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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 30 35 50
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +15
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2716 2458 1609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.43% 4.98% 3.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.02% 6.60% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1899 1733 1126
Average daily rate
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£413 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 20
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +13.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £34.38 £26.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.44 £42.85 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +10.60%
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
38689 37247 31943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.33% 75.52% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25022 23920 19615
Average daily rate £418 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -3.61%
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 £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1115 1123 991
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 1476 £433 +0.58% 451
South East +6 437 £380 -2.56% 153
South West -1 180 £411 +24.62% 93
North West +6 142 £430 +7.50% 92
East of England +11 133 £400 +6.66% 69
Yorkshire -7 132 £375 +8.69% 68
West Midlands +28 93 £375 +6.99% 53
East Midlands +2 70 £400 +23.07% 34
North East +2 42 £403 +25.78% 27
Midlands +3 3 £444 -
South Coast - 1 - -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 4800 (93.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1721 (33.44%) TDD
3 1555 (30.22%) Java
4 1178 (22.89%) JavaScript
5 1151 (22.37%) HTML
6 1139 (22.13%) .NET
7 1056 (20.52%) C#
8 931 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
9 929 (18.05%) CSS
10 864 (16.79%) SQL
11 859 (16.69%) BDD
12 850 (16.52%) Finance
13 788 (15.31%) Web Services
14 765 (14.87%) MVC
15 709 (13.78%) Kanban
16 683 (13.27%) SQL Server
17 643 (12.50%) E-Commerce
18 626 (12.16%) HTML5
19 594 (11.54%) Git (software)
20 567 (11.02%) Microsoft
21 551 (10.71%) ASP.NET
22 550 (10.69%) OO
23 548 (10.65%) Linux
24 538 (10.45%) jQuery
25 532 (10.34%) Oracle
26 488 (9.48%) JIRA
27 451 (8.76%) Project Management
28 447 (8.69%) XML
29 446 (8.67%) User Stories
30 443 (8.61%) Selenium

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 249 (4.84%) Node.js
2 196 (3.81%) Apache
3 189 (3.67%) CMS
4 153 (2.97%) Confluence
5 143 (2.78%) JBoss
6 140 (2.72%) Tomcat
7 117 (2.27%) SharePoint
8 108 (2.10%) WebLogic
9 85 (1.65%) WebSphere
10 59 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
11 57 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 57 (1.11%) Drupal
12 48 (0.93%) Umbraco
13 43 (0.84%) IIS
14 42 (0.82%) Mule ESB
15 41 (0.80%) Kentico
16 40 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
17 37 (0.72%) nginx
18 36 (0.70%) Mule
18 36 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 193 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 86 (1.67%) MS Project
3 68 (1.32%) MS Office
4 59 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 27 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.23%) RoboHelp
7 12 (0.23%) FrameMaker
8 11 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.17%) Mingle
11 5 (0.097%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.058%) SPSS
12 3 (0.058%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.039%) Open Workbench
14 1 (0.019%) Simulink
14 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.019%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 41 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 23 (0.45%) Magento
4 22 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 11 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
7 8 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.12%) WebTrends
9 5 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.078%) Misys Midas
10 4 (0.078%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.078%) Tridion
11 3 (0.058%) Global One
11 3 (0.058%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.058%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.058%) Sage CRM
12 2 (0.039%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.039%) Oracle Receivables
12 2 (0.039%) Oracle Assets
12 2 (0.039%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 189 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (0.86%) SaaS
4 36 (0.70%) GitHub
5 30 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (0.54%) PaaS
7 23 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.25%) Force.com
11 10 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (0.17%) Google Apps
12 9 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (0.14%) Office 365
14 6 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
14 6 (0.12%) IaaS
14 6 (0.12%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.097%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 144 (2.80%) Internet
2 119 (2.31%) HTTP
3 29 (0.56%) Firewall
4 27 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 24 (0.47%) AMQP
5 24 (0.47%) VPN
6 19 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
7 16 (0.31%) SSL
7 16 (0.31%) LDAP
8 13 (0.25%) Network Security
9 10 (0.19%) MPLS
9 10 (0.19%) OSPF
9 10 (0.19%) Wireless
9 10 (0.19%) BGP
10 9 (0.17%) IPsec
10 9 (0.17%) VoIP
10 9 (0.17%) Intranet
10 9 (0.17%) DMZ
11 8 (0.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 8 (0.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 683 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 291 (5.65%) MySQL
3 255 (4.96%) MongoDB
4 226 (4.39%) NoSQL
5 201 (3.91%) Relational Database
6 153 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
7 147 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
8 139 (2.70%) Hadoop
9 138 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 130 (2.53%) Oracle Database
11 125 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 124 (2.41%) Big Data
13 97 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
14 94 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 76 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
16 63 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 61 (1.19%) Redis
18 54 (1.05%) RDBMS
19 33 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
20 32 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 594 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 488 (9.48%) JIRA
3 443 (8.61%) Selenium
4 414 (8.05%) Jenkins
5 374 (7.27%) Subversion
6 350 (6.80%) Cucumber
7 257 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 232 (4.51%) Maven
9 211 (4.10%) JUnit
10 207 (4.02%) Visual Studio
11 139 (2.70%) WebDriver
12 138 (2.68%) NUnit
13 111 (2.16%) SpecFlow
14 108 (2.10%) Ant
15 87 (1.69%) Eclipse
16 79 (1.54%) TeamCity
17 71 (1.38%) Grunt
18 70 (1.36%) Jasmine
19 68 (1.32%) JMeter
20 65 (1.26%) Gradle
General
1 850 (16.52%) Finance
2 300 (5.83%) Banking
3 274 (5.32%) Retail
4 131 (2.55%) Marketing
5 129 (2.51%) Telecoms
6 117 (2.27%) Investment Banking
7 116 (2.25%) Games
8 74 (1.44%) Front Office
9 61 (1.19%) Publishing
10 50 (0.97%) Back Office
10 50 (0.97%) Legal
11 46 (0.89%) Advertising
12 39 (0.76%) Manufacturing
13 33 (0.64%) Electronics
14 26 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 21 (0.41%) Retail Banking
16 18 (0.35%) Billing
17 17 (0.33%) Law
17 17 (0.33%) Local Government
18 14 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2267 (44.05%) Developer
2 651 (12.65%) Analyst
3 559 (10.86%) Java Developer
4 471 (9.15%) Project Manager
5 461 (8.96%) .NET Developer
6 439 (8.53%) Business Analyst
7 355 (6.90%) ScrumMaster
8 352 (6.84%) Senior Developer
9 289 (5.62%) Architect
10 288 (5.60%) C# Developer
11 182 (3.54%) Agile Business Analyst
12 163 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
13 158 (3.07%) Tester
14 149 (2.90%) Test Analyst
15 137 (2.66%) Agile Project Manager
16 126 (2.45%) Web Developer
17 119 (2.31%) Senior Java Developer
18 115 (2.23%) DevOps Engineer
19 112 (2.18%) Front-End Developer
20 109 (2.12%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1151 (22.37%) HTML
2 1139 (22.13%) .NET
3 929 (18.05%) CSS
4 788 (15.31%) Web Services
5 626 (12.16%) HTML5
6 551 (10.71%) ASP.NET
7 538 (10.45%) jQuery
8 447 (8.69%) XML
9 415 (8.06%) AngularJS
10 404 (7.85%) RESTful
11 397 (7.71%) Spring
12 382 (7.42%) REST
13 379 (7.36%) .NET Framework
14 359 (6.98%) CSS3
15 348 (6.76%) J2EE
16 340 (6.61%) JSON
17 328 (6.37%) ASP.NET MVC
18 262 (5.09%) SOAP
18 262 (5.09%) WCF
19 238 (4.62%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 329 (6.39%) User Experience
2 280 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 248 (4.82%) Mobile App
4 115 (2.23%) Computer Science
5 71 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
6 64 (1.24%) iPad
7 59 (1.15%) Visualisation
8 53 (1.03%) Digital Media
8 53 (1.03%) iPhone
9 52 (1.01%) Management Information System
10 45 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 39 (0.76%) NHS
12 36 (0.70%) Client/Server
13 34 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
13 34 (0.66%) DTV
14 32 (0.62%) Online Games
14 32 (0.62%) W3C
15 31 (0.60%) Video on Demand
16 30 (0.58%) PMI
16 30 (0.58%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 548 (10.65%) Linux
2 297 (5.77%) Windows
3 249 (4.84%) UNIX
4 215 (4.18%) Apple iOS
5 198 (3.85%) Android
6 85 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 73 (1.42%) Ubuntu
8 61 (1.19%) CentOS
9 34 (0.66%) Mac OS X
10 23 (0.45%) Solaris
10 23 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (0.39%) Debian
12 16 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.17%) Windows Phone
14 8 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.097%) Fedora
17 4 (0.078%) MVS
18 3 (0.058%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4800 (93.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1721 (33.44%) TDD
3 931 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
4 859 (16.69%) BDD
5 765 (14.87%) MVC
6 709 (13.78%) Kanban
7 643 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 550 (10.69%) OO
9 451 (8.76%) Project Management
10 446 (8.67%) User Stories
11 411 (7.99%) SDLC
12 384 (7.46%) Unit Testing
13 366 (7.11%) Software Engineering
14 357 (6.94%) PRINCE2
15 334 (6.49%) DevOps
16 331 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
17 320 (6.22%) SOA
18 308 (5.99%) Waterfall
19 307 (5.97%) Open Source
20 295 (5.73%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1555 (30.22%) Java
2 1178 (22.89%) JavaScript
3 1056 (20.52%) C#
4 864 (16.79%) SQL
5 345 (6.70%) Ruby
6 274 (5.32%) Python
7 259 (5.03%) PHP
8 190 (3.69%) Scala
9 176 (3.42%) T-SQL
10 120 (2.33%) C++
11 116 (2.25%) Objective-C
12 93 (1.81%) Bash Shell
13 92 (1.79%) Perl
14 86 (1.67%) VB.NET
15 83 (1.61%) PL/SQL
16 64 (1.24%) Groovy
17 59 (1.15%) C
18 54 (1.05%) Shell Script
19 35 (0.68%) PowerShell
20 34 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 367 (7.13%) Security Cleared
2 310 (6.02%) Degree
3 167 (3.25%) SC Cleared
4 127 (2.47%) ISEB
5 122 (2.37%) DV Cleared
6 70 (1.36%) PMI Certification
7 54 (1.05%) ISTQB
8 52 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 40 (0.78%) PMP
10 33 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 17 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (0.23%) Sun Certification
14 9 (0.17%) CCNP
14 9 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.17%) OCPJP
14 9 (0.17%) MCTS
15 6 (0.12%) IIBA
15 6 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
15 6 (0.12%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 400 (7.77%) QA
2 27 (0.52%) SLA
3 19 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.17%) MiFID
4 9 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.17%) EMIR
5 5 (0.097%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.097%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.058%) HL7
6 3 (0.058%) WAI
7 2 (0.039%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.039%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.039%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.019%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.019%) GxP
8 1 (0.019%) COBIT
8 1 (0.019%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.019%) Basel III
System Software
1 54 (1.05%) Docker
2 44 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (0.78%) Varnish
4 28 (0.54%) vCloud
5 15 (0.29%) Active Directory
6 14 (0.27%) VirtualBox
7 11 (0.21%) vSphere
8 9 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.17%) HDFS
9 8 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (0.12%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.078%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.078%) Squid
12 3 (0.058%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 2 (0.039%) GridGain
13 2 (0.039%) GlusterFS
14 1 (0.019%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.019%) Firmware
14 1 (0.019%) NFS
14 1 (0.019%) Xen
Systems Management
1 238 (4.62%) Puppet
2 134 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (1.46%) Vagrant
4 66 (1.28%) Ansible
5 45 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
6 36 (0.70%) ZABBIX
7 28 (0.54%) Salt
8 21 (0.41%) Kibana
9 20 (0.39%) Rundeck
9 20 (0.39%) logstash
10 19 (0.37%) Nagios
10 19 (0.37%) HAProxy
11 8 (0.16%) RANCID
12 7 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 7 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
12 7 (0.14%) yum
13 5 (0.097%) Zenoss
13 5 (0.097%) Mesos
14 4 (0.078%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 567 (11.02%) Microsoft
2 532 (10.34%) Oracle
3 98 (1.90%) IBM
4 87 (1.69%) VMware
5 86 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 79 (1.54%) Sitecore
7 78 (1.52%) Atlassian
8 76 (1.48%) Google
9 74 (1.44%) SAP
10 68 (1.32%) hybris
11 62 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
12 60 (1.17%) Adobe
13 50 (0.97%) HP
14 45 (0.87%) EPiServer
15 44 (0.86%) Apple
16 38 (0.74%) Twitter
17 37 (0.72%) Zend
18 36 (0.70%) Sybase
19 35 (0.68%) Business Objects
19 35 (0.68%) ATG
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