Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 36 23 24
Rank change year-on-year -13 +1 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 130 298 457
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.82% 6.39% 6.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.45% 7.29% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 234 349
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £400 £390 £403
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £521 £500
% change year-on-year +0.72% +4.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £57.50 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.17% -10.56%
Central London median hourly rate - £57.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -4.17% -10.56%

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 2,017 4,086 5,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.25% 87.59% 88.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,504 3,150 4,686
Median daily rate £525 £514 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% -1.20% +1.96%
10th Percentile £313 £314 £325
90th Percentile £689 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £505 £513
% change year-on-year +3.96% -1.46% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 56 58
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% +9.80% -3.16%
10th Percentile £13.46 £12.46 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.58 £52.25 £35.28
Median hourly rate £26.75 £21.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +27.38% +9.09% -6.10%

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 24 February 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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 107 (82.31%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (38.46%) Java
3 35 (26.92%) TDD
4 34 (26.15%) Git (software)
5 30 (23.08%) Jenkins
6 29 (22.31%) DevOps
7 25 (19.23%) Kanban
7 25 (19.23%) Microservices
8 24 (18.46%) Finance
9 22 (16.92%) JavaScript
10 21 (16.15%) Linux
10 21 (16.15%) JIRA
10 21 (16.15%) Spring
10 21 (16.15%) Docker
10 21 (16.15%) Azure
10 21 (16.15%) AWS
11 20 (15.38%) Banking
11 20 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (14.62%) SQL
12 19 (14.62%) Test Automation
13 18 (13.85%) User Stories
13 18 (13.85%) OO
13 18 (13.85%) Multithreading
14 17 (13.08%) Project Management
14 17 (13.08%) REST
15 16 (12.31%) AngularJS
15 16 (12.31%) Electronic Trading
16 15 (11.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 15 (11.54%) Front Office

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 8 (6.15%) Confluence
2 7 (5.38%) Apache
2 7 (5.38%) Red Hat Fuse
3 2 (1.54%) Camunda
3 2 (1.54%) SAS
3 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.54%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.77%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.77%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.77%) CMS
4 1 (0.77%) Documentum
4 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.77%) Mule
4 1 (0.77%) nginx
4 1 (0.77%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.77%) Tornado
4 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.31%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.31%) Sketch
3 1 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.77%) InVision
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.77%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.77%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.15%) AWS
1 21 (16.15%) Azure
2 10 (7.69%) GitHub
3 8 (6.15%) GCP
4 6 (4.62%) Serverless
5 4 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (3.08%) OpenShift
5 4 (3.08%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.31%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (1.54%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.54%) Azure Stack
7 2 (1.54%) PaaS
7 2 (1.54%) PowerApps
7 2 (1.54%) SaaS
7 2 (1.54%) Slack
7 2 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.77%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.08%) Multicast
2 2 (1.54%) DECT
2 2 (1.54%) HTTP
2 2 (1.54%) IPv4
2 2 (1.54%) IPv6
2 2 (1.54%) PPP
2 2 (1.54%) UPnP
2 2 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.77%) Broadband
3 1 (0.77%) DNS
3 1 (0.77%) Firewall
3 1 (0.77%) SAN
3 1 (0.77%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.62%) MySQL
3 5 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.54%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.54%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.54%) Power BI
6 2 (1.54%) SQLite
6 2 (1.54%) Tableau
6 2 (1.54%) Yellowfin
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.77%) Big Data
7 1 (0.77%) HBase
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 34 (26.15%) Git (software)
2 30 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 21 (16.15%) JIRA
4 12 (9.23%) JUnit
5 11 (8.46%) Maven
5 11 (8.46%) Mockito
5 11 (8.46%) Selenium
6 6 (4.62%) Postman
7 5 (3.85%) Robot Framework
7 5 (3.85%) SpecFlow
7 5 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (3.08%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.08%) GDB
8 4 (3.08%) GitLab
8 4 (3.08%) Gradle
8 4 (3.08%) NUnit
8 4 (3.08%) webpack
9 3 (2.31%) Artifactory
9 3 (2.31%) SonarQube
General
1 24 (18.46%) Finance
2 20 (15.38%) Banking
3 15 (11.54%) Front Office
4 7 (5.38%) Public Sector
5 5 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.54%) Retail
7 1 (0.77%) Billing
7 1 (0.77%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.77%) Legal
7 1 (0.77%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.77%) Publishing
7 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (43.08%) Developer
2 27 (20.77%) Java Developer
3 14 (10.77%) Architect
4 13 (10.00%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 13 (10.00%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
4 13 (10.00%) Scrum Master
5 10 (7.69%) Analyst
5 10 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (6.92%) Front Office Developer
7 7 (5.38%) Agile Developer
7 7 (5.38%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.38%) Java Architect
7 7 (5.38%) Java Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.38%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.62%) Agile Java Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Data Engineer
9 4 (3.08%) Development Engineer
9 4 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.08%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.15%) Spring
2 17 (13.08%) REST
3 16 (12.31%) AngularJS
4 13 (10.00%) HTML
4 13 (10.00%) RESTful
5 11 (8.46%) Hibernate
5 11 (8.46%) JMS
6 10 (7.69%) Apache Camel
6 10 (7.69%) HTML5
6 10 (7.69%) Node.js
7 8 (6.15%) Spring Boot
8 7 (5.38%) Ajax
8 7 (5.38%) GWT
8 7 (5.38%) JDBC
8 7 (5.38%) jQuery
8 7 (5.38%) JSF
8 7 (5.38%) Middleware
8 7 (5.38%) OSGi
8 7 (5.38%) React
9 6 (4.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (7.69%) Fixed Income
3 8 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (5.38%) Clustering
5 6 (4.62%) Derivative
6 5 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.31%) Credit Risk
7 3 (2.31%) User Experience
8 2 (1.54%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.54%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.54%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (1.54%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.54%) Wiki
9 1 (0.77%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.77%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.77%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.15%) Linux
2 6 (4.62%) Windows
3 3 (2.31%) Android
3 3 (2.31%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.54%) OpenWrt
4 2 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (82.31%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (26.92%) TDD
3 29 (22.31%) DevOps
4 25 (19.23%) Kanban
4 25 (19.23%) Microservices
5 20 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (14.62%) Test Automation
7 18 (13.85%) Multithreading
7 18 (13.85%) OO
7 18 (13.85%) User Stories
8 17 (13.08%) Project Management
9 16 (12.31%) Electronic Trading
10 15 (11.54%) Mentoring
10 15 (11.54%) Open Source
11 12 (9.23%) BDD
11 12 (9.23%) Data Modelling
11 12 (9.23%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 11 (8.46%) Unit Testing
13 10 (7.69%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 50 (38.46%) Java
2 22 (16.92%) JavaScript
3 19 (14.62%) SQL
4 12 (9.23%) Java 8
5 10 (7.69%) C#
5 10 (7.69%) Python
6 5 (3.85%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.08%) C++
7 4 (3.08%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.08%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.31%) Apple Swift
8 3 (2.31%) Kotlin
8 3 (2.31%) Objective-C
8 3 (2.31%) Scala
9 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.54%) C
9 2 (1.54%) Perl
9 2 (1.54%) Ruby
10 1 (0.77%) PHP
10 1 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (10.00%) Degree
2 7 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.31%) SAFe Agilist
6 2 (1.54%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.92%) QA
2 2 (1.54%) JTAG
2 2 (1.54%) NIST
3 1 (0.77%) IFRS
3 1 (0.77%) MiFID
3 1 (0.77%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (16.15%) Docker
2 1 (0.77%) HDFS
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (11.54%) Kubernetes
2 8 (6.15%) Ansible
3 5 (3.85%) Terraform
4 3 (2.31%) HP Fortify
5 2 (1.54%) Grafana
5 2 (1.54%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.77%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (10.77%) Oracle
2 9 (6.92%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.15%) Splunk
4 5 (3.85%) Google
5 3 (2.31%) Adobe
5 3 (2.31%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.31%) Talend
6 2 (1.54%) Cadence
6 2 (1.54%) HP
6 2 (1.54%) Remedy
6 2 (1.54%) Sparx
7 1 (0.77%) BEA
7 1 (0.77%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.77%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.77%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.77%) Informatica
7 1 (0.77%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.77%) Pega
7 1 (0.77%) Perfecto Mobile
7 1 (0.77%) VMware