The first table below looks at the demand for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Kent region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 34 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 8 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.03% 2.51% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 3.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.75 £35.22
% change year-on-year
+22.83% -9.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
203 189 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 76.89% 67.74% 67.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 102 91
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -5.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 July 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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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
West Malling +4 1 £400 +14.28%
Canterbury - - - - 1
Dartford - - - - 1
Maidstone - - - - 2
Sittingbourne - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 2
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 9 (69.23%) .NET
1 9 (69.23%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) TDD
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 7 (53.85%) HTML
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
5 5 (38.46%) CSS
5 5 (38.46%) MVC
5 5 (38.46%) jQuery
6 4 (30.77%) WCF
6 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 4 (30.77%) Web Services
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (23.08%) JIRA
7 3 (23.08%) XML
7 3 (23.08%) UML
7 3 (23.08%) OO
7 3 (23.08%) Apache
7 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
7 3 (23.08%) J2SE
7 3 (23.08%) JUnit
7 3 (23.08%) Java
7 3 (23.08%) SQL

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (23.08%) Apache
1 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JUnit
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 9 (69.23%) .NET Developer
3 8 (61.54%) C# Developer
3 8 (61.54%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (30.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Programmer
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Programmer
5 2 (15.38%) C# Programmer
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Web Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 1 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) jQuery
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 5 (38.46%) CSS
4 4 (30.77%) Web Services
4 4 (30.77%) WCF
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (23.08%) JPA
5 3 (23.08%) Middleware
5 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
5 3 (23.08%) Spring
5 3 (23.08%) XML
5 3 (23.08%) J2SE
5 3 (23.08%) JSP
5 3 (23.08%) Classic ASP
6 2 (15.38%) NHibernate
6 2 (15.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) TDD
2 5 (38.46%) MVC
3 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Web Development
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) UML
4 3 (23.08%) OO
4 3 (23.08%) OOD
5 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 2 (15.38%) Kanban
6 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.69%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.69%) Workflow
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) OCPJP
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy