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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 32 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2709 2181 2142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.20% 4.52% 3.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.98% 6.06% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1912 1583 1429
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 21
Average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £44.00 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.75 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +42.85%
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
38820 35961 39230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.48% 74.48% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24656 22601 23180
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
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 1106 1012 1434
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 1582 £425 -3.40% 405
South East 0 451 £400 +9.58% 151
East of England +32 181 £400 -11.11% 72
South West +12 163 £370 +3.49% 82
North West +1 96 £358 +10.00% 88
Yorkshire -12 86 £343 +14.16% 54
West Midlands -10 52 £350 -3.44% 43
East Midlands +4 44 £375 +11.11% 30
North East 0 37 £350 -6.66% 30
Midlands +2 7 - -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4724 (91.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1754 (34.14%) TDD
3 1483 (28.87%) Java
4 1121 (21.82%) .NET
5 1079 (21.00%) HTML
6 1074 (20.91%) JavaScript
7 1056 (20.56%) C#
8 987 (19.21%) BDD
9 926 (18.03%) SQL
10 865 (16.84%) CSS
11 859 (16.72%) Continuous Integration
12 816 (15.88%) MVC
13 765 (14.89%) Finance
14 752 (14.64%) Web Services
15 701 (13.65%) Kanban
16 685 (13.33%) OO
17 646 (12.58%) XML
18 614 (11.95%) SQL Server
19 592 (11.52%) E-Commerce
20 578 (11.25%) Oracle
21 577 (11.23%) jQuery
22 550 (10.71%) Linux
23 523 (10.18%) ASP.NET
24 520 (10.12%) HTML5
25 518 (10.08%) Project Management
26 500 (9.73%) User Stories
27 493 (9.60%) Git (software)
28 478 (9.31%) QA
28 478 (9.31%) Spring
29 474 (9.23%) Microsoft

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 220 (4.28%) Apache
2 213 (4.15%) Tomcat
3 203 (3.95%) CMS
4 144 (2.80%) Node.js
5 112 (2.18%) SharePoint
6 111 (2.16%) Confluence
7 101 (1.97%) WebLogic
8 67 (1.30%) WebSphere
9 49 (0.95%) Drupal
10 48 (0.93%) Apache Solr
11 40 (0.78%) IIS
11 40 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
12 39 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
13 38 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
13 38 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
14 36 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 30 (0.58%) Adobe CQ
16 28 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
17 23 (0.45%) K2 blackpearl
17 23 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 151 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 68 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 53 (1.03%) MS Office
4 50 (0.97%) Photoshop
5 49 (0.95%) MS Project
6 42 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
7 29 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
8 19 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
10 6 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.097%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.058%) Mingle
12 3 (0.058%) Maya
13 2 (0.039%) Stata
14 1 (0.019%) SPSS
14 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.019%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.019%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.019%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 40 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 32 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
4 19 (0.37%) Agresso
5 18 (0.35%) Magento
6 15 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
7 14 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
7 14 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
7 14 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
8 13 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
9 10 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.14%) SiteCatalyst
11 4 (0.078%) Shopify
11 4 (0.078%) WebTrends
12 3 (0.058%) SAP FI
12 3 (0.058%) SAP FI/CO
12 3 (0.058%) Summit
12 3 (0.058%) SAP CO
12 3 (0.058%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 115 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (1.36%) SaaS
4 59 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
5 40 (0.78%) Office 365
6 37 (0.72%) Amazon S3
7 32 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (0.53%) GitHub
9 26 (0.51%) PaaS
10 14 (0.27%) Heroku
11 11 (0.21%) Force.com
12 8 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.14%) Google Apps
13 7 (0.14%) IaaS
13 7 (0.14%) ElastiCache
13 7 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 6 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.058%) Joyent
16 2 (0.039%) SuccessFactors
17 1 (0.019%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 165 (3.21%) HTTP
2 135 (2.63%) Internet
3 53 (1.03%) SSL
4 40 (0.78%) Intranet
5 33 (0.64%) DNS
6 32 (0.62%) Firewall
7 30 (0.58%) TCP/IP
8 28 (0.55%) LDAP
9 20 (0.39%) HTTPS
10 14 (0.27%) LAN
10 14 (0.27%) Wireshark
11 13 (0.25%) WAN
12 12 (0.23%) AMQP
13 11 (0.21%) SSH
14 9 (0.18%) MVNO
15 8 (0.16%) Network Security
15 8 (0.16%) SNMP
15 8 (0.16%) VoIP
15 8 (0.16%) VPN
16 7 (0.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 614 (11.95%) SQL Server
2 342 (6.66%) MySQL
3 183 (3.56%) MongoDB
4 174 (3.39%) NoSQL
5 151 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 151 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 127 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
7 109 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
8 107 (2.08%) Oracle Database
9 83 (1.62%) Big Data
10 79 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
11 74 (1.44%) RDBMS
12 59 (1.15%) Hadoop
13 57 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
14 54 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 50 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 50 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
16 34 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
17 33 (0.64%) Redis
18 32 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 493 (9.60%) Git (software)
2 441 (8.58%) JIRA
3 428 (8.33%) Selenium
4 392 (7.63%) Cucumber
4 392 (7.63%) Jenkins
5 349 (6.79%) Subversion
6 317 (6.17%) Maven
7 311 (6.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 249 (4.85%) JUnit
9 247 (4.81%) Visual Studio
10 183 (3.56%) WebDriver
11 129 (2.51%) SpecFlow
12 120 (2.34%) Eclipse
13 113 (2.20%) Ant
14 112 (2.18%) TeamCity
15 111 (2.16%) NUnit
16 94 (1.83%) Hudson
17 67 (1.30%) SoapUI
18 66 (1.28%) Jasmine
19 60 (1.17%) JMeter
General
1 765 (14.89%) Finance
2 280 (5.45%) Banking
3 260 (5.06%) Retail
4 160 (3.11%) Telecoms
5 149 (2.90%) Games
6 148 (2.88%) Publishing
7 127 (2.47%) Marketing
8 120 (2.34%) Back Office
9 101 (1.97%) Investment Banking
10 83 (1.62%) Legal
11 68 (1.32%) Front Office
12 60 (1.17%) Advertising
13 56 (1.09%) Manufacturing
14 41 (0.80%) Electronics
15 27 (0.53%) Financial Institution
16 21 (0.41%) Law
17 20 (0.39%) Automotive
18 17 (0.33%) Retail Banking
19 13 (0.25%) Multimedia
20 10 (0.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2247 (43.74%) Developer
2 745 (14.50%) Analyst
3 500 (9.73%) Java Developer
4 495 (9.64%) Business Analyst
5 491 (9.56%) .NET Developer
6 415 (8.08%) ScrumMaster
7 414 (8.06%) Project Manager
8 312 (6.07%) Senior Developer
9 276 (5.37%) C# Developer
10 216 (4.20%) Agile Business Analyst
11 199 (3.87%) Tester
12 194 (3.78%) Architect
13 182 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
14 171 (3.33%) Test Analyst
14 171 (3.33%) Software Engineer
15 130 (2.53%) Front-End Developer
16 126 (2.45%) Web Developer
17 124 (2.41%) Agile Project Manager
18 119 (2.32%) DevOps Engineer
19 107 (2.08%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1121 (21.82%) .NET
2 1079 (21.00%) HTML
3 865 (16.84%) CSS
4 752 (14.64%) Web Services
5 646 (12.58%) XML
6 577 (11.23%) jQuery
7 523 (10.18%) ASP.NET
8 520 (10.12%) HTML5
9 478 (9.31%) Spring
10 424 (8.25%) REST
11 390 (7.59%) SOAP
12 356 (6.93%) RESTful
13 352 (6.85%) WCF
14 346 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC
15 329 (6.40%) CSS3
16 327 (6.37%) JSON
17 319 (6.21%) J2EE
18 277 (5.39%) AngularJS
19 274 (5.33%) Ajax
20 272 (5.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 391 (7.61%) Open Source
2 272 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 265 (5.16%) User Experience
4 235 (4.57%) Mobile App
5 166 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 98 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
6 98 (1.91%) iPad
7 81 (1.58%) Digital Media
8 74 (1.44%) N-Tier
9 69 (1.34%) Social Media
10 59 (1.15%) Online Games
11 57 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 54 (1.05%) Management Information System
13 52 (1.01%) Data Integration
14 51 (0.99%) iPhone
15 42 (0.82%) DTV
16 41 (0.80%) Derivative
17 36 (0.70%) GIS
17 36 (0.70%) Visualisation
18 35 (0.68%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 550 (10.71%) Linux
2 275 (5.35%) Windows
3 271 (5.28%) UNIX
4 193 (3.76%) Apple iOS
5 179 (3.48%) Android
6 67 (1.30%) CentOS
7 46 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (0.72%) Solaris
9 31 (0.60%) Ubuntu
10 29 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
10 29 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (0.43%) Mac OS X
12 18 (0.35%) Windows 7
12 18 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (0.33%) AIX
14 14 (0.27%) Windows Phone
15 12 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.21%) Fedora
16 11 (0.21%) Mac OS
16 11 (0.21%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4724 (91.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1754 (34.14%) TDD
3 987 (19.21%) BDD
4 859 (16.72%) Continuous Integration
5 816 (15.88%) MVC
6 701 (13.65%) Kanban
7 685 (13.33%) OO
8 592 (11.52%) E-Commerce
9 518 (10.08%) Project Management
10 500 (9.73%) User Stories
11 460 (8.95%) Software Engineering
12 388 (7.55%) Unit Testing
13 330 (6.42%) PRINCE2
14 303 (5.90%) SOA
15 296 (5.76%) DevOps
16 287 (5.59%) Waterfall
17 284 (5.53%) Business Analysis
18 282 (5.49%) UML
19 272 (5.29%) Test Automation
20 271 (5.28%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1483 (28.87%) Java
2 1074 (20.91%) JavaScript
3 1056 (20.56%) C#
4 926 (18.03%) SQL
5 392 (7.63%) Ruby
6 357 (6.95%) Python
7 297 (5.78%) PHP
8 174 (3.39%) Scala
9 129 (2.51%) C++
10 124 (2.41%) T-SQL
11 119 (2.32%) PL/SQL
12 111 (2.16%) Groovy
13 103 (2.01%) Objective-C
14 100 (1.95%) Perl
15 87 (1.69%) C
16 74 (1.44%) Bash Shell
17 64 (1.25%) VB.NET
18 54 (1.05%) Shell Script
19 44 (0.86%) PHP5
20 24 (0.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 318 (6.19%) Security Cleared
2 302 (5.88%) Degree
3 222 (4.32%) SC Cleared
4 183 (3.56%) ISEB
5 91 (1.77%) ISTQB
6 52 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 48 (0.93%) PMI Certification
8 45 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 33 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 28 (0.55%) PMP
11 21 (0.41%) DV Cleared
12 18 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (0.31%) BC Cleared
13 16 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
14 11 (0.21%) APMP
15 9 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.14%) HND
17 6 (0.12%) MCSE
18 5 (0.097%) ISEB Practitioner
19 4 (0.078%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 478 (9.31%) QA
2 28 (0.55%) SLA
3 20 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.12%) WCAG
6 5 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.058%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.058%) WAI
7 3 (0.058%) COBIT
7 3 (0.058%) Basel III
7 3 (0.058%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.058%) FATCA
7 3 (0.058%) AIFMD
8 2 (0.039%) EMIR
8 2 (0.039%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.039%) HL7
9 1 (0.019%) P3O
9 1 (0.019%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 26 (0.51%) vCloud
4 25 (0.49%) Varnish
5 12 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.18%) Xen
7 6 (0.12%) NFS
7 6 (0.12%) vSphere
7 6 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.097%) KVM
8 5 (0.097%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.078%) XenServer
9 4 (0.078%) Docker
9 4 (0.078%) HDFS
10 3 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.058%) Cygwin
11 2 (0.039%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.039%) IAG
11 2 (0.039%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.039%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 214 (4.17%) Puppet
2 124 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (1.17%) Vagrant
4 44 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
5 40 (0.78%) Nagios
6 21 (0.41%) Ansible
6 21 (0.41%) Salt
7 20 (0.39%) SCCM
8 18 (0.35%) YUM
9 15 (0.29%) Oozie
10 13 (0.25%) Opsview
10 13 (0.25%) Capistrano
10 13 (0.25%) ZABBIX
11 10 (0.19%) Cobbler
12 9 (0.18%) Kibana
13 8 (0.16%) Graylog2
13 8 (0.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 8 (0.16%) Zenoss
13 8 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 578 (11.25%) Oracle
2 474 (9.23%) Microsoft
3 127 (2.47%) JBoss
4 94 (1.83%) SAP
5 75 (1.46%) VMware
6 74 (1.44%) hybris
7 73 (1.42%) Adobe
8 67 (1.30%) IBM
9 66 (1.28%) Red Hat
10 61 (1.19%) Zend
11 58 (1.13%) ATG
12 55 (1.07%) Google
12 55 (1.07%) Atlassian
13 53 (1.03%) Perforce
14 52 (1.01%) Sitecore
15 46 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
16 44 (0.86%) Apple
17 40 (0.78%) Endeca
18 34 (0.66%) HP
19 31 (0.60%) Informatica
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £401 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Steria
Rate: Up to £220 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £416 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350 p/day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 17 hours ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday