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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 35 56 85
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +29
Contract jobs citing Scrum 183 78 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.53% 3.35% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.30% 4.78% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 49 43
Average daily rate £350 £350 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.65 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+16.20% -2.83%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2508 1631 2548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.72% 70.12% 70.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1015 1521
Average daily rate £375 £350 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 60 154
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.20 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +20 52 £350 +16.66% 33
Devon +25 50 £350 +26.12% 3
Somerset +12 28 £325 -7.14% 15
Wiltshire -12 26 £430 +34.37% 10
Gloucestershire -9 11 £425 +6.25% 6
Dorset -7 4 £343 +7.87% 6
Cornwall - - - - 1
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 152 (51.70%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (27.89%) .NET
3 75 (25.51%) CSS
4 74 (25.17%) JavaScript
5 72 (24.49%) Java
6 70 (23.81%) SQL Server
7 63 (21.43%) C#
8 57 (19.39%) ASP.NET
9 56 (19.05%) HTML
10 54 (18.37%) Security Cleared
11 53 (18.03%) Finance
12 51 (17.35%) MVC
12 51 (17.35%) TDD
12 51 (17.35%) Microsoft
12 51 (17.35%) Kanban
13 48 (16.33%) jQuery
13 48 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 48 (16.33%) Spring
14 47 (15.99%) SQL
15 46 (15.65%) Oracle
16 43 (14.63%) Web Services
17 36 (12.24%) Selenium
18 35 (11.90%) SC Cleared
19 34 (11.56%) Web Development
20 33 (11.22%) JIRA
21 32 (10.88%) Software Testing
21 32 (10.88%) Subversion
22 31 (10.54%) Time Management
22 31 (10.54%) Backbone.js
23 30 (10.20%) MongoDB

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 24 (8.16%) Node.js
2 17 (5.78%) WebLogic
3 13 (4.42%) CMS
4 11 (3.74%) Tomcat
4 11 (3.74%) Confluence
5 10 (3.40%) Alfresco
6 6 (2.04%) Drupal
6 6 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.04%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.70%) Apache
7 5 (1.70%) MQSeries
7 5 (1.70%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.70%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.70%) Adobe CQ
7 5 (1.70%) Escenic
8 4 (1.36%) Mule
8 4 (1.36%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.36%) AquaLogic Service Bus
8 4 (1.36%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 26 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.04%) MS Office
3 5 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
4 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (2.04%) Summit
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.04%) Office 365
2 5 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.68%) SaaS
3 2 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.78%) LDAP
2 8 (2.72%) X.509
2 8 (2.72%) SSL
3 5 (1.70%) Internet
4 3 (1.02%) VoIP
4 3 (1.02%) HTTP
4 3 (1.02%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 30 (10.20%) MongoDB
3 29 (9.86%) Relational Database
4 27 (9.18%) RDBMS
5 24 (8.16%) NoSQL
6 16 (5.44%) MySQL
7 11 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (3.40%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.38%) Big Data
9 7 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (2.04%) Hadoop
10 6 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.36%) MarkLogic
12 4 (1.36%) DB2
13 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
14 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (12.24%) Selenium
2 33 (11.22%) JIRA
3 32 (10.88%) Subversion
4 24 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (7.82%) QuickTest Pro
6 19 (6.46%) Git (software)
7 18 (6.12%) Cucumber
8 16 (5.44%) JUnit
8 16 (5.44%) WebDriver
8 16 (5.44%) Jenkins
9 12 (4.08%) Maven
9 12 (4.08%) Visual Studio
10 10 (3.40%) JBehave
10 10 (3.40%) LoadRunner
11 6 (2.04%) Capybara
11 6 (2.04%) JMeter
12 5 (1.70%) NUnit
12 5 (1.70%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.36%) ReSharper
13 4 (1.36%) WATIR
General
1 53 (18.03%) Finance
2 16 (5.44%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.10%) Back Office
4 11 (3.74%) Marketing
5 9 (3.06%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.06%) Electronics
6 4 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.68%) Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Publishing
8 1 (0.34%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 160 (54.42%) Developer
2 40 (13.61%) Java Developer
3 36 (12.24%) Analyst
4 28 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 28 (9.52%) Applications Developer
5 22 (7.48%) Web Developer
6 21 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 21 (7.14%) Tester
7 19 (6.46%) Senior Developer
7 19 (6.46%) Web Applications Developer
8 17 (5.78%) Architect
9 16 (5.44%) Programmer
9 16 (5.44%) JavaScript Developer
10 15 (5.10%) Test Analyst
11 14 (4.76%) Business Analyst
12 11 (3.74%) Senior Java Developer
13 9 (3.06%) Technical Architect
13 9 (3.06%) C# Developer
14 8 (2.72%) Agile Business Analyst
14 8 (2.72%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (27.89%) .NET
2 75 (25.51%) CSS
3 57 (19.39%) ASP.NET
4 56 (19.05%) HTML
5 48 (16.33%) jQuery
5 48 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 48 (16.33%) Spring
6 43 (14.63%) Web Services
7 31 (10.54%) Backbone.js
8 30 (10.20%) JSF
9 22 (7.48%) SOAP
9 22 (7.48%) J2EE
10 21 (7.14%) Hibernate
11 20 (6.80%) Ajax
12 17 (5.78%) REST
12 17 (5.78%) RESTful
12 17 (5.78%) HTML5
13 14 (4.76%) XML
13 14 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 13 (4.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.46%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.44%) Open Source
3 9 (3.06%) DTV
4 7 (2.38%) PKI
5 6 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.36%) GIS
7 4 (1.36%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.68%) NHS
9 1 (0.34%) W3C
9 1 (0.34%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.34%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.34%) iPad
9 1 (0.34%) iPhone
9 1 (0.34%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.80%) Linux
2 17 (5.78%) UNIX
3 16 (5.44%) Windows
4 6 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.70%) Solaris
6 4 (1.36%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.02%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.02%) Android
8 1 (0.34%) zOS
8 1 (0.34%) Fedora
8 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (51.70%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (17.35%) MVC
2 51 (17.35%) TDD
2 51 (17.35%) Kanban
3 34 (11.56%) Web Development
4 32 (10.88%) Software Testing
5 31 (10.54%) Time Management
6 26 (8.84%) BDD
6 26 (8.84%) User Stories
7 25 (8.50%) Test Automation
7 25 (8.50%) Automated Testing
8 22 (7.48%) Unit Testing
9 21 (7.14%) Project Management
10 20 (6.80%) Test Scripting
11 19 (6.46%) UML
12 18 (6.12%) OO
12 18 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (5.78%) Performance Testing
13 17 (5.78%) Configuration Management
14 16 (5.44%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 74 (25.17%) JavaScript
2 72 (24.49%) Java
3 63 (21.43%) C#
4 47 (15.99%) SQL
5 16 (5.44%) PHP
6 13 (4.42%) T-SQL
7 12 (4.08%) VB.NET
8 9 (3.06%) Scala
9 6 (2.04%) Ruby
10 5 (1.70%) PHP5
11 3 (1.02%) C++
11 3 (1.02%) Delphi
12 2 (0.68%) C
12 2 (0.68%) VBScript
12 2 (0.68%) PL/1
13 1 (0.34%) Python
13 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.34%) Perl
13 1 (0.34%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.34%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 54 (18.37%) Security Cleared
2 35 (11.90%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.82%) ISTQB
4 14 (4.76%) ISEB
5 8 (2.72%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.72%) Degree
6 6 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.34%) HND
8 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.52%) QA
2 6 (2.04%) ISO 14001
2 6 (2.04%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.34%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (3.40%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.02%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (17.35%) Microsoft
2 46 (15.65%) Oracle
3 18 (6.12%) JBoss
3 18 (6.12%) SAP
4 10 (3.40%) HP
5 7 (2.38%) Intalio
5 7 (2.38%) Zend
6 4 (1.36%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.68%) hybris
7 2 (0.68%) Ektron
7 2 (0.68%) Twitter
8 1 (0.34%) Progress
8 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.34%) Talend
8 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.34%) Cordys
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