The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 27 30 32
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3316 3066 2486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.66% 5.93% 5.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.02% 7.40% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2340 2179 1809
Median daily rate £450 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +5.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 13
Median hourly rate £49.75 £39.63 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.55% -6.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £26.60 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £42.75 £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -1.23%
Scrum
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41353 41436 38956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 80.13% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27578 27436 24583
Median daily rate £450 £420 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1087 1133
Median hourly rate £28.75 £27.78 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.49% +11.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in England

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the England region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in England

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in England

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the England region.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in England

Scrum
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Scrum Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +5 1781 £475 +5.55% 465
South East +9 576 £425 +6.25% 181
Yorkshire +21 216 £425 +16.83% 55
North West -5 169 £425 -0.58% 103
South West -12 160 £425 +13.33% 85
West Midlands 0 155 £400 +6.66% 46
East of England +7 135 £450 +10.76% 54
East Midlands 0 68 £425 +13.33% 31
North East -45 52 £394 -7.35% 16
Midlands -4 4 £450 - 2
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 6228 (92.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2374 (35.34%) Java
3 2057 (30.62%) TDD
4 1535 (22.85%) JavaScript
5 1424 (21.20%) HTML
6 1262 (18.79%) Continuous Integration
7 1247 (18.56%) Kanban
8 1214 (18.07%) BDD
9 1204 (17.92%) CSS
10 1122 (16.70%) Finance
11 1053 (15.67%) Git (software)
12 1044 (15.54%) SQL
13 901 (13.41%) .NET
14 891 (13.26%) C#
15 847 (12.61%) JIRA
16 845 (12.58%) Spring
17 825 (12.28%) Web Services
18 811 (12.07%) REST
19 771 (11.48%) Jenkins
20 761 (11.33%) Linux
21 748 (11.13%) HTML5
22 730 (10.87%) MVC
23 694 (10.33%) AngularJS
24 675 (10.05%) DevOps
25 670 (9.97%) RESTful
26 646 (9.62%) User Stories
27 639 (9.51%) E-Commerce
28 635 (9.45%) Scala
29 607 (9.04%) Software Engineering
30 596 (8.87%) User Experience

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 363 (5.40%) Confluence
2 258 (3.84%) Tomcat
3 242 (3.60%) Apache
4 215 (3.20%) CMS
5 147 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
6 127 (1.89%) SharePoint
7 114 (1.70%) Apache Spark
8 96 (1.43%) JBoss
9 82 (1.22%) WebSphere
10 81 (1.21%) nginx
11 74 (1.10%) Mule
12 73 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 58 (0.86%) IIS
14 49 (0.73%) OpenStack
15 46 (0.68%) WebLogic
16 39 (0.58%) Drupal
17 36 (0.54%) Apache Solr
18 35 (0.52%) Jetty
19 31 (0.46%) Mule ESB
20 30 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 205 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 83 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 75 (1.12%) MS Project
4 73 (1.09%) MS Office
5 45 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 43 (0.64%) HipChat
7 42 (0.63%) Photoshop
8 20 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
8 20 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
9 11 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.089%) Mingle
11 5 (0.074%) InVision
12 4 (0.060%) PaintShop Pro
13 2 (0.030%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.030%) Simulink
13 2 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.030%) SPSS
13 2 (0.030%) UXPin
14 1 (0.015%) GIMP
14 1 (0.015%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 81 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 78 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 28 (0.42%) Magento
3 28 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
4 12 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
4 12 (0.18%) Eloqua
4 12 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.12%) Unica
6 7 (0.10%) SAP ERP
6 7 (0.10%) SAP MDM
7 5 (0.074%) WebTrends
8 4 (0.060%) BigMachines
8 4 (0.060%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.060%) Primavera
8 4 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.060%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.045%) Infor SunSystems
9 3 (0.045%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 493 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 282 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 236 (3.51%) GitHub
4 105 (1.56%) SaaS
5 59 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 55 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
7 51 (0.76%) PaaS
8 41 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
9 38 (0.57%) IaaS
10 36 (0.54%) Amazon S3
11 28 (0.42%) Office 365
12 25 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
13 24 (0.36%) Google App Engine
14 21 (0.31%) Google Analytics
15 19 (0.28%) OpenShift
16 17 (0.25%) TestFlight
17 16 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
18 14 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 14 (0.21%) Force.com
19 13 (0.19%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 257 (3.83%) HTTP
2 122 (1.82%) Internet
3 70 (1.04%) DNS
4 58 (0.86%) TCP/IP
5 53 (0.79%) SSH
6 45 (0.67%) LDAP
7 43 (0.64%) OpenVPN
8 42 (0.63%) OpenLDAP
9 34 (0.51%) Firewall
10 30 (0.45%) Network Security
11 27 (0.40%) SNMP
12 25 (0.37%) DVB
13 22 (0.33%) SSL
13 22 (0.33%) VPN
14 19 (0.28%) AMQP
15 17 (0.25%) Intranet
16 15 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
17 14 (0.21%) DMZ
17 14 (0.21%) Kerberos
18 11 (0.16%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 566 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 536 (7.98%) NoSQL
3 474 (7.06%) MongoDB
4 381 (5.67%) MySQL
5 309 (4.60%) Relational Database
6 280 (4.17%) Hadoop
7 247 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
8 237 (3.53%) Big Data
9 196 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
10 143 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
11 105 (1.56%) Oracle Database
12 91 (1.35%) RDBMS
12 91 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 75 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 59 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
15 58 (0.86%) Redis
16 52 (0.77%) Neo4j
17 50 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 50 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 47 (0.70%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1053 (15.67%) Git (software)
2 847 (12.61%) JIRA
3 771 (11.48%) Jenkins
4 442 (6.58%) Selenium
5 432 (6.43%) Cucumber
6 431 (6.42%) JUnit
7 410 (6.10%) Maven
8 364 (5.42%) Subversion
9 265 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 177 (2.63%) Visual Studio
11 172 (2.56%) WebDriver
12 165 (2.46%) Gradle
13 158 (2.35%) Mockito
14 144 (2.14%) Ant
15 124 (1.85%) TeamCity
16 112 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 109 (1.62%) Grunt
18 102 (1.52%) SonarQube
19 101 (1.50%) gulp
20 98 (1.46%) Bitbucket
General
1 1122 (16.70%) Finance
2 478 (7.12%) Banking
3 292 (4.35%) Retail
4 261 (3.89%) Marketing
5 191 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 161 (2.40%) Publishing
7 128 (1.91%) Games
8 101 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 91 (1.35%) Investment Banking
10 86 (1.28%) Electronics
11 77 (1.15%) Legal
12 63 (0.94%) Front Office
13 59 (0.88%) Back Office
14 54 (0.80%) Advertising
15 50 (0.74%) Law
16 39 (0.58%) Financial Institution
17 31 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
18 23 (0.34%) Local Government
19 21 (0.31%) Retail Banking
20 13 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2933 (43.66%) Developer
2 1020 (15.18%) Java Developer
3 738 (10.99%) Analyst
4 640 (9.53%) Scrum Master
5 550 (8.19%) Senior Developer
6 524 (7.80%) Agile Developer
7 494 (7.35%) Business Analyst
8 447 (6.65%) Project Manager
9 387 (5.76%) .NET Developer
10 340 (5.06%) Architect
11 323 (4.81%) Agile Java Developer
12 306 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
13 305 (4.54%) Senior Java Developer
14 292 (4.35%) C# Developer
15 291 (4.33%) Scala Developer
16 225 (3.35%) DevOps Engineer
17 219 (3.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 206 (3.07%) Agile Business Analyst
18 206 (3.07%) Tester
19 192 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1424 (21.20%) HTML
2 1204 (17.92%) CSS
3 901 (13.41%) .NET
4 845 (12.58%) Spring
5 825 (12.28%) Web Services
6 811 (12.07%) REST
7 748 (11.13%) HTML5
8 694 (10.33%) AngularJS
9 670 (9.97%) RESTful
10 528 (7.86%) JSON
11 508 (7.56%) CSS3
12 507 (7.55%) XML
13 484 (7.20%) jQuery
14 459 (6.83%) Node.js
15 418 (6.22%) ASP.NET
16 395 (5.88%) SOAP
17 384 (5.72%) J2EE
18 347 (5.17%) Hibernate
19 277 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC
20 274 (4.08%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 596 (8.87%) User Experience
2 303 (4.51%) Mobile App
3 299 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
4 229 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 192 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 94 (1.40%) iPad
7 75 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 68 (1.01%) Fintech
9 60 (0.89%) iPhone
10 56 (0.83%) Data Integration
11 55 (0.82%) Virtual Team
12 53 (0.79%) Fixed Income
13 51 (0.76%) Wiki
14 43 (0.64%) Public Cloud
14 43 (0.64%) Visualisation
15 41 (0.61%) Blog
15 41 (0.61%) Derivative
15 41 (0.61%) Digital Media
16 39 (0.58%) Social Media
17 35 (0.52%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 761 (11.33%) Linux
2 285 (4.24%) Windows
3 276 (4.11%) Unix
4 213 (3.17%) Apple iOS
5 178 (2.65%) Android
6 116 (1.73%) CentOS
7 83 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 53 (0.79%) Windows Server
9 49 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 29 (0.43%) Mac OS X
11 23 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (0.31%) Windows Phone
13 18 (0.27%) Solaris
14 16 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (0.15%) webOS
15 10 (0.15%) Windows Phone 7
16 9 (0.13%) CoreOS
16 9 (0.13%) Fedora
16 9 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
17 8 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6228 (92.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2057 (30.62%) TDD
3 1262 (18.79%) Continuous Integration
4 1247 (18.56%) Kanban
5 1214 (18.07%) BDD
6 730 (10.87%) MVC
7 675 (10.05%) DevOps
8 646 (9.62%) User Stories
9 639 (9.51%) E-Commerce
10 607 (9.04%) Software Engineering
11 576 (8.57%) SDLC
12 568 (8.45%) Project Management
13 557 (8.29%) Open Source
14 544 (8.10%) Pair Programming
15 538 (8.01%) OO
16 495 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
17 478 (7.12%) Web Development
18 462 (6.88%) Continuous Delivery
19 410 (6.10%) Coaching
20 407 (6.06%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2374 (35.34%) Java
2 1535 (22.85%) JavaScript
3 1044 (15.54%) SQL
4 891 (13.26%) C#
5 635 (9.45%) Scala
6 509 (7.58%) Ruby
7 468 (6.97%) Python
8 252 (3.75%) PHP
9 220 (3.27%) C++
10 182 (2.71%) C
11 149 (2.22%) Groovy
12 141 (2.10%) PL/SQL
13 138 (2.05%) T-SQL
14 128 (1.91%) Shell Script
15 124 (1.85%) Objective-C
16 120 (1.79%) Perl
17 106 (1.58%) Bash Shell
18 101 (1.50%) PowerShell
19 85 (1.27%) Clojure
20 61 (0.91%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 478 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 420 (6.25%) Degree
3 298 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 134 (1.99%) ISEB
5 104 (1.55%) DV Cleared
6 66 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 53 (0.79%) PMP
8 48 (0.71%) PMI Certification
9 45 (0.67%) CISSP
9 45 (0.67%) CLAS
10 41 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
11 37 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 36 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 25 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
14 23 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (0.21%) MCSD
15 14 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 13 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (0.18%) MCPD
18 10 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 475 (7.07%) QA
2 56 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 35 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 34 (0.51%) SDET
6 21 (0.31%) SLA
7 16 (0.24%) MiFID
8 15 (0.22%) WCAG
9 13 (0.19%) SEPA
10 8 (0.12%) COBIT
10 8 (0.12%) FATCA
10 8 (0.12%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.089%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.089%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.060%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.060%) RMADS
12 4 (0.060%) WAI
13 3 (0.045%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 3 (0.045%) GxP
System Software
1 291 (4.33%) Docker
2 70 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
3 53 (0.79%) vCloud
4 48 (0.71%) Active Directory
5 45 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 44 (0.65%) Squid
7 40 (0.60%) Postfix
8 20 (0.30%) Apache Flume
9 19 (0.28%) HDFS
10 17 (0.25%) Varnish
10 17 (0.25%) vSphere
11 10 (0.15%) etcd
11 10 (0.15%) flannel
12 9 (0.13%) Ceph
12 9 (0.13%) GlusterFS
13 7 (0.10%) iptables
13 7 (0.10%) OpenSSH
13 7 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.10%) Xen
14 6 (0.089%) NFS
Systems Management
1 311 (4.63%) Puppet
2 161 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
3 151 (2.25%) Ansible
4 74 (1.10%) Kibana
5 73 (1.09%) Kubernetes
6 68 (1.01%) logstash
7 65 (0.97%) ZABBIX
8 55 (0.82%) Terraform
9 43 (0.64%) Rancher
10 34 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
11 27 (0.40%) HAProxy
12 24 (0.36%) Nagios
13 23 (0.34%) Graphite
14 21 (0.31%) Salt
15 16 (0.24%) Rundeck
16 11 (0.16%) Grafana
17 10 (0.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 10 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
17 10 (0.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 10 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 595 (8.86%) Oracle
2 482 (7.17%) Microsoft
3 205 (3.05%) Google
4 161 (2.40%) Atlassian
5 140 (2.08%) SAP
6 125 (1.86%) VMware
7 113 (1.68%) Red Hat
8 87 (1.30%) Adobe
9 78 (1.16%) IBM
10 75 (1.12%) hybris
11 67 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
11 67 (1.00%) Sitecore
12 57 (0.85%) Pega
13 54 (0.80%) HP
14 53 (0.79%) Apple
15 50 (0.74%) Sonatype
16 48 (0.71%) Informatica
17 45 (0.67%) New Relic
18 36 (0.54%) MuleSoft
19 34 (0.51%) Talend
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £375 per day + Generous Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day TBC
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Intelletec
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Hydrogen
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum TBC
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
South East London
Energon People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Intelletec
Rate: From £400 to £420 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Intelletec
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: circa £550
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
APM Resources
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago