Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 17 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3,801 3,458 3,721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.35% 8.11% 8.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.51% 9.26% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,710 2,571 2,868
London median daily rate £511 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.25% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £381 £370 £350
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 2
London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £70.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -54.29% +55.56%
10th Percentile £15.95 £26.93 £55.45
90th Percentile £68.86 £38.13 £84.95
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year +1.12% +2.89% +1.76%

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 39,948 37,351 39,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.77% 87.64% 86.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,924 26,683 28,562
London median daily rate £500 £498 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +7.57% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 380 345
London median hourly rate £23.25 £23.38 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +8.72% +7.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.21 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.54 £50.00 £54.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.48 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.43% -0.09% +8.60%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +3 692 £525 +5.00% 227
South London -2 283 £475 - 37
West London +6 203 £513 +4.06% 123
East London -4 88 £456 -2.93% 38
North London -6 7 £480 +20.00% 6
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 3,439 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1,213 (31.91%) Java
2 1,213 (31.91%) TDD
3 1,037 (27.28%) Kanban
4 849 (22.34%) Finance
5 818 (21.52%) JavaScript
6 759 (19.97%) BDD
7 758 (19.94%) Continuous Integration
8 736 (19.36%) Git (software)
9 730 (19.21%) DevOps
10 705 (18.55%) Test Automation
11 644 (16.94%) JIRA
12 637 (16.76%) Jenkins
13 614 (16.15%) Amazon AWS
14 557 (14.65%) SQL
15 498 (13.10%) Banking
16 491 (12.92%) HTML
17 469 (12.34%) Microservices
18 454 (11.94%) CSS
19 433 (11.39%) C#
20 432 (11.37%) User Experience
21 429 (11.29%) AngularJS
22 428 (11.26%) REST
23 417 (10.97%) Web Services
24 413 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
25 404 (10.63%) Docker
26 399 (10.50%) .NET
27 392 (10.31%) E-Commerce
28 389 (10.23%) User Stories
29 388 (10.21%) Spring

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
1 328 (8.63%) Confluence
2 118 (3.10%) Apache Spark
3 94 (2.47%) CMS
4 91 (2.39%) Apache
5 66 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
6 59 (1.55%) SharePoint
7 53 (1.39%) Tomcat
8 42 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
9 30 (0.79%) Jetty
10 27 (0.71%) Apache Solr
10 27 (0.71%) JBoss
11 24 (0.63%) WebSphere
12 23 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 23 (0.61%) IIS
13 22 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 22 (0.58%) Umbraco
14 21 (0.55%) NServiceBus
15 20 (0.53%) Apache Pig
16 19 (0.50%) WebLogic
17 18 (0.47%) Mule
Applications
1 96 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (1.55%) MS Visio
3 54 (1.42%) Photoshop
4 24 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
6 17 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 16 (0.42%) InVision
8 11 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.16%) Fireworks
11 6 (0.16%) GIMP
12 4 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
12 4 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
13 3 (0.079%) InDesign
14 2 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.053%) Stata
15 1 (0.026%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.026%) CINEMA 4D
15 1 (0.026%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 26 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.32%) Markit EDM
3 12 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.18%) CA PPM
4 7 (0.18%) Magento
4 7 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.18%) Temenos T24
5 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.11%) Summit
7 3 (0.079%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.079%) PolarLake
8 2 (0.053%) Northgate Housing
8 2 (0.053%) Primavera
8 2 (0.053%) SAP FSCM
8 2 (0.053%) Social Studio
8 2 (0.053%) Sprinklr
8 2 (0.053%) Temenos Globus
9 1 (0.026%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 614 (16.15%) Amazon AWS
2 413 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 150 (3.95%) GitHub
4 94 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 88 (2.32%) npm
6 85 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
7 62 (1.63%) PaaS
8 61 (1.60%) Amazon S3
9 56 (1.47%) SaaS
10 53 (1.39%) Serverless
11 45 (1.18%) IaaS
12 37 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 33 (0.87%) Office 365
14 32 (0.84%) BrowserStack
15 27 (0.71%) Heroku
15 27 (0.71%) Sauce Labs
16 24 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
17 22 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 22 (0.58%) Trello
18 21 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 119 (3.13%) HTTP
2 39 (1.03%) Internet
2 39 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 29 (0.76%) DNS
3 29 (0.76%) Firewall
4 26 (0.68%) SMS
5 20 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (0.53%) VPN
6 16 (0.42%) Intranet
7 13 (0.34%) MQTT
7 13 (0.34%) VLAN
8 12 (0.32%) WAN
9 10 (0.26%) HTTPS
9 10 (0.26%) LAN
9 10 (0.26%) Network Security
9 10 (0.26%) SSL
10 9 (0.24%) DHCP
10 9 (0.24%) Kerberos
11 7 (0.18%) AMQP
11 7 (0.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 279 (7.34%) Big Data
3 240 (6.31%) NoSQL
4 188 (4.95%) Relational Database
5 176 (4.63%) Hadoop
6 138 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
7 115 (3.03%) MongoDB
8 114 (3.00%) MySQL
9 102 (2.68%) Apache Hive
10 95 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
11 85 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
12 60 (1.58%) HBase
13 58 (1.53%) RDBMS
14 50 (1.32%) Impala
15 49 (1.29%) Power BI
15 49 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 48 (1.26%) Data Lake
16 48 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 47 (1.24%) Sqoop
18 36 (0.95%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 736 (19.36%) Git (software)
2 644 (16.94%) JIRA
3 637 (16.76%) Jenkins
4 289 (7.60%) Maven
5 286 (7.52%) Selenium
6 204 (5.37%) Cucumber
7 182 (4.79%) JUnit
8 141 (3.71%) Visual Studio
9 126 (3.31%) TeamCity
10 124 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 119 (3.13%) Mockito
12 118 (3.10%) Subversion
13 106 (2.79%) WebDriver
14 100 (2.63%) SonarQube
15 99 (2.60%) Jasmine
16 88 (2.32%) webpack
17 87 (2.29%) Gradle
17 87 (2.29%) JMeter
18 86 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
19 85 (2.24%) SpecFlow
General
1 849 (22.34%) Finance
2 498 (13.10%) Banking
3 233 (6.13%) Retail
4 115 (3.03%) Marketing
5 107 (2.82%) Investment Banking
6 86 (2.26%) Games
7 85 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 79 (2.08%) Front Office
9 56 (1.47%) Retail Banking
10 54 (1.42%) Publishing
11 48 (1.26%) Back Office
12 47 (1.24%) Law
13 42 (1.10%) Advertising
14 37 (0.97%) Financial Institution
15 35 (0.92%) Legal
16 28 (0.74%) Manufacturing
17 24 (0.63%) Electronics
18 19 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
19 14 (0.37%) Private Banking
20 12 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,611 (42.38%) Developer
2 487 (12.81%) Java Developer
3 385 (10.13%) Scrum Master
4 355 (9.34%) Analyst
5 293 (7.71%) Senior Developer
6 245 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 225 (5.92%) Project Manager
8 180 (4.74%) .NET Developer
9 169 (4.45%) Architect
10 165 (4.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 155 (4.08%) C# Developer
12 140 (3.68%) DevOps Engineer
13 139 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
14 134 (3.53%) React Developer
15 108 (2.84%) Full Stack Developer
16 100 (2.63%) Java Engineer
17 96 (2.53%) Angular Developer
18 95 (2.50%) Agile Scrum Master
19 94 (2.47%) Agile Developer
20 93 (2.45%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 491 (12.92%) HTML
2 454 (11.94%) CSS
3 429 (11.29%) AngularJS
4 428 (11.26%) REST
5 417 (10.97%) Web Services
6 399 (10.50%) .NET
7 388 (10.21%) Spring
8 384 (10.10%) RESTful
9 377 (9.92%) Node.js
10 322 (8.47%) React
11 252 (6.63%) HTML5
12 249 (6.55%) JSON
13 188 (4.95%) CSS3
14 172 (4.53%) XML
15 166 (4.37%) SOAP
16 161 (4.24%) Kafka
17 153 (4.03%) Sass
18 137 (3.60%) ASP.NET
19 131 (3.45%) Redux
20 129 (3.39%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 432 (11.37%) User Experience
2 219 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 196 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
4 174 (4.58%) Mobile App
5 139 (3.66%) Fintech
6 117 (3.08%) Computer Science
7 90 (2.37%) iPad
8 80 (2.10%) Algorithms
9 67 (1.76%) Virtual Team
10 56 (1.47%) Wiki
11 54 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
12 48 (1.26%) Fixed Income
13 45 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 44 (1.16%) Derivative
15 41 (1.08%) Management Information System
16 39 (1.03%) Data Structures
17 36 (0.95%) Data Centre
18 33 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 31 (0.82%) iPhone
20 29 (0.76%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 262 (6.89%) Linux
2 194 (5.10%) Unix
3 161 (4.24%) Apple iOS
4 138 (3.63%) Android
5 137 (3.60%) Windows
6 55 (1.45%) CentOS
7 22 (0.58%) CoreOS
8 20 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 17 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.34%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.24%) Windows Server
12 6 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.16%) Solaris
12 6 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.11%) VMS
13 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.079%) Debian
14 3 (0.079%) Nucleus RTOS
14 3 (0.079%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.053%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,439 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1,213 (31.91%) TDD
3 1,037 (27.28%) Kanban
4 759 (19.97%) BDD
5 758 (19.94%) Continuous Integration
6 730 (19.21%) DevOps
7 705 (18.55%) Test Automation
8 469 (12.34%) Microservices
9 392 (10.31%) E-Commerce
10 389 (10.23%) User Stories
11 348 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
12 322 (8.47%) Software Engineering
13 309 (8.13%) OO
14 305 (8.02%) Project Management
15 298 (7.84%) MVC
16 269 (7.08%) Pair Programming
17 260 (6.84%) Continuous Delivery
18 246 (6.47%) Analytics
18 246 (6.47%) Coaching
19 234 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1,213 (31.91%) Java
2 818 (21.52%) JavaScript
3 557 (14.65%) SQL
4 433 (11.39%) C#
5 342 (9.00%) Python
6 323 (8.50%) Java 8
7 173 (4.55%) Scala
8 127 (3.34%) Ruby
9 126 (3.31%) Bash Shell
10 121 (3.18%) ES6
11 96 (2.53%) Groovy
12 91 (2.39%) PowerShell
13 85 (2.24%) TypeScript
14 77 (2.03%) Shell Script
15 75 (1.97%) C++
16 59 (1.55%) Apple Swift
16 59 (1.55%) T-SQL
17 55 (1.45%) Objective-C
18 46 (1.21%) Go
19 44 (1.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 334 (8.79%) Security Cleared
2 285 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 194 (5.10%) Degree
4 46 (1.21%) ISEB
5 42 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 42 (1.10%) PMP
6 41 (1.08%) Master's Degree
6 41 (1.08%) PMI Certification
7 37 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
8 35 (0.92%) ISTQB
9 26 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 18 (0.47%) DV Cleared
11 17 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 13 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (0.32%) CCNP
14 11 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
15 10 (0.26%) CISSP
15 10 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
17 8 (0.21%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (8.10%) QA
2 41 (1.08%) GCP
3 34 (0.89%) PMO
3 34 (0.89%) SLA
4 33 (0.87%) GDPR
5 19 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (0.50%) PSD2
6 17 (0.45%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.39%) MiFID
8 10 (0.26%) EMIR
9 9 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
10 8 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.13%) ISO 20022
11 5 (0.13%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.11%) WCAG
13 3 (0.079%) COBIT
13 3 (0.079%) SEPA
13 3 (0.079%) WAI
14 2 (0.053%) PMBOK
14 2 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 404 (10.63%) Docker
2 61 (1.60%) HDFS
3 37 (0.97%) Active Directory
4 30 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 15 (0.39%) vSphere
7 8 (0.21%) vCloud
8 6 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.13%) Squid
9 5 (0.13%) Xen
10 3 (0.079%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.079%) Postfix
10 3 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.026%) ACF2
11 1 (0.026%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.026%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.026%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.026%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.026%) RACF
11 1 (0.026%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 254 (6.68%) Kubernetes
2 165 (4.34%) Ansible
3 104 (2.74%) Puppet
4 83 (2.18%) Terraform
5 74 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (1.53%) Hadoop YARN
7 40 (1.05%) Mesos
8 34 (0.89%) Consul
9 31 (0.82%) Prometheus
10 21 (0.55%) Kibana
10 21 (0.55%) Oozie
11 16 (0.42%) logstash
12 14 (0.37%) ZABBIX
13 10 (0.26%) Packer
13 10 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.24%) HAProxy
14 9 (0.24%) Rancher
14 9 (0.24%) Salt
15 8 (0.21%) HP ALM
16 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 261 (6.87%) Microsoft
2 163 (4.29%) Oracle
3 127 (3.34%) Google
4 102 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
5 91 (2.39%) SAP
6 70 (1.84%) Adobe
7 64 (1.68%) Cloudera
8 60 (1.58%) IBM
9 45 (1.18%) Atlassian
10 41 (1.08%) MuleSoft
11 39 (1.03%) hybris
12 36 (0.95%) Red Hat
13 35 (0.92%) Sitecore
13 35 (0.92%) VMware
14 33 (0.87%) Splunk
15 30 (0.79%) Tableau
16 25 (0.66%) Hortonworks
17 23 (0.61%) ServiceNow
18 22 (0.58%) CA Agile Central
19 19 (0.50%) Talend