The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 41 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 35 50 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.56% 6.08% 7.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.50% 7.89% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 41 36
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £338 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £490 £450
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% -
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
777 634 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 78.96% 77.04% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 384 302
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 26
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £10.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £16.50 £51.30
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 Milton Keynes

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 61 (93.85%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (49.23%) .NET
3 27 (41.54%) C#
4 25 (38.46%) Oracle
5 24 (36.92%) TDD
6 23 (35.38%) Finance
6 23 (35.38%) AngularJS
7 22 (33.85%) MVC
8 21 (32.31%) BDD
9 20 (30.77%) KnockoutJS
10 18 (27.69%) ASP.NET
11 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
12 16 (24.62%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (21.54%) SQL
13 14 (21.54%) PRINCE2
14 11 (16.92%) Waterfall
15 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
15 10 (15.38%) HTML
15 10 (15.38%) NHibernate
16 9 (13.85%) Java
16 9 (13.85%) Oracle Database
17 8 (12.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 8 (12.31%) Selenium
17 8 (12.31%) WCF
18 7 (10.77%) .NET Framework
18 7 (10.77%) ISEB
18 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
18 7 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
18 7 (10.77%) Windows
18 7 (10.77%) Web Services

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (3.08%) Apache
1 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.08%) Moodle
1 2 (3.08%) Confluence
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.54%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.54%) CMS
2 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.62%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.08%) DB2
5 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Selenium
2 5 (7.69%) WebDriver
2 5 (7.69%) Xcode
3 4 (6.15%) HP UFT
3 4 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.62%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.08%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.08%) Jasmine
5 2 (3.08%) JIRA
5 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.54%) Ant
6 1 (1.54%) JUnit
6 1 (1.54%) Subversion
6 1 (1.54%) Gradle
6 1 (1.54%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.54%) Mercurial
General
1 23 (35.38%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Banking
3 4 (6.15%) Back Office
4 3 (4.62%) Retail
5 2 (3.08%) German Language
5 2 (3.08%) Automotive
6 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.54%) Electronics
6 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (56.92%) Developer
2 21 (32.31%) .NET Developer
3 11 (16.92%) Analyst
4 10 (15.38%) Agile .NET Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Project Manager
6 6 (9.23%) Test Manager
7 5 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) iOS Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Financial Business Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Test Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.62%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Senior Web Developer
9 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Agile Project Manager
10 2 (3.08%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (49.23%) .NET
2 23 (35.38%) AngularJS
3 20 (30.77%) KnockoutJS
4 18 (27.69%) ASP.NET
5 16 (24.62%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (15.38%) HTML
6 10 (15.38%) NHibernate
7 8 (12.31%) WCF
7 8 (12.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 7 (10.77%) HTML5
8 7 (10.77%) .NET Framework
8 7 (10.77%) Web Services
9 6 (9.23%) XML
10 5 (7.69%) iOS SDK
11 4 (6.15%) LINQ
11 4 (6.15%) SOAP
11 4 (6.15%) XSLT
12 3 (4.62%) JMS
12 3 (4.62%) J2EE
12 3 (4.62%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 5 (7.69%) iPhone
1 5 (7.69%) iPad
1 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.54%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.54%) DTV
3 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Windows
2 5 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.15%) UNIX
3 4 (6.15%) Windows NT
4 3 (4.62%) MVS
5 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (93.85%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.92%) TDD
3 22 (33.85%) MVC
4 21 (32.31%) BDD
5 14 (21.54%) PRINCE2
6 11 (16.92%) Waterfall
7 7 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
8 6 (9.23%) Business Analysis
8 6 (9.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (9.23%) Test Management
8 6 (9.23%) Test Automation
8 6 (9.23%) Domain-Driven Design
8 6 (9.23%) User Stories
9 5 (7.69%) iOS Development
9 5 (7.69%) OO
10 4 (6.15%) OOP
10 4 (6.15%) Project Management
10 4 (6.15%) Risk Management
10 4 (6.15%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (41.54%) C#
2 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
3 14 (21.54%) SQL
4 9 (13.85%) Java
5 5 (7.69%) Objective-C
6 4 (6.15%) VBScript
7 2 (3.08%) XQuery
7 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) ISEB
2 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (3.08%) PMP
3 2 (3.08%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.08%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.54%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.54%) Puppet
1 1 (1.54%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 25 (38.46%) Oracle
2 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.69%) Apple
4 3 (4.62%) SAP
5 2 (3.08%) Sun
6 1 (1.54%) HP
6 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.54%) IBM
6 1 (1.54%) Atlassian