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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 15 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 35 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.39% 2.87% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.06% 4.41% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 6 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +19.84%
Scrum
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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
268 136 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 79.53% 65.07% 74.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 71 102
Average daily rate £413 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+221.42% -15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 53 (92.98%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (38.60%) JavaScript
4 20 (35.09%) TDD
5 19 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 19 (33.33%) .NET
6 18 (31.58%) Kanban
6 18 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
7 16 (28.07%) Windows
8 15 (26.32%) SQL
9 14 (24.56%) jQuery
10 13 (22.81%) Java
10 13 (22.81%) ASP.NET
11 12 (21.05%) XML
11 12 (21.05%) XSLT
11 12 (21.05%) Ajax
11 12 (21.05%) Pair Programming
12 11 (19.30%) C#
12 11 (19.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (19.30%) Node.js
13 10 (17.54%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (17.54%) Oracle
13 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
13 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
14 9 (15.79%) PHP
14 9 (15.79%) Linux
14 9 (15.79%) UML
14 9 (15.79%) Web Services
14 9 (15.79%) Spring
14 9 (15.79%) Web Development

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (19.30%) Node.js
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (12.28%) WebLogic
3 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.51%) CMS
4 2 (3.51%) Drupal
5 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.75%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Magento
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 18 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (14.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (14.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (12.28%) NoSQL
4 5 (8.77%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.26%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (5.26%) OLAP
6 2 (3.51%) MySQL
6 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.51%) HBase
6 2 (3.51%) Big Data
7 1 (1.75%) Redis
7 1 (1.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
3 7 (12.28%) Maven
3 7 (12.28%) Ant
4 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.26%) Jasmine
5 2 (3.51%) Grunt
5 2 (3.51%) Bower
6 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (7.02%) Publishing
2 3 (5.26%) Games
2 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.51%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (57.89%) Developer
2 6 (10.53%) Senior Developer
2 6 (10.53%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (8.77%) .NET Developer
3 5 (8.77%) C# Developer
3 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (8.77%) Analyst
3 5 (8.77%) Web Developer
3 5 (8.77%) Business Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) SQL Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Technical Leader
5 3 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (5.26%) ScrumMaster
5 3 (5.26%) PHP Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Magento Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (3.51%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.33%) .NET
2 14 (24.56%) jQuery
3 13 (22.81%) ASP.NET
4 12 (21.05%) XML
4 12 (21.05%) XSLT
4 12 (21.05%) Ajax
5 9 (15.79%) JSON
5 9 (15.79%) Spring
5 9 (15.79%) WPF
5 9 (15.79%) Web Services
6 8 (14.04%) J2EE
6 8 (14.04%) CSS
6 8 (14.04%) JSP
6 8 (14.04%) JMS
6 8 (14.04%) Middleware
6 8 (14.04%) MDX
7 7 (12.28%) JSF
7 7 (12.28%) Oracle ADF
7 7 (12.28%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (12.28%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (10.53%) Blog
3 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.26%) User Experience
5 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Windows
2 9 (15.79%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (92.98%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (35.09%) TDD
4 19 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 18 (31.58%) Kanban
6 12 (21.05%) Pair Programming
7 9 (15.79%) Web Development
7 9 (15.79%) UML
8 8 (14.04%) SOA
9 7 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (12.28%) Requirements Management
9 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
9 7 (12.28%) Unit Testing
10 6 (10.53%) DevOps
10 6 (10.53%) OOP
10 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
10 6 (10.53%) SDLC
10 6 (10.53%) API Development
11 5 (8.77%) OO
11 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (38.60%) JavaScript
2 15 (26.32%) SQL
3 13 (22.81%) Java
4 11 (19.30%) C#
5 9 (15.79%) PHP
6 8 (14.04%) T-SQL
6 8 (14.04%) XPath
7 7 (12.28%) XQuery
7 7 (12.28%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 5 (8.77%) C++/CLI
8 5 (8.77%) C++
9 2 (3.51%) Perl
9 2 (3.51%) Python
9 2 (3.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) PhD
3 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle Identity Management
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (8.77%) Puppet
3 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.51%) Ansible
3 2 (3.51%) Mesos
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Oracle
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Perforce
3 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.75%) IBM