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 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 23 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.40% 0.47% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 0.67% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
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 £42.50 £35.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+19.71% +8.39%
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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
152 150 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 70.70% 70.42% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 98 112
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 18
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% -4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.45 £12.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 5 (50.00%) Project Management
1 5 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) MySQL
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) JSP
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Spring
3 2 (20.00%) Spring MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) MS Project
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (10.00%) HTTP
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (10.00%) Publishing
4 1 (10.00%) CMS
4 1 (10.00%) Xcode

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Xcode
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Manager
3 3 (30.00%) Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) iOS Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) JSP
1 2 (20.00%) Spring MVC
1 2 (20.00%) jQuery
1 2 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (10.00%) Ajax
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) iOS SDK
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) CMDB
1 1 (10.00%) iPhone
1 1 (10.00%) Augmented Reality
1 1 (10.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Project Management
1 5 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Content Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Operations Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Memory Management
4 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (10.00%) Facebook
2 1 (10.00%) Twitter