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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 33 37 47
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2544 2259 1675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.99% 4.69% 3.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.61% 6.31% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1833 1530 1167
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 9
Average hourly rate £37.88 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £32.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £53.00 £47.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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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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
England +1 2413 £425 +6.25% 1035
London +5 1283 £430 +1.17% 414
South East +6 441 £388 - 184
City of London -2 263 £425 -5.55% 133
South West +6 175 £400 +9.21% 79
East of England +28 159 £415 +7.09% 92
Hampshire +19 132 £375 +27.11% 23
Berkshire +28 113 £395 +7.11% 57
North West -4 112 £375 +3.44% 104
Yorkshire -9 95 £350 +7.69% 66
Scotland -18 78 £388 +19.23% 34
West Midlands +31 77 £375 +15.38% 36
West Yorkshire -12 67 £350 +7.69% 51
Buckinghamshire -4 61 £389 -2.81% 18
Manchester -6 61 £350 -3.44% 63
Southampton +5 60 £420 +58.49% 8
Leeds -14 54 £363 +11.53% 42
Surrey -16 54 £350 -16.66% 28
Bristol -10 53 £375 - 37
Cambridgeshire +21 52 £425 +30.76% 38
East Midlands +6 46 £425 +27.34% 36
Reading +24 43 £416 +58.57% 21
Bedfordshire +7 40 £425 +10.74% 19
Edinburgh -11 40 £375 +7.14% 11
Milton Keynes -10 39 £395 -1.25% 10
Gloucestershire +17 38 £439 - 19
Hertfordshire +1 32 £415 -7.77% 21
North East +8 29 £450 +12.50% 20
Nottinghamshire +4 28 £388 +6.89% 14
Nottingham +6 27 £388 +3.33% 14

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5066 (93.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1934 (35.85%) TDD
3 1767 (32.75%) Java
4 1185 (21.96%) JavaScript
5 1171 (21.71%) HTML
6 1163 (21.56%) .NET
7 1129 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
8 1072 (19.87%) C#
9 1007 (18.67%) SQL
10 985 (18.26%) BDD
11 976 (18.09%) CSS
12 904 (16.76%) Finance
13 861 (15.96%) Web Services
14 798 (14.79%) MVC
15 771 (14.29%) Kanban
16 698 (12.94%) XML
17 685 (12.70%) OO
18 654 (12.12%) SQL Server
19 652 (12.09%) Linux
20 632 (11.71%) E-Commerce
21 615 (11.40%) jQuery
22 597 (11.07%) Git (software)
23 595 (11.03%) Oracle
24 580 (10.75%) Microsoft
25 567 (10.51%) HTML5
26 558 (10.34%) Spring
27 522 (9.68%) User Stories
28 513 (9.51%) JIRA
29 506 (9.38%) Jenkins
30 505 (9.36%) Selenium

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 282 (5.23%) Apache
2 215 (3.99%) Tomcat
3 201 (3.73%) CMS
4 184 (3.41%) Node.js
5 179 (3.32%) JBoss
6 131 (2.43%) Confluence
7 130 (2.41%) SharePoint
8 85 (1.58%) WebLogic
9 83 (1.54%) WebSphere
10 61 (1.13%) Drupal
11 59 (1.09%) IIS
12 57 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
13 50 (0.93%) Adobe CQ
14 45 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
15 43 (0.80%) Apache Solr
15 43 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
15 43 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
16 42 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 35 (0.65%) nginx
18 33 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 201 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 63 (1.17%) MS Project
3 52 (0.96%) MS Office
4 50 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.80%) Photoshop
6 29 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 26 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.17%) Mingle
9 8 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
10 7 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.093%) Final Cut Pro
12 4 (0.074%) Maya
12 4 (0.074%) PowerPivot
12 4 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.056%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.037%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.037%) Simulink
14 2 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
15 1 (0.019%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 62 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 31 (0.57%) Magento
4 20 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
5 14 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.20%) Agresso
7 9 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
9 6 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.093%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.056%) WebTrends
12 2 (0.037%) Oracle 11i
12 2 (0.037%) Tridion
12 2 (0.037%) Global One
12 2 (0.037%) Oracle ERP
12 2 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
12 2 (0.037%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 158 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 122 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (1.33%) PaaS
4 56 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
5 48 (0.89%) SaaS
6 38 (0.70%) GitHub
7 36 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (0.50%) Amazon S3
9 20 (0.37%) Office 365
10 13 (0.24%) Force.com
11 12 (0.22%) IaaS
12 10 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (0.19%) Joyent
13 6 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.074%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.056%) Trello
16 2 (0.037%) Rackspace Cloud
17 1 (0.019%) Heroku
17 1 (0.019%) ElastiCache
17 1 (0.019%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 169 (3.13%) Internet
2 165 (3.06%) HTTP
3 44 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 38 (0.70%) SSL
5 35 (0.65%) AMQP
6 34 (0.63%) Firewall
7 32 (0.59%) DNS
8 23 (0.43%) LDAP
9 22 (0.41%) HTTPS
10 19 (0.35%) Intranet
11 13 (0.24%) SNMP
12 11 (0.20%) Wireshark
12 11 (0.20%) SAN
13 10 (0.19%) Network Security
14 9 (0.17%) MVNO
14 9 (0.17%) VPN
14 9 (0.17%) FTP
15 8 (0.15%) WAN
15 8 (0.15%) 802.15
15 8 (0.15%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 654 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 259 (4.80%) MySQL
3 243 (4.50%) MongoDB
4 225 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 214 (3.97%) NoSQL
6 169 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 158 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
8 146 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
9 114 (2.11%) Oracle Database
10 112 (2.08%) RDBMS
11 99 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 96 (1.78%) Big Data
13 95 (1.76%) Hadoop
14 82 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
15 75 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
16 70 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 54 (1.00%) DB2
17 54 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
18 46 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
19 37 (0.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 597 (11.07%) Git (software)
2 513 (9.51%) JIRA
3 506 (9.38%) Jenkins
4 505 (9.36%) Selenium
5 389 (7.21%) Cucumber
6 387 (7.17%) Subversion
7 376 (6.97%) Maven
8 351 (6.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 283 (5.25%) JUnit
10 240 (4.45%) Visual Studio
11 158 (2.93%) NUnit
12 157 (2.91%) WebDriver
13 153 (2.84%) Eclipse
14 144 (2.67%) Ant
15 130 (2.41%) SpecFlow
16 103 (1.91%) Hudson
17 93 (1.72%) JMeter
18 91 (1.69%) SoapUI
18 91 (1.69%) Jasmine
19 83 (1.54%) TeamCity
General
1 904 (16.76%) Finance
2 319 (5.91%) Banking
3 232 (4.30%) Retail
4 159 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 157 (2.91%) Games
6 131 (2.43%) Marketing
7 114 (2.11%) Publishing
8 103 (1.91%) Investment Banking
9 72 (1.33%) Legal
10 56 (1.04%) Front Office
11 51 (0.95%) Back Office
11 51 (0.95%) Advertising
12 47 (0.87%) Manufacturing
13 44 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 39 (0.72%) Electronics
15 24 (0.44%) Retail Banking
16 21 (0.39%) Local Government
17 17 (0.32%) Law
18 16 (0.30%) Automotive
18 16 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2411 (44.69%) Developer
2 686 (12.72%) Analyst
3 617 (11.44%) Java Developer
4 467 (8.66%) .NET Developer
5 442 (8.19%) Business Analyst
6 437 (8.10%) Project Manager
7 401 (7.43%) Senior Developer
8 399 (7.40%) ScrumMaster
9 303 (5.62%) C# Developer
10 285 (5.28%) Architect
11 210 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
12 188 (3.48%) Tester
13 181 (3.35%) Agile Business Analyst
14 171 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
15 162 (3.00%) Test Analyst
16 134 (2.48%) Senior Java Developer
17 124 (2.30%) Front-End Developer
18 119 (2.21%) Agile Project Manager
19 113 (2.09%) Software Engineer
20 109 (2.02%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1171 (21.71%) HTML
2 1163 (21.56%) .NET
3 976 (18.09%) CSS
4 861 (15.96%) Web Services
5 698 (12.94%) XML
6 615 (11.40%) jQuery
7 567 (10.51%) HTML5
8 558 (10.34%) Spring
9 502 (9.30%) ASP.NET
10 461 (8.54%) RESTful
11 452 (8.38%) REST
12 398 (7.38%) JSON
13 385 (7.14%) J2EE
14 369 (6.84%) SOAP
15 357 (6.62%) CSS3
16 345 (6.39%) .NET Framework
17 339 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC
18 335 (6.21%) WCF
19 324 (6.01%) AngularJS
20 306 (5.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 435 (8.06%) Open Source
2 322 (5.97%) User Experience
3 283 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
4 219 (4.06%) Mobile App
5 153 (2.84%) Computer Science
6 83 (1.54%) Digital Media
7 78 (1.45%) iPad
7 78 (1.45%) Data Structures
8 75 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
9 67 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 53 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 51 (0.95%) Data Integration
11 51 (0.95%) Client/Server
12 45 (0.83%) Visualisation
12 45 (0.83%) Algorithms
12 45 (0.83%) Online Games
13 43 (0.80%) N-Tier
14 40 (0.74%) iPhone
15 37 (0.69%) DTV
16 36 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 652 (12.09%) Linux
2 318 (5.89%) UNIX
3 314 (5.82%) Windows
4 208 (3.86%) Android
5 204 (3.78%) Apple iOS
6 96 (1.78%) CentOS
7 91 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 59 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 37 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 23 (0.43%) Solaris
12 20 (0.37%) Windows Phone
13 18 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
14 16 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (0.28%) AIX
16 13 (0.24%) Fedora
17 12 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
18 11 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
19 8 (0.15%) Windows CE
20 6 (0.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5066 (93.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1934 (35.85%) TDD
3 1129 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
4 985 (18.26%) BDD
5 798 (14.79%) MVC
6 771 (14.29%) Kanban
7 685 (12.70%) OO
8 632 (11.71%) E-Commerce
9 522 (9.68%) User Stories
10 499 (9.25%) Project Management
11 484 (8.97%) DevOps
12 372 (6.90%) Software Engineering
13 365 (6.77%) Waterfall
14 358 (6.64%) SOA
15 357 (6.62%) Unit Testing
16 327 (6.06%) Mentoring
17 318 (5.89%) Web Development
18 305 (5.65%) Automated Testing
19 284 (5.26%) Test Automation
20 277 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1767 (32.75%) Java
2 1185 (21.96%) JavaScript
3 1072 (19.87%) C#
4 1007 (18.67%) SQL
5 474 (8.79%) Ruby
6 371 (6.88%) Python
7 300 (5.56%) PHP
8 217 (4.02%) Scala
9 185 (3.43%) T-SQL
10 168 (3.11%) Bash Shell
11 134 (2.48%) C++
12 119 (2.21%) PL/SQL
13 116 (2.15%) Perl
14 86 (1.59%) Objective-C
15 81 (1.50%) C
16 79 (1.46%) Groovy
17 74 (1.37%) VB.NET
18 39 (0.72%) Shell Script
19 38 (0.70%) XPath
20 36 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 392 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 327 (6.06%) Degree
3 227 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 181 (3.35%) ISEB
5 88 (1.63%) DV Cleared
6 84 (1.56%) ISTQB
7 61 (1.13%) PMI Certification
8 40 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 37 (0.69%) PMP
10 28 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 24 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 18 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.28%) BC Cleared
14 14 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (0.22%) Sun Certification
16 7 (0.13%) OCPJP
17 6 (0.11%) APMP
18 5 (0.093%) IIBA
18 5 (0.093%) CBAP
18 5 (0.093%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 428 (7.93%) QA
2 22 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.22%) SLA
4 9 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.15%) P3O
6 7 (0.13%) GxP
7 4 (0.074%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.074%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.056%) HL7
9 2 (0.037%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.037%) WAI
10 1 (0.019%) FATCA
10 1 (0.019%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 64 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (0.61%) Varnish
3 24 (0.44%) VirtualBox
4 23 (0.43%) vCloud
5 22 (0.41%) Docker
6 17 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (0.26%) vSphere
8 10 (0.19%) KVM
9 9 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (0.17%) Active Directory
10 7 (0.13%) NFS
11 6 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.093%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.074%) Xen
13 4 (0.074%) Hyper-V
14 3 (0.056%) IAG
14 3 (0.056%) Firmware
14 3 (0.056%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.037%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.037%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 328 (6.08%) Puppet
2 202 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
3 95 (1.76%) Vagrant
4 68 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
5 66 (1.22%) Ansible
6 41 (0.76%) Nagios
7 29 (0.54%) ZABBIX
8 16 (0.30%) Salt
9 14 (0.26%) Opsview
9 14 (0.26%) logstash
10 13 (0.24%) Tivoli
11 12 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
12 11 (0.20%) Kibana
12 11 (0.20%) collectd
12 11 (0.20%) Graphite
13 10 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 10 (0.19%) Oozie
14 9 (0.17%) yum
14 9 (0.17%) Icinga
15 8 (0.15%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 595 (11.03%) Oracle
2 580 (10.75%) Microsoft
3 116 (2.15%) VMware
4 90 (1.67%) SAP
5 86 (1.59%) IBM
6 83 (1.54%) Red Hat
7 75 (1.39%) Google
8 66 (1.22%) Sitecore
9 65 (1.20%) hybris
9 65 (1.20%) Atlassian
10 62 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
11 56 (1.04%) Adobe
12 48 (0.89%) Perforce
12 48 (0.89%) HP
13 39 (0.72%) Twitter
14 36 (0.67%) ATG
15 35 (0.65%) Rackspace
15 35 (0.65%) Informatica
16 34 (0.63%) Apple
16 34 (0.63%) Sybase
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
QUANTICA
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day depending on experienc
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Montash
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Montash
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
QUANTICA
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £550 per day Dependant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago