The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 34 39 50
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2703 2191 1865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.95% 4.28% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.68% 5.87% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1941 1575 1282
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 16
Average hourly rate £40.50 £34.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -6.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £24.95 £26.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £50.00 £51.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+18.93% -4.34%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40487 37295 40755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.10% 72.93% 70.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25009 22626 23492
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1056 1466
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +9 2509 £400 - 885
London +8 1465 £425 - 377
South East +1 403 £375 +3.44% 177
City of London +3 288 £450 +2.85% 107
South West +19 170 £350 - 79
East of England +11 144 £400 -8.57% 65
Hampshire +10 112 £365 +8.14% 40
North West +17 100 £375 +10.29% 75
Berkshire +14 95 £350 -17.64% 28
Scotland +23 94 £425 +6.25% 31
Yorkshire -6 80 £350 +16.47% 44
Edinburgh +23 74 £425 +25.92% 11
Surrey -6 73 £375 +15.38% 39
Somerset +9 72 £325 -3.70% 12
West Yorkshire -3 67 £360 +20.00% 22
Southampton +28 65 £358 +8.33% 14
West Midlands +23 62 £388 +24.00% 23
Buckinghamshire -7 61 £400 +6.66% 13
Cambridgeshire +12 59 £410 -3.52% 18
Wales +10 59 £400 -31.91% 17
Manchester +9 59 £338 +3.84% 41
Leeds -7 53 £360 +20.00% 19
Milton Keynes -2 52 £400 +6.66% 8
Cambridge +13 46 £413 - 17
South Wales +21 45 £400 +18.51% 16
East Midlands +3 40 £331 -5.35% 27
Bristol -3 39 £375 +7.14% 35
Taunton +1 38 £325 - 3
East Sussex -3 28 £450 +24.13% 9
North East +1 26 £363 -1.69% 20

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 2338 (43.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1816 (33.55%) TDD
3 1572 (29.04%) Java
4 1199 (22.15%) .NET
5 1142 (21.10%) HTML
6 1130 (20.88%) C#
7 1100 (20.32%) JavaScript
8 1016 (18.77%) BDD
9 937 (17.31%) SQL
10 893 (16.50%) CSS
11 829 (15.31%) Continuous Integration
12 804 (14.85%) Finance
13 800 (14.78%) MVC
13 800 (14.78%) Web Services
14 711 (13.14%) Kanban
15 665 (12.29%) XML
16 641 (11.84%) SQL Server
17 616 (11.38%) OO
18 613 (11.32%) Oracle
19 602 (11.12%) Project Management
20 592 (10.94%) E-Commerce
21 577 (10.66%) jQuery
22 557 (10.29%) ASP.NET
23 554 (10.23%) HTML5
24 518 (9.57%) QA
25 500 (9.24%) User Stories
26 482 (8.90%) Selenium
27 480 (8.87%) Spring
28 479 (8.85%) Linux
29 474 (8.76%) Microsoft

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 220 (4.06%) CMS
2 174 (3.21%) Tomcat
3 161 (2.97%) Apache
4 148 (2.73%) SharePoint
5 133 (2.46%) Node.js
6 110 (2.03%) WebLogic
7 95 (1.76%) Confluence
8 71 (1.31%) WebSphere
9 53 (0.98%) Apache Solr
10 49 (0.91%) IIS
11 42 (0.78%) Drupal
12 41 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
13 38 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
14 34 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 32 (0.59%) Umbraco
16 30 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
17 28 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
18 25 (0.46%) MS Exchange
18 25 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
19 23 (0.42%) Alfresco
Applications
1 153 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 79 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 72 (1.33%) MS Office
4 59 (1.09%) MS Project
5 39 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 37 (0.68%) Photoshop
7 30 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
8 29 (0.54%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.074%) Stata
10 3 (0.055%) Final Cut Pro
10 3 (0.055%) Mingle
11 2 (0.037%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.018%) SPSS
12 1 (0.018%) Maya
12 1 (0.018%) FastStats
12 1 (0.018%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 24 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
4 21 (0.39%) Magento
5 18 (0.33%) Agresso
6 15 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
7 14 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
7 14 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
7 14 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
7 14 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
8 12 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 12 (0.22%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.13%) SiteCatalyst
10 5 (0.092%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.074%) SAP FI/CO
11 4 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.074%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.074%) WebTrends
11 4 (0.074%) Summit
11 4 (0.074%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 98 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 79 (1.46%) SaaS
4 58 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 34 (0.63%) Amazon S3
7 30 (0.55%) Office 365
8 17 (0.31%) GitHub
9 16 (0.30%) Heroku
10 15 (0.28%) PaaS
11 9 (0.17%) Force.com
12 7 (0.13%) Google Apps
12 7 (0.13%) ElastiCache
13 6 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.074%) Joyent
14 4 (0.074%) IaaS
15 3 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
16 1 (0.018%) CloudFront
16 1 (0.018%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 153 (2.83%) HTTP
2 124 (2.29%) Internet
3 54 (1.00%) SSL
4 48 (0.89%) LDAP
5 36 (0.67%) Firewall
6 33 (0.61%) Intranet
7 31 (0.57%) TCP/IP
8 30 (0.55%) DNS
9 24 (0.44%) HTTPS
10 17 (0.31%) LAN
11 16 (0.30%) WAN
12 14 (0.26%) 4G
12 14 (0.26%) 2G
12 14 (0.26%) 3G
13 12 (0.22%) AMQP
13 12 (0.22%) Wireshark
14 11 (0.20%) SAN
14 11 (0.20%) BGP
15 10 (0.18%) SSH
16 8 (0.15%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 641 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 328 (6.06%) MySQL
3 219 (4.05%) MongoDB
4 201 (3.71%) NoSQL
5 192 (3.55%) Relational Database
6 150 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 123 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
8 121 (2.24%) Oracle Database
9 109 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
10 97 (1.79%) RDBMS
11 86 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 78 (1.44%) Big Data
13 60 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 55 (1.02%) Hadoop
14 55 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
15 53 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 41 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
17 30 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 29 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
19 28 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 482 (8.90%) Selenium
2 437 (8.07%) JIRA
3 436 (8.05%) Git (software)
4 413 (7.63%) Cucumber
5 383 (7.08%) Subversion
5 383 (7.08%) Jenkins
6 353 (6.52%) Maven
7 324 (5.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 288 (5.32%) Visual Studio
9 265 (4.90%) JUnit
10 236 (4.36%) WebDriver
11 162 (2.99%) Ant
12 125 (2.31%) SpecFlow
13 121 (2.24%) TeamCity
14 110 (2.03%) NUnit
15 105 (1.94%) Eclipse
16 100 (1.85%) Hudson
17 79 (1.46%) SoapUI
18 66 (1.22%) JBehave
19 63 (1.16%) JMeter
General
1 804 (14.85%) Finance
2 309 (5.71%) Banking
3 285 (5.27%) Retail
4 161 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 149 (2.75%) Back Office
6 135 (2.49%) Publishing
6 135 (2.49%) Games
7 104 (1.92%) Investment Banking
8 101 (1.87%) Marketing
9 71 (1.31%) Legal
10 69 (1.27%) Front Office
11 63 (1.16%) Advertising
12 53 (0.98%) Manufacturing
13 33 (0.61%) Electronics
14 25 (0.46%) Automotive
15 20 (0.37%) Financial Institution
16 18 (0.33%) Retail Banking
17 17 (0.31%) Law
18 12 (0.22%) Billing
19 11 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2227 (41.14%) Developer
2 771 (14.24%) Analyst
3 520 (9.61%) Java Developer
4 500 (9.24%) .NET Developer
5 499 (9.22%) Project Manager
6 479 (8.85%) Business Analyst
7 468 (8.65%) ScrumMaster
8 330 (6.10%) Senior Developer
9 285 (5.27%) C# Developer
10 274 (5.06%) Tester
11 227 (4.19%) Architect
12 209 (3.86%) Test Analyst
13 204 (3.77%) Agile Business Analyst
14 189 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
15 168 (3.10%) Software Engineer
16 155 (2.86%) Agile Project Manager
17 138 (2.55%) Web Developer
18 135 (2.49%) Front-End Developer
19 118 (2.18%) Senior Java Developer
19 118 (2.18%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1199 (22.15%) .NET
2 1142 (21.10%) HTML
3 893 (16.50%) CSS
4 800 (14.78%) Web Services
5 665 (12.29%) XML
6 577 (10.66%) jQuery
7 557 (10.29%) ASP.NET
8 554 (10.23%) HTML5
9 480 (8.87%) Spring
10 434 (8.02%) REST
11 420 (7.76%) SOAP
12 364 (6.72%) CSS3
13 357 (6.60%) JSON
14 352 (6.50%) RESTful
15 349 (6.45%) WCF
16 342 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC
17 299 (5.52%) J2EE
18 278 (5.14%) .NET Framework
19 270 (4.99%) Ajax
20 265 (4.90%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 418 (7.72%) Open Source
2 271 (5.01%) Mobile App
3 150 (2.77%) Computer Science
4 126 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 92 (1.70%) iPad
6 79 (1.46%) N-Tier
7 67 (1.24%) Digital Media
8 61 (1.13%) Social Media
9 53 (0.98%) IPTV
10 52 (0.96%) Online Games
11 50 (0.92%) Management Information System
11 50 (0.92%) Derivative
11 50 (0.92%) Video on Demand
12 45 (0.83%) iPhone
13 44 (0.81%) Data Integration
14 42 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 40 (0.74%) Mathematics
16 39 (0.72%) GIS
17 37 (0.68%) Client/Server
17 37 (0.68%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 479 (8.85%) Linux
2 305 (5.63%) Windows
3 249 (4.60%) UNIX
4 208 (3.84%) Android
5 207 (3.82%) Apple iOS
6 50 (0.92%) CentOS
7 37 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (0.52%) Solaris
10 27 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
12 24 (0.44%) Windows 7
12 24 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 20 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 16 (0.30%) AIX
16 12 (0.22%) Mac OS
16 12 (0.22%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
17 9 (0.17%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2338 (43.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1816 (33.55%) TDD
3 1016 (18.77%) BDD
4 829 (15.31%) Continuous Integration
5 800 (14.78%) MVC
6 711 (13.14%) Kanban
7 616 (11.38%) OO
8 602 (11.12%) Project Management
9 592 (10.94%) E-Commerce
10 500 (9.24%) User Stories
11 467 (8.63%) Software Engineering
12 402 (7.43%) Unit Testing
13 389 (7.19%) PRINCE2
14 338 (6.24%) Test Automation
15 337 (6.23%) SOA
16 294 (5.43%) UML
16 294 (5.43%) Waterfall
17 288 (5.32%) Business Analysis
18 277 (5.12%) Web Development
19 267 (4.93%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1572 (29.04%) Java
2 1130 (20.88%) C#
3 1100 (20.32%) JavaScript
4 937 (17.31%) SQL
5 387 (7.15%) Ruby
6 311 (5.75%) Python
7 290 (5.36%) PHP
8 167 (3.09%) Scala
9 142 (2.62%) Groovy
10 135 (2.49%) T-SQL
11 129 (2.38%) C++
12 116 (2.14%) PL/SQL
13 106 (1.96%) Perl
14 86 (1.59%) Objective-C
15 79 (1.46%) C
16 75 (1.39%) VB.NET
17 60 (1.11%) Shell Script
18 48 (0.89%) Bash Shell
19 44 (0.81%) PHP5
20 27 (0.50%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 354 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 319 (5.89%) Degree
3 255 (4.71%) SC Cleared
4 211 (3.90%) ISEB
5 138 (2.55%) ISTQB
6 60 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 60 (1.11%) PMI Certification
7 48 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 36 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 34 (0.63%) PMP
10 20 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
10 20 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (0.35%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.18%) APMP
13 8 (0.15%) BC Cleared
13 8 (0.15%) MBA
14 7 (0.13%) MCSD
14 7 (0.13%) CBAP
15 6 (0.11%) MCSE
15 6 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 518 (9.57%) QA
2 23 (0.42%) SLA
3 20 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.11%) WCAG
5 6 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.074%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.074%) COBIT
7 3 (0.055%) WAI
7 3 (0.055%) Basel III
7 3 (0.055%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.055%) FATCA
7 3 (0.055%) AIFMD
8 2 (0.037%) EMIR
8 2 (0.037%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.018%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.018%) HL7
9 1 (0.018%) Solvency II
System Software
1 49 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 34 (0.63%) Varnish
3 26 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.37%) vCloud
5 10 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.17%) vSphere
7 7 (0.13%) Xen
8 6 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.074%) HDFS
9 4 (0.074%) Cygwin
9 4 (0.074%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.055%) NFS
10 3 (0.055%) XenServer
11 2 (0.037%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.037%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.018%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.018%) LiteSpeed
12 1 (0.018%) NDS
12 1 (0.018%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.018%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 171 (3.16%) Puppet
2 107 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
3 80 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
4 49 (0.91%) Vagrant
5 36 (0.67%) Nagios
6 20 (0.37%) SCCM
7 17 (0.31%) Ansible
7 17 (0.31%) Salt
8 15 (0.28%) YUM
9 11 (0.20%) Capistrano
9 11 (0.20%) Opsview
9 11 (0.20%) Oozie
10 8 (0.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 8 (0.15%) Cobbler
11 7 (0.13%) Zenoss
11 7 (0.13%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.13%) Graylog2
12 6 (0.11%) Kibana
12 6 (0.11%) Control-M
12 6 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 613 (11.32%) Oracle
2 474 (8.76%) Microsoft
3 193 (3.57%) JBoss
4 96 (1.77%) SAP
5 86 (1.59%) IBM
6 77 (1.42%) Zend
7 74 (1.37%) Adobe
7 74 (1.37%) hybris
8 65 (1.20%) ATG
9 63 (1.16%) Red Hat
10 56 (1.03%) Perforce
10 56 (1.03%) HP
11 54 (1.00%) Google
11 54 (1.00%) VMware
11 54 (1.00%) Sitecore
12 46 (0.85%) Apple
13 40 (0.74%) Twitter
13 40 (0.74%) Endeca
14 37 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
14 37 (0.68%) Cognos
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