The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 22 16 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing Scrum 29 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 6.68% 7.95% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.19% 10.69% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 3
Average daily rate
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£490 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.85%
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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 Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
354 131 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.57% 74.43% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 74 108
Average daily rate £450 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 6
Average hourly rate £14.25 £23.75 £16.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +48.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.34 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £29.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Oxford region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 33 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) Java
3 13 (39.39%) Publishing
4 12 (36.36%) Oracle
5 11 (33.33%) Spring
6 10 (30.30%) Oracle BPM
6 10 (30.30%) Linux
6 10 (30.30%) SOA
7 9 (27.27%) JMS
7 9 (27.27%) XML
7 9 (27.27%) SQL
7 9 (27.27%) J2EE
7 9 (27.27%) Oracle ADF
7 9 (27.27%) Oracle Identity Management
7 9 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (27.27%) JSF
7 9 (27.27%) Maven
7 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
7 9 (27.27%) Ajax
8 8 (24.24%) User Stories
9 7 (21.21%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (21.21%) CMS
9 7 (21.21%) Ant
9 7 (21.21%) WebLogic
9 7 (21.21%) XSLT
9 7 (21.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (21.21%) XQuery
9 7 (21.21%) Middleware
9 7 (21.21%) XPath

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 9 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (21.21%) CMS
2 7 (21.21%) WebLogic
3 4 (12.12%) Apache
4 2 (6.06%) Alfresco
4 2 (6.06%) Node.js
4 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (6.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) MySQL
1 3 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.06%) Big Data
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Maven
2 7 (21.21%) Ant
3 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.06%) JIRA
General
1 13 (39.39%) Publishing
2 1 (3.03%) Law
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Business Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Project Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Engineering Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Development Manager
6 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Software Development Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Chief Technology Officer
6 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Software Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Middleware Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Big Data Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) Spring
2 9 (27.27%) JMS
2 9 (27.27%) XML
2 9 (27.27%) J2EE
2 9 (27.27%) Oracle ADF
2 9 (27.27%) JSF
2 9 (27.27%) Ajax
3 7 (21.21%) XSLT
3 7 (21.21%) Middleware
3 7 (21.21%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (18.18%) .NET
5 5 (15.15%) CSS
5 5 (15.15%) HTML
6 4 (12.12%) Hibernate
7 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 3 (9.09%) WCF
8 2 (6.06%) HTML5
8 2 (6.06%) RESTful
8 2 (6.06%) EJB 3.0
8 2 (6.06%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.06%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.03%) Physics
3 1 (3.03%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) SOA
3 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 8 (24.24%) User Stories
5 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Analytics
6 6 (18.18%) OO
7 5 (15.15%) TDD
7 5 (15.15%) Kanban
8 4 (12.12%) BDD
8 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
8 4 (12.12%) Content Management
8 4 (12.12%) Process Management
8 4 (12.12%) Workflow
9 3 (9.09%) RUP
9 3 (9.09%) CMMI
9 3 (9.09%) Data Management
10 2 (6.06%) DevOps
10 2 (6.06%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) Java
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 7 (21.21%) XQuery
3 7 (21.21%) XPath
3 7 (21.21%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.09%) PHP
6 2 (6.06%) Scala
6 2 (6.06%) C#
6 2 (6.06%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ISEB
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (21.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Twitter