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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 33 35 48
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2430 2286 1545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.10% 5.00% 3.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.70% 6.63% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1725 1553 1071
Average daily rate
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£418 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £34.25 £30.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £72.60 £39.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
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
36276 34482 29909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.17% 75.38% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23210 21106 18166
Average daily rate £425 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 1079 1107
Average hourly rate £28.19 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 1283 £426 +0.23% 383
South East +5 456 £388 +3.33% 202
South West 0 161 £400 +14.28% 89
East of England +31 142 £400 +3.55% 67
North West 0 128 £400 +10.34% 102
Yorkshire -6 109 £350 +7.69% 64
West Midlands +22 73 £388 +10.71% 47
East Midlands -1 66 £400 +6.66% 27
North East +4 13 £441 +10.31% 17
Midlands +2 2 - -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4629 (93.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1756 (35.64%) TDD
3 1604 (32.56%) Java
4 1148 (23.30%) JavaScript
5 1102 (22.37%) HTML
5 1102 (22.37%) .NET
6 1016 (20.62%) C#
7 976 (19.81%) Continuous Integration
8 907 (18.41%) BDD
9 903 (18.33%) SQL
10 902 (18.31%) CSS
11 825 (16.74%) Finance
12 786 (15.95%) Web Services
13 717 (14.55%) MVC
13 717 (14.55%) Kanban
14 608 (12.34%) E-Commerce
15 604 (12.26%) Linux
16 600 (12.18%) OO
17 582 (11.81%) SQL Server
18 558 (11.33%) Git (software)
19 557 (11.31%) XML
20 549 (11.14%) Microsoft
21 546 (11.08%) jQuery
22 545 (11.06%) HTML5
23 541 (10.98%) Oracle
24 474 (9.62%) Spring
25 472 (9.58%) User Stories
26 467 (9.48%) ASP.NET
27 458 (9.30%) Project Management
28 456 (9.26%) Ruby

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (5.05%) Apache
2 196 (3.98%) Node.js
3 186 (3.78%) CMS
4 164 (3.33%) Tomcat
5 122 (2.48%) Confluence
6 102 (2.07%) SharePoint
7 101 (2.05%) JBoss
8 84 (1.70%) WebLogic
9 75 (1.52%) WebSphere
10 57 (1.16%) IIS
11 53 (1.08%) Drupal
12 51 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
13 46 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
14 45 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
15 44 (0.89%) Adobe CQ
16 43 (0.87%) Apache Solr
17 39 (0.79%) Umbraco
18 37 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 35 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
20 33 (0.67%) Kentico
Applications
1 211 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 79 (1.60%) MS Project
3 56 (1.14%) MS Office
4 41 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.75%) Photoshop
6 31 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
7 20 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.20%) Mingle
9 6 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.081%) FrameMaker
10 4 (0.081%) RoboHelp
10 4 (0.081%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.061%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.061%) SPSS
11 3 (0.061%) Maya
12 2 (0.041%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.041%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.041%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 53 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 31 (0.63%) Magento
4 20 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
5 16 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.12%) Agresso
7 6 (0.12%) WebTrends
7 6 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
7 6 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.081%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.081%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.081%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.081%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.061%) Tridion
9 3 (0.061%) Global One
10 2 (0.041%) Summit
10 2 (0.041%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.041%) CA PPM
10 2 (0.041%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 148 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (1.30%) PaaS
4 51 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
5 41 (0.83%) SaaS
6 27 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 21 (0.43%) GitHub
9 14 (0.28%) Force.com
10 13 (0.26%) Office 365
11 12 (0.24%) IaaS
12 11 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.20%) Joyent
14 8 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.081%) ElastiCache
15 4 (0.081%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.061%) Google Cloud Platform
17 2 (0.041%) Rackspace Cloud
17 2 (0.041%) Trello
18 1 (0.020%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 159 (3.23%) Internet
2 127 (2.58%) HTTP
3 39 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 33 (0.67%) DNS
5 27 (0.55%) SSL
6 24 (0.49%) LDAP
7 23 (0.47%) AMQP
8 22 (0.45%) Firewall
9 18 (0.37%) HTTPS
10 12 (0.24%) Intranet
11 11 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
11 11 (0.22%) Network Security
12 10 (0.20%) SNMP
12 10 (0.20%) SAN
12 10 (0.20%) FTP
13 8 (0.16%) Wireshark
13 8 (0.16%) MVNO
14 7 (0.14%) VPN
15 6 (0.12%) Extranet
15 6 (0.12%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 582 (11.81%) SQL Server
2 233 (4.73%) MySQL
3 223 (4.53%) MongoDB
4 204 (4.14%) Relational Database
5 194 (3.94%) NoSQL
6 146 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 146 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
7 127 (2.58%) Hadoop
8 119 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
9 109 (2.21%) Big Data
10 102 (2.07%) Oracle Database
11 94 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 86 (1.75%) RDBMS
13 76 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
14 63 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 57 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
16 51 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
17 46 (0.93%) DB2
18 38 (0.77%) Redis
19 31 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 558 (11.33%) Git (software)
2 453 (9.19%) JIRA
3 431 (8.75%) Selenium
4 403 (8.18%) Jenkins
5 368 (7.47%) Cucumber
6 332 (6.74%) Subversion
7 291 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 281 (5.70%) Maven
9 243 (4.93%) JUnit
10 228 (4.63%) Visual Studio
11 169 (3.43%) NUnit
12 126 (2.56%) Ant
13 122 (2.48%) SpecFlow
14 117 (2.37%) Eclipse
15 116 (2.35%) WebDriver
16 81 (1.64%) TeamCity
17 79 (1.60%) Mockito
18 76 (1.54%) SoapUI
19 73 (1.48%) JMeter
20 72 (1.46%) Calabash
General
1 825 (16.74%) Finance
2 282 (5.72%) Banking
3 236 (4.79%) Retail
4 154 (3.13%) Games
5 141 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 123 (2.50%) Marketing
7 97 (1.97%) Investment Banking
8 89 (1.81%) Publishing
9 70 (1.42%) Front Office
10 62 (1.26%) Legal
11 49 (0.99%) Advertising
12 45 (0.91%) Back Office
13 40 (0.81%) Manufacturing
14 37 (0.75%) Financial Institution
15 32 (0.65%) Electronics
16 23 (0.47%) Local Government
17 21 (0.43%) Retail Banking
18 18 (0.37%) Automotive
19 17 (0.35%) Law
20 12 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2223 (45.12%) Developer
2 623 (12.64%) Analyst
3 564 (11.45%) Java Developer
4 444 (9.01%) .NET Developer
5 437 (8.87%) Project Manager
6 401 (8.14%) Business Analyst
7 379 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 348 (7.06%) ScrumMaster
9 300 (6.09%) C# Developer
10 252 (5.11%) Architect
11 180 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
12 169 (3.43%) Agile Business Analyst
13 168 (3.41%) C# .NET Developer
14 163 (3.31%) Tester
15 144 (2.92%) Test Analyst
16 128 (2.60%) Senior Java Developer
17 124 (2.52%) Agile Project Manager
18 110 (2.23%) Front-End Developer
19 101 (2.05%) Software Engineer
20 100 (2.03%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1102 (22.37%) HTML
1 1102 (22.37%) .NET
2 902 (18.31%) CSS
3 786 (15.95%) Web Services
4 557 (11.31%) XML
5 546 (11.08%) jQuery
6 545 (11.06%) HTML5
7 474 (9.62%) Spring
8 467 (9.48%) ASP.NET
9 442 (8.97%) RESTful
10 377 (7.65%) REST
11 350 (7.10%) JSON
12 348 (7.06%) J2EE
13 325 (6.60%) CSS3
14 324 (6.58%) .NET Framework
15 302 (6.13%) ASP.NET MVC
16 299 (6.07%) AngularJS
17 298 (6.05%) WCF
18 278 (5.64%) SOAP
19 271 (5.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 355 (7.21%) Open Source
2 278 (5.64%) User Experience
3 249 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 211 (4.28%) Mobile App
5 145 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 74 (1.50%) iPad
7 67 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 62 (1.26%) Digital Media
9 57 (1.16%) Management Information System
10 51 (1.04%) Data Structures
11 48 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 46 (0.93%) iPhone
13 43 (0.87%) Data Integration
14 41 (0.83%) Visualisation
15 40 (0.81%) Online Games
16 39 (0.79%) Algorithms
17 37 (0.75%) N-Tier
18 36 (0.73%) NHS
19 32 (0.65%) DTV
19 32 (0.65%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 604 (12.26%) Linux
2 308 (6.25%) UNIX
3 297 (6.03%) Windows
4 200 (4.06%) Apple iOS
5 195 (3.96%) Android
6 87 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 80 (1.62%) CentOS
8 53 (1.08%) Ubuntu
9 34 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 20 (0.41%) Solaris
12 16 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
14 12 (0.24%) Windows Phone
15 11 (0.22%) AIX
15 11 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.14%) Fedora
17 5 (0.10%) Windows 7
17 5 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.061%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4629 (93.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1756 (35.64%) TDD
3 976 (19.81%) Continuous Integration
4 907 (18.41%) BDD
5 717 (14.55%) Kanban
5 717 (14.55%) MVC
6 608 (12.34%) E-Commerce
7 600 (12.18%) OO
8 472 (9.58%) User Stories
9 458 (9.30%) Project Management
10 426 (8.65%) DevOps
11 371 (7.53%) Software Engineering
12 345 (7.00%) Waterfall
13 328 (6.66%) Unit Testing
14 304 (6.17%) Mentoring
15 299 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
16 298 (6.05%) SOA
16 298 (6.05%) Automated Testing
17 281 (5.70%) PRINCE2
18 280 (5.68%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1604 (32.56%) Java
2 1148 (23.30%) JavaScript
3 1016 (20.62%) C#
4 903 (18.33%) SQL
5 456 (9.26%) Ruby
6 361 (7.33%) Python
7 282 (5.72%) PHP
8 190 (3.86%) Scala
9 159 (3.23%) T-SQL
10 157 (3.19%) Bash Shell
11 131 (2.66%) C++
12 123 (2.50%) Perl
13 98 (1.99%) PL/SQL
14 86 (1.75%) Objective-C
15 78 (1.58%) C
15 78 (1.58%) VB.NET
16 64 (1.30%) Groovy
17 40 (0.81%) Shell Script
18 36 (0.73%) VBA
19 33 (0.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 336 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 318 (6.45%) Degree
3 171 (3.47%) SC Cleared
4 147 (2.98%) ISEB
5 102 (2.07%) DV Cleared
6 67 (1.36%) PMI Certification
7 66 (1.34%) ISTQB
8 59 (1.20%) VCP4
9 47 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 44 (0.89%) PMP
11 26 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 23 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 14 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.26%) Sun Certification
15 12 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (0.18%) OCPJP
17 6 (0.12%) IIBA
18 5 (0.10%) CBAP
18 5 (0.10%) MCTS
18 5 (0.10%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 360 (7.31%) QA
2 19 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.26%) SLA
4 7 (0.14%) GxP
4 7 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.10%) P3O
6 4 (0.081%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.061%) MiFID
7 3 (0.061%) WAI
8 2 (0.041%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.041%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.041%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.020%) COBIT
9 1 (0.020%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.020%) HL7
9 1 (0.020%) FATCA
9 1 (0.020%) Solvency II
System Software
1 53 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (0.65%) Varnish
3 31 (0.63%) Docker
4 23 (0.47%) VirtualBox
5 20 (0.41%) vSphere
6 18 (0.37%) vCloud
6 18 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.20%) Active Directory
8 9 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (0.14%) NFS
10 6 (0.12%) KVM
11 5 (0.10%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.10%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.061%) Firmware
12 3 (0.061%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.061%) HDFS
13 2 (0.041%) GridGain
13 2 (0.041%) XenApp
13 2 (0.041%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 315 (6.39%) Puppet
2 177 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
3 82 (1.66%) Vagrant
4 68 (1.38%) Ansible
5 39 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 39 (0.79%) Nagios
6 27 (0.55%) ZABBIX
7 14 (0.28%) Opsview
8 13 (0.26%) collectd
9 12 (0.24%) Salt
9 12 (0.24%) Graphite
9 12 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
10 11 (0.22%) logstash
11 10 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 9 (0.18%) Tivoli
12 9 (0.18%) Kibana
13 8 (0.16%) Mesos
13 8 (0.16%) Oozie
14 7 (0.14%) Cobbler
14 7 (0.14%) yum
Vendors
1 549 (11.14%) Microsoft
2 541 (10.98%) Oracle
3 99 (2.01%) VMware
4 82 (1.66%) SAP
5 70 (1.42%) Google
6 68 (1.38%) hybris
7 67 (1.36%) IBM
7 67 (1.36%) Red Hat
8 63 (1.28%) Atlassian
9 61 (1.24%) Sitecore
10 56 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
11 45 (0.91%) Adobe
11 45 (0.91%) Perforce
12 38 (0.77%) HP
13 36 (0.73%) ATG
14 32 (0.65%) Apple
15 31 (0.63%) TIBCO
15 31 (0.63%) Sybase
15 31 (0.63%) Business Objects
15 31 (0.63%) Rackspace
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
East Riding
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £380 - £480 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £750 to £800 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
East London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: market rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Yorkshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £490 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £180 - 260 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Harris Global
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £375 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: Yesterday
London
X4 Group
Rate: £475 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £On application
Posted: Yesterday