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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 35 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 12 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.04% 3.31% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.08% 4.29% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 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 £321 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £448 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +19.84%
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
236 210 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 79.46% 77.21% 69.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 136 106
Average daily rate £339 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 17
Average hourly rate £9.00 £32.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.09% +69.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 -1 2 £325 -
Chatham - 1 £400 -
Dover - 1 £360 -
Tonbridge - 1 £425 - 1
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (80.00%) .NET
3 19 (76.00%) C#
4 17 (68.00%) HTML
4 17 (68.00%) JavaScript
5 15 (60.00%) ASP.NET
5 15 (60.00%) CSS
5 15 (60.00%) Finance
5 15 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (56.00%) AngularJS
7 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
7 13 (52.00%) TDD
8 11 (44.00%) HTML5
8 11 (44.00%) CSS3
8 11 (44.00%) OO
9 8 (32.00%) MVC
9 8 (32.00%) Classic ASP
10 7 (28.00%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (28.00%) jQuery
11 6 (24.00%) Migration
11 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
14 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
15 2 (8.00%) Kanban
15 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
15 2 (8.00%) ISEB
15 2 (8.00%) SQL
15 2 (8.00%) CRM

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) PHPUnit
3 1 (4.00%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Developer
2 13 (52.00%) .NET Developer
2 13 (52.00%) C# Developer
3 12 (48.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (12.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (4.00%) PowerBuilder Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (80.00%) .NET
2 17 (68.00%) HTML
3 15 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 15 (60.00%) CSS
4 14 (56.00%) AngularJS
5 11 (44.00%) HTML5
5 11 (44.00%) CSS3
6 8 (32.00%) Classic ASP
7 7 (28.00%) jQuery
7 7 (28.00%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (8.00%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (8.00%) Castle Windsor
11 1 (4.00%) Backbone.js
11 1 (4.00%) RESTful
11 1 (4.00%) Web Services
11 1 (4.00%) XML
11 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) TDD
3 11 (44.00%) OO
4 8 (32.00%) MVC
5 6 (24.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.00%) BDD
6 2 (8.00%) User Stories
6 2 (8.00%) Kanban
6 2 (8.00%) SDLC
6 2 (8.00%) CRM
7 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.00%) Project Management
7 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.00%) HOOD
7 1 (4.00%) Workflow
7 1 (4.00%) DSDM
7 1 (4.00%) Logistics
7 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) C#
2 17 (68.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) webMethods
2 1 (4.00%) VMware
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Progress