The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 27 26 39
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1266 1337 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.06% 6.07% 4.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.69% 7.72% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 1008 720
Average daily rate
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£428 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £43.35 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Scrum
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
16462 17317 15414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.75% 78.59% 76.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11709 11822 10832
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 240 253
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £25.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +6.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £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 London

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in London

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in London

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the London region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in London

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in London

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the London region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 253 £425 -5.55% 98
Canary Wharf +21 14 £500 +5.26%
Docklands, London +12 8 £583 +7.37% 1
Uxbridge - 4 £358 - 2
Croydon -6 3 £388 -3.12%
Hounslow -4 2 £448 -0.55% 2
Kingston Upon Thames -9 2 £500 +70.94% 1
Paddington - 2 £400 -
Chiswick +1 1 - - 1
Harrow +1 1 - -
Hammersmith -5 1 - - 3
Brentford -11 1 £338 -26.02% 2
Isleworth - 1 - - 2
Teddington - 1 £325 - 1
Twickenham - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Feltham - - - - 3
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2561 (94.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1154 (42.63%) TDD
3 978 (36.13%) Java
4 626 (23.13%) Continuous Integration
5 624 (23.05%) JavaScript
5 624 (23.05%) BDD
6 609 (22.50%) HTML
7 504 (18.62%) .NET
8 502 (18.54%) SQL
9 477 (17.62%) CSS
10 475 (17.55%) Finance
11 466 (17.21%) C#
12 458 (16.92%) Kanban
13 399 (14.74%) Web Services
14 380 (14.04%) E-Commerce
15 344 (12.71%) HTML5
16 330 (12.19%) OO
17 323 (11.93%) Ruby
18 321 (11.86%) Linux
19 319 (11.78%) SQL Server
20 312 (11.53%) DevOps
21 310 (11.45%) MVC
22 301 (11.12%) Oracle
23 294 (10.86%) Microsoft
24 292 (10.79%) Git (software)
25 284 (10.49%) XML
26 272 (10.05%) Spring
27 265 (9.79%) jQuery
28 261 (9.64%) RESTful
29 250 (9.24%) QA

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 148 (5.47%) Node.js
2 134 (4.95%) Apache
3 113 (4.17%) CMS
4 84 (3.10%) Tomcat
5 72 (2.66%) JBoss
6 70 (2.59%) Confluence
7 67 (2.48%) SharePoint
8 46 (1.70%) Sitecore CMS
9 44 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
10 43 (1.59%) WebLogic
11 40 (1.48%) Drupal
12 39 (1.44%) Adobe CQ
13 35 (1.29%) WebSphere
14 32 (1.18%) nginx
15 29 (1.07%) IIS
16 27 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
17 26 (0.96%) Apache Solr
18 23 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
19 22 (0.81%) OpenStack
19 22 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 112 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 38 (1.40%) MS Office
3 35 (1.29%) MS Project
4 23 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.74%) Photoshop
6 19 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
7 12 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.15%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.11%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.11%) Maya
10 2 (0.074%) SPSS
10 2 (0.074%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.037%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.037%) Mingle
11 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.44%) Magento
4 10 (0.37%) Google Analytics
5 8 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.11%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.11%) Global One
8 2 (0.074%) assyst
8 2 (0.074%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.074%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.074%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.074%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.074%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.037%) TIBCO iProcess
9 1 (0.037%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.037%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.037%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.037%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 94 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (1.74%) PaaS
4 23 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (0.63%) GitHub
6 15 (0.55%) SaaS
7 12 (0.44%) Office 365
8 10 (0.37%) Joyent
9 8 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (0.30%) IaaS
9 8 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.18%) Force.com
10 5 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.15%) ElastiCache
11 4 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.074%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.037%) Trello
14 1 (0.037%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 72 (2.66%) HTTP
2 71 (2.62%) Internet
3 29 (1.07%) DNS
4 22 (0.81%) LDAP
5 19 (0.70%) TCP/IP
6 15 (0.55%) HTTPS
6 15 (0.55%) Firewall
7 14 (0.52%) SSL
8 10 (0.37%) SNMP
8 10 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
8 10 (0.37%) AMQP
9 9 (0.33%) Intranet
9 9 (0.33%) SAN
10 8 (0.30%) MVNO
11 7 (0.26%) Wireshark
12 6 (0.22%) VPN
13 5 (0.18%) FTP
14 3 (0.11%) RTSP
15 2 (0.074%) Broadband
15 2 (0.074%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (11.78%) SQL Server
2 146 (5.39%) MongoDB
3 141 (5.21%) MySQL
4 121 (4.47%) NoSQL
5 117 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
6 98 (3.62%) Relational Database
7 94 (3.47%) Hadoop
8 84 (3.10%) Big Data
9 82 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 66 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
11 56 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 51 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
13 49 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
14 47 (1.74%) RDBMS
15 40 (1.48%) DB2
15 40 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 33 (1.22%) Redis
17 30 (1.11%) Oracle Database
18 22 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
18 22 (0.81%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 292 (10.79%) Git (software)
2 248 (9.16%) Selenium
3 238 (8.79%) JIRA
4 221 (8.16%) Cucumber
5 214 (7.91%) Jenkins
6 204 (7.54%) Maven
7 163 (6.02%) Subversion
8 129 (4.77%) JUnit
9 112 (4.14%) NUnit
10 103 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 81 (2.99%) WebDriver
12 79 (2.92%) Visual Studio
13 74 (2.73%) SpecFlow
14 62 (2.29%) Ant
14 62 (2.29%) TeamCity
15 58 (2.14%) Hudson
16 55 (2.03%) JMeter
17 54 (1.99%) Eclipse
18 52 (1.92%) Calabash
19 48 (1.77%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 475 (17.55%) Finance
2 215 (7.94%) Banking
3 141 (5.21%) Retail
4 126 (4.65%) Games
5 93 (3.44%) Investment Banking
6 68 (2.51%) Front Office
7 61 (2.25%) Publishing
8 54 (1.99%) Marketing
9 49 (1.81%) Telecoms
10 39 (1.44%) Legal
11 35 (1.29%) Advertising
12 31 (1.15%) Financial Institution
13 29 (1.07%) Back Office
14 16 (0.59%) Law
15 15 (0.55%) Local Government
16 13 (0.48%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.37%) Manufacturing
18 7 (0.26%) Billing
18 7 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1257 (46.44%) Developer
2 332 (12.26%) Java Developer
3 308 (11.38%) Analyst
4 255 (9.42%) Senior Developer
5 234 (8.64%) Project Manager
6 213 (7.87%) Business Analyst
7 177 (6.54%) ScrumMaster
8 158 (5.84%) .NET Developer
9 151 (5.58%) C# Developer
10 130 (4.80%) DevOps Engineer
11 109 (4.03%) Architect
12 92 (3.40%) Tester
13 81 (2.99%) Senior Java Developer
14 76 (2.81%) Front-End Developer
15 75 (2.77%) Agile Business Analyst
16 72 (2.66%) C# .NET Developer
17 68 (2.51%) Agile Project Manager
17 68 (2.51%) JavaScript Developer
18 58 (2.14%) Web Developer
19 56 (2.07%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 609 (22.50%) HTML
2 504 (18.62%) .NET
3 477 (17.62%) CSS
4 399 (14.74%) Web Services
5 344 (12.71%) HTML5
6 284 (10.49%) XML
7 272 (10.05%) Spring
8 265 (9.79%) jQuery
9 261 (9.64%) RESTful
10 226 (8.35%) REST
11 201 (7.43%) J2EE
12 200 (7.39%) JSON
13 198 (7.31%) CSS3
14 188 (6.94%) AngularJS
15 161 (5.95%) ASP.NET
16 148 (5.47%) .NET Framework
17 146 (5.39%) Hibernate
18 144 (5.32%) SOAP
19 130 (4.80%) WCF
20 111 (4.10%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 172 (6.35%) Open Source
2 161 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 160 (5.91%) User Experience
4 120 (4.43%) Mobile App
5 94 (3.47%) Computer Science
6 51 (1.88%) Digital Media
7 47 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 46 (1.70%) iPad
9 39 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 36 (1.33%) Online Games
11 33 (1.22%) Blog
12 32 (1.18%) Data Integration
12 32 (1.18%) Data Structures
13 30 (1.11%) Video on Demand
14 27 (1.00%) Social Media
14 27 (1.00%) Visualisation
15 26 (0.96%) Derivative
16 24 (0.89%) Management Information System
17 23 (0.85%) Algorithms
18 21 (0.78%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 321 (11.86%) Linux
2 169 (6.24%) UNIX
3 167 (6.17%) Windows
4 131 (4.84%) Android
5 118 (4.36%) Apple iOS
6 62 (2.29%) CentOS
7 60 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 53 (1.96%) Ubuntu
9 26 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.37%) AIX
11 9 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.26%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.26%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.18%) Solaris
14 2 (0.074%) Windows CE
14 2 (0.074%) Debian
14 2 (0.074%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.037%) Fedora
15 1 (0.037%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2561 (94.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1154 (42.63%) TDD
3 626 (23.13%) Continuous Integration
4 624 (23.05%) BDD
5 458 (16.92%) Kanban
6 380 (14.04%) E-Commerce
7 330 (12.19%) OO
8 312 (11.53%) DevOps
9 310 (11.45%) MVC
10 250 (9.24%) User Stories
11 243 (8.98%) Project Management
12 180 (6.65%) Test Automation
13 170 (6.28%) Software Engineering
14 164 (6.06%) Waterfall
15 154 (5.69%) Stakeholder Management
16 151 (5.58%) Pair Programming
17 148 (5.47%) Unit Testing
18 141 (5.21%) Mentoring
19 140 (5.17%) Automated Testing
20 132 (4.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 978 (36.13%) Java
2 624 (23.05%) JavaScript
3 502 (18.54%) SQL
4 466 (17.21%) C#
5 323 (11.93%) Ruby
6 192 (7.09%) Python
7 174 (6.43%) PHP
8 116 (4.29%) Scala
9 108 (3.99%) Bash Shell
10 85 (3.14%) T-SQL
11 82 (3.03%) Perl
12 65 (2.40%) PL/SQL
13 55 (2.03%) Groovy
14 49 (1.81%) C++
15 39 (1.44%) Objective-C
16 31 (1.15%) Clojure
17 24 (0.89%) C
18 23 (0.85%) VBA
19 19 (0.70%) F#
20 18 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 216 (7.98%) Degree
2 152 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 80 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 57 (2.11%) ISEB
5 42 (1.55%) DV Cleared
6 28 (1.03%) VCP4
7 25 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 25 (0.92%) PMI Certification
8 22 (0.81%) ISTQB
9 21 (0.78%) PMP
10 6 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.15%) CBAP
12 4 (0.15%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.11%) MCPD
13 3 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.074%) CISM
14 2 (0.074%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (9.24%) QA
2 14 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.41%) SLA
4 6 (0.22%) GxP
5 5 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.15%) P3O
7 3 (0.11%) MiFID
8 2 (0.074%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.037%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.037%) FATCA
9 1 (0.037%) HL7
9 1 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.037%) WAI
9 1 (0.037%) COBIT
System Software
1 30 (1.11%) Varnish
2 28 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.63%) vCloud
4 13 (0.48%) Docker
5 11 (0.41%) vSphere
6 9 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (0.30%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.22%) NFS
9 5 (0.18%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.11%) Active Directory
11 3 (0.11%) HDFS
12 2 (0.074%) GridGain
12 2 (0.074%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.074%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.074%) XenApp
12 2 (0.074%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 194 (7.17%) Puppet
2 136 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (2.29%) Ansible
4 39 (1.44%) Nagios
5 24 (0.89%) ZABBIX
6 23 (0.85%) Vagrant
7 20 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (0.52%) Opsview
9 13 (0.48%) collectd
10 12 (0.44%) Graphite
11 11 (0.41%) Salt
12 9 (0.33%) Kibana
13 8 (0.30%) Mesos
13 8 (0.30%) yum
13 8 (0.30%) Oozie
13 8 (0.30%) logstash
14 7 (0.26%) Icinga
15 6 (0.22%) HAProxy
15 6 (0.22%) Capistrano
16 5 (0.18%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 301 (11.12%) Oracle
2 294 (10.86%) Microsoft
3 63 (2.33%) VMware
4 54 (1.99%) Sitecore
5 47 (1.74%) Google
6 39 (1.44%) Perforce
7 37 (1.37%) Atlassian
7 37 (1.37%) hybris
8 34 (1.26%) IBM
9 33 (1.22%) Adobe
10 31 (1.15%) SAP
10 31 (1.15%) Sybase
11 30 (1.11%) Rackspace
12 29 (1.07%) Red Hat
12 29 (1.07%) ATG
13 26 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
14 25 (0.92%) Business Objects
14 25 (0.92%) New Relic
15 24 (0.89%) Zend
16 23 (0.85%) Endeca
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Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
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