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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 39 34 38
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 432 420 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.65% 4.80% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.38% 6.69% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 275 212
Average daily rate
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£388 £363 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- +29.77%
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
6767 6276 6920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.84% 71.75% 70.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3811 3439 3310
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 246 324
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.84 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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
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 29 August 2014. 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 +4 128 £370 +5.71% 35
Berkshire +28 100 £375 -11.76% 30
Surrey +5 78 £394 +21.15% 33
Buckinghamshire -12 58 £400 +6.66% 11
East Sussex -8 29 £450 +23.71% 13
Oxfordshire 0 13 £513 +32.25% 10
West Sussex -22 10 £406 +25.00% 11
Kent -8 6 £381 +8.92% 8
Middlesex -6 4 £438 +65.09% 3
Sussex - 1 £415 -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 319 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (31.05%) .NET
3 217 (28.07%) C#
4 188 (24.32%) TDD
5 158 (20.44%) SQL
6 150 (19.40%) Web Services
7 146 (18.89%) MVC
8 140 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
9 139 (17.98%) BDD
10 138 (17.85%) Java
11 136 (17.59%) SQL Server
12 126 (16.30%) WCF
13 125 (16.17%) Finance
14 110 (14.23%) Visual Studio
15 109 (14.10%) HTML
15 109 (14.10%) XML
16 105 (13.58%) CSS
17 103 (13.32%) Oracle
18 102 (13.20%) ASP.NET
18 102 (13.20%) JavaScript
18 102 (13.20%) Team Foundation Server
19 95 (12.29%) OO
20 93 (12.03%) jQuery
21 91 (11.77%) Software Engineering
22 90 (11.64%) Microsoft
23 87 (11.25%) Kanban
24 85 (11.00%) SOAP
25 79 (10.22%) Project Management
25 79 (10.22%) JIRA
26 78 (10.09%) E-Commerce

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 43 (5.56%) Apache
1 43 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 29 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.75%) CMS
3 23 (2.98%) Confluence
4 20 (2.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 18 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (2.33%) WebLogic
6 14 (1.81%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.29%) Apache Solr
7 10 (1.29%) Node.js
8 8 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.65%) Drupal
9 5 (0.65%) TeamSite
9 5 (0.65%) Liferay
10 4 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
10 4 (0.52%) Content Management Server
11 3 (0.39%) Oracle Spatial
11 3 (0.39%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.39%) Mule
Applications
1 26 (3.36%) MS Office
2 21 (2.72%) Photoshop
3 18 (2.33%) MS Excel
4 16 (2.07%) Adobe Illustrator
5 15 (1.94%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (1.16%) MS Project
7 6 (0.78%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.13%) Maya
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS
9 1 (0.13%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 19 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.91%) Magento
5 2 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.26%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.26%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.98%) Office 365
2 23 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (2.59%) SaaS
4 16 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (1.68%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.39%) GitHub
7 2 (0.26%) IaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Responsys
8 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.13%) Heroku
8 1 (0.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.27%) Internet
2 21 (2.72%) HTTP
3 11 (1.42%) Intranet
4 5 (0.65%) SSL
5 3 (0.39%) NGN
5 3 (0.39%) Network Security
5 3 (0.39%) Firewall
5 3 (0.39%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.39%) LAN
6 2 (0.26%) AMQP
6 2 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.26%) WAN
6 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.26%) DNS
6 2 (0.26%) IPv4
6 2 (0.26%) WEP
7 1 (0.13%) SSH
7 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.13%) DVB
7 1 (0.13%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (17.59%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.34%) MySQL
3 43 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 40 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (4.66%) Oracle Database
6 20 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (1.94%) MongoDB
8 13 (1.68%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.03%) QlikView
12 7 (0.91%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.78%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.52%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.52%) Big Data
14 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 110 (14.23%) Visual Studio
2 102 (13.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 79 (10.22%) JIRA
4 77 (9.96%) Jenkins
5 64 (8.28%) Subversion
6 56 (7.24%) Git (software)
7 51 (6.60%) Selenium
8 44 (5.69%) Cucumber
9 34 (4.40%) Maven
9 34 (4.40%) NUnit
10 33 (4.27%) JUnit
11 30 (3.88%) SpecFlow
12 27 (3.49%) Eclipse
13 24 (3.10%) SoapUI
14 19 (2.46%) WebDriver
15 18 (2.33%) Axure RP
16 15 (1.94%) RSpec
17 13 (1.68%) JMeter
18 12 (1.55%) FitNesse
19 10 (1.29%) Mercurial
General
1 125 (16.17%) Finance
2 38 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 27 (3.49%) Retail
4 25 (3.23%) Publishing
5 23 (2.98%) Marketing
6 16 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.68%) Banking
8 12 (1.55%) Advertising
9 10 (1.29%) Automotive
10 9 (1.16%) Electronics
10 9 (1.16%) Back Office
11 7 (0.91%) Spanish Language
11 7 (0.91%) Legal
12 6 (0.78%) Games
13 5 (0.65%) French Language
14 4 (0.52%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.39%) Law
16 2 (0.26%) Military
16 2 (0.26%) Italian Language
17 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 268 (34.67%) Developer
2 150 (19.40%) Analyst
3 93 (12.03%) .NET Developer
4 90 (11.64%) Business Analyst
5 79 (10.22%) ScrumMaster
6 63 (8.15%) Project Manager
7 57 (7.37%) C# Developer
8 51 (6.60%) Software Engineer
9 45 (5.82%) C# .NET Developer
10 44 (5.69%) Test Analyst
11 43 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
12 35 (4.53%) Java Developer
13 34 (4.40%) Senior Developer
14 32 (4.14%) Architect
15 25 (3.23%) Test Engineer
16 24 (3.10%) Development Manager
17 22 (2.85%) Designer
17 22 (2.85%) Web Developer
18 21 (2.72%) Software Developer
18 21 (2.72%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (31.05%) .NET
2 150 (19.40%) Web Services
3 126 (16.30%) WCF
4 109 (14.10%) HTML
4 109 (14.10%) XML
5 105 (13.58%) CSS
6 102 (13.20%) ASP.NET
7 93 (12.03%) jQuery
8 85 (11.00%) SOAP
9 70 (9.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 62 (8.02%) Spring
11 51 (6.60%) WPF
12 48 (6.21%) RESTful
13 47 (6.08%) .NET Framework
14 46 (5.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 45 (5.82%) REST
15 45 (5.82%) J2EE
16 40 (5.17%) HTML5
17 37 (4.79%) Ajax
18 35 (4.53%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.47%) Open Source
2 32 (4.14%) Mobile App
3 26 (3.36%) N-Tier
4 17 (2.20%) iPhone
4 17 (2.20%) iPad
5 13 (1.68%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.16%) DTV
6 9 (1.16%) GIS
6 9 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
7 8 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 6 (0.78%) Kindle
8 6 (0.78%) EPoS
9 5 (0.65%) W3C
9 5 (0.65%) Xbox
10 4 (0.52%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.52%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.52%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.39%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 70 (9.06%) Linux
2 63 (8.15%) Windows
3 31 (4.01%) UNIX
4 25 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (2.33%) CentOS
7 16 (2.07%) Oracle Linux
8 8 (1.03%) Android
9 6 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.65%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.26%) AIX
12 2 (0.26%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.13%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.13%) Solaris
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (24.32%) TDD
3 146 (18.89%) MVC
4 140 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
5 139 (17.98%) BDD
6 95 (12.29%) OO
7 91 (11.77%) Software Engineering
8 87 (11.25%) Kanban
9 79 (10.22%) Project Management
10 78 (10.09%) E-Commerce
11 71 (9.18%) User Stories
12 70 (9.06%) PRINCE2
13 69 (8.93%) DevOps
14 65 (8.41%) SOA
15 62 (8.02%) Business Analysis
16 56 (7.24%) Waterfall
17 49 (6.34%) Automated Testing
18 48 (6.21%) Web Development
19 47 (6.08%) Unit Testing
20 43 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 217 (28.07%) C#
2 158 (20.44%) SQL
3 138 (17.85%) Java
4 102 (13.20%) JavaScript
5 31 (4.01%) VB.NET
6 29 (3.75%) Python
7 27 (3.49%) C++
8 21 (2.72%) T-SQL
8 21 (2.72%) Ruby
9 19 (2.46%) Objective-C
10 18 (2.33%) PHP
10 18 (2.33%) PL/SQL
11 15 (1.94%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.68%) Perl
13 11 (1.42%) VB
14 9 (1.16%) Groovy
14 9 (1.16%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.03%) Scala
16 7 (0.91%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (5.82%) ISEB
2 38 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.36%) Degree
4 20 (2.59%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.33%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (0.91%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.65%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.52%) PMP
9 4 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.39%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.26%) APMP
11 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.13%) MCTS
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.13%) HNC
12 1 (0.13%) HND
12 1 (0.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (8.15%) QA
2 7 (0.91%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.65%) WCAG
4 4 (0.52%) SLA
5 3 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (1.55%) vCloud
2 11 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.78%) VirtualBox
3 6 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.52%) KVM
5 3 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.39%) vSphere
6 2 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.13%) Docker
7 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 54 (6.99%) Puppet
2 40 (5.17%) Vagrant
3 15 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.16%) SCCM
5 8 (1.03%) YUM
6 5 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.39%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.26%) Ansible
8 2 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.13%) SCOM
9 1 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 103 (13.32%) Oracle
2 90 (11.64%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.49%) VMware
4 25 (3.23%) Adobe
5 18 (2.33%) hybris
6 17 (2.20%) Red Hat
7 16 (2.07%) Apple
8 14 (1.81%) EMC
9 11 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.42%) SAP
9 11 (1.42%) Sitecore
10 10 (1.29%) IBM
11 9 (1.16%) Google
12 8 (1.03%) HP
12 8 (1.03%) Tripwire
13 7 (0.91%) ESRI
14 5 (0.65%) Interwoven
14 5 (0.65%) JBoss
14 5 (0.65%) Twitter
15 4 (0.52%) Open Text
South East
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Day
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
83Zero
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Energon Technology
Rate: From £400 to £425 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £375 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £380.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 420-500
Posted: 6 days ago