The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 18 35 25
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 278 280 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.96% 5.00% 5.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.40% 6.20% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 221 280
Average daily rate £475 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +8.97%
Scrum
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2959 4515 4980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.76% 80.58% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2397 3527 3669
Average daily rate £475 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 41 48
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.37 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +16.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £13.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.26 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the City of London region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the City of London region.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region 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.

1 448 (95.32%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (45.74%) TDD
3 190 (40.43%) Java
4 149 (31.70%) Finance
5 104 (22.13%) JavaScript
5 104 (22.13%) Pair Programming
6 103 (21.91%) SQL
7 102 (21.70%) Banking
8 99 (21.06%) .NET
9 94 (20.00%) NoSQL
10 92 (19.57%) HTML
10 92 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
11 90 (19.15%) Kanban
12 87 (18.51%) CSS
13 81 (17.23%) SDLC
14 76 (16.17%) BDD
14 76 (16.17%) REST
15 73 (15.53%) C#
16 72 (15.32%) Spring
17 66 (14.04%) Apache Cassandra
18 61 (12.98%) SQL Server
19 59 (12.55%) JIRA
20 55 (11.70%) Git (software)
21 48 (10.21%) Project Management
22 47 (10.00%) RESTful
23 46 (9.79%) Web Services
23 46 (9.79%) AngularJS
24 45 (9.57%) Jenkins
25 42 (8.94%) DevOps
25 42 (8.94%) MVC

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region 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 29 (6.17%) Node.js
2 19 (4.04%) CMS
3 14 (2.98%) Confluence
4 10 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.91%) Oracle Coherence
6 8 (1.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (1.70%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.06%) Apache
7 5 (1.06%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.85%) JBoss
8 4 (0.85%) Jetty
9 3 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.64%) nginx
9 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.43%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (2.55%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.49%) MS Office
4 4 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.64%) MS Project
6 2 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.21%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (1.28%) Eloqua
1 6 (1.28%) Unica
2 2 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.40%) AWS CloudFormation
3 11 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.06%) GitHub
4 5 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.06%) PaaS
5 4 (0.85%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.85%) Lucidchart
5 4 (0.85%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.64%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.43%) SaaS
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.21%) Force.com
8 1 (0.21%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.85%) Internet
1 4 (0.85%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.64%) Firewall
3 2 (0.43%) HTTP
3 2 (0.43%) Intranet
3 2 (0.43%) Network Security
3 2 (0.43%) Skype
3 2 (0.43%) SSL
4 1 (0.21%) Broadband
4 1 (0.21%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.21%) LAN
4 1 (0.21%) LDAP
4 1 (0.21%) NAS
4 1 (0.21%) SAN
4 1 (0.21%) SSH
4 1 (0.21%) VPN
4 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 66 (14.04%) Apache Cassandra
3 61 (12.98%) SQL Server
4 34 (7.23%) MySQL
5 21 (4.47%) MongoDB
6 18 (3.83%) Relational Database
7 16 (3.40%) Big Data
8 15 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (2.34%) Hadoop
10 11 (2.34%) Oracle Database
10 11 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (1.49%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.28%) Apache Hive
14 6 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (1.06%) DB2
16 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 59 (12.55%) JIRA
2 55 (11.70%) Git (software)
3 45 (9.57%) Jenkins
4 34 (7.23%) Cucumber
5 28 (5.96%) Maven
6 27 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (5.53%) Selenium
8 19 (4.04%) SpecFlow
9 16 (3.40%) JUnit
9 16 (3.40%) TeamCity
10 15 (3.19%) WebDriver
11 14 (2.98%) Subversion
11 14 (2.98%) Visual Studio
12 12 (2.55%) NUnit
13 11 (2.34%) gulp
14 9 (1.91%) Artifactory
14 9 (1.91%) Mockito
14 9 (1.91%) MSTest
14 9 (1.91%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (1.91%) Protractor
General
1 149 (31.70%) Finance
2 102 (21.70%) Banking
3 22 (4.68%) Publishing
4 19 (4.04%) Marketing
5 17 (3.62%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.77%) Front Office
7 12 (2.55%) Legal
8 10 (2.13%) Games
8 10 (2.13%) Retail
9 9 (1.91%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.70%) Advertising
11 7 (1.49%) Law
12 5 (1.06%) Back Office
13 2 (0.43%) Electronics
13 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.21%) Billing
14 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 266 (56.60%) Developer
2 122 (25.96%) Java Developer
3 74 (15.74%) Agile Developer
4 71 (15.11%) Senior Developer
5 63 (13.40%) Agile Java Developer
6 55 (11.70%) Analyst
7 36 (7.66%) Senior Java Developer
8 31 (6.60%) .NET Developer
8 31 (6.60%) Project Manager
9 30 (6.38%) C# Developer
10 26 (5.53%) Business Analyst
11 22 (4.68%) Scrum Master
12 21 (4.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 20 (4.26%) Test Analyst
14 18 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
15 17 (3.62%) Full Stack Developer
16 15 (3.19%) SQL Developer
17 14 (2.98%) JavaScript Developer
17 14 (2.98%) Lead Developer
18 13 (2.77%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (21.06%) .NET
2 92 (19.57%) HTML
3 87 (18.51%) CSS
4 76 (16.17%) REST
5 72 (15.32%) Spring
6 47 (10.00%) RESTful
7 46 (9.79%) AngularJS
7 46 (9.79%) Web Services
8 41 (8.72%) jQuery
9 40 (8.51%) XML
10 33 (7.02%) Hibernate
11 32 (6.81%) HTML5
12 30 (6.38%) ASP.NET
13 26 (5.53%) SOAP
14 25 (5.32%) J2EE
15 24 (5.11%) .NET Framework
16 22 (4.68%) Ajax
16 22 (4.68%) CSS3
17 20 (4.26%) Sass
18 18 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.17%) User Experience
2 23 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.68%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.70%) IVR
7 8 (1.70%) Smartcard
8 7 (1.49%) Derivative
9 6 (1.28%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.06%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.06%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.06%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.06%) Physics
11 4 (0.85%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.85%) iPad
12 3 (0.64%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
12 3 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.02%) Linux
2 26 (5.53%) Windows
3 22 (4.68%) Unix
4 13 (2.77%) Android
5 12 (2.55%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.64%) Solaris
7 3 (0.64%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.43%) CentOS
8 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.21%) AIX
9 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (95.32%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (45.74%) TDD
3 104 (22.13%) Pair Programming
4 92 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
5 90 (19.15%) Kanban
6 81 (17.23%) SDLC
7 76 (16.17%) BDD
8 48 (10.21%) Project Management
9 42 (8.94%) DevOps
9 42 (8.94%) MVC
10 38 (8.09%) OO
11 33 (7.02%) Automated Testing
11 33 (7.02%) Mentoring
12 29 (6.17%) Software Engineering
13 28 (5.96%) PRINCE2
14 27 (5.74%) Waterfall
15 26 (5.53%) Analytics
16 25 (5.32%) E-Commerce
17 24 (5.11%) Web Development
18 23 (4.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 190 (40.43%) Java
2 104 (22.13%) JavaScript
3 103 (21.91%) SQL
4 73 (15.53%) C#
5 23 (4.89%) Scala
6 21 (4.47%) Ruby
7 19 (4.04%) PL/SQL
7 19 (4.04%) Python
8 15 (3.19%) T-SQL
9 12 (2.55%) PHP
10 11 (2.34%) C++
11 9 (1.91%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.70%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.28%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.06%) VB
15 4 (0.85%) ES6
15 4 (0.85%) Groovy
15 4 (0.85%) VBA
16 3 (0.64%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.64%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 22 (4.68%) Degree
2 13 (2.77%) ISEB
3 11 (2.34%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.49%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.06%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.06%) PMP
6 5 (1.06%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.64%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.21%) CAPM
9 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.87%) QA
2 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.43%) HL7
2 2 (0.43%) SDET
2 2 (0.43%) Solvency II
2 2 (0.43%) WCAG
3 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.21%) EMIR
3 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (3.40%) Docker
2 5 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.64%) vSphere
4 2 (0.43%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.43%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.43%) Varnish
4 2 (0.43%) Xen
4 2 (0.43%) XenServer
5 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (3.62%) Puppet
2 15 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.70%) Ansible
4 6 (1.28%) Nagios
5 3 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.64%) Terraform
6 2 (0.43%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.43%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.43%) Mesos
6 2 (0.43%) Oozie
6 2 (0.43%) Salt
6 2 (0.43%) SCCM
6 2 (0.43%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.43%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.21%) Grafana
7 1 (0.21%) Graphite
7 1 (0.21%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 40 (8.51%) Oracle
2 32 (6.81%) Microsoft
3 12 (2.55%) Atlassian
4 11 (2.34%) Google
4 11 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (1.91%) Adobe
6 8 (1.70%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.70%) VMware
7 6 (1.28%) Citrix
8 5 (1.06%) HP
9 4 (0.85%) Charles River
9 4 (0.85%) Netezza
9 4 (0.85%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.64%) Cisco
10 3 (0.64%) hybris
10 3 (0.64%) New Relic
10 3 (0.64%) Rally
10 3 (0.64%) Splunk
10 3 (0.64%) Sybase
10 3 (0.64%) Zend
City, London
JM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £380 - £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £500 day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day +
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
DCV Technologies
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + Excellent rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £440.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £30000 - £150000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago