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 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 24 16 25
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 21 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.68% 5.81% 4.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.89% 8.70% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 7
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£395 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -7.14%
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 £43.75 £37.65
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.20%
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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
305 161 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 82.43% 66.80% 76.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 107 107
Average daily rate £425 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 8
Average hourly rate £28.75 £19.00 £10.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.31% +82.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.00 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £12.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 36 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) Java
3 17 (42.50%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (40.00%) Linux
5 12 (30.00%) .NET
5 12 (30.00%) Oracle
6 11 (27.50%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 9 (22.50%) Maven
8 9 (22.50%) Spring
8 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (22.50%) XML
8 9 (22.50%) OO
8 9 (22.50%) SOA
9 8 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (20.00%) XQuery
9 8 (20.00%) XSLT
9 8 (20.00%) UML
9 8 (20.00%) Ant
9 8 (20.00%) WebLogic
9 8 (20.00%) CSS
9 8 (20.00%) SQL
9 8 (20.00%) Web Services
9 8 (20.00%) J2EE
9 8 (20.00%) JMS
9 8 (20.00%) Middleware
9 8 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (20.00%) Unit Testing
9 8 (20.00%) JSF
9 8 (20.00%) Oracle ADF

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 8 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (15.00%) Apache
3 5 (12.50%) Node.js
4 3 (7.50%) CMS
5 2 (5.00%) Drupal
6 1 (2.50%) Alfresco
6 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (7.50%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 17 (42.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (12.50%) Big Data
2 5 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 5 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.50%) MySQL
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Maven
2 8 (20.00%) Ant
3 2 (5.00%) Grunt
3 2 (5.00%) Bower
3 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.00%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Senior Developer
2 7 (17.50%) .NET Developer
2 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Data Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Data Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Big Data Architect
4 5 (12.50%) AWS Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Leader
6 3 (7.50%) Software Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering Manager
6 3 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Development Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) .NET
2 9 (22.50%) XML
2 9 (22.50%) Spring
3 8 (20.00%) JSF
3 8 (20.00%) Ajax
3 8 (20.00%) XSLT
3 8 (20.00%) JMS
3 8 (20.00%) Middleware
3 8 (20.00%) J2EE
3 8 (20.00%) CSS
3 8 (20.00%) Web Services
3 8 (20.00%) Oracle ADF
3 8 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (17.50%) WCF
4 7 (17.50%) AngularJS
4 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
5 6 (15.00%) HTML
5 6 (15.00%) JSP
6 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 5 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.50%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (15.00%) Windows
3 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 9 (22.50%) OO
3 9 (22.50%) SOA
3 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 8 (20.00%) UML
5 7 (17.50%) Business Analysis
5 7 (17.50%) Analytics
6 5 (12.50%) BDD
6 5 (12.50%) Web Development
6 5 (12.50%) TDD
7 3 (7.50%) Data Management
7 3 (7.50%) Process Management
7 3 (7.50%) CMMI
7 3 (7.50%) RUP
7 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.50%) DevOps
8 2 (5.00%) CRUD
8 2 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) Java
2 8 (20.00%) SQL
2 8 (20.00%) XQuery
2 8 (20.00%) XPath
2 8 (20.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 7 (17.50%) PHP
3 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.50%) C#
4 5 (12.50%) C++
4 5 (12.50%) Scala
5 2 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (7.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) Twitter
3 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com