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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 32 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2697 2046 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.07% 4.25% 3.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.87% 5.70% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1860 1493 1331
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 19
Average hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £36.00 £24.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +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
39268 35881 37304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.89% 74.60% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 25483 22750 22122
Average daily rate £423 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1030 1408
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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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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 +8 1558 £440 -2.22% 417
South East +7 435 £400 +10.34% 177
East of England +32 196 £406 -4.41% 78
South West +1 154 £370 +5.71% 98
North West -9 101 £360 +10.76% 92
Yorkshire -1 91 £350 +9.37% 69
West Midlands +16 68 £375 - 41
East Midlands +13 43 £388 +25.00% 25
North East +4 43 £375 +25.00% 20
Midlands - 5 £450 - 1
South Coast - - - -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 4694 (92.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1778 (35.02%) TDD
3 1510 (29.74%) Java
4 1122 (22.10%) JavaScript
5 1120 (22.06%) HTML
6 1114 (21.94%) .NET
7 1017 (20.03%) C#
8 960 (18.91%) BDD
9 956 (18.83%) SQL
10 909 (17.90%) Continuous Integration
11 898 (17.69%) CSS
12 816 (16.07%) MVC
13 788 (15.52%) Finance
14 774 (15.25%) Web Services
15 701 (13.81%) Kanban
16 683 (13.45%) OO
17 637 (12.55%) XML
18 618 (12.17%) Linux
19 610 (12.01%) E-Commerce
20 568 (11.19%) SQL Server
21 554 (10.91%) Oracle
21 554 (10.91%) jQuery
22 548 (10.79%) Git (software)
23 535 (10.54%) HTML5
24 515 (10.14%) User Stories
25 505 (9.95%) ASP.NET
26 498 (9.81%) Spring
27 496 (9.77%) Microsoft
27 496 (9.77%) Project Management
28 455 (8.96%) JIRA

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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
1 268 (5.28%) Apache
2 214 (4.22%) Tomcat
3 201 (3.96%) CMS
4 138 (2.72%) Node.js
5 110 (2.17%) SharePoint
6 108 (2.13%) JBoss
7 107 (2.11%) Confluence
8 93 (1.83%) WebLogic
9 75 (1.48%) WebSphere
10 62 (1.22%) Apache Solr
11 53 (1.04%) Drupal
12 43 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
13 41 (0.81%) IIS
13 41 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
14 39 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
15 37 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
16 32 (0.63%) Adobe CQ
17 27 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 24 (0.47%) K2 blackpearl
18 24 (0.47%) nginx
Applications
1 164 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 55 (1.08%) MS Visio
2 55 (1.08%) MS Office
3 49 (0.97%) Photoshop
4 42 (0.83%) MS Project
5 38 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
6 30 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
7 12 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
9 7 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
10 6 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.098%) Maya
12 3 (0.059%) Mingle
13 2 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.039%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.020%) Stata
14 1 (0.020%) SPSS
14 1 (0.020%) FastStats
14 1 (0.020%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 42 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 24 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
4 19 (0.37%) Agresso
5 16 (0.32%) Magento
6 14 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
7 13 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
7 13 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
7 13 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
7 13 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (0.14%) SiteCatalyst
10 5 (0.098%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.079%) Shopify
11 4 (0.079%) WebTrends
12 3 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
13 2 (0.039%) SAP FI
13 2 (0.039%) SAP FI/CO
13 2 (0.039%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 126 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 122 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (1.28%) SaaS
4 58 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
5 41 (0.81%) PaaS
6 39 (0.77%) Amazon S3
7 33 (0.65%) GitHub
8 32 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (0.49%) Office 365
10 15 (0.30%) Force.com
11 14 (0.28%) Heroku
12 10 (0.20%) IaaS
13 9 (0.18%) Joyent
14 7 (0.14%) ElastiCache
14 7 (0.14%) Google Apps
14 7 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 6 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
16 2 (0.039%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.039%) SuccessFactors
17 1 (0.020%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 182 (3.58%) HTTP
2 147 (2.90%) Internet
3 58 (1.14%) SSL
4 39 (0.77%) Intranet
4 39 (0.77%) TCP/IP
4 39 (0.77%) DNS
5 33 (0.65%) Firewall
6 29 (0.57%) LDAP
7 25 (0.49%) HTTPS
8 14 (0.28%) Wireshark
9 13 (0.26%) AMQP
9 13 (0.26%) SNMP
9 13 (0.26%) LAN
9 13 (0.26%) WAN
10 11 (0.22%) MVNO
11 10 (0.20%) SSH
12 8 (0.16%) Network Security
12 8 (0.16%) ZigBee
12 8 (0.16%) VoIP
12 8 (0.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 568 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 343 (6.76%) MySQL
3 196 (3.86%) MongoDB
4 175 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 168 (3.31%) NoSQL
6 146 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 129 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
8 119 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
9 95 (1.87%) RDBMS
10 94 (1.85%) Oracle Database
11 82 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
12 81 (1.60%) Big Data
13 61 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
14 58 (1.14%) Hadoop
15 54 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 50 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 39 (0.77%) DB2
17 39 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
18 36 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
19 35 (0.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 548 (10.79%) Git (software)
2 455 (8.96%) JIRA
3 443 (8.73%) Selenium
4 415 (8.17%) Jenkins
5 363 (7.15%) Cucumber
6 353 (6.95%) Subversion
7 329 (6.48%) Maven
8 286 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 251 (4.94%) JUnit
10 221 (4.35%) Visual Studio
11 170 (3.35%) WebDriver
12 139 (2.74%) NUnit
13 130 (2.56%) Eclipse
14 128 (2.52%) SpecFlow
15 126 (2.48%) Ant
16 98 (1.93%) TeamCity
17 89 (1.75%) Hudson
18 70 (1.38%) Jasmine
19 68 (1.34%) Mockito
20 67 (1.32%) SoapUI
General
1 788 (15.52%) Finance
2 295 (5.81%) Banking
3 251 (4.94%) Retail
4 159 (3.13%) Games
5 156 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 152 (2.99%) Publishing
7 136 (2.68%) Marketing
8 113 (2.23%) Investment Banking
9 108 (2.13%) Back Office
10 94 (1.85%) Legal
11 62 (1.22%) Front Office
12 54 (1.06%) Manufacturing
13 52 (1.02%) Advertising
14 38 (0.75%) Electronics
15 29 (0.57%) Financial Institution
16 21 (0.41%) Law
17 20 (0.39%) Automotive
18 16 (0.32%) Retail Banking
19 14 (0.28%) Multimedia
20 11 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2278 (44.87%) Developer
2 685 (13.49%) Analyst
3 518 (10.20%) Java Developer
4 492 (9.69%) .NET Developer
5 456 (8.98%) Business Analyst
6 401 (7.90%) Project Manager
7 386 (7.60%) ScrumMaster
8 314 (6.18%) Senior Developer
9 275 (5.42%) C# Developer
10 215 (4.23%) Architect
11 199 (3.92%) Agile Business Analyst
12 174 (3.43%) C# .NET Developer
13 160 (3.15%) Tester
14 155 (3.05%) Software Engineer
15 151 (2.97%) DevOps Engineer
16 148 (2.92%) Test Analyst
17 119 (2.34%) Web Developer
18 118 (2.32%) Agile Project Manager
19 112 (2.21%) Front-End Developer
20 100 (1.97%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1120 (22.06%) HTML
2 1114 (21.94%) .NET
3 898 (17.69%) CSS
4 774 (15.25%) Web Services
5 637 (12.55%) XML
6 554 (10.91%) jQuery
7 535 (10.54%) HTML5
8 505 (9.95%) ASP.NET
9 498 (9.81%) Spring
10 426 (8.39%) REST
11 394 (7.76%) RESTful
12 381 (7.50%) SOAP
13 338 (6.66%) J2EE
14 332 (6.54%) ASP.NET MVC
15 328 (6.46%) JSON
16 325 (6.40%) WCF
17 312 (6.15%) CSS3
18 286 (5.63%) Ajax
19 281 (5.53%) .NET Framework
19 281 (5.53%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 388 (7.64%) Open Source
2 274 (5.40%) User Experience
3 250 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 228 (4.49%) Mobile App
5 180 (3.55%) Computer Science
6 97 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
7 96 (1.89%) Data Structures
8 87 (1.71%) iPad
9 86 (1.69%) Digital Media
10 74 (1.46%) N-Tier
11 65 (1.28%) Social Media
12 62 (1.22%) Algorithms
13 60 (1.18%) Management Information System
14 57 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 56 (1.10%) Online Games
16 55 (1.08%) Data Integration
17 44 (0.87%) iPhone
18 39 (0.77%) Visualisation
19 38 (0.75%) DTV
20 34 (0.67%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 618 (12.17%) Linux
2 303 (5.97%) UNIX
3 274 (5.40%) Windows
4 182 (3.58%) Apple iOS
5 162 (3.19%) Android
6 82 (1.62%) CentOS
7 56 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (0.77%) Ubuntu
9 38 (0.75%) Solaris
10 29 (0.57%) Mac OS X
11 26 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
12 24 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (0.45%) AIX
14 20 (0.39%) Windows Phone
15 17 (0.33%) Windows 7
16 13 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (0.26%) Fedora
17 12 (0.24%) Windows 8
18 11 (0.22%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.22%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4694 (92.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1778 (35.02%) TDD
3 960 (18.91%) BDD
4 909 (17.90%) Continuous Integration
5 816 (16.07%) MVC
6 701 (13.81%) Kanban
7 683 (13.45%) OO
8 610 (12.01%) E-Commerce
9 515 (10.14%) User Stories
10 496 (9.77%) Project Management
11 393 (7.74%) Software Engineering
12 374 (7.37%) Unit Testing
13 364 (7.17%) DevOps
14 300 (5.91%) SOA
15 297 (5.85%) Web Development
16 288 (5.67%) PRINCE2
17 272 (5.36%) Waterfall
18 265 (5.22%) Mentoring
19 254 (5.00%) Test Automation
19 254 (5.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1510 (29.74%) Java
2 1122 (22.10%) JavaScript
3 1017 (20.03%) C#
4 956 (18.83%) SQL
5 416 (8.19%) Ruby
6 376 (7.41%) Python
7 309 (6.09%) PHP
8 178 (3.51%) Scala
9 131 (2.58%) PL/SQL
9 131 (2.58%) T-SQL
10 129 (2.54%) C++
11 111 (2.19%) Bash Shell
12 110 (2.17%) Perl
13 104 (2.05%) Groovy
14 96 (1.89%) Objective-C
15 85 (1.67%) C
16 70 (1.38%) VB.NET
17 52 (1.02%) Shell Script
18 39 (0.77%) PHP5
19 31 (0.61%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 325 (6.40%) Security Cleared
2 310 (6.11%) Degree
3 219 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 149 (2.93%) ISEB
5 65 (1.28%) ISTQB
6 45 (0.89%) PMI Certification
7 40 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 38 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 31 (0.61%) PMP
10 30 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 24 (0.47%) DV Cleared
12 17 (0.33%) BC Cleared
12 17 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
14 10 (0.20%) APMP
15 7 (0.14%) HND
16 5 (0.098%) MCSE
16 5 (0.098%) Sun Certification
16 5 (0.098%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 433 (8.53%) QA
2 32 (0.63%) SLA
3 17 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.12%) WCAG
6 5 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.079%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.079%) P3O
8 3 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.059%) FATCA
9 2 (0.039%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.039%) WAI
9 2 (0.039%) EMIR
9 2 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.039%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.039%) HL7
10 1 (0.020%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.020%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 49 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 28 (0.55%) Varnish
3 28 (0.55%) vCloud
4 11 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (0.20%) KVM
5 10 (0.20%) Docker
6 9 (0.18%) Xen
6 9 (0.18%) vSphere
7 8 (0.16%) VirtualBox
8 7 (0.14%) NFS
9 5 (0.098%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.079%) HDFS
10 4 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.079%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.079%) XenServer
11 3 (0.059%) Firmware
12 2 (0.039%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.039%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.039%) IAG
Systems Management
1 283 (5.57%) Puppet
2 163 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
3 74 (1.46%) Vagrant
4 48 (0.95%) Nagios
5 44 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
6 33 (0.65%) Ansible
7 22 (0.43%) Salt
8 19 (0.37%) YUM
9 18 (0.35%) Oozie
10 17 (0.33%) Opsview
11 16 (0.32%) ZABBIX
12 14 (0.28%) Capistrano
13 12 (0.24%) Cobbler
13 12 (0.24%) SCCM
13 12 (0.24%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
14 10 (0.20%) Kibana
15 9 (0.18%) Zenoss
15 9 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 8 (0.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 554 (10.91%) Oracle
2 496 (9.77%) Microsoft
3 96 (1.89%) SAP
4 88 (1.73%) VMware
5 72 (1.42%) IBM
6 70 (1.38%) Adobe
6 70 (1.38%) Red Hat
6 70 (1.38%) hybris
7 66 (1.30%) Google
8 59 (1.16%) Zend
9 58 (1.14%) Atlassian
10 57 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
11 52 (1.02%) ATG
11 52 (1.02%) Perforce
11 52 (1.02%) Sitecore
12 40 (0.79%) Endeca
12 40 (0.79%) Apple
13 37 (0.73%) HP
14 36 (0.71%) Rackspace
15 32 (0.63%) Informatica
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £320 to £350 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £460 - £490 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £market rates per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surbiton, Surrey
ITF Solutions
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £market rates per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northamptonshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per annum + Depending on experience
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £270 - £275 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
JWResource
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago