120 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 116 (2.35%) Oracle Database
12 114 (2.31%) Big Data
13 90 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
14 77 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 75 (1.52%) RDBMS
16 63 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
17 53 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
18 47 (0.95%) Redis
19 44 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 37 (0.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 506 (10.24%) Git (software)
2 435 (8.80%) JIRA
3 417 (8.44%) Selenium
4 367 (7.43%) Jenkins
5 361 (7.31%) Cucumber
6 307 (6.21%) Subversion
7 265 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 250 (5.06%) Maven
9 230 (4.65%) Visual Studio
10 211 (4.27%) JUnit
11 167 (3.38%) NUnit
12 124 (2.51%) SpecFlow
13 123 (2.49%) Ant
14 119 (2.41%) WebDriver
15 101 (2.04%) Eclipse
16 75 (1.52%) TeamCity
17 72 (1.46%) Calabash
18 69 (1.40%) Jasmine
18 69 (1.40%) Grunt
19 67 (1.36%) SoapUI
General
1 839 (16.98%) Finance
2 289 (5.85%) Banking
3 256 (5.18%) Retail
4 145 (2.93%) Games
5 137 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 124 (2.51%) Marketing
7 106 (2.15%) Investment Banking
8 88 (1.78%) Publishing
9 74 (1.50%) Front Office
10 52 (1.05%) Legal
11 47 (0.95%) Advertising
12 43 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 43 (0.87%) Back Office
13 37 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 33 (0.67%) Electronics
15 26 (0.53%) Retail Banking
16 25 (0.51%) Local Government
17 17 (0.34%) Automotive
18 16 (0.32%) Law
19 11 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2186 (44.24%) Developer
2 632 (12.79%) Analyst
3 562 (11.37%) Java Developer
4 449 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 444 (8.99%) .NET Developer
6 417 (8.44%) Business Analyst
7 369 (7.47%) Senior Developer
8 360 (7.29%) ScrumMaster
9 299 (6.05%) C# Developer
10 264 (5.34%) Architect
11 170 (3.44%) Agile Business Analyst
12 165 (3.34%) Tester
13 158 (3.20%) C# .NET Developer
14 154 (3.12%) DevOps Engineer
15 143 (2.89%) Test Analyst
16 130 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
17 114 (2.31%) Agile Project Manager
18 106 (2.15%) Delivery Manager
19 104 (2.10%) Front-End Developer
20 101 (2.04%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1104 (22.34%) .NET
2 1079 (21.84%) HTML
3 874 (17.69%) CSS
4 766 (15.50%) Web Services
5 555 (11.23%) HTML5
6 523 (10.58%) jQuery
7 510 (10.32%) XML
8 486 (9.84%) ASP.NET
9 422 (8.54%) RESTful
10 411 (8.32%) Spring
11 362 (7.33%) REST
12 351 (7.10%) .NET Framework
13 341 (6.90%) J2EE
14 335 (6.78%) JSON
15 329 (6.66%) CSS3
16 320 (6.48%) AngularJS
17 296 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC
18 271 (5.48%) WCF
19 262 (5.30%) SOAP
20 261 (5.28%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 337 (6.82%) Open Source
2 286 (5.79%) User Experience
3 254 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 207 (4.19%) Mobile App
5 138 (2.79%) Computer Science
6 83 (1.68%) iPad
7 67 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 56 (1.13%) Digital Media
9 51 (1.03%) Management Information System
10 49 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 47 (0.95%) iPhone
12 43 (0.87%) Visualisation
13 42 (0.85%) Online Games
14 39 (0.79%) Data Structures
15 38 (0.77%) Algorithms
16 37 (0.75%) DTV
17 35 (0.71%) NHS
17 35 (0.71%) Blog
17 35 (0.71%) Video on Demand
18 32 (0.65%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 560 (11.33%) Linux
2 295 (5.97%) Windows
3 272 (5.50%) UNIX
4 205 (4.15%) Apple iOS
5 203 (4.11%) Android
6 92 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 79 (1.60%) CentOS
8 54 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 29 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (0.47%) Solaris
11 17 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (0.28%) Windows Phone
12 14 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (0.20%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.16%) Fedora
15 8 (0.16%) AIX
16 7 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.061%) HPUX
17 3 (0.061%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4634 (93.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1731 (35.03%) TDD
3 898 (18.17%) Continuous Integration
4 886 (17.93%) BDD
5 729 (14.75%) Kanban
6 664 (13.44%) MVC
7 612 (12.39%) E-Commerce
8 545 (11.03%) OO
9 456 (9.23%) Project Management
9 456 (9.23%) User Stories
10 401 (8.12%) DevOps
11 355 (7.18%) Software Engineering
12 347 (7.02%) Waterfall
13 332 (6.72%) Unit Testing
14 307 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 306 (6.19%) PRINCE2
16 297 (6.01%) Mentoring
17 274 (5.55%) SOA
18 266 (5.38%) Automated Testing
19 264 (5.34%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1560 (31.57%) Java
2 1119 (22.65%) JavaScript
3 1023 (20.70%) C#
4 881 (17.83%) SQL
5 442 (8.95%) Ruby
6 325 (6.58%) Python
7 265 (5.36%) PHP
8 187 (3.78%) Scala
9 166 (3.36%) T-SQL
10 147 (2.98%) Bash Shell
11 128 (2.59%) C++
12 121 (2.45%) Perl
13 87 (1.76%) Objective-C
14 85 (1.72%) VB.NET
15 83 (1.68%) PL/SQL
16 72 (1.46%) C
17 66 (1.34%) Groovy
18 39 (0.79%) VBA
19 38 (0.77%) Shell Script
20 34 (0.69%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 352 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 325 (6.58%) Degree
3 172 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 150 (3.04%) ISEB
5 115 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 69 (1.40%) ISTQB
7 66 (1.34%) PMI Certification
8 48 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 45 (0.91%) PMP
10 31 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 25 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 17 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (0.28%) Sun Certification
14 11 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.20%) OCPJP
16 9 (0.18%) MCTS
17 6 (0.12%) IIBA
17 6 (0.12%) MCSA
18 5 (0.10%) CCNP
18 5 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 368 (7.45%) QA
2 19 (0.38%) ISO 9001
2 19 (0.38%) SLA
3 7 (0.14%) GxP
4 5 (0.10%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.10%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.10%) P3O
5 3 (0.061%) MiFID
5 3 (0.061%) HL7
5 3 (0.061%) WAI
6 2 (0.040%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.040%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.020%) COBIT
7 1 (0.020%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.020%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.020%) FATCA
System Software
1 43 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (0.81%) Docker
3 32 (0.65%) Varnish
4 20 (0.40%) VirtualBox
4 20 (0.40%) vCloud
5 17 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
5 17 (0.34%) vSphere
6 11 (0.22%) Active Directory
7 9 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (0.14%) HDFS
9 6 (0.12%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.10%) KVM
10 5 (0.10%) NFS
10 5 (0.10%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.061%) Firmware
11 3 (0.061%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.040%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 2 (0.040%) XenApp
12 2 (0.040%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 286 (5.79%) Puppet
2 161 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
3 79 (1.60%) Vagrant
4 75 (1.52%) Ansible
5 35 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
6 31 (0.63%) ZABBIX
7 28 (0.57%) Nagios
8 20 (0.40%) Salt
9 14 (0.28%) logstash
10 12 (0.24%) Kibana
11 10 (0.20%) collectd
12 9 (0.18%) Opsview
12 9 (0.18%) Graphite
12 9 (0.18%) HAProxy
13 8 (0.16%) Mesos
14 7 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
14 7 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 6 (0.12%) yum
16 5 (0.10%) Oozie
16 5 (0.10%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 554 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 530 (10.73%) Oracle
3 90 (1.82%) VMware
4 83 (1.68%) IBM
5 79 (1.60%) SAP
6 74 (1.50%) Red Hat
7 72 (1.46%) hybris
8 70 (1.42%) Google
9 69 (1.40%) Sitecore
10 60 (1.21%) Atlassian
11 53 (1.07%) Adobe
12 44 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
12 44 (0.89%) Perforce
13 41 (0.83%) ATG
14 35 (0.71%) Apple
15 33 (0.67%) HP
15 33 (0.67%) Sybase
15 33 (0.67%) EPiServer
16 31 (0.63%) Endeca
16 31 (0.63%) TIBCO
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Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
83Zero
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £330 - £370 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Hatchster Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £310 - £410 per day
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East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £360 - £365 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Posted: 8 hours ago
East London
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Rate: £380 - £475 per day
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London
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London
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Rate: From £650 to £700 per day
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Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + dep on experience
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Brighton, East Sussex
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
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Norwich, Norfolk
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Rate: Negotiable D.O.E
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