The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 38 39 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 403 376 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.39% 4.44% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.02% 6.28% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 250 181
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+18.93% -4.34%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6696 5991 6875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.96% 70.82% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3666 3220 3261
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 250 319
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.61 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £46.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Scrum
England

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 1 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 1 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 +10 112 £365 +8.14% 38
Berkshire +14 95 £350 -17.64% 29
Surrey -6 73 £375 +15.38% 35
Buckinghamshire -7 61 £400 +6.66% 17
East Sussex -3 28 £450 +24.13% 11
Oxfordshire +3 12 £350 -9.67% 19
Kent 0 10 £375 +7.14% 6
West Sussex -25 7 £413 +26.92% 8
Middlesex -4 3 £438 +3.55% 3
Sussex - 1 £415 -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 313 (40.44%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (33.59%) .NET
3 231 (29.84%) C#
4 189 (24.42%) TDD
5 175 (22.61%) SQL
6 147 (18.99%) SQL Server
7 146 (18.86%) MVC
8 143 (18.48%) BDD
9 140 (18.09%) Java
10 130 (16.80%) Web Services
11 127 (16.41%) WCF
12 126 (16.28%) Visual Studio
13 123 (15.89%) XML
13 123 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
14 122 (15.76%) HTML
15 119 (15.37%) Finance
16 115 (14.86%) ASP.NET
17 114 (14.73%) CSS
18 105 (13.57%) Team Foundation Server
19 104 (13.44%) JavaScript
20 100 (12.92%) Microsoft
21 99 (12.79%) Oracle
22 98 (12.66%) Software Engineering
23 95 (12.27%) jQuery
24 90 (11.63%) OO
25 87 (11.24%) Project Management
26 82 (10.59%) E-Commerce
26 82 (10.59%) Kanban
27 81 (10.47%) SOAP
28 79 (10.21%) PRINCE2

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 33 (4.26%) Tomcat
1 33 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 31 (4.01%) CMS
2 31 (4.01%) Apache
3 21 (2.71%) WebSphere
4 20 (2.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 19 (2.45%) Confluence
6 18 (2.33%) WebLogic
7 17 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.90%) Node.js
10 6 (0.78%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.65%) TeamSite
12 4 (0.52%) Liferay
12 4 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
12 4 (0.52%) Content Management Server
12 4 (0.52%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.39%) Drupal
13 3 (0.39%) IIS
13 3 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 36 (4.65%) MS Office
2 19 (2.45%) Photoshop
3 15 (1.94%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (1.94%) OmniGraffle
4 8 (1.03%) MS Project
5 7 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
6 1 (0.13%) Maya
6 1 (0.13%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 24 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.90%) 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 24 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (2.71%) SaaS
3 21 (2.71%) Office 365
4 13 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (1.55%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.26%) GitHub
6 2 (0.26%) IaaS
7 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.13%) Heroku
7 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.13%) Force.com
7 1 (0.13%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.84%) Internet
2 14 (1.81%) HTTP
3 9 (1.16%) Intranet
4 3 (0.39%) SSL
4 3 (0.39%) Bluetooth
4 3 (0.39%) LAN
4 3 (0.39%) Firewall
5 2 (0.26%) AMQP
5 2 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.26%) WEP
5 2 (0.26%) WAN
5 2 (0.26%) DNS
5 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.26%) IPv4
5 2 (0.26%) NGN
5 2 (0.26%) Network Security
6 1 (0.13%) SSH
6 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 56 (7.24%) MySQL
3 42 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (4.26%) Oracle Database
5 29 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (1.81%) MongoDB
8 11 (1.42%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.90%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.78%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.52%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.52%) Big Data
14 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 126 (16.28%) Visual Studio
2 105 (13.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 68 (8.79%) Jenkins
4 60 (7.75%) JIRA
5 52 (6.72%) Subversion
6 49 (6.33%) Selenium
7 42 (5.43%) NUnit
8 40 (5.17%) Git (software)
9 35 (4.52%) Cucumber
10 34 (4.39%) Maven
11 29 (3.75%) JUnit
12 28 (3.62%) SpecFlow
13 26 (3.36%) SoapUI
14 23 (2.97%) Axure RP
15 21 (2.71%) WebDriver
16 18 (2.33%) Eclipse
17 12 (1.55%) RSpec
17 12 (1.55%) Mockito
18 10 (1.29%) TestNG
18 10 (1.29%) Hudson
General
1 119 (15.37%) Finance
2 36 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 33 (4.26%) Retail
4 23 (2.97%) Publishing
5 19 (2.45%) Marketing
6 17 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.94%) Automotive
8 12 (1.55%) Banking
9 11 (1.42%) Advertising
10 9 (1.16%) Games
10 9 (1.16%) Back Office
11 8 (1.03%) Electronics
12 7 (0.90%) Legal
13 6 (0.78%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.52%) Law
14 4 (0.52%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.39%) French Language
16 2 (0.26%) Military
16 2 (0.26%) Front Office
16 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 266 (34.37%) Developer
2 144 (18.60%) Analyst
3 104 (13.44%) .NET Developer
4 79 (10.21%) ScrumMaster
5 77 (9.95%) Business Analyst
6 73 (9.43%) Project Manager
7 54 (6.98%) Software Engineer
7 54 (6.98%) C# Developer
8 52 (6.72%) Test Analyst
9 45 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
10 42 (5.43%) Senior Developer
11 40 (5.17%) Java Developer
12 36 (4.65%) Agile Business Analyst
13 33 (4.26%) Test Engineer
14 27 (3.49%) Development Manager
15 25 (3.23%) Architect
15 25 (3.23%) Designer
16 24 (3.10%) VB.NET Developer
16 24 (3.10%) Software Developer
17 23 (2.97%) User Experience Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (33.59%) .NET
2 130 (16.80%) Web Services
3 127 (16.41%) WCF
4 123 (15.89%) XML
5 122 (15.76%) HTML
6 115 (14.86%) ASP.NET
7 114 (14.73%) CSS
8 95 (12.27%) jQuery
9 81 (10.47%) SOAP
10 73 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 64 (8.27%) Spring
12 57 (7.36%) WPF
13 48 (6.20%) HTML5
13 48 (6.20%) REST
14 44 (5.68%) Ajax
15 42 (5.43%) J2EE
16 39 (5.04%) .NET Framework
16 39 (5.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 38 (4.91%) XSLT
18 36 (4.65%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.81%) Open Source
2 35 (4.52%) Mobile App
3 27 (3.49%) N-Tier
4 10 (1.29%) iPhone
4 10 (1.29%) iPad
4 10 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.03%) Xbox
6 8 (1.03%) DTV
7 7 (0.90%) Client/Server
7 7 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (0.90%) Visualisation
8 6 (0.78%) Kindle
8 6 (0.78%) Management Information System
8 6 (0.78%) W3C
9 5 (0.65%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.52%) GIS
10 4 (0.52%) EPoS
10 4 (0.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 68 (8.79%) Windows
2 66 (8.53%) Linux
3 28 (3.62%) Apple iOS
3 28 (3.62%) UNIX
4 18 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (2.07%) Oracle Linux
6 15 (1.94%) Android
7 13 (1.68%) CentOS
8 6 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.26%) AIX
10 2 (0.26%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Solaris
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (40.44%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (24.42%) TDD
3 146 (18.86%) MVC
4 143 (18.48%) BDD
5 123 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
6 98 (12.66%) Software Engineering
7 90 (11.63%) OO
8 87 (11.24%) Project Management
9 82 (10.59%) E-Commerce
9 82 (10.59%) Kanban
10 79 (10.21%) PRINCE2
11 69 (8.91%) SOA
12 58 (7.49%) Web Development
12 58 (7.49%) Automated Testing
12 58 (7.49%) User Stories
13 56 (7.24%) Unit Testing
14 54 (6.98%) Business Analysis
14 54 (6.98%) DevOps
15 50 (6.46%) Waterfall
16 43 (5.56%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 231 (29.84%) C#
2 175 (22.61%) SQL
3 140 (18.09%) Java
4 104 (13.44%) JavaScript
5 36 (4.65%) VB.NET
6 31 (4.01%) C++
7 30 (3.88%) Python
8 22 (2.84%) PHP
9 21 (2.71%) Ruby
10 20 (2.58%) T-SQL
11 19 (2.45%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.81%) Perl
13 13 (1.68%) VB
14 12 (1.55%) Objective-C
15 10 (1.29%) PHP5
16 9 (1.16%) Bash Shell
16 9 (1.16%) Scala
17 8 (1.03%) Groovy
18 7 (0.90%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (6.20%) ISEB
2 40 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 24 (3.10%) Degree
3 24 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.97%) ISTQB
5 8 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (1.03%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (0.78%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.52%) PMP
8 3 (0.39%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.26%) APMP
9 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.13%) HNC
10 1 (0.13%) HND
10 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (9.82%) QA
2 7 (0.90%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.65%) WCAG
4 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.52%) SLA
5 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (1.16%) vCloud
2 8 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.52%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.39%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 42 (5.43%) Puppet
2 31 (4.01%) Vagrant
3 13 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.16%) SCCM
5 8 (1.03%) YUM
6 6 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.26%) Ansible
7 2 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.13%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 100 (12.92%) Microsoft
2 99 (12.79%) Oracle
3 28 (3.62%) Adobe
4 21 (2.71%) VMware
5 17 (2.20%) hybris
6 14 (1.81%) IBM
7 12 (1.55%) Red Hat
7 12 (1.55%) Apple
8 11 (1.42%) EMC
8 11 (1.42%) Sitecore
9 10 (1.29%) SAP
10 9 (1.16%) Google
10 9 (1.16%) HP
10 9 (1.16%) Twitter
11 7 (0.90%) JBoss
11 7 (0.90%) ESRI
11 7 (0.90%) Appcelerator
12 5 (0.65%) Interwoven
12 5 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.52%) ATG
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