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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 39 42 36
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 13 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.56% 1.98% 3.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 2.71% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 6
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£475 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £340 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £403 £385
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%
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
360 369 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 71.01% 73.07% 66.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 248 179
Average daily rate £360 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £165 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 23
Average hourly rate £15.55 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £12.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £144.25 £45.00 £20.45
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 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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 3 £275 -21.42% 5
Abingdon - 1 £350 - 2
Bicester - - - - 2
Kidlington - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Witney - - - -
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (30.30%) TDD
3 9 (27.27%) CSS
3 9 (27.27%) HTML
4 8 (24.24%) C#
5 7 (21.21%) jQuery
5 7 (21.21%) MVC
5 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
6 6 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.15%) Ajax
7 5 (15.15%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (15.15%) Requirements Management
7 5 (15.15%) JIRA
7 5 (15.15%) Project Management
7 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
7 5 (15.15%) MySQL
7 5 (15.15%) XML
7 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (12.12%) HTML5
8 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
8 4 (12.12%) Linux
8 4 (12.12%) Oracle
8 4 (12.12%) SQL
8 4 (12.12%) Java
8 4 (12.12%) Finance
8 4 (12.12%) QA
8 4 (12.12%) Spring
9 3 (9.09%) NUnit

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 3 (9.09%) CMS
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.06%) Escenic
2 2 (6.06%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.06%) MQSeries
2 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.03%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.03%) MS Project
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Heroku
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) GitHub
2 1 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (3.03%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) MySQL
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.06%) Big Data
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) JIRA
2 3 (9.09%) NUnit
2 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.09%) MSTest
3 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.03%) Sublime Text
4 1 (3.03%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (3.03%) Moq
4 1 (3.03%) RSpec
4 1 (3.03%) Xcode
4 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) .NET Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Architect
3 6 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Project Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Salesforce.com Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Programmer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Domain Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Java Programmer
7 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Java Programmer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 9 (27.27%) CSS
2 9 (27.27%) HTML
3 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
3 7 (21.21%) jQuery
4 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (15.15%) XML
4 5 (15.15%) Ajax
4 5 (15.15%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (12.12%) Spring
5 4 (12.12%) HTML5
6 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 3 (9.09%) JSON
6 3 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (6.06%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (6.06%) Backbone.js
7 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
7 2 (6.06%) Spring MVC
7 2 (6.06%) WCF
7 2 (6.06%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) EPoS
1 1 (3.03%) CMDB
1 1 (3.03%) iPhone
1 1 (3.03%) Augmented Reality
1 1 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (3.03%) iPad
1 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.03%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) UNIX
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) TDD
2 7 (21.21%) MVC
3 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.15%) Project Management
4 5 (15.15%) Requirements Management
5 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (9.09%) Content Management
6 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.09%) BDD
7 2 (6.06%) Refactoring
7 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Web Development
7 2 (6.06%) OOD
7 2 (6.06%) SOA
7 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.06%) UML
7 2 (6.06%) OOP
7 2 (6.06%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (6.06%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) C#
2 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) Java
4 3 (9.09%) Ruby
5 2 (6.06%) Scala
6 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) JBoss
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) Facebook
4 1 (3.03%) Twitter
4 1 (3.03%) ExactTarget
4 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds