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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 26 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2923 2406 2230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.19% 5.11% 4.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.61% 6.56% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2061 1731 1525
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 17
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £28.40 £27.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £62.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 £37.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% +1.00%
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
38418 36663 34938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.41% 77.86% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25454 23704 21566
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 997 1101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 1473 £475 +7.22% 498
South East -3 397 £400 +3.22% 185
South West +16 262 £400 - 109
North West +12 205 £425 +8.62% 95
East of England +1 148 £425 +2.40% 65
Yorkshire +8 140 £388 +3.33% 104
West Midlands +15 139 £425 +13.33% 60
North East +24 79 £425 -3.40% 16
East Midlands +7 77 £363 -12.12% 49
Midlands +9 9 £400 -13.51%
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5595 (93.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1956 (32.75%) TDD
3 1874 (31.37%) Java
4 1416 (23.71%) JavaScript
5 1316 (22.03%) HTML
6 1118 (18.72%) CSS
7 1107 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
8 1091 (18.27%) BDD
9 1013 (16.96%) Git (software)
10 987 (16.52%) Kanban
11 981 (16.42%) SQL
12 888 (14.87%) .NET
13 869 (14.55%) Finance
14 851 (14.25%) C#
15 796 (13.33%) Web Services
16 705 (11.80%) Spring
17 695 (11.64%) Jenkins
18 692 (11.59%) MVC
19 660 (11.05%) Linux
20 648 (10.85%) JIRA
21 629 (10.53%) REST
22 624 (10.45%) HTML5
23 622 (10.41%) SQL Server
24 611 (10.23%) AngularJS
25 543 (9.09%) E-Commerce
26 542 (9.07%) NoSQL
27 527 (8.82%) User Stories
28 520 (8.71%) User Experience
29 518 (8.67%) Ruby
30 516 (8.64%) DevOps

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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
1 377 (6.31%) Node.js
2 265 (4.44%) Tomcat
3 242 (4.05%) Confluence
4 205 (3.43%) Apache
5 193 (3.23%) CMS
6 129 (2.16%) JBoss
7 92 (1.54%) SharePoint
8 91 (1.52%) Jetty
9 77 (1.29%) Apache Spark
10 66 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
10 66 (1.10%) WebSphere
11 56 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 56 (0.94%) IIS
12 43 (0.72%) OpenStack
13 39 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
14 38 (0.64%) Drupal
15 37 (0.62%) Apache Solr
15 37 (0.62%) WebLogic
16 35 (0.59%) nginx
17 32 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 187 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 85 (1.42%) MS Office
3 57 (0.95%) Photoshop
4 51 (0.85%) MS Project
5 47 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 32 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 24 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
10 8 (0.13%) HipChat
11 7 (0.12%) Fireworks
12 6 (0.10%) Mingle
13 5 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.033%) PaintShop Pro
15 1 (0.017%) Adobe After Effects
15 1 (0.017%) InDesign
15 1 (0.017%) Open Workbench
15 1 (0.017%) Revit
15 1 (0.017%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 59 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
2 36 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 21 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.22%) Magento
5 9 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
7 5 (0.084%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.084%) Primavera
8 4 (0.067%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.067%) Kondor
9 3 (0.050%) BigMachines
9 3 (0.050%) Infor LN
9 3 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.050%) SAP PS
10 2 (0.033%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.033%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.033%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.033%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.033%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 358 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
2 188 (3.15%) GitHub
3 112 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 50 (0.84%) SaaS
5 39 (0.65%) Force.com
6 33 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 33 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (0.49%) Heroku
8 27 (0.45%) Google Analytics
9 26 (0.44%) IaaS
10 24 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (0.40%) PaaS
11 23 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
11 23 (0.39%) Office 365
12 17 (0.28%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
15 9 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
16 8 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
17 5 (0.084%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 243 (4.07%) HTTP
2 147 (2.46%) Internet
3 82 (1.37%) TCP/IP
4 35 (0.59%) Firewall
5 32 (0.54%) Intranet
6 28 (0.47%) DVB
7 23 (0.39%) VPN
8 22 (0.37%) SSL
9 21 (0.35%) DNS
9 21 (0.35%) LDAP
10 19 (0.32%) H.323
11 18 (0.30%) LAN
12 15 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (0.23%) SNMP
14 13 (0.22%) WAN
15 12 (0.20%) SSH
16 9 (0.15%) Telepresence
17 7 (0.12%) HTTPS
17 7 (0.12%) MVNO
18 6 (0.10%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 622 (10.41%) SQL Server
2 542 (9.07%) NoSQL
3 339 (5.68%) MongoDB
4 274 (4.59%) MySQL
5 273 (4.57%) Relational Database
6 251 (4.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 234 (3.92%) Big Data
8 217 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
9 194 (3.25%) Hadoop
10 138 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
11 129 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 115 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
13 92 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
14 91 (1.52%) RDBMS
15 87 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 78 (1.31%) Oracle Database
17 66 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 60 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 52 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
20 50 (0.84%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1013 (16.96%) Git (software)
2 695 (11.64%) Jenkins
3 648 (10.85%) JIRA
4 490 (8.20%) Maven
5 451 (7.55%) Cucumber
6 410 (6.86%) Selenium
6 410 (6.86%) Subversion
7 246 (4.12%) JUnit
8 242 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 182 (3.05%) Visual Studio
10 165 (2.76%) Gradle
10 165 (2.76%) Mockito
11 164 (2.75%) SpecFlow
12 134 (2.24%) WebDriver
13 119 (1.99%) Eclipse
14 99 (1.66%) TeamCity
15 95 (1.59%) Ant
15 95 (1.59%) Grunt
16 76 (1.27%) gulp
17 72 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 869 (14.55%) Finance
2 412 (6.90%) Banking
3 225 (3.77%) Retail
4 151 (2.53%) Marketing
5 144 (2.41%) Games
6 135 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 132 (2.21%) Publishing
8 86 (1.44%) Investment Banking
9 55 (0.92%) Electronics
10 49 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 44 (0.74%) Front Office
12 42 (0.70%) Advertising
12 42 (0.70%) Legal
13 39 (0.65%) Back Office
14 26 (0.44%) Billing
15 21 (0.35%) Financial Institution
16 17 (0.28%) Retail Banking
17 16 (0.27%) Law
18 15 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
19 12 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2798 (46.84%) Developer
2 932 (15.60%) Java Developer
3 679 (11.37%) Analyst
4 516 (8.64%) Scrum Master
5 470 (7.87%) Agile Developer
6 427 (7.15%) Business Analyst
7 405 (6.78%) Project Manager
8 400 (6.70%) Senior Developer
9 396 (6.63%) .NET Developer
10 350 (5.86%) Architect
11 324 (5.42%) Agile Java Developer
12 284 (4.75%) C# Developer
13 266 (4.45%) JavaScript Developer
14 234 (3.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 213 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
16 200 (3.35%) Agile Scrum Master
17 192 (3.21%) Test Analyst
18 179 (3.00%) HTML Developer
19 178 (2.98%) Senior Java Developer
20 171 (2.86%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1316 (22.03%) HTML
2 1118 (18.72%) CSS
3 888 (14.87%) .NET
4 796 (13.33%) Web Services
5 705 (11.80%) Spring
6 629 (10.53%) REST
7 624 (10.45%) HTML5
8 611 (10.23%) AngularJS
9 511 (8.56%) jQuery
10 488 (8.17%) XML
11 486 (8.14%) RESTful
12 444 (7.43%) ASP.NET
13 372 (6.23%) CSS3
14 368 (6.16%) JSON
15 338 (5.66%) Hibernate
16 319 (5.34%) SOAP
17 275 (4.60%) J2EE
18 273 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC
19 219 (3.67%) .NET Framework
20 205 (3.43%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 520 (8.71%) User Experience
2 304 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 201 (3.37%) Mobile App
4 168 (2.81%) Computer Science
5 100 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 76 (1.27%) iPad
7 74 (1.24%) Visualisation
8 69 (1.16%) Data Integration
9 56 (0.94%) Management Information System
10 54 (0.90%) STB
11 44 (0.74%) Derivative
12 43 (0.72%) Algorithms
13 40 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 34 (0.57%) MPEG
14 34 (0.57%) Social Media
15 33 (0.55%) Data Structures
16 32 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
17 31 (0.52%) Digital Media
18 30 (0.50%) Fintech
19 29 (0.49%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 660 (11.05%) Linux
2 328 (5.49%) Unix
3 273 (4.57%) Windows
4 191 (3.20%) Apple iOS
5 186 (3.11%) Android
6 143 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 134 (2.24%) CentOS
8 125 (2.09%) Ubuntu
9 49 (0.82%) Windows Server
10 43 (0.72%) Mac OS X
11 19 (0.32%) AIX
12 16 (0.27%) Solaris
13 11 (0.18%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (0.15%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (0.13%) Windows CE
16 8 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5595 (93.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1956 (32.75%) TDD
3 1107 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
4 1091 (18.27%) BDD
5 987 (16.52%) Kanban
6 692 (11.59%) MVC
7 543 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 527 (8.82%) User Stories
9 516 (8.64%) DevOps
10 515 (8.62%) OO
11 511 (8.56%) SDLC
12 495 (8.29%) Software Engineering
13 469 (7.85%) Project Management
14 445 (7.45%) Pair Programming
15 370 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
16 368 (6.16%) Unit Testing
17 360 (6.03%) Open Source
18 343 (5.74%) Automated Testing
19 325 (5.44%) Waterfall
20 320 (5.36%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1874 (31.37%) Java
2 1416 (23.71%) JavaScript
3 981 (16.42%) SQL
4 851 (14.25%) C#
5 518 (8.67%) Ruby
6 382 (6.40%) Python
7 318 (5.32%) Scala
8 194 (3.25%) PHP
9 187 (3.13%) Bash Shell
10 169 (2.83%) C++
11 144 (2.41%) T-SQL
12 120 (2.01%) Groovy
13 105 (1.76%) PL/SQL
14 101 (1.69%) Perl
15 98 (1.64%) C
16 95 (1.59%) Shell Script
17 86 (1.44%) Objective-C
18 53 (0.89%) PowerShell
19 50 (0.84%) Apex Code
20 40 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 482 (8.07%) Security Cleared
2 336 (5.63%) Degree
3 302 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 167 (2.80%) ISEB
5 92 (1.54%) ISTQB
6 67 (1.12%) PMI Certification
7 59 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 57 (0.95%) DV Cleared
9 47 (0.79%) PMP
10 39 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 36 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
12 30 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 28 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
14 17 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 9 (0.15%) APMP
15 9 (0.15%) CBAP
15 9 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 7 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
17 7 (0.12%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 416 (6.96%) QA
2 40 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 30 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 24 (0.40%) WCAG
5 21 (0.35%) SLA
6 16 (0.27%) FedRAMP
7 13 (0.22%) SDET
8 11 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.13%) EMIR
10 6 (0.10%) Basel III
11 5 (0.084%) ISO 14001
11 5 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (0.067%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.067%) WAI
13 3 (0.050%) COBIT
13 3 (0.050%) CRD IV
14 2 (0.033%) MiFID
14 2 (0.033%) PCI DSS
14 2 (0.033%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.033%) Solvency II
System Software
1 193 (3.23%) Docker
2 169 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (0.60%) Active Directory
4 33 (0.55%) vSphere
5 21 (0.35%) Apache Flume
6 20 (0.33%) Varnish
7 14 (0.23%) HDFS
8 12 (0.20%) Xen
9 11 (0.18%) XenServer
10 9 (0.15%) iptables
11 7 (0.12%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.12%) vCloud
11 7 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.10%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.084%) oVirt
14 3 (0.050%) LXC
14 3 (0.050%) XenApp
15 2 (0.033%) Cygwin
15 2 (0.033%) zsh
Systems Management
1 306 (5.12%) Puppet
2 174 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
3 96 (1.61%) Ansible
4 82 (1.37%) ZABBIX
5 38 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
6 36 (0.60%) Graphite
7 32 (0.54%) Capistrano
8 31 (0.52%) Oozie
9 26 (0.44%) Mesos
10 24 (0.40%) Nagios
11 17 (0.28%) Cobbler
11 17 (0.28%) Kubernetes
11 17 (0.28%) Tivoli
11 17 (0.28%) yum
12 13 (0.22%) logstash
12 13 (0.22%) Salt
13 8 (0.13%) Ambari
14 7 (0.12%) Kibana
15 6 (0.10%) HAProxy
16 4 (0.067%) SCOM
Vendors
1 513 (8.59%) Microsoft
2 502 (8.40%) Oracle
3 187 (3.13%) VMware
4 95 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 90 (1.51%) IBM
6 86 (1.44%) Atlassian
7 85 (1.42%) SAP
8 82 (1.37%) Google
9 80 (1.34%) HP
10 69 (1.16%) Adobe
11 64 (1.07%) Informatica
12 55 (0.92%) hybris
13 50 (0.84%) Sitecore
14 42 (0.70%) Red Hat
15 41 (0.69%) Apple
16 38 (0.64%) SOASTA, Inc
17 35 (0.59%) Pega
18 31 (0.52%) Cloudera
18 31 (0.52%) Zend
19 27 (0.45%) Twitter
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