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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 38 42 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 455 365 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.59% 3.96% 3.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.12% 5.48% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 259 164
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£375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £38.75 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +0.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.75 £35.22
% change year-on-year
+12.58% +7.18%
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
7432 6658 5873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.04% 72.28% 71.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4184 3709 3086
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 262 245
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +39 157 £385 -0.64% 35
Berkshire 0 88 £375 +3.44% 47
West Sussex +2 48 £375 -11.76% 6
Surrey -34 46 £375 -8.25% 32
Buckinghamshire -5 42 £388 +1.97% 17
East Sussex +9 30 £340 +17.24% 10
Oxfordshire -10 30 £400 +23.07% 10
Kent +4 11 £325 -13.33% 11
Middlesex +6 1 - - 1
Home Counties - 1 - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 821 (93.30%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (28.18%) TDD
3 240 (27.27%) .NET
4 228 (25.91%) C#
5 200 (22.73%) JavaScript
6 192 (21.82%) Java
7 187 (21.25%) HTML
8 180 (20.45%) Web Services
9 154 (17.50%) Linux
10 152 (17.27%) SQL
11 151 (17.16%) MVC
12 148 (16.82%) CSS
13 143 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
14 136 (15.45%) Finance
15 128 (14.55%) Git (software)
16 123 (13.98%) BDD
17 117 (13.30%) Selenium
18 113 (12.84%) ASP.NET
18 113 (12.84%) Jenkins
19 108 (12.27%) OO
19 108 (12.27%) Microsoft
20 104 (11.82%) SQL Server
21 102 (11.59%) Kanban
22 100 (11.36%) jQuery
23 99 (11.25%) RESTful
24 96 (10.91%) Oracle
25 91 (10.34%) WCF
25 91 (10.34%) HTML5
25 91 (10.34%) AngularJS
26 90 (10.23%) Cucumber

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 52 (5.91%) Apache
2 49 (5.57%) CMS
3 40 (4.55%) Node.js
4 39 (4.43%) WebLogic
5 24 (2.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 21 (2.39%) SharePoint
7 20 (2.27%) Tomcat
8 19 (2.16%) Kentico
9 12 (1.36%) JBoss
10 11 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (1.25%) Confluence
11 8 (0.91%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.68%) Drupal
12 6 (0.68%) IIS
13 4 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.34%) Orchard CMS
14 3 (0.34%) Alfresco
14 3 (0.34%) SAS
15 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 38 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.48%) MS Project
3 9 (1.02%) RoboHelp
3 9 (1.02%) FrameMaker
4 7 (0.80%) MS Office
4 7 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.80%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.23%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (1.70%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (1.14%) Magento
3 6 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.34%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 39 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (1.36%) SaaS
4 12 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 9 (1.02%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.34%) Force.com
6 3 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.23%) IaaS
7 2 (0.23%) PaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Office 365
8 1 (0.11%) GitHub
8 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 53 (6.02%) Internet
2 24 (2.73%) HTTP
3 10 (1.14%) Network Security
4 7 (0.80%) Firewall
5 4 (0.45%) AMQP
5 4 (0.45%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.34%) SSL
6 3 (0.34%) DSL
6 3 (0.34%) NGN
6 3 (0.34%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (0.23%) Telnet
7 2 (0.23%) NFC
7 2 (0.23%) Wireless
7 2 (0.23%) SSH
7 2 (0.23%) MPLS
7 2 (0.23%) OSPF
7 2 (0.23%) BGP
7 2 (0.23%) DOCSIS
7 2 (0.23%) VPN
7 2 (0.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 46 (5.23%) Relational Database
3 41 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (4.43%) NoSQL
5 30 (3.41%) MySQL
6 29 (3.30%) MongoDB
7 20 (2.27%) Oracle Database
8 18 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (1.93%) Big Data
10 15 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (1.48%) RDBMS
12 12 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (1.25%) Hadoop
14 10 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 5 (0.57%) OLAP
16 5 (0.57%) Hazelcast
16 5 (0.57%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 128 (14.55%) Git (software)
2 117 (13.30%) Selenium
3 113 (12.84%) Jenkins
4 90 (10.23%) Cucumber
5 89 (10.11%) JIRA
6 84 (9.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 79 (8.98%) Subversion
8 65 (7.39%) Visual Studio
9 49 (5.57%) JUnit
10 37 (4.20%) NUnit
11 33 (3.75%) Mockito
12 30 (3.41%) Maven
13 23 (2.61%) WebDriver
14 21 (2.39%) Xcode
15 16 (1.82%) Ant
16 15 (1.70%) QuickTest Pro
16 15 (1.70%) RSpec
16 15 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 12 (1.36%) TeamCity
17 12 (1.36%) SpecFlow
General
1 136 (15.45%) Finance
2 44 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.73%) Banking
4 21 (2.39%) Retail
5 20 (2.27%) Games
6 14 (1.59%) Marketing
7 10 (1.14%) Advertising
7 10 (1.14%) Publishing
8 6 (0.68%) Billing
8 6 (0.68%) Electronics
8 6 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.45%) Back Office
9 4 (0.45%) Military
10 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.34%) Automotive
11 2 (0.23%) Legal
11 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.11%) Interactive Media
12 1 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 382 (43.41%) Developer
2 145 (16.48%) Analyst
3 106 (12.05%) .NET Developer
4 82 (9.32%) Business Analyst
5 72 (8.18%) Project Manager
6 70 (7.95%) Java Developer
7 66 (7.50%) ScrumMaster
8 63 (7.16%) C# Developer
9 46 (5.23%) Test Analyst
10 41 (4.66%) Senior Developer
10 41 (4.66%) C# .NET Developer
11 39 (4.43%) Agile Business Analyst
12 37 (4.20%) Architect
13 32 (3.64%) iOS Developer
14 31 (3.52%) ASP.NET Developer
15 29 (3.30%) Tester
15 29 (3.30%) Software Engineer
16 26 (2.95%) Web Developer
17 23 (2.61%) JavaScript Developer
18 22 (2.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (27.27%) .NET
2 187 (21.25%) HTML
3 180 (20.45%) Web Services
4 148 (16.82%) CSS
5 113 (12.84%) ASP.NET
6 100 (11.36%) jQuery
7 99 (11.25%) RESTful
8 91 (10.34%) WCF
8 91 (10.34%) HTML5
8 91 (10.34%) AngularJS
9 77 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 69 (7.84%) XML
11 65 (7.39%) .NET Framework
12 58 (6.59%) Spring
13 55 (6.25%) SOAP
14 54 (6.14%) CSS3
15 48 (5.45%) JSON
16 46 (5.23%) Ajax
17 44 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
18 42 (4.77%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.07%) User Experience
2 53 (6.02%) Mobile App
3 50 (5.68%) Open Source
4 46 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (3.30%) iPhone
6 20 (2.27%) iPad
7 19 (2.16%) Client/Server
8 16 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.59%) PMI
10 9 (1.02%) Visualisation
11 8 (0.91%) Online Games
12 7 (0.80%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.80%) DTV
12 7 (0.80%) GIS
13 6 (0.68%) Psychology
13 6 (0.68%) Mobile Computing
14 5 (0.57%) Robotics
14 5 (0.57%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
14 5 (0.57%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 154 (17.50%) Linux
2 79 (8.98%) Windows
3 57 (6.48%) Apple iOS
4 47 (5.34%) UNIX
5 35 (3.98%) Android
6 8 (0.91%) Mac OS X
6 8 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.57%) CentOS
10 3 (0.34%) MVS
10 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 821 (93.30%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (28.18%) TDD
3 151 (17.16%) MVC
4 143 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
5 123 (13.98%) BDD
6 108 (12.27%) OO
7 102 (11.59%) Kanban
8 75 (8.52%) SOA
9 74 (8.41%) Software Engineering
10 70 (7.95%) Automated Testing
10 70 (7.95%) User Stories
11 67 (7.61%) Project Management
12 62 (7.05%) Waterfall
13 61 (6.93%) Web Development
14 60 (6.82%) Unit Testing
15 58 (6.59%) E-Commerce
16 57 (6.48%) PRINCE2
17 49 (5.57%) Test Automation
18 46 (5.23%) UML
19 45 (5.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 228 (25.91%) C#
2 200 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 192 (21.82%) Java
4 152 (17.27%) SQL
5 42 (4.77%) Objective-C
6 41 (4.66%) C++
7 39 (4.43%) Python
8 35 (3.98%) PHP
9 29 (3.30%) T-SQL
10 21 (2.39%) VB.NET
10 21 (2.39%) Ruby
11 20 (2.27%) C
11 20 (2.27%) Scala
12 15 (1.70%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.14%) VC++
13 10 (1.14%) XQuery
14 9 (1.02%) XPath
14 9 (1.02%) PHP5
14 9 (1.02%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 8 (0.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (4.77%) Security Cleared
2 26 (2.95%) SC Cleared
3 25 (2.84%) ISEB
4 23 (2.61%) PMI Certification
4 23 (2.61%) Degree
5 9 (1.02%) PMP
5 9 (1.02%) ISTQB
5 9 (1.02%) MCTS
5 9 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.68%) MCSA
8 5 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.34%) MCITP
10 3 (0.34%) APMP
10 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.11%) HND
11 1 (0.11%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.34%) QA
2 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.23%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.11%) SLA
3 1 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 11 (1.25%) VirtualBox
2 9 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.91%) Docker
4 7 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.57%) vSphere
6 2 (0.23%) Varnish
7 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.11%) NFS
7 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 46 (5.23%) Puppet
2 35 (3.98%) Vagrant
3 16 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (1.02%) Oracle Identity Management
5 5 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.34%) Hyperic
6 3 (0.34%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.34%) logstash
7 2 (0.23%) SELinux
8 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 108 (12.27%) Microsoft
2 96 (10.91%) Oracle
3 19 (2.16%) Apple
4 12 (1.36%) SAP
4 12 (1.36%) VMware
5 10 (1.14%) Adobe
6 9 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.02%) Atlassian
7 8 (0.91%) Red Hat
7 8 (0.91%) Google
8 7 (0.80%) Apigee
9 6 (0.68%) WSO2
9 6 (0.68%) IBM
9 6 (0.68%) Telerik
10 5 (0.57%) Ektron
10 5 (0.57%) HP
10 5 (0.57%) Baan
11 4 (0.45%) Informatica
11 4 (0.45%) Zend
11 4 (0.45%) Appcelerator
Winchester, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £175 - £275 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
JPS Selection
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £38 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 14 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Slough
The People Network
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 21 days ago