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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 26 33 28
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 192 264 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.10% 5.14% 5.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.26% 6.35% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 212 263
Average daily rate £500 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £350 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 £37.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% +1.00%
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
2644 4159 4730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.04% 80.90% 79.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2091 3247 3422
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.10 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 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.

1 388 (95.33%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (44.23%) TDD
3 166 (40.79%) Java
4 126 (30.96%) Finance
5 99 (24.32%) Banking
6 98 (24.08%) JavaScript
7 90 (22.11%) SQL
8 83 (20.39%) Pair Programming
9 80 (19.66%) HTML
10 77 (18.92%) .NET
11 70 (17.20%) NoSQL
12 68 (16.71%) C#
12 68 (16.71%) SDLC
13 65 (15.97%) CSS
13 65 (15.97%) BDD
14 64 (15.72%) REST
15 63 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
16 62 (15.23%) Kanban
17 59 (14.50%) SQL Server
18 56 (13.76%) Spring
19 54 (13.27%) Git (software)
20 50 (12.29%) Apache Cassandra
21 48 (11.79%) JIRA
22 45 (11.06%) MVC
23 44 (10.81%) Project Management
24 41 (10.07%) Web Services
24 41 (10.07%) AngularJS
25 40 (9.83%) HTML5
26 39 (9.58%) Jenkins
27 38 (9.34%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 33 (8.11%) Node.js
2 17 (4.18%) CMS
3 13 (3.19%) Apache Spark
4 11 (2.70%) Confluence
5 10 (2.46%) Apache
6 8 (1.97%) JBoss
7 6 (1.47%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.23%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.98%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.74%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.74%) Jetty
10 3 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.74%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.49%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.49%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.25%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 13 (3.19%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.70%) MS Office
3 5 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.74%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.19%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (1.97%) Google Analytics
4 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.98%) GitHub
6 2 (0.49%) Heroku
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.25%) Force.com
7 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.25%) IaaS
7 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.97%) HTTP
2 4 (0.98%) Internet
2 4 (0.98%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.74%) Intranet
4 1 (0.25%) AMQP
4 1 (0.25%) DNS
4 1 (0.25%) DVB
4 1 (0.25%) Firewall
4 1 (0.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (17.20%) NoSQL
2 59 (14.50%) SQL Server
3 50 (12.29%) Apache Cassandra
4 23 (5.65%) Hadoop
4 23 (5.65%) MySQL
5 20 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (4.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (4.67%) Big Data
7 17 (4.18%) MongoDB
8 15 (3.69%) Relational Database
8 15 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (2.70%) HBase
10 11 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (1.72%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.47%) Apache Hive
14 5 (1.23%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 54 (13.27%) Git (software)
2 48 (11.79%) JIRA
3 39 (9.58%) Jenkins
4 34 (8.35%) Cucumber
5 32 (7.86%) Selenium
6 25 (6.14%) Maven
6 25 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (5.65%) JUnit
8 21 (5.16%) SpecFlow
9 19 (4.67%) WebDriver
10 18 (4.42%) Eclipse
11 15 (3.69%) Visual Studio
12 12 (2.95%) Subversion
13 11 (2.70%) gulp
13 11 (2.70%) Mockito
14 10 (2.46%) Appium
15 8 (1.97%) RSpec
16 7 (1.72%) NUnit
16 7 (1.72%) TeamCity
16 7 (1.72%) Vagrant
General
1 126 (30.96%) Finance
2 99 (24.32%) Banking
3 20 (4.91%) Investment Banking
4 19 (4.67%) Publishing
5 15 (3.69%) Retail
6 14 (3.44%) Advertising
7 13 (3.19%) Legal
8 11 (2.70%) Marketing
9 10 (2.46%) Games
10 9 (2.21%) Front Office
11 6 (1.47%) Financial Institution
12 5 (1.23%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.98%) Electronics
14 3 (0.74%) Back Office
15 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.25%) Billing
16 1 (0.25%) Law
16 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 213 (52.33%) Developer
2 95 (23.34%) Java Developer
3 58 (14.25%) Analyst
4 54 (13.27%) Agile Developer
5 53 (13.02%) Senior Developer
6 45 (11.06%) Agile Java Developer
7 36 (8.85%) Project Manager
8 28 (6.88%) .NET Developer
9 27 (6.63%) Business Analyst
10 24 (5.90%) C# Developer
10 24 (5.90%) Senior Java Developer
11 22 (5.41%) Architect
12 20 (4.91%) Test Analyst
13 19 (4.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 18 (4.42%) Digital Project Manager
15 17 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
15 17 (4.18%) JavaScript Developer
16 14 (3.44%) Scrum Master
17 12 (2.95%) Senior .NET Developer
18 11 (2.70%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (19.66%) HTML
2 77 (18.92%) .NET
3 65 (15.97%) CSS
4 64 (15.72%) REST
5 56 (13.76%) Spring
6 41 (10.07%) AngularJS
6 41 (10.07%) Web Services
7 40 (9.83%) HTML5
8 36 (8.85%) jQuery
9 33 (8.11%) Hibernate
10 32 (7.86%) RESTful
11 28 (6.88%) XML
12 26 (6.39%) ASP.NET
13 24 (5.90%) .NET Framework
14 21 (5.16%) CSS3
15 20 (4.91%) J2EE
16 18 (4.42%) Sass
17 17 (4.18%) Ajax
18 16 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
19 14 (3.44%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.13%) User Experience
2 26 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.16%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.67%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.70%) iPad
6 8 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.72%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.72%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.47%) Clustering
8 6 (1.47%) Derivative
8 6 (1.47%) Fintech
8 6 (1.47%) Physics
9 5 (1.23%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.23%) IVR
9 5 (1.23%) Market Risk
9 5 (1.23%) Smartcard
9 5 (1.23%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.98%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.63%) Linux
2 18 (4.42%) Windows
3 15 (3.69%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.95%) Unix
5 10 (2.46%) Android
6 6 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.98%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.74%) CentOS
8 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.25%) AIX
9 1 (0.25%) Solaris
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (95.33%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (44.23%) TDD
3 83 (20.39%) Pair Programming
4 68 (16.71%) SDLC
5 65 (15.97%) BDD
6 63 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
7 62 (15.23%) Kanban
8 45 (11.06%) MVC
9 44 (10.81%) Project Management
10 38 (9.34%) Waterfall
11 35 (8.60%) PRINCE2
12 32 (7.86%) DevOps
12 32 (7.86%) OO
13 30 (7.37%) E-Commerce
14 29 (7.13%) Test Automation
15 24 (5.90%) Automated Testing
16 22 (5.41%) Web Development
17 21 (5.16%) Test Scripting
18 20 (4.91%) Stakeholder Management
18 20 (4.91%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 166 (40.79%) Java
2 98 (24.08%) JavaScript
3 90 (22.11%) SQL
4 68 (16.71%) C#
5 26 (6.39%) Ruby
6 21 (5.16%) T-SQL
7 15 (3.69%) Python
8 14 (3.44%) Scala
9 11 (2.70%) PowerShell
10 10 (2.46%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.46%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.97%) Groovy
11 8 (1.97%) PHP
12 7 (1.72%) Clojure
13 5 (1.23%) AWK
13 5 (1.23%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.23%) sed
13 5 (1.23%) VBA
14 4 (0.98%) ES6
14 4 (0.98%) Go
Qualifications
1 25 (6.14%) Degree
2 16 (3.93%) ISEB
3 15 (3.69%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.72%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.72%) PMI Certification
4 7 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.47%) PMP
6 5 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.74%) CAPM
8 2 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) MCPD
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.13%) QA
2 3 (0.74%) Basel III
2 3 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (0.74%) EMIR
3 1 (0.25%) HL7
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) SDET
3 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.25%) WAI
System Software
1 15 (3.69%) Docker
2 6 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.49%) HDFS
3 2 (0.49%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.49%) Varnish
4 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.25%) iptables
4 1 (0.25%) vCloud
4 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (5.16%) Puppet
2 13 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.72%) Ansible
3 7 (1.72%) Mesos
4 5 (1.23%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.23%) Nagios
4 5 (1.23%) Oozie
5 3 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.49%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.25%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.25%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 33 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.37%) Oracle
3 10 (2.46%) Google
4 8 (1.97%) VMware
5 6 (1.47%) Atlassian
5 6 (1.47%) hybris
5 6 (1.47%) Informatica
6 5 (1.23%) Sybase
7 4 (0.98%) Charles River
7 4 (0.98%) Perforce
7 4 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.98%) Twitter
8 3 (0.74%) Citrix
8 3 (0.74%) HP
8 3 (0.74%) IBM
8 3 (0.74%) Rally
8 3 (0.74%) Red Gate
8 3 (0.74%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.49%) CA
9 2 (0.49%) ILOG
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