The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 7 2 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 5.56% 11.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £415 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.91% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-0.58% -
Scrum
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18 5 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 100.00% 55.56% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 14
Average daily rate £450 £465 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £273 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £908 £465 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Scrum
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) RUP
1 1 (100.00%) DSDM
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) BPMN
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Business Systems Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BPMN
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) DSDM
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) RUP
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case