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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 31 39 46
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2671 2237 1991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.24% 4.60% 3.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.03% 6.23% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1912 1652 1355
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 17
Average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.03 £27.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.25 £50.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +19.08%
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
38005 35893 37964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.58% 73.75% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23987 22503 22456
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1076 980 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.84 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +9 1573 £425 -2.85% 460
South East -3 421 £387 +6.77% 182
East of England +20 169 £400 -11.11% 74
South West +10 164 £370 +5.71% 82
North West +10 104 £338 - 69
Yorkshire -12 82 £350 +16.66% 48
West Midlands +3 62 £375 +7.14% 30
East Midlands +7 49 £363 +3.94% 31
North East 0 25 £350 -5.08% 18
Midlands +8 6 - -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2144 (42.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1701 (33.56%) TDD
3 1419 (28.00%) Java
4 1134 (22.38%) .NET
5 1055 (20.82%) C#
6 1044 (20.60%) HTML
7 1027 (20.26%) JavaScript
8 950 (18.75%) BDD
9 899 (17.74%) SQL
10 811 (16.00%) CSS
11 808 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
12 776 (15.31%) MVC
13 765 (15.09%) Finance
14 729 (14.38%) Web Services
15 677 (13.36%) Kanban
16 625 (12.33%) OO
17 618 (12.19%) XML
18 615 (12.13%) SQL Server
19 591 (11.66%) E-Commerce
20 561 (11.07%) Oracle
21 547 (10.79%) jQuery
22 545 (10.75%) ASP.NET
23 536 (10.58%) Project Management
24 507 (10.00%) HTML5
25 489 (9.65%) Linux
26 486 (9.59%) QA
26 486 (9.59%) User Stories
27 468 (9.23%) Software Engineering
28 452 (8.92%) Microsoft
29 444 (8.76%) Spring

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 205 (4.04%) CMS
2 195 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 186 (3.67%) Apache
4 137 (2.70%) Node.js
5 110 (2.17%) SharePoint
6 108 (2.13%) WebLogic
7 102 (2.01%) Confluence
8 67 (1.32%) WebSphere
9 50 (0.99%) IIS
10 44 (0.87%) Drupal
11 40 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
11 40 (0.79%) Apache Solr
12 36 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
13 34 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
14 31 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 29 (0.57%) Adobe CQ
16 27 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
17 23 (0.45%) K2 blackpearl
18 21 (0.41%) MS Exchange
19 20 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 150 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 72 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 65 (1.28%) MS Office
4 53 (1.05%) MS Project
5 40 (0.79%) Photoshop
6 33 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
7 31 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
8 21 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
10 4 (0.079%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.079%) Stata
11 3 (0.059%) Mingle
12 2 (0.039%) Maya
13 1 (0.020%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.020%) FastStats
13 1 (0.020%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.020%) SPSS
13 1 (0.020%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 35 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 20 (0.39%) Agresso
3 20 (0.39%) Magento
4 16 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
5 15 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
5 15 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
5 15 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
5 15 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
6 13 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.14%) SiteCatalyst
9 5 (0.099%) Temenos T24
10 4 (0.079%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.079%) Summit
10 4 (0.079%) WebTrends
10 4 (0.079%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.079%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.079%) Shopify
11 3 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 103 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (1.36%) SaaS
4 55 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
5 36 (0.71%) Amazon S3
6 35 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 34 (0.67%) Office 365
8 22 (0.43%) GitHub
9 20 (0.39%) PaaS
10 14 (0.28%) Heroku
11 12 (0.24%) Force.com
12 8 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 7 (0.14%) Google Apps
13 7 (0.14%) ElastiCache
14 6 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.059%) IaaS
15 3 (0.059%) SuccessFactors
16 1 (0.020%) Responsys
16 1 (0.020%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 151 (2.98%) HTTP
2 127 (2.51%) Internet
3 54 (1.07%) SSL
4 39 (0.77%) Firewall
5 38 (0.75%) Intranet
6 36 (0.71%) LDAP
7 31 (0.61%) TCP/IP
8 24 (0.47%) DNS
9 22 (0.43%) HTTPS
10 20 (0.39%) LAN
11 19 (0.37%) WAN
12 13 (0.26%) AMQP
12 13 (0.26%) Wireshark
13 11 (0.22%) BGP
14 10 (0.20%) SSH
15 8 (0.16%) SAN
15 8 (0.16%) VPN
15 8 (0.16%) VoIP
15 8 (0.16%) X.509
16 7 (0.14%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 615 (12.13%) SQL Server
2 317 (6.25%) MySQL
3 195 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 185 (3.65%) NoSQL
5 144 (2.84%) Relational Database
6 138 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 113 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
8 112 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
9 110 (2.17%) Oracle Database
10 79 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 78 (1.54%) Big Data
12 75 (1.48%) RDBMS
13 55 (1.09%) Hadoop
14 53 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 53 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 49 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
15 49 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
16 29 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 29 (0.57%) Redis
16 29 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 435 (8.58%) Git (software)
2 427 (8.43%) Selenium
3 423 (8.35%) JIRA
4 402 (7.93%) Cucumber
5 373 (7.36%) Jenkins
6 335 (6.61%) Subversion
7 301 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 289 (5.70%) Maven
9 265 (5.23%) Visual Studio
10 233 (4.60%) JUnit
11 204 (4.03%) WebDriver
12 129 (2.55%) SpecFlow
13 111 (2.19%) TeamCity
14 108 (2.13%) Eclipse
14 108 (2.13%) Ant
15 106 (2.09%) NUnit
16 100 (1.97%) Hudson
17 62 (1.22%) Jasmine
18 61 (1.20%) SoapUI
19 56 (1.10%) WATIR
General
1 765 (15.09%) Finance
2 285 (5.62%) Banking
3 268 (5.29%) Retail
4 162 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 147 (2.90%) Back Office
6 142 (2.80%) Publishing
7 137 (2.70%) Games
8 109 (2.15%) Marketing
9 104 (2.05%) Investment Banking
10 76 (1.50%) Legal
11 64 (1.26%) Front Office
12 62 (1.22%) Advertising
13 54 (1.07%) Manufacturing
14 35 (0.69%) Electronics
15 28 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 20 (0.39%) Automotive
16 20 (0.39%) Law
17 19 (0.37%) Retail Banking
18 11 (0.22%) General Ledger
19 9 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2115 (41.73%) Developer
2 752 (14.84%) Analyst
3 498 (9.83%) .NET Developer
4 491 (9.69%) Business Analyst
5 457 (9.02%) Java Developer
6 435 (8.58%) Project Manager
7 420 (8.29%) ScrumMaster
8 285 (5.62%) Senior Developer
9 274 (5.41%) C# Developer
10 227 (4.48%) Tester
11 208 (4.10%) Agile Business Analyst
12 203 (4.01%) Architect
13 183 (3.61%) Test Analyst
14 179 (3.53%) Software Engineer
15 175 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
16 127 (2.51%) Agile Project Manager
17 125 (2.47%) Web Developer
18 115 (2.27%) Front-End Developer
19 103 (2.03%) Test Engineer
20 99 (1.95%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1134 (22.38%) .NET
2 1044 (20.60%) HTML
3 811 (16.00%) CSS
4 729 (14.38%) Web Services
5 618 (12.19%) XML
6 547 (10.79%) jQuery
7 545 (10.75%) ASP.NET
8 507 (10.00%) HTML5
9 444 (8.76%) Spring
10 411 (8.11%) REST
11 380 (7.50%) SOAP
12 350 (6.91%) ASP.NET MVC
13 339 (6.69%) RESTful
14 336 (6.63%) WCF
15 327 (6.45%) CSS3
16 326 (6.43%) JSON
17 285 (5.62%) J2EE
18 272 (5.37%) .NET Framework
19 254 (5.01%) AngularJS
20 248 (4.89%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 376 (7.42%) Open Source
2 242 (4.78%) Mobile App
3 156 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 104 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
5 98 (1.93%) iPad
6 73 (1.44%) N-Tier
6 73 (1.44%) Digital Media
7 67 (1.32%) Social Media
8 59 (1.16%) Online Games
9 52 (1.03%) Data Integration
10 51 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 51 (1.01%) Management Information System
11 44 (0.87%) iPhone
11 44 (0.87%) Derivative
12 42 (0.83%) Video on Demand
13 40 (0.79%) IPTV
14 37 (0.73%) DTV
15 34 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
16 33 (0.65%) Fixed Income
17 31 (0.61%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 489 (9.65%) Linux
2 277 (5.47%) Windows
3 238 (4.70%) UNIX
4 196 (3.87%) Android
4 196 (3.87%) Apple iOS
5 60 (1.18%) CentOS
6 49 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (0.65%) Solaris
8 32 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 29 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
11 23 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.43%) Windows 7
13 17 (0.34%) AIX
14 14 (0.28%) Windows Phone
15 12 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.22%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
17 10 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2144 (42.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1701 (33.56%) TDD
3 950 (18.75%) BDD
4 808 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
5 776 (15.31%) MVC
6 677 (13.36%) Kanban
7 625 (12.33%) OO
8 591 (11.66%) E-Commerce
9 536 (10.58%) Project Management
10 486 (9.59%) User Stories
11 468 (9.23%) Software Engineering
12 384 (7.58%) Unit Testing
13 341 (6.73%) PRINCE2
14 294 (5.80%) SOA
15 292 (5.76%) Business Analysis
16 286 (5.64%) Test Automation
17 282 (5.56%) Waterfall
18 267 (5.27%) UML
19 251 (4.95%) DevOps
20 248 (4.89%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1419 (28.00%) Java
2 1055 (20.82%) C#
3 1027 (20.26%) JavaScript
4 899 (17.74%) SQL
5 385 (7.60%) Ruby
6 324 (6.39%) Python
7 274 (5.41%) PHP
8 154 (3.04%) Scala
9 141 (2.78%) T-SQL
10 134 (2.64%) C++
11 129 (2.55%) Groovy
12 119 (2.35%) PL/SQL
13 105 (2.07%) Perl
14 90 (1.78%) Objective-C
15 83 (1.64%) C
16 69 (1.36%) VB.NET
17 64 (1.26%) Shell Script
17 64 (1.26%) Bash Shell
18 38 (0.75%) PHP5
19 25 (0.49%) XAML
Qualifications
1 312 (6.16%) Security Cleared
2 309 (6.10%) Degree
3 225 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 179 (3.53%) ISEB
5 100 (1.97%) ISTQB
6 55 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 50 (0.99%) PMI Certification
8 41 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 35 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 31 (0.61%) PMP
11 18 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
12 17 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (0.32%) DV Cleared
14 13 (0.26%) BC Cleared
15 11 (0.22%) APMP
16 8 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (0.14%) MBA
18 6 (0.12%) MCSE
18 6 (0.12%) HND
19 5 (0.099%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 486 (9.59%) QA
2 28 (0.55%) SLA
3 20 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.12%) WCAG
6 5 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.079%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.059%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.059%) Basel III
8 3 (0.059%) FATCA
8 3 (0.059%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.059%) WAI
8 3 (0.059%) COBIT
9 2 (0.039%) HL7
9 2 (0.039%) EMIR
9 2 (0.039%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.020%) P3O
10 1 (0.020%) Solvency II
System Software
1 49 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 36 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.53%) Varnish
4 26 (0.51%) vCloud
5 11 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.16%) Xen
7 7 (0.14%) vSphere
8 6 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.099%) KVM
9 5 (0.099%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.079%) HDFS
11 3 (0.059%) Docker
11 3 (0.059%) XenServer
11 3 (0.059%) Cygwin
11 3 (0.059%) NFS
12 2 (0.039%) IAG
12 2 (0.039%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.039%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.020%) GridGain
13 1 (0.020%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 187 (3.69%) Puppet
2 117 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (1.07%) Vagrant
4 47 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
5 33 (0.65%) Nagios
6 21 (0.41%) Salt
7 20 (0.39%) SCCM
8 19 (0.37%) Ansible
9 15 (0.30%) YUM
10 13 (0.26%) Oozie
11 12 (0.24%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.22%) Capistrano
13 10 (0.20%) Opsview
14 9 (0.18%) Kibana
15 8 (0.16%) Cobbler
15 8 (0.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 8 (0.16%) Zenoss
16 7 (0.14%) Graylog2
17 6 (0.12%) Control-M
17 6 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 561 (11.07%) Oracle
2 452 (8.92%) Microsoft
3 122 (2.41%) JBoss
4 96 (1.89%) SAP
5 75 (1.48%) Adobe
6 73 (1.44%) hybris
7 67 (1.32%) IBM
8 65 (1.28%) VMware
9 63 (1.24%) Red Hat
9 63 (1.24%) Zend
10 62 (1.22%) ATG
11 59 (1.16%) Perforce
12 53 (1.05%) Sitecore
13 49 (0.97%) Google
14 47 (0.93%) Atlassian
15 46 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
16 42 (0.83%) Endeca
17 40 (0.79%) HP
18 37 (0.73%) Apple
19 29 (0.57%) Twitter
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Darlington, County Durham
People Source Consulting
Rate: daily rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 23 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday