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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 33 41 32
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 8 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.68% 2.01% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 2.60% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £350 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £413 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-4.98% -
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
235 231 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 78.86% 77.26% 72.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 153 126
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £26.28 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.20% -24.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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
Chatham - 3 £400 -
Folkestone - 2 £325 - 1
Tonbridge - 1 £425 -
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) .NET
3 10 (58.82%) HTML
3 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
3 10 (58.82%) Finance
4 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
4 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (47.06%) TDD
5 8 (47.06%) AngularJS
5 8 (47.06%) CSS
5 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
6 6 (35.29%) CSS3
6 6 (35.29%) HTML5
6 6 (35.29%) jQuery
6 6 (35.29%) OO
7 5 (29.41%) MVC
8 4 (23.53%) Classic ASP
8 4 (23.53%) CRM
8 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
9 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
9 3 (17.65%) HOOD
10 2 (11.76%) ISEB
10 2 (11.76%) Migration
10 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
10 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (11.76%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (11.76%) KnockoutJS

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) PHPUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) .NET Developer
3 7 (41.18%) C# Developer
3 7 (41.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (35.29%) Analyst
5 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
5 4 (23.53%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (11.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
6 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.88%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) .NET
2 10 (58.82%) HTML
3 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
4 8 (47.06%) CSS
4 8 (47.06%) AngularJS
5 6 (35.29%) CSS3
5 6 (35.29%) HTML5
5 6 (35.29%) jQuery
6 4 (23.53%) Classic ASP
6 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (11.76%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (11.76%) Castle Windsor
8 1 (5.88%) Velocity
8 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) TDD
3 6 (35.29%) OO
4 5 (29.41%) MVC
5 4 (23.53%) CRM
6 3 (17.65%) HOOD
6 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) Migration
7 2 (11.76%) User Stories
7 2 (11.76%) SDLC
8 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.88%) Coaching
8 1 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Workflow
8 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.88%) DSDM
8 1 (5.88%) Time Management
8 1 (5.88%) Product Management
8 1 (5.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C#
2 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Progress