Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 28 32 29
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 226 137 446
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.65% 5.66% 6.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.31% 6.41% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 95 366
10th Percentile £388 £400 £409
25th Percentile £500 £428 £444
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £588 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.08% -1.90% -
75th Percentile £653 £606 £600
90th Percentile £750 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £513 £520
% change year-on-year +12.20% -1.44% -0.95%
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 3,093 2,137 5,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.05% 88.23% 90.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,274 1,584 4,676
10th Percentile £363 £333 £350
25th Percentile £450 £417 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £524 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.01% -0.24% +2.44%
75th Percentile £640 £600 £600
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 44 67
10th Percentile £10.10 £12.44 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.47 £12.63
Median hourly rate £23.45 £26.97 £19.25
Median % change year-on-year -13.05% +40.10% +2.94%
75th Percentile £33.75 £39.44 £37.50
90th Percentile £53.80 £51.08 £47.76
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £28.78 £19.75
% change year-on-year -21.81% +45.70% +5.61%

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 24 July 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

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 24 July 2021. 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 - 1 £700 -
Scrum
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 203 (89.82%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (29.65%) Java
3 58 (25.66%) TDD
4 55 (24.34%) Microservices
5 53 (23.45%) DevOps
6 51 (22.57%) Kanban
7 46 (20.35%) Finance
8 42 (18.58%) Azure
9 41 (18.14%) JIRA
10 40 (17.70%) Git (software)
10 40 (17.70%) Social Skills
11 35 (15.49%) Spring
12 31 (13.72%) SQL
12 31 (13.72%) Test Automation
13 29 (12.83%) BDD
13 29 (12.83%) User Stories
13 29 (12.83%) Microsoft
14 28 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (11.95%) Docker
16 26 (11.50%) Kafka
17 25 (11.06%) AngularJS
17 25 (11.06%) SDLC
17 25 (11.06%) Project Management
18 24 (10.62%) Banking
18 24 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
19 22 (9.73%) Jenkins
20 21 (9.29%) Software Engineering
20 21 (9.29%) JavaScript
20 21 (9.29%) Project Delivery
21 20 (8.85%) Salesforce.com

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 16 (7.08%) Confluence
2 8 (3.54%) Apache
3 6 (2.65%) Red Hat Fuse
4 2 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.88%) SAS
4 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.44%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.44%) Mule
5 1 (0.44%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.77%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 42 (18.58%) Azure
2 17 (7.52%) AWS
3 15 (6.64%) Power Platform
4 14 (6.19%) GitHub
5 12 (5.31%) Serverless
6 11 (4.87%) GCP
7 4 (1.77%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (1.77%) PaaS
8 3 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.88%) Akamai
9 2 (0.88%) Azure Stack
9 2 (0.88%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 2 (0.88%) Cloud Functions
9 2 (0.88%) IaaS
9 2 (0.88%) Microsoft 365
9 2 (0.88%) SaaS
9 2 (0.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.88%) Slack
10 1 (0.44%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.77%) HTTP
2 3 (1.33%) HTTPS
2 3 (1.33%) IPv4
2 3 (1.33%) IPv6
2 3 (1.33%) WebEx
3 2 (0.88%) DECT
3 2 (0.88%) Firewall
3 2 (0.88%) Multicast
3 2 (0.88%) Network Security
3 2 (0.88%) PPP
3 2 (0.88%) UPnP
3 2 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.44%) Broadband
4 1 (0.44%) Intranet
4 1 (0.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.19%) Power BI
2 11 (4.87%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (4.42%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.54%) Data Lake
4 8 (3.54%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.10%) Tableau
6 5 (2.21%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.33%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.88%) Big Data
9 2 (0.88%) Data Vault
9 2 (0.88%) Delta Lake
9 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.44%) SAS Visual Analytics
10 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (18.14%) JIRA
2 40 (17.70%) Git (software)
3 22 (9.73%) Jenkins
4 14 (6.19%) JUnit
5 12 (5.31%) Mockito
6 11 (4.87%) Selenium
7 10 (4.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (3.10%) Cucumber
8 7 (3.10%) SpecFlow
9 6 (2.65%) GitLab
10 5 (2.21%) JMeter
10 5 (2.21%) Postman
11 4 (1.77%) Maven
11 4 (1.77%) NUnit
11 4 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.77%) TestNG
12 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (1.33%) WebDriver
13 2 (0.88%) Rational Performance Tester
13 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 46 (20.35%) Finance
2 40 (17.70%) Social Skills
3 24 (10.62%) Banking
4 12 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.42%) Front Office
6 9 (3.98%) Investment Banking
7 8 (3.54%) Public Sector
8 7 (3.10%) Influencing Skills
8 7 (3.10%) Marketing
9 6 (2.65%) Presentation Skills
10 5 (2.21%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.77%) Back Office
12 3 (1.33%) Legal
13 2 (0.88%) Billing
13 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.88%) Retail
14 1 (0.44%) Advertising
14 1 (0.44%) Games
14 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (34.96%) Developer
2 39 (17.26%) Java Developer
3 27 (11.95%) Project Manager
4 20 (8.85%) Scrum Master
5 19 (8.41%) Technical Manager
6 18 (7.96%) Architect
7 15 (6.64%) Delivery Manager
8 13 (5.75%) Technical Project Manager
9 12 (5.31%) Technical Delivery Manager
10 11 (4.87%) Agile Developer
11 10 (4.42%) Agile Java Developer
11 10 (4.42%) Analyst
11 10 (4.42%) DevOps Developer
12 9 (3.98%) Data Engineer
12 9 (3.98%) E-Commerce Developer
12 9 (3.98%) Java E-Commerce Developer
13 8 (3.54%) Salesforce Project Manager
13 8 (3.54%) Software Engineer
13 8 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
14 7 (3.10%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.49%) Spring
2 26 (11.50%) Kafka
3 25 (11.06%) AngularJS
4 17 (7.52%) Spring Boot
5 16 (7.08%) Hibernate
5 16 (7.08%) RESTful
6 15 (6.64%) Node.js
7 14 (6.19%) HTML
7 14 (6.19%) REST
8 12 (5.31%) React
9 10 (4.42%) HTML5
9 10 (4.42%) JMS
10 9 (3.98%) .NET
11 7 (3.10%) Web Services
12 6 (2.65%) Ajax
12 6 (2.65%) CSS
12 6 (2.65%) JDBC
12 6 (2.65%) jQuery
12 6 (2.65%) JSF
12 6 (2.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.52%) User Experience
2 12 (5.31%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.65%) Clustering
6 5 (2.21%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.33%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.33%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.33%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.33%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (0.88%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.88%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.88%) EPoS
8 2 (0.88%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.88%) New Media
8 2 (0.88%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.98%) Linux
2 4 (1.77%) Android
3 2 (0.88%) OpenWrt
4 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.44%) CentOS
4 1 (0.44%) Unix
4 1 (0.44%) Windows
4 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (89.82%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (25.66%) TDD
3 55 (24.34%) Microservices
4 53 (23.45%) DevOps
5 51 (22.57%) Kanban
6 31 (13.72%) Test Automation
7 29 (12.83%) BDD
7 29 (12.83%) User Stories
8 28 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (11.06%) Project Management
9 25 (11.06%) SDLC
10 24 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (9.29%) Project Delivery
11 21 (9.29%) Software Engineering
12 20 (8.85%) Analytics
13 19 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (7.96%) OO
15 17 (7.52%) Data Modelling
15 17 (7.52%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 67 (29.65%) Java
2 31 (13.72%) SQL
3 21 (9.29%) JavaScript
4 17 (7.52%) Python
5 12 (5.31%) C#
5 12 (5.31%) TypeScript
6 11 (4.87%) Java 8
7 6 (2.65%) Scala
8 4 (1.77%) Ruby
9 3 (1.33%) Kotlin
9 3 (1.33%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.88%) C
10 2 (0.88%) Go
10 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.44%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.44%) PHP
11 1 (0.44%) PL/1
11 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (7.96%) Degree
2 14 (6.19%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.77%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.44%) CISSP
6 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.44%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.54%) QA
2 4 (1.77%) Accessibility
2 4 (1.77%) NIST
3 3 (1.33%) PMO
4 2 (0.88%) GDPR
4 2 (0.88%) IFRS
4 2 (0.88%) JTAG
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 27 (11.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (7.52%) Kubernetes
2 14 (6.19%) Ansible
3 2 (0.88%) Terraform
4 1 (0.44%) Grafana
4 1 (0.44%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.44%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.44%) Puppet
4 1 (0.44%) Salt
Vendors
1 29 (12.83%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.85%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (5.75%) Oracle
4 6 (2.65%) Alteryx
4 6 (2.65%) Splunk
5 5 (2.21%) Google
6 4 (1.77%) Databricks
6 4 (1.77%) Sparx
7 3 (1.33%) Confluent
7 3 (1.33%) HP
7 3 (1.33%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.33%) Solace
8 2 (0.88%) Cadence
8 2 (0.88%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.88%) IBM
8 2 (0.88%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.88%) Spotify
9 1 (0.44%) Dataiku
9 1 (0.44%) Perfecto Mobile
9 1 (0.44%) Tealium