The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 28 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.

Scrum
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 29 47
Rank change year-on-year +15 +18  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 54 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 9.64% 5.24% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.13% 6.68% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 18
Median daily rate £488 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £375 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.27 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.82% -0.54%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 445 389 589
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 79.46% 78.43% 84.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 303 375
Median daily rate £450 £400 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 41
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.28% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Oxfordshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Oxfordshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +1 22 £500 +17.64% 6
Abingdon - 3 £375 - 2
Kidlington - 2 £513 -
Thame - 1 £313 -
Scrum
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 102 (97.14%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (43.81%) TDD
3 44 (41.90%) Java
4 37 (35.24%) Pair Programming
5 34 (32.38%) SQL
5 34 (32.38%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (30.48%) BPMN
6 32 (30.48%) Spring
7 30 (28.57%) JUnit
8 29 (27.62%) Java EE
8 29 (27.62%) Cucumber
9 28 (26.67%) Jenkins
9 28 (26.67%) Unit Testing
9 28 (26.67%) Maven
10 27 (25.71%) DevOps
11 26 (24.76%) BPEL
11 26 (24.76%) JBoss
12 25 (23.81%) JavaScript
12 25 (23.81%) WebSphere
13 24 (22.86%) GitHub
13 24 (22.86%) Mockito
14 23 (21.90%) Software Engineering
15 22 (20.95%) WebSphere Application Server
15 22 (20.95%) Kanban
16 21 (20.00%) Migration
17 20 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
18 19 (18.10%) Publishing
18 19 (18.10%) WebSphere Process Server
19 17 (16.19%) HTML
20 15 (14.29%) Web Services

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 26 (24.76%) JBoss
2 25 (23.81%) WebSphere
3 22 (20.95%) WebSphere Application Server
4 19 (18.10%) WebSphere Process Server
5 10 (9.52%) Alfresco
6 6 (5.71%) Apache Spark
7 4 (3.81%) Confluence
8 3 (2.86%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.90%) WordPress
10 1 (0.95%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (3.81%) MS Office
2 2 (1.90%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.95%) Mingle
3 1 (0.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Magento
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (22.86%) GitHub
2 20 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.86%) PaaS
5 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.95%) HTTP
1 1 (0.95%) SSL
1 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.62%) Big Data
2 6 (5.71%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.95%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 30 (28.57%) JUnit
2 29 (27.62%) Cucumber
3 28 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 28 (26.67%) Maven
4 24 (22.86%) Mockito
5 11 (10.48%) Selenium
6 6 (5.71%) JIRA
7 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.86%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.95%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.95%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.95%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.95%) JBehave
8 1 (0.95%) Mocha
8 1 (0.95%) Protractor
8 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (18.10%) Publishing
2 9 (8.57%) Finance
3 6 (5.71%) Banking
4 2 (1.90%) Automotive
4 2 (1.90%) Local Government
5 1 (0.95%) Advertising
5 1 (0.95%) Back Office
5 1 (0.95%) Front Office
5 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (55.24%) Developer
2 27 (25.71%) Java Developer
3 18 (17.14%) Software Developer
4 17 (16.19%) Analyst
5 13 (12.38%) Business Analyst
5 13 (12.38%) Java Software Developer
5 13 (12.38%) JavaScript Developer
5 13 (12.38%) Software Engineer
6 12 (11.43%) Java Engineer
7 11 (10.48%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 11 (10.48%) Java Software Engineer
8 8 (7.62%) C# Developer
8 8 (7.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 8 (7.62%) Project Manager
9 7 (6.67%) Architect
10 6 (5.71%) .NET Developer
10 6 (5.71%) Agile Project Manager
10 6 (5.71%) Senior Developer
11 5 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
11 5 (4.76%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (30.48%) Spring
2 29 (27.62%) Java EE
3 17 (16.19%) HTML
4 15 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 15 (14.29%) CSS
4 15 (14.29%) Web Services
5 12 (11.43%) CSS3
6 11 (10.48%) .NET
7 9 (8.57%) HTML5
7 9 (8.57%) RESTful
7 9 (8.57%) Sass
8 8 (7.62%) LESS
8 8 (7.62%) Node.js
9 7 (6.67%) Hibernate
9 7 (6.67%) JSON
10 6 (5.71%) Apache Camel
10 6 (5.71%) EJB
10 6 (5.71%) JMS
10 6 (5.71%) SOAP
11 5 (4.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.86%) User Experience
3 2 (1.90%) Photography
3 2 (1.90%) Semantic Web
3 2 (1.90%) Social Media
4 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.86%) Linux
2 2 (1.90%) Android
2 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.90%) Windows
3 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (97.14%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (43.81%) TDD
3 37 (35.24%) Pair Programming
4 34 (32.38%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (30.48%) BPMN
6 28 (26.67%) Unit Testing
7 27 (25.71%) DevOps
8 26 (24.76%) BPEL
9 23 (21.90%) Software Engineering
10 22 (20.95%) Kanban
11 21 (20.00%) Migration
12 14 (13.33%) E-Commerce
13 13 (12.38%) User Stories
14 10 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (8.57%) Process Improvement
16 8 (7.62%) BDD
16 8 (7.62%) Front End Development
16 8 (7.62%) Web Development
17 7 (6.67%) Business Analysis
17 7 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (41.90%) Java
2 34 (32.38%) SQL
3 25 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.48%) C#
5 8 (7.62%) PHP
5 8 (7.62%) Python
6 6 (5.71%) Scala
7 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.90%) XAML
8 1 (0.95%) C++
8 1 (0.95%) R
8 1 (0.95%) Ruby
8 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.62%) Degree
2 4 (3.81%) ISEB
3 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.90%) PMP
4 1 (0.95%) CBAP
4 1 (0.95%) HND
4 1 (0.95%) IIBA
4 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.43%) QA
2 4 (3.81%) GDPR
3 2 (1.90%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) Mesos
2 3 (2.86%) Terraform
3 1 (0.95%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.90%) Xamarin
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle