Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 20 July 2017 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 26 28
Rank change year-on-year +9 +2 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6661 6680 5581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.61% 6.58% 5.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.01% 7.87% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4671 4809 3934
England median daily rate £468 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +8.43% +3.11%
10th Percentile £338 £318 £306
90th Percentile £613 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +2.22% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 53 57
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +1.19% +3.70%
10th Percentile £31.73 £29.15 £30.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £58.80 £50.50
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £40.38
% change year-on-year +2.35% +5.25% +1.58%

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 73961 84860 82624
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.45% 83.59% 80.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 48785 56632 53263
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.55% +1.63%
10th Percentile £281 £269 £261
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1872 1986 2337
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.74 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.50 £48.75 £47.79
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +6.82%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in England

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in England

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in England

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in England

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Scrum 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 6 months to 20 July 2017. 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
London +1 3373 £500 +5.26% 427
South East +11 1190 £450 +7.78% 168
North of England +16 840 £425 - 194
Midlands +5 468 £450 +5.88% 77
South West +11 394 £400 - 85
North West +6 377 £420 -1.18% 124
East of England +14 373 £463 +2.78% 71
Yorkshire +10 340 £425 - 58
West Midlands -3 243 £470 +9.94% 36
East Midlands +13 214 £450 +5.88% 41
North East +54 128 £385 -3.75% 12
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 6132 (92.06%) Agile Software Development
2 2130 (31.98%) TDD
3 2058 (30.90%) Java
4 1624 (24.38%) JavaScript
5 1562 (23.45%) Kanban
6 1385 (20.79%) Finance
7 1297 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
8 1242 (18.65%) HTML
9 1239 (18.60%) Git (software)
10 1179 (17.70%) Test Automation
11 1164 (17.47%) BDD
12 1142 (17.14%) JIRA
13 1119 (16.80%) CSS
14 1071 (16.08%) DevOps
15 1039 (15.60%) Jenkins
16 1006 (15.10%) SQL
17 931 (13.98%) C#
18 928 (13.93%) AngularJS
19 921 (13.83%) .NET
20 827 (12.42%) REST
21 816 (12.25%) Web Services
22 807 (12.12%) Spring
23 797 (11.97%) Banking
24 781 (11.72%) MVC
25 758 (11.38%) User Stories
26 750 (11.26%) RESTful
27 714 (10.72%) HTML5
28 711 (10.67%) Linux
29 687 (10.31%) Microservices
30 649 (9.74%) Software Engineering

Scrum
Co-occurring 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
1 557 (8.36%) Confluence
2 184 (2.76%) Apache Spark
3 178 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
4 170 (2.55%) Apache
5 153 (2.30%) JBoss
6 136 (2.04%) Tomcat
7 133 (2.00%) CMS
8 128 (1.92%) SharePoint
9 102 (1.53%) WebSphere
10 93 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 65 (0.98%) IIS
11 65 (0.98%) WebLogic
12 59 (0.89%) Apache Solr
13 54 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 47 (0.71%) nginx
15 43 (0.65%) OpenStack
16 38 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
17 37 (0.56%) Drupal
18 36 (0.54%) NServiceBus
19 32 (0.48%) Mule
Applications
1 94 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 74 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
4 58 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
5 57 (0.86%) Photoshop
6 41 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 28 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
8 15 (0.23%) InVision
9 12 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
11 8 (0.12%) HipChat
12 6 (0.090%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.060%) Mingle
13 4 (0.060%) UXPin
14 3 (0.045%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.045%) InDesign
15 1 (0.015%) Doxygen
15 1 (0.015%) EngageOne
15 1 (0.015%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.015%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 91 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.50%) Magento
3 17 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
5 8 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.11%) ION MarketView
6 7 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
7 6 (0.090%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.060%) iTrent
8 4 (0.060%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.045%) CA PPM
9 3 (0.045%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.045%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.045%) Primavera
9 3 (0.045%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.045%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.045%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 595 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 377 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 198 (2.97%) GitHub
4 134 (2.01%) PaaS
5 116 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
6 87 (1.31%) IaaS
7 82 (1.23%) SaaS
8 61 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
9 53 (0.80%) Amazon S3
10 38 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
11 37 (0.56%) OpenShift
12 34 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
13 32 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
14 31 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 28 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 23 (0.35%) Heroku
17 21 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 20 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
19 19 (0.29%) Office 365
20 16 (0.24%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 264 (3.96%) HTTP
2 104 (1.56%) SSL
3 91 (1.37%) Internet
4 84 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 54 (0.81%) DNS
6 48 (0.72%) LDAP
7 41 (0.62%) Kerberos
8 38 (0.57%) Firewall
9 32 (0.48%) Network Security
10 30 (0.45%) SMS
11 27 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (0.33%) VPN
13 18 (0.27%) Intranet
13 18 (0.27%) SSH
14 16 (0.24%) PuTTY
14 16 (0.24%) WinSCP
15 13 (0.20%) LAN
15 13 (0.20%) OpenLDAP
16 11 (0.17%) ATM
16 11 (0.17%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 591 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 406 (6.10%) MongoDB
3 362 (5.43%) NoSQL
4 354 (5.31%) Big Data
5 348 (5.22%) Hadoop
6 333 (5.00%) Relational Database
7 272 (4.08%) MySQL
8 233 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
9 176 (2.64%) Oracle Database
10 157 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
11 131 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
12 110 (1.65%) HBase
13 89 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 82 (1.23%) RDBMS
15 64 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 59 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
16 59 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 56 (0.84%) DB2
18 54 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
18 54 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1239 (18.60%) Git (software)
2 1142 (17.14%) JIRA
3 1039 (15.60%) Jenkins
4 453 (6.80%) Selenium
5 432 (6.49%) Maven
6 382 (5.73%) Cucumber
7 348 (5.22%) JUnit
8 326 (4.89%) Subversion
9 280 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 246 (3.69%) TeamCity
11 195 (2.93%) Visual Studio
12 164 (2.46%) WebDriver
13 159 (2.39%) Grunt
14 150 (2.25%) Gradle
15 140 (2.10%) Mockito
16 138 (2.07%) IntelliJ
17 134 (2.01%) gulp
18 132 (1.98%) SoapUI
19 123 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
20 117 (1.76%) Eclipse
General
1 1385 (20.79%) Finance
2 797 (11.97%) Banking
3 334 (5.01%) Retail
4 247 (3.71%) Marketing
5 191 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 156 (2.34%) Investment Banking
7 138 (2.07%) Manufacturing
8 130 (1.95%) Electronics
9 122 (1.83%) Front Office
10 115 (1.73%) Games
11 102 (1.53%) Publishing
12 70 (1.05%) Retail Banking
13 54 (0.81%) Legal
14 53 (0.80%) Back Office
15 47 (0.71%) Advertising
16 39 (0.59%) Law
17 38 (0.57%) Financial Institution
18 24 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
19 23 (0.35%) Private Banking
20 20 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2925 (43.91%) Developer
2 867 (13.02%) Java Developer
3 744 (11.17%) Analyst
4 521 (7.82%) Business Analyst
5 519 (7.79%) Scrum Master
6 427 (6.41%) .NET Developer
7 395 (5.93%) Senior Developer
8 345 (5.18%) Architect
9 319 (4.79%) C# Developer
10 318 (4.77%) Project Manager
11 300 (4.50%) Agile Developer
12 292 (4.38%) JavaScript Developer
13 270 (4.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 236 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
15 224 (3.36%) Tester
16 200 (3.00%) Agile Business Analyst
17 198 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
18 171 (2.57%) Angular Developer
19 163 (2.45%) Full Stack Developer
20 160 (2.40%) Agile Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1242 (18.65%) HTML
2 1119 (16.80%) CSS
3 928 (13.93%) AngularJS
4 921 (13.83%) .NET
5 827 (12.42%) REST
6 816 (12.25%) Web Services
7 807 (12.12%) Spring
8 750 (11.26%) RESTful
9 714 (10.72%) HTML5
10 602 (9.04%) Node.js
11 592 (8.89%) JSON
12 522 (7.84%) XML
13 488 (7.33%) CSS3
14 440 (6.61%) SOAP
15 437 (6.56%) ASP.NET
16 432 (6.49%) jQuery
17 369 (5.54%) React
18 292 (4.38%) ASP.NET MVC
19 280 (4.20%) Hibernate
20 268 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 617 (9.26%) User Experience
2 377 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 300 (4.50%) Mobile App
4 274 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
5 219 (3.29%) Computer Science
6 141 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 102 (1.53%) Virtual Team
8 98 (1.47%) Fintech
9 95 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 83 (1.25%) Management Information System
11 79 (1.19%) Derivative
12 76 (1.14%) Algorithms
13 69 (1.04%) iPad
14 66 (0.99%) Fixed Income
15 63 (0.95%) Public Cloud
16 56 (0.84%) Data Centre
16 56 (0.84%) Data Structures
17 53 (0.80%) Equities
18 47 (0.71%) iPhone
19 41 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 711 (10.67%) Linux
2 336 (5.04%) Windows
3 260 (3.90%) Unix
4 221 (3.32%) Android
5 220 (3.30%) Apple iOS
6 153 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 63 (0.95%) CentOS
8 57 (0.86%) Mac OS X
9 46 (0.69%) Windows Server
10 44 (0.66%) Ubuntu
11 27 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (0.24%) Solaris
13 15 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (0.18%) CoreOS
15 10 (0.15%) AIX
15 10 (0.15%) Debian
16 8 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.090%) HPUX
17 6 (0.090%) Windows 10
18 4 (0.060%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6132 (92.06%) Agile Software Development
2 2130 (31.98%) TDD
3 1562 (23.45%) Kanban
4 1297 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
5 1179 (17.70%) Test Automation
6 1164 (17.47%) BDD
7 1071 (16.08%) DevOps
8 781 (11.72%) MVC
9 758 (11.38%) User Stories
10 687 (10.31%) Microservices
11 649 (9.74%) Software Engineering
12 554 (8.32%) Project Management
13 551 (8.27%) OO
14 547 (8.21%) E-Commerce
15 534 (8.02%) Continuous Delivery
16 528 (7.93%) SOA
17 488 (7.33%) Open Source
18 468 (7.03%) Coaching
19 441 (6.62%) Web Development
20 419 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2058 (30.90%) Java
2 1624 (24.38%) JavaScript
3 1006 (15.10%) SQL
4 931 (13.98%) C#
5 529 (7.94%) Python
6 487 (7.31%) Scala
7 296 (4.44%) Ruby
8 147 (2.21%) Groovy
9 144 (2.16%) Shell Script
10 140 (2.10%) C++
11 127 (1.91%) T-SQL
12 119 (1.79%) PHP
13 118 (1.77%) Bash Shell
14 109 (1.64%) ES6
15 108 (1.62%) TypeScript
16 107 (1.61%) Apple Swift
17 100 (1.50%) Objective-C
17 100 (1.50%) Perl
18 98 (1.47%) C
19 95 (1.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 490 (7.36%) Security Cleared
2 440 (6.61%) Degree
3 354 (5.31%) SC Cleared
4 135 (2.03%) ISEB
5 101 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 97 (1.46%) ISTQB
7 84 (1.26%) PMI Certification
8 80 (1.20%) PMP
9 60 (0.90%) DV Cleared
10 59 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
11 35 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 27 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 22 (0.33%) Master's Degree
15 21 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (0.27%) MAPM
17 13 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
17 13 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
17 13 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 11 (0.17%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 486 (7.30%) QA
2 63 (0.95%) MiFID
3 59 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 54 (0.81%) PMO
5 39 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
6 36 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
7 34 (0.51%) EMIR
8 30 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 15 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 10 (0.15%) PCI DSS
11 8 (0.12%) MIL-STD-1553
12 7 (0.11%) GDPR
12 7 (0.11%) WCAG
13 6 (0.090%) FATCA
14 5 (0.075%) JSP 440
14 5 (0.075%) P3O
14 5 (0.075%) SEPA
14 5 (0.075%) SLA
15 4 (0.060%) PMBOK
15 4 (0.060%) WAI
System Software
1 447 (6.71%) Docker
2 58 (0.87%) HDFS
3 56 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (0.83%) Active Directory
5 39 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
6 37 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 30 (0.45%) vCloud
8 25 (0.38%) vSphere
9 15 (0.23%) Xen
10 14 (0.21%) Apache Flume
11 11 (0.17%) Postfix
11 11 (0.17%) Squid
12 7 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.090%) Hyper-V
13 6 (0.090%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.090%) Varnish
14 4 (0.060%) LXC
14 4 (0.060%) NFS
15 3 (0.045%) XenServer
16 2 (0.030%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 278 (4.17%) Puppet
2 232 (3.48%) Ansible
3 203 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
4 134 (2.01%) Kubernetes
5 113 (1.70%) Terraform
6 63 (0.95%) Kibana
7 56 (0.84%) ZABBIX
8 55 (0.83%) logstash
9 49 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
10 28 (0.42%) Rancher
11 21 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
11 21 (0.32%) Oozie
12 20 (0.30%) Mesos
13 18 (0.27%) Grafana
13 18 (0.27%) Graphite
13 18 (0.27%) vRealize
14 15 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
15 14 (0.21%) Nagios
16 10 (0.15%) Rsyslog
16 10 (0.15%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 593 (8.90%) Oracle
2 581 (8.72%) Microsoft
3 227 (3.41%) SAP
4 138 (2.07%) Atlassian
5 125 (1.88%) IBM
6 107 (1.61%) VMware
7 104 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 99 (1.49%) Google
9 98 (1.47%) Adobe
10 69 (1.04%) Cloudera
10 69 (1.04%) HP
10 69 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
11 68 (1.02%) WSO2
12 63 (0.95%) Sitecore
13 61 (0.92%) Xamarin
14 54 (0.81%) hybris
15 52 (0.78%) Apple
16 51 (0.77%) CA Agile Central
17 50 (0.75%) New Relic
18 45 (0.68%) Splunk
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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London
Elevate Direct
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London
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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City, London
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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South West London
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Berkshire
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