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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 30 35 50
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +15
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2872 2587 1666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.30% 4.91% 3.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.92% 6.57% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1993 1805 1143
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 £314 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £549 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 11 25
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £27.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £42.50 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+10.95% +10.60%

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
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 £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 2611 £413 +0.60% 1078
London +1 1423 £429 +0.88% 457
South East +8 424 £375 -6.25% 177
City of London -2 289 £425 -5.55% 125
South West -1 175 £413 +22.22% 107
Wales +6 146 £388 -3.12% 22
East of England +12 131 £400 +6.66% 65
North West +2 130 £425 +6.25% 91
Hampshire +38 129 £388 +0.12% 29
South Wales +9 122 £389 -2.81% 20
Yorkshire -13 115 £375 +11.11% 64
Newport +10 97 £380 +8.57% 13
West Midlands +27 93 £375 +3.44% 52
West Yorkshire -16 84 £350 +3.32% 41
Scotland -7 78 £356 -14.67% 25
East Midlands +2 75 £400 +11.11% 37
Berkshire +6 72 £360 -7.09% 31
Southampton +14 68 £385 +14.07% 7
Manchester +2 68 £388 -0.32% 46
West Sussex +15 58 £400 - 15
Bristol -2 58 £425 +21.42% 38
Leeds -26 58 £350 -6.66% 29
Buckinghamshire -1 47 £375 -1.31% 18
Surrey -28 46 £375 -8.53% 36
Cambridgeshire +8 44 £394 -3.07% 15
Reading +31 40 £365 -14.11% 19
Gloucestershire +13 39 £458 +7.76% 10
Edinburgh -21 39 £363 -13.69% 15
Worthing - 39 £450 - 1
Birmingham +14 37 £375 -0.06% 17

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5089 (92.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1825 (33.33%) TDD
3 1711 (31.25%) Java
4 1239 (22.63%) .NET
5 1214 (22.17%) JavaScript
6 1196 (21.84%) HTML
7 1109 (20.26%) C#
8 974 (17.79%) Continuous Integration
9 968 (17.68%) CSS
10 935 (17.08%) SQL
11 931 (17.00%) BDD
12 916 (16.73%) Finance
13 847 (15.47%) Web Services
14 789 (14.41%) MVC
15 746 (13.63%) SQL Server
16 727 (13.28%) Kanban
17 657 (12.00%) HTML5
18 640 (11.69%) E-Commerce
19 625 (11.42%) Microsoft
20 604 (11.03%) Git (software)
21 588 (10.74%) Linux
22 586 (10.70%) OO
23 577 (10.54%) Oracle
24 569 (10.39%) jQuery
25 568 (10.37%) ASP.NET
26 526 (9.61%) JIRA
27 502 (9.17%) XML
28 485 (8.86%) User Stories
29 482 (8.80%) Jenkins
30 481 (8.79%) Selenium

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 250 (4.57%) Node.js
2 208 (3.80%) Apache
3 202 (3.69%) CMS
4 181 (3.31%) JBoss
5 166 (3.03%) Tomcat
6 147 (2.68%) Confluence
7 133 (2.43%) SharePoint
8 117 (2.14%) WebLogic
9 105 (1.92%) WebSphere
10 65 (1.19%) Drupal
11 63 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 62 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
13 59 (1.08%) IIS
14 51 (0.93%) Umbraco
15 46 (0.84%) Mule ESB
16 42 (0.77%) nginx
16 42 (0.77%) Kentico
17 41 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
18 40 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
19 39 (0.71%) Mule
Applications
1 209 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 91 (1.66%) MS Project
3 73 (1.33%) MS Office
4 64 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 29 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.20%) RoboHelp
7 11 (0.20%) FrameMaker
7 11 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.16%) Mingle
9 6 (0.11%) PowerPivot
10 5 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.055%) SPSS
12 2 (0.037%) Open Workbench
12 2 (0.037%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.018%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.018%) Simulink
13 1 (0.018%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 43 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 23 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
4 22 (0.40%) Magento
5 12 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
7 7 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.11%) WebTrends
9 5 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.073%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.073%) Misys Midas
10 4 (0.073%) Agresso
10 4 (0.073%) Tridion
11 3 (0.055%) Oracle General Ledger
11 3 (0.055%) Oracle Assets
11 3 (0.055%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.055%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.055%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.055%) Global One
12 2 (0.037%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 196 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (0.91%) SaaS
4 37 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
5 36 (0.66%) GitHub
6 34 (0.62%) PaaS
7 26 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (0.29%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.20%) Force.com
11 11 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (0.15%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.15%) Google Apps
14 7 (0.13%) Office 365
15 6 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
15 6 (0.11%) IaaS
16 5 (0.091%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 148 (2.70%) Internet
2 126 (2.30%) HTTP
3 34 (0.62%) TCP/IP
4 30 (0.55%) Firewall
5 27 (0.49%) AMQP
6 23 (0.42%) VPN
6 23 (0.42%) SSL
7 19 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
8 17 (0.31%) Network Security
9 16 (0.29%) LDAP
10 11 (0.20%) DNS
10 11 (0.20%) Intranet
11 10 (0.18%) IPsec
12 9 (0.16%) DMZ
12 9 (0.16%) Wireless
12 9 (0.16%) BGP
12 9 (0.16%) MPLS
12 9 (0.16%) OSPF
13 8 (0.15%) SNMP
13 8 (0.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 746 (13.63%) SQL Server
2 310 (5.66%) MySQL
3 261 (4.77%) MongoDB
4 236 (4.31%) NoSQL
5 232 (4.24%) Relational Database
6 155 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
6 155 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
7 152 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 146 (2.67%) Hadoop
9 142 (2.59%) Oracle Database
10 140 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 130 (2.37%) Big Data
12 118 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
13 105 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 81 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
15 73 (1.33%) RDBMS
16 65 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 61 (1.11%) Redis
18 38 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
19 35 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 604 (11.03%) Git (software)
2 526 (9.61%) JIRA
3 482 (8.80%) Jenkins
4 481 (8.79%) Selenium
5 414 (7.56%) Subversion
6 383 (7.00%) Cucumber
7 291 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 267 (4.88%) Maven
9 239 (4.37%) Visual Studio
10 229 (4.18%) JUnit
11 143 (2.61%) WebDriver
12 136 (2.48%) NUnit
13 125 (2.28%) Ant
14 123 (2.25%) Eclipse
15 119 (2.17%) SpecFlow
16 92 (1.68%) JMeter
17 80 (1.46%) Hudson
18 79 (1.44%) Gradle
19 76 (1.39%) TeamCity
20 74 (1.35%) Jasmine
General
1 916 (16.73%) Finance
2 328 (5.99%) Banking
3 280 (5.11%) Retail
4 132 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 125 (2.28%) Marketing
6 120 (2.19%) Investment Banking
7 114 (2.08%) Games
8 75 (1.37%) Front Office
9 64 (1.17%) Publishing
10 59 (1.08%) Back Office
11 51 (0.93%) Legal
12 45 (0.82%) Advertising
13 38 (0.69%) Manufacturing
14 34 (0.62%) Electronics
15 30 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 28 (0.51%) Retail Banking
17 18 (0.33%) Local Government
17 18 (0.33%) Billing
18 17 (0.31%) Law
19 15 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2420 (44.20%) Developer
2 693 (12.66%) Analyst
3 620 (11.32%) Java Developer
4 498 (9.10%) .NET Developer
5 497 (9.08%) Project Manager
6 455 (8.31%) Business Analyst
7 394 (7.20%) ScrumMaster
8 386 (7.05%) Senior Developer
9 299 (5.46%) C# Developer
10 292 (5.33%) Architect
11 187 (3.42%) Tester
12 186 (3.40%) Agile Business Analyst
13 170 (3.11%) C# .NET Developer
14 168 (3.07%) Test Analyst
15 137 (2.50%) Senior Java Developer
16 136 (2.48%) Agile Project Manager
17 129 (2.36%) Web Developer
18 128 (2.34%) DevOps Engineer
19 115 (2.10%) Software Engineer
20 111 (2.03%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1239 (22.63%) .NET
2 1196 (21.84%) HTML
3 968 (17.68%) CSS
4 847 (15.47%) Web Services
5 657 (12.00%) HTML5
6 569 (10.39%) jQuery
7 568 (10.37%) ASP.NET
8 502 (9.17%) XML
9 441 (8.05%) Spring
10 433 (7.91%) RESTful
11 421 (7.69%) .NET Framework
12 419 (7.65%) AngularJS
13 414 (7.56%) REST
14 382 (6.98%) CSS3
15 365 (6.67%) JSON
16 364 (6.65%) J2EE
17 347 (6.34%) ASP.NET MVC
18 295 (5.39%) SOAP
19 282 (5.15%) WCF
20 260 (4.75%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 353 (6.45%) User Experience
2 337 (6.16%) Open Source
3 299 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
4 244 (4.46%) Mobile App
5 126 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 73 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
7 63 (1.15%) Visualisation
8 61 (1.11%) iPad
9 55 (1.00%) Digital Media
9 55 (1.00%) Management Information System
10 54 (0.99%) iPhone
11 47 (0.86%) Client/Server
12 46 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 39 (0.71%) W3C
14 36 (0.66%) NHS
15 34 (0.62%) DTV
16 32 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
16 32 (0.58%) Video on Demand
17 30 (0.55%) Online Games
18 29 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 588 (10.74%) Linux
2 328 (5.99%) Windows
3 265 (4.84%) UNIX
4 222 (4.05%) Apple iOS
5 205 (3.74%) Android
6 95 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 76 (1.39%) Ubuntu
8 66 (1.21%) CentOS
9 36 (0.66%) Mac OS X
10 26 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (0.46%) Solaris
12 21 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (0.37%) Debian
14 10 (0.18%) Windows Phone
15 9 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.11%) Fedora
18 4 (0.073%) MVS
19 3 (0.055%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5089 (92.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1825 (33.33%) TDD
3 974 (17.79%) Continuous Integration
4 931 (17.00%) BDD
5 789 (14.41%) MVC
6 727 (13.28%) Kanban
7 640 (11.69%) E-Commerce
8 586 (10.70%) OO
9 485 (8.86%) User Stories
10 476 (8.69%) Project Management
11 423 (7.73%) Unit Testing
12 394 (7.20%) Software Engineering
13 365 (6.67%) SOA
14 360 (6.58%) DevOps
15 353 (6.45%) PRINCE2
16 333 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
17 324 (5.92%) Mentoring
18 314 (5.74%) Waterfall
19 295 (5.39%) Web Development
20 282 (5.15%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1711 (31.25%) Java
2 1214 (22.17%) JavaScript
3 1109 (20.26%) C#
4 935 (17.08%) SQL
5 367 (6.70%) Ruby
6 296 (5.41%) Python
7 275 (5.02%) PHP
8 200 (3.65%) Scala
9 180 (3.29%) T-SQL
10 124 (2.26%) C++
11 114 (2.08%) Objective-C
12 104 (1.90%) Bash Shell
13 103 (1.88%) Perl
14 101 (1.84%) PL/SQL
15 90 (1.64%) VB.NET
16 62 (1.13%) Groovy
17 58 (1.06%) C
18 52 (0.95%) Shell Script
19 47 (0.86%) PowerShell
20 42 (0.77%) XPath
Qualifications
1 451 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 322 (5.88%) Degree
3 236 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 144 (2.63%) ISEB
5 131 (2.39%) DV Cleared
6 71 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 60 (1.10%) ISTQB
8 53 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 43 (0.79%) PMP
10 38 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 30 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (0.26%) Sun Certification
14 13 (0.24%) MCITP
15 12 (0.22%) MCDBA
16 10 (0.18%) OCPJP
17 9 (0.16%) MCTS
18 8 (0.15%) CCNP
18 8 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
19 7 (0.13%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 398 (7.27%) QA
2 28 (0.51%) SLA
3 22 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.16%) EMIR
6 9 (0.16%) MiFID
7 5 (0.091%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.091%) P3O
8 4 (0.073%) HL7
8 4 (0.073%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.055%) WAI
10 2 (0.037%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.037%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.037%) GxP
10 2 (0.037%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.018%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.018%) Basel III
11 1 (0.018%) FATCA
System Software
1 54 (0.99%) Docker
2 49 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (0.73%) Varnish
4 30 (0.55%) vCloud
5 14 (0.26%) VirtualBox
6 12 (0.22%) Active Directory
6 12 (0.22%) vSphere
7 10 (0.18%) HDFS
8 9 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.091%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.073%) Squid
10 4 (0.073%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.055%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 3 (0.055%) Xen
12 2 (0.037%) NFS
12 2 (0.037%) GridGain
13 1 (0.018%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.018%) XenApp
13 1 (0.018%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 258 (4.71%) Puppet
2 141 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
3 80 (1.46%) Vagrant
4 70 (1.28%) Ansible
5 57 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
6 35 (0.64%) ZABBIX
7 29 (0.53%) Salt
8 21 (0.38%) Nagios
9 20 (0.37%) Kibana
10 19 (0.35%) Rundeck
10 19 (0.35%) HAProxy
10 19 (0.35%) logstash
11 8 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 8 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
12 7 (0.13%) RANCID
12 7 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.11%) yum
14 5 (0.091%) Zenoss
14 5 (0.091%) Mesos
14 5 (0.091%) Control-M
Vendors
1 625 (11.42%) Microsoft
2 577 (10.54%) Oracle
3 103 (1.88%) IBM
4 94 (1.72%) VMware
4 94 (1.72%) Red Hat
5 83 (1.52%) Sitecore
5 83 (1.52%) Google
6 78 (1.42%) SAP
7 77 (1.41%) Atlassian
8 70 (1.28%) hybris
9 61 (1.11%) Adobe
10 57 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
11 55 (1.00%) HP
12 46 (0.84%) EPiServer
13 43 (0.79%) Apple
14 39 (0.71%) Twitter
14 39 (0.71%) Sybase
15 37 (0.68%) Zend
16 34 (0.62%) Business Objects
17 33 (0.60%) ATG
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