The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 18 15 26
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 24 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 8.57% 7.63% 5.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.96% 9.28% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 15
Median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £389 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £533 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £421 £400
% change year-on-year +1.07% +5.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.29 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.86% -0.49%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 219 194 321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 78.21% 82.20% 87.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 154 234
Median daily rate £475 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% -3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £140 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 11
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +47.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Oxford

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Oxford

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Oxford over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Oxford

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 57 (98.28%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (51.72%) Java
3 29 (50.00%) TDD
4 25 (43.10%) BPMN
5 24 (41.38%) Spring
6 23 (39.66%) Pair Programming
7 22 (37.93%) SQL
7 22 (37.93%) JUnit
8 21 (36.21%) Java EE
9 20 (34.48%) Maven
10 19 (32.76%) BPEL
10 19 (32.76%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (32.76%) Cucumber
10 19 (32.76%) Jenkins
11 18 (31.03%) DevOps
11 18 (31.03%) Unit Testing
11 18 (31.03%) WebSphere
12 17 (29.31%) JBoss
12 17 (29.31%) GitHub
12 17 (29.31%) Mockito
13 16 (27.59%) Migration
13 16 (27.59%) Software Engineering
14 15 (25.86%) WebSphere Application Server
14 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
15 14 (24.14%) Publishing
15 14 (24.14%) WebSphere Process Server
15 14 (24.14%) Kanban
16 11 (18.97%) Amazon AWS
16 11 (18.97%) HTML
17 10 (17.24%) CSS

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (31.03%) WebSphere
2 17 (29.31%) JBoss
3 15 (25.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 14 (24.14%) WebSphere Process Server
5 10 (17.24%) Alfresco
6 4 (6.90%) Apache Spark
7 2 (3.45%) Confluence
7 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.72%) Apache
8 1 (1.72%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.72%) Jetty
8 1 (1.72%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Chatbot
1 2 (3.45%) MS Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (29.31%) GitHub
2 11 (18.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Big Data
1 4 (6.90%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.17%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.17%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (37.93%) JUnit
2 20 (34.48%) Maven
3 19 (32.76%) Cucumber
3 19 (32.76%) Jenkins
4 17 (29.31%) Mockito
5 7 (12.07%) Selenium
6 2 (3.45%) JIRA
7 1 (1.72%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.72%) Gradle
7 1 (1.72%) JBehave
7 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 14 (24.14%) Publishing
2 7 (12.07%) Finance
3 6 (10.34%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (65.52%) Developer
2 21 (36.21%) Java Developer
3 14 (24.14%) Java Software Developer
4 13 (22.41%) Java Engineer
4 13 (22.41%) Software Developer
4 13 (22.41%) Software Engineer
5 12 (20.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 12 (20.69%) Java Software Engineer
6 10 (17.24%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (12.07%) Analyst
8 6 (10.34%) Business Analyst
8 6 (10.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (8.62%) Angular Developer
10 4 (6.90%) C# Developer
10 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
10 4 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (6.90%) Senior Business Analyst
11 3 (5.17%) .NET Developer
11 3 (5.17%) HTML Developer
11 3 (5.17%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (41.38%) Spring
2 21 (36.21%) Java EE
3 11 (18.97%) HTML
4 10 (17.24%) CSS
5 9 (15.52%) AngularJS
5 9 (15.52%) HTML5
6 8 (13.79%) CSS3
7 7 (12.07%) Web Services
8 6 (10.34%) .NET
8 6 (10.34%) Sass
9 5 (8.62%) Hibernate
9 5 (8.62%) LESS
9 5 (8.62%) RESTful
10 4 (6.90%) Apache Camel
10 4 (6.90%) EJB
10 4 (6.90%) JMS
10 4 (6.90%) Node.js
10 4 (6.90%) SOAP
11 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET
11 3 (5.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.45%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Android
1 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
1 2 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (98.28%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.00%) TDD
3 25 (43.10%) BPMN
4 23 (39.66%) Pair Programming
5 19 (32.76%) BPEL
5 19 (32.76%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (31.03%) DevOps
6 18 (31.03%) Unit Testing
7 16 (27.59%) Migration
7 16 (27.59%) Software Engineering
8 14 (24.14%) Kanban
9 9 (15.52%) Process Improvement
10 6 (10.34%) Front End Development
10 6 (10.34%) Translating Business Requirements
10 6 (10.34%) User Stories
11 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce
11 5 (8.62%) Project Management
11 5 (8.62%) SDLC
12 4 (6.90%) B2B
12 4 (6.90%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 30 (51.72%) Java
2 22 (37.93%) SQL
3 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.62%) C#
4 5 (8.62%) Python
4 5 (8.62%) Scala
5 2 (3.45%) PHP
5 2 (3.45%) Ruby
5 2 (3.45%) XAML
6 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.72%) C++
6 1 (1.72%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Degree
2 3 (5.17%) ISEB
3 1 (1.72%) CBAP
3 1 (1.72%) IIBA
3 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) GDPR
1 4 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Mesos
Vendors
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.45%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle