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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 24 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1589 1332 1166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.49% 5.30% 4.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.35% 6.84% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1188 1017 847
Average daily rate
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£425 £441 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.68% +10.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Average hourly rate £87.75 £45.00 £47.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.00% -4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.95 £29.10 £39.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.55 £50.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
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
19039 19480 19425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.74% 77.50% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13435 13648 13085
Average daily rate £450 £450 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
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 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 244 373
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Scrum Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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 +3 299 £450 - 129
Bromley - 8 £450 - 2
Canary Wharf +18 6 £575 +4.54%
Croydon -1 4 £440 +10.00%
Hammersmith 0 3 £406 +12.53% 3
Ealing - 3 - - 1
Docklands, London +14 2 £537 -4.48%
Uxbridge -6 2 £375 +38.88% 1
Southwark - 2 £340 -
Paddington +6 1 - -
Surbiton - 1 - -
Teddington - 1 £450 - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Chessington - - - - 2
West Drayton - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 2
Enfield - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Isleworth - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 4
New Malden - - - -
Northwood - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Westminster - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2728 (91.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1205 (40.52%) TDD
3 1016 (34.16%) Java
4 692 (23.27%) BDD
5 685 (23.03%) HTML
6 657 (22.09%) JavaScript
7 585 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
8 507 (17.05%) CSS
9 503 (16.91%) .NET
10 490 (16.48%) Kanban
11 453 (15.23%) OO
12 444 (14.93%) C#
13 439 (14.76%) SQL
14 438 (14.73%) Finance
15 420 (14.12%) Web Services
16 414 (13.92%) MVC
17 386 (12.98%) E-Commerce
18 373 (12.54%) XML
19 367 (12.34%) HTML5
20 349 (11.74%) Oracle
21 323 (10.86%) Linux
21 323 (10.86%) QA
22 313 (10.52%) jQuery
23 306 (10.29%) User Stories
24 300 (10.09%) Ruby
25 297 (9.99%) Spring
26 294 (9.89%) Git (software)
26 294 (9.89%) REST
27 284 (9.55%) SQL Server
28 277 (9.31%) Project Management

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 142 (4.77%) Apache
2 127 (4.27%) CMS
3 113 (3.80%) Node.js
4 95 (3.19%) Tomcat
5 63 (2.12%) Confluence
6 60 (2.02%) SharePoint
7 55 (1.85%) WebLogic
8 38 (1.28%) Drupal
9 35 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
10 34 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 31 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
12 30 (1.01%) Apache Solr
13 29 (0.98%) WebSphere
14 23 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
15 19 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
16 17 (0.57%) nginx
17 16 (0.54%) IIS
17 16 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
18 15 (0.50%) Adobe CQ
18 15 (0.50%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 92 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 31 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 22 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 18 (0.61%) MS Office
6 17 (0.57%) MS Project
7 16 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.24%) Final Cut Pro
9 5 (0.17%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.10%) Maya
12 2 (0.067%) Stata
12 2 (0.067%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.067%) Mingle
13 1 (0.034%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.24%) SiteCatalyst
3 5 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.17%) Magento
4 4 (0.13%) Agresso
4 4 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.10%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.067%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.034%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.034%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.034%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.034%) assyst
7 1 (0.034%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.034%) Endur
7 1 (0.034%) Summit
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 87 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (0.84%) SaaS
5 24 (0.81%) PaaS
6 18 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.57%) Office 365
8 16 (0.54%) Amazon S3
9 13 (0.44%) GitHub
10 8 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.24%) Google Apps
11 7 (0.24%) ElastiCache
11 7 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 7 (0.24%) Force.com
12 6 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.17%) Heroku
14 4 (0.13%) IaaS
14 4 (0.13%) Joyent
15 2 (0.067%) SuccessFactors
16 1 (0.034%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 106 (3.56%) HTTP
2 70 (2.35%) Internet
3 40 (1.34%) SSL
4 31 (1.04%) DNS
5 25 (0.84%) Firewall
6 18 (0.61%) LDAP
6 18 (0.61%) Intranet
7 14 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.47%) Wireshark
8 13 (0.44%) HTTPS
9 9 (0.30%) SNMP
10 8 (0.27%) WAN
10 8 (0.27%) LAN
10 8 (0.27%) AMQP
10 8 (0.27%) MVNO
11 7 (0.24%) BGP
12 6 (0.20%) SAN
12 6 (0.20%) VPN
13 5 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (0.13%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 186 (6.25%) MySQL
3 149 (5.01%) MongoDB
3 149 (5.01%) NoSQL
4 83 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
5 79 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
6 78 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 77 (2.59%) Relational Database
8 69 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
9 60 (2.02%) Big Data
10 53 (1.78%) Oracle Database
11 50 (1.68%) Hadoop
12 36 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
13 32 (1.08%) RDBMS
13 32 (1.08%) Redis
14 28 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 26 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 24 (0.81%) Apache Hive
17 21 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
18 20 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 294 (9.89%) Git (software)
2 264 (8.88%) Cucumber
3 253 (8.51%) Selenium
4 252 (8.47%) JIRA
5 245 (8.24%) Jenkins
6 239 (8.04%) Maven
7 192 (6.46%) Subversion
8 146 (4.91%) JUnit
9 124 (4.17%) WebDriver
10 99 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 76 (2.56%) TeamCity
12 75 (2.52%) Ant
12 75 (2.52%) Visual Studio
13 73 (2.45%) SpecFlow
14 69 (2.32%) Hudson
15 57 (1.92%) NUnit
16 52 (1.75%) Jasmine
16 52 (1.75%) Eclipse
17 48 (1.61%) Calabash
18 41 (1.38%) Mockito
General
1 438 (14.73%) Finance
2 238 (8.00%) Banking
3 176 (5.92%) Retail
4 125 (4.20%) Games
5 107 (3.60%) Publishing
6 102 (3.43%) Investment Banking
7 75 (2.52%) Back Office
8 70 (2.35%) Front Office
9 65 (2.19%) Marketing
10 60 (2.02%) Legal
11 58 (1.95%) Telecoms
12 38 (1.28%) Advertising
13 26 (0.87%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.61%) Law
15 17 (0.57%) Manufacturing
16 12 (0.40%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.30%) Multimedia
18 7 (0.24%) German Language
19 6 (0.20%) Billing
20 5 (0.17%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 1352 (45.46%) Developer
2 381 (12.81%) Analyst
3 359 (12.07%) Java Developer
4 259 (8.71%) Business Analyst
5 255 (8.57%) ScrumMaster
6 239 (8.04%) Project Manager
7 224 (7.53%) Senior Developer
8 180 (6.05%) .NET Developer
9 131 (4.40%) C# Developer
10 112 (3.77%) Tester
11 105 (3.53%) Architect
12 103 (3.46%) Agile Business Analyst
13 100 (3.36%) Front-End Developer
14 82 (2.76%) DevOps Engineer
15 81 (2.72%) Software Engineer
16 80 (2.69%) Test Analyst
17 79 (2.66%) Agile Project Manager
18 77 (2.59%) Senior Java Developer
19 72 (2.42%) C# .NET Developer
20 69 (2.32%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 685 (23.03%) HTML
2 507 (17.05%) CSS
3 503 (16.91%) .NET
4 420 (14.12%) Web Services
5 373 (12.54%) XML
6 367 (12.34%) HTML5
7 313 (10.52%) jQuery
8 297 (9.99%) Spring
9 294 (9.89%) REST
10 241 (8.10%) SOAP
11 240 (8.07%) CSS3
12 239 (8.04%) RESTful
13 236 (7.94%) JSON
14 205 (6.89%) AngularJS
15 197 (6.62%) ASP.NET
16 176 (5.92%) J2EE
17 153 (5.14%) .NET Framework
18 150 (5.04%) WCF
19 145 (4.88%) Hibernate
20 137 (4.61%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 277 (9.31%) Open Source
2 182 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 177 (5.95%) User Experience
4 166 (5.58%) Mobile App
5 122 (4.10%) Computer Science
6 67 (2.25%) iPad
7 62 (2.08%) Digital Media
8 58 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 58 (1.95%) Online Games
9 56 (1.88%) Social Media
10 44 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 42 (1.41%) Data Integration
12 39 (1.31%) Derivative
13 35 (1.18%) Video on Demand
14 34 (1.14%) Management Information System
15 31 (1.04%) Fixed Income
16 26 (0.87%) Equities
16 26 (0.87%) Credit Risk
16 26 (0.87%) Visualisation
16 26 (0.87%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 323 (10.86%) Linux
2 151 (5.08%) Apple iOS
3 150 (5.04%) Android
4 141 (4.74%) UNIX
5 125 (4.20%) Windows
6 39 (1.31%) CentOS
7 36 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (0.94%) Ubuntu
9 12 (0.40%) Solaris
10 11 (0.37%) AIX
10 11 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.17%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.067%) Debian
15 2 (0.067%) Windows CE
15 2 (0.067%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.067%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.034%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2728 (91.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1205 (40.52%) TDD
3 692 (23.27%) BDD
4 585 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
5 490 (16.48%) Kanban
6 453 (15.23%) OO
7 414 (13.92%) MVC
8 386 (12.98%) E-Commerce
9 306 (10.29%) User Stories
10 277 (9.31%) Project Management
11 252 (8.47%) Software Engineering
12 210 (7.06%) Pair Programming
13 195 (6.56%) DevOps
14 190 (6.39%) Unit Testing
15 187 (6.29%) Test Automation
16 164 (5.51%) PRINCE2
17 159 (5.35%) Web Development
17 159 (5.35%) Mentoring
18 152 (5.11%) SOA
19 150 (5.04%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1016 (34.16%) Java
2 657 (22.09%) JavaScript
3 444 (14.93%) C#
4 439 (14.76%) SQL
5 300 (10.09%) Ruby
6 260 (8.74%) Python
7 195 (6.56%) PHP
8 130 (4.37%) Scala
9 99 (3.33%) Groovy
10 82 (2.76%) PL/SQL
11 73 (2.45%) Perl
12 68 (2.29%) Objective-C
13 49 (1.65%) C
14 48 (1.61%) Bash Shell
15 44 (1.48%) T-SQL
16 43 (1.45%) C++
17 34 (1.14%) Shell Script
18 22 (0.74%) Clojure
19 11 (0.37%) PHP5
20 9 (0.30%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 200 (6.72%) Degree
2 119 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 84 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 77 (2.59%) ISEB
5 33 (1.11%) ISTQB
6 25 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 20 (0.67%) PMI Certification
8 16 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 13 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
10 12 (0.40%) PMP
10 12 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.20%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.17%) MCSE
13 4 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.13%) CCNP
13 4 (0.13%) MCSD
14 3 (0.10%) GISP
14 3 (0.10%) CBAP
14 3 (0.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (10.86%) QA
2 21 (0.71%) SLA
3 11 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.067%) HL7
7 2 (0.067%) EMIR
7 2 (0.067%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.067%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.067%) Basel III
8 1 (0.034%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.034%) P3O
8 1 (0.034%) WAI
8 1 (0.034%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 26 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
1 26 (0.87%) Varnish
2 24 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.47%) vCloud
4 6 (0.20%) NFS
4 6 (0.20%) Xen
5 4 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.13%) HDFS
6 3 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.10%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.10%) Docker
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.10%) XenServer
7 2 (0.067%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.067%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.067%) vSphere
7 2 (0.067%) IAG
8 1 (0.034%) GridGain
8 1 (0.034%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 146 (4.91%) Puppet
2 90 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (1.28%) Nagios
4 25 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (0.61%) Salt
6 16 (0.54%) Oozie
7 15 (0.50%) Ansible
8 14 (0.47%) Vagrant
9 13 (0.44%) Capistrano
9 13 (0.44%) Opsview
9 13 (0.44%) ZABBIX
10 10 (0.34%) YUM
11 9 (0.30%) Kibana
12 8 (0.27%) Zenoss
12 8 (0.27%) Graylog2
12 8 (0.27%) Cobbler
12 8 (0.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 6 (0.20%) Control-M
13 6 (0.20%) SCCM
14 5 (0.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 349 (11.74%) Oracle
2 237 (7.97%) Microsoft
3 102 (3.43%) JBoss
4 50 (1.68%) ATG
5 49 (1.65%) Zend
6 47 (1.58%) Perforce
7 45 (1.51%) Google
8 42 (1.41%) Adobe
9 40 (1.34%) VMware
9 40 (1.34%) Endeca
10 36 (1.21%) hybris
11 35 (1.18%) Atlassian
12 32 (1.08%) IBM
12 32 (1.08%) Sitecore
13 29 (0.98%) Rackspace
14 28 (0.94%) Red Hat
15 27 (0.91%) New Relic
16 25 (0.84%) Informatica
16 25 (0.84%) SAP
17 22 (0.74%) Citrix
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