Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 17 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3791 3633 3327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.98% 8.18% 7.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.18% 9.48% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2853 2634 2489
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £313
90th Percentile £638 £613 £613
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 3
London median hourly rate £38.40 £46.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.53% -23.33% +16.50%
10th Percentile £25.55 £41.00 £31.38
90th Percentile £49.15 £56.00 £162.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.59%

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 41274 38304 39069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.92% 86.26% 84.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30087 27414 27903
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £640 £638
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 415 473
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.29 £12.14 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.68 £50.08 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 -11 573 £500 +5.26% 81
South London +1 216 £490 +12.00% 7
West London +7 198 £503 +18.24% 43
East London +9 80 £513 +13.89% 18
North London +1 15 £425 -5.56% 4
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 3424 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1256 (33.13%) TDD
3 1232 (32.50%) Java
4 992 (26.17%) Kanban
5 894 (23.58%) Finance
6 843 (22.24%) JavaScript
7 840 (22.16%) BDD
8 802 (21.16%) Continuous Integration
9 662 (17.46%) Git (software)
10 654 (17.25%) DevOps
11 638 (16.83%) JIRA
12 603 (15.91%) Test Automation
13 596 (15.72%) Jenkins
14 584 (15.40%) Banking
15 569 (15.01%) SQL
16 540 (14.24%) HTML
17 538 (14.19%) Web Services
18 533 (14.06%) C#
19 527 (13.90%) .NET
20 517 (13.64%) RESTful
21 516 (13.61%) REST
21 516 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
22 491 (12.95%) AngularJS
23 479 (12.64%) CSS
24 459 (12.11%) Microservices
25 437 (11.53%) Spring
26 436 (11.50%) User Stories
27 394 (10.39%) Linux
28 374 (9.87%) User Experience
29 340 (8.97%) Software Engineering

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
1 307 (8.10%) Confluence
2 143 (3.77%) Apache Spark
3 138 (3.64%) Apache
4 123 (3.24%) CMS
5 117 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
6 85 (2.24%) Tomcat
7 74 (1.95%) Apache Solr
8 71 (1.87%) SharePoint
9 61 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 42 (1.11%) OpenStack
11 34 (0.90%) IIS
11 34 (0.90%) JBoss
11 34 (0.90%) WebSphere
12 27 (0.71%) Mule
13 26 (0.69%) nginx
14 21 (0.55%) NServiceBus
15 19 (0.50%) Drupal
16 17 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
16 17 (0.45%) Jetty
17 16 (0.42%) EPiServer
Applications
1 79 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 43 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
4 40 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
5 22 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 19 (0.50%) InVision
7 17 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 11 (0.29%) HipChat
9 6 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.079%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.079%) EngageOne
10 3 (0.079%) Mingle
10 3 (0.079%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.053%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.053%) InDesign
11 2 (0.053%) UXPin
12 1 (0.026%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 55 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.79%) Temenos T24
3 11 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
4 9 (0.24%) CA PPM
5 8 (0.21%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.21%) Primavera
6 6 (0.16%) Magento
7 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.11%) Endur
8 4 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.11%) Temenos Globus
9 3 (0.079%) Exstream
9 3 (0.079%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.053%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.053%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.053%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.053%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 516 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
2 301 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 161 (4.25%) GitHub
4 108 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
5 57 (1.50%) Amazon S3
6 53 (1.40%) npm
7 50 (1.32%) PaaS
8 49 (1.29%) Serverless
9 42 (1.11%) IaaS
10 41 (1.08%) SaaS
11 37 (0.98%) Office 365
12 31 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 29 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
14 25 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 24 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 23 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
16 23 (0.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 22 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
18 19 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
19 17 (0.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 99 (2.61%) HTTP
2 49 (1.29%) Kerberos
3 47 (1.24%) Internet
4 44 (1.16%) TCP/IP
5 40 (1.06%) SMS
6 20 (0.53%) Bluetooth
7 19 (0.50%) DNS
7 19 (0.50%) Network Security
8 17 (0.45%) Firewall
8 17 (0.45%) VPN
9 16 (0.42%) SSL
10 14 (0.37%) Intranet
11 13 (0.34%) LDAP
12 12 (0.32%) DSL
13 8 (0.21%) OpenVPN
14 7 (0.18%) OpenLDAP
14 7 (0.18%) SSH
15 6 (0.16%) FTP
15 6 (0.16%) WAN
16 5 (0.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (7.83%) NoSQL
2 258 (6.81%) Big Data
3 255 (6.73%) Hadoop
4 242 (6.38%) SQL Server
5 228 (6.01%) MongoDB
6 204 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
7 202 (5.33%) Relational Database
8 144 (3.80%) MySQL
9 119 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
10 103 (2.72%) HBase
11 97 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
12 91 (2.40%) RDBMS
13 53 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 50 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
14 50 (1.32%) Redis
15 43 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 42 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 39 (1.03%) Power BI
18 37 (0.98%) Apache Hive
18 37 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 662 (17.46%) Git (software)
2 638 (16.83%) JIRA
3 596 (15.72%) Jenkins
4 291 (7.68%) Cucumber
5 263 (6.94%) Maven
6 245 (6.46%) Selenium
7 187 (4.93%) TeamCity
8 162 (4.27%) JUnit
9 107 (2.82%) Mockito
10 95 (2.51%) Subversion
10 95 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 94 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
12 86 (2.27%) WebDriver
13 84 (2.22%) Gradle
14 81 (2.14%) Appium
15 80 (2.11%) gulp
16 73 (1.93%) IntelliJ
17 65 (1.71%) Grunt
17 65 (1.71%) Xcode
18 64 (1.69%) SonarQube
General
1 894 (23.58%) Finance
2 584 (15.40%) Banking
3 191 (5.04%) Retail
4 176 (4.64%) Marketing
5 150 (3.96%) Investment Banking
6 91 (2.40%) Publishing
7 89 (2.35%) Front Office
8 76 (2.00%) Games
9 73 (1.93%) Retail Banking
10 67 (1.77%) Telecoms
11 52 (1.37%) Back Office
12 48 (1.27%) Electronics
12 48 (1.27%) Legal
13 47 (1.24%) Law
14 45 (1.19%) Manufacturing
15 36 (0.95%) Private Banking
16 30 (0.79%) Advertising
17 22 (0.58%) Financial Institution
18 18 (0.47%) Automotive
19 13 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1681 (44.34%) Developer
2 511 (13.48%) Java Developer
3 421 (11.11%) Analyst
4 307 (8.10%) Senior Developer
5 296 (7.81%) Business Analyst
6 285 (7.52%) Scrum Master
7 199 (5.25%) DevOps Engineer
8 197 (5.20%) C# Developer
9 189 (4.99%) .NET Developer
9 189 (4.99%) Project Manager
10 150 (3.96%) Architect
11 137 (3.61%) Full Stack Developer
11 137 (3.61%) JavaScript Developer
12 119 (3.14%) Agile Developer
13 101 (2.66%) Senior Java Developer
14 98 (2.59%) Tester
15 95 (2.51%) Delivery Manager
16 91 (2.40%) C# .NET Developer
17 87 (2.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 86 (2.27%) Agile Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 540 (14.24%) HTML
2 538 (14.19%) Web Services
3 527 (13.90%) .NET
4 517 (13.64%) RESTful
5 516 (13.61%) REST
6 491 (12.95%) AngularJS
7 479 (12.64%) CSS
8 437 (11.53%) Spring
9 331 (8.73%) Node.js
10 321 (8.47%) HTML5
11 292 (7.70%) JSON
12 288 (7.60%) React
13 230 (6.07%) XML
14 213 (5.62%) ASP.NET
15 194 (5.12%) Spring Boot
16 187 (4.93%) CSS3
17 183 (4.83%) SOAP
18 171 (4.51%) ASP.NET Web API
19 166 (4.38%) jQuery
20 153 (4.04%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 374 (9.87%) User Experience
2 246 (6.49%) Mobile App
3 239 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
4 191 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
5 126 (3.32%) Fintech
6 123 (3.24%) Computer Science
7 77 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 72 (1.90%) Virtual Team
9 65 (1.71%) Algorithms
10 61 (1.61%) Derivative
11 60 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
12 56 (1.48%) iPad
13 50 (1.32%) iPhone
14 38 (1.00%) Online Banking
15 35 (0.92%) Video on Demand
16 34 (0.90%) Video\Live Streaming
17 31 (0.82%) Management Information System
17 31 (0.82%) Public Cloud
18 30 (0.79%) Social Media
19 29 (0.76%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 394 (10.39%) Linux
2 207 (5.46%) Apple iOS
3 186 (4.91%) Android
4 182 (4.80%) Unix
5 162 (4.27%) Windows
6 46 (1.21%) CentOS
7 41 (1.08%) Ubuntu
8 39 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (0.55%) Mac OS X
9 21 (0.55%) Windows Server
10 11 (0.29%) Solaris
11 6 (0.16%) Nucleus RTOS
12 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.079%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.079%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.053%) CoreOS
15 2 (0.053%) MVS
16 1 (0.026%) Debian
16 1 (0.026%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3424 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1256 (33.13%) TDD
3 992 (26.17%) Kanban
4 840 (22.16%) BDD
5 802 (21.16%) Continuous Integration
6 654 (17.25%) DevOps
7 603 (15.91%) Test Automation
8 459 (12.11%) Microservices
9 436 (11.50%) User Stories
10 340 (8.97%) Software Engineering
11 333 (8.78%) E-Commerce
12 328 (8.65%) MVC
13 327 (8.63%) OO
13 327 (8.63%) Project Management
14 302 (7.97%) Continuous Delivery
15 282 (7.44%) Pair Programming
16 239 (6.30%) SDLC
17 238 (6.28%) Open Source
17 238 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
18 230 (6.07%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1232 (32.50%) Java
2 843 (22.24%) JavaScript
3 569 (15.01%) SQL
4 533 (14.06%) C#
5 316 (8.34%) Python
6 257 (6.78%) Scala
7 139 (3.67%) Ruby
8 109 (2.88%) PowerShell
9 103 (2.72%) Apple Swift
10 95 (2.51%) Bash Shell
10 95 (2.51%) Objective-C
11 92 (2.43%) ES6
11 92 (2.43%) Groovy
12 85 (2.24%) T-SQL
13 79 (2.08%) TypeScript
14 68 (1.79%) Shell Script
15 50 (1.32%) C++
16 47 (1.24%) R
17 43 (1.13%) C
18 42 (1.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 312 (8.23%) Security Cleared
2 247 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 230 (6.07%) Degree
4 68 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 62 (1.64%) ISEB
6 41 (1.08%) ISTQB
7 36 (0.95%) PMP
8 34 (0.90%) PMI Certification
9 32 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 29 (0.76%) DV Cleared
11 28 (0.74%) Master's Degree
12 16 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
15 9 (0.24%) IIBA
16 8 (0.21%) AWS Certification
16 8 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 7 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
17 7 (0.18%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 329 (8.68%) QA
2 38 (1.00%) MiFID
3 34 (0.90%) GDPR
4 31 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 31 (0.82%) PMO
5 19 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 18 (0.47%) EMIR
7 17 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
8 11 (0.29%) PSD2
9 8 (0.21%) PMBOK
10 7 (0.18%) GCP
10 7 (0.18%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.13%) IFRS
11 5 (0.13%) SLA
11 5 (0.13%) WCAG
12 4 (0.11%) IFRS 9
12 4 (0.11%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 2 (0.053%) COBIT
14 2 (0.053%) WAI
System Software
1 303 (7.99%) Docker
2 63 (1.66%) HDFS
3 41 (1.08%) vCloud
4 39 (1.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 36 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
6 25 (0.66%) Active Directory
7 13 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.21%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.18%) Postfix
9 7 (0.18%) Squid
9 7 (0.18%) vSphere
10 5 (0.13%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.13%) NFS
10 5 (0.13%) OpenDJ
10 5 (0.13%) OpenIDM
11 3 (0.079%) Firmware
11 3 (0.079%) KVM
12 2 (0.053%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.053%) XenApp
12 2 (0.053%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 207 (5.46%) Puppet
2 187 (4.93%) Ansible
3 132 (3.48%) Kubernetes
4 113 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
5 98 (2.59%) Terraform
6 46 (1.21%) ZABBIX
7 33 (0.87%) Kibana
8 23 (0.61%) Rancher
9 20 (0.53%) Mesos
10 19 (0.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 19 (0.50%) Grafana
11 18 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
11 18 (0.47%) logstash
12 17 (0.45%) Nagios
13 14 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
13 14 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
14 13 (0.34%) Graphite
15 11 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
15 11 (0.29%) Salt
15 11 (0.29%) StatsD
Vendors
1 303 (7.99%) Microsoft
2 187 (4.93%) Oracle
3 87 (2.29%) Adobe
4 85 (2.24%) Atlassian
5 84 (2.22%) SAP
6 71 (1.87%) VMware
7 68 (1.79%) Apple
7 68 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
8 61 (1.61%) Splunk
9 55 (1.45%) IBM
10 52 (1.37%) Google
11 45 (1.19%) New Relic
12 43 (1.13%) Xamarin
13 39 (1.03%) Tableau
14 38 (1.00%) AppDynamics
15 35 (0.92%) Apigee
16 34 (0.90%) Red Hat
17 32 (0.84%) Hortonworks
18 30 (0.79%) HP
19 28 (0.74%) Temenos