The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough 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 18 28 14
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 5.26% 2.69% 4.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.74% 3.39% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
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£328 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.22% +20.00%
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%
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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 Peterborough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
89 177 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 78.07% 79.37% 59.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 57 34
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 14
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.40 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +120.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.60 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £44.00 £94.00
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 Peterborough

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 7 (70.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) PMP
2 4 (40.00%) PMI Certification
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (40.00%) Dependency Management
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (20.00%) MS Project
4 2 (20.00%) MS Office
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (20.00%) PMI
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) UML
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE
4 2 (20.00%) Process Management
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Velocity
4 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
5 1 (10.00%) RESTful
5 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Memcached
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Behat

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Project
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Behat
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Coordinator
1 3 (30.00%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (10.00%) Lead PHP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Officer
3 1 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) PMO Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Velocity
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) Symfony
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) Memcached
2 1 (10.00%) Gearman
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) PMI
3 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (40.00%) Dependency Management
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Release Management
3 2 (20.00%) Process Management
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) PMP
1 4 (40.00%) PMI Certification
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Zend