Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 31 18
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13 +1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2,239 1,115 3,311
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.52% 6.82% 8.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.30% 7.63% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,510 773 2,476
10th Percentile £382 £400 £390
25th Percentile £459 £450 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £515
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +0.98%
75th Percentile £638 £613 £597
90th Percentile £713 £725 £675
England median daily rate £513 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 10
10th Percentile £37.05 £49.15 £51.48
25th Percentile £44.38 £50.88 £55.50
Median hourly rate £54.00 £57.50 £87.50
Median % change year-on-year -6.09% -34.29% +94.44%
75th Percentile £62.13 £63.39 £122.50
90th Percentile £64.69 £64.68 "
England median hourly rate £56.50 £50.00 £51.25
% change year-on-year +13.00% -2.44% +3.54%

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 26,967 14,604 36,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 90.57% 89.38% 89.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,263 10,487 26,313
10th Percentile £363 £330 £338
25th Percentile £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £525 £520
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% +0.96% +4.00%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £600
90th Percentile £725 £713 £688
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 178 385
10th Percentile £15.73 £14.00 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.87 £19.99 £15.25
Median hourly rate £34.88 £34.95 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.19% +58.85% -1.87%
75th Percentile £51.53 £47.66 £39.75
90th Percentile £66.50 £60.30 £52.50
England median hourly rate £23.00 £23.08 £22.93
% change year-on-year -0.33% +0.63% +9.19%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +1 253 £575 +11.65% 189
West London -3 64 £525 - 54
South London +11 34 £488 -2.01% 24
East London +1 12 £540 +8.54% 49
North London +6 1 - -
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1,944 (86.82%) Agile Software Development
2 599 (26.75%) Java
3 557 (24.88%) DevOps
4 554 (24.74%) Social Skills
5 552 (24.65%) Finance
6 484 (21.62%) SQL
7 481 (21.48%) Kanban
8 475 (21.21%) Azure
9 447 (19.96%) JIRA
10 444 (19.83%) TDD
11 368 (16.44%) Banking
12 361 (16.12%) Git (software)
13 349 (15.59%) Microservices
14 335 (14.96%) Jenkins
15 333 (14.87%) JavaScript
15 333 (14.87%) Python
16 324 (14.47%) AWS
17 308 (13.76%) Test Automation
18 285 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
19 284 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
20 276 (12.33%) Software Engineering
21 274 (12.24%) Spring
22 263 (11.75%) Microsoft
22 263 (11.75%) Docker
23 259 (11.57%) BDD
24 237 (10.59%) Kubernetes
25 231 (10.32%) Project Management
26 229 (10.23%) User Stories
27 226 (10.09%) Oracle
28 224 (10.00%) 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
1 208 (9.29%) Confluence
2 78 (3.48%) Apache Spark
3 65 (2.90%) Apache
4 51 (2.28%) SharePoint
5 29 (1.30%) CMS
5 29 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
6 28 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 24 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 20 (0.89%) WebSphere
9 19 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
10 18 (0.80%) Apache Airflow
10 18 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
11 17 (0.76%) WebLogic
12 16 (0.71%) Jetty
13 14 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 13 (0.58%) IIS
15 12 (0.54%) Red Hat Fuse
16 11 (0.49%) Mule
17 10 (0.45%) DataSynapse
17 10 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 42 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.67%) Sketch
6 14 (0.63%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.27%) Figma
7 6 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.22%) InVision
8 5 (0.22%) Zeplin
9 2 (0.089%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.089%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.045%) Mingle
10 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.045%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 12 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 6 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.089%) Cloudability
8 2 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.089%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.089%) Oracle FAH
8 2 (0.089%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.089%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.089%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (0.089%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.089%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.089%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.045%) SAP APO
9 1 (0.045%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 475 (21.21%) Azure
2 324 (14.47%) AWS
3 140 (6.25%) GitHub
4 104 (4.64%) Power Platform
5 99 (4.42%) GCP
6 90 (4.02%) Serverless
7 66 (2.95%) Azure Data Factory
8 52 (2.32%) PaaS
9 42 (1.88%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 38 (1.70%) AWS Lambda
11 34 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
11 34 (1.52%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 34 (1.52%) OpenShift
12 33 (1.47%) SaaS
13 29 (1.30%) IaaS
14 27 (1.21%) Microsoft 365
15 25 (1.12%) Azure Functions
16 20 (0.89%) Azure Stack
17 18 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
18 17 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.37%) TCP/IP
2 43 (1.92%) SSL
3 37 (1.65%) Firewall
4 33 (1.47%) HTTP
5 13 (0.58%) DNS
5 13 (0.58%) OSPF
6 11 (0.49%) BGP
6 11 (0.49%) RTMP
6 11 (0.49%) VPN
7 9 (0.40%) Broadband
7 9 (0.40%) IPv4
8 8 (0.36%) DHCP
8 8 (0.36%) DWDM
8 8 (0.36%) EIGRP
8 8 (0.36%) HSRP
8 8 (0.36%) MPLS
8 8 (0.36%) RIP
9 7 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.27%) FTP
10 6 (0.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 132 (5.90%) NoSQL
3 126 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
4 104 (4.64%) Big Data
5 96 (4.29%) Power BI
6 89 (3.97%) Relational Database
7 79 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
8 77 (3.44%) Hadoop
9 73 (3.26%) MongoDB
10 71 (3.17%) Data Lake
11 67 (2.99%) Redis
12 55 (2.46%) Azure SQL Database
13 43 (1.92%) Tableau
14 42 (1.88%) Oracle Database
15 36 (1.61%) MySQL
16 34 (1.52%) Hazelcast
17 30 (1.34%) Apache Hive
18 29 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
19 25 (1.12%) RDBMS
20 24 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 447 (19.96%) JIRA
2 361 (16.12%) Git (software)
3 335 (14.96%) Jenkins
4 122 (5.45%) Maven
5 110 (4.91%) Cucumber
6 87 (3.89%) Selenium
7 77 (3.44%) JUnit
8 76 (3.39%) TeamCity
9 72 (3.22%) Mockito
10 62 (2.77%) GitLab
11 49 (2.19%) Gradle
12 42 (1.88%) Bitbucket
13 41 (1.83%) Subversion
14 40 (1.79%) Visual Studio
15 38 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
16 27 (1.21%) Postman
17 26 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 23 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
19 21 (0.94%) Mocha
20 19 (0.85%) JMeter
General
1 554 (24.74%) Social Skills
2 552 (24.65%) Finance
3 368 (16.44%) Banking
4 192 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
5 145 (6.48%) Investment Banking
6 103 (4.60%) Presentation Skills
7 102 (4.56%) Front Office
7 102 (4.56%) Public Sector
8 95 (4.24%) Retail
9 86 (3.84%) Marketing
10 65 (2.90%) Influencing Skills
11 47 (2.10%) Telecoms
12 45 (2.01%) Documentation Skills
13 27 (1.21%) Back Office
14 22 (0.98%) Retail Banking
15 18 (0.80%) Manufacturing
15 18 (0.80%) Publishing
16 16 (0.71%) Games
16 16 (0.71%) Organisational Skills
17 15 (0.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 730 (32.60%) Developer
2 237 (10.59%) Java Developer
3 204 (9.11%) Scrum Master
4 194 (8.66%) Analyst
5 173 (7.73%) Project Manager
6 158 (7.06%) Senior Developer
7 156 (6.97%) Architect
8 118 (5.27%) Business Analyst
9 91 (4.06%) Data Engineer
10 74 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
11 73 (3.26%) Delivery Manager
11 73 (3.26%) Senior Java Developer
12 69 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
13 67 (2.99%) Agile Coach
14 62 (2.77%) .NET Developer
15 60 (2.68%) Azure Engineer
15 60 (2.68%) Software Engineer
16 50 (2.23%) C# Developer
17 48 (2.14%) Scala Developer
17 48 (2.14%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (12.24%) Spring
2 214 (9.56%) REST
3 198 (8.84%) RESTful
4 189 (8.44%) HTML
5 180 (8.04%) .NET
6 169 (7.55%) React
7 168 (7.50%) Spring Boot
8 163 (7.28%) CSS
9 154 (6.88%) AngularJS
10 136 (6.07%) Web Services
11 129 (5.76%) Node.js
12 120 (5.36%) Kafka
13 101 (4.51%) HTML5
14 71 (3.17%) SOAP
15 67 (2.99%) Hibernate
16 63 (2.81%) JSON
17 62 (2.77%) XML
18 56 (2.50%) Redux
18 56 (2.50%) Velocity
19 48 (2.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 165 (7.37%) User Experience
2 73 (3.26%) Algorithms
3 67 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 66 (2.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 63 (2.81%) Data Structures
6 62 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
7 59 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
8 51 (2.28%) Cloud Native
9 43 (1.92%) Fixed Income
9 43 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 43 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
10 35 (1.56%) Derivative
11 33 (1.47%) Public Cloud
12 29 (1.30%) Data Centre
12 29 (1.30%) Virtual Team
13 26 (1.16%) Wiki
14 20 (0.89%) Credit Risk
14 20 (0.89%) N-Tier
15 16 (0.71%) Clustering
15 16 (0.71%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 197 (8.80%) Linux
2 80 (3.57%) Windows
3 67 (2.99%) Unix
4 59 (2.64%) Android
5 36 (1.61%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.36%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.31%) OpenWrt
10 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.13%) CentOS
12 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.13%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.089%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.089%) MVS
13 2 (0.089%) Solaris
13 2 (0.089%) zOS
14 1 (0.045%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.045%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,944 (86.82%) Agile Software Development
2 557 (24.88%) DevOps
3 481 (21.48%) Kanban
4 444 (19.83%) TDD
5 349 (15.59%) Microservices
6 308 (13.76%) Test Automation
7 285 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
8 284 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
9 276 (12.33%) Software Engineering
10 259 (11.57%) BDD
11 231 (10.32%) Project Management
12 229 (10.23%) User Stories
13 224 (10.00%) Analytics
14 210 (9.38%) SDLC
15 201 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
16 177 (7.91%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 170 (7.59%) Unit Testing
18 158 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
19 151 (6.74%) Mentoring
20 150 (6.70%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 599 (26.75%) Java
2 484 (21.62%) SQL
3 333 (14.87%) JavaScript
3 333 (14.87%) Python
4 206 (9.20%) C#
5 115 (5.14%) Scala
6 114 (5.09%) Java 8
7 105 (4.69%) TypeScript
8 85 (3.80%) PowerShell
9 58 (2.59%) PL/SQL
10 51 (2.28%) C
11 50 (2.23%) C++
12 48 (2.14%) Bash Shell
13 41 (1.83%) T-SQL
14 34 (1.52%) Kotlin
15 30 (1.34%) Shell Script
16 29 (1.30%) Ruby
17 28 (1.25%) Groovy
18 27 (1.21%) Haskell
19 22 (0.98%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 209 (9.33%) Security Cleared
2 182 (8.13%) Degree
3 144 (6.43%) SC Cleared
4 68 (3.04%) DV Cleared
5 44 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 27 (1.21%) PMI Certification
7 25 (1.12%) PMP
8 21 (0.94%) Master's Degree
9 20 (0.89%) ISEB
10 19 (0.85%) ISTQB
11 18 (0.80%) AWS Certification
12 9 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
12 9 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (0.36%) CCNP
13 8 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
14 6 (0.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (8.13%) QA
2 41 (1.83%) Accessibility
3 28 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.85%) GDPR
4 19 (0.85%) SLA
5 18 (0.80%) NIST
5 18 (0.80%) PMO
6 13 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.58%) WCAG
7 10 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.40%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.31%) MiFID
10 5 (0.22%) JTAG
11 4 (0.18%) COBIT
11 4 (0.18%) GRC
12 3 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.13%) ISO 20022
12 3 (0.13%) PSD2
13 2 (0.089%) EMIR
13 2 (0.089%) ISO 15022
System Software
1 263 (11.75%) Docker
2 31 (1.38%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.80%) Platform Symphony
4 13 (0.58%) HDFS
5 8 (0.36%) GridGain
6 6 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.089%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.089%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.089%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.089%) vSphere
9 1 (0.045%) Ceph
9 1 (0.045%) LXC
9 1 (0.045%) vCloud
9 1 (0.045%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.045%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 237 (10.59%) Kubernetes
2 116 (5.18%) Terraform
3 115 (5.14%) Ansible
4 56 (2.50%) Grafana
5 50 (2.23%) Prometheus
6 41 (1.83%) Puppet
7 30 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (0.71%) Kibana
9 13 (0.58%) Rancher
10 12 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 8 (0.36%) HP NNM
11 8 (0.36%) RSA Archer
12 6 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
13 5 (0.22%) Ambari
13 5 (0.22%) Istio
13 5 (0.22%) Nagios
13 5 (0.22%) Oozie
13 5 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 263 (11.75%) Microsoft
2 226 (10.09%) Oracle
3 101 (4.51%) Databricks
4 98 (4.38%) Salesforce.com
5 68 (3.04%) Google
6 59 (2.64%) Splunk
7 50 (2.23%) SAP
8 36 (1.61%) Adobe
9 34 (1.52%) Atlassian
10 29 (1.30%) MuleSoft
11 27 (1.21%) ServiceNow
12 24 (1.07%) HP
13 22 (0.98%) CA Agile Central
13 22 (0.98%) IBM
14 21 (0.94%) Cisco
15 20 (0.89%) Alteryx
15 20 (0.89%) VMware
16 19 (0.85%) Pega
17 15 (0.67%) TIBCO
18 14 (0.63%) Informatica