The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 24 23 42
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +19
Contract jobs citing Scrum 46 50 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.29% 7.49% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.00% 10.40% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 30 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £325 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £403 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+25.80% -13.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
657 481 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.52% 72.01% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 255 207
Average daily rate £370 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £258 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 18
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Scrum
Buckinghamshire

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 22 July 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 51 (62.96%) C#
2 48 (59.26%) .NET
3 47 (58.02%) TDD
4 45 (55.56%) OO
5 41 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (44.44%) Oracle
7 34 (41.98%) Finance
7 34 (41.98%) BDD
8 32 (39.51%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (38.27%) MVC
9 31 (38.27%) ASP.NET
10 30 (37.04%) SOA
11 27 (33.33%) SQL
12 26 (32.10%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (30.86%) Web Development
14 23 (28.40%) Visual Studio
15 22 (27.16%) N-Tier
15 22 (27.16%) NUnit
16 21 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
17 20 (24.69%) Automated Testing
17 20 (24.69%) Microsoft
18 19 (23.46%) PRINCE2
18 19 (23.46%) Oracle Database
19 17 (20.99%) Project Management
20 16 (19.75%) Business Analysis
20 16 (19.75%) WCF
21 15 (18.52%) Domain-Driven Design
22 14 (17.28%) PL/SQL
23 13 (16.05%) Oracle Database 11g
23 13 (16.05%) Waterfall

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 13 (16.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (6.17%) Content Management Server
2 5 (6.17%) CMS
3 4 (4.94%) Kentico
4 3 (3.70%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.23%) IIS
6 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.23%) MS Project
1 1 (1.23%) MS Office
1 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (13.58%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (4.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.17%) Internet
2 2 (2.47%) Intranet
3 1 (1.23%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.46%) Oracle Database
2 13 (16.05%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.47%) DB2
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (28.40%) Visual Studio
2 22 (27.16%) NUnit
3 21 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (12.35%) Selenium
5 7 (8.64%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.94%) PhantomJS
6 4 (4.94%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.23%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.23%) Moq
7 1 (1.23%) JMeter
7 1 (1.23%) JIRA
General
1 34 (41.98%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Automotive
2 6 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.94%) Marketing
3 4 (4.94%) Electronics
3 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.94%) Banking
4 3 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (32.10%) Developer
2 23 (28.40%) Analyst
3 16 (19.75%) Development Manager
4 12 (14.81%) Business Analyst
5 11 (13.58%) Web Manager
5 11 (13.58%) Web Development Manager
6 10 (12.35%) .NET Developer
6 10 (12.35%) ScrumMaster
6 10 (12.35%) Agile Business Analyst
7 9 (11.11%) Test Analyst
8 8 (9.88%) Senior Developer
9 7 (8.64%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 7 (8.64%) C# Developer
9 7 (8.64%) Financial Business Analyst
10 5 (6.17%) Agile Test Analyst
10 5 (6.17%) Agile C# Developer
10 5 (6.17%) Software Developer
10 5 (6.17%) Senior Software Developer
11 4 (4.94%) Project Manager
11 4 (4.94%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (59.26%) .NET
2 31 (38.27%) ASP.NET
3 26 (32.10%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (19.75%) WCF
5 12 (14.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 9 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 8 (9.88%) J2EE
8 7 (8.64%) Velocity
9 6 (7.41%) HTML
9 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (6.17%) NHibernate
11 4 (4.94%) jQuery
11 4 (4.94%) CSS
11 4 (4.94%) SOAP
11 4 (4.94%) HTML5
11 4 (4.94%) AngularJS
11 4 (4.94%) Backbone.js
11 4 (4.94%) KnockoutJS
12 3 (3.70%) REST
12 3 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.16%) N-Tier
2 4 (4.94%) DTV
3 3 (3.70%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (3.70%) PMI
3 3 (3.70%) EPoS
4 2 (2.47%) Open Source
5 1 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) CESG
5 1 (1.23%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
1 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
1 1 (1.23%) Windows
1 1 (1.23%) Linux
1 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (58.02%) TDD
2 45 (55.56%) OO
3 41 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (41.98%) BDD
5 32 (39.51%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (38.27%) MVC
7 30 (37.04%) SOA
8 25 (30.86%) Web Development
9 20 (24.69%) Automated Testing
10 19 (23.46%) PRINCE2
11 17 (20.99%) Project Management
12 16 (19.75%) Business Analysis
13 15 (18.52%) Domain-Driven Design
14 13 (16.05%) Waterfall
15 11 (13.58%) Matrix Management
16 9 (11.11%) Configuration Management
17 7 (8.64%) Product Management
18 6 (7.41%) Software Engineering
18 6 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
19 5 (6.17%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 51 (62.96%) C#
2 27 (33.33%) SQL
3 14 (17.28%) PL/SQL
4 10 (12.35%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.88%) Java
6 4 (4.94%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.47%) Scala
8 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (3.70%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.47%) Degree
3 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 8 (9.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (44.44%) Oracle
2 20 (24.69%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.94%) SAP
4 3 (3.70%) Dundas
5 2 (2.47%) IBM
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