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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 26 25 54
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +29
Contract jobs citing Scrum 175 206 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.87% 6.88% 3.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.89% 8.94% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 150 46
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£413 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £296 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £32.54 £37.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.22% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+10.95% +10.60%
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
2219 2303 1453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.39% 76.87% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1513 903
Average daily rate £400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 120 69
Average hourly rate £36.45 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £14.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Scrum Hourly Rate Histogram 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 May 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
Bristol -2 58 £425 +21.42% 39
Gloucestershire +13 39 £458 +7.76% 10
Somerset -4 34 £320 -1.53% 13
Wiltshire -1 15 £400 -6.97% 12
Devon -7 13 £368 +14.84% 13
Dorset -2 2 £400 +14.28% 16
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 319 (93.55%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (33.43%) Java
3 99 (29.03%) .NET
4 96 (28.15%) Security Cleared
5 77 (22.58%) SQL
6 76 (22.29%) C#
7 74 (21.70%) ASP.NET
8 73 (21.41%) HTML
9 70 (20.53%) JavaScript
10 67 (19.65%) CSS
10 67 (19.65%) TDD
11 56 (16.42%) MVC
12 54 (15.84%) Continuous Integration
13 53 (15.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 52 (15.25%) DV Cleared
15 51 (14.96%) SQL Server
16 45 (13.20%) E-Commerce
17 44 (12.90%) Web Services
18 40 (11.73%) Unit Testing
19 39 (11.44%) Finance
20 38 (11.14%) Oracle
20 38 (11.14%) SC Cleared
20 38 (11.14%) BDD
21 37 (10.85%) .NET Framework
22 36 (10.56%) Project Management
23 35 (10.26%) OO
23 35 (10.26%) Python
24 32 (9.38%) J2EE
25 31 (9.09%) PHP
25 31 (9.09%) Microsoft

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (5.87%) JBoss
2 13 (3.81%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.52%) K2 blackpearl
4 8 (2.35%) Apache
5 6 (1.76%) CMS
5 6 (1.76%) Mule
5 6 (1.76%) Mule ESB
5 6 (1.76%) Node.js
6 5 (1.47%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.17%) ATG Dynamo
8 3 (0.88%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.59%) IIS
9 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.59%) Confluence
9 2 (0.59%) Liferay
9 2 (0.59%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.59%) LiveCycle
9 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (6.74%) MS Project
2 21 (6.16%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.93%) MS Office
4 6 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.17%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.59%) Summit
4 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.47%) SaaS
4 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.29%) IaaS
5 1 (0.29%) PaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.88%) Internet
2 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.59%) DVB
2 2 (0.59%) DLNA
3 1 (0.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.96%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.16%) MySQL
3 19 (5.57%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (3.52%) MS Access
6 11 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 11 (3.23%) Couchbase
6 11 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (2.35%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.76%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.88%) Big Data
11 3 (0.88%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (8.50%) JIRA
2 24 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (6.74%) Git (software)
4 22 (6.45%) Visual Studio
5 21 (6.16%) ClearCase
6 17 (4.99%) Subversion
7 16 (4.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 16 (4.69%) Maven
7 16 (4.69%) Selenium
8 15 (4.40%) Apache Ivy
8 15 (4.40%) SoapUI
8 15 (4.40%) Ant
9 14 (4.11%) Jenkins
10 13 (3.81%) NUnit
11 12 (3.52%) MSTest
12 11 (3.23%) WebDriver
13 10 (2.93%) SpecFlow
14 6 (1.76%) JUnit
14 6 (1.76%) Eclipse
14 6 (1.76%) Rational DOORS
General
1 39 (11.44%) Finance
2 20 (5.87%) Retail
3 13 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.52%) Electronics
5 11 (3.23%) Back Office
5 11 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.23%) Marketing
6 8 (2.35%) Banking
6 8 (2.35%) Legal
7 6 (1.76%) Games
8 3 (0.88%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.88%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) Military
9 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 155 (45.45%) Developer
2 62 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 48 (14.08%) Java Developer
4 45 (13.20%) Analyst
5 29 (8.50%) Project Manager
6 27 (7.92%) Business Analyst
7 25 (7.33%) ScrumMaster
8 19 (5.57%) SQL Developer
9 16 (4.69%) Agile Business Analyst
10 15 (4.40%) C# Developer
11 14 (4.11%) Architect
11 14 (4.11%) Software Engineer
12 13 (3.81%) Senior Developer
13 11 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
13 11 (3.23%) Agile .NET Developer
14 10 (2.93%) Senior Java Developer
14 10 (2.93%) ASP.NET Developer
14 10 (2.93%) Tester
14 10 (2.93%) Test Analyst
15 9 (2.64%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (29.03%) .NET
2 74 (21.70%) ASP.NET
3 73 (21.41%) HTML
4 67 (19.65%) CSS
5 53 (15.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 44 (12.90%) Web Services
7 37 (10.85%) .NET Framework
8 32 (9.38%) J2EE
9 30 (8.80%) Hibernate
10 25 (7.33%) jQuery
10 25 (7.33%) REST
11 24 (7.04%) Entity Framework
11 24 (7.04%) XML
12 21 (6.16%) Spring
13 20 (5.87%) HTML5
14 19 (5.57%) WPF
15 16 (4.69%) ASP.NET Web API
16 15 (4.40%) JPA
16 15 (4.40%) EJB 3.0
16 15 (4.40%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.33%) Open Source
2 13 (3.81%) DTV
3 12 (3.52%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.23%) User Experience
5 6 (1.76%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.17%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.59%) MPEG
7 2 (0.59%) PMI
7 2 (0.59%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.59%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.29%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.29%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.29%) GIS
8 1 (0.29%) iDTV
8 1 (0.29%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.29%) STB
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.87%) Linux
2 17 (4.99%) UNIX
3 13 (3.81%) Android
4 8 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.05%) CentOS
5 7 (2.05%) Windows
6 4 (1.17%) Fedora
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (93.55%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (19.65%) TDD
3 56 (16.42%) MVC
4 54 (15.84%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (13.20%) E-Commerce
6 40 (11.73%) Unit Testing
7 38 (11.14%) BDD
8 36 (10.56%) Project Management
9 35 (10.26%) OO
10 31 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 31 (9.09%) Software Engineering
11 30 (8.80%) User Stories
12 25 (7.33%) SOA
13 24 (7.04%) PRINCE2
14 23 (6.74%) DevOps
15 22 (6.45%) Release Management
16 21 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (6.16%) Waterfall
17 20 (5.87%) Kanban
18 18 (5.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 114 (33.43%) Java
2 77 (22.58%) SQL
3 76 (22.29%) C#
4 70 (20.53%) JavaScript
5 35 (10.26%) Python
6 31 (9.09%) PHP
7 27 (7.92%) Ruby
8 19 (5.57%) Perl
8 19 (5.57%) VB.NET
9 15 (4.40%) Lua
10 14 (4.11%) C++
10 14 (4.11%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.64%) VBA
11 9 (2.64%) Objective-C
12 8 (2.35%) T-SQL
12 8 (2.35%) C
13 7 (2.05%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.17%) PHP5
15 2 (0.59%) VB6
15 2 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (28.15%) Security Cleared
2 52 (15.25%) DV Cleared
3 38 (11.14%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.93%) ISEB
5 9 (2.64%) Degree
5 9 (2.64%) Sun Certification
5 9 (2.64%) OCPJP
6 7 (2.05%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.59%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.59%) APMP
9 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.76%) QA
2 4 (1.17%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.59%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.59%) WAI
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (6.45%) Puppet
2 10 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.05%) Ansible
4 1 (0.29%) yum
4 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (11.14%) Oracle
2 31 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.52%) SAP
4 11 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 9 (2.64%) Sun
6 8 (2.35%) VMware
7 6 (1.76%) ESRI
7 6 (1.76%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.47%) ATG
8 5 (1.47%) Google
9 4 (1.17%) IBM
9 4 (1.17%) Zend
10 3 (0.88%) Sencha
10 3 (0.88%) HP
11 2 (0.59%) Telerik
11 2 (0.59%) Adobe
11 2 (0.59%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.59%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.29%) hybris
12 1 (0.29%) New Relic
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: 3 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £387.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £30000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vitality
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day depending on experience
Posted: 17 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago