The first table below looks at the demand for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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 29 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.38% 1.12% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 1.56% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £425 - -
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
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
116 128 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 53.21% 71.51% 54.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 74 32
Average daily rate £305 £315 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +9.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £11.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% +113.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Scrum
South Yorkshire

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
1 8 (72.73%) HTML
1 8 (72.73%) CSS
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) XHTML
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) J2EE
2 7 (63.64%) MySQL
2 7 (63.64%) JSP
2 7 (63.64%) Hibernate
2 7 (63.64%) Spring
3 6 (54.55%) JAX-WS
3 6 (54.55%) Servlets
3 6 (54.55%) SOAP
3 6 (54.55%) Struts
3 6 (54.55%) Web Services
3 6 (54.55%) XML
3 6 (54.55%) XSD
3 6 (54.55%) XSL
3 6 (54.55%) WML
3 6 (54.55%) JBoss
3 6 (54.55%) Tomcat
3 6 (54.55%) JDBC
3 6 (54.55%) Project Management
3 6 (54.55%) SOA
3 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
3 6 (54.55%) REST
3 6 (54.55%) Responsive Web Design
3 6 (54.55%) JVM Tuning

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 6 (54.55%) Tomcat
2 1 (9.09%) Magnolia
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Photoshop
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) NUnit
1 1 (9.09%) Maven
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) Ant
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) Java Developer
3 6 (54.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) User Experience Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) HTML
1 8 (72.73%) CSS
2 7 (63.64%) XHTML
2 7 (63.64%) J2EE
2 7 (63.64%) JSP
2 7 (63.64%) Hibernate
2 7 (63.64%) Spring
3 6 (54.55%) JAX-WS
3 6 (54.55%) Servlets
3 6 (54.55%) SOAP
3 6 (54.55%) Struts
3 6 (54.55%) Web Services
3 6 (54.55%) XML
3 6 (54.55%) XSD
3 6 (54.55%) XSL
3 6 (54.55%) WML
3 6 (54.55%) JDBC
3 6 (54.55%) REST
4 2 (18.18%) CSS3
5 1 (9.09%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Project Management
1 6 (54.55%) SOA
1 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
1 6 (54.55%) Responsive Web Design
1 6 (54.55%) JVM Tuning
2 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) MVC
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Software Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) OOD
4 1 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 7 (63.64%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) JBoss
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle