Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 27 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 528 486 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.55% 7.12% 8.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.75% 8.00% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 382 479
City of London median daily rate £513 £503 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +5.84% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £400 £354
90th Percentile £638 £638 £665
Central London median daily rate £519 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% -
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 6,034 6,074 5,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.32% 88.97% 87.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,816 4,747 4,720
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 54 47
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -3.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.05 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £31.28 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% -7.32%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -18 18 £525 -
Moorgate - 10 £500 -
Scrum
Central London

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 501 (94.89%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (31.63%) Finance
3 139 (26.33%) TDD
4 134 (25.38%) Kanban
5 128 (24.24%) Java
6 114 (21.59%) JavaScript
7 111 (21.02%) DevOps
8 105 (19.89%) Continuous Integration
8 105 (19.89%) Test Automation
9 103 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
9 103 (19.51%) BDD
10 99 (18.75%) Jenkins
11 98 (18.56%) JIRA
12 92 (17.42%) Banking
13 88 (16.67%) SQL
14 86 (16.29%) Python
15 85 (16.10%) Git (software)
16 82 (15.53%) HTML
17 81 (15.34%) Docker
18 72 (13.64%) Node.js
19 70 (13.26%) .NET
20 68 (12.88%) SQL Server
21 66 (12.50%) C#
22 63 (11.93%) E-Commerce
23 61 (11.55%) Software Engineering
24 59 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
24 59 (11.17%) CSS
25 55 (10.42%) React
26 52 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
26 52 (9.85%) Microsoft

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 39 (7.39%) Confluence
2 24 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
3 18 (3.41%) Apache Spark
4 14 (2.65%) Apache
5 6 (1.14%) Apache Airflow
5 6 (1.14%) CMS
5 6 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.76%) NServiceBus
6 4 (0.76%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.38%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.38%) Drupal
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.19%) Content Management Server
9 1 (0.19%) Documentum
9 1 (0.19%) FileNet
9 1 (0.19%) IIS
9 1 (0.19%) Mule
9 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.38%) InDesign
5 2 (0.38%) InVision
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.38%) Snapchat
6 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 103 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (8.71%) GitHub
4 32 (6.06%) npm
5 27 (5.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 23 (4.36%) IaaS
6 23 (4.36%) PaaS
7 21 (3.98%) Amazon S3
8 20 (3.79%) Heroku
9 18 (3.41%) IBM Cloud
10 15 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (2.46%) SaaS
11 13 (2.46%) Serverless
11 13 (2.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (1.14%) Office 365
14 4 (0.76%) Akamai
14 4 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.22%) HTTP
2 12 (2.27%) Internet
3 11 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.14%) SMS
5 4 (0.76%) AMQP
5 4 (0.76%) Firewall
6 3 (0.57%) DNS
6 3 (0.57%) MQTT
6 3 (0.57%) WebEx
7 2 (0.38%) Junos
8 1 (0.19%) GoToMeeting
8 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.19%) LAN
8 1 (0.19%) Skype
8 1 (0.19%) SSL
8 1 (0.19%) WAN
8 1 (0.19%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (12.88%) SQL Server
2 40 (7.58%) Big Data
3 29 (5.49%) Hadoop
4 27 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 18 (3.41%) Apache Hive
7 15 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (2.84%) MySQL
7 15 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (2.65%) Impala
8 14 (2.65%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.65%) Sqoop
9 13 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.70%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (1.70%) Data Lake
11 9 (1.70%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.70%) Power BI
12 7 (1.33%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 99 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 98 (18.56%) JIRA
3 85 (16.10%) Git (software)
4 37 (7.01%) Maven
5 34 (6.44%) JUnit
6 32 (6.06%) Mockito
7 28 (5.30%) SonarQube
7 28 (5.30%) Sonatype Nexus
8 26 (4.92%) Selenium
9 25 (4.73%) Ant
10 23 (4.36%) GitLab
11 20 (3.79%) Cucumber
11 20 (3.79%) TeamCity
12 19 (3.60%) Gerrit
13 16 (3.03%) Gradle
14 14 (2.65%) SpecFlow
14 14 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (2.27%) Visual Studio
16 11 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
17 10 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 167 (31.63%) Finance
2 92 (17.42%) Banking
3 45 (8.52%) Retail
4 25 (4.73%) Investment Banking
5 22 (4.17%) Marketing
6 19 (3.60%) Front Office
7 16 (3.03%) Financial Institution
8 15 (2.84%) Telecoms
9 13 (2.46%) Law
10 11 (2.08%) Retail Banking
11 9 (1.70%) Legal
12 7 (1.33%) Advertising
12 7 (1.33%) Back Office
13 4 (0.76%) Games
14 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.38%) Billing
15 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.38%) Publishing
16 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.19%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 223 (42.23%) Developer
2 63 (11.93%) Java Developer
3 48 (9.09%) Scrum Master
4 47 (8.90%) Analyst
5 42 (7.95%) Senior Developer
6 33 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 31 (5.87%) .NET Developer
8 30 (5.68%) Business Analyst
9 27 (5.11%) Project Manager
10 22 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
10 22 (4.17%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 22 (4.17%) React Developer
11 20 (3.79%) C# Developer
11 20 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
12 19 (3.60%) Architect
13 16 (3.03%) Senior DevOps
13 16 (3.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 15 (2.84%) C# .NET Developer
14 15 (2.84%) QA Engineer
14 15 (2.84%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (15.53%) HTML
2 72 (13.64%) Node.js
3 70 (13.26%) .NET
4 59 (11.17%) CSS
5 55 (10.42%) React
6 51 (9.66%) REST
7 50 (9.47%) Spring
8 49 (9.28%) HTML5
9 47 (8.90%) AngularJS
10 45 (8.52%) Web Services
11 43 (8.14%) RESTful
12 34 (6.44%) JSON
13 27 (5.11%) Redux
14 22 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
14 22 (4.17%) CSS3
15 19 (3.60%) ASP.NET
15 19 (3.60%) Hibernate
15 19 (3.60%) Kafka
15 19 (3.60%) Sass
16 18 (3.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.71%) User Experience
2 43 (8.14%) iPad
3 35 (6.63%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (5.30%) Mobile App
5 26 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (4.92%) Fintech
6 24 (4.55%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.65%) Algorithms
7 14 (2.65%) Fixed Income
7 14 (2.65%) Wiki
8 13 (2.46%) Virtual Team
9 12 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (2.08%) Derivative
11 10 (1.89%) Equities
12 9 (1.70%) PKI
12 9 (1.70%) Reinsurance
13 8 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (1.33%) Data Structures
14 7 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 4 (0.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (7.01%) Unix
2 27 (5.11%) Apple iOS
3 19 (3.60%) Windows
4 18 (3.41%) Linux
5 17 (3.22%) Android
6 3 (0.57%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (94.89%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (26.33%) TDD
3 134 (25.38%) Kanban
4 111 (21.02%) DevOps
5 105 (19.89%) Continuous Integration
5 105 (19.89%) Test Automation
6 103 (19.51%) BDD
7 63 (11.93%) E-Commerce
8 61 (11.55%) Software Engineering
9 52 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
10 49 (9.28%) Continuous Improvement
11 42 (7.95%) User Stories
12 41 (7.77%) Microservices
12 41 (7.77%) MVC
13 39 (7.39%) SDLC
13 39 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (7.20%) Analytics
14 38 (7.20%) Unit Testing
15 37 (7.01%) Pair Programming
16 36 (6.82%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 128 (24.24%) Java
2 114 (21.59%) JavaScript
3 88 (16.67%) SQL
4 86 (16.29%) Python
5 66 (12.50%) C#
6 45 (8.52%) Java 8
7 38 (7.20%) Groovy
8 34 (6.44%) Bash Shell
9 30 (5.68%) Ruby
10 25 (4.73%) PowerShell
11 20 (3.79%) ES6
11 20 (3.79%) Shell Script
12 17 (3.22%) Scala
13 16 (3.03%) T-SQL
14 15 (2.84%) PHP
15 14 (2.65%) TypeScript
16 13 (2.46%) Korn
17 9 (1.70%) C++
17 9 (1.70%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.95%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (7.39%) Degree
2 13 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.33%) PMI Certification
3 7 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (1.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.14%) PMP
5 4 (0.76%) ISEB
5 4 (0.76%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.76%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 3 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.57%) MBA
6 3 (0.57%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 2 (0.38%) CCNA
7 2 (0.38%) CCNP
7 2 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.19%) CISSP
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (9.47%) QA
2 4 (0.76%) PSD2
3 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.38%) GDPR
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.19%) EMIR
5 1 (0.19%) FATCA
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) MiFID
5 1 (0.19%) PMO
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 81 (15.34%) Docker
2 13 (2.46%) HDFS
3 9 (1.70%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.38%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 50 (9.47%) Kubernetes
2 35 (6.63%) Ansible
3 24 (4.55%) Consul
3 24 (4.55%) Mesos
4 22 (4.17%) Puppet
5 19 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (2.46%) Hadoop YARN
7 9 (1.70%) Prometheus
8 8 (1.52%) Terraform
9 4 (0.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (0.76%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.76%) Kibana
10 3 (0.57%) logstash
11 2 (0.38%) Packer
12 1 (0.19%) Control-M
12 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.19%) Rancher
12 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 52 (9.85%) Microsoft
2 41 (7.77%) Oracle
3 26 (4.92%) IBM
4 15 (2.84%) Google
5 14 (2.65%) Cloudera
6 11 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.70%) Apple
7 9 (1.70%) Splunk
7 9 (1.70%) Tableau
8 7 (1.33%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.33%) Cadence
8 7 (1.33%) Progress
9 6 (1.14%) Adobe
10 5 (0.95%) Pega
10 5 (0.95%) TIBCO
11 4 (0.76%) HP
11 4 (0.76%) Prolexic
11 4 (0.76%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.76%) Talend
12 3 (0.57%) ION Trading