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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 22 47 101
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +54
Contract jobs citing Scrum 194 72 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.63% 3.34% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.06% 4.72% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 49 24
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £492 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.75 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+25.80% -13.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2141 1527 2081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.12% 70.76% 69.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1439 989 1268
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 72 122
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.75 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.64% -41.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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 22 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 22 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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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 +10 87 £325 - 8
Bristol +9 48 £375 +7.14% 28
Wiltshire -11 14 £350 -31.70% 14
Gloucestershire -10 13 £320 -12.62% 7
Devon -1 11 £360 +2.12% 1
Dorset +10 5 £275 -5.17% 7
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 139 (36.97%) C#
2 131 (34.84%) .NET
3 128 (34.04%) Security Cleared
4 125 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
5 122 (32.45%) SQL
6 100 (26.60%) SC Cleared
7 93 (24.73%) TDD
8 88 (23.40%) SQL Server
9 80 (21.28%) Java
10 79 (21.01%) ASP.NET
11 77 (20.48%) Unit Testing
12 69 (18.35%) CSS
13 66 (17.55%) HTML
14 64 (17.02%) MVC
14 64 (17.02%) Finance
15 55 (14.63%) JavaScript
16 54 (14.36%) Spring
17 53 (14.10%) ASP.NET MVC
18 51 (13.56%) Kanban
19 47 (12.50%) jQuery
20 45 (11.97%) Oracle
21 42 (11.17%) Web Services
22 40 (10.64%) Selenium
22 40 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
23 39 (10.37%) BDD
23 39 (10.37%) Microsoft
24 36 (9.57%) Software Testing
24 36 (9.57%) Linux
25 35 (9.31%) Project Management
25 35 (9.31%) Back Office

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (5.85%) Tomcat
1 22 (5.85%) K2 blackpearl
2 15 (3.99%) Confluence
3 12 (3.19%) WebLogic
4 11 (2.93%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.39%) Alfresco
5 9 (2.39%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.86%) Umbraco
6 7 (1.86%) Node.js
6 7 (1.86%) CMS
7 6 (1.60%) IIS
7 6 (1.60%) Apache
7 6 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.80%) Drupal
9 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.53%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.53%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.53%) Escenic
Applications
1 9 (2.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.86%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.86%) MS Office
3 6 (1.60%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.60%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (3.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.06%) Summit
3 3 (0.80%) Magento
3 3 (0.80%) Shopify
4 1 (0.27%) Cordys
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.86%) SaaS
3 6 (1.60%) Office 365
3 6 (1.60%) GitHub
3 6 (1.60%) Amazon S3
3 6 (1.60%) Heroku
3 6 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.99%) LDAP
2 8 (2.13%) SSL
2 8 (2.13%) X.509
2 8 (2.13%) Internet
3 6 (1.60%) HTTP
3 6 (1.60%) HTTPS
3 6 (1.60%) SSH
4 3 (0.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.24%) MySQL
3 23 (6.12%) Relational Database
4 18 (4.79%) RDBMS
5 15 (3.99%) MongoDB
6 14 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (2.93%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.06%) DB2
10 4 (1.06%) Big Data
10 4 (1.06%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.80%) Hazelcast
11 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.53%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.53%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 40 (10.64%) Selenium
1 40 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (8.51%) JIRA
3 27 (7.18%) Subversion
4 25 (6.65%) Visual Studio
5 20 (5.32%) SpecFlow
5 20 (5.32%) JUnit
6 18 (4.79%) Git (software)
7 15 (3.99%) WebDriver
7 15 (3.99%) Cucumber
7 15 (3.99%) QuickTest Pro
8 14 (3.72%) Jenkins
9 13 (3.46%) WATIR
9 13 (3.46%) JMeter
10 9 (2.39%) Maven
11 8 (2.13%) JBehave
12 6 (1.60%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.60%) NUnit
12 6 (1.60%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (1.60%) Sublime Text
General
1 64 (17.02%) Finance
2 35 (9.31%) Back Office
3 23 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.99%) Marketing
4 15 (3.99%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.99%) Electronics
5 3 (0.80%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.53%) Publishing
6 2 (0.53%) Games
6 2 (0.53%) Retail
7 1 (0.27%) Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 213 (56.65%) Developer
2 79 (21.01%) .NET Developer
3 41 (10.90%) Java Developer
4 38 (10.11%) SQL Developer
5 34 (9.04%) Analyst
6 27 (7.18%) Tester
7 26 (6.91%) Project Manager
8 18 (4.79%) Test Analyst
8 18 (4.79%) C# Developer
9 17 (4.52%) Lead Developer
10 16 (4.26%) Architect
11 14 (3.72%) Senior Developer
12 13 (3.46%) Business Analyst
13 12 (3.19%) PHP Developer
13 12 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
14 11 (2.93%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (2.93%) Software Engineer
15 10 (2.66%) Programmer
15 10 (2.66%) Technical Tester
15 10 (2.66%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (34.84%) .NET
2 79 (21.01%) ASP.NET
3 69 (18.35%) CSS
4 66 (17.55%) HTML
5 54 (14.36%) Spring
6 53 (14.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 47 (12.50%) jQuery
8 42 (11.17%) Web Services
9 33 (8.78%) XML
10 28 (7.45%) .NET Framework
11 27 (7.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 23 (6.12%) RESTful
12 23 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 22 (5.85%) Hibernate
13 22 (5.85%) HTML5
14 21 (5.59%) REST
15 19 (5.05%) J2EE
15 19 (5.05%) JSON
16 18 (4.79%) SOAP
17 16 (4.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.12%) Open Source
2 15 (3.99%) DTV
3 9 (2.39%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.13%) GIS
5 7 (1.86%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.60%) PKI
7 5 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.80%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.80%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.80%) NHS
10 2 (0.53%) iPad
11 1 (0.27%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.27%) CMDB
11 1 (0.27%) iPhone
11 1 (0.27%) AS400
11 1 (0.27%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.27%) W3C
11 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.57%) Linux
2 19 (5.05%) Windows
3 17 (4.52%) UNIX
4 9 (2.39%) CentOS
4 9 (2.39%) Fedora
5 7 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.60%) Mac OS
6 6 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.33%) Solaris
8 3 (0.80%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.80%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.53%) Android
10 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (24.73%) TDD
3 77 (20.48%) Unit Testing
4 64 (17.02%) MVC
5 51 (13.56%) Kanban
6 39 (10.37%) BDD
7 36 (9.57%) Software Testing
8 35 (9.31%) Project Management
9 32 (8.51%) SOA
10 30 (7.98%) User Stories
11 29 (7.71%) OO
12 27 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (6.91%) Automated Testing
13 26 (6.91%) Software Engineering
13 26 (6.91%) E-Commerce
14 25 (6.65%) Test Scripting
15 24 (6.38%) Time Management
16 23 (6.12%) Performance Testing
17 22 (5.85%) UML
17 22 (5.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 139 (36.97%) C#
2 122 (32.45%) SQL
3 80 (21.28%) Java
4 55 (14.63%) JavaScript
5 28 (7.45%) PHP
6 25 (6.65%) T-SQL
7 14 (3.72%) C++
7 14 (3.72%) Ruby
8 12 (3.19%) PHP5
9 7 (1.86%) Scala
9 7 (1.86%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.60%) Python
11 3 (0.80%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.80%) Delphi
12 2 (0.53%) C
12 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.53%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.27%) Groovy
13 1 (0.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 128 (34.04%) Security Cleared
2 100 (26.60%) SC Cleared
3 29 (7.71%) ISTQB
4 28 (7.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (7.18%) ISEB
6 14 (3.72%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.46%) Degree
8 5 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.80%) HND
10 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.27%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.65%) QA
2 4 (1.06%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.06%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (2.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.06%) Puppet
3 3 (0.80%) SCCM
4 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.53%) Ansible
Vendors
1 45 (11.97%) Oracle
2 39 (10.37%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.85%) SAP
4 13 (3.46%) JBoss
5 12 (3.19%) Zend
6 9 (2.39%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.86%) HP
8 6 (1.60%) hybris
8 6 (1.60%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.06%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (1.06%) Intalio
10 2 (0.53%) Telerik
10 2 (0.53%) Ektron
11 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.27%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.27%) Google
11 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.27%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.27%) Apple
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