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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 31 24 35
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 39 44 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.07% 5.96% 4.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.58% 7.76% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £320 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%
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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
593 567 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.11% 76.83% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 316 174
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 30
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £34.50 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 74 (93.67%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (70.89%) Finance
3 43 (54.43%) C#
4 42 (53.16%) .NET
5 40 (50.63%) OO
6 38 (48.10%) MVC
7 34 (43.04%) WCF
8 25 (31.65%) KnockoutJS
8 25 (31.65%) TDD
9 24 (30.38%) Oracle
10 23 (29.11%) BDD
10 23 (29.11%) jQuery
11 22 (27.85%) JavaScript
12 20 (25.32%) ASP.NET
13 19 (24.05%) ASP.NET MVC
14 18 (22.78%) AngularJS
15 17 (21.52%) OOD
16 16 (20.25%) SOA
16 16 (20.25%) Team Foundation Server
17 15 (18.99%) SQL
17 15 (18.99%) Automated Testing
18 14 (17.72%) SQL Server
19 13 (16.46%) User Stories
19 13 (16.46%) Visual Studio
19 13 (16.46%) NUnit
19 13 (16.46%) NHibernate
20 12 (15.19%) Business Analysis
20 12 (15.19%) Web Development
20 12 (15.19%) .NET Framework
20 12 (15.19%) Backbone.js

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 10 (12.66%) CMS
1 10 (12.66%) Kentico
2 9 (11.39%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (7.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
1 1 (1.27%) PaaS
1 1 (1.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) Intranet
1 3 (3.80%) Internet
2 1 (1.27%) Firewall
2 1 (1.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.72%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.13%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.06%) DB2
4 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.53%) MySQL
5 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (20.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (16.46%) Visual Studio
2 13 (16.46%) NUnit
3 7 (8.86%) TeamCity
3 7 (8.86%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (7.59%) Selenium
5 4 (5.06%) Xcode
6 3 (3.80%) Toad
7 2 (2.53%) MSBuild
7 2 (2.53%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.27%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.27%) JMeter
8 1 (1.27%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 56 (70.89%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Banking
2 7 (8.86%) Spanish Language
3 6 (7.59%) Electronics
3 6 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.59%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.59%) Marketing
4 5 (6.33%) Automotive
5 2 (2.53%) Retail
6 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (56.96%) Developer
2 24 (30.38%) .NET Developer
3 20 (25.32%) Analyst
4 18 (22.78%) Business Analyst
5 14 (17.72%) Agile Business Analyst
6 10 (12.66%) C# Developer
7 8 (10.13%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 8 (10.13%) Financial Business Analyst
7 8 (10.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (8.86%) Web Developer
9 5 (6.33%) Agile Project Manager
9 5 (6.33%) Project Manager
10 4 (5.06%) Lead Business Analyst
10 4 (5.06%) iOS Developer
11 3 (3.80%) Agile .NET Developer
11 3 (3.80%) Agile C# Developer
11 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (3.80%) Software Developer
12 2 (2.53%) Architect
12 2 (2.53%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (53.16%) .NET
2 34 (43.04%) WCF
3 25 (31.65%) KnockoutJS
4 23 (29.11%) jQuery
5 20 (25.32%) ASP.NET
6 19 (24.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (22.78%) AngularJS
8 13 (16.46%) NHibernate
9 12 (15.19%) .NET Framework
9 12 (15.19%) Backbone.js
10 11 (13.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 11 (13.92%) Web Services
11 6 (7.59%) HTML
12 5 (6.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 4 (5.06%) CSS
13 4 (5.06%) iOS SDK
13 4 (5.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 3 (3.80%) HTML5
14 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 3 (3.80%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) EPoS
2 6 (7.59%) DTV
3 4 (5.06%) N-Tier
3 4 (5.06%) iPad
3 4 (5.06%) iPhone
4 3 (3.80%) User Experience
5 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.53%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.53%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.27%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.27%) Open Source
6 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.27%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Windows
2 4 (5.06%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.80%) Linux
3 3 (3.80%) UNIX
4 1 (1.27%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.27%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (93.67%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (50.63%) OO
3 38 (48.10%) MVC
4 25 (31.65%) TDD
5 23 (29.11%) BDD
6 17 (21.52%) OOD
7 16 (20.25%) SOA
8 15 (18.99%) Automated Testing
9 13 (16.46%) User Stories
10 12 (15.19%) Business Analysis
10 12 (15.19%) Web Development
10 12 (15.19%) Domain-Driven Design
11 11 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (13.92%) Project Management
12 10 (12.66%) PRINCE2
13 8 (10.13%) E-Commerce
14 7 (8.86%) Software Engineering
15 6 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (7.59%) Programme Management
15 6 (7.59%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 43 (54.43%) C#
2 22 (27.85%) JavaScript
3 15 (18.99%) SQL
4 10 (12.66%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.33%) Java
6 4 (5.06%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.53%) JCL
7 2 (2.53%) COBOL
7 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.27%) C
8 1 (1.27%) C++
8 1 (1.27%) VBScript
8 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.27%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) Degree
1 3 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.27%) ISEB
2 1 (1.27%) PMP
2 1 (1.27%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (30.38%) Oracle
2 8 (10.13%) SAP
3 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.06%) Apple
4 4 (5.06%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.53%) IBM
5 2 (2.53%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.27%) Northgate
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