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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 38 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 437 375 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.44% 4.15% 3.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.89% 5.70% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 248 176
Average daily rate
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£388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- +12.43%
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
7415 6578 5721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.33% 72.71% 71.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4123 3588 2901
Average daily rate £395 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 272 287
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 +29 141 £385 -0.64% 26
Berkshire +9 129 £400 +6.66% 39
Buckinghamshire -4 48 £394 -1.56% 22
Surrey -31 44 £400 -2.43% 41
East Sussex +7 31 £320 +6.66% 13
Oxfordshire -10 25 £400 +23.07% 14
Kent +3 17 £345 -8.00% 13
West Sussex -36 5 £400 -5.88% 8
Middlesex - 2 £363 - 1
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 27 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.

1 803 (93.92%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (30.29%) .NET
3 256 (29.94%) TDD
4 229 (26.78%) C#
5 227 (26.55%) JavaScript
6 214 (25.03%) HTML
7 211 (24.68%) Java
8 172 (20.12%) CSS
9 162 (18.95%) Web Services
10 153 (17.89%) MVC
11 148 (17.31%) SQL
12 146 (17.08%) Finance
13 141 (16.49%) Linux
13 141 (16.49%) Continuous Integration
14 138 (16.14%) BDD
15 130 (15.20%) OO
16 127 (14.85%) Git (software)
17 126 (14.74%) jQuery
18 122 (14.27%) ASP.NET
19 118 (13.80%) Jenkins
20 111 (12.98%) Microsoft
20 111 (12.98%) Selenium
21 106 (12.40%) Kanban
22 103 (12.05%) SQL Server
23 102 (11.93%) HTML5
24 96 (11.23%) AngularJS
25 95 (11.11%) JIRA
26 94 (10.99%) RESTful
27 93 (10.88%) Team Foundation Server
28 89 (10.41%) Cucumber

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 63 (7.37%) Apache
2 53 (6.20%) CMS
3 41 (4.80%) Node.js
4 33 (3.86%) WebLogic
5 28 (3.27%) Tomcat
6 23 (2.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 22 (2.57%) SharePoint
8 18 (2.11%) Kentico
9 14 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (1.52%) Confluence
11 12 (1.40%) Drupal
12 9 (1.05%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.82%) IIS
13 7 (0.82%) Alfresco
14 6 (0.70%) JBoss
15 5 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.47%) LiveCycle
16 4 (0.47%) Adobe CQ
16 4 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
17 3 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (4.33%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.29%) MS Project
3 9 (1.05%) FrameMaker
3 9 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.05%) RoboHelp
4 7 (0.82%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.23%) MS Office
8 1 (0.12%) Simulink
8 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (1.52%) Magento
2 11 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.35%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.52%) SaaS
5 12 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (1.29%) Amazon S3
7 10 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (0.70%) Force.com
9 3 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.23%) IaaS
10 2 (0.23%) PaaS
10 2 (0.23%) Office 365
11 1 (0.12%) GitHub
11 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.67%) Internet
2 18 (2.11%) HTTP
3 9 (1.05%) Network Security
4 8 (0.94%) Firewall
5 6 (0.70%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.47%) FTP
6 4 (0.47%) AMQP
7 3 (0.35%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (0.35%) NGN
7 3 (0.35%) DSL
7 3 (0.35%) SSL
7 3 (0.35%) S/MIME
7 3 (0.35%) SMTP
8 2 (0.23%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.23%) DNS
8 2 (0.23%) Wireless
8 2 (0.23%) NFC
9 1 (0.12%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.12%) RTP
9 1 (0.12%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.09%) NoSQL
3 33 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (3.51%) MongoDB
5 29 (3.39%) Relational Database
6 27 (3.16%) MySQL
6 27 (3.16%) Oracle Database
7 22 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.52%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.40%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.40%) Big Data
11 11 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 127 (14.85%) Git (software)
2 118 (13.80%) Jenkins
3 111 (12.98%) Selenium
4 95 (11.11%) JIRA
5 93 (10.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 89 (10.41%) Cucumber
7 79 (9.24%) Visual Studio
8 73 (8.54%) Subversion
9 47 (5.50%) JUnit
10 39 (4.56%) NUnit
11 35 (4.09%) Maven
12 32 (3.74%) Mockito
13 21 (2.46%) WebDriver
14 19 (2.22%) Xcode
15 18 (2.11%) SpecFlow
16 15 (1.75%) Jasmine
16 15 (1.75%) Ant
17 14 (1.64%) QuickTest Pro
18 13 (1.52%) Eclipse
18 13 (1.52%) RSpec
General
1 146 (17.08%) Finance
2 44 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 26 (3.04%) Publishing
4 24 (2.81%) Retail
5 22 (2.57%) Marketing
6 20 (2.34%) Banking
7 12 (1.40%) Games
8 10 (1.17%) Advertising
9 9 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.05%) Electronics
10 7 (0.82%) Automotive
11 5 (0.58%) Legal
11 5 (0.58%) Billing
12 4 (0.47%) Military
12 4 (0.47%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.23%) German Language
15 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 378 (44.21%) Developer
2 139 (16.26%) Analyst
3 110 (12.87%) .NET Developer
4 82 (9.59%) Business Analyst
5 66 (7.72%) Java Developer
6 65 (7.60%) Project Manager
7 62 (7.25%) C# Developer
8 59 (6.90%) ScrumMaster
9 49 (5.73%) C# .NET Developer
10 45 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
11 44 (5.15%) Test Analyst
12 38 (4.44%) Architect
13 37 (4.33%) Tester
14 33 (3.86%) Software Engineer
15 31 (3.63%) ASP.NET Developer
16 29 (3.39%) Senior Developer
17 27 (3.16%) JavaScript Developer
17 27 (3.16%) iOS Developer
18 24 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
18 24 (2.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (30.29%) .NET
2 214 (25.03%) HTML
3 172 (20.12%) CSS
4 162 (18.95%) Web Services
5 126 (14.74%) jQuery
6 122 (14.27%) ASP.NET
7 102 (11.93%) HTML5
8 96 (11.23%) AngularJS
9 94 (10.99%) RESTful
10 89 (10.41%) WCF
10 89 (10.41%) XML
11 83 (9.71%) ASP.NET MVC
12 68 (7.95%) .NET Framework
13 67 (7.84%) Spring
14 66 (7.72%) CSS3
15 60 (7.02%) JSON
16 53 (6.20%) SOAP
17 50 (5.85%) Ajax
18 49 (5.73%) REST
19 42 (4.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.02%) Open Source
2 55 (6.43%) User Experience
3 41 (4.80%) Mobile App
4 38 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (3.16%) iPhone
6 20 (2.34%) iPad
7 16 (1.87%) PMI
8 14 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.40%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.40%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.94%) DTV
10 8 (0.94%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.82%) Digital Media
11 7 (0.82%) Web 2.0
12 6 (0.70%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.70%) GIS
12 6 (0.70%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
13 5 (0.58%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 141 (16.49%) Linux
2 61 (7.13%) Windows
3 50 (5.85%) Apple iOS
4 37 (4.33%) UNIX
5 30 (3.51%) Android
6 15 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (0.94%) CentOS
8 7 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 803 (93.92%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (29.94%) TDD
3 153 (17.89%) MVC
4 141 (16.49%) Continuous Integration
5 138 (16.14%) BDD
6 130 (15.20%) OO
7 106 (12.40%) Kanban
8 88 (10.29%) Software Engineering
9 82 (9.59%) User Stories
10 73 (8.54%) SOA
11 71 (8.30%) Waterfall
12 67 (7.84%) Automated Testing
13 66 (7.72%) Project Management
14 62 (7.25%) Web Development
15 58 (6.78%) Test Automation
16 56 (6.55%) PRINCE2
17 55 (6.43%) E-Commerce
18 54 (6.32%) Unit Testing
19 45 (5.26%) Business Analysis
20 44 (5.15%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 229 (26.78%) C#
2 227 (26.55%) JavaScript
3 211 (24.68%) Java
4 148 (17.31%) SQL
5 44 (5.15%) PHP
6 40 (4.68%) C++
7 39 (4.56%) Python
8 36 (4.21%) Objective-C
9 24 (2.81%) VB.NET
10 21 (2.46%) C
10 21 (2.46%) Ruby
11 17 (1.99%) T-SQL
12 15 (1.75%) Scala
13 12 (1.40%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.05%) XPath
14 9 (1.05%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.94%) PHP5
15 8 (0.94%) XQuery
15 8 (0.94%) VC++
16 7 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (4.21%) ISEB
2 31 (3.63%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.16%) Degree
4 26 (3.04%) PMI Certification
5 17 (1.99%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.52%) ISTQB
7 12 (1.40%) PMP
8 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.05%) MCTS
9 8 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.70%) MCSA
11 5 (0.58%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.35%) MCITP
12 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.35%) APMP
13 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.12%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.03%) QA
2 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.23%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.12%) SLA
4 1 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 15 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
2 12 (1.40%) VirtualBox
3 11 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.05%) Docker
5 5 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.58%) vSphere
5 5 (0.58%) KVM
6 3 (0.35%) Varnish
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.12%) NFS
7 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 59 (6.90%) Puppet
2 47 (5.50%) Vagrant
3 15 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Management
5 7 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.35%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.35%) Hyperic
6 3 (0.35%) logstash
7 2 (0.23%) SELinux
Vendors
1 111 (12.98%) Microsoft
2 87 (10.18%) Oracle
3 17 (1.99%) SAP
4 14 (1.64%) Apple
4 14 (1.64%) VMware
5 11 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (1.29%) Adobe
6 9 (1.05%) Atlassian
6 9 (1.05%) Google
7 8 (0.94%) Red Hat
8 7 (0.82%) IBM
9 5 (0.58%) Twitter
9 5 (0.58%) WSO2
10 4 (0.47%) Appcelerator
10 4 (0.47%) Ektron
10 4 (0.47%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.35%) ESRI
11 3 (0.35%) Sun
11 3 (0.35%) HP
11 3 (0.35%) hybris
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Rate: Contract Rate
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Rate: £370-£400/Day
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £375 per day
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