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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 34 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 257 330 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.01% 5.60% 5.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.33% 7.21% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 253 258
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £349 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
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
4057 4574 4356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 79.04% 77.58% 76.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3167 3249 3336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 49 65
Average hourly rate £20.45 £27.57 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.84% -37.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.50 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015, 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.

1 513 (92.60%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (45.31%) TDD
3 177 (31.95%) Java
4 136 (24.55%) Finance
5 135 (24.37%) BDD
6 121 (21.84%) .NET
7 116 (20.94%) Continuous Integration
8 115 (20.76%) JavaScript
9 114 (20.58%) C#
10 96 (17.33%) SQL
10 96 (17.33%) MVC
11 94 (16.97%) Kanban
12 93 (16.79%) HTML
13 87 (15.70%) E-Commerce
14 77 (13.90%) CSS
15 71 (12.82%) RESTful
16 70 (12.64%) Web Services
17 69 (12.45%) XML
18 63 (11.37%) SQL Server
18 63 (11.37%) Banking
19 61 (11.01%) Spring
20 58 (10.47%) jQuery
21 55 (9.93%) ASP.NET
21 55 (9.93%) HTML5
22 54 (9.75%) Test Automation
22 54 (9.75%) REST
22 54 (9.75%) Microsoft
22 54 (9.75%) JSON
23 53 (9.57%) JIRA
24 52 (9.39%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 (5.23%) CMS
2 18 (3.25%) Sitecore CMS
3 17 (3.07%) Node.js
4 16 (2.89%) Apache
5 13 (2.35%) Tomcat
5 13 (2.35%) JBoss
6 11 (1.99%) Umbraco
6 11 (1.99%) Adobe CQ
6 11 (1.99%) Confluence
6 11 (1.99%) Kentico
7 10 (1.81%) IIS
8 9 (1.62%) Apache Spark
9 7 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.08%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.90%) SAS
11 5 (0.90%) nginx
11 5 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (0.90%) Drupal
12 4 (0.72%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.54%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 15 (2.71%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.44%) MS Project
2 8 (1.44%) MS Office
3 5 (0.90%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 11 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.72%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.36%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.36%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.18%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.54%) SaaS
4 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.36%) Rackspace Cloud
4 2 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.18%) ElastiCache
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.18%) Office 365
5 1 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.89%) HTTP
2 13 (2.35%) Internet
3 5 (0.90%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.54%) LDAP
4 3 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.36%) Intranet
5 2 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.18%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.18%) AMQP
6 1 (0.18%) MVNO
6 1 (0.18%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.18%) X.509
6 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.18%) SAN
6 1 (0.18%) DNS
6 1 (0.18%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.18%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (11.37%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.05%) Big Data
3 27 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (4.51%) MySQL
5 22 (3.97%) NoSQL
6 21 (3.79%) Hadoop
6 21 (3.79%) Relational Database
7 19 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (2.71%) MongoDB
10 14 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.62%) Redis
11 9 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.62%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (1.44%) DB2
13 6 (1.08%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.08%) Couchbase
14 5 (0.90%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 53 (9.57%) JIRA
2 52 (9.39%) Git (software)
3 48 (8.66%) Selenium
3 48 (8.66%) Cucumber
4 31 (5.60%) Jenkins
4 31 (5.60%) Maven
5 26 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (3.97%) JMeter
6 22 (3.97%) WebDriver
7 18 (3.25%) Hudson
7 18 (3.25%) SpecFlow
8 17 (3.07%) JUnit
9 16 (2.89%) Subversion
10 15 (2.71%) Visual Studio
11 12 (2.17%) NUnit
11 12 (2.17%) TeamCity
12 10 (1.81%) Ant
12 10 (1.81%) Jasmine
12 10 (1.81%) Calabash
12 10 (1.81%) MSTest
General
1 136 (24.55%) Finance
2 63 (11.37%) Banking
3 23 (4.15%) Investment Banking
4 19 (3.43%) Retail
5 15 (2.71%) Front Office
6 13 (2.35%) Games
7 11 (1.99%) Marketing
8 10 (1.81%) Advertising
8 10 (1.81%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.44%) Legal
9 8 (1.44%) Publishing
9 8 (1.44%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.26%) Back Office
11 5 (0.90%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.54%) French Language
12 3 (0.54%) Automotive
13 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.18%) Billing
13 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 271 (48.92%) Developer
2 70 (12.64%) Java Developer
3 58 (10.47%) Analyst
4 50 (9.03%) Project Manager
5 48 (8.66%) Senior Developer
6 45 (8.12%) Business Analyst
7 37 (6.68%) .NET Developer
8 30 (5.42%) ScrumMaster
9 25 (4.51%) C# Developer
9 25 (4.51%) Architect
10 20 (3.61%) Senior Java Developer
11 16 (2.89%) Agile Project Manager
11 16 (2.89%) Test Leader
12 15 (2.71%) Tester
13 14 (2.53%) PHP Developer
14 13 (2.35%) C# .NET Developer
15 11 (1.99%) DevOps Engineer
16 10 (1.81%) Scala Developer
16 10 (1.81%) iOS Developer
16 10 (1.81%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (21.84%) .NET
2 93 (16.79%) HTML
3 77 (13.90%) CSS
4 71 (12.82%) RESTful
5 70 (12.64%) Web Services
6 69 (12.45%) XML
7 61 (11.01%) Spring
8 58 (10.47%) jQuery
9 55 (9.93%) ASP.NET
9 55 (9.93%) HTML5
10 54 (9.75%) REST
10 54 (9.75%) JSON
11 41 (7.40%) .NET Framework
12 39 (7.04%) Hibernate
13 37 (6.68%) J2EE
14 36 (6.50%) WCF
14 36 (6.50%) ASP.NET MVC
15 35 (6.32%) AngularJS
16 31 (5.60%) CSS3
17 29 (5.23%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.14%) Mobile App
3 25 (4.51%) User Experience
4 22 (3.97%) Open Source
5 16 (2.89%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (2.35%) Derivative
8 9 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.62%) Video on Demand
9 8 (1.44%) Kindle
9 8 (1.44%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.08%) Streaming Video
10 6 (1.08%) Clustering
10 6 (1.08%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.08%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.90%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.90%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.90%) iPad
11 5 (0.90%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.68%) Linux
1 37 (6.68%) Windows
2 33 (5.96%) Android
3 31 (5.60%) Apple iOS
4 23 (4.15%) UNIX
5 6 (1.08%) Windows Phone
6 3 (0.54%) AIX
6 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.36%) CentOS
8 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.18%) Solaris
8 1 (0.18%) MVS
8 1 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (92.60%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (45.31%) TDD
3 135 (24.37%) BDD
4 116 (20.94%) Continuous Integration
5 96 (17.33%) MVC
6 94 (16.97%) Kanban
7 87 (15.70%) E-Commerce
8 54 (9.75%) Test Automation
9 52 (9.39%) Project Management
10 51 (9.21%) OO
11 46 (8.30%) DevOps
12 43 (7.76%) Mentoring
13 39 (7.04%) Unit Testing
14 38 (6.86%) Software Engineering
15 32 (5.78%) Waterfall
16 30 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
17 27 (4.87%) SOA
18 25 (4.51%) CRM
18 25 (4.51%) Test Scripting
19 24 (4.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 177 (31.95%) Java
2 115 (20.76%) JavaScript
3 114 (20.58%) C#
4 96 (17.33%) SQL
5 44 (7.94%) Ruby
6 33 (5.96%) PHP
7 30 (5.42%) Python
7 30 (5.42%) Scala
8 21 (3.79%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.35%) Objective-C
10 12 (2.17%) Perl
11 10 (1.81%) C++
12 8 (1.44%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.44%) C
12 8 (1.44%) VBA
12 8 (1.44%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.08%) Groovy
14 5 (0.90%) Haskell
15 4 (0.72%) VB
16 3 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (6.14%) Degree
2 19 (3.43%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.35%) ISEB
4 11 (1.99%) ISTQB
5 9 (1.62%) VCP4
6 8 (1.44%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.44%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.26%) PMP
8 4 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.54%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.18%) CBAP
11 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.18%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (9.21%) QA
2 7 (1.26%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.54%) P3O
4 1 (0.18%) GxP
4 1 (0.18%) SLA
4 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) HL7
4 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.18%) FATCA
System Software
1 5 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.36%) Varnish
2 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.36%) vCloud
2 2 (0.36%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 20 (3.61%) Puppet
2 16 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.08%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.54%) yum
5 3 (0.54%) Ansible
6 2 (0.36%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.36%) Nagios
7 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.18%) Oozie
7 1 (0.18%) nmon
7 1 (0.18%) Mesos
7 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (9.75%) Microsoft
2 43 (7.76%) Oracle
3 20 (3.61%) Sitecore
4 13 (2.35%) EPiServer
5 12 (2.17%) Google
6 7 (1.26%) Zend
6 7 (1.26%) Adobe
6 7 (1.26%) Twitter
6 7 (1.26%) New Relic
7 6 (1.08%) Business Objects
8 5 (0.90%) VMware
8 5 (0.90%) hybris
9 4 (0.72%) Sencha
9 4 (0.72%) Rackspace
9 4 (0.72%) Netezza
9 4 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.72%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.72%) Murex
9 4 (0.72%) SAP
9 4 (0.72%) HP
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Harris Global
Posted: 4 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 4 days ago
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Talent International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
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Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Oliver James Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Ortolan Group
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
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Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
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Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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