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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 31 24 38
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing Scrum 44 41 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.27% 5.33% 3.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.85% 6.98% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% -2.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £353 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
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 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
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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
642 587 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.89% 76.33% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 320 182
Average daily rate £375 £400 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 31
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.97 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.84% -11.27%
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 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 27 February 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 67 (89.33%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (66.67%) Finance
3 39 (52.00%) C#
4 37 (49.33%) .NET
5 36 (48.00%) OO
5 36 (48.00%) MVC
6 32 (42.67%) WCF
7 25 (33.33%) TDD
8 22 (29.33%) Oracle
9 21 (28.00%) KnockoutJS
10 19 (25.33%) jQuery
10 19 (25.33%) JavaScript
11 18 (24.00%) AngularJS
12 17 (22.67%) BDD
12 17 (22.67%) ASP.NET
13 16 (21.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (20.00%) Automated Testing
14 15 (20.00%) SQL Server
14 15 (20.00%) SOA
15 14 (18.67%) OOD
15 14 (18.67%) SQL
15 14 (18.67%) User Stories
16 13 (17.33%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (17.33%) Web Services
16 13 (17.33%) NUnit
17 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 11 (14.67%) Kentico
18 11 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
18 11 (14.67%) NHibernate
18 11 (14.67%) Web Development

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 11 (14.67%) SharePoint
1 11 (14.67%) Kentico
2 10 (13.33%) CMS
3 3 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.00%) Confluence
3 3 (4.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.67%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.33%) Node.js
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) SaaS
1 2 (2.67%) PaaS
1 2 (2.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) Internet
2 3 (4.00%) AMQP
3 2 (2.67%) Firewall
3 2 (2.67%) DNS
3 2 (2.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.33%) DB2
3 4 (5.33%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.00%) Big Data
4 3 (4.00%) Hadoop
4 3 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.67%) MySQL
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (17.33%) NUnit
1 13 (17.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (14.67%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.00%) TeamCity
3 6 (8.00%) Xcode
3 6 (8.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (4.00%) Gradle
4 3 (4.00%) Ant
4 3 (4.00%) JUnit
4 3 (4.00%) Mercurial
4 3 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.00%) Toad
4 3 (4.00%) Subversion
4 3 (4.00%) JIRA
4 3 (4.00%) Selenium
5 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.33%) Grunt
6 1 (1.33%) MSBuild
General
1 50 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Banking
3 6 (8.00%) Spanish Language
4 4 (5.33%) Marketing
4 4 (5.33%) Automotive
4 4 (5.33%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.33%) Electronics
4 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (60.00%) Developer
2 22 (29.33%) .NET Developer
3 17 (22.67%) Analyst
4 15 (20.00%) Business Analyst
5 12 (16.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) C# Developer
6 7 (9.33%) Financial Business Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 6 (8.00%) Web Developer
7 6 (8.00%) iOS Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Agile Project Manager
8 5 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.00%) Architect
9 3 (4.00%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Technical Architect
10 2 (2.67%) Agile .NET Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Agile C# Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Senior iOS Developer
10 2 (2.67%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (49.33%) .NET
2 32 (42.67%) WCF
3 21 (28.00%) KnockoutJS
4 19 (25.33%) jQuery
5 18 (24.00%) AngularJS
6 17 (22.67%) ASP.NET
7 16 (21.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (17.33%) Web Services
9 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 11 (14.67%) NHibernate
11 9 (12.00%) .NET Framework
12 8 (10.67%) Backbone.js
13 7 (9.33%) HTML
14 6 (8.00%) J2EE
14 6 (8.00%) iOS SDK
15 4 (5.33%) HTML5
15 4 (5.33%) JMS
15 4 (5.33%) CSS
16 3 (4.00%) EJB
16 3 (4.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) EPoS
1 6 (8.00%) iPhone
1 6 (8.00%) iPad
2 5 (6.67%) Open Source
3 4 (5.33%) DTV
4 3 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (4.00%) User Experience
5 2 (2.67%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.67%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.33%) CMDB
6 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.67%) Windows
2 7 (9.33%) Linux
3 6 (8.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.00%) UNIX
4 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (89.33%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (48.00%) MVC
2 36 (48.00%) OO
3 25 (33.33%) TDD
4 17 (22.67%) BDD
5 15 (20.00%) SOA
5 15 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 14 (18.67%) OOD
6 14 (18.67%) User Stories
7 11 (14.67%) Web Development
7 11 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (13.33%) Business Analysis
9 9 (12.00%) PRINCE2
9 9 (12.00%) Project Management
10 8 (10.67%) Domain-Driven Design
11 7 (9.33%) E-Commerce
12 6 (8.00%) Software Engineering
12 6 (8.00%) iOS Development
13 5 (6.67%) Configuration Management
14 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 39 (52.00%) C#
2 19 (25.33%) JavaScript
3 14 (18.67%) SQL
4 9 (12.00%) Java
5 8 (10.67%) T-SQL
6 6 (8.00%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.67%) JCL
7 2 (2.67%) C++
7 2 (2.67%) COBOL
8 1 (1.33%) VBScript
8 1 (1.33%) XQuery
8 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.67%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) PMP
4 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.33%) VCP4
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) Puppet
1 3 (4.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (29.33%) Oracle
2 6 (8.00%) Apple
2 6 (8.00%) SAP
3 4 (5.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.00%) IBM
4 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.00%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.67%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.33%) Northgate