Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 24 32
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8 -13
Contract jobs citing Scrum 301 465 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.39% 6.82% 6.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.31% 7.70% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 352 340
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £390 £382 £406
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
City of London median hourly rate £57.50 - £67.09
10th Percentile £53.75 - £62.88
90th Percentile £61.25 - £71.58
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £67.09
% change year-on-year - -47.83% -16.14%

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 4,120 6,042 6,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.44% 88.61% 89.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,131 4,726 5,018
City of London median daily rate £513 £516 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.73% +3.25% +2.83%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 58 72
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.32 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +14.02% -9.33%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.00 £11.63
90th Percentile £51.45 £37.09 £45.25
Central London median hourly rate £22.42 £20.65 £20.75
% change year-on-year +8.57% -0.51% +4.17%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 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
London Bridge +47 11 £450 -7.69%
Scrum
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 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 City of London region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 271 (90.03%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (32.56%) Kanban
3 89 (29.57%) Java
4 74 (24.58%) Finance
5 68 (22.59%) DevOps
6 60 (19.93%) TDD
7 58 (19.27%) Azure
8 55 (18.27%) JIRA
9 50 (16.61%) JavaScript
10 48 (15.95%) Web Services
11 46 (15.28%) Git (software)
12 45 (14.95%) Microservices
13 43 (14.29%) AWS
14 42 (13.95%) Test Automation
15 39 (12.96%) SQL
15 39 (12.96%) SDLC
16 38 (12.62%) Microsoft
16 38 (12.62%) BDD
16 38 (12.62%) AngularJS
17 35 (11.63%) RESTful
17 35 (11.63%) C#
18 34 (11.30%) Degree
19 33 (10.96%) QA
19 33 (10.96%) Unit Testing
20 32 (10.63%) REST
20 32 (10.63%) CSS
20 32 (10.63%) Project Management
20 32 (10.63%) Docker
20 32 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
21 31 (10.30%) Coaching

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 29 (9.63%) Confluence
2 14 (4.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 14 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.32%) CMS
4 2 (0.66%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.66%) Ethereum
4 2 (0.66%) Hyperledger
4 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.66%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.33%) Apache
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.33%) Camunda
5 1 (0.33%) Drupal
5 1 (0.33%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.33%) Mendix
5 1 (0.33%) nginx
5 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (3.65%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.32%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.33%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.33%) Zeplin
5 3 (1.00%) InDesign
6 2 (0.66%) Sketch
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.33%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.33%) InVision
7 1 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.66%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.66%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.33%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 58 (19.27%) Azure
2 43 (14.29%) AWS
3 14 (4.65%) GitHub
4 11 (3.65%) PaaS
5 10 (3.32%) GCP
6 8 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.66%) Amazon S3
7 7 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
7 7 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (2.33%) Serverless
8 6 (1.99%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.66%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.66%) IaaS
9 5 (1.66%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.33%) Route 53
11 3 (1.00%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (1.00%) CloudFront
11 3 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.66%) AMQP
1 2 (0.66%) HTTP
1 2 (0.66%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
1 2 (0.66%) VPN
2 1 (0.33%) 4G
2 1 (0.33%) Broadband
2 1 (0.33%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (7.31%) MySQL
3 15 (4.98%) Big Data
3 15 (4.98%) SQL Server
4 11 (3.65%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.32%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.66%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (2.33%) KDB
8 7 (2.33%) Kdb+
8 7 (2.33%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.99%) Data Lake
9 6 (1.99%) Redis
10 5 (1.66%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.66%) Jackrabbit
10 5 (1.66%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 55 (18.27%) JIRA
2 46 (15.28%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.64%) Maven
4 16 (5.32%) Jenkins
5 15 (4.98%) JUnit
5 15 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (4.65%) Cucumber
6 14 (4.65%) TeamCity
7 13 (4.32%) Selenium
8 12 (3.99%) SpecFlow
9 11 (3.65%) Mockito
10 9 (2.99%) Gradle
11 5 (1.66%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.66%) CircleCI
11 5 (1.66%) Cypress.io
11 5 (1.66%) Protractor
12 4 (1.33%) Babel
12 4 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (1.33%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.33%) webpack
General
1 74 (24.58%) Finance
2 22 (7.31%) Banking
3 19 (6.31%) Marketing
4 12 (3.99%) Back Office
5 10 (3.32%) Front Office
6 8 (2.66%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.66%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.66%) Advertising
7 5 (1.66%) Retail
8 4 (1.33%) Publishing
9 3 (1.00%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.66%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.33%) Billing
11 1 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) Law
11 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (41.86%) Developer
2 33 (10.96%) Scrum Master
3 29 (9.63%) Analyst
4 27 (8.97%) Java Developer
5 24 (7.97%) Project Manager
6 21 (6.98%) Architect
6 21 (6.98%) Business Analyst
7 19 (6.31%) Senior Developer
8 16 (5.32%) C# Developer
9 14 (4.65%) Agile Coach
10 12 (3.99%) Agile Project Manager
10 12 (3.99%) Agile Scrum Master
10 12 (3.99%) Azure Developer
11 10 (3.32%) Agile Business Analyst
12 9 (2.99%) .NET Developer
12 9 (2.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 8 (2.66%) Delivery Manager
13 8 (2.66%) JavaScript Developer
13 8 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (2.66%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (15.95%) Web Services
2 38 (12.62%) AngularJS
3 35 (11.63%) RESTful
4 32 (10.63%) CSS
4 32 (10.63%) REST
5 28 (9.30%) React
6 25 (8.31%) HTML
7 22 (7.31%) Spring
8 21 (6.98%) .NET
8 21 (6.98%) Node.js
9 11 (3.65%) Redux
9 11 (3.65%) Spring Boot
10 10 (3.32%) Jest
11 9 (2.99%) OSGi
11 9 (2.99%) XML
12 8 (2.66%) Kafka
13 7 (2.33%) .NET Core
13 7 (2.33%) Gherkin
13 7 (2.33%) HTML5
14 6 (1.99%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.64%) User Experience
3 16 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.65%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (2.99%) Hedge funds
6 8 (2.66%) iPad
7 6 (1.99%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.33%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.00%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.00%) NHS
10 3 (1.00%) Wiki
11 2 (0.66%) BYOD
11 2 (0.66%) PMI
11 2 (0.66%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.66%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.99%) Linux
2 5 (1.66%) Android
2 5 (1.66%) Unix
2 5 (1.66%) Windows
3 3 (1.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (90.03%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (32.56%) Kanban
3 68 (22.59%) DevOps
4 60 (19.93%) TDD
5 45 (14.95%) Microservices
6 42 (13.95%) Test Automation
7 39 (12.96%) SDLC
8 38 (12.62%) BDD
9 33 (10.96%) Unit Testing
10 32 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
10 32 (10.63%) Project Management
11 31 (10.30%) Coaching
11 31 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (9.97%) Pair Programming
13 29 (9.63%) User Stories
14 27 (8.97%) Software Engineering
15 26 (8.64%) Analytics
16 24 (7.97%) Project Delivery
17 22 (7.31%) Front End Development
17 22 (7.31%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 89 (29.57%) Java
2 50 (16.61%) JavaScript
3 39 (12.96%) SQL
4 35 (11.63%) C#
5 25 (8.31%) Python
6 24 (7.97%) TypeScript
7 17 (5.65%) Java 8
8 13 (4.32%) Scala
9 11 (3.65%) PL/SQL
10 10 (3.32%) C++
11 8 (2.66%) PHP
11 8 (2.66%) Ruby
12 5 (1.66%) Apex Code
12 5 (1.66%) C
12 5 (1.66%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.33%) ES6
13 4 (1.33%) Kotlin
14 3 (1.00%) Groovy
14 3 (1.00%) Perl
14 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (11.30%) Degree
2 6 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.66%) Master's Degree
3 5 (1.66%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.00%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.66%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.66%) ISEB
5 2 (0.66%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.66%) PMP
6 1 (0.33%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.96%) QA
2 3 (1.00%) PMO
3 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.66%) MiFID
4 1 (0.33%) GDPR
4 1 (0.33%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 32 (10.63%) Docker
2 5 (1.66%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.66%) Varnish
5 1 (0.33%) Firmware
5 1 (0.33%) HDFS
5 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.33%) vSphere
5 1 (0.33%) XenApp
5 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (5.65%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.32%) Ansible
3 4 (1.33%) Puppet
3 4 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.33%) Terraform
4 2 (0.66%) MIIS
4 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.33%) Grafana
5 1 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.33%) Kibana
5 1 (0.33%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.33%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 38 (12.62%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.65%) Atlassian
3 16 (5.32%) Adobe
4 15 (4.98%) Oracle
5 10 (3.32%) Google
6 9 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.33%) Cadence
7 4 (1.33%) Okta
7 4 (1.33%) SAP
8 3 (1.00%) Criteo
8 3 (1.00%) Facebook
8 3 (1.00%) Perforce
8 3 (1.00%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.66%) Alteryx
9 2 (0.66%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (0.66%) Dell
9 2 (0.66%) GoldenSource
9 2 (0.66%) IBM
9 2 (0.66%) Informatica
9 2 (0.66%) New Relic