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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 35 34 70
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +36
Contract jobs citing Scrum 158 162 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.07% 5.61% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.72% 7.43% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 98 42
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£400 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £285 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +9.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- +12.43%
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
2350 2179 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.47% 75.42% 71.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1514 1312 1088
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 £260 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 86 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.37 £12.31 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 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 27 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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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
Gloucestershire +15 48 £425 -5.55% 10
Bristol +1 43 £405 +17.81% 42
Somerset +8 31 £323 -7.85% 16
Wiltshire -2 13 £396 -15.69% 6
Devon -26 4 £293 -19.31% 4
Dorset -3 2 £400 +16.78% 13
Cornwall - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 310 (91.99%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (33.53%) Security Cleared
3 106 (31.45%) Java
4 102 (30.27%) .NET
5 93 (27.60%) SQL
6 92 (27.30%) C#
7 81 (24.04%) ASP.NET
8 68 (20.18%) JavaScript
9 63 (18.69%) HTML
9 63 (18.69%) TDD
10 62 (18.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 56 (16.62%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (16.32%) SC Cleared
12 55 (16.32%) MVC
12 55 (16.32%) CSS
13 51 (15.13%) DV Cleared
14 50 (14.84%) SQL Server
15 49 (14.54%) Unit Testing
16 46 (13.65%) Web Services
17 43 (12.76%) Python
18 42 (12.46%) E-Commerce
18 42 (12.46%) Finance
19 37 (10.98%) OO
19 37 (10.98%) Microsoft
20 36 (10.68%) Team Foundation Server
21 35 (10.39%) PHP
21 35 (10.39%) Oracle
21 35 (10.39%) Ruby
22 34 (10.09%) Automated Testing
22 34 (10.09%) Project Management

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (5.04%) JBoss
2 13 (3.86%) K2 blackpearl
3 12 (3.56%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.78%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.78%) Apache
4 6 (1.78%) Mule
5 5 (1.48%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.19%) CMS
7 3 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.59%) Node.js
8 2 (0.59%) IIS
8 2 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.59%) LiveCycle
8 2 (0.59%) Liferay
9 1 (0.30%) ATG Dynamo
9 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.30%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.30%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 26 (7.72%) MS Project
2 21 (6.23%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.37%) MS Office
4 5 (1.48%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.59%) Summit
3 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.78%) SaaS
3 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.30%) PaaS
5 1 (0.30%) GitHub
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.48%) TCP/IP
1 5 (1.48%) Extranet
2 4 (1.19%) Internet
3 2 (0.59%) DHCP
3 2 (0.59%) DLNA
3 2 (0.59%) 3G
3 2 (0.59%) DVB
3 2 (0.59%) IPv4
3 2 (0.59%) IPv6
4 1 (0.30%) Intranet
4 1 (0.30%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.34%) MySQL
3 16 (4.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (4.45%) MongoDB
5 12 (3.56%) MS Access
6 11 (3.26%) Couchbase
7 10 (2.97%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (2.67%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.19%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.19%) Redis
11 4 (1.19%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 36 (10.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (8.31%) ClearCase
3 27 (8.01%) Visual Studio
4 24 (7.12%) JIRA
5 20 (5.93%) Subversion
6 19 (5.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 18 (5.34%) Selenium
8 17 (5.04%) Maven
9 16 (4.75%) Ant
9 16 (4.75%) Apache Ivy
10 15 (4.45%) Git (software)
10 15 (4.45%) SoapUI
11 13 (3.86%) NUnit
12 12 (3.56%) MSTest
13 10 (2.97%) Rational DOORS
14 9 (2.67%) Rational Rhapsody
14 9 (2.67%) WebDriver
14 9 (2.67%) ClearQuest
15 8 (2.37%) Jenkins
16 7 (2.08%) Cucumber
General
1 42 (12.46%) Finance
2 16 (4.75%) Banking
2 16 (4.75%) Retail
3 13 (3.86%) Back Office
4 12 (3.56%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.56%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.26%) Electronics
6 10 (2.97%) Marketing
7 6 (1.78%) Legal
7 6 (1.78%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.48%) Games
9 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Military
10 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 155 (45.99%) Developer
2 70 (20.77%) .NET Developer
3 45 (13.35%) Analyst
4 42 (12.46%) Java Developer
5 34 (10.09%) Project Manager
6 29 (8.61%) SQL Developer
7 21 (6.23%) Business Analyst
8 20 (5.93%) ScrumMaster
9 19 (5.64%) C# Developer
10 17 (5.04%) Architect
11 15 (4.45%) Test Analyst
12 14 (4.15%) Senior Developer
13 13 (3.86%) Agile .NET Developer
13 13 (3.86%) C# .NET Developer
14 12 (3.56%) Senior Analyst
14 12 (3.56%) Software Engineer
14 12 (3.56%) C++ Developer
15 10 (2.97%) Programmer
15 10 (2.97%) Digital Project Manager
15 10 (2.97%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (30.27%) .NET
2 81 (24.04%) ASP.NET
3 63 (18.69%) HTML
4 62 (18.40%) ASP.NET MVC
5 55 (16.32%) CSS
6 46 (13.65%) Web Services
7 32 (9.50%) Hibernate
8 31 (9.20%) .NET Framework
9 29 (8.61%) J2EE
10 25 (7.42%) XML
11 24 (7.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 23 (6.82%) Spring
13 22 (6.53%) jQuery
14 21 (6.23%) HTML5
14 21 (6.23%) REST
15 16 (4.75%) RESTful
16 15 (4.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 15 (4.45%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (4.15%) JPA
17 14 (4.15%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.72%) Open Source
2 25 (7.42%) User Experience
3 12 (3.56%) DTV
4 10 (2.97%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.59%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.59%) MPEG
10 1 (0.30%) iDTV
10 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.30%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.30%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.30%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.30%) STB
10 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.72%) Linux
2 24 (7.12%) UNIX
3 13 (3.86%) Windows
3 13 (3.86%) Android
4 11 (3.26%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.37%) CentOS
7 7 (2.08%) Fedora
8 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (91.99%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (18.69%) TDD
3 56 (16.62%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (16.32%) MVC
5 49 (14.54%) Unit Testing
6 42 (12.46%) E-Commerce
7 37 (10.98%) OO
8 34 (10.09%) Project Management
8 34 (10.09%) Automated Testing
9 33 (9.79%) BDD
9 33 (9.79%) User Stories
10 32 (9.50%) Waterfall
11 28 (8.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (7.72%) Software Engineering
13 25 (7.42%) Release Management
14 23 (6.82%) SOA
15 21 (6.23%) PRINCE2
15 21 (6.23%) Kanban
16 20 (5.93%) DevOps
16 20 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 106 (31.45%) Java
2 93 (27.60%) SQL
3 92 (27.30%) C#
4 68 (20.18%) JavaScript
5 43 (12.76%) Python
6 35 (10.39%) PHP
6 35 (10.39%) Ruby
7 30 (8.90%) Perl
8 29 (8.61%) C++
9 28 (8.31%) Bash Shell
10 22 (6.53%) T-SQL
11 16 (4.75%) VB.NET
11 16 (4.75%) Lua
12 11 (3.26%) C
13 9 (2.67%) VBA
14 6 (1.78%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.19%) PHP5
16 3 (0.89%) Scala
16 3 (0.89%) Apex Code
17 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 113 (33.53%) Security Cleared
2 55 (16.32%) SC Cleared
3 51 (15.13%) DV Cleared
4 15 (4.45%) ISEB
5 10 (2.97%) Sun Certification
5 10 (2.97%) OCPJP
5 10 (2.97%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.08%) Degree
7 3 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.59%) APMP
8 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.48%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.59%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.59%) WAI
3 1 (0.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.59%) vSphere
2 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (6.53%) Puppet
2 10 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.48%) Ansible
4 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.39%) Oracle
3 12 (3.56%) Red Hat
4 10 (2.97%) Sun
4 10 (2.97%) SAP
5 9 (2.67%) Google
6 8 (2.37%) VMware
7 6 (1.78%) ESRI
7 6 (1.78%) Sencha
8 4 (1.19%) New Relic
9 3 (0.89%) HP
9 3 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.59%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.59%) IBM
10 2 (0.59%) Adobe
10 2 (0.59%) ATG
10 2 (0.59%) Zend
10 2 (0.59%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.59%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.30%) hybris
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