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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 33 35 50
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2618 2557 1653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.88% 4.93% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.41% 6.58% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1816 1741 1128
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 19
Average hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +12.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £35.00 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.15 £170.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- +12.43%

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
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +1 2429 £415 +3.75% 1055
London -3 1298 £425 - 462
South East +4 437 £388 - 181
City of London -9 243 £425 -5.55% 121
South West -1 158 £400 +10.34% 94
Hampshire +29 141 £385 -0.64% 26
Yorkshire +1 130 £380 +18.75% 54
Berkshire +9 129 £400 +6.66% 39
East of England +16 128 £400 +6.66% 70
North West -3 113 £419 +11.66% 89
West Yorkshire 0 93 £363 +11.53% 37
Scotland -10 88 £388 +3.33% 38
East Midlands -3 80 £425 +14.86% 48
Leeds -7 73 £375 +15.38% 27
West Midlands +31 72 £425 +11.47% 39
Manchester 0 70 £450 +17.64% 46
Wales -2 65 £388 -11.42% 24
Reading +23 59 £400 +33.33% 14
Southampton +17 53 £385 +57.14% 10
Gloucestershire +15 48 £425 -5.55% 10
Buckinghamshire -4 48 £394 -1.56% 21
South Wales +1 44 £375 -11.76% 23
Edinburgh -19 44 £375 -5.66% 22
Surrey -31 44 £400 -2.43% 41
Bristol +1 43 £405 +17.81% 42
Cambridgeshire +26 39 £375 +7.91% 29
Northamptonshire +4 38 £442 +10.50% 19
Glasgow +3 33 £425 +41.66% 13
Milton Keynes -3 33 £415 +9.21% 19
Somerset +8 31 £323 -7.85% 15

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4926 (93.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1843 (34.98%) TDD
3 1692 (32.11%) Java
4 1182 (22.43%) JavaScript
5 1168 (22.17%) .NET
6 1144 (21.71%) HTML
7 1069 (20.29%) C#
8 958 (18.18%) SQL
9 943 (17.90%) Continuous Integration
10 931 (17.67%) CSS
11 926 (17.57%) BDD
12 915 (17.37%) Finance
13 799 (15.16%) Web Services
14 764 (14.50%) Kanban
15 699 (13.27%) MVC
16 644 (12.22%) SQL Server
17 610 (11.58%) E-Commerce
18 600 (11.39%) Linux
19 591 (11.22%) Microsoft
20 580 (11.01%) OO
20 580 (11.01%) HTML5
21 573 (10.87%) Oracle
22 563 (10.69%) jQuery
23 559 (10.61%) XML
24 516 (9.79%) Git (software)
25 510 (9.68%) ASP.NET
26 501 (9.51%) Project Management
27 491 (9.32%) JIRA
28 489 (9.28%) User Stories
29 480 (9.11%) Selenium

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 235 (4.46%) Apache
2 206 (3.91%) Node.js
3 200 (3.80%) CMS
4 164 (3.11%) Tomcat
5 159 (3.02%) JBoss
6 134 (2.54%) SharePoint
7 122 (2.32%) Confluence
8 101 (1.92%) WebLogic
9 83 (1.58%) WebSphere
10 62 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
11 57 (1.08%) IIS
12 52 (0.99%) Adobe CQ
13 49 (0.93%) Drupal
14 44 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
15 41 (0.78%) Umbraco
15 41 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
16 38 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 36 (0.68%) Kentico
18 34 (0.65%) nginx
18 34 (0.65%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 210 (3.99%) MS Excel
2 87 (1.65%) MS Project
3 52 (0.99%) MS Office
4 45 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.59%) Photoshop
6 28 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
7 13 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.19%) Mingle
9 9 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.17%) FrameMaker
9 9 (0.17%) RoboHelp
10 5 (0.095%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.057%) SPSS
11 3 (0.057%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.038%) Simulink
12 2 (0.038%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.019%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.019%) Maya
Business Applications
1 57 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 29 (0.55%) Magento
4 17 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.21%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.11%) Tridion
7 6 (0.11%) WebTrends
7 6 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.095%) Agresso
9 4 (0.076%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.057%) Global One
10 3 (0.057%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.057%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.057%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.057%) Oracle General Ledger
11 2 (0.038%) SAP BPC
11 2 (0.038%) CA PPM
11 2 (0.038%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 138 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 96 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (1.01%) SaaS
4 50 (0.95%) PaaS
5 44 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
6 25 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (0.34%) Amazon S3
8 18 (0.34%) GitHub
9 15 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 14 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 14 (0.27%) Force.com
11 11 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
12 9 (0.17%) Office 365
13 8 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (0.15%) IaaS
13 8 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.095%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.095%) ElastiCache
14 5 (0.095%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 168 (3.19%) Internet
2 85 (1.61%) HTTP
3 31 (0.59%) Firewall
4 29 (0.55%) AMQP
4 29 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 24 (0.46%) LDAP
6 23 (0.44%) DNS
7 17 (0.32%) HTTPS
8 15 (0.28%) VPN
9 14 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
9 14 (0.27%) Network Security
10 10 (0.19%) Intranet
10 10 (0.19%) SSL
11 9 (0.17%) FTP
11 9 (0.17%) SNMP
12 8 (0.15%) SAN
13 7 (0.13%) Wireless
14 6 (0.11%) VoIP
15 5 (0.095%) DMZ
15 5 (0.095%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 644 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 256 (4.86%) MySQL
3 255 (4.84%) MongoDB
4 215 (4.08%) Relational Database
5 209 (3.97%) NoSQL
6 166 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
7 142 (2.70%) Hadoop
8 136 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 132 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 128 (2.43%) Oracle Database
11 124 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
12 114 (2.16%) Big Data
13 104 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
14 92 (1.75%) RDBMS
15 82 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 69 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
17 54 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
18 45 (0.85%) Redis
18 45 (0.85%) DB2
19 44 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 516 (9.79%) Git (software)
2 491 (9.32%) JIRA
3 480 (9.11%) Selenium
4 429 (8.14%) Jenkins
5 385 (7.31%) Cucumber
6 342 (6.49%) Subversion
7 299 (5.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 276 (5.24%) Maven
9 249 (4.73%) Visual Studio
10 230 (4.37%) JUnit
11 171 (3.25%) NUnit
12 146 (2.77%) WebDriver
13 138 (2.62%) Ant
14 132 (2.51%) Eclipse
15 128 (2.43%) SpecFlow
16 78 (1.48%) SoapUI
17 75 (1.42%) Jasmine
18 74 (1.40%) JMeter
18 74 (1.40%) TeamCity
19 71 (1.35%) Calabash
General
1 915 (17.37%) Finance
2 316 (6.00%) Banking
3 260 (4.93%) Retail
4 146 (2.77%) Games
5 141 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 127 (2.41%) Marketing
7 108 (2.05%) Investment Banking
8 95 (1.80%) Publishing
9 75 (1.42%) Front Office
10 53 (1.01%) Legal
11 47 (0.89%) Back Office
12 46 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 46 (0.87%) Advertising
13 38 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 36 (0.68%) Electronics
15 30 (0.57%) Retail Banking
16 24 (0.46%) Local Government
17 18 (0.34%) Automotive
18 17 (0.32%) Law
19 11 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2299 (43.63%) Developer
2 670 (12.72%) Analyst
3 600 (11.39%) Java Developer
4 478 (9.07%) Project Manager
5 457 (8.67%) .NET Developer
6 434 (8.24%) Business Analyst
7 392 (7.44%) ScrumMaster
8 391 (7.42%) Senior Developer
9 305 (5.79%) C# Developer
10 287 (5.45%) Architect
11 196 (3.72%) Tester
12 176 (3.34%) Agile Business Analyst
13 165 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
14 164 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
15 160 (3.04%) Test Analyst
16 142 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
17 122 (2.32%) Agile Project Manager
18 116 (2.20%) Delivery Manager
19 107 (2.03%) JavaScript Developer
20 105 (1.99%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1168 (22.17%) .NET
2 1144 (21.71%) HTML
3 931 (17.67%) CSS
4 799 (15.16%) Web Services
5 580 (11.01%) HTML5
6 563 (10.69%) jQuery
7 559 (10.61%) XML
8 510 (9.68%) ASP.NET
9 458 (8.69%) Spring
10 440 (8.35%) RESTful
11 388 (7.36%) .NET Framework
12 371 (7.04%) REST
13 366 (6.95%) JSON
14 346 (6.57%) J2EE
15 345 (6.55%) CSS3
16 331 (6.28%) AngularJS
17 322 (6.11%) ASP.NET MVC
18 274 (5.20%) WCF
18 274 (5.20%) Hibernate
19 269 (5.11%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 378 (7.17%) Open Source
2 308 (5.85%) User Experience
3 276 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
4 210 (3.99%) Mobile App
5 144 (2.73%) Computer Science
6 80 (1.52%) iPad
7 70 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
8 62 (1.18%) Digital Media
9 55 (1.04%) Management Information System
10 49 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 48 (0.91%) Data Structures
12 47 (0.89%) Visualisation
13 45 (0.85%) Client/Server
14 44 (0.84%) iPhone
15 43 (0.82%) Online Games
16 40 (0.76%) NHS
17 38 (0.72%) Algorithms
18 37 (0.70%) DTV
19 33 (0.63%) Blog
19 33 (0.63%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 600 (11.39%) Linux
2 317 (6.02%) Windows
3 286 (5.43%) UNIX
4 213 (4.04%) Android
5 207 (3.93%) Apple iOS
6 101 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 84 (1.59%) CentOS
8 55 (1.04%) Ubuntu
9 33 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (0.47%) Solaris
11 18 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
13 14 (0.27%) Windows Phone
14 13 (0.25%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.23%) Fedora
16 9 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.15%) AIX
18 7 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
19 4 (0.076%) Windows 7
20 3 (0.057%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4926 (93.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1843 (34.98%) TDD
3 943 (17.90%) Continuous Integration
4 926 (17.57%) BDD
5 764 (14.50%) Kanban
6 699 (13.27%) MVC
7 610 (11.58%) E-Commerce
8 580 (11.01%) OO
9 501 (9.51%) Project Management
10 489 (9.28%) User Stories
11 421 (7.99%) DevOps
12 374 (7.10%) Software Engineering
13 360 (6.83%) Waterfall
14 347 (6.59%) Unit Testing
15 326 (6.19%) SOA
16 323 (6.13%) PRINCE2
17 318 (6.04%) Mentoring
18 317 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
19 286 (5.43%) Automated Testing
20 280 (5.31%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1692 (32.11%) Java
2 1182 (22.43%) JavaScript
3 1069 (20.29%) C#
4 958 (18.18%) SQL
5 458 (8.69%) Ruby
6 342 (6.49%) Python
7 271 (5.14%) PHP
8 197 (3.74%) Scala
9 169 (3.21%) T-SQL
10 151 (2.87%) Bash Shell
11 128 (2.43%) Perl
11 128 (2.43%) C++
12 101 (1.92%) PL/SQL
13 84 (1.59%) VB.NET
14 83 (1.58%) Objective-C
15 72 (1.37%) C
16 70 (1.33%) Groovy
17 39 (0.74%) XPath
18 38 (0.72%) VBA
19 37 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 403 (7.65%) Security Cleared
2 335 (6.36%) Degree
3 210 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 166 (3.15%) ISEB
5 119 (2.26%) DV Cleared
6 88 (1.67%) ISTQB
7 72 (1.37%) PMI Certification
8 51 (0.97%) PMP
9 47 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 36 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 27 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 25 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (0.28%) Sun Certification
14 11 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.21%) MCITP
15 10 (0.19%) OCPJP
16 9 (0.17%) MCTS
16 9 (0.17%) MCDBA
17 7 (0.13%) APMP
18 6 (0.11%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 398 (7.55%) QA
2 21 (0.40%) SLA
3 20 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.19%) P3O
5 7 (0.13%) GxP
6 6 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.095%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.076%) HL7
9 3 (0.057%) MiFID
9 3 (0.057%) WAI
10 2 (0.038%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.038%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.019%) COBIT
11 1 (0.019%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.019%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.019%) FATCA
11 1 (0.019%) Solvency II
System Software
1 49 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (0.74%) Docker
3 32 (0.61%) Varnish
4 24 (0.46%) vCloud
5 20 (0.38%) VirtualBox
6 18 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
6 18 (0.34%) vSphere
7 11 (0.21%) Active Directory
8 9 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (0.13%) HDFS
10 5 (0.095%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.095%) KVM
10 5 (0.095%) NFS
10 5 (0.095%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.057%) Firmware
11 3 (0.057%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.038%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 2 (0.038%) XenApp
12 2 (0.038%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 302 (5.73%) Puppet
2 171 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
3 82 (1.56%) Vagrant
4 76 (1.44%) Ansible
5 49 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
6 32 (0.61%) Nagios
6 32 (0.61%) ZABBIX
7 20 (0.38%) Salt
8 14 (0.27%) logstash
9 12 (0.23%) Kibana
10 11 (0.21%) Opsview
10 11 (0.21%) collectd
11 10 (0.19%) Graphite
12 9 (0.17%) HAProxy
13 8 (0.15%) Mesos
14 7 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
14 7 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 7 (0.13%) Control-M
15 6 (0.11%) yum
16 5 (0.095%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 591 (11.22%) Microsoft
2 573 (10.87%) Oracle
3 99 (1.88%) VMware
4 90 (1.71%) IBM
5 89 (1.69%) SAP
6 88 (1.67%) Red Hat
7 75 (1.42%) hybris
8 72 (1.37%) Sitecore
9 70 (1.33%) Google
10 64 (1.21%) Atlassian
11 51 (0.97%) Adobe
12 45 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
12 45 (0.85%) Perforce
13 40 (0.76%) ATG
14 38 (0.72%) HP
15 32 (0.61%) Sybase
15 32 (0.61%) TIBCO
15 32 (0.61%) Informatica
15 32 (0.61%) Endeca
15 32 (0.61%) EPiServer
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