Period
to 16 October 2021

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 16 October 2021 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 28 27 30
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 251 121 387
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.56% 6.83% 6.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.21% 7.67% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 80 325
10th Percentile £414 £396 £400
25th Percentile £500 £436 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £558 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.24% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £672 £641 £613
90th Percentile £775 £750 £688
Central London median daily rate £558 £525 £515
% change year-on-year +6.24% +1.94% -0.72%

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 3,482 1,577 5,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.03% 89.00% 90.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,617 1,184 4,286
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £518 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.28% -1.43% +3.96%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £749 £675 £680
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £513
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.49% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 64
10th Percentile £10.10 £14.95 £11.83
25th Percentile £18.25 £18.13 £12.76
Median hourly rate £28.00 £32.75 £17.75
Median % change year-on-year -14.50% +84.51% -5.08%
75th Percentile £42.25 £44.50 £26.25
90th Percentile £62.15 £47.75 £49.26
Central London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +60.00% +6.95%

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 16 October 2021.

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

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 16 October 2021. 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 - 1 £700 -
Scrum
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, 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.

1 211 (84.06%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (29.88%) Microservices
3 70 (27.89%) Finance
4 64 (25.50%) Java
5 60 (23.90%) Social Skills
6 59 (23.51%) SQL
7 57 (22.71%) DevOps
8 56 (22.31%) TDD
9 53 (21.12%) JIRA
10 52 (20.72%) Git (software)
11 51 (20.32%) Azure
12 49 (19.52%) Kanban
13 36 (14.34%) Spring
14 33 (13.15%) Software Engineering
14 33 (13.15%) Docker
15 32 (12.75%) Microsoft
16 31 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
16 31 (12.35%) AWS
17 30 (11.95%) BDD
17 30 (11.95%) JavaScript
18 29 (11.55%) Python
19 27 (10.76%) C#
19 27 (10.76%) SQL Server
20 26 (10.36%) Jenkins
20 26 (10.36%) Confluence
20 26 (10.36%) Test Automation
20 26 (10.36%) Spring Boot
21 25 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
22 24 (9.56%) RESTful
22 24 (9.56%) Kafka

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 26 (10.36%) Confluence
2 11 (4.38%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.39%) CMS
4 4 (1.59%) Headless CMS
4 4 (1.59%) IIS
4 4 (1.59%) Magnolia
5 2 (0.80%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.40%) Apache
6 1 (0.40%) Appian
6 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.40%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.40%) Mule
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.40%) SAS
6 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.40%) Sketch
4 1 (0.40%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 51 (20.32%) Azure
2 31 (12.35%) AWS
3 22 (8.76%) Power Platform
4 15 (5.98%) GitHub
5 12 (4.78%) Serverless
6 9 (3.59%) GCP
6 9 (3.59%) Microsoft 365
7 7 (2.79%) PowerApps
8 6 (2.39%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.20%) PaaS
12 2 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.80%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.80%) Datadog
12 2 (0.80%) IaaS
12 2 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.79%) HTTP
2 6 (2.39%) Firewall
2 6 (2.39%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.59%) IPv4
3 4 (1.59%) IPv6
4 3 (1.20%) Broadband
5 2 (0.80%) 5G
5 2 (0.80%) DNS
5 2 (0.80%) Multicast
6 1 (0.40%) DECT
6 1 (0.40%) Internet
6 1 (0.40%) Intranet
6 1 (0.40%) LAN
6 1 (0.40%) PPP
6 1 (0.40%) UPnP
6 1 (0.40%) WAN
6 1 (0.40%) WebEx
6 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.97%) Power BI
3 19 (7.57%) NoSQL
4 15 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (4.38%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.19%) Data Lake
6 8 (3.19%) MySQL
6 8 (3.19%) Tableau
7 7 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.39%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.99%) BigQuery
9 5 (1.99%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.99%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.59%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (1.59%) Big Data
10 4 (1.59%) Data Vault
10 4 (1.59%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 53 (21.12%) JIRA
2 52 (20.72%) Git (software)
3 26 (10.36%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.78%) Cucumber
4 12 (4.78%) JUnit
4 12 (4.78%) Selenium
5 11 (4.38%) Maven
5 11 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (2.79%) Mockito
8 6 (2.39%) GitLab
8 6 (2.39%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.99%) JMeter
9 5 (1.99%) Postman
9 5 (1.99%) Protractor
9 5 (1.99%) Subversion
9 5 (1.99%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.20%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.20%) NUnit
10 3 (1.20%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 70 (27.89%) Finance
2 60 (23.90%) Social Skills
3 20 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (7.57%) Banking
5 12 (4.78%) Legal
6 10 (3.98%) Financial Institution
7 9 (3.59%) Investment Banking
7 9 (3.59%) Public Sector
8 6 (2.39%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (2.39%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.99%) Back Office
9 5 (1.99%) Influencing Skills
9 5 (1.99%) Marketing
10 4 (1.59%) Documentation Skills
10 4 (1.59%) Front Office
10 4 (1.59%) Retail
11 2 (0.80%) Billing
11 2 (0.80%) Games
11 2 (0.80%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (33.47%) Developer
2 31 (12.35%) Java Developer
3 24 (9.56%) Scrum Master
4 22 (8.76%) Architect
5 21 (8.37%) Project Manager
6 18 (7.17%) Software Engineer
7 16 (6.37%) Analyst
8 13 (5.18%) Senior Software Engineer
9 8 (3.19%) Business Analyst
9 8 (3.19%) Data Engineer
9 8 (3.19%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (3.19%) Java Engineer
10 7 (2.79%) Product Owner
10 7 (2.79%) Senior Developer
10 7 (2.79%) Technical Manager
10 7 (2.79%) Tester
11 6 (2.39%) .NET Developer
11 6 (2.39%) Delivery Manager
11 6 (2.39%) Java Software Engineer
11 6 (2.39%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.34%) Spring
2 26 (10.36%) Spring Boot
3 24 (9.56%) Kafka
3 24 (9.56%) RESTful
4 20 (7.97%) .NET
5 18 (7.17%) HTML
6 17 (6.77%) AngularJS
6 17 (6.77%) Node.js
6 17 (6.77%) REST
7 16 (6.37%) CSS
8 12 (4.78%) React
8 12 (4.78%) Web Services
9 10 (3.98%) HTML5
10 9 (3.59%) Gherkin
11 8 (3.19%) CSS3
11 8 (3.19%) JSON
12 7 (2.79%) Hibernate
13 6 (2.39%) .NET Framework
13 6 (2.39%) JMS
13 6 (2.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.97%) User Experience
2 11 (4.38%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.98%) Hedge funds
4 8 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.79%) Cloud Native
6 6 (2.39%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.39%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.99%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.99%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.99%) Reinsurance
7 5 (1.99%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.20%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.20%) EPoS
9 3 (1.20%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.20%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.20%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.18%) Linux
2 12 (4.78%) Windows
3 7 (2.79%) Unix
4 6 (2.39%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.99%) Android
6 3 (1.20%) CentOS
7 2 (0.80%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (84.06%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (29.88%) Microservices
3 57 (22.71%) DevOps
4 56 (22.31%) TDD
5 49 (19.52%) Kanban
6 33 (13.15%) Software Engineering
7 31 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
8 30 (11.95%) BDD
9 26 (10.36%) Test Automation
10 25 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (9.56%) Project Management
12 23 (9.16%) Full Stack Development
12 23 (9.16%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 22 (8.76%) Analytics
14 21 (8.37%) SDLC
15 20 (7.97%) Project Delivery
15 20 (7.97%) User Stories
16 19 (7.57%) OO
16 19 (7.57%) Problem-Solving
17 17 (6.77%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 64 (25.50%) Java
2 59 (23.51%) SQL
3 30 (11.95%) JavaScript
4 29 (11.55%) Python
5 27 (10.76%) C#
6 14 (5.58%) Java 8
7 13 (5.18%) TypeScript
8 7 (2.79%) Scala
9 5 (1.99%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.59%) Go
10 4 (1.59%) Groovy
10 4 (1.59%) Java 11
11 3 (1.20%) C
11 3 (1.20%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.20%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.20%) Ruby
11 3 (1.20%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (5.98%) Degree
2 14 (5.58%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.99%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.59%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.59%) PMP
6 3 (1.20%) OCPJP
6 3 (1.20%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.20%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.40%) ACCA
8 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.40%) CIMA
8 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.18%) QA
2 10 (3.98%) GDPR
3 8 (3.19%) Accessibility
4 4 (1.59%) IFRS
4 4 (1.59%) PMO
5 3 (1.20%) NIST
6 2 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.80%) WCAG
7 1 (0.40%) JTAG
7 1 (0.40%) Solvency II
System Software
1 33 (13.15%) Docker
2 4 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (8.76%) Kubernetes
2 11 (4.38%) Ansible
3 4 (1.59%) Kibana
3 4 (1.59%) Marathon
3 4 (1.59%) Mesos
3 4 (1.59%) Terraform
4 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.80%) Puppet
5 1 (0.40%) Graylog
Vendors
1 32 (12.75%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.17%) Oracle
3 9 (3.59%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (2.39%) Confluent
4 6 (2.39%) Google
5 4 (1.59%) Alteryx
5 4 (1.59%) Databricks
5 4 (1.59%) IBM
5 4 (1.59%) New Relic
6 3 (1.20%) HP
6 3 (1.20%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.20%) Sparx
6 3 (1.20%) Splunk
6 3 (1.20%) Sun
7 2 (0.80%) Adobe
7 2 (0.80%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.80%) Nintex
7 2 (0.80%) Pega
8 1 (0.40%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.40%) Sitecore