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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 29 33 39
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3292 2834 2330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.63% 5.07% 4.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.21% 6.67% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2305 1975 1663
Average daily rate
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£425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 12 22
Average hourly rate £40.38 £42.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.25 £31.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £77.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.19 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-3.08% -

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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +3 3025 £425 +5.59% 1094
London +3 1712 £450 +5.88% 440
South East 0 424 £400 +3.22% 203
City of London +5 323 £450 - 93
North West +19 211 £425 +21.42% 126
South West 0 184 £375 +1.35% 90
East of England -8 138 £413 +3.12% 62
Wales +9 122 £375 - 18
Yorkshire 0 122 £400 +15.94% 61
Manchester 0 113 £450 +30.90% 64
Scotland 0 111 £375 -6.25% 30
South Wales +13 103 £375 - 17
Hampshire -8 92 £370 +0.68% 43
West Yorkshire -6 89 £375 +4.16% 39
Berkshire -7 87 £425 +13.33% 55
West Midlands +26 86 £388 +3.33% 47
Leeds -3 83 £380 +5.55% 34
Surrey -3 82 £425 +6.25% 31
North East +9 76 £425 +21.42% 23
Edinburgh -7 76 £375 -7.40% 10
Cheshire +39 70 £384 +28.99% 42
East Midlands +11 67 £375 - 37
Tyne and Wear +10 64 £450 +20.00% 19
Reading +21 58 £425 +9.67% 31
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 57 £448 +19.33% 18
Cambridgeshire +2 57 £375 -7.97% 22
Bristol 0 52 £425 +13.33% 29
Somerset +1 49 £369 +10.00% 15
Buckinghamshire -15 49 £425 +6.25% 13
Oxfordshire +16 48 £413 -19.51% 11

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 5820 (92.06%) Agile Software Development
2 2110 (33.38%) TDD
3 1905 (30.13%) Java
4 1420 (22.46%) JavaScript
5 1386 (21.92%) HTML
6 1314 (20.78%) .NET
7 1230 (19.46%) C#
8 1154 (18.25%) CSS
9 1150 (18.19%) Continuous Integration
10 1118 (17.68%) SQL
11 1090 (17.24%) BDD
12 1048 (16.58%) Finance
13 952 (15.06%) Web Services
14 930 (14.71%) MVC
15 923 (14.60%) Kanban
16 838 (13.26%) SQL Server
17 810 (12.81%) Git (software)
18 750 (11.86%) HTML5
19 668 (10.57%) E-Commerce
20 649 (10.27%) OO
21 635 (10.04%) Jenkins
22 633 (10.01%) AngularJS
23 626 (9.90%) ASP.NET
24 619 (9.79%) jQuery
25 608 (9.62%) Microsoft
26 606 (9.59%) User Stories
27 592 (9.36%) Linux
28 591 (9.35%) REST
29 581 (9.19%) JIRA
30 578 (9.14%) Project Management

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 306 (4.84%) Node.js
2 261 (4.13%) Apache
3 240 (3.80%) Tomcat
4 216 (3.42%) JBoss
5 209 (3.31%) Confluence
6 198 (3.13%) CMS
7 124 (1.96%) SharePoint
8 102 (1.61%) WebLogic
9 99 (1.57%) WebSphere
10 88 (1.39%) IIS
11 87 (1.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 77 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
13 69 (1.09%) Drupal
14 58 (0.92%) nginx
15 57 (0.90%) Jetty
16 51 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
17 47 (0.74%) Apache Spark
18 43 (0.68%) Mule
19 42 (0.66%) Umbraco
20 38 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 219 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 101 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 92 (1.46%) MS Office
4 68 (1.08%) MS Project
5 60 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
6 44 (0.70%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 11 (0.17%) PowerPivot
9 11 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.16%) FrameMaker
10 10 (0.16%) RoboHelp
11 7 (0.11%) Mingle
12 6 (0.095%) OmniGraffle
12 6 (0.095%) SPSS
13 3 (0.047%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.047%) InDesign
13 3 (0.047%) Open Workbench
14 2 (0.032%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.032%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 44 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 33 (0.52%) Magento
4 19 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
5 13 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
7 8 (0.13%) Teamcenter
7 8 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.095%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.063%) Maximo
10 4 (0.063%) WebTrends
10 4 (0.063%) Unica
11 3 (0.047%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.047%) Misys Midas
11 3 (0.047%) Sage CRM
11 3 (0.047%) Tridion
11 3 (0.047%) Endur
12 2 (0.032%) Oracle CRM
12 2 (0.032%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 295 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (1.52%) GitHub
4 47 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 46 (0.73%) SaaS
6 45 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (0.36%) Amazon S3
8 22 (0.35%) Google Analytics
9 21 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 17 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 14 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 12 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
12 12 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
13 11 (0.17%) Heroku
13 11 (0.17%) Office 365
14 10 (0.16%) Google Apps
14 10 (0.16%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 180 (2.85%) HTTP
2 144 (2.28%) Internet
3 53 (0.84%) TCP/IP
4 38 (0.60%) Firewall
5 31 (0.49%) VPN
6 28 (0.44%) SSL
7 20 (0.32%) LDAP
8 18 (0.28%) AMQP
9 17 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
10 16 (0.25%) DMZ
11 15 (0.24%) Intranet
12 14 (0.22%) IPsec
13 13 (0.21%) Network Security
13 13 (0.21%) MPLS
13 13 (0.21%) OSPF
13 13 (0.21%) BGP
13 13 (0.21%) VoIP
14 12 (0.19%) DNS
14 12 (0.19%) Wireless
15 11 (0.17%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 838 (13.26%) SQL Server
2 368 (5.82%) MySQL
3 350 (5.54%) MongoDB
4 320 (5.06%) NoSQL
5 271 (4.29%) Relational Database
6 188 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
7 184 (2.91%) Big Data
8 183 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 169 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
10 164 (2.59%) Hadoop
11 162 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 150 (2.37%) Oracle Database
13 147 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
14 140 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
15 122 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 112 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 72 (1.14%) Redis
18 71 (1.12%) RDBMS
19 52 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
20 45 (0.71%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 810 (12.81%) Git (software)
2 635 (10.04%) Jenkins
3 581 (9.19%) JIRA
4 513 (8.11%) Selenium
5 506 (8.00%) Subversion
6 393 (6.22%) Cucumber
7 369 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 363 (5.74%) Maven
9 267 (4.22%) JUnit
10 254 (4.02%) Visual Studio
11 169 (2.67%) WebDriver
12 151 (2.39%) Eclipse
13 138 (2.18%) SpecFlow
14 120 (1.90%) Mockito
15 116 (1.83%) Gradle
16 108 (1.71%) TeamCity
17 107 (1.69%) JMeter
18 104 (1.65%) NUnit
19 97 (1.53%) Hudson
20 95 (1.50%) Ant
General
1 1048 (16.58%) Finance
2 424 (6.71%) Banking
3 283 (4.48%) Retail
4 160 (2.53%) Marketing
5 149 (2.36%) Investment Banking
6 137 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 131 (2.07%) Games
8 106 (1.68%) Publishing
9 93 (1.47%) Back Office
10 62 (0.98%) Front Office
11 51 (0.81%) Manufacturing
12 49 (0.78%) Advertising
13 46 (0.73%) Legal
14 42 (0.66%) Law
15 41 (0.65%) Electronics
16 37 (0.59%) Billing
17 31 (0.49%) Retail Banking
18 27 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
19 22 (0.35%) Automotive
20 12 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2797 (44.24%) Developer
2 823 (13.02%) Analyst
3 742 (11.74%) Java Developer
4 563 (8.91%) Business Analyst
5 517 (8.18%) ScrumMaster
6 511 (8.08%) .NET Developer
7 510 (8.07%) Project Manager
8 403 (6.37%) Senior Developer
9 350 (5.54%) Architect
10 262 (4.14%) C# Developer
11 218 (3.45%) Agile Business Analyst
12 189 (2.99%) Test Analyst
13 182 (2.88%) Front-End Developer
14 181 (2.86%) Agile Project Manager
15 177 (2.80%) Tester
16 176 (2.78%) Software Engineer
17 174 (2.75%) Web Developer
18 162 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
19 139 (2.20%) Senior Java Developer
20 126 (1.99%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1386 (21.92%) HTML
2 1314 (20.78%) .NET
3 1154 (18.25%) CSS
4 952 (15.06%) Web Services
5 750 (11.86%) HTML5
6 633 (10.01%) AngularJS
7 626 (9.90%) ASP.NET
8 619 (9.79%) jQuery
9 591 (9.35%) REST
10 554 (8.76%) XML
11 545 (8.62%) Spring
12 472 (7.47%) RESTful
13 453 (7.17%) SOAP
14 432 (6.83%) CSS3
15 402 (6.36%) JSON
16 385 (6.09%) J2EE
17 370 (5.85%) .NET Framework
18 369 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC
19 278 (4.40%) Hibernate
20 261 (4.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 509 (8.05%) User Experience
2 354 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 247 (3.91%) Mobile App
4 121 (1.91%) Computer Science
5 83 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
6 72 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 71 (1.12%) Visualisation
8 70 (1.11%) iPad
9 60 (0.95%) Digital Media
10 57 (0.90%) Data Integration
11 54 (0.85%) iPhone
12 50 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 50 (0.79%) NHS
13 47 (0.74%) N-Tier
14 42 (0.66%) W3C
14 42 (0.66%) GIS
14 42 (0.66%) Fixed Income
15 41 (0.65%) Social Media
16 39 (0.62%) Credit Risk
16 39 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 592 (9.36%) Linux
2 353 (5.58%) Windows
3 308 (4.87%) UNIX
4 221 (3.50%) Apple iOS
5 192 (3.04%) Android
6 89 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 84 (1.33%) Ubuntu
8 60 (0.95%) CentOS
9 58 (0.92%) Mac OS X
10 32 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (0.41%) Solaris
12 21 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (0.32%) Windows Phone
14 19 (0.30%) Debian
15 9 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.14%) Windows Phone 7
16 8 (0.13%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.11%) AIX
17 7 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5820 (92.06%) Agile Software Development
2 2110 (33.38%) TDD
3 1150 (18.19%) Continuous Integration
4 1090 (17.24%) BDD
5 930 (14.71%) MVC
6 923 (14.60%) Kanban
7 668 (10.57%) E-Commerce
8 649 (10.27%) OO
9 606 (9.59%) User Stories
10 578 (9.14%) Project Management
11 505 (7.99%) Unit Testing
12 504 (7.97%) SDLC
13 470 (7.43%) SOA
14 410 (6.49%) Software Engineering
15 409 (6.47%) DevOps
16 399 (6.31%) Mentoring
17 395 (6.25%) Web Development
18 379 (5.99%) Open Source
19 373 (5.90%) Pair Programming
20 356 (5.63%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1905 (30.13%) Java
2 1420 (22.46%) JavaScript
3 1230 (19.46%) C#
4 1118 (17.68%) SQL
5 361 (5.71%) Ruby
6 300 (4.75%) Python
7 275 (4.35%) PHP
8 271 (4.29%) Scala
9 192 (3.04%) T-SQL
10 181 (2.86%) C++
11 125 (1.98%) Groovy
12 121 (1.91%) Objective-C
13 102 (1.61%) Perl
14 99 (1.57%) PL/SQL
15 84 (1.33%) Bash Shell
16 77 (1.22%) PowerShell
17 68 (1.08%) Shell Script
18 64 (1.01%) C
19 59 (0.93%) VB.NET
20 52 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 559 (8.84%) Security Cleared
2 340 (5.38%) SC Cleared
3 317 (5.01%) Degree
4 183 (2.89%) ISEB
5 102 (1.61%) DV Cleared
6 77 (1.22%) PMI Certification
7 65 (1.03%) ISTQB
8 59 (0.93%) PMP
9 44 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 38 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 32 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 29 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 21 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
14 20 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
15 17 (0.27%) Sun Certification
16 12 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (0.19%) CCNP
16 12 (0.19%) MCDBA
17 10 (0.16%) MCITP
17 10 (0.16%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 535 (8.46%) QA
2 51 (0.81%) SLA
3 46 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.30%) EMIR
5 12 (0.19%) MiFID
6 10 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
7 9 (0.14%) COBIT
8 8 (0.13%) HL7
9 7 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.095%) Basel III
11 5 (0.079%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.063%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.047%) WCAG
13 3 (0.047%) WAI
14 2 (0.032%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.032%) ISO 8583
14 2 (0.032%) PMBOK
15 1 (0.016%) COREP
15 1 (0.016%) CRD IV
System Software
1 121 (1.91%) Docker
2 75 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (0.60%) Active Directory
4 36 (0.57%) Varnish
5 29 (0.46%) HDFS
6 26 (0.41%) vCloud
7 19 (0.30%) Apache Flume
8 12 (0.19%) GridGain
9 11 (0.17%) vSphere
9 11 (0.17%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.095%) Xen
11 4 (0.063%) Squid
12 3 (0.047%) GlusterFS
12 3 (0.047%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.047%) XenServer
13 2 (0.032%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.032%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.016%) NFS
14 1 (0.016%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.016%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 268 (4.24%) Puppet
2 156 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
3 80 (1.27%) Ansible
4 65 (1.03%) Vagrant
4 65 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
5 33 (0.52%) Salt
6 28 (0.44%) ZABBIX
7 23 (0.36%) logstash
8 21 (0.33%) HAProxy
9 20 (0.32%) Kibana
10 19 (0.30%) Rundeck
11 16 (0.25%) Oozie
12 15 (0.24%) Mesos
13 14 (0.22%) Nagios
14 12 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 11 (0.17%) Graphite
15 11 (0.17%) RANCID
16 9 (0.14%) BladeLogic
17 8 (0.13%) Capistrano
18 7 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 608 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 566 (8.95%) Oracle
3 123 (1.95%) Google
4 118 (1.87%) VMware
5 113 (1.79%) IBM
6 109 (1.72%) Adobe
7 99 (1.57%) Atlassian
8 86 (1.36%) Red Hat
9 82 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
10 78 (1.23%) SAP
11 72 (1.14%) HP
12 70 (1.11%) hybris
13 68 (1.08%) Sitecore
14 58 (0.92%) Twitter
15 50 (0.79%) Apple
16 42 (0.66%) Perforce
17 40 (0.63%) Zend
18 33 (0.52%) Informatica
19 30 (0.47%) New Relic
20 28 (0.44%) EPiServer
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