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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 29 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1365 1313 1035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.90% 5.40% 4.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.60% 6.95% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1052 1007 780
Average daily rate
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£435 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £47.63 £21.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.78% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -10.00%
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
17971 18893 16342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.68% 77.63% 76.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13209 13159 11230
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 231 320
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.57 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% -12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.75 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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
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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 -1 294 £425 -5.55% 101
Canary Wharf +18 12 £450 -13.46%
Uxbridge - 6 £380 -
Docklands, London +18 4 £550 +5.26%
Bromley +9 4 £413 +65.00%
Croydon -4 3 £400 +9.58%
Westminster -10 3 £475 +52.00%
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £500 -
Twickenham +1 1 £350 -15.66% 1
Hammersmith 0 1 £300 -15.19%
Wimbledon -1 1 £400 -
Brentford -4 1 £375 -16.66%
Harrow - 1 - -
Surbiton - 1 £388 -
Teddington - - - - 2
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2750 (93.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1212 (41.04%) TDD
3 1059 (35.86%) Java
4 711 (24.08%) HTML
5 687 (23.26%) JavaScript
6 682 (23.10%) BDD
7 644 (21.81%) Continuous Integration
8 533 (18.05%) CSS
9 528 (17.88%) SQL
10 518 (17.54%) .NET
11 470 (15.92%) Finance
12 464 (15.71%) Kanban
13 456 (15.44%) C#
14 451 (15.27%) Web Services
15 418 (14.16%) OO
16 416 (14.09%) E-Commerce
17 398 (13.48%) Linux
18 391 (13.24%) MVC
19 381 (12.90%) HTML5
20 362 (12.26%) Oracle
21 353 (11.95%) XML
22 337 (11.41%) Git (software)
23 333 (11.28%) Spring
24 319 (10.80%) SQL Server
25 310 (10.50%) jQuery
26 308 (10.43%) Ruby
27 298 (10.09%) QA
28 295 (9.99%) DevOps
29 293 (9.92%) User Stories
30 288 (9.75%) Selenium

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 162 (5.49%) Apache
2 128 (4.33%) Node.js
3 122 (4.13%) CMS
4 105 (3.56%) Tomcat
5 92 (3.12%) JBoss
6 60 (2.03%) Confluence
7 56 (1.90%) SharePoint
8 52 (1.76%) WebLogic
9 46 (1.56%) Drupal
10 44 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
10 44 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
11 43 (1.46%) WebSphere
12 37 (1.25%) Adobe CQ
13 32 (1.08%) nginx
14 29 (0.98%) Apache Solr
15 27 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
16 23 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
17 18 (0.61%) IIS
18 17 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
19 15 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 110 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 24 (0.81%) MS Visio
2 24 (0.81%) MS Office
3 21 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.58%) MS Project
6 12 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.27%) Final Cut Pro
8 5 (0.17%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.14%) Maya
9 4 (0.14%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.10%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.068%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.034%) Mingle
12 1 (0.034%) Stata
12 1 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 9 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 9 (0.30%) Google Analytics
2 8 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.17%) Magento
6 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.14%) SiteCatalyst
7 2 (0.068%) Global One
7 2 (0.068%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.068%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.068%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.068%) CA Clarity
7 2 (0.068%) assyst
7 2 (0.068%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.034%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.034%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.034%) Agresso
8 1 (0.034%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 101 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (1.69%) PaaS
4 24 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (0.64%) Office 365
6 16 (0.54%) GitHub
7 13 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.34%) SaaS
8 10 (0.34%) Joyent
9 8 (0.27%) IaaS
10 7 (0.24%) Google Apps
10 7 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.17%) Force.com
13 3 (0.10%) Heroku
13 3 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.068%) ElastiCache
14 2 (0.068%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.068%) Trello
15 1 (0.034%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 88 (2.98%) HTTP
2 58 (1.96%) Internet
3 36 (1.22%) DNS
4 28 (0.95%) SSL
5 23 (0.78%) LDAP
6 21 (0.71%) Firewall
7 16 (0.54%) HTTPS
8 15 (0.51%) Intranet
8 15 (0.51%) TCP/IP
9 13 (0.44%) Wireshark
9 13 (0.44%) SNMP
10 9 (0.30%) MVNO
10 9 (0.30%) SAN
11 7 (0.24%) Reverse Proxy
12 5 (0.17%) LAN
12 5 (0.17%) WAN
13 4 (0.14%) AMQP
14 3 (0.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 3 (0.10%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 3 (0.10%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 175 (5.93%) MySQL
3 148 (5.01%) MongoDB
4 124 (4.20%) NoSQL
5 103 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
6 98 (3.32%) Relational Database
7 94 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 81 (2.74%) Big Data
9 73 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
10 72 (2.44%) Hadoop
11 54 (1.83%) RDBMS
12 53 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
13 47 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
14 41 (1.39%) Oracle Database
15 39 (1.32%) DB2
16 34 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 33 (1.12%) Redis
18 27 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
19 26 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
20 24 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 337 (11.41%) Git (software)
2 288 (9.75%) Selenium
3 262 (8.87%) JIRA
4 252 (8.53%) Maven
4 252 (8.53%) Jenkins
5 228 (7.72%) Cucumber
6 201 (6.81%) Subversion
7 162 (5.49%) JUnit
8 124 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 117 (3.96%) NUnit
10 116 (3.93%) WebDriver
11 91 (3.08%) SpecFlow
12 86 (2.91%) Visual Studio
13 73 (2.47%) Ant
14 70 (2.37%) TeamCity
15 68 (2.30%) Hudson
16 62 (2.10%) Eclipse
17 57 (1.93%) Rhino Mocks
18 53 (1.79%) Calabash
19 51 (1.73%) Jasmine
General
1 470 (15.92%) Finance
2 251 (8.50%) Banking
3 170 (5.76%) Retail
4 147 (4.98%) Games
5 102 (3.45%) Investment Banking
6 87 (2.95%) Publishing
7 68 (2.30%) Marketing
8 59 (2.00%) Legal
9 55 (1.86%) Telecoms
10 49 (1.66%) Front Office
11 39 (1.32%) Back Office
12 38 (1.29%) Advertising
13 35 (1.19%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 14 (0.47%) Law
15 14 (0.47%) Manufacturing
16 10 (0.34%) Local Government
17 7 (0.24%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.20%) Billing
19 5 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1383 (46.83%) Developer
2 368 (12.46%) Java Developer
3 350 (11.85%) Analyst
4 266 (9.01%) Senior Developer
5 237 (8.03%) Business Analyst
6 235 (7.96%) ScrumMaster
7 233 (7.89%) Project Manager
8 169 (5.72%) .NET Developer
9 154 (5.22%) C# Developer
10 127 (4.30%) DevOps Engineer
11 98 (3.32%) Front-End Developer
12 97 (3.28%) Architect
13 89 (3.01%) Senior Java Developer
14 86 (2.91%) Tester
15 77 (2.61%) Agile Business Analyst
16 72 (2.44%) C# .NET Developer
17 70 (2.37%) Agile Project Manager
18 68 (2.30%) JavaScript Developer
19 67 (2.27%) Test Engineer
20 66 (2.24%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 711 (24.08%) HTML
2 533 (18.05%) CSS
3 518 (17.54%) .NET
4 451 (15.27%) Web Services
5 381 (12.90%) HTML5
6 353 (11.95%) XML
7 333 (11.28%) Spring
8 310 (10.50%) jQuery
9 282 (9.55%) RESTful
10 251 (8.50%) REST
11 225 (7.62%) CSS3
12 212 (7.18%) SOAP
13 205 (6.94%) J2EE
14 203 (6.87%) AngularJS
15 199 (6.74%) JSON
16 172 (5.82%) Hibernate
17 171 (5.79%) ASP.NET
18 152 (5.15%) .NET Framework
19 147 (4.98%) WCF
20 133 (4.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 219 (7.42%) Open Source
2 185 (6.26%) User Experience
3 163 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
4 144 (4.88%) Mobile App
5 101 (3.42%) Computer Science
6 71 (2.40%) Digital Media
7 56 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 56 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 54 (1.83%) Data Structures
9 52 (1.76%) iPad
10 50 (1.69%) Online Games
11 45 (1.52%) Data Integration
12 42 (1.42%) Social Media
13 36 (1.22%) Video on Demand
14 33 (1.12%) Blog
14 33 (1.12%) Algorithms
15 29 (0.98%) Management Information System
16 27 (0.91%) Visualisation
17 26 (0.88%) Fixed Income
17 26 (0.88%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 398 (13.48%) Linux
2 191 (6.47%) UNIX
3 148 (5.01%) Windows
4 136 (4.61%) Android
5 127 (4.30%) Apple iOS
6 64 (2.17%) CentOS
7 60 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 52 (1.76%) Ubuntu
9 23 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.41%) AIX
11 10 (0.34%) Windows Phone
11 10 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.20%) Solaris
15 2 (0.068%) Debian
15 2 (0.068%) Windows CE
15 2 (0.068%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.034%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.034%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2750 (93.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1212 (41.04%) TDD
3 682 (23.10%) BDD
4 644 (21.81%) Continuous Integration
5 464 (15.71%) Kanban
6 418 (14.16%) OO
7 416 (14.09%) E-Commerce
8 391 (13.24%) MVC
9 295 (9.99%) DevOps
10 293 (9.92%) User Stories
11 267 (9.04%) Project Management
12 194 (6.57%) Software Engineering
13 181 (6.13%) Test Automation
14 180 (6.10%) Pair Programming
15 163 (5.52%) Web Development
16 155 (5.25%) Mentoring
17 153 (5.18%) Waterfall
18 149 (5.05%) Unit Testing
19 147 (4.98%) SOA
19 147 (4.98%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1059 (35.86%) Java
2 687 (23.26%) JavaScript
3 528 (17.88%) SQL
4 456 (15.44%) C#
5 308 (10.43%) Ruby
6 234 (7.92%) Python
7 199 (6.74%) PHP
8 104 (3.52%) Scala
9 98 (3.32%) Bash Shell
10 95 (3.22%) PL/SQL
11 76 (2.57%) Perl
12 75 (2.54%) Groovy
13 74 (2.51%) T-SQL
14 51 (1.73%) Objective-C
15 38 (1.29%) C++
16 28 (0.95%) Clojure
17 26 (0.88%) C
18 24 (0.81%) Shell Script
19 20 (0.68%) F#
20 14 (0.47%) Golang
Qualifications
1 205 (6.94%) Degree
2 130 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 73 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 64 (2.17%) ISEB
5 25 (0.85%) PMI Certification
6 21 (0.71%) ISTQB
7 20 (0.68%) PMP
8 19 (0.64%) DV Cleared
9 18 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.24%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.17%) RHCSA
13 4 (0.14%) MCSD
13 4 (0.14%) Sun Certification
13 4 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.10%) CBAP
14 3 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.10%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (10.09%) QA
2 15 (0.51%) SLA
3 9 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.20%) GxP
5 5 (0.17%) P3O
6 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.10%) HL7
8 2 (0.068%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.034%) FATCA
9 1 (0.034%) WAI
System Software
1 33 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (0.81%) Varnish
3 14 (0.47%) vCloud
4 12 (0.41%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.30%) NFS
6 8 (0.27%) Docker
7 6 (0.20%) vSphere
8 5 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.17%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.17%) HDFS
9 3 (0.10%) Xen
9 3 (0.10%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.068%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.068%) XenServer
10 2 (0.068%) IAG
11 1 (0.034%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.034%) GridGain
11 1 (0.034%) XenApp
11 1 (0.034%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 218 (7.38%) Puppet
2 148 (5.01%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (1.69%) Ansible
4 43 (1.46%) Nagios
5 23 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
6 22 (0.75%) Vagrant
7 19 (0.64%) Opsview
7 19 (0.64%) ZABBIX
8 17 (0.58%) Oozie
8 17 (0.58%) Salt
9 15 (0.51%) Graphite
10 11 (0.37%) collectd
11 10 (0.34%) Kibana
11 10 (0.34%) yum
12 9 (0.30%) Capistrano
12 9 (0.30%) Icinga
12 9 (0.30%) logstash
13 6 (0.20%) Zenoss
13 6 (0.20%) Mesos
14 5 (0.17%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 362 (12.26%) Oracle
2 272 (9.21%) Microsoft
3 61 (2.07%) VMware
4 58 (1.96%) Google
5 51 (1.73%) Perforce
6 49 (1.66%) Sitecore
7 45 (1.52%) hybris
8 43 (1.46%) Adobe
9 41 (1.39%) ATG
10 39 (1.32%) SAP
10 39 (1.32%) Zend
11 38 (1.29%) Rackspace
12 37 (1.25%) Endeca
13 36 (1.22%) Atlassian
14 35 (1.19%) IBM
15 32 (1.08%) Informatica
16 28 (0.95%) Red Hat
17 25 (0.85%) New Relic
17 25 (0.85%) Business Objects
18 24 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
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