Period
to 18 May 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 18 May 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 33 29
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 190 177 434
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.85% 5.39% 6.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.54% 6.18% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 136 318
10th Percentile £406 £400 £409
25th Percentile £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £518 £513
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +0.98% +2.50%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £588
90th Percentile £720 £656 £675
Central London median daily rate £560 £518 £513
% change year-on-year +8.21% +0.98% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £28.50 £53.75 £55.50
Median hourly rate £29.00 £57.50 £56.00
Median % change year-on-year -49.57% +2.68% -16.52%
75th Percentile £29.50 £61.25 £58.25
90th Percentile " " £59.30
Central London median hourly rate £29.00 £57.50 £56.00
% change year-on-year -49.57% +2.68% -16.52%

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 2,520 2,863 5,846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.81% 87.26% 89.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,833 2,128 4,522
10th Percentile £340 £330 £338
25th Percentile £432 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £514 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.19% -2.14% +3.96%
75th Percentile £625 £602 £600
90th Percentile £706 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 51 54
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.09 £14.19 £12.94
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +21.52% +5.61%
75th Percentile £28.38 £39.00 £36.75
90th Percentile £40.13 £52.25 £44.26
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.12 £19.75
% change year-on-year -17.08% +22.13% +1.28%

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 18 May 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 18 May 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.

1 170 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (27.89%) Java
3 50 (26.32%) TDD
4 38 (20.00%) DevOps
5 37 (19.47%) Kanban
6 36 (18.95%) Git (software)
6 36 (18.95%) Finance
7 35 (18.42%) Azure
7 35 (18.42%) Microservices
8 33 (17.37%) JIRA
9 32 (16.84%) Social Skills
10 28 (14.74%) User Stories
11 27 (14.21%) Test Automation
12 25 (13.16%) Jenkins
13 24 (12.63%) BDD
13 24 (12.63%) Spring
13 24 (12.63%) Project Management
13 24 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (11.58%) Docker
15 22 (11.58%) Microsoft
15 22 (11.58%) Banking
16 20 (10.53%) SQL
16 20 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (10.00%) Data Modelling
17 19 (10.00%) SDLC
18 18 (9.47%) Degree
19 17 (8.95%) Analytics
19 17 (8.95%) AngularJS
20 16 (8.42%) 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 9 (4.74%) Confluence
2 8 (4.21%) Apache
3 6 (3.16%) Red Hat Fuse
4 3 (1.58%) SAS
5 2 (1.05%) Camunda
5 2 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.05%) Mule
5 2 (1.05%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.53%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.05%) Sketch
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.42%) Azure
2 15 (7.89%) AWS
3 12 (6.32%) Power Platform
4 9 (4.74%) GCP
4 9 (4.74%) GitHub
4 9 (4.74%) Serverless
5 4 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (2.11%) PaaS
6 2 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (1.05%) Akamai
6 2 (1.05%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.05%) Azure Stack
6 2 (1.05%) Cloud Functions
6 2 (1.05%) IaaS
6 2 (1.05%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.05%) PowerApps
6 2 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.58%) WebEx
2 2 (1.05%) DECT
2 2 (1.05%) IPv4
2 2 (1.05%) IPv6
2 2 (1.05%) Multicast
2 2 (1.05%) Network Security
2 2 (1.05%) PPP
2 2 (1.05%) UPnP
2 2 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.53%) Broadband
3 1 (0.53%) HTTP
3 1 (0.53%) SAN
3 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.79%) Relational Database
2 10 (5.26%) Power BI
3 8 (4.21%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.68%) Tableau
5 6 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.63%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.58%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.58%) MySQL
8 2 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.05%) Big Data
8 2 (1.05%) Data Vault
8 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.05%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.05%) Snowflake Schema
8 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.53%) Delta Lake
9 1 (0.53%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 1 (0.53%) Yellowfin
Development Applications
1 36 (18.95%) Git (software)
2 33 (17.37%) JIRA
3 25 (13.16%) Jenkins
4 11 (5.79%) JUnit
5 10 (5.26%) Mockito
5 10 (5.26%) Selenium
6 8 (4.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.63%) Maven
9 4 (2.11%) GitLab
9 4 (2.11%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.58%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.58%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.58%) NUnit
10 3 (1.58%) Postman
10 3 (1.58%) Robot Framework
11 2 (1.05%) Bugzilla
11 2 (1.05%) Snyk
11 2 (1.05%) Subversion
11 2 (1.05%) TestRail
General
1 36 (18.95%) Finance
2 32 (16.84%) Social Skills
3 22 (11.58%) Banking
4 13 (6.84%) Front Office
5 9 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.74%) Influencing Skills
6 8 (4.21%) Presentation Skills
6 8 (4.21%) Public Sector
7 7 (3.68%) Marketing
8 5 (2.63%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.58%) Back Office
9 3 (1.58%) Retail
10 2 (1.05%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (1.05%) Publishing
10 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.53%) Billing
11 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.53%) Games
11 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 71 (37.37%) Developer
2 36 (18.95%) Java Developer
3 22 (11.58%) Project Manager
4 17 (8.95%) Scrum Master
5 15 (7.89%) Architect
5 15 (7.89%) Technical Manager
6 12 (6.32%) Delivery Manager
7 11 (5.79%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 10 (5.26%) Agile Developer
8 10 (5.26%) Analyst
8 10 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
9 8 (4.21%) Agile Java Developer
9 8 (4.21%) DevOps Developer
9 8 (4.21%) E-Commerce Developer
9 8 (4.21%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 8 (4.21%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 8 (4.21%) Front Office Developer
9 8 (4.21%) Java E-Commerce Developer
10 7 (3.68%) Delivery Project Manager
10 7 (3.68%) Salesforce Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.63%) Spring
2 17 (8.95%) AngularJS
3 16 (8.42%) Kafka
4 14 (7.37%) Hibernate
5 11 (5.79%) REST
6 10 (5.26%) Node.js
6 10 (5.26%) React
7 9 (4.74%) HTML
7 9 (4.74%) JMS
7 9 (4.74%) RESTful
8 7 (3.68%) HTML5
9 6 (3.16%) .NET
9 6 (3.16%) Ajax
9 6 (3.16%) Apache Camel
9 6 (3.16%) GWT
9 6 (3.16%) JDBC
9 6 (3.16%) JSF
9 6 (3.16%) Middleware
9 6 (3.16%) OSGi
9 6 (3.16%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.37%) User Experience
2 11 (5.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (4.74%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.16%) Clustering
7 3 (1.58%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.58%) Derivative
7 3 (1.58%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.05%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.05%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.05%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.05%) Wiki
9 1 (0.53%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.53%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.53%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.53%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.84%) Linux
2 5 (2.63%) Windows
3 4 (2.11%) Android
4 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.05%) OpenWrt
4 2 (1.05%) Unix
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (26.32%) TDD
3 38 (20.00%) DevOps
4 37 (19.47%) Kanban
5 35 (18.42%) Microservices
6 28 (14.74%) User Stories
7 27 (14.21%) Test Automation
8 24 (12.63%) BDD
8 24 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (12.63%) Project Management
9 23 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (10.00%) Data Modelling
11 19 (10.00%) SDLC
12 17 (8.95%) Analytics
13 16 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (8.42%) ITIL
14 15 (7.89%) Software Engineering
15 14 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (7.37%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 53 (27.89%) Java
2 20 (10.53%) SQL
3 16 (8.42%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.32%) Java 8
5 9 (4.74%) C#
5 9 (4.74%) Python
6 5 (2.63%) Ruby
6 5 (2.63%) Scala
6 5 (2.63%) TypeScript
7 4 (2.11%) Kotlin
7 4 (2.11%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.11%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.05%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.05%) C
8 2 (1.05%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.05%) Perl
8 2 (1.05%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.53%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (9.47%) Degree
2 14 (7.37%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.79%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.58%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.58%) SAFe Agilist
5 3 (1.58%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.53%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.53%) CISSP
6 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.79%) QA
2 3 (1.58%) IFRS
2 3 (1.58%) NIST
3 2 (1.05%) JTAG
3 2 (1.05%) PMO
4 1 (0.53%) GDPR
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (11.58%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) HDFS
2 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (6.84%) Ansible
1 13 (6.84%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.11%) Terraform
3 2 (1.05%) Grafana
3 2 (1.05%) HP Fortify
3 2 (1.05%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.53%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.53%) Puppet
4 1 (0.53%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (11.58%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.37%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (6.84%) Oracle
4 7 (3.68%) Splunk
5 5 (2.63%) Alteryx
6 4 (2.11%) Google
7 3 (1.58%) Adobe
7 3 (1.58%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.58%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.58%) Solace
7 3 (1.58%) Sparx
8 2 (1.05%) Cadence
8 2 (1.05%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.05%) Databricks
8 2 (1.05%) HP
8 2 (1.05%) Remedy
8 2 (1.05%) Spotify
8 2 (1.05%) Talend
9 1 (0.53%) VMware
9 1 (0.53%) webMethods