Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 24 30
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 -10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 402 504 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.18% 7.06% 6.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.04% 8.05% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 392 370
City of London median daily rate £525 £518 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +3.50% +3.90%
10th Percentile £390 £382 £406
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £24.49
Central London median hourly rate - - £24.49

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 5,002 6,257 6,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.32% 87.66% 89.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,879 4,943 5,157
City of London median daily rate £520 £510 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +0.99% +6.32%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £680 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 89 59
City of London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.39% - -6.50%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £33.40 £31.10
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in the City of London

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in the City of London over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in the City of London

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum in the City of London.

Contractor 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 11 December 2019. 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 +35 13 £450 -14.29%
Moorgate -10 4 £525 -
Scrum
Central London

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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.

1 353 (87.81%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (32.09%) Kanban
3 106 (26.37%) Java
4 102 (25.37%) Finance
5 101 (25.12%) DevOps
6 92 (22.89%) TDD
7 87 (21.64%) Azure
8 78 (19.40%) JavaScript
9 77 (19.15%) JIRA
10 76 (18.91%) AWS
11 71 (17.66%) Git (software)
12 64 (15.92%) Test Automation
13 60 (14.93%) BDD
14 59 (14.68%) Microservices
15 57 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
16 56 (13.93%) User Stories
17 53 (13.18%) AngularJS
18 52 (12.94%) Unit Testing
18 52 (12.94%) SQL
18 52 (12.94%) Web Services
19 51 (12.69%) RESTful
20 47 (11.69%) Microsoft
21 46 (11.44%) C#
21 46 (11.44%) SDLC
22 45 (11.19%) CSS
22 45 (11.19%) Node.js
22 45 (11.19%) QA
23 43 (10.70%) Project Management
24 42 (10.45%) HTML
24 42 (10.45%) CRM

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 34 (8.46%) Confluence
2 18 (4.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 13 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (2.74%) CMS
5 7 (1.74%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (1.49%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.00%) Apache
8 3 (0.75%) JBoss
8 3 (0.75%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.50%) Ethereum
9 2 (0.50%) Hyperledger
9 2 (0.50%) Jetty
9 2 (0.50%) Magnolia
9 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.25%) Mendix
10 1 (0.25%) WildFly
Applications
1 13 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 12 (2.99%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.00%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.75%) InDesign
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.25%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 16 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.50%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.25%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 87 (21.64%) Azure
2 76 (18.91%) AWS
3 20 (4.98%) GitHub
4 13 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
4 13 (3.23%) GCP
5 12 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (2.24%) PaaS
7 8 (1.99%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (1.99%) Serverless
8 7 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (1.74%) Datadog
8 7 (1.74%) OpenShift
9 6 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (1.49%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.24%) IaaS
10 5 (1.24%) Office 365
11 4 (1.00%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.99%) VPN
2 7 (1.74%) Internet
3 3 (0.75%) HTTP
4 2 (0.50%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
4 2 (0.50%) SSH
5 1 (0.25%) 4G
5 1 (0.25%) AMQP
5 1 (0.25%) Broadband
5 1 (0.25%) DWDM
5 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.25%) Firewall
5 1 (0.25%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.25%) LAN
5 1 (0.25%) SDH
5 1 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.22%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.98%) Big Data
3 18 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (4.48%) MySQL
4 14 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (2.74%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.49%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.24%) Jackrabbit
8 9 (2.24%) KDB
8 9 (2.24%) Kdb+
8 9 (2.24%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.99%) Redis
9 8 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.74%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.74%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.24%) Data Lake
12 5 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (1.24%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 77 (19.15%) JIRA
2 71 (17.66%) Git (software)
3 39 (9.70%) Jenkins
4 26 (6.47%) Selenium
5 24 (5.97%) TeamCity
6 23 (5.72%) Maven
7 21 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (4.98%) Cucumber
9 11 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (2.74%) Visual Studio Team System
10 10 (2.49%) JUnit
11 9 (2.24%) Jasmine
12 8 (1.99%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.99%) Gradle
12 8 (1.99%) IntelliJ
12 8 (1.99%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (1.74%) Postman
13 7 (1.74%) REST Assured
13 7 (1.74%) SpecFlow
14 6 (1.49%) CircleCI
General
1 102 (25.37%) Finance
2 25 (6.22%) Banking
2 25 (6.22%) Marketing
3 15 (3.73%) Front Office
4 13 (3.23%) Back Office
5 10 (2.49%) Retail
6 9 (2.24%) Public Sector
7 7 (1.74%) Publishing
8 6 (1.49%) Advertising
9 5 (1.24%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.24%) Legal
9 5 (1.24%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.00%) Law
11 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.50%) Billing
12 2 (0.50%) Housing Association
12 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 157 (39.05%) Developer
2 52 (12.94%) Scrum Master
3 43 (10.70%) Analyst
4 35 (8.71%) Business Analyst
5 31 (7.71%) Senior Developer
6 30 (7.46%) Project Manager
7 26 (6.47%) Java Developer
8 23 (5.72%) Architect
9 22 (5.47%) Agile Coach
10 19 (4.73%) C# Developer
11 17 (4.23%) Agile Scrum Master
12 15 (3.73%) Agile Business Analyst
12 15 (3.73%) Agile Project Manager
13 14 (3.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 14 (3.48%) Full Stack Developer
14 13 (3.23%) Angular Developer
14 13 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
14 13 (3.23%) Technical Architect
15 12 (2.99%) JavaScript Developer
16 11 (2.74%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (13.18%) AngularJS
2 52 (12.94%) Web Services
3 51 (12.69%) RESTful
4 45 (11.19%) CSS
4 45 (11.19%) Node.js
5 42 (10.45%) HTML
6 41 (10.20%) React
7 38 (9.45%) REST
8 31 (7.71%) .NET
9 25 (6.22%) JSON
10 22 (5.47%) Spring
11 17 (4.23%) HTML5
12 14 (3.48%) Redux
13 13 (3.23%) OSGi
14 12 (2.99%) Kafka
15 11 (2.74%) Gherkin
16 10 (2.49%) GraphQL
16 10 (2.49%) Hibernate
16 10 (2.49%) XML
17 9 (2.24%) JSR 170
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.21%) User Experience
2 27 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.99%) Hedge funds
6 8 (1.99%) iPad
7 6 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.24%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.75%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.75%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.75%) Wiki
10 2 (0.50%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.50%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.50%) Derivative
10 2 (0.50%) Equities
10 2 (0.50%) NHS
10 2 (0.50%) PMI
10 2 (0.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.97%) Linux
2 10 (2.49%) Android
3 9 (2.24%) Windows
4 8 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.74%) Unix
6 6 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.50%) CentOS
7 2 (0.50%) Debian
7 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (87.81%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (32.09%) Kanban
3 101 (25.12%) DevOps
4 92 (22.89%) TDD
5 64 (15.92%) Test Automation
6 60 (14.93%) BDD
7 59 (14.68%) Microservices
8 57 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
9 56 (13.93%) User Stories
10 52 (12.94%) Unit Testing
11 46 (11.44%) SDLC
12 43 (10.70%) Project Management
13 42 (10.45%) Coaching
13 42 (10.45%) CRM
14 37 (9.20%) Pair Programming
15 36 (8.96%) Front End Development
16 35 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
17 34 (8.46%) Software Engineering
17 34 (8.46%) SOLID
18 32 (7.96%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 106 (26.37%) Java
2 78 (19.40%) JavaScript
3 52 (12.94%) SQL
4 46 (11.44%) C#
5 36 (8.96%) Python
6 28 (6.97%) TypeScript
7 21 (5.22%) Scala
8 20 (4.98%) Ruby
9 14 (3.48%) C++
10 13 (3.23%) Java 8
11 12 (2.99%) PL/SQL
12 11 (2.74%) Apex Code
13 10 (2.49%) Bash Shell
13 10 (2.49%) Perl
13 10 (2.49%) T-SQL
14 9 (2.24%) PHP
15 8 (1.99%) C
15 8 (1.99%) ES6
15 8 (1.99%) Groovy
16 7 (1.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (9.45%) Degree
2 16 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (2.24%) Master's Degree
5 7 (1.74%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.49%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.49%) RHCE
7 4 (1.00%) ISEB
7 4 (1.00%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.50%) PMP
8 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) APMP
9 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.25%) CAPM
9 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.25%) Project+ Certification
9 1 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (11.19%) QA
2 4 (1.00%) PMO
3 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.25%) GDPR
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (7.71%) Docker
2 4 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.50%) Varnish
4 1 (0.25%) Firmware
4 1 (0.25%) HDFS
4 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (3.73%) Ansible
1 15 (3.73%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.49%) Suricata
3 6 (1.49%) Terraform
4 5 (1.24%) Puppet
5 4 (1.00%) Hadoop YARN
5 4 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.50%) MIIS
6 2 (0.50%) Salt
6 2 (0.50%) SCCM
7 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.25%) Kibana
7 1 (0.25%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 47 (11.69%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.73%) Adobe
2 19 (4.73%) Salesforce.com
3 18 (4.48%) Oracle
4 14 (3.48%) Google
5 13 (3.23%) Atlassian
6 11 (2.74%) ServiceNow
7 8 (1.99%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.49%) Qualys
8 6 (1.49%) Splunk
9 4 (1.00%) New Relic
9 4 (1.00%) Okta
9 4 (1.00%) SAP
10 3 (0.75%) Cadence
10 3 (0.75%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.75%) Criteo
10 3 (0.75%) Facebook
10 3 (0.75%) Hortonworks
10 3 (0.75%) Kofax
10 3 (0.75%) Perforce