The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Oxfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 27 27 51
Rank change year-on-year
0 +24
Contract jobs citing Scrum 24 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.47% 4.88% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.52% 6.51% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 2
Average daily rate £325 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £395 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.65 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+16.20% -2.83%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
368 338 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 68.53% 74.94% 60.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 189 200
Average daily rate £330 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 39
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.09 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.10% -51.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.33 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Scrum
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +9 14 £325 -7.14% 5
Abingdon - 2 £300 - 2
Kidlington - - - - 1
Thame - - - -
Wallingford - - - - 3
Wantage - - - -
Witney - - - - 1
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (39.58%) SQL Server
2 18 (37.50%) .NET
3 17 (35.42%) C#
3 17 (35.42%) XML
3 17 (35.42%) Ajax
4 16 (33.33%) TDD
4 16 (33.33%) jQuery
5 15 (31.25%) HTML
5 15 (31.25%) CSS
6 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
8 11 (22.92%) E-Commerce
8 11 (22.92%) MVC
8 11 (22.92%) .NET Framework
8 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (20.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 9 (18.75%) NHibernate
10 9 (18.75%) JSON
10 9 (18.75%) MySQL
11 8 (16.67%) UML
11 8 (16.67%) Project Management
11 8 (16.67%) Web Development
11 8 (16.67%) Unit Testing
11 8 (16.67%) MSTest
11 8 (16.67%) NUnit
11 8 (16.67%) Razor View Engine
12 7 (14.58%) BDD
12 7 (14.58%) QA
12 7 (14.58%) Finance

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (10.42%) Escenic
1 5 (10.42%) Adobe CQ
1 5 (10.42%) WebSphere
1 5 (10.42%) CMS
1 5 (10.42%) Tomcat
1 5 (10.42%) MQSeries
1 5 (10.42%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.33%) ColdFusion
3 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) SaaS
2 2 (4.17%) Office 365
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.08%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (39.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.75%) MySQL
3 5 (10.42%) Big Data
3 5 (10.42%) Hadoop
4 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MSTest
1 8 (16.67%) NUnit
2 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.08%) Xcode
3 1 (2.08%) QUnit
3 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.08%) PhoneGap
3 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Retail
3 3 (6.25%) Publishing
3 3 (6.25%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (56.25%) Developer
2 13 (27.08%) .NET Developer
2 13 (27.08%) Senior Developer
3 11 (22.92%) ScrumMaster
4 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 8 (16.67%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
6 6 (12.50%) Programmer
6 6 (12.50%) Agile Project Manager
7 5 (10.42%) Agile Product Owner
7 5 (10.42%) Product Owner
7 5 (10.42%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (10.42%) Developer Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Java Programmer
7 5 (10.42%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Java Developer
7 5 (10.42%) Senior Programmer
7 5 (10.42%) Senior Java Programmer
7 5 (10.42%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (37.50%) .NET
2 17 (35.42%) XML
2 17 (35.42%) Ajax
3 16 (33.33%) jQuery
4 15 (31.25%) HTML
4 15 (31.25%) CSS
5 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 11 (22.92%) .NET Framework
6 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (20.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (18.75%) NHibernate
8 9 (18.75%) JSON
9 8 (16.67%) Razor View Engine
10 6 (12.50%) HTML5
10 6 (12.50%) CSS3
11 5 (10.42%) Spring
11 5 (10.42%) JSF
11 5 (10.42%) Ruby on Rails
11 5 (10.42%) LAMP
11 5 (10.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) iPad
4 1 (2.08%) iPhone
4 1 (2.08%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (2.08%) CMDB
4 1 (2.08%) EPoS
4 1 (2.08%) W3C
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) TDD
2 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.92%) E-Commerce
3 11 (22.92%) MVC
4 8 (16.67%) UML
4 8 (16.67%) Project Management
4 8 (16.67%) Web Development
4 8 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 7 (14.58%) BDD
6 6 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
7 5 (10.42%) OOD
7 5 (10.42%) OOP
7 5 (10.42%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (10.42%) RUP
8 4 (8.33%) CRM
9 3 (6.25%) Workflow Management
9 3 (6.25%) PRINCE
9 3 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) C#
2 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.58%) Java
4 5 (10.42%) Scala
5 2 (4.17%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.17%) SQL
6 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) PMP
3 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) WCAG
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) JBoss
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
3 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.08%) Facebook
3 1 (2.08%) Twitter
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