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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 29 32 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3025 2641 2210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.70% 5.22% 4.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.28% 6.84% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2134 1866 1605
Average daily rate
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£425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 12 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £35.25 £34.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £77.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.19 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-3.08% -
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
41529 38605 35912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.30% 76.37% 75.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27590 24397 22520
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1128 1085 1024
Average hourly rate £31.00 £24.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.22% -18.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 1712 £450 +5.88% 441
South East 0 424 £400 +3.22% 207
North West +19 211 £425 +21.42% 129
South West 0 184 £375 +1.35% 87
East of England -8 138 £413 +3.12% 63
Yorkshire 0 122 £400 +15.94% 59
West Midlands +26 86 £388 +3.33% 47
North East +9 76 £425 +21.42% 21
East Midlands +11 67 £375 - 37
Midlands -1 2 - - 1
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 5380 (92.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1940 (33.46%) TDD
3 1726 (29.77%) Java
4 1349 (23.27%) JavaScript
5 1283 (22.13%) HTML
6 1149 (19.82%) .NET
7 1118 (19.28%) C#
8 1078 (18.59%) Continuous Integration
9 1067 (18.40%) CSS
10 1009 (17.40%) SQL
11 981 (16.92%) BDD
12 971 (16.75%) Finance
13 882 (15.21%) Kanban
14 841 (14.51%) MVC
15 833 (14.37%) Web Services
16 763 (13.16%) Git (software)
17 709 (12.23%) SQL Server
18 708 (12.21%) HTML5
19 654 (11.28%) E-Commerce
20 609 (10.50%) OO
21 599 (10.33%) AngularJS
22 573 (9.88%) jQuery
23 566 (9.76%) ASP.NET
24 556 (9.59%) Linux
25 555 (9.57%) User Stories
26 543 (9.37%) Jenkins
27 536 (9.24%) Project Management
28 528 (9.11%) JIRA
29 527 (9.09%) Microsoft
30 516 (8.90%) QA

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 296 (5.11%) Node.js
2 241 (4.16%) Apache
3 200 (3.45%) Tomcat
4 195 (3.36%) Confluence
5 183 (3.16%) CMS
6 163 (2.81%) JBoss
7 117 (2.02%) SharePoint
8 93 (1.60%) WebLogic
9 81 (1.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 76 (1.31%) WebSphere
11 66 (1.14%) Drupal
12 59 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
13 58 (1.00%) IIS
14 54 (0.93%) Jetty
15 51 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
15 51 (0.88%) nginx
16 47 (0.81%) Apache Spark
17 39 (0.67%) Umbraco
18 37 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
18 37 (0.64%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 203 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 95 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 85 (1.47%) MS Office
4 65 (1.12%) MS Project
5 51 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 44 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 11 (0.19%) PowerPivot
9 11 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.17%) FrameMaker
10 10 (0.17%) RoboHelp
11 7 (0.12%) Mingle
12 6 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
12 6 (0.10%) SPSS
13 3 (0.052%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.052%) InDesign
13 3 (0.052%) Open Workbench
14 2 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.034%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 42 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 33 (0.57%) Magento
4 19 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 13 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
7 8 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.069%) Unica
10 4 (0.069%) WebTrends
10 4 (0.069%) Maximo
11 3 (0.052%) Tridion
11 3 (0.052%) Endur
11 3 (0.052%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.052%) Misys Midas
11 3 (0.052%) Sage CRM
12 2 (0.034%) BigMachines
12 2 (0.034%) Optimost
12 2 (0.034%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 284 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (1.62%) GitHub
4 46 (0.79%) SaaS
5 43 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 42 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (0.40%) Amazon S3
8 20 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (0.33%) Google Analytics
10 17 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 14 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 12 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
12 12 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
13 11 (0.19%) Heroku
13 11 (0.19%) Office 365
14 10 (0.17%) Google Apps
14 10 (0.17%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 151 (2.60%) HTTP
2 144 (2.48%) Internet
3 44 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 37 (0.64%) Firewall
5 31 (0.53%) VPN
6 20 (0.34%) LDAP
7 19 (0.33%) SSL
8 18 (0.31%) AMQP
9 17 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
10 16 (0.28%) DMZ
11 13 (0.22%) MPLS
11 13 (0.22%) OSPF
11 13 (0.22%) BGP
11 13 (0.22%) VoIP
11 13 (0.22%) Network Security
12 12 (0.21%) Wireless
12 12 (0.21%) IPsec
12 12 (0.21%) Intranet
13 11 (0.19%) TACACS
13 11 (0.19%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 709 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 348 (6.00%) MySQL
3 328 (5.66%) MongoDB
4 295 (5.09%) NoSQL
5 240 (4.14%) Relational Database
6 182 (3.14%) Big Data
7 175 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
8 167 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
9 164 (2.83%) Hadoop
10 159 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 133 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 131 (2.26%) Oracle Database
13 128 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
14 110 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 106 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 81 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
17 69 (1.19%) Redis
18 45 (0.78%) RDBMS
18 45 (0.78%) Apache Hive
19 40 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 763 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 543 (9.37%) Jenkins
3 528 (9.11%) JIRA
4 445 (7.68%) Subversion
5 436 (7.52%) Selenium
6 351 (6.05%) Cucumber
7 318 (5.48%) Maven
8 301 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 249 (4.29%) JUnit
10 189 (3.26%) Visual Studio
11 152 (2.62%) WebDriver
12 115 (1.98%) Mockito
13 111 (1.91%) SpecFlow
14 105 (1.81%) TeamCity
15 103 (1.78%) Eclipse
15 103 (1.78%) NUnit
16 100 (1.72%) Gradle
17 88 (1.52%) Ant
18 83 (1.43%) Grunt
19 80 (1.38%) JMeter
General
1 971 (16.75%) Finance
2 403 (6.95%) Banking
3 275 (4.74%) Retail
4 157 (2.71%) Marketing
5 147 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 131 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 129 (2.22%) Games
8 105 (1.81%) Publishing
9 68 (1.17%) Back Office
10 60 (1.03%) Front Office
11 50 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 47 (0.81%) Advertising
13 43 (0.74%) Legal
14 41 (0.71%) Law
14 41 (0.71%) Electronics
15 37 (0.64%) Billing
16 28 (0.48%) Retail Banking
17 22 (0.38%) Automotive
18 16 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
19 11 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2557 (44.10%) Developer
2 746 (12.87%) Analyst
3 657 (11.33%) Java Developer
4 518 (8.93%) Business Analyst
5 482 (8.31%) ScrumMaster
6 479 (8.26%) Project Manager
7 431 (7.43%) .NET Developer
8 364 (6.28%) Senior Developer
9 331 (5.71%) Architect
10 256 (4.42%) C# Developer
11 198 (3.41%) Agile Business Analyst
12 180 (3.10%) Front-End Developer
13 172 (2.97%) Agile Project Manager
14 166 (2.86%) Web Developer
15 165 (2.85%) Test Analyst
16 163 (2.81%) Software Engineer
17 156 (2.69%) C# .NET Developer
18 146 (2.52%) Tester
19 125 (2.16%) Technical Architect
20 123 (2.12%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1283 (22.13%) HTML
2 1149 (19.82%) .NET
3 1067 (18.40%) CSS
4 833 (14.37%) Web Services
5 708 (12.21%) HTML5
6 599 (10.33%) AngularJS
7 573 (9.88%) jQuery
8 566 (9.76%) ASP.NET
9 514 (8.87%) REST
10 488 (8.42%) Spring
11 458 (7.90%) XML
12 451 (7.78%) RESTful
13 402 (6.93%) CSS3
14 385 (6.64%) JSON
15 371 (6.40%) SOAP
16 348 (6.00%) J2EE
17 316 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
18 301 (5.19%) .NET Framework
19 229 (3.95%) Ajax
20 228 (3.93%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 462 (7.97%) User Experience
2 326 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 244 (4.21%) Mobile App
4 117 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 79 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
6 67 (1.16%) iPad
7 64 (1.10%) Visualisation
8 61 (1.05%) Management Information System
9 60 (1.03%) Digital Media
10 54 (0.93%) iPhone
11 53 (0.91%) Data Integration
12 50 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 47 (0.81%) N-Tier
14 41 (0.71%) Fixed Income
15 40 (0.69%) Social Media
16 39 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
16 39 (0.67%) Credit Risk
17 38 (0.66%) Wiki
17 38 (0.66%) Data Centre
17 38 (0.66%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 556 (9.59%) Linux
2 311 (5.36%) Windows
3 291 (5.02%) UNIX
4 216 (3.73%) Apple iOS
5 187 (3.23%) Android
6 83 (1.43%) Ubuntu
7 81 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 59 (1.02%) CentOS
9 55 (0.95%) Mac OS X
10 25 (0.43%) Solaris
11 20 (0.34%) Windows Phone
12 19 (0.33%) Debian
13 17 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.16%) Windows Phone 7
16 8 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.12%) AIX
17 7 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5380 (92.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1940 (33.46%) TDD
3 1078 (18.59%) Continuous Integration
4 981 (16.92%) BDD
5 882 (15.21%) Kanban
6 841 (14.51%) MVC
7 654 (11.28%) E-Commerce
8 609 (10.50%) OO
9 555 (9.57%) User Stories
10 536 (9.24%) Project Management
11 467 (8.05%) SDLC
12 410 (7.07%) Unit Testing
13 395 (6.81%) SOA
14 381 (6.57%) Software Engineering
15 372 (6.42%) Mentoring
16 370 (6.38%) Web Development
17 365 (6.30%) DevOps
18 361 (6.23%) Pair Programming
19 341 (5.88%) Open Source
20 337 (5.81%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1726 (29.77%) Java
2 1349 (23.27%) JavaScript
3 1118 (19.28%) C#
4 1009 (17.40%) SQL
5 354 (6.11%) Ruby
6 289 (4.98%) Python
7 269 (4.64%) PHP
8 259 (4.47%) Scala
9 184 (3.17%) T-SQL
10 173 (2.98%) C++
11 124 (2.14%) Groovy
12 120 (2.07%) Objective-C
13 91 (1.57%) Perl
14 80 (1.38%) Bash Shell
15 72 (1.24%) PL/SQL
16 67 (1.16%) Shell Script
17 60 (1.03%) C
18 59 (1.02%) VB.NET
19 50 (0.86%) VB
19 50 (0.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 411 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 304 (5.24%) Degree
3 220 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 158 (2.73%) ISEB
5 96 (1.66%) DV Cleared
6 72 (1.24%) PMI Certification
7 63 (1.09%) ISTQB
8 54 (0.93%) PMP
9 40 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 29 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 27 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 26 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
14 15 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
15 14 (0.24%) Sun Certification
16 12 (0.21%) CCNP
16 12 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
17 6 (0.10%) OCPJP
17 6 (0.10%) BC Cleared
17 6 (0.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 516 (8.90%) QA
2 45 (0.78%) SLA
3 19 (0.33%) EMIR
4 12 (0.21%) MiFID
5 10 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.10%) Basel III
7 6 (0.10%) HL7
8 5 (0.086%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.069%) COBIT
9 4 (0.069%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.052%) WCAG
10 3 (0.052%) WAI
11 2 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.034%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.034%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.017%) COREP
12 1 (0.017%) CRD IV
System Software
1 120 (2.07%) Docker
2 70 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (0.66%) Active Directory
4 36 (0.62%) Varnish
5 29 (0.50%) HDFS
6 24 (0.41%) vCloud
7 19 (0.33%) Apache Flume
8 12 (0.21%) GridGain
9 11 (0.19%) Hyper-V
10 10 (0.17%) vSphere
11 4 (0.069%) Squid
12 3 (0.052%) Xen
12 3 (0.052%) XenServer
12 3 (0.052%) GlusterFS
13 2 (0.034%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.034%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.017%) NFS
14 1 (0.017%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.017%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.017%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 253 (4.36%) Puppet
2 143 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
3 78 (1.35%) Ansible
4 65 (1.12%) Vagrant
5 56 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
6 32 (0.55%) Salt
7 28 (0.48%) ZABBIX
8 23 (0.40%) logstash
9 21 (0.36%) HAProxy
10 20 (0.34%) Kibana
11 19 (0.33%) Rundeck
12 16 (0.28%) Oozie
13 15 (0.26%) Mesos
14 13 (0.22%) Nagios
15 12 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 11 (0.19%) Graphite
16 11 (0.19%) RANCID
17 9 (0.16%) BladeLogic
18 8 (0.14%) Capistrano
19 7 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 527 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 514 (8.87%) Oracle
3 113 (1.95%) Google
4 110 (1.90%) VMware
5 104 (1.79%) IBM
6 103 (1.78%) Adobe
7 99 (1.71%) Atlassian
8 82 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
9 81 (1.40%) Red Hat
10 76 (1.31%) SAP
11 70 (1.21%) HP
12 69 (1.19%) hybris
13 67 (1.16%) Sitecore
14 50 (0.86%) Apple
15 43 (0.74%) Twitter
16 41 (0.71%) Perforce
17 39 (0.67%) Zend
18 31 (0.53%) Informatica
19 30 (0.52%) New Relic
20 28 (0.48%) EPiServer
Staines, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day 6 Month rolling Contract
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheshire
Vertical IT
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £39.25 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £525 per day 6 month contract
Posted: 16 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £42.75 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Intelletec
Rate: From £170 to £200 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
The Curve Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Experis Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hampshire
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
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