Period
to 2 June 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 22 25
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3 -6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 218 637 659
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 5.94% 7.60% 7.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.83% 8.46% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 507 495
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £413 £400 £388
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £56.00 £67.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% -16.52% -16.14%
London median hourly rate £35.00 £56.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -37.50% +12.00% +33.33%

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 3,193 7,534 8,190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.00% 89.94% 88.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,251 5,767 6,376
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 71 119
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.65 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.53% +3.23% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.49 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.28 £56.50 £45.20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Central London

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scrum in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Scrum in Central London

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scrum in Central London over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Scrum in Central London

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scrum in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Scrum in Central London

Scrum
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Scrum in Central London over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 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 -6 156 £515 -1.90% 50
West End of London +9 10 £475 +5.56% 1
City of Westminster +5 4 £463 -7.50%
Southwark +39 1 £450 -20.00%
Scrum
London

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 200 (91.74%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (27.06%) Java
2 59 (27.06%) Kanban
3 58 (26.61%) Finance
4 52 (23.85%) JIRA
5 44 (20.18%) Microservices
6 43 (19.72%) TDD
6 43 (19.72%) DevOps
7 39 (17.89%) Docker
7 39 (17.89%) Azure
8 35 (16.06%) Test Automation
9 33 (15.14%) JavaScript
10 31 (14.22%) BDD
10 31 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
11 30 (13.76%) AngularJS
11 30 (13.76%) Web Services
12 29 (13.30%) Confluence
13 28 (12.84%) SQL
14 27 (12.39%) Git (software)
14 27 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (11.47%) REST
15 25 (11.47%) AWS
15 25 (11.47%) SDLC
16 24 (11.01%) User Experience
16 24 (11.01%) Analytics
16 24 (11.01%) CSS
17 23 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (10.09%) QA
18 22 (10.09%) Node.js
18 22 (10.09%) Degree

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 29 (13.30%) Confluence
2 21 (9.63%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.83%) CMS
3 4 (1.83%) SAS
4 3 (1.38%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.38%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.92%) Anypoint
5 2 (0.92%) Tornado
5 2 (0.92%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.46%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.46%) Camunda
6 1 (0.46%) Documentum
6 1 (0.46%) IIS
6 1 (0.46%) Mendix
6 1 (0.46%) nginx
6 1 (0.46%) OnBase
6 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Zeplin
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.92%) Sketch
3 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.46%) Figma
3 1 (0.46%) InVision
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 39 (17.89%) Azure
2 25 (11.47%) AWS
3 9 (4.13%) npm
4 8 (3.67%) GitHub
5 6 (2.75%) GCP
5 6 (2.75%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.83%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.83%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.83%) PaaS
6 4 (1.83%) Slack
7 3 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.38%) SaaS
7 3 (1.38%) Tricentis Tosca
7 3 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.92%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.92%) Serverless
8 2 (0.92%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.92%) DSL
1 2 (0.92%) Firewall
1 2 (0.92%) HTTP
1 2 (0.92%) TCP/IP
1 2 (0.92%) VPN
2 1 (0.46%) AMQP
2 1 (0.46%) BGP
2 1 (0.46%) DHCP
2 1 (0.46%) Internet
2 1 (0.46%) LAN
2 1 (0.46%) OSPF
2 1 (0.46%) PBX
2 1 (0.46%) Skype
2 1 (0.46%) VLAN
2 1 (0.46%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.63%) MySQL
2 17 (7.80%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (5.50%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.59%) Big Data
5 9 (4.13%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.75%) Data Lake
7 6 (2.75%) Power BI
7 6 (2.75%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.83%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.38%) Base SAS
9 3 (1.38%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (1.38%) Pentaho
9 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (1.38%) SAS EBI
10 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.92%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 52 (23.85%) JIRA
2 27 (12.39%) Git (software)
3 20 (9.17%) Selenium
4 16 (7.34%) JUnit
5 15 (6.88%) Jenkins
6 12 (5.50%) Protractor
7 11 (5.05%) Mockito
7 11 (5.05%) SpecFlow
8 10 (4.59%) Jasmine
8 10 (4.59%) Maven
9 8 (3.67%) Cucumber
9 8 (3.67%) Cypress.io
10 7 (3.21%) Gradle
11 5 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (1.83%) GitLab
12 4 (1.83%) Subversion
13 3 (1.38%) Axure RP
13 3 (1.38%) JMeter
13 3 (1.38%) Postman
General
1 58 (26.61%) Finance
2 16 (7.34%) Banking
3 14 (6.42%) Front Office
3 14 (6.42%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.21%) Marketing
5 6 (2.75%) Back Office
5 6 (2.75%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.38%) Legal
6 3 (1.38%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Games
7 1 (0.46%) Law
7 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.46%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (41.74%) Developer
2 24 (11.01%) Java Developer
3 20 (9.17%) Analyst
4 18 (8.26%) Architect
5 14 (6.42%) React Developer
6 13 (5.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 12 (5.50%) Business Analyst
7 12 (5.50%) Scrum Master
8 10 (4.59%) Angular Developer
9 9 (4.13%) C# Developer
9 9 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.13%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.21%) Azure Developer
11 7 (3.21%) Senior Developer
11 7 (3.21%) Software Engineer
12 6 (2.75%) AWS Engineer
12 6 (2.75%) Backend Developer
12 6 (2.75%) Delivery Manager
12 6 (2.75%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.76%) AngularJS
1 30 (13.76%) Web Services
2 25 (11.47%) REST
3 24 (11.01%) CSS
4 22 (10.09%) Node.js
5 19 (8.72%) RESTful
6 18 (8.26%) HTML
6 18 (8.26%) React
7 17 (7.80%) Spring
8 16 (7.34%) .NET
9 13 (5.96%) Spring Boot
10 12 (5.50%) Redux
11 11 (5.05%) Jest
12 10 (4.59%) SOAP
13 8 (3.67%) HTML5
14 7 (3.21%) Flask
14 7 (3.21%) Kafka
15 6 (2.75%) .NET Core
15 6 (2.75%) CSS3
15 6 (2.75%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (11.01%) User Experience
3 10 (4.59%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.75%) NHS
6 5 (2.29%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.29%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.29%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.83%) Augmented Reality
7 4 (1.83%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.38%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.38%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.92%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.92%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.92%) W3C
10 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.46%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.13%) Linux
2 8 (3.67%) Unix
3 5 (2.29%) Windows
4 4 (1.83%) Android
4 4 (1.83%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.46%) CentOS
5 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.46%) Solaris
5 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (91.74%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (27.06%) Kanban
3 44 (20.18%) Microservices
4 43 (19.72%) DevOps
4 43 (19.72%) TDD
5 35 (16.06%) Test Automation
6 31 (14.22%) BDD
6 31 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (11.47%) SDLC
8 24 (11.01%) Analytics
9 23 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (9.63%) Front End Development
10 21 (9.63%) Pair Programming
10 21 (9.63%) Software Engineering
10 21 (9.63%) User Stories
11 16 (7.34%) Data Modelling
11 16 (7.34%) Project Delivery
11 16 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (6.42%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 59 (27.06%) Java
2 33 (15.14%) JavaScript
3 28 (12.84%) SQL
4 21 (9.63%) C#
4 21 (9.63%) Java 8
5 18 (8.26%) Python
6 13 (5.96%) TypeScript
7 7 (3.21%) Scala
8 6 (2.75%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.29%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.83%) Kotlin
10 4 (1.83%) Perl
11 3 (1.38%) Apex Code
11 3 (1.38%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.38%) ES6
11 3 (1.38%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.38%) SAS Macro
12 2 (0.92%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.92%) Groovy
12 2 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (10.09%) Degree
2 8 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.83%) ISEB
5 3 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.92%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.92%) PMP
7 1 (0.46%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.46%) CCNA
7 1 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.46%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.09%) QA
2 5 (2.29%) PMO
3 4 (1.83%) MiFID
4 3 (1.38%) SLA
5 2 (0.92%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.46%) EMIR
6 1 (0.46%) GDPR
System Software
1 39 (17.89%) Docker
2 2 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.92%) vSphere
3 1 (0.46%) XenApp
3 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (8.72%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.67%) Terraform
3 7 (3.21%) Ansible
4 3 (1.38%) Grafana
5 2 (0.92%) Kibana
5 2 (0.92%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.46%) Consul
6 1 (0.46%) logstash
6 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.46%) Packer
6 1 (0.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (8.26%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.88%) Atlassian
3 9 (4.13%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (3.67%) Oracle
5 5 (2.29%) Cadence
5 5 (2.29%) Informatica
6 4 (1.83%) Alteryx
6 4 (1.83%) Splunk
7 3 (1.38%) Adobe
7 3 (1.38%) Cisco
7 3 (1.38%) Google
7 3 (1.38%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.38%) SAP
8 2 (0.92%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.92%) GoldenSource
8 2 (0.92%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.92%) IBM
8 2 (0.92%) StreamSets
8 2 (0.92%) VMware
9 1 (0.46%) AppDynamics