Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 25 28
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 254 470 460
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.09% 6.89% 6.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.99% 7.70% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 348 369
Median daily rate £525 £501 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.74% +0.25% -
10th Percentile £390 £406 £411
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £518 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +3.50% - -
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 3,635 6,100 6,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.15% 89.36% 89.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,676 4,706 5,045
Median daily rate £521 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.71% +2.94% +2.51%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £338
90th Percentile £675 £675 £698
Central London median daily rate £510 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 56 87
Median hourly rate £25.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.91% +10.00% -2.53%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.76 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.51 £46.16
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.34 £21.50
% change year-on-year +35.90% -0.74% +13.16%

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 5 April 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 5 April 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
London Bridge +50 3 £450 -14.29%
Moorgate +8 3 £625 +19.05%
Scrum
Central London

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 225 (88.58%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (28.74%) Kanban
3 70 (27.56%) Java
4 57 (22.44%) TDD
5 54 (21.26%) Finance
5 54 (21.26%) JIRA
6 51 (20.08%) DevOps
7 42 (16.54%) Azure
7 42 (16.54%) JavaScript
8 40 (15.75%) Web Services
9 38 (14.96%) Microservices
10 36 (14.17%) Git (software)
11 35 (13.78%) SQL
12 33 (12.99%) Test Automation
12 33 (12.99%) QA
12 33 (12.99%) BDD
13 32 (12.60%) AngularJS
13 32 (12.60%) CSS
14 30 (11.81%) C#
14 30 (11.81%) Degree
14 30 (11.81%) AWS
14 30 (11.81%) Docker
15 28 (11.02%) SDLC
16 27 (10.63%) Confluence
16 27 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (10.24%) REST
17 26 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
18 25 (9.84%) RESTful
18 25 (9.84%) Software Engineering
18 25 (9.84%) HTML

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 27 (10.63%) Confluence
2 15 (5.91%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (5.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 9 (3.54%) CMS
5 2 (0.79%) IIS
5 2 (0.79%) SAS
5 2 (0.79%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.79%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.39%) Apache
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.39%) Camunda
6 1 (0.39%) Drupal
6 1 (0.39%) Mendix
6 1 (0.39%) nginx
6 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.39%) Tornado
6 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.57%) MS Visio
1 4 (1.57%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.18%) InDesign
2 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.18%) Zeplin
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.79%) Sketch
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.39%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.39%) InVision
4 1 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 42 (16.54%) Azure
2 30 (11.81%) AWS
3 10 (3.94%) GitHub
4 8 (3.15%) Amazon S3
4 8 (3.15%) PaaS
5 7 (2.76%) GCP
6 6 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.57%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.57%) Route 53
7 4 (1.57%) Serverless
8 3 (1.18%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.18%) IaaS
8 3 (1.18%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.18%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.18%) HTTP
2 2 (0.79%) DSL
2 2 (0.79%) VPN
3 1 (0.39%) 4G
3 1 (0.39%) AMQP
3 1 (0.39%) Broadband
3 1 (0.39%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (6.69%) MySQL
3 13 (5.12%) NoSQL
4 11 (4.33%) SQL Server
5 10 (3.94%) Big Data
6 9 (3.54%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (2.76%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.76%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.36%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.97%) Jackrabbit
11 4 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.57%) Data Lake
11 4 (1.57%) Redis
11 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.18%) Oracle Exadata
12 3 (1.18%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 54 (21.26%) JIRA
2 36 (14.17%) Git (software)
3 17 (6.69%) JUnit
4 12 (4.72%) Mockito
4 12 (4.72%) Selenium
4 12 (4.72%) SpecFlow
5 11 (4.33%) Jenkins
5 11 (4.33%) Maven
6 10 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (2.76%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.76%) Gradle
8 6 (2.36%) Protractor
9 5 (1.97%) CircleCI
9 5 (1.97%) Cypress.io
9 5 (1.97%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.57%) Babel
10 4 (1.57%) Postman
10 4 (1.57%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.57%) webpack
General
1 54 (21.26%) Finance
2 19 (7.48%) Banking
3 18 (7.09%) Marketing
4 10 (3.94%) Public Sector
5 8 (3.15%) Back Office
5 8 (3.15%) Front Office
6 7 (2.76%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.97%) Retail
8 4 (1.57%) Publishing
9 3 (1.18%) Advertising
9 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.79%) Games
10 2 (0.79%) Housing Association
10 2 (0.79%) Legal
11 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.39%) Law
11 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (41.34%) Developer
2 25 (9.84%) Java Developer
3 21 (8.27%) Architect
4 20 (7.87%) Scrum Master
5 17 (6.69%) Analyst
6 16 (6.30%) Project Manager
7 12 (4.72%) Business Analyst
8 11 (4.33%) Agile Coach
8 11 (4.33%) Azure Developer
8 11 (4.33%) C# Developer
9 10 (3.94%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (3.15%) Delivery Manager
11 8 (3.15%) DevOps Developer
11 8 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (2.76%) .NET Developer
12 7 (2.76%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (2.76%) Software Engineer
12 7 (2.76%) Technical Architect
13 6 (2.36%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.75%) Web Services
2 32 (12.60%) AngularJS
2 32 (12.60%) CSS
3 26 (10.24%) REST
4 25 (9.84%) HTML
4 25 (9.84%) RESTful
5 22 (8.66%) React
6 20 (7.87%) Node.js
6 20 (7.87%) Spring
7 19 (7.48%) .NET
8 12 (4.72%) Jest
9 11 (4.33%) Spring Boot
9 11 (4.33%) XML
10 10 (3.94%) Redux
11 9 (3.54%) HTML5
11 9 (3.54%) OSGi
12 8 (3.15%) Kafka
13 7 (2.76%) SOAP
14 6 (2.36%) Ruby on Rails
14 6 (2.36%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.66%) User Experience
3 11 (4.33%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.15%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.76%) Hedge funds
6 6 (2.36%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.57%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.18%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.18%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.18%) NHS
8 3 (1.18%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.79%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.79%) BYOD
9 2 (0.79%) PMI
9 2 (0.79%) W3C
10 1 (0.39%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.94%) Linux
2 8 (3.15%) Android
3 6 (2.36%) Unix
4 5 (1.97%) Windows
5 4 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (88.58%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (28.74%) Kanban
3 57 (22.44%) TDD
4 51 (20.08%) DevOps
5 38 (14.96%) Microservices
6 33 (12.99%) BDD
6 33 (12.99%) Test Automation
7 28 (11.02%) SDLC
8 27 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (9.84%) Software Engineering
11 24 (9.45%) Pair Programming
11 24 (9.45%) Unit Testing
12 22 (8.66%) Analytics
12 22 (8.66%) Coaching
12 22 (8.66%) Front End Development
13 21 (8.27%) Project Management
14 20 (7.87%) Project Delivery
15 19 (7.48%) User Stories
16 18 (7.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 70 (27.56%) Java
2 42 (16.54%) JavaScript
3 35 (13.78%) SQL
4 30 (11.81%) C#
5 20 (7.87%) TypeScript
6 18 (7.09%) Java 8
6 18 (7.09%) Python
7 9 (3.54%) PL/SQL
7 9 (3.54%) Scala
8 7 (2.76%) ES6
8 7 (2.76%) Kotlin
8 7 (2.76%) Ruby
9 5 (1.97%) PHP
10 4 (1.57%) C
10 4 (1.57%) Perl
10 4 (1.57%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.57%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.79%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (11.81%) Degree
2 7 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.36%) Master's Degree
3 6 (2.36%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.18%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.18%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.79%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.79%) ISEB
5 2 (0.79%) PMP
6 1 (0.39%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (12.99%) QA
2 6 (2.36%) PMO
3 4 (1.57%) MiFID
4 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.39%) EMIR
5 1 (0.39%) GDPR
5 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (11.81%) Docker
2 3 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.39%) Firmware
4 1 (0.39%) Varnish
4 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.39%) vSphere
4 1 (0.39%) XenApp
4 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (7.09%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.15%) Ansible
3 5 (1.97%) Terraform
4 4 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.79%) Grafana
5 2 (0.79%) Kibana
5 2 (0.79%) MIIS
6 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.39%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (9.06%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.30%) Adobe
2 16 (6.30%) Atlassian
3 10 (3.94%) Oracle
4 7 (2.76%) Google
5 5 (1.97%) Cadence
5 5 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.57%) Alteryx
6 4 (1.57%) Informatica
6 4 (1.57%) Okta
7 3 (1.18%) Perforce
7 3 (1.18%) SAP
8 2 (0.79%) Dell
8 2 (0.79%) GoldenSource
9 1 (0.39%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.39%) Charles River
9 1 (0.39%) Citrix
9 1 (0.39%) IBM
9 1 (0.39%) Sybase
9 1 (0.39%) TOWER Software