Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 22 19
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 961 2,763 3,817
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.80% 7.53% 8.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.68% 8.52% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 2,057 2,692
Median daily rate £525 £513 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% - +2.50%
10th Percentile £363 £381 £380
90th Percentile £750 £675 £674
England median daily rate £500 £488 £480
% change year-on-year +2.56% +1.56% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.70 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.63% -18.44% +42.86%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -19.19% +10.00%

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 12,509 32,441 40,821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.47% 88.35% 88.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,453 23,293 29,474
Median daily rate £500 £514 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +2.70% -
10th Percentile £319 £325 £325
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £470
% change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 412 472
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +12.43% -6.61%
10th Percentile £17.23 £12.44 £13.31
90th Percentile £48.83 £53.68 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +16.67% -15.56%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -2 145 £525 +2.44% 81
West London +11 49 £500 -2.68% 24
South London -19 23 £450 -2.70% 12
East London -7 6 £475 -13.64% 16
North London 0 1 £575 +4.55% 5
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 851 (88.55%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (32.05%) Java
3 247 (25.70%) Finance
4 243 (25.29%) DevOps
5 242 (25.18%) Kanban
6 231 (24.04%) Azure
7 212 (22.06%) JIRA
8 204 (21.23%) Git (software)
9 191 (19.88%) AWS
10 187 (19.46%) SQL
11 183 (19.04%) Python
12 172 (17.90%) Test Automation
13 171 (17.79%) TDD
14 166 (17.27%) Microservices
15 163 (16.96%) Jenkins
16 158 (16.44%) Docker
17 135 (14.05%) Microsoft
18 134 (13.94%) Security Cleared
19 131 (13.63%) Web Services
19 131 (13.63%) Problem-Solving
20 128 (13.32%) Banking
21 125 (13.01%) User Stories
22 124 (12.90%) BDD
23 118 (12.28%) JavaScript
24 114 (11.86%) Confluence
24 114 (11.86%) SC Cleared
25 110 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
25 110 (11.45%) Spring
26 107 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
27 104 (10.82%) Analytics

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
1 114 (11.86%) Confluence
2 24 (2.50%) CMS
3 23 (2.39%) Apache Spark
4 22 (2.29%) Apache
5 19 (1.98%) SharePoint
6 18 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
8 14 (1.46%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.35%) Red Hat Fuse
10 11 (1.14%) Appian
11 9 (0.94%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.73%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.62%) MQSeries
13 6 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.62%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.52%) Alfresco
14 5 (0.52%) Documentum
14 5 (0.52%) Jetty
14 5 (0.52%) Oracle Self-Service HR
14 5 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 35 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.04%) Sketch
3 9 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.73%) Figma
4 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.42%) InVision
6 4 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.21%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.21%) InDesign
8 2 (0.21%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.10%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 13 (1.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 8 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.52%) HiPortfolio
5 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.42%) Magento
5 4 (0.42%) Workfront
6 3 (0.31%) Endur
6 3 (0.31%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.31%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.21%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.21%) Temenos Globus
7 2 (0.21%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.10%) Orchestrade
8 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.10%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 231 (24.04%) Azure
2 191 (19.88%) AWS
3 80 (8.32%) GCP
4 54 (5.62%) GitHub
5 41 (4.27%) Power Platform
6 40 (4.16%) Serverless
7 33 (3.43%) Slack
8 24 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
9 20 (2.08%) Logic Apps
10 18 (1.87%) Azure Data Factory
10 18 (1.87%) SaaS
11 17 (1.77%) Office 365
11 17 (1.77%) PaaS
11 17 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 16 (1.66%) Azure Functions
13 15 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (1.56%) Amazon EKS
13 15 (1.56%) OpenShift
14 14 (1.46%) Amazon ECS
14 14 (1.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.98%) HTTP
2 18 (1.87%) DNS
3 12 (1.25%) SSL
3 12 (1.25%) VPN
4 10 (1.04%) Firewall
5 7 (0.73%) Internet
5 7 (0.73%) Multicast
5 7 (0.73%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.52%) SSH
7 4 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.21%) Skype
8 2 (0.21%) VLAN
8 2 (0.21%) WAN
8 2 (0.21%) WebEx
9 1 (0.10%) DECT
9 1 (0.10%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.10%) LAN
9 1 (0.10%) PPP
9 1 (0.10%) SMS
9 1 (0.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 54 (5.62%) Big Data
3 44 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (4.37%) NoSQL
5 36 (3.75%) MySQL
6 34 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (3.43%) Relational Database
8 32 (3.33%) Power BI
9 30 (3.12%) MongoDB
10 21 (2.19%) Data Lake
11 20 (2.08%) Hadoop
12 19 (1.98%) Oracle Database
13 18 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
13 18 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (1.56%) Tableau
15 14 (1.46%) Redis
16 10 (1.04%) Cosmos DB
17 9 (0.94%) Apache Hive
18 8 (0.83%) Amazon Aurora
18 8 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 212 (22.06%) JIRA
2 204 (21.23%) Git (software)
3 163 (16.96%) Jenkins
4 65 (6.76%) Maven
5 43 (4.47%) Selenium
6 41 (4.27%) Cucumber
7 40 (4.16%) JUnit
8 29 (3.02%) Gradle
9 24 (2.50%) Mockito
10 22 (2.29%) GitLab
10 22 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
11 19 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
12 18 (1.87%) Jasmine
13 17 (1.77%) Cypress.io
13 17 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (1.66%) GDB
14 16 (1.66%) JMeter
15 15 (1.56%) GCC
16 14 (1.46%) WebDriver
17 13 (1.35%) Postman
General
1 247 (25.70%) Finance
2 128 (13.32%) Banking
3 76 (7.91%) Public Sector
4 71 (7.39%) Front Office
5 51 (5.31%) Investment Banking
6 39 (4.06%) Marketing
7 17 (1.77%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.25%) Retail
9 10 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.83%) Legal
11 7 (0.73%) Back Office
12 6 (0.62%) Electronics
12 6 (0.62%) Games
12 6 (0.62%) Law
12 6 (0.62%) Private Banking
12 6 (0.62%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.52%) Advertising
14 4 (0.42%) Local Government
14 4 (0.42%) Polish Language
14 4 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 381 (39.65%) Developer
2 107 (11.13%) Java Developer
3 92 (9.57%) Analyst
4 80 (8.32%) Architect
5 72 (7.49%) Scrum Master
6 67 (6.97%) Business Analyst
7 44 (4.58%) Senior Developer
8 38 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
9 37 (3.85%) Azure Developer
9 37 (3.85%) Project Manager
10 32 (3.33%) Python Developer
11 29 (3.02%) Full Stack Developer
12 28 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
13 27 (2.81%) C# Developer
14 24 (2.50%) Java Engineer
15 22 (2.29%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 22 (2.29%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
15 22 (2.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 21 (2.19%) Agile Developer
16 21 (2.19%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (13.63%) Web Services
2 110 (11.45%) Spring
3 97 (10.09%) HTML
4 95 (9.89%) REST
5 91 (9.47%) AngularJS
6 90 (9.37%) .NET
7 69 (7.18%) Spring Boot
8 63 (6.56%) Kafka
8 63 (6.56%) RESTful
9 62 (6.45%) CSS
10 59 (6.14%) Node.js
11 52 (5.41%) React
12 49 (5.10%) JSON
13 48 (4.99%) HTML5
13 48 (4.99%) SOAP
14 42 (4.37%) XML
15 28 (2.91%) Middleware
16 26 (2.71%) jQuery
16 26 (2.71%) Velocity
17 23 (2.39%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 107 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (8.22%) User Experience
3 74 (7.70%) Fixed Income
4 67 (6.97%) Derivative
5 50 (5.20%) Greenfield Project
6 43 (4.47%) Hedge funds
7 42 (4.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 35 (3.64%) Mobile App
9 25 (2.60%) Management Information System
10 23 (2.39%) Virtual Team
11 22 (2.29%) Credit Derivative
12 21 (2.19%) Data Structures
13 20 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (1.56%) Public Cloud
15 13 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
16 11 (1.14%) Algorithms
16 11 (1.14%) OTC Derivatives
17 10 (1.04%) Blog
17 10 (1.04%) CMDB
17 10 (1.04%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 101 (10.51%) Linux
2 29 (3.02%) Windows
3 26 (2.71%) Apple iOS
4 25 (2.60%) Android
5 22 (2.29%) Unix
6 11 (1.14%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.04%) CentOS
8 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (0.62%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.52%) Debian
10 5 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.42%) Solaris
12 3 (0.31%) Fedora
13 2 (0.21%) VMS
13 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.10%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.10%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 851 (88.55%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (25.29%) DevOps
3 242 (25.18%) Kanban
4 172 (17.90%) Test Automation
5 171 (17.79%) TDD
6 166 (17.27%) Microservices
7 131 (13.63%) Problem-Solving
8 125 (13.01%) User Stories
9 124 (12.90%) BDD
10 110 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
11 104 (10.82%) Analytics
12 90 (9.37%) Migration
13 84 (8.74%) Business Intelligence
13 84 (8.74%) Open Source
14 77 (8.01%) Project Management
15 73 (7.60%) Asset Management
16 72 (7.49%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 70 (7.28%) Project Delivery
18 69 (7.18%) Data Modelling
19 68 (7.08%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 308 (32.05%) Java
2 187 (19.46%) SQL
3 183 (19.04%) Python
4 118 (12.28%) JavaScript
5 85 (8.84%) C#
6 72 (7.49%) Java 8
7 49 (5.10%) R
8 41 (4.27%) C++
9 36 (3.75%) Scala
10 33 (3.43%) Bash Shell
10 33 (3.43%) PowerShell
11 29 (3.02%) C
12 27 (2.81%) Kotlin
13 23 (2.39%) PL/SQL
13 23 (2.39%) Shell Script
14 22 (2.29%) Ruby
14 22 (2.29%) VBA
15 19 (1.98%) T-SQL
16 18 (1.87%) TypeScript
17 16 (1.66%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 134 (13.94%) Security Cleared
2 114 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 74 (7.70%) Degree
4 28 (2.91%) DV Cleared
5 22 (2.29%) Master's Degree
6 19 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (1.66%) ISEB
8 10 (1.04%) AWS Certification
9 9 (0.94%) CISSP
9 9 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
10 8 (0.83%) CISM
11 6 (0.62%) CISA
11 6 (0.62%) CLAS
11 6 (0.62%) GIAC
11 6 (0.62%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.52%) PMP
13 3 (0.31%) CSPO
13 3 (0.31%) PhD
13 3 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
14 2 (0.21%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.97%) QA
2 15 (1.56%) GDPR
3 13 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.83%) NIST
6 7 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.73%) PMO
7 6 (0.62%) COBIT
7 6 (0.62%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.52%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.42%) SLA
10 2 (0.21%) MiFID
10 2 (0.21%) NCSC
11 1 (0.10%) CDISC
11 1 (0.10%) JTAG
11 1 (0.10%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.10%) PSD2
11 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 158 (16.44%) Docker
2 25 (2.60%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.42%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 4 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.31%) GridGain
5 2 (0.21%) Postfix
6 1 (0.10%) HDFS
6 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 94 (9.78%) Kubernetes
2 51 (5.31%) Terraform
3 41 (4.27%) Ansible
4 18 (1.87%) Puppet
5 17 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (1.77%) Prometheus
6 10 (1.04%) Grafana
7 8 (0.83%) Kibana
8 6 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.52%) Salt
10 4 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.21%) Consul
11 2 (0.21%) logstash
11 2 (0.21%) Packer
11 2 (0.21%) SCCM
12 1 (0.10%) Control-M
12 1 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 1 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.10%) Rancher
12 1 (0.10%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 135 (14.05%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.35%) Oracle
3 54 (5.62%) Google
4 44 (4.58%) Databricks
5 40 (4.16%) Splunk
6 31 (3.23%) MuleSoft
7 25 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (2.39%) AppDynamics
9 22 (2.29%) Bloomberg
9 22 (2.29%) StreamSets
10 20 (2.08%) Adobe
11 17 (1.77%) IBM
12 16 (1.66%) SAP
13 14 (1.46%) ServiceNow
14 13 (1.35%) Cloudera
14 13 (1.35%) Hortonworks
14 13 (1.35%) Sparx
15 10 (1.04%) HP
16 8 (0.83%) Red Hat
17 6 (0.62%) Atlassian