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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 33 40 46
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2962 2294 2099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.14% 4.35% 3.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.93% 5.87% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2058 1634 1401
Average daily rate
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£401 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 18
Average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.50 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.00 £50.00 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £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 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +10 2728 £410 +2.50% 955
London +10 1589 £425 -3.68% 429
South East +3 457 £400 +10.34% 155
City of London +3 299 £450 - 130
East of England +39 184 £400 -11.11% 66
South West +8 166 £363 - 83
Hampshire 0 138 £375 +6.38% 36
Wales +16 103 £375 -28.57% 35
Berkshire +36 99 £350 -12.50% 28
North West -8 97 £360 +10.76% 77
Scotland +7 96 £425 +21.25% 24
Yorkshire -8 90 £350 +16.66% 55
Southampton +9 82 £375 -9.09% 8
Surrey +6 81 £400 +23.07% 35
Edinburgh +29 74 £400 +6.66% 9
Manchester -3 69 £359 +10.38% 48
Somerset +15 63 £345 -1.42% 14
West Yorkshire -3 59 £350 +16.66% 32
Buckinghamshire -5 58 £400 - 12
South Wales +26 56 £375 +11.11% 26
Cambridgeshire +19 49 £375 -13.79% 31
Milton Keynes -3 48 £400 -5.88% 9
West Midlands -12 48 £350 -6.66% 40
Bristol +18 46 £375 +15.38% 31
East Midlands +3 45 £375 +11.52% 29
Leeds -10 40 £350 +16.66% 27
Hertfordshire +4 39 £400 -20.00% 12
Cambridge +6 36 £388 -6.06% 20
Norfolk - 35 £325 - 6
North East -3 34 £350 -6.66% 19

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5143 (91.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1896 (33.89%) TDD
3 1694 (30.28%) Java
4 1198 (21.42%) .NET
5 1138 (20.34%) HTML
6 1123 (20.08%) JavaScript
7 1121 (20.04%) C#
8 1057 (18.90%) BDD
9 986 (17.63%) SQL
10 968 (17.30%) Continuous Integration
11 913 (16.32%) CSS
12 877 (15.68%) MVC
13 833 (14.89%) Web Services
14 827 (14.78%) Finance
15 750 (13.41%) Kanban
16 746 (13.34%) OO
17 733 (13.10%) XML
18 663 (11.85%) SQL Server
19 656 (11.73%) Oracle
20 611 (10.92%) E-Commerce
21 604 (10.80%) jQuery
22 577 (10.31%) Project Management
23 574 (10.26%) Linux
24 548 (9.80%) Spring
24 548 (9.80%) HTML5
25 546 (9.76%) User Stories
26 545 (9.74%) ASP.NET
27 532 (9.51%) Microsoft
28 521 (9.31%) QA
29 516 (9.22%) Git (software)

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 233 (4.17%) Apache
2 217 (3.88%) Tomcat
3 211 (3.77%) CMS
4 158 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 143 (2.56%) Node.js
6 127 (2.27%) Confluence
7 115 (2.06%) WebLogic
8 76 (1.36%) WebSphere
9 50 (0.89%) Apache Solr
9 50 (0.89%) Drupal
10 47 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
11 45 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
12 43 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
13 42 (0.75%) IIS
14 38 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 38 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
15 33 (0.59%) Adobe CQ
16 27 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
17 23 (0.41%) Umbraco
17 23 (0.41%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 161 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 75 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 54 (0.97%) MS Office
4 53 (0.95%) Photoshop
5 51 (0.91%) MS Project
6 45 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
7 36 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
8 20 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
10 6 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
10 6 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.072%) Maya
12 3 (0.054%) Mingle
13 2 (0.036%) Stata
13 2 (0.036%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.018%) SPSS
14 1 (0.018%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.018%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.018%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 41 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 32 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
4 21 (0.38%) Agresso
5 18 (0.32%) Magento
6 16 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
7 15 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
7 15 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
7 15 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
8 14 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
9 10 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.13%) SiteCatalyst
11 4 (0.072%) Shopify
11 4 (0.072%) WebTrends
11 4 (0.072%) Cognos TM1
12 3 (0.054%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.054%) Summit
12 3 (0.054%) SAP CO
12 3 (0.054%) SAP FI/CO
12 3 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 128 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (1.34%) SaaS
4 64 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
5 41 (0.73%) Office 365
6 39 (0.70%) GitHub
6 39 (0.70%) Amazon S3
7 34 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 30 (0.54%) PaaS
9 16 (0.29%) Heroku
10 14 (0.25%) Force.com
11 8 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.13%) Google Apps
12 7 (0.13%) IaaS
12 7 (0.13%) ElastiCache
12 7 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 6 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.072%) Joyent
15 2 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
16 1 (0.018%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 190 (3.40%) HTTP
2 142 (2.54%) Internet
3 62 (1.11%) SSL
4 42 (0.75%) Intranet
5 37 (0.66%) Firewall
6 34 (0.61%) DNS
7 32 (0.57%) TCP/IP
8 28 (0.50%) LDAP
9 24 (0.43%) AMQP
10 23 (0.41%) HTTPS
11 16 (0.29%) Wireshark
12 14 (0.25%) LAN
13 13 (0.23%) WAN
14 11 (0.20%) SSH
15 9 (0.16%) SNMP
15 9 (0.16%) MVNO
16 8 (0.14%) Network Security
16 8 (0.14%) VoIP
16 8 (0.14%) VPN
16 8 (0.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 663 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 356 (6.36%) MySQL
3 227 (4.06%) MongoDB
4 202 (3.61%) NoSQL
5 196 (3.50%) Relational Database
6 161 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 148 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
8 120 (2.15%) Oracle Database
9 119 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
10 103 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
11 99 (1.77%) RDBMS
12 86 (1.54%) Big Data
13 63 (1.13%) Hadoop
14 58 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
15 57 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 56 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 51 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
18 35 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
19 32 (0.57%) Redis
20 31 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 516 (9.22%) Git (software)
2 507 (9.06%) JIRA
3 494 (8.83%) Selenium
4 464 (8.29%) Jenkins
5 411 (7.35%) Cucumber
6 410 (7.33%) Maven
7 398 (7.11%) Subversion
8 355 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 296 (5.29%) JUnit
10 257 (4.59%) Visual Studio
11 217 (3.88%) WebDriver
12 160 (2.86%) Ant
13 137 (2.45%) Eclipse
14 129 (2.31%) SpecFlow
15 114 (2.04%) TeamCity
16 112 (2.00%) Hudson
17 110 (1.97%) NUnit
18 84 (1.50%) JMeter
19 83 (1.48%) SoapUI
20 69 (1.23%) Jasmine
General
1 827 (14.78%) Finance
2 297 (5.31%) Banking
3 273 (4.88%) Retail
4 162 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 157 (2.81%) Games
6 154 (2.75%) Publishing
7 129 (2.31%) Marketing
8 121 (2.16%) Back Office
9 105 (1.88%) Investment Banking
10 85 (1.52%) Legal
11 72 (1.29%) Front Office
12 60 (1.07%) Advertising
13 57 (1.02%) Manufacturing
14 40 (0.72%) Electronics
15 27 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 21 (0.38%) Law
17 20 (0.36%) Automotive
18 17 (0.30%) Retail Banking
19 14 (0.25%) Multimedia
20 11 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2402 (42.94%) Developer
2 805 (14.39%) Analyst
3 571 (10.21%) Java Developer
4 523 (9.35%) Business Analyst
5 504 (9.01%) .NET Developer
6 471 (8.42%) ScrumMaster
7 453 (8.10%) Project Manager
8 333 (5.95%) Senior Developer
9 279 (4.99%) C# Developer
10 228 (4.08%) Agile Business Analyst
11 227 (4.06%) Architect
12 213 (3.81%) Tester
13 198 (3.54%) Test Analyst
14 184 (3.29%) C# .NET Developer
15 181 (3.24%) Software Engineer
16 140 (2.50%) Front-End Developer
17 139 (2.48%) Web Developer
18 138 (2.47%) Agile Project Manager
19 120 (2.15%) DevOps Engineer
20 117 (2.09%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1198 (21.42%) .NET
2 1138 (20.34%) HTML
3 913 (16.32%) CSS
4 833 (14.89%) Web Services
5 733 (13.10%) XML
6 604 (10.80%) jQuery
7 548 (9.80%) Spring
7 548 (9.80%) HTML5
8 545 (9.74%) ASP.NET
9 473 (8.46%) REST
10 468 (8.37%) SOAP
11 382 (6.83%) RESTful
12 371 (6.63%) WCF
12 371 (6.63%) J2EE
13 369 (6.60%) JSON
14 353 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC
15 345 (6.17%) CSS3
16 300 (5.36%) AngularJS
17 299 (5.35%) .NET Framework
18 291 (5.20%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 466 (8.33%) Open Source
2 298 (5.33%) User Experience
3 290 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
4 248 (4.43%) Mobile App
5 172 (3.07%) Computer Science
6 111 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 97 (1.73%) iPad
8 80 (1.43%) Digital Media
9 78 (1.39%) N-Tier
10 68 (1.22%) Social Media
11 59 (1.05%) Online Games
12 58 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 56 (1.00%) Management Information System
13 56 (1.00%) Data Integration
14 54 (0.97%) iPhone
15 49 (0.88%) Client/Server
16 47 (0.84%) GIS
17 41 (0.73%) PMI
18 40 (0.72%) DTV
19 39 (0.70%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 574 (10.26%) Linux
2 288 (5.15%) UNIX
3 283 (5.06%) Windows
4 202 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 182 (3.25%) Android
6 71 (1.27%) CentOS
7 48 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (0.63%) Solaris
9 31 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 29 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
10 29 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (0.48%) Mac OS X
12 18 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (0.32%) Windows 7
13 17 (0.30%) AIX
14 14 (0.25%) Windows Phone
15 12 (0.21%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.20%) Windows CE
16 11 (0.20%) Fedora
16 11 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5143 (91.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1896 (33.89%) TDD
3 1057 (18.90%) BDD
4 968 (17.30%) Continuous Integration
5 877 (15.68%) MVC
6 750 (13.41%) Kanban
7 746 (13.34%) OO
8 611 (10.92%) E-Commerce
9 577 (10.31%) Project Management
10 546 (9.76%) User Stories
11 487 (8.71%) Software Engineering
12 422 (7.54%) Unit Testing
13 361 (6.45%) SOA
14 360 (6.44%) PRINCE2
15 327 (5.85%) UML
15 327 (5.85%) Waterfall
16 323 (5.77%) DevOps
17 311 (5.56%) Mentoring
18 307 (5.49%) Web Development
19 289 (5.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1694 (30.28%) Java
2 1123 (20.08%) JavaScript
3 1121 (20.04%) C#
4 986 (17.63%) SQL
5 407 (7.28%) Ruby
6 367 (6.56%) Python
7 302 (5.40%) PHP
8 207 (3.70%) Scala
9 135 (2.41%) C++
10 131 (2.34%) PL/SQL
10 131 (2.34%) T-SQL
11 118 (2.11%) Groovy
12 106 (1.89%) Perl
13 104 (1.86%) Objective-C
14 93 (1.66%) C
15 75 (1.34%) Bash Shell
16 63 (1.13%) VB.NET
17 54 (0.97%) Shell Script
18 43 (0.77%) PHP5
19 27 (0.48%) XPath
Qualifications
1 391 (6.99%) Security Cleared
2 330 (5.90%) Degree
3 284 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 212 (3.79%) ISEB
5 125 (2.23%) ISTQB
6 58 (1.04%) PMI Certification
6 58 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 52 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 35 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 30 (0.54%) PMP
10 23 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (0.38%) DV Cleared
12 16 (0.29%) BC Cleared
13 15 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
14 11 (0.20%) APMP
15 10 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.16%) HND
17 8 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
18 6 (0.11%) MCSE
19 5 (0.089%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 521 (9.31%) QA
2 28 (0.50%) SLA
3 23 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.11%) WCAG
6 5 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.054%) COBIT
7 3 (0.054%) WAI
7 3 (0.054%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.054%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.054%) FATCA
7 3 (0.054%) AIFMD
7 3 (0.054%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.036%) Basel III
8 2 (0.036%) EMIR
8 2 (0.036%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.036%) HL7
9 1 (0.018%) P3O
System Software
1 41 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 26 (0.46%) vCloud
3 26 (0.46%) Varnish
4 12 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (0.16%) Xen
6 7 (0.13%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.11%) vSphere
7 6 (0.11%) NFS
8 5 (0.089%) KVM
8 5 (0.089%) Docker
8 5 (0.089%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.072%) XenServer
9 4 (0.072%) HDFS
10 3 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.054%) Cygwin
11 2 (0.036%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.036%) IAG
11 2 (0.036%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.036%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 223 (3.99%) Puppet
2 127 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 81 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
4 65 (1.16%) Vagrant
5 41 (0.73%) Nagios
6 21 (0.38%) Salt
6 21 (0.38%) Ansible
7 19 (0.34%) SCCM
7 19 (0.34%) YUM
8 16 (0.29%) Oozie
9 13 (0.23%) Opsview
9 13 (0.23%) Capistrano
9 13 (0.23%) ZABBIX
10 11 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 10 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
11 10 (0.18%) Cobbler
12 9 (0.16%) Kibana
13 8 (0.14%) Zenoss
13 8 (0.14%) Graylog2
13 8 (0.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 656 (11.73%) Oracle
2 532 (9.51%) Microsoft
3 186 (3.32%) JBoss
4 94 (1.68%) IBM
4 94 (1.68%) SAP
5 76 (1.36%) VMware
6 74 (1.32%) hybris
7 73 (1.30%) Adobe
7 73 (1.30%) Red Hat
8 65 (1.16%) Zend
9 60 (1.07%) Sitecore
10 58 (1.04%) Google
11 57 (1.02%) ATG
11 57 (1.02%) Atlassian
12 52 (0.93%) Perforce
12 52 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
12 52 (0.93%) HP
13 48 (0.86%) Apple
14 45 (0.80%) Twitter
15 40 (0.72%) Endeca
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West London
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