The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 21 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 4 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.98% 1.58% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 1.99% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 9
Average daily rate
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£408 £438 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.85% +36.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £411 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £481 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £352
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.19 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-3.08% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
156 201 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 77.23% 79.45% 69.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 124 99
Average daily rate £396 £423 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.39% +3.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £528 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Average hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Middlesex region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
1 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) CRM
2 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (50.00%) Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) REST
3 3 (37.50%) Data Quality
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Clustering
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (25.00%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) OOD
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) PMP

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Log4Net
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (12.50%) gulp
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Database Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Database Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (37.50%) REST
4 1 (12.50%) ELMAH
4 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (12.50%) POCO
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
1 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Analytics
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) OOD
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) OOP
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) PMP
1 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft