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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 34 47 69
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +22
Contract jobs citing Scrum 164 79 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.89% 3.50% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.68% 4.93% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 55 51
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£370 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
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
2454 1603 2166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.14% 71.09% 69.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1076 1290
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 79 154
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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
Somerset +17 58 £349 -7.00% 13
Bristol +20 48 £375 +15.38% 25
Wiltshire -1 22 £400 +25.00% 11
Devon -12 15 £365 +48.37% 9
Gloucestershire -17 13 £510 +39.24% 12
Dorset 0 1 - - 8
Cornwall - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 321 (88.19%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (40.66%) C#
3 145 (39.84%) SQL
3 145 (39.84%) Security Cleared
4 137 (37.64%) .NET
5 117 (32.14%) SC Cleared
6 92 (25.27%) Unit Testing
7 90 (24.73%) ASP.NET
8 89 (24.45%) Java
9 85 (23.35%) TDD
10 73 (20.05%) SQL Server
11 72 (19.78%) CSS
11 72 (19.78%) MVC
12 68 (18.68%) HTML
12 68 (18.68%) ASP.NET MVC
13 57 (15.66%) JavaScript
14 54 (14.84%) Finance
14 54 (14.84%) jQuery
15 53 (14.56%) Team Foundation Server
16 46 (12.64%) Software Engineering
17 45 (12.36%) Linux
17 45 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
18 43 (11.81%) Spring
19 42 (11.54%) Software Testing
20 40 (10.99%) T-SQL
21 39 (10.71%) XML
21 39 (10.71%) BDD
22 38 (10.44%) Back Office
23 37 (10.16%) Project Management
23 37 (10.16%) Microsoft

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 29 (7.97%) Tomcat
2 22 (6.04%) K2 blackpearl
3 13 (3.57%) Apache
4 8 (2.20%) Umbraco
5 7 (1.92%) CMS
5 7 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.65%) Confluence
7 5 (1.37%) Railo
7 5 (1.37%) ColdFusion
8 4 (1.10%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.10%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.10%) IIS
9 3 (0.82%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.82%) Drupal
9 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.82%) Node.js
10 2 (0.55%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.55%) Escenic
10 2 (0.55%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (2.20%) Photoshop
1 8 (2.20%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (1.37%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.10%) Magento
2 4 (1.10%) Shopify
3 2 (0.55%) Summit
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.57%) SaaS
1 13 (3.57%) GitHub
2 12 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.20%) Heroku
4 8 (2.20%) Amazon S3
5 7 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.20%) SSH
2 7 (1.92%) Internet
3 5 (1.37%) HTTP
4 3 (0.82%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.55%) SSL
6 1 (0.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (20.05%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.79%) MySQL
3 25 (6.87%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.40%) RDBMS
5 14 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (3.02%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.20%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.65%) Hazelcast
8 6 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.55%) OrientDB
11 2 (0.55%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.55%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.55%) Big Data
11 2 (0.55%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 53 (14.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (10.16%) Selenium
3 24 (6.59%) Git (software)
4 23 (6.32%) JUnit
5 22 (6.04%) SpecFlow
6 21 (5.77%) Visual Studio
7 19 (5.22%) JIRA
7 19 (5.22%) WebDriver
8 17 (4.67%) WATIR
9 16 (4.40%) Cucumber
10 14 (3.85%) Jenkins
10 14 (3.85%) JMeter
11 13 (3.57%) Eclipse
11 13 (3.57%) Subversion
12 11 (3.02%) SoapUI
13 8 (2.20%) QuickTest Pro
13 8 (2.20%) Karma Test Runner
13 8 (2.20%) Sublime Text
13 8 (2.20%) RSpec
14 6 (1.65%) Ant
General
1 54 (14.84%) Finance
2 38 (10.44%) Back Office
3 19 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.85%) Marketing
4 14 (3.85%) Electronics
4 14 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.37%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.10%) Retail
7 2 (0.55%) Legal
7 2 (0.55%) Publishing
7 2 (0.55%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 207 (56.87%) Developer
2 93 (25.55%) .NET Developer
3 43 (11.81%) SQL Developer
4 42 (11.54%) Java Developer
5 33 (9.07%) Analyst
6 30 (8.24%) Tester
7 27 (7.42%) Project Manager
8 20 (5.49%) Lead Developer
8 20 (5.49%) C# Developer
9 19 (5.22%) Test Analyst
10 16 (4.40%) Software Engineer
11 14 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
12 12 (3.30%) Business Analyst
13 11 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (3.02%) C++ Developer
13 11 (3.02%) Agile Project Manager
14 10 (2.75%) PHP Developer
15 8 (2.20%) ASP.NET Developer
15 8 (2.20%) Team Leader
15 8 (2.20%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (37.64%) .NET
2 90 (24.73%) ASP.NET
3 72 (19.78%) CSS
4 68 (18.68%) HTML
4 68 (18.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 54 (14.84%) jQuery
6 43 (11.81%) Spring
7 39 (10.71%) XML
8 36 (9.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 35 (9.62%) Web Services
10 29 (7.97%) .NET Framework
11 28 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 25 (6.87%) HTML5
13 23 (6.32%) Hibernate
14 22 (6.04%) RESTful
15 19 (5.22%) Ajax
16 18 (4.95%) LAMP
16 18 (4.95%) JSP
16 18 (4.95%) J2EE
17 17 (4.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.32%) Open Source
2 14 (3.85%) DTV
3 10 (2.75%) GIS
4 9 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.47%) User Experience
5 7 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.37%) Cryptography
6 5 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.10%) Social Media
7 4 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.82%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.55%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.55%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.27%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.27%) CMDB
10 1 (0.27%) Wiki
10 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.27%) iPad
10 1 (0.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 45 (12.36%) Linux
2 15 (4.12%) UNIX
3 13 (3.57%) Windows
4 11 (3.02%) Fedora
4 11 (3.02%) CentOS
5 8 (2.20%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.82%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.27%) Solaris
8 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (88.19%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (25.27%) Unit Testing
3 85 (23.35%) TDD
4 72 (19.78%) MVC
5 46 (12.64%) Software Engineering
6 45 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (11.54%) Software Testing
8 39 (10.71%) BDD
9 37 (10.16%) Project Management
10 34 (9.34%) Automated Testing
11 33 (9.07%) SOA
12 29 (7.97%) Kanban
13 27 (7.42%) Code Coverage
14 26 (7.14%) E-Commerce
14 26 (7.14%) OO
15 22 (6.04%) Test Scripting
15 22 (6.04%) Performance Testing
16 19 (5.22%) UML
16 19 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (4.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (40.66%) C#
2 145 (39.84%) SQL
3 89 (24.45%) Java
4 57 (15.66%) JavaScript
5 40 (10.99%) T-SQL
6 34 (9.34%) PHP
7 19 (5.22%) Ruby
7 19 (5.22%) C++
8 17 (4.67%) PHP5
9 12 (3.30%) C
10 8 (2.20%) Python
11 5 (1.37%) CFML
12 3 (0.82%) Delphi
12 3 (0.82%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.82%) Scala
13 1 (0.27%) Groovy
13 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.27%) Perl
13 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 145 (39.84%) Security Cleared
2 117 (32.14%) SC Cleared
3 30 (8.24%) ISEB
3 30 (8.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 27 (7.42%) ISTQB
5 17 (4.67%) DV Cleared
6 13 (3.57%) Degree
7 7 (1.92%) HND
8 5 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.55%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.27%) APMG
10 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.85%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) SLA
3 2 (0.55%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.10%) Puppet
2 3 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.55%) Ansible
3 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 37 (10.16%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.24%) Oracle
3 19 (5.22%) SAP
4 11 (3.02%) JBoss
4 11 (3.02%) Red Hat
4 11 (3.02%) Zend
5 6 (1.65%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.65%) hybris
6 2 (0.55%) Twitter
6 2 (0.55%) Telerik
7 1 (0.27%) Google
7 1 (0.27%) HP
7 1 (0.27%) Software AG
7 1 (0.27%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.27%) Apple
7 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.27%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.27%) VMware
7 1 (0.27%) IBM
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