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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 18 35 39
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 38 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 7.44% 1.39% 3.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.05% 2.31% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 0 7
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£439 - £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%
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
344 173 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 67.32% 60.28% 79.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 87 180
Average daily rate £400 £400 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 46
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+196.29% -62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £12.53 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 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
Cheltenham -6 15 £478 - 5
Gloucester +5 6 £400 - 5
Tewkesbury - 1 £260 - 2
Stroud - - - - 1
Dursley - - - -
Scrum
South West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 52 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (70.37%) Security Cleared
3 37 (68.52%) Java
4 33 (61.11%) DV Cleared
5 23 (42.59%) Python
6 22 (40.74%) J2EE
7 19 (35.19%) Perl
7 19 (35.19%) C++
8 18 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 18 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (33.33%) Bash Shell
9 17 (31.48%) Release Management
10 16 (29.63%) Oracle
10 16 (29.63%) Web Services
10 16 (29.63%) OO
10 16 (29.63%) Ruby
11 15 (27.78%) Hibernate
11 15 (27.78%) JBoss
11 15 (27.78%) XML
11 15 (27.78%) C
12 14 (25.93%) SQL
12 14 (25.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 14 (25.93%) UNIX
12 14 (25.93%) ClearCase
12 14 (25.93%) Subversion
13 12 (22.22%) JSF
13 12 (22.22%) Software Testing
13 12 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
13 12 (22.22%) JAXB
13 12 (22.22%) EJB

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 15 (27.78%) JBoss
2 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.70%) Mule
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.85%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) SSL
1 2 (3.70%) DHCP
1 2 (3.70%) HTTP
1 2 (3.70%) IPv4
1 2 (3.70%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
1 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.70%) OrientDB
1 2 (3.70%) Neo4j
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (25.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 14 (25.93%) ClearCase
1 14 (25.93%) Subversion
2 12 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 11 (20.37%) Apache Ivy
3 11 (20.37%) Ant
3 11 (20.37%) Maven
4 9 (16.67%) JUnit
5 6 (11.11%) JIRA
6 3 (5.56%) LoadRunner
6 3 (5.56%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.56%) GCC
6 3 (5.56%) GDB
7 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.85%) Xcode
8 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (9.26%) Retail
2 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.70%) Games
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Finance
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (64.81%) Developer
2 26 (48.15%) Java Developer
3 15 (27.78%) C++ Developer
4 9 (16.67%) C++/Java Developer
5 7 (12.96%) Senior Developer
5 7 (12.96%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.41%) Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) ScrumMaster
9 2 (3.70%) Agile Project Manager
9 2 (3.70%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Team Leader
10 1 (1.85%) Business Systems Analyst
10 1 (1.85%) Systems Analyst
10 1 (1.85%) Systems Administrator
10 1 (1.85%) Administrator
10 1 (1.85%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (40.74%) J2EE
2 16 (29.63%) Web Services
3 15 (27.78%) Hibernate
3 15 (27.78%) XML
4 12 (22.22%) JSF
4 12 (22.22%) JAXB
4 12 (22.22%) EJB
4 12 (22.22%) JPA
4 12 (22.22%) EJB 3.0
5 9 (16.67%) JAX-RS
5 9 (16.67%) PrimeFaces
6 5 (9.26%) SOAP
7 4 (7.41%) jQuery
8 3 (5.56%) STL
8 3 (5.56%) Spring
8 3 (5.56%) RESTful
8 3 (5.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (5.56%) REST
9 2 (3.70%) WSDL
9 2 (3.70%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) User Experience
2 1 (1.85%) DTV
2 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) UNIX
2 5 (9.26%) Linux
3 3 (5.56%) Windows
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.85%) Android
5 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (31.48%) Release Management
4 16 (29.63%) OO
5 12 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 12 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (20.37%) Software Engineering
7 10 (18.52%) OOD
8 9 (16.67%) TDD
8 9 (16.67%) Workflow
9 7 (12.96%) User Stories
9 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce
10 5 (9.26%) Test Scripting
11 4 (7.41%) Test Management
12 3 (5.56%) Automated Testing
12 3 (5.56%) Business Development
12 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
12 3 (5.56%) Multithreading
12 3 (5.56%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (68.52%) Java
2 23 (42.59%) Python
3 19 (35.19%) Perl
3 19 (35.19%) C++
4 18 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 18 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 16 (29.63%) Ruby
6 15 (27.78%) C
7 14 (25.93%) SQL
8 11 (20.37%) Lua
8 11 (20.37%) PHP
9 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.85%) XPath
9 1 (1.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 38 (70.37%) Security Cleared
2 33 (61.11%) DV Cleared
3 7 (12.96%) OCPJP
3 7 (12.96%) Sun Certification
4 4 (7.41%) ISEB
5 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) vSphere
1 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (29.63%) Oracle
2 7 (12.96%) Sun
3 3 (5.56%) IBM
4 2 (3.70%) VMware
5 1 (1.85%) ATG
5 1 (1.85%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) Software AG
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.85%) hybris
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