Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 24 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 529 479 527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.45% 7.43% 7.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.57% 8.45% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 388 458
City of London median daily rate £518 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £388 £371 £338
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £523 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +4.50% +11.11% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
City of London median hourly rate £67.09 £52.24 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.41% - -
Central London median hourly rate £67.09 £52.24 -
% change year-on-year +28.41% - -

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 6,172 5,666 5,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.89% 87.93% 87.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,880 4,372 4,818
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £310
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £473
% change year-on-year - +5.82% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 56 56
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.52 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.87% +2.64% -4.80%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.38
90th Percentile £33.00 £32.06 £37.91
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% -1.10%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 0 12 £525 - 1
Moorgate - 11 - -
Scrum
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 499 (94.33%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (31.95%) Finance
3 157 (29.68%) Kanban
4 155 (29.30%) TDD
5 136 (25.71%) Java
6 126 (23.82%) DevOps
7 113 (21.36%) Banking
8 107 (20.23%) Continuous Integration
9 100 (18.90%) BDD
10 97 (18.34%) Test Automation
10 97 (18.34%) Amazon AWS
10 97 (18.34%) JavaScript
11 94 (17.77%) JIRA
11 94 (17.77%) Jenkins
12 86 (16.26%) Git (software)
13 84 (15.88%) SQL
14 83 (15.69%) Python
15 73 (13.80%) Microsoft Azure
16 70 (13.23%) .NET
16 70 (13.23%) C#
17 67 (12.67%) HTML
17 67 (12.67%) Docker
18 64 (12.10%) E-Commerce
19 61 (11.53%) Node.js
20 60 (11.34%) Java 8
21 59 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
21 59 (11.15%) REST
22 57 (10.78%) User Stories
22 57 (10.78%) SQL Server
23 52 (9.83%) CSS

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 45 (8.51%) Confluence
2 21 (3.97%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (2.46%) Apache
4 10 (1.89%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.51%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.13%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (0.95%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.57%) CMS
9 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.38%) Drupal
10 2 (0.38%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.19%) IIS
11 1 (0.19%) JBoss
11 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.02%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.38%) InDesign
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.19%) InVision
5 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 97 (18.34%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (13.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (9.07%) GitHub
4 31 (5.86%) npm
5 30 (5.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 27 (5.10%) IaaS
7 25 (4.73%) SaaS
8 20 (3.78%) PaaS
9 19 (3.59%) Heroku
10 18 (3.40%) Amazon S3
10 18 (3.40%) IBM Cloud
11 13 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (1.32%) Serverless
14 5 (0.95%) Sauce Labs
15 4 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.76%) Office 365
16 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
16 3 (0.57%) G Suite
16 3 (0.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.59%) HTTP
2 11 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.89%) SMS
4 8 (1.51%) Internet
5 4 (0.76%) Firewall
6 3 (0.57%) AMQP
6 3 (0.57%) DNS
6 3 (0.57%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.57%) MQTT
6 3 (0.57%) WebEx
7 2 (0.38%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.19%) GoToMeeting
8 1 (0.19%) Intranet
8 1 (0.19%) Skype
8 1 (0.19%) SSL
8 1 (0.19%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.18%) Big Data
3 25 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (4.54%) Hadoop
5 19 (3.59%) NoSQL
6 16 (3.02%) Apache Hive
6 16 (3.02%) Relational Database
7 13 (2.46%) Impala
8 12 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.27%) Sqoop
9 10 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (1.89%) Data Lake
9 10 (1.89%) MySQL
9 10 (1.89%) Power BI
9 10 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.51%) Blockchain
12 7 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 94 (17.77%) Jenkins
1 94 (17.77%) JIRA
2 86 (16.26%) Git (software)
3 44 (8.32%) Maven
4 30 (5.67%) Mockito
5 28 (5.29%) Selenium
5 28 (5.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 27 (5.10%) JUnit
6 27 (5.10%) SonarQube
7 25 (4.73%) Ant
7 25 (4.73%) TeamCity
8 21 (3.97%) GitLab
8 21 (3.97%) Gradle
9 20 (3.78%) Cucumber
10 19 (3.59%) Gerrit
11 14 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (2.46%) SpecFlow
13 12 (2.27%) WebDriver
14 11 (2.08%) JMeter
14 11 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 169 (31.95%) Finance
2 113 (21.36%) Banking
3 44 (8.32%) Retail
4 27 (5.10%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.21%) Retail Banking
6 16 (3.02%) Marketing
7 15 (2.84%) Financial Institution
8 13 (2.46%) Front Office
9 11 (2.08%) Back Office
9 11 (2.08%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.51%) Games
11 7 (1.32%) Legal
12 6 (1.13%) Law
13 4 (0.76%) Advertising
13 4 (0.76%) Publishing
14 3 (0.57%) Billing
14 3 (0.57%) German Language
14 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.19%) Electronics
15 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 215 (40.64%) Developer
2 73 (13.80%) Java Developer
3 61 (11.53%) Scrum Master
4 47 (8.88%) Analyst
5 40 (7.56%) Senior Developer
6 31 (5.86%) Business Analyst
7 30 (5.67%) .NET Developer
7 30 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 30 (5.67%) Project Manager
8 29 (5.48%) C# Developer
9 22 (4.16%) Architect
9 22 (4.16%) Full Stack Developer
9 22 (4.16%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 19 (3.59%) Senior Java Developer
11 16 (3.02%) Delivery Manager
11 16 (3.02%) Senior DevOps
11 16 (3.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 15 (2.84%) React Developer
13 13 (2.46%) Agile Scrum Master
13 13 (2.46%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (13.23%) .NET
2 67 (12.67%) HTML
3 61 (11.53%) Node.js
4 59 (11.15%) REST
5 52 (9.83%) CSS
6 51 (9.64%) Spring
7 47 (8.88%) AngularJS
8 46 (8.70%) Web Services
9 38 (7.18%) RESTful
10 35 (6.62%) HTML5
11 34 (6.43%) React
12 30 (5.67%) JSON
13 28 (5.29%) ASP.NET Web API
14 23 (4.35%) .NET Framework
14 23 (4.35%) ASP.NET
15 21 (3.97%) XML
16 20 (3.78%) jQuery
17 18 (3.40%) Redux
17 18 (3.40%) SOAP
18 17 (3.21%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.51%) iPad
2 37 (6.99%) Greenfield Project
3 35 (6.62%) User Experience
4 24 (4.54%) Fintech
5 23 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.02%) Computer Science
6 16 (3.02%) Reinsurance
7 14 (2.65%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.65%) Wiki
8 13 (2.46%) Algorithms
9 11 (2.08%) Equities
10 10 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.70%) Fixed Income
12 8 (1.51%) PKI
13 7 (1.32%) Minimum Viable Product
13 7 (1.32%) Virtual Team
14 6 (1.13%) Data Structures
14 6 (1.13%) Derivative
14 6 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 38 (7.18%) Unix
2 24 (4.54%) Windows
3 23 (4.35%) Linux
4 19 (3.59%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.84%) Android
6 3 (0.57%) CentOS
6 3 (0.57%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.57%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (94.33%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (29.68%) Kanban
3 155 (29.30%) TDD
4 126 (23.82%) DevOps
5 107 (20.23%) Continuous Integration
6 100 (18.90%) BDD
7 97 (18.34%) Test Automation
8 64 (12.10%) E-Commerce
9 59 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
10 57 (10.78%) User Stories
11 52 (9.83%) Software Engineering
12 51 (9.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 50 (9.45%) Waterfall
14 49 (9.26%) Project Management
15 47 (8.88%) MVC
16 44 (8.32%) Microservices
17 43 (8.13%) Pair Programming
18 40 (7.56%) Continuous Delivery
19 37 (6.99%) Analytics
20 34 (6.43%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 136 (25.71%) Java
2 97 (18.34%) JavaScript
3 84 (15.88%) SQL
4 83 (15.69%) Python
5 70 (13.23%) C#
6 60 (11.34%) Java 8
7 45 (8.51%) Groovy
8 37 (6.99%) Bash Shell
9 29 (5.48%) Ruby
10 25 (4.73%) Scala
11 22 (4.16%) PowerShell
12 18 (3.40%) ES6
13 14 (2.65%) T-SQL
14 13 (2.46%) Shell Script
15 12 (2.27%) TypeScript
16 11 (2.08%) Korn
17 10 (1.89%) C++
18 8 (1.51%) Go
18 8 (1.51%) Kotlin
18 8 (1.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (6.62%) Degree
2 12 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.89%) ISEB
4 8 (1.51%) ISEB Practitioner
4 8 (1.51%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.32%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.13%) PMP
7 5 (0.95%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.76%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.57%) MBA
9 3 (0.57%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 2 (0.38%) APMG
10 2 (0.38%) CCNA
10 2 (0.38%) CCNP
10 2 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (8.70%) QA
2 24 (4.54%) GCP
3 8 (1.51%) PMO
3 8 (1.51%) PSD2
4 6 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.57%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.38%) GDPR
6 2 (0.38%) WCAG
7 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.19%) EMIR
7 1 (0.19%) FATCA
7 1 (0.19%) HL7
7 1 (0.19%) MiFID
7 1 (0.19%) SLA
7 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 67 (12.67%) Docker
2 12 (2.27%) HDFS
3 5 (0.95%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 48 (9.07%) Kubernetes
2 27 (5.10%) Ansible
3 24 (4.54%) Consul
3 24 (4.54%) Mesos
4 20 (3.78%) Puppet
5 17 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.08%) Hadoop YARN
7 9 (1.70%) Prometheus
7 9 (1.70%) Terraform
8 5 (0.95%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 3 (0.57%) Kibana
10 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.38%) logstash
11 2 (0.38%) Packer
11 2 (0.38%) Salt
12 1 (0.19%) Grafana
12 1 (0.19%) Oozie
12 1 (0.19%) Rancher
Vendors
1 48 (9.07%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.24%) Oracle
3 27 (5.10%) IBM
4 13 (2.46%) Cloudera
5 12 (2.27%) Google
6 11 (2.08%) Progress
6 11 (2.08%) Splunk
7 8 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.51%) Tableau
8 7 (1.32%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.13%) Cadence
10 5 (0.95%) Adobe
10 5 (0.95%) Fidessa
10 5 (0.95%) HP
11 4 (0.76%) Apple
11 4 (0.76%) SAP
11 4 (0.76%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.76%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.57%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.57%) Telerik