The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 38 43 62
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +19
Contract jobs citing Scrum 155 83 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.67% 3.88% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.38% 5.50% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 64 48
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£363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £283 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +17.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +30.76%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2430 1509 2077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.28% 70.58% 68.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1652 1005 1208
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 89 150
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.75 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the South West region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the South West region.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
Somerset +18 54 £330 -12.00% 15
Bristol -3 51 £375 +7.14% 26
Gloucestershire -4 15 £450 +80.00% 29
Devon -13 11 £344 +83.82% 2
Wiltshire -14 11 £423 +33.07% 6
Dorset - - - - 17
Cornwall - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 306 (86.44%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (43.79%) C#
3 150 (42.37%) SQL
4 145 (40.96%) Security Cleared
5 144 (40.68%) .NET
6 116 (32.77%) SC Cleared
7 99 (27.97%) ASP.NET
8 98 (27.68%) Unit Testing
9 90 (25.42%) Java
10 89 (25.14%) TDD
11 75 (21.19%) SQL Server
11 75 (21.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 72 (20.34%) MVC
13 68 (19.21%) CSS
14 63 (17.80%) HTML
15 56 (15.82%) Continuous Integration
16 55 (15.54%) Team Foundation Server
17 52 (14.69%) JavaScript
18 49 (13.84%) T-SQL
19 47 (13.28%) Software Engineering
20 46 (12.99%) jQuery
21 45 (12.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
21 45 (12.71%) Automated Testing
22 44 (12.43%) Linux
23 43 (12.15%) Finance
24 41 (11.58%) Back Office
25 38 (10.73%) Software Testing
26 37 (10.45%) Spring
26 37 (10.45%) XML
26 37 (10.45%) Selenium

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 26 (7.34%) Tomcat
2 22 (6.21%) K2 blackpearl
3 17 (4.80%) Apache
4 11 (3.11%) Umbraco
5 9 (2.54%) JBoss
6 6 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.41%) CMS
7 5 (1.41%) ColdFusion
7 5 (1.41%) Railo
8 4 (1.13%) IIS
9 3 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.85%) Node.js
9 3 (0.85%) Confluence
9 3 (0.85%) Drupal
10 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Process Server
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (2.26%) Photoshop
1 8 (2.26%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (1.98%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (3.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.13%) Magento
2 4 (1.13%) Shopify
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Summit
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.28%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.95%) GitHub
2 13 (3.67%) SaaS
3 12 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (2.26%) Amazon S3
5 8 (2.26%) Heroku
6 7 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.26%) Internet
1 8 (2.26%) SSH
2 5 (1.41%) HTTP
3 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.85%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.56%) SSL
5 1 (0.28%) LDAP
5 1 (0.28%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (21.19%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.76%) MySQL
3 26 (7.34%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.24%) RDBMS
5 14 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (3.39%) MongoDB
7 11 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (2.54%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.69%) Hazelcast
10 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.56%) QlikView
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 55 (15.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (10.45%) Selenium
3 22 (6.21%) Git (software)
4 21 (5.93%) SpecFlow
4 21 (5.93%) JUnit
5 20 (5.65%) Visual Studio
6 17 (4.80%) Cucumber
6 17 (4.80%) WebDriver
7 16 (4.52%) JIRA
8 15 (4.24%) WATIR
9 14 (3.95%) Jenkins
9 14 (3.95%) Eclipse
10 13 (3.67%) JMeter
11 11 (3.11%) Subversion
12 9 (2.54%) Ant
13 8 (2.26%) RSpec
13 8 (2.26%) Karma Test Runner
13 8 (2.26%) Sublime Text
14 7 (1.98%) SoapUI
15 5 (1.41%) Maven
General
1 43 (12.15%) Finance
2 41 (11.58%) Back Office
3 17 (4.80%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.67%) Manufacturing
5 12 (3.39%) Marketing
5 12 (3.39%) Electronics
6 5 (1.41%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.85%) Retail
8 2 (0.56%) Legal
8 2 (0.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 208 (58.76%) Developer
2 102 (28.81%) .NET Developer
3 50 (14.12%) SQL Developer
4 38 (10.73%) Java Developer
5 34 (9.60%) Analyst
6 26 (7.34%) C# Developer
7 23 (6.50%) Tester
8 20 (5.65%) Test Analyst
9 19 (5.37%) C# .NET Developer
10 18 (5.08%) Project Manager
11 17 (4.80%) Software Engineer
12 16 (4.52%) Lead Developer
13 13 (3.67%) C++ Developer
14 12 (3.39%) Business Analyst
15 11 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
15 11 (3.11%) Senior Test Analyst
15 11 (3.11%) Architect
16 10 (2.82%) ScrumMaster
16 10 (2.82%) PHP Developer
17 9 (2.54%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (40.68%) .NET
2 99 (27.97%) ASP.NET
3 75 (21.19%) ASP.NET MVC
4 68 (19.21%) CSS
5 63 (17.80%) HTML
6 46 (12.99%) jQuery
7 45 (12.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 37 (10.45%) Spring
8 37 (10.45%) XML
9 34 (9.60%) Web Services
10 31 (8.76%) .NET Framework
11 28 (7.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 24 (6.78%) HTML5
13 23 (6.50%) Hibernate
14 20 (5.65%) Gherkin
15 19 (5.37%) RESTful
15 19 (5.37%) LAMP
16 17 (4.80%) JSP
16 17 (4.80%) JSON
17 16 (4.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.06%) Open Source
2 12 (3.39%) DTV
3 9 (2.54%) User Experience
3 9 (2.54%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.26%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.98%) GIS
6 6 (1.69%) Cryptography
7 5 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.13%) Social Media
8 4 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.85%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.56%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.56%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.56%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.56%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.28%) AS400
11 1 (0.28%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 44 (12.43%) Linux
2 15 (4.24%) UNIX
2 15 (4.24%) CentOS
3 14 (3.95%) Windows
4 13 (3.67%) Fedora
5 8 (2.26%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.85%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (86.44%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (27.68%) Unit Testing
3 89 (25.14%) TDD
4 72 (20.34%) MVC
5 56 (15.82%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (13.28%) Software Engineering
7 45 (12.71%) Automated Testing
8 38 (10.73%) Software Testing
9 35 (9.89%) SOA
10 33 (9.32%) Code Coverage
10 33 (9.32%) BDD
11 29 (8.19%) OO
11 29 (8.19%) Project Management
12 26 (7.34%) Test Scripting
13 23 (6.50%) E-Commerce
14 20 (5.65%) User Stories
15 19 (5.37%) Kanban
16 16 (4.52%) Performance Testing
16 16 (4.52%) UML
17 15 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 155 (43.79%) C#
2 150 (42.37%) SQL
3 90 (25.42%) Java
4 52 (14.69%) JavaScript
5 49 (13.84%) T-SQL
6 35 (9.89%) PHP
7 23 (6.50%) Ruby
7 23 (6.50%) C++
8 15 (4.24%) PHP5
9 13 (3.67%) Python
9 13 (3.67%) C
10 6 (1.69%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.69%) Perl
11 5 (1.41%) CFML
12 3 (0.85%) Delphi
12 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.85%) Scala
13 2 (0.56%) Lua
13 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 145 (40.96%) Security Cleared
2 116 (32.77%) SC Cleared
3 29 (8.19%) ISEB
4 22 (6.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (5.93%) ISTQB
6 20 (5.65%) DV Cleared
7 12 (3.39%) Degree
8 6 (1.69%) HND
9 2 (0.56%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.56%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.56%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.28%) APMG
10 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.82%) QA
2 3 (0.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (1.98%) Puppet
2 5 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.56%) Ansible
5 1 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (9.32%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.34%) Oracle
3 15 (4.24%) SAP
4 13 (3.67%) Red Hat
5 10 (2.82%) Zend
6 6 (1.69%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.85%) Google
7 3 (0.85%) hybris
8 2 (0.56%) Twitter
8 2 (0.56%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.56%) Sun
8 2 (0.56%) HP
8 2 (0.56%) Telerik
9 1 (0.28%) VMware
9 1 (0.28%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.28%) Apple
9 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.28%) Software AG
9 1 (0.28%) IBM
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe
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