Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 2018 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 21 24
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 467 480 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.69% 7.73% 7.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.66% 8.86% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 403 409
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £388 £355 £336
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £67.09 £80.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.14% - -
Central London median hourly rate £67.09 £80.00 -
% change year-on-year -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 6,098 5,418 5,700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.41% 87.27% 87.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,819 4,188 4,564
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £483 £463
% change year-on-year +3.63% +4.32% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 46 58
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -3.25% -2.18%
10th Percentile £12.15 £13.19 £11.50
90th Percentile £35.50 £36.38 £54.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 £16.96 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.45% -17.27% +0.27%

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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 2018. 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 - 3 - -
London Bridge -13 2 £520 -
Scrum
Central London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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.

1 425 (91.01%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (34.48%) TDD
3 146 (31.26%) Java
4 140 (29.98%) Finance
5 138 (29.55%) Kanban
6 116 (24.84%) DevOps
7 100 (21.41%) Banking
8 98 (20.99%) BDD
9 93 (19.91%) JavaScript
10 92 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
11 88 (18.84%) Git (software)
12 82 (17.56%) Test Automation
13 81 (17.34%) C#
14 73 (15.63%) REST
15 71 (15.20%) Java 8
16 70 (14.99%) JIRA
17 69 (14.78%) SQL
18 68 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
19 66 (14.13%) .NET
20 64 (13.70%) Python
21 63 (13.49%) Jenkins
22 60 (12.85%) Microsoft Azure
23 59 (12.63%) Spring
24 57 (12.21%) HTML
25 56 (11.99%) Software Engineering
26 55 (11.78%) Node.js
26 55 (11.78%) Microservices
27 54 (11.56%) Web Services
28 51 (10.92%) Docker
28 51 (10.92%) Continuous Improvement

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 38 (8.14%) Confluence
2 12 (2.57%) Cloud Foundry
3 11 (2.36%) Apache
4 10 (2.14%) Apache Spark
5 9 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.93%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.50%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.86%) NServiceBus
8 3 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.64%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.43%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.43%) IIS
9 2 (0.43%) JBoss
9 2 (0.43%) Mule
9 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.21%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.21%) Hyperledger
10 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.21%) InDesign
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.64%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 68 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (12.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (6.21%) GitHub
4 22 (4.71%) npm
5 21 (4.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (3.85%) SaaS
7 15 (3.21%) IaaS
8 12 (2.57%) Heroku
9 11 (2.36%) PaaS
10 10 (2.14%) Bluemix
10 10 (2.14%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (1.07%) Sauce Labs
11 5 (1.07%) Serverless
12 4 (0.86%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.64%) G Suite
13 3 (0.64%) Office 365
14 2 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.21%) HTTP
2 12 (2.57%) SMS
3 9 (1.93%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.64%) Bluetooth
4 3 (0.64%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.64%) WebEx
5 2 (0.43%) Internet
6 1 (0.21%) DNS
6 1 (0.21%) GoToMeeting
6 1 (0.21%) Intranet
6 1 (0.21%) Network Security
6 1 (0.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.57%) Big Data
3 20 (4.28%) NoSQL
3 20 (4.28%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (3.21%) MongoDB
6 14 (3.00%) Hadoop
6 14 (3.00%) MySQL
7 10 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (2.14%) Data Lake
7 10 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.93%) Blockchain
8 9 (1.93%) Power BI
9 8 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.50%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.07%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.07%) Redis
Development Applications
1 88 (18.84%) Git (software)
2 70 (14.99%) JIRA
3 63 (13.49%) Jenkins
4 39 (8.35%) Maven
5 35 (7.49%) Selenium
6 28 (6.00%) TeamCity
7 23 (4.93%) Gradle
7 23 (4.93%) Mockito
8 21 (4.50%) Cucumber
8 21 (4.50%) JUnit
9 20 (4.28%) SonarQube
10 19 (4.07%) Ant
10 19 (4.07%) Sonatype Nexus
11 18 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (3.21%) SpecFlow
13 14 (3.00%) GitLab
14 13 (2.78%) WebDriver
15 12 (2.57%) Gerrit
15 12 (2.57%) JMeter
16 11 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 140 (29.98%) Finance
2 100 (21.41%) Banking
3 33 (7.07%) Retail
4 27 (5.78%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.64%) Retail Banking
6 15 (3.21%) Marketing
7 14 (3.00%) Legal
8 12 (2.57%) Front Office
9 11 (2.36%) Back Office
9 11 (2.36%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.71%) Games
11 6 (1.28%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.86%) Law
12 4 (0.86%) Publishing
13 3 (0.64%) Billing
13 3 (0.64%) German Language
13 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.43%) Advertising
14 2 (0.43%) Electronics
14 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 191 (40.90%) Developer
2 76 (16.27%) Java Developer
3 55 (11.78%) Scrum Master
4 47 (10.06%) Analyst
5 37 (7.92%) Senior Developer
6 33 (7.07%) C# Developer
7 27 (5.78%) .NET Developer
8 26 (5.57%) Business Analyst
9 25 (5.35%) Senior Java Developer
10 23 (4.93%) Project Manager
11 21 (4.50%) Architect
12 19 (4.07%) Full Stack Developer
13 16 (3.43%) DevOps Engineer
14 15 (3.21%) C# .NET Developer
14 15 (3.21%) Delivery Manager
15 13 (2.78%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 13 (2.78%) Software Engineer
16 12 (2.57%) Agile Scrum Master
16 12 (2.57%) Java Scala Developer
16 12 (2.57%) Senior Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (15.63%) REST
2 66 (14.13%) .NET
3 59 (12.63%) Spring
4 57 (12.21%) HTML
5 55 (11.78%) Node.js
6 54 (11.56%) Web Services
7 50 (10.71%) AngularJS
8 40 (8.57%) CSS
9 39 (8.35%) RESTful
10 38 (8.14%) HTML5
11 30 (6.42%) SOAP
12 29 (6.21%) JSON
13 28 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 24 (5.14%) ASP.NET
14 24 (5.14%) React
14 24 (5.14%) XML
15 20 (4.28%) .NET Framework
16 17 (3.64%) jQuery
17 16 (3.43%) Hibernate
17 16 (3.43%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.28%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (6.85%) iPad
2 32 (6.85%) User Experience
3 22 (4.71%) Fintech
4 16 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.00%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.36%) Reinsurance
7 10 (2.14%) Algorithms
7 10 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.93%) Equities
9 8 (1.71%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.71%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.71%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.50%) Minimum Viable Product
10 7 (1.50%) Wiki
11 6 (1.28%) PKI
12 5 (1.07%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.07%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.86%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 29 (6.21%) Unix
2 20 (4.28%) Linux
3 19 (4.07%) Apple iOS
4 17 (3.64%) Android
5 16 (3.43%) Windows
6 3 (0.64%) CentOS
6 3 (0.64%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (91.01%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (34.48%) TDD
3 138 (29.55%) Kanban
4 116 (24.84%) DevOps
5 98 (20.99%) BDD
6 92 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
7 82 (17.56%) Test Automation
8 56 (11.99%) Software Engineering
9 55 (11.78%) Microservices
10 51 (10.92%) Continuous Improvement
11 50 (10.71%) User Stories
12 49 (10.49%) MVC
13 48 (10.28%) E-Commerce
14 45 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
15 44 (9.42%) Continuous Delivery
16 43 (9.21%) Project Management
17 41 (8.78%) Waterfall
18 40 (8.57%) Pair Programming
19 35 (7.49%) Analytics
20 34 (7.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 146 (31.26%) Java
2 93 (19.91%) JavaScript
3 81 (17.34%) C#
4 71 (15.20%) Java 8
5 69 (14.78%) SQL
6 64 (13.70%) Python
7 39 (8.35%) Groovy
8 36 (7.71%) Scala
9 20 (4.28%) Bash Shell
10 17 (3.64%) Ruby
11 12 (2.57%) Kotlin
11 12 (2.57%) T-SQL
12 10 (2.14%) ES6
12 10 (2.14%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.14%) TypeScript
13 8 (1.71%) Go
14 7 (1.50%) C++
15 6 (1.28%) C
15 6 (1.28%) PHP
16 5 (1.07%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (6.00%) Degree
2 11 (2.36%) ISEB
3 9 (1.93%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.71%) Master's Degree
4 8 (1.71%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (1.28%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.28%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.07%) PMP
7 4 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.64%) MBA
8 3 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.64%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 3 (0.64%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 2 (0.43%) CBAP
9 2 (0.43%) CCNA
9 2 (0.43%) CCNP
9 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.43%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (10.71%) QA
2 17 (3.64%) GCP
3 9 (1.93%) PMO
4 8 (1.71%) PSD2
5 7 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.64%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.43%) GDPR
7 2 (0.43%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.43%) WCAG
8 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.21%) HL7
8 1 (0.21%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (10.92%) Docker
2 4 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.43%) HDFS
4 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 33 (7.07%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.85%) Mesos
3 17 (3.64%) Consul
4 10 (2.14%) Puppet
5 9 (1.93%) Prometheus
6 7 (1.50%) Ansible
7 6 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.28%) Terraform
8 4 (0.86%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 3 (0.64%) Kibana
9 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.43%) logstash
10 2 (0.43%) Salt
10 2 (0.43%) WMI
11 1 (0.21%) Grafana
11 1 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.21%) Oozie
11 1 (0.21%) Rancher
Vendors
1 43 (9.21%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.93%) Oracle
3 18 (3.85%) IBM
4 13 (2.78%) Splunk
5 8 (1.71%) Progress
5 8 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.50%) Google
6 7 (1.50%) SAP
7 6 (1.28%) Cadence
7 6 (1.28%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.07%) Apigee
8 5 (1.07%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.07%) Fidessa
9 4 (0.86%) HP
10 3 (0.64%) Adobe
10 3 (0.64%) Blue Prism
10 3 (0.64%) Tableau
10 3 (0.64%) Telerik
10 3 (0.64%) Temenos
10 3 (0.64%) TIBCO