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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 40 41 35
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 441 420 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.38% 4.60% 4.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.71% 6.18% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 307 275
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-4.98% -
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
7728 6791 6398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.72% 74.36% 73.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4741 3829 3522
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 260 259
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.30 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -7 97 £370 - 41
Berkshire -8 89 £425 +13.33% 47
Surrey -1 87 £425 +7.93% 23
Oxfordshire +10 51 £403 -21.46% 9
Buckinghamshire -16 49 £425 +6.25% 12
West Sussex +4 33 £350 -15.15% 8
East Sussex -13 17 £375 -16.66% 6
Kent +4 8 £400 +4.91% 10
Middlesex +4 4 £408 -6.85%
Sussex +3 2 £375 -9.63%
Isle of Wight - 2 £235 -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 801 (92.28%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (30.30%) TDD
3 201 (23.16%) C#
3 201 (23.16%) .NET
4 190 (21.89%) JavaScript
5 174 (20.05%) Java
6 158 (18.20%) Continuous Integration
7 157 (18.09%) HTML
8 141 (16.24%) BDD
9 137 (15.78%) SQL
10 132 (15.21%) Finance
11 129 (14.86%) Oracle
11 129 (14.86%) Git (software)
12 127 (14.63%) CSS
13 125 (14.40%) MVC
14 113 (13.02%) User Stories
15 112 (12.90%) Web Services
16 111 (12.79%) Linux
17 106 (12.21%) Selenium
18 101 (11.64%) AngularJS
19 99 (11.41%) Jenkins
19 99 (11.41%) Microsoft
20 94 (10.83%) Windows
20 94 (10.83%) Kanban
21 92 (10.60%) ASP.NET
22 88 (10.14%) SQL Server
22 88 (10.14%) Subversion
23 79 (9.10%) E-Commerce
23 79 (9.10%) Team Foundation Server
24 78 (8.99%) Cucumber

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 46 (5.30%) Node.js
2 35 (4.03%) WebLogic
3 26 (3.00%) CMS
4 25 (2.88%) Apache
5 23 (2.65%) SharePoint
6 16 (1.84%) Oracle Spatial
6 16 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (1.50%) JBoss
8 9 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.04%) Confluence
9 8 (0.92%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.81%) IIS
10 7 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.69%) WordPress
11 6 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.35%) Moodle
12 3 (0.35%) K2 blackpearl
13 2 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (3.34%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.38%) MS Office
3 11 (1.27%) RoboHelp
3 11 (1.27%) FrameMaker
4 10 (1.15%) MS Project
5 6 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.23%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.23%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.12%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 22 (2.53%) Magento
2 13 (1.50%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.23%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.23%) Optimost
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.38%) GitHub
4 7 (0.81%) SaaS
5 3 (0.35%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.61%) Internet
2 22 (2.53%) HTTP
3 7 (0.81%) DAB
4 6 (0.69%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.46%) SMS
6 3 (0.35%) Intranet
7 2 (0.23%) MVNO
7 2 (0.23%) SSH
7 2 (0.23%) RIP
7 2 (0.23%) SNMP
7 2 (0.23%) VPN
7 2 (0.23%) SSL
7 2 (0.23%) MPLS
7 2 (0.23%) OSPF
7 2 (0.23%) BGP
7 2 (0.23%) DOCSIS
7 2 (0.23%) Telnet
8 1 (0.12%) SAN
8 1 (0.12%) LDAP
8 1 (0.12%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 57 (6.57%) Relational Database
3 48 (5.53%) MySQL
4 37 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (3.80%) NoSQL
6 28 (3.23%) Oracle Database
7 27 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (2.19%) MongoDB
11 16 (1.84%) Big Data
12 13 (1.50%) RDBMS
12 13 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.81%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.81%) OLAP
14 7 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 129 (14.86%) Git (software)
2 106 (12.21%) Selenium
3 99 (11.41%) Jenkins
4 88 (10.14%) Subversion
5 79 (9.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 78 (8.99%) Cucumber
7 57 (6.57%) JIRA
8 43 (4.95%) Visual Studio
9 34 (3.92%) JUnit
9 34 (3.92%) WebDriver
10 27 (3.11%) TeamCity
11 24 (2.76%) Maven
12 23 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (2.07%) Ant
13 18 (2.07%) PHPUnit
14 17 (1.96%) RSpec
15 15 (1.73%) SoapUI
15 15 (1.73%) MSBuild
16 14 (1.61%) Mockito
16 14 (1.61%) HP UFT
General
1 132 (15.21%) Finance
2 29 (3.34%) Telecoms
3 28 (3.23%) Banking
4 23 (2.65%) Games
5 16 (1.84%) Marketing
6 15 (1.73%) Retail
7 12 (1.38%) Publishing
8 8 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.81%) Automotive
9 7 (0.81%) Back Office
10 6 (0.69%) Electronics
11 5 (0.58%) Billing
12 4 (0.46%) Advertising
13 2 (0.23%) Danish Language
13 2 (0.23%) German Language
13 2 (0.23%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.23%) Norwegian Language
13 2 (0.23%) Swedish Language
14 1 (0.12%) Legal
14 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 331 (38.13%) Developer
2 153 (17.63%) Analyst
3 91 (10.48%) Business Analyst
4 78 (8.99%) ScrumMaster
5 74 (8.53%) .NET Developer
6 62 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 49 (5.65%) C# Developer
8 48 (5.53%) Software Engineer
9 47 (5.41%) Test Analyst
10 45 (5.18%) Java Developer
10 45 (5.18%) Agile Business Analyst
11 41 (4.72%) Senior Developer
12 34 (3.92%) Web Developer
13 30 (3.46%) Tester
14 29 (3.34%) Agile Project Manager
15 28 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
15 28 (3.23%) Architect
16 26 (3.00%) PHP Developer
17 19 (2.19%) Consultant
17 19 (2.19%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (23.16%) .NET
2 157 (18.09%) HTML
3 127 (14.63%) CSS
4 112 (12.90%) Web Services
5 101 (11.64%) AngularJS
6 92 (10.60%) ASP.NET
7 70 (8.06%) jQuery
8 68 (7.83%) XML
9 61 (7.03%) SOAP
10 56 (6.45%) REST
11 54 (6.22%) Spring
12 53 (6.11%) HTML5
13 50 (5.76%) ASP.NET MVC
14 49 (5.65%) RESTful
15 41 (4.72%) WCF
16 38 (4.38%) J2EE
16 38 (4.38%) KnockoutJS
17 33 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web API
18 31 (3.57%) WPF
18 31 (3.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.03%) User Experience
2 55 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 21 (2.42%) GIS
5 18 (2.07%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.61%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.50%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.38%) Visualisation
8 12 (1.38%) Online Games
9 8 (0.92%) Blog
9 8 (0.92%) DTV
9 8 (0.92%) Mobile Computing
9 8 (0.92%) Social Media
9 8 (0.92%) iPad
10 7 (0.81%) iPhone
10 7 (0.81%) Data Centre
10 7 (0.81%) Clustering
10 7 (0.81%) Psychology
11 6 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 111 (12.79%) Linux
2 94 (10.83%) Windows
3 53 (6.11%) UNIX
4 18 (2.07%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.38%) Android
6 11 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.27%) Mac OS X
7 9 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.69%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.69%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.46%) Solaris
9 4 (0.46%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.35%) MVS
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 801 (92.28%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (30.30%) TDD
3 158 (18.20%) Continuous Integration
4 141 (16.24%) BDD
5 125 (14.40%) MVC
6 113 (13.02%) User Stories
7 94 (10.83%) Kanban
8 79 (9.10%) E-Commerce
9 77 (8.87%) Automated Testing
10 73 (8.41%) Project Management
11 68 (7.83%) OO
11 68 (7.83%) Web Development
12 62 (7.14%) Waterfall
13 59 (6.80%) Software Engineering
14 56 (6.45%) Test Scripting
15 55 (6.34%) Unit Testing
16 54 (6.22%) UML
16 54 (6.22%) Configuration Management
17 53 (6.11%) OOP
18 50 (5.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 201 (23.16%) C#
2 190 (21.89%) JavaScript
3 174 (20.05%) Java
4 137 (15.78%) SQL
5 53 (6.11%) PHP
6 47 (5.41%) Python
7 45 (5.18%) C++
8 31 (3.57%) Ruby
9 26 (3.00%) T-SQL
10 21 (2.42%) PL/SQL
11 19 (2.19%) Scala
12 15 (1.73%) PHP5
12 15 (1.73%) C++/CLI
13 13 (1.50%) Objective-C
14 12 (1.38%) XPath
14 12 (1.38%) Perl
14 12 (1.38%) C
15 11 (1.27%) PowerShell
16 9 (1.04%) VC++
16 9 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 76 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 56 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 36 (4.15%) ISEB
4 28 (3.23%) Degree
5 16 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (1.73%) ISTQB
7 9 (1.04%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.58%) PMP
9 5 (0.58%) MCTS
10 4 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.46%) MCSA
11 3 (0.35%) PhD
11 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.23%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.12%) HP AIS
13 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.12%) HND
13 1 (0.12%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (7.83%) QA
2 8 (0.92%) SLA
3 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 10 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.35%) Docker
4 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.12%) vSphere
4 1 (0.12%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 25 (2.88%) Puppet
2 19 (2.19%) Vagrant
3 16 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Management
5 6 (0.69%) SCCM
6 5 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.23%) CA LISA
7 2 (0.23%) Ansible
7 2 (0.23%) Mesos
8 1 (0.12%) SELinux
8 1 (0.12%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.12%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 129 (14.86%) Oracle
2 99 (11.41%) Microsoft
3 16 (1.84%) HP
4 14 (1.61%) Adobe
4 14 (1.61%) SAP
4 14 (1.61%) VMware
5 13 (1.50%) Perforce
6 11 (1.27%) Google
6 11 (1.27%) Apple
7 10 (1.15%) Zend
8 8 (0.92%) Telerik
8 8 (0.92%) WSO2
9 7 (0.81%) hybris
9 7 (0.81%) Twitter
10 6 (0.69%) Facebook
10 6 (0.69%) Sitecore
10 6 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.69%) Informatica
11 5 (0.58%) IBM
11 5 (0.58%) Baan
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester
ABRS
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expectations
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 13 days ago
Guildford, South East, United Kingdom
Microsoft
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Zubito
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago