Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 18 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3,201 3,834 3,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.00% 8.36% 8.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.02% 9.47% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,361 2,730 2,588
London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £388 £381 £369
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 6
London median hourly rate £54.50 £45.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.11% +40.63% -54.29%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.95 £26.93
90th Percentile £122.50 £68.86 £38.13
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £45.00

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 35,490 40,502 37,627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.69% 88.28% 88.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,452 29,284 26,912
London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +0.10% +8.00%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £656
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 530 382
London median hourly rate £24.00 £23.25 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -2.62% +12.78%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £57.30 £54.66 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +16.28% -10.42% +2.13%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 +1 650 £513 -2.38% 192
West London -5 153 £498 -2.93% 95
South London -5 151 £450 -5.26% 28
East London +5 108 £550 +22.22% 48
North London 0 10 £550 - 11
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 2,898 (90.53%) Agile Software Development
2 889 (27.77%) Kanban
3 851 (26.59%) DevOps
4 809 (25.27%) Java
5 796 (24.87%) TDD
6 741 (23.15%) JavaScript
7 724 (22.62%) Finance
8 688 (21.49%) JIRA
9 637 (19.90%) Git (software)
10 626 (19.56%) Amazon AWS
11 604 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
12 554 (17.31%) SQL
13 522 (16.31%) Test Automation
14 517 (16.15%) BDD
14 517 (16.15%) Jenkins
15 470 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
16 468 (14.62%) Microservices
17 454 (14.18%) Python
18 425 (13.28%) Docker
19 424 (13.25%) HTML
20 394 (12.31%) CSS
21 390 (12.18%) AngularJS
22 372 (11.62%) Linux
22 372 (11.62%) C#
23 357 (11.15%) .NET
24 344 (10.75%) Web Services
25 343 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
26 341 (10.65%) User Stories
27 340 (10.62%) User Experience
27 340 (10.62%) REST

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
1 332 (10.37%) Confluence
2 142 (4.44%) Apache
3 114 (3.56%) Elasticsearch
4 107 (3.34%) CMS
5 97 (3.03%) Apache Spark
6 63 (1.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 43 (1.34%) SharePoint
8 34 (1.06%) Tomcat
9 25 (0.78%) Magnolia
10 23 (0.72%) Apache Solr
11 18 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 16 (0.50%) JBoss
12 16 (0.50%) nginx
12 16 (0.50%) Umbraco
13 14 (0.44%) Drupal
13 14 (0.44%) Ethereum
14 13 (0.41%) Hyperledger
15 11 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
16 10 (0.31%) Jetty
16 10 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 76 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (1.03%) Sketch
3 21 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.41%) InVision
8 12 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 9 (0.28%) Zeplin
10 7 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.094%) FreeHand
12 2 (0.062%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.062%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.031%) Figma
13 1 (0.031%) GIMP
13 1 (0.031%) Marvel
13 1 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 47 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 17 (0.53%) Distributed Ledger
4 14 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
4 14 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 12 (0.37%) Oracle TCA
6 12 (0.37%) R3 Corda
6 12 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 11 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
8 8 (0.25%) Magento
9 7 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
11 4 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
11 4 (0.12%) Primavera
11 4 (0.12%) SAP ERP
12 3 (0.094%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 626 (19.56%) Amazon AWS
2 604 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 139 (4.34%) GitHub
4 117 (3.66%) Serverless
5 111 (3.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 100 (3.12%) Amazon S3
7 96 (3.00%) AWS Lambda
8 88 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
9 79 (2.47%) npm
10 70 (2.19%) PaaS
11 68 (2.12%) AWS CloudFormation
12 63 (1.97%) Power Platform
13 56 (1.75%) OpenShift
14 55 (1.72%) SaaS
15 48 (1.50%) Amazon SQS
16 47 (1.47%) Datadog
17 44 (1.37%) IaaS
18 41 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 36 (1.12%) Amazon Kinesis
19 36 (1.12%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 55 (1.72%) HTTP
2 35 (1.09%) Internet
3 23 (0.72%) TCP/IP
4 18 (0.56%) Firewall
5 17 (0.53%) DNS
5 17 (0.53%) FTP
6 11 (0.34%) IPFS
6 11 (0.34%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
7 8 (0.25%) Intranet
8 6 (0.19%) SSH
8 6 (0.19%) VPN
9 5 (0.16%) Skype
10 4 (0.12%) BGP
10 4 (0.12%) OSPF
10 4 (0.12%) SMTP
11 3 (0.094%) 2G
11 3 (0.094%) 3G
11 3 (0.094%) LAN
11 3 (0.094%) WAN
11 3 (0.094%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 196 (6.12%) Big Data
3 172 (5.37%) MySQL
4 158 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
5 157 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
6 136 (4.25%) NoSQL
7 127 (3.97%) Relational Database
8 126 (3.94%) MongoDB
9 64 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 62 (1.94%) Power BI
11 60 (1.87%) Redis
12 52 (1.62%) RDBMS
13 50 (1.56%) Data Lake
14 49 (1.53%) Hadoop
15 48 (1.50%) Oracle Database
16 43 (1.34%) Cosmos DB
17 42 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
18 37 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
18 37 (1.16%) Apache Hive
19 30 (0.94%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 688 (21.49%) JIRA
2 637 (19.90%) Git (software)
3 517 (16.15%) Jenkins
4 250 (7.81%) Selenium
5 189 (5.90%) Cucumber
6 179 (5.59%) Maven
7 150 (4.69%) JUnit
8 129 (4.03%) Visual Studio Team System
9 113 (3.53%) Mockito
10 110 (3.44%) TeamCity
11 105 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 81 (2.53%) Bitbucket
13 75 (2.34%) Protractor
14 73 (2.28%) Jasmine
14 73 (2.28%) Visual Studio
15 71 (2.22%) gulp
16 70 (2.19%) Karma Test Runner
16 70 (2.19%) Sonatype Nexus
17 68 (2.12%) Subversion
18 60 (1.87%) SonarQube
General
1 724 (22.62%) Finance
2 240 (7.50%) Banking
3 161 (5.03%) Marketing
4 150 (4.69%) Retail
5 70 (2.19%) Investment Banking
6 68 (2.12%) Front Office
7 45 (1.41%) Games
8 40 (1.25%) Telecoms
9 38 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 36 (1.12%) Legal
11 33 (1.03%) Law
12 32 (1.00%) Financial Institution
13 31 (0.97%) Back Office
14 29 (0.91%) Publishing
15 25 (0.78%) Advertising
15 25 (0.78%) Manufacturing
16 24 (0.75%) Billing
16 24 (0.75%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.31%) Electronics
18 7 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,274 (39.80%) Developer
2 314 (9.81%) Java Developer
3 305 (9.53%) Analyst
4 267 (8.34%) Scrum Master
5 207 (6.47%) Business Analyst
6 182 (5.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 167 (5.22%) Senior Developer
8 153 (4.78%) Project Manager
9 146 (4.56%) Architect
10 131 (4.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 124 (3.87%) React Developer
12 121 (3.78%) .NET Developer
13 113 (3.53%) Full Stack Developer
14 102 (3.19%) JavaScript Developer
15 97 (3.03%) C# Developer
16 94 (2.94%) Tester
17 87 (2.72%) Agile Coach
17 87 (2.72%) AWS Engineer
18 77 (2.41%) Cloud Engineer
19 76 (2.37%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 424 (13.25%) HTML
2 394 (12.31%) CSS
3 390 (12.18%) AngularJS
4 357 (11.15%) .NET
5 344 (10.75%) Web Services
6 340 (10.62%) REST
7 321 (10.03%) Node.js
8 304 (9.50%) React
9 303 (9.47%) RESTful
10 279 (8.72%) Spring
11 231 (7.22%) HTML5
12 211 (6.59%) JSON
13 149 (4.65%) CSS3
14 145 (4.53%) XML
15 135 (4.22%) Spring Boot
16 132 (4.12%) Kafka
17 126 (3.94%) SOAP
18 121 (3.78%) jQuery
19 106 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web API
20 101 (3.16%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 340 (10.62%) User Experience
2 230 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 195 (6.09%) Mobile App
4 141 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
5 94 (2.94%) Virtual Team
6 59 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 51 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
8 48 (1.50%) Data Structures
9 40 (1.25%) Management Information System
10 39 (1.22%) Data Centre
11 38 (1.19%) Social Media
12 36 (1.12%) Algorithms
13 35 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
14 32 (1.00%) NHS
15 28 (0.87%) Derivative
16 25 (0.78%) Public Cloud
16 25 (0.78%) Wiki
17 23 (0.72%) Cloud Native
17 23 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 21 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 372 (11.62%) Linux
2 132 (4.12%) Windows
3 93 (2.91%) Unix
4 83 (2.59%) Android
5 76 (2.37%) Apple iOS
6 59 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (1.19%) CentOS
8 26 (0.81%) Ubuntu
9 24 (0.75%) Windows Server
10 20 (0.62%) Mac OS
11 16 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.16%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.16%) Debian
12 5 (0.16%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.094%) Fedora
14 2 (0.062%) AIX
14 2 (0.062%) Solaris
14 2 (0.062%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,898 (90.53%) Agile Software Development
2 889 (27.77%) Kanban
3 851 (26.59%) DevOps
4 796 (24.87%) TDD
5 522 (16.31%) Test Automation
6 517 (16.15%) BDD
7 470 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
8 468 (14.62%) Microservices
9 343 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
10 341 (10.65%) User Stories
11 284 (8.87%) E-Commerce
12 260 (8.12%) Analytics
13 251 (7.84%) Front End Development
14 250 (7.81%) Software Engineering
15 248 (7.75%) Coaching
16 245 (7.65%) Project Management
17 227 (7.09%) SDLC
18 210 (6.56%) Pair Programming
19 206 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
20 196 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 809 (25.27%) Java
2 741 (23.15%) JavaScript
3 554 (17.31%) SQL
4 454 (14.18%) Python
5 372 (11.62%) C#
6 191 (5.97%) Java 8
7 177 (5.53%) TypeScript
8 166 (5.19%) Ruby
9 119 (3.72%) Bash Shell
9 119 (3.72%) ES6
10 115 (3.59%) PowerShell
11 106 (3.31%) Scala
12 82 (2.56%) PL/SQL
13 78 (2.44%) Shell Script
14 61 (1.91%) T-SQL
15 54 (1.69%) PHP
16 44 (1.37%) Perl
17 39 (1.22%) C
18 31 (0.97%) Groovy
19 29 (0.91%) C++
Qualifications
1 216 (6.75%) Security Cleared
2 191 (5.97%) Degree
3 165 (5.15%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.16%) PMP
5 36 (1.12%) AWS Certification
6 34 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 33 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 33 (1.03%) PMI Certification
8 27 (0.84%) ISEB
9 23 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
10 21 (0.66%) DV Cleared
11 19 (0.59%) Master's Degree
12 13 (0.41%) CISSP
13 10 (0.31%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
14 8 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (0.19%) CISMP
15 6 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 6 (0.19%) RHCE
16 5 (0.16%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (8.78%) QA
2 27 (0.84%) GDPR
3 23 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 21 (0.66%) PMO
5 10 (0.31%) PSD2
6 9 (0.28%) GxP
6 9 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.25%) MiFID
8 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.16%) SLA
9 4 (0.12%) GMP
9 4 (0.12%) NIST
10 3 (0.094%) ITGC
10 3 (0.094%) NCSC
10 3 (0.094%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.062%) COBIT
11 2 (0.062%) WCAG
12 1 (0.031%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.031%) WAI
System Software
1 425 (13.28%) Docker
2 42 (1.31%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.75%) vSphere
5 17 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.16%) HDFS
7 5 (0.16%) Squid
8 4 (0.12%) KVM
8 4 (0.12%) Postfix
8 4 (0.12%) Varnish
9 2 (0.062%) Firmware
9 2 (0.062%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.062%) oVirt
9 2 (0.062%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.062%) vCloud
9 2 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.031%) LXC
10 1 (0.031%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 224 (7.00%) Kubernetes
2 175 (5.47%) Terraform
3 160 (5.00%) Ansible
4 60 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (1.87%) Puppet
5 25 (0.78%) Consul
6 24 (0.75%) ZABBIX
7 23 (0.72%) Kibana
8 20 (0.62%) logstash
9 18 (0.56%) Graphite
10 17 (0.53%) Grafana
11 15 (0.47%) Prometheus
12 13 (0.41%) Packer
13 12 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
13 12 (0.37%) Salt
14 7 (0.22%) HP ALM
14 7 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (0.19%) Mesos
15 6 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
15 6 (0.19%) Suricata
Vendors
1 289 (9.03%) Microsoft
2 191 (5.97%) Oracle
3 175 (5.47%) Google
4 120 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
5 108 (3.37%) SAP
6 103 (3.22%) Adobe
7 81 (2.53%) Atlassian
8 69 (2.16%) IBM
9 61 (1.91%) Red Hat
10 60 (1.87%) Informatica
11 41 (1.28%) Tableau
12 36 (1.12%) ServiceNow
13 35 (1.09%) IBM Sterling
14 33 (1.03%) VMware
15 27 (0.84%) Cloudera
16 26 (0.81%) Alteryx
16 26 (0.81%) Splunk
17 24 (0.75%) Cypress Semiconductor
18 19 (0.59%) MuleSoft
19 17 (0.53%) Databricks