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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 25 33 40
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1542 1337 1148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.36% 5.30% 4.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.20% 6.84% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 1015 839
Average daily rate
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£430 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
Average hourly rate £87.75 £47.50 £47.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.73% +1.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.95 £31.75 £39.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.55 £71.25 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +53.84%
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
18814 19549 19359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.64% 77.50% 75.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13400 13696 13116
Average daily rate £450 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
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 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 227 357
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.95% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £15.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +6 297 £443 -1.66% 140
Canary Wharf +18 8 £450 -24.36%
Bromley - 8 £450 - 1
Croydon - 4 £440 - 2
Hammersmith +2 3 £406 +12.53% 3
Docklands, London +18 2 £537 -2.31%
Uxbridge -8 2 £375 +38.88%
Paddington +5 1 - -
Westminster -1 1 - - 1
Ealing - 1 - - 1
Surbiton - 1 - -
Teddington - 1 £450 -
Twickenham - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Worcester Park - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Isleworth - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 10
New Malden - - - - 1
Northwood - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Barnet - - - - 2
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2701 (92.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1196 (40.75%) TDD
3 985 (33.56%) Java
4 678 (23.10%) BDD
5 676 (23.03%) HTML
6 656 (22.35%) JavaScript
7 576 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
8 503 (17.14%) .NET
8 503 (17.14%) CSS
9 477 (16.25%) Kanban
10 448 (15.26%) OO
11 447 (15.23%) SQL
12 439 (14.96%) C#
13 436 (14.86%) Finance
14 413 (14.07%) MVC
15 407 (13.87%) Web Services
16 385 (13.12%) E-Commerce
17 366 (12.47%) HTML5
18 361 (12.30%) XML
19 345 (11.75%) Oracle
20 341 (11.62%) Linux
21 311 (10.60%) User Stories
22 309 (10.53%) QA
23 306 (10.43%) jQuery
24 305 (10.39%) Spring
25 304 (10.36%) Git (software)
26 292 (9.95%) REST
27 284 (9.68%) Ruby
28 282 (9.61%) SQL Server
29 277 (9.44%) Project Management

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (4.84%) Apache
2 125 (4.26%) CMS
3 107 (3.65%) Node.js
4 93 (3.17%) Tomcat
5 59 (2.01%) SharePoint
6 58 (1.98%) Confluence
7 52 (1.77%) WebLogic
8 44 (1.50%) Drupal
9 41 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
10 38 (1.29%) Apache Solr
11 35 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
12 31 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
13 30 (1.02%) WebSphere
14 23 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
15 19 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
16 18 (0.61%) Adobe CQ
16 18 (0.61%) nginx
17 16 (0.55%) IIS
17 16 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
18 15 (0.51%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 93 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 28 (0.95%) MS Visio
3 22 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.65%) MS Office
4 19 (0.65%) Photoshop
5 16 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
5 16 (0.55%) MS Project
6 7 (0.24%) Final Cut Pro
7 5 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.10%) Maya
10 2 (0.068%) Mingle
10 2 (0.068%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.034%) Stata
11 1 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.034%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.24%) SiteCatalyst
3 6 (0.20%) Magento
4 5 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.14%) Agresso
6 3 (0.10%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.068%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.068%) assyst
7 2 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.068%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.034%) Endur
8 1 (0.034%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.034%) Summit
8 1 (0.034%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.034%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.034%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.034%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 87 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
4 27 (0.92%) PaaS
5 23 (0.78%) SaaS
6 19 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.58%) Office 365
8 16 (0.55%) Amazon S3
9 13 (0.44%) GitHub
10 8 (0.27%) Joyent
10 8 (0.27%) Force.com
11 7 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 7 (0.24%) ElastiCache
11 7 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.24%) Google Apps
12 6 (0.20%) IaaS
13 5 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.17%) Heroku
14 2 (0.068%) SuccessFactors
15 1 (0.034%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 108 (3.68%) HTTP
2 69 (2.35%) Internet
3 41 (1.40%) SSL
4 35 (1.19%) DNS
5 25 (0.85%) Firewall
6 19 (0.65%) LDAP
7 18 (0.61%) Intranet
8 15 (0.51%) TCP/IP
9 14 (0.48%) Wireshark
10 13 (0.44%) HTTPS
11 11 (0.37%) SNMP
12 10 (0.34%) MVNO
13 8 (0.27%) AMQP
13 8 (0.27%) WAN
13 8 (0.27%) LAN
14 7 (0.24%) SAN
15 6 (0.20%) BGP
15 6 (0.20%) VPN
16 5 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
17 4 (0.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (9.61%) SQL Server
2 179 (6.10%) MySQL
3 148 (5.04%) MongoDB
4 145 (4.94%) NoSQL
5 84 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
6 83 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 83 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 78 (2.66%) Relational Database
8 68 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
9 64 (2.18%) Big Data
10 50 (1.70%) Hadoop
11 49 (1.67%) Oracle Database
12 38 (1.29%) RDBMS
13 37 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
14 32 (1.09%) Redis
15 29 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 26 (0.89%) Apache Hive
16 26 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 24 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
18 20 (0.68%) HBase
Development Applications
1 304 (10.36%) Git (software)
2 256 (8.72%) Selenium
3 251 (8.55%) JIRA
4 243 (8.28%) Cucumber
4 243 (8.28%) Jenkins
5 237 (8.07%) Maven
6 194 (6.61%) Subversion
7 145 (4.94%) JUnit
8 127 (4.33%) WebDriver
9 98 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 75 (2.56%) Visual Studio
11 74 (2.52%) TeamCity
12 73 (2.49%) Ant
12 73 (2.49%) SpecFlow
13 66 (2.25%) NUnit
14 64 (2.18%) Hudson
15 52 (1.77%) Eclipse
16 50 (1.70%) Jasmine
17 46 (1.57%) Calabash
18 39 (1.33%) Mockito
General
1 436 (14.86%) Finance
2 242 (8.25%) Banking
3 169 (5.76%) Retail
4 126 (4.29%) Games
5 108 (3.68%) Investment Banking
6 99 (3.37%) Publishing
7 72 (2.45%) Back Office
8 67 (2.28%) Front Office
9 63 (2.15%) Legal
10 61 (2.08%) Marketing
11 56 (1.91%) Telecoms
12 36 (1.23%) Advertising
13 25 (0.85%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.58%) Law
15 15 (0.51%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.44%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.34%) Multimedia
18 7 (0.24%) German Language
19 6 (0.20%) Billing
20 5 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1339 (45.62%) Developer
2 372 (12.67%) Analyst
3 352 (11.99%) Java Developer
4 253 (8.62%) ScrumMaster
5 252 (8.59%) Business Analyst
6 236 (8.04%) Project Manager
7 215 (7.33%) Senior Developer
8 177 (6.03%) .NET Developer
9 128 (4.36%) C# Developer
10 104 (3.54%) Architect
11 103 (3.51%) Tester
12 98 (3.34%) Agile Business Analyst
13 94 (3.20%) Front-End Developer
14 93 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
15 81 (2.76%) Software Engineer
16 79 (2.69%) Agile Project Manager
17 77 (2.62%) Test Analyst
18 73 (2.49%) Senior Java Developer
19 69 (2.35%) Test Engineer
19 69 (2.35%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 676 (23.03%) HTML
2 503 (17.14%) .NET
2 503 (17.14%) CSS
3 407 (13.87%) Web Services
4 366 (12.47%) HTML5
5 361 (12.30%) XML
6 306 (10.43%) jQuery
7 305 (10.39%) Spring
8 292 (9.95%) REST
9 238 (8.11%) RESTful
10 233 (7.94%) SOAP
10 233 (7.94%) CSS3
11 225 (7.67%) JSON
12 205 (6.98%) AngularJS
13 193 (6.58%) ASP.NET
14 173 (5.89%) J2EE
15 155 (5.28%) .NET Framework
16 154 (5.25%) WCF
17 152 (5.18%) Hibernate
18 141 (4.80%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 274 (9.34%) Open Source
2 177 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 175 (5.96%) User Experience
4 162 (5.52%) Mobile App
5 120 (4.09%) Computer Science
6 63 (2.15%) Digital Media
7 62 (2.11%) iPad
8 57 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 54 (1.84%) Social Media
10 53 (1.81%) Online Games
11 49 (1.67%) Data Structures
11 49 (1.67%) Algorithms
12 44 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
13 42 (1.43%) Data Integration
14 35 (1.19%) Video on Demand
15 34 (1.16%) Management Information System
16 33 (1.12%) Derivative
17 29 (0.99%) Fixed Income
18 25 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
19 24 (0.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 341 (11.62%) Linux
2 148 (5.04%) UNIX
3 147 (5.01%) Apple iOS
4 140 (4.77%) Android
5 132 (4.50%) Windows
6 40 (1.36%) CentOS
7 38 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (1.02%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.44%) Mac OS X
9 13 (0.44%) AIX
10 12 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.41%) Solaris
11 6 (0.20%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.068%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.068%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.068%) Debian
14 2 (0.068%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.034%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2701 (92.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1196 (40.75%) TDD
3 678 (23.10%) BDD
4 576 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
5 477 (16.25%) Kanban
6 448 (15.26%) OO
7 413 (14.07%) MVC
8 385 (13.12%) E-Commerce
9 311 (10.60%) User Stories
10 277 (9.44%) Project Management
11 233 (7.94%) Software Engineering
12 206 (7.02%) DevOps
13 204 (6.95%) Pair Programming
14 179 (6.10%) Test Automation
15 177 (6.03%) Unit Testing
16 164 (5.59%) Web Development
17 156 (5.32%) PRINCE2
18 152 (5.18%) Mentoring
19 150 (5.11%) SOA
20 142 (4.84%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 985 (33.56%) Java
2 656 (22.35%) JavaScript
3 447 (15.23%) SQL
4 439 (14.96%) C#
5 284 (9.68%) Ruby
6 253 (8.62%) Python
7 191 (6.51%) PHP
8 126 (4.29%) Scala
9 94 (3.20%) Groovy
10 89 (3.03%) PL/SQL
11 67 (2.28%) Perl
12 66 (2.25%) Objective-C
13 49 (1.67%) Bash Shell
14 46 (1.57%) C
14 46 (1.57%) T-SQL
15 39 (1.33%) C++
16 35 (1.19%) Shell Script
17 23 (0.78%) Clojure
18 11 (0.37%) PHP5
19 10 (0.34%) F#
Qualifications
1 201 (6.85%) Degree
2 121 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 87 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 72 (2.45%) ISEB
5 29 (0.99%) ISTQB
6 25 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 19 (0.65%) PMI Certification
8 16 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 13 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
10 12 (0.41%) PMP
10 12 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.20%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.17%) MCSE
12 5 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.14%) CCNP
13 4 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.14%) MCSD
14 3 (0.10%) PhD
14 3 (0.10%) CISSP
14 3 (0.10%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 309 (10.53%) QA
2 23 (0.78%) 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 (0.068%) EMIR
7 2 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.068%) HL7
8 1 (0.034%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.034%) WAI
8 1 (0.034%) P3O
8 1 (0.034%) Solvency II
System Software
1 29 (0.99%) Varnish
2 28 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.82%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.51%) vCloud
5 7 (0.24%) NFS
6 6 (0.20%) Xen
7 5 (0.17%) Docker
8 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.14%) vSphere
8 4 (0.14%) HDFS
8 4 (0.14%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.10%) XenServer
9 3 (0.10%) Cygwin
10 2 (0.068%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.068%) IAG
10 2 (0.068%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.034%) LiteSpeed
11 1 (0.034%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 160 (5.45%) Puppet
2 103 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (1.47%) Nagios
4 25 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (0.65%) Salt
5 19 (0.65%) Ansible
6 17 (0.58%) Oozie
7 15 (0.51%) ZABBIX
7 15 (0.51%) Opsview
8 14 (0.48%) Capistrano
8 14 (0.48%) Vagrant
9 10 (0.34%) YUM
9 10 (0.34%) Kibana
10 8 (0.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 8 (0.27%) Cobbler
10 8 (0.27%) Graylog2
10 8 (0.27%) Zenoss
11 6 (0.20%) logstash
11 6 (0.20%) Icinga
11 6 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 345 (11.75%) Oracle
2 244 (8.31%) Microsoft
3 90 (3.07%) JBoss
4 48 (1.64%) ATG
5 47 (1.60%) Perforce
5 47 (1.60%) Zend
5 47 (1.60%) Google
6 44 (1.50%) Adobe
6 44 (1.50%) VMware
7 38 (1.29%) hybris
7 38 (1.29%) Endeca
8 33 (1.12%) Atlassian
9 32 (1.09%) Sitecore
10 31 (1.06%) IBM
10 31 (1.06%) Rackspace
11 30 (1.02%) Red Hat
12 29 (0.99%) New Relic
13 27 (0.92%) Informatica
14 26 (0.89%) SAP
15 22 (0.75%) Citrix
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