Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 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
England > London
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 26 19
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1,712 1,446 3,339
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.17% 7.11% 8.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.99% 8.04% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,180 1,039 2,466
10th Percentile £375 £400 £390
25th Percentile £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £510
Median % change year-on-year - +2.94% +2.00%
75th Percentile £619 £613 £588
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
10th Percentile £37.25 £54.56 £53.10
25th Percentile £48.75 £55.77 £55.50
Median hourly rate £60.75 £60.60 £56.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.26% +8.21% +12.00%
75th Percentile £65.81 £64.46 £60.00
90th Percentile £67.43 £65.11 £66.75
England median hourly rate £56.50 £47.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year +18.95% -9.52% +2.94%

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 21,437 17,974 36,381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.78% 88.39% 89.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,348 12,934 26,387
10th Percentile £350 £325 £335
25th Percentile £425 £415 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £520
Median % change year-on-year - +0.96% +4.00%
75th Percentile £625 £613 £600
90th Percentile £705 £700 £688
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 235 353
10th Percentile £15.46 £13.50 £12.25
25th Percentile £21.25 £18.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate £32.85 £26.50 £22.29
Median % change year-on-year +23.96% +18.91% -3.11%
75th Percentile £52.50 £47.31 £38.75
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.15 £51.42
England median hourly rate £24.50 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +13.95% -4.44% +7.09%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in London

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scrum in London.

Daily rate trend for Scrum in London

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scrum in London over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Scrum in London

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scrum in London.

Hourly rate trend for Scrum in London

Scrum
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Scrum in London over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 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
Central London +8 215 £560 +8.21% 139
West London -3 52 £525 - 36
South London -3 16 £475 -5.00% 20
East London +3 10 £538 +8.04% 52
North London +7 1 - - 3
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 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 London region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 1,495 (87.32%) Agile Software Development
2 448 (26.17%) Java
3 433 (25.29%) DevOps
4 408 (23.83%) Finance
5 385 (22.49%) Social Skills
6 383 (22.37%) Azure
7 372 (21.73%) Kanban
7 372 (21.73%) TDD
8 358 (20.91%) JIRA
9 356 (20.79%) SQL
10 286 (16.71%) Banking
11 283 (16.53%) Git (software)
12 277 (16.18%) Microservices
13 272 (15.89%) Jenkins
14 263 (15.36%) Python
15 249 (14.54%) AWS
16 234 (13.67%) JavaScript
17 229 (13.38%) Test Automation
18 227 (13.26%) BDD
19 225 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
20 218 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
21 212 (12.38%) Software Engineering
22 199 (11.62%) Spring
23 198 (11.57%) Docker
24 192 (11.21%) Project Management
25 187 (10.92%) Microsoft
25 187 (10.92%) User Stories
26 168 (9.81%) REST
27 165 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
27 165 (9.64%) Kubernetes

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
1 142 (8.29%) Confluence
2 60 (3.50%) Apache
3 59 (3.45%) Apache Spark
4 35 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 25 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 22 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
7 19 (1.11%) WebLogic
8 17 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
8 17 (0.99%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.93%) Red Hat Fuse
10 15 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
11 14 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (0.82%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.76%) CMS
13 11 (0.64%) Jetty
13 11 (0.64%) SAS
14 10 (0.58%) WebLogic Portal
15 8 (0.47%) Mule
16 7 (0.41%) JBoss
16 7 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.82%) Sketch
4 12 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.23%) InVision
8 3 (0.18%) Figma
9 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.12%) UserZoom
9 2 (0.12%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.058%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 15 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.12%) Aligne
7 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.058%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.058%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.058%) Magento
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.058%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.058%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.058%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.058%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.058%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 383 (22.37%) Azure
2 249 (14.54%) AWS
3 90 (5.26%) Serverless
4 87 (5.08%) GitHub
5 82 (4.79%) GCP
6 67 (3.91%) Power Platform
7 53 (3.10%) PaaS
8 46 (2.69%) AWS Lambda
9 37 (2.16%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 35 (2.04%) Azure Functions
11 34 (1.99%) Azure Data Factory
12 30 (1.75%) IaaS
12 30 (1.75%) SaaS
13 25 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
13 25 (1.46%) OpenShift
14 22 (1.29%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 22 (1.29%) Azure Service Bus
15 19 (1.11%) Amazon EKS
15 19 (1.11%) Azure Stack
15 19 (1.11%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.93%) TCP/IP
2 25 (1.46%) Firewall
3 20 (1.17%) HTTP
4 18 (1.05%) SSL
5 14 (0.82%) VPN
6 13 (0.76%) MPLS
7 12 (0.70%) OSPF
8 11 (0.64%) Broadband
9 10 (0.58%) BGP
9 10 (0.58%) EIGRP
9 10 (0.58%) IPv4
9 10 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (0.53%) DNS
10 9 (0.53%) Internet
11 8 (0.47%) DECT
11 8 (0.47%) DWDM
11 8 (0.47%) FTP
11 8 (0.47%) HSRP
11 8 (0.47%) Multicast
11 8 (0.47%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (8.12%) SQL Server
2 98 (5.72%) NoSQL
3 80 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
4 63 (3.68%) Big Data
5 61 (3.56%) Hadoop
6 60 (3.50%) Power BI
7 58 (3.39%) MongoDB
8 56 (3.27%) Relational Database
9 49 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
10 41 (2.39%) Redis
11 37 (2.16%) Data Lake
12 36 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
13 27 (1.58%) Oracle Database
14 24 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
15 21 (1.23%) MySQL
15 21 (1.23%) Tableau
16 20 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
17 18 (1.05%) Apache Hive
18 17 (0.99%) HBase
19 16 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 358 (20.91%) JIRA
2 283 (16.53%) Git (software)
3 272 (15.89%) Jenkins
4 96 (5.61%) Maven
5 77 (4.50%) Selenium
6 69 (4.03%) Cucumber
7 63 (3.68%) TeamCity
8 57 (3.33%) GitLab
9 45 (2.63%) JUnit
9 45 (2.63%) Mockito
10 39 (2.28%) Bitbucket
10 39 (2.28%) Gradle
11 24 (1.40%) Subversion
12 21 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 21 (1.23%) Postman
13 20 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (1.11%) Visual Studio
15 17 (0.99%) SoapUI
15 17 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
16 16 (0.93%) Artifactory
General
1 408 (23.83%) Finance
2 385 (22.49%) Social Skills
3 286 (16.71%) Banking
4 145 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
5 124 (7.24%) Investment Banking
6 80 (4.67%) Retail
7 77 (4.50%) Front Office
8 74 (4.32%) Presentation Skills
9 73 (4.26%) Public Sector
10 67 (3.91%) Influencing Skills
11 59 (3.45%) Marketing
12 35 (2.04%) Telecoms
13 28 (1.64%) Documentation Skills
14 18 (1.05%) Back Office
15 16 (0.93%) Games
15 16 (0.93%) Organisational Skills
16 14 (0.82%) Publishing
16 14 (0.82%) Retail Banking
17 11 (0.64%) French Language
17 11 (0.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 604 (35.28%) Developer
2 199 (11.62%) Java Developer
3 157 (9.17%) Scrum Master
4 152 (8.88%) Analyst
5 149 (8.70%) Senior Developer
6 127 (7.42%) Project Manager
7 102 (5.96%) Architect
8 98 (5.72%) Business Analyst
9 67 (3.91%) Data Engineer
10 63 (3.68%) Delivery Manager
11 54 (3.15%) Senior Java Developer
12 53 (3.10%) C# Developer
13 52 (3.04%) .NET Developer
14 49 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
14 49 (2.86%) Software Engineer
15 42 (2.45%) Azure Engineer
15 42 (2.45%) DevOps Engineer
16 41 (2.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 39 (2.28%) Agile Scrum Master
17 39 (2.28%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (11.62%) Spring
2 168 (9.81%) REST
3 149 (8.70%) HTML
4 140 (8.18%) RESTful
5 135 (7.89%) .NET
6 126 (7.36%) CSS
7 111 (6.48%) AngularJS
8 107 (6.25%) Spring Boot
9 105 (6.13%) React
10 100 (5.84%) Node.js
10 100 (5.84%) Web Services
11 79 (4.61%) HTML5
12 76 (4.44%) Kafka
13 65 (3.80%) Hibernate
14 56 (3.27%) SOAP
15 54 (3.15%) JSON
16 49 (2.86%) jQuery
17 48 (2.80%) Redux
18 46 (2.69%) GraphQL
19 45 (2.63%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 134 (7.83%) User Experience
2 57 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 45 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 44 (2.57%) Algorithms
4 44 (2.57%) Data Structures
5 42 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 39 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
7 38 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 32 (1.87%) Fixed Income
9 31 (1.81%) Cloud Native
10 29 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
11 26 (1.52%) Clustering
12 25 (1.46%) Data Centre
13 24 (1.40%) Derivative
14 22 (1.29%) Public Cloud
15 15 (0.88%) Credit Risk
15 15 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
16 14 (0.82%) Virtual Team
17 13 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
17 13 (0.76%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 162 (9.46%) Linux
2 59 (3.45%) Unix
3 56 (3.27%) Windows
4 47 (2.75%) Android
5 31 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.34%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.58%) OpenWrt
7 10 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.41%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.18%) CentOS
9 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.12%) MVS
10 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.058%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,495 (87.32%) Agile Software Development
2 433 (25.29%) DevOps
3 372 (21.73%) Kanban
3 372 (21.73%) TDD
4 277 (16.18%) Microservices
5 229 (13.38%) Test Automation
6 227 (13.26%) BDD
7 225 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
8 218 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
9 212 (12.38%) Software Engineering
10 192 (11.21%) Project Management
11 187 (10.92%) User Stories
12 165 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 160 (9.35%) SDLC
14 155 (9.05%) Analytics
15 116 (6.78%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 115 (6.72%) Coaching
17 112 (6.54%) Mentoring
18 110 (6.43%) Unit Testing
19 108 (6.31%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 448 (26.17%) Java
2 356 (20.79%) SQL
3 263 (15.36%) Python
4 234 (13.67%) JavaScript
5 149 (8.70%) C#
6 96 (5.61%) Scala
7 88 (5.14%) Java 8
8 73 (4.26%) TypeScript
9 63 (3.68%) PowerShell
10 44 (2.57%) PL/SQL
11 42 (2.45%) Bash Shell
12 39 (2.28%) C
12 39 (2.28%) Shell Script
13 37 (2.16%) C++
13 37 (2.16%) Kotlin
14 36 (2.10%) T-SQL
15 26 (1.52%) Ruby
16 21 (1.23%) Apex Code
17 18 (1.05%) Apple Swift
18 16 (0.93%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 157 (9.17%) Degree
2 151 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 115 (6.72%) SC Cleared
4 48 (2.80%) DV Cleared
5 47 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (1.23%) ISEB
6 21 (1.23%) PMP
7 19 (1.11%) Numerate Degree
7 19 (1.11%) PMI Certification
8 16 (0.93%) Master's Degree
9 13 (0.76%) AWS Certification
10 12 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.58%) CCNP
11 10 (0.58%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
13 6 (0.35%) SAFe Agilist
14 5 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
14 5 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (8.12%) QA
2 15 (0.88%) SLA
3 14 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.82%) NIST
4 12 (0.70%) GDPR
5 11 (0.64%) WCAG
6 10 (0.58%) PMO
7 8 (0.47%) JTAG
8 7 (0.41%) MiFID
9 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.18%) COBIT
10 3 (0.18%) GRC
10 3 (0.18%) IFRS
10 3 (0.18%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 15022
11 2 (0.12%) PSD2
12 1 (0.058%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 198 (11.57%) Docker
2 33 (1.93%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.93%) Platform Symphony
4 11 (0.64%) GridGain
4 11 (0.64%) HDFS
5 9 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.058%) Ceph
8 1 (0.058%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.058%) vCloud
8 1 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.058%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.058%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 165 (9.64%) Kubernetes
2 83 (4.85%) Ansible
3 80 (4.67%) Terraform
4 42 (2.45%) Grafana
4 42 (2.45%) Prometheus
5 33 (1.93%) Puppet
6 18 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
8 10 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.47%) HP NNM
9 8 (0.47%) RSA Archer
10 7 (0.41%) Kibana
10 7 (0.41%) Rancher
11 5 (0.29%) Istio
11 5 (0.29%) SCCM
12 4 (0.23%) HP Fortify
13 3 (0.18%) Packer
13 3 (0.18%) Salt
13 3 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 187 (10.92%) Microsoft
2 161 (9.40%) Oracle
3 82 (4.79%) Salesforce.com
4 70 (4.09%) Databricks
5 48 (2.80%) Splunk
6 42 (2.45%) Google
7 37 (2.16%) SAP
8 33 (1.93%) MuleSoft
9 28 (1.64%) Adobe
10 26 (1.52%) Atlassian
11 24 (1.40%) Cisco
12 22 (1.29%) ServiceNow
13 21 (1.23%) HP
14 18 (1.05%) VMware
15 15 (0.88%) Pega
16 14 (0.82%) Red Hat
17 13 (0.76%) IBM
18 12 (0.70%) Alteryx
19 9 (0.53%) Informatica
19 9 (0.53%) Optimizely