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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 20 19 41
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +22
Contract jobs citing Scrum 204 209 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.55% 7.24% 4.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.65% 9.60% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 149 57
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£388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 1
Average hourly rate £32.54 £42.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £38.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +21.25%
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
2358 2178 1435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.75% 75.49% 70.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1584 1453 902
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 117 62
Average hourly rate £38.00 £33.84 £21.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% +58.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.96 £16.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Bristol +4 74 £425 +13.33% 32
Somerset -7 45 £320 -1.53% 12
Devon +1 27 £306 -2.08% 5
Gloucestershire +11 24 £423 +32.03% 4
Wiltshire +9 17 £375 -3.22% 18
Dorset 0 3 £400 +45.45% 16
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 343 (92.20%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (30.91%) Java
3 112 (30.11%) .NET
4 100 (26.88%) Security Cleared
5 98 (26.34%) C#
6 93 (25.00%) SQL
7 85 (22.85%) HTML
7 85 (22.85%) CSS
8 82 (22.04%) TDD
9 81 (21.77%) ASP.NET
10 80 (21.51%) JavaScript
11 65 (17.47%) Continuous Integration
12 63 (16.94%) MVC
13 57 (15.32%) SQL Server
14 55 (14.78%) Unit Testing
15 54 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
16 52 (13.98%) DV Cleared
16 52 (13.98%) E-Commerce
17 51 (13.71%) BDD
18 49 (13.17%) Web Services
19 48 (12.90%) Project Management
20 47 (12.63%) Software Engineering
21 46 (12.37%) OO
22 44 (11.83%) Finance
22 44 (11.83%) .NET Framework
23 40 (10.75%) Oracle
24 39 (10.48%) SC Cleared
25 31 (8.33%) User Stories
25 31 (8.33%) XML
26 30 (8.06%) Web Development

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 18 (4.84%) JBoss
1 18 (4.84%) Apache
1 18 (4.84%) Tomcat
1 18 (4.84%) Node.js
2 12 (3.23%) K2 blackpearl
3 8 (2.15%) CMS
4 6 (1.61%) IIS
5 5 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.34%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.08%) ATG Dynamo
6 4 (1.08%) Mule
6 4 (1.08%) Mule ESB
7 3 (0.81%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.81%) Confluence
8 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.54%) Liferay
8 2 (0.54%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (4.84%) MS Project
2 15 (4.03%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.15%) MS Office
5 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (4.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.88%) SaaS
4 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.27%) PaaS
5 1 (0.27%) IaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.42%) Internet
2 1 (0.27%) NAS
2 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.27%) SAN
2 1 (0.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.99%) MongoDB
3 21 (5.65%) MySQL
4 11 (2.96%) Couchbase
4 11 (2.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.61%) MS Access
6 6 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.61%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.34%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.08%) SQLite
9 3 (0.81%) Big Data
10 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (6.99%) JIRA
1 26 (6.99%) Git (software)
2 25 (6.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (6.18%) Jenkins
4 18 (4.84%) NUnit
5 17 (4.57%) Selenium
5 17 (4.57%) ClearCase
6 16 (4.30%) Visual Studio
7 15 (4.03%) Subversion
7 15 (4.03%) Maven
7 15 (4.03%) SoapUI
8 14 (3.76%) SpecFlow
9 13 (3.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 13 (3.49%) Ant
9 13 (3.49%) Apache Ivy
10 12 (3.23%) MSTest
10 12 (3.23%) WebDriver
11 10 (2.69%) Eclipse
12 9 (2.42%) Cucumber
13 7 (1.88%) JUnit
General
1 44 (11.83%) Finance
2 23 (6.18%) Retail
3 18 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.57%) Manufacturing
5 16 (4.30%) Electronics
5 16 (4.30%) Marketing
6 12 (3.23%) Back Office
7 10 (2.69%) Games
8 8 (2.15%) Legal
9 3 (0.81%) Banking
9 3 (0.81%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 170 (45.70%) Developer
2 69 (18.55%) .NET Developer
3 49 (13.17%) Analyst
4 45 (12.10%) Java Developer
5 31 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 29 (7.80%) Project Manager
7 28 (7.53%) ScrumMaster
8 27 (7.26%) Software Engineer
9 22 (5.91%) SQL Developer
10 20 (5.38%) C# Developer
11 16 (4.30%) Agile Business Analyst
11 16 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
12 15 (4.03%) Agile .NET Developer
13 13 (3.49%) Senior Developer
13 13 (3.49%) Team Leader
14 11 (2.96%) Test Analyst
14 11 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
15 10 (2.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 10 (2.69%) Architect
16 9 (2.42%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (30.11%) .NET
2 85 (22.85%) CSS
2 85 (22.85%) HTML
3 81 (21.77%) ASP.NET
4 54 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 49 (13.17%) Web Services
6 44 (11.83%) .NET Framework
7 31 (8.33%) XML
8 29 (7.80%) J2EE
8 29 (7.80%) REST
9 27 (7.26%) Hibernate
10 26 (6.99%) Entity Framework
11 20 (5.38%) jQuery
11 20 (5.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 20 (5.38%) JSP
12 19 (5.11%) WPF
12 19 (5.11%) HTML5
13 18 (4.84%) AngularJS
13 18 (4.84%) Spring
14 16 (4.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.30%) DTV
2 15 (4.03%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.42%) User Experience
5 5 (1.34%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (1.34%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.81%) iPhone
6 3 (0.81%) iPad
7 2 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.54%) PMI
7 2 (0.54%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.27%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.27%) GIS
8 1 (0.27%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.27%) Handset
8 1 (0.27%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.27%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.65%) Linux
2 19 (5.11%) Android
3 15 (4.03%) UNIX
4 12 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.96%) Windows
5 11 (2.96%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.88%) CentOS
7 6 (1.61%) Windows Phone
8 5 (1.34%) Windows Phone 7
9 4 (1.08%) Fedora
10 1 (0.27%) AIX
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (92.20%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (22.04%) TDD
3 65 (17.47%) Continuous Integration
4 63 (16.94%) MVC
5 55 (14.78%) Unit Testing
6 52 (13.98%) E-Commerce
7 51 (13.71%) BDD
8 48 (12.90%) Project Management
9 47 (12.63%) Software Engineering
10 46 (12.37%) OO
11 31 (8.33%) User Stories
12 30 (8.06%) SDLC
12 30 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (8.06%) Web Development
13 28 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (7.26%) DevOps
15 26 (6.99%) SOA
16 24 (6.45%) PRINCE2
16 24 (6.45%) UML
17 22 (5.91%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 115 (30.91%) Java
2 98 (26.34%) C#
3 93 (25.00%) SQL
4 80 (21.51%) JavaScript
5 29 (7.80%) Python
6 27 (7.26%) C++
7 25 (6.72%) PHP
8 23 (6.18%) Ruby
9 15 (4.03%) Objective-C
10 14 (3.76%) Perl
11 13 (3.49%) VB.NET
11 13 (3.49%) Lua
12 12 (3.23%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.15%) C
13 8 (2.15%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.61%) VBA
15 4 (1.08%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.81%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.54%) PHP5
17 2 (0.54%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 100 (26.88%) Security Cleared
2 52 (13.98%) DV Cleared
3 39 (10.48%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.76%) ISEB
5 10 (2.69%) ISTQB
5 10 (2.69%) Degree
6 9 (2.42%) Sun Certification
6 9 (2.42%) OCPJP
7 5 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.81%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.54%) APMP
10 2 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.15%) QA
2 4 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (6.45%) Puppet
2 14 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.69%) Ansible
4 2 (0.54%) yum
Vendors
1 40 (10.75%) Oracle
2 26 (6.99%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.57%) SAP
4 14 (3.76%) Red Hat
5 11 (2.96%) VMware
6 10 (2.69%) Atlassian
7 9 (2.42%) Sun
8 7 (1.88%) Google
9 6 (1.61%) ESRI
10 4 (1.08%) ATG
11 3 (0.81%) Zend
11 3 (0.81%) IBM
12 2 (0.54%) Telerik
12 2 (0.54%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.27%) Business Objects
13 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.27%) Adobe
13 1 (0.27%) Sitecore
13 1 (0.27%) Xamarin
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