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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 37 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 41 65 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 4.09% 7.49% 7.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.22% 9.37% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 53 49
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
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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
786 694 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.44% 79.95% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 383 476
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 12
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +210.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.20 £28.40 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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.

1 112 (89.60%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (31.20%) Finance
3 28 (22.40%) C#
3 28 (22.40%) .NET
4 27 (21.60%) Java
5 26 (20.80%) SQL
5 26 (20.80%) QA
6 24 (19.20%) TDD
7 19 (15.20%) User Stories
8 18 (14.40%) BDD
8 18 (14.40%) Software Engineering
8 18 (14.40%) Project Management
8 18 (14.40%) JavaScript
9 17 (13.60%) MVC
9 17 (13.60%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (12.00%) Test Scripting
11 14 (11.20%) HTML
11 14 (11.20%) XML
11 14 (11.20%) Business Analysis
12 13 (10.40%) Web Services
12 13 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (9.60%) UML
13 12 (9.60%) JIRA
14 11 (8.80%) WCF
14 11 (8.80%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (8.80%) PHP
15 10 (8.00%) SQL Server
15 10 (8.00%) PRINCE2
15 10 (8.00%) Telecoms
15 10 (8.00%) Banking

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (3.20%) Confluence
2 2 (1.60%) CMS
3 1 (0.80%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.80%) WordPress
3 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.80%) OpenEdge
3 1 (0.80%) Node.js
3 1 (0.80%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 7 (5.60%) MS Project
2 2 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.80%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.00%) MySQL
3 3 (2.40%) SQLPlus
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (9.60%) JIRA
2 11 (8.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.60%) Cucumber
3 7 (5.60%) Selenium
4 6 (4.80%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.80%) Maven
5 4 (3.20%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.40%) JUnit
7 2 (1.60%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.80%) WebSpeed
8 1 (0.80%) Subversion
8 1 (0.80%) Ant
8 1 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.80%) Behat
8 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.80%) JBehave
8 1 (0.80%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (31.20%) Finance
2 10 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.00%) Banking
3 4 (3.20%) Advertising
4 3 (2.40%) Legal
5 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Billing
Job Titles
1 38 (30.40%) Developer
2 31 (24.80%) Analyst
3 26 (20.80%) Business Analyst
4 15 (12.00%) Project Manager
5 13 (10.40%) Tester
5 13 (10.40%) ScrumMaster
6 9 (7.20%) Agile Business Analyst
6 9 (7.20%) Manual Tester
7 8 (6.40%) Functional Tester
8 7 (5.60%) .NET Developer
8 7 (5.60%) Senior Business Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (4.00%) PHP Developer
9 5 (4.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
9 5 (4.00%) Agile Project Manager
10 4 (3.20%) Front-End Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Agile Coach
10 4 (3.20%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (22.40%) .NET
2 14 (11.20%) HTML
2 14 (11.20%) XML
3 13 (10.40%) Web Services
4 11 (8.80%) WCF
5 9 (7.20%) WinForms
6 7 (5.60%) ASP.NET
6 7 (5.60%) jQuery
7 6 (4.80%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (4.00%) HTML5
8 5 (4.00%) REST
8 5 (4.00%) CSS
8 5 (4.00%) J2EE
9 4 (3.20%) Spring
10 3 (2.40%) Spring MVC
10 3 (2.40%) WPF
11 2 (1.60%) Velocity
11 2 (1.60%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.60%) JSP
11 2 (1.60%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.60%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.40%) N-Tier
2 3 (2.40%) Open Source
3 2 (1.60%) NHS
3 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.80%) Equities
4 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.80%) PMI
4 1 (0.80%) Social Media
4 1 (0.80%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.40%) Linux
2 6 (4.80%) Windows
3 4 (3.20%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.80%) UNIX
4 1 (0.80%) Android
4 1 (0.80%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (89.60%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (19.20%) TDD
3 19 (15.20%) User Stories
4 18 (14.40%) BDD
4 18 (14.40%) Software Engineering
4 18 (14.40%) Project Management
5 17 (13.60%) MVC
6 15 (12.00%) Test Scripting
7 14 (11.20%) Business Analysis
8 13 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (9.60%) UML
10 10 (8.00%) PRINCE2
11 9 (7.20%) Waterfall
11 9 (7.20%) Functional Testing
11 9 (7.20%) Mentoring
12 8 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (5.60%) Unit Testing
13 7 (5.60%) Release Management
13 7 (5.60%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.40%) C#
2 27 (21.60%) Java
3 26 (20.80%) SQL
4 18 (14.40%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.80%) PHP
6 9 (7.20%) VB.NET
7 8 (6.40%) PL/SQL
8 7 (5.60%) X++
9 5 (4.00%) Python
9 5 (4.00%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.20%) Ruby
11 2 (1.60%) C++
12 1 (0.80%) VB
12 1 (0.80%) Progress 4GL
12 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (4.00%) ISEB
2 3 (2.40%) Degree
3 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.60%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.80%) APMP
4 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.80%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (20.80%) QA
2 3 (2.40%) FATCA
2 3 (2.40%) COBIT
3 2 (1.60%) AIFMD
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.80%) Puppet
1 1 (0.80%) Cobbler
1 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (7.20%) Oracle
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.60%) LexisNexis
4 1 (0.80%) JBoss
4 1 (0.80%) Progress
4 1 (0.80%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.80%) VMware
4 1 (0.80%) hybris
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