Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 17 18
Rank change year-on-year -15 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1,030 3,232 3,828
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.77% 8.03% 8.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.61% 9.06% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 2,415 2,758
Median daily rate £525 £500 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -1.96% +2.00%
10th Percentile £391 £386 £380
90th Percentile £733 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £56.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +24.44% +40.63%
England median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -2.22% - +3.45%

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 13,538 35,654 40,798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.96% 88.57% 88.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,120 25,559 29,563
Median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +1.52%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £325
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 422 528
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £24.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +1.91% +3.40%
10th Percentile £17.48 £12.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £55.10 £56.50 £54.01
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +16.28% -9.47%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 -8 169 £518 +0.98% 54
West London +12 82 £525 +5.53% 22
South London -7 43 £500 +11.11% 8
East London -8 15 £500 -9.09% 15
North London +5 2 £425 -19.05% 2
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 941 (91.36%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (31.26%) Java
3 272 (26.41%) Kanban
4 257 (24.95%) Finance
5 253 (24.56%) DevOps
6 239 (23.20%) Azure
7 233 (22.62%) JIRA
8 220 (21.36%) TDD
9 214 (20.78%) Git (software)
10 206 (20.00%) SQL
11 177 (17.18%) JavaScript
11 177 (17.18%) Test Automation
12 173 (16.80%) AWS
13 167 (16.21%) Python
14 166 (16.12%) Jenkins
15 164 (15.92%) Microservices
16 160 (15.53%) Docker
17 157 (15.24%) Security Cleared
18 147 (14.27%) BDD
19 136 (13.20%) Microsoft
20 132 (12.82%) SC Cleared
21 130 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
22 129 (12.52%) Analytics
22 129 (12.52%) Web Services
23 119 (11.55%) Confluence
23 119 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
24 117 (11.36%) HTML
25 115 (11.17%) C#
26 114 (11.07%) AngularJS
27 112 (10.87%) User Stories

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
1 119 (11.55%) Confluence
2 27 (2.62%) Apache Spark
2 27 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (2.14%) CMS
4 19 (1.84%) WebLogic
5 18 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 16 (1.55%) Apache
7 14 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 11 (1.07%) SAS
10 10 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
10 10 (0.97%) JBoss
11 9 (0.87%) Appian
12 8 (0.78%) Jupyter
13 7 (0.68%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.68%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.58%) Jetty
14 6 (0.58%) Magnolia
14 6 (0.58%) MQSeries
14 6 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 35 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.87%) Sketch
5 6 (0.58%) Figma
5 6 (0.58%) InVision
6 5 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.19%) InDesign
8 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.097%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.097%) LibreOffice
9 1 (0.097%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.097%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 9 (0.87%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 7 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.39%) Workfront
4 3 (0.29%) Endur
4 3 (0.29%) Magento
4 3 (0.29%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 3 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.29%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.19%) Maximo
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.19%) PolarLake
5 2 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.19%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.097%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 239 (23.20%) Azure
2 173 (16.80%) AWS
3 57 (5.53%) GCP
4 43 (4.17%) Power Platform
5 41 (3.98%) GitHub
6 35 (3.40%) Slack
7 28 (2.72%) Azure Data Factory
8 23 (2.23%) SaaS
9 21 (2.04%) npm
9 21 (2.04%) OpenShift
10 20 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
11 19 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (1.75%) PaaS
12 18 (1.75%) Serverless
13 14 (1.36%) Amazon EKS
13 14 (1.36%) Amazon S3
13 14 (1.36%) IaaS
13 14 (1.36%) Logic Apps
13 14 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (1.17%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.14%) HTTP
2 19 (1.84%) DNS
3 18 (1.75%) Firewall
4 13 (1.26%) Internet
4 13 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.17%) SSL
6 9 (0.87%) VPN
7 7 (0.68%) SSH
8 6 (0.58%) Skype
9 4 (0.39%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (0.29%) MQTT
11 2 (0.19%) BGP
11 2 (0.19%) DSL
11 2 (0.19%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.19%) OSPF
11 2 (0.19%) RTMP
11 2 (0.19%) SMTP
11 2 (0.19%) VLAN
11 2 (0.19%) WebEx
11 2 (0.19%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 70 (6.80%) Big Data
3 49 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (4.66%) NoSQL
5 43 (4.17%) MongoDB
6 40 (3.88%) Power BI
7 33 (3.20%) MySQL
8 32 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 31 (3.01%) Data Lake
9 31 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
10 26 (2.52%) Hadoop
11 20 (1.94%) Relational Database
12 15 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 14 (1.36%) Redis
14 11 (1.07%) Cosmos DB
14 11 (1.07%) Oracle Database
15 10 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (0.97%) Pentaho
15 10 (0.97%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 233 (22.62%) JIRA
2 214 (20.78%) Git (software)
3 166 (16.12%) Jenkins
4 67 (6.50%) Selenium
5 59 (5.73%) Maven
6 57 (5.53%) Cucumber
7 42 (4.08%) JUnit
8 35 (3.40%) GitLab
8 35 (3.40%) Subversion
9 26 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (2.52%) TeamCity
10 24 (2.33%) Gradle
11 22 (2.14%) Artifactory
12 21 (2.04%) SpecFlow
13 20 (1.94%) Cypress.io
13 20 (1.94%) Xcode
13 20 (1.94%) Zephyr
14 19 (1.84%) WebDriver
15 18 (1.75%) JMeter
15 18 (1.75%) SoapUI
General
1 257 (24.95%) Finance
2 100 (9.71%) Banking
3 95 (9.22%) Front Office
4 71 (6.89%) Public Sector
5 39 (3.79%) Marketing
6 37 (3.59%) Investment Banking
7 20 (1.94%) Retail
8 15 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.68%) Games
9 7 (0.68%) Law
9 7 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.58%) Back Office
11 5 (0.49%) Legal
11 5 (0.49%) Police
11 5 (0.49%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.39%) Advertising
12 4 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.39%) Local Government
12 4 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 426 (41.36%) Developer
2 99 (9.61%) Java Developer
3 89 (8.64%) Analyst
4 71 (6.89%) Architect
5 68 (6.60%) Senior Developer
6 63 (6.12%) Business Analyst
7 54 (5.24%) Scrum Master
8 52 (5.05%) DevOps Engineer
9 46 (4.47%) React Developer
10 43 (4.17%) Project Manager
11 41 (3.98%) C# Developer
11 41 (3.98%) Full Stack Developer
12 32 (3.11%) Azure Developer
13 30 (2.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 30 (2.91%) Python Developer
14 25 (2.43%) Software Engineer
15 22 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
15 22 (2.14%) Tester
16 21 (2.04%) .NET Developer
16 21 (2.04%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (12.52%) Web Services
2 117 (11.36%) HTML
3 114 (11.07%) AngularJS
4 112 (10.87%) .NET
5 106 (10.29%) Node.js
6 97 (9.42%) CSS
7 96 (9.32%) React
8 89 (8.64%) Spring
9 88 (8.54%) REST
10 68 (6.60%) RESTful
11 65 (6.31%) Kafka
12 59 (5.73%) Spring Boot
13 56 (5.44%) SOAP
14 54 (5.24%) HTML5
15 48 (4.66%) Redux
16 43 (4.17%) JSON
17 41 (3.98%) XML
18 29 (2.82%) .NET Core
19 26 (2.52%) Velocity
20 25 (2.43%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 103 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 103 (10.00%) User Experience
2 72 (6.99%) Fixed Income
3 56 (5.44%) Greenfield Project
4 55 (5.34%) Derivative
5 38 (3.69%) Hedge funds
6 28 (2.72%) Mobile App
7 26 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 24 (2.33%) Virtual Team
9 22 (2.14%) Management Information System
10 20 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.75%) Public Cloud
12 17 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
13 14 (1.36%) Algorithms
13 14 (1.36%) Credit Derivative
14 13 (1.26%) OTC Derivatives
15 12 (1.17%) Equities
16 11 (1.07%) Data Structures
17 10 (0.97%) Cloud Native
17 10 (0.97%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 65 (6.31%) Linux
2 43 (4.17%) Android
3 40 (3.88%) Apple iOS
4 36 (3.50%) Unix
5 33 (3.20%) Windows
6 10 (0.97%) CentOS
6 10 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.68%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.58%) Solaris
9 5 (0.49%) Debian
9 5 (0.49%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.49%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.19%) VMS
11 1 (0.097%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.097%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.097%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 941 (91.36%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (26.41%) Kanban
3 253 (24.56%) DevOps
4 220 (21.36%) TDD
5 177 (17.18%) Test Automation
6 164 (15.92%) Microservices
7 147 (14.27%) BDD
8 130 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
9 129 (12.52%) Analytics
10 119 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
11 112 (10.87%) User Stories
12 102 (9.90%) Migration
13 85 (8.25%) Software Engineering
14 84 (8.16%) Project Management
15 81 (7.86%) Business Intelligence
16 69 (6.70%) Project Delivery
17 68 (6.60%) Continuous Delivery
18 67 (6.50%) Sprint Planning
19 64 (6.21%) Decision-Making
19 64 (6.21%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 322 (31.26%) Java
2 206 (20.00%) SQL
3 177 (17.18%) JavaScript
4 167 (16.21%) Python
5 115 (11.17%) C#
6 54 (5.24%) Java 8
7 43 (4.17%) R
8 41 (3.98%) Scala
9 39 (3.79%) TypeScript
10 34 (3.30%) C++
11 30 (2.91%) PowerShell
12 29 (2.82%) Bash Shell
12 29 (2.82%) Kotlin
12 29 (2.82%) PL/SQL
13 26 (2.52%) Shell Script
13 26 (2.52%) T-SQL
14 23 (2.23%) VBA
15 22 (2.14%) C
16 21 (2.04%) Ruby
17 20 (1.94%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 157 (15.24%) Security Cleared
2 132 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 80 (7.77%) Degree
4 27 (2.62%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.36%) Master's Degree
6 13 (1.26%) ISEB
7 11 (1.07%) CISM
7 11 (1.07%) CISSP
7 11 (1.07%) PMI Certification
8 8 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (0.68%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.58%) CISA
10 6 (0.58%) CLAS
10 6 (0.58%) GIAC
11 5 (0.49%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (8.25%) QA
2 14 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.17%) GDPR
4 11 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.07%) PMO
5 6 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.49%) COBIT
6 5 (0.49%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.49%) WCAG
7 4 (0.39%) P3O
8 3 (0.29%) AICPA
8 3 (0.29%) NIST
8 3 (0.29%) SLA
9 2 (0.19%) MiFID
10 1 (0.097%) CDISC
10 1 (0.097%) HL7
10 1 (0.097%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 160 (15.53%) Docker
2 15 (1.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.49%) HDFS
4 4 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.29%) GridGain
6 2 (0.19%) Postfix
6 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.097%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 100 (9.71%) Kubernetes
2 59 (5.73%) Terraform
3 38 (3.69%) Ansible
4 17 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (1.65%) Puppet
5 10 (0.97%) Grafana
5 10 (0.97%) Prometheus
6 8 (0.78%) Kibana
7 6 (0.58%) logstash
8 5 (0.49%) Consul
8 5 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (0.49%) Oozie
8 5 (0.49%) Salt
9 4 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.39%) Packer
10 3 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.19%) Marathon
11 2 (0.19%) Mesos
11 2 (0.19%) Rancher
12 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 136 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 72 (6.99%) Oracle
3 34 (3.30%) Databricks
3 34 (3.30%) Google
4 32 (3.11%) Splunk
5 30 (2.91%) StreamSets
6 27 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (2.04%) Bloomberg
7 21 (2.04%) MuleSoft
8 19 (1.84%) Adobe
8 19 (1.84%) Atlassian
9 18 (1.75%) SAP
10 17 (1.65%) AppDynamics
11 14 (1.36%) Cloudera
12 13 (1.26%) IBM
13 12 (1.17%) Tableau
14 10 (0.97%) ServiceNow
15 9 (0.87%) Axway
15 9 (0.87%) DevExpress
15 9 (0.87%) Hortonworks