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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 32 38 50
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +12
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2864 2348 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.08% 4.40% 3.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.85% 6.01% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2028 1706 1393
Average daily rate
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£402 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.43% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 17
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +17.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.08 £27.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +19.08%

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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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 +8 2671 £410 +2.50% 989
London +9 1573 £425 -2.85% 456
South East -3 421 £387 +6.77% 179
City of London +8 314 £449 -0.27% 117
East of England +20 169 £400 -11.11% 77
South West +10 164 £370 +5.71% 82
Hampshire 0 117 £373 +6.42% 36
North West +10 104 £338 - 70
Berkshire +20 98 £369 -13.23% 38
Scotland +21 97 £409 +9.00% 33
Yorkshire -12 82 £350 +16.66% 48
Surrey +4 81 £395 +26.40% 32
Edinburgh +23 77 £413 +15.83% 19
Southampton +22 73 £365 -8.75% 15
Manchester +9 72 £338 - 45
West Yorkshire -7 63 £360 +20.00% 25
West Midlands +3 62 £375 +7.14% 29
Somerset +6 60 £330 -7.43% 21
Wales +8 59 £375 -28.57% 15
Buckinghamshire -16 59 £400 +6.66% 20
Cambridgeshire +11 57 £403 -6.39% 23
Milton Keynes -1 51 £400 +6.66% 11
East Midlands +7 49 £363 +3.94% 31
Leeds -5 48 £361 +20.41% 19
Bristol +7 45 £385 +10.00% 29
South Wales +23 44 £375 +11.11% 14
Cambridge +8 41 £403 -10.55% 20
Hertfordshire -7 31 £400 - 16
Taunton +1 30 £327 +0.69% 9
Norfolk +16 29 £325 +62.50% 5

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2316 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
2 1801 (33.03%) TDD
3 1586 (29.08%) Java
4 1200 (22.01%) .NET
5 1117 (20.48%) C#
6 1093 (20.04%) HTML
7 1069 (19.60%) JavaScript
8 1010 (18.52%) BDD
9 945 (17.33%) SQL
10 872 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
11 847 (15.53%) CSS
12 822 (15.07%) Finance
13 815 (14.95%) MVC
14 804 (14.74%) Web Services
15 712 (13.06%) Kanban
16 669 (12.27%) XML
17 663 (12.16%) OO
18 644 (11.81%) SQL Server
19 639 (11.72%) Oracle
20 602 (11.04%) E-Commerce
21 596 (10.93%) Project Management
22 570 (10.45%) ASP.NET
23 567 (10.40%) jQuery
24 529 (9.70%) User Stories
25 528 (9.68%) HTML5
26 514 (9.43%) QA
27 510 (9.35%) Linux
28 496 (9.10%) Microsoft
29 486 (8.91%) Software Engineering
30 482 (8.84%) Spring

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 217 (3.98%) CMS
2 198 (3.63%) Tomcat
3 194 (3.56%) Apache
4 149 (2.73%) SharePoint
5 137 (2.51%) Node.js
6 120 (2.20%) WebLogic
7 106 (1.94%) Confluence
8 72 (1.32%) WebSphere
9 51 (0.94%) IIS
10 50 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
11 44 (0.81%) Drupal
12 40 (0.73%) Apache Solr
13 39 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
14 35 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
15 34 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 32 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
17 31 (0.57%) Adobe CQ
18 26 (0.48%) MS Exchange
19 23 (0.42%) K2 blackpearl
20 20 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 162 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 79 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 66 (1.21%) MS Office
4 58 (1.06%) MS Project
5 40 (0.73%) Photoshop
6 35 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
7 33 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
8 22 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
10 4 (0.073%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.073%) Stata
11 3 (0.055%) Mingle
12 2 (0.037%) Maya
13 1 (0.018%) SPSS
13 1 (0.018%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.018%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.018%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.018%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 43 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 24 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
4 21 (0.39%) Agresso
5 20 (0.37%) Magento
6 17 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
7 16 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
7 16 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
7 16 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
8 14 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
9 9 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.13%) SiteCatalyst
11 5 (0.092%) Temenos T24
12 4 (0.073%) Shopify
12 4 (0.073%) Cognos TM1
12 4 (0.073%) SAP CO
12 4 (0.073%) Summit
12 4 (0.073%) WebTrends
12 4 (0.073%) SAP FI
12 4 (0.073%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 108 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 74 (1.36%) SaaS
4 57 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
5 38 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (0.66%) Amazon S3
7 35 (0.64%) Office 365
8 23 (0.42%) GitHub
9 21 (0.39%) PaaS
10 16 (0.29%) Heroku
11 12 (0.22%) Force.com
12 8 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.13%) ElastiCache
13 7 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 7 (0.13%) Google Apps
14 6 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.055%) IaaS
15 3 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
16 1 (0.018%) Responsys
16 1 (0.018%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 163 (2.99%) HTTP
2 131 (2.40%) Internet
3 58 (1.06%) SSL
4 39 (0.72%) Intranet
4 39 (0.72%) Firewall
5 37 (0.68%) LDAP
6 32 (0.59%) TCP/IP
7 25 (0.46%) DNS
8 22 (0.40%) HTTPS
9 20 (0.37%) LAN
10 19 (0.35%) WAN
11 14 (0.26%) Wireshark
12 13 (0.24%) AMQP
13 11 (0.20%) 2G
13 11 (0.20%) 3G
13 11 (0.20%) BGP
13 11 (0.20%) 4G
14 10 (0.18%) SSH
15 9 (0.17%) SAN
16 8 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 644 (11.81%) SQL Server
2 323 (5.92%) MySQL
3 209 (3.83%) MongoDB
4 192 (3.52%) NoSQL
5 176 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 144 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 129 (2.37%) Oracle Database
8 120 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
9 117 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
10 88 (1.61%) RDBMS
11 84 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
12 80 (1.47%) Big Data
13 59 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 57 (1.05%) Hadoop
15 55 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 54 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
17 49 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
18 30 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
18 30 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
19 29 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 475 (8.71%) Selenium
2 472 (8.66%) JIRA
3 456 (8.36%) Git (software)
4 412 (7.56%) Cucumber
4 412 (7.56%) Jenkins
5 373 (6.84%) Subversion
6 355 (6.51%) Maven
7 338 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 277 (5.08%) Visual Studio
9 267 (4.90%) JUnit
10 233 (4.27%) WebDriver
11 153 (2.81%) Ant
12 130 (2.38%) SpecFlow
13 121 (2.22%) Eclipse
14 118 (2.16%) TeamCity
15 112 (2.05%) Hudson
16 106 (1.94%) NUnit
17 72 (1.32%) JMeter
18 69 (1.27%) SoapUI
19 63 (1.16%) Jasmine
General
1 822 (15.07%) Finance
2 303 (5.56%) Banking
3 278 (5.10%) Retail
4 165 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 149 (2.73%) Publishing
6 147 (2.70%) Back Office
7 145 (2.66%) Games
8 110 (2.02%) Marketing
9 105 (1.93%) Investment Banking
10 79 (1.45%) Legal
11 65 (1.19%) Front Office
12 63 (1.16%) Advertising
13 55 (1.01%) Manufacturing
14 35 (0.64%) Electronics
15 28 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 21 (0.39%) Retail Banking
17 20 (0.37%) Automotive
17 20 (0.37%) Law
18 11 (0.20%) General Ledger
19 10 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2223 (40.77%) Developer
2 807 (14.80%) Analyst
3 530 (9.72%) Business Analyst
4 508 (9.32%) .NET Developer
5 506 (9.28%) Java Developer
6 477 (8.75%) Project Manager
6 477 (8.75%) ScrumMaster
7 305 (5.59%) Senior Developer
8 277 (5.08%) C# Developer
9 245 (4.49%) Tester
10 228 (4.18%) Architect
11 226 (4.14%) Agile Business Analyst
12 197 (3.61%) Test Analyst
13 182 (3.34%) Software Engineer
14 177 (3.25%) C# .NET Developer
15 145 (2.66%) Agile Project Manager
16 132 (2.42%) Web Developer
17 123 (2.26%) Front-End Developer
18 111 (2.04%) Test Engineer
19 108 (1.98%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1200 (22.01%) .NET
2 1093 (20.04%) HTML
3 847 (15.53%) CSS
4 804 (14.74%) Web Services
5 669 (12.27%) XML
6 570 (10.45%) ASP.NET
7 567 (10.40%) jQuery
8 528 (9.68%) HTML5
9 482 (8.84%) Spring
10 439 (8.05%) REST
11 429 (7.87%) SOAP
12 363 (6.66%) RESTful
13 356 (6.53%) ASP.NET MVC
14 349 (6.40%) WCF
15 343 (6.29%) JSON
16 342 (6.27%) CSS3
17 317 (5.81%) J2EE
18 293 (5.37%) .NET Framework
19 263 (4.82%) AngularJS
20 260 (4.77%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 413 (7.57%) Open Source
2 257 (4.71%) Mobile App
3 158 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 113 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
5 99 (1.82%) iPad
6 78 (1.43%) N-Tier
7 73 (1.34%) Digital Media
8 67 (1.23%) Social Media
9 59 (1.08%) Online Games
10 53 (0.97%) Management Information System
11 52 (0.95%) Data Integration
12 51 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 48 (0.88%) iPhone
14 44 (0.81%) Derivative
15 42 (0.77%) Video on Demand
15 42 (0.77%) GIS
16 40 (0.73%) IPTV
16 40 (0.73%) Client/Server
17 39 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
18 38 (0.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 510 (9.35%) Linux
2 284 (5.21%) Windows
3 249 (4.57%) UNIX
4 200 (3.67%) Android
4 200 (3.67%) Apple iOS
5 62 (1.14%) CentOS
6 50 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (0.61%) Solaris
8 32 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (0.57%) Ubuntu
10 29 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
11 23 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.40%) Windows 7
13 17 (0.31%) AIX
14 15 (0.28%) Mac OS X
15 14 (0.26%) Windows Phone
16 12 (0.22%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.20%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
18 10 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2316 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
2 1801 (33.03%) TDD
3 1010 (18.52%) BDD
4 872 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
5 815 (14.95%) MVC
6 712 (13.06%) Kanban
7 663 (12.16%) OO
8 602 (11.04%) E-Commerce
9 596 (10.93%) Project Management
10 529 (9.70%) User Stories
11 486 (8.91%) Software Engineering
12 410 (7.52%) Unit Testing
13 372 (6.82%) PRINCE2
14 334 (6.13%) SOA
15 317 (5.81%) Waterfall
16 312 (5.72%) UML
17 307 (5.63%) Test Automation
18 302 (5.54%) Business Analysis
19 273 (5.01%) Web Development
20 260 (4.77%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1586 (29.08%) Java
2 1117 (20.48%) C#
3 1069 (19.60%) JavaScript
4 945 (17.33%) SQL
5 394 (7.23%) Ruby
6 334 (6.13%) Python
7 279 (5.12%) PHP
8 172 (3.15%) Scala
9 147 (2.70%) T-SQL
10 137 (2.51%) Groovy
11 135 (2.48%) C++
12 125 (2.29%) PL/SQL
13 111 (2.04%) Perl
14 91 (1.67%) Objective-C
15 85 (1.56%) C
16 72 (1.32%) VB.NET
17 65 (1.19%) Shell Script
17 65 (1.19%) Bash Shell
18 38 (0.70%) PHP5
19 25 (0.46%) XAML
Qualifications
1 358 (6.57%) Security Cleared
2 328 (6.02%) Degree
3 261 (4.79%) SC Cleared
4 200 (3.67%) ISEB
5 126 (2.31%) ISTQB
6 60 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 57 (1.05%) PMI Certification
8 46 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 37 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 33 (0.61%) PMP
11 24 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
13 16 (0.29%) DV Cleared
14 13 (0.24%) BC Cleared
15 11 (0.20%) APMP
16 8 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (0.13%) MBA
17 7 (0.13%) HND
17 7 (0.13%) MCSD
18 6 (0.11%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 514 (9.43%) QA
2 28 (0.51%) SLA
3 20 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.11%) WCAG
6 5 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.073%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.055%) WAI
8 3 (0.055%) COBIT
8 3 (0.055%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.055%) FATCA
8 3 (0.055%) Basel III
8 3 (0.055%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.037%) EMIR
9 2 (0.037%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.037%) HL7
10 1 (0.018%) P3O
10 1 (0.018%) Solvency II
System Software
1 49 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 36 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.50%) Varnish
4 26 (0.48%) vCloud
5 11 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.15%) Xen
7 7 (0.13%) vSphere
8 6 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.092%) KVM
9 5 (0.092%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.073%) HDFS
11 3 (0.055%) NFS
11 3 (0.055%) Docker
11 3 (0.055%) Cygwin
11 3 (0.055%) XenServer
12 2 (0.037%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.037%) IAG
12 2 (0.037%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.018%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.018%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 192 (3.52%) Puppet
2 123 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
3 77 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
4 59 (1.08%) Vagrant
5 34 (0.62%) Nagios
6 21 (0.39%) Salt
7 20 (0.37%) SCCM
8 19 (0.35%) Ansible
9 15 (0.28%) YUM
10 13 (0.24%) Oozie
11 12 (0.22%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.20%) Capistrano
13 10 (0.18%) Opsview
14 9 (0.17%) Kibana
15 8 (0.15%) Zenoss
15 8 (0.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 8 (0.15%) Cobbler
16 7 (0.13%) Graylog2
17 6 (0.11%) Tivoli
17 6 (0.11%) Control-M
Vendors
1 639 (11.72%) Oracle
2 496 (9.10%) Microsoft
3 177 (3.25%) JBoss
4 98 (1.80%) SAP
5 82 (1.50%) IBM
6 75 (1.38%) Adobe
7 73 (1.34%) hybris
8 70 (1.28%) Red Hat
9 66 (1.21%) Zend
10 65 (1.19%) VMware
11 63 (1.16%) Sitecore
12 62 (1.14%) ATG
13 59 (1.08%) Perforce
14 50 (0.92%) HP
14 50 (0.92%) Google
15 47 (0.86%) Atlassian
15 47 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
16 43 (0.79%) Apple
17 42 (0.77%) Endeca
18 35 (0.64%) Twitter
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