The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 20 46 95
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +49
Contract jobs citing Scrum 202 69 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.61% 3.24% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.10% 4.57% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 46 25
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £533 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £31.75 £35.22
% change year-on-year
+27.55% -9.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2219 1510 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.61% 70.86% 69.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1485 979 1290
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 69 127
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Scrum
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +12 94 £325 -3.70% 11
Bristol +6 46 £375 +7.14% 30
Wiltshire -11 15 £350 -41.66% 17
Devon -6 13 £360 +2.12% 2
Gloucestershire -11 13 £320 -12.62% 5
Dorset +11 5 £275 -5.17% 9
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 145 (38.36%) C#
2 136 (35.98%) .NET
3 132 (34.92%) Security Cleared
4 124 (32.80%) SQL
5 117 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (27.78%) SC Cleared
7 94 (24.87%) TDD
8 85 (22.49%) SQL Server
9 83 (21.96%) ASP.NET
10 80 (21.16%) Unit Testing
11 79 (20.90%) Java
12 71 (18.78%) CSS
13 69 (18.25%) HTML
14 63 (16.67%) MVC
15 61 (16.14%) Finance
16 57 (15.08%) JavaScript
16 57 (15.08%) ASP.NET MVC
17 54 (14.29%) Spring
18 49 (12.96%) jQuery
19 45 (11.90%) Kanban
20 44 (11.64%) Team Foundation Server
21 42 (11.11%) Web Services
22 41 (10.85%) BDD
23 39 (10.32%) Selenium
23 39 (10.32%) Software Testing
23 39 (10.32%) Oracle
24 36 (9.52%) Project Management
24 36 (9.52%) Linux
25 35 (9.26%) Microsoft
25 35 (9.26%) Back Office

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 22 (5.82%) Tomcat
1 22 (5.82%) K2 blackpearl
2 15 (3.97%) Confluence
3 12 (3.17%) WebLogic
4 9 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.38%) Alfresco
5 7 (1.85%) CMS
5 7 (1.85%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.59%) Node.js
6 6 (1.59%) IIS
6 6 (1.59%) Apache
7 5 (1.32%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.32%) Drupal
8 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.79%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.53%) Escenic
10 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.53%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.53%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 8 (2.12%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.85%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (1.85%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.32%) MS Office
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (3.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.06%) Summit
3 3 (0.79%) Shopify
3 3 (0.79%) Magento
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.12%) SaaS
3 7 (1.85%) Heroku
3 7 (1.85%) Amazon S3
3 7 (1.85%) GitHub
3 7 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.97%) LDAP
2 8 (2.12%) SSL
2 8 (2.12%) Internet
2 8 (2.12%) X.509
3 7 (1.85%) SSH
4 6 (1.59%) HTTP
4 6 (1.59%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (22.49%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.20%) MySQL
3 22 (5.82%) Relational Database
4 17 (4.50%) RDBMS
5 15 (3.97%) MongoDB
6 14 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (2.91%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.06%) Big Data
12 3 (0.79%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.79%) Hazelcast
13 2 (0.53%) QlikView
13 2 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.53%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 44 (11.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (10.32%) Selenium
3 32 (8.47%) JIRA
4 28 (7.41%) Subversion
5 25 (6.61%) Visual Studio
6 21 (5.56%) SpecFlow
7 20 (5.29%) Git (software)
8 18 (4.76%) JUnit
9 15 (3.97%) QuickTest Pro
9 15 (3.97%) WebDriver
10 14 (3.70%) Cucumber
10 14 (3.70%) Jenkins
11 13 (3.44%) JMeter
11 13 (3.44%) WATIR
12 9 (2.38%) Maven
13 7 (1.85%) Eclipse
13 7 (1.85%) RSpec
13 7 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
13 7 (1.85%) Sublime Text
14 6 (1.59%) JBehave
General
1 61 (16.14%) Finance
2 35 (9.26%) Back Office
3 24 (6.35%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.97%) Marketing
4 15 (3.97%) Electronics
4 15 (3.97%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.79%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.53%) Publishing
6 2 (0.53%) Games
6 2 (0.53%) Retail
7 1 (0.26%) Banking
7 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 213 (56.35%) Developer
2 84 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 41 (10.85%) SQL Developer
4 39 (10.32%) Java Developer
5 37 (9.79%) Analyst
6 27 (7.14%) Tester
6 27 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 20 (5.29%) Test Analyst
8 18 (4.76%) C# Developer
9 17 (4.50%) Architect
9 17 (4.50%) Lead Developer
10 14 (3.70%) Senior Developer
10 14 (3.70%) Business Analyst
11 12 (3.17%) Programmer
11 12 (3.17%) PHP Developer
11 12 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (2.91%) Software Engineer
13 10 (2.65%) Technical Tester
13 10 (2.65%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (35.98%) .NET
2 83 (21.96%) ASP.NET
3 71 (18.78%) CSS
4 69 (18.25%) HTML
5 57 (15.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 54 (14.29%) Spring
7 49 (12.96%) jQuery
8 42 (11.11%) Web Services
9 33 (8.73%) XML
10 28 (7.41%) .NET Framework
10 28 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 27 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 23 (6.08%) HTML5
12 23 (6.08%) RESTful
12 23 (6.08%) Hibernate
13 21 (5.56%) REST
14 19 (5.03%) JSON
14 19 (5.03%) J2EE
15 18 (4.76%) SOAP
16 17 (4.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.56%) Open Source
2 15 (3.97%) DTV
3 8 (2.12%) GIS
3 8 (2.12%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.85%) N-Tier
5 6 (1.59%) PKI
6 5 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.79%) NHS
8 3 (0.79%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.79%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.53%) iPad
10 1 (0.26%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.26%) CMDB
10 1 (0.26%) Wiki
10 1 (0.26%) iPhone
10 1 (0.26%) W3C
10 1 (0.26%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.26%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.52%) Linux
2 17 (4.50%) UNIX
3 16 (4.23%) Windows
4 9 (2.38%) Fedora
4 9 (2.38%) CentOS
5 7 (1.85%) Mac OS
5 7 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.32%) Solaris
7 3 (0.79%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.53%) Android
8 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (24.87%) TDD
3 80 (21.16%) Unit Testing
4 63 (16.67%) MVC
5 45 (11.90%) Kanban
6 41 (10.85%) BDD
7 39 (10.32%) Software Testing
8 36 (9.52%) Project Management
9 33 (8.73%) SOA
10 32 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (7.94%) User Stories
12 29 (7.67%) OO
13 27 (7.14%) E-Commerce
13 27 (7.14%) Automated Testing
13 27 (7.14%) Software Engineering
14 26 (6.88%) Test Scripting
15 23 (6.08%) Performance Testing
16 22 (5.82%) UML
17 20 (5.29%) Code Coverage
17 20 (5.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 145 (38.36%) C#
2 124 (32.80%) SQL
3 79 (20.90%) Java
4 57 (15.08%) JavaScript
5 30 (7.94%) T-SQL
6 28 (7.41%) PHP
7 15 (3.97%) Ruby
8 13 (3.44%) C++
9 12 (3.17%) PHP5
10 7 (1.85%) Scala
10 7 (1.85%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.59%) Python
12 3 (0.79%) Delphi
12 3 (0.79%) C
12 3 (0.79%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.53%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.26%) Perl
14 1 (0.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 132 (34.92%) Security Cleared
2 105 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.20%) ISTQB
3 31 (8.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 30 (7.94%) ISEB
5 14 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 13 (3.44%) Degree
7 5 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.06%) HND
9 3 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.56%) QA
2 4 (1.06%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.06%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.53%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.06%) Puppet
3 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.53%) Ansible
4 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (10.32%) Oracle
2 35 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.82%) SAP
4 13 (3.44%) JBoss
5 12 (3.17%) Zend
6 9 (2.38%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.85%) HP
8 6 (1.59%) Sitecore
8 6 (1.59%) hybris
9 4 (1.06%) Intalio
10 2 (0.53%) Twitter
10 2 (0.53%) Telerik
10 2 (0.53%) Ektron
11 1 (0.26%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.26%) Google
11 1 (0.26%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.26%) Apple
11 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.26%) TIBCO
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