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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 31 38 46
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2673 2256 2061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.23% 4.62% 3.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.99% 6.23% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1892 1636 1408
Average daily rate
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£401 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £297
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 12 16 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 £35.25 £28.38 £27.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.75 £50.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +30.76%
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
38226 36235 38251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.81% 74.18% 72.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24168 22715 22586
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 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 1011 1398
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -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 2 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 2 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 2 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 +7 1550 £425 -3.40% 444
South East 0 437 £388 +6.89% 173
South West +11 171 £370 +4.96% 85
East of England +23 169 £400 -11.11% 81
North West +3 107 £350 - 86
Yorkshire -13 87 £350 +16.66% 51
West Midlands +1 59 £375 +7.14% 33
East Midlands +5 45 £375 +9.48% 24
North East +1 27 £350 -5.08% 23
Midlands +1 6 - -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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 2127 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1716 (33.83%) TDD
3 1421 (28.02%) Java
4 1107 (21.83%) .NET
5 1050 (20.70%) C#
6 1041 (20.52%) HTML
7 1029 (20.29%) JavaScript
8 954 (18.81%) BDD
9 904 (17.82%) SQL
10 836 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
11 819 (16.15%) CSS
12 781 (15.40%) MVC
13 776 (15.30%) Finance
14 740 (14.59%) Web Services
15 665 (13.11%) Kanban
16 641 (12.64%) OO
17 612 (12.07%) XML
18 600 (11.83%) SQL Server
19 581 (11.46%) E-Commerce
20 563 (11.10%) Oracle
21 554 (10.92%) jQuery
22 531 (10.47%) ASP.NET
23 524 (10.33%) Project Management
24 507 (10.00%) Linux
25 506 (9.98%) HTML5
26 486 (9.58%) User Stories
27 483 (9.52%) QA
28 466 (9.19%) Software Engineering
29 452 (8.91%) Microsoft
30 450 (8.87%) Spring

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 203 (4.00%) Apache
2 201 (3.96%) Tomcat
2 201 (3.96%) CMS
3 140 (2.76%) Node.js
4 112 (2.21%) SharePoint
5 108 (2.13%) Confluence
6 103 (2.03%) WebLogic
7 66 (1.30%) WebSphere
8 43 (0.85%) Drupal
9 42 (0.83%) Apache Solr
10 41 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
11 40 (0.79%) IIS
12 36 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
13 35 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
14 34 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
15 30 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 29 (0.57%) Adobe CQ
17 25 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
18 23 (0.45%) K2 blackpearl
19 21 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 150 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 72 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 56 (1.10%) MS Office
4 53 (1.04%) MS Project
5 46 (0.91%) Photoshop
6 38 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
7 31 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
8 19 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
10 6 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.079%) Stata
12 3 (0.059%) Mingle
12 3 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.039%) Maya
14 1 (0.020%) SPSS
14 1 (0.020%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.020%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.020%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 35 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 20 (0.39%) Agresso
4 19 (0.37%) Magento
5 16 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
6 15 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
6 15 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
6 15 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
7 14 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
8 13 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
9 10 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.14%) SiteCatalyst
11 5 (0.099%) Temenos T24
12 4 (0.079%) Shopify
12 4 (0.079%) SAP FI/CO
12 4 (0.079%) Summit
12 4 (0.079%) SAP CO
12 4 (0.079%) WebTrends
12 4 (0.079%) SAP FI
13 3 (0.059%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 112 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (1.38%) SaaS
4 57 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 41 (0.81%) Office 365
6 37 (0.73%) Amazon S3
7 31 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (0.51%) GitHub
9 22 (0.43%) PaaS
10 14 (0.28%) Heroku
11 11 (0.22%) Force.com
12 8 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.14%) Google Apps
13 7 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 7 (0.14%) ElastiCache
14 6 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.059%) SuccessFactors
15 3 (0.059%) IaaS
16 1 (0.020%) Trello
16 1 (0.020%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 153 (3.02%) HTTP
2 129 (2.54%) Internet
3 52 (1.03%) SSL
4 39 (0.77%) Intranet
5 34 (0.67%) Firewall
6 30 (0.59%) LDAP
7 27 (0.53%) TCP/IP
8 25 (0.49%) DNS
9 21 (0.41%) HTTPS
10 15 (0.30%) LAN
11 14 (0.28%) WAN
12 13 (0.26%) AMQP
13 12 (0.24%) Wireshark
14 11 (0.22%) SSH
15 9 (0.18%) BGP
16 8 (0.16%) VoIP
16 8 (0.16%) VPN
17 7 (0.14%) RTP
17 7 (0.14%) MVNO
18 6 (0.12%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 600 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 325 (6.41%) MySQL
3 185 (3.65%) MongoDB
4 175 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 144 (2.84%) Relational Database
6 138 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 121 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
8 110 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
9 109 (2.15%) Oracle Database
10 79 (1.56%) Big Data
11 77 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
12 75 (1.48%) RDBMS
13 55 (1.08%) Hadoop
14 54 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 52 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 50 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
17 48 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
18 30 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 29 (0.57%) Redis
19 29 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 450 (8.87%) Git (software)
2 432 (8.52%) JIRA
3 431 (8.50%) Selenium
4 393 (7.75%) Cucumber
5 382 (7.53%) Jenkins
6 338 (6.66%) Subversion
7 310 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 303 (5.97%) Maven
9 262 (5.17%) Visual Studio
10 236 (4.65%) JUnit
11 195 (3.84%) WebDriver
12 129 (2.54%) SpecFlow
13 115 (2.27%) Eclipse
14 114 (2.25%) TeamCity
15 111 (2.19%) Ant
16 107 (2.11%) NUnit
17 98 (1.93%) Hudson
18 66 (1.30%) Jasmine
19 63 (1.24%) SoapUI
20 60 (1.18%) RSpec
General
1 776 (15.30%) Finance
2 288 (5.68%) Banking
3 265 (5.22%) Retail
4 160 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 143 (2.82%) Publishing
6 139 (2.74%) Games
7 138 (2.72%) Back Office
8 117 (2.31%) Marketing
9 105 (2.07%) Investment Banking
10 79 (1.56%) Legal
11 64 (1.26%) Front Office
12 58 (1.14%) Advertising
13 54 (1.06%) Manufacturing
14 36 (0.71%) Electronics
15 30 (0.59%) Financial Institution
16 20 (0.39%) Law
17 19 (0.37%) Automotive
18 18 (0.35%) Retail Banking
19 11 (0.22%) General Ledger
20 10 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2163 (42.65%) Developer
2 745 (14.69%) Analyst
3 491 (9.68%) Business Analyst
4 490 (9.66%) .NET Developer
5 471 (9.29%) Java Developer
6 425 (8.38%) Project Manager
7 421 (8.30%) ScrumMaster
8 290 (5.72%) Senior Developer
9 271 (5.34%) C# Developer
10 216 (4.26%) Tester
11 208 (4.10%) Agile Business Analyst
12 192 (3.79%) Architect
13 175 (3.45%) Software Engineer
13 175 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
14 174 (3.43%) Test Analyst
15 127 (2.50%) Agile Project Manager
16 126 (2.48%) Web Developer
17 123 (2.43%) Front-End Developer
18 108 (2.13%) Test Engineer
19 106 (2.09%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1107 (21.83%) .NET
2 1041 (20.52%) HTML
3 819 (16.15%) CSS
4 740 (14.59%) Web Services
5 612 (12.07%) XML
6 554 (10.92%) jQuery
7 531 (10.47%) ASP.NET
8 506 (9.98%) HTML5
9 450 (8.87%) Spring
10 413 (8.14%) REST
11 389 (7.67%) SOAP
12 346 (6.82%) RESTful
13 344 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 344 (6.78%) WCF
14 322 (6.35%) CSS3
15 318 (6.27%) JSON
16 298 (5.88%) J2EE
17 267 (5.26%) .NET Framework
18 265 (5.22%) AngularJS
19 248 (4.89%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 377 (7.43%) Open Source
2 243 (4.79%) Mobile App
3 159 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 100 (1.97%) iPad
5 93 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 78 (1.54%) Digital Media
7 69 (1.36%) Social Media
8 68 (1.34%) N-Tier
9 57 (1.12%) Online Games
10 53 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 50 (0.99%) Management Information System
12 49 (0.97%) iPhone
13 47 (0.93%) Data Integration
14 43 (0.85%) Derivative
15 38 (0.75%) DTV
16 36 (0.71%) Video on Demand
17 35 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
18 33 (0.65%) GIS
18 33 (0.65%) Fixed Income
19 30 (0.59%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 507 (10.00%) Linux
2 274 (5.40%) Windows
3 242 (4.77%) UNIX
4 194 (3.82%) Apple iOS
5 184 (3.63%) Android
6 65 (1.28%) CentOS
7 49 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (0.71%) Solaris
9 31 (0.61%) Ubuntu
9 31 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
11 17 (0.34%) Windows 7
11 17 (0.34%) AIX
12 16 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (0.28%) Windows Phone
14 12 (0.24%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.22%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.22%) Fedora
16 10 (0.20%) Windows CE
16 10 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2127 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1716 (33.83%) TDD
3 954 (18.81%) BDD
4 836 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
5 781 (15.40%) MVC
6 665 (13.11%) Kanban
7 641 (12.64%) OO
8 581 (11.46%) E-Commerce
9 524 (10.33%) Project Management
10 486 (9.58%) User Stories
11 466 (9.19%) Software Engineering
12 394 (7.77%) Unit Testing
13 339 (6.68%) PRINCE2
14 287 (5.66%) SOA
14 287 (5.66%) Business Analysis
15 286 (5.64%) Waterfall
16 280 (5.52%) Test Automation
17 267 (5.26%) DevOps
18 263 (5.19%) UML
19 252 (4.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1421 (28.02%) Java
2 1050 (20.70%) C#
3 1029 (20.29%) JavaScript
4 904 (17.82%) SQL
5 378 (7.45%) Ruby
6 339 (6.68%) Python
7 285 (5.62%) PHP
8 154 (3.04%) Scala
9 144 (2.84%) T-SQL
10 133 (2.62%) C++
11 121 (2.39%) Groovy
12 120 (2.37%) PL/SQL
13 103 (2.03%) Perl
14 99 (1.95%) Objective-C
15 85 (1.68%) C
16 70 (1.38%) Bash Shell
17 66 (1.30%) VB.NET
18 61 (1.20%) Shell Script
19 43 (0.85%) PHP5
20 23 (0.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 313 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 306 (6.03%) Degree
3 226 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 182 (3.59%) ISEB
5 98 (1.93%) ISTQB
6 49 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 46 (0.91%) PMI Certification
8 45 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 36 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 27 (0.53%) PMP
11 18 (0.35%) DV Cleared
12 17 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (0.30%) BC Cleared
13 15 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
14 11 (0.22%) APMP
15 9 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.14%) MBA
17 6 (0.12%) HND
17 6 (0.12%) MCSE
18 5 (0.099%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 483 (9.52%) QA
2 28 (0.55%) SLA
3 19 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 14 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.12%) WCAG
6 5 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.079%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.059%) WAI
8 3 (0.059%) COBIT
8 3 (0.059%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.059%) Basel III
8 3 (0.059%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.059%) FATCA
9 2 (0.039%) EMIR
9 2 (0.039%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.039%) HL7
10 1 (0.020%) P3O
10 1 (0.020%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 37 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (0.55%) vCloud
4 27 (0.53%) Varnish
5 11 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.16%) Xen
7 6 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.099%) vSphere
8 5 (0.099%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.099%) KVM
9 4 (0.079%) HDFS
9 4 (0.079%) NFS
10 3 (0.059%) Cygwin
10 3 (0.059%) XenServer
10 3 (0.059%) Docker
11 2 (0.039%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.039%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.039%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.039%) IAG
12 1 (0.020%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 196 (3.86%) Puppet
2 117 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (1.12%) Vagrant
4 42 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
5 33 (0.65%) Nagios
6 21 (0.41%) SCCM
6 21 (0.41%) Salt
7 19 (0.37%) Ansible
8 18 (0.35%) YUM
9 14 (0.28%) Oozie
10 13 (0.26%) ZABBIX
11 11 (0.22%) Capistrano
12 10 (0.20%) Opsview
13 9 (0.18%) Kibana
14 8 (0.16%) Zenoss
14 8 (0.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 8 (0.16%) Cobbler
15 7 (0.14%) Graylog2
16 6 (0.12%) Control-M
16 6 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 563 (11.10%) Oracle
2 452 (8.91%) Microsoft
3 125 (2.46%) JBoss
4 97 (1.91%) SAP
5 73 (1.44%) hybris
6 72 (1.42%) Adobe
7 68 (1.34%) VMware
8 67 (1.32%) Red Hat
8 67 (1.32%) IBM
9 63 (1.24%) Zend
10 61 (1.20%) ATG
11 57 (1.12%) Perforce
12 54 (1.06%) Sitecore
13 50 (0.99%) Atlassian
13 50 (0.99%) Google
14 49 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
15 44 (0.87%) Apple
16 42 (0.83%) Endeca
17 36 (0.71%) HP
18 30 (0.59%) Twitter
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