The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Scrum
South East / Middlesex
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 25 15
Rank change year-on-year +17 -10  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 8.99% 1.72% 3.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.39% 1.92% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Median daily rate £457 £600 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.83% +27.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £600 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £385
% change year-on-year - +10.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% +22.85%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 77 156 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 86.52% 89.66% 74.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 102 73
Median daily rate £457 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.25% +3.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £529 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Middlesex

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) TDD
3 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (33.33%) Coaching
4 4 (22.22%) REST
4 4 (22.22%) Kanban
4 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 4 (22.22%) Java
5 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 3 (16.67%) HTML
5 3 (16.67%) CSS
5 3 (16.67%) MVC
5 3 (16.67%) STB
5 3 (16.67%) Data Management
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (16.67%) HTML5
5 3 (16.67%) NoSQL
5 3 (16.67%) Analytics
5 3 (16.67%) User Stories
6 2 (11.11%) DevOps
6 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.11%) Microservices
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (11.11%) Big Data
6 2 (11.11%) Data Quality

Scrum
Co-occurring 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 (5.56%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Photoshop
1 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (5.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DVB
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Big Data
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.56%) HBase
3 1 (5.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) Axure RP
3 1 (5.56%) Mockito
General
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
1 6 (33.33%) Scrum Master
2 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Database Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Java Software Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Java Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Database Developer
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (11.11%) SSAS Developer
3 2 (11.11%) SSIS Developer
3 2 (11.11%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) REST
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) HTML5
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (11.11%) Node.js
4 1 (5.56%) CSS3
4 1 (5.56%) D3.js
4 1 (5.56%) JMS
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) Spring
4 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
4 1 (5.56%) Spring MVC
4 1 (5.56%) Spring Security
4 1 (5.56%) Three.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) STB
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Digital TV
2 2 (11.11%) MPEG
3 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.56%) Reference Data
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) TDD
3 6 (33.33%) Coaching
3 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (22.22%) Kanban
5 3 (16.67%) Analytics
5 3 (16.67%) Data Management
5 3 (16.67%) MVC
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 3 (16.67%) User Stories
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.11%) CRM
6 2 (11.11%) DevOps
6 2 (11.11%) Microservices
6 2 (11.11%) Pair Programming
6 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
6 2 (11.11%) SOA
6 2 (11.11%) Software Architecture
6 2 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) C
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) C++
3 2 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
4 1 (5.56%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) ClickTale
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle
1 1 (5.56%) SAP