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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 31 30 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 185 170 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.53% 5.38% 3.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.31% 7.37% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 112 56
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 5 0
Average hourly rate £39.25 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-4.98% -
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
2532 2308 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.70% 72.99% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1522 1050
Average daily rate £400 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 89 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Somerset +2 54 £345 +3.75% 20
Bristol 0 53 £425 +8.28% 23
Devon +16 38 £323 -11.64% 8
Gloucestershire 0 15 £399 -4.43% 11
Wiltshire -11 12 £363 -7.93% 10
Dorset 0 4 £418 +51.81% 9
Cornwall - 1 - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 336 (92.82%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (27.90%) Java
3 98 (27.07%) .NET
4 91 (25.14%) C#
5 87 (24.03%) Security Cleared
6 86 (23.76%) SQL
7 83 (22.93%) HTML
7 83 (22.93%) TDD
8 77 (21.27%) CSS
9 71 (19.61%) JavaScript
10 57 (15.75%) E-Commerce
10 57 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
11 55 (15.19%) BDD
12 54 (14.92%) ASP.NET
13 53 (14.64%) OO
13 53 (14.64%) Software Engineering
14 49 (13.54%) Project Management
14 49 (13.54%) Unit Testing
15 47 (12.98%) Web Services
15 47 (12.98%) MVC
16 45 (12.43%) Finance
17 44 (12.15%) SQL Server
18 40 (11.05%) DV Cleared
19 36 (9.94%) .NET Framework
20 35 (9.67%) SC Cleared
20 35 (9.67%) C++
21 33 (9.12%) Web Development
21 33 (9.12%) ASP.NET MVC
22 31 (8.56%) Android
22 31 (8.56%) UML

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 27 (7.46%) Apache
2 24 (6.63%) Tomcat
2 24 (6.63%) Node.js
3 10 (2.76%) IIS
4 9 (2.49%) JBoss
4 9 (2.49%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (2.21%) CMS
6 6 (1.66%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.66%) K2 blackpearl
7 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.10%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.10%) Confluence
8 3 (0.83%) ATG Dynamo
8 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.55%) Liferay
9 2 (0.55%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.28%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.28%) Kentico
10 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (3.59%) MS Project
2 10 (2.76%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.93%) MS Office
4 6 (1.66%) MS Excel
5 2 (0.55%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (4.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Summit
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.66%) SaaS
4 3 (0.83%) Office 365
4 3 (0.83%) Symantec.cloud
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.59%) Internet
2 1 (0.28%) NAS
2 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.25%) MongoDB
3 14 (3.87%) MySQL
4 8 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.93%) SQLite
6 6 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.66%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.66%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.38%) Big Data
7 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.10%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.83%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.55%) MS Access
10 2 (0.55%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 30 (8.29%) Jenkins
2 26 (7.18%) Git (software)
3 20 (5.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (5.52%) JIRA
3 20 (5.52%) SpecFlow
4 16 (4.42%) Selenium
5 13 (3.59%) Cucumber
6 11 (3.04%) WebDriver
6 11 (3.04%) Eclipse
7 10 (2.76%) Visual Studio
7 10 (2.76%) Maven
8 9 (2.49%) Subversion
8 9 (2.49%) ClearCase
9 8 (2.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 8 (2.21%) Ant
9 8 (2.21%) Apache Ivy
10 7 (1.93%) NUnit
11 6 (1.66%) JUnit
11 6 (1.66%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.38%) Robotium
General
1 45 (12.43%) Finance
2 20 (5.52%) Retail
3 18 (4.97%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.70%) Marketing
4 17 (4.70%) Manufacturing
5 16 (4.42%) Electronics
6 8 (2.21%) Back Office
6 8 (2.21%) Games
7 4 (1.10%) Banking
8 3 (0.83%) Billing
8 3 (0.83%) Legal
9 2 (0.55%) Military
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 148 (40.88%) Developer
2 58 (16.02%) Analyst
3 45 (12.43%) .NET Developer
4 34 (9.39%) Java Developer
5 33 (9.12%) Business Analyst
6 30 (8.29%) Software Engineer
7 25 (6.91%) Project Manager
8 24 (6.63%) ScrumMaster
9 22 (6.08%) SQL Developer
10 20 (5.52%) Test Analyst
11 15 (4.14%) Senior Developer
12 14 (3.87%) Agile Business Analyst
13 13 (3.59%) C# Developer
14 11 (3.04%) C# .NET Developer
14 11 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
15 10 (2.76%) Android Software Engineer
16 9 (2.49%) Agile .NET Developer
16 9 (2.49%) iOS Developer
16 9 (2.49%) Agile Project Manager
16 9 (2.49%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (27.07%) .NET
2 83 (22.93%) HTML
3 77 (21.27%) CSS
4 54 (14.92%) ASP.NET
5 47 (12.98%) Web Services
6 36 (9.94%) .NET Framework
7 33 (9.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (6.91%) Entity Framework
8 25 (6.91%) JSP
9 24 (6.63%) AngularJS
10 23 (6.35%) XML
11 22 (6.08%) REST
12 20 (5.52%) HTML5
13 17 (4.70%) J2EE
13 17 (4.70%) SOAP
13 17 (4.70%) JSON
14 16 (4.42%) WPF
15 13 (3.59%) jQuery
15 13 (3.59%) Android SDK
16 12 (3.31%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.97%) Mobile App
2 17 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.42%) DTV
4 14 (3.87%) User Experience
5 9 (2.49%) Mobile Payment
6 6 (1.66%) iPhone
6 6 (1.66%) iPad
7 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.55%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.55%) PMI
8 2 (0.55%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.55%) Handset
9 1 (0.28%) PKI
9 1 (0.28%) SCADA
9 1 (0.28%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.28%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.28%) GIS
9 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.28%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.56%) Android
2 27 (7.46%) Windows
3 23 (6.35%) Linux
4 22 (6.08%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.31%) UNIX
5 12 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.04%) Windows Phone
7 9 (2.49%) Windows Phone 7
8 5 (1.38%) CentOS
8 5 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.55%) Fedora
10 2 (0.55%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (92.82%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (22.93%) TDD
3 57 (15.75%) E-Commerce
3 57 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (15.19%) BDD
5 53 (14.64%) Software Engineering
5 53 (14.64%) OO
6 49 (13.54%) Project Management
6 49 (13.54%) Unit Testing
7 47 (12.98%) MVC
8 33 (9.12%) Web Development
9 31 (8.56%) UML
10 30 (8.29%) Kanban
11 26 (7.18%) Time Management
11 26 (7.18%) PRINCE2
11 26 (7.18%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (6.63%) User Stories
12 24 (6.63%) Android Development
13 23 (6.35%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 101 (27.90%) Java
2 91 (25.14%) C#
3 86 (23.76%) SQL
4 71 (19.61%) JavaScript
5 35 (9.67%) C++
6 26 (7.18%) Ruby
7 20 (5.52%) PHP
7 20 (5.52%) Python
8 19 (5.25%) Objective-C
9 14 (3.87%) C
9 14 (3.87%) Perl
10 8 (2.21%) Lua
10 8 (2.21%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.38%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.10%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.83%) VBScript
13 3 (0.83%) VB
14 2 (0.55%) VBA
14 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 87 (24.03%) Security Cleared
2 40 (11.05%) DV Cleared
3 35 (9.67%) SC Cleared
4 24 (6.63%) ISEB
5 17 (4.70%) ISTQB
6 9 (2.49%) Degree
6 9 (2.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.38%) Sun Certification
8 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.38%) OCPJP
9 4 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.83%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 1 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.49%) QA
2 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.55%) WCAG
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (4.42%) Puppet
2 14 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.04%) Ansible
4 2 (0.55%) yum
4 2 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 30 (8.29%) Oracle
2 26 (7.18%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.97%) SAP
4 13 (3.59%) Red Hat
5 12 (3.31%) VMware
6 10 (2.76%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.66%) ESRI
7 6 (1.66%) Google
8 5 (1.38%) Sun
9 4 (1.10%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.83%) Allen-Bradley
10 3 (0.83%) Zend
10 3 (0.83%) ATG
10 3 (0.83%) Apple
10 3 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.83%) Symantec
10 3 (0.83%) IBM
11 2 (0.55%) Telerik
11 2 (0.55%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.55%) Sitecore
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