The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 34 50 61
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2702 1654 1644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.95% 3.47% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.75% 4.79% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1852 1135 1061
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £539 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 8
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -6.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.87 £27.50 £26.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.40 £43.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.09% -3.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40055 34550 41999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.38% 72.44% 69.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24990 20571 23942
Average daily rate £400 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1039 1411
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +16 2494 £408 +1.87% 525
London +16 1473 £425 - 225
South East +5 381 £388 +3.33% 104
City of London +16 357 £445 +4.70% 36
South West +27 176 £350 - 32
Surrey +13 132 £408 +3.16% 32
Yorkshire +5 125 £323 +1.17% 40
North West +22 108 £390 +16.85% 26
Scotland +29 104 £400 +6.66% 10
West Yorkshire +6 104 £325 +8.33% 28
East of England -4 101 £375 -6.25% 38
Leeds +9 92 £334 +11.25% 24
Berkshire +10 85 £363 +3.57% 18
Wales +14 82 £400 +8.84% 12
East Midlands +10 78 £360 -15.29% 25
Edinburgh +26 75 £400 +15.10% 4
South Wales +19 61 £400 +8.84% 11
Manchester +10 60 £388 +16.10% 15
Hampshire 0 58 £388 +19.23% 16
Bristol +20 51 £350 -1.40% 19
Buckinghamshire +1 48 £380 -7.87% 11
Devon +27 45 £350 +26.12% 1
Woking +2 45 £410 +8.60% 8
Cardiff +11 39 £425 - 4
Cheshire +22 33 £425 +41.66% 8
West Midlands -1 33 £388 +3.33% 22
Milton Keynes -8 33 £345 -18.82% 5
Hertfordshire -12 30 £413 -8.33% 8
Somerset +10 29 £333 -1.48% 5
Wiltshire -14 26 £430 +34.37% 1

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 2241 (45.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1592 (31.98%) TDD
3 1346 (27.04%) Java
4 1162 (23.34%) .NET
5 1150 (23.10%) JavaScript
6 1130 (22.70%) HTML
7 1108 (22.26%) C#
8 917 (18.42%) CSS
9 845 (16.97%) SQL
10 800 (16.07%) Finance
11 797 (16.01%) BDD
12 770 (15.47%) MVC
13 706 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
14 697 (14.00%) Web Services
15 675 (13.56%) SQL Server
16 641 (12.88%) jQuery
17 616 (12.37%) Kanban
18 606 (12.17%) XML
19 558 (11.21%) E-Commerce
20 557 (11.19%) Project Management
21 552 (11.09%) ASP.NET
22 547 (10.99%) OO
23 542 (10.89%) HTML5
24 530 (10.65%) Oracle
25 519 (10.43%) Microsoft
26 512 (10.29%) Spring
27 462 (9.28%) QA
28 441 (8.86%) Software Engineering
29 397 (7.98%) Git (software)
30 383 (7.69%) CSS3

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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
1 199 (4.00%) CMS
2 144 (2.89%) Node.js
3 134 (2.69%) Tomcat
4 129 (2.59%) SharePoint
5 84 (1.69%) WebLogic
6 81 (1.63%) Apache
7 73 (1.47%) IIS
8 66 (1.33%) WebSphere
9 61 (1.23%) Drupal
10 58 (1.17%) Confluence
11 50 (1.00%) Apache Solr
11 50 (1.00%) Umbraco
12 45 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 35 (0.70%) Liferay
14 31 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
14 31 (0.62%) Adobe CQ
15 25 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
15 25 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
15 25 (0.50%) Alfresco
15 25 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 177 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 105 (2.11%) MS Office
3 66 (1.33%) MS Project
4 57 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 46 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 28 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 26 (0.52%) OmniGraffle
8 13 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.14%) Mingle
10 3 (0.060%) Stata
11 2 (0.040%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.040%) InDesign
12 1 (0.020%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.020%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.020%) Maya
Business Applications
1 48 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.62%) Google Analytics
3 19 (0.38%) Magento
4 16 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 11 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.12%) Summit
6 6 (0.12%) Endur
7 5 (0.10%) Agresso
7 5 (0.10%) Temenos T24
8 4 (0.080%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.080%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.060%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.060%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.060%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.060%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.060%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.040%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.040%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 85 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (1.12%) SaaS
3 46 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
4 42 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (0.48%) Office 365
7 14 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.20%) Force.com
8 10 (0.20%) Joyent
8 10 (0.20%) Heroku
9 9 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (0.18%) GitHub
9 9 (0.18%) PaaS
9 9 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.10%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.040%) IaaS
11 2 (0.040%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.020%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.020%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 120 (2.41%) Internet
2 119 (2.39%) HTTP
3 45 (0.90%) LDAP
4 39 (0.78%) SSL
5 26 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 26 (0.52%) DNS
6 25 (0.50%) Intranet
6 25 (0.50%) Firewall
7 17 (0.34%) HTTPS
8 14 (0.28%) SAN
9 12 (0.24%) Network Security
10 11 (0.22%) LAN
11 10 (0.20%) WAN
11 10 (0.20%) 3G
12 9 (0.18%) 2G
12 9 (0.18%) 4G
13 8 (0.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (0.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 8 (0.16%) BIG-IP
13 8 (0.16%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 675 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 291 (5.85%) MySQL
3 225 (4.52%) Relational Database
4 202 (4.06%) MongoDB
5 187 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 168 (3.37%) NoSQL
7 140 (2.81%) Oracle Database
8 132 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
9 101 (2.03%) RDBMS
10 68 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
11 60 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 60 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 57 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
13 52 (1.04%) Big Data
14 45 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
15 41 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
16 35 (0.70%) Hadoop
17 34 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
18 26 (0.52%) DB2
18 26 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 397 (7.98%) Git (software)
2 381 (7.65%) Selenium
3 346 (6.95%) Subversion
4 335 (6.73%) Cucumber
5 324 (6.51%) JIRA
6 317 (6.37%) Visual Studio
7 295 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 287 (5.77%) Maven
9 264 (5.30%) Jenkins
10 210 (4.22%) JUnit
11 179 (3.60%) WebDriver
12 133 (2.67%) Ant
13 120 (2.41%) NUnit
14 117 (2.35%) Hudson
15 107 (2.15%) TeamCity
16 97 (1.95%) SpecFlow
17 94 (1.89%) Eclipse
18 81 (1.63%) JBehave
19 75 (1.51%) SoapUI
20 60 (1.21%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 800 (16.07%) Finance
2 342 (6.87%) Banking
3 241 (4.84%) Retail
4 138 (2.77%) Games
5 132 (2.65%) Publishing
6 127 (2.55%) Back Office
7 125 (2.51%) Telecoms
8 111 (2.23%) Investment Banking
9 78 (1.57%) Marketing
10 55 (1.10%) Front Office
10 55 (1.10%) Advertising
11 52 (1.04%) Legal
12 37 (0.74%) Automotive
13 36 (0.72%) Manufacturing
14 34 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 24 (0.48%) Electronics
16 17 (0.34%) Law
17 13 (0.26%) French Language
17 13 (0.26%) Retail Banking
18 12 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2177 (43.73%) Developer
2 686 (13.78%) Analyst
3 488 (9.80%) Java Developer
4 462 (9.28%) .NET Developer
5 459 (9.22%) Project Manager
6 408 (8.20%) ScrumMaster
7 406 (8.16%) Business Analyst
8 313 (6.29%) Senior Developer
9 310 (6.23%) C# Developer
10 243 (4.88%) Tester
11 223 (4.48%) Architect
12 190 (3.82%) Test Analyst
13 180 (3.62%) C# .NET Developer
14 168 (3.37%) Agile Business Analyst
15 167 (3.35%) Front-End Developer
16 164 (3.29%) Software Engineer
17 155 (3.11%) Agile Project Manager
18 130 (2.61%) Web Developer
19 125 (2.51%) PHP Developer
20 115 (2.31%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1162 (23.34%) .NET
2 1130 (22.70%) HTML
3 917 (18.42%) CSS
4 697 (14.00%) Web Services
5 641 (12.88%) jQuery
6 606 (12.17%) XML
7 552 (11.09%) ASP.NET
8 542 (10.89%) HTML5
9 512 (10.29%) Spring
10 383 (7.69%) CSS3
11 360 (7.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 346 (6.95%) REST
13 342 (6.87%) SOAP
14 334 (6.71%) JSON
14 334 (6.71%) WCF
15 318 (6.39%) Hibernate
16 301 (6.05%) RESTful
17 279 (5.60%) Ajax
18 278 (5.58%) J2EE
19 274 (5.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 308 (6.19%) Open Source
2 240 (4.82%) Mobile App
3 133 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
4 129 (2.59%) Computer Science
5 69 (1.39%) iPad
6 65 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 60 (1.21%) IPTV
8 57 (1.15%) Digital Media
9 55 (1.10%) Derivative
10 48 (0.96%) Video on Demand
11 44 (0.88%) N-Tier
12 42 (0.84%) Social Media
13 40 (0.80%) Data Integration
13 40 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 37 (0.74%) Fixed Income
14 37 (0.74%) Visualisation
14 37 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
15 36 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
16 33 (0.66%) Online Games
17 32 (0.64%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 366 (7.35%) Windows
2 340 (6.83%) Linux
3 238 (4.78%) UNIX
4 201 (4.04%) Android
5 200 (4.02%) Apple iOS
6 55 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (0.46%) Solaris
10 20 (0.40%) AIX
11 19 (0.38%) Windows 7
12 17 (0.34%) Mac OS X
13 15 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.26%) Windows XP
14 13 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
15 12 (0.24%) Windows Phone
16 11 (0.22%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
17 10 (0.20%) Windows CE
18 8 (0.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2241 (45.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1592 (31.98%) TDD
3 797 (16.01%) BDD
4 770 (15.47%) MVC
5 706 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
6 616 (12.37%) Kanban
7 558 (11.21%) E-Commerce
8 557 (11.19%) Project Management
9 547 (10.99%) OO
10 441 (8.86%) Software Engineering
11 383 (7.69%) User Stories
12 334 (6.71%) Waterfall
13 329 (6.61%) PRINCE2
14 319 (6.41%) Test Automation
15 310 (6.23%) Unit Testing
16 306 (6.15%) SOA
17 266 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
18 265 (5.32%) UML
19 257 (5.16%) Business Analysis
20 240 (4.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1346 (27.04%) Java
2 1150 (23.10%) JavaScript
3 1108 (22.26%) C#
4 845 (16.97%) SQL
5 309 (6.21%) Ruby
6 306 (6.15%) PHP
7 236 (4.74%) Python
8 153 (3.07%) C++
9 133 (2.67%) Scala
10 131 (2.63%) T-SQL
11 95 (1.91%) Groovy
12 89 (1.79%) PL/SQL
12 89 (1.79%) Perl
13 87 (1.75%) C
14 72 (1.45%) VB.NET
15 69 (1.39%) Objective-C
16 50 (1.00%) Bash Shell
17 48 (0.96%) Shell Script
18 36 (0.72%) PHP5
19 35 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 288 (5.79%) Degree
2 208 (4.18%) Security Cleared
3 181 (3.64%) ISEB
4 153 (3.07%) SC Cleared
5 104 (2.09%) ISTQB
6 50 (1.00%) PMI Certification
7 48 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 31 (0.62%) PMP
9 26 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 14 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (0.28%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
12 8 (0.16%) MBA
13 7 (0.14%) CBAP
14 5 (0.10%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (0.080%) Oracle Certification
15 4 (0.080%) MCSD
16 3 (0.060%) CCA
16 3 (0.060%) HND
16 3 (0.060%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 462 (9.28%) QA
2 13 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.18%) WCAG
4 8 (0.16%) EMIR
5 7 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.12%) DICOM
6 6 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.12%) WAI
6 6 (0.12%) ISO 14001
7 5 (0.10%) SLA
8 4 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.080%) COBIT
8 4 (0.080%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.060%) Basel III
9 3 (0.060%) FATCA
9 3 (0.060%) SNOMED CT
10 2 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.040%) CRD IV
System Software
1 36 (0.72%) Active Directory
1 36 (0.72%) Varnish
2 14 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.16%) Squid
4 7 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.14%) vSphere
5 5 (0.10%) Xen
6 3 (0.060%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.060%) XenServer
6 3 (0.060%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.060%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.060%) vCloud
7 2 (0.040%) KVM
7 2 (0.040%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.020%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.020%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.020%) NFS
8 1 (0.020%) NDS
Systems Management
1 97 (1.95%) Puppet
2 87 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 80 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
4 25 (0.50%) Vagrant
5 17 (0.34%) Nagios
6 16 (0.32%) SCCM
7 14 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 9 (0.18%) Capistrano
9 5 (0.10%) Cobbler
9 5 (0.10%) Ansible
10 4 (0.080%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.080%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (0.080%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.060%) Netcool
11 3 (0.060%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.060%) Ganglia
11 3 (0.060%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.060%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.060%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.040%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 530 (10.65%) Oracle
2 519 (10.43%) Microsoft
3 178 (3.58%) JBoss
4 101 (2.03%) Zend
5 70 (1.41%) Adobe
5 70 (1.41%) Google
6 68 (1.37%) IBM
7 57 (1.15%) SAP
8 53 (1.06%) hybris
9 50 (1.00%) ATG
10 49 (0.98%) HP
11 42 (0.84%) Twitter
12 39 (0.78%) VMware
13 37 (0.74%) Cognos
14 36 (0.72%) Apple
14 36 (0.72%) Perforce
15 32 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
16 31 (0.62%) Red Hat
17 29 (0.58%) Venda
18 26 (0.52%) Akamai
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