The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 23 41 47
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1539 933 954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.36% 4.32% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.30% 5.68% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 723 663
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £562 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £33.69 £19.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.31% -52.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.65 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+16.20% -2.83%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18535 16423 20573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.61% 76.02% 73.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13086 11421 13439
Average daily rate £430 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 222 328
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Scrum
England

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 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +7 388 £450 +5.88% 93
Chiswick - 21 £300 -
Uxbridge +5 8 £270 -20.00%
Hounslow +4 7 £450 - 1
Canary Wharf +17 5 £575 -8.00%
Brentford +3 4 £463 +0.76%
Bromley +5 3 £450 +2.85%
Hammersmith +1 3 £375 +4.16% 6
Croydon - 3 £450 - 2
Westminster -4 2 £350 -30.00%
Docklands, London -4 2 £543 -1.36% 1
Ealing - 2 £350 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £308 - 2
Harrow - 1 - - 2
Paddington - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - - 1
Orpington - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 3
Enfield - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1276 (45.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1068 (38.33%) TDD
3 841 (30.19%) Java
4 666 (23.91%) JavaScript
5 658 (23.62%) HTML
6 549 (19.71%) BDD
7 521 (18.70%) C#
8 515 (18.49%) CSS
9 488 (17.52%) Finance
10 466 (16.73%) .NET
10 466 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
11 430 (15.43%) Kanban
12 402 (14.43%) SQL
13 379 (13.60%) E-Commerce
14 374 (13.42%) MVC
15 370 (13.28%) Web Services
16 340 (12.20%) jQuery
17 339 (12.17%) OO
18 326 (11.70%) HTML5
19 304 (10.91%) XML
20 285 (10.23%) Project Management
21 282 (10.12%) Banking
22 277 (9.94%) Oracle
23 274 (9.83%) SQL Server
24 270 (9.69%) Git (software)
25 264 (9.48%) QA
26 262 (9.40%) Spring
27 250 (8.97%) Ruby
28 242 (8.69%) Cucumber
29 227 (8.15%) CSS3

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 132 (4.74%) CMS
2 102 (3.66%) Node.js
3 73 (2.62%) Tomcat
4 49 (1.76%) SharePoint
5 44 (1.58%) Drupal
6 42 (1.51%) Umbraco
7 41 (1.47%) Apache
8 40 (1.44%) Apache Solr
9 33 (1.18%) IIS
10 32 (1.15%) Confluence
10 32 (1.15%) WebLogic
11 30 (1.08%) WebSphere
12 24 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
13 22 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
14 21 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 19 (0.68%) Adobe CQ
16 15 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
17 14 (0.50%) NServiceBus
17 14 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
18 13 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 90 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 39 (1.40%) MS Project
3 33 (1.18%) MS Office
4 27 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
8 10 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.25%) Mingle
10 3 (0.11%) Stata
11 2 (0.072%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.072%) InDesign
12 1 (0.036%) Maya
12 1 (0.036%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 31 (1.11%) Google Analytics
2 12 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (0.43%) Magento
3 9 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.22%) Endur
5 5 (0.18%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.072%) nopCommerce
7 2 (0.072%) SiteCatalyst
7 2 (0.072%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.072%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.072%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.036%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.036%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.036%) Agresso
8 1 (0.036%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.036%) CA Clarity
8 1 (0.036%) RMDS
8 1 (0.036%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 55 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (1.11%) SaaS
3 30 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.54%) Amazon S3
6 10 (0.36%) Heroku
6 10 (0.36%) Joyent
7 9 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
7 9 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (0.25%) GitHub
9 6 (0.22%) PaaS
9 6 (0.22%) Force.com
9 6 (0.22%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.072%) IaaS
11 1 (0.036%) Office 365
11 1 (0.036%) Engine Yard
11 1 (0.036%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 94 (3.37%) HTTP
2 89 (3.19%) Internet
3 25 (0.90%) SSL
4 24 (0.86%) Intranet
5 16 (0.57%) LDAP
6 13 (0.47%) DNS
7 10 (0.36%) HTTPS
8 7 (0.25%) BGP
8 7 (0.25%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.22%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.18%) 2G
10 5 (0.18%) Firewall
10 5 (0.18%) 3G
10 5 (0.18%) 4G
11 3 (0.11%) WEP
11 3 (0.11%) SAN
11 3 (0.11%) LAN
11 3 (0.11%) WAN
11 3 (0.11%) MVNO
12 2 (0.072%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 153 (5.49%) MySQL
3 147 (5.28%) MongoDB
4 132 (4.74%) Relational Database
5 120 (4.31%) NoSQL
6 90 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
7 87 (3.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 68 (2.44%) Oracle Database
9 48 (1.72%) RDBMS
10 45 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 42 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 38 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
13 35 (1.26%) Big Data
14 34 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
15 33 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
16 24 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 21 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
18 20 (0.72%) Hadoop
19 18 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
19 18 (0.65%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 270 (9.69%) Git (software)
2 242 (8.69%) Cucumber
3 221 (7.93%) Selenium
4 187 (6.71%) Subversion
5 179 (6.42%) JIRA
5 179 (6.42%) Maven
6 151 (5.42%) Jenkins
7 123 (4.41%) JUnit
7 123 (4.41%) WebDriver
8 87 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 86 (3.09%) Hudson
10 83 (2.98%) TeamCity
11 79 (2.84%) Visual Studio
12 78 (2.80%) Ant
13 62 (2.23%) JBehave
14 56 (2.01%) SpecFlow
15 48 (1.72%) Mercurial
16 41 (1.47%) NUnit
16 41 (1.47%) CruiseControl
16 41 (1.47%) Eclipse
General
1 488 (17.52%) Finance
2 282 (10.12%) Banking
3 146 (5.24%) Retail
4 114 (4.09%) Games
5 108 (3.88%) Investment Banking
6 98 (3.52%) Publishing
7 96 (3.45%) Back Office
8 52 (1.87%) Front Office
9 49 (1.76%) Telecoms
10 47 (1.69%) Marketing
11 42 (1.51%) Advertising
12 31 (1.11%) Legal
13 28 (1.01%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.47%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.39%) Law
16 10 (0.36%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.32%) Electronics
18 8 (0.29%) Multimedia
18 8 (0.29%) Billing
19 4 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1196 (42.93%) Developer
2 384 (13.78%) Analyst
3 258 (9.26%) Java Developer
4 251 (9.01%) Business Analyst
5 235 (8.44%) Project Manager
6 234 (8.40%) ScrumMaster
7 197 (7.07%) Senior Developer
8 185 (6.64%) C# Developer
9 158 (5.67%) .NET Developer
10 152 (5.46%) Tester
11 115 (4.13%) Front-End Developer
12 114 (4.09%) Architect
13 95 (3.41%) C# .NET Developer
14 94 (3.37%) Agile Business Analyst
15 86 (3.09%) Test Analyst
16 81 (2.91%) Agile Project Manager
17 73 (2.62%) JavaScript Developer
18 72 (2.58%) Software Engineer
19 63 (2.26%) Senior Java Developer
20 61 (2.19%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 658 (23.62%) HTML
2 515 (18.49%) CSS
3 466 (16.73%) .NET
4 370 (13.28%) Web Services
5 340 (12.20%) jQuery
6 326 (11.70%) HTML5
7 304 (10.91%) XML
8 262 (9.40%) Spring
9 227 (8.15%) CSS3
10 224 (8.04%) REST
11 216 (7.75%) JSON
12 205 (7.36%) ASP.NET
13 197 (7.07%) RESTful
14 184 (6.60%) SOAP
15 154 (5.53%) Hibernate
16 149 (5.35%) Ajax
17 148 (5.31%) J2EE
18 146 (5.24%) AngularJS
19 145 (5.20%) .NET Framework
20 131 (4.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 199 (7.14%) Open Source
2 168 (6.03%) Mobile App
3 88 (3.16%) Computer Science
4 61 (2.19%) iPad
5 55 (1.97%) Derivative
6 51 (1.83%) Digital Media
7 49 (1.76%) IPTV
8 47 (1.69%) Video on Demand
9 44 (1.58%) Social Media
10 42 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 38 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
12 37 (1.33%) Fixed Income
13 36 (1.29%) Management Information System
14 33 (1.18%) Online Games
15 27 (0.97%) iPhone
16 26 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
17 24 (0.86%) Mobile Payment
18 23 (0.83%) New Media
18 23 (0.83%) Data Integration
19 22 (0.79%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 186 (6.68%) Linux
2 175 (6.28%) Windows
3 153 (5.49%) Apple iOS
4 152 (5.46%) Android
5 136 (4.88%) UNIX
6 38 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (0.43%) Windows Phone
8 7 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.22%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.22%) CentOS
9 6 (0.22%) AIX
10 5 (0.18%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.11%) ThreadX
12 3 (0.11%) Solaris
13 2 (0.072%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.036%) zOS
14 1 (0.036%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.036%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1276 (45.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1068 (38.33%) TDD
3 549 (19.71%) BDD
4 466 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
5 430 (15.43%) Kanban
6 379 (13.60%) E-Commerce
7 374 (13.42%) MVC
8 339 (12.17%) OO
9 285 (10.23%) Project Management
10 221 (7.93%) User Stories
11 209 (7.50%) Software Engineering
12 208 (7.47%) Test Automation
13 170 (6.10%) SOA
14 169 (6.07%) Unit Testing
15 162 (5.81%) Waterfall
15 162 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
16 160 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
17 157 (5.64%) Business Analysis
18 151 (5.42%) PRINCE2
19 150 (5.38%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 841 (30.19%) Java
2 666 (23.91%) JavaScript
3 521 (18.70%) C#
4 402 (14.43%) SQL
5 250 (8.97%) Ruby
6 181 (6.50%) PHP
7 157 (5.64%) Python
8 91 (3.27%) Scala
9 79 (2.84%) Groovy
10 68 (2.44%) Perl
11 67 (2.40%) C++
12 62 (2.23%) Objective-C
13 51 (1.83%) PL/SQL
14 48 (1.72%) T-SQL
15 47 (1.69%) C
16 40 (1.44%) Shell Script
17 31 (1.11%) Bash Shell
18 18 (0.65%) Delphi
19 16 (0.57%) PHP5
19 16 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 203 (7.29%) Degree
2 85 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 83 (2.98%) ISEB
4 72 (2.58%) SC Cleared
5 44 (1.58%) ISTQB
6 28 (1.01%) PMI Certification
7 18 (0.65%) PMP
8 15 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.29%) MBA
11 7 (0.25%) CBAP
12 6 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.11%) CCA
13 3 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.072%) APMP
14 2 (0.072%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 2 (0.072%) MCSE
15 1 (0.036%) IBM Certification
15 1 (0.036%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (9.48%) QA
2 8 (0.29%) EMIR
3 6 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.14%) WCAG
4 4 (0.14%) SLA
5 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.11%) Basel III
6 2 (0.072%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.036%) WAI
System Software
1 34 (1.22%) Varnish
2 13 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.22%) vSphere
5 4 (0.14%) Xen
6 3 (0.11%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.11%) Cygwin
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.036%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.036%) NFS
8 1 (0.036%) NDS
8 1 (0.036%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.036%) vCloud
8 1 (0.036%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.036%) KVM
Systems Management
1 65 (2.33%) Puppet
2 56 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (0.57%) Nagios
5 14 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (0.25%) Vagrant
7 6 (0.22%) Capistrano
8 4 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
8 4 (0.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (0.14%) Cobbler
9 3 (0.11%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.072%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.072%) SCCM
10 2 (0.072%) Ganglia
10 2 (0.072%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.072%) Control-M
11 1 (0.036%) MOM
11 1 (0.036%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.036%) Nessus
11 1 (0.036%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 277 (9.94%) Oracle
2 219 (7.86%) Microsoft
3 68 (2.44%) Google
4 61 (2.19%) JBoss
5 55 (1.97%) Zend
6 46 (1.65%) IBM
7 42 (1.51%) Adobe
8 39 (1.40%) ATG
9 31 (1.11%) Cognos
10 29 (1.04%) Perforce
10 29 (1.04%) Venda
11 26 (0.93%) hybris
11 26 (0.93%) SAP
12 24 (0.86%) HP
12 24 (0.86%) VMware
13 23 (0.83%) Akamai
14 22 (0.79%) Endeca
15 21 (0.75%) Twitter
15 21 (0.75%) Apple
16 20 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
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