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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 27 33 66
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +33
Contract jobs citing Scrum 174 128 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.54% 5.14% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.66% 7.17% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 85 31
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £38.25 - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%
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
2272 1784 1774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.29% 71.65% 70.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 1145 1116
Average daily rate £413 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 99 100
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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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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
Bristol -9 53 £375 - 31
Gloucestershire +17 38 £430 - 20
Wiltshire +13 24 £475 +58.33% 6
Somerset +8 22 £320 -8.57% 12
Devon -25 7 £369 +1.72% 2
Dorset -1 3 £381 - 11
Cornwall - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

1 312 (94.55%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (34.24%) Security Cleared
3 112 (33.94%) Java
4 101 (30.61%) SQL
5 96 (29.09%) C#
6 94 (28.48%) .NET
7 76 (23.03%) ASP.NET
8 69 (20.91%) Continuous Integration
9 66 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 63 (19.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 63 (19.09%) JavaScript
11 61 (18.48%) HTML
12 60 (18.18%) TDD
13 56 (16.97%) CSS
14 54 (16.36%) Unit Testing
15 51 (15.45%) Team Foundation Server
16 50 (15.15%) MVC
17 48 (14.55%) Finance
18 46 (13.94%) Automated Testing
19 45 (13.64%) T-SQL
19 45 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 43 (13.03%) Web Services
20 43 (13.03%) Software Engineering
21 40 (12.12%) PHP
21 40 (12.12%) SQL Server
22 39 (11.82%) Linux
22 39 (11.82%) OO
22 39 (11.82%) E-Commerce
22 39 (11.82%) DV Cleared
23 37 (11.21%) jQuery

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 21 (6.36%) Tomcat
2 14 (4.24%) JBoss
2 14 (4.24%) Apache
3 9 (2.73%) Umbraco
4 7 (2.12%) CMS
5 5 (1.52%) ColdFusion
5 5 (1.52%) Railo
6 3 (0.91%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.61%) Mule
7 2 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.61%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.30%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.30%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.30%) Liferay
Applications
1 19 (5.76%) MS Project
2 11 (3.33%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.82%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.21%) MS Office
5 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.61%) Summit
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.30%) Shopify
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (3.03%) SaaS
2 8 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (2.42%) GitHub
3 5 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.61%) PaaS
6 1 (0.30%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.52%) TCP/IP
1 5 (1.52%) Extranet
2 4 (1.21%) Internet
3 2 (0.61%) AMQP
3 2 (0.61%) DLNA
3 2 (0.61%) IPv4
3 2 (0.61%) IPv6
3 2 (0.61%) SSL
3 2 (0.61%) DHCP
3 2 (0.61%) HTTP
3 2 (0.61%) 3G
3 2 (0.61%) DVB
4 1 (0.30%) SSH
4 1 (0.30%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.15%) MySQL
3 16 (4.85%) Oracle Database
3 16 (4.85%) Relational Database
4 13 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (2.42%) RDBMS
6 8 (2.42%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (2.12%) MS Access
8 6 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.82%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.21%) Redis
10 4 (1.21%) Hazelcast
10 4 (1.21%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (15.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (7.88%) Selenium
3 21 (6.36%) ClearCase
3 21 (6.36%) Git (software)
4 18 (5.45%) Visual Studio
5 17 (5.15%) Ant
5 17 (5.15%) JIRA
5 17 (5.15%) Jenkins
6 16 (4.85%) JUnit
7 15 (4.55%) Cucumber
8 14 (4.24%) Maven
8 14 (4.24%) WebDriver
8 14 (4.24%) Subversion
8 14 (4.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 12 (3.64%) SoapUI
10 11 (3.33%) Apache Ivy
10 11 (3.33%) WATIR
11 9 (2.73%) JMeter
11 9 (2.73%) Eclipse
12 8 (2.42%) Rational DOORS
General
1 48 (14.55%) Finance
2 17 (5.15%) Back Office
3 16 (4.85%) Banking
4 15 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.24%) Retail
6 13 (3.94%) Manufacturing
7 12 (3.64%) Electronics
8 11 (3.33%) Marketing
9 7 (2.12%) Legal
10 6 (1.82%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.61%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.61%) Games
12 1 (0.30%) Military
12 1 (0.30%) Advertising
12 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 154 (46.67%) Developer
2 60 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 46 (13.94%) Java Developer
4 41 (12.42%) Analyst
5 29 (8.79%) Project Manager
6 26 (7.88%) SQL Developer
7 22 (6.67%) C# Developer
8 20 (6.06%) Business Analyst
9 19 (5.76%) Architect
9 19 (5.76%) C# .NET Developer
10 17 (5.15%) Tester
10 17 (5.15%) C++ Developer
11 15 (4.55%) Senior Developer
12 14 (4.24%) Software Engineer
12 14 (4.24%) Test Analyst
13 11 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (3.33%) Agile Project Manager
13 11 (3.33%) ScrumMaster
14 10 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
14 10 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (28.48%) .NET
2 76 (23.03%) ASP.NET
3 63 (19.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 61 (18.48%) HTML
5 56 (16.97%) CSS
6 45 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 43 (13.03%) Web Services
8 37 (11.21%) jQuery
9 31 (9.39%) Hibernate
10 30 (9.09%) Spring
11 28 (8.48%) HTML5
12 26 (7.88%) XML
13 25 (7.58%) J2EE
14 23 (6.97%) RESTful
15 15 (4.55%) LAMP
16 14 (4.24%) JSON
16 14 (4.24%) JSP
17 13 (3.94%) REST
17 13 (3.94%) CSS3
18 11 (3.33%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.48%) Open Source
2 27 (8.18%) User Experience
3 13 (3.94%) DTV
4 10 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.73%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.82%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.21%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.21%) Social Media
8 3 (0.91%) GIS
8 3 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.61%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.61%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.61%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.61%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.61%) MPEG
10 1 (0.30%) STB
10 1 (0.30%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.30%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 39 (11.82%) Linux
2 25 (7.58%) UNIX
3 18 (5.45%) Windows
4 13 (3.94%) Android
5 11 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 10 (3.03%) CentOS
7 8 (2.42%) Fedora
8 7 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.30%) zOS
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (94.55%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (20.91%) Continuous Integration
3 60 (18.18%) TDD
4 54 (16.36%) Unit Testing
5 50 (15.15%) MVC
6 46 (13.94%) Automated Testing
7 43 (13.03%) Software Engineering
8 39 (11.82%) OO
8 39 (11.82%) E-Commerce
9 37 (11.21%) Project Management
10 31 (9.39%) User Stories
10 31 (9.39%) Waterfall
11 27 (8.18%) Code Coverage
12 25 (7.58%) Software Testing
13 22 (6.67%) Test Scripting
14 21 (6.36%) Release Management
15 19 (5.76%) UML
15 19 (5.76%) Requirements Analysis
16 18 (5.45%) BDD
16 18 (5.45%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 112 (33.94%) Java
2 101 (30.61%) SQL
3 96 (29.09%) C#
4 63 (19.09%) JavaScript
5 45 (13.64%) T-SQL
6 40 (12.12%) PHP
7 34 (10.30%) Ruby
8 31 (9.39%) Python
9 30 (9.09%) C++
10 24 (7.27%) Perl
10 24 (7.27%) Bash Shell
11 17 (5.15%) C
12 11 (3.33%) Lua
13 10 (3.03%) PHP5
14 8 (2.42%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.52%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.52%) CFML
16 4 (1.21%) VBA
17 3 (0.91%) Scala
17 3 (0.91%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 113 (34.24%) Security Cleared
2 66 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 39 (11.82%) DV Cleared
4 18 (5.45%) ISEB
5 10 (3.03%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.42%) Degree
7 7 (2.12%) OCPJP
7 7 (2.12%) Sun Certification
8 4 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.91%) HND
9 3 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.61%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.30%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.12%) QA
2 2 (0.61%) WAI
2 2 (0.61%) SLA
2 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.61%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (2.42%) Puppet
2 5 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.91%) Ansible
4 1 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 34 (10.30%) Oracle
2 33 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.33%) Red Hat
3 11 (3.33%) SAP
4 7 (2.12%) VMware
4 7 (2.12%) Sun
4 7 (2.12%) Google
4 7 (2.12%) Zend
5 6 (1.82%) Sencha
6 5 (1.52%) HP
7 4 (1.21%) New Relic
8 3 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.91%) IBM
9 2 (0.61%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.61%) Adobe
10 1 (0.30%) ATG
10 1 (0.30%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.30%) Software AG
10 1 (0.30%) hybris
10 1 (0.30%) Rackspace
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