Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 17 18
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1,793 3,475 3,591
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.23% 8.13% 7.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.24% 9.15% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,290 2,507 2,702
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £397 £382 £400
90th Percentile £688 £659 £650
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £54.50 £51.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.78% +5.89% +11.89%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -26.32% -4.04% +17.86%

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 21,769 37,974 41,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.73% 88.88% 88.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,187 27,146 29,775
Median daily rate £520 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.46% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 419 555
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.53 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.93% +10.54% -4.00%
10th Percentile £14.99 £12.76 £14.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.91 £23.38
% change year-on-year +0.36% +6.57% -6.50%

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 7 April 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 7 April 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 7 April 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 +1 340 £518 +3.50% 99
West London 0 90 £525 +13.51% 37
South London -5 88 £500 - 24
East London +10 29 £498 -9.55% 16
North London +10 4 £425 -5.56% 4
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 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 1,621 (90.41%) Agile Software Development
2 480 (26.77%) Java
3 449 (25.04%) Kanban
4 417 (23.26%) TDD
5 387 (21.58%) JIRA
6 377 (21.03%) Finance
7 373 (20.80%) DevOps
8 356 (19.85%) JavaScript
9 340 (18.96%) Microservices
10 317 (17.68%) Git (software)
11 314 (17.51%) Azure
12 300 (16.73%) AWS
13 265 (14.78%) SQL
14 261 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
15 257 (14.33%) AngularJS
16 255 (14.22%) Docker
17 240 (13.39%) Test Automation
18 239 (13.33%) BDD
18 239 (13.33%) C#
18 239 (13.33%) Jenkins
19 233 (12.99%) Web Services
20 230 (12.83%) .NET
21 215 (11.99%) React
22 208 (11.60%) Security Cleared
23 202 (11.27%) HTML
24 197 (10.99%) Confluence
25 190 (10.60%) CSS
25 190 (10.60%) Spring
26 188 (10.49%) Python
27 185 (10.32%) REST

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
1 197 (10.99%) Confluence
2 97 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
3 47 (2.62%) CMS
4 31 (1.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 28 (1.56%) SharePoint
6 27 (1.51%) Apache
7 24 (1.34%) Apache Spark
7 24 (1.34%) Camunda
8 18 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (0.84%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.67%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.56%) IIS
11 10 (0.56%) nginx
12 7 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
12 7 (0.39%) Jetty
12 7 (0.39%) Jupyter
12 7 (0.39%) SAS
13 6 (0.33%) Anypoint
13 6 (0.33%) Magnolia
13 6 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 29 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
3 19 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.67%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.67%) Sketch
5 11 (0.61%) InVision
6 7 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.28%) Zeplin
8 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.17%) InDesign
10 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.11%) UserZoom
11 1 (0.056%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.056%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 11 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
2 9 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.17%) CA PPM
5 3 (0.17%) Magento
5 3 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.17%) PolarLake
5 3 (0.17%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.056%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.056%) Sonata
7 1 (0.056%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 314 (17.51%) Azure
2 300 (16.73%) AWS
3 108 (6.02%) GitHub
4 57 (3.18%) GCP
5 42 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
5 42 (2.34%) Serverless
6 39 (2.18%) PaaS
6 39 (2.18%) Power Platform
7 35 (1.95%) Amazon S3
7 35 (1.95%) OpenShift
8 31 (1.73%) Slack
9 28 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
10 25 (1.39%) SaaS
11 24 (1.34%) Adobe Analytics
11 24 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
12 23 (1.28%) npm
13 17 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 16 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
14 16 (0.89%) IaaS
14 16 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.18%) HTTP
2 26 (1.45%) Internet
3 21 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.89%) Firewall
5 12 (0.67%) VPN
6 8 (0.45%) DNS
6 8 (0.45%) HTTPS
7 7 (0.39%) RTMP
7 7 (0.39%) Skype
7 7 (0.39%) Wireshark
8 6 (0.33%) LAN
8 6 (0.33%) SSL
8 6 (0.33%) WAN
9 5 (0.28%) DHCP
9 5 (0.28%) DSL
9 5 (0.28%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.28%) Wireless
9 5 (0.28%) WLAN
10 4 (0.22%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 143 (7.98%) MySQL
3 117 (6.53%) NoSQL
4 88 (4.91%) Big Data
5 75 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
6 68 (3.79%) MongoDB
7 61 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
7 61 (3.40%) Relational Database
8 48 (2.68%) Redis
9 36 (2.01%) Power BI
10 35 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 31 (1.73%) Data Lake
11 31 (1.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 31 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 30 (1.67%) Hadoop
13 25 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
14 24 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (0.84%) RDBMS
16 13 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
17 11 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 387 (21.58%) JIRA
2 317 (17.68%) Git (software)
3 239 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 124 (6.92%) JUnit
5 119 (6.64%) Maven
6 111 (6.19%) Selenium
7 84 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 75 (4.18%) Mockito
9 68 (3.79%) Cucumber
10 60 (3.35%) Gradle
11 53 (2.96%) Subversion
12 50 (2.79%) Protractor
13 49 (2.73%) Jasmine
13 49 (2.73%) TeamCity
14 46 (2.57%) Bitbucket
15 40 (2.23%) SpecFlow
16 37 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
16 37 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
17 30 (1.67%) SonarQube
18 28 (1.56%) Artifactory
General
1 377 (21.03%) Finance
2 147 (8.20%) Banking
3 113 (6.30%) Front Office
4 110 (6.13%) Public Sector
5 98 (5.47%) Marketing
6 52 (2.90%) Retail
7 35 (1.95%) Investment Banking
8 26 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 25 (1.39%) Back Office
10 20 (1.12%) Law
11 17 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
12 15 (0.84%) Games
13 13 (0.73%) Advertising
14 11 (0.61%) Publishing
15 10 (0.56%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.50%) Manufacturing
17 8 (0.45%) Legal
18 6 (0.33%) Electronics
19 3 (0.17%) Aerospace
19 3 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 806 (44.95%) Developer
2 185 (10.32%) Java Developer
3 149 (8.31%) Analyst
4 141 (7.86%) Scrum Master
5 111 (6.19%) Senior Developer
6 107 (5.97%) Business Analyst
7 104 (5.80%) Architect
8 94 (5.24%) React Developer
9 92 (5.13%) C# Developer
10 90 (5.02%) .NET Developer
11 89 (4.96%) Project Manager
12 87 (4.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 69 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
14 62 (3.46%) DevOps Engineer
15 58 (3.23%) Angular Developer
16 56 (3.12%) Backend Developer
17 52 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
18 46 (2.57%) Consultant
19 40 (2.23%) Software Engineer
20 39 (2.18%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (14.33%) AngularJS
2 233 (12.99%) Web Services
3 230 (12.83%) .NET
4 215 (11.99%) React
5 202 (11.27%) HTML
6 190 (10.60%) CSS
6 190 (10.60%) Spring
7 185 (10.32%) REST
8 166 (9.26%) Node.js
9 160 (8.92%) RESTful
10 121 (6.75%) Spring Boot
11 100 (5.58%) SOAP
12 91 (5.08%) Redux
13 81 (4.52%) HTML5
14 80 (4.46%) .NET Core
15 76 (4.24%) Kafka
16 73 (4.07%) ASP.NET
17 68 (3.79%) XML
18 62 (3.46%) JSON
19 49 (2.73%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 173 (9.65%) User Experience
2 144 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
4 48 (2.68%) Fixed Income
5 45 (2.51%) Mobile App
6 44 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
7 38 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
7 38 (2.12%) Virtual Team
8 31 (1.73%) Management Information System
9 30 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 30 (1.67%) Hedge funds
10 27 (1.51%) Derivative
11 26 (1.45%) Public Cloud
12 21 (1.17%) Equities
12 21 (1.17%) W3C
13 20 (1.12%) Cloud Native
13 20 (1.12%) Semantic Web
14 18 (1.00%) NHS
15 16 (0.89%) Algorithms
16 15 (0.84%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 103 (5.74%) Linux
2 83 (4.63%) Android
3 65 (3.63%) Apple iOS
4 45 (2.51%) Windows
5 44 (2.45%) Unix
6 14 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.50%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.45%) CentOS
9 6 (0.33%) Solaris
10 5 (0.28%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.22%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.11%) VMS
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,621 (90.41%) Agile Software Development
2 449 (25.04%) Kanban
3 417 (23.26%) TDD
4 373 (20.80%) DevOps
5 340 (18.96%) Microservices
6 261 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
7 240 (13.39%) Test Automation
8 239 (13.33%) BDD
9 176 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
10 173 (9.65%) Software Engineering
11 172 (9.59%) Analytics
12 159 (8.87%) User Stories
13 154 (8.59%) Project Management
14 144 (8.03%) Front End Development
15 138 (7.70%) Pair Programming
16 123 (6.86%) Migration
17 121 (6.75%) SDLC
18 114 (6.36%) Coaching
19 112 (6.25%) Open Source
20 109 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 480 (26.77%) Java
2 356 (19.85%) JavaScript
3 265 (14.78%) SQL
4 239 (13.33%) C#
5 188 (10.49%) Python
6 129 (7.19%) Java 8
7 80 (4.46%) TypeScript
8 61 (3.40%) Ruby
9 46 (2.57%) Scala
10 41 (2.29%) PowerShell
11 36 (2.01%) Kotlin
12 35 (1.95%) F#
13 33 (1.84%) Bash Shell
14 32 (1.78%) PL/SQL
15 31 (1.73%) Shell Script
16 30 (1.67%) C++
16 30 (1.67%) Groovy
17 28 (1.56%) C
17 28 (1.56%) R
17 28 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 208 (11.60%) Security Cleared
2 171 (9.54%) SC Cleared
3 98 (5.47%) Degree
4 22 (1.23%) PMI Certification
5 17 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (0.95%) PMP
6 16 (0.89%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.84%) ISEB
8 14 (0.78%) DV Cleared
8 14 (0.78%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.56%) BC Cleared
10 9 (0.50%) CISM
10 9 (0.50%) CISSP
11 8 (0.45%) AWS Certification
12 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
14 5 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (8.81%) QA
2 22 (1.23%) PMO
3 15 (0.84%) WCAG
4 9 (0.50%) SLA
5 8 (0.45%) GDPR
6 6 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.33%) MiFID
7 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.22%) P3O
9 3 (0.17%) AICPA
10 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.056%) COBIT
11 1 (0.056%) EMIR
11 1 (0.056%) GxP
11 1 (0.056%) HL7
11 1 (0.056%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.056%) NIST
11 1 (0.056%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 255 (14.22%) Docker
2 22 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.45%) vSphere
6 7 (0.39%) HDFS
7 6 (0.33%) Postfix
8 5 (0.28%) Firmware
9 4 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.11%) Varnish
11 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.056%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.056%) NFS
12 1 (0.056%) VMFS
12 1 (0.056%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.056%) XenApp
12 1 (0.056%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 144 (8.03%) Kubernetes
2 71 (3.96%) Terraform
3 57 (3.18%) Ansible
4 22 (1.23%) Puppet
5 16 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (0.67%) Grafana
7 11 (0.61%) Kibana
8 9 (0.50%) Consul
8 9 (0.50%) logstash
8 9 (0.50%) Packer
8 9 (0.50%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.22%) Istio
11 3 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.17%) Oozie
12 2 (0.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.11%) Marathon
12 2 (0.11%) Mesos
12 2 (0.11%) MIIS
12 2 (0.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 177 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 86 (4.80%) Oracle
3 65 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
4 56 (3.12%) Atlassian
5 47 (2.62%) Adobe
6 43 (2.40%) SAP
7 41 (2.29%) Google
8 20 (1.12%) Tableau
9 19 (1.06%) DevExpress
10 15 (0.84%) Informatica
10 15 (0.84%) RedGate
10 15 (0.84%) VMware
11 13 (0.73%) MuleSoft
11 13 (0.73%) StreamSets
12 12 (0.67%) Bloomberg
13 11 (0.61%) Databricks
13 11 (0.61%) Red Hat
14 10 (0.56%) CA Agile Central
14 10 (0.56%) hybris
14 10 (0.56%) Perforce