The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 39 29 33
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.70% 2.73% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 3.79% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
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£388 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +42.85%
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 Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
221 211 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 75.17% 72.01% 68.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 127 114
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Average hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -41.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.90 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.52 £43.00 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
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 16 September 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 -1 1 £388 +10.71% 1
Canterbury - - - - 2
Dartford - - - -
Dover - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 1
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) .NET
4 6 (50.00%) C#
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) Finance
5 5 (41.67%) TDD
5 5 (41.67%) MVC
5 5 (41.67%) HTML
6 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 4 (33.33%) CSS
6 4 (33.33%) Web Services
6 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 4 (33.33%) WCF
7 3 (25.00%) jQuery
7 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (25.00%) Web Development
7 3 (25.00%) JIRA
7 3 (25.00%) JPA
7 3 (25.00%) RESTful
7 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (25.00%) OCPJP
7 3 (25.00%) Spring
7 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (25.00%) Middleware
7 3 (25.00%) XML
7 3 (25.00%) OOD
7 3 (25.00%) UML
7 3 (25.00%) OO

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (25.00%) Apache
1 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 6 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 6 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# Web Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Web Developer
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Web Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior .NET Web Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) HTML
3 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (33.33%) CSS
3 4 (33.33%) WCF
4 3 (25.00%) jQuery
4 3 (25.00%) JPA
4 3 (25.00%) RESTful
4 3 (25.00%) JSP
4 3 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (25.00%) J2SE
4 3 (25.00%) Middleware
4 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (25.00%) Spring
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (16.67%) Ember.js
5 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) TDD
2 5 (41.67%) MVC
3 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) OOD
4 3 (25.00%) Web Development
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) SOA
5 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Kanban
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) OCPJP
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) VMware