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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 37 32 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +25
Contract jobs citing Scrum 166 195 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.21% 5.88% 3.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.80% 7.66% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 117 51
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £277 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £37.65
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +19.52%
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
2441 2547 1696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.59% 76.79% 71.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1570 1059
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 112 62
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Gloucestershire +19 47 £425 - 12
Bristol +1 45 £425 +21.42% 28
Somerset +1 36 £320 -8.24% 18
Wiltshire -1 16 £398 -7.55% 11
Devon -27 4 £298 -11.85% 7
Dorset -2 2 £350 +2.18% 5
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 328 (93.45%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (33.62%) Security Cleared
3 109 (31.05%) .NET
4 107 (30.48%) Java
5 95 (27.07%) SQL
6 92 (26.21%) C#
7 84 (23.93%) ASP.NET
8 64 (18.23%) JavaScript
9 63 (17.95%) HTML
10 62 (17.66%) ASP.NET MVC
11 61 (17.38%) TDD
12 58 (16.52%) MVC
13 56 (15.95%) SC Cleared
14 55 (15.67%) CSS
15 52 (14.81%) Web Services
15 52 (14.81%) DV Cleared
16 51 (14.53%) SQL Server
17 50 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
18 49 (13.96%) Unit Testing
19 44 (12.54%) E-Commerce
20 41 (11.68%) Finance
21 40 (11.40%) Python
22 38 (10.83%) Oracle
23 37 (10.54%) OO
24 35 (9.97%) Microsoft
24 35 (9.97%) Team Foundation Server
24 35 (9.97%) .NET Framework
24 35 (9.97%) BDD
25 34 (9.69%) Project Management
26 33 (9.40%) Hibernate

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (5.41%) JBoss
2 13 (3.70%) K2 blackpearl
3 11 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.71%) Mule
4 6 (1.71%) Mule ESB
5 5 (1.42%) CMS
6 3 (0.85%) Apache
6 3 (0.85%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.57%) Node.js
7 2 (0.57%) IIS
7 2 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.57%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.57%) Liferay
7 2 (0.57%) ATG Dynamo
8 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.28%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (7.41%) MS Project
2 22 (6.27%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.56%) MS Office
4 5 (1.42%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.57%) Summit
3 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.71%) SaaS
2 6 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
4 1 (0.28%) GitHub
4 1 (0.28%) IaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.42%) Extranet
2 2 (0.57%) 3G
2 2 (0.57%) DVB
2 2 (0.57%) DHCP
2 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.57%) IPv4
2 2 (0.57%) IPv6
2 2 (0.57%) Internet
2 2 (0.57%) DLNA
3 1 (0.28%) Intranet
3 1 (0.28%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.84%) MySQL
2 17 (4.84%) MongoDB
3 16 (4.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (3.42%) MS Access
5 11 (3.13%) Couchbase
5 11 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 10 (2.85%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.99%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.42%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.14%) Redis
11 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.85%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 35 (9.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (7.98%) JIRA
3 26 (7.41%) ClearCase
4 25 (7.12%) Visual Studio
5 18 (5.13%) Subversion
5 18 (5.13%) Selenium
6 17 (4.84%) Git (software)
6 17 (4.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 17 (4.84%) SoapUI
7 15 (4.27%) Maven
8 14 (3.99%) Ant
8 14 (3.99%) Apache Ivy
9 13 (3.70%) NUnit
10 12 (3.42%) MSTest
11 11 (3.13%) Jenkins
12 10 (2.85%) Rational DOORS
13 9 (2.56%) WebDriver
13 9 (2.56%) ClearQuest
13 9 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
14 8 (2.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 41 (11.68%) Finance
2 19 (5.41%) Retail
3 16 (4.56%) Banking
4 14 (3.99%) Back Office
5 8 (2.28%) Electronics
5 8 (2.28%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.28%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.99%) Marketing
7 6 (1.71%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.71%) Legal
8 5 (1.42%) Games
9 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Military
10 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 160 (45.58%) Developer
2 73 (20.80%) .NET Developer
3 49 (13.96%) Analyst
4 43 (12.25%) Java Developer
5 32 (9.12%) Project Manager
6 28 (7.98%) SQL Developer
7 26 (7.41%) Business Analyst
8 18 (5.13%) ScrumMaster
9 16 (4.56%) C# Developer
10 15 (4.27%) Test Analyst
10 15 (4.27%) Senior Developer
11 14 (3.99%) Architect
11 14 (3.99%) Agile Business Analyst
12 13 (3.70%) Software Engineer
13 12 (3.42%) Agile .NET Developer
13 12 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
14 11 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
14 11 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
15 10 (2.85%) C++ Developer
15 10 (2.85%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (31.05%) .NET
2 84 (23.93%) ASP.NET
3 63 (17.95%) HTML
4 62 (17.66%) ASP.NET MVC
5 55 (15.67%) CSS
6 52 (14.81%) Web Services
7 35 (9.97%) .NET Framework
8 33 (9.40%) Hibernate
9 28 (7.98%) J2EE
10 26 (7.41%) XML
11 22 (6.27%) Spring
11 22 (6.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 20 (5.70%) Entity Framework
12 20 (5.70%) REST
13 19 (5.41%) HTML5
13 19 (5.41%) jQuery
14 16 (4.56%) JPA
14 16 (4.56%) EJB 3.0
14 16 (4.56%) RESTful
14 16 (4.56%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.98%) Open Source
2 25 (7.12%) User Experience
3 12 (3.42%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.56%) DTV
4 9 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.14%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.57%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.57%) MPEG
9 1 (0.28%) iDTV
9 1 (0.28%) GIS
9 1 (0.28%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.28%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.28%) STB
9 1 (0.28%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.28%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.28%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.12%) Linux
2 21 (5.98%) UNIX
3 13 (3.70%) Windows
3 13 (3.70%) Android
4 11 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.14%) CentOS
6 4 (1.14%) Fedora
7 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (93.45%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (17.38%) TDD
3 58 (16.52%) MVC
4 50 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (13.96%) Unit Testing
6 44 (12.54%) E-Commerce
7 37 (10.54%) OO
8 35 (9.97%) BDD
9 34 (9.69%) Project Management
10 32 (9.12%) Automated Testing
11 31 (8.83%) User Stories
12 30 (8.55%) Waterfall
12 30 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (7.98%) Software Engineering
14 24 (6.84%) SOA
15 23 (6.55%) Release Management
16 22 (6.27%) PRINCE2
17 19 (5.41%) DevOps
18 18 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
19 17 (4.84%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 107 (30.48%) Java
2 95 (27.07%) SQL
3 92 (26.21%) C#
4 64 (18.23%) JavaScript
5 40 (11.40%) Python
6 30 (8.55%) PHP
6 30 (8.55%) Ruby
7 26 (7.41%) C++
8 24 (6.84%) Perl
9 22 (6.27%) Bash Shell
10 21 (5.98%) T-SQL
11 18 (5.13%) VB.NET
12 14 (3.99%) Lua
13 11 (3.13%) C
14 9 (2.56%) VBA
15 7 (1.99%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.14%) PHP5
17 3 (0.85%) Apex Code
18 2 (0.57%) XPath
18 2 (0.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 118 (33.62%) Security Cleared
2 56 (15.95%) SC Cleared
3 52 (14.81%) DV Cleared
4 15 (4.27%) ISEB
5 10 (2.85%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.28%) Sun Certification
6 8 (2.28%) OCPJP
7 7 (1.99%) Degree
8 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.57%) APMP
9 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.42%) QA
2 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.57%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.57%) WAI
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.57%) vSphere
2 2 (0.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (6.27%) Puppet
2 9 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.99%) Ansible
4 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (10.83%) Oracle
2 35 (9.97%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 10 (2.85%) VMware
5 9 (2.56%) Google
6 8 (2.28%) Sun
6 8 (2.28%) SAP
7 6 (1.71%) ESRI
7 6 (1.71%) Sencha
8 4 (1.14%) New Relic
9 3 (0.85%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.85%) ATG
9 3 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.85%) HP
10 2 (0.57%) Adobe
10 2 (0.57%) IBM
10 2 (0.57%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.57%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.28%) hybris
11 1 (0.28%) Zend
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