Period
to 25 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 25 September 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 > East Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 46 20
Rank change year-on-year +13 -26 -4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 67 14 154
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.02% 2.65% 7.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.10% 3.16% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 12 77
10th Percentile £370 " £332
25th Percentile £410 £315 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £388 £423
Median % change year-on-year +22.58% -8.28% +4.32%
75th Percentile £525 £470 £488
90th Percentile £635 £523 £560
England median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
10th Percentile £17.78 " "
25th Percentile £18.19 " £42.00
Median hourly rate £20.75 - £44.00
75th Percentile £22.69 " £46.00
90th Percentile £22.73 " "
England median hourly rate £61.75 £50.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year +23.50% +6.38% -5.05%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,098 443 1,671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.31% 83.74% 83.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 273 996
10th Percentile £209 £222 £232
25th Percentile £320 £310 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £375 £400
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.31% +0.06%
75th Percentile £515 £450 £500
90th Percentile £594 £529 £575
England median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.84% +0.05% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 21 82
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.00 £10.59
25th Percentile £10.50 £11.61 £11.24
Median hourly rate £14.78 £13.50 £14.27
Median % change year-on-year +9.48% -5.40% -7.94%
75th Percentile £24.25 £21.85 £23.62
90th Percentile £47.63 £43.75 £46.49
England median hourly rate £24.27 £26.00 £22.97
% change year-on-year -6.65% +13.22% +17.77%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the East Midlands

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scrum in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Scrum in the East Midlands

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scrum in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Scrum in the East Midlands

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scrum in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Scrum in the East Midlands

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 September 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
Nottinghamshire +7 32 £500 - 30
Northamptonshire -4 11 £400 +26.98% 6
Lincolnshire 0 7 £475 +18.75% 2
Leicestershire -14 7 £425 -17.07% 15
Derbyshire -8 4 £475 +7.95% 6
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 64 (95.52%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.81%) Social Skills
3 17 (25.37%) DevOps
4 16 (23.88%) JIRA
4 16 (23.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (19.40%) Java
5 13 (19.40%) User Stories
6 12 (17.91%) Azure
6 12 (17.91%) Finance
7 11 (16.42%) Waterfall
8 10 (14.93%) Kanban
8 10 (14.93%) BDD
8 10 (14.93%) Project Management
9 9 (13.43%) JavaScript
9 9 (13.43%) SQL
9 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
9 9 (13.43%) Presentation Skills
9 9 (13.43%) Project Delivery
9 9 (13.43%) Sprint Planning
10 8 (11.94%) Product Roadmap
10 8 (11.94%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 8 (11.94%) Business Case
10 8 (11.94%) Mobile App
10 8 (11.94%) Mentoring
10 8 (11.94%) Retail
10 8 (11.94%) Business Analysis
10 8 (11.94%) C#
11 7 (10.45%) .NET
11 7 (10.45%) E-Commerce
11 7 (10.45%) Analytics

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 3 (4.48%) Confluence
2 2 (2.99%) Mule
2 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.49%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.49%) IIS
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Magento
1 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.91%) Azure
2 6 (8.96%) AWS
3 5 (7.46%) Power Platform
4 4 (5.97%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 3 (4.48%) SaaS
6 2 (2.99%) Firebase
6 2 (2.99%) GitHub
6 2 (2.99%) npm
6 2 (2.99%) Serverless
7 1 (1.49%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.49%) AWS CodeCommit
7 1 (1.49%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (1.49%) Azure Pipelines
7 1 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.49%) GCP
7 1 (1.49%) IaaS
7 1 (1.49%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (1.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (1.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Firewall
1 1 (1.49%) HTTP
1 1 (1.49%) IPv4
1 1 (1.49%) LAN
1 1 (1.49%) SMS
1 1 (1.49%) SSL
1 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.46%) RDBMS
2 5 (7.46%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.97%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.48%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.99%) MariaDB
5 2 (2.99%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.49%) Big Data
6 1 (1.49%) DB2
6 1 (1.49%) DbVisualizer
6 1 (1.49%) MySQL
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.49%) Power BI
6 1 (1.49%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.49%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.49%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 16 (23.88%) JIRA
2 7 (10.45%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.46%) Selenium
4 4 (5.97%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.48%) Postman
5 3 (4.48%) REST Assured
5 3 (4.48%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.99%) Android Studio
6 2 (2.99%) Appium
6 2 (2.99%) Bitbucket Server
6 2 (2.99%) CA Release Automation
6 2 (2.99%) git-flow
6 2 (2.99%) Gradle
6 2 (2.99%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.99%) JUnit
6 2 (2.99%) Maven
6 2 (2.99%) Newman
6 2 (2.99%) SonarQube
6 2 (2.99%) Subversion
General
1 26 (38.81%) Social Skills
2 12 (17.91%) Finance
3 9 (13.43%) Presentation Skills
4 8 (11.94%) Retail
5 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.97%) Banking
7 3 (4.48%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (4.48%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (4.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (4.48%) Public Sector
8 2 (2.99%) Legal
8 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.49%) Games
9 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.49%) Law
9 1 (1.49%) Marketing
9 1 (1.49%) Military
9 1 (1.49%) Police
9 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (16.42%) Project Manager
2 10 (14.93%) Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Analyst
3 9 (13.43%) Business Analyst
4 8 (11.94%) Scrum Master
5 6 (8.96%) Architect
6 5 (7.46%) Product Owner
7 4 (5.97%) Data Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) Development Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Development Project Manager
8 3 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Software Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Software Project Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.99%) Agile Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.99%) React Developer
9 2 (2.99%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) .NET
2 6 (8.96%) Node.js
2 6 (8.96%) REST
2 6 (8.96%) Web Services
3 5 (7.46%) CSS
4 4 (5.97%) HTML
4 4 (5.97%) RESTful
5 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.48%) jQuery
6 2 (2.99%) Ajax
6 2 (2.99%) Django
6 2 (2.99%) HTML5
6 2 (2.99%) RAML
6 2 (2.99%) React Native
6 2 (2.99%) Redux
6 2 (2.99%) SOAP
6 2 (2.99%) Spring
6 2 (2.99%) Spring Boot
6 2 (2.99%) Spring Security
6 2 (2.99%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.46%) User Experience
3 2 (2.99%) FMCG
3 2 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.99%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.49%) Blog
4 1 (1.49%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.49%) CMDB
4 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.49%) iPad
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Linux
2 2 (2.99%) Android
2 2 (2.99%) Unix
3 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (95.52%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.37%) DevOps
3 16 (23.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (19.40%) User Stories
5 11 (16.42%) Waterfall
6 10 (14.93%) BDD
6 10 (14.93%) Kanban
6 10 (14.93%) Project Management
7 9 (13.43%) Project Delivery
7 9 (13.43%) Sprint Planning
7 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
8 8 (11.94%) Business Analysis
8 8 (11.94%) Business Case
8 8 (11.94%) Mentoring
8 8 (11.94%) Product Roadmap
8 8 (11.94%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 7 (10.45%) Analytics
9 7 (10.45%) E-Commerce
9 7 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (10.45%) Product Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) Java
2 9 (13.43%) JavaScript
2 9 (13.43%) SQL
3 8 (11.94%) C#
4 4 (5.97%) Python
5 3 (4.48%) Ruby
6 2 (2.99%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.49%) C
7 1 (1.49%) C++
7 1 (1.49%) Go
7 1 (1.49%) Groovy
7 1 (1.49%) Perl
7 1 (1.49%) PHP
7 1 (1.49%) Scala
7 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.49%) VB
7 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) ISEB
2 3 (4.48%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 3 (4.48%) SLA
3 2 (2.99%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.99%) GRC
3 2 (2.99%) PMO
4 1 (1.49%) Accessibility
4 1 (1.49%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Docker
2 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.48%) Puppet
2 2 (2.99%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.99%) SCCM
2 2 (2.99%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.49%) Ansible
3 1 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.49%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (1.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (4.48%) IBM
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle
1 3 (4.48%) ServiceNow
2 2 (2.99%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (2.99%) hybris
2 2 (2.99%) Informatica
3 1 (1.49%) Alibaba
3 1 (1.49%) Apple
3 1 (1.49%) Google
3 1 (1.49%) Planview
3 1 (1.49%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.49%) SAP
3 1 (1.49%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.49%) Xerox