Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 19 25
Rank change year-on-year -11 +6 +9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 437 511 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.15% 8.32% 6.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.01% 9.56% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 442 340
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £406 £355 £313
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £67.09 £80.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.14% - -
Central London median hourly rate £67.09 £80.00 -
% change year-on-year -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 6,238 5,346 5,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.81% 87.03% 86.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,966 4,249 4,616
City of London median daily rate £504 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £293
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 51 59
City of London median hourly rate £19.10 £20.75 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.95% -1.80% +10.43%
10th Percentile £11.63 £13.74 £11.93
90th Percentile £41.65 £55.00 £51.90
Central London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.21 £21.13
% change year-on-year +2.67% -4.35% +17.39%

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 22 February 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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 402 (91.99%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (36.61%) TDD
3 147 (33.64%) Java
4 130 (29.75%) Kanban
5 124 (28.38%) JavaScript
6 116 (26.54%) Finance
7 101 (23.11%) C#
8 90 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
9 86 (19.68%) BDD
10 82 (18.76%) .NET
11 81 (18.54%) SQL
12 80 (18.31%) Banking
13 78 (17.85%) Git (software)
14 77 (17.62%) Test Automation
15 75 (17.16%) DevOps
16 74 (16.93%) HTML
17 73 (16.70%) REST
18 70 (16.02%) Web Services
19 66 (15.10%) AngularJS
20 60 (13.73%) JIRA
21 58 (13.27%) MVC
21 58 (13.27%) Software Engineering
21 58 (13.27%) Microservices
22 56 (12.81%) Amazon AWS
22 56 (12.81%) HTML5
23 55 (12.59%) Spring
24 53 (12.13%) RESTful
25 52 (11.90%) CSS
26 51 (11.67%) SQL Server
26 51 (11.67%) 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 23 (5.26%) Confluence
2 14 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (2.52%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.29%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.37%) Apache
5 6 (1.37%) WildFly
6 4 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.92%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.69%) Mule
7 3 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.46%) CMS
8 2 (0.46%) IIS
8 2 (0.46%) JBoss
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.23%) Drupal
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.37%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 56 (12.81%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.29%) SaaS
4 9 (2.06%) Serverless
5 8 (1.83%) GitHub
6 5 (1.14%) Google Play
7 4 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.92%) npm
7 4 (0.92%) Office 365
7 4 (0.92%) Sauce Labs
8 3 (0.69%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.46%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.46%) PaaS
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.23%) CloudBees
10 1 (0.23%) IaaS
10 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.83%) SMS
2 6 (1.37%) HTTP
3 5 (1.14%) Bluetooth
3 5 (1.14%) Network Security
4 3 (0.69%) Internet
5 2 (0.46%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.46%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.46%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.46%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.78%) MongoDB
3 25 (5.72%) NoSQL
4 21 (4.81%) Big Data
5 18 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.43%) MySQL
6 15 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (3.20%) Hadoop
8 11 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (2.52%) Redis
9 10 (2.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 10 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.06%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.83%) Blockchain
12 7 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (1.37%) Neo4j
14 5 (1.14%) Data Lake
14 5 (1.14%) Power BI
14 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 78 (17.85%) Git (software)
2 60 (13.73%) JIRA
3 42 (9.61%) Jenkins
4 35 (8.01%) Cucumber
5 33 (7.55%) TeamCity
6 32 (7.32%) Selenium
7 31 (7.09%) Maven
8 20 (4.58%) Gradle
9 16 (3.66%) Appium
9 16 (3.66%) WebDriver
10 15 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (2.75%) Visual Studio
12 11 (2.52%) SonarQube
13 10 (2.29%) JMeter
13 10 (2.29%) NUnit
13 10 (2.29%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (2.06%) Grunt
15 8 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (1.83%) gulp
15 8 (1.83%) Subversion
General
1 116 (26.54%) Finance
2 80 (18.31%) Banking
3 27 (6.18%) Investment Banking
4 23 (5.26%) Legal
5 22 (5.03%) Front Office
6 15 (3.43%) Retail
7 12 (2.75%) Retail Banking
8 11 (2.52%) Back Office
8 11 (2.52%) Marketing
9 10 (2.29%) Games
9 10 (2.29%) Publishing
10 7 (1.60%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.14%) Law
12 3 (0.69%) Advertising
12 3 (0.69%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.46%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.23%) French Language
14 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 217 (49.66%) Developer
2 64 (14.65%) Java Developer
3 45 (10.30%) Analyst
4 43 (9.84%) Scrum Master
5 37 (8.47%) Senior Developer
6 33 (7.55%) C# Developer
7 29 (6.64%) .NET Developer
8 27 (6.18%) Business Analyst
9 23 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
10 21 (4.81%) Full Stack Developer
11 18 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
12 16 (3.66%) Architect
13 14 (3.20%) Project Manager
13 14 (3.20%) Software Engineer
14 12 (2.75%) JavaScript Developer
14 12 (2.75%) Microsoft Developer
14 12 (2.75%) React Developer
14 12 (2.75%) Scala Developer
14 12 (2.75%) Senior Scala Developer
14 12 (2.75%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (18.76%) .NET
2 74 (16.93%) HTML
3 73 (16.70%) REST
4 70 (16.02%) Web Services
5 66 (15.10%) AngularJS
6 56 (12.81%) HTML5
7 55 (12.59%) Spring
8 53 (12.13%) RESTful
9 52 (11.90%) CSS
10 46 (10.53%) Node.js
11 43 (9.84%) JSON
12 37 (8.47%) ASP.NET Web API
13 36 (8.24%) SOAP
14 33 (7.55%) ASP.NET
15 31 (7.09%) React
15 31 (7.09%) XML
16 25 (5.72%) RabbitMQ
17 24 (5.49%) Spring Boot
18 23 (5.26%) .NET Framework
19 22 (5.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.15%) Mobile App
2 32 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (7.32%) User Experience
3 23 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (3.66%) Fintech
5 12 (2.75%) Virtual Team
6 11 (2.52%) Derivative
7 10 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.06%) Credit Risk
9 8 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.60%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.37%) iPad
11 6 (1.37%) Mobile Games
11 6 (1.37%) PKI
12 5 (1.14%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.14%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.14%) Market Risk
12 5 (1.14%) PDA
12 5 (1.14%) Wiki
13 4 (0.92%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.70%) Android
2 36 (8.24%) Apple iOS
3 35 (8.01%) Linux
4 25 (5.72%) Windows
5 23 (5.26%) Unix
6 2 (0.46%) CentOS
7 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (91.99%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (36.61%) TDD
3 130 (29.75%) Kanban
4 90 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
5 86 (19.68%) BDD
6 77 (17.62%) Test Automation
7 75 (17.16%) DevOps
8 58 (13.27%) Microservices
8 58 (13.27%) MVC
8 58 (13.27%) Software Engineering
9 43 (9.84%) Pair Programming
10 41 (9.38%) User Stories
11 39 (8.92%) Continuous Improvement
12 34 (7.78%) SDLC
13 31 (7.09%) SOLID
14 30 (6.86%) Coaching
15 29 (6.64%) Continuous Delivery
15 29 (6.64%) Mentoring
16 28 (6.41%) Analytics
17 23 (5.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 147 (33.64%) Java
2 124 (28.38%) JavaScript
3 101 (23.11%) C#
4 81 (18.54%) SQL
5 38 (8.70%) Python
6 36 (8.24%) Scala
7 21 (4.81%) Groovy
8 18 (4.12%) ES6
8 18 (4.12%) T-SQL
9 15 (3.43%) PL/SQL
10 14 (3.20%) Bash Shell
10 14 (3.20%) TypeScript
11 13 (2.97%) Kotlin
12 10 (2.29%) Objective-C
13 9 (2.06%) Apple Swift
13 9 (2.06%) XPath
14 7 (1.60%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.37%) Go
15 6 (1.37%) GraphQL
15 6 (1.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (5.49%) Degree
2 10 (2.29%) Master's Degree
3 7 (1.60%) ISEB
3 7 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.14%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.92%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.69%) CBAP
6 3 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.69%) IIBA
6 3 (0.69%) PMP
7 2 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.23%) APMG
8 1 (0.23%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (10.53%) QA
2 7 (1.60%) MiFID
2 7 (1.60%) PMO
3 5 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.69%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.23%) GDPR
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.23%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.23%) PSD2
6 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (4.58%) Docker
2 3 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.69%) HDFS
3 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (1.14%) Mesos
2 4 (0.92%) Ansible
2 4 (0.92%) Puppet
3 3 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.69%) Terraform
4 2 (0.46%) WMI
5 1 (0.23%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.23%) Grafana
5 1 (0.23%) Kibana
5 1 (0.23%) logstash
Vendors
1 51 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.35%) Oracle
3 13 (2.97%) Apigee
4 10 (2.29%) Google
5 8 (1.83%) Apple
5 8 (1.83%) Atlassian
5 8 (1.83%) IBM
6 7 (1.60%) New Relic
6 7 (1.60%) SAP
7 6 (1.37%) Splunk
7 6 (1.37%) Temenos
7 6 (1.37%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.14%) HP
8 5 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.14%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.92%) Adobe
9 4 (0.92%) Charles River
9 4 (0.92%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.92%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.69%) Coverity