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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 21 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 10 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.10% 3.41% 3.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.65% 4.61% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 4
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£500 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +46.34%
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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
177 152 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 72.54% 74.15% 68.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 91 90
Average daily rate £350 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £27.13 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Spring
2 8 (44.44%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) Oracle
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) Ajax
4 6 (33.33%) JSF
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle ADF
4 6 (33.33%) JMS
4 6 (33.33%) SOA
4 6 (33.33%) J2EE
4 6 (33.33%) Linux
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle Identity Management
5 5 (27.78%) Project Management
5 5 (27.78%) Requirements Management
6 4 (22.22%) Maven
6 4 (22.22%) jQuery
6 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (22.22%) XQuery
6 4 (22.22%) Middleware
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (22.22%) MVC
6 4 (22.22%) XML
6 4 (22.22%) XSLT
6 4 (22.22%) Ant
6 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
6 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Software

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 6 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
3 2 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (11.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Maven
1 4 (22.22%) Ant
2 1 (5.56%) Xcode
General
1 2 (11.11%) Publishing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Project Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Project Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Middleware Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Leader
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Marketing Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Spring
2 7 (38.89%) Ajax
3 6 (33.33%) JSF
3 6 (33.33%) Oracle ADF
3 6 (33.33%) JMS
3 6 (33.33%) J2EE
4 4 (22.22%) jQuery
4 4 (22.22%) Middleware
4 4 (22.22%) XML
4 4 (22.22%) XSLT
4 4 (22.22%) Spring MVC
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (11.11%) Hibernate
5 2 (11.11%) CSS
5 2 (11.11%) JSP
5 2 (11.11%) HTML
6 1 (5.56%) JSON
6 1 (5.56%) iOS SDK
6 1 (5.56%) REST
6 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) CMDB
2 1 (5.56%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (5.56%) iPad
2 1 (5.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) UNIX
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) SOA
3 5 (27.78%) Project Management
3 5 (27.78%) Requirements Management
4 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (22.22%) MVC
4 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 3 (16.67%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) Content Management
6 2 (11.11%) Extreme Programming
6 2 (11.11%) Kanban
6 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.11%) DevOps
7 1 (5.56%) Memory Management
7 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (5.56%) Change Control
7 1 (5.56%) Analytics
7 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
7 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) XQuery
3 4 (22.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 4 (22.22%) XPath
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle Identity Management
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
2 1 (5.56%) Facebook
2 1 (5.56%) Twitter
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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