The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 12 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 6.86% 2.02% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.43% 2.90% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
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£320 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+10.95% +10.60%
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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 Portsmouth region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
83 69 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 81.37% 69.70% 60.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 30
Average daily rate £330 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £174 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 12
Average hourly rate £34.57 £43.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.54% +58.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £34.05 £26.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Portsmouth region.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) MS Project
4 5 (41.67%) MS Office
4 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) Baan
4 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) Process Management
6 3 (25.00%) Test Management
7 2 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 2 (16.67%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (16.67%) Selenium
7 2 (16.67%) Aerospace
7 2 (16.67%) Military
7 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) JavaScript

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 1 (8.33%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Project
2 5 (41.67%) MS Office
3 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
1 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) Hudson
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (8.33%) WATIR
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (16.67%) Aerospace
1 2 (16.67%) Military
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) Silverlight
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
3 3 (25.00%) Process Management
3 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) B2C
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (8.33%) V-Model
5 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (8.33%) Content Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Baan
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe
3 1 (8.33%) hybris