The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 22 35 37
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 52 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 7.40% 2.52% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.25% 3.67% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 11 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £275 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £406
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
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
562 327 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.94% 68.55% 73.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 189 239
Average daily rate £410 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £8.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £174.25 £45.00
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 Oxfordshire

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +8 35 £400 +23.07% 6
Abingdon +6 3 £400 +14.28% 1
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 74 (93.67%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (43.04%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (39.24%) .NET
4 25 (31.65%) C#
4 25 (31.65%) JavaScript
4 25 (31.65%) Windows
5 23 (29.11%) SQL
6 22 (27.85%) Microsoft
6 22 (27.85%) TDD
6 22 (27.85%) Kanban
6 22 (27.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (24.05%) Automated Testing
7 19 (24.05%) SQL Server
8 18 (22.78%) Amazon AWS
9 17 (21.52%) WPF
10 16 (20.25%) jQuery
10 16 (20.25%) Oracle
10 16 (20.25%) Visual Studio
11 15 (18.99%) ASP.NET
11 15 (18.99%) C++
11 15 (18.99%) C++/CLI
12 14 (17.72%) Java
13 13 (16.46%) Configuration Management
13 13 (16.46%) Perforce
14 12 (15.19%) Software Engineering
14 12 (15.19%) Pair Programming
14 12 (15.19%) Ajax
14 12 (15.19%) XML
14 12 (15.19%) XSLT
14 12 (15.19%) Relational Database

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (13.92%) Node.js
2 9 (11.39%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.86%) WebLogic
3 7 (8.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (6.33%) CMS
5 2 (2.53%) Drupal
6 1 (1.27%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Magento
2 7 (8.86%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 18 (22.78%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.80%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.05%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.19%) Relational Database
3 11 (13.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (12.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (12.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (11.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (10.13%) MySQL
7 7 (8.86%) NoSQL
8 6 (7.59%) SSDT
9 3 (3.80%) OLAP Cube
9 3 (3.80%) OLAP
10 2 (2.53%) Hadoop
10 2 (2.53%) Big Data
10 2 (2.53%) HBase
11 1 (1.27%) Redis
11 1 (1.27%) DataStage
11 1 (1.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (27.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (20.25%) Visual Studio
3 9 (11.39%) Git (software)
4 7 (8.86%) Ant
4 7 (8.86%) Maven
5 6 (7.59%) TeamCity
5 6 (7.59%) WinDbg
5 6 (7.59%) Subversion
5 6 (7.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (7.59%) MSBuild
6 3 (3.80%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.53%) Grunt
7 2 (2.53%) Bower
8 1 (1.27%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (7.59%) Publishing
2 3 (3.80%) Games
2 3 (3.80%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (46.84%) Developer
2 9 (11.39%) Analyst
3 8 (10.13%) Software Engineer
3 8 (10.13%) Business Analyst
3 8 (10.13%) Senior Developer
4 7 (8.86%) Web Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Administrator
5 6 (7.59%) Server Administrator
5 6 (7.59%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (6.33%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.33%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) C# Software Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Technical Business Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.80%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (39.24%) .NET
2 17 (21.52%) WPF
3 16 (20.25%) jQuery
4 15 (18.99%) ASP.NET
5 12 (15.19%) XML
5 12 (15.19%) XSLT
5 12 (15.19%) Ajax
6 9 (11.39%) Spring
6 9 (11.39%) JSON
6 9 (11.39%) MDX
6 9 (11.39%) Web Services
7 8 (10.13%) J2EE
7 8 (10.13%) CSS
7 8 (10.13%) JSP
7 8 (10.13%) JMS
7 8 (10.13%) Middleware
8 7 (8.86%) JSF
8 7 (8.86%) Oracle ADF
8 7 (8.86%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (8.86%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.59%) Blog
2 6 (7.59%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.80%) User Experience
5 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.65%) Windows
2 9 (11.39%) Linux
3 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (7.59%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.59%) Windows 8
4 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (93.67%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (43.04%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (27.85%) TDD
3 22 (27.85%) Kanban
4 19 (24.05%) Automated Testing
5 13 (16.46%) Configuration Management
6 12 (15.19%) Pair Programming
6 12 (15.19%) Software Engineering
7 11 (13.92%) Web Development
7 11 (13.92%) OOP
8 9 (11.39%) UML
8 9 (11.39%) Project Management
8 9 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (11.39%) Waterfall
9 8 (10.13%) SOA
9 8 (10.13%) OO
10 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
10 7 (8.86%) Requirements Management
10 7 (8.86%) SDLC
11 6 (7.59%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (31.65%) C#
1 25 (31.65%) JavaScript
2 23 (29.11%) SQL
3 15 (18.99%) C++
3 15 (18.99%) C++/CLI
4 14 (17.72%) Java
5 10 (12.66%) PHP
6 9 (11.39%) T-SQL
7 8 (10.13%) Python
7 8 (10.13%) Perl
7 8 (10.13%) XPath
8 7 (8.86%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 7 (8.86%) XQuery
9 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.53%) Ruby
11 1 (1.27%) C
11 1 (1.27%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (6.33%) Degree
2 3 (3.80%) PhD
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.27%) MCTS
3 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (7.59%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) Oracle Identity Management
1 7 (8.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (7.59%) SCCM
3 5 (6.33%) Puppet
4 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.53%) Ansible
4 2 (2.53%) Mesos
Vendors
1 22 (27.85%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.25%) Oracle
3 13 (16.46%) Perforce
4 6 (7.59%) VMware
5 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.27%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.27%) IBM
6 1 (1.27%) Informatica
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