Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 21 February 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 17 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3,550 3,327 3,091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.56% 8.05% 7.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.72% 9.38% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,653 2,433 2,314
London median daily rate £500 £488 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.72% +8.05%
10th Percentile £388 £363 £325
90th Percentile £650 £625 £601
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 5
London median hourly rate £51.47 £46.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.89% -8.00% +46.52%
10th Percentile £24.07 £41.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £75.12 £69.50 £136.50
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +17.33%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40,705 35,466 37,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.70% 85.83% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,713 25,509 26,675
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 419 456
London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £19.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.30% +5.04%
10th Percentile £13.70 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.75 £50.50
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in London

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in London

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in London over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in London

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in London

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in London over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Scrum in London

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
Central London -11 589 £500 - 190
West London +4 206 £483 +13.53% 122
South London +2 206 £475 +3.26% 27
East London +7 77 £525 +5.00% 35
North London +2 10 £434 -0.86% 12
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 London region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 3,230 (90.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1,153 (32.48%) Java
3 1,144 (32.23%) TDD
4 972 (27.38%) Kanban
5 813 (22.90%) BDD
6 782 (22.03%) Finance
7 758 (21.35%) Continuous Integration
8 744 (20.96%) JavaScript
9 681 (19.18%) DevOps
10 636 (17.92%) Git (software)
11 617 (17.38%) Test Automation
12 560 (15.77%) C#
13 553 (15.58%) SQL
14 552 (15.55%) Amazon AWS
15 530 (14.93%) Jenkins
16 518 (14.59%) Banking
17 516 (14.54%) .NET
18 513 (14.45%) JIRA
19 470 (13.24%) Web Services
20 458 (12.90%) RESTful
21 442 (12.45%) User Stories
22 427 (12.03%) Microservices
23 420 (11.83%) HTML
24 414 (11.66%) AngularJS
25 408 (11.49%) REST
26 393 (11.07%) CSS
27 380 (10.70%) Spring
28 353 (9.94%) QA
29 346 (9.75%) Linux
30 343 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 264 (7.44%) Confluence
2 129 (3.63%) Apache
3 124 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
4 106 (2.99%) CMS
5 95 (2.68%) Apache Spark
6 78 (2.20%) Tomcat
7 65 (1.83%) SharePoint
8 60 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 43 (1.21%) WebSphere
10 41 (1.15%) IIS
11 37 (1.04%) OpenStack
12 35 (0.99%) Apache Solr
13 34 (0.96%) JBoss
14 28 (0.79%) nginx
15 23 (0.65%) NServiceBus
16 21 (0.59%) Mule
17 20 (0.56%) Jetty
18 17 (0.48%) EPiServer
19 14 (0.39%) Apache Pig
19 14 (0.39%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 52 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 33 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 29 (0.82%) Photoshop
6 17 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 16 (0.45%) InVision
8 7 (0.20%) HipChat
9 4 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.085%) EngageOne
11 2 (0.056%) GIMP
11 2 (0.056%) Mingle
11 2 (0.056%) UXPin
12 1 (0.028%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.028%) InDesign
12 1 (0.028%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 62 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.73%) Temenos T24
3 8 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.20%) CA PPM
4 7 (0.20%) SAP FSCM
5 6 (0.17%) Elite 3E
5 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.17%) Primavera
6 5 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.14%) Temenos Globus
7 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.085%) Exstream
8 3 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.085%) Summit
9 2 (0.056%) Endur
9 2 (0.056%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 552 (15.55%) Amazon AWS
2 343 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 115 (3.24%) GitHub
4 88 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
5 61 (1.72%) Serverless
6 53 (1.49%) PaaS
7 50 (1.41%) SaaS
8 49 (1.38%) npm
9 45 (1.27%) Amazon S3
10 34 (0.96%) IaaS
10 34 (0.96%) Office 365
11 24 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
12 22 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
12 22 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
13 21 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
13 21 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
14 19 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
15 17 (0.48%) Slack
16 16 (0.45%) Google Play
17 15 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 102 (2.87%) HTTP
2 52 (1.46%) TCP/IP
3 34 (0.96%) Internet
4 21 (0.59%) DNS
4 21 (0.59%) SMS
5 20 (0.56%) Bluetooth
6 17 (0.48%) Firewall
7 15 (0.42%) VPN
8 13 (0.37%) SSL
9 12 (0.34%) Kerberos
9 12 (0.34%) Network Security
10 9 (0.25%) OpenLDAP
10 9 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (0.20%) OpenVPN
11 7 (0.20%) SMTP
11 7 (0.20%) SSH
12 6 (0.17%) FTP
13 5 (0.14%) IMAP
13 5 (0.14%) WAN
14 4 (0.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (8.37%) NoSQL
2 269 (7.58%) SQL Server
3 211 (5.94%) PostgreSQL
4 201 (5.66%) MongoDB
4 201 (5.66%) Relational Database
5 198 (5.58%) Big Data
6 176 (4.96%) Hadoop
7 142 (4.00%) MySQL
8 113 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
9 89 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
10 79 (2.23%) RDBMS
11 68 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 62 (1.75%) HBase
13 59 (1.66%) Redis
14 56 (1.58%) Power BI
15 47 (1.32%) Data Lake
16 45 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 41 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 36 (1.01%) DB2
19 35 (0.99%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 636 (17.92%) Git (software)
2 530 (14.93%) Jenkins
3 513 (14.45%) JIRA
4 278 (7.83%) Maven
5 264 (7.44%) Selenium
6 246 (6.93%) Cucumber
7 182 (5.13%) TeamCity
8 158 (4.45%) JUnit
9 111 (3.13%) Mockito
10 107 (3.01%) Gradle
11 102 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
12 99 (2.79%) Octopus Deploy
13 85 (2.39%) Subversion
14 84 (2.37%) SonarQube
15 80 (2.25%) Appium
16 78 (2.20%) WebDriver
17 76 (2.14%) JMeter
18 69 (1.94%) Visual Studio
19 68 (1.92%) Bitbucket
20 67 (1.89%) NUnit
General
1 782 (22.03%) Finance
2 518 (14.59%) Banking
3 180 (5.07%) Retail
4 138 (3.89%) Marketing
5 128 (3.61%) Investment Banking
6 90 (2.54%) Games
7 74 (2.08%) Front Office
8 66 (1.86%) Publishing
9 60 (1.69%) Retail Banking
10 54 (1.52%) Legal
11 53 (1.49%) Telecoms
12 49 (1.38%) Back Office
13 44 (1.24%) Law
14 30 (0.85%) Advertising
15 29 (0.82%) Private Banking
16 26 (0.73%) Manufacturing
17 24 (0.68%) Electronics
18 23 (0.65%) Financial Institution
19 10 (0.28%) Automotive
20 7 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,531 (43.13%) Developer
2 483 (13.61%) Java Developer
3 404 (11.38%) Analyst
4 336 (9.46%) Senior Developer
5 318 (8.96%) Scrum Master
6 291 (8.20%) Business Analyst
7 198 (5.58%) DevOps Engineer
8 183 (5.15%) C# Developer
9 180 (5.07%) Project Manager
10 171 (4.82%) Architect
11 156 (4.39%) .NET Developer
12 130 (3.66%) Full Stack Developer
13 123 (3.46%) Senior Java Developer
14 108 (3.04%) Agile Developer
15 106 (2.99%) JavaScript Developer
16 95 (2.68%) Tester
17 89 (2.51%) Agile Business Analyst
18 79 (2.23%) Test Analyst
19 76 (2.14%) C# .NET Developer
20 74 (2.08%) Agile Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 516 (14.54%) .NET
2 470 (13.24%) Web Services
3 458 (12.90%) RESTful
4 420 (11.83%) HTML
5 414 (11.66%) AngularJS
6 408 (11.49%) REST
7 393 (11.07%) CSS
8 380 (10.70%) Spring
9 323 (9.10%) Node.js
10 265 (7.46%) JSON
11 241 (6.79%) React
12 232 (6.54%) HTML5
13 202 (5.69%) XML
14 198 (5.58%) ASP.NET
15 164 (4.62%) SOAP
16 153 (4.31%) Spring Boot
17 147 (4.14%) jQuery
18 141 (3.97%) ASP.NET Web API
19 137 (3.86%) Hibernate
20 131 (3.69%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 339 (9.55%) User Experience
2 213 (6.00%) Mobile App
3 206 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 177 (4.99%) Greenfield Project
5 133 (3.75%) Fintech
6 124 (3.49%) Computer Science
7 77 (2.17%) Virtual Team
8 59 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
8 59 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 50 (1.41%) Algorithms
10 41 (1.15%) Derivative
11 40 (1.13%) Video on Demand
12 39 (1.10%) iPad
13 37 (1.04%) Management Information System
14 36 (1.01%) Public Cloud
15 35 (0.99%) Online Banking
16 32 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
17 31 (0.87%) Blog
18 30 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
19 28 (0.79%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 346 (9.75%) Linux
2 186 (5.24%) Unix
3 173 (4.87%) Apple iOS
4 168 (4.73%) Android
5 147 (4.14%) Windows
6 68 (1.92%) CentOS
7 51 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (1.04%) Ubuntu
9 23 (0.65%) Windows Server
10 20 (0.56%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
12 6 (0.17%) Solaris
12 6 (0.17%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.085%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.085%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.056%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.056%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.028%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,230 (90.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1,144 (32.23%) TDD
3 972 (27.38%) Kanban
4 813 (22.90%) BDD
5 758 (21.35%) Continuous Integration
6 681 (19.18%) DevOps
7 617 (17.38%) Test Automation
8 442 (12.45%) User Stories
9 427 (12.03%) Microservices
10 333 (9.38%) Software Engineering
11 327 (9.21%) Continuous Delivery
12 326 (9.18%) MVC
13 323 (9.10%) E-Commerce
14 282 (7.94%) Project Management
15 278 (7.83%) Pair Programming
16 269 (7.58%) OO
17 245 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
18 236 (6.65%) Mentoring
19 232 (6.54%) Continuous Improvement
20 216 (6.08%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,153 (32.48%) Java
2 744 (20.96%) JavaScript
3 560 (15.77%) C#
4 553 (15.58%) SQL
5 324 (9.13%) Python
6 221 (6.23%) Scala
7 144 (4.06%) Ruby
8 107 (3.01%) Bash Shell
9 103 (2.90%) PowerShell
10 99 (2.79%) TypeScript
11 96 (2.70%) ES6
12 95 (2.68%) Groovy
13 90 (2.54%) Apple Swift
14 82 (2.31%) T-SQL
15 74 (2.08%) Objective-C
16 70 (1.97%) Shell Script
17 64 (1.80%) C++
18 48 (1.35%) C
19 39 (1.10%) PHP
20 36 (1.01%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 305 (8.59%) Security Cleared
2 248 (6.99%) Degree
3 247 (6.96%) SC Cleared
4 57 (1.61%) Master's Degree
5 54 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 43 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 42 (1.18%) ISEB
8 40 (1.13%) DV Cleared
9 29 (0.82%) PMI Certification
9 29 (0.82%) PMP
10 21 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
11 16 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 13 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
13 11 (0.31%) AWS Certification
13 11 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
14 10 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
16 7 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 6 (0.17%) CBAP
17 6 (0.17%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 353 (9.94%) QA
2 37 (1.04%) GDPR
3 25 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 24 (0.68%) PMO
5 21 (0.59%) MiFID
6 19 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.34%) PSD2
8 11 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
8 11 (0.31%) EMIR
9 9 (0.25%) SLA
10 6 (0.17%) GCP
10 6 (0.17%) IFRS
10 6 (0.17%) PMBOK
11 5 (0.14%) IFRS 9
12 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 3 (0.085%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.085%) WCAG
14 2 (0.056%) COBIT
14 2 (0.056%) SEPA
System Software
1 285 (8.03%) Docker
2 47 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.01%) vCloud
4 27 (0.76%) HDFS
5 26 (0.73%) Active Directory
6 18 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.34%) vSphere
8 11 (0.31%) Apache Flume
9 8 (0.23%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (0.20%) Postfix
10 7 (0.20%) Squid
11 6 (0.17%) Xen
12 3 (0.085%) Firmware
12 3 (0.085%) KVM
12 3 (0.085%) NFS
13 2 (0.056%) OpenDJ
13 2 (0.056%) OpenIDM
14 1 (0.028%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.028%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 171 (4.82%) Ansible
2 165 (4.65%) Puppet
3 116 (3.27%) Kubernetes
4 112 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
5 77 (2.17%) Terraform
6 40 (1.13%) ZABBIX
7 27 (0.76%) Kibana
8 25 (0.70%) Rancher
9 21 (0.59%) Grafana
9 21 (0.59%) Mesos
10 18 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
11 17 (0.48%) Nagios
12 16 (0.45%) logstash
13 14 (0.39%) Consul
13 14 (0.39%) Salt
14 13 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
15 12 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
15 12 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
15 12 (0.34%) StatsD
16 9 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 297 (8.37%) Microsoft
2 136 (3.83%) Oracle
3 82 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
4 79 (2.23%) Adobe
5 75 (2.11%) Atlassian
5 75 (2.11%) VMware
6 66 (1.86%) SAP
7 64 (1.80%) Splunk
8 56 (1.58%) Google
9 49 (1.38%) IBM
10 48 (1.35%) Apple
11 46 (1.30%) AppDynamics
12 45 (1.27%) Red Hat
13 36 (1.01%) ServiceNow
14 35 (0.99%) New Relic
14 35 (0.99%) Tableau
15 34 (0.96%) HP
16 30 (0.85%) Apigee
16 30 (0.85%) hybris
17 25 (0.70%) Temenos