Period
to 21 November 2019

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 November 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 19 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2,613 3,778 3,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.34% 8.13% 8.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.36% 9.22% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,896 2,653 2,907
London median daily rate £520 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.46% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £381 £378 £375
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £495 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +1.54% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 3
London median hourly rate £36.70 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.81% -1.33% -18.48%
10th Percentile £30.00 £15.55 £24.74
90th Percentile £122.50 £58.75 £43.50
England median hourly rate £36.70 £49.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -25.86% +10.00% -1.10%

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 31,255 40,986 41,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.74% 88.25% 88.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,405 29,577 30,212
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £669
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 477 397
London median hourly rate £24.12 £23.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.64% +4.44% +3.38%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.24 £13.34
90th Percentile £53.75 £55.57 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.69 £22.00 £23.14
% change year-on-year +7.67% -4.93% +0.61%

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019.

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 November 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
Central London +3 557 £513 -2.38% 197
South London +1 123 £475 -9.52% 30
West London -12 104 £525 +5.00% 77
East London +16 85 £575 +9.52% 37
North London 0 13 £525 +16.67% 5
Scrum
England

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

1 2,370 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 712 (27.25%) Kanban
3 624 (23.88%) Java
4 620 (23.73%) DevOps
5 613 (23.46%) Finance
6 611 (23.38%) TDD
7 589 (22.54%) JIRA
8 524 (20.05%) Git (software)
9 510 (19.52%) JavaScript
10 463 (17.72%) AWS
11 434 (16.61%) Continuous Integration
12 429 (16.42%) Azure
13 421 (16.11%) Jenkins
14 418 (16.00%) SQL
15 398 (15.23%) BDD
16 389 (14.89%) Test Automation
17 387 (14.81%) Microservices
18 376 (14.39%) Python
19 321 (12.28%) HTML
20 298 (11.40%) Docker
21 280 (10.72%) User Stories
22 278 (10.64%) AngularJS
23 276 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
24 275 (10.52%) REST
25 274 (10.49%) CSS
26 272 (10.41%) C#
27 271 (10.37%) Confluence
28 265 (10.14%) Node.js
29 260 (9.95%) Linux
30 257 (9.84%) Web Services

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
1 271 (10.37%) Confluence
2 89 (3.41%) Apache
3 80 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
4 66 (2.53%) Apache Spark
5 50 (1.91%) CMS
6 45 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 37 (1.42%) SharePoint
8 35 (1.34%) Tomcat
9 19 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 13 (0.50%) JBoss
10 13 (0.50%) Jetty
10 13 (0.50%) nginx
11 12 (0.46%) Magnolia
12 11 (0.42%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.38%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (0.38%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.31%) Jupyter
14 8 (0.31%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.23%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 75 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
3 32 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
6 20 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.42%) Sketch
9 8 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.15%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.11%) InDesign
11 3 (0.11%) InVision
12 2 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.077%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.038%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.038%) UXPin
13 1 (0.038%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 42 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.61%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 14 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 13 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
5 12 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.46%) Oracle TCA
6 10 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
8 7 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
9 6 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
9 6 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 6 (0.23%) R3 Corda
10 4 (0.15%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.15%) Temenos T24
11 3 (0.11%) CA PPM
11 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.11%) Magento
11 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 463 (17.72%) AWS
2 429 (16.42%) Azure
3 103 (3.94%) GitHub
4 91 (3.48%) GCP
5 77 (2.95%) PaaS
6 71 (2.72%) Serverless
7 58 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
7 58 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
8 56 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
9 54 (2.07%) Power Platform
10 53 (2.03%) Amazon S3
11 48 (1.84%) Datadog
11 48 (1.84%) OpenShift
12 45 (1.72%) SaaS
13 42 (1.61%) IaaS
14 39 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
15 37 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
16 34 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 31 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
18 30 (1.15%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.07%) HTTP
2 44 (1.68%) Internet
3 30 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 28 (1.07%) Firewall
5 17 (0.65%) VPN
6 14 (0.54%) FTP
7 12 (0.46%) DNS
8 9 (0.34%) Intranet
9 8 (0.31%) WAN
10 7 (0.27%) LAN
10 7 (0.27%) SSH
11 5 (0.19%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.19%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
11 5 (0.19%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.15%) BGP
12 4 (0.15%) DHCP
12 4 (0.15%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.15%) OSPF
13 3 (0.11%) 3G
13 3 (0.11%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 161 (6.16%) Big Data
3 126 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
4 114 (4.36%) NoSQL
5 108 (4.13%) MySQL
6 91 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
7 69 (2.64%) Relational Database
8 68 (2.60%) MongoDB
9 54 (2.07%) Power BI
10 49 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 46 (1.76%) Hadoop
12 39 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
13 36 (1.38%) Redis
14 35 (1.34%) Data Lake
15 34 (1.30%) Oracle Database
16 28 (1.07%) BigQuery
17 27 (1.03%) KDB
17 27 (1.03%) Kdb+
18 26 (1.00%) DB2
19 23 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 589 (22.54%) JIRA
2 524 (20.05%) Git (software)
3 421 (16.11%) Jenkins
4 172 (6.58%) Selenium
5 170 (6.51%) Maven
6 141 (5.40%) JUnit
7 119 (4.55%) Cucumber
8 103 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 97 (3.71%) Mockito
10 86 (3.29%) TeamCity
11 75 (2.87%) Visual Studio Team System
12 70 (2.68%) Sonatype Nexus
13 56 (2.14%) Bitbucket
14 55 (2.10%) Gradle
15 54 (2.07%) SonarQube
16 49 (1.88%) gulp
16 49 (1.88%) Visual Studio
17 47 (1.80%) Jasmine
18 45 (1.72%) Protractor
19 44 (1.68%) webpack
General
1 613 (23.46%) Finance
2 207 (7.92%) Banking
3 129 (4.94%) Marketing
4 105 (4.02%) Public Sector
5 94 (3.60%) Front Office
6 76 (2.91%) Retail
7 56 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 37 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 31 (1.19%) Law
10 30 (1.15%) Back Office
10 30 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 29 (1.11%) Games
12 27 (1.03%) Legal
12 27 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
12 27 (1.03%) Publishing
13 17 (0.65%) Advertising
13 17 (0.65%) Billing
13 17 (0.65%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,039 (39.76%) Developer
2 269 (10.29%) Analyst
3 232 (8.88%) Java Developer
3 232 (8.88%) Scrum Master
4 206 (7.88%) Business Analyst
5 158 (6.05%) Project Manager
6 140 (5.36%) Senior Developer
7 131 (5.01%) Architect
8 118 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
9 108 (4.13%) React Developer
10 105 (4.02%) Full Stack Developer
11 104 (3.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 88 (3.37%) .NET Developer
13 87 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
14 82 (3.14%) C# Developer
15 64 (2.45%) Agile Coach
15 64 (2.45%) Angular Developer
15 64 (2.45%) Tester
16 61 (2.33%) Agile Business Analyst
17 60 (2.30%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (12.28%) HTML
2 278 (10.64%) AngularJS
3 275 (10.52%) REST
4 274 (10.49%) CSS
5 265 (10.14%) Node.js
6 257 (9.84%) Web Services
7 234 (8.96%) React
8 227 (8.69%) .NET
9 221 (8.46%) Spring
10 215 (8.23%) RESTful
11 154 (5.89%) JSON
12 153 (5.86%) HTML5
13 113 (4.32%) Kafka
14 110 (4.21%) SOAP
15 105 (4.02%) Spring Boot
16 96 (3.67%) XML
17 82 (3.14%) jQuery
18 77 (2.95%) Redux
19 75 (2.87%) .NET Framework
20 71 (2.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 212 (8.11%) User Experience
2 178 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
3 93 (3.56%) Mobile App
4 54 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
5 51 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 50 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
7 43 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 40 (1.53%) Data Centre
8 40 (1.53%) Virtual Team
9 36 (1.38%) Public Cloud
10 32 (1.22%) Data Structures
11 24 (0.92%) Algorithms
12 20 (0.77%) NHS
13 18 (0.69%) Derivative
14 16 (0.61%) Equities
14 16 (0.61%) N-Tier
14 16 (0.61%) Wiki
15 14 (0.54%) Cloud Native
15 14 (0.54%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 260 (9.95%) Linux
2 83 (3.18%) Android
3 73 (2.79%) Windows
4 72 (2.76%) Apple iOS
5 69 (2.64%) Unix
6 60 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (0.69%) CentOS
7 18 (0.69%) Windows Server
8 17 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 15 (0.57%) AIX
10 9 (0.34%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.23%) Debian
13 5 (0.19%) VMS
14 4 (0.15%) Solaris
15 1 (0.038%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,370 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 712 (27.25%) Kanban
3 620 (23.73%) DevOps
4 611 (23.38%) TDD
5 434 (16.61%) Continuous Integration
6 398 (15.23%) BDD
7 389 (14.89%) Test Automation
8 387 (14.81%) Microservices
9 280 (10.72%) User Stories
10 276 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
11 240 (9.18%) Analytics
12 223 (8.53%) Project Management
13 198 (7.58%) E-Commerce
14 193 (7.39%) Front End Development
15 188 (7.19%) Coaching
16 187 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
17 184 (7.04%) SDLC
18 172 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
19 163 (6.24%) Software Engineering
20 156 (5.97%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 624 (23.88%) Java
2 510 (19.52%) JavaScript
3 418 (16.00%) SQL
4 376 (14.39%) Python
5 272 (10.41%) C#
6 139 (5.32%) TypeScript
7 127 (4.86%) Java 8
8 122 (4.67%) Ruby
9 89 (3.41%) Bash Shell
10 81 (3.10%) Scala
11 70 (2.68%) Shell Script
12 63 (2.41%) PL/SQL
13 59 (2.26%) ES6
14 57 (2.18%) PowerShell
15 55 (2.10%) C++
16 43 (1.65%) T-SQL
17 41 (1.57%) Perl
18 37 (1.42%) PHP
19 36 (1.38%) C
20 33 (1.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 194 (7.42%) Security Cleared
2 170 (6.51%) Degree
3 139 (5.32%) SC Cleared
4 33 (1.26%) PMI Certification
5 31 (1.19%) PMP
6 26 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 26 (1.00%) Master's Degree
7 24 (0.92%) ISEB
8 23 (0.88%) DV Cleared
9 19 (0.73%) ISTQB
10 15 (0.57%) AWS Certification
11 12 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.38%) RHCE
13 7 (0.27%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (0.19%) BC Cleared
15 5 (0.19%) CISSP
16 4 (0.15%) ACCA
16 4 (0.15%) CIMA
16 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (8.57%) QA
2 26 (1.00%) PMO
3 23 (0.88%) GDPR
4 16 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.57%) WCAG
6 6 (0.23%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.15%) MiFID
8 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.11%) GMP
8 3 (0.11%) NCSC
8 3 (0.11%) NIST
8 3 (0.11%) PSD2
8 3 (0.11%) SLA
9 2 (0.077%) COREP
9 2 (0.077%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.077%) GxP
10 1 (0.038%) HL7
10 1 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 298 (11.40%) Docker
2 31 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.96%) Active Directory
4 21 (0.80%) vSphere
5 17 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 8 (0.31%) Postfix
8 7 (0.27%) Firmware
8 7 (0.27%) HDFS
8 7 (0.27%) Varnish
9 6 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.11%) KVM
10 3 (0.11%) oVirt
10 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.077%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.038%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.038%) NFS
12 1 (0.038%) VMFS
12 1 (0.038%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 162 (6.20%) Kubernetes
2 111 (4.25%) Ansible
3 110 (4.21%) Terraform
4 67 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 46 (1.76%) Puppet
6 20 (0.77%) Kibana
7 17 (0.65%) Grafana
8 15 (0.57%) Consul
8 15 (0.57%) Tivoli
9 14 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
9 14 (0.54%) logstash
10 13 (0.50%) ZABBIX
11 12 (0.46%) Graphite
11 12 (0.46%) Salt
11 12 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (0.38%) Suricata
13 9 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (0.31%) Packer
15 6 (0.23%) Prometheus
16 5 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 235 (8.99%) Microsoft
2 148 (5.66%) Oracle
3 124 (4.75%) Google
4 111 (4.25%) Salesforce.com
5 79 (3.02%) SAP
6 61 (2.33%) Adobe
7 60 (2.30%) Red Hat
8 55 (2.10%) Atlassian
9 51 (1.95%) IBM
10 41 (1.57%) Tableau
11 35 (1.34%) ServiceNow
11 35 (1.34%) VMware
12 30 (1.15%) Informatica
13 29 (1.11%) Databricks
14 21 (0.80%) Cloudera
15 19 (0.73%) Cypress Semiconductor
15 19 (0.73%) MuleSoft
15 19 (0.73%) Splunk
16 16 (0.61%) Sparx
17 15 (0.57%) Demandware