The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 34 50 57
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2578 1608 1586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.03% 3.68% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.81% 5.04% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1791 1117 1048
Average daily rate £408 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -16.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.74 £27.50 £26.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.80 £40.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+17.44% -3.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37851 31900 38847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.90% 72.96% 69.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23963 19486 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1111 983 1322
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Scrum
UK

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +16 1520 £425 - 243
South East +5 402 £388 +3.33% 100
South West +26 182 £350 - 35
Yorkshire +3 129 £325 - 42
North West +21 112 £390 +16.85% 30
East of England -11 103 £375 -6.25% 37
East Midlands +13 78 £360 -15.29% 27
West Midlands -3 33 £388 +3.33% 25
North East -15 19 £296 -34.16% 12
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2092 (44.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1518 (32.51%) TDD
3 1224 (26.21%) Java
4 1120 (23.98%) .NET
5 1117 (23.92%) JavaScript
6 1077 (23.06%) HTML
7 1075 (23.02%) C#
8 883 (18.91%) CSS
9 802 (17.17%) SQL
10 746 (15.97%) Finance
11 743 (15.91%) MVC
12 742 (15.89%) BDD
13 661 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
14 656 (14.05%) SQL Server
15 627 (13.43%) Web Services
16 623 (13.34%) jQuery
17 596 (12.76%) Kanban
18 564 (12.08%) XML
19 558 (11.95%) E-Commerce
20 539 (11.54%) ASP.NET
21 533 (11.41%) OO
22 517 (11.07%) HTML5
23 497 (10.64%) Project Management
24 493 (10.56%) Microsoft
25 479 (10.26%) Oracle
26 470 (10.06%) Spring
27 448 (9.59%) QA
28 433 (9.27%) Software Engineering
29 377 (8.07%) Git (software)
30 366 (7.84%) CSS3

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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
1 191 (4.09%) CMS
2 141 (3.02%) Node.js
3 130 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 110 (2.36%) SharePoint
5 84 (1.80%) WebLogic
6 76 (1.63%) Apache
7 72 (1.54%) IIS
8 61 (1.31%) WebSphere
9 58 (1.24%) Confluence
10 52 (1.11%) Drupal
11 50 (1.07%) Umbraco
12 47 (1.01%) Apache Solr
13 44 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 31 (0.66%) Adobe CQ
15 30 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
16 28 (0.60%) Liferay
17 25 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
18 22 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
19 20 (0.43%) Alfresco
19 20 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 165 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 99 (2.12%) MS Office
3 59 (1.26%) MS Project
4 53 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 38 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 25 (0.54%) OmniGraffle
7 24 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.15%) Mingle
10 3 (0.064%) Stata
11 2 (0.043%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.043%) InDesign
12 1 (0.021%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.021%) Maya
12 1 (0.021%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 42 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.66%) Google Analytics
3 19 (0.41%) Magento
4 14 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
5 11 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.13%) Summit
7 6 (0.13%) Endur
8 5 (0.11%) Agresso
8 5 (0.11%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.064%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.064%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.064%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.064%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.064%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.043%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.043%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.043%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.043%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 82 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (1.13%) SaaS
3 45 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
4 43 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
5 34 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (0.51%) Office 365
7 15 (0.32%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.21%) Force.com
8 10 (0.21%) Joyent
8 10 (0.21%) Heroku
9 9 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (0.17%) PaaS
11 7 (0.15%) GitHub
12 6 (0.13%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.043%) IaaS
13 2 (0.043%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.021%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.021%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 118 (2.53%) HTTP
2 117 (2.51%) Internet
3 38 (0.81%) SSL
4 37 (0.79%) LDAP
5 25 (0.54%) Intranet
5 25 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 25 (0.54%) DNS
5 25 (0.54%) Firewall
6 17 (0.36%) HTTPS
7 12 (0.26%) SAN
7 12 (0.26%) Network Security
8 11 (0.24%) LAN
9 10 (0.21%) WAN
10 8 (0.17%) BIG-IP
10 8 (0.17%) SMTP
10 8 (0.17%) Broadband
10 8 (0.17%) X.509
10 8 (0.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 8 (0.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 7 (0.15%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 656 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 281 (6.02%) MySQL
3 212 (4.54%) Relational Database
4 200 (4.28%) MongoDB
5 182 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 167 (3.58%) NoSQL
7 132 (2.83%) Oracle Database
8 129 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
9 99 (2.12%) RDBMS
10 67 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 65 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 60 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 56 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
14 52 (1.11%) Big Data
15 46 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
16 40 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
17 35 (0.75%) Hadoop
18 30 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
18 30 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 24 (0.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 377 (8.07%) Git (software)
2 344 (7.37%) Selenium
3 316 (6.77%) Cucumber
4 306 (6.55%) Visual Studio
5 300 (6.42%) Subversion
6 289 (6.19%) JIRA
7 282 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 235 (5.03%) Maven
9 234 (5.01%) Jenkins
10 180 (3.85%) JUnit
11 167 (3.58%) WebDriver
12 115 (2.46%) NUnit
13 108 (2.31%) Hudson
14 101 (2.16%) TeamCity
15 98 (2.10%) Ant
15 98 (2.10%) SpecFlow
16 73 (1.56%) JBehave
17 70 (1.50%) Eclipse
18 66 (1.41%) SoapUI
19 59 (1.26%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 746 (15.97%) Finance
2 318 (6.81%) Banking
3 237 (5.07%) Retail
4 137 (2.93%) Games
5 127 (2.72%) Back Office
6 125 (2.68%) Publishing
7 117 (2.51%) Telecoms
8 110 (2.36%) Investment Banking
9 75 (1.61%) Marketing
10 55 (1.18%) Front Office
11 54 (1.16%) Advertising
12 49 (1.05%) Legal
13 37 (0.79%) Automotive
14 35 (0.75%) Manufacturing
15 34 (0.73%) Financial Institution
16 24 (0.51%) Electronics
17 17 (0.36%) Law
18 13 (0.28%) Retail Banking
19 12 (0.26%) Billing
20 9 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2068 (44.28%) Developer
2 657 (14.07%) Analyst
3 449 (9.61%) .NET Developer
4 436 (9.34%) Java Developer
5 408 (8.74%) Project Manager
6 387 (8.29%) Business Analyst
7 372 (7.97%) ScrumMaster
8 308 (6.60%) C# Developer
9 290 (6.21%) Senior Developer
10 231 (4.95%) Tester
11 207 (4.43%) Architect
12 179 (3.83%) Test Analyst
13 178 (3.81%) C# .NET Developer
14 159 (3.40%) Software Engineer
15 157 (3.36%) Front-End Developer
16 155 (3.32%) Agile Business Analyst
17 133 (2.85%) Web Developer
18 130 (2.78%) Agile Project Manager
19 112 (2.40%) PHP Developer
20 105 (2.25%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1120 (23.98%) .NET
2 1077 (23.06%) HTML
3 883 (18.91%) CSS
4 627 (13.43%) Web Services
5 623 (13.34%) jQuery
6 564 (12.08%) XML
7 539 (11.54%) ASP.NET
8 517 (11.07%) HTML5
9 470 (10.06%) Spring
10 366 (7.84%) CSS3
11 352 (7.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 330 (7.07%) REST
13 328 (7.02%) WCF
14 316 (6.77%) JSON
15 306 (6.55%) SOAP
16 282 (6.04%) RESTful
17 276 (5.91%) Hibernate
18 273 (5.85%) Ajax
19 262 (5.61%) .NET Framework
20 257 (5.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 282 (6.04%) Open Source
2 231 (4.95%) Mobile App
3 126 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 123 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 70 (1.50%) iPad
6 62 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 60 (1.28%) IPTV
8 56 (1.20%) Digital Media
9 55 (1.18%) Derivative
10 48 (1.03%) Video on Demand
11 42 (0.90%) Social Media
12 41 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 41 (0.88%) N-Tier
13 40 (0.86%) Data Integration
14 38 (0.81%) Fixed Income
15 37 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
15 37 (0.79%) Visualisation
16 35 (0.75%) Online Games
17 31 (0.66%) W3C
18 30 (0.64%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 352 (7.54%) Windows
2 314 (6.72%) Linux
3 225 (4.82%) UNIX
4 198 (4.24%) Apple iOS
4 198 (4.24%) Android
5 55 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (0.49%) Solaris
9 21 (0.45%) AIX
10 20 (0.43%) Windows 7
11 15 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 14 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.28%) Windows XP
13 13 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
14 12 (0.26%) Windows Phone
15 11 (0.24%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.21%) Windows CE
16 10 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (0.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2092 (44.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1518 (32.51%) TDD
3 743 (15.91%) MVC
4 742 (15.89%) BDD
5 661 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
6 596 (12.76%) Kanban
7 558 (11.95%) E-Commerce
8 533 (11.41%) OO
9 497 (10.64%) Project Management
10 433 (9.27%) Software Engineering
11 344 (7.37%) User Stories
12 310 (6.64%) Waterfall
13 300 (6.42%) PRINCE2
13 300 (6.42%) Test Automation
14 291 (6.23%) Unit Testing
15 273 (5.85%) SOA
16 257 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
17 249 (5.33%) Business Analysis
18 238 (5.10%) UML
19 233 (4.99%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1224 (26.21%) Java
2 1117 (23.92%) JavaScript
3 1075 (23.02%) C#
4 802 (17.17%) SQL
5 306 (6.55%) Ruby
6 288 (6.17%) PHP
7 226 (4.84%) Python
8 153 (3.28%) C++
9 129 (2.76%) T-SQL
10 128 (2.74%) Scala
11 88 (1.88%) Groovy
12 86 (1.84%) Perl
13 85 (1.82%) C
14 84 (1.80%) PL/SQL
15 69 (1.48%) VB.NET
15 69 (1.48%) Objective-C
16 50 (1.07%) Shell Script
16 50 (1.07%) Bash Shell
17 37 (0.79%) VB
18 36 (0.77%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 272 (5.82%) Degree
2 187 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 172 (3.68%) ISEB
4 140 (3.00%) SC Cleared
5 93 (1.99%) ISTQB
6 45 (0.96%) PMI Certification
6 45 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 27 (0.58%) PMP
8 25 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (0.26%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.17%) MBA
11 8 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
12 7 (0.15%) CBAP
13 5 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.086%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (0.064%) CCA
15 3 (0.064%) Sun Certification
15 3 (0.064%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.043%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 448 (9.59%) QA
2 13 (0.28%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.19%) WCAG
4 8 (0.17%) EMIR
5 7 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.13%) WAI
6 6 (0.13%) DICOM
6 6 (0.13%) ISO 14001
6 6 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.11%) SLA
8 4 (0.086%) COBIT
8 4 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.086%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.064%) Basel III
9 3 (0.064%) FATCA
9 3 (0.064%) SNOMED CT
10 2 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.043%) CRD IV
System Software
1 36 (0.77%) Active Directory
1 36 (0.77%) Varnish
2 14 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.17%) Squid
4 7 (0.15%) vSphere
4 7 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.11%) Xen
6 3 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.064%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.064%) vCloud
6 3 (0.064%) XenServer
6 3 (0.064%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.043%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.043%) KVM
8 1 (0.021%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.021%) NFS
8 1 (0.021%) NDS
8 1 (0.021%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 87 (1.86%) Puppet
2 77 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (0.39%) Vagrant
5 16 (0.34%) Nagios
5 16 (0.34%) SCCM
6 14 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 9 (0.19%) Capistrano
8 5 (0.11%) Ansible
8 5 (0.11%) Cobbler
9 4 (0.086%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.086%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (0.086%) HP SiteScope
10 3 (0.064%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.064%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.064%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.064%) Netcool
10 3 (0.064%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.043%) Control-M
11 2 (0.043%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 493 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 479 (10.26%) Oracle
3 118 (2.53%) JBoss
4 90 (1.93%) Zend
5 71 (1.52%) Adobe
5 71 (1.52%) Google
6 63 (1.35%) IBM
7 57 (1.22%) SAP
8 55 (1.18%) hybris
9 51 (1.09%) ATG
10 41 (0.88%) Twitter
11 40 (0.86%) HP
12 36 (0.77%) Perforce
13 35 (0.75%) VMware
14 33 (0.71%) Apple
15 32 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
15 32 (0.69%) Cognos
16 29 (0.62%) Venda
17 26 (0.56%) Informatica
18 25 (0.54%) Akamai
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £415 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £35000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £800 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Handle Bearing Limited
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Netsource Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £290 - £320 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday