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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 23 21 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +22
Contract jobs citing Scrum 52 54 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.91% 7.54% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.85% 10.51% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 33 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £330 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+18.93% -4.34%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
662 514 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.23% 71.79% 67.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 286 208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £222
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 13 22 20
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.82 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.90 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Scrum
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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 1 August 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 53 (61.63%) C#
2 49 (56.98%) .NET
2 49 (56.98%) TDD
3 46 (53.49%) OO
4 42 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (44.19%) Oracle
5 38 (44.19%) Finance
6 37 (43.02%) BDD
7 33 (38.37%) MVC
7 33 (38.37%) ASP.NET
8 32 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (34.88%) SOA
10 28 (32.56%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (31.40%) SQL
11 27 (31.40%) Web Development
12 24 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
13 23 (26.74%) Visual Studio
13 23 (26.74%) N-Tier
14 21 (24.42%) NUnit
14 21 (24.42%) Oracle Database
15 20 (23.26%) Automated Testing
16 19 (22.09%) PRINCE2
16 19 (22.09%) Microsoft
17 18 (20.93%) Business Analysis
18 17 (19.77%) WCF
19 16 (18.60%) Project Management
19 16 (18.60%) Domain-Driven Design
20 15 (17.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 14 (16.28%) PL/SQL
22 13 (15.12%) Oracle Database 11g

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (15.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (5.81%) CMS
3 4 (4.65%) Content Management Server
4 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.49%) Kentico
5 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.16%) MS Project
1 1 (1.16%) MS Office
1 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (6.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) Internet
2 2 (2.33%) Intranet
3 1 (1.16%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.42%) Oracle Database
2 13 (15.12%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.49%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.33%) DB2
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (26.74%) Visual Studio
3 21 (24.42%) NUnit
4 10 (11.63%) Selenium
5 7 (8.14%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.65%) PhantomJS
6 4 (4.65%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.16%) JMeter
7 1 (1.16%) JIRA
7 1 (1.16%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
General
1 38 (44.19%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Manufacturing
3 7 (8.14%) Automotive
4 6 (6.98%) Marketing
4 6 (6.98%) Electronics
4 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.65%) Banking
5 4 (4.65%) Retail
6 1 (1.16%) Advertising
6 1 (1.16%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (31.40%) Developer
2 26 (30.23%) Analyst
3 16 (18.60%) Development Manager
4 15 (17.44%) Business Analyst
5 13 (15.12%) Agile Business Analyst
6 11 (12.79%) Web Manager
6 11 (12.79%) Web Development Manager
6 11 (12.79%) .NET Developer
7 9 (10.47%) ScrumMaster
7 9 (10.47%) Test Analyst
8 8 (9.30%) Senior Developer
9 7 (8.14%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 7 (8.14%) Financial Business Analyst
10 6 (6.98%) C# Developer
10 6 (6.98%) Software Developer
11 5 (5.81%) Senior Software Developer
11 5 (5.81%) Agile Test Analyst
11 5 (5.81%) Agile C# Developer
12 4 (4.65%) Automation Analyst
12 4 (4.65%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (56.98%) .NET
2 33 (38.37%) ASP.NET
3 28 (32.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (19.77%) WCF
5 15 (17.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 11 (12.79%) .NET Framework
7 8 (9.30%) HTML
7 8 (9.30%) J2EE
8 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 6 (6.98%) HTML5
9 6 (6.98%) Velocity
9 6 (6.98%) jQuery
10 5 (5.81%) NHibernate
10 5 (5.81%) Backbone.js
10 5 (5.81%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (5.81%) AngularJS
11 4 (4.65%) SOAP
11 4 (4.65%) CSS
12 3 (3.49%) Web Services
12 3 (3.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.74%) N-Tier
2 6 (6.98%) DTV
3 3 (3.49%) PMI
3 3 (3.49%) EPoS
3 3 (3.49%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Open Source
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.16%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (56.98%) TDD
2 46 (53.49%) OO
3 42 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (43.02%) BDD
5 33 (38.37%) MVC
6 32 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (34.88%) SOA
8 27 (31.40%) Web Development
9 20 (23.26%) Automated Testing
10 19 (22.09%) PRINCE2
11 18 (20.93%) Business Analysis
12 16 (18.60%) Project Management
12 16 (18.60%) Domain-Driven Design
13 13 (15.12%) Waterfall
14 11 (12.79%) Matrix Management
15 10 (11.63%) Configuration Management
16 8 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
17 7 (8.14%) Programme Management
17 7 (8.14%) User Stories
18 6 (6.98%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (61.63%) C#
2 27 (31.40%) SQL
3 14 (16.28%) PL/SQL
4 11 (12.79%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.30%) Java
6 4 (4.65%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.33%) Scala
7 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (4.65%) Degree
2 3 (3.49%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (44.19%) Oracle
2 19 (22.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.98%) SAP
4 3 (3.49%) Dundas
5 2 (2.33%) IBM
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