Period
to 4 December 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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 21 24
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 127 408 517
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.34% 7.07% 7.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.22% 7.88% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 337 405
Median daily rate £525 £525 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.45% +3.50%
10th Percentile £325 £390 £378
90th Percentile £775 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £519 £525
% change year-on-year +1.20% -1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 1,759 5,178 6,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.82% 89.68% 87.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,244 4,030 4,952
Median daily rate £525 £520 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +1.96% +1.90%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £515 £513 £505
% change year-on-year +0.49% +1.49% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 54 93
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.42 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.75% +9.17% -7.65%
10th Percentile £14.74 £12.04 £13.31
90th Percentile £46.35 £53.30 £34.60
Median hourly rate £30.95 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +47.36% +10.53% -7.32%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Scrum as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scrum in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Scrum in the City of London

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scrum in the City of London over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Scrum in the City of London

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scrum in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Scrum in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 101 (79.53%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (57.48%) Java
3 36 (28.35%) TDD
3 36 (28.35%) Git (software)
4 28 (22.05%) Multithreading
4 28 (22.05%) Fixed Income
4 28 (22.05%) OO
5 27 (21.26%) Banking
6 26 (20.47%) Microservices
7 25 (19.69%) Test Automation
8 24 (18.90%) Maven
8 24 (18.90%) Front Office
8 24 (18.90%) Docker
9 23 (18.11%) Jenkins
9 23 (18.11%) Finance
10 22 (17.32%) Linux
10 22 (17.32%) Electronic Trading
11 21 (16.54%) Spring
11 21 (16.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 20 (15.75%) Azure
12 20 (15.75%) DevOps
13 19 (14.96%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (14.96%) OOD
13 19 (14.96%) JavaScript
13 19 (14.96%) SQL
14 18 (14.17%) AWS
14 18 (14.17%) Kanban
14 18 (14.17%) BDD
15 17 (13.39%) REST
15 17 (13.39%) Automated Trading

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 13 (10.24%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.94%) Confluence
3 4 (3.15%) Apache
3 4 (3.15%) Red Hat Fuse
3 4 (3.15%) SAS
4 2 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.57%) Tornado
4 2 (1.57%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.79%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.79%) CMS
5 1 (0.79%) Documentum
5 1 (0.79%) nginx
5 1 (0.79%) R Markdown
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.79%) Figma
2 1 (0.79%) InVision
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.79%) Sketch
2 1 (0.79%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
1 1 (0.79%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.75%) Azure
2 18 (14.17%) AWS
3 9 (7.09%) GitHub
4 6 (4.72%) GCP
5 4 (3.15%) Slack
6 3 (2.36%) Apigee
6 3 (2.36%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.36%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.36%) Serverless
7 2 (1.57%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.79%) AWS CodeBuild
8 1 (0.79%) AWS CodeCommit
8 1 (0.79%) AWS Fargate
8 1 (0.79%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (0.79%) Google Docs
8 1 (0.79%) IaaS
8 1 (0.79%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) Multicast
2 2 (1.57%) HTTP
3 1 (0.79%) DNS
3 1 (0.79%) Firewall
3 1 (0.79%) SAN
3 1 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.66%) Hadoop
2 9 (7.09%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.94%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.15%) Apache Hive
4 4 (3.15%) Big Data
4 4 (3.15%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.15%) MySQL
4 4 (3.15%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.36%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.36%) Power BI
6 2 (1.57%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.57%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.57%) SQLite
7 1 (0.79%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.79%) GIS
7 1 (0.79%) OLTP
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 36 (28.35%) Git (software)
2 24 (18.90%) Maven
3 23 (18.11%) Jenkins
4 12 (9.45%) JIRA
4 12 (9.45%) Robot Framework
5 10 (7.87%) JUnit
5 10 (7.87%) Mockito
6 8 (6.30%) Selenium
7 7 (5.51%) Gradle
8 5 (3.94%) Postman
9 4 (3.15%) Bitbucket
9 4 (3.15%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.15%) JMeter
9 4 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.15%) webpack
10 3 (2.36%) GCC
10 3 (2.36%) GDB
10 3 (2.36%) NUnit
10 3 (2.36%) TestNG
10 3 (2.36%) WebLOAD
General
1 27 (21.26%) Banking
2 24 (18.90%) Front Office
3 23 (18.11%) Finance
4 15 (11.81%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.51%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.79%) Law
6 1 (0.79%) Local Government
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (59.84%) Developer
2 47 (37.01%) Java Developer
3 22 (17.32%) Agile Developer
3 22 (17.32%) Agile Java Developer
4 21 (16.54%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 21 (16.54%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 9 (7.09%) Architect
6 8 (6.30%) Data Engineer
6 8 (6.30%) Front Office Developer
6 8 (6.30%) Scrum Master
7 7 (5.51%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (5.51%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.72%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Development Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Java Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Android Developer
10 4 (3.15%) Java Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.15%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.15%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.15%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.54%) Spring
2 17 (13.39%) REST
3 15 (11.81%) AngularJS
4 13 (10.24%) RESTful
4 13 (10.24%) Spring Boot
5 12 (9.45%) Web Services
6 10 (7.87%) HTML
7 9 (7.09%) JMS
7 9 (7.09%) React
8 8 (6.30%) HTML5
8 8 (6.30%) Node.js
9 7 (5.51%) Apache Camel
9 7 (5.51%) Kafka
10 6 (4.72%) Hibernate
10 6 (4.72%) Middleware
10 6 (4.72%) XML
11 5 (3.94%) CSS
12 4 (3.15%) Ajax
12 4 (3.15%) JDBC
12 4 (3.15%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.05%) Fixed Income
2 21 (16.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (10.24%) Derivative
4 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.15%) Clustering
6 4 (3.15%) Credit Risk
6 4 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.36%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.36%) User Experience
8 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.57%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.79%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.79%) SCADA
9 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.32%) Linux
2 5 (3.94%) Unix
2 5 (3.94%) Windows
3 4 (3.15%) Android
4 3 (2.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (79.53%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (28.35%) TDD
3 28 (22.05%) Multithreading
3 28 (22.05%) OO
4 26 (20.47%) Microservices
5 25 (19.69%) Test Automation
6 22 (17.32%) Electronic Trading
7 20 (15.75%) DevOps
8 19 (14.96%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (14.96%) OOD
9 18 (14.17%) BDD
9 18 (14.17%) Kanban
10 17 (13.39%) Automated Trading
11 12 (9.45%) Computer Science
11 12 (9.45%) Mathematics
11 12 (9.45%) User Stories
12 11 (8.66%) Low Latency
12 11 (8.66%) Mentoring
12 11 (8.66%) Open Source
12 11 (8.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (57.48%) Java
2 19 (14.96%) JavaScript
2 19 (14.96%) SQL
3 16 (12.60%) Python
4 13 (10.24%) Java 8
4 13 (10.24%) Scala
5 10 (7.87%) C#
6 8 (6.30%) C++
7 6 (4.72%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.94%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.15%) Kotlin
9 4 (3.15%) Perl
9 4 (3.15%) R
10 3 (2.36%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.36%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.57%) C
11 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.79%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (9.45%) Degree
2 9 (7.09%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.30%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (3.15%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.57%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.79%) CISA
6 1 (0.79%) CISM
6 1 (0.79%) CISSP
6 1 (0.79%) CLAS
6 1 (0.79%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.15%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) CDISC
2 1 (0.79%) COBIT
2 1 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.79%) IFRS
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.79%) MiFID
2 1 (0.79%) NIST
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (18.90%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) HDFS
2 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (12.60%) Kubernetes
2 7 (5.51%) Ansible
3 5 (3.94%) Terraform
4 2 (1.57%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.79%) Grafana
5 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.79%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 13 (10.24%) Oracle
2 7 (5.51%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.94%) Google
4 4 (3.15%) Cloudera
5 3 (2.36%) Hortonworks
5 3 (2.36%) Splunk
6 2 (1.57%) Adobe
6 2 (1.57%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.57%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.57%) Talend
6 2 (1.57%) WSO2
7 1 (0.79%) BEA
7 1 (0.79%) Cadence
7 1 (0.79%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.79%) Databricks
7 1 (0.79%) IBM
7 1 (0.79%) Informatica
7 1 (0.79%) Pega
7 1 (0.79%) VMware
7 1 (0.79%) webMethods