Period
to 9 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 6 months to 9 December 2019 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
London > Central London
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 24 26
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2 -11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 546 694 570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 7.61% 7.48% 6.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.49% 8.46% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 516 458
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £381 £402
90th Percentile £654 £638 £638
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Central London median hourly rate - - £24.49
London median hourly rate £36.70 £57.50 £38.40
% change year-on-year -36.17% +49.76% -16.53%

Scrum is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,430 8,200 7,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 89.62% 88.43% 89.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,928 6,348 6,010
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £319 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 102 75
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.31 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.35 £32.90 £34.74
London median hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.08% +6.67% +3.00%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Central London

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Central London

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Central London over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Central London

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in Central London

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Central London region over the 6 months to 9 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 404 £525 +1.45% 186
West End of London +8 26 £420 -23.64%
Southwark +28 13 £450 -14.29%
City of Westminster +2 11 £525 -4.50%
Camden +6 3 £450 -18.18%
Scrum
London

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 490 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (28.75%) Kanban
3 137 (25.09%) DevOps
4 133 (24.36%) Finance
5 114 (20.88%) Java
6 113 (20.70%) TDD
7 109 (19.96%) AWS
8 106 (19.41%) JavaScript
9 101 (18.50%) Azure
9 101 (18.50%) JIRA
10 93 (17.03%) Git (software)
11 86 (15.75%) SQL
12 78 (14.29%) Microservices
13 76 (13.92%) BDD
14 74 (13.55%) Test Automation
15 73 (13.37%) User Stories
16 64 (11.72%) React
16 64 (11.72%) Node.js
17 63 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
18 62 (11.36%) RESTful
18 62 (11.36%) HTML
19 61 (11.17%) C#
19 61 (11.17%) CSS
19 61 (11.17%) AngularJS
20 57 (10.44%) Microsoft
20 57 (10.44%) Web Services
21 55 (10.07%) Unit Testing
22 54 (9.89%) SDLC
23 53 (9.71%) Python
24 52 (9.52%) Jenkins

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 45 (8.24%) Confluence
2 19 (3.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 15 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (2.20%) CMS
5 9 (1.65%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (1.10%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.92%) Apache
8 3 (0.55%) JBoss
8 3 (0.55%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.37%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.37%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.37%) Ethereum
9 2 (0.37%) Hyperledger
9 2 (0.37%) Jetty
9 2 (0.37%) LiveLink
9 2 (0.37%) Magnolia
9 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
2 13 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.73%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.55%) InDesign
6 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.18%) InVision
7 1 (0.18%) Sketch
7 1 (0.18%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 16 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.73%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.37%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.18%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 109 (19.96%) AWS
2 101 (18.50%) Azure
3 30 (5.49%) GCP
4 22 (4.03%) GitHub
5 14 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (1.83%) OpenShift
7 10 (1.83%) PaaS
7 10 (1.83%) Trello
8 9 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (1.47%) Serverless
10 7 (1.28%) Amazon S3
10 7 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (1.28%) Datadog
11 6 (1.10%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (1.10%) Power Platform
11 6 (1.10%) SaaS
11 6 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.92%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.47%) VPN
2 7 (1.28%) Internet
3 5 (0.92%) DNS
3 5 (0.92%) Firewall
4 4 (0.73%) HTTP
5 2 (0.37%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
5 2 (0.37%) SSH
6 1 (0.18%) 4G
6 1 (0.18%) AMQP
6 1 (0.18%) Broadband
6 1 (0.18%) DWDM
6 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.18%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.18%) LAN
6 1 (0.18%) SDH
6 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.04%) Big Data
2 29 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (5.31%) SQL Server
3 19 (3.48%) MySQL
4 17 (3.11%) NoSQL
4 17 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (2.38%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.83%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.65%) Jackrabbit
8 9 (1.65%) KDB
8 9 (1.65%) Kdb+
8 9 (1.65%) Redis
9 8 (1.47%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.28%) Data Lake
10 7 (1.28%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.28%) SAP Data Services
11 6 (1.10%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.10%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 101 (18.50%) JIRA
2 93 (17.03%) Git (software)
3 52 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 30 (5.49%) Selenium
5 27 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (4.40%) Cucumber
6 24 (4.40%) TeamCity
7 23 (4.21%) Maven
8 12 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (2.20%) Postman
8 12 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (2.01%) JUnit
10 10 (1.83%) Bitbucket
10 10 (1.83%) Jasmine
11 9 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (1.47%) Gradle
12 8 (1.47%) IntelliJ
13 7 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (1.28%) SpecFlow
13 7 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 133 (24.36%) Finance
2 34 (6.23%) Marketing
3 28 (5.13%) Banking
4 17 (3.11%) Back Office
5 15 (2.75%) Front Office
5 15 (2.75%) Public Sector
6 11 (2.01%) Retail
7 10 (1.83%) Law
8 9 (1.65%) Publishing
9 8 (1.47%) Legal
10 7 (1.28%) Advertising
11 5 (0.92%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.92%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.37%) Billing
13 2 (0.37%) Games
13 2 (0.37%) Housing Association
13 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 230 (42.12%) Developer
2 59 (10.81%) Analyst
2 59 (10.81%) Scrum Master
3 45 (8.24%) Business Analyst
4 40 (7.33%) Project Manager
5 33 (6.04%) Senior Developer
6 31 (5.68%) Java Developer
7 28 (5.13%) Architect
8 25 (4.58%) C# Developer
9 23 (4.21%) Agile Coach
10 22 (4.03%) Full Stack Developer
11 21 (3.85%) .NET Developer
12 19 (3.48%) Agile Scrum Master
12 19 (3.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 19 (3.48%) React Developer
13 18 (3.30%) Agile Business Analyst
13 18 (3.30%) JavaScript Developer
14 16 (2.93%) Agile Project Manager
15 15 (2.75%) Azure Developer
15 15 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (11.72%) Node.js
1 64 (11.72%) React
2 62 (11.36%) HTML
2 62 (11.36%) RESTful
3 61 (11.17%) AngularJS
3 61 (11.17%) CSS
4 57 (10.44%) Web Services
5 50 (9.16%) .NET
6 44 (8.06%) REST
7 26 (4.76%) JSON
8 24 (4.40%) HTML5
8 24 (4.40%) Spring
9 20 (3.66%) Kafka
10 16 (2.93%) ASP.NET
10 16 (2.93%) Gherkin
10 16 (2.93%) SOAP
11 15 (2.75%) Redux
12 14 (2.56%) GraphQL
13 13 (2.38%) OSGi
14 12 (2.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (7.51%) User Experience
3 26 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (3.11%) Mobile App
5 13 (2.38%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.65%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.47%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.47%) iPad
10 7 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.10%) Animation
11 6 (1.10%) e-Learning
12 5 (0.92%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.55%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.55%) W3C
13 3 (0.55%) Wiki
14 2 (0.37%) NHS
14 2 (0.37%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.37%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 38 (6.96%) Linux
2 17 (3.11%) Android
3 15 (2.75%) Unix
4 10 (1.83%) Windows
5 8 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.55%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.37%) CentOS
7 2 (0.37%) Debian
7 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 490 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (28.75%) Kanban
3 137 (25.09%) DevOps
4 113 (20.70%) TDD
5 78 (14.29%) Microservices
6 76 (13.92%) BDD
7 74 (13.55%) Test Automation
8 73 (13.37%) User Stories
9 63 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (10.07%) Unit Testing
11 54 (9.89%) SDLC
12 51 (9.34%) Project Management
13 50 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
14 48 (8.79%) Front End Development
15 47 (8.61%) Analytics
15 47 (8.61%) Coaching
15 47 (8.61%) CRM
16 42 (7.69%) Acceptance Criteria
17 40 (7.33%) E-Commerce
18 39 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 114 (20.88%) Java
2 106 (19.41%) JavaScript
3 86 (15.75%) SQL
4 61 (11.17%) C#
5 53 (9.71%) Python
6 37 (6.78%) TypeScript
7 25 (4.58%) Ruby
8 23 (4.21%) PL/SQL
9 22 (4.03%) Scala
10 15 (2.75%) C++
10 15 (2.75%) Java 8
11 12 (2.20%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.20%) T-SQL
12 11 (2.01%) Apex Code
13 10 (1.83%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.65%) Perl
14 9 (1.65%) PHP
15 8 (1.47%) C
15 8 (1.47%) Groovy
15 8 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 43 (7.88%) Degree
2 23 (4.21%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.20%) Master's Degree
4 10 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.83%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.28%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.28%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.10%) RHCE
7 5 (0.92%) ISEB
7 5 (0.92%) PMP
8 4 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.37%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.37%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 1 (0.18%) APMP
10 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.18%) CAPM
10 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (9.34%) QA
2 10 (1.83%) PMO
3 5 (0.92%) GDPR
4 3 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.55%) SLA
4 3 (0.55%) WCAG
System Software
1 40 (7.33%) Docker
2 5 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.37%) Varnish
5 1 (0.18%) Firmware
5 1 (0.18%) HDFS
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (3.66%) Ansible
1 20 (3.66%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.20%) Terraform
3 10 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.10%) Suricata
5 5 (0.92%) Puppet
6 4 (0.73%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.37%) MIIS
7 2 (0.37%) Salt
7 2 (0.37%) SCCM
8 1 (0.18%) Automic
8 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.18%) Kibana
8 1 (0.18%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 57 (10.44%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.04%) Oracle
3 30 (5.49%) Salesforce.com
4 25 (4.58%) Google
5 21 (3.85%) Adobe
6 14 (2.56%) Atlassian
7 12 (2.20%) ServiceNow
8 11 (2.01%) SAP
9 8 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.10%) Qualys
10 6 (1.10%) Splunk
11 5 (0.92%) Cadence
11 5 (0.92%) Cloudera
12 4 (0.73%) Databricks
12 4 (0.73%) Facebook
12 4 (0.73%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.73%) New Relic
12 4 (0.73%) Okta
12 4 (0.73%) Perforce
12 4 (0.73%) Tableau