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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 30 39 75
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +36
Contract jobs citing Scrum 171 85 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.30% 3.84% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.47% 5.44% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 56 45
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£375 £351 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% -6.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £287 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- +29.77%
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
2288 1563 2184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 70.90% 70.63% 69.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1510 1025 1300
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 70 150
Average hourly rate £34.68 £18.40 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.45% -40.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £8.30 £15.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £44.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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
Somerset +10 60 £335 -5.96% 14
Bristol +10 50 £393 +12.14% 22
Wiltshire -7 22 £394 +23.04% 8
Devon -6 15 £365 +48.37% 8
Gloucestershire -21 12 £418 +13.99% 8
Dorset +1 5 £275 -31.25% 13
Cornwall - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 151 (40.05%) C#
2 143 (37.93%) SQL
3 142 (37.67%) .NET
3 142 (37.67%) Security Cleared
4 117 (31.03%) SC Cleared
5 98 (25.99%) Unit Testing
6 96 (25.46%) Agile Software Development
6 96 (25.46%) ASP.NET
7 88 (23.34%) TDD
8 85 (22.55%) Java
9 79 (20.95%) SQL Server
10 74 (19.63%) ASP.NET MVC
11 71 (18.83%) CSS
12 69 (18.30%) MVC
13 67 (17.77%) HTML
14 61 (16.18%) Finance
15 59 (15.65%) JavaScript
16 56 (14.85%) Team Foundation Server
17 55 (14.59%) jQuery
18 51 (13.53%) Spring
19 47 (12.47%) T-SQL
20 45 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
21 44 (11.67%) Linux
22 43 (11.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
23 42 (11.14%) Back Office
24 41 (10.88%) Software Engineering
25 39 (10.34%) Software Testing
25 39 (10.34%) Project Management
25 39 (10.34%) BDD
26 38 (10.08%) Kanban

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 29 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 22 (5.84%) K2 blackpearl
3 11 (2.92%) Confluence
3 11 (2.92%) Apache
4 8 (2.12%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.86%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.86%) CMS
6 5 (1.33%) ColdFusion
6 5 (1.33%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.33%) IIS
6 5 (1.33%) Node.js
6 5 (1.33%) Railo
7 4 (1.06%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.80%) Drupal
8 3 (0.80%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.53%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.53%) Escenic
9 2 (0.53%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (2.12%) Photoshop
1 8 (2.12%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.53%) MS Office
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (4.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.06%) Magento
2 4 (1.06%) Shopify
3 3 (0.80%) Summit
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.45%) GitHub
2 12 (3.18%) SaaS
3 10 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (2.12%) Heroku
5 8 (2.12%) Amazon S3
5 8 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.12%) Internet
1 8 (2.12%) SSH
2 6 (1.59%) SSL
2 6 (1.59%) LDAP
2 6 (1.59%) HTTP
3 4 (1.06%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.06%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (20.95%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.22%) MySQL
3 22 (5.84%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.24%) RDBMS
5 14 (3.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (3.45%) MongoDB
7 11 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.86%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.33%) Hazelcast
11 4 (1.06%) Big Data
11 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.53%) QlikView
13 2 (0.53%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.53%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.27%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 56 (14.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (9.02%) Selenium
3 24 (6.37%) JIRA
4 23 (6.10%) Visual Studio
4 23 (6.10%) Git (software)
5 21 (5.57%) SpecFlow
6 19 (5.04%) JUnit
6 19 (5.04%) Subversion
7 18 (4.77%) WebDriver
8 16 (4.24%) WATIR
9 15 (3.98%) Jenkins
10 14 (3.71%) JMeter
11 13 (3.45%) Cucumber
12 12 (3.18%) Eclipse
13 11 (2.92%) Maven
14 10 (2.65%) QuickTest Pro
15 8 (2.12%) Karma Test Runner
15 8 (2.12%) Sublime Text
15 8 (2.12%) RSpec
15 8 (2.12%) SoapUI
General
1 61 (16.18%) Finance
2 42 (11.14%) Back Office
3 22 (5.84%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.51%) Marketing
4 17 (4.51%) Electronics
4 17 (4.51%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.33%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.06%) Retail
7 2 (0.53%) Legal
7 2 (0.53%) Publishing
7 2 (0.53%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 215 (57.03%) Developer
2 97 (25.73%) .NET Developer
3 47 (12.47%) SQL Developer
4 41 (10.88%) Java Developer
5 37 (9.81%) Analyst
6 28 (7.43%) Project Manager
7 27 (7.16%) Tester
8 20 (5.31%) C# Developer
8 20 (5.31%) Lead Developer
9 18 (4.77%) Test Analyst
10 17 (4.51%) Business Analyst
11 16 (4.24%) Software Engineer
12 14 (3.71%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (3.18%) PHP Developer
14 11 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (2.92%) Senior Developer
15 10 (2.65%) Agile Project Manager
16 9 (2.39%) Technical Tester
17 8 (2.12%) ASP.NET Developer
17 8 (2.12%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (37.67%) .NET
2 96 (25.46%) ASP.NET
3 74 (19.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 71 (18.83%) CSS
5 67 (17.77%) HTML
6 55 (14.59%) jQuery
7 51 (13.53%) Spring
8 43 (11.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 38 (10.08%) Web Services
10 37 (9.81%) XML
11 28 (7.43%) .NET Framework
12 27 (7.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 24 (6.37%) HTML5
14 23 (6.10%) RESTful
15 22 (5.84%) Hibernate
16 19 (5.04%) Ajax
16 19 (5.04%) J2EE
17 18 (4.77%) SOAP
18 17 (4.51%) LAMP
18 17 (4.51%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.84%) Open Source
2 17 (4.51%) DTV
3 10 (2.65%) GIS
4 9 (2.39%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.06%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.06%) Social Media
6 4 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.80%) Cryptography
7 3 (0.80%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.53%) NHS
8 2 (0.53%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.27%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.27%) CMDB
9 1 (0.27%) Wiki
9 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.27%) iPad
9 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.27%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.67%) Linux
2 16 (4.24%) UNIX
3 11 (2.92%) Windows
3 11 (2.92%) Fedora
3 11 (2.92%) CentOS
4 8 (2.12%) Mac OS
5 6 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.33%) Solaris
7 3 (0.80%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.53%) Android
9 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (25.99%) Unit Testing
2 96 (25.46%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (23.34%) TDD
4 69 (18.30%) MVC
5 45 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (10.88%) Software Engineering
7 39 (10.34%) Software Testing
7 39 (10.34%) Project Management
7 39 (10.34%) BDD
8 38 (10.08%) Kanban
9 34 (9.02%) SOA
10 33 (8.75%) Automated Testing
11 31 (8.22%) Code Coverage
12 27 (7.16%) E-Commerce
13 26 (6.90%) OO
14 25 (6.63%) Performance Testing
15 22 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (5.57%) User Stories
17 20 (5.31%) UML
17 20 (5.31%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (40.05%) C#
2 143 (37.93%) SQL
3 85 (22.55%) Java
4 59 (15.65%) JavaScript
5 47 (12.47%) T-SQL
6 33 (8.75%) PHP
7 19 (5.04%) Ruby
8 17 (4.51%) PHP5
9 16 (4.24%) C++
10 8 (2.12%) Python
11 7 (1.86%) C
12 5 (1.33%) CFML
13 4 (1.06%) Scala
14 3 (0.80%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.80%) Delphi
15 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.27%) Groovy
16 1 (0.27%) Perl
16 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 142 (37.67%) Security Cleared
2 117 (31.03%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 29 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 27 (7.16%) ISEB
6 13 (3.45%) Degree
7 11 (2.92%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.33%) HND
8 5 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.53%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.45%) QA
2 3 (0.80%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.80%) SLA
2 3 (0.80%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (1.06%) Puppet
2 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.53%) Ansible
3 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 32 (8.49%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.69%) Oracle
3 24 (6.37%) SAP
4 12 (3.18%) Zend
5 11 (2.92%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.12%) JBoss
7 6 (1.59%) Sitecore
7 6 (1.59%) hybris
8 3 (0.80%) HP
9 2 (0.53%) Telerik
9 2 (0.53%) Twitter
10 1 (0.27%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.27%) Google
10 1 (0.27%) Software AG
10 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.27%) Ektron
10 1 (0.27%) IBM
10 1 (0.27%) Apple
10 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.27%) TIBCO
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