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 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 26 23 50
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +27
Contract jobs citing Scrum 213 190 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.66% 6.19% 3.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.79% 8.35% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 138 46
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 0
Average hourly rate £38.77 £39.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +19.84%
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
2422 2276 1539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.69% 74.19% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 1512 999
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 107 66
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +88.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.91 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +19 78 £413 +10.00% 37
Somerset -4 51 £345 +6.15% 21
Devon +16 34 £315 -12.50% 7
Gloucestershire +11 24 £420 +29.23% 4
Wiltshire -2 14 £356 +1.78% 10
Dorset -2 3 £459 +66.81% 9
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 365 (92.88%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (29.77%) Java
2 117 (29.77%) .NET
3 103 (26.21%) C#
4 101 (25.70%) Security Cleared
5 100 (25.45%) SQL
6 94 (23.92%) HTML
7 92 (23.41%) TDD
8 89 (22.65%) CSS
9 85 (21.63%) JavaScript
10 76 (19.34%) ASP.NET
11 61 (15.52%) MVC
12 60 (15.27%) Continuous Integration
13 59 (15.01%) SQL Server
14 58 (14.76%) BDD
15 56 (14.25%) E-Commerce
16 53 (13.49%) Web Services
16 53 (13.49%) Unit Testing
17 52 (13.23%) Software Engineering
18 49 (12.47%) Finance
18 49 (12.47%) OO
19 48 (12.21%) Project Management
20 47 (11.96%) DV Cleared
20 47 (11.96%) ASP.NET MVC
21 46 (11.70%) .NET Framework
22 44 (11.20%) SC Cleared
23 43 (10.94%) Oracle
24 34 (8.65%) C++
25 33 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
25 33 (8.40%) Web Development

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (6.11%) Apache
1 24 (6.11%) Node.js
2 21 (5.34%) Tomcat
3 15 (3.82%) JBoss
4 12 (3.05%) K2 blackpearl
5 10 (2.54%) IIS
6 8 (2.04%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.04%) CMS
7 4 (1.02%) ATG Dynamo
7 4 (1.02%) Mule
7 4 (1.02%) Confluence
7 4 (1.02%) Mule ESB
8 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.76%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.51%) Liferay
9 2 (0.51%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (4.58%) MS Project
2 13 (3.31%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.29%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.29%) MS Office
4 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (3.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.53%) SaaS
4 2 (0.51%) Office 365
4 2 (0.51%) Symantec.cloud
5 1 (0.25%) IaaS
5 1 (0.25%) PaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.80%) Internet
2 1 (0.25%) NAS
2 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.25%) SAN
2 1 (0.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (15.01%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.12%) MongoDB
3 20 (5.09%) MySQL
4 11 (2.80%) Couchbase
4 11 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.53%) SQLite
7 6 (1.53%) MS Access
7 6 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.53%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.53%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.27%) Big Data
8 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.02%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.76%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 27 (6.87%) Git (software)
2 26 (6.62%) Jenkins
3 25 (6.36%) JIRA
4 24 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (4.83%) Selenium
6 17 (4.33%) NUnit
6 17 (4.33%) SpecFlow
7 15 (3.82%) Visual Studio
8 13 (3.31%) ClearCase
8 13 (3.31%) WebDriver
9 12 (3.05%) SoapUI
9 12 (3.05%) MSTest
9 12 (3.05%) Subversion
9 12 (3.05%) Maven
10 11 (2.80%) Cucumber
11 10 (2.54%) Eclipse
11 10 (2.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 10 (2.54%) Ant
11 10 (2.54%) Apache Ivy
12 6 (1.53%) JUnit
General
1 49 (12.47%) Finance
2 22 (5.60%) Retail
3 17 (4.33%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.07%) Marketing
4 16 (4.07%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.82%) Electronics
6 10 (2.54%) Back Office
6 10 (2.54%) Games
7 4 (1.02%) Banking
8 3 (0.76%) Billing
8 3 (0.76%) Legal
9 2 (0.51%) Military
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 176 (44.78%) Developer
2 66 (16.79%) .NET Developer
3 57 (14.50%) Analyst
4 42 (10.69%) Java Developer
5 31 (7.89%) Business Analyst
5 31 (7.89%) ScrumMaster
6 30 (7.63%) Software Engineer
7 28 (7.12%) Project Manager
8 25 (6.36%) SQL Developer
9 19 (4.83%) Test Analyst
10 18 (4.58%) C# Developer
11 14 (3.56%) Agile Business Analyst
11 14 (3.56%) Agile .NET Developer
12 13 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (3.05%) Senior Developer
13 12 (3.05%) Team Leader
14 11 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
15 10 (2.54%) Android Software Engineer
16 9 (2.29%) Agile Project Manager
16 9 (2.29%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (29.77%) .NET
2 94 (23.92%) HTML
3 89 (22.65%) CSS
4 76 (19.34%) ASP.NET
5 53 (13.49%) Web Services
6 47 (11.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 46 (11.70%) .NET Framework
8 31 (7.89%) XML
8 31 (7.89%) REST
9 26 (6.62%) Entity Framework
10 25 (6.36%) J2EE
11 24 (6.11%) JSP
11 24 (6.11%) Hibernate
12 23 (5.85%) AngularJS
13 21 (5.34%) HTML5
14 20 (5.09%) ASP.NET Web API
15 18 (4.58%) SOAP
15 18 (4.58%) WPF
16 17 (4.33%) Spring
17 16 (4.07%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.58%) Mobile App
2 15 (3.82%) DTV
3 13 (3.31%) User Experience
3 13 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.78%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (1.27%) iPhone
5 5 (1.27%) iPad
6 4 (1.02%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.51%) Handset
7 2 (0.51%) PMI
7 2 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.25%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.25%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.25%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.25%) GIS
8 1 (0.25%) PKI
8 1 (0.25%) SCADA
8 1 (0.25%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.25%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.87%) Android
2 23 (5.85%) Linux
3 20 (5.09%) Windows
4 18 (4.58%) Apple iOS
5 13 (3.31%) UNIX
6 12 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.29%) Windows Phone
8 7 (1.78%) Windows Phone 7
9 5 (1.27%) CentOS
9 5 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.51%) Fedora
10 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (92.88%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (23.41%) TDD
3 61 (15.52%) MVC
4 60 (15.27%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (14.76%) BDD
6 56 (14.25%) E-Commerce
7 53 (13.49%) Unit Testing
8 52 (13.23%) Software Engineering
9 49 (12.47%) OO
10 48 (12.21%) Project Management
11 33 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (8.40%) Web Development
12 29 (7.38%) UML
12 29 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
13 28 (7.12%) Kanban
14 27 (6.87%) DevOps
14 27 (6.87%) SOA
15 26 (6.62%) Automated Testing
16 25 (6.36%) PRINCE2
16 25 (6.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 117 (29.77%) Java
2 103 (26.21%) C#
3 100 (25.45%) SQL
4 85 (21.63%) JavaScript
5 34 (8.65%) C++
6 25 (6.36%) Python
7 21 (5.34%) PHP
7 21 (5.34%) Ruby
8 17 (4.33%) Objective-C
9 13 (3.31%) Perl
10 12 (3.05%) VB.NET
11 11 (2.80%) C
12 10 (2.54%) Lua
13 9 (2.29%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.53%) VBA
15 4 (1.02%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.76%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.76%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.76%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 101 (25.70%) Security Cleared
2 47 (11.96%) DV Cleared
3 44 (11.20%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.33%) ISEB
5 15 (3.82%) ISTQB
6 10 (2.54%) Degree
7 7 (1.78%) Sun Certification
7 7 (1.78%) OCPJP
8 6 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.76%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.51%) APMP
13 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.29%) QA
2 4 (1.02%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (6.36%) Puppet
2 14 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.80%) Ansible
4 2 (0.51%) yum
5 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 43 (10.94%) Oracle
2 31 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.33%) SAP
4 13 (3.31%) Red Hat
5 12 (3.05%) VMware
6 10 (2.54%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.78%) Google
7 7 (1.78%) Sun
8 6 (1.53%) ESRI
9 4 (1.02%) ATG
10 3 (0.76%) Zend
10 3 (0.76%) IBM
10 3 (0.76%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.76%) Allen-Bradley
11 2 (0.51%) Telerik
11 2 (0.51%) Symantec
12 1 (0.25%) OpenText
12 1 (0.25%) Adobe
12 1 (0.25%) Apple
12 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
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