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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 33 33 65
Rank change year-on-year
0 +32
Contract jobs citing Scrum 161 158 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.08% 5.53% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.80% 7.47% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 91 39
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
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
2368 2115 1783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.68% 74.08% 70.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1539 1293 1121
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 90 77
Average hourly rate £36.40 £22.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.77% -39.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £12.31 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -4 51 £363 +3.57% 43
Gloucestershire +25 45 £406 - 13
Somerset +4 20 £320 -14.66% 7
Wiltshire -2 15 £405 -1.81% 4
Devon -29 5 £298 -17.93% 6
Dorset +1 4 £400 +19.40% 12
Cornwall - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (93.98%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (32.53%) Java
2 108 (32.53%) Security Cleared
3 100 (30.12%) .NET
4 96 (28.92%) C#
5 91 (27.41%) SQL
6 83 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 67 (20.18%) JavaScript
8 66 (19.88%) HTML
8 66 (19.88%) TDD
9 62 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
10 61 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 60 (18.07%) SC Cleared
12 59 (17.77%) CSS
13 53 (15.96%) MVC
14 50 (15.06%) SQL Server
15 46 (13.86%) Web Services
16 44 (13.25%) DV Cleared
16 44 (13.25%) Unit Testing
17 43 (12.95%) Finance
18 42 (12.65%) Automated Testing
18 42 (12.65%) Team Foundation Server
19 40 (12.05%) Microsoft
20 39 (11.75%) E-Commerce
20 39 (11.75%) Oracle
21 37 (11.14%) Python
22 36 (10.84%) OO
22 36 (10.84%) Project Management
23 35 (10.54%) PHP
23 35 (10.54%) Hibernate

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 17 (5.12%) JBoss
2 15 (4.52%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.01%) Apache
4 9 (2.71%) Umbraco
5 7 (2.11%) K2 blackpearl
6 6 (1.81%) Mule
7 5 (1.51%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.51%) CMS
8 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.60%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.30%) Liferay
10 1 (0.30%) ATG Dynamo
10 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.30%) SugarCRM
10 1 (0.30%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 24 (7.23%) MS Project
2 18 (5.42%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.11%) MS Office
4 5 (1.51%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.60%) Summit
3 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.81%) SaaS
3 5 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.60%) PaaS
6 2 (0.60%) GitHub
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.51%) TCP/IP
1 5 (1.51%) Extranet
2 4 (1.20%) Internet
3 2 (0.60%) DHCP
3 2 (0.60%) 3G
3 2 (0.60%) DVB
3 2 (0.60%) AMQP
3 2 (0.60%) DLNA
3 2 (0.60%) IPv4
3 2 (0.60%) IPv6
4 1 (0.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (15.06%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.33%) MySQL
3 15 (4.52%) Relational Database
4 14 (4.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (3.61%) MongoDB
5 12 (3.61%) Oracle Database
6 11 (3.31%) MS Access
7 10 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (2.71%) Couchbase
9 8 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (2.11%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.81%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (1.20%) Redis
14 3 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (12.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (7.83%) Visual Studio
3 25 (7.53%) ClearCase
4 24 (7.23%) Selenium
5 23 (6.93%) JIRA
6 17 (5.12%) Subversion
7 16 (4.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 16 (4.82%) Ant
8 15 (4.52%) Git (software)
8 15 (4.52%) SoapUI
9 14 (4.22%) Maven
10 13 (3.92%) Apache Ivy
11 12 (3.61%) WebDriver
12 11 (3.31%) Cucumber
12 11 (3.31%) NUnit
12 11 (3.31%) Jenkins
13 10 (3.01%) Rational DOORS
13 10 (3.01%) MSTest
13 10 (3.01%) JUnit
14 9 (2.71%) ClearQuest
General
1 43 (12.95%) Finance
2 16 (4.82%) Banking
3 15 (4.52%) Retail
4 12 (3.61%) Back Office
5 11 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.31%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.01%) Electronics
7 9 (2.71%) Marketing
8 6 (1.81%) Legal
8 6 (1.81%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.20%) Games
10 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.30%) Military
11 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 155 (46.69%) Developer
2 64 (19.28%) .NET Developer
3 46 (13.86%) Analyst
4 45 (13.55%) Java Developer
5 30 (9.04%) Project Manager
6 24 (7.23%) SQL Developer
6 24 (7.23%) C# Developer
7 21 (6.33%) Business Analyst
8 18 (5.42%) Architect
8 18 (5.42%) ScrumMaster
8 18 (5.42%) C# .NET Developer
9 16 (4.82%) Test Analyst
10 15 (4.52%) Senior Developer
11 14 (4.22%) C++ Developer
11 14 (4.22%) Tester
12 12 (3.61%) Software Engineer
13 11 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (3.31%) Agile .NET Developer
14 10 (3.01%) Agile Project Manager
14 10 (3.01%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (30.12%) .NET
2 83 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 66 (19.88%) HTML
4 61 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
5 59 (17.77%) CSS
6 46 (13.86%) Web Services
7 35 (10.54%) Hibernate
8 31 (9.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 29 (8.73%) J2EE
10 28 (8.43%) jQuery
11 27 (8.13%) XML
11 27 (8.13%) Spring
12 23 (6.93%) HTML5
13 20 (6.02%) REST
14 19 (5.72%) RESTful
15 17 (5.12%) .NET Framework
16 14 (4.22%) JSF
16 14 (4.22%) JAXB
16 14 (4.22%) EJB
16 14 (4.22%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.83%) Open Source
2 25 (7.53%) User Experience
3 11 (3.31%) DTV
4 8 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.41%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (0.90%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (0.90%) Cryptography
6 3 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.60%) MPEG
7 2 (0.60%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.30%) iDTV
8 1 (0.30%) PMI
8 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.30%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.30%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.30%) STB
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.04%) Linux
2 25 (7.53%) UNIX
3 14 (4.22%) Windows
4 13 (3.92%) Android
5 11 (3.31%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.41%) CentOS
7 7 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.81%) Fedora
9 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (93.98%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (19.88%) TDD
3 62 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (15.96%) MVC
5 44 (13.25%) Unit Testing
6 42 (12.65%) Automated Testing
7 39 (11.75%) E-Commerce
8 36 (10.84%) OO
8 36 (10.84%) Project Management
9 34 (10.24%) User Stories
10 33 (9.94%) Waterfall
11 30 (9.04%) Software Engineering
12 27 (8.13%) BDD
13 24 (7.23%) Test Scripting
13 24 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (6.63%) SOA
14 22 (6.63%) Software Testing
14 22 (6.63%) Release Management
15 19 (5.72%) PRINCE2
15 19 (5.72%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 108 (32.53%) Java
2 96 (28.92%) C#
3 91 (27.41%) SQL
4 67 (20.18%) JavaScript
5 37 (11.14%) Python
6 35 (10.54%) PHP
7 32 (9.64%) Ruby
8 30 (9.04%) C++
9 28 (8.43%) T-SQL
10 26 (7.83%) Perl
10 26 (7.83%) Bash Shell
11 15 (4.52%) VB.NET
12 13 (3.92%) C
12 13 (3.92%) Lua
13 8 (2.41%) VBA
14 6 (1.81%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.51%) PHP5
16 3 (0.90%) Scala
16 3 (0.90%) Apex Code
17 2 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 108 (32.53%) Security Cleared
2 60 (18.07%) SC Cleared
3 44 (13.25%) DV Cleared
4 18 (5.42%) ISEB
5 11 (3.31%) ISTQB
6 9 (2.71%) OCPJP
6 9 (2.71%) Sun Certification
7 6 (1.81%) Degree
8 4 (1.20%) VCP4
9 3 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.60%) HND
10 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.60%) APMP
11 1 (0.30%) APMG
11 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.51%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.60%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.60%) WAI
3 1 (0.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.60%) vSphere
2 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (5.12%) Puppet
2 8 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.90%) Ansible
Vendors
1 40 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 39 (11.75%) Oracle
3 9 (2.71%) SAP
3 9 (2.71%) Red Hat
3 9 (2.71%) Sun
3 9 (2.71%) Google
4 7 (2.11%) VMware
5 6 (1.81%) Sencha
6 5 (1.51%) HP
7 4 (1.20%) Zend
7 4 (1.20%) New Relic
8 3 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.60%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.60%) ATG
9 2 (0.60%) IBM
9 2 (0.60%) Adobe
9 2 (0.60%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.30%) hybris
10 1 (0.30%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.30%) Atlassian
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