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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 33 34 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +14
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2363 2144 1557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.12% 4.82% 3.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.79% 6.44% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1731 1495 1098
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £26.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.70 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+3.37% -8.64%
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
34808 33292 29402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.37% 74.79% 72.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 22734 20665 17754
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1066 1240
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -13.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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 1272 £435 +2.35% 406
South East +2 415 £380 -1.04% 186
South West +9 175 £400 +11.88% 69
East of England +33 154 £425 +11.11% 92
North West -3 106 £375 +3.44% 99
Yorkshire -13 91 £375 +15.38% 64
West Midlands +29 78 £388 +19.23% 28
East Midlands +5 47 £425 +41.66% 39
North East +11 29 £450 +12.50% 14
Midlands +4 2 £463 +21.71%
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4760 (94.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1790 (35.35%) TDD
3 1611 (31.81%) Java
4 1158 (22.87%) JavaScript
5 1136 (22.43%) HTML
6 1110 (21.92%) .NET
7 1037 (20.48%) Continuous Integration
8 1027 (20.28%) C#
9 956 (18.88%) SQL
10 948 (18.72%) BDD
11 941 (18.58%) CSS
12 837 (16.53%) Finance
13 808 (15.96%) Web Services
14 752 (14.85%) MVC
15 714 (14.10%) Kanban
16 645 (12.74%) OO
17 639 (12.62%) E-Commerce
18 632 (12.48%) Linux
19 631 (12.46%) XML
20 603 (11.91%) SQL Server
21 594 (11.73%) Git (software)
22 587 (11.59%) jQuery
23 557 (11.00%) HTML5
24 555 (10.96%) Oracle
25 542 (10.70%) Microsoft
26 496 (9.79%) User Stories
27 494 (9.76%) Spring
28 481 (9.50%) ASP.NET
29 466 (9.20%) Project Management
30 464 (9.16%) JIRA

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 279 (5.51%) Apache
2 203 (4.01%) Tomcat
3 188 (3.71%) Node.js
4 187 (3.69%) CMS
5 115 (2.27%) JBoss
6 107 (2.11%) Confluence
7 100 (1.97%) SharePoint
8 78 (1.54%) WebLogic
9 76 (1.50%) WebSphere
10 61 (1.20%) Drupal
11 56 (1.11%) IIS
12 53 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
13 47 (0.93%) Adobe CQ
14 45 (0.89%) Apache Solr
15 44 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
16 41 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
17 39 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 38 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
19 35 (0.69%) nginx
20 32 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 205 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 59 (1.17%) MS Project
3 57 (1.13%) MS Office
4 51 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.85%) Photoshop
6 30 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
7 28 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.20%) Mingle
9 8 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
10 7 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.099%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.099%) Final Cut Pro
12 4 (0.079%) Maya
12 4 (0.079%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.059%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.039%) Simulink
14 2 (0.039%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.020%) Spreadsheet
15 1 (0.020%) FastStats
15 1 (0.020%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 60 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 30 (0.59%) Magento
4 19 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 14 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.26%) Agresso
7 10 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
7 10 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
7 10 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
8 9 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.099%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.059%) WebTrends
12 2 (0.039%) Global One
12 2 (0.039%) Oracle Applications
12 2 (0.039%) Oracle 11i
12 2 (0.039%) Tridion
12 2 (0.039%) Summit
12 2 (0.039%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 145 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (1.32%) PaaS
4 55 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
5 47 (0.93%) SaaS
6 38 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (0.55%) Amazon S3
8 25 (0.49%) GitHub
9 19 (0.38%) Office 365
10 17 (0.34%) Force.com
11 11 (0.22%) IaaS
12 10 (0.20%) Joyent
12 10 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.079%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.059%) Trello
16 2 (0.039%) Heroku
17 1 (0.020%) IBM Blueworks
17 1 (0.020%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 1 (0.020%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 156 (3.08%) Internet
2 152 (3.00%) HTTP
3 43 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 40 (0.79%) SSL
5 32 (0.63%) DNS
6 30 (0.59%) Firewall
7 24 (0.47%) LDAP
8 21 (0.41%) HTTPS
9 20 (0.39%) Intranet
10 17 (0.34%) AMQP
11 13 (0.26%) SNMP
12 12 (0.24%) SAN
12 12 (0.24%) Network Security
13 11 (0.22%) Wireshark
14 10 (0.20%) WAN
15 9 (0.18%) MVNO
15 9 (0.18%) VPN
15 9 (0.18%) FTP
15 9 (0.18%) LAN
16 8 (0.16%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 603 (11.91%) SQL Server
2 249 (4.92%) MySQL
3 203 (4.01%) MongoDB
4 199 (3.93%) Relational Database
5 187 (3.69%) NoSQL
6 165 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 148 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
8 127 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
9 108 (2.13%) Oracle Database
10 91 (1.80%) RDBMS
11 90 (1.78%) Big Data
12 85 (1.68%) Hadoop
13 83 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 66 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
15 60 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 56 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
17 53 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
18 49 (0.97%) DB2
19 42 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
19 42 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 594 (11.73%) Git (software)
2 464 (9.16%) JIRA
3 441 (8.71%) Jenkins
4 430 (8.49%) Selenium
5 340 (6.71%) Subversion
6 338 (6.67%) Cucumber
7 325 (6.42%) Maven
8 318 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 262 (5.17%) JUnit
10 226 (4.46%) Visual Studio
11 157 (3.10%) NUnit
12 130 (2.57%) WebDriver
13 128 (2.53%) Ant
14 126 (2.49%) SpecFlow
15 124 (2.45%) Eclipse
16 87 (1.72%) Jasmine
17 86 (1.70%) Hudson
17 86 (1.70%) TeamCity
18 78 (1.54%) JMeter
19 76 (1.50%) Mockito
General
1 837 (16.53%) Finance
2 304 (6.00%) Banking
3 230 (4.54%) Retail
4 149 (2.94%) Games
4 149 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 125 (2.47%) Marketing
6 118 (2.33%) Publishing
7 102 (2.01%) Investment Banking
8 72 (1.42%) Legal
9 54 (1.07%) Advertising
10 52 (1.03%) Front Office
11 49 (0.97%) Back Office
12 44 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 41 (0.81%) Manufacturing
14 35 (0.69%) Electronics
15 22 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 21 (0.41%) Local Government
17 17 (0.34%) Law
18 14 (0.28%) Automotive
18 14 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2289 (45.20%) Developer
2 635 (12.54%) Analyst
3 550 (10.86%) Java Developer
4 455 (8.98%) .NET Developer
5 425 (8.39%) Business Analyst
6 416 (8.21%) Project Manager
7 381 (7.52%) ScrumMaster
8 380 (7.50%) Senior Developer
9 301 (5.94%) C# Developer
10 259 (5.11%) Architect
11 204 (4.03%) DevOps Engineer
12 181 (3.57%) Agile Business Analyst
13 170 (3.36%) C# .NET Developer
14 146 (2.88%) Tester
15 134 (2.65%) Test Analyst
16 130 (2.57%) Front-End Developer
17 124 (2.45%) Senior Java Developer
18 122 (2.41%) Agile Project Manager
19 117 (2.31%) Software Engineer
20 98 (1.94%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1136 (22.43%) HTML
2 1110 (21.92%) .NET
3 941 (18.58%) CSS
4 808 (15.96%) Web Services
5 631 (12.46%) XML
6 587 (11.59%) jQuery
7 557 (11.00%) HTML5
8 494 (9.76%) Spring
9 481 (9.50%) ASP.NET
10 436 (8.61%) RESTful
11 418 (8.25%) REST
12 352 (6.95%) JSON
13 351 (6.93%) J2EE
14 348 (6.87%) CSS3
15 331 (6.54%) WCF
16 330 (6.52%) SOAP
17 314 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC
18 310 (6.12%) .NET Framework
19 304 (6.00%) AngularJS
20 298 (5.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 368 (7.27%) Open Source
2 301 (5.94%) User Experience
3 265 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
4 215 (4.25%) Mobile App
5 148 (2.92%) Computer Science
6 82 (1.62%) Digital Media
7 76 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 75 (1.48%) iPad
9 74 (1.46%) Data Structures
10 65 (1.28%) Management Information System
11 56 (1.11%) Data Integration
12 49 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 46 (0.91%) N-Tier
13 46 (0.91%) Algorithms
14 43 (0.85%) Online Games
15 42 (0.83%) Visualisation
16 38 (0.75%) Social Media
17 36 (0.71%) iPhone
18 34 (0.67%) Client/Server
18 34 (0.67%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 632 (12.48%) Linux
2 304 (6.00%) UNIX
3 291 (5.75%) Windows
4 192 (3.79%) Android
5 190 (3.75%) Apple iOS
6 90 (1.78%) CentOS
7 80 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 57 (1.13%) Ubuntu
9 35 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (0.49%) Mac OS X
10 25 (0.49%) Solaris
11 21 (0.41%) Windows Phone
11 21 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
12 16 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (0.30%) AIX
14 12 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
15 10 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.18%) Windows CE
16 9 (0.18%) Fedora
17 7 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4760 (94.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1790 (35.35%) TDD
3 1037 (20.48%) Continuous Integration
4 948 (18.72%) BDD
5 752 (14.85%) MVC
6 714 (14.10%) Kanban
7 645 (12.74%) OO
8 639 (12.62%) E-Commerce
9 496 (9.79%) User Stories
10 466 (9.20%) Project Management
11 448 (8.85%) DevOps
12 363 (7.17%) Software Engineering
13 350 (6.91%) Unit Testing
14 331 (6.54%) Waterfall
15 305 (6.02%) Web Development
16 296 (5.85%) SOA
16 296 (5.85%) Mentoring
17 286 (5.65%) Automated Testing
18 270 (5.33%) PRINCE2
19 267 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1611 (31.81%) Java
2 1158 (22.87%) JavaScript
3 1027 (20.28%) C#
4 956 (18.88%) SQL
5 454 (8.97%) Ruby
6 375 (7.41%) Python
7 297 (5.86%) PHP
8 189 (3.73%) Scala
9 182 (3.59%) T-SQL
10 163 (3.22%) Bash Shell
11 137 (2.71%) C++
12 111 (2.19%) Perl
13 108 (2.13%) PL/SQL
14 83 (1.64%) Objective-C
15 82 (1.62%) C
16 76 (1.50%) Groovy
16 76 (1.50%) VB.NET
17 40 (0.79%) Shell Script
18 33 (0.65%) VBA
19 32 (0.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 327 (6.46%) Security Cleared
2 319 (6.30%) Degree
3 182 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 159 (3.14%) ISEB
5 77 (1.52%) DV Cleared
6 60 (1.18%) ISTQB
7 52 (1.03%) PMI Certification
8 39 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 32 (0.63%) PMP
10 27 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 23 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 18 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (0.26%) BC Cleared
15 11 (0.22%) Sun Certification
16 7 (0.14%) OCPJP
17 6 (0.12%) HND
18 5 (0.099%) IIBA
18 5 (0.099%) CBAP
19 4 (0.079%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 391 (7.72%) QA
2 19 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 14 (0.28%) SLA
4 9 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.14%) GxP
6 5 (0.099%) P3O
7 4 (0.079%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.059%) HL7
8 3 (0.059%) WAI
9 2 (0.039%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.020%) FATCA
10 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.020%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 61 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (0.61%) Varnish
3 24 (0.47%) VirtualBox
4 22 (0.43%) Docker
5 20 (0.39%) vCloud
6 17 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (0.28%) vSphere
8 10 (0.20%) Active Directory
8 10 (0.20%) KVM
9 9 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (0.14%) NFS
11 6 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.099%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.079%) Xen
13 4 (0.079%) Hyper-V
14 3 (0.059%) IAG
14 3 (0.059%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.059%) Firmware
15 2 (0.039%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.039%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 326 (6.44%) Puppet
2 203 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
3 92 (1.82%) Vagrant
4 67 (1.32%) Ansible
5 41 (0.81%) Nagios
6 34 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
7 29 (0.57%) ZABBIX
8 18 (0.36%) Salt
9 14 (0.28%) Opsview
9 14 (0.28%) logstash
10 13 (0.26%) Tivoli
11 12 (0.24%) yum
11 12 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
12 11 (0.22%) Graphite
12 11 (0.22%) Kibana
12 11 (0.22%) collectd
13 10 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 10 (0.20%) Oozie
14 9 (0.18%) Icinga
15 8 (0.16%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 555 (10.96%) Oracle
2 542 (10.70%) Microsoft
3 113 (2.23%) VMware
4 96 (1.90%) SAP
5 74 (1.46%) Google
6 70 (1.38%) Red Hat
7 66 (1.30%) hybris
8 64 (1.26%) IBM
8 64 (1.26%) Atlassian
9 63 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 62 (1.22%) Sitecore
11 59 (1.17%) Adobe
12 49 (0.97%) Perforce
13 38 (0.75%) ATG
14 36 (0.71%) Informatica
15 35 (0.69%) Rackspace
16 34 (0.67%) Sybase
16 34 (0.67%) Zend
17 32 (0.63%) HP
17 32 (0.63%) New Relic
London
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Rate: Up to £440 per day for 3 months (rolling)
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day Long term projects - 3 month rolling +
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
QUANTICA
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £373 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
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City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
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Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
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