Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 24 19
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1,286 2,006 3,460
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.56% 7.12% 7.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.37% 8.11% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,095 1,486 2,521
Median daily rate £513 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £368 £390 £383
90th Percentile £650 £688 £674
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Median hourly rate £64.50 £36.70 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.75% -38.83% +16.57%
10th Percentile £58.28 £36.70 £57.00
90th Percentile £67.80 £51.43 £69.00
England median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +7.37%

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 17,453 24,735 38,569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.02% 87.77% 88.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,473 17,984 28,016
Median daily rate £500 £513 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% - +2.50%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £325
90th Percentile £700 £694 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 300 383
Median hourly rate £35.75 £24.12 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.22% +7.20% +2.27%
10th Percentile £18.00 £12.49 £12.50
90th Percentile £66.50 £53.75 £47.25
Median hourly rate £26.27 £20.96 £22.00
% change year-on-year +25.32% -4.72% -

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 24 February 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
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 24 February 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 -13 149 £525 +0.72% 117
West London +10 40 £538 +2.38% 46
South London -18 7 £450 -10.00% 18
East London +6 4 £518 -4.07% 40
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 1,115 (86.70%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (26.75%) Java
3 333 (25.89%) DevOps
4 327 (25.43%) Finance
5 326 (25.35%) Kanban
6 311 (24.18%) JIRA
7 286 (22.24%) TDD
8 274 (21.31%) Azure
9 242 (18.82%) Jenkins
10 238 (18.51%) Git (software)
11 223 (17.34%) Microservices
12 219 (17.03%) Python
13 218 (16.95%) SQL
14 216 (16.80%) Banking
15 213 (16.56%) AWS
16 197 (15.32%) Test Automation
17 175 (13.61%) Problem-Solving
18 173 (13.45%) BDD
19 170 (13.22%) User Stories
20 168 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
21 164 (12.75%) JavaScript
22 160 (12.44%) Docker
23 157 (12.21%) Linux
23 157 (12.21%) Spring
24 142 (11.04%) Software Engineering
25 139 (10.81%) Microsoft
26 132 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
27 131 (10.19%) Confluence
28 129 (10.03%) Project Management
29 128 (9.95%) Degree

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
1 131 (10.19%) Confluence
2 40 (3.11%) Apache Spark
3 38 (2.95%) Apache
4 28 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
5 26 (2.02%) CMS
6 21 (1.63%) Red Hat Fuse
6 21 (1.63%) SharePoint
7 16 (1.24%) WebLogic
7 16 (1.24%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.86%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.62%) Jupyter
11 7 (0.54%) Jetty
11 7 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
12 6 (0.47%) Tornado
13 5 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.39%) JBoss
14 4 (0.31%) Documentum
14 4 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.86%) Sketch
5 7 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.31%) InVision
7 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.078%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.078%) Figma
9 1 (0.078%) Marvel
9 1 (0.078%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 10 (0.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 7 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.39%) Aligne
3 5 (0.39%) Magento
3 5 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.23%) HiPortfolio
5 3 (0.23%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.16%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.16%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.16%) Primavera
6 2 (0.16%) Temenos Globus
7 1 (0.078%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.078%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.078%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.078%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 274 (21.31%) Azure
2 213 (16.56%) AWS
3 76 (5.91%) GitHub
4 69 (5.37%) GCP
5 65 (5.05%) Serverless
6 43 (3.34%) AWS Lambda
7 42 (3.27%) Power Platform
8 29 (2.26%) PaaS
9 27 (2.10%) Azure Functions
10 25 (1.94%) Slack
11 24 (1.87%) IaaS
12 23 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 20 (1.56%) Azure Stack
14 19 (1.48%) Amazon EKS
14 19 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
14 19 (1.48%) SaaS
15 18 (1.40%) Amazon S3
16 16 (1.24%) Microsoft 365
17 15 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
18 14 (1.09%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.48%) VPN
2 16 (1.24%) HTTP
2 16 (1.24%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.17%) Multicast
4 12 (0.93%) Firewall
5 11 (0.86%) DNS
5 11 (0.86%) Internet
6 10 (0.78%) MPLS
6 10 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (0.62%) DECT
8 7 (0.54%) BGP
8 7 (0.54%) EIGRP
8 7 (0.54%) FTP
8 7 (0.54%) IPv4
8 7 (0.54%) IPv6
8 7 (0.54%) OSPF
8 7 (0.54%) PPP
8 7 (0.54%) SSL
8 7 (0.54%) UPnP
8 7 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.43%) NoSQL
3 54 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
3 54 (4.20%) Relational Database
4 43 (3.34%) Hadoop
5 38 (2.95%) Big Data
6 37 (2.88%) MongoDB
7 31 (2.41%) Oracle Database
7 31 (2.41%) Power BI
8 29 (2.26%) MySQL
9 23 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
10 22 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (1.56%) Data Lake
11 20 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
12 19 (1.48%) Redis
13 17 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (1.24%) Apache Hive
15 15 (1.17%) Tableau
16 13 (1.01%) RDBMS
16 13 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 311 (24.18%) JIRA
2 242 (18.82%) Jenkins
3 238 (18.51%) Git (software)
4 64 (4.98%) Maven
5 57 (4.43%) Selenium
6 45 (3.50%) GitLab
6 45 (3.50%) JUnit
7 40 (3.11%) Cucumber
8 34 (2.64%) Mockito
9 31 (2.41%) Bitbucket
10 26 (2.02%) GDB
11 25 (1.94%) TeamCity
12 24 (1.87%) Postman
13 22 (1.71%) Gradle
14 21 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
15 20 (1.56%) Cypress.io
16 18 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 16 (1.24%) JMeter
17 16 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
18 14 (1.09%) Jasmine
General
1 327 (25.43%) Finance
2 216 (16.80%) Banking
3 94 (7.31%) Investment Banking
4 67 (5.21%) Public Sector
5 59 (4.59%) Front Office
6 40 (3.11%) Retail
7 38 (2.95%) Marketing
8 31 (2.41%) Telecoms
9 21 (1.63%) Legal
10 8 (0.62%) Back Office
10 8 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.62%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.54%) Billing
11 7 (0.54%) Electronics
11 7 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.47%) French Language
12 6 (0.47%) Law
12 6 (0.47%) Publishing
13 4 (0.31%) Polish Language
13 4 (0.31%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 464 (36.08%) Developer
2 132 (10.26%) Java Developer
3 123 (9.56%) Scrum Master
4 115 (8.94%) Analyst
5 105 (8.16%) Senior Developer
6 87 (6.77%) Business Analyst
7 77 (5.99%) Architect
8 76 (5.91%) Project Manager
9 45 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
10 44 (3.42%) Software Engineer
11 36 (2.80%) C# Developer
12 35 (2.72%) Delivery Manager
13 34 (2.64%) Data Engineer
13 34 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
14 32 (2.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 32 (2.49%) Full Stack Developer
15 31 (2.41%) React Developer
16 29 (2.26%) Senior Java Developer
17 28 (2.18%) .NET Developer
17 28 (2.18%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (12.21%) Spring
2 126 (9.80%) REST
3 121 (9.41%) HTML
4 101 (7.85%) .NET
5 93 (7.23%) Web Services
6 90 (7.00%) CSS
7 85 (6.61%) AngularJS
8 84 (6.53%) RESTful
9 83 (6.45%) React
10 82 (6.38%) Spring Boot
11 78 (6.07%) Node.js
12 70 (5.44%) HTML5
13 54 (4.20%) JSON
14 52 (4.04%) Hibernate
14 52 (4.04%) Kafka
15 44 (3.42%) SOAP
16 42 (3.27%) GraphQL
16 42 (3.27%) jQuery
17 37 (2.88%) Redux
18 35 (2.72%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 132 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (6.77%) User Experience
3 48 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 43 (3.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 43 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
5 42 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
6 36 (2.80%) Data Structures
7 28 (2.18%) Clustering
8 26 (2.02%) Fixed Income
9 25 (1.94%) Derivative
9 25 (1.94%) Management Information System
10 22 (1.71%) Data Centre
11 18 (1.40%) Credit Risk
12 16 (1.24%) Algorithms
12 16 (1.24%) Cloud Native
12 16 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
12 16 (1.24%) Virtual Team
13 14 (1.09%) Hedge funds
13 14 (1.09%) W3C
14 13 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 157 (12.21%) Linux
2 51 (3.97%) Unix
3 39 (3.03%) Android
4 38 (2.95%) Windows
5 31 (2.41%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.09%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.70%) OpenWrt
8 7 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.39%) CentOS
10 3 (0.23%) Fedora
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.078%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.078%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.078%) VMS
12 1 (0.078%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,115 (86.70%) Agile Software Development
2 333 (25.89%) DevOps
3 326 (25.35%) Kanban
4 286 (22.24%) TDD
5 223 (17.34%) Microservices
6 197 (15.32%) Test Automation
7 175 (13.61%) Problem-Solving
8 173 (13.45%) BDD
9 170 (13.22%) User Stories
10 168 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
11 142 (11.04%) Software Engineering
12 129 (10.03%) Project Management
13 124 (9.64%) SDLC
14 116 (9.02%) Analytics
15 107 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
16 103 (8.01%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 99 (7.70%) Computer Science
18 89 (6.92%) Data Modelling
19 85 (6.61%) Continuous Delivery
19 85 (6.61%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 344 (26.75%) Java
2 219 (17.03%) Python
3 218 (16.95%) SQL
4 164 (12.75%) JavaScript
5 105 (8.16%) C#
6 94 (7.31%) Java 8
7 65 (5.05%) Scala
8 55 (4.28%) TypeScript
9 54 (4.20%) PowerShell
10 51 (3.97%) Kotlin
11 42 (3.27%) Bash Shell
12 38 (2.95%) Shell Script
13 29 (2.26%) C
14 26 (2.02%) C++
14 26 (2.02%) PL/SQL
15 23 (1.79%) T-SQL
16 21 (1.63%) Apple Swift
17 16 (1.24%) Ruby
18 14 (1.09%) Objective-C
19 13 (1.01%) R
Qualifications
1 128 (9.95%) Degree
2 100 (7.78%) Security Cleared
3 88 (6.84%) SC Cleared
4 38 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (1.79%) Numerate Degree
6 22 (1.71%) DV Cleared
7 19 (1.48%) Master's Degree
8 18 (1.40%) AWS Certification
9 13 (1.01%) PMP
10 10 (0.78%) ISEB
11 9 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.54%) CCNP
13 6 (0.47%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.47%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
14 5 (0.39%) SAFe Agilist
15 4 (0.31%) PhD
15 4 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
16 3 (0.23%) CISSP
16 3 (0.23%) CSPO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (6.92%) QA
2 14 (1.09%) GDPR
3 13 (1.01%) PMO
4 9 (0.70%) NIST
5 8 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.62%) JTAG
6 7 (0.54%) MiFID
7 5 (0.39%) SLA
8 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.16%) PSD2
8 2 (0.16%) WCAG
9 1 (0.078%) COBIT
9 1 (0.078%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.078%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.078%) IFRS
9 1 (0.078%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.078%) NCSC
9 1 (0.078%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 160 (12.44%) Docker
2 28 (2.18%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.62%) GridGain
3 8 (0.62%) HDFS
4 7 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.39%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 4 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.23%) Platform Symphony
8 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.078%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.078%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.078%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 128 (9.95%) Kubernetes
2 66 (5.13%) Terraform
3 60 (4.67%) Ansible
4 26 (2.02%) Prometheus
5 21 (1.63%) Puppet
6 16 (1.24%) Grafana
7 11 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.39%) HP NNM
9 5 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.31%) HP Fortify
10 4 (0.31%) Kibana
10 4 (0.31%) Rancher
11 3 (0.23%) Istio
11 3 (0.23%) SCCM
12 2 (0.16%) CA Spectrum
12 2 (0.16%) SCOM
12 2 (0.16%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 2 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 139 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 95 (7.39%) Oracle
3 49 (3.81%) Splunk
4 48 (3.73%) Salesforce.com
5 42 (3.27%) Databricks
5 42 (3.27%) Google
6 34 (2.64%) MuleSoft
7 32 (2.49%) SAP
8 26 (2.02%) Atlassian
9 21 (1.63%) AppDynamics
10 19 (1.48%) Adobe
11 15 (1.17%) Cisco
12 13 (1.01%) HP
12 13 (1.01%) Pega
13 12 (0.93%) VMware
14 10 (0.78%) Sparx
15 9 (0.70%) CA Agile Central
15 9 (0.70%) Red Hat
15 9 (0.70%) ServiceNow
16 8 (0.62%) Sitecore