Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 29 33 25
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8 +1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 268 125 329
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.80% 6.02% 6.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.48% 6.66% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 93 265
10th Percentile £425 £406 £394
25th Percentile £501 £463 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £645 £638 £625
90th Percentile £775 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +3.70%

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 3,583 1,877 4,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.87% 90.33% 89.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,786 1,406 3,445
10th Percentile £375 £313 £320
25th Percentile £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% -
75th Percentile £652 £602 £605
90th Percentile £750 £688 £676
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £510
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.98% -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 48
10th Percentile £19.13 £13.58 £12.02
25th Percentile £33.19 £18.25 £14.19
Median hourly rate £43.50 £26.50 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +64.15% +34.18% +3.95%
75th Percentile £61.75 £35.63 £25.76
90th Percentile £64.25 £46.00 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £43.50 £26.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year +62.62% +30.49% +6.49%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022, 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.

1 235 (87.69%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (31.34%) Finance
3 77 (28.73%) Microservices
4 66 (24.63%) Social Skills
4 66 (24.63%) CI/CD
5 63 (23.51%) Azure
6 62 (23.13%) Kanban
6 62 (23.13%) Java
7 61 (22.76%) TDD
8 56 (20.90%) AWS
9 55 (20.52%) JIRA
10 53 (19.78%) SQL
10 53 (19.78%) DevOps
11 51 (19.03%) Git (software)
12 48 (17.91%) JavaScript
13 44 (16.42%) BDD
14 42 (15.67%) SQL Server
15 38 (14.18%) Software Engineering
16 37 (13.81%) C#
16 37 (13.81%) Docker
17 36 (13.43%) Jenkins
18 34 (12.69%) .NET
18 34 (12.69%) Microsoft
19 32 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
19 32 (11.94%) SDLC
20 31 (11.57%) Test Automation
21 30 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
22 29 (10.82%) User Experience
22 29 (10.82%) HTML
23 28 (10.45%) CSS

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 28 (10.45%) Confluence
2 13 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.61%) CMS
4 6 (2.24%) IIS
5 5 (1.87%) Magnolia
6 4 (1.49%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.49%) Headless CMS
7 3 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.75%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.37%) Apache
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.37%) Appian
9 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.37%) Jetty
9 1 (0.37%) SAS
9 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.12%) Sketch
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.75%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.37%) InVision
5 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle SCM
1 1 (0.37%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 63 (23.51%) Azure
2 56 (20.90%) AWS
3 19 (7.09%) Power Platform
4 16 (5.97%) GitHub
5 14 (5.22%) Serverless
6 12 (4.48%) GCP
7 10 (3.73%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (3.73%) PaaS
8 8 (2.99%) Microsoft 365
8 8 (2.99%) PowerApps
9 7 (2.61%) Amazon ECS
10 6 (2.24%) Amazon SQS
10 6 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (2.24%) IaaS
10 6 (2.24%) Snowflake
11 5 (1.87%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.87%) SaaS
12 4 (1.49%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (1.49%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.24%) Firewall
2 5 (1.87%) HTTP
2 5 (1.87%) Internet
3 3 (1.12%) Broadband
3 3 (1.12%) DNS
3 3 (1.12%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.12%) IPv4
3 3 (1.12%) IPv6
4 2 (0.75%) 5G
4 2 (0.75%) MQTT
4 2 (0.75%) Multicast
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.37%) DECT
5 1 (0.37%) LAN
5 1 (0.37%) PPP
5 1 (0.37%) UPnP
5 1 (0.37%) WAN
5 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.67%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.21%) NoSQL
3 16 (5.97%) Power BI
4 14 (5.22%) MongoDB
5 12 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (3.73%) MySQL
6 10 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.73%) Tableau
7 9 (3.36%) Big Data
8 7 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.24%) Data Lake
9 6 (2.24%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.87%) BigQuery
10 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.49%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.49%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 55 (20.52%) JIRA
2 51 (19.03%) Git (software)
3 36 (13.43%) Jenkins
4 16 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (5.22%) Maven
5 14 (5.22%) Selenium
6 13 (4.85%) Cucumber
6 13 (4.85%) GitLab
7 7 (2.61%) JUnit
7 7 (2.61%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.24%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.24%) webpack
9 5 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.87%) SonarQube
9 5 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.87%) Subversion
10 4 (1.49%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.49%) Grunt
10 4 (1.49%) NUnit
10 4 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 84 (31.34%) Finance
2 66 (24.63%) Social Skills
3 30 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (8.58%) Banking
5 21 (7.84%) Financial Institution
5 21 (7.84%) Legal
6 10 (3.73%) Presentation Skills
6 10 (3.73%) Public Sector
7 6 (2.24%) Back Office
7 6 (2.24%) Front Office
7 6 (2.24%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (2.24%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.24%) Retail
7 6 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.12%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (1.12%) Marketing
8 3 (1.12%) Organisational Skills
8 3 (1.12%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 94 (35.07%) Developer
2 31 (11.57%) Java Developer
3 24 (8.96%) Analyst
3 24 (8.96%) Scrum Master
4 18 (6.72%) Architect
5 16 (5.97%) Senior Developer
6 15 (5.60%) Project Manager
6 15 (5.60%) Software Engineer
7 12 (4.48%) .NET Developer
7 12 (4.48%) Business Analyst
7 12 (4.48%) Java Engineer
8 11 (4.10%) Full Stack Developer
8 11 (4.10%) Senior Software Engineer
8 11 (4.10%) Tester
9 9 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (2.99%) Designer
11 7 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 7 (2.61%) Senior Java Engineer
12 6 (2.24%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.24%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.69%) .NET
2 29 (10.82%) HTML
3 28 (10.45%) CSS
4 25 (9.33%) REST
5 23 (8.58%) Kafka
5 23 (8.58%) Spring
6 22 (8.21%) RESTful
7 19 (7.09%) AngularJS
8 16 (5.97%) Spring Boot
9 15 (5.60%) Node.js
10 14 (5.22%) ASP.NET
11 13 (4.85%) React
12 12 (4.48%) Web Services
13 10 (3.73%) HTML5
14 9 (3.36%) Gherkin
15 8 (2.99%) .NET Framework
15 8 (2.99%) JSON
16 7 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 7 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web API
16 7 (2.61%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.82%) User Experience
2 18 (6.72%) Hedge funds
3 13 (4.85%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (3.36%) Cloud Native
6 6 (2.24%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.24%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.87%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.49%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (1.49%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.49%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.49%) Reinsurance
9 3 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.12%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.75%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.75%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.46%) Linux
2 16 (5.97%) Windows
3 13 (4.85%) Unix
4 6 (2.24%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.12%) Android
6 2 (0.75%) CentOS
6 2 (0.75%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (87.69%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (28.73%) Microservices
3 66 (24.63%) CI/CD
4 62 (23.13%) Kanban
5 61 (22.76%) TDD
6 53 (19.78%) DevOps
7 44 (16.42%) BDD
8 38 (14.18%) Software Engineering
9 32 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (11.94%) SDLC
10 31 (11.57%) Test Automation
11 27 (10.07%) Project Delivery
11 27 (10.07%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 27 (10.07%) User Stories
12 26 (9.70%) Data Protection
13 25 (9.33%) Analytics
13 25 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (9.33%) Project Management
14 24 (8.96%) Full Stack Development
14 24 (8.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (23.13%) Java
2 53 (19.78%) SQL
3 48 (17.91%) JavaScript
4 37 (13.81%) C#
5 26 (9.70%) Python
6 15 (5.60%) Java 8
7 13 (4.85%) Scala
8 10 (3.73%) TypeScript
9 8 (2.99%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.61%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.24%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.87%) Groovy
12 5 (1.87%) Java 11
12 5 (1.87%) Kotlin
13 4 (1.49%) Bash
13 4 (1.49%) C++
13 4 (1.49%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.49%) Ruby
14 3 (1.12%) C
14 3 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (5.60%) Degree
2 13 (4.85%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.24%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.87%) AWS Certification
5 5 (1.87%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.87%) PMP
6 3 (1.12%) OCPJP
6 3 (1.12%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.37%) ACCA
8 1 (0.37%) APMG
8 1 (0.37%) CIMA
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.37%) CISSP
8 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.37%) MBA
8 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.09%) GDPR
1 19 (7.09%) QA
2 7 (2.61%) Accessibility
3 5 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.87%) PMO
4 4 (1.49%) IFRS
5 2 (0.75%) WCAG
6 1 (0.37%) JTAG
6 1 (0.37%) Solvency II
System Software
1 37 (13.81%) Docker
2 7 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.37%) HDFS
4 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (7.84%) Kubernetes
2 16 (5.97%) Terraform
3 12 (4.48%) Ansible
4 4 (1.49%) Kibana
4 4 (1.49%) Marathon
4 4 (1.49%) Mesos
5 3 (1.12%) Grafana
5 3 (1.12%) Prometheus
5 3 (1.12%) Puppet
6 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.37%) Graylog
7 1 (0.37%) Istio
7 1 (0.37%) Nagios
7 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.84%) Oracle
3 10 (3.73%) Google
4 4 (1.49%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.49%) New Relic
5 3 (1.12%) Confluent
5 3 (1.12%) Databricks
5 3 (1.12%) Informatica
5 3 (1.12%) Nintex
5 3 (1.12%) Splunk
5 3 (1.12%) Sun
6 2 (0.75%) AppDynamics
6 2 (0.75%) IBM
6 2 (0.75%) Pega
6 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.75%) SAP
7 1 (0.37%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.37%) ClickTale
7 1 (0.37%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.37%) Talend