The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 30 36 46
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3179 2620 1931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.67% 4.87% 3.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.31% 6.40% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2217 1853 1363
Average daily rate
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£413 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 14 20
Average hourly rate £38.77 £38.50 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.70% +21.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £30.68 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.77 £38.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+0.70% +17.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
43473 40914 36692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.49% 75.97% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 25608 22030
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1161 1201 1086
Average hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum within the UK.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum within the UK.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Scrum
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Scrum Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Scrum
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
England +5 2946 £413 +0.30% 1086
London +5 1624 £450 +2.85% 467
South East +10 463 £390 +2.63% 163
City of London +5 361 £450 - 148
South West -1 207 £399 +20.90% 102
North West +12 169 £413 +6.45% 102
East of England +13 146 £400 +3.89% 82
Hampshire +16 124 £385 +10.00% 30
Wales +9 123 £400 +3.22% 11
Yorkshire -7 119 £365 -1.01% 62
South Wales +13 105 £400 +6.66% 11
West Midlands +29 102 £375 -11.24% 57
West Yorkshire -14 93 £350 -6.66% 45
Newport +9 85 £400 +14.28% 1
Leeds -13 78 £351 -6.53% 39
Bristol -1 77 £425 +13.33% 38
Surrey -16 69 £400 - 37
Manchester -1 68 £400 +23.07% 48
West Sussex +27 66 £375 -9.36% 8
Scotland -10 66 £344 -17.66% 42
Southampton -2 59 £375 +7.14% 7
East Midlands -3 59 £375 +11.11% 29
Cheshire +27 57 £340 -15.00% 44
Berkshire -6 57 £365 -2.66% 42
Buckinghamshire 0 53 £388 - 16
North East +2 48 £400 +28.00% 21
Essex +30 46 £400 +66.66% 10
Birmingham +12 45 £375 -6.25% 21
Oxfordshire +5 45 £400 +14.28% 9
Somerset -5 44 £323 -0.76% 18

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5390 (92.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1911 (32.85%) TDD
3 1801 (30.96%) Java
4 1307 (22.47%) JavaScript
5 1283 (22.06%) .NET
6 1258 (21.63%) HTML
7 1154 (19.84%) C#
8 1041 (17.90%) SQL
9 1028 (17.67%) CSS
10 998 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
11 991 (17.04%) BDD
12 984 (16.92%) Finance
13 898 (15.44%) Web Services
14 841 (14.46%) MVC
15 795 (13.67%) Kanban
16 782 (13.44%) SQL Server
17 727 (12.50%) HTML5
18 675 (11.60%) E-Commerce
19 642 (11.04%) Git (software)
20 621 (10.68%) ASP.NET
20 621 (10.68%) Microsoft
21 605 (10.40%) Linux
22 600 (10.31%) OO
23 588 (10.11%) Oracle
24 560 (9.63%) jQuery
25 551 (9.47%) JIRA
26 528 (9.08%) Project Management
27 523 (8.99%) User Stories
28 511 (8.78%) Jenkins
29 507 (8.72%) Selenium

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 262 (4.50%) Node.js
2 227 (3.90%) Apache
3 197 (3.39%) CMS
4 187 (3.21%) JBoss
5 183 (3.15%) Tomcat
5 183 (3.15%) Confluence
6 140 (2.41%) SharePoint
7 122 (2.10%) WebLogic
8 111 (1.91%) WebSphere
9 75 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 72 (1.24%) IIS
11 56 (0.96%) Drupal
11 56 (0.96%) Umbraco
12 55 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
13 48 (0.83%) nginx
14 43 (0.74%) Mule ESB
15 41 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
16 39 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
17 37 (0.64%) Mule
18 32 (0.55%) Jetty
Applications
1 216 (3.71%) MS Excel
2 86 (1.48%) MS Project
3 75 (1.29%) MS Office
3 75 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 44 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (0.53%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.24%) FrameMaker
6 14 (0.24%) RoboHelp
7 11 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.14%) SPSS
9 6 (0.10%) PowerPivot
10 5 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.069%) Mingle
12 3 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.052%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.017%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.017%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.017%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 43 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.60%) Magento
3 32 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 20 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 13 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
8 5 (0.086%) WebTrends
8 5 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.069%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.069%) Misys Midas
9 4 (0.069%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.069%) Tridion
9 4 (0.069%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.052%) Sage CRM
10 3 (0.052%) Agresso
10 3 (0.052%) Unica
11 2 (0.034%) Endur
11 2 (0.034%) Oracle Assets
11 2 (0.034%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 233 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (1.03%) GitHub
4 53 (0.91%) SaaS
5 38 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
6 34 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 23 (0.40%) Amazon S3
8 20 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 17 (0.29%) PaaS
10 14 (0.24%) Google Analytics
10 14 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.24%) Force.com
11 13 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 12 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
13 11 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (0.17%) Google Apps
15 8 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 7 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
16 7 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 174 (2.99%) Internet
2 145 (2.49%) HTTP
3 43 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 33 (0.57%) AMQP
5 30 (0.52%) Firewall
6 27 (0.46%) SSL
7 26 (0.45%) VPN
8 20 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
9 16 (0.28%) LDAP
10 13 (0.22%) DNS
10 13 (0.22%) Intranet
10 13 (0.22%) Network Security
11 12 (0.21%) IPsec
12 11 (0.19%) OpenLDAP
12 11 (0.19%) DMZ
12 11 (0.19%) MPLS
12 11 (0.19%) OSPF
12 11 (0.19%) BGP
13 10 (0.17%) VoIP
13 10 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 782 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 367 (6.31%) MySQL
3 315 (5.42%) MongoDB
4 295 (5.07%) NoSQL
5 262 (4.50%) Relational Database
6 189 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
7 183 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 167 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
9 153 (2.63%) Oracle Database
10 151 (2.60%) Hadoop
11 146 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
12 138 (2.37%) Big Data
13 127 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 121 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
15 105 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
16 100 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 78 (1.34%) RDBMS
18 64 (1.10%) Redis
19 45 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
20 38 (0.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 642 (11.04%) Git (software)
2 551 (9.47%) JIRA
3 511 (8.78%) Jenkins
4 507 (8.72%) Selenium
5 451 (7.75%) Subversion
6 409 (7.03%) Cucumber
7 337 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 279 (4.80%) Maven
9 250 (4.30%) JUnit
10 241 (4.14%) Visual Studio
11 171 (2.94%) WebDriver
12 137 (2.36%) Eclipse
13 131 (2.25%) NUnit
14 124 (2.13%) SpecFlow
15 117 (2.01%) Ant
16 97 (1.67%) JMeter
17 88 (1.51%) Gradle
18 86 (1.48%) Mockito
19 82 (1.41%) TeamCity
20 75 (1.29%) Jasmine
General
1 984 (16.92%) Finance
2 363 (6.24%) Banking
3 303 (5.21%) Retail
4 146 (2.51%) Marketing
5 136 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 128 (2.20%) Investment Banking
7 123 (2.11%) Games
8 78 (1.34%) Front Office
8 78 (1.34%) Back Office
9 71 (1.22%) Publishing
10 60 (1.03%) Legal
11 46 (0.79%) Manufacturing
12 39 (0.67%) Advertising
13 35 (0.60%) Electronics
14 33 (0.57%) Law
15 26 (0.45%) Billing
15 26 (0.45%) Retail Banking
16 23 (0.40%) Financial Institution
17 20 (0.34%) Automotive
18 15 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2539 (43.65%) Developer
2 741 (12.74%) Analyst
3 671 (11.54%) Java Developer
4 514 (8.84%) Project Manager
5 507 (8.72%) .NET Developer
6 490 (8.42%) Business Analyst
7 419 (7.20%) ScrumMaster
8 368 (6.33%) Senior Developer
9 348 (5.98%) Architect
10 282 (4.85%) C# Developer
11 206 (3.54%) Agile Business Analyst
12 189 (3.25%) Tester
13 181 (3.11%) Test Analyst
14 175 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
15 160 (2.75%) Web Developer
16 150 (2.58%) Agile Project Manager
17 145 (2.49%) Software Engineer
18 128 (2.20%) Senior Java Developer
19 126 (2.17%) Front-End Developer
20 116 (1.99%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1283 (22.06%) .NET
2 1258 (21.63%) HTML
3 1028 (17.67%) CSS
4 898 (15.44%) Web Services
5 727 (12.50%) HTML5
6 621 (10.68%) ASP.NET
7 560 (9.63%) jQuery
8 495 (8.51%) AngularJS
9 492 (8.46%) REST
10 490 (8.42%) XML
11 475 (8.17%) Spring
12 450 (7.74%) RESTful
13 421 (7.24%) CSS3
14 418 (7.19%) .NET Framework
15 414 (7.12%) J2EE
16 389 (6.69%) JSON
17 384 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC
18 341 (5.86%) SOAP
19 259 (4.45%) Hibernate
20 248 (4.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 377 (6.48%) User Experience
2 320 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 269 (4.62%) Mobile App
4 102 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 82 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 68 (1.17%) Visualisation
7 67 (1.15%) iPad
8 63 (1.08%) Management Information System
9 57 (0.98%) iPhone
10 51 (0.88%) Digital Media
11 50 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 45 (0.77%) Client/Server
13 43 (0.74%) NHS
13 43 (0.74%) Fixed Income
14 41 (0.70%) W3C
15 38 (0.65%) N-Tier
16 37 (0.64%) Data Centre
17 36 (0.62%) DTV
18 34 (0.58%) Social Media
18 34 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 605 (10.40%) Linux
2 346 (5.95%) Windows
3 313 (5.38%) UNIX
4 210 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 191 (3.28%) Android
6 96 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 66 (1.13%) Ubuntu
8 53 (0.91%) CentOS
9 52 (0.89%) Mac OS X
10 26 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (0.43%) Solaris
12 21 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (0.34%) Debian
14 16 (0.28%) Windows Phone
15 8 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.10%) Fedora
16 6 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (0.10%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.10%) Windows 7
17 5 (0.086%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5390 (92.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1911 (32.85%) TDD
3 998 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
4 991 (17.04%) BDD
5 841 (14.46%) MVC
6 795 (13.67%) Kanban
7 675 (11.60%) E-Commerce
8 600 (10.31%) OO
9 528 (9.08%) Project Management
10 523 (8.99%) User Stories
11 467 (8.03%) SDLC
12 452 (7.77%) Unit Testing
13 413 (7.10%) SOA
14 408 (7.01%) Software Engineering
15 387 (6.65%) PRINCE2
16 374 (6.43%) DevOps
17 352 (6.05%) Waterfall
18 345 (5.93%) Open Source
19 344 (5.91%) Mentoring
20 323 (5.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1801 (30.96%) Java
2 1307 (22.47%) JavaScript
3 1154 (19.84%) C#
4 1041 (17.90%) SQL
5 349 (6.00%) Ruby
6 284 (4.88%) Python
7 265 (4.56%) PHP
8 215 (3.70%) Scala
9 173 (2.97%) T-SQL
10 141 (2.42%) C++
11 118 (2.03%) Objective-C
12 113 (1.94%) Perl
13 97 (1.67%) PL/SQL
14 84 (1.44%) Bash Shell
15 81 (1.39%) Groovy
16 70 (1.20%) VB.NET
17 62 (1.07%) Shell Script
18 61 (1.05%) PowerShell
19 59 (1.01%) C
20 43 (0.74%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 484 (8.32%) Security Cleared
2 305 (5.24%) Degree
3 258 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 158 (2.72%) ISEB
5 134 (2.30%) DV Cleared
6 85 (1.46%) PMI Certification
7 63 (1.08%) ISTQB
8 56 (0.96%) PMP
9 55 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 35 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 33 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 21 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (0.24%) Sun Certification
14 12 (0.21%) MCDBA
14 12 (0.21%) MCITP
15 10 (0.17%) OCPJP
15 10 (0.17%) CCNP
15 10 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
16 9 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
16 9 (0.15%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 452 (7.77%) QA
2 44 (0.76%) SLA
3 30 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.21%) EMIR
6 11 (0.19%) MiFID
7 7 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.12%) COBIT
8 5 (0.086%) HL7
8 5 (0.086%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.069%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.052%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.034%) Basel III
11 2 (0.034%) P3O
11 2 (0.034%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.017%) COREP
12 1 (0.017%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.017%) Solvency II
System Software
1 78 (1.34%) Docker
2 50 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (0.62%) Varnish
4 32 (0.55%) Active Directory
5 31 (0.53%) vCloud
6 14 (0.24%) HDFS
7 12 (0.21%) vSphere
8 11 (0.19%) GridGain
9 10 (0.17%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.086%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.069%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.069%) Squid
12 4 (0.069%) Xen
12 4 (0.069%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.052%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 3 (0.052%) GlusterFS
14 1 (0.017%) KVM
14 1 (0.017%) Shibboleth
14 1 (0.017%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 257 (4.42%) Puppet
2 154 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
3 65 (1.12%) Vagrant
3 65 (1.12%) Ansible
4 62 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
5 34 (0.58%) Salt
6 33 (0.57%) ZABBIX
7 23 (0.40%) logstash
7 23 (0.40%) Kibana
8 22 (0.38%) Rundeck
9 19 (0.33%) HAProxy
9 19 (0.33%) Nagios
10 14 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (0.15%) RANCID
12 7 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 7 (0.12%) yum
12 7 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
13 6 (0.10%) Mesos
14 5 (0.086%) Graphite
14 5 (0.086%) SCCM
Vendors
1 621 (10.68%) Microsoft
2 588 (10.11%) Oracle
3 122 (2.10%) IBM
4 99 (1.70%) Red Hat
4 99 (1.70%) Google
5 96 (1.65%) Atlassian
6 92 (1.58%) VMware
7 83 (1.43%) SAP
8 79 (1.36%) Sitecore
9 77 (1.32%) Adobe
10 70 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
11 65 (1.12%) hybris
12 60 (1.03%) HP
13 42 (0.72%) Twitter
14 41 (0.70%) EPiServer
15 40 (0.69%) Apple
16 39 (0.67%) Business Objects
17 37 (0.64%) Perforce
18 35 (0.60%) ATG
19 34 (0.58%) Zend
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