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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 43 47 47
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 419 307 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.26% 3.60% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.83% 5.05% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 187 196
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.41 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.33 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -10.00%
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
7191 6084 5762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.11% 71.29% 69.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4096 3269 2871
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 229 355
Average hourly rate £21.58 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 +18 105 £350 +16.66% 37
Berkshire +13 92 £389 +11.07% 19
Surrey -7 70 £350 -6.66% 21
Buckinghamshire -8 52 £400 +3.22% 13
Oxfordshire +3 46 £450 +7.46% 8
Kent +3 18 £325 -20.00% 11
East Sussex -3 16 £313 -29.21% 6
Middlesex -1 7 £400 -11.11% 3
West Sussex -13 4 £400 -11.11% 8
Home Counties - 2 £413 -
Thames Valley - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 809 (94.40%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (30.11%) .NET
3 235 (27.42%) TDD
4 210 (24.50%) C#
5 195 (22.75%) Java
6 192 (22.40%) JavaScript
7 180 (21.00%) HTML
8 170 (19.84%) MVC
9 169 (19.72%) CSS
9 169 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
10 168 (19.60%) Web Services
11 166 (19.37%) SQL
12 154 (17.97%) Finance
13 153 (17.85%) BDD
14 130 (15.17%) OO
15 121 (14.12%) Microsoft
16 120 (14.00%) jQuery
17 119 (13.89%) Jenkins
18 117 (13.65%) Kanban
18 117 (13.65%) XML
19 114 (13.30%) WCF
20 113 (13.19%) ASP.NET
20 113 (13.19%) SQL Server
21 110 (12.84%) Linux
22 109 (12.72%) Git (software)
23 100 (11.67%) User Stories
24 97 (11.32%) JIRA
25 92 (10.74%) Team Foundation Server
26 90 (10.50%) Oracle
27 88 (10.27%) RESTful

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 66 (7.70%) Apache
2 45 (5.25%) Tomcat
3 38 (4.43%) CMS
4 31 (3.62%) SharePoint
5 30 (3.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 28 (3.27%) WebLogic
7 19 (2.22%) Node.js
8 14 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 13 (1.52%) Confluence
9 13 (1.52%) Drupal
10 12 (1.40%) Kentico
11 11 (1.28%) Apache Solr
12 9 (1.05%) JBoss
13 8 (0.93%) IIS
14 7 (0.82%) Alfresco
15 6 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.70%) WebSphere Process Server
16 5 (0.58%) Mule
Applications
1 37 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.57%) MS Office
3 14 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.17%) Photoshop
4 10 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (1.05%) MS Project
6 6 (0.70%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.12%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 23 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.82%) Magento
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (2.45%) SaaS
4 20 (2.33%) Amazon S3
5 17 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.47%) Office 365
7 3 (0.35%) Force.com
7 3 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.23%) GitHub
8 2 (0.23%) IaaS
8 2 (0.23%) PaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 56 (6.53%) Internet
2 31 (3.62%) HTTP
3 12 (1.40%) Network Security
4 11 (1.28%) SSL
5 8 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.93%) NGN
6 7 (0.82%) Intranet
7 6 (0.70%) Firewall
8 4 (0.47%) FTP
9 3 (0.35%) SMTP
9 3 (0.35%) S/MIME
9 3 (0.35%) DAB
9 3 (0.35%) DSL
9 3 (0.35%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.23%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.23%) SSH
10 2 (0.23%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.12%) ATM
11 1 (0.12%) DNS
11 1 (0.12%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.78%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (3.85%) MySQL
4 30 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 29 (3.38%) Oracle Database
6 27 (3.15%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.33%) NoSQL
8 19 (2.22%) MongoDB
9 14 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.17%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.17%) QlikView
12 8 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (0.58%) Big Data
14 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 119 (13.89%) Jenkins
2 109 (12.72%) Git (software)
3 97 (11.32%) JIRA
4 92 (10.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 84 (9.80%) Cucumber
6 81 (9.45%) Visual Studio
7 73 (8.52%) Subversion
7 73 (8.52%) Selenium
8 54 (6.30%) Maven
9 45 (5.25%) JUnit
10 29 (3.38%) Eclipse
11 28 (3.27%) SpecFlow
12 26 (3.03%) NUnit
13 24 (2.80%) Mockito
14 21 (2.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 20 (2.33%) SoapUI
16 19 (2.22%) RSpec
16 19 (2.22%) Ant
17 17 (1.98%) Jasmine
18 16 (1.87%) JMeter
General
1 154 (17.97%) Finance
2 50 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 39 (4.55%) Publishing
4 37 (4.32%) Marketing
5 23 (2.68%) Retail
6 17 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.87%) Banking
7 16 (1.87%) Electronics
8 13 (1.52%) Advertising
9 12 (1.40%) Automotive
10 8 (0.93%) Legal
11 6 (0.70%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.58%) French Language
12 5 (0.58%) Back Office
13 4 (0.47%) Games
14 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.23%) Law
15 2 (0.23%) Billing
15 2 (0.23%) German Language
15 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 366 (42.71%) Developer
2 150 (17.50%) Analyst
3 117 (13.65%) .NET Developer
4 100 (11.67%) Business Analyst
5 63 (7.35%) ScrumMaster
6 61 (7.12%) Project Manager
7 60 (7.00%) C# Developer
8 59 (6.88%) Agile Business Analyst
9 54 (6.30%) Java Developer
10 48 (5.60%) C# .NET Developer
11 42 (4.90%) Architect
12 34 (3.97%) Test Analyst
13 32 (3.73%) Software Engineer
13 32 (3.73%) DevOps Engineer
14 31 (3.62%) Senior Developer
15 28 (3.27%) Tester
16 25 (2.92%) Front-End Developer
17 21 (2.45%) Web Developer
17 21 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
18 20 (2.33%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (30.11%) .NET
2 180 (21.00%) HTML
3 169 (19.72%) CSS
4 168 (19.60%) Web Services
5 120 (14.00%) jQuery
6 117 (13.65%) XML
7 114 (13.30%) WCF
8 113 (13.19%) ASP.NET
9 88 (10.27%) RESTful
10 83 (9.68%) SOAP
11 77 (8.98%) HTML5
12 73 (8.52%) AngularJS
13 71 (8.28%) ASP.NET MVC
14 70 (8.17%) Spring
15 64 (7.47%) REST
16 63 (7.35%) .NET Framework
17 60 (7.00%) Ajax
18 55 (6.42%) CSS3
19 53 (6.18%) J2EE
20 46 (5.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.42%) Open Source
2 46 (5.37%) User Experience
3 38 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.62%) Mobile App
5 24 (2.80%) Data Structures
6 23 (2.68%) iPad
7 21 (2.45%) iPhone
8 15 (1.75%) Algorithms
8 15 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 14 (1.63%) DTV
9 14 (1.63%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.28%) GIS
11 10 (1.17%) PMI
11 10 (1.17%) Inversion of Control
12 9 (1.05%) Digital Media
13 8 (0.93%) EPoS
13 8 (0.93%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.82%) Management Information System
15 6 (0.70%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 110 (12.84%) Linux
2 45 (5.25%) Windows
3 31 (3.62%) UNIX
4 30 (3.50%) Apple iOS
5 20 (2.33%) CentOS
6 15 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
7 13 (1.52%) Android
8 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.35%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.12%) VMS
11 1 (0.12%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 809 (94.40%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (27.42%) TDD
3 170 (19.84%) MVC
4 169 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
5 153 (17.85%) BDD
6 130 (15.17%) OO
7 117 (13.65%) Kanban
8 100 (11.67%) User Stories
9 83 (9.68%) E-Commerce
10 80 (9.33%) SOA
11 74 (8.63%) Software Engineering
12 67 (7.82%) DevOps
13 66 (7.70%) Unit Testing
14 59 (6.88%) Test Automation
15 58 (6.77%) Business Analysis
16 57 (6.65%) Project Management
17 54 (6.30%) PRINCE2
18 53 (6.18%) CRM
18 53 (6.18%) Web Development
19 46 (5.37%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 210 (24.50%) C#
2 195 (22.75%) Java
3 192 (22.40%) JavaScript
4 166 (19.37%) SQL
5 43 (5.02%) VB.NET
6 35 (4.08%) PHP
7 29 (3.38%) C++
8 27 (3.15%) Python
9 25 (2.92%) Ruby
10 22 (2.57%) Objective-C
11 20 (2.33%) C
12 18 (2.10%) Bash Shell
13 17 (1.98%) Scala
14 15 (1.75%) T-SQL
15 13 (1.52%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.40%) XPath
17 11 (1.28%) XQuery
18 10 (1.17%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
19 8 (0.93%) Groovy
19 8 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (5.02%) ISEB
2 38 (4.43%) Degree
3 36 (4.20%) Security Cleared
4 20 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.98%) ISTQB
6 14 (1.63%) PMI Certification
7 13 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.70%) BC Cleared
9 6 (0.70%) PMP
10 4 (0.47%) MCTS
10 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.35%) MCSA
12 2 (0.23%) HND
12 2 (0.23%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.12%) IIBA
13 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.12%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.37%) QA
2 3 (0.35%) WCAG
3 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.23%) SLA
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.12%) WAI
4 1 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 14 (1.63%) VirtualBox
2 13 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
3 12 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.17%) KVM
5 7 (0.82%) Docker
5 7 (0.82%) vCloud
6 3 (0.35%) vSphere
6 3 (0.35%) Varnish
7 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 78 (9.10%) Puppet
2 64 (7.47%) Vagrant
3 12 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.40%) Oracle Identity Management
4 10 (1.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.47%) WebInspect
5 4 (0.47%) SCCM
5 4 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.35%) yum
6 3 (0.35%) Hyperic
6 3 (0.35%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.35%) logstash
7 1 (0.12%) SELinux
7 1 (0.12%) SCOM
7 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 121 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 90 (10.50%) Oracle
3 22 (2.57%) VMware
4 19 (2.22%) Adobe
5 18 (2.10%) SAP
6 17 (1.98%) Apple
6 17 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (1.75%) Google
8 14 (1.63%) IBM
9 12 (1.40%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.05%) EMC
11 7 (0.82%) ESRI
11 7 (0.82%) hybris
12 6 (0.70%) Tripwire
12 6 (0.70%) Software AG
13 5 (0.58%) Sun
13 5 (0.58%) Sitecore
14 4 (0.47%) Ab Initio
14 4 (0.47%) Teradata
14 4 (0.47%) Informatica
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Posted: 16 hours ago
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Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £300 per hour DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £345 per day DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £440 per day DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Milton Keynes
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Rate: £380 - 400 per day
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