Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 17 16
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3,792 3,664 3,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.29% 8.13% 8.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.47% 9.24% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,653 2,736 2,742
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £381 £375 £350
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £483 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.58% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 11
London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -31.52% +87.76%
10th Percentile £15.65 £24.64 £41.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £40.45 £57.50
England median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

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 40,032 39,667 38,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.51% 88.03% 87.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,904 28,710 27,958
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.99% +2.89%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £642
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 362 408
London median hourly rate £21.13 £22.81 £21.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.39% +5.75% +7.85%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.02 £11.40
90th Percentile £53.13 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +6 677 £525 +5.00% 233
South London -9 246 £525 +10.53% 36
West London -1 189 £500 +5.26% 127
East London -7 84 £484 +2.33% 25
North London -7 11 £450 +4.35% 8
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3,435 (90.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,205 (31.78%) Java
3 1,129 (29.77%) TDD
4 1,000 (26.37%) Kanban
5 847 (22.34%) Finance
6 806 (21.26%) Continuous Integration
7 799 (21.07%) JavaScript
8 756 (19.94%) Test Automation
9 751 (19.80%) DevOps
10 744 (19.62%) BDD
11 715 (18.86%) Jenkins
12 705 (18.59%) Git (software)
13 672 (17.72%) JIRA
14 628 (16.56%) SQL
15 616 (16.24%) Amazon AWS
16 516 (13.61%) HTML
17 472 (12.45%) Banking
18 463 (12.21%) C#
19 455 (12.00%) .NET
20 454 (11.97%) Microservices
21 449 (11.84%) CSS
22 431 (11.37%) Docker
23 425 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
24 419 (11.05%) Python
25 413 (10.89%) REST
26 410 (10.81%) User Experience
27 394 (10.39%) E-Commerce
28 390 (10.28%) Web Services
29 387 (10.21%) AngularJS
30 368 (9.70%) 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
1 343 (9.05%) Confluence
2 126 (3.32%) Apache Spark
3 111 (2.93%) Apache
4 99 (2.61%) CMS
5 91 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
6 48 (1.27%) SharePoint
7 44 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 36 (0.95%) Umbraco
9 29 (0.76%) Tomcat
10 28 (0.74%) IIS
11 22 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 21 (0.55%) Apache Solr
13 20 (0.53%) JBoss
13 20 (0.53%) WebLogic
14 19 (0.50%) Mule
14 19 (0.50%) NServiceBus
15 17 (0.45%) Jetty
15 17 (0.45%) OpenStack
16 16 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 15 (0.40%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 108 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 74 (1.95%) MS Visio
3 56 (1.48%) Photoshop
4 32 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (0.66%) InVision
6 23 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 19 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
8 11 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.16%) Fireworks
10 5 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.13%) GIMP
11 3 (0.079%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.079%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.053%) InDesign
12 2 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.053%) Snapchat
13 1 (0.026%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.026%) HipChat
13 1 (0.026%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 30 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.29%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
5 7 (0.18%) CA PPM
6 4 (0.11%) Magento
6 4 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.079%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.053%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.053%) PolarLake
8 2 (0.053%) Primavera
8 2 (0.053%) Social Studio
8 2 (0.053%) Sprinklr
8 2 (0.053%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.026%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.026%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.026%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 616 (16.24%) Amazon AWS
2 425 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 163 (4.30%) GitHub
4 116 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
5 99 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 89 (2.35%) PaaS
7 83 (2.19%) npm
8 79 (2.08%) Amazon S3
8 79 (2.08%) Serverless
9 56 (1.48%) SaaS
10 51 (1.34%) IaaS
10 51 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 41 (1.08%) Heroku
12 40 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
13 30 (0.79%) BrowserStack
13 30 (0.79%) Office 365
14 26 (0.69%) Slack
15 24 (0.63%) Sauce Labs
16 21 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
16 21 (0.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 122 (3.22%) HTTP
2 43 (1.13%) Internet
3 38 (1.00%) Firewall
4 37 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 21 (0.55%) DNS
6 18 (0.47%) HTTPS
6 18 (0.47%) SSL
7 17 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
7 17 (0.45%) Kerberos
8 13 (0.34%) MQTT
9 12 (0.32%) SMS
10 11 (0.29%) AMQP
11 10 (0.26%) Network Security
11 10 (0.26%) VPN
12 9 (0.24%) Intranet
13 8 (0.21%) DMZ
14 5 (0.13%) Skype
14 5 (0.13%) SMTP
14 5 (0.13%) WAN
15 3 (0.079%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 345 (9.10%) SQL Server
2 267 (7.04%) Big Data
3 224 (5.91%) NoSQL
4 205 (5.41%) Hadoop
5 187 (4.93%) Relational Database
6 135 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
7 134 (3.53%) Apache Hive
8 133 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
9 121 (3.19%) MySQL
10 111 (2.93%) MongoDB
11 77 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
12 72 (1.90%) Data Lake
13 71 (1.87%) Impala
13 71 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 60 (1.58%) Sqoop
15 58 (1.53%) RDBMS
16 54 (1.42%) Power BI
17 52 (1.37%) HBase
18 48 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 41 (1.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 715 (18.86%) Jenkins
2 705 (18.59%) Git (software)
3 672 (17.72%) JIRA
4 286 (7.54%) Selenium
5 252 (6.65%) Maven
6 219 (5.78%) Cucumber
7 173 (4.56%) JUnit
8 130 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 128 (3.38%) TeamCity
10 119 (3.14%) Mockito
11 109 (2.87%) Visual Studio
11 109 (2.87%) WebDriver
12 103 (2.72%) Subversion
13 90 (2.37%) Jasmine
14 89 (2.35%) SonarQube
15 84 (2.22%) webpack
16 83 (2.19%) JMeter
17 80 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
18 68 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
19 66 (1.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 847 (22.34%) Finance
2 472 (12.45%) Banking
3 234 (6.17%) Retail
4 115 (3.03%) Marketing
5 106 (2.80%) Front Office
6 104 (2.74%) Investment Banking
7 76 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 69 (1.82%) Games
9 52 (1.37%) Law
10 51 (1.34%) Publishing
11 45 (1.19%) Advertising
12 38 (1.00%) Financial Institution
13 35 (0.92%) Back Office
14 33 (0.87%) Retail Banking
15 32 (0.84%) Legal
16 25 (0.66%) Manufacturing
17 23 (0.61%) Electronics
17 23 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (0.42%) Billing
19 7 (0.18%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1,559 (41.11%) Developer
2 453 (11.95%) Java Developer
3 386 (10.18%) Scrum Master
4 314 (8.28%) Analyst
5 246 (6.49%) Senior Developer
6 227 (5.99%) Business Analyst
7 181 (4.77%) Project Manager
8 175 (4.61%) .NET Developer
9 168 (4.43%) C# Developer
10 166 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
11 151 (3.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 131 (3.45%) React Developer
13 129 (3.40%) Architect
14 106 (2.80%) JavaScript Developer
14 106 (2.80%) Software Engineer
15 100 (2.64%) Java Engineer
16 90 (2.37%) Agile Scrum Master
17 88 (2.32%) Agile Coach
18 87 (2.29%) Agile Developer
18 87 (2.29%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 516 (13.61%) HTML
2 455 (12.00%) .NET
3 449 (11.84%) CSS
4 413 (10.89%) REST
5 390 (10.28%) Web Services
6 387 (10.21%) AngularJS
7 365 (9.63%) Spring
8 360 (9.49%) RESTful
9 340 (8.97%) Node.js
10 312 (8.23%) React
11 267 (7.04%) HTML5
12 232 (6.12%) JSON
13 184 (4.85%) CSS3
14 168 (4.43%) Kafka
15 163 (4.30%) SOAP
16 157 (4.14%) Sass
17 151 (3.98%) XML
18 144 (3.80%) ASP.NET
18 144 (3.80%) jQuery
19 138 (3.64%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 410 (10.81%) User Experience
2 268 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 201 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
4 163 (4.30%) Mobile App
5 115 (3.03%) Fintech
6 109 (2.87%) Computer Science
7 78 (2.06%) iPad
8 76 (2.00%) Algorithms
8 76 (2.00%) Fixed Income
9 73 (1.93%) Wiki
10 60 (1.58%) Virtual Team
11 57 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
12 50 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 46 (1.21%) Derivative
14 43 (1.13%) Data Structures
15 40 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
16 36 (0.95%) Management Information System
17 32 (0.84%) Data Centre
18 29 (0.76%) Equities
19 25 (0.66%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 264 (6.96%) Linux
2 251 (6.62%) Unix
3 145 (3.82%) Windows
4 131 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 106 (2.80%) Android
6 39 (1.03%) CentOS
7 22 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.47%) CoreOS
9 17 (0.45%) Windows Server
10 12 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.24%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.24%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.18%) Solaris
14 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.053%) AIX
15 2 (0.053%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.053%) VMS
15 2 (0.053%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.026%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,435 (90.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,129 (29.77%) TDD
3 1,000 (26.37%) Kanban
4 806 (21.26%) Continuous Integration
5 756 (19.94%) Test Automation
6 751 (19.80%) DevOps
7 744 (19.62%) BDD
8 454 (11.97%) Microservices
9 394 (10.39%) E-Commerce
10 368 (9.70%) User Stories
11 329 (8.68%) Problem-Solving
12 312 (8.23%) Software Engineering
13 288 (7.59%) OO
14 282 (7.44%) SDLC
15 279 (7.36%) Continuous Delivery
16 272 (7.17%) Coaching
17 268 (7.07%) Open Source
18 267 (7.04%) Project Management
19 250 (6.59%) Analytics
19 250 (6.59%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1,205 (31.78%) Java
2 799 (21.07%) JavaScript
3 628 (16.56%) SQL
4 463 (12.21%) C#
5 419 (11.05%) Python
6 281 (7.41%) Java 8
7 180 (4.75%) Scala
8 166 (4.38%) Bash Shell
9 129 (3.40%) Ruby
10 119 (3.14%) PowerShell
11 111 (2.93%) Shell Script
12 105 (2.77%) ES6
13 82 (2.16%) TypeScript
14 78 (2.06%) Groovy
15 71 (1.87%) Korn
16 66 (1.74%) T-SQL
17 65 (1.71%) C++
18 58 (1.53%) PHP
19 57 (1.50%) Go
20 55 (1.45%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 323 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 274 (7.23%) SC Cleared
3 178 (4.69%) Degree
4 39 (1.03%) Master's Degree
5 35 (0.92%) ISEB
5 35 (0.92%) PMP
6 32 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
6 32 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 32 (0.84%) ISTQB
6 32 (0.84%) PMI Certification
7 25 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 16 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 14 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (0.34%) DV Cleared
11 12 (0.32%) CISSP
12 7 (0.18%) SAFe Agilist
13 6 (0.16%) APMP
13 6 (0.16%) CISA
13 6 (0.16%) CISM
13 6 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (8.04%) QA
2 34 (0.90%) PMO
3 19 (0.50%) SLA
4 18 (0.47%) GDPR
4 18 (0.47%) PSD2
5 13 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.34%) MiFID
6 10 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.18%) Basel III
8 6 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.16%) EMIR
9 5 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.13%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.079%) WAI
11 2 (0.053%) COBIT
11 2 (0.053%) GxP
11 2 (0.053%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.053%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 431 (11.37%) Docker
2 72 (1.90%) HDFS
3 46 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (1.16%) Active Directory
5 35 (0.92%) vSphere
6 19 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.16%) vCloud
7 6 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.13%) Squid
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.079%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.079%) Postfix
10 3 (0.079%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.053%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.026%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.026%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.026%) OpenIDM
12 1 (0.026%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.026%) Xen
12 1 (0.026%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 265 (6.99%) Kubernetes
2 209 (5.51%) Ansible
3 147 (3.88%) Puppet
4 126 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
5 84 (2.22%) Terraform
6 75 (1.98%) Hadoop YARN
7 40 (1.05%) Mesos
8 34 (0.90%) Prometheus
9 26 (0.69%) Kibana
10 23 (0.61%) logstash
11 22 (0.58%) Oozie
12 21 (0.55%) Consul
13 13 (0.34%) Packer
14 10 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
14 10 (0.26%) ZABBIX
15 9 (0.24%) Rancher
16 8 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
17 7 (0.18%) Control-M
17 7 (0.18%) Grafana
17 7 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 284 (7.49%) Microsoft
2 201 (5.30%) Oracle
3 132 (3.48%) Google
4 84 (2.22%) Cloudera
5 79 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
6 66 (1.74%) SAP
7 64 (1.69%) Adobe
8 55 (1.45%) MuleSoft
9 51 (1.34%) IBM
9 51 (1.34%) VMware
10 45 (1.19%) Atlassian
11 40 (1.05%) hybris
12 39 (1.03%) Tableau
13 36 (0.95%) Splunk
14 25 (0.66%) Sitecore
15 24 (0.63%) ServiceNow
16 23 (0.61%) AppDynamics
16 23 (0.61%) Hortonworks
16 23 (0.61%) Red Hat
17 19 (0.50%) CA Agile Central