Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 18 18
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3,433 3,564 3,080
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.14% 7.72% 7.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.19% 8.78% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,477 2,630 2,290
London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £388 £392 £363
90th Percentile £664 £650 £625
England median daily rate £485 £475 £451
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.44% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 9
London median hourly rate £54.50 £50.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.00% +14.94% -13.00%
10th Percentile £35.00 £25.52 £31.15
90th Percentile £63.38 £72.03 £102.50
England median hourly rate £49.50 £50.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -1.00% +20.48% -5.14%

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 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 37,371 40,585 34,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.61% 87.88% 86.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,673 29,304 25,079
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 566 390
London median hourly rate £29.00 £24.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.37% -2.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.00 £12.73
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.49 £53.81
England median hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.93% -10.00% +7.11%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +3 698 £500 - 60
South London -1 197 £494 +3.95% 13
West London +7 186 £463 -7.50% 14
East London -25 75 £550 +11.17% 4
North London -2 11 £450 +4.65% 4
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 3,097 (90.21%) Agile Software Development
2 918 (26.74%) Java
3 893 (26.01%) Kanban
4 868 (25.28%) TDD
5 817 (23.80%) Finance
6 755 (21.99%) JavaScript
7 750 (21.85%) DevOps
8 672 (19.57%) JIRA
9 642 (18.70%) Git (software)
10 624 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
11 605 (17.62%) Test Automation
12 597 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
13 593 (17.27%) BDD
14 587 (17.10%) Continuous Integration
15 569 (16.57%) SQL
16 552 (16.08%) Jenkins
17 492 (14.33%) .NET
18 481 (14.01%) HTML
19 476 (13.87%) C#
20 456 (13.28%) REST
21 442 (12.88%) AngularJS
22 423 (12.32%) CSS
23 422 (12.29%) Docker
24 417 (12.15%) User Stories
25 413 (12.03%) Microservices
26 411 (11.97%) Web Services
27 394 (11.48%) Microsoft
28 382 (11.13%) User Experience
29 370 (10.78%) QA
30 357 (10.40%) Problem-Solving

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
1 315 (9.18%) Confluence
2 130 (3.79%) CMS
3 117 (3.41%) Apache
4 111 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
5 69 (2.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 66 (1.92%) SharePoint
7 48 (1.40%) Apache Spark
8 34 (0.99%) Apache Solr
9 28 (0.82%) WebSphere
10 27 (0.79%) NServiceBus
11 25 (0.73%) IIS
11 25 (0.73%) Tomcat
12 24 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 19 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
14 18 (0.52%) Umbraco
15 14 (0.41%) Drupal
15 14 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
16 13 (0.38%) JBoss
16 13 (0.38%) Jetty
17 11 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 78 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 25 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.55%) Photoshop
6 17 (0.50%) InVision
7 14 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.087%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.058%) FreeHand
12 1 (0.029%) GIMP
12 1 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 65 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
3 13 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
4 12 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.23%) Magento
5 8 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.20%) Eloqua
6 7 (0.20%) R3 Corda
6 7 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.087%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.087%) Primavera
9 2 (0.058%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.058%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.058%) Orchard Housing
9 2 (0.058%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.058%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.029%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.029%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 624 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 597 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
3 113 (3.29%) GitHub
4 111 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 103 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
6 92 (2.68%) Serverless
7 64 (1.86%) npm
8 61 (1.78%) PaaS
9 59 (1.72%) Amazon S3
10 57 (1.66%) OpenShift
11 53 (1.54%) SaaS
12 47 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
13 38 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
14 36 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
15 35 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
16 33 (0.96%) IaaS
17 29 (0.84%) Adobe Analytics
18 28 (0.82%) Azure Functions
19 27 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
19 27 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 95 (2.77%) HTTP
2 47 (1.37%) Internet
3 29 (0.84%) TCP/IP
4 18 (0.52%) DNS
5 17 (0.50%) Firewall
6 9 (0.26%) SSL
6 9 (0.26%) Unified Communications
7 8 (0.23%) HTTPS
7 8 (0.23%) VPN
8 7 (0.20%) IPFS
9 6 (0.17%) FTP
9 6 (0.17%) LAN
9 6 (0.17%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
10 5 (0.15%) Skype
11 4 (0.12%) IMAP
11 4 (0.12%) SMTP
11 4 (0.12%) WAN
12 3 (0.087%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.087%) NFC
12 3 (0.087%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 206 (6.00%) Big Data
3 187 (5.45%) Relational Database
4 171 (4.98%) NoSQL
5 162 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
6 133 (3.87%) MySQL
7 125 (3.64%) MongoDB
8 108 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
9 88 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 81 (2.36%) Redis
11 74 (2.16%) Power BI
12 72 (2.10%) Data Lake
13 71 (2.07%) Hadoop
14 66 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
15 46 (1.34%) Cosmos DB
16 40 (1.17%) Oracle Database
17 39 (1.14%) RDBMS
17 39 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
18 37 (1.08%) HBase
19 35 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 672 (19.57%) JIRA
2 642 (18.70%) Git (software)
3 552 (16.08%) Jenkins
4 250 (7.28%) Selenium
5 200 (5.83%) Cucumber
6 197 (5.74%) Maven
7 181 (5.27%) Visual Studio Team System
8 178 (5.18%) TeamCity
9 171 (4.98%) JUnit
10 131 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 126 (3.67%) Mockito
12 93 (2.71%) Subversion
13 88 (2.56%) Visual Studio
14 85 (2.48%) SpecFlow
15 80 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
16 79 (2.30%) SonarQube
17 74 (2.16%) gulp
18 72 (2.10%) Grunt
19 71 (2.07%) WebDriver
20 68 (1.98%) Bitbucket
General
1 817 (23.80%) Finance
2 286 (8.33%) Banking
3 202 (5.88%) Marketing
4 176 (5.13%) Retail
5 82 (2.39%) Front Office
6 71 (2.07%) Investment Banking
7 51 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 46 (1.34%) Telecoms
9 44 (1.28%) Games
10 40 (1.17%) Legal
11 32 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 32 (0.93%) Retail Banking
12 31 (0.90%) Back Office
13 29 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
14 27 (0.79%) Electronics
15 26 (0.76%) Advertising
15 26 (0.76%) Publishing
16 24 (0.70%) Law
17 21 (0.61%) Billing
18 14 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,370 (39.91%) Developer
2 394 (11.48%) Java Developer
3 339 (9.87%) Analyst
4 291 (8.48%) Scrum Master
5 205 (5.97%) Business Analyst
6 200 (5.83%) Project Manager
6 200 (5.83%) Senior Developer
7 171 (4.98%) Architect
8 153 (4.46%) .NET Developer
9 139 (4.05%) C# Developer
10 127 (3.70%) Tester
11 123 (3.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 122 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
13 119 (3.47%) Full Stack Developer
14 108 (3.15%) JavaScript Developer
15 98 (2.85%) React Developer
16 89 (2.59%) Agile Coach
17 85 (2.48%) Angular Developer
18 84 (2.45%) Senior Java Developer
19 81 (2.36%) Agile Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 492 (14.33%) .NET
2 481 (14.01%) HTML
3 456 (13.28%) REST
4 442 (12.88%) AngularJS
5 423 (12.32%) CSS
6 411 (11.97%) Web Services
7 339 (9.87%) Spring
8 336 (9.79%) RESTful
9 292 (8.51%) HTML5
10 274 (7.98%) Node.js
11 273 (7.95%) React
12 259 (7.54%) JSON
13 183 (5.33%) CSS3
14 181 (5.27%) SOAP
15 173 (5.04%) Spring Boot
16 168 (4.89%) XML
17 145 (4.22%) Kafka
18 132 (3.85%) jQuery
19 115 (3.35%) ASP.NET
20 111 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 382 (11.13%) User Experience
2 323 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
3 211 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
4 200 (5.83%) Mobile App
5 129 (3.76%) Fintech
6 107 (3.12%) Virtual Team
7 72 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
8 38 (1.11%) Algorithms
9 36 (1.05%) Data Structures
10 35 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
10 35 (1.02%) Social Media
11 34 (0.99%) Derivative
12 33 (0.96%) Fixed Income
13 32 (0.93%) Management Information System
14 28 (0.82%) Over-the-Top Content
15 25 (0.73%) Online Banking
16 24 (0.70%) Cloud Native
16 24 (0.70%) Public Cloud
17 23 (0.67%) Video on Demand
18 22 (0.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 284 (8.27%) Linux
2 110 (3.20%) Unix
3 102 (2.97%) Android
3 102 (2.97%) Windows
4 96 (2.80%) Apple iOS
5 29 (0.84%) Windows Server
6 26 (0.76%) CentOS
6 26 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (0.50%) Mac OS
8 15 (0.44%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.23%) Fedora
9 8 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.17%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.087%) Android TV
11 3 (0.087%) tvOS
11 3 (0.087%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.058%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.029%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,097 (90.21%) Agile Software Development
2 893 (26.01%) Kanban
3 868 (25.28%) TDD
4 750 (21.85%) DevOps
5 605 (17.62%) Test Automation
6 593 (17.27%) BDD
7 587 (17.10%) Continuous Integration
8 417 (12.15%) User Stories
9 413 (12.03%) Microservices
10 357 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
11 303 (8.83%) Project Management
12 300 (8.74%) E-Commerce
13 293 (8.53%) Software Engineering
14 250 (7.28%) Analytics
15 233 (6.79%) Coaching
16 229 (6.67%) MVC
17 209 (6.09%) Continuous Improvement
18 207 (6.03%) OO
19 206 (6.00%) Front End Development
20 204 (5.94%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 918 (26.74%) Java
2 755 (21.99%) JavaScript
3 569 (16.57%) SQL
4 476 (13.87%) C#
5 308 (8.97%) Python
6 205 (5.97%) Java 8
7 157 (4.57%) TypeScript
8 115 (3.35%) ES6
9 110 (3.20%) Scala
10 99 (2.88%) Ruby
11 87 (2.53%) PowerShell
12 72 (2.10%) Bash Shell
13 68 (1.98%) T-SQL
14 62 (1.81%) Shell Script
15 50 (1.46%) PHP
16 49 (1.43%) PL/SQL
17 37 (1.08%) Go
18 25 (0.73%) Groovy
18 25 (0.73%) R
19 24 (0.70%) C
Qualifications
1 226 (6.58%) Security Cleared
2 224 (6.52%) Degree
3 175 (5.10%) SC Cleared
4 43 (1.25%) ISTQB
5 35 (1.02%) ISEB
6 33 (0.96%) PMP
7 30 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
9 25 (0.73%) Master's Degree
10 24 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
11 23 (0.67%) PMI Certification
12 16 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 15 (0.44%) DV Cleared
14 13 (0.38%) CISSP
15 12 (0.35%) ACCA
15 12 (0.35%) CIMA
16 9 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
18 7 (0.20%) CISMP
18 7 (0.20%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 370 (10.78%) QA
2 28 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 22 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 21 (0.61%) GDPR
5 18 (0.52%) PMO
6 12 (0.35%) MiFID
6 12 (0.35%) PSD2
7 9 (0.26%) GxP
8 7 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.17%) SLA
10 5 (0.15%) COBIT
10 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.12%) SEPA
11 4 (0.12%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.087%) Basel III
12 3 (0.087%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.087%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.087%) WCAG
13 2 (0.058%) WAI
14 1 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 422 (12.29%) Docker
2 65 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (1.28%) vSphere
4 33 (0.96%) Active Directory
5 27 (0.79%) HDFS
6 23 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.35%) vCloud
8 6 (0.17%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.15%) Squid
10 4 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.087%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.058%) KVM
13 1 (0.029%) Ceph
13 1 (0.029%) etcd
13 1 (0.029%) flannel
13 1 (0.029%) GlusterFS
13 1 (0.029%) SkyDNS
13 1 (0.029%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.029%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 222 (6.47%) Kubernetes
2 172 (5.01%) Ansible
3 124 (3.61%) Terraform
4 84 (2.45%) Puppet
5 39 (1.14%) Kibana
6 38 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (0.93%) Prometheus
8 31 (0.90%) logstash
9 22 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
10 18 (0.52%) Consul
10 18 (0.52%) Grafana
10 18 (0.52%) ZABBIX
11 15 (0.44%) Mesos
12 14 (0.41%) Graphite
13 13 (0.38%) Rancher
14 11 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
15 10 (0.29%) Marathon
16 9 (0.26%) Packer
16 9 (0.26%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 394 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 168 (4.89%) Oracle
3 160 (4.66%) Google
4 116 (3.38%) Adobe
5 90 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
6 78 (2.27%) SAP
7 72 (2.10%) Atlassian
8 70 (2.04%) VMware
9 45 (1.31%) Tableau
10 43 (1.25%) IBM
11 31 (0.90%) Splunk
12 29 (0.84%) ServiceNow
13 27 (0.79%) Red Hat
14 24 (0.70%) hybris
15 23 (0.67%) Sitecore
16 21 (0.61%) Dynatrace
17 19 (0.55%) AppDynamics
17 19 (0.55%) New Relic
18 17 (0.50%) Alteryx
18 17 (0.50%) Hortonworks