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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 33 32 37
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 294 348 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.20% 5.10% 4.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.67% 6.61% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 281 217
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 £350 £340 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -10.00%
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
4408 5266 4652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.03% 77.10% 75.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3466 3885 3529
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 57 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014, 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.

1 542 (90.94%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (40.10%) TDD
3 186 (31.21%) Java
4 134 (22.48%) BDD
5 130 (21.81%) JavaScript
6 129 (21.64%) Finance
7 116 (19.46%) HTML
8 115 (19.30%) .NET
9 109 (18.29%) C#
10 106 (17.79%) Continuous Integration
11 104 (17.45%) MVC
12 97 (16.28%) CSS
13 96 (16.11%) Kanban
14 89 (14.93%) E-Commerce
15 88 (14.77%) SQL
16 83 (13.93%) Web Services
17 73 (12.25%) XML
18 72 (12.08%) Spring
19 70 (11.74%) jQuery
19 70 (11.74%) RESTful
20 69 (11.58%) Banking
21 66 (11.07%) OO
22 64 (10.74%) HTML5
23 62 (10.40%) Project Management
24 61 (10.23%) SQL Server
25 60 (10.07%) Git (software)
26 55 (9.23%) REST
27 52 (8.72%) Oracle
27 52 (8.72%) JIRA
28 50 (8.39%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 23 (3.86%) Node.js
2 21 (3.52%) CMS
3 13 (2.18%) Sitecore CMS
3 13 (2.18%) JBoss
4 12 (2.01%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.85%) Apache
6 10 (1.68%) Adobe CQ
7 8 (1.34%) Drupal
7 8 (1.34%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.17%) IIS
9 6 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
10 5 (0.84%) nginx
10 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.84%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.67%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.67%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.67%) Confluence
11 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.50%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 13 (2.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.01%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.67%) MS Office
4 3 (0.50%) MS Project
5 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.34%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.34%) CA Clarity
3 2 (0.34%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.34%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.34%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.17%) Endur
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.34%) Heroku
3 2 (0.34%) Office 365
4 1 (0.17%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.17%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.19%) HTTP
2 7 (1.17%) Intranet
3 6 (1.01%) SSL
4 5 (0.84%) Internet
5 4 (0.67%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.50%) DNS
6 3 (0.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.34%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.34%) Firewall
8 1 (0.17%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.17%) AMQP
8 1 (0.17%) MVNO
8 1 (0.17%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.17%) LAN
8 1 (0.17%) WAN
8 1 (0.17%) SNMP
8 1 (0.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.87%) NoSQL
2 29 (4.87%) MySQL
3 25 (4.19%) Big Data
4 23 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (3.19%) MongoDB
7 18 (3.02%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.85%) Hadoop
9 13 (2.18%) Oracle Database
10 12 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (2.01%) Redis
11 11 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.34%) DB2
14 7 (1.17%) RDBMS
15 6 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 60 (10.07%) Git (software)
2 52 (8.72%) JIRA
3 50 (8.39%) Selenium
4 46 (7.72%) Cucumber
5 39 (6.54%) Jenkins
6 38 (6.38%) Maven
7 28 (4.70%) JUnit
8 27 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (3.86%) Subversion
9 23 (3.86%) WebDriver
10 18 (3.02%) Visual Studio
11 17 (2.85%) SpecFlow
12 14 (2.35%) Ant
12 14 (2.35%) Hudson
12 14 (2.35%) TeamCity
13 13 (2.18%) MSTest
13 13 (2.18%) JMeter
14 12 (2.01%) Calabash
15 11 (1.85%) NUnit
16 10 (1.68%) CruiseControl
General
1 129 (21.64%) Finance
2 69 (11.58%) Banking
3 26 (4.36%) Retail
4 24 (4.03%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.85%) Back Office
5 17 (2.85%) Marketing
6 15 (2.52%) Games
7 13 (2.18%) Front Office
8 12 (2.01%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.85%) Advertising
9 11 (1.85%) Publishing
9 11 (1.85%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.17%) Legal
11 4 (0.67%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.50%) German Language
13 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Electronics
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 284 (47.65%) Developer
2 81 (13.59%) Java Developer
3 74 (12.42%) Analyst
4 61 (10.23%) Project Manager
5 50 (8.39%) ScrumMaster
5 50 (8.39%) Business Analyst
5 50 (8.39%) Senior Developer
6 38 (6.38%) .NET Developer
7 23 (3.86%) C# Developer
8 22 (3.69%) Architect
9 19 (3.19%) Senior Java Developer
10 17 (2.85%) Test Analyst
10 17 (2.85%) PHP Developer
11 16 (2.68%) Agile Project Manager
12 14 (2.35%) Front-End Developer
13 13 (2.18%) C# .NET Developer
13 13 (2.18%) DevOps Engineer
13 13 (2.18%) Tester
14 12 (2.01%) Software Engineer
15 11 (1.85%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (19.46%) HTML
2 115 (19.30%) .NET
3 97 (16.28%) CSS
4 83 (13.93%) Web Services
5 73 (12.25%) XML
6 72 (12.08%) Spring
7 70 (11.74%) jQuery
7 70 (11.74%) RESTful
8 64 (10.74%) HTML5
9 55 (9.23%) REST
10 49 (8.22%) JSON
11 47 (7.89%) ASP.NET
12 46 (7.72%) AngularJS
13 41 (6.88%) J2EE
13 41 (6.88%) Hibernate
14 39 (6.54%) SOAP
15 36 (6.04%) CSS3
15 36 (6.04%) ASP.NET MVC
16 33 (5.54%) Ajax
16 33 (5.54%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (6.54%) Mobile App
3 27 (4.53%) Open Source
4 25 (4.19%) User Experience
5 15 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (2.35%) Derivative
6 14 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.85%) Digital Media
9 10 (1.68%) Market Risk
10 9 (1.51%) Mobile Banking
10 9 (1.51%) N-Tier
11 8 (1.34%) Mobile Payment
12 7 (1.17%) Video on Demand
12 7 (1.17%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.17%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.01%) Online Games
13 6 (1.01%) Clustering
13 6 (1.01%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.84%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.21%) Linux
2 36 (6.04%) Android
3 35 (5.87%) Apple iOS
4 32 (5.37%) Windows
5 30 (5.03%) UNIX
6 7 (1.17%) Windows Phone
7 4 (0.67%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.67%) AIX
7 4 (0.67%) CentOS
8 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
9 1 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 542 (90.94%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (40.10%) TDD
3 134 (22.48%) BDD
4 106 (17.79%) Continuous Integration
5 104 (17.45%) MVC
6 96 (16.11%) Kanban
7 89 (14.93%) E-Commerce
8 66 (11.07%) OO
9 62 (10.40%) Project Management
10 47 (7.89%) Software Engineering
10 47 (7.89%) DevOps
11 35 (5.87%) Test Automation
12 34 (5.70%) User Stories
13 33 (5.54%) SOA
14 30 (5.03%) Mentoring
15 29 (4.87%) Waterfall
16 28 (4.70%) ETL
17 27 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
17 27 (4.53%) Unit Testing
17 27 (4.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 186 (31.21%) Java
2 130 (21.81%) JavaScript
3 109 (18.29%) C#
4 88 (14.77%) SQL
5 41 (6.88%) Ruby
6 36 (6.04%) PHP
7 35 (5.87%) Scala
8 28 (4.70%) Python
9 13 (2.18%) T-SQL
10 12 (2.01%) Groovy
11 10 (1.68%) Objective-C
11 10 (1.68%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.34%) C
12 8 (1.34%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.17%) Perl
14 6 (1.01%) C++
15 4 (0.67%) Haskell
15 4 (0.67%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.67%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (5.20%) Degree
2 21 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.35%) ISEB
4 8 (1.34%) ISTQB
4 8 (1.34%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.84%) BC Cleared
5 5 (0.84%) PMP
5 5 (0.84%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.50%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.34%) MCITP
8 1 (0.17%) CBAP
8 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.17%) CISSP
8 1 (0.17%) CISM
8 1 (0.17%) MCPD
8 1 (0.17%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.89%) QA
2 3 (0.50%) P3O
2 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.50%) HL7
3 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) FATCA
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.34%) HDFS
2 2 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.34%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 28 (4.70%) Puppet
2 19 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.17%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.67%) Ansible
5 3 (0.50%) Oozie
5 3 (0.50%) Salt
6 2 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle EDQ
6 2 (0.34%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.17%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.17%) yum
7 1 (0.17%) Mesos
7 1 (0.17%) Nagios
7 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 52 (8.72%) Oracle
2 39 (6.54%) Microsoft
3 16 (2.68%) Google
4 13 (2.18%) Sitecore
5 8 (1.34%) Adobe
5 8 (1.34%) New Relic
6 7 (1.17%) hybris
6 7 (1.17%) Business Objects
6 7 (1.17%) HP
7 6 (1.01%) Zend
7 6 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.01%) SAP
7 6 (1.01%) Rackspace
7 6 (1.01%) Twitter
8 5 (0.84%) SaltStack
8 5 (0.84%) Informatica
8 5 (0.84%) MicroStrategy
8 5 (0.84%) TIBCO
8 5 (0.84%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.67%) Atlassian
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