Period
to 20 September 2020

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 September 2020 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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 26 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 105 396 537
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.06% 6.33% 7.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.87% 7.03% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 331 410
Median daily rate £525 £525 £514
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.19% +2.75%
10th Percentile £333 £413 £375
90th Percentile £775 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £520
% change year-on-year - +0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 1,528 5,636 6,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.12% 90.13% 87.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,072 4,407 4,858
Median daily rate £510 £525 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £315 £338 £331
90th Percentile £675 £675 £683
Central London median daily rate £510 £520 £500
% change year-on-year -1.92% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 72 104
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.82% +2.94% -3.36%
10th Percentile £14.60 £11.25 £13.07
90th Percentile £51.55 £53.50 £30.75
Median hourly rate £34.25 £19.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +73.42% +5.61% -

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 20 September 2020.

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 20 September 2020, 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 88 (83.81%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (53.33%) Java
3 28 (26.67%) TDD
4 27 (25.71%) Git (software)
5 24 (22.86%) Finance
5 24 (22.86%) Front Office
6 23 (21.90%) Fixed Income
6 23 (21.90%) DevOps
7 22 (20.95%) Banking
8 20 (19.05%) Test Automation
8 20 (19.05%) Multithreading
9 19 (18.10%) Azure
9 19 (18.10%) Maven
9 19 (18.10%) Microservices
9 19 (18.10%) BDD
10 18 (17.14%) OO
11 17 (16.19%) SQL
11 17 (16.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 16 (15.24%) OOD
12 16 (15.24%) Electronic Trading
13 15 (14.29%) Degree
13 15 (14.29%) Apache Spark
13 15 (14.29%) Docker
14 14 (13.33%) Automated Trading
14 14 (13.33%) JIRA
14 14 (13.33%) Computer Science
14 14 (13.33%) Investment Banking
14 14 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (13.33%) JavaScript
15 13 (12.38%) Python

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 15 (14.29%) Apache Spark
2 6 (5.71%) Confluence
3 4 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.81%) SAS
4 3 (2.86%) Tornado
5 1 (0.95%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.95%) CMS
5 1 (0.95%) Documentum
5 1 (0.95%) nginx
5 1 (0.95%) R Markdown
5 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Figma
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.10%) Azure
2 10 (9.52%) AWS
3 6 (5.71%) GitHub
3 6 (5.71%) npm
4 5 (4.76%) GCP
4 5 (4.76%) Power Platform
5 4 (3.81%) Slack
6 2 (1.90%) Apigee
6 2 (1.90%) Serverless
7 1 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.95%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.95%) Firebase
7 1 (0.95%) IaaS
7 1 (0.95%) Office 365
7 1 (0.95%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.95%) PaaS
7 1 (0.95%) Smartsheet
7 1 (0.95%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.86%) Multicast
2 1 (0.95%) HTTP
2 1 (0.95%) VLAN
2 1 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.52%) Hadoop
2 6 (5.71%) Big Data
3 5 (4.76%) Power BI
4 4 (3.81%) Apache Hive
4 4 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.86%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.86%) MySQL
5 3 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.86%) Pentaho
5 3 (2.86%) SAS EBI
6 2 (1.90%) Base SAS
6 2 (1.90%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.90%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.95%) GIS
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (25.71%) Git (software)
2 19 (18.10%) Maven
3 14 (13.33%) JIRA
4 11 (10.48%) Jenkins
5 10 (9.52%) Robot Framework
6 6 (5.71%) Gradle
7 5 (4.76%) Cypress.io
7 5 (4.76%) JUnit
7 5 (4.76%) Mockito
8 4 (3.81%) GitLab
8 4 (3.81%) Selenium
9 3 (2.86%) Bitbucket
9 3 (2.86%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.86%) GCC
9 3 (2.86%) GDB
9 3 (2.86%) Hudson
9 3 (2.86%) Postman
9 3 (2.86%) ProC
9 3 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.90%) JMeter
General
1 24 (22.86%) Finance
1 24 (22.86%) Front Office
2 22 (20.95%) Banking
3 14 (13.33%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.71%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.90%) Marketing
6 1 (0.95%) Electronics
6 1 (0.95%) Games
6 1 (0.95%) Law
6 1 (0.95%) Local Government
6 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.95%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 59 (56.19%) Developer
2 36 (34.29%) Java Developer
3 18 (17.14%) Agile Developer
3 18 (17.14%) Agile Java Developer
4 15 (14.29%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 15 (14.29%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 9 (8.57%) Analyst
6 8 (7.62%) Scrum Master
7 7 (6.67%) Data Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Architect
9 5 (4.76%) Front Office Developer
9 5 (4.76%) React Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.81%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 4 (3.81%) Angular Developer
10 4 (3.81%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (3.81%) Java Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Software Engineer
11 3 (2.86%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.48%) Spring
1 11 (10.48%) Web Services
2 10 (9.52%) AngularJS
2 10 (9.52%) CSS
2 10 (9.52%) REST
3 8 (7.62%) Node.js
3 8 (7.62%) React
3 8 (7.62%) Spring Boot
4 7 (6.67%) RESTful
5 6 (5.71%) .NET
5 6 (5.71%) HTML
6 5 (4.76%) Anaconda
7 4 (3.81%) .NET Core
7 4 (3.81%) Kafka
7 4 (3.81%) PySpark
7 4 (3.81%) Redux
7 4 (3.81%) RxJS
8 3 (2.86%) Apache Camel
8 3 (2.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (2.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.90%) Fixed Income
2 17 (16.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (10.48%) Derivative
4 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.81%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.86%) User Experience
7 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.95%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.95%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.95%) Tandem
8 1 (0.95%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.95%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.52%) Linux
2 5 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (0.95%) Android
3 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.95%) CentOS
3 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (83.81%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.67%) TDD
3 23 (21.90%) DevOps
4 20 (19.05%) Multithreading
4 20 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 19 (18.10%) BDD
5 19 (18.10%) Microservices
6 18 (17.14%) OO
7 16 (15.24%) Electronic Trading
7 16 (15.24%) OOD
8 14 (13.33%) Automated Trading
8 14 (13.33%) Computer Science
8 14 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (11.43%) Mathematics
9 12 (11.43%) User Stories
10 11 (10.48%) Analytics
10 11 (10.48%) Economics
10 11 (10.48%) Kanban
11 10 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment
11 10 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 56 (53.33%) Java
2 17 (16.19%) SQL
3 14 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 13 (12.38%) Python
4 13 (12.38%) Scala
5 10 (9.52%) Java 8
6 7 (6.67%) C#
7 6 (5.71%) C++
8 3 (2.86%) Perl
8 3 (2.86%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.86%) R
8 3 (2.86%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.90%) C
9 2 (1.90%) Groovy
9 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.90%) SAS Macro
9 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.95%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (14.29%) Degree
2 11 (10.48%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.62%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.95%) CCNA
6 1 (0.95%) CISA
6 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.95%) CISM
6 1 (0.95%) CISSP
6 1 (0.95%) CLAS
6 1 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.95%) GIAC
6 1 (0.95%) ISEB
6 1 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) MiFID
3 1 (0.95%) CDISC
3 1 (0.95%) COBIT
3 1 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) Kubernetes
2 6 (5.71%) Ansible
3 3 (2.86%) Terraform
4 1 (0.95%) Consul
4 1 (0.95%) logstash
4 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.95%) Packer
Vendors
1 8 (7.62%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.76%) Cloudera
3 4 (3.81%) Google
3 4 (3.81%) Hortonworks
3 4 (3.81%) Oracle
4 3 (2.86%) Cadence
4 3 (2.86%) Splunk
5 2 (1.90%) Adobe
5 2 (1.90%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.90%) WSO2
6 1 (0.95%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.95%) Axway
6 1 (0.95%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.95%) Cisco
6 1 (0.95%) Databricks
6 1 (0.95%) ForeScout
6 1 (0.95%) HP
6 1 (0.95%) IBM
6 1 (0.95%) Informatica
6 1 (0.95%) Sybase