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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 26 23 40
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Contract jobs citing Scrum 48 46 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.84% 6.24% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.62% 8.49% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +27.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £375 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
630 542 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.64% 73.54% 71.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 273 254
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 38
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +35.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 88 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (62.50%) OO
3 53 (60.23%) C#
4 49 (55.68%) .NET
5 47 (53.41%) Finance
5 47 (53.41%) TDD
6 40 (45.45%) MVC
6 40 (45.45%) Oracle
7 37 (42.05%) BDD
8 34 (38.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 34 (38.64%) ASP.NET
9 33 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (31.82%) SOA
10 28 (31.82%) Web Development
11 24 (27.27%) Coaching
12 23 (26.14%) WCF
12 23 (26.14%) N-Tier
13 22 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
13 22 (25.00%) Oracle Database
14 21 (23.86%) PRINCE2
14 21 (23.86%) SQL
14 21 (23.86%) Business Analysis
15 20 (22.73%) NUnit
15 20 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (21.59%) Automated Testing
17 18 (20.45%) Project Management
18 17 (19.32%) Visual Studio
19 16 (18.18%) JavaScript
19 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
19 16 (18.18%) jQuery

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 12 (13.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (4.55%) Content Management Server
3 3 (3.41%) CMS
4 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.14%) Kentico
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.14%) MS Project
1 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) Internet
2 5 (5.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 12 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.27%) DB2
5 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (22.73%) NUnit
1 20 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (19.32%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.82%) Selenium
4 3 (3.41%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.41%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.27%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.14%) JIRA
6 1 (1.14%) JMeter
6 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.14%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (53.41%) Finance
2 10 (11.36%) Manufacturing
3 8 (9.09%) Electronics
3 8 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 8 (9.09%) Marketing
4 7 (7.95%) Automotive
5 4 (4.55%) Spanish Language
5 4 (4.55%) Retail
6 3 (3.41%) Banking
7 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (34.09%) Developer
2 23 (26.14%) Analyst
3 21 (23.86%) Business Analyst
4 16 (18.18%) Development Manager
4 16 (18.18%) Agile Business Analyst
5 13 (14.77%) .NET Developer
6 11 (12.50%) Web Development Manager
6 11 (12.50%) Web Manager
7 10 (11.36%) C# Developer
8 9 (10.23%) Financial Business Analyst
8 9 (10.23%) ScrumMaster
8 9 (10.23%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 8 (9.09%) Software Developer
10 7 (7.95%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (6.82%) Agile C# Developer
12 5 (5.68%) Lead Business Analyst
12 5 (5.68%) Agile .NET Developer
13 4 (4.55%) Web Developer
13 4 (4.55%) Senior Developer
13 4 (4.55%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (55.68%) .NET
2 34 (38.64%) ASP.NET MVC
2 34 (38.64%) ASP.NET
3 23 (26.14%) WCF
4 16 (18.18%) jQuery
5 15 (17.05%) KnockoutJS
6 14 (15.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 13 (14.77%) Backbone.js
7 13 (14.77%) AngularJS
8 12 (13.64%) .NET Framework
9 11 (12.50%) NHibernate
10 7 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 6 (6.82%) Velocity
12 5 (5.68%) J2EE
13 4 (4.55%) HTML5
13 4 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (4.55%) HTML
14 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 2 (2.27%) Web Services
14 2 (2.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.14%) N-Tier
2 8 (9.09%) DTV
3 7 (7.95%) EPoS
4 3 (3.41%) PMI
5 2 (2.27%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.14%) User Experience
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.14%) Windows
1 1 (1.14%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (62.50%) OO
3 47 (53.41%) TDD
4 40 (45.45%) MVC
5 37 (42.05%) BDD
6 33 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (31.82%) SOA
7 28 (31.82%) Web Development
8 24 (27.27%) Coaching
9 22 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
10 21 (23.86%) PRINCE2
10 21 (23.86%) Business Analysis
11 19 (21.59%) Automated Testing
12 18 (20.45%) Project Management
13 13 (14.77%) Waterfall
14 12 (13.64%) People Management
15 11 (12.50%) Matrix Management
16 10 (11.36%) Configuration Management
16 10 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
17 9 (10.23%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (60.23%) C#
2 21 (23.86%) SQL
3 16 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 14 (15.91%) PL/SQL
5 5 (5.68%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.55%) Java
7 3 (3.41%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.14%) C++
9 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (5.68%) Degree
2 3 (3.41%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.14%) ISEB
3 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 9 (10.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (45.45%) Oracle
2 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.09%) SAP
4 2 (2.27%) IBM
4 2 (2.27%) Dundas