Period
to 24 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 24 January 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 31 18
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 459 436 527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.71% 6.11% 8.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.64% 6.87% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 357 453
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £381 £406 £363
90th Percentile £638 £625 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £80.00
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - £80.00

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,006 6,347 5,522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.81% 88.97% 88.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,692 5,077 4,384
City of London median daily rate £513 £503 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.99% +5.79% -
10th Percentile £319 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £669
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 64 49
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -9.88% -5.14%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.67 £13.70
90th Percentile £36.25 £31.35 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.61% +9.21% -12.10%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the City of London

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in the City of London

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in the City of London

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in the City of London

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 24 January 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
Moorgate - 11 £525 -
London Bridge - 7 £475 -
Scrum
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 City of London region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 432 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (31.59%) Finance
3 134 (29.19%) JavaScript
4 126 (27.45%) Java
5 119 (25.93%) Kanban
6 116 (25.27%) TDD
7 107 (23.31%) BDD
7 107 (23.31%) JIRA
8 102 (22.22%) DevOps
9 101 (22.00%) Test Automation
10 92 (20.04%) Continuous Integration
10 92 (20.04%) C#
11 82 (17.86%) .NET
12 81 (17.65%) HTML
13 80 (17.43%) Microsoft Azure
14 79 (17.21%) SQL
15 74 (16.12%) Microservices
16 73 (15.90%) Git (software)
17 70 (15.25%) Jenkins
18 69 (15.03%) SQL Server
19 65 (14.16%) Docker
20 63 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
21 62 (13.51%) Banking
22 61 (13.29%) RESTful
23 57 (12.42%) Spring
23 57 (12.42%) CSS
23 57 (12.42%) REST
24 54 (11.76%) User Stories
25 53 (11.55%) QA
26 52 (11.33%) User Experience

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 46 (10.02%) Confluence
2 12 (2.61%) Cloud Foundry
3 11 (2.40%) CMS
4 10 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.96%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.74%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (1.31%) Apache
8 4 (0.87%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.65%) Documentum
9 3 (0.65%) Drupal
9 3 (0.65%) FileNet
9 3 (0.65%) OnBase
9 3 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.44%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.44%) Jetty
10 2 (0.44%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.22%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.44%) Snapchat
3 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.22%) InDesign
3 1 (0.22%) InVision
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.22%) Magento
2 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 80 (17.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (4.58%) GitHub
4 19 (4.14%) PaaS
4 19 (4.14%) Serverless
5 14 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (2.18%) IaaS
7 9 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (1.74%) Office 365
9 7 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.09%) Azure Functions
10 5 (1.09%) Heroku
10 5 (1.09%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (1.09%) npm
10 5 (1.09%) SaaS
11 4 (0.87%) AWS Fargate
11 4 (0.87%) Slack
12 3 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.61%) HTTP
2 6 (1.31%) Internet
3 3 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.44%) AMQP
4 2 (0.44%) Junos
5 1 (0.22%) DNS
5 1 (0.22%) Firewall
5 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.22%) LAN
5 1 (0.22%) Skype
5 1 (0.22%) SMS
5 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (15.03%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.97%) NoSQL
3 30 (6.54%) Big Data
4 24 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (3.92%) MongoDB
6 18 (3.92%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (3.27%) Redis
8 13 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (2.61%) Hadoop
10 11 (2.40%) RDBMS
11 10 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (2.18%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (1.74%) CouchDB
13 8 (1.74%) MySQL
13 8 (1.74%) Power BI
13 8 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 107 (23.31%) JIRA
2 73 (15.90%) Git (software)
3 70 (15.25%) Jenkins
4 44 (9.59%) Selenium
5 27 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
6 26 (5.66%) JUnit
7 24 (5.23%) Cucumber
8 23 (5.01%) Mockito
8 23 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (4.36%) SpecFlow
10 19 (4.14%) Maven
11 16 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (3.49%) Subversion
12 15 (3.27%) Appium
12 15 (3.27%) TeamCity
13 14 (3.05%) NUnit
13 14 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
13 14 (3.05%) Visual Studio
14 11 (2.40%) Mocha
15 10 (2.18%) Jasmine
General
1 145 (31.59%) Finance
2 62 (13.51%) Banking
3 23 (5.01%) Investment Banking
4 22 (4.79%) Front Office
5 13 (2.83%) Retail
6 12 (2.61%) Marketing
7 11 (2.40%) Law
8 8 (1.74%) Advertising
8 8 (1.74%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.53%) Billing
9 7 (1.53%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.31%) Legal
11 3 (0.65%) Back Office
11 3 (0.65%) Publishing
11 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.22%) Automotive
13 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.22%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 220 (47.93%) Developer
2 55 (11.98%) Java Developer
3 46 (10.02%) Analyst
4 44 (9.59%) Senior Developer
5 33 (7.19%) Scrum Master
6 29 (6.32%) C# Developer
7 28 (6.10%) React Developer
8 24 (5.23%) Business Analyst
9 22 (4.79%) .NET Developer
10 19 (4.14%) JavaScript Developer
10 19 (4.14%) Project Manager
11 18 (3.92%) Agile Developer
12 17 (3.70%) Test Engineer
13 16 (3.49%) Lead Developer
14 15 (3.27%) Full Stack Developer
14 15 (3.27%) Node.js Developer
15 14 (3.05%) DevOps Engineer
16 13 (2.83%) Agile Java Developer
17 12 (2.61%) Developer in Test
18 11 (2.40%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (17.86%) .NET
2 81 (17.65%) HTML
3 61 (13.29%) RESTful
4 57 (12.42%) CSS
4 57 (12.42%) REST
4 57 (12.42%) Spring
5 50 (10.89%) React
6 47 (10.24%) JSON
7 46 (10.02%) AngularJS
8 45 (9.80%) HTML5
9 43 (9.37%) Web Services
10 41 (8.93%) Node.js
11 32 (6.97%) Redux
12 29 (6.32%) .NET Core
13 25 (5.45%) XML
14 24 (5.23%) Spring Boot
15 22 (4.79%) Kafka
16 21 (4.58%) Hibernate
17 18 (3.92%) ASP.NET
18 17 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.33%) User Experience
2 36 (7.84%) Greenfield Project
3 35 (7.63%) Mobile App
4 31 (6.75%) Fintech
5 27 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (3.27%) Fixed Income
8 14 (3.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (2.61%) Tandem
10 10 (2.18%) iPad
10 10 (2.18%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.96%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.96%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.74%) Derivative
13 7 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (1.09%) Equities
15 4 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
15 4 (0.87%) Data Structures
15 4 (0.87%) Internet of Things
16 2 (0.44%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.79%) Unix
2 21 (4.58%) Android
2 21 (4.58%) Apple iOS
3 19 (4.14%) Linux
4 4 (0.87%) Windows
5 3 (0.65%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (25.93%) Kanban
3 116 (25.27%) TDD
4 107 (23.31%) BDD
5 102 (22.22%) DevOps
6 101 (22.00%) Test Automation
7 92 (20.04%) Continuous Integration
8 74 (16.12%) Microservices
9 54 (11.76%) User Stories
10 47 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
11 45 (9.80%) SDLC
11 45 (9.80%) Software Engineering
12 42 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
13 37 (8.06%) Continuous Deployment
14 34 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
14 34 (7.41%) E-Commerce
14 34 (7.41%) OO
14 34 (7.41%) Project Management
15 33 (7.19%) Unit Testing
16 32 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 134 (29.19%) JavaScript
2 126 (27.45%) Java
3 92 (20.04%) C#
4 79 (17.21%) SQL
5 31 (6.75%) Python
6 26 (5.66%) Java 8
7 16 (3.49%) PL/SQL
7 16 (3.49%) T-SQL
8 15 (3.27%) ES6
8 15 (3.27%) PHP
9 12 (2.61%) PowerShell
10 11 (2.40%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.74%) ES7
12 7 (1.53%) Kotlin
12 7 (1.53%) Ruby
13 6 (1.31%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.31%) Groovy
13 6 (1.31%) Scala
13 6 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.09%) Go
Qualifications
1 37 (8.06%) Degree
2 11 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.53%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.09%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.87%) PMP
7 3 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.65%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.65%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.44%) APMG
8 2 (0.44%) ISEB
8 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.22%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (11.55%) QA
2 3 (0.65%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.44%) MiFID
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 65 (14.16%) Docker
2 7 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.31%) vSphere
4 2 (0.44%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (5.45%) Ansible
2 23 (5.01%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.40%) Puppet
4 9 (1.96%) Terraform
5 6 (1.31%) Kibana
5 6 (1.31%) logstash
6 5 (1.09%) Mesos
7 4 (0.87%) Marathon
8 1 (0.22%) Consul
8 1 (0.22%) Control-M
8 1 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.22%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.22%) Salt
8 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 43 (9.37%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.66%) Oracle
3 13 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (2.18%) Cadence
5 9 (1.96%) Adobe
5 9 (1.96%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.96%) Google
5 9 (1.96%) IBM
5 9 (1.96%) Tableau
6 7 (1.53%) TIBCO
7 6 (1.31%) VMware
8 5 (1.09%) Apple
9 4 (0.87%) Perfecto Mobile
9 4 (0.87%) Talend
10 3 (0.65%) Hyland
10 3 (0.65%) OpenText
10 3 (0.65%) Pega
10 3 (0.65%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.65%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.44%) ION Trading