The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 26 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.68% 1.96% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.45% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £450 £408 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% -6.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.25 £40.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+29.39% -4.98%
Scrum
South East

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
198 163 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 88.39% 79.90% 81.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 89 118
Median daily rate £415 £396 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -6.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £484 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £25.30 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £47.50 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Middlesex region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) OOP
3 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) TestNG
5 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (33.33%) Python
5 3 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (33.33%) OO
5 3 (33.33%) JUnit
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) HTTP
5 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 2 (22.22%) Open Source
6 2 (22.22%) Microservices
6 2 (22.22%) WebEx
6 2 (22.22%) SOLID
6 2 (22.22%) Puppet
6 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 2 (22.22%) BDD
6 2 (22.22%) OpenShift
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 2 (22.22%) Unix
6 2 (22.22%) Subversion
6 2 (22.22%) Software Testing

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Pig
1 1 (11.11%) JBoss
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) OpenShift
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) PaaS
2 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
2 2 (22.22%) WebEx
3 1 (11.11%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Hive
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (11.11%) HBase
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (33.33%) JUnit
1 3 (33.33%) TestNG
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Subversion
3 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
3 1 (11.11%) Maven
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Test Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Python Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) HTML5
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Extraction
2 1 (11.11%) Digital TV
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) MPEG
2 1 (11.11%) STB
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) OOP
2 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Microservices
4 2 (22.22%) Open Source
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) SOLID
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) MapReduce
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Flume
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
2 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) Oozie
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle