The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 31 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.68% 4.64% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 5.88% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
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£363 £278 £738
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.63% -62.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Scrum
East Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
196 238 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 65.77% 78.81% 71.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 99 49
Average daily rate £338 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 36 41
Average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 4 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hinckley -1 2 - -
Leicester - - - - 6
Loughborough - - - -
Market Harborough - - - -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - - 1
Scrum
East Midlands

Scrum
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) B2B
5 1 (14.29%) B2C
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) hybris
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) JIRA

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Project Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Quality Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) B2B
5 1 (14.29%) B2C
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) hybris