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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 21 24 35
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 54 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 7.02% 6.31% 3.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.85% 9.09% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 13 8
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£475 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £504 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.85%
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
610 286 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.32% 69.42% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 151 185
Average daily rate £450 £360 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 18
Average hourly rate £19.38 £18.88 £16.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.67% +16.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £33.75 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 -6 29 £490 +15.29% 3
Wallingford - 5 £325 - 1
Kidlington - 3 £500 -
Abingdon - 1 £400 - 1
Bicester - - - -
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 67 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (32.84%) Java
3 19 (28.36%) HTML
3 19 (28.36%) Oracle
3 19 (28.36%) CSS
3 19 (28.36%) Publishing
4 18 (26.87%) Spring
5 17 (25.37%) .NET
5 17 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (23.88%) XML
6 16 (23.88%) Maven
7 15 (22.39%) Linux
7 15 (22.39%) JavaScript
8 14 (20.90%) SQL
8 14 (20.90%) Middleware
8 14 (20.90%) Software Engineering
9 13 (19.40%) SOA
9 13 (19.40%) Oracle BPM
9 13 (19.40%) User Stories
10 12 (17.91%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (17.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (17.91%) Oracle Identity Management
10 12 (17.91%) JMS
10 12 (17.91%) J2EE
10 12 (17.91%) Ajax
10 12 (17.91%) JSF
10 12 (17.91%) CMS
10 12 (17.91%) Oracle ADF
11 11 (16.42%) JIRA
12 10 (14.93%) XPath

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 12 (17.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 12 (17.91%) CMS
2 10 (14.93%) WebLogic
3 8 (11.94%) Apache
4 6 (8.96%) Tomcat
4 6 (8.96%) Alfresco
5 4 (5.97%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (2.99%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Project
2 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (19.40%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.48%) Amazon S3
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) GitHub
3 1 (1.49%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) MySQL
2 6 (8.96%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.96%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (7.46%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.48%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.99%) Big Data
5 2 (2.99%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.49%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (23.88%) Maven
2 11 (16.42%) JIRA
3 10 (14.93%) Ant
4 6 (8.96%) Jenkins
5 5 (7.46%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.48%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.49%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.49%) Sublime Text
7 1 (1.49%) RSpec
General
1 19 (28.36%) Publishing
2 2 (2.99%) Advertising
3 1 (1.49%) Law
3 1 (1.49%) Legal
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (43.28%) Developer
2 10 (14.93%) .NET Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Analyst
4 8 (11.94%) Business Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Architect
5 6 (8.96%) Agile Business Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Designer
6 5 (7.46%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Web Designer
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Business Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Technical Leader
7 4 (5.97%) Salesforce.com Architect
8 3 (4.48%) Middleware Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Software Engineering Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Engineering Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Development Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.36%) HTML
1 19 (28.36%) CSS
2 18 (26.87%) Spring
3 17 (25.37%) .NET
4 16 (23.88%) XML
5 14 (20.90%) Middleware
6 12 (17.91%) JMS
6 12 (17.91%) J2EE
6 12 (17.91%) Ajax
6 12 (17.91%) JSF
6 12 (17.91%) Oracle ADF
7 10 (14.93%) XSLT
7 10 (14.93%) WCF
7 10 (14.93%) Oracle Fusion
8 9 (13.43%) HTML5
9 8 (11.94%) Hibernate
10 6 (8.96%) JSON
10 6 (8.96%) SOAP
10 6 (8.96%) EJB
10 6 (8.96%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.49%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.39%) Linux
2 2 (2.99%) UNIX
3 1 (1.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (20.90%) Software Engineering
4 13 (19.40%) SOA
4 13 (19.40%) User Stories
5 10 (14.93%) Unit Testing
6 9 (13.43%) Workflow
6 9 (13.43%) TDD
7 8 (11.94%) Process Management
7 8 (11.94%) CRM
8 7 (10.45%) E-Commerce
8 7 (10.45%) Web Development
9 6 (8.96%) OO
9 6 (8.96%) Analytics
10 5 (7.46%) Kanban
10 5 (7.46%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (7.46%) Web Design
11 4 (5.97%) Data Management
11 4 (5.97%) Automated Testing
11 4 (5.97%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.84%) Java
2 15 (22.39%) JavaScript
3 14 (20.90%) SQL
4 10 (14.93%) XPath
4 10 (14.93%) XQuery
4 10 (14.93%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 4 (5.97%) Ruby
6 3 (4.48%) PHP
6 3 (4.48%) C#
7 2 (2.99%) C++
7 2 (2.99%) Scala
8 1 (1.49%) C
8 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (17.91%) Oracle Identity Management
2 10 (14.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (28.36%) Oracle
2 5 (7.46%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.99%) Twitter