The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 39 43 38
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 443 374 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.59% 4.23% 4.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.07% 5.80% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 239 168
Average daily rate
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£388 £384 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.91% +3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £269 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Average hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £38.90
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.25%
Scrum
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7304 6451 5356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.64% 72.97% 71.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4013 3471 2635
Average daily rate £396 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.19% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 254 300
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £49.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Scrum
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Scrum Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +24 130 £375 +4.16% 40
Berkshire +11 119 £388 +3.33% 46
Buckinghamshire +6 69 £395 -3.06% 17
Surrey -17 50 £370 -9.48% 48
East Sussex -1 25 £405 +24.61% 11
Oxfordshire -14 22 £378 +16.15% 11
Kent -1 17 £374 +3.10% 9
West Sussex -28 6 £400 -7.51% 7
Middlesex - 4 £400 - 3
Home Counties - 2 £413 -
Sussex - 1 £413 -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 808 (94.17%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (31.47%) .NET
3 264 (30.77%) TDD
4 236 (27.51%) C#
4 236 (27.51%) JavaScript
5 225 (26.22%) Java
6 213 (24.83%) HTML
7 180 (20.98%) CSS
8 175 (20.40%) Web Services
8 175 (20.40%) MVC
9 160 (18.65%) SQL
10 153 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
11 151 (17.60%) OO
12 150 (17.48%) BDD
13 149 (17.37%) Finance
14 141 (16.43%) Linux
15 135 (15.73%) jQuery
16 130 (15.15%) Git (software)
17 119 (13.87%) ASP.NET
18 118 (13.75%) Jenkins
19 114 (13.29%) Microsoft
20 109 (12.70%) Kanban
21 108 (12.59%) Selenium
22 103 (12.00%) SQL Server
22 103 (12.00%) RESTful
22 103 (12.00%) HTML5
23 100 (11.66%) XML
24 98 (11.42%) WCF
25 94 (10.96%) AngularJS
26 93 (10.84%) JIRA

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 69 (8.04%) Apache
2 44 (5.13%) CMS
3 37 (4.31%) Tomcat
4 36 (4.20%) Node.js
5 30 (3.50%) WebLogic
6 28 (3.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 22 (2.56%) SharePoint
8 18 (2.10%) Kentico
9 16 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (1.75%) Confluence
11 14 (1.63%) WebSphere
12 12 (1.40%) Drupal
13 8 (0.93%) IIS
14 7 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.70%) JBoss
15 6 (0.70%) WebSphere Process Server
15 6 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.70%) Alfresco
16 5 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.47%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 42 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.28%) MS Project
4 9 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.70%) MS Office
6 5 (0.58%) FrameMaker
6 5 (0.58%) RoboHelp
7 3 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 13 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
1 13 (1.52%) Magento
1 13 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.35%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (2.21%) SaaS
5 15 (1.75%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.70%) Force.com
7 4 (0.47%) IaaS
7 4 (0.47%) PaaS
8 3 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.23%) Office 365
10 1 (0.12%) GitHub
10 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.99%) Internet
2 28 (3.26%) HTTP
3 11 (1.28%) Network Security
4 9 (1.05%) SSL
5 7 (0.82%) Firewall
6 6 (0.70%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.58%) NGN
8 4 (0.47%) FTP
9 3 (0.35%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (0.35%) AMQP
9 3 (0.35%) S/MIME
9 3 (0.35%) SMTP
9 3 (0.35%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.35%) DSL
9 3 (0.35%) DAB
10 2 (0.23%) Wireless
10 2 (0.23%) DNS
10 2 (0.23%) NFC
11 1 (0.12%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (3.73%) NoSQL
4 31 (3.61%) MySQL
5 28 (3.26%) Relational Database
6 24 (2.80%) Oracle Database
7 23 (2.68%) MongoDB
8 21 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (1.40%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.28%) Big Data
10 11 (1.28%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.70%) DB2
14 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 130 (15.15%) Git (software)
2 118 (13.75%) Jenkins
3 108 (12.59%) Selenium
4 93 (10.84%) JIRA
5 91 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 90 (10.49%) Cucumber
7 80 (9.32%) Visual Studio
8 77 (8.97%) Subversion
9 58 (6.76%) JUnit
10 44 (5.13%) Maven
11 38 (4.43%) Mockito
12 34 (3.96%) NUnit
13 19 (2.21%) Jasmine
14 18 (2.10%) Ant
14 18 (2.10%) WebDriver
15 17 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 17 (1.98%) Eclipse
16 16 (1.86%) Xcode
16 16 (1.86%) SpecFlow
17 14 (1.63%) RSpec
General
1 149 (17.37%) Finance
2 50 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 29 (3.38%) Marketing
4 26 (3.03%) Publishing
5 23 (2.68%) Retail
6 17 (1.98%) Banking
7 15 (1.75%) Electronics
8 14 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.40%) Games
10 10 (1.17%) Advertising
11 7 (0.82%) Automotive
12 6 (0.70%) Legal
12 6 (0.70%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.58%) Billing
14 4 (0.47%) Military
15 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.23%) German Language
17 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 397 (46.27%) Developer
2 133 (15.50%) Analyst
3 118 (13.75%) .NET Developer
4 79 (9.21%) Business Analyst
5 70 (8.16%) Java Developer
6 66 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 64 (7.46%) Project Manager
8 53 (6.18%) C# .NET Developer
9 50 (5.83%) ScrumMaster
10 47 (5.48%) Agile Business Analyst
11 45 (5.24%) Architect
12 43 (5.01%) Test Analyst
13 36 (4.20%) Tester
14 33 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
15 31 (3.61%) Software Engineer
16 29 (3.38%) Senior Developer
17 27 (3.15%) JavaScript Developer
18 26 (3.03%) iOS Developer
18 26 (3.03%) Automation Tester
19 25 (2.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (31.47%) .NET
2 213 (24.83%) HTML
3 180 (20.98%) CSS
4 175 (20.40%) Web Services
5 135 (15.73%) jQuery
6 119 (13.87%) ASP.NET
7 103 (12.00%) RESTful
7 103 (12.00%) HTML5
8 100 (11.66%) XML
9 98 (11.42%) WCF
10 94 (10.96%) AngularJS
11 87 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 84 (9.79%) Spring
13 70 (8.16%) .NET Framework
14 68 (7.93%) SOAP
14 68 (7.93%) CSS3
15 61 (7.11%) Ajax
16 60 (6.99%) JSON
17 56 (6.53%) REST
18 44 (5.13%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.23%) Open Source
2 53 (6.18%) User Experience
3 42 (4.90%) Mobile App
4 36 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (3.15%) iPhone
6 20 (2.33%) iPad
7 17 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.86%) PMI
9 14 (1.63%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.63%) Computer Science
10 13 (1.52%) DTV
11 8 (0.93%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.93%) Web 2.0
11 8 (0.93%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
12 7 (0.82%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.82%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.70%) EPoS
13 6 (0.70%) GIS
13 6 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 141 (16.43%) Linux
2 49 (5.71%) Apple iOS
3 44 (5.13%) UNIX
3 44 (5.13%) Windows
4 29 (3.38%) Android
5 15 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
6 9 (1.05%) CentOS
7 6 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.35%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.12%) VMS
11 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 808 (94.17%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (30.77%) TDD
3 175 (20.40%) MVC
4 153 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
5 151 (17.60%) OO
6 150 (17.48%) BDD
7 109 (12.70%) Kanban
8 90 (10.49%) SOA
8 90 (10.49%) Software Engineering
9 81 (9.44%) User Stories
10 70 (8.16%) Web Development
11 68 (7.93%) E-Commerce
12 63 (7.34%) Unit Testing
13 62 (7.23%) Project Management
13 62 (7.23%) Automated Testing
14 61 (7.11%) Waterfall
15 57 (6.64%) Test Automation
16 56 (6.53%) PRINCE2
17 46 (5.36%) DevOps
18 44 (5.13%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 236 (27.51%) C#
1 236 (27.51%) JavaScript
2 225 (26.22%) Java
3 160 (18.65%) SQL
4 42 (4.90%) PHP
5 37 (4.31%) C++
6 36 (4.20%) Objective-C
7 31 (3.61%) Python
8 28 (3.26%) VB.NET
9 26 (3.03%) C
10 18 (2.10%) T-SQL
11 17 (1.98%) Scala
11 17 (1.98%) Ruby
12 12 (1.40%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.40%) XPath
13 11 (1.28%) XQuery
14 10 (1.17%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 9 (1.05%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.93%) Groovy
17 7 (0.82%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 34 (3.96%) Degree
1 34 (3.96%) Security Cleared
2 32 (3.73%) ISEB
3 25 (2.91%) PMI Certification
4 18 (2.10%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.86%) VCP4
6 15 (1.75%) ISTQB
7 11 (1.28%) PMP
8 9 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.82%) MCTS
10 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.58%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.47%) MCSA
13 3 (0.35%) APMP
13 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.35%) MCITP
14 2 (0.23%) HND
14 2 (0.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.55%) QA
2 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.23%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.12%) P3O
4 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
2 14 (1.63%) VirtualBox
3 13 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.28%) Docker
5 5 (0.58%) vSphere
5 5 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.58%) KVM
6 3 (0.35%) Varnish
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.12%) NFS
7 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 63 (7.34%) Puppet
2 49 (5.71%) Vagrant
3 14 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (1.40%) Oracle Identity Management
5 10 (1.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 10 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.35%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.35%) Hyperic
6 3 (0.35%) logstash
7 2 (0.23%) SELinux
8 1 (0.12%) yum
Vendors
1 114 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 91 (10.61%) Oracle
3 22 (2.56%) SAP
4 15 (1.75%) VMware
5 14 (1.63%) Apple
6 13 (1.52%) IBM
7 12 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.28%) Google
9 9 (1.05%) Adobe
10 8 (0.93%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.82%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.70%) Software AG
12 6 (0.70%) hybris
13 5 (0.58%) Twitter
13 5 (0.58%) WSO2
13 5 (0.58%) Sun
14 4 (0.47%) CheckPoint
14 4 (0.47%) Cadence
14 4 (0.47%) Ektron
15 3 (0.35%) Appcelerator
Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
JPS Selection
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
JPS Selection
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £375 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £On application
Posted: 7 days ago