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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 32 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2622 2022 1853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.95% 4.22% 3.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.71% 5.66% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 1458 1258
Average daily rate
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£423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
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 £378 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 14
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £36.00 £25.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.00 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £42.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +25.92%
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
39087 35732 35760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.81% 74.62% 72.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25636 22661 21299
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1093 1059 1320
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.30 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.99 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 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 31 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 31 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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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 +9 1529 £450 +3.32% 357
South East +3 416 £400 +6.66% 168
East of England +33 171 £425 +6.25% 65
South West +11 164 £350 - 91
North West -5 104 £365 +12.30% 77
Yorkshire +8 96 £350 +16.66% 64
West Midlands +9 58 £400 +6.66% 45
East Midlands +8 45 £400 +29.03% 24
North East -6 35 £400 +28.00% 14
Midlands +4 3 £450 -
South Coast - - - -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 4757 (92.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1824 (35.53%) TDD
3 1530 (29.80%) Java
4 1152 (22.44%) HTML
5 1139 (22.19%) JavaScript
6 1124 (21.89%) .NET
7 1041 (20.28%) C#
8 985 (19.19%) SQL
9 967 (18.84%) BDD
10 945 (18.41%) Continuous Integration
11 926 (18.04%) CSS
12 800 (15.58%) Finance
13 799 (15.56%) MVC
14 781 (15.21%) Web Services
15 707 (13.77%) Kanban
16 684 (13.32%) OO
17 652 (12.70%) Linux
17 652 (12.70%) XML
18 614 (11.96%) E-Commerce
19 574 (11.18%) SQL Server
20 568 (11.06%) Oracle
21 564 (10.99%) jQuery
22 561 (10.93%) Git (software)
23 556 (10.83%) HTML5
24 518 (10.09%) User Stories
25 517 (10.07%) Microsoft
26 506 (9.86%) ASP.NET
27 498 (9.70%) Project Management
28 494 (9.62%) Spring
29 463 (9.02%) JIRA

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 281 (5.47%) Apache
2 214 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 201 (3.92%) CMS
4 141 (2.75%) Node.js
5 113 (2.20%) SharePoint
6 110 (2.14%) JBoss
7 109 (2.12%) Confluence
8 96 (1.87%) WebLogic
9 76 (1.48%) WebSphere
10 62 (1.21%) Apache Solr
11 50 (0.97%) Drupal
12 44 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
12 44 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
13 41 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
14 40 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
15 39 (0.76%) IIS
16 36 (0.70%) Adobe CQ
17 33 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 28 (0.55%) nginx
19 26 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 174 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 56 (1.09%) MS Office
3 51 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 47 (0.92%) Photoshop
5 43 (0.84%) MS Project
6 37 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
7 28 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
8 11 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
10 7 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.078%) Mingle
11 4 (0.078%) Maya
12 2 (0.039%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.019%) FastStats
13 1 (0.019%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.019%) Simulink
13 1 (0.019%) Stata
Business Applications
1 52 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 23 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
4 18 (0.35%) Magento
5 17 (0.33%) Agresso
6 14 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
7 13 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 13 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
7 13 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
7 13 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (0.14%) SiteCatalyst
10 6 (0.12%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.078%) Shopify
11 4 (0.078%) WebTrends
12 3 (0.058%) BusinessWorks
13 2 (0.039%) Summit
13 2 (0.039%) Markit EDM
13 2 (0.039%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 130 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (1.25%) SaaS
4 54 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
5 46 (0.90%) PaaS
6 37 (0.72%) Amazon S3
7 33 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 33 (0.64%) GitHub
8 26 (0.51%) Office 365
9 15 (0.29%) Force.com
10 14 (0.27%) Heroku
11 12 (0.23%) IaaS
12 9 (0.18%) Joyent
13 7 (0.14%) Google Apps
14 6 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.097%) ElastiCache
15 5 (0.097%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 1 (0.019%) IBM Blueworks
16 1 (0.019%) Amazon ELB
16 1 (0.019%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 178 (3.47%) HTTP
2 152 (2.96%) Internet
3 59 (1.15%) SSL
4 43 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 40 (0.78%) DNS
5 40 (0.78%) Intranet
6 32 (0.62%) Firewall
7 30 (0.58%) LDAP
8 25 (0.49%) HTTPS
9 14 (0.27%) SNMP
9 14 (0.27%) Wireshark
10 13 (0.25%) LAN
10 13 (0.25%) WAN
11 11 (0.21%) AMQP
11 11 (0.21%) MVNO
12 10 (0.19%) SSH
13 8 (0.16%) Network Security
13 8 (0.16%) ZigBee
13 8 (0.16%) VoIP
13 8 (0.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 574 (11.18%) SQL Server
2 338 (6.58%) MySQL
3 205 (3.99%) MongoDB
4 191 (3.72%) Relational Database
5 177 (3.45%) NoSQL
6 157 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 133 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
8 127 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
9 104 (2.03%) RDBMS
10 98 (1.91%) Oracle Database
11 85 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
12 82 (1.60%) Big Data
13 65 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
14 63 (1.23%) Hadoop
15 58 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 50 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 44 (0.86%) DB2
18 41 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
19 39 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
20 38 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 561 (10.93%) Git (software)
2 463 (9.02%) JIRA
3 454 (8.84%) Selenium
4 437 (8.51%) Jenkins
5 376 (7.32%) Cucumber
6 356 (6.93%) Subversion
7 335 (6.53%) Maven
8 307 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 245 (4.77%) JUnit
10 231 (4.50%) Visual Studio
11 167 (3.25%) WebDriver
12 143 (2.79%) NUnit
12 143 (2.79%) SpecFlow
13 130 (2.53%) Eclipse
14 125 (2.43%) Ant
15 96 (1.87%) TeamCity
16 95 (1.85%) Hudson
17 73 (1.42%) Jasmine
18 72 (1.40%) SoapUI
19 71 (1.38%) Mockito
General
1 800 (15.58%) Finance
2 300 (5.84%) Banking
3 255 (4.97%) Retail
4 161 (3.14%) Games
5 155 (3.02%) Telecoms
6 153 (2.98%) Publishing
7 140 (2.73%) Marketing
8 112 (2.18%) Investment Banking
9 102 (1.99%) Back Office
10 92 (1.79%) Legal
11 61 (1.19%) Front Office
12 55 (1.07%) Manufacturing
13 49 (0.95%) Advertising
14 39 (0.76%) Electronics
15 30 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 22 (0.43%) Automotive
17 19 (0.37%) Law
18 17 (0.33%) Retail Banking
19 16 (0.31%) Multimedia
20 12 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2297 (44.74%) Developer
2 686 (13.36%) Analyst
3 521 (10.15%) Java Developer
4 493 (9.60%) .NET Developer
5 458 (8.92%) Business Analyst
6 401 (7.81%) Project Manager
7 388 (7.56%) ScrumMaster
8 323 (6.29%) Senior Developer
9 288 (5.61%) C# Developer
10 228 (4.44%) Architect
11 195 (3.80%) Agile Business Analyst
12 178 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
13 166 (3.23%) Tester
14 154 (3.00%) Software Engineer
15 153 (2.98%) DevOps Engineer
16 147 (2.86%) Test Analyst
17 114 (2.22%) Agile Project Manager
18 112 (2.18%) Front-End Developer
18 112 (2.18%) Web Developer
19 98 (1.91%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1152 (22.44%) HTML
2 1124 (21.89%) .NET
3 926 (18.04%) CSS
4 781 (15.21%) Web Services
5 652 (12.70%) XML
6 564 (10.99%) jQuery
7 556 (10.83%) HTML5
8 506 (9.86%) ASP.NET
9 494 (9.62%) Spring
10 434 (8.45%) REST
11 406 (7.91%) RESTful
12 380 (7.40%) SOAP
13 348 (6.78%) JSON
14 346 (6.74%) J2EE
15 330 (6.43%) ASP.NET MVC
16 326 (6.35%) CSS3
17 324 (6.31%) WCF
18 294 (5.73%) Ajax
19 282 (5.49%) AngularJS
20 277 (5.40%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 403 (7.85%) Open Source
2 283 (5.51%) User Experience
3 255 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
4 229 (4.46%) Mobile App
5 182 (3.54%) Computer Science
6 98 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
6 98 (1.91%) Data Structures
7 90 (1.75%) Digital Media
8 89 (1.73%) iPad
9 75 (1.46%) N-Tier
10 66 (1.29%) Social Media
11 63 (1.23%) Management Information System
12 60 (1.17%) Algorithms
13 57 (1.11%) Data Integration
13 57 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 57 (1.11%) Online Games
14 40 (0.78%) iPhone
15 39 (0.76%) Visualisation
16 38 (0.74%) DTV
17 34 (0.66%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 652 (12.70%) Linux
2 312 (6.08%) UNIX
3 265 (5.16%) Windows
4 180 (3.51%) Apple iOS
5 171 (3.33%) Android
6 88 (1.71%) CentOS
7 58 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 43 (0.84%) Ubuntu
9 38 (0.74%) Solaris
10 31 (0.60%) Mac OS X
11 30 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
12 24 (0.47%) AIX
13 22 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (0.41%) Windows Phone
15 13 (0.25%) Windows 7
15 13 (0.25%) Fedora
16 12 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 12 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
17 11 (0.21%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4757 (92.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1824 (35.53%) TDD
3 967 (18.84%) BDD
4 945 (18.41%) Continuous Integration
5 799 (15.56%) MVC
6 707 (13.77%) Kanban
7 684 (13.32%) OO
8 614 (11.96%) E-Commerce
9 518 (10.09%) User Stories
10 498 (9.70%) Project Management
11 389 (7.58%) Software Engineering
12 382 (7.44%) DevOps
13 368 (7.17%) Unit Testing
14 316 (6.16%) SOA
15 307 (5.98%) Web Development
16 289 (5.63%) Waterfall
17 284 (5.53%) Automated Testing
18 282 (5.49%) Mentoring
19 280 (5.45%) PRINCE2
20 261 (5.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1530 (29.80%) Java
2 1139 (22.19%) JavaScript
3 1041 (20.28%) C#
4 985 (19.19%) SQL
5 439 (8.55%) Ruby
6 378 (7.36%) Python
7 305 (5.94%) PHP
8 177 (3.45%) Scala
9 147 (2.86%) T-SQL
10 131 (2.55%) PL/SQL
11 128 (2.49%) C++
12 123 (2.40%) Bash Shell
13 113 (2.20%) Perl
14 104 (2.03%) Groovy
15 91 (1.77%) Objective-C
16 85 (1.66%) C
17 68 (1.32%) VB.NET
18 50 (0.97%) Shell Script
19 37 (0.72%) PHP5
20 32 (0.62%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 321 (6.25%) Degree
2 319 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 217 (4.23%) SC Cleared
4 154 (3.00%) ISEB
5 70 (1.36%) ISTQB
6 45 (0.88%) PMI Certification
7 39 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 37 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 31 (0.60%) PMP
10 29 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 27 (0.53%) DV Cleared
12 17 (0.33%) BC Cleared
12 17 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
15 10 (0.19%) APMP
16 6 (0.12%) OCPJP
16 6 (0.12%) Sun Certification
16 6 (0.12%) HND
17 5 (0.097%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 436 (8.49%) QA
2 30 (0.58%) SLA
3 18 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.12%) WCAG
6 5 (0.097%) P3O
6 5 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.078%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.039%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.039%) GxP
9 2 (0.039%) WAI
9 2 (0.039%) HL7
10 1 (0.019%) EMIR
10 1 (0.019%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.019%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.019%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.019%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 51 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 29 (0.56%) vCloud
3 25 (0.49%) Varnish
4 14 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (0.21%) Docker
6 10 (0.19%) KVM
6 10 (0.19%) vSphere
7 9 (0.18%) Xen
7 9 (0.18%) VirtualBox
8 7 (0.14%) NFS
9 6 (0.12%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.097%) HDFS
11 4 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.078%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.078%) XenServer
12 3 (0.058%) Firmware
13 2 (0.039%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.039%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.039%) IAG
Systems Management
1 294 (5.73%) Puppet
2 168 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
3 81 (1.58%) Vagrant
4 47 (0.92%) Nagios
5 43 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
6 38 (0.74%) Ansible
7 22 (0.43%) Salt
8 19 (0.37%) Oozie
8 19 (0.37%) YUM
9 18 (0.35%) Opsview
10 17 (0.33%) ZABBIX
11 14 (0.27%) Capistrano
12 13 (0.25%) SCCM
13 12 (0.23%) Tivoli
13 12 (0.23%) Cobbler
14 11 (0.21%) Kibana
15 10 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
16 9 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 9 (0.18%) Zenoss
17 8 (0.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 568 (11.06%) Oracle
2 517 (10.07%) Microsoft
3 96 (1.87%) SAP
4 92 (1.79%) VMware
5 78 (1.52%) Adobe
6 74 (1.44%) IBM
7 72 (1.40%) Google
8 71 (1.38%) hybris
9 69 (1.34%) Red Hat
10 58 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
11 57 (1.11%) Atlassian
12 55 (1.07%) Perforce
13 53 (1.03%) ATG
13 53 (1.03%) Zend
13 53 (1.03%) Sitecore
14 41 (0.80%) Endeca
15 37 (0.72%) Rackspace
15 37 (0.72%) Apple
16 35 (0.68%) HP
17 32 (0.62%) Informatica
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