Period
to 2 July 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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 29 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 151 434 520
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.54% 6.61% 7.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.35% 7.37% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 341 390
Median daily rate £515 £525 £511
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +2.69% +2.25%
10th Percentile £400 £410 £387
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £513 £510 £515
% change year-on-year +0.49% -0.97% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £57.50 £56.00 £67.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.68% -16.52% -16.14%
10th Percentile £53.75 £55.50 £62.88
90th Percentile £61.25 £59.30 £71.58
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £56.00 £67.09
% change year-on-year -37.50% -16.52% -16.14%

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 2,377 5,886 6,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.23% 89.60% 88.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,677 4,560 4,942
Median daily rate £518 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £331 £356 £331
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 70 100
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.67% +10.96% -7.65%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.25 £12.73
90th Percentile £48.70 £54.03 £34.22
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.09 £19.50
% change year-on-year +65.96% +8.15% +14.71%

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 2 July 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

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 2 July 2020. 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 +17 3 £625 +35.14%
Scrum
Central London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 137 (90.73%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (32.45%) Java
3 37 (24.50%) Finance
4 33 (21.85%) JIRA
5 32 (21.19%) Kanban
5 32 (21.19%) TDD
6 28 (18.54%) Microservices
7 26 (17.22%) Docker
7 26 (17.22%) DevOps
7 26 (17.22%) SQL
8 24 (15.89%) Azure
9 23 (15.23%) Test Automation
9 23 (15.23%) JavaScript
10 21 (13.91%) Web Services
11 20 (13.25%) BDD
11 20 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (12.58%) SDLC
13 18 (11.92%) Confluence
13 18 (11.92%) Git (software)
13 18 (11.92%) AngularJS
13 18 (11.92%) Front Office
13 18 (11.92%) Degree
13 18 (11.92%) QA
14 17 (11.26%) Banking
14 17 (11.26%) CSS
14 17 (11.26%) Node.js
15 15 (9.93%) REST
15 15 (9.93%) C#
15 15 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (9.27%) OO

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 18 (11.92%) Confluence
2 12 (7.95%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (4.64%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.99%) CMS
4 3 (1.99%) SAS
5 2 (1.32%) Tornado
5 2 (1.32%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.66%) IIS
6 1 (0.66%) nginx
6 1 (0.66%) R Markdown
6 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Figma
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.66%) InVision
2 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.66%) Sketch
2 1 (0.66%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.89%) Azure
2 12 (7.95%) AWS
3 7 (4.64%) npm
4 4 (2.65%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.99%) Power Platform
5 3 (1.99%) Serverless
5 3 (1.99%) Tricentis Tosca
6 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.32%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.32%) GCP
6 2 (1.32%) GitHub
6 2 (1.32%) PaaS
6 2 (1.32%) Slack
6 2 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Apigee
7 1 (0.66%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.66%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.32%) DSL
1 2 (1.32%) HTTP
1 2 (1.32%) VPN
2 1 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.62%) MySQL
2 9 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (5.96%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.64%) Big Data
3 7 (4.64%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.99%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.99%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.99%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.99%) Power BI
5 3 (1.99%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.32%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.32%) Base SAS
6 2 (1.32%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (1.32%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (1.32%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 33 (21.85%) JIRA
2 18 (11.92%) Git (software)
3 13 (8.61%) JUnit
4 9 (5.96%) Maven
4 9 (5.96%) Mockito
5 8 (5.30%) Jenkins
5 8 (5.30%) Selenium
6 6 (3.97%) Cypress.io
6 6 (3.97%) Gradle
6 6 (3.97%) Protractor
6 6 (3.97%) SpecFlow
7 5 (3.31%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.65%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.99%) GitLab
9 3 (1.99%) Robot Framework
9 3 (1.99%) Subversion
9 3 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.32%) NUnit
10 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (24.50%) Finance
2 18 (11.92%) Front Office
3 17 (11.26%) Banking
4 11 (7.28%) Public Sector
5 8 (5.30%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.99%) Back Office
6 3 (1.99%) Marketing
7 2 (1.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.66%) Games
8 1 (0.66%) Law
8 1 (0.66%) Local Government
8 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.66%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (41.72%) Developer
2 23 (15.23%) Java Developer
3 11 (7.28%) Architect
4 10 (6.62%) Scrum Master
5 9 (5.96%) Analyst
6 8 (5.30%) Agile Developer
6 8 (5.30%) Agile Java Developer
7 7 (4.64%) Data Engineer
7 7 (4.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (4.64%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.64%) React Developer
7 7 (4.64%) Software Engineer
8 6 (3.97%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (3.97%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 6 (3.97%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 5 (3.31%) Angular Developer
9 5 (3.31%) Backend Developer
9 5 (3.31%) C# Developer
9 5 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.91%) Web Services
2 18 (11.92%) AngularJS
3 17 (11.26%) CSS
3 17 (11.26%) Node.js
4 15 (9.93%) REST
5 13 (8.61%) .NET
5 13 (8.61%) HTML
6 11 (7.28%) React
6 11 (7.28%) Spring
7 9 (5.96%) RESTful
8 8 (5.30%) Jest
8 8 (5.30%) Redux
8 8 (5.30%) Spring Boot
8 8 (5.30%) XML
9 6 (3.97%) .NET Core
9 6 (3.97%) HTML5
10 5 (3.31%) RxJS
11 4 (2.65%) CSS3
11 4 (2.65%) Flask
11 4 (2.65%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.95%) User Experience
3 10 (6.62%) Fixed Income
4 6 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.97%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.99%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.99%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.99%) Derivative
6 3 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.99%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.99%) NHS
6 3 (1.99%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.32%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.32%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.32%) W3C
8 1 (0.66%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.96%) Linux
2 5 (3.31%) Unix
3 4 (2.65%) Android
3 4 (2.65%) Windows
4 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.66%) CentOS
5 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (90.73%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (21.19%) Kanban
2 32 (21.19%) TDD
3 28 (18.54%) Microservices
4 26 (17.22%) DevOps
5 23 (15.23%) Test Automation
6 20 (13.25%) BDD
6 20 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (12.58%) SDLC
8 15 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (9.27%) Analytics
9 14 (9.27%) OO
10 13 (8.61%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (8.61%) Front End Development
11 12 (7.95%) Multithreading
12 11 (7.28%) Asset Management
12 11 (7.28%) Software Engineering
13 10 (6.62%) Data Modelling
13 10 (6.62%) ETL
13 10 (6.62%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 49 (32.45%) Java
2 26 (17.22%) SQL
3 23 (15.23%) JavaScript
4 15 (9.93%) C#
5 14 (9.27%) Python
6 13 (8.61%) Java 8
7 10 (6.62%) Scala
8 7 (4.64%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.65%) Kotlin
9 4 (2.65%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.99%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.99%) ES6
10 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.99%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.99%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.32%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.32%) C++
11 2 (1.32%) Perl
11 2 (1.32%) R
11 2 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (11.92%) Degree
2 7 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.97%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.99%) ISEB
5 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.66%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.66%) CCNA
6 1 (0.66%) CISA
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.66%) CISM
6 1 (0.66%) CISSP
6 1 (0.66%) CLAS
6 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.66%) GIAC
6 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.66%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.92%) QA
2 3 (1.99%) MiFID
2 3 (1.99%) PMO
3 1 (0.66%) CDISC
3 1 (0.66%) COBIT
3 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.66%) EMIR
3 1 (0.66%) GDPR
3 1 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (17.22%) Docker
2 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.66%) vSphere
2 1 (0.66%) XenApp
2 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (9.27%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.97%) Ansible
3 5 (3.31%) Terraform
4 2 (1.32%) Grafana
5 1 (0.66%) Consul
5 1 (0.66%) Kibana
5 1 (0.66%) logstash
5 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.66%) Packer
5 1 (0.66%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (7.95%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.62%) Atlassian
3 5 (3.31%) Cadence
3 5 (3.31%) Oracle
4 4 (2.65%) Alteryx
4 4 (2.65%) Informatica
5 3 (1.99%) Adobe
5 3 (1.99%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.99%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.32%) Google
6 2 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.32%) Splunk
7 1 (0.66%) Axway
7 1 (0.66%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.66%) Databricks
7 1 (0.66%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.66%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.66%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.66%) Veracode
7 1 (0.66%) VMware