Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 18 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3,728 3,786 3,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.92% 7.96% 8.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.02% 9.03% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,609 2,844 2,652
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £377 £375 £363
90th Percentile £663 £638 £620
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 13
London median hourly rate £57.50 £38.40 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.76% -16.53% -23.33%
10th Percentile £24.25 £25.55 £41.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £49.15 £56.00
England median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 41,321 41,911 39,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.83% 88.13% 87.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,800 30,463 27,935
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £640
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 394 438
London median hourly rate £24.08 £22.50 £21.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.02% +3.00% +9.23%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.93
90th Percentile £55.04 £48.75 £50.04
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -12.00% +9.48% +3.80%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +3 697 £525 +5.00% 206
South London -6 237 £525 +7.14% 36
West London +1 195 £475 -5.94% 131
East London -20 79 £525 +2.44% 30
North London -5 14 £450 +5.88% 8
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 3,381 (90.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,125 (30.18%) Java
3 1,019 (27.33%) TDD
4 985 (26.42%) Kanban
5 847 (22.72%) Finance
6 811 (21.75%) Continuous Integration
7 763 (20.47%) JavaScript
8 762 (20.44%) Jenkins
9 758 (20.33%) Test Automation
10 730 (19.58%) DevOps
11 704 (18.88%) JIRA
12 702 (18.83%) BDD
13 696 (18.67%) Git (software)
14 648 (17.38%) SQL
15 561 (15.05%) Amazon AWS
16 498 (13.36%) HTML
17 483 (12.96%) C#
18 475 (12.74%) Microsoft Azure
19 471 (12.63%) .NET
20 470 (12.61%) Microservices
21 447 (11.99%) Docker
22 444 (11.91%) REST
23 414 (11.11%) CSS
24 409 (10.97%) Banking
25 404 (10.84%) User Stories
26 392 (10.52%) AngularJS
27 385 (10.33%) User Experience
27 385 (10.33%) Web Services
28 380 (10.19%) SQL Server
29 377 (10.11%) Python

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
1 337 (9.04%) Confluence
2 126 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
3 116 (3.11%) CMS
4 97 (2.60%) Apache Spark
5 96 (2.58%) Apache
6 55 (1.48%) SharePoint
7 37 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 35 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
8 35 (0.94%) Umbraco
9 31 (0.83%) IIS
9 31 (0.83%) NServiceBus
10 30 (0.80%) WebSphere
11 25 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 24 (0.64%) Apache Solr
13 21 (0.56%) WebLogic
14 19 (0.51%) Jetty
14 19 (0.51%) Tomcat
15 17 (0.46%) JBoss
16 14 (0.38%) GlassFish
17 12 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 133 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 41 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 32 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
5 30 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 26 (0.70%) InVision
7 22 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.16%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.080%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.054%) GIMP
13 2 (0.054%) InDesign
13 2 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.054%) Snapchat
14 1 (0.027%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.027%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 53 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
3 7 (0.19%) CA PPM
3 7 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.16%) Magento
4 6 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.080%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.080%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.054%) Orchard Housing
8 2 (0.054%) PolarLake
8 2 (0.054%) Primavera
8 2 (0.054%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.054%) Social Studio
8 2 (0.054%) Sprinklr
8 2 (0.054%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.027%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.027%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 561 (15.05%) Amazon AWS
2 475 (12.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 153 (4.10%) GitHub
4 115 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
5 99 (2.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 87 (2.33%) PaaS
7 75 (2.01%) Serverless
8 74 (1.98%) Amazon S3
9 60 (1.61%) npm
9 60 (1.61%) SaaS
10 44 (1.18%) IaaS
11 43 (1.15%) OpenShift
12 41 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 32 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
13 32 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
13 32 (0.86%) Office 365
14 29 (0.78%) Slack
15 27 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
15 27 (0.72%) Heroku
16 25 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 107 (2.87%) HTTP
2 59 (1.58%) Internet
3 29 (0.78%) Firewall
4 28 (0.75%) TCP/IP
5 19 (0.51%) HTTPS
5 19 (0.51%) SSL
6 15 (0.40%) DNS
7 14 (0.38%) Kerberos
8 12 (0.32%) AMQP
9 11 (0.30%) VPN
10 8 (0.21%) DMZ
10 8 (0.21%) Intranet
11 7 (0.19%) Unified Communications
12 6 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (0.16%) MQTT
12 6 (0.16%) Skype
13 5 (0.13%) Network Security
14 3 (0.080%) LAN
14 3 (0.080%) SMS
14 3 (0.080%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 380 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 227 (6.09%) Relational Database
3 226 (6.06%) Big Data
4 200 (5.36%) NoSQL
5 170 (4.56%) Hadoop
6 147 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
7 129 (3.46%) MySQL
8 113 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
9 109 (2.92%) Apache Hive
10 106 (2.84%) MongoDB
11 83 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 82 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
13 80 (2.15%) Data Lake
14 62 (1.66%) Power BI
15 60 (1.61%) Impala
16 55 (1.48%) RDBMS
17 47 (1.26%) Sqoop
18 46 (1.23%) Oracle Database
19 43 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 42 (1.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 762 (20.44%) Jenkins
2 704 (18.88%) JIRA
3 696 (18.67%) Git (software)
4 277 (7.43%) Selenium
5 238 (6.38%) Maven
6 203 (5.45%) Cucumber
7 174 (4.67%) JUnit
8 151 (4.05%) TeamCity
9 147 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 116 (3.11%) Visual Studio Team System
11 109 (2.92%) Mockito
12 105 (2.82%) Subversion
13 97 (2.60%) Visual Studio
14 95 (2.55%) WebDriver
15 83 (2.23%) Octopus Deploy
16 82 (2.20%) SonarQube
17 76 (2.04%) SpecFlow
18 65 (1.74%) Jasmine
19 59 (1.58%) JMeter
20 58 (1.56%) NUnit
General
1 847 (22.72%) Finance
2 409 (10.97%) Banking
3 224 (6.01%) Retail
4 127 (3.41%) Marketing
5 112 (3.00%) Front Office
6 91 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 67 (1.80%) Telecoms
8 58 (1.56%) Games
9 51 (1.37%) Publishing
10 44 (1.18%) Financial Institution
10 44 (1.18%) Legal
11 42 (1.13%) Law
12 41 (1.10%) Advertising
13 34 (0.91%) Back Office
14 29 (0.78%) Manufacturing
14 29 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
15 28 (0.75%) Electronics
15 28 (0.75%) Retail Banking
16 21 (0.56%) Billing
17 11 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,506 (40.40%) Developer
2 430 (11.53%) Java Developer
3 365 (9.79%) Scrum Master
4 336 (9.01%) Analyst
5 234 (6.28%) Business Analyst
6 212 (5.69%) Senior Developer
7 182 (4.88%) Project Manager
8 171 (4.59%) C# Developer
9 166 (4.45%) .NET Developer
10 147 (3.94%) DevOps Engineer
11 133 (3.57%) Architect
12 121 (3.25%) React Developer
13 119 (3.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 115 (3.08%) JavaScript Developer
14 115 (3.08%) Tester
15 107 (2.87%) Full Stack Developer
16 104 (2.79%) Agile Scrum Master
17 101 (2.71%) Angular Developer
18 85 (2.28%) Agile Coach
19 84 (2.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 498 (13.36%) HTML
2 471 (12.63%) .NET
3 444 (11.91%) REST
4 414 (11.11%) CSS
5 392 (10.52%) AngularJS
6 385 (10.33%) Web Services
7 369 (9.90%) Spring
8 345 (9.25%) RESTful
9 326 (8.74%) Node.js
10 287 (7.70%) React
11 272 (7.30%) JSON
12 266 (7.14%) HTML5
13 179 (4.80%) Spring Boot
14 177 (4.75%) SOAP
15 167 (4.48%) Kafka
16 156 (4.18%) CSS3
17 146 (3.92%) XML
18 140 (3.76%) J2EE
19 138 (3.70%) jQuery
20 136 (3.65%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 385 (10.33%) User Experience
2 288 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 227 (6.09%) Greenfield Project
4 160 (4.29%) Mobile App
5 118 (3.17%) Fintech
6 70 (1.88%) Fixed Income
6 70 (1.88%) Virtual Team
7 68 (1.82%) Wiki
8 58 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
9 56 (1.50%) Algorithms
10 52 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 51 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
12 50 (1.34%) iPad
13 49 (1.31%) Derivative
14 41 (1.10%) Data Structures
15 35 (0.94%) Management Information System
16 33 (0.89%) Over-the-Top Content
17 30 (0.80%) Data Centre
18 26 (0.70%) Equities
18 26 (0.70%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 253 (6.79%) Linux
2 225 (6.04%) Unix
3 143 (3.84%) Windows
4 127 (3.41%) Apple iOS
5 105 (2.82%) Android
6 31 (0.83%) CentOS
7 29 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (0.62%) Windows Server
9 13 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.27%) CoreOS
11 9 (0.24%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.13%) Solaris
15 1 (0.027%) AIX
15 1 (0.027%) RancherOS
15 1 (0.027%) VME
15 1 (0.027%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.027%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,381 (90.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,019 (27.33%) TDD
3 985 (26.42%) Kanban
4 811 (21.75%) Continuous Integration
5 758 (20.33%) Test Automation
6 730 (19.58%) DevOps
7 702 (18.83%) BDD
8 470 (12.61%) Microservices
9 404 (10.84%) User Stories
10 359 (9.63%) E-Commerce
11 295 (7.91%) Software Engineering
12 291 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
13 276 (7.40%) Project Management
14 273 (7.32%) SDLC
15 259 (6.95%) Open Source
16 258 (6.92%) OO
17 256 (6.87%) Coaching
18 250 (6.71%) Continuous Delivery
19 246 (6.60%) Analytics
20 228 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,125 (30.18%) Java
2 763 (20.47%) JavaScript
3 648 (17.38%) SQL
4 483 (12.96%) C#
5 377 (10.11%) Python
6 244 (6.55%) Java 8
7 158 (4.24%) Scala
8 142 (3.81%) Bash Shell
9 116 (3.11%) PowerShell
10 111 (2.98%) TypeScript
11 106 (2.84%) Ruby
11 106 (2.84%) Shell Script
12 88 (2.36%) ES6
13 69 (1.85%) T-SQL
14 68 (1.82%) PHP
15 63 (1.69%) Go
15 63 (1.69%) Korn
16 50 (1.34%) C++
17 49 (1.31%) Groovy
18 45 (1.21%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 297 (7.97%) Security Cleared
2 231 (6.20%) SC Cleared
3 188 (5.04%) Degree
4 35 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 34 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 33 (0.89%) ISEB
7 32 (0.86%) ISTQB
7 32 (0.86%) PMP
8 27 (0.72%) PMI Certification
9 26 (0.70%) Master's Degree
10 22 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
11 20 (0.54%) DV Cleared
11 20 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 19 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 12 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.24%) CISSP
14 9 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (0.19%) APMP
15 7 (0.19%) SAFe Agilist
15 7 (0.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 330 (8.85%) QA
2 30 (0.80%) PMO
3 18 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.32%) PSD2
5 11 (0.30%) MiFID
5 11 (0.30%) SLA
6 8 (0.21%) Basel III
6 8 (0.21%) GDPR
7 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.080%) EMIR
8 3 (0.080%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.054%) COBIT
9 2 (0.054%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.054%) GxP
9 2 (0.054%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.054%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.054%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.054%) WAI
System Software
1 447 (11.99%) Docker
2 57 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (1.42%) HDFS
4 45 (1.21%) vSphere
5 40 (1.07%) Active Directory
6 12 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.13%) Squid
10 4 (0.11%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.080%) OpenAM
11 3 (0.080%) vCloud
12 2 (0.054%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.027%) Postfix
13 1 (0.027%) Xen
Systems Management
1 261 (7.00%) Kubernetes
2 244 (6.55%) Ansible
3 140 (3.76%) Puppet
4 129 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
5 86 (2.31%) Terraform
6 61 (1.64%) Hadoop YARN
7 38 (1.02%) Kibana
8 35 (0.94%) Prometheus
9 31 (0.83%) logstash
10 20 (0.54%) Mesos
11 16 (0.43%) Packer
12 15 (0.40%) Consul
12 15 (0.40%) Oozie
12 15 (0.40%) ZABBIX
13 11 (0.30%) Grafana
13 11 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (0.30%) Rancher
13 11 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.24%) Control-M
14 9 (0.24%) Nagios
Vendors
1 344 (9.23%) Microsoft
2 203 (5.45%) Oracle
3 145 (3.89%) Google
4 81 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
5 80 (2.15%) Adobe
6 72 (1.93%) SAP
7 69 (1.85%) Cloudera
8 63 (1.69%) VMware
9 54 (1.45%) MuleSoft
10 47 (1.26%) Tableau
11 45 (1.21%) hybris
12 43 (1.15%) IBM
13 42 (1.13%) Splunk
14 36 (0.97%) Atlassian
15 29 (0.78%) ServiceNow
16 27 (0.72%) Sitecore
17 26 (0.70%) Red Hat
18 24 (0.64%) CA Agile Central
19 22 (0.59%) AppDynamics
20 19 (0.51%) Dynatrace