Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 23 25
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 419 536 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.61% 7.62% 7.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.33% 8.69% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 406 386
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +8.04%
10th Percentile £406 £388 £375
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £520 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £56.00 - £24.49
10th Percentile £55.50 - £23.11
90th Percentile £56.50 - £25.86
Central London median hourly rate £56.00 - £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 5,713 6,169 6,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.14% 87.65% 89.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,446 4,880 4,661
City of London median daily rate £525 £505 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £345 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 106 57
City of London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.70 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.39% -8.78% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.28 £13.31
90th Percentile £55.90 £29.28 £31.05
Central London median hourly rate £20.92 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +11.84% - -6.50%

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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
Moorgate -13 5 £463 -
London Bridge -28 4 £450 -14.29%
Scrum
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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.

1 361 (86.16%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (27.68%) Kanban
3 107 (25.54%) Java
4 106 (25.30%) TDD
5 104 (24.82%) Finance
6 92 (21.96%) JavaScript
6 92 (21.96%) DevOps
7 90 (21.48%) Azure
8 88 (21.00%) JIRA
9 82 (19.57%) AWS
9 82 (19.57%) Git (software)
10 76 (18.14%) BDD
11 68 (16.23%) Test Automation
11 68 (16.23%) Microservices
12 64 (15.27%) SQL
13 60 (14.32%) C#
13 60 (14.32%) RESTful
14 54 (12.89%) Node.js
15 51 (12.17%) AngularJS
15 51 (12.17%) User Stories
16 48 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
17 47 (11.22%) Python
17 47 (11.22%) Jenkins
17 47 (11.22%) SDLC
18 46 (10.98%) QA
19 44 (10.50%) Confluence
20 43 (10.26%) .NET
21 42 (10.02%) HTML
22 41 (9.79%) Project Management
22 41 (9.79%) Linux

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 44 (10.50%) Confluence
2 23 (5.49%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (3.10%) Apache Spark
4 11 (2.63%) Apache
5 8 (1.91%) CMS
6 7 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.19%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.95%) JBoss
9 3 (0.72%) Drupal
10 2 (0.48%) Jetty
10 2 (0.48%) Magnolia
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.48%) WildFly
11 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.24%) Hyperledger
11 1 (0.24%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.95%) Sketch
3 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) InVision
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.48%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 14 (3.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.48%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 90 (21.48%) Azure
2 82 (19.57%) AWS
3 17 (4.06%) GitHub
4 12 (2.86%) Serverless
5 9 (2.15%) GCP
6 8 (1.91%) Datadog
7 7 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
7 7 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (1.67%) Power Platform
8 6 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.43%) Azure Functions
8 6 (1.43%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 6 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (1.19%) Office 365
9 5 (1.19%) Trello
10 4 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 4 (0.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (0.95%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.43%) Internet
1 6 (1.43%) VPN
2 2 (0.48%) SSH
3 1 (0.24%) DWDM
3 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.24%) Firewall
3 1 (0.24%) HTTP
3 1 (0.24%) LAN
3 1 (0.24%) SDH
3 1 (0.24%) SSL
3 1 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.25%) Big Data
3 20 (4.77%) MySQL
4 19 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.10%) Hadoop
7 11 (2.63%) Data Lake
7 11 (2.63%) MongoDB
8 10 (2.39%) Cosmos DB
8 10 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (2.15%) Redis
10 8 (1.91%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.67%) HBase
11 7 (1.67%) Power BI
11 7 (1.67%) SQLite
12 6 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (1.19%) Apache Hive
13 5 (1.19%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 88 (21.00%) JIRA
2 82 (19.57%) Git (software)
3 47 (11.22%) Jenkins
4 32 (7.64%) Selenium
5 28 (6.68%) Cucumber
6 26 (6.21%) TeamCity
7 23 (5.49%) Visual Studio Team System
8 20 (4.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (3.34%) Maven
10 13 (3.10%) WebDriver
11 12 (2.86%) JUnit
11 12 (2.86%) Visual Studio
12 11 (2.63%) Jasmine
12 11 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (2.63%) Subversion
13 10 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (2.39%) CircleCI
14 9 (2.15%) Karma Test Runner
14 9 (2.15%) SpecFlow
14 9 (2.15%) webpack
General
1 104 (24.82%) Finance
2 32 (7.64%) Banking
3 27 (6.44%) Retail
4 22 (5.25%) Public Sector
5 11 (2.63%) Back Office
5 11 (2.63%) Legal
5 11 (2.63%) Marketing
6 7 (1.67%) Front Office
6 7 (1.67%) Law
7 6 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.19%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.95%) Publishing
10 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.72%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.72%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.48%) Advertising
11 2 (0.48%) French Language
11 2 (0.48%) Games
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 161 (38.42%) Developer
2 44 (10.50%) Scrum Master
3 42 (10.02%) Analyst
4 28 (6.68%) Project Manager
5 27 (6.44%) Business Analyst
6 26 (6.21%) Senior Developer
7 24 (5.73%) Java Developer
8 23 (5.49%) Architect
9 21 (5.01%) C# Developer
10 18 (4.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 17 (4.06%) React Developer
12 16 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
13 14 (3.34%) Agile Coach
13 14 (3.34%) Angular Developer
13 14 (3.34%) Full Stack Developer
14 12 (2.86%) Android Developer
14 12 (2.86%) Salesforce Developer
15 10 (2.39%) Agile Scrum Master
15 10 (2.39%) QA Engineer
16 9 (2.15%) Senior Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (14.32%) RESTful
2 54 (12.89%) Node.js
3 51 (12.17%) AngularJS
4 43 (10.26%) .NET
5 42 (10.02%) HTML
6 40 (9.55%) CSS
6 40 (9.55%) React
6 40 (9.55%) REST
7 36 (8.59%) Web Services
8 28 (6.68%) JSON
9 27 (6.44%) Spring
10 19 (4.53%) Kafka
11 16 (3.82%) HTML5
11 16 (3.82%) Redux
12 14 (3.34%) GraphQL
13 11 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (2.63%) Gherkin
13 11 (2.63%) jQuery
13 11 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (2.39%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.83%) User Experience
2 25 (5.97%) Mobile App
3 21 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.01%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.15%) Hedge funds
5 7 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.19%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.95%) Equities
8 4 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (0.95%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.72%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.72%) Derivative
9 3 (0.72%) NHS
9 3 (0.72%) Reinsurance
9 3 (0.72%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.48%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.48%) PKI
10 2 (0.48%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.79%) Linux
2 22 (5.25%) Android
3 12 (2.86%) Unix
4 11 (2.63%) Windows
5 9 (2.15%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.95%) Mac OS
6 4 (0.95%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.48%) CentOS
7 2 (0.48%) Debian
7 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (86.16%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (27.68%) Kanban
3 106 (25.30%) TDD
4 92 (21.96%) DevOps
5 76 (18.14%) BDD
6 68 (16.23%) Microservices
6 68 (16.23%) Test Automation
7 51 (12.17%) User Stories
8 48 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (11.22%) SDLC
10 41 (9.79%) Project Management
11 40 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
12 38 (9.07%) Acceptance Criteria
12 38 (9.07%) CRM
13 36 (8.59%) Fintech
14 34 (8.11%) Unit Testing
15 32 (7.64%) Front End Development
15 32 (7.64%) Software Engineering
15 32 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (7.40%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 107 (25.54%) Java
2 92 (21.96%) JavaScript
3 64 (15.27%) SQL
4 60 (14.32%) C#
5 47 (11.22%) Python
6 27 (6.44%) Scala
7 24 (5.73%) Ruby
8 19 (4.53%) TypeScript
9 15 (3.58%) Java 8
10 13 (3.10%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.86%) Kotlin
12 11 (2.63%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.15%) Apex Code
13 9 (2.15%) ES6
13 9 (2.15%) PL/SQL
13 9 (2.15%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.91%) Perl
15 7 (1.67%) Clojure
15 7 (1.67%) PHP
16 6 (1.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 34 (8.11%) Degree
2 17 (4.06%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.63%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.39%) ISEB
4 10 (2.39%) Master's Degree
5 8 (1.91%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.43%) RHCE
7 5 (1.19%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.19%) PMP
8 3 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.24%) APMP
10 1 (0.24%) CAPM
10 1 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.24%) Project+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (10.98%) QA
2 3 (0.72%) GDPR
3 1 (0.24%) Basel III
3 1 (0.24%) MiFID
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (9.31%) Docker
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.48%) Varnish
3 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.24%) HDFS
3 1 (0.24%) vCloud
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (4.06%) Ansible
1 17 (4.06%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.91%) Terraform
3 6 (1.43%) Suricata
4 5 (1.19%) Hadoop YARN
5 4 (0.95%) Puppet
6 2 (0.48%) Consul
6 2 (0.48%) Grafana
6 2 (0.48%) Graphite
6 2 (0.48%) Kibana
6 2 (0.48%) logstash
6 2 (0.48%) Marathon
6 2 (0.48%) Mesos
6 2 (0.48%) Salt
6 2 (0.48%) SCCM
6 2 (0.48%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.24%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.24%) Istio
Vendors
1 39 (9.31%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.49%) Salesforce.com
3 17 (4.06%) Google
4 14 (3.34%) Atlassian
5 12 (2.86%) Adobe
5 12 (2.86%) ServiceNow
6 10 (2.39%) Oracle
7 9 (2.15%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.43%) Qualys
8 6 (1.43%) Splunk
9 3 (0.72%) Ab Initio
9 3 (0.72%) hybris
9 3 (0.72%) Kofax
9 3 (0.72%) SAP
9 3 (0.72%) Tableau
10 2 (0.48%) Alteryx
10 2 (0.48%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.48%) Hortonworks
10 2 (0.48%) Marketo
10 2 (0.48%) New Relic