The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 25 39 32
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 32 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 6.25% 1.01% 4.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.55% 1.89% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 0 3
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£450 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.33 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -10.00%
Scrum
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
335 159 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 65.43% 53.72% 75.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 85 144
Average daily rate £425 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £223 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 42
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.70% -63.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Gloucestershire region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Gloucestershire region.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Cheltenham -1 15 £450 - 4
Gloucester - 5 £388 - 3
Tewkesbury - 1 £260 -
Stroud - - - -
Dursley - - - -
Scrum
South West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 43 (97.73%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (68.18%) Java
2 30 (68.18%) Security Cleared
3 25 (56.82%) DV Cleared
4 17 (38.64%) C++
4 17 (38.64%) Python
5 16 (36.36%) Perl
5 16 (36.36%) Bash Shell
6 15 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
6 15 (34.09%) J2EE
7 14 (31.82%) C
7 14 (31.82%) Ruby
7 14 (31.82%) Release Management
8 13 (29.55%) OO
9 12 (27.27%) Web Services
9 12 (27.27%) Oracle
9 12 (27.27%) Subversion
10 11 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 11 (25.00%) UNIX
10 11 (25.00%) ClearCase
11 10 (22.73%) JBoss
11 10 (22.73%) XML
11 10 (22.73%) Software Testing
11 10 (22.73%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (22.73%) Hibernate
12 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
12 9 (20.45%) TDD
12 9 (20.45%) SQL
12 9 (20.45%) OOD

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 10 (22.73%) JBoss
2 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.55%) Mule
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.27%) Drupal
4 1 (2.27%) Commerce Server
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Project
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) DHCP
1 2 (4.55%) HTTP
1 2 (4.55%) SSL
1 2 (4.55%) IPv4
1 2 (4.55%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
1 2 (4.55%) Neo4j
1 2 (4.55%) OrientDB
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Subversion
2 11 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (25.00%) ClearCase
3 8 (18.18%) Ant
3 8 (18.18%) Maven
3 8 (18.18%) Apache Ivy
4 7 (15.91%) SoapUI
4 7 (15.91%) JUnit
5 3 (6.82%) JIRA
5 3 (6.82%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.82%) LoadRunner
5 3 (6.82%) GCC
5 3 (6.82%) GDB
6 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.27%) Xcode
General
1 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
1 3 (6.82%) Retail
2 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Games
3 1 (2.27%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (61.36%) Developer
2 18 (40.91%) Java Developer
3 13 (29.55%) C++ Developer
4 7 (15.91%) C++/Java Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Senior Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (4.55%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.55%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Architect
9 1 (2.27%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Business Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Business Systems Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.09%) J2EE
2 12 (27.27%) Web Services
3 10 (22.73%) XML
3 10 (22.73%) Hibernate
4 7 (15.91%) JAXB
4 7 (15.91%) EJB
4 7 (15.91%) JPA
4 7 (15.91%) EJB 3.0
4 7 (15.91%) JSF
4 7 (15.91%) JAX-RS
4 7 (15.91%) PrimeFaces
5 6 (13.64%) SOAP
6 4 (9.09%) jQuery
6 4 (9.09%) REST
7 3 (6.82%) RESTful
7 3 (6.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (6.82%) STL
7 3 (6.82%) .NET
7 3 (6.82%) Spring
8 2 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) User Experience
2 1 (2.27%) DTV
2 1 (2.27%) Wiki
2 1 (2.27%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) UNIX
2 6 (13.64%) Linux
3 4 (9.09%) Windows
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (97.73%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (31.82%) Release Management
4 13 (29.55%) OO
5 10 (22.73%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (22.73%) Software Testing
6 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
6 9 (20.45%) OOD
6 9 (20.45%) TDD
7 7 (15.91%) Workflow
8 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
9 4 (9.09%) Test Management
9 4 (9.09%) User Stories
10 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.82%) BDD
10 3 (6.82%) Test Scripting
10 3 (6.82%) Multithreading
10 3 (6.82%) Manual Testing
10 3 (6.82%) Kanban
10 3 (6.82%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (68.18%) Java
2 17 (38.64%) C++
2 17 (38.64%) Python
3 16 (36.36%) Bash Shell
3 16 (36.36%) Perl
4 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
5 14 (31.82%) C
5 14 (31.82%) Ruby
6 9 (20.45%) SQL
7 8 (18.18%) PHP
7 8 (18.18%) Lua
8 1 (2.27%) XPath
8 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (68.18%) Security Cleared
2 25 (56.82%) DV Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) Sun Certification
3 5 (11.36%) OCPJP
4 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.82%) ISEB
5 2 (4.55%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.55%) vSphere
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Oracle
2 5 (11.36%) Sun
3 2 (4.55%) SAP
3 2 (4.55%) IBM
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) VMware
4 1 (2.27%) hybris
4 1 (2.27%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.27%) Software AG
4 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.27%) ATG