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 30 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 33 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 12 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.21% 2.51% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.58% 3.24% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
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£325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £326 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £460 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.77 £38.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+0.70% +17.55%
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
215 185 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 75.44% 77.41% 68.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 109 105
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 18
Average hourly rate £11.50 £17.50 £21.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% -18.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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
Folkestone -2 2 £325 -
Tonbridge - 1 £425 -
Dover - 1 £360 -
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 29 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (75.86%) .NET
3 20 (68.97%) C#
4 18 (62.07%) Finance
4 18 (62.07%) JavaScript
5 17 (58.62%) HTML
6 16 (55.17%) ASP.NET
7 15 (51.72%) CSS
7 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
7 15 (51.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (51.72%) AngularJS
8 14 (48.28%) TDD
9 11 (37.93%) CSS3
9 11 (37.93%) HTML5
9 11 (37.93%) OO
10 9 (31.03%) MVC
11 8 (27.59%) Classic ASP
11 8 (27.59%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (24.14%) jQuery
13 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
13 6 (20.69%) Migration
14 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 4 (13.79%) Kanban
15 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
16 3 (10.34%) SQL
16 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
16 3 (10.34%) CRM
16 3 (10.34%) Retail
16 3 (10.34%) VMware

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.45%) PHPUnit
3 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.45%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (62.07%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.90%) Electronics
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 14 (48.28%) .NET Developer
2 14 (48.28%) C# Developer
3 13 (44.83%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Project Manager
5 4 (13.79%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 3 (10.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) ScrumMaster
8 1 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Project Manager
8 1 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (75.86%) .NET
2 17 (58.62%) HTML
3 16 (55.17%) ASP.NET
4 15 (51.72%) CSS
4 15 (51.72%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (51.72%) AngularJS
5 11 (37.93%) HTML5
5 11 (37.93%) CSS3
6 8 (27.59%) Classic ASP
6 8 (27.59%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (24.14%) jQuery
8 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (6.90%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (6.90%) RESTful
10 2 (6.90%) Castle Windsor
10 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
10 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (3.45%) Ember.js
11 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) DTV
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) TDD
3 11 (37.93%) OO
4 9 (31.03%) MVC
5 6 (20.69%) Migration
6 4 (13.79%) Kanban
7 3 (10.34%) BDD
7 3 (10.34%) CRM
7 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (6.90%) User Stories
8 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
8 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.90%) SDLC
9 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) C#
2 18 (62.07%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) ISEB
1 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) vSphere
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Progress
4 1 (3.45%) webMethods
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle