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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 36 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 457 396 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.92% 4.53% 4.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.71% 6.34% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 263 228
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £269 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
Average hourly rate £27.66 £45.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.53% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
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
6806 6247 7090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.34% 71.52% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 3470 3387
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 251 313
Average hourly rate £21.82 £29.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.75% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.20 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 138 £375 +6.38% 33
Berkshire +36 99 £350 -12.50% 27
Surrey +6 81 £400 +23.07% 31
Buckinghamshire -5 58 £400 - 12
Oxfordshire +5 26 £500 +29.03% 14
East Sussex -15 23 £400 +8.10% 7
West Sussex -22 9 £375 +15.38% 8
Middlesex -1 5 £438 +36.71% 3
Kent -6 5 £388 +3.33% 10
Sussex - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 778 (94.53%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (29.04%) .NET
3 212 (25.76%) C#
4 204 (24.79%) TDD
5 168 (20.41%) SQL
6 167 (20.29%) Web Services
7 165 (20.05%) Java
8 163 (19.81%) MVC
9 157 (19.08%) Continuous Integration
10 151 (18.35%) BDD
11 138 (16.77%) SQL Server
12 135 (16.40%) Finance
13 129 (15.67%) WCF
14 125 (15.19%) XML
15 123 (14.95%) JavaScript
16 121 (14.70%) HTML
17 120 (14.58%) CSS
18 113 (13.73%) Oracle
19 111 (13.49%) OO
20 106 (12.88%) jQuery
20 106 (12.88%) Kanban
21 103 (12.52%) Team Foundation Server
21 103 (12.52%) Visual Studio
22 98 (11.91%) ASP.NET
23 97 (11.79%) SOAP
24 95 (11.54%) Microsoft
25 93 (11.30%) Software Engineering
26 91 (11.06%) JIRA
27 88 (10.69%) Jenkins
28 84 (10.21%) E-Commerce

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 50 (6.08%) Tomcat
2 49 (5.95%) Apache
3 30 (3.65%) CMS
4 29 (3.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 28 (3.40%) Confluence
6 25 (3.04%) SharePoint
6 25 (3.04%) WebLogic
7 19 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (2.07%) WebSphere
9 12 (1.46%) Apache Solr
10 11 (1.34%) Node.js
11 8 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (0.73%) Mule
12 6 (0.73%) Drupal
13 5 (0.61%) TeamSite
13 5 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.61%) IIS
13 5 (0.61%) WebSphere Process Server
13 5 (0.61%) Liferay
14 4 (0.49%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 24 (2.92%) MS Office
1 24 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.55%) Photoshop
3 16 (1.94%) Adobe Illustrator
4 15 (1.82%) OmniGraffle
5 10 (1.22%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.09%) MS Project
7 5 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.12%) Maya
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
8 1 (0.12%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 15 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.73%) Magento
6 2 (0.24%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.24%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.24%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
3 24 (2.92%) SaaS
4 22 (2.67%) Office 365
5 18 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (1.82%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.36%) GitHub
7 3 (0.36%) IaaS
8 1 (0.12%) PaaS
8 1 (0.12%) Force.com
8 1 (0.12%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.22%) Internet
2 32 (3.89%) HTTP
3 12 (1.46%) Intranet
4 10 (1.22%) SSL
5 5 (0.61%) NGN
5 5 (0.61%) Network Security
6 3 (0.36%) Firewall
6 3 (0.36%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.36%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.24%) SSH
7 2 (0.24%) DNS
7 2 (0.24%) LAN
7 2 (0.24%) DAB
8 1 (0.12%) DVB
8 1 (0.12%) Extranet
8 1 (0.12%) IPv4
8 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.12%) SAN
8 1 (0.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (16.77%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.44%) MySQL
3 46 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (4.25%) Oracle Database
6 19 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (1.82%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.58%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.09%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.09%) QlikView
11 9 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.09%) NoSQL
12 8 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.61%) DB2
14 5 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 103 (12.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 103 (12.52%) Visual Studio
2 91 (11.06%) JIRA
3 88 (10.69%) Jenkins
4 75 (9.11%) Subversion
5 71 (8.63%) Git (software)
6 58 (7.05%) Cucumber
7 55 (6.68%) Selenium
8 47 (5.71%) Maven
9 44 (5.35%) JUnit
10 35 (4.25%) NUnit
11 33 (4.01%) Eclipse
12 31 (3.77%) SpecFlow
13 24 (2.92%) SoapUI
14 18 (2.19%) Axure RP
14 18 (2.19%) Ant
15 16 (1.94%) RSpec
15 16 (1.94%) JMeter
16 15 (1.82%) WebDriver
17 14 (1.70%) Mockito
General
1 135 (16.40%) Finance
2 44 (5.35%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.65%) Marketing
4 29 (3.52%) Publishing
5 26 (3.16%) Retail
6 20 (2.43%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.82%) Electronics
8 14 (1.70%) Banking
9 12 (1.46%) Advertising
10 10 (1.22%) Automotive
11 8 (0.97%) Games
12 7 (0.85%) Spanish Language
13 6 (0.73%) Back Office
13 6 (0.73%) Legal
14 5 (0.61%) French Language
15 3 (0.36%) Law
15 3 (0.36%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.24%) Military
17 1 (0.12%) Front Office
17 1 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 302 (36.70%) Developer
2 162 (19.68%) Analyst
3 101 (12.27%) Business Analyst
4 93 (11.30%) .NET Developer
5 74 (8.99%) ScrumMaster
6 59 (7.17%) C# Developer
6 59 (7.17%) Project Manager
7 51 (6.20%) Agile Business Analyst
8 50 (6.08%) Software Engineer
9 48 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
10 43 (5.22%) Test Analyst
11 39 (4.74%) Java Developer
12 35 (4.25%) Architect
13 29 (3.52%) Senior Developer
14 26 (3.16%) Software Developer
15 25 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
16 24 (2.92%) Designer
16 24 (2.92%) Web Developer
17 23 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
17 23 (2.79%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (29.04%) .NET
2 167 (20.29%) Web Services
3 129 (15.67%) WCF
4 125 (15.19%) XML
5 121 (14.70%) HTML
6 120 (14.58%) CSS
7 106 (12.88%) jQuery
8 98 (11.91%) ASP.NET
9 97 (11.79%) SOAP
10 81 (9.84%) Spring
11 73 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC
12 64 (7.78%) J2EE
13 57 (6.93%) RESTful
14 54 (6.56%) REST
15 53 (6.44%) Ajax
16 51 (6.20%) WPF
17 48 (5.83%) .NET Framework
18 45 (5.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 44 (5.35%) HTML5
20 39 (4.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.56%) Open Source
2 43 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (4.37%) User Experience
4 33 (4.01%) Mobile App
5 26 (3.16%) N-Tier
6 21 (2.55%) iPad
6 21 (2.55%) iPhone
7 17 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.94%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.70%) DTV
10 11 (1.34%) GIS
11 10 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
11 10 (1.22%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.85%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.85%) EPoS
13 6 (0.73%) Kindle
14 5 (0.61%) W3C
14 5 (0.61%) Xbox
15 4 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
15 4 (0.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 81 (9.84%) Linux
2 64 (7.78%) Windows
3 40 (4.86%) UNIX
4 28 (3.40%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.31%) CentOS
5 19 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (1.94%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (0.97%) Android
8 6 (0.73%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.36%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.24%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.24%) AIX
12 1 (0.12%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.12%) VMS
12 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 778 (94.53%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (24.79%) TDD
3 163 (19.81%) MVC
4 157 (19.08%) Continuous Integration
5 151 (18.35%) BDD
6 111 (13.49%) OO
7 106 (12.88%) Kanban
8 93 (11.30%) Software Engineering
9 84 (10.21%) E-Commerce
10 83 (10.09%) SOA
11 82 (9.96%) User Stories
12 78 (9.48%) DevOps
13 72 (8.75%) Project Management
14 67 (8.14%) PRINCE2
15 66 (8.02%) Business Analysis
16 61 (7.41%) Waterfall
17 60 (7.29%) Unit Testing
18 52 (6.32%) Web Development
19 51 (6.20%) UML
20 48 (5.83%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 212 (25.76%) C#
2 168 (20.41%) SQL
3 165 (20.05%) Java
4 123 (14.95%) JavaScript
5 28 (3.40%) VB.NET
6 27 (3.28%) Python
7 23 (2.79%) Objective-C
7 23 (2.79%) C++
8 21 (2.55%) Ruby
9 19 (2.31%) T-SQL
9 19 (2.31%) PHP
10 18 (2.19%) PL/SQL
11 16 (1.94%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.46%) C
13 11 (1.34%) VB
13 11 (1.34%) Scala
14 10 (1.22%) Groovy
15 9 (1.09%) Perl
15 9 (1.09%) XPath
16 8 (0.97%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 45 (5.47%) ISEB
2 38 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 33 (4.01%) Degree
4 17 (2.07%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.94%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.73%) BC Cleared
7 6 (0.73%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.36%) PMP
9 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.36%) MCSA
9 3 (0.36%) OCPJP
9 3 (0.36%) MCTS
10 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.24%) APMP
10 2 (0.24%) HND
11 1 (0.12%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (7.41%) QA
2 7 (0.85%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.61%) WCAG
4 4 (0.49%) SLA
5 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (1.46%) vCloud
1 12 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.85%) VirtualBox
3 6 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.61%) KVM
5 3 (0.36%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.36%) vSphere
6 2 (0.24%) Docker
6 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 62 (7.53%) Puppet
2 47 (5.71%) Vagrant
3 15 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.22%) Oracle Identity Management
5 9 (1.09%) SCCM
5 9 (1.09%) YUM
6 8 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.49%) WebInspect
9 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.12%) SCOM
10 1 (0.12%) Ansible
10 1 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 113 (13.73%) Oracle
2 95 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 28 (3.40%) VMware
4 25 (3.04%) Adobe
5 21 (2.55%) hybris
6 20 (2.43%) Apple
7 17 (2.07%) Red Hat
7 17 (2.07%) SAP
8 14 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.70%) EMC
8 14 (1.70%) IBM
9 11 (1.34%) Google
9 11 (1.34%) Sitecore
10 8 (0.97%) Tripwire
10 8 (0.97%) HP
11 7 (0.85%) ESRI
12 5 (0.61%) Interwoven
12 5 (0.61%) Software AG
12 5 (0.61%) Informatica
12 5 (0.61%) JBoss
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Steria
Rate: Up to £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £510 per day DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Go Partnership.
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 300 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £30 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago