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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 29 21 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 4 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.65% 3.19% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 4.68% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
Average daily rate
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£438 £265 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.09% -39.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £246 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £470 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- +29.77%
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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
192 171 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 79.34% 68.13% 74.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 93 88
Average daily rate £423 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £575 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £29.00 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £37.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Sitecore
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Content Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) MVNO
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) SEO
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (20.00%) Apache Solr
3 1 (20.00%) Confluence
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 (20.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Lead .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) SEO
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Atlassian