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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
England / South West
Rank 14 14 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 259 285 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.20% 9.57% 6.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.76% 11.62% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 218 135
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 8
Median hourly rate £41.00 £43.75 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% +14.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.50 £35.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.88 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.88 £37.88
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +21.12%

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
2029 2452 2316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.94% 82.31% 75.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1349 1722 1553
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 120 106
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £25.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +12 64 £408 +8.66% 19
Bristol 0 61 £410 +13.10% 26
Somerset +5 53 £300 -26.82% 14
Wiltshire +7 51 £400 +6.66% 10
Devon -9 12 £500 +14.94% 4
Dorset +6 5 £338 +8.00% 4
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 448 (95.12%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (33.76%) C#
3 136 (28.87%) .NET
4 126 (26.75%) Java
5 125 (26.54%) Security Cleared
6 112 (23.78%) SQL Server
7 104 (22.08%) JavaScript
8 99 (21.02%) MVC
9 96 (20.38%) Finance
10 91 (19.32%) Kanban
11 88 (18.68%) ASP.NET
12 86 (18.26%) Software Engineering
13 84 (17.83%) HTML
14 83 (17.62%) Microsoft
15 80 (16.99%) TDD
16 79 (16.77%) SQL
17 76 (16.14%) CSS
18 74 (15.71%) SC Cleared
19 73 (15.50%) BDD
19 73 (15.50%) AngularJS
20 68 (14.44%) ASP.NET MVC
21 67 (14.23%) REST
22 66 (14.01%) Unit Testing
23 65 (13.80%) Oracle
24 59 (12.53%) OO
25 57 (12.10%) Team Foundation Server
26 56 (11.89%) SOAP
27 55 (11.68%) Git (software)
28 53 (11.25%) DevOps
29 52 (11.04%) User Experience

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (4.88%) Confluence
2 17 (3.61%) NServiceBus
2 17 (3.61%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.18%) IIS
4 14 (2.97%) Apache
5 10 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (2.12%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.91%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.49%) JBoss
7 7 (1.49%) K2 blackpearl
8 6 (1.27%) CMS
8 6 (1.27%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.64%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.64%) Mule
10 3 (0.64%) Mule ESB
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.64%) CPLEX
3 3 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.42%) MS Office
5 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 32 (6.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.34%) SaaS
4 9 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (1.91%) GitHub
5 8 (1.70%) PaaS
6 5 (1.06%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.85%) IaaS
7 4 (0.85%) TestFlight
8 3 (0.64%) Heroku
8 3 (0.64%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.49%) VoIP
2 6 (1.27%) LDAP
3 3 (0.64%) ATM
3 3 (0.64%) HTTP
3 3 (0.64%) SSH
4 2 (0.42%) DMZ
4 2 (0.42%) Firewall
4 2 (0.42%) Internet
4 2 (0.42%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (23.78%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.86%) Oracle Database
3 23 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (4.46%) NoSQL
5 19 (4.03%) Relational Database
6 16 (3.40%) Hadoop
7 15 (3.18%) MySQL
8 13 (2.76%) MongoDB
9 12 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (2.34%) Big Data
10 11 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (1.27%) NonStop SQL
14 6 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (1.06%) OrientDB
16 4 (0.85%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 57 (12.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 55 (11.68%) Git (software)
3 46 (9.77%) Selenium
4 43 (9.13%) Cucumber
5 37 (7.86%) JIRA
6 31 (6.58%) Visual Studio
7 29 (6.16%) Jenkins
8 22 (4.67%) Maven
9 20 (4.25%) JUnit
10 19 (4.03%) Eclipse
10 19 (4.03%) WebDriver
11 16 (3.40%) Bitbucket
12 15 (3.18%) Octopus Deploy
12 15 (3.18%) TeamCity
13 14 (2.97%) Ant
14 13 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (2.76%) SpecFlow
15 11 (2.34%) Rational DOORS
16 8 (1.70%) NUnit
16 8 (1.70%) Subversion
General
1 96 (20.38%) Finance
2 41 (8.70%) Marketing
3 38 (8.07%) Telecoms
4 36 (7.64%) Manufacturing
5 32 (6.79%) Electronics
6 24 (5.10%) Banking
7 16 (3.40%) Retail
8 8 (1.70%) Back Office
8 8 (1.70%) Military
8 8 (1.70%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.64%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.64%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 219 (46.50%) Developer
2 77 (16.35%) .NET Developer
3 61 (12.95%) Java Developer
4 56 (11.89%) C# Developer
5 55 (11.68%) Analyst
6 38 (8.07%) C# .NET Developer
7 36 (7.64%) ASP.NET Developer
8 32 (6.79%) Business Analyst
9 28 (5.94%) Architect
9 28 (5.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 28 (5.94%) Software Developer
10 26 (5.52%) Software Engineer
11 24 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 24 (5.10%) Test Analyst
12 23 (4.88%) Scrum Master
13 21 (4.46%) SQL Developer
14 20 (4.25%) C# Software Developer
15 19 (4.03%) Java Engineer
15 19 (4.03%) Test Engineer
16 18 (3.82%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (28.87%) .NET
2 88 (18.68%) ASP.NET
3 84 (17.83%) HTML
4 76 (16.14%) CSS
5 73 (15.50%) AngularJS
6 68 (14.44%) ASP.NET MVC
7 67 (14.23%) REST
8 56 (11.89%) SOAP
9 52 (11.04%) jQuery
9 52 (11.04%) Spring
9 52 (11.04%) Web Services
10 47 (9.98%) ASP.NET Web API
11 42 (8.92%) JSON
12 40 (8.49%) .NET Framework
13 35 (7.43%) HTML5
13 35 (7.43%) XML
14 27 (5.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 26 (5.52%) RESTful
16 25 (5.31%) WPF
17 22 (4.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.04%) User Experience
2 12 (2.55%) Mobile App
3 10 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.70%) Blog
4 8 (1.70%) Public Cloud
5 7 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.27%) CESG
6 6 (1.27%) CESG CLAS
6 6 (1.27%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.27%) Wiki
7 5 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (1.06%) iPhone
7 5 (1.06%) RIA
7 5 (1.06%) Statistics
8 4 (0.85%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.85%) Graphic Design
8 4 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.64%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 50 (10.62%) Windows
2 36 (7.64%) Linux
3 16 (3.40%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.55%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.12%) Android
6 5 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.06%) Unix
7 3 (0.64%) CentOS
7 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (95.12%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (21.02%) MVC
3 91 (19.32%) Kanban
4 86 (18.26%) Software Engineering
5 80 (16.99%) TDD
6 73 (15.50%) BDD
7 66 (14.01%) Unit Testing
8 59 (12.53%) OO
9 53 (11.25%) DevOps
10 50 (10.62%) Automated Testing
11 49 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
12 42 (8.92%) Web Development
13 38 (8.07%) PRINCE2
14 37 (7.86%) Programme Management
15 35 (7.43%) SDLC
16 34 (7.22%) Test Automation
17 32 (6.79%) Digital Marketing
17 32 (6.79%) Pair Programming
17 32 (6.79%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (33.76%) C#
2 126 (26.75%) Java
3 104 (22.08%) JavaScript
4 79 (16.77%) SQL
5 27 (5.73%) C++
6 26 (5.52%) Python
7 25 (5.31%) C
8 19 (4.03%) Ruby
8 19 (4.03%) Scala
9 16 (3.40%) Perl
10 15 (3.18%) PL/SQL
11 10 (2.12%) Apple Swift
11 10 (2.12%) Objective-C
12 7 (1.49%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.49%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.06%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.64%) Ada
14 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.64%) PHP
14 3 (0.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 125 (26.54%) Security Cleared
2 74 (15.71%) SC Cleared
3 43 (9.13%) DV Cleared
4 31 (6.58%) ISEB
5 12 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (2.34%) APMG
7 10 (2.12%) CISSP
8 7 (1.49%) Degree
9 6 (1.27%) CLAS
9 6 (1.27%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.85%) CISA
10 4 (0.85%) IIBA
11 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.21%) APMP
12 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (10.40%) QA
2 7 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.49%) ISO 14001
2 7 (1.49%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) COBIT
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) SDET
System Software
1 14 (2.97%) Docker
2 6 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.49%) Ansible
3 6 (1.27%) Puppet
4 2 (0.42%) CloudHub
4 2 (0.42%) Oozie
5 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.21%) Kibana
Vendors
1 83 (17.62%) Microsoft
2 65 (13.80%) Oracle
3 33 (7.01%) SAP
4 9 (1.91%) IBM
5 8 (1.70%) ATG
6 6 (1.27%) Google
6 6 (1.27%) VMware
7 5 (1.06%) CA Agile Central
7 5 (1.06%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.85%) HP
8 4 (0.85%) hybris
9 3 (0.64%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.64%) ILOG
9 3 (0.64%) Tableau
10 2 (0.42%) Apple
10 2 (0.42%) BEA
10 2 (0.42%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.42%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.42%) Telerik
10 2 (0.42%) webMethods
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