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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
UK / England
Rank 20 27 33
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3088 2881 2386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.46% 6.19% 5.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.05% 7.54% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2097 2053 1753
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 14
Median hourly rate £41.50 £45.88 £36.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.53% +24.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.87 £23.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.88 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +19.93%

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
34140 38185 36546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.42% 82.04% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 22792 25048 24013
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 842 1104 987
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +6 1481 £488 +2.63% 416
South East +14 495 £425 +6.25% 164
South West +3 259 £400 +2.56% 80
North West +14 200 £425 - 79
West Midlands +10 150 £413 -5.71% 34
Yorkshire +13 143 £415 +3.75% 73
East of England +9 141 £475 +10.14% 73
North East +8 99 £425 -3.51% 12
East Midlands +18 92 £363 -14.20% 23
Midlands -1 6 £275 -31.25%
South Coast - 2 £550 -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 6413 (92.74%) Agile Software Development
2 2260 (32.68%) Java
3 2141 (30.96%) TDD
4 1605 (23.21%) JavaScript
5 1533 (22.17%) Kanban
6 1418 (20.51%) HTML
7 1404 (20.30%) Continuous Integration
8 1375 (19.88%) BDD
9 1246 (18.02%) Finance
10 1213 (17.54%) CSS
11 1159 (16.76%) Git (software)
12 1064 (15.39%) JIRA
13 1025 (14.82%) Jenkins
14 995 (14.39%) C#
15 979 (14.16%) DevOps
16 962 (13.91%) SQL
17 929 (13.43%) .NET
18 921 (13.32%) Linux
19 886 (12.81%) Web Services
20 857 (12.39%) AngularJS
21 854 (12.35%) REST
22 807 (11.67%) Spring
23 791 (11.44%) HTML5
24 787 (11.38%) User Stories
25 716 (10.35%) User Experience
26 715 (10.34%) Software Engineering
27 714 (10.33%) MVC
28 694 (10.04%) RESTful
29 681 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
30 658 (9.52%) Security Cleared

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
1 526 (7.61%) Confluence
2 251 (3.63%) Apache
3 243 (3.51%) Tomcat
4 208 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
5 178 (2.57%) CMS
6 155 (2.24%) Apache Spark
7 140 (2.02%) SharePoint
8 121 (1.75%) JBoss
9 104 (1.50%) WebSphere
10 90 (1.30%) IIS
11 76 (1.10%) nginx
12 53 (0.77%) OpenStack
13 52 (0.75%) WebLogic
14 45 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
15 43 (0.62%) Apache Solr
15 43 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
16 41 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 41 (0.59%) Drupal
16 41 (0.59%) Jetty
17 38 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 194 (2.81%) MS Excel
2 86 (1.24%) HipChat
3 82 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 73 (1.06%) MS Office
5 52 (0.75%) Photoshop
6 46 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
7 30 (0.43%) MS Project
8 29 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 11 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
11 10 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 7 (0.10%) InVision
13 5 (0.072%) PaintShop Pro
14 4 (0.058%) Gliffy
15 3 (0.043%) Camtasia
15 3 (0.043%) CPLEX
15 3 (0.043%) InDesign
16 2 (0.029%) Flinto
16 2 (0.029%) UXPin
17 1 (0.014%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 109 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 103 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 27 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.39%) Magento
4 21 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
5 16 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.087%) Adobe Campaign
8 5 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.043%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.043%) Sonata
9 3 (0.043%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.029%) FLEXCUBE
10 2 (0.029%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.029%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.029%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.029%) VisionPLUS
11 1 (0.014%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.014%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 681 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
2 347 (5.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 209 (3.02%) GitHub
4 161 (2.33%) PaaS
5 129 (1.87%) IaaS
6 116 (1.68%) SaaS
7 87 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
8 55 (0.80%) Amazon S3
9 54 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
10 51 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
11 38 (0.55%) OpenShift
12 35 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
13 29 (0.42%) Heroku
14 27 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
15 25 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
16 24 (0.35%) Office 365
17 21 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
18 20 (0.29%) CloudBees
19 19 (0.27%) Force.com
20 18 (0.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 263 (3.80%) HTTP
2 123 (1.78%) DNS
3 118 (1.71%) Internet
4 93 (1.34%) SSH
5 90 (1.30%) OpenVPN
6 86 (1.24%) OpenLDAP
7 67 (0.97%) Firewall
8 61 (0.88%) VPN
9 56 (0.81%) Reverse Proxy
9 56 (0.81%) TCP/IP
10 51 (0.74%) LDAP
11 33 (0.48%) SSL
12 28 (0.40%) Intranet
13 25 (0.36%) DMZ
14 21 (0.30%) IPsec
15 18 (0.26%) DVB
15 18 (0.26%) Network Security
16 17 (0.25%) AMQP
17 16 (0.23%) VoIP
18 15 (0.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 567 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 517 (7.48%) NoSQL
3 456 (6.59%) MongoDB
4 406 (5.87%) Hadoop
5 385 (5.57%) MySQL
6 362 (5.23%) Big Data
7 347 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
8 316 (4.57%) Relational Database
9 191 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 151 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
11 142 (2.05%) Oracle Database
12 104 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 93 (1.34%) RDBMS
14 85 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
15 67 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
16 53 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 52 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
18 46 (0.67%) Apache Hive
18 46 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
19 44 (0.64%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1159 (16.76%) Git (software)
2 1064 (15.39%) JIRA
3 1025 (14.82%) Jenkins
4 572 (8.27%) Selenium
5 512 (7.40%) Maven
6 495 (7.16%) JUnit
7 483 (6.98%) Cucumber
8 334 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 265 (3.83%) Subversion
10 205 (2.96%) Ant
10 205 (2.96%) TeamCity
11 199 (2.88%) WebDriver
12 198 (2.86%) Gradle
13 165 (2.39%) Mockito
14 160 (2.31%) SonarQube
15 159 (2.30%) Visual Studio
16 157 (2.27%) Bitbucket
17 153 (2.21%) Sonatype Nexus
18 140 (2.02%) SoapUI
19 139 (2.01%) JIRA Agile
General
1 1246 (18.02%) Finance
2 580 (8.39%) Banking
3 384 (5.55%) Retail
4 222 (3.21%) Marketing
5 165 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 135 (1.95%) Investment Banking
7 124 (1.79%) Publishing
8 121 (1.75%) Games
9 120 (1.74%) Manufacturing
10 101 (1.46%) Electronics
11 99 (1.43%) Front Office
12 67 (0.97%) Advertising
13 55 (0.80%) Legal
14 51 (0.74%) Back Office
15 41 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 41 (0.59%) Retail Banking
16 25 (0.36%) Automotive
17 24 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 23 (0.33%) Law
19 17 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 2992 (43.27%) Developer
2 982 (14.20%) Java Developer
3 760 (10.99%) Analyst
4 601 (8.69%) Scrum Master
5 572 (8.27%) Business Analyst
6 480 (6.94%) Senior Developer
7 414 (5.99%) .NET Developer
8 406 (5.87%) Architect
9 361 (5.22%) Agile Developer
10 360 (5.21%) C# Developer
11 336 (4.86%) Project Manager
12 287 (4.15%) JavaScript Developer
13 282 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
14 266 (3.85%) Agile Business Analyst
15 260 (3.76%) Scala Developer
16 250 (3.62%) Senior Java Developer
17 232 (3.36%) C# .NET Developer
18 222 (3.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 211 (3.05%) Agile Java Developer
20 209 (3.02%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1418 (20.51%) HTML
2 1213 (17.54%) CSS
3 929 (13.43%) .NET
4 886 (12.81%) Web Services
5 857 (12.39%) AngularJS
6 854 (12.35%) REST
7 807 (11.67%) Spring
8 791 (11.44%) HTML5
9 694 (10.04%) RESTful
10 602 (8.71%) JSON
11 596 (8.62%) XML
12 546 (7.90%) CSS3
13 525 (7.59%) jQuery
14 498 (7.20%) Node.js
15 458 (6.62%) ASP.NET
16 437 (6.32%) SOAP
17 298 (4.31%) React
18 291 (4.21%) J2EE
19 270 (3.90%) Hibernate
20 258 (3.73%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 716 (10.35%) User Experience
2 346 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 268 (3.88%) Mobile App
4 234 (3.38%) Computer Science
5 108 (1.56%) Virtual Team
6 97 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
6 97 (1.40%) Visualisation
7 91 (1.32%) Fintech
8 67 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 67 (0.97%) Management Information System
9 66 (0.95%) iPad
10 55 (0.80%) Mathematics
10 55 (0.80%) Psychology
11 53 (0.77%) Equities
12 52 (0.75%) Derivative
13 50 (0.72%) Data Centre
14 44 (0.64%) Algorithms
15 42 (0.61%) Fixed Income
16 40 (0.58%) Data Integration
17 37 (0.54%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 921 (13.32%) Linux
2 339 (4.90%) Windows
3 283 (4.09%) Unix
4 266 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 227 (3.28%) Android
6 163 (2.36%) CentOS
7 155 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 75 (1.08%) Ubuntu
9 61 (0.88%) Windows Server
10 26 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 17 (0.25%) VyOS
12 15 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.19%) RancherOS
13 13 (0.19%) Solaris
14 11 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (0.14%) Debian
15 10 (0.14%) Windows 10
16 9 (0.13%) Fedora
17 8 (0.12%) AIX
18 7 (0.10%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6413 (92.74%) Agile Software Development
2 2141 (30.96%) TDD
3 1533 (22.17%) Kanban
4 1404 (20.30%) Continuous Integration
5 1375 (19.88%) BDD
6 979 (14.16%) DevOps
7 787 (11.38%) User Stories
8 715 (10.34%) Software Engineering
9 714 (10.33%) MVC
10 581 (8.40%) OO
11 552 (7.98%) Continuous Delivery
12 551 (7.97%) Project Management
13 534 (7.72%) E-Commerce
14 523 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 507 (7.33%) Open Source
16 479 (6.93%) Automated Testing
17 454 (6.57%) SDLC
18 436 (6.31%) Coaching
19 430 (6.22%) Configuration Management
20 420 (6.07%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 2260 (32.68%) Java
2 1605 (23.21%) JavaScript
3 995 (14.39%) C#
4 962 (13.91%) SQL
5 598 (8.65%) Scala
6 544 (7.87%) Python
7 512 (7.40%) Ruby
8 232 (3.36%) PHP
9 230 (3.33%) Shell Script
10 213 (3.08%) C++
11 165 (2.39%) Perl
12 164 (2.37%) C
13 159 (2.30%) Bash Shell
14 137 (1.98%) Groovy
15 117 (1.69%) Objective-C
16 113 (1.63%) PowerShell
17 112 (1.62%) T-SQL
18 98 (1.42%) Apple Swift
19 93 (1.34%) PL/SQL
20 72 (1.04%) ES6
Qualifications
1 658 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 476 (6.88%) Degree
3 461 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 142 (2.05%) DV Cleared
5 135 (1.95%) ISEB
6 125 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 75 (1.08%) ISTQB
8 62 (0.90%) PMP
9 51 (0.74%) PMI Certification
10 38 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
10 38 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 26 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 24 (0.35%) CISSP
13 21 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 17 (0.25%) AWS Certification
14 17 (0.25%) PhD
15 14 (0.20%) CLAS
16 13 (0.19%) APMG
16 13 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (0.17%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 506 (7.32%) QA
2 58 (0.84%) SDET
3 52 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 36 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 35 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 35 (0.51%) FATCA
6 31 (0.45%) MiFID
7 29 (0.42%) EMIR
8 28 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
9 15 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 15 (0.22%) WCAG
10 14 (0.20%) SLA
11 11 (0.16%) WAI
12 9 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 7 (0.10%) ISO 14001
13 7 (0.10%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.072%) PMBOK
15 4 (0.058%) Dublin Core
16 3 (0.043%) PA-DSS
16 3 (0.043%) SEPA
System Software
1 463 (6.70%) Docker
2 129 (1.87%) vCloud
3 124 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
5 83 (1.20%) Squid
6 82 (1.19%) Postfix
7 59 (0.85%) HDFS
8 41 (0.59%) Active Directory
9 19 (0.27%) Xen
10 12 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.10%) Firmware
11 7 (0.10%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.10%) VirtualBox
11 7 (0.10%) vSphere
12 5 (0.072%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.058%) LXC
14 3 (0.043%) OpenSSH
14 3 (0.043%) Shibboleth
15 2 (0.029%) Varnish
15 2 (0.029%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 435 (6.29%) Puppet
2 290 (4.19%) Ansible
3 235 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
4 142 (2.05%) Kubernetes
5 141 (2.04%) ZABBIX
6 138 (2.00%) Kibana
7 135 (1.95%) logstash
8 130 (1.88%) Terraform
9 92 (1.33%) Rancher
10 42 (0.61%) HAProxy
11 33 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
12 27 (0.39%) Packer
12 27 (0.39%) Salt
13 23 (0.33%) Consul
14 22 (0.32%) Nagios
15 15 (0.22%) Grafana
16 14 (0.20%) Graphite
16 14 (0.20%) Mesos
17 12 (0.17%) Oozie
17 12 (0.17%) rkt
Vendors
1 609 (8.81%) Oracle
2 529 (7.65%) Microsoft
3 250 (3.62%) Atlassian
4 242 (3.50%) VMware
5 161 (2.33%) Red Hat
6 150 (2.17%) SAP
7 139 (2.01%) Google
8 91 (1.32%) Sonatype
9 83 (1.20%) hybris
10 71 (1.03%) Sitecore
11 67 (0.97%) IBM
12 66 (0.95%) Adobe
13 60 (0.87%) Splunk
14 55 (0.80%) CA Agile Central
15 53 (0.77%) New Relic
16 51 (0.74%) HP
17 50 (0.72%) ServiceNow
18 45 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
19 43 (0.62%) Solace
20 42 (0.61%) AppDynamics
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 hours ago
West Sussex
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £575 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: £470 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £385 to £425 per day (3-month rolling contract)
Posted: Yesterday
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £1000 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Jenrick IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + neg doe
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350-400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £1000 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £1000 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £900 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £900 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday