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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 36 27 33
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 243 361 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.73% 5.95% 5.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.04% 7.66% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 281 252
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £338 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £92.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- +12.43%
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
4022 4712 4495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.34% 77.67% 76.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3121 3399 3467
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 47
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -81.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 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 27 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.

1 499 (91.90%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (44.57%) TDD
3 163 (30.02%) Java
4 132 (24.31%) BDD
5 129 (23.76%) Finance
6 125 (23.02%) .NET
7 116 (21.36%) C#
8 115 (21.18%) Continuous Integration
9 109 (20.07%) JavaScript
10 92 (16.94%) SQL
10 92 (16.94%) Kanban
11 90 (16.57%) HTML
12 87 (16.02%) MVC
13 81 (14.92%) E-Commerce
14 72 (13.26%) CSS
15 68 (12.52%) Banking
16 66 (12.15%) RESTful
17 65 (11.97%) SQL Server
18 64 (11.79%) Web Services
19 61 (11.23%) XML
20 59 (10.87%) ASP.NET
21 58 (10.68%) REST
22 56 (10.31%) Test Automation
23 54 (9.94%) HTML5
24 53 (9.76%) QA
25 52 (9.58%) Microsoft
26 51 (9.39%) Spring
27 50 (9.21%) Project Management
28 48 (8.84%) JSON
28 48 (8.84%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 32 (5.89%) CMS
2 22 (4.05%) Sitecore CMS
3 15 (2.76%) Node.js
3 15 (2.76%) Apache
4 14 (2.58%) Umbraco
4 14 (2.58%) Kentico
5 13 (2.39%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.03%) JBoss
7 10 (1.84%) Apache Spark
8 9 (1.66%) Confluence
8 9 (1.66%) IIS
8 9 (1.66%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.47%) Adobe CQ
10 5 (0.92%) nginx
10 5 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.92%) SAS
10 5 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.55%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 13 (2.39%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.66%) MS Project
3 6 (1.10%) MS Office
3 6 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.55%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.18%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.74%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.37%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.37%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.18%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.74%) SaaS
4 3 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.37%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.37%) ElastiCache
5 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.18%) Heroku
6 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.58%) HTTP
2 11 (2.03%) Internet
3 5 (0.92%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.55%) LDAP
5 2 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.18%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.18%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.18%) AMQP
6 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.18%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.18%) SNMP
6 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.18%) X.509
6 1 (0.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (4.24%) Big Data
4 22 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 20 (3.68%) MySQL
5 20 (3.68%) Hadoop
5 20 (3.68%) NoSQL
6 19 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (3.31%) MongoDB
8 15 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (1.29%) DB2
12 6 (1.10%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.92%) HBase
13 5 (0.92%) Couchbase
13 5 (0.92%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 48 (8.84%) Selenium
2 47 (8.66%) Cucumber
3 45 (8.29%) Git (software)
4 44 (8.10%) JIRA
5 28 (5.16%) Jenkins
6 23 (4.24%) Maven
6 23 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (4.05%) SpecFlow
7 22 (4.05%) WebDriver
8 19 (3.50%) JMeter
9 18 (3.31%) Hudson
10 15 (2.76%) Subversion
11 14 (2.58%) Visual Studio
12 12 (2.21%) JUnit
12 12 (2.21%) TeamCity
13 11 (2.03%) NUnit
14 10 (1.84%) Jasmine
14 10 (1.84%) Calabash
14 10 (1.84%) MSTest
15 9 (1.66%) Ant
General
1 129 (23.76%) Finance
2 68 (12.52%) Banking
3 26 (4.79%) Investment Banking
4 19 (3.50%) Retail
5 17 (3.13%) Marketing
6 15 (2.76%) Front Office
7 10 (1.84%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.84%) Games
8 8 (1.47%) Legal
9 7 (1.29%) Back Office
9 7 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.29%) Advertising
9 7 (1.29%) Publishing
10 5 (0.92%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.55%) French Language
11 3 (0.55%) Automotive
12 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.18%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 259 (47.70%) Developer
2 63 (11.60%) Java Developer
3 60 (11.05%) Analyst
4 48 (8.84%) Project Manager
5 46 (8.47%) Business Analyst
6 44 (8.10%) Senior Developer
7 40 (7.37%) .NET Developer
8 30 (5.52%) Architect
9 27 (4.97%) ScrumMaster
10 23 (4.24%) C# Developer
11 20 (3.68%) Senior Java Developer
12 17 (3.13%) Tester
13 16 (2.95%) Test Leader
14 12 (2.21%) C# .NET Developer
14 12 (2.21%) AWS Developer
15 11 (2.03%) Agile Business Analyst
15 11 (2.03%) DevOps Engineer
15 11 (2.03%) iOS Developer
15 11 (2.03%) PHP Developer
15 11 (2.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (23.02%) .NET
2 90 (16.57%) HTML
3 72 (13.26%) CSS
4 66 (12.15%) RESTful
5 64 (11.79%) Web Services
6 61 (11.23%) XML
7 59 (10.87%) ASP.NET
8 58 (10.68%) REST
9 54 (9.94%) HTML5
10 51 (9.39%) Spring
11 48 (8.84%) JSON
11 48 (8.84%) jQuery
12 46 (8.47%) .NET Framework
13 38 (7.00%) Hibernate
13 38 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 37 (6.81%) WCF
15 36 (6.63%) J2EE
15 36 (6.63%) AngularJS
16 33 (6.08%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (5.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.89%) Mobile App
3 24 (4.42%) User Experience
4 20 (3.68%) Open Source
5 13 (2.39%) Derivative
6 12 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.66%) Video on Demand
8 8 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.47%) Kindle
9 7 (1.29%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.10%) Clustering
10 6 (1.10%) Streaming Video
10 6 (1.10%) Digital Media
10 6 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
10 6 (1.10%) iPad
11 5 (0.92%) iPhone
12 4 (0.74%) Equities
12 4 (0.74%) Market Risk
12 4 (0.74%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 31 (5.71%) Android
1 31 (5.71%) Apple iOS
2 30 (5.52%) Windows
3 29 (5.34%) Linux
4 19 (3.50%) UNIX
5 5 (0.92%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.37%) AIX
6 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.18%) CentOS
7 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.18%) Solaris
7 1 (0.18%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (91.90%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (44.57%) TDD
3 132 (24.31%) BDD
4 115 (21.18%) Continuous Integration
5 92 (16.94%) Kanban
6 87 (16.02%) MVC
7 81 (14.92%) E-Commerce
8 56 (10.31%) Test Automation
9 50 (9.21%) Project Management
10 43 (7.92%) OO
11 42 (7.73%) Unit Testing
12 41 (7.55%) DevOps
13 37 (6.81%) Mentoring
14 34 (6.26%) Software Engineering
15 33 (6.08%) Waterfall
16 32 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
17 30 (5.52%) PRINCE2
18 28 (5.16%) SOA
19 27 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
20 26 (4.79%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 163 (30.02%) Java
2 116 (21.36%) C#
3 109 (20.07%) JavaScript
4 92 (16.94%) SQL
5 44 (8.10%) Ruby
6 29 (5.34%) Scala
7 28 (5.16%) Python
8 27 (4.97%) PHP
9 20 (3.68%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.39%) Objective-C
11 10 (1.84%) Perl
12 9 (1.66%) C++
13 7 (1.29%) VBA
13 7 (1.29%) C
13 7 (1.29%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.10%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.92%) Haskell
16 4 (0.74%) VB
16 4 (0.74%) Groovy
17 3 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (5.89%) Degree
2 20 (3.68%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.58%) ISEB
4 10 (1.84%) ISTQB
4 10 (1.84%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.47%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.29%) PMP
7 6 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.55%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.18%) CBAP
11 1 (0.18%) MCPD
11 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (9.76%) QA
2 7 (1.29%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.55%) P3O
4 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.18%) FATCA
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) HL7
4 1 (0.18%) SLA
4 1 (0.18%) GxP
4 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.37%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.37%) vCloud
2 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.37%) Varnish
2 2 (0.37%) HDFS
2 2 (0.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (3.13%) Puppet
2 16 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.10%) Vagrant
3 6 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.55%) Ansible
4 3 (0.55%) yum
5 2 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.37%) Mesos
6 1 (0.18%) nmon
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.18%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 52 (9.58%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.37%) Oracle
3 24 (4.42%) Sitecore
4 15 (2.76%) EPiServer
5 10 (1.84%) Google
6 7 (1.29%) Twitter
6 7 (1.29%) Adobe
7 6 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.10%) Business Objects
7 6 (1.10%) Zend
8 5 (0.92%) ServiceNow
8 5 (0.92%) hybris
8 5 (0.92%) SAP
8 5 (0.92%) VMware
8 5 (0.92%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.74%) Cognos
9 4 (0.74%) IBM
9 4 (0.74%) HP
9 4 (0.74%) Netezza
9 4 (0.74%) Rackspace
City of London
Noir Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 - £420.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Ortolan Group
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago