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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 29 31 40
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2995 2509 2094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.80% 5.08% 4.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.44% 6.65% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2124 1824 1528
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 14 13
Average hourly rate £39.63 £41.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £35.00 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £68.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.19 £39.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+2.39% +18.93%
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
40242 37742 35090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.92% 76.45% 75.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 23738 21765
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 1093 1019
Average hourly rate £28.50 £23.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -27.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +1 1653 £450 +5.88% 452
South East +2 443 £400 +6.66% 171
South West +2 209 £375 +7.14% 86
North West +14 197 £425 +13.33% 110
East of England 0 153 £410 +2.50% 66
Yorkshire +2 131 £373 +6.42% 78
West Midlands +19 86 £375 -3.22% 42
East Midlands +15 65 £375 +13.20% 33
North East +6 56 £415 +14.48% 6
Midlands -3 3 - -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 5210 (92.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1888 (33.55%) TDD
3 1668 (29.64%) Java
4 1311 (23.30%) JavaScript
5 1273 (22.62%) HTML
6 1188 (21.11%) .NET
7 1131 (20.10%) C#
8 1040 (18.48%) CSS
9 985 (17.50%) SQL
10 971 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
11 966 (17.17%) Finance
12 935 (16.62%) BDD
13 851 (15.12%) Web Services
14 820 (14.57%) Kanban
15 819 (14.55%) MVC
16 718 (12.76%) HTML5
17 710 (12.62%) SQL Server
18 680 (12.08%) Git (software)
19 640 (11.37%) E-Commerce
20 594 (10.56%) ASP.NET
21 585 (10.40%) OO
22 571 (10.15%) AngularJS
23 563 (10.01%) Linux
24 561 (9.97%) Microsoft
25 553 (9.83%) jQuery
26 531 (9.44%) Oracle
27 520 (9.24%) Project Management
28 512 (9.10%) JIRA
29 510 (9.06%) User Stories
30 492 (8.74%) REST

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 278 (4.94%) Node.js
2 241 (4.28%) Apache
3 190 (3.38%) Confluence
4 179 (3.18%) Tomcat
5 177 (3.15%) CMS
6 161 (2.86%) JBoss
7 125 (2.22%) SharePoint
8 109 (1.94%) WebLogic
9 84 (1.49%) WebSphere
10 79 (1.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 57 (1.01%) IIS
12 55 (0.98%) Drupal
13 49 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
14 48 (0.85%) Jetty
15 46 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
16 45 (0.80%) Umbraco
16 45 (0.80%) nginx
17 41 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
17 41 (0.73%) Mule ESB
18 40 (0.71%) Mule
Applications
1 221 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 90 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 85 (1.51%) MS Project
4 82 (1.46%) MS Office
5 55 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
6 35 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.27%) FrameMaker
7 15 (0.27%) RoboHelp
8 14 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.12%) PowerPivot
11 7 (0.12%) SPSS
12 5 (0.089%) OmniGraffle
12 5 (0.089%) Mingle
13 3 (0.053%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.036%) InfoPath
15 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.018%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 35 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.60%) Magento
3 26 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 20 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
5 13 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
6 8 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.089%) WebTrends
8 5 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.071%) Tridion
10 3 (0.053%) Endur
10 3 (0.053%) Maximo
10 3 (0.053%) Misys Midas
10 3 (0.053%) Unica
10 3 (0.053%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.053%) Sage CRM
11 2 (0.036%) RMDS
11 2 (0.036%) Optimost
11 2 (0.036%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 251 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (1.28%) GitHub
4 51 (0.91%) SaaS
5 40 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 32 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (0.43%) Amazon S3
8 17 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 17 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 16 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 13 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 12 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 12 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
12 11 (0.20%) Force.com
12 11 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
13 10 (0.18%) Google Apps
13 10 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (0.16%) Office 365
14 9 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 170 (3.02%) Internet
2 138 (2.45%) HTTP
3 43 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 32 (0.57%) Firewall
5 26 (0.46%) VPN
6 24 (0.43%) AMQP
7 20 (0.36%) SSL
8 18 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
9 15 (0.27%) Intranet
9 15 (0.27%) LDAP
10 13 (0.23%) DMZ
10 13 (0.23%) Network Security
11 11 (0.20%) MPLS
11 11 (0.20%) OSPF
11 11 (0.20%) BGP
12 10 (0.18%) VoIP
12 10 (0.18%) Wireless
12 10 (0.18%) IPsec
13 9 (0.16%) NetScreen
13 9 (0.16%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 710 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 351 (6.24%) MySQL
3 338 (6.01%) MongoDB
4 286 (5.08%) NoSQL
5 246 (4.37%) Relational Database
6 169 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
7 168 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 161 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
9 154 (2.74%) Big Data
10 149 (2.65%) Hadoop
11 143 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
12 139 (2.47%) Oracle Database
13 125 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
14 114 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 109 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 87 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
17 68 (1.21%) Redis
18 47 (0.84%) RDBMS
19 42 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
20 36 (0.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 680 (12.08%) Git (software)
2 512 (9.10%) JIRA
3 489 (8.69%) Jenkins
4 441 (7.84%) Subversion
5 437 (7.77%) Selenium
6 360 (6.40%) Cucumber
7 286 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 275 (4.89%) Maven
9 242 (4.30%) JUnit
10 189 (3.36%) Visual Studio
11 154 (2.74%) WebDriver
12 127 (2.26%) NUnit
13 103 (1.83%) Eclipse
14 102 (1.81%) Ant
15 100 (1.78%) Mockito
15 100 (1.78%) SpecFlow
16 93 (1.65%) TeamCity
17 84 (1.49%) Gradle
18 81 (1.44%) Grunt
19 79 (1.40%) JMeter
General
1 966 (17.17%) Finance
2 389 (6.91%) Banking
3 302 (5.37%) Retail
4 156 (2.77%) Marketing
5 143 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 133 (2.36%) Games
7 123 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 77 (1.37%) Publishing
9 74 (1.32%) Front Office
10 69 (1.23%) Back Office
11 47 (0.84%) Law
12 46 (0.82%) Legal
13 43 (0.76%) Advertising
14 41 (0.73%) Manufacturing
15 35 (0.62%) Billing
16 30 (0.53%) Electronics
17 29 (0.52%) Retail Banking
18 21 (0.37%) Automotive
19 14 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
20 12 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2477 (44.02%) Developer
2 745 (13.24%) Analyst
3 628 (11.16%) Java Developer
4 512 (9.10%) Business Analyst
5 479 (8.51%) Project Manager
6 460 (8.17%) .NET Developer
7 445 (7.91%) ScrumMaster
8 353 (6.27%) Senior Developer
9 324 (5.76%) Architect
10 263 (4.67%) C# Developer
11 198 (3.52%) Agile Business Analyst
12 164 (2.91%) Agile Project Manager
12 164 (2.91%) Test Analyst
13 161 (2.86%) Software Engineer
13 161 (2.86%) Front-End Developer
14 159 (2.83%) C# .NET Developer
14 159 (2.83%) Web Developer
15 141 (2.51%) Tester
16 117 (2.08%) Technical Architect
16 117 (2.08%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1273 (22.62%) HTML
2 1188 (21.11%) .NET
3 1040 (18.48%) CSS
4 851 (15.12%) Web Services
5 718 (12.76%) HTML5
6 594 (10.56%) ASP.NET
7 571 (10.15%) AngularJS
8 553 (9.83%) jQuery
9 492 (8.74%) REST
10 472 (8.39%) Spring
11 445 (7.91%) RESTful
12 438 (7.78%) XML
13 397 (7.06%) CSS3
14 375 (6.66%) JSON
15 366 (6.50%) J2EE
16 353 (6.27%) SOAP
17 341 (6.06%) .NET Framework
18 336 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC
19 236 (4.19%) Hibernate
20 228 (4.05%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 412 (7.32%) User Experience
2 312 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 254 (4.51%) Mobile App
4 102 (1.81%) Computer Science
5 81 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
6 64 (1.14%) Visualisation
6 64 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 63 (1.12%) iPad
8 59 (1.05%) Digital Media
9 56 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 54 (0.96%) iPhone
11 47 (0.84%) Fixed Income
12 42 (0.75%) N-Tier
12 42 (0.75%) Social Media
13 38 (0.68%) Data Integration
14 35 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
14 35 (0.62%) Data Centre
15 33 (0.59%) W3C
16 32 (0.57%) DTV
17 31 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 563 (10.01%) Linux
2 326 (5.79%) Windows
3 318 (5.65%) UNIX
4 210 (3.73%) Apple iOS
5 182 (3.23%) Android
6 70 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 57 (1.01%) Ubuntu
8 52 (0.92%) Mac OS X
9 38 (0.68%) CentOS
10 27 (0.48%) Solaris
11 20 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (0.36%) Debian
11 20 (0.36%) Windows Phone
12 19 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.16%) Windows Phone 7
13 9 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.12%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.11%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.089%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5210 (92.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1888 (33.55%) TDD
3 971 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
4 935 (16.62%) BDD
5 820 (14.57%) Kanban
6 819 (14.55%) MVC
7 640 (11.37%) E-Commerce
8 585 (10.40%) OO
9 520 (9.24%) Project Management
10 510 (9.06%) User Stories
11 479 (8.51%) SDLC
12 408 (7.25%) Unit Testing
13 402 (7.14%) Software Engineering
14 379 (6.74%) SOA
15 346 (6.15%) PRINCE2
15 346 (6.15%) Waterfall
16 338 (6.01%) Mentoring
17 337 (5.99%) DevOps
18 324 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
19 317 (5.63%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1668 (29.64%) Java
2 1311 (23.30%) JavaScript
3 1131 (20.10%) C#
4 985 (17.50%) SQL
5 334 (5.94%) Ruby
6 293 (5.21%) Python
7 265 (4.71%) PHP
8 228 (4.05%) Scala
9 173 (3.07%) T-SQL
10 166 (2.95%) C++
11 117 (2.08%) Objective-C
12 104 (1.85%) Groovy
13 93 (1.65%) Perl
14 78 (1.39%) PL/SQL
15 64 (1.14%) VB.NET
15 64 (1.14%) Shell Script
16 63 (1.12%) C
17 59 (1.05%) Bash Shell
18 49 (0.87%) PowerShell
19 46 (0.82%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 394 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 302 (5.37%) Degree
3 196 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 142 (2.52%) ISEB
5 107 (1.90%) DV Cleared
6 82 (1.46%) PMI Certification
7 62 (1.10%) PMP
7 62 (1.10%) ISTQB
8 51 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 27 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 24 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 22 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
12 15 (0.27%) Sun Certification
13 10 (0.18%) CCNP
13 10 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.14%) OCPJP
14 8 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
15 7 (0.12%) MCTS
16 6 (0.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 483 (8.58%) QA
2 47 (0.84%) SLA
3 16 (0.28%) EMIR
4 15 (0.27%) MiFID
5 9 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 6 (0.11%) HL7
8 5 (0.089%) COBIT
8 5 (0.089%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.071%) ISO 9000
9 4 (0.071%) Basel III
10 3 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.053%) ISO 8583
10 3 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.036%) WCAG
11 2 (0.036%) WAI
11 2 (0.036%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.018%) COREP
12 1 (0.018%) FATCA
System Software
1 100 (1.78%) Docker
2 46 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (0.66%) Active Directory
4 33 (0.59%) Varnish
5 26 (0.46%) vCloud
6 23 (0.41%) HDFS
7 12 (0.21%) GridGain
8 10 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.12%) vSphere
9 7 (0.12%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.071%) Squid
10 4 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.053%) GlusterFS
12 2 (0.036%) Xen
13 1 (0.018%) NFS
13 1 (0.018%) Firmware
13 1 (0.018%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.018%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.018%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.018%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 248 (4.41%) Puppet
2 143 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (1.07%) Vagrant
4 59 (1.05%) Ansible
5 53 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
6 33 (0.59%) Salt
7 25 (0.44%) ZABBIX
8 21 (0.37%) logstash
9 19 (0.34%) Kibana
9 19 (0.34%) Rundeck
10 18 (0.32%) HAProxy
11 16 (0.28%) Nagios
12 14 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 10 (0.18%) Graphite
14 9 (0.16%) RANCID
14 9 (0.16%) Mesos
15 8 (0.14%) BladeLogic
16 7 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 7 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
17 6 (0.11%) yum
Vendors
1 561 (9.97%) Microsoft
2 531 (9.44%) Oracle
3 115 (2.04%) IBM
4 106 (1.88%) Atlassian
5 102 (1.81%) Google
6 92 (1.63%) Adobe
7 89 (1.58%) VMware
8 84 (1.49%) Red Hat
9 78 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
10 76 (1.35%) hybris
11 71 (1.26%) SAP
12 68 (1.21%) Sitecore
13 62 (1.10%) HP
14 44 (0.78%) Perforce
14 44 (0.78%) Twitter
15 36 (0.64%) Zend
16 35 (0.62%) Apple
17 34 (0.60%) EPiServer
18 33 (0.59%) ATG
19 29 (0.52%) Endeca
Reading, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 14 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £375 to £400 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £340 to £370 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £450 - 520 per day + N/A
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
The Curve Group
Posted: 17 hours ago