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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 34 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 38 37 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 4.26% 4.17% 4.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.60% 5.83% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 18
Average daily rate
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£450 £365 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £37.65
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +19.52%
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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
678 635 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.92% 71.59% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 352 236
Average daily rate £365 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 20
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.97 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.46% +3.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 66 (86.84%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (51.32%) Finance
3 38 (50.00%) MVC
4 34 (44.74%) C#
4 34 (44.74%) .NET
5 27 (35.53%) OO
6 25 (32.89%) WCF
7 23 (30.26%) Oracle
8 21 (27.63%) TDD
9 19 (25.00%) AngularJS
10 16 (21.05%) SQL
10 16 (21.05%) ASP.NET
10 16 (21.05%) Web Services
11 15 (19.74%) SQL Server
11 15 (19.74%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (19.74%) KnockoutJS
12 14 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (18.42%) SOA
12 14 (18.42%) Automated Testing
13 13 (17.11%) jQuery
14 12 (15.79%) User Stories
14 12 (15.79%) NUnit
14 12 (15.79%) JavaScript
15 11 (14.47%) SharePoint
15 11 (14.47%) OOD
15 11 (14.47%) Apple
15 11 (14.47%) Banking
15 11 (14.47%) Web Development
15 11 (14.47%) Xcode
15 11 (14.47%) Objective-C

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (14.47%) SharePoint
1 11 (14.47%) Kentico
2 10 (13.16%) CMS
3 4 (5.26%) Confluence
3 4 (5.26%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.63%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.32%) Node.js
6 1 (1.32%) Apache
6 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.63%) SaaS
1 2 (2.63%) PaaS
1 2 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) Internet
2 4 (5.26%) AMQP
3 2 (2.63%) DNS
3 2 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.58%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.26%) Big Data
4 4 (5.26%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.63%) MySQL
6 2 (2.63%) DB2
6 2 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (15.79%) NUnit
3 11 (14.47%) Xcode
4 10 (13.16%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.26%) Eclipse
5 4 (5.26%) Subversion
5 4 (5.26%) JIRA
5 4 (5.26%) Mercurial
5 4 (5.26%) Ant
5 4 (5.26%) JUnit
5 4 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.26%) Gradle
6 3 (3.95%) Selenium
6 3 (3.95%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.95%) Toad
6 3 (3.95%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.32%) Grunt
8 1 (1.32%) Ranorex
General
1 39 (51.32%) Finance
2 11 (14.47%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Marketing
3 2 (2.63%) Spanish Language
3 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.63%) Back Office
3 2 (2.63%) Electronics
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 48 (63.16%) Developer
2 18 (23.68%) .NET Developer
3 11 (14.47%) Analyst
3 11 (14.47%) iOS Developer
4 9 (11.84%) Business Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 8 (10.53%) Web Developer
5 8 (10.53%) Agile Business Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Agile Project Manager
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Financial Business Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Web Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.63%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) SOA Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (44.74%) .NET
2 25 (32.89%) WCF
3 19 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 16 (21.05%) ASP.NET
4 16 (21.05%) Web Services
5 15 (19.74%) KnockoutJS
5 15 (19.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (17.11%) jQuery
7 11 (14.47%) iOS SDK
7 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 10 (13.16%) HTML5
8 10 (13.16%) HTML
9 9 (11.84%) .NET Framework
10 7 (9.21%) NHibernate
11 6 (7.89%) J2EE
11 6 (7.89%) JMS
12 4 (5.26%) Java EE
12 4 (5.26%) JSON
12 4 (5.26%) EJB
12 4 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) iPhone
1 11 (14.47%) iPad
2 6 (7.89%) Open Source
3 3 (3.95%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (3.95%) EPoS
3 3 (3.95%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.95%) User Experience
4 2 (2.63%) DTV
5 1 (1.32%) CMDB
5 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.47%) Apple iOS
2 9 (11.84%) Windows
3 8 (10.53%) Linux
4 4 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.95%) UNIX
5 3 (3.95%) MVS
6 1 (1.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (86.84%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (50.00%) MVC
3 27 (35.53%) OO
4 21 (27.63%) TDD
5 14 (18.42%) SOA
5 14 (18.42%) Automated Testing
6 12 (15.79%) User Stories
7 11 (14.47%) iOS Development
7 11 (14.47%) Web Development
7 11 (14.47%) OOD
8 9 (11.84%) PRINCE2
8 9 (11.84%) BDD
9 8 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.89%) E-Commerce
10 6 (7.89%) Project Management
11 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
11 5 (6.58%) Test Scripting
11 5 (6.58%) Business Analysis
12 4 (5.26%) Workflow Management
12 4 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 34 (44.74%) C#
2 16 (21.05%) SQL
3 12 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.47%) Objective-C
5 10 (13.16%) Java
6 6 (7.89%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.63%) XQuery
7 2 (2.63%) C++
8 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.63%) Degree
4 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) PMP
5 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Puppet
1 4 (5.26%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 23 (30.26%) Oracle
2 11 (14.47%) Apple
3 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 4 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.26%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.95%) SAP
5 3 (3.95%) IBM
6 2 (2.63%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.32%) Northgate
7 1 (1.32%) Sun