Period
to 23 May 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 23 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
England > London
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 20 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3,614 2,972 3,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.92% 7.55% 7.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.08% 8.72% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,622 2,218 2,629
London median daily rate £500 £493 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +3.68% +11.11%
10th Percentile £388 £363 £350
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 3
London median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £27.13 £30.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £72.03 £112.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £50.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +18.82% - -

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 39,807 34,076 37,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.25% 86.52% 85.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,785 24,463 26,933
London median daily rate £500 £475 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.97% +0.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 557 375 398
London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.05% +8.58%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.20 £53.25 £51.93
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +8.75%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 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
Central London -9 643 £500 - 235
South London +6 269 £475 +5.56% 33
West London +6 185 £500 +11.11% 144
East London +2 109 £495 +4.11% 47
North London +3 5 £434 +8.44% 10
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 3,289 (91.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1,189 (32.90%) TDD
3 1,176 (32.54%) Java
4 1,023 (28.31%) Kanban
5 795 (22.00%) Finance
6 776 (21.47%) JavaScript
7 747 (20.67%) BDD
8 743 (20.56%) Continuous Integration
9 722 (19.98%) DevOps
10 691 (19.12%) Git (software)
11 643 (17.79%) Test Automation
12 590 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
13 549 (15.19%) SQL
14 537 (14.86%) JIRA
15 509 (14.08%) Banking
16 496 (13.72%) Jenkins
17 467 (12.92%) C#
18 449 (12.42%) REST
19 437 (12.09%) HTML
20 435 (12.04%) Microservices
21 434 (12.01%) AngularJS
22 429 (11.87%) CSS
23 424 (11.73%) Web Services
24 414 (11.46%) RESTful
25 413 (11.43%) .NET
26 408 (11.29%) User Stories
27 406 (11.23%) Microsoft Azure
28 395 (10.93%) Spring
29 380 (10.51%) User Experience
30 358 (9.91%) Security Cleared

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
1 311 (8.61%) Confluence
2 97 (2.68%) Apache Spark
2 97 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
3 93 (2.57%) Apache
4 86 (2.38%) CMS
5 71 (1.96%) Tomcat
6 53 (1.47%) SharePoint
7 40 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 39 (1.08%) WebSphere
9 33 (0.91%) JBoss
10 31 (0.86%) IIS
11 28 (0.77%) Jetty
12 27 (0.75%) OpenStack
13 26 (0.72%) Apache Solr
13 26 (0.72%) NServiceBus
14 21 (0.58%) nginx
15 20 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
16 17 (0.47%) Apache Pig
16 17 (0.47%) Mule
17 16 (0.44%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 55 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (1.36%) Photoshop
3 43 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
5 20 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.36%) InVision
7 12 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 6 (0.17%) GIMP
8 6 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.083%) HipChat
10 3 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.055%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.055%) Stata
12 1 (0.028%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.028%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.028%) EngageOne
12 1 (0.028%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 44 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
4 9 (0.25%) Temenos T24
5 7 (0.19%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.19%) SAP FSCM
6 5 (0.14%) CA PPM
6 5 (0.14%) Magento
6 5 (0.14%) Primavera
6 5 (0.14%) Summit
7 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.083%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.083%) Northgate Housing
8 3 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.083%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.083%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.083%) Temenos Globus
9 2 (0.055%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 590 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
2 406 (11.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (2.88%) GitHub
4 67 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
5 63 (1.74%) Serverless
6 62 (1.72%) npm
7 60 (1.66%) PaaS
8 56 (1.55%) SaaS
9 50 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 35 (0.97%) Amazon S3
11 31 (0.86%) IaaS
12 26 (0.72%) Heroku
13 25 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
14 22 (0.61%) Office 365
15 21 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 21 (0.58%) Sauce Labs
16 20 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
17 19 (0.53%) BrowserStack
18 18 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
19 17 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 113 (3.13%) HTTP
2 44 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 32 (0.89%) SMS
4 31 (0.86%) DNS
5 26 (0.72%) Internet
6 20 (0.55%) Firewall
6 20 (0.55%) VPN
7 16 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (0.39%) VLAN
9 11 (0.30%) Intranet
10 10 (0.28%) WAN
11 9 (0.25%) DHCP
11 9 (0.25%) LAN
11 9 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
12 7 (0.19%) BGP
12 7 (0.19%) Bluetooth
12 7 (0.19%) Kerberos
12 7 (0.19%) MPLS
12 7 (0.19%) SMTP
12 7 (0.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 261 (7.22%) NoSQL
3 229 (6.34%) Big Data
4 197 (5.45%) Relational Database
5 195 (5.40%) PostgreSQL
6 163 (4.51%) MongoDB
7 146 (4.04%) Hadoop
8 135 (3.74%) MySQL
9 102 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
10 95 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
11 73 (2.02%) Data Lake
12 72 (1.99%) RDBMS
13 64 (1.77%) Power BI
14 63 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 61 (1.69%) HBase
16 59 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 48 (1.33%) Apache Hive
18 44 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
19 43 (1.19%) HDInsight
20 42 (1.16%) Redis
Development Applications
1 691 (19.12%) Git (software)
2 537 (14.86%) JIRA
3 496 (13.72%) Jenkins
4 289 (8.00%) Maven
5 281 (7.78%) Selenium
6 193 (5.34%) Cucumber
7 171 (4.73%) JUnit
8 142 (3.93%) TeamCity
9 137 (3.79%) Visual Studio
10 125 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 124 (3.43%) Gradle
12 118 (3.27%) Mockito
13 109 (3.02%) Subversion
14 106 (2.93%) Jasmine
15 100 (2.77%) SonarQube
16 94 (2.60%) WebDriver
17 87 (2.41%) JMeter
18 82 (2.27%) SpecFlow
19 75 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
19 75 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 795 (22.00%) Finance
2 509 (14.08%) Banking
3 203 (5.62%) Retail
4 114 (3.15%) Investment Banking
5 104 (2.88%) Games
6 101 (2.79%) Marketing
7 67 (1.85%) Retail Banking
8 64 (1.77%) Front Office
9 52 (1.44%) Telecoms
10 49 (1.36%) Legal
10 49 (1.36%) Publishing
11 43 (1.19%) Back Office
12 36 (1.00%) Law
13 34 (0.94%) Advertising
14 28 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 20 (0.55%) Private Banking
16 18 (0.50%) Manufacturing
17 15 (0.42%) Electronics
18 13 (0.36%) French Language
19 10 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,512 (41.84%) Developer
2 485 (13.42%) Java Developer
3 384 (10.63%) Analyst
4 360 (9.96%) Scrum Master
5 328 (9.08%) Senior Developer
6 269 (7.44%) Business Analyst
7 205 (5.67%) Project Manager
8 196 (5.42%) Architect
9 158 (4.37%) .NET Developer
10 154 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
11 147 (4.07%) C# Developer
12 131 (3.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 127 (3.51%) Senior Java Developer
14 116 (3.21%) JavaScript Developer
15 111 (3.07%) Full Stack Developer
16 102 (2.82%) React Developer
17 95 (2.63%) Agile Developer
18 92 (2.55%) Node.js Developer
19 79 (2.19%) Java Engineer
20 78 (2.16%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 449 (12.42%) REST
2 437 (12.09%) HTML
3 434 (12.01%) AngularJS
4 429 (11.87%) CSS
5 424 (11.73%) Web Services
6 414 (11.46%) RESTful
7 413 (11.43%) .NET
8 395 (10.93%) Spring
9 354 (9.80%) Node.js
10 264 (7.30%) JSON
11 253 (7.00%) React
12 227 (6.28%) HTML5
13 186 (5.15%) XML
14 184 (5.09%) SOAP
15 164 (4.54%) ASP.NET
15 164 (4.54%) CSS3
16 142 (3.93%) Hibernate
17 129 (3.57%) jQuery
18 119 (3.29%) JMS
19 117 (3.24%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 380 (10.51%) User Experience
2 196 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 175 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
4 165 (4.57%) Mobile App
5 129 (3.57%) Fintech
6 111 (3.07%) Computer Science
7 66 (1.83%) Algorithms
8 64 (1.77%) iPad
8 64 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
9 61 (1.69%) Virtual Team
10 47 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
11 45 (1.25%) Management Information System
12 38 (1.05%) Derivative
13 30 (0.83%) Public Cloud
14 28 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
14 28 (0.77%) Video on Demand
15 26 (0.72%) Wiki
16 25 (0.69%) Data Centre
17 24 (0.66%) Fixed Income
17 24 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 270 (7.47%) Linux
2 173 (4.79%) Unix
3 153 (4.23%) Apple iOS
4 146 (4.04%) Android
5 126 (3.49%) Windows
6 79 (2.19%) CentOS
7 40 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.36%) CoreOS
10 12 (0.33%) Mac OS
11 10 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.28%) Windows Server
12 7 (0.19%) Nucleus RTOS
13 6 (0.17%) Solaris
13 6 (0.17%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.11%) VMS
15 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.083%) Debian
17 2 (0.055%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,289 (91.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1,189 (32.90%) TDD
3 1,023 (28.31%) Kanban
4 747 (20.67%) BDD
5 743 (20.56%) Continuous Integration
6 722 (19.98%) DevOps
7 643 (17.79%) Test Automation
8 435 (12.04%) Microservices
9 408 (11.29%) User Stories
10 358 (9.91%) MVC
11 343 (9.49%) E-Commerce
12 332 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
13 312 (8.63%) Continuous Delivery
14 302 (8.36%) Software Engineering
15 298 (8.25%) Project Management
16 285 (7.89%) Pair Programming
17 275 (7.61%) OO
18 248 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
19 244 (6.75%) Analytics
20 237 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,176 (32.54%) Java
2 776 (21.47%) JavaScript
3 549 (15.19%) SQL
4 467 (12.92%) C#
5 346 (9.57%) Java 8
6 344 (9.52%) Python
7 192 (5.31%) Scala
8 135 (3.74%) Ruby
9 111 (3.07%) Bash Shell
10 104 (2.88%) ES6
10 104 (2.88%) Groovy
11 78 (2.16%) PowerShell
12 76 (2.10%) TypeScript
13 72 (1.99%) Shell Script
14 65 (1.80%) T-SQL
15 61 (1.69%) C++
16 59 (1.63%) Apple Swift
17 50 (1.38%) Objective-C
18 47 (1.30%) C
19 43 (1.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 358 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 304 (8.41%) SC Cleared
3 221 (6.12%) Degree
4 65 (1.80%) Master's Degree
5 44 (1.22%) ISTQB
6 40 (1.11%) ISEB
7 39 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
8 36 (1.00%) DV Cleared
9 34 (0.94%) PMI Certification
10 32 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
11 31 (0.86%) PMP
12 18 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 13 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
15 11 (0.30%) CCNP
16 9 (0.25%) CISSP
16 9 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
16 9 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 8 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (9.27%) QA
2 39 (1.08%) GDPR
3 31 (0.86%) PMO
4 29 (0.80%) GCP
5 26 (0.72%) SLA
6 21 (0.58%) Data Quality
7 20 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
8 18 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 18 (0.50%) PSD2
9 15 (0.42%) MiFID
9 15 (0.42%) PCI DSS
10 14 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
10 14 (0.39%) EMIR
11 5 (0.14%) COBIT
11 5 (0.14%) PMBOK
11 5 (0.14%) WCAG
12 4 (0.11%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.083%) SEPA
14 2 (0.055%) Solvency II
14 2 (0.055%) WAI
System Software
1 315 (8.72%) Docker
2 42 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (0.86%) Active Directory
4 22 (0.61%) HDFS
5 17 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 16 (0.44%) vSphere
7 15 (0.42%) vCloud
8 14 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.30%) Apache Flume
10 8 (0.22%) Xen
11 4 (0.11%) Postfix
11 4 (0.11%) Squid
12 3 (0.083%) NFS
12 3 (0.083%) OpenDJ
12 3 (0.083%) OpenIDM
12 3 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.055%) Hyper-V
14 1 (0.028%) ACF2
14 1 (0.028%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.028%) RACF
Systems Management
1 177 (4.90%) Kubernetes
2 129 (3.57%) Ansible
3 94 (2.60%) Puppet
4 79 (2.19%) Terraform
5 66 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (0.89%) Consul
7 31 (0.86%) Mesos
8 23 (0.64%) Prometheus
9 21 (0.58%) ZABBIX
10 20 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
11 19 (0.53%) Kibana
11 19 (0.53%) Rancher
12 16 (0.44%) logstash
13 14 (0.39%) Oozie
13 14 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
14 13 (0.36%) Salt
15 10 (0.28%) HP ALM
16 9 (0.25%) HAProxy
16 9 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
16 9 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 279 (7.72%) Microsoft
2 148 (4.10%) Oracle
3 104 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
4 91 (2.52%) SAP
5 83 (2.30%) Adobe
6 75 (2.08%) Google
7 56 (1.55%) Atlassian
8 53 (1.47%) Splunk
9 52 (1.44%) VMware
10 51 (1.41%) IBM
11 48 (1.33%) Red Hat
12 41 (1.13%) hybris
13 34 (0.94%) Alteryx
14 32 (0.89%) ServiceNow
15 29 (0.80%) AppDynamics
15 29 (0.80%) Sitecore
16 28 (0.77%) Cloudera
17 27 (0.75%) Tableau
18 23 (0.64%) HP
18 23 (0.64%) Talend