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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 32 41 48
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2932 2281 2071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.05% 4.32% 3.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.85% 5.83% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2027 1627 1379
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.37% +0.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 17
Average hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.60 £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.00 £50.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +53.84%

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
42810 39105 41583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.76% 74.07% 71.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26917 24216 24104
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1096 1554
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 2687 £413 +1.85% 984
London +10 1558 £434 -3.50% 436
South East +3 451 £400 +10.34% 173
City of London +7 305 £449 -0.27% 144
East of England +37 190 £400 -11.11% 57
South West +13 161 £360 +2.85% 80
Hampshire -3 130 £375 +5.63% 32
Wales +18 123 £363 -21.62% 33
Berkshire +34 103 £350 - 35
Scotland +3 95 £419 +28.89% 22
North West -11 93 £350 +7.69% 81
Yorkshire -13 91 £350 +10.23% 70
Surrey +13 83 £400 +23.07% 37
Edinburgh +28 73 £400 +6.66% 11
Southampton +10 73 £375 -11.76% 9
Manchester +1 69 £354 +8.84% 51
South Wales +26 68 £375 +9.09% 29
West Yorkshire -8 58 £355 +13.50% 42
Somerset +18 57 £335 -10.66% 13
Buckinghamshire -7 56 £400 - 22
West Midlands -10 50 £350 -6.66% 40
Bristol +13 47 £375 +13.20% 22
Milton Keynes 0 46 £400 -5.88% 18
Hertfordshire +3 45 £400 +23.07% 11
Cambridgeshire +14 43 £344 -19.11% 28
East Midlands +9 43 £388 +17.42% 22
North East -2 39 £363 -3.33% 23
Norfolk - 39 £325 - 1
Cardiff +15 35 £375 +7.14% 14
Norwich - 35 £325 - 1

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 5122 (91.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1898 (34.08%) TDD
3 1673 (30.04%) Java
4 1212 (21.76%) .NET
5 1139 (20.45%) HTML
6 1127 (20.24%) JavaScript
6 1127 (20.24%) C#
7 1036 (18.60%) BDD
8 1001 (17.97%) SQL
9 964 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
10 913 (16.39%) CSS
11 882 (15.84%) MVC
12 834 (14.98%) Finance
13 825 (14.81%) Web Services
14 750 (13.47%) Kanban
15 741 (13.31%) OO
16 731 (13.13%) XML
17 669 (12.01%) SQL Server
18 654 (11.74%) Oracle
19 610 (10.95%) E-Commerce
20 594 (10.67%) jQuery
21 591 (10.61%) Linux
22 579 (10.40%) Project Management
23 562 (10.09%) Spring
24 555 (9.97%) User Stories
25 548 (9.84%) ASP.NET
26 545 (9.79%) HTML5
27 537 (9.64%) Microsoft
28 524 (9.41%) Git (software)
29 521 (9.36%) JIRA

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (4.18%) Apache
2 214 (3.84%) Tomcat
3 206 (3.70%) CMS
4 158 (2.84%) SharePoint
5 136 (2.44%) Node.js
6 128 (2.30%) Confluence
7 110 (1.98%) WebLogic
8 77 (1.38%) WebSphere
9 54 (0.97%) Apache Solr
10 53 (0.95%) Drupal
11 46 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
12 44 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
12 44 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
13 43 (0.77%) IIS
13 43 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
14 37 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 34 (0.61%) Adobe CQ
16 26 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
17 25 (0.45%) Umbraco
18 24 (0.43%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 162 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 67 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 57 (1.02%) MS Office
4 52 (0.93%) Photoshop
5 48 (0.86%) MS Project
6 44 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
7 36 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
8 18 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
9 7 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
10 6 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.072%) Maya
12 3 (0.054%) Mingle
13 2 (0.036%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.018%) Stata
14 1 (0.018%) SPSS
14 1 (0.018%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.018%) MotionBuilder
14 1 (0.018%) HumanIK
Business Applications
1 41 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 30 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
4 23 (0.41%) Agresso
5 20 (0.36%) Magento
6 17 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
7 16 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
7 16 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
7 16 (0.29%) 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
12 3 (0.054%) SAP FI
12 3 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
12 3 (0.054%) Oracle ERP
12 3 (0.054%) SAP FI/CO
12 3 (0.054%) Summit
12 3 (0.054%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 135 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 126 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
3 74 (1.33%) SaaS
4 66 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
5 44 (0.79%) GitHub
6 41 (0.74%) Office 365
6 41 (0.74%) Amazon S3
7 36 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 35 (0.63%) PaaS
9 16 (0.29%) Heroku
10 14 (0.25%) Force.com
11 10 (0.18%) IaaS
12 7 (0.13%) ElastiCache
12 7 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 7 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.13%) Google Apps
13 5 (0.090%) Joyent
13 5 (0.090%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
15 1 (0.018%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 197 (3.54%) HTTP
2 143 (2.57%) Internet
3 64 (1.15%) SSL
4 42 (0.75%) Intranet
5 40 (0.72%) Firewall
6 37 (0.66%) DNS
7 34 (0.61%) TCP/IP
8 29 (0.52%) LDAP
9 28 (0.50%) AMQP
10 23 (0.41%) HTTPS
11 17 (0.31%) Wireshark
12 14 (0.25%) LAN
13 13 (0.23%) WAN
14 11 (0.20%) SNMP
15 10 (0.18%) SSH
15 10 (0.18%) MVNO
16 8 (0.14%) Network Security
16 8 (0.14%) VPN
16 8 (0.14%) VoIP
16 8 (0.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 669 (12.01%) SQL Server
2 348 (6.25%) MySQL
3 234 (4.20%) MongoDB
4 209 (3.75%) NoSQL
5 206 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 166 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 151 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
8 123 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
9 118 (2.12%) Oracle Database
10 110 (1.98%) RDBMS
10 110 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
11 89 (1.60%) Big Data
12 63 (1.13%) Hadoop
13 60 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
14 58 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 56 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 51 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
17 37 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
18 32 (0.57%) DB2
18 32 (0.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 524 (9.41%) Git (software)
2 521 (9.36%) JIRA
3 516 (9.27%) Selenium
4 481 (8.64%) Jenkins
5 408 (7.33%) Maven
6 401 (7.20%) Subversion
7 398 (7.15%) Cucumber
8 359 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 299 (5.37%) JUnit
10 250 (4.49%) Visual Studio
11 227 (4.08%) WebDriver
12 160 (2.87%) Ant
13 141 (2.53%) Eclipse
14 125 (2.24%) SpecFlow
15 116 (2.08%) NUnit
16 111 (1.99%) Hudson
17 109 (1.96%) TeamCity
18 87 (1.56%) JMeter
19 84 (1.51%) SoapUI
20 68 (1.22%) Mockito
General
1 834 (14.98%) Finance
2 304 (5.46%) Banking
3 264 (4.74%) Retail
4 159 (2.86%) Games
5 157 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 142 (2.55%) Publishing
7 128 (2.30%) Marketing
8 125 (2.24%) Back Office
9 112 (2.01%) Investment Banking
10 89 (1.60%) Legal
11 70 (1.26%) Front Office
12 57 (1.02%) Advertising
13 54 (0.97%) Manufacturing
14 39 (0.70%) Electronics
15 26 (0.47%) Financial Institution
16 22 (0.40%) Automotive
17 20 (0.36%) Law
18 19 (0.34%) Retail Banking
19 16 (0.29%) Multimedia
20 11 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2414 (43.35%) Developer
2 793 (14.24%) Analyst
3 566 (10.16%) Java Developer
4 512 (9.19%) .NET Developer
5 503 (9.03%) Business Analyst
6 463 (8.31%) ScrumMaster
7 443 (7.95%) Project Manager
8 331 (5.94%) Senior Developer
9 284 (5.10%) C# Developer
10 226 (4.06%) Architect
11 217 (3.90%) Agile Business Analyst
12 214 (3.84%) Tester
13 202 (3.63%) Test Analyst
14 186 (3.34%) C# .NET Developer
15 179 (3.21%) Software Engineer
16 138 (2.48%) Web Developer
17 133 (2.39%) Front-End Developer
18 132 (2.37%) Agile Project Manager
19 130 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
20 114 (2.05%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1212 (21.76%) .NET
2 1139 (20.45%) HTML
3 913 (16.39%) CSS
4 825 (14.81%) Web Services
5 731 (13.13%) XML
6 594 (10.67%) jQuery
7 562 (10.09%) Spring
8 548 (9.84%) ASP.NET
9 545 (9.79%) HTML5
10 476 (8.55%) REST
11 466 (8.37%) SOAP
12 391 (7.02%) RESTful
13 369 (6.63%) JSON
13 369 (6.63%) WCF
14 368 (6.61%) J2EE
15 358 (6.43%) ASP.NET MVC
16 334 (6.00%) CSS3
17 309 (5.55%) .NET Framework
18 306 (5.49%) AngularJS
19 292 (5.24%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 473 (8.49%) Open Source
2 296 (5.32%) User Experience
3 281 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 251 (4.51%) Mobile App
5 173 (3.11%) Computer Science
6 105 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 93 (1.67%) Data Structures
8 92 (1.65%) iPad
9 81 (1.45%) Digital Media
10 77 (1.38%) N-Tier
11 67 (1.20%) Algorithms
12 66 (1.19%) Social Media
13 57 (1.02%) Online Games
13 57 (1.02%) Data Integration
13 57 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 55 (0.99%) Client/Server
14 55 (0.99%) Management Information System
15 53 (0.95%) iPhone
16 44 (0.79%) GIS
17 39 (0.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 591 (10.61%) Linux
2 295 (5.30%) Windows
3 292 (5.24%) UNIX
4 198 (3.56%) Apple iOS
5 171 (3.07%) Android
6 73 (1.31%) CentOS
7 50 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (0.65%) Solaris
9 33 (0.59%) Ubuntu
10 30 (0.54%) Mac OS X
10 30 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
11 29 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (0.34%) Windows 7
13 19 (0.34%) AIX
14 15 (0.27%) Windows Phone
15 12 (0.22%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.20%) Mac OS
16 11 (0.20%) Windows CE
16 11 (0.20%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 5122 (91.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1898 (34.08%) TDD
3 1036 (18.60%) BDD
4 964 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
5 882 (15.84%) MVC
6 750 (13.47%) Kanban
7 741 (13.31%) OO
8 610 (10.95%) E-Commerce
9 579 (10.40%) Project Management
10 555 (9.97%) User Stories
11 475 (8.53%) Software Engineering
12 422 (7.58%) Unit Testing
13 372 (6.68%) SOA
14 344 (6.18%) PRINCE2
15 334 (6.00%) DevOps
16 324 (5.82%) Waterfall
17 322 (5.78%) Web Development
18 306 (5.49%) UML
19 295 (5.30%) Mentoring
20 282 (5.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1673 (30.04%) Java
2 1127 (20.24%) JavaScript
2 1127 (20.24%) C#
3 1001 (17.97%) SQL
4 401 (7.20%) Ruby
5 368 (6.61%) Python
6 296 (5.32%) PHP
7 209 (3.75%) Scala
8 139 (2.50%) PL/SQL
9 137 (2.46%) T-SQL
10 131 (2.35%) C++
11 115 (2.07%) Groovy
12 103 (1.85%) Objective-C
13 98 (1.76%) Perl
14 92 (1.65%) C
15 76 (1.36%) Bash Shell
16 65 (1.17%) VB.NET
17 56 (1.01%) Shell Script
18 42 (0.75%) PHP5
19 28 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 413 (7.42%) Security Cleared
2 329 (5.91%) Degree
3 305 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 203 (3.65%) ISEB
5 124 (2.23%) ISTQB
6 55 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 53 (0.95%) PMI Certification
8 48 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 34 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 28 (0.50%) PMP
11 22 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (0.40%) DV Cleared
12 17 (0.31%) 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 (0.090%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 503 (9.03%) QA
2 30 (0.54%) SLA
3 23 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.11%) WCAG
6 5 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.054%) COBIT
7 3 (0.054%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.054%) FATCA
7 3 (0.054%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.054%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.054%) AIFMD
8 2 (0.036%) EMIR
8 2 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.036%) WAI
8 2 (0.036%) HL7
9 1 (0.018%) P3O
9 1 (0.018%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.018%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 45 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 28 (0.50%) vCloud
4 25 (0.45%) Varnish
5 14 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.16%) Xen
7 8 (0.14%) vSphere
7 8 (0.14%) VirtualBox
7 8 (0.14%) Docker
8 6 (0.11%) NFS
9 5 (0.090%) KVM
10 4 (0.072%) HDFS
10 4 (0.072%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.072%) XenServer
11 3 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.054%) Cygwin
12 2 (0.036%) IAG
12 2 (0.036%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.036%) Firmware
12 2 (0.036%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 236 (4.24%) Puppet
2 138 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
3 88 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
4 66 (1.19%) Vagrant
5 45 (0.81%) Nagios
6 25 (0.45%) Ansible
7 21 (0.38%) Salt
8 19 (0.34%) YUM
9 17 (0.31%) Oozie
10 16 (0.29%) SCCM
11 15 (0.27%) ZABBIX
11 15 (0.27%) Opsview
12 14 (0.25%) Capistrano
13 11 (0.20%) Cobbler
13 11 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 11 (0.20%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
14 10 (0.18%) Kibana
15 8 (0.14%) Graylog2
15 8 (0.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 654 (11.74%) Oracle
2 537 (9.64%) Microsoft
3 171 (3.07%) JBoss
4 98 (1.76%) SAP
5 96 (1.72%) IBM
6 82 (1.47%) VMware
7 76 (1.36%) Red Hat
8 74 (1.33%) Adobe
8 74 (1.33%) hybris
9 61 (1.10%) Zend
10 60 (1.08%) Google
11 58 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
12 57 (1.02%) Sitecore
13 54 (0.97%) Atlassian
13 54 (0.97%) ATG
13 54 (0.97%) HP
14 50 (0.90%) Perforce
15 47 (0.84%) Twitter
16 46 (0.83%) Apple
17 38 (0.68%) Endeca
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