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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 22 30 32
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 180 185 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.22% 5.53% 5.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.01% 7.13% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 118 112
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 23 5
Median hourly rate - £39.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.25 £40.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+29.39% -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
2247 2594 2401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.70% 77.48% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 1732 1585
Median daily rate £400 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 137 90
Median hourly rate £33.00 £39.25 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.92% +13.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +4 63 £438 +2.94% 21
Wiltshire +30 35 £475 +31.03% 3
Gloucestershire +10 22 £463 +15.91% 26
Devon -4 21 £416 +28.99% 3
Somerset -6 21 £375 +8.69% 9
Dorset -4 2 £425 +1.79% 7
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 299 (90.33%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (31.72%) C#
3 98 (29.61%) JavaScript
4 94 (28.40%) .NET
5 86 (25.98%) Java
6 80 (24.17%) SQL
7 76 (22.96%) TDD
8 75 (22.66%) HTML
8 75 (22.66%) CSS
9 72 (21.75%) SQL Server
10 71 (21.45%) MVC
11 69 (20.85%) Software Engineering
12 65 (19.64%) Security Cleared
13 63 (19.03%) ASP.NET
14 61 (18.43%) Finance
15 57 (17.22%) Microsoft
15 57 (17.22%) OO
16 56 (16.92%) BDD
16 56 (16.92%) AngularJS
17 53 (16.01%) Kanban
18 50 (15.11%) ASP.NET MVC
19 48 (14.50%) REST
20 47 (14.20%) ASP.NET Web API
20 47 (14.20%) jQuery
21 44 (13.29%) SOAP
21 44 (13.29%) Git (software)
22 43 (12.99%) DevOps
23 42 (12.69%) Spring
24 41 (12.39%) JIRA
25 39 (11.78%) SC Cleared

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (6.95%) IIS
2 21 (6.34%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.53%) Apache
3 15 (4.53%) Confluence
4 12 (3.63%) NServiceBus
5 11 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.81%) CMS
7 6 (1.81%) K2 blackpearl
7 6 (1.81%) SAS
7 6 (1.81%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.91%) Mule
8 3 (0.91%) nginx
8 3 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.91%) WordPress
9 2 (0.60%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.60%) Moodle
10 1 (0.30%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.91%) MS Office
2 3 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 18 (5.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.60%) Magento
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.30%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 39 (11.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.63%) GitHub
4 11 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (3.02%) Amazon S3
6 7 (2.11%) SaaS
7 5 (1.51%) TestFlight
8 3 (0.91%) IaaS
9 2 (0.60%) PaaS
10 1 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.51%) Internet
1 5 (1.51%) LDAP
2 4 (1.21%) SSH
2 4 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.60%) HTTP
4 1 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (21.75%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.65%) MySQL
2 22 (6.65%) Oracle Database
3 21 (6.34%) NoSQL
4 19 (5.74%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.53%) MongoDB
6 14 (4.23%) Hadoop
7 13 (3.93%) Big Data
8 12 (3.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 10 (3.02%) OrientDB
9 10 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (2.72%) Neo4j
11 8 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (2.11%) RDBMS
12 7 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (1.51%) CouchDB
14 5 (1.51%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 44 (13.29%) Git (software)
2 41 (12.39%) JIRA
3 28 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (8.16%) Cucumber
5 25 (7.55%) Jenkins
5 25 (7.55%) Selenium
6 20 (6.04%) Visual Studio
7 19 (5.74%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (4.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (4.83%) Bitbucket
8 16 (4.83%) TeamCity
9 11 (3.32%) JUnit
10 9 (2.72%) Subversion
10 9 (2.72%) WebDriver
11 8 (2.42%) Maven
11 8 (2.42%) NUnit
12 7 (2.11%) Mockito
13 6 (1.81%) SpecFlow
14 4 (1.21%) gulp
14 4 (1.21%) Zephyr
General
1 61 (18.43%) Finance
2 23 (6.95%) Marketing
3 19 (5.74%) Banking
3 19 (5.74%) Manufacturing
3 19 (5.74%) Telecoms
4 18 (5.44%) Electronics
5 8 (2.42%) Games
6 5 (1.51%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.21%) Advertising
7 4 (1.21%) Automotive
8 2 (0.60%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
9 1 (0.30%) Military
9 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 160 (48.34%) Developer
2 50 (15.11%) .NET Developer
3 46 (13.90%) C# Developer
4 43 (12.99%) Java Developer
5 38 (11.48%) Scrum Master
6 33 (9.97%) C# .NET Developer
6 33 (9.97%) Software Developer
7 31 (9.37%) ASP.NET Developer
8 26 (7.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 25 (7.55%) Analyst
9 25 (7.55%) Architect
10 24 (7.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (6.34%) C# Software Developer
12 20 (6.04%) Agile Developer
13 19 (5.74%) Solutions Architect
14 18 (5.44%) Project Manager
15 17 (5.14%) Agile .NET Developer
15 17 (5.14%) Senior Developer
15 17 (5.14%) Tester
16 16 (4.83%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (28.40%) .NET
2 75 (22.66%) CSS
2 75 (22.66%) HTML
3 63 (19.03%) ASP.NET
4 56 (16.92%) AngularJS
5 50 (15.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 48 (14.50%) REST
7 47 (14.20%) ASP.NET Web API
7 47 (14.20%) jQuery
8 44 (13.29%) SOAP
9 42 (12.69%) Spring
10 37 (11.18%) Web Services
11 31 (9.37%) WCF
12 25 (7.55%) HTML5
13 23 (6.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 22 (6.65%) JSON
15 19 (5.74%) Hibernate
15 19 (5.74%) JSF
15 19 (5.74%) RESTful
16 17 (5.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.78%) User Experience
2 18 (5.44%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.32%) Blog
4 10 (3.02%) Public Cloud
4 10 (3.02%) Wiki
5 9 (2.72%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (2.11%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.51%) Statistics
7 5 (1.51%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.21%) CESG
8 4 (1.21%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (1.21%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.21%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.21%) iPhone
9 3 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (0.91%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.91%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.91%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (10.27%) Windows
2 19 (5.74%) Linux
3 11 (3.32%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.91%) Android
6 3 (0.91%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.30%) AIX
7 1 (0.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (90.33%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (22.96%) TDD
3 71 (21.45%) MVC
4 69 (20.85%) Software Engineering
5 57 (17.22%) OO
6 56 (16.92%) BDD
7 53 (16.01%) Kanban
8 43 (12.99%) DevOps
9 39 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (10.88%) E-Commerce
11 33 (9.97%) PRINCE2
12 32 (9.67%) SDLC
13 31 (9.37%) UML
14 29 (8.76%) Web Development
15 28 (8.46%) OOD
16 27 (8.16%) Test Automation
16 27 (8.16%) TOGAF
17 25 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
18 24 (7.25%) Microservices
19 23 (6.95%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (31.72%) C#
2 98 (29.61%) JavaScript
3 86 (25.98%) Java
4 80 (24.17%) SQL
5 36 (10.88%) Ruby
6 23 (6.95%) C++
7 19 (5.74%) Scala
8 15 (4.53%) Python
9 14 (4.23%) C
9 14 (4.23%) Objective-C
10 12 (3.63%) PowerShell
11 10 (3.02%) PL/SQL
12 9 (2.72%) PHP
13 8 (2.42%) Apple Swift
14 7 (2.11%) ES6
15 6 (1.81%) MATLAB
15 6 (1.81%) Perl
15 6 (1.81%) R
15 6 (1.81%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 65 (19.64%) Security Cleared
2 39 (11.78%) SC Cleared
3 25 (7.55%) DV Cleared
4 15 (4.53%) ISEB
5 14 (4.23%) Degree
6 11 (3.32%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.21%) CISSP
7 4 (1.21%) CLAS
8 3 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (11.78%) QA
2 8 (2.42%) ISO 14001
2 8 (2.42%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.60%) SEPA
5 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (2.11%) Docker
2 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.21%) Ansible
3 3 (0.91%) Puppet
4 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.30%) Kibana
4 1 (0.30%) Oozie
Vendors
1 57 (17.22%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.67%) Oracle
3 19 (5.74%) SAP
4 9 (2.72%) Rally
5 7 (2.11%) HP
6 6 (1.81%) Apple
7 4 (1.21%) ESRI
8 3 (0.91%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.91%) Tableau
9 2 (0.60%) Adobe
9 2 (0.60%) ATG
9 2 (0.60%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.60%) IBM
9 2 (0.60%) Sencha
9 2 (0.60%) Zend
10 1 (0.30%) Cisco
10 1 (0.30%) hybris
10 1 (0.30%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.30%) VMware
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