Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 23 27
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 -11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 409 668 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 6.97% 7.47% 6.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.96% 8.36% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 492 460
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £381 £400 £395
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £67.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% -29.19% -16.14%
London median hourly rate £35.00 £57.50 £51.47
% change year-on-year -39.13% +11.72% +11.89%

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 5,141 7,986 8,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.64% 89.27% 89.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,817 6,076 6,267
Central London median daily rate £505 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
% change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 77 95
Central London median hourly rate £23.43 £20.65 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.48% -1.69% +5.42%
10th Percentile £13.55 £13.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £51.55 £41.25 £47.35
London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% +6.38% -6.00%

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 28 February 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Central London over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 28 February 2020. 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 +3 305 £525 +5.00% 164
West End of London +8 18 £420 -21.86%
Southwark +48 9 £450 -21.74%
City of Westminster 0 7 £456 -8.75%
Camden +5 2 - -
Scrum
London

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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.

1 371 (90.71%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (29.10%) Kanban
3 101 (24.69%) Finance
4 97 (23.72%) Java
5 81 (19.80%) DevOps
6 78 (19.07%) TDD
7 76 (18.58%) JavaScript
8 71 (17.36%) JIRA
9 69 (16.87%) Azure
9 69 (16.87%) Microservices
10 65 (15.89%) Git (software)
11 59 (14.43%) AWS
12 54 (13.20%) SQL
13 50 (12.22%) Web Services
13 50 (12.22%) Test Automation
13 50 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
14 49 (11.98%) BDD
15 48 (11.74%) C#
15 48 (11.74%) Microsoft
15 48 (11.74%) React
16 47 (11.49%) AngularJS
16 47 (11.49%) Analytics
16 47 (11.49%) CSS
17 46 (11.25%) RESTful
18 45 (11.00%) HTML
19 44 (10.76%) Docker
19 44 (10.76%) REST
19 44 (10.76%) SDLC
20 42 (10.27%) Node.js
21 39 (9.54%) Continuous Integration

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 38 (9.29%) Confluence
2 24 (5.87%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (3.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 10 (2.44%) CMS
5 4 (0.98%) Anypoint
6 3 (0.73%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.49%) Ethereum
7 2 (0.49%) Hyperledger
7 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.49%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.24%) Camunda
8 1 (0.24%) Drupal
8 1 (0.24%) Mendix
8 1 (0.24%) nginx
8 1 (0.24%) SAS
8 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (2.20%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.98%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.98%) Zeplin
6 3 (0.73%) InDesign
7 2 (0.49%) Sketch
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.24%) InVision
8 1 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.49%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.24%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 69 (16.87%) Azure
2 59 (14.43%) AWS
3 18 (4.40%) GitHub
4 16 (3.91%) GCP
5 12 (2.93%) PaaS
6 9 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.96%) Amazon S3
7 8 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (1.96%) SaaS
7 8 (1.96%) Trello
8 7 (1.71%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.71%) Serverless
8 7 (1.71%) Slack
9 6 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.47%) IaaS
9 6 (1.47%) Power Platform
10 5 (1.22%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.98%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.73%) Firewall
1 3 (0.73%) HTTP
2 2 (0.49%) AMQP
2 2 (0.49%) Internet
2 2 (0.49%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
2 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.49%) VPN
3 1 (0.24%) 4G
3 1 (0.24%) BGP
3 1 (0.24%) Broadband
3 1 (0.24%) DHCP
3 1 (0.24%) DNS
3 1 (0.24%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.24%) LAN
3 1 (0.24%) OSPF
3 1 (0.24%) PBX
3 1 (0.24%) Skype
3 1 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.58%) MySQL
2 30 (7.33%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (5.38%) Big Data
4 21 (5.13%) SQL Server
5 17 (4.16%) NoSQL
6 12 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (2.69%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.96%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.96%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (1.71%) KDB
9 7 (1.71%) Kdb+
9 7 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.47%) Data Lake
10 6 (1.47%) Power BI
10 6 (1.47%) Redis
11 5 (1.22%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.22%) Jackrabbit
11 5 (1.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 71 (17.36%) JIRA
2 65 (15.89%) Git (software)
3 26 (6.36%) Jenkins
4 23 (5.62%) Maven
4 23 (5.62%) Selenium
5 20 (4.89%) JUnit
6 19 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (3.67%) Cucumber
7 15 (3.67%) Mockito
8 14 (3.42%) SpecFlow
8 14 (3.42%) TeamCity
9 11 (2.69%) Gradle
9 11 (2.69%) Jasmine
9 11 (2.69%) Protractor
10 7 (1.71%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.47%) Postman
11 6 (1.47%) webpack
12 5 (1.22%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.22%) CircleCI
12 5 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 101 (24.69%) Finance
2 29 (7.09%) Marketing
3 25 (6.11%) Banking
4 13 (3.18%) Front Office
5 12 (2.93%) Back Office
5 12 (2.93%) Public Sector
6 9 (2.20%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.71%) Retail
8 6 (1.47%) Advertising
8 6 (1.47%) Law
9 4 (0.98%) Publishing
10 3 (0.73%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.49%) Games
11 2 (0.49%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.24%) Billing
12 1 (0.24%) Legal
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 187 (45.72%) Developer
2 34 (8.31%) Analyst
3 33 (8.07%) Java Developer
3 33 (8.07%) Scrum Master
4 32 (7.82%) Project Manager
5 26 (6.36%) Architect
6 24 (5.87%) Business Analyst
7 21 (5.13%) Senior Developer
8 20 (4.89%) C# Developer
9 19 (4.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 18 (4.40%) React Developer
11 17 (4.16%) .NET Developer
12 15 (3.67%) Agile Coach
13 14 (3.42%) Azure Developer
14 12 (2.93%) Agile Business Analyst
14 12 (2.93%) Agile Project Manager
14 12 (2.93%) Angular Developer
14 12 (2.93%) JavaScript Developer
15 11 (2.69%) Agile Scrum Master
16 10 (2.44%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.22%) Web Services
2 48 (11.74%) React
3 47 (11.49%) AngularJS
3 47 (11.49%) CSS
4 46 (11.25%) RESTful
5 45 (11.00%) HTML
6 44 (10.76%) REST
7 42 (10.27%) Node.js
8 36 (8.80%) .NET
9 25 (6.11%) Spring
10 18 (4.40%) SOAP
11 16 (3.91%) HTML5
12 14 (3.42%) Kafka
12 14 (3.42%) Spring Boot
13 13 (3.18%) ASP.NET
13 13 (3.18%) Redux
14 12 (2.93%) GraphQL
14 12 (2.93%) Jest
15 9 (2.20%) Gherkin
15 9 (2.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (8.56%) User Experience
3 22 (5.38%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (2.93%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.20%) Hedge funds
6 9 (2.20%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.96%) iPad
8 7 (1.71%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.47%) Animation
9 6 (1.47%) e-Learning
9 6 (1.47%) NHS
10 5 (1.22%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.22%) W3C
11 4 (0.98%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.73%) BYOD
12 3 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.18%) Linux
2 8 (1.96%) Android
3 7 (1.71%) Unix
4 6 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.22%) Windows
6 1 (0.24%) Solaris
6 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (90.71%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (29.10%) Kanban
3 81 (19.80%) DevOps
4 78 (19.07%) TDD
5 69 (16.87%) Microservices
6 50 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
6 50 (12.22%) Test Automation
7 49 (11.98%) BDD
8 47 (11.49%) Analytics
9 44 (10.76%) SDLC
10 39 (9.54%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (9.54%) Front End Development
10 39 (9.54%) Pair Programming
11 38 (9.29%) Project Management
12 35 (8.56%) Software Engineering
12 35 (8.56%) Unit Testing
13 34 (8.31%) Project Delivery
13 34 (8.31%) User Stories
14 31 (7.58%) Coaching
15 29 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 97 (23.72%) Java
2 76 (18.58%) JavaScript
3 54 (13.20%) SQL
4 48 (11.74%) C#
5 35 (8.56%) TypeScript
6 34 (8.31%) Python
7 21 (5.13%) Java 8
8 14 (3.42%) Scala
9 12 (2.93%) PL/SQL
10 10 (2.44%) C++
11 9 (2.20%) Ruby
12 8 (1.96%) PHP
13 6 (1.47%) Apex Code
13 6 (1.47%) C
13 6 (1.47%) Kotlin
13 6 (1.47%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.22%) ES6
14 5 (1.22%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.73%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.73%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 38 (9.29%) Degree
2 9 (2.20%) Master's Degree
3 8 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.98%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.73%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.73%) ISEB
6 3 (0.73%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.73%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.49%) PMP
7 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.49%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.05%) QA
2 5 (1.22%) SLA
3 4 (0.98%) PMO
4 3 (0.73%) MiFID
4 3 (0.73%) WCAG
5 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) EMIR
6 1 (0.24%) GDPR
System Software
1 44 (10.76%) Docker
2 6 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.49%) Varnish
4 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.49%) vSphere
5 1 (0.24%) Firmware
5 1 (0.24%) HDFS
5 1 (0.24%) XenApp
5 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (4.16%) Kubernetes
2 13 (3.18%) Ansible
3 4 (0.98%) Puppet
3 4 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.98%) Terraform
4 2 (0.49%) Grafana
4 2 (0.49%) Kibana
4 2 (0.49%) MIIS
4 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.49%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.24%) Automic
5 1 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.24%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 48 (11.74%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.38%) Salesforce.com
3 20 (4.89%) Oracle
4 18 (4.40%) Atlassian
5 16 (3.91%) Adobe
6 15 (3.67%) Google
7 7 (1.71%) MuleSoft
7 7 (1.71%) SAP
8 4 (0.98%) Cadence
8 4 (0.98%) Databricks
8 4 (0.98%) Facebook
8 4 (0.98%) Okta
8 4 (0.98%) StreamSets
9 3 (0.73%) Criteo
9 3 (0.73%) IBM
9 3 (0.73%) Perforce
9 3 (0.73%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.49%) Cisco
10 2 (0.49%) Dell
10 2 (0.49%) Informatica