The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 20 24 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 13 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 5.46% 2.60% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.30% 3.85% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£435 - £450
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 £37.33 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -10.00%
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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 Sheffield region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
178 130 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 74.79% 67.71% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 70 87
Average daily rate £375 £300 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £190 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 15
Average hourly rate £36.50 £29.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% +16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) MVC
2 12 (46.15%) TDD
2 12 (46.15%) Web Services
3 11 (42.31%) C#
4 10 (38.46%) HTML
4 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 10 (38.46%) CSS
4 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET
5 9 (34.62%) XML
5 9 (34.62%) .NET
5 9 (34.62%) Ajax
5 9 (34.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (34.62%) jQuery
5 9 (34.62%) Unit Testing
5 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
5 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
6 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (26.92%) IIS
6 7 (26.92%) Project Management
7 5 (19.23%) SQL
7 5 (19.23%) WPF
8 4 (15.38%) Web Development
8 4 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 4 (15.38%) Hibernate

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (26.92%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Magnolia
3 1 (3.85%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 9 (34.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (7.69%) MS Access
4 2 (7.69%) MySQL
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.54%) JIRA
3 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Local Government
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (34.62%) .NET Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
5 4 (15.38%) Business Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (11.54%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Development Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.85%) ScrumMaster
8 1 (3.85%) CMS Developer
8 1 (3.85%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (3.85%) PHP Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Business Project Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) Web Services
2 10 (38.46%) HTML
2 10 (38.46%) CSS
3 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET
3 9 (34.62%) .NET
3 9 (34.62%) XML
3 9 (34.62%) Ajax
3 9 (34.62%) jQuery
4 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
5 5 (19.23%) WPF
6 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
7 3 (11.54%) Spring
7 3 (11.54%) J2EE
7 3 (11.54%) Spring MVC
8 2 (7.69%) WCF
8 2 (7.69%) Silverlight
8 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
9 1 (3.85%) Spring Web Flow
9 1 (3.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) TDD
2 12 (46.15%) MVC
3 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
3 9 (34.62%) Unit Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Project Management
5 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 4 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (15.38%) Web Development
6 3 (11.54%) BDD
6 3 (11.54%) User Stories
6 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.69%) Requirements Management
7 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) UML
7 2 (7.69%) CRM
7 2 (7.69%) Change Management
7 2 (7.69%) Workflow
7 2 (7.69%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) C#
2 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (19.23%) SQL
4 3 (11.54%) Java
5 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.69%) VBA
6 1 (3.85%) XAML
6 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Capita