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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 31 35 52
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +17
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2883 2664 1621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.16% 4.95% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.76% 6.61% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1983 1843 1108
Average daily rate
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£405 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 24
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £34.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.51 £33.69 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.38 £46.00 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.75 £35.22
% change year-on-year
+12.58% +7.18%

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
42640 40307 34513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.39% 74.95% 73.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 25279 20562
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1247 1176 1030
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £50.00 £52.50
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 6 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 6 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 6 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 +4 2633 £408 -1.21% 1043
London 0 1412 £425 - 423
South East +4 455 £375 -3.22% 171
City of London -1 284 £425 -5.55% 127
South West +2 184 £405 +15.71% 86
Hampshire +39 157 £385 -0.64% 33
Wales +1 133 £400 - 14
East of England +15 124 £400 +6.66% 89
North West -1 119 £400 +2.56% 104
Yorkshire -12 117 £375 +13.63% 61
South Wales +6 111 £400 - 13
East Midlands +2 93 £400 +11.11% 36
West Midlands +25 89 £381 -4.68% 53
Berkshire 0 88 £375 +3.44% 51
Newport +8 85 £400 +14.28% 6
West Yorkshire -14 84 £350 +3.70% 40
Scotland -12 80 £356 -10.93% 28
Southampton +21 77 £375 +11.94% 8
Manchester -4 71 £413 +6.45% 60
Leeds -22 59 £363 +3.57% 28
Bristol -1 56 £425 +21.42% 29
West Sussex +2 48 £375 -11.76% 6
Surrey -34 46 £375 -8.25% 34
Reading +24 45 £388 -8.82% 30
Gloucestershire +13 44 £425 - 9
Buckinghamshire -5 42 £388 +1.97% 14
Cambridgeshire +23 41 £413 +28.90% 37
Edinburgh -28 41 £350 -13.58% 10
Somerset -1 37 £318 -3.78% 16
Northamptonshire +6 35 £450 +28.57% 8

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 5015 (93.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1823 (33.90%) TDD
3 1705 (31.71%) Java
4 1211 (22.52%) .NET
5 1180 (21.95%) JavaScript
6 1142 (21.24%) HTML
7 1079 (20.07%) C#
8 947 (17.61%) BDD
9 946 (17.59%) Continuous Integration
10 943 (17.54%) SQL
11 920 (17.11%) CSS
12 891 (16.57%) Finance
13 848 (15.77%) Web Services
14 763 (14.19%) MVC
15 735 (13.67%) Kanban
16 714 (13.28%) SQL Server
17 624 (11.60%) Microsoft
18 619 (11.51%) E-Commerce
18 619 (11.51%) HTML5
19 592 (11.01%) Oracle
20 581 (10.81%) OO
21 579 (10.77%) Linux
22 552 (10.27%) Git (software)
23 547 (10.17%) ASP.NET
24 546 (10.15%) jQuery
25 518 (9.63%) XML
26 503 (9.35%) JIRA
27 479 (8.91%) User Stories
28 477 (8.87%) Project Management
29 470 (8.74%) Selenium

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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
1 237 (4.41%) Node.js
2 203 (3.78%) Apache
3 197 (3.66%) CMS
4 176 (3.27%) JBoss
5 161 (2.99%) Tomcat
6 135 (2.51%) Confluence
7 129 (2.40%) SharePoint
8 115 (2.14%) WebLogic
9 104 (1.93%) WebSphere
10 66 (1.23%) IIS
11 62 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
12 59 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 52 (0.97%) Drupal
14 49 (0.91%) Umbraco
15 43 (0.80%) Kentico
16 40 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
16 40 (0.74%) Mule ESB
17 39 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
18 38 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 37 (0.69%) nginx
Applications
1 212 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 88 (1.64%) MS Project
3 69 (1.28%) MS Office
4 62 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 40 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 32 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.17%) FrameMaker
8 9 (0.17%) RoboHelp
8 9 (0.17%) Mingle
9 8 (0.15%) PowerPivot
10 5 (0.093%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.056%) SPSS
13 2 (0.037%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.019%) Simulink
14 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.019%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 42 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 24 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
4 23 (0.43%) Magento
5 16 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
7 7 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.11%) Tridion
8 6 (0.11%) WebTrends
9 5 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.074%) Misys Midas
10 4 (0.074%) Agresso
11 3 (0.056%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.056%) Global One
11 3 (0.056%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.056%) Oracle General Ledger
11 3 (0.056%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.056%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.056%) Oracle Assets
12 2 (0.037%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 194 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (0.95%) SaaS
4 39 (0.73%) PaaS
5 37 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 33 (0.61%) GitHub
7 22 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (0.30%) Amazon S3
11 14 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 13 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 11 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
13 11 (0.20%) Force.com
14 10 (0.19%) Office 365
15 7 (0.13%) Google Analytics
16 6 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
17 5 (0.093%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 5 (0.093%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (0.093%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 153 (2.85%) Internet
2 104 (1.93%) HTTP
3 31 (0.58%) Firewall
4 28 (0.52%) AMQP
5 24 (0.45%) TCP/IP
6 22 (0.41%) VPN
7 19 (0.35%) LDAP
8 18 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
9 17 (0.32%) Network Security
10 14 (0.26%) DNS
11 10 (0.19%) Intranet
12 9 (0.17%) MPLS
12 9 (0.17%) OSPF
12 9 (0.17%) BGP
12 9 (0.17%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.17%) Wireless
13 8 (0.15%) OpenLDAP
13 8 (0.15%) SSL
13 8 (0.15%) SNMP
13 8 (0.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 714 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 267 (4.97%) MySQL
3 255 (4.74%) MongoDB
4 229 (4.26%) NoSQL
5 226 (4.20%) Relational Database
6 161 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
7 154 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
8 149 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 149 (2.77%) Oracle Database
9 145 (2.70%) Hadoop
10 128 (2.38%) Big Data
11 125 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
12 124 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
13 97 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 78 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
15 74 (1.38%) RDBMS
16 59 (1.10%) Redis
16 59 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 44 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
18 38 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 552 (10.27%) Git (software)
2 503 (9.35%) JIRA
3 470 (8.74%) Selenium
4 447 (8.31%) Jenkins
5 390 (7.25%) Subversion
6 386 (7.18%) Cucumber
7 285 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 272 (5.06%) Maven
9 243 (4.52%) Visual Studio
10 236 (4.39%) JUnit
11 140 (2.60%) NUnit
12 134 (2.49%) WebDriver
13 125 (2.32%) Ant
13 125 (2.32%) Eclipse
14 122 (2.27%) SpecFlow
15 88 (1.64%) JMeter
16 80 (1.49%) TeamCity
17 72 (1.34%) Hudson
18 69 (1.28%) Gradle
19 65 (1.21%) Grunt
General
1 891 (16.57%) Finance
2 320 (5.95%) Banking
3 276 (5.13%) Retail
4 136 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 126 (2.34%) Games
6 121 (2.25%) Marketing
7 119 (2.21%) Investment Banking
8 81 (1.51%) Front Office
9 62 (1.15%) Publishing
10 51 (0.95%) Back Office
11 49 (0.91%) Legal
12 47 (0.87%) Advertising
13 36 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 33 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 30 (0.56%) Electronics
15 30 (0.56%) Retail Banking
16 18 (0.33%) Local Government
16 18 (0.33%) Billing
17 16 (0.30%) Law
18 13 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2383 (44.32%) Developer
2 695 (12.93%) Analyst
3 622 (11.57%) Java Developer
4 488 (9.08%) .NET Developer
5 485 (9.02%) Project Manager
6 450 (8.37%) Business Analyst
7 399 (7.42%) ScrumMaster
8 396 (7.36%) Senior Developer
9 300 (5.58%) C# Developer
10 281 (5.23%) Architect
11 186 (3.46%) Tester
12 176 (3.27%) Agile Business Analyst
13 174 (3.24%) Test Analyst
14 167 (3.11%) C# .NET Developer
15 145 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
16 131 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
17 126 (2.34%) Agile Project Manager
18 120 (2.23%) Web Developer
19 107 (1.99%) Front-End Developer
19 107 (1.99%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1211 (22.52%) .NET
2 1142 (21.24%) HTML
3 920 (17.11%) CSS
4 848 (15.77%) Web Services
5 619 (11.51%) HTML5
6 547 (10.17%) ASP.NET
7 546 (10.15%) jQuery
8 518 (9.63%) XML
9 452 (8.41%) Spring
10 442 (8.22%) RESTful
11 417 (7.76%) .NET Framework
12 399 (7.42%) REST
13 379 (7.05%) AngularJS
14 358 (6.66%) J2EE
15 357 (6.64%) JSON
16 355 (6.60%) CSS3
17 334 (6.21%) ASP.NET MVC
18 297 (5.52%) SOAP
19 283 (5.26%) WCF
20 268 (4.98%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 350 (6.51%) User Experience
2 333 (6.19%) Open Source
3 296 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 239 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 123 (2.29%) Computer Science
6 71 (1.32%) iPad
7 69 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 60 (1.12%) Visualisation
9 59 (1.10%) iPhone
10 53 (0.99%) Digital Media
11 51 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 51 (0.95%) Management Information System
12 45 (0.84%) Client/Server
13 42 (0.78%) Online Games
14 35 (0.65%) NHS
15 34 (0.63%) Video on Demand
16 33 (0.61%) DTV
17 32 (0.60%) W3C
17 32 (0.60%) Data Structures
18 31 (0.58%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 579 (10.77%) Linux
2 334 (6.21%) Windows
3 263 (4.89%) UNIX
4 226 (4.20%) Apple iOS
5 209 (3.89%) Android
6 94 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 69 (1.28%) CentOS
8 68 (1.26%) Ubuntu
9 30 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (0.45%) Solaris
11 22 (0.41%) Mac OS X
12 17 (0.32%) Debian
12 17 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.20%) Windows Phone
15 8 (0.15%) Fedora
16 7 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.074%) MVS
19 3 (0.056%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5015 (93.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1823 (33.90%) TDD
3 947 (17.61%) BDD
4 946 (17.59%) Continuous Integration
5 763 (14.19%) MVC
6 735 (13.67%) Kanban
7 619 (11.51%) E-Commerce
8 581 (10.81%) OO
9 479 (8.91%) User Stories
10 477 (8.87%) Project Management
11 415 (7.72%) Unit Testing
12 371 (6.90%) Software Engineering
13 360 (6.70%) DevOps
14 345 (6.42%) PRINCE2
15 334 (6.21%) SOA
16 323 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
17 316 (5.88%) Mentoring
18 314 (5.84%) Waterfall
19 282 (5.24%) Test Automation
20 276 (5.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1705 (31.71%) Java
2 1180 (21.95%) JavaScript
3 1079 (20.07%) C#
4 943 (17.54%) SQL
5 386 (7.18%) Ruby
6 299 (5.56%) Python
7 252 (4.69%) PHP
8 203 (3.78%) Scala
9 169 (3.14%) T-SQL
10 130 (2.42%) C++
11 111 (2.06%) Bash Shell
12 110 (2.05%) Objective-C
13 107 (1.99%) PL/SQL
14 103 (1.92%) Perl
15 90 (1.67%) VB.NET
16 64 (1.19%) C
16 64 (1.19%) Groovy
17 48 (0.89%) Shell Script
18 42 (0.78%) PowerShell
19 40 (0.74%) XPath
Qualifications
1 448 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 322 (5.99%) Degree
3 234 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 143 (2.66%) ISEB
5 136 (2.53%) DV Cleared
6 70 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 66 (1.23%) ISTQB
8 52 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 44 (0.82%) PMP
10 36 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 29 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (0.24%) MCITP
14 12 (0.22%) MCDBA
14 12 (0.22%) Sun Certification
15 9 (0.17%) MCTS
15 9 (0.17%) OCPJP
16 7 (0.13%) CCNP
16 7 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (0.13%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 379 (7.05%) QA
2 23 (0.43%) SLA
3 22 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.15%) MiFID
6 8 (0.15%) EMIR
7 6 (0.11%) P3O
8 5 (0.093%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.074%) HL7
9 4 (0.074%) GxP
10 3 (0.056%) WAI
10 3 (0.056%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.037%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.037%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.037%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.019%) COBIT
12 1 (0.019%) FATCA
12 1 (0.019%) Basel III
System Software
1 48 (0.89%) Docker
2 44 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (0.63%) Varnish
4 27 (0.50%) vCloud
5 19 (0.35%) VirtualBox
6 17 (0.32%) vSphere
7 10 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.19%) Active Directory
8 9 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (0.17%) HDFS
9 5 (0.093%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.074%) NFS
11 3 (0.056%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 3 (0.056%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.037%) GridGain
12 2 (0.037%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.037%) Firmware
12 2 (0.037%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.037%) Squid
13 1 (0.019%) Xen
Systems Management
1 249 (4.63%) Puppet
2 133 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
3 78 (1.45%) Vagrant
4 73 (1.36%) Ansible
5 49 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
6 37 (0.69%) ZABBIX
7 27 (0.50%) Salt
8 25 (0.46%) Nagios
9 19 (0.35%) logstash
10 17 (0.32%) Kibana
11 15 (0.28%) HAProxy
12 9 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 9 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
13 7 (0.13%) Control-M
13 7 (0.13%) RANCID
14 6 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 6 (0.11%) collectd
15 5 (0.093%) Opsview
15 5 (0.093%) Zenoss
15 5 (0.093%) yum
Vendors
1 624 (11.60%) Microsoft
2 592 (11.01%) Oracle
3 96 (1.79%) IBM
4 95 (1.77%) VMware
5 93 (1.73%) Red Hat
6 80 (1.49%) Sitecore
7 77 (1.43%) Google
8 75 (1.39%) SAP
9 72 (1.34%) Atlassian
10 71 (1.32%) hybris
11 51 (0.95%) Adobe
11 51 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
12 46 (0.86%) EPiServer
13 43 (0.80%) Apple
13 43 (0.80%) Sybase
14 42 (0.78%) HP
15 35 (0.65%) ATG
16 33 (0.61%) Perforce
16 33 (0.61%) Informatica
16 33 (0.61%) Twitter
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