The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Middlesex 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 24 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.72% 2.16% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 3.18% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
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£419 £341 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.71% -24.16%
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 £39.00 £31.75 £35.22
% change year-on-year
+22.83% -9.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
185 157 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 79.40% 67.67% 75.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 92 87
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.50 £18.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £37.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Scrum
South East

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Scrum
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Content Management
2 2 (50.00%) Sitecore
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) MVNO
3 1 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (25.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) MVNO
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Content Management
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
Middlesex
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