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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 33 42 48
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2762 2148 1796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.84% 4.13% 3.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.57% 5.60% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1911 1522 1247
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 15
Average hourly rate £38.25 £41.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.70% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.34 £30.20 £25.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.75 £46.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.42%

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
42039 38339 36744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 73.76% 71.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27231 23808 21445
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1158 1415
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.80 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 2507 £425 +6.25% 964
London +6 1416 £450 +2.27% 384
South East +4 425 £400 +6.66% 183
City of London -2 296 £450 - 100
South West +11 169 £375 +7.14% 96
East of England +20 155 £425 +13.33% 81
Wales +33 140 £350 +7.69% 15
Hampshire +16 117 £360 -10.00% 52
Yorkshire +5 100 £350 +8.52% 61
Berkshire +23 96 £388 +10.71% 40
Scotland +3 96 £400 +33.33% 31
North West -10 95 £365 +4.28% 74
South Wales +27 83 £350 +7.69% 13
Edinburgh +8 71 £375 +17.64% 13
Surrey -7 71 £375 +1.69% 32
Manchester +2 70 £353 +0.71% 43
Southampton +16 67 £400 +5.40% 17
West Yorkshire +1 65 £350 +7.69% 46
West Midlands +16 64 £425 +13.33% 39
Somerset +20 53 £326 +8.66% 8
Oxfordshire +2 51 £475 +8.57% 12
Bristol -10 47 £388 +10.71% 33
North East +6 45 £450 +44.00% 12
Newport - 43 £338 -
Buckinghamshire -9 42 £400 +11.88% 8
Hertfordshire +6 41 £400 +25.98% 8
Leeds -18 41 £350 +9.37% 39
Tyne and Wear +2 40 £450 - 11
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 40 £450 - 10
Reading +33 38 £425 +22.30% 22

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5245 (93.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1990 (35.31%) TDD
3 1778 (31.55%) Java
4 1223 (21.70%) HTML
5 1195 (21.20%) JavaScript
6 1177 (20.88%) .NET
7 1088 (19.30%) C#
8 1074 (19.06%) Continuous Integration
9 1068 (18.95%) SQL
10 1035 (18.36%) BDD
11 988 (17.53%) CSS
12 875 (15.53%) Web Services
13 865 (15.35%) Finance
14 853 (15.13%) MVC
15 777 (13.79%) Kanban
16 730 (12.95%) XML
17 715 (12.69%) OO
18 703 (12.47%) Linux
19 658 (11.67%) Oracle
20 640 (11.36%) E-Commerce
21 635 (11.27%) SQL Server
22 608 (10.79%) jQuery
23 600 (10.65%) Git (software)
24 594 (10.54%) Microsoft
25 584 (10.36%) Spring
26 582 (10.33%) HTML5
27 564 (10.01%) Project Management
28 551 (9.78%) User Stories
29 544 (9.65%) Selenium
30 541 (9.60%) JIRA

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 295 (5.23%) Apache
2 231 (4.10%) Tomcat
3 209 (3.71%) CMS
4 181 (3.21%) JBoss
5 150 (2.66%) SharePoint
6 138 (2.45%) Node.js
7 130 (2.31%) Confluence
8 106 (1.88%) WebLogic
9 85 (1.51%) WebSphere
10 57 (1.01%) Apache Solr
11 53 (0.94%) Drupal
12 50 (0.89%) IIS
13 49 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
14 48 (0.85%) Adobe CQ
14 48 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
15 45 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
16 37 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
17 36 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 32 (0.57%) nginx
19 29 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 194 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 60 (1.06%) MS Office
3 53 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 52 (0.92%) MS Project
5 46 (0.82%) Photoshop
6 35 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
6 35 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
8 8 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
9 7 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.071%) Maya
10 4 (0.071%) Mingle
11 3 (0.053%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.035%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.018%) Simulink
13 1 (0.018%) SPSS
13 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.018%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 58 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 28 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
4 21 (0.37%) Magento
5 17 (0.30%) Agresso
6 14 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
7 13 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
7 13 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
7 13 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
8 11 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
9 9 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
10 8 (0.14%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
12 4 (0.071%) WebTrends
12 4 (0.071%) Shopify
12 4 (0.071%) SiteCatalyst
13 3 (0.053%) Tridion
13 3 (0.053%) BusinessWorks
14 2 (0.035%) Oracle ERP
14 2 (0.035%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 143 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 126 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (1.10%) SaaS
4 57 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
5 53 (0.94%) PaaS
6 47 (0.83%) GitHub
7 40 (0.71%) Amazon S3
8 29 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (0.46%) Office 365
10 14 (0.25%) Force.com
11 13 (0.23%) Heroku
12 11 (0.20%) IaaS
13 9 (0.16%) Joyent
14 7 (0.12%) Google Apps
15 6 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
16 2 (0.035%) ElastiCache
16 2 (0.035%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.035%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 2 (0.035%) Google Cloud Platform
17 1 (0.018%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 188 (3.34%) HTTP
2 168 (2.98%) Internet
3 59 (1.05%) SSL
4 47 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 45 (0.80%) DNS
6 40 (0.71%) Intranet
6 40 (0.71%) Firewall
7 30 (0.53%) LDAP
8 28 (0.50%) AMQP
9 26 (0.46%) HTTPS
10 14 (0.25%) Wireshark
11 13 (0.23%) SNMP
12 11 (0.20%) LAN
12 11 (0.20%) WAN
13 10 (0.18%) SAN
13 10 (0.18%) SSH
14 9 (0.16%) Network Security
14 9 (0.16%) MVNO
15 8 (0.14%) ZigBee
15 8 (0.14%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 635 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 330 (5.86%) MySQL
3 262 (4.65%) MongoDB
4 228 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 212 (3.76%) NoSQL
6 173 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 160 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
8 156 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
9 128 (2.27%) RDBMS
10 121 (2.15%) Oracle Database
11 100 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
12 89 (1.58%) Big Data
13 80 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
14 78 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 77 (1.37%) Hadoop
16 54 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 54 (0.96%) DB2
17 49 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
18 42 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
19 39 (0.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 600 (10.65%) Git (software)
2 544 (9.65%) Selenium
3 541 (9.60%) JIRA
4 536 (9.51%) Jenkins
5 424 (7.52%) Subversion
6 422 (7.49%) Maven
7 415 (7.36%) Cucumber
8 354 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 285 (5.06%) JUnit
10 250 (4.44%) Visual Studio
11 210 (3.73%) WebDriver
12 167 (2.96%) Eclipse
13 151 (2.68%) NUnit
14 148 (2.63%) Ant
15 145 (2.57%) SpecFlow
16 118 (2.09%) Hudson
17 95 (1.69%) TeamCity
18 89 (1.58%) SoapUI
19 85 (1.51%) JMeter
20 80 (1.42%) Mockito
General
1 865 (15.35%) Finance
2 326 (5.78%) Banking
3 265 (4.70%) Retail
4 184 (3.26%) Games
5 165 (2.93%) Telecoms
6 151 (2.68%) Publishing
7 142 (2.52%) Marketing
8 117 (2.08%) Investment Banking
9 87 (1.54%) Legal
10 84 (1.49%) Back Office
11 58 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 53 (0.94%) Front Office
13 51 (0.90%) Advertising
14 39 (0.69%) Electronics
15 35 (0.62%) Financial Institution
16 24 (0.43%) Retail Banking
17 22 (0.39%) Automotive
18 19 (0.34%) Law
19 16 (0.28%) Multimedia
20 13 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2450 (43.47%) Developer
2 774 (13.73%) Analyst
3 612 (10.86%) Java Developer
4 499 (8.85%) Business Analyst
5 497 (8.82%) .NET Developer
6 461 (8.18%) ScrumMaster
7 446 (7.91%) Project Manager
8 365 (6.48%) Senior Developer
9 296 (5.25%) C# Developer
10 251 (4.45%) Architect
11 209 (3.71%) Agile Business Analyst
12 190 (3.37%) Tester
13 186 (3.30%) Test Analyst
13 186 (3.30%) C# .NET Developer
14 167 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
15 142 (2.52%) Software Engineer
16 129 (2.29%) Web Developer
17 127 (2.25%) Senior Java Developer
17 127 (2.25%) Agile Project Manager
18 124 (2.20%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1223 (21.70%) HTML
2 1177 (20.88%) .NET
3 988 (17.53%) CSS
4 875 (15.53%) Web Services
5 730 (12.95%) XML
6 608 (10.79%) jQuery
7 584 (10.36%) Spring
8 582 (10.33%) HTML5
9 533 (9.46%) ASP.NET
10 477 (8.46%) REST
11 460 (8.16%) RESTful
12 440 (7.81%) SOAP
13 396 (7.03%) J2EE
13 396 (7.03%) JSON
14 354 (6.28%) CSS3
15 348 (6.17%) ASP.NET MVC
16 330 (5.86%) WCF
17 316 (5.61%) .NET Framework
18 313 (5.55%) AngularJS
19 307 (5.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 493 (8.75%) Open Source
2 328 (5.82%) User Experience
3 284 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 248 (4.40%) Mobile App
5 172 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 107 (1.90%) Data Structures
7 99 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
8 95 (1.69%) iPad
9 92 (1.63%) Digital Media
10 69 (1.22%) Online Games
11 67 (1.19%) Data Integration
12 66 (1.17%) Management Information System
13 64 (1.14%) N-Tier
14 62 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 61 (1.08%) Social Media
16 57 (1.01%) Algorithms
17 48 (0.85%) Client/Server
18 45 (0.80%) iPhone
19 40 (0.71%) Visualisation
20 39 (0.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 703 (12.47%) Linux
2 346 (6.14%) UNIX
3 286 (5.07%) Windows
4 188 (3.34%) Apple iOS
5 182 (3.23%) Android
6 98 (1.74%) CentOS
7 71 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 49 (0.87%) Ubuntu
9 34 (0.60%) Solaris
10 30 (0.53%) Mac OS X
11 29 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
13 23 (0.41%) Windows Phone
14 22 (0.39%) AIX
15 15 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (0.21%) Windows 7
16 12 (0.21%) Fedora
17 11 (0.20%) Windows CE
18 10 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
19 9 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5245 (93.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1990 (35.31%) TDD
3 1074 (19.06%) Continuous Integration
4 1035 (18.36%) BDD
5 853 (15.13%) MVC
6 777 (13.79%) Kanban
7 715 (12.69%) OO
8 640 (11.36%) E-Commerce
9 564 (10.01%) Project Management
10 551 (9.78%) User Stories
11 446 (7.91%) DevOps
12 389 (6.90%) Software Engineering
13 384 (6.81%) SOA
14 373 (6.62%) Unit Testing
15 344 (6.10%) Waterfall
16 338 (6.00%) Mentoring
17 331 (5.87%) Web Development
18 316 (5.61%) Automated Testing
19 310 (5.50%) PRINCE2
20 290 (5.15%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1778 (31.55%) Java
2 1195 (21.20%) JavaScript
3 1088 (19.30%) C#
4 1068 (18.95%) SQL
5 470 (8.34%) Ruby
6 391 (6.94%) Python
7 301 (5.34%) PHP
8 213 (3.78%) Scala
9 162 (2.87%) T-SQL
10 140 (2.48%) PL/SQL
11 138 (2.45%) Bash Shell
12 130 (2.31%) C++
13 123 (2.18%) Perl
14 105 (1.86%) Groovy
15 90 (1.60%) Objective-C
16 82 (1.45%) C
17 62 (1.10%) VB.NET
18 49 (0.87%) Shell Script
19 38 (0.67%) XPath
20 36 (0.64%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 419 (7.43%) Security Cleared
2 342 (6.07%) Degree
3 293 (5.20%) SC Cleared
4 199 (3.53%) ISEB
5 113 (2.00%) ISTQB
6 55 (0.98%) PMI Certification
7 50 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 44 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 42 (0.75%) DV Cleared
10 31 (0.55%) PMP
11 28 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 20 (0.35%) BC Cleared
13 19 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
16 7 (0.12%) RHCSA
17 6 (0.11%) Sun Certification
17 6 (0.11%) HND
18 5 (0.089%) ISEB Practitioner
18 5 (0.089%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 463 (8.22%) QA
2 28 (0.50%) SLA
3 19 (0.34%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.11%) P3O
6 5 (0.089%) WCAG
6 5 (0.089%) GxP
6 5 (0.089%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.071%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.053%) HL7
9 2 (0.035%) WAI
10 1 (0.018%) EMIR
10 1 (0.018%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.018%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.018%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.018%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 59 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (0.57%) vCloud
3 27 (0.48%) Active Directory
4 23 (0.41%) Varnish
5 14 (0.25%) VirtualBox
5 14 (0.25%) Docker
6 13 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.21%) vSphere
8 10 (0.18%) KVM
9 9 (0.16%) NFS
10 8 (0.14%) Xen
11 6 (0.11%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.089%) HDFS
12 5 (0.089%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.071%) XenServer
13 4 (0.071%) Hyper-V
14 3 (0.053%) Firmware
15 2 (0.035%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.035%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.035%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 322 (5.71%) Puppet
2 190 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
3 85 (1.51%) Vagrant
4 77 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
5 51 (0.90%) Ansible
6 48 (0.85%) Nagios
7 22 (0.39%) Salt
8 21 (0.37%) Opsview
8 21 (0.37%) ZABBIX
9 19 (0.34%) YUM
9 19 (0.34%) Oozie
10 13 (0.23%) Kibana
10 13 (0.23%) Tivoli
11 12 (0.21%) Capistrano
11 12 (0.21%) Cobbler
11 12 (0.21%) logstash
12 11 (0.20%) collectd
12 11 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
12 11 (0.20%) SCCM
13 9 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 658 (11.67%) Oracle
2 594 (10.54%) Microsoft
3 107 (1.90%) IBM
4 106 (1.88%) VMware
5 101 (1.79%) SAP
6 81 (1.44%) Red Hat
7 79 (1.40%) Google
8 76 (1.35%) Adobe
9 71 (1.26%) hybris
10 62 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
11 61 (1.08%) Perforce
12 60 (1.06%) Atlassian
12 60 (1.06%) Sitecore
13 53 (0.94%) Twitter
14 50 (0.89%) Zend
14 50 (0.89%) ATG
14 50 (0.89%) HP
15 42 (0.75%) Endeca
16 39 (0.69%) Rackspace
17 37 (0.66%) Informatica
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