Period
to 28 October 2021

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 28 October 2021 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 30 24
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 -4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2,763 966 2,725
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.61% 6.73% 7.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.34% 7.54% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,886 642 2,027
10th Percentile £413 £363 £388
25th Percentile £475 £431 £437
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £520
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +1.46%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £589
90th Percentile £738 £750 £675
England median daily rate £525 £500 £493
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.52% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 13
10th Percentile £30.07 " £25.00
25th Percentile £44.81 £48.00 "
Median hourly rate £56.25 £51.00 £36.70
Median % change year-on-year +10.29% +38.96% +19.35%
75th Percentile £73.69 £54.00 £122.50
90th Percentile £78.75 " "
England median hourly rate £62.15 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +24.30% +11.11% -9.09%

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 33,127 12,816 32,480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.29% 89.23% 88.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,991 9,223 23,797
10th Percentile £369 £320 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £505 £515
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% -1.94% +3.00%
75th Percentile £650 £616 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 111 373
10th Percentile £15.73 £15.00 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.79 £20.25 £15.60
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.13 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +51.67% +12.50%
75th Percentile £53.75 £42.50 £44.97
90th Percentile £67.85 £52.50 £52.90
England median hourly rate £24.01 £25.33 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +12.58% +12.50%

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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 2021. 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 -2 285 £550 +4.76% 220
West London -3 68 £538 +2.87% 50
South London +20 44 £533 +18.33% 17
East London 0 19 £550 +15.79% 47
North London +1 2 £400 -30.43% 4
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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 2,383 (86.25%) Agile Software Development
2 759 (27.47%) Social Skills
3 725 (26.24%) Finance
4 672 (24.32%) Java
5 664 (24.03%) DevOps
6 616 (22.29%) Kanban
7 582 (21.06%) SQL
8 576 (20.85%) Azure
9 529 (19.15%) JIRA
10 512 (18.53%) TDD
11 455 (16.47%) Microservices
12 446 (16.14%) Git (software)
13 424 (15.35%) JavaScript
14 412 (14.91%) Jenkins
15 399 (14.44%) AWS
16 380 (13.75%) Banking
17 370 (13.39%) Test Automation
18 365 (13.21%) Python
19 350 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
20 334 (12.09%) Docker
21 329 (11.91%) Microsoft
22 327 (11.83%) Software Engineering
23 323 (11.69%) C#
24 322 (11.65%) Kubernetes
25 302 (10.93%) Analytics
26 296 (10.71%) User Stories
27 290 (10.50%) BDD
28 289 (10.46%) Spring
28 289 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
29 288 (10.42%) Confluence

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
1 288 (10.42%) Confluence
2 104 (3.76%) Apache Spark
3 75 (2.71%) SharePoint
4 55 (1.99%) CMS
5 45 (1.63%) Apache
6 36 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
6 36 (1.30%) Tomcat
7 30 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 28 (1.01%) IIS
9 20 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 19 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
10 19 (0.69%) DataSynapse
11 16 (0.58%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (0.47%) JBoss
14 12 (0.43%) Jetty
15 11 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
15 11 (0.40%) SAS
16 10 (0.36%) Appian
16 10 (0.36%) Jupyter
Applications
1 68 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
4 22 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.65%) Sketch
6 13 (0.47%) Figma
7 10 (0.36%) Zeplin
8 6 (0.22%) InVision
9 2 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.072%) Mingle
9 2 (0.072%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.036%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.036%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.14%) Magento
5 4 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.072%) Cloudability
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle FAH
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.036%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.036%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.036%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 576 (20.85%) Azure
2 399 (14.44%) AWS
3 174 (6.30%) GitHub
4 124 (4.49%) Power Platform
5 106 (3.84%) GCP
6 81 (2.93%) Azure Data Factory
7 79 (2.86%) PaaS
8 78 (2.82%) Serverless
9 71 (2.57%) SaaS
10 52 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
11 40 (1.45%) OpenShift
12 39 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
13 38 (1.38%) IaaS
13 38 (1.38%) Microsoft 365
14 36 (1.30%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 33 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
16 32 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
17 27 (0.98%) Apigee
18 26 (0.94%) PowerApps
19 25 (0.90%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 47 (1.70%) HTTP
2 41 (1.48%) TCP/IP
3 38 (1.38%) SSL
4 36 (1.30%) Firewall
5 25 (0.90%) RTMP
6 21 (0.76%) DNS
7 13 (0.47%) Internet
8 9 (0.33%) LAN
8 9 (0.33%) MQTT
8 9 (0.33%) SMTP
9 8 (0.29%) FTP
9 8 (0.29%) IPv4
9 8 (0.29%) SSH
10 7 (0.25%) DHCP
10 7 (0.25%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.25%) Multicast
11 6 (0.22%) Intranet
11 6 (0.22%) IPv6
11 6 (0.22%) WAN
11 6 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 159 (5.75%) NoSQL
3 146 (5.28%) Big Data
4 138 (4.99%) Data Warehouse
5 126 (4.56%) Relational Database
6 110 (3.98%) Power BI
7 105 (3.80%) Data Lake
8 84 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
9 79 (2.86%) MongoDB
9 79 (2.86%) Tableau
10 76 (2.75%) Hadoop
11 62 (2.24%) Redis
12 61 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
13 57 (2.06%) MySQL
14 50 (1.81%) Oracle Database
15 41 (1.48%) Hazelcast
15 41 (1.48%) RDBMS
16 39 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 38 (1.38%) Apache Hive
18 26 (0.94%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 529 (19.15%) JIRA
2 446 (16.14%) Git (software)
3 412 (14.91%) Jenkins
4 148 (5.36%) Maven
5 129 (4.67%) Cucumber
6 123 (4.45%) Selenium
7 97 (3.51%) JUnit
8 87 (3.15%) TeamCity
9 83 (3.00%) Mockito
10 80 (2.90%) GitLab
11 74 (2.68%) Gradle
12 64 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
13 63 (2.28%) Subversion
14 52 (1.88%) Visual Studio
15 45 (1.63%) SpecFlow
16 39 (1.41%) Bitbucket
17 37 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 37 (1.34%) Postman
18 33 (1.19%) Hudson
19 26 (0.94%) JMeter
General
1 759 (27.47%) Social Skills
2 725 (26.24%) Finance
3 380 (13.75%) Banking
4 273 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
5 146 (5.28%) Investment Banking
6 144 (5.21%) Presentation Skills
7 122 (4.42%) Marketing
8 115 (4.16%) Retail
9 108 (3.91%) Front Office
10 99 (3.58%) Public Sector
11 63 (2.28%) Influencing Skills
12 54 (1.95%) Telecoms
13 43 (1.56%) Legal
14 35 (1.27%) Documentation Skills
15 33 (1.19%) Financial Institution
16 31 (1.12%) Manufacturing
17 30 (1.09%) Back Office
18 29 (1.05%) Publishing
19 26 (0.94%) Retail Banking
20 23 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 869 (31.45%) Developer
2 248 (8.98%) Analyst
3 241 (8.72%) Scrum Master
4 239 (8.65%) Java Developer
5 198 (7.17%) Architect
6 193 (6.99%) Project Manager
7 177 (6.41%) Business Analyst
8 146 (5.28%) Senior Developer
9 108 (3.91%) Data Engineer
10 98 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
11 83 (3.00%) Agile Coach
12 77 (2.79%) Delivery Manager
12 77 (2.79%) Product Owner
13 73 (2.64%) Azure Engineer
14 72 (2.61%) .NET Developer
14 72 (2.61%) Full Stack Developer
15 69 (2.50%) Senior Java Developer
15 69 (2.50%) Software Engineer
15 69 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
16 67 (2.42%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (10.46%) Spring
2 262 (9.48%) .NET
3 243 (8.79%) HTML
4 241 (8.72%) REST
5 223 (8.07%) React
6 216 (7.82%) CSS
7 201 (7.27%) RESTful
8 198 (7.17%) Spring Boot
9 170 (6.15%) Web Services
10 168 (6.08%) AngularJS
11 151 (5.47%) Node.js
12 146 (5.28%) Kafka
13 115 (4.16%) HTML5
14 113 (4.09%) XML
15 90 (3.26%) JSON
16 84 (3.04%) SOAP
17 81 (2.93%) .NET Framework
18 66 (2.39%) ASP.NET
19 64 (2.32%) Velocity
20 61 (2.21%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 209 (7.56%) User Experience
2 89 (3.22%) Mobile App
3 77 (2.79%) Algorithms
4 76 (2.75%) Data Structures
4 76 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
5 71 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
6 70 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 66 (2.39%) Cloud Native
8 62 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
9 51 (1.85%) Management Information System
10 44 (1.59%) Public Cloud
11 40 (1.45%) Data Centre
11 40 (1.45%) Fixed Income
11 40 (1.45%) Virtual Team
12 39 (1.41%) Derivative
13 35 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
14 30 (1.09%) Wiki
15 29 (1.05%) Hedge funds
16 26 (0.94%) Credit Risk
17 24 (0.87%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 194 (7.02%) Linux
2 115 (4.16%) Windows
3 74 (2.68%) Unix
4 60 (2.17%) Android
5 41 (1.48%) Apple iOS
6 25 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 18 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.18%) CentOS
9 3 (0.11%) Solaris
9 3 (0.11%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.11%) zOS
10 2 (0.072%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.072%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.072%) OpenWrt
10 2 (0.072%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.072%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.036%) Debian
11 1 (0.036%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.036%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,383 (86.25%) Agile Software Development
2 664 (24.03%) DevOps
3 616 (22.29%) Kanban
4 512 (18.53%) TDD
5 455 (16.47%) Microservices
6 370 (13.39%) Test Automation
7 350 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
8 327 (11.83%) Software Engineering
9 302 (10.93%) Analytics
10 296 (10.71%) User Stories
11 290 (10.50%) BDD
12 289 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
13 272 (9.84%) Project Management
14 259 (9.37%) SDLC
15 233 (8.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 216 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
17 192 (6.95%) Continuous Improvement
18 189 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
19 183 (6.62%) Mentoring
20 174 (6.30%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 672 (24.32%) Java
2 582 (21.06%) SQL
3 424 (15.35%) JavaScript
4 365 (13.21%) Python
5 323 (11.69%) C#
6 151 (5.47%) Java 8
7 150 (5.43%) TypeScript
8 136 (4.92%) Scala
9 71 (2.57%) PowerShell
10 66 (2.39%) PL/SQL
11 59 (2.14%) Java 11
12 56 (2.03%) C++
13 51 (1.85%) Bash Shell
13 51 (1.85%) Ruby
14 41 (1.48%) Kotlin
15 40 (1.45%) C
16 39 (1.41%) Groovy
17 37 (1.34%) T-SQL
18 29 (1.05%) R
19 25 (0.90%) XAML
Qualifications
1 194 (7.02%) Security Cleared
2 185 (6.70%) Degree
3 134 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 47 (1.70%) PMI Certification
5 41 (1.48%) PMP
6 40 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 39 (1.41%) DV Cleared
8 23 (0.83%) AWS Certification
9 19 (0.69%) Master's Degree
10 15 (0.54%) ISTQB
11 13 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (0.43%) DBS Check
13 11 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.33%) CISSP
14 9 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (0.29%) CISM
15 8 (0.29%) Sun Certification
16 7 (0.25%) ISEB
16 7 (0.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
16 7 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (7.17%) QA
2 51 (1.85%) GDPR
3 50 (1.81%) Accessibility
4 46 (1.66%) Data Quality
5 27 (0.98%) PMO
6 18 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.51%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.43%) NIST
9 11 (0.40%) SLA
10 9 (0.33%) WCAG
11 8 (0.29%) IFRS
12 7 (0.25%) COBIT
13 5 (0.18%) Basel III
14 4 (0.14%) MiFID
14 4 (0.14%) PSD2
15 3 (0.11%) EMIR
16 2 (0.072%) CRD IV
16 2 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
16 2 (0.072%) GRC
System Software
1 334 (12.09%) Docker
2 39 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.33%) HDFS
4 6 (0.22%) Platform Symphony
4 6 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.18%) vSphere
6 3 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.072%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 2 (0.072%) vCloud
8 1 (0.036%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.036%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.036%) IAG
8 1 (0.036%) LXC
8 1 (0.036%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 322 (11.65%) Kubernetes
2 158 (5.72%) Terraform
3 154 (5.57%) Ansible
4 54 (1.95%) Prometheus
5 53 (1.92%) Grafana
6 49 (1.77%) Puppet
7 28 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (0.72%) Kibana
9 15 (0.54%) Rancher
10 9 (0.33%) Istio
11 8 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.29%) Oozie
11 8 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
12 6 (0.22%) Netcool
13 5 (0.18%) Ambari
13 5 (0.18%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.18%) logstash
13 5 (0.18%) Mesos
13 5 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 329 (11.91%) Microsoft
2 211 (7.64%) Oracle
3 101 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
4 97 (3.51%) Databricks
5 81 (2.93%) Google
6 63 (2.28%) Splunk
7 46 (1.66%) Adobe
8 45 (1.63%) SAP
9 38 (1.38%) Atlassian
10 37 (1.34%) IBM
11 35 (1.27%) CA Agile Central
12 34 (1.23%) ServiceNow
13 33 (1.19%) Cloudera
14 32 (1.16%) Hortonworks
15 31 (1.12%) Pega
16 26 (0.94%) AppDynamics
17 24 (0.87%) MuleSoft
18 23 (0.83%) VMware
19 18 (0.65%) TIBCO
20 17 (0.62%) Informatica