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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 24 31 37
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1570 1349 1208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.45% 5.39% 4.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.37% 7.04% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1049 894
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £137.50 £45.00 £47.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+205.55% -4.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- +29.77%
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
18761 19158 19398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.11% 76.59% 74.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13057 13421 13065
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 230 359
Average hourly rate £21.25 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +8 310 £450 - 97
Bromley - 8 £450 - 5
Canary Wharf +9 6 £575 +4.54%
Croydon +4 3 £450 +12.50% 1
Ealing - 3 - -
Southwark - 2 £340 -
Surbiton - 2 £500 - 1
Docklands, London +9 1 £675 +20.00%
Hammersmith -4 1 - - 1
Teddington - 1 £450 - 1
Twickenham - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 2
Enfield - - - - 2
Harrow - - - - 2
Isleworth - - - - 5
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Northwood - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Ruislip - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - - 2
Chiswick - - - -
Westminster - - - - 1
Paddington - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1343 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1160 (39.36%) TDD
3 997 (33.83%) Java
4 674 (22.87%) HTML
5 669 (22.70%) BDD
6 640 (21.72%) JavaScript
7 548 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
8 484 (16.42%) CSS
9 479 (16.25%) .NET
10 472 (16.02%) Kanban
11 446 (15.13%) Finance
12 432 (14.66%) C#
13 426 (14.46%) Web Services
14 420 (14.25%) SQL
15 418 (14.18%) OO
16 391 (13.27%) MVC
17 370 (12.56%) E-Commerce
18 362 (12.28%) XML
19 353 (11.98%) HTML5
20 348 (11.81%) Oracle
21 326 (11.06%) QA
22 308 (10.45%) Ruby
23 306 (10.38%) REST
24 304 (10.32%) jQuery
25 296 (10.04%) Linux
26 294 (9.98%) User Stories
27 287 (9.74%) Project Management
28 286 (9.70%) Cucumber
29 281 (9.54%) Spring
30 274 (9.30%) Git (software)

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 134 (4.55%) CMS
2 127 (4.31%) Apache
3 108 (3.66%) Node.js
4 91 (3.09%) Tomcat
5 59 (2.00%) WebLogic
6 55 (1.87%) Confluence
7 54 (1.83%) SharePoint
8 32 (1.09%) WebSphere
8 32 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
9 31 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
9 31 (1.05%) Drupal
10 30 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
11 25 (0.85%) Apache Solr
12 20 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 18 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
14 17 (0.58%) IIS
15 15 (0.51%) Apache Pig
15 15 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
16 14 (0.48%) Adobe CQ
17 12 (0.41%) nginx
Applications
1 92 (3.12%) MS Excel
2 35 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 23 (0.78%) MS Project
3 23 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (0.58%) MS Office
5 14 (0.48%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.24%) Final Cut Pro
8 5 (0.17%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.14%) Stata
9 4 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.068%) Mingle
11 1 (0.034%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.034%) Maya
11 1 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.24%) SiteCatalyst
3 6 (0.20%) Magento
4 5 (0.17%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.14%) Agresso
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.10%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.068%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.034%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.034%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.034%) Endur
8 1 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.034%) Summit
8 1 (0.034%) CA Clarity
8 1 (0.034%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.034%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.034%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.034%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 74 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (0.95%) SaaS
4 27 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (0.58%) PaaS
7 16 (0.54%) Amazon S3
8 15 (0.51%) Office 365
9 8 (0.27%) GitHub
9 8 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (0.24%) Google Apps
10 7 (0.24%) ElastiCache
10 7 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 7 (0.24%) Force.com
11 6 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.17%) Heroku
13 2 (0.068%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.034%) Trello
14 1 (0.034%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (3.66%) HTTP
2 67 (2.27%) Internet
3 37 (1.26%) SSL
4 25 (0.85%) Firewall
5 23 (0.78%) DNS
6 17 (0.58%) Intranet
7 16 (0.54%) LDAP
8 13 (0.44%) HTTPS
9 11 (0.37%) Wireshark
10 9 (0.31%) BGP
11 8 (0.27%) LAN
11 8 (0.27%) WAN
11 8 (0.27%) TCP/IP
12 7 (0.24%) AMQP
13 6 (0.20%) VPN
14 5 (0.17%) 4G
14 5 (0.17%) MVNO
14 5 (0.17%) 3G
14 5 (0.17%) 2G
14 5 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 178 (6.04%) MySQL
3 153 (5.19%) MongoDB
3 153 (5.19%) NoSQL
4 83 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 83 (2.82%) Relational Database
5 78 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 66 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
7 61 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
8 59 (2.00%) Oracle Database
9 55 (1.87%) Big Data
10 45 (1.53%) Hadoop
11 33 (1.12%) RDBMS
12 30 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 29 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
13 29 (0.98%) Redis
13 29 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 22 (0.75%) Apache Hive
15 21 (0.71%) CouchDB
16 20 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 286 (9.70%) Cucumber
2 274 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 258 (8.75%) Selenium
4 242 (8.21%) JIRA
5 238 (8.08%) Jenkins
6 229 (7.77%) Maven
7 194 (6.58%) Subversion
8 142 (4.82%) JUnit
9 132 (4.48%) WebDriver
10 85 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 80 (2.71%) TeamCity
12 77 (2.61%) Ant
13 76 (2.58%) Hudson
14 74 (2.51%) SpecFlow
15 67 (2.27%) Visual Studio
16 53 (1.80%) Jasmine
17 51 (1.73%) NUnit
17 51 (1.73%) Eclipse
18 50 (1.70%) Calabash
19 38 (1.29%) JBehave
General
1 446 (15.13%) Finance
2 250 (8.48%) Banking
3 175 (5.94%) Retail
4 114 (3.87%) Games
5 109 (3.70%) Publishing
6 102 (3.46%) Investment Banking
7 89 (3.02%) Back Office
8 63 (2.14%) Front Office
9 59 (2.00%) Marketing
9 59 (2.00%) Telecoms
10 56 (1.90%) Legal
11 36 (1.22%) Advertising
12 28 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.58%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.58%) Law
14 14 (0.48%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.27%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.17%) Electronics
16 5 (0.17%) Arabic Language
16 5 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1274 (43.23%) Developer
2 404 (13.71%) Analyst
3 336 (11.40%) Java Developer
4 273 (9.26%) Business Analyst
5 266 (9.03%) ScrumMaster
6 243 (8.25%) Project Manager
7 207 (7.02%) Senior Developer
8 175 (5.94%) .NET Developer
9 136 (4.61%) Tester
10 124 (4.21%) C# Developer
11 108 (3.66%) Architect
12 105 (3.56%) Agile Business Analyst
13 92 (3.12%) Front-End Developer
14 85 (2.88%) Test Analyst
15 83 (2.82%) Software Engineer
16 76 (2.58%) Agile Project Manager
17 73 (2.48%) Senior Java Developer
18 72 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
19 68 (2.31%) Test Engineer
19 68 (2.31%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 674 (22.87%) HTML
2 484 (16.42%) CSS
3 479 (16.25%) .NET
4 426 (14.46%) Web Services
5 362 (12.28%) XML
6 353 (11.98%) HTML5
7 306 (10.38%) REST
8 304 (10.32%) jQuery
9 281 (9.54%) Spring
10 247 (8.38%) SOAP
11 243 (8.25%) RESTful
12 241 (8.18%) JSON
12 241 (8.18%) CSS3
13 207 (7.02%) ASP.NET
14 199 (6.75%) AngularJS
15 169 (5.73%) J2EE
16 148 (5.02%) .NET Framework
17 138 (4.68%) WCF
18 137 (4.65%) Hibernate
19 131 (4.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 258 (8.75%) Open Source
2 177 (6.01%) Mobile App
3 117 (3.97%) Computer Science
4 76 (2.58%) iPad
5 59 (2.00%) Digital Media
6 56 (1.90%) Online Games
7 55 (1.87%) Social Media
8 52 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 44 (1.49%) Derivative
10 40 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
11 37 (1.26%) Video on Demand
12 35 (1.19%) Data Integration
13 34 (1.15%) Fixed Income
14 33 (1.12%) Management Information System
15 31 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
16 28 (0.95%) Credit Risk
16 28 (0.95%) iPhone
17 26 (0.88%) Visualisation
17 26 (0.88%) Equities
17 26 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 296 (10.04%) Linux
2 156 (5.29%) Android
3 146 (4.95%) Apple iOS
4 132 (4.48%) UNIX
5 122 (4.14%) Windows
6 36 (1.22%) CentOS
7 35 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (0.88%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.31%) AIX
10 9 (0.31%) Solaris
11 5 (0.17%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.068%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.068%) Debian
14 2 (0.068%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.034%) BlackBerry OS
15 1 (0.034%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1343 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1160 (39.36%) TDD
3 669 (22.70%) BDD
4 548 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
5 472 (16.02%) Kanban
6 418 (14.18%) OO
7 391 (13.27%) MVC
8 370 (12.56%) E-Commerce
9 294 (9.98%) User Stories
10 287 (9.74%) Project Management
11 261 (8.86%) Software Engineering
12 208 (7.06%) Pair Programming
13 201 (6.82%) Test Automation
14 189 (6.41%) Unit Testing
15 170 (5.77%) PRINCE2
16 167 (5.67%) Continuous Improvement
17 163 (5.53%) DevOps
18 154 (5.23%) Content Management
19 149 (5.06%) Web Development
19 149 (5.06%) UML
Programming Languages
1 997 (33.83%) Java
2 640 (21.72%) JavaScript
3 432 (14.66%) C#
4 420 (14.25%) SQL
5 308 (10.45%) Ruby
6 252 (8.55%) Python
7 182 (6.18%) PHP
8 117 (3.97%) Scala
9 114 (3.87%) Groovy
10 75 (2.54%) PL/SQL
11 73 (2.48%) Perl
12 65 (2.21%) Objective-C
13 49 (1.66%) C
13 49 (1.66%) T-SQL
14 46 (1.56%) Bash Shell
15 43 (1.46%) Shell Script
15 43 (1.46%) C++
16 21 (0.71%) Clojure
17 12 (0.41%) Delphi
18 11 (0.37%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 208 (7.06%) Degree
2 113 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 83 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 79 (2.68%) ISEB
5 37 (1.26%) ISTQB
6 22 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 19 (0.64%) PMI Certification
8 16 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 14 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
10 13 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.37%) PMP
12 7 (0.24%) MBA
13 6 (0.20%) BC Cleared
14 5 (0.17%) MCSE
15 4 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.14%) CCNP
15 4 (0.14%) MCSD
15 4 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.14%) CBAP
16 3 (0.10%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (11.06%) QA
2 21 (0.71%) SLA
3 10 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.10%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.10%) Basel III
7 2 (0.068%) HL7
7 2 (0.068%) EMIR
7 2 (0.068%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.034%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.034%) P3O
8 1 (0.034%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.034%) WAI
System Software
1 27 (0.92%) Varnish
2 24 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.48%) vCloud
4 6 (0.20%) Xen
5 4 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.14%) NFS
5 4 (0.14%) HDFS
6 3 (0.10%) vSphere
6 3 (0.10%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.10%) XenServer
7 2 (0.068%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.068%) Docker
7 2 (0.068%) IAG
7 2 (0.068%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.034%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.034%) GridGain
8 1 (0.034%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 127 (4.31%) Puppet
2 83 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (1.05%) Nagios
4 23 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (0.61%) Salt
6 14 (0.48%) Oozie
7 13 (0.44%) Vagrant
7 13 (0.44%) ZABBIX
8 12 (0.41%) Ansible
9 11 (0.37%) Capistrano
10 10 (0.34%) Opsview
10 10 (0.34%) YUM
11 9 (0.31%) Kibana
12 8 (0.27%) Zenoss
12 8 (0.27%) Cobbler
12 8 (0.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 7 (0.24%) Graylog2
14 6 (0.20%) SCCM
14 6 (0.20%) Control-M
15 5 (0.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 348 (11.81%) Oracle
2 212 (7.19%) Microsoft
3 102 (3.46%) JBoss
4 52 (1.76%) ATG
5 49 (1.66%) Perforce
6 47 (1.59%) Zend
7 44 (1.49%) Adobe
8 42 (1.43%) Endeca
9 40 (1.36%) Google
10 36 (1.22%) IBM
10 36 (1.22%) VMware
10 36 (1.22%) hybris
11 32 (1.09%) Sitecore
12 29 (0.98%) SAP
13 28 (0.95%) Atlassian
13 28 (0.95%) Red Hat
14 25 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
15 24 (0.81%) Rackspace
16 23 (0.78%) New Relic
16 23 (0.78%) Business Objects
Central London / West End
Datascope Recruitment
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £405 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: From £340 to £380 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £330 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Lynx Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per Day / £40k-£60k
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Very very competitive!
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £550 per day + Flexible at this stage!
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £385 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday