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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 31 35 51
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2564 2526 1608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.07% 5.02% 3.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.62% 6.68% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1765 1753 1117
Average daily rate
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£413 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 19
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £34.74 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.38 £70.80 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +17.44%
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
38727 37841 32389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.63% 75.25% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24549 23975 19814
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1124 1098 1003
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £51.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 1341 £425 - 475
South East +4 473 £385 -0.64% 200
South West +7 178 £400 +14.28% 79
Yorkshire -9 132 £390 +20.93% 60
North West -1 131 £419 +7.37% 105
East of England +23 122 £400 +6.66% 82
East Midlands +5 87 £400 +11.11% 40
West Midlands +23 71 £400 +3.22% 54
North East -5 18 £388 +30.80% 16
Midlands +5 4 £444 - 1
South Coast - 1 - -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4620 (93.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1677 (34.04%) TDD
3 1514 (30.73%) Java
4 1121 (22.75%) .NET
5 1099 (22.31%) JavaScript
6 1062 (21.55%) HTML
7 1035 (21.01%) C#
8 865 (17.56%) BDD
9 864 (17.54%) CSS
10 863 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
11 862 (17.50%) SQL
12 813 (16.50%) Finance
13 761 (15.45%) Web Services
14 701 (14.23%) MVC
15 690 (14.00%) Kanban
16 625 (12.69%) SQL Server
17 591 (12.00%) E-Commerce
18 563 (11.43%) HTML5
19 548 (11.12%) Microsoft
20 543 (11.02%) OO
21 522 (10.59%) Linux
22 520 (10.55%) jQuery
23 519 (10.53%) ASP.NET
24 514 (10.43%) Oracle
25 507 (10.29%) Git (software)
26 481 (9.76%) XML
27 454 (9.21%) Project Management
28 442 (8.97%) User Stories
29 431 (8.75%) JIRA
30 406 (8.24%) Selenium

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 226 (4.59%) Node.js
2 196 (3.98%) Apache
3 188 (3.82%) CMS
4 140 (2.84%) Tomcat
5 126 (2.56%) JBoss
6 112 (2.27%) SharePoint
7 108 (2.19%) Confluence
8 96 (1.95%) WebLogic
9 81 (1.64%) WebSphere
10 61 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
11 56 (1.14%) IIS
12 52 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 47 (0.95%) Umbraco
14 44 (0.89%) Drupal
15 41 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
16 40 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
16 40 (0.81%) Kentico
17 33 (0.67%) nginx
17 33 (0.67%) Mule ESB
18 32 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 192 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 87 (1.77%) MS Project
3 61 (1.24%) MS Office
4 47 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 31 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.18%) FrameMaker
8 9 (0.18%) RoboHelp
9 7 (0.14%) Mingle
10 6 (0.12%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.061%) SPSS
13 2 (0.041%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.041%) Simulink
13 2 (0.041%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.041%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.020%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 45 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.57%) Magento
3 24 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 20 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
5 16 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
7 6 (0.12%) Tridion
7 6 (0.12%) WebTrends
8 5 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.081%) Misys Midas
10 3 (0.061%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.061%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.061%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.061%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.061%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.061%) Global One
10 3 (0.061%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.061%) Agresso
11 2 (0.041%) Summit
11 2 (0.041%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 183 (3.71%) Amazon AWS
2 123 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (0.97%) SaaS
4 43 (0.87%) PaaS
5 35 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (0.55%) GitHub
7 23 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
8 22 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 15 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 14 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
11 11 (0.22%) Office 365
11 11 (0.22%) Force.com
12 9 (0.18%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.12%) IaaS
13 6 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
14 5 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 150 (3.04%) Internet
2 88 (1.79%) HTTP
3 36 (0.73%) Firewall
4 26 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 24 (0.49%) AMQP
6 23 (0.47%) VPN
7 21 (0.43%) LDAP
8 18 (0.37%) DNS
8 18 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
9 17 (0.35%) Network Security
10 11 (0.22%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.18%) BGP
11 9 (0.18%) Wireless
11 9 (0.18%) MPLS
11 9 (0.18%) OSPF
12 8 (0.16%) Intranet
12 8 (0.16%) SNMP
12 8 (0.16%) VoIP
12 8 (0.16%) FTP
13 7 (0.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 625 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 225 (4.57%) MongoDB
3 224 (4.55%) MySQL
4 213 (4.32%) NoSQL
5 182 (3.69%) Relational Database
6 154 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
7 133 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 133 (2.70%) Hadoop
8 129 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
9 124 (2.52%) Oracle Database
10 120 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 118 (2.39%) Big Data
12 106 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
13 87 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 69 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
15 59 (1.20%) RDBMS
16 55 (1.12%) Redis
17 50 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 45 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
19 33 (0.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 507 (10.29%) Git (software)
2 431 (8.75%) JIRA
3 406 (8.24%) Selenium
4 362 (7.35%) Cucumber
5 360 (7.31%) Jenkins
6 325 (6.60%) Subversion
7 247 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 235 (4.77%) Maven
9 212 (4.30%) JUnit
10 210 (4.26%) Visual Studio
11 144 (2.92%) NUnit
12 123 (2.50%) WebDriver
13 119 (2.42%) SpecFlow
14 105 (2.13%) Ant
15 91 (1.85%) Eclipse
16 81 (1.64%) TeamCity
17 66 (1.34%) Calabash
18 64 (1.30%) Mockito
18 64 (1.30%) Grunt
19 62 (1.26%) JMeter
General
1 813 (16.50%) Finance
2 284 (5.76%) Banking
3 253 (5.13%) Retail
4 134 (2.72%) Games
5 130 (2.64%) Telecoms
6 120 (2.44%) Marketing
7 105 (2.13%) Investment Banking
8 73 (1.48%) Front Office
9 64 (1.30%) Publishing
10 48 (0.97%) Advertising
11 41 (0.83%) Back Office
11 41 (0.83%) Legal
12 36 (0.73%) Manufacturing
13 33 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 30 (0.61%) Electronics
15 26 (0.53%) Retail Banking
16 21 (0.43%) Local Government
17 18 (0.37%) Billing
18 14 (0.28%) Automotive
18 14 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 2195 (44.55%) Developer
2 636 (12.91%) Analyst
3 561 (11.39%) Java Developer
4 465 (9.44%) .NET Developer
5 453 (9.19%) Project Manager
6 418 (8.48%) Business Analyst
7 360 (7.31%) ScrumMaster
8 359 (7.29%) Senior Developer
9 287 (5.83%) C# Developer
10 242 (4.91%) Architect
11 166 (3.37%) Agile Business Analyst
12 161 (3.27%) C# .NET Developer
13 158 (3.21%) Tester
14 152 (3.09%) Test Analyst
15 134 (2.72%) Senior Java Developer
16 129 (2.62%) DevOps Engineer
17 118 (2.39%) Agile Project Manager
18 107 (2.17%) Web Developer
19 104 (2.11%) Front-End Developer
20 100 (2.03%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1121 (22.75%) .NET
2 1062 (21.55%) HTML
3 864 (17.54%) CSS
4 761 (15.45%) Web Services
5 563 (11.43%) HTML5
6 520 (10.55%) jQuery
7 519 (10.53%) ASP.NET
8 481 (9.76%) XML
9 402 (8.16%) Spring
9 402 (8.16%) RESTful
10 378 (7.67%) .NET Framework
11 356 (7.23%) REST
12 345 (7.00%) AngularJS
13 338 (6.86%) J2EE
14 334 (6.78%) CSS3
15 321 (6.52%) JSON
16 308 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
17 275 (5.58%) WCF
18 261 (5.30%) SOAP
19 250 (5.07%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 305 (6.19%) Open Source
2 304 (6.17%) User Experience
3 263 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 223 (4.53%) Mobile App
5 119 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 75 (1.52%) iPad
7 62 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
8 54 (1.10%) iPhone
9 53 (1.08%) Digital Media
10 50 (1.01%) Visualisation
11 47 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 45 (0.91%) Management Information System
12 45 (0.91%) Online Games
13 35 (0.71%) Video on Demand
14 33 (0.67%) Data Structures
15 32 (0.65%) NHS
15 32 (0.65%) DTV
16 31 (0.63%) Data Integration
16 31 (0.63%) Client/Server
17 30 (0.61%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 522 (10.59%) Linux
2 299 (6.07%) Windows
3 249 (5.05%) UNIX
4 214 (4.34%) Apple iOS
5 196 (3.98%) Android
6 88 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 69 (1.40%) CentOS
8 54 (1.10%) Ubuntu
9 28 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (0.43%) Solaris
11 20 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.22%) Windows Phone
13 11 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.10%) Fedora
17 4 (0.081%) MVS
18 3 (0.061%) Windows 7
18 3 (0.061%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4620 (93.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1677 (34.04%) TDD
3 865 (17.56%) BDD
4 863 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
5 701 (14.23%) MVC
6 690 (14.00%) Kanban
7 591 (12.00%) E-Commerce
8 543 (11.02%) OO
9 454 (9.21%) Project Management
10 442 (8.97%) User Stories
11 358 (7.27%) Unit Testing
12 344 (6.98%) DevOps
13 342 (6.94%) Software Engineering
14 323 (6.56%) PRINCE2
15 315 (6.39%) Waterfall
16 309 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
17 273 (5.54%) Mentoring
18 271 (5.50%) SOA
19 263 (5.34%) Test Automation
20 256 (5.20%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1514 (30.73%) Java
2 1099 (22.31%) JavaScript
3 1035 (21.01%) C#
4 862 (17.50%) SQL
5 384 (7.79%) Ruby
6 266 (5.40%) Python
7 236 (4.79%) PHP
8 174 (3.53%) Scala
9 163 (3.31%) T-SQL
10 130 (2.64%) C++
11 112 (2.27%) Bash Shell
12 103 (2.09%) Objective-C
13 98 (1.99%) Perl
14 90 (1.83%) VB.NET
15 79 (1.60%) PL/SQL
16 67 (1.36%) C
17 61 (1.24%) Groovy
18 37 (0.75%) Shell Script
18 37 (0.75%) VBA
19 32 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 370 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 317 (6.43%) Degree
3 174 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 130 (2.64%) ISEB
5 125 (2.54%) DV Cleared
6 66 (1.34%) ISTQB
7 65 (1.32%) PMI Certification
8 48 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 39 (0.79%) PMP
10 30 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 23 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 17 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (0.20%) Sun Certification
14 9 (0.18%) MCTS
14 9 (0.18%) OCPJP
15 7 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (0.14%) CCNP
16 6 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.12%) MCSA
16 6 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 361 (7.33%) QA
2 21 (0.43%) ISO 9001
2 21 (0.43%) SLA
3 8 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.14%) GxP
5 5 (0.10%) EMIR
5 5 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.081%) HL7
6 4 (0.081%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.061%) MiFID
7 3 (0.061%) WAI
8 2 (0.041%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.041%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.041%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.041%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.041%) P3O
9 1 (0.020%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.020%) FATCA
9 1 (0.020%) COBIT
System Software
1 44 (0.89%) Docker
2 40 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (0.63%) Varnish
4 23 (0.47%) vCloud
5 20 (0.41%) VirtualBox
6 16 (0.32%) vSphere
7 11 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.20%) Active Directory
9 9 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.16%) HDFS
11 5 (0.10%) Hyper-V
12 4 (0.081%) NFS
13 3 (0.061%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.061%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 3 (0.061%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.041%) Firmware
14 2 (0.041%) XenApp
14 2 (0.041%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.041%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.020%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 236 (4.79%) Puppet
2 124 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
3 71 (1.44%) Ansible
4 67 (1.36%) Vagrant
5 36 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
6 35 (0.71%) ZABBIX
7 25 (0.51%) Nagios
8 22 (0.45%) Salt
9 18 (0.37%) logstash
10 16 (0.32%) Kibana
11 13 (0.26%) HAProxy
12 8 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
12 8 (0.16%) collectd
13 7 (0.14%) Opsview
13 7 (0.14%) RANCID
13 7 (0.14%) Graphite
14 6 (0.12%) yum
15 5 (0.10%) Oozie
15 5 (0.10%) Mesos
Vendors
1 548 (11.12%) Microsoft
2 514 (10.43%) Oracle
3 90 (1.83%) IBM
3 90 (1.83%) VMware
4 79 (1.60%) Red Hat
5 75 (1.52%) Sitecore
6 72 (1.46%) hybris
7 71 (1.44%) SAP
8 70 (1.42%) Google
9 62 (1.26%) Atlassian
10 51 (1.04%) Adobe
11 43 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
12 42 (0.85%) Sybase
12 42 (0.85%) EPiServer
13 39 (0.79%) Apple
14 37 (0.75%) Perforce
15 36 (0.73%) ATG
16 34 (0.69%) HP
17 29 (0.59%) Endeca
18 28 (0.57%) Business Objects
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £350 per day + £350 / Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
JPS Selection
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £345 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £250 - £350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: Yesterday