The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 45 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 34 55 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.15% 6.14% 6.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.11% 7.83% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 42 37
Average daily rate
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£350 £323 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -3.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £238 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £425 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £366
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +30.76%
Scrum
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
827 702 846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 76.57% 78.35% 77.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 403 454
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 13
Average hourly rate £14.87 £45.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.96% +233.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £16.00 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Leeds region.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 94 (94.95%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (35.35%) Finance
3 23 (23.23%) TDD
4 22 (22.22%) C#
5 21 (21.21%) .NET
6 18 (18.18%) Project Management
7 17 (17.17%) Java
8 16 (16.16%) JavaScript
8 16 (16.16%) SQL
8 16 (16.16%) User Stories
9 15 (15.15%) QA
10 14 (14.14%) Software Engineering
11 13 (13.13%) BDD
12 12 (12.12%) PHP
13 11 (11.11%) HTML
13 11 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (10.10%) Test Scripting
14 10 (10.10%) JIRA
14 10 (10.10%) Business Analysis
15 9 (9.09%) MVC
15 9 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (9.09%) Web Services
15 9 (9.09%) Linux
15 9 (9.09%) UML
15 9 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (8.08%) WCF
16 8 (8.08%) jQuery
16 8 (8.08%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (8.08%) XML
16 8 (8.08%) Banking

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (2.02%) Apache
1 2 (2.02%) CMS
1 2 (2.02%) Confluence
2 1 (1.01%) WordPress
2 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MS Project
2 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.01%) MS Office
3 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.07%) MySQL
1 7 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.01%) SQLPlus
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (10.10%) JIRA
2 8 (8.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (7.07%) Cucumber
4 6 (6.06%) Selenium
5 5 (5.05%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.03%) Subversion
6 3 (3.03%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.02%) Maven
7 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.01%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.01%) Behat
8 1 (1.01%) Jasmine
General
1 35 (35.35%) Finance
2 8 (8.08%) Banking
3 7 (7.07%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.04%) Advertising
5 2 (2.02%) Legal
5 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (27.27%) Developer
2 23 (23.23%) Analyst
3 20 (20.20%) Business Analyst
4 13 (13.13%) Project Manager
5 11 (11.11%) ScrumMaster
6 8 (8.08%) Tester
6 8 (8.08%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.06%) Senior Business Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) C# Developer
8 5 (5.05%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Agile Coach
9 4 (4.04%) Product Owner
9 4 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Functional Tester
9 4 (4.04%) Manual Tester
9 4 (4.04%) VB.NET Developer
10 3 (3.03%) PHP Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.03%) Dynamics AX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.21%) .NET
2 11 (11.11%) HTML
3 9 (9.09%) Web Services
4 8 (8.08%) XML
4 8 (8.08%) WCF
4 8 (8.08%) jQuery
5 7 (7.07%) CSS
5 7 (7.07%) WinForms
6 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET
6 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (4.04%) HTML5
8 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (3.03%) LAMP
8 3 (3.03%) WPF
8 3 (3.03%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.02%) J2EE
9 2 (2.02%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.02%) REST
9 2 (2.02%) CSS3
9 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.03%) NHS
4 2 (2.02%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.01%) PMI
5 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.01%) Open Source
5 1 (1.01%) Social Media
5 1 (1.01%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.09%) Linux
2 6 (6.06%) Windows
3 4 (4.04%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.01%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (94.95%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (23.23%) TDD
3 18 (18.18%) Project Management
4 16 (16.16%) User Stories
5 14 (14.14%) Software Engineering
6 13 (13.13%) BDD
7 10 (10.10%) Test Scripting
7 10 (10.10%) Business Analysis
8 9 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (9.09%) MVC
8 9 (9.09%) UML
8 9 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (7.07%) Automated Testing
9 7 (7.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (7.07%) Kanban
9 7 (7.07%) Waterfall
9 7 (7.07%) PRINCE2
10 6 (6.06%) Web Development
10 6 (6.06%) Mentoring
10 6 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.22%) C#
2 17 (17.17%) Java
3 16 (16.16%) JavaScript
3 16 (16.16%) SQL
4 12 (12.12%) PHP
5 7 (7.07%) VB.NET
5 7 (7.07%) Ruby
6 6 (6.06%) PL/SQL
7 5 (5.05%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.04%) X++
9 3 (3.03%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.03%) Python
10 2 (2.02%) Perl
10 2 (2.02%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (3.03%) ISEB
1 3 (3.03%) Degree
2 2 (2.02%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.01%) APMP
3 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.15%) QA
2 3 (3.03%) FATCA
3 2 (2.02%) AIFMD
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) Tivoli
1 3 (3.03%) Puppet
1 3 (3.03%) Cobbler
1 3 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (5.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.04%) Oracle
3 3 (3.03%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.03%) VMware
4 2 (2.02%) hybris
4 2 (2.02%) LexisNexis
5 1 (1.01%) Zend
5 1 (1.01%) ATG
5 1 (1.01%) IBM
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