Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 28 18
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 514 470 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.35% 6.60% 8.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.47% 7.39% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 377 480
City of London median daily rate £515 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £377 £406 £363
90th Percentile £634 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £24.49 -
Central London median hourly rate - £24.49 -

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 6,071 6,362 5,946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.84% 89.33% 88.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,831 5,051 4,745
City of London median daily rate £505 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.32% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 59 55
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
10th Percentile £13.09 £13.34 £12.15
90th Percentile £33.53 £30.90 £53.05
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -2.56%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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
London Bridge - 19 £525 -
Moorgate - 18 £525 -
Scrum
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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.

1 492 (95.72%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (28.79%) Finance
3 137 (26.65%) Kanban
4 135 (26.26%) TDD
5 131 (25.49%) Java
6 130 (25.29%) JavaScript
7 119 (23.15%) Test Automation
8 114 (22.18%) BDD
9 111 (21.60%) Continuous Integration
10 105 (20.43%) DevOps
11 102 (19.84%) Jenkins
12 97 (18.87%) JIRA
13 93 (18.09%) SQL
14 92 (17.90%) HTML
15 90 (17.51%) Amazon AWS
16 88 (17.12%) .NET
17 85 (16.54%) C#
18 80 (15.56%) Banking
19 76 (14.79%) SQL Server
19 76 (14.79%) Git (software)
20 72 (14.01%) Microsoft Azure
21 70 (13.62%) Python
22 68 (13.23%) CSS
23 66 (12.84%) Docker
24 59 (11.48%) Microservices
24 59 (11.48%) Node.js
25 57 (11.09%) React
26 56 (10.89%) RESTful
27 53 (10.31%) Spring
27 53 (10.31%) E-Commerce

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 34 (6.61%) Confluence
2 16 (3.11%) Cloud Foundry
3 15 (2.92%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.95%) CMS
4 10 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.17%) Apache
6 5 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (0.97%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.78%) Alfresco
7 4 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.78%) NServiceBus
8 3 (0.58%) Documentum
8 3 (0.58%) FileNet
8 3 (0.58%) OnBase
8 3 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.39%) Drupal
10 1 (0.19%) Mule
10 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.92%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.39%) InDesign
4 2 (0.39%) InVision
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.39%) Snapchat
4 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 90 (17.51%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (14.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (6.61%) GitHub
4 27 (5.25%) PaaS
5 22 (4.28%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (4.28%) IaaS
6 20 (3.89%) Amazon S3
7 18 (3.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (3.11%) npm
8 16 (3.11%) Serverless
9 13 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (2.33%) SaaS
11 11 (2.14%) Heroku
11 11 (2.14%) IBM Cloud
12 8 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (1.17%) Office 365
15 4 (0.78%) Akamai
15 4 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.53%) HTTP
1 13 (2.53%) Internet
2 5 (0.97%) AMQP
2 5 (0.97%) Firewall
3 3 (0.58%) DNS
3 3 (0.58%) MQTT
3 3 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.39%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.39%) Junos
4 2 (0.39%) SMS
5 1 (0.19%) LAN
5 1 (0.19%) SSL
5 1 (0.19%) WAN
5 1 (0.19%) WebEx
5 1 (0.19%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 42 (8.17%) Big Data
3 28 (5.45%) Hadoop
4 27 (5.25%) NoSQL
5 24 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (3.11%) Apache Hive
7 15 (2.92%) MongoDB
7 15 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (2.92%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.72%) Sqoop
9 13 (2.53%) Impala
10 11 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (2.14%) MySQL
11 10 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.75%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.75%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 102 (19.84%) Jenkins
2 97 (18.87%) JIRA
3 76 (14.79%) Git (software)
4 38 (7.39%) Selenium
5 29 (5.64%) JUnit
5 29 (5.64%) Maven
6 28 (5.45%) Mockito
7 25 (4.86%) Cucumber
8 20 (3.89%) TeamCity
9 18 (3.50%) SonarQube
9 18 (3.50%) Visual Studio Team System
10 17 (3.31%) SpecFlow
11 15 (2.92%) Subversion
12 14 (2.72%) Appium
12 14 (2.72%) NUnit
13 13 (2.53%) GitLab
13 13 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
13 13 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (2.53%) Visual Studio
14 11 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 148 (28.79%) Finance
2 80 (15.56%) Banking
3 29 (5.64%) Retail
4 24 (4.67%) Investment Banking
5 22 (4.28%) Front Office
6 16 (3.11%) Marketing
7 13 (2.53%) Law
8 11 (2.14%) Retail Banking
8 11 (2.14%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.95%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.56%) Legal
11 6 (1.17%) Billing
12 5 (0.97%) Advertising
12 5 (0.97%) Publishing
13 3 (0.58%) Games
14 2 (0.39%) Back Office
14 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.19%) Automotive
15 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
15 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 233 (45.33%) Developer
2 57 (11.09%) Java Developer
3 53 (10.31%) Analyst
3 53 (10.31%) Senior Developer
4 38 (7.39%) Scrum Master
5 32 (6.23%) Business Analyst
6 28 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 27 (5.25%) .NET Developer
8 26 (5.06%) React Developer
9 25 (4.86%) C# Developer
10 21 (4.09%) Full Stack Developer
11 20 (3.89%) Project Manager
12 16 (3.11%) JavaScript Developer
13 15 (2.92%) Architect
14 14 (2.72%) Automation Engineer
14 14 (2.72%) Platform Engineer
14 14 (2.72%) Test Engineer
15 13 (2.53%) Node.js Developer
16 12 (2.33%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 12 (2.33%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (17.90%) HTML
2 88 (17.12%) .NET
3 68 (13.23%) CSS
4 59 (11.48%) Node.js
5 57 (11.09%) React
6 56 (10.89%) RESTful
7 53 (10.31%) Spring
8 52 (10.12%) AngularJS
9 50 (9.73%) REST
10 49 (9.53%) HTML5
11 47 (9.14%) JSON
12 40 (7.78%) Web Services
13 30 (5.84%) Redux
14 24 (4.67%) Hibernate
14 24 (4.67%) XML
15 23 (4.47%) ASP.NET Web API
16 22 (4.28%) .NET Core
17 21 (4.09%) ASP.NET
17 21 (4.09%) Kafka
17 21 (4.09%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.56%) User Experience
2 42 (8.17%) Greenfield Project
3 34 (6.61%) Mobile App
4 28 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (5.06%) Computer Science
5 26 (5.06%) Fintech
6 23 (4.47%) iPad
7 14 (2.72%) Wiki
8 13 (2.53%) Fixed Income
8 13 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.53%) Virtual Team
9 12 (2.33%) Algorithms
9 12 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.95%) Derivative
11 9 (1.75%) Tandem
12 8 (1.56%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 7 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.17%) Equities
14 6 (1.17%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.23%) Unix
2 23 (4.47%) Apple iOS
3 21 (4.09%) Android
4 20 (3.89%) Linux
5 19 (3.70%) Windows
6 4 (0.78%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (95.72%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (26.65%) Kanban
3 135 (26.26%) TDD
4 119 (23.15%) Test Automation
5 114 (22.18%) BDD
6 111 (21.60%) Continuous Integration
7 105 (20.43%) DevOps
8 59 (11.48%) Microservices
9 53 (10.31%) E-Commerce
10 52 (10.12%) User Stories
11 51 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
12 48 (9.34%) Software Engineering
13 45 (8.75%) SDLC
14 41 (7.98%) Continuous Improvement
15 35 (6.81%) Analytics
15 35 (6.81%) Open Source
16 34 (6.61%) OO
17 33 (6.42%) Continuous Deployment
17 33 (6.42%) ETL
17 33 (6.42%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 131 (25.49%) Java
2 130 (25.29%) JavaScript
3 93 (18.09%) SQL
4 85 (16.54%) C#
5 70 (13.62%) Python
6 29 (5.64%) Bash Shell
6 29 (5.64%) Java 8
7 27 (5.25%) PowerShell
8 22 (4.28%) Ruby
9 19 (3.70%) Shell Script
10 16 (3.11%) ES6
10 16 (3.11%) PHP
11 14 (2.72%) Groovy
11 14 (2.72%) TypeScript
12 13 (2.53%) Korn
12 13 (2.53%) PL/SQL
12 13 (2.53%) T-SQL
13 12 (2.33%) Scala
14 9 (1.75%) C++
15 7 (1.36%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 38 (7.39%) Degree
2 12 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.56%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.17%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (0.97%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.78%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.78%) PMP
7 3 (0.58%) ISEB
8 2 (0.39%) APMG
8 2 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.19%) OSCP
9 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (9.73%) QA
2 3 (0.58%) PSD2
3 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.19%) EMIR
3 1 (0.19%) FATCA
3 1 (0.19%) GDPR
3 1 (0.19%) MiFID
3 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (12.84%) Docker
2 13 (2.53%) HDFS
3 8 (1.56%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.17%) vSphere
5 5 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 41 (7.98%) Ansible
2 27 (5.25%) Kubernetes
3 24 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (4.67%) Puppet
4 13 (2.53%) Hadoop YARN
5 10 (1.95%) Consul
5 10 (1.95%) Mesos
6 8 (1.56%) Terraform
7 5 (0.97%) Kibana
7 5 (0.97%) logstash
8 2 (0.39%) Packer
9 1 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.19%) Control-M
9 1 (0.19%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.19%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 47 (9.14%) Microsoft
2 42 (8.17%) Oracle
3 17 (3.31%) IBM
4 14 (2.72%) Google
5 13 (2.53%) Cloudera
6 12 (2.33%) Cadence
7 11 (2.14%) Tableau
8 9 (1.75%) Adobe
9 8 (1.56%) Apple
10 7 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.17%) VMware
12 5 (0.97%) Pega
12 5 (0.97%) Splunk
13 4 (0.78%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.78%) Perfecto Mobile
13 4 (0.78%) Prolexic
13 4 (0.78%) Talend
13 4 (0.78%) TIBCO
14 3 (0.58%) Informatica
14 3 (0.58%) Progress