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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 34 46 58
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +12
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2601 1600 1590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.07% 3.71% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.85% 5.09% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1794 1112 1038
Average daily rate £402 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% -
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 £370 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 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 £27.49 £26.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.80 £39.10 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.65 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+16.20% -2.83%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
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 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 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 18 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 18 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 +18 1539 £425 - 363
South East +6 404 £388 +3.33% 156
South West +21 183 £350 - 67
Yorkshire +5 129 £320 -1.53% 60
North West +23 110 £390 +15.55% 56
East of England -2 104 £375 -3.22% 73
East Midlands +12 80 £360 -15.29% 31
West Midlands +3 34 £363 -3.33% 28
North East -16 18 £350 -22.22% 11
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 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 2089 (44.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1518 (32.30%) TDD
3 1220 (25.96%) Java
4 1130 (24.05%) .NET
5 1127 (23.98%) JavaScript
6 1086 (23.11%) HTML
6 1086 (23.11%) C#
7 887 (18.88%) CSS
8 816 (17.37%) SQL
9 753 (16.02%) Finance
10 743 (15.81%) MVC
11 741 (15.77%) BDD
12 669 (14.24%) Continuous Integration
13 661 (14.07%) SQL Server
14 634 (13.49%) Web Services
15 625 (13.30%) jQuery
16 598 (12.73%) Kanban
17 565 (12.02%) XML
18 560 (11.92%) E-Commerce
19 542 (11.53%) ASP.NET
20 526 (11.19%) OO
21 519 (11.04%) HTML5
22 500 (10.64%) Project Management
23 492 (10.47%) Microsoft
24 488 (10.39%) Oracle
25 466 (9.92%) Spring
26 448 (9.53%) QA
27 428 (9.11%) Software Engineering
28 377 (8.02%) Git (software)
29 365 (7.77%) CSS3

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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
1 186 (3.96%) CMS
2 142 (3.02%) Node.js
3 131 (2.79%) Tomcat
4 110 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 83 (1.77%) WebLogic
6 77 (1.64%) Apache
7 71 (1.51%) IIS
8 61 (1.30%) WebSphere
9 58 (1.23%) Confluence
10 52 (1.11%) Drupal
11 50 (1.06%) Umbraco
12 47 (1.00%) Apache Solr
13 44 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 30 (0.64%) Adobe CQ
14 30 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
15 28 (0.60%) Liferay
16 25 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
17 22 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
18 21 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
19 20 (0.43%) Alfresco
Applications
1 166 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 99 (2.11%) MS Office
3 58 (1.23%) MS Project
4 52 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 25 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
7 24 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.21%) Mingle
10 3 (0.064%) Stata
11 2 (0.043%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.043%) InDesign
12 1 (0.021%) Maya
12 1 (0.021%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.021%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 42 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.66%) Google Analytics
3 19 (0.40%) Magento
4 14 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
5 11 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.13%) Summit
7 6 (0.13%) Endur
8 5 (0.11%) Temenos T24
9 4 (0.085%) Agresso
10 3 (0.064%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.064%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.064%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.064%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.064%) Oracle General Ledger
11 2 (0.043%) SiteCatalyst
11 2 (0.043%) nopCommerce
11 2 (0.043%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.043%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 85 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (1.13%) SaaS
3 44 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
4 42 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
5 34 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (0.51%) Office 365
7 15 (0.32%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.21%) Joyent
8 10 (0.21%) Heroku
9 9 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (0.19%) Force.com
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
14 1 (0.021%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.021%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.021%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 117 (2.49%) HTTP
1 117 (2.49%) Internet
2 37 (0.79%) LDAP
2 37 (0.79%) SSL
3 26 (0.55%) Intranet
4 25 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 25 (0.53%) DNS
5 24 (0.51%) Firewall
6 16 (0.34%) HTTPS
7 13 (0.28%) SAN
8 12 (0.26%) Network Security
9 11 (0.23%) LAN
10 10 (0.21%) WAN
11 9 (0.19%) Broadband
12 8 (0.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 8 (0.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 8 (0.17%) BIG-IP
12 8 (0.17%) SMTP
12 8 (0.17%) X.509
13 7 (0.15%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 661 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 279 (5.94%) MySQL
3 218 (4.64%) Relational Database
4 201 (4.28%) MongoDB
5 180 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 167 (3.55%) NoSQL
7 140 (2.98%) Oracle Database
8 136 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
9 105 (2.23%) RDBMS
10 68 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
10 68 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 64 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 56 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
13 52 (1.11%) Big Data
14 46 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
15 40 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
16 35 (0.74%) Hadoop
17 33 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 30 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
19 27 (0.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 377 (8.02%) Git (software)
2 347 (7.38%) Selenium
3 315 (6.70%) Cucumber
4 307 (6.53%) Visual Studio
5 303 (6.45%) Subversion
6 294 (6.26%) JIRA
7 283 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 236 (5.02%) Maven
9 232 (4.94%) Jenkins
10 179 (3.81%) JUnit
11 165 (3.51%) WebDriver
12 114 (2.43%) NUnit
13 109 (2.32%) Hudson
14 100 (2.13%) TeamCity
15 98 (2.09%) Ant
15 98 (2.09%) SpecFlow
16 73 (1.55%) JBehave
17 72 (1.53%) Eclipse
18 69 (1.47%) SoapUI
19 62 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 753 (16.02%) Finance
2 315 (6.70%) Banking
3 237 (5.04%) Retail
4 138 (2.94%) Games
5 129 (2.75%) Back Office
6 125 (2.66%) Publishing
7 117 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 110 (2.34%) Investment Banking
9 75 (1.60%) Marketing
10 55 (1.17%) Front Office
11 54 (1.15%) Advertising
12 49 (1.04%) Legal
13 37 (0.79%) Automotive
14 36 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 35 (0.74%) Manufacturing
16 26 (0.55%) Electronics
17 17 (0.36%) Law
18 14 (0.30%) Billing
19 13 (0.28%) Retail Banking
20 9 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2079 (44.24%) Developer
2 662 (14.09%) Analyst
3 447 (9.51%) .NET Developer
4 437 (9.30%) Java Developer
5 416 (8.85%) Project Manager
6 388 (8.26%) Business Analyst
7 370 (7.87%) ScrumMaster
8 316 (6.72%) C# Developer
9 291 (6.19%) Senior Developer
10 230 (4.89%) Tester
11 205 (4.36%) Architect
12 183 (3.89%) Test Analyst
13 178 (3.79%) C# .NET Developer
14 165 (3.51%) Software Engineer
15 157 (3.34%) Agile Business Analyst
16 155 (3.30%) Front-End Developer
17 133 (2.83%) Web Developer
17 133 (2.83%) Agile Project Manager
18 110 (2.34%) PHP Developer
19 106 (2.26%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1130 (24.05%) .NET
2 1086 (23.11%) HTML
3 887 (18.88%) CSS
4 634 (13.49%) Web Services
5 625 (13.30%) jQuery
6 565 (12.02%) XML
7 542 (11.53%) ASP.NET
8 519 (11.04%) HTML5
9 466 (9.92%) Spring
10 365 (7.77%) CSS3
11 350 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 340 (7.24%) WCF
13 329 (7.00%) REST
14 317 (6.75%) JSON
15 310 (6.60%) SOAP
16 282 (6.00%) RESTful
17 279 (5.94%) Ajax
18 273 (5.81%) .NET Framework
19 272 (5.79%) Hibernate
20 257 (5.47%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 286 (6.09%) Open Source
2 239 (5.09%) Mobile App
3 126 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 122 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
5 73 (1.55%) iPad
6 62 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 59 (1.26%) IPTV
8 56 (1.19%) Digital Media
9 55 (1.17%) Derivative
10 47 (1.00%) Video on Demand
11 44 (0.94%) Social Media
12 43 (0.92%) N-Tier
13 42 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 41 (0.87%) Data Integration
15 38 (0.81%) Visualisation
16 37 (0.79%) Fixed Income
17 36 (0.77%) Inversion of Control
17 36 (0.77%) Online Games
18 31 (0.66%) W3C
18 31 (0.66%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 356 (7.58%) Windows
2 316 (6.72%) Linux
3 224 (4.77%) UNIX
4 203 (4.32%) Apple iOS
4 203 (4.32%) Android
5 54 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (0.49%) AIX
8 23 (0.49%) Solaris
9 20 (0.43%) Windows 7
10 17 (0.36%) Windows Phone
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 11 (0.23%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (0.21%) Windows CE
16 9 (0.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2089 (44.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1518 (32.30%) TDD
3 743 (15.81%) MVC
4 741 (15.77%) BDD
5 669 (14.24%) Continuous Integration
6 598 (12.73%) Kanban
7 560 (11.92%) E-Commerce
8 526 (11.19%) OO
9 500 (10.64%) Project Management
10 428 (9.11%) Software Engineering
11 340 (7.24%) User Stories
12 311 (6.62%) Waterfall
13 303 (6.45%) PRINCE2
13 303 (6.45%) Test Automation
14 294 (6.26%) Unit Testing
15 284 (6.04%) SOA
16 259 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management
17 245 (5.21%) Business Analysis
18 233 (4.96%) Web Development
19 232 (4.94%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1220 (25.96%) Java
2 1127 (23.98%) JavaScript
3 1086 (23.11%) C#
4 816 (17.37%) SQL
5 307 (6.53%) Ruby
6 283 (6.02%) PHP
7 222 (4.72%) Python
8 152 (3.23%) C++
9 130 (2.77%) T-SQL
10 120 (2.55%) Scala
11 91 (1.94%) PL/SQL
12 88 (1.87%) Groovy
12 88 (1.87%) Perl
13 84 (1.79%) C
14 73 (1.55%) Objective-C
15 69 (1.47%) VB.NET
16 53 (1.13%) Shell Script
17 52 (1.11%) Bash Shell
18 38 (0.81%) VB
19 36 (0.77%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 277 (5.89%) Degree
2 185 (3.94%) Security Cleared
3 174 (3.70%) ISEB
4 139 (2.96%) SC Cleared
5 95 (2.02%) ISTQB
6 46 (0.98%) PMI Certification
7 43 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 28 (0.60%) PMP
9 25 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 11 (0.23%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
12 8 (0.17%) MBA
13 7 (0.15%) CBAP
14 6 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (0.085%) Oracle Certification
16 3 (0.064%) CCA
16 3 (0.064%) Sun Certification
16 3 (0.064%) ITIL Certification
17 2 (0.043%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 448 (9.53%) 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%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.13%) WAI
6 6 (0.13%) DICOM
6 6 (0.13%) ISO 14001
7 5 (0.11%) SLA
8 4 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.085%) COBIT
8 4 (0.085%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.064%) SNOMED CT
9 3 (0.064%) Basel III
10 2 (0.043%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.021%) FATCA
System Software
1 35 (0.74%) Active Directory
1 35 (0.74%) Varnish
2 15 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.17%) Squid
4 7 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.15%) vSphere
5 5 (0.11%) Xen
6 3 (0.064%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.064%) KVM
6 3 (0.064%) XenServer
6 3 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.064%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.064%) vCloud
7 2 (0.043%) Hyper-V
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 89 (1.89%) Puppet
2 78 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (0.38%) Vagrant
5 16 (0.34%) SCCM
5 16 (0.34%) Nagios
6 14 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 9 (0.19%) Capistrano
8 5 (0.11%) Ansible
8 5 (0.11%) Cobbler
9 4 (0.085%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (0.085%) HP SiteScope
9 4 (0.085%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.064%) Netcool
10 3 (0.064%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.064%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.064%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.064%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.043%) SCOM
11 2 (0.043%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 492 (10.47%) Microsoft
2 488 (10.39%) Oracle
3 118 (2.51%) JBoss
4 88 (1.87%) Zend
5 71 (1.51%) Adobe
5 71 (1.51%) Google
6 64 (1.36%) IBM
7 57 (1.21%) SAP
8 55 (1.17%) hybris
9 51 (1.09%) ATG
10 42 (0.89%) HP
11 41 (0.87%) Twitter
12 37 (0.79%) Perforce
13 36 (0.77%) VMware
14 33 (0.70%) Apple
15 32 (0.68%) Cognos
16 31 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
17 29 (0.62%) Venda
18 27 (0.57%) Informatica
19 24 (0.51%) Akamai
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 Per Day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Unite Human Resources
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day £350 daily + Accommodation costs paid in Bri
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300-£340
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day excellent daily rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day TO £525 DAY
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago