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 23 June 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.

Scrum
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 29 18
Rank change year-on-year +20 -11  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 51 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 15.60% 5.80% 7.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.28% 7.30% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 16 23
Median daily rate £525 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £375 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £463 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% +22.85%  

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 279 233 281
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 85.32% 79.52% 84.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 178 225
Median daily rate £475 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £324 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -64.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 72 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (54.67%) TDD
3 37 (49.33%) Pair Programming
4 34 (45.33%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (42.67%) Java
6 30 (40.00%) Kanban
7 28 (37.33%) JavaScript
8 25 (33.33%) HTML
8 25 (33.33%) Unit Testing
9 24 (32.00%) CSS
10 22 (29.33%) SQL
10 22 (29.33%) BPMN
10 22 (29.33%) AngularJS
11 21 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
12 20 (26.67%) DevOps
13 19 (25.33%) Jenkins
13 19 (25.33%) Spring
14 18 (24.00%) Maven
14 18 (24.00%) WebSphere
14 18 (24.00%) Java EE
14 18 (24.00%) Mockito
14 18 (24.00%) JUnit
14 18 (24.00%) WebSphere Application Server
14 18 (24.00%) JBoss
14 18 (24.00%) Cucumber
14 18 (24.00%) GitHub
15 17 (22.67%) Web Services
15 17 (22.67%) Software Engineering
16 16 (21.33%) BPEL
16 16 (21.33%) HTML5

Scrum
Co-occurring 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 (24.00%) JBoss
1 18 (24.00%) WebSphere
1 18 (24.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 14 (18.67%) WebSphere Process Server
3 4 (5.33%) Apache Spark
3 4 (5.33%) Drupal
4 1 (1.33%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.33%) Apache
4 1 (1.33%) CMS
4 1 (1.33%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Chatbot
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (24.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) NoSQL
2 6 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.67%) Big Data
4 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.33%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.33%) MySQL
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (25.33%) Jenkins
2 18 (24.00%) Cucumber
2 18 (24.00%) JUnit
2 18 (24.00%) Maven
2 18 (24.00%) Mockito
3 7 (9.33%) Grunt
3 7 (9.33%) gulp
4 6 (8.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (8.00%) IntelliJ
5 5 (6.67%) Selenium
6 2 (2.67%) JIRA
6 2 (2.67%) Protractor
7 1 (1.33%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.33%) webpack
General
1 8 (10.67%) Publishing
2 6 (8.00%) Banking
2 6 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (62.67%) Developer
2 23 (30.67%) Java Developer
3 14 (18.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 11 (14.67%) SQL Developer
5 10 (13.33%) Cloud Developer
6 9 (12.00%) Angular Developer
6 9 (12.00%) Scrum Master
7 8 (10.67%) Agile Developer
7 8 (10.67%) AWS Developer
7 8 (10.67%) Node.js Developer
8 7 (9.33%) Analyst
8 7 (9.33%) Business Analyst
9 6 (8.00%) HTML CSS Developer
9 6 (8.00%) HTML Developer
10 5 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 4 (5.33%) PHP Developer
11 4 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (5.33%) Senior Business Analyst
11 4 (5.33%) Senior Developer
11 4 (5.33%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (33.33%) HTML
2 24 (32.00%) CSS
3 22 (29.33%) AngularJS
4 19 (25.33%) Spring
5 18 (24.00%) Java EE
6 17 (22.67%) Web Services
7 16 (21.33%) CSS3
7 16 (21.33%) HTML5
8 13 (17.33%) LESS
8 13 (17.33%) Sass
9 8 (10.67%) JSON
9 8 (10.67%) Node.js
10 7 (9.33%) React
11 6 (8.00%) Dropwizard
11 6 (8.00%) Hystrix
11 6 (8.00%) Play Framework
11 6 (8.00%) Scalatra
12 5 (6.67%) Hibernate
12 5 (6.67%) jQuery
12 5 (6.67%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.67%) Semantic Web
2 2 (2.67%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (54.67%) TDD
3 37 (49.33%) Pair Programming
4 34 (45.33%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (40.00%) Kanban
6 25 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 22 (29.33%) BPMN
8 20 (26.67%) DevOps
9 17 (22.67%) Software Engineering
10 16 (21.33%) BPEL
10 16 (21.33%) Migration
11 15 (20.00%) Web Development
12 14 (18.67%) Test Automation
13 11 (14.67%) Front End Development
14 10 (13.33%) BDD
15 9 (12.00%) E-Commerce
16 8 (10.67%) SDLC
17 7 (9.33%) API Development
17 7 (9.33%) Mentoring
17 7 (9.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.67%) Java
2 28 (37.33%) JavaScript
3 22 (29.33%) SQL
4 13 (17.33%) PHP
5 7 (9.33%) Scala
6 6 (8.00%) Groovy
7 4 (5.33%) Python
8 3 (4.00%) C#
9 1 (1.33%) C
9 1 (1.33%) ES6
9 1 (1.33%) R
9 1 (1.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) Degree
2 3 (4.00%) ISEB
3 1 (1.33%) CBAP
3 1 (1.33%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) QA
2 4 (5.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) Terraform
2 4 (5.33%) Mesos
3 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (8.00%) New Relic
2 4 (5.33%) Infor
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle
4 2 (2.67%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.33%) SAP