Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 18 20
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3,699 7,025 7,162
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.79% 7.94% 7.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.97% 9.06% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,536 4,771 5,178
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £358 £350
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 48 42
Median hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% -3.03% +17.86%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.75 £49.50
% change year-on-year -23.50% -7.58% +16.47%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 46,426 77,546 80,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.26% 87.60% 86.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,887 51,948 53,584
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £294 £305 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,612 1,895 2,035
Median hourly rate £25.38 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.53% +8.70% -8.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.68 £51.50 £50.15
Median hourly rate £25.68 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.72% +11.11% -10.00%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in England

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scrum in England.

Daily rate trend for Scrum in England

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scrum in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Scrum in England

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scrum in England.

Hourly rate trend for Scrum in England

Scrum
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Scrum in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 -5 1,787 £525 +5.00% 297
South East -6 634 £475 - 178
South West +2 390 £475 - 79
North of England -11 389 £450 +5.88% 174
Midlands -8 289 £450 -2.70% 111
West Midlands -8 195 £465 -2.11% 57
East of England -8 194 £450 -5.26% 97
North West -9 179 £500 +17.65% 94
Yorkshire -10 124 £440 +3.53% 56
East Midlands +4 90 £410 +5.81% 54
North East -7 86 £430 +4.24% 24
South Coast +1 1 - -
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 3,356 (90.73%) Agile Software Development
2 909 (24.57%) Java
2 909 (24.57%) Kanban
3 795 (21.49%) DevOps
4 785 (21.22%) JIRA
5 739 (19.98%) TDD
6 719 (19.44%) JavaScript
7 693 (18.73%) Git (software)
8 687 (18.57%) Azure
9 679 (18.36%) AWS
10 615 (16.63%) Test Automation
11 598 (16.17%) Finance
12 570 (15.41%) SQL
13 548 (14.81%) Microservices
14 538 (14.54%) Continuous Integration
15 534 (14.44%) C#
16 526 (14.22%) .NET
17 508 (13.73%) Jenkins
18 481 (13.00%) Security Cleared
19 454 (12.27%) Web Services
20 439 (11.87%) Microsoft
21 434 (11.73%) AngularJS
21 434 (11.73%) Confluence
22 430 (11.62%) Docker
23 415 (11.22%) BDD
24 411 (11.11%) SC Cleared
25 399 (10.79%) HTML
26 398 (10.76%) Python
27 390 (10.54%) CSS
28 376 (10.16%) 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
1 434 (11.73%) Confluence
2 107 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
3 72 (1.95%) CMS
4 63 (1.70%) Apache Spark
5 62 (1.68%) Apache
6 57 (1.54%) SharePoint
7 52 (1.41%) Tomcat
8 36 (0.97%) SAS
9 34 (0.92%) nginx
10 31 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 25 (0.68%) Camunda
12 23 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 22 (0.59%) WebLogic
13 22 (0.59%) WebSphere
14 21 (0.57%) IIS
15 16 (0.43%) JBoss
16 15 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
17 13 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
18 11 (0.30%) Jupyter
19 9 (0.24%) Drupal
Applications
1 60 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 43 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 24 (0.65%) Sketch
7 21 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.46%) InVision
9 14 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.14%) Zeplin
11 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.081%) InDesign
13 2 (0.054%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.054%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.054%) UserZoom
14 1 (0.027%) Figma
14 1 (0.027%) PlantUML
14 1 (0.027%) Simulink
14 1 (0.027%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 55 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 12 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
4 10 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 7 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.16%) Magento
7 6 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
8 5 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.11%) SAP PSCD
10 3 (0.081%) CA PPM
10 3 (0.081%) PolarLake
10 3 (0.081%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.081%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 687 (18.57%) Azure
2 679 (18.36%) AWS
3 146 (3.95%) GitHub
4 142 (3.84%) Serverless
5 110 (2.97%) Amazon EC2
6 99 (2.68%) Power Platform
7 98 (2.65%) PaaS
8 87 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
9 86 (2.32%) Amazon S3
9 86 (2.32%) GCP
10 61 (1.65%) SaaS
11 60 (1.62%) OpenShift
12 54 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
12 54 (1.46%) IaaS
13 52 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
14 48 (1.30%) Slack
15 45 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
16 36 (0.97%) npm
17 34 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
18 30 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (1.95%) HTTP
2 71 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 42 (1.14%) Ethernet
4 38 (1.03%) Firewall
5 37 (1.00%) Internet
6 25 (0.68%) DSL
6 25 (0.68%) VPN
7 20 (0.54%) Wireshark
8 19 (0.51%) HTTPS
9 17 (0.46%) DNS
10 16 (0.43%) SSL
11 15 (0.41%) Skype
12 14 (0.38%) LAN
12 14 (0.38%) WAN
13 13 (0.35%) Wireless
14 12 (0.32%) Broadband
15 11 (0.30%) DHCP
15 11 (0.30%) WLAN
16 9 (0.24%) IPv4
16 9 (0.24%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 210 (5.68%) MySQL
3 146 (3.95%) NoSQL
4 136 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
5 130 (3.51%) Big Data
5 130 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 117 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
7 114 (3.08%) MongoDB
8 94 (2.54%) Power BI
9 88 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 82 (2.22%) Hadoop
11 70 (1.89%) Data Lake
12 67 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
13 56 (1.51%) Redis
14 50 (1.35%) Oracle Database
15 48 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
16 43 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 38 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 37 (1.00%) HDInsight
19 34 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 785 (21.22%) JIRA
2 693 (18.73%) Git (software)
3 508 (13.73%) Jenkins
4 247 (6.68%) Selenium
5 244 (6.60%) Maven
6 219 (5.92%) JUnit
7 163 (4.41%) Cucumber
8 135 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 118 (3.19%) Mockito
10 112 (3.03%) Visual Studio
11 111 (3.00%) Bitbucket
12 90 (2.43%) Subversion
13 86 (2.32%) SonarQube
14 81 (2.19%) Gradle
15 66 (1.78%) Jasmine
16 65 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
17 64 (1.73%) GitLab
18 62 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 62 (1.68%) TeamCity
19 61 (1.65%) Protractor
General
1 598 (16.17%) Finance
2 285 (7.70%) Public Sector
3 180 (4.87%) Banking
4 144 (3.89%) Marketing
5 114 (3.08%) Front Office
6 100 (2.70%) Retail
7 66 (1.78%) Telecoms
8 40 (1.08%) Aerospace
9 39 (1.05%) Military
10 38 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 35 (0.95%) Investment Banking
12 33 (0.89%) Law
13 29 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
14 28 (0.76%) Electronics
15 24 (0.65%) Back Office
16 23 (0.62%) Games
17 22 (0.59%) Publishing
18 13 (0.35%) Automotive
18 13 (0.35%) German Language
19 12 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,458 (39.42%) Developer
2 350 (9.46%) Scrum Master
3 340 (9.19%) Analyst
4 319 (8.62%) Java Developer
5 264 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 213 (5.76%) .NET Developer
7 187 (5.06%) Architect
8 175 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
9 165 (4.46%) Project Manager
10 151 (4.08%) C# Developer
11 149 (4.03%) Senior Developer
12 143 (3.87%) React Developer
13 132 (3.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 116 (3.14%) Full Stack Developer
15 113 (3.05%) Software Engineer
16 88 (2.38%) Delivery Manager
17 82 (2.22%) Angular Developer
18 79 (2.14%) Test Engineer
19 76 (2.05%) Solutions Architect
19 76 (2.05%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 526 (14.22%) .NET
2 454 (12.27%) Web Services
3 434 (11.73%) AngularJS
4 399 (10.79%) HTML
5 390 (10.54%) CSS
6 341 (9.22%) Spring
7 337 (9.11%) Node.js
8 335 (9.06%) React
8 335 (9.06%) REST
9 312 (8.43%) RESTful
10 199 (5.38%) SOAP
11 182 (4.92%) Spring Boot
12 167 (4.51%) HTML5
13 166 (4.49%) ASP.NET
14 150 (4.06%) .NET Core
15 142 (3.84%) XML
16 136 (3.68%) JSON
17 123 (3.33%) Kafka
18 118 (3.19%) Redux
19 105 (2.84%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 314 (8.49%) User Experience
2 272 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 132 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 102 (2.76%) Mobile App
5 91 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
6 70 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
7 60 (1.62%) Virtual Team
8 59 (1.60%) Management Information System
9 56 (1.51%) Public Cloud
10 50 (1.35%) NHS
11 48 (1.30%) Fixed Income
12 36 (0.97%) Data Centre
13 31 (0.84%) Hedge funds
14 30 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 28 (0.76%) Cloud Native
15 28 (0.76%) W3C
16 27 (0.73%) Derivative
17 21 (0.57%) Algorithms
17 21 (0.57%) Data Structures
17 21 (0.57%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 363 (9.81%) Linux
2 212 (5.73%) Windows
3 120 (3.24%) Android
4 103 (2.78%) Unix
5 93 (2.51%) Apple iOS
6 39 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (0.70%) Solaris
8 24 (0.65%) CentOS
9 19 (0.51%) Windows Server
10 13 (0.35%) Windows 10
11 10 (0.27%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.19%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.16%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.14%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.14%) Debian
15 4 (0.11%) VMS
15 4 (0.11%) zOS
16 3 (0.081%) AIX
16 3 (0.081%) ThreadX
16 3 (0.081%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,356 (90.73%) Agile Software Development
2 909 (24.57%) Kanban
3 795 (21.49%) DevOps
4 739 (19.98%) TDD
5 615 (16.63%) Test Automation
6 548 (14.81%) Microservices
7 538 (14.54%) Continuous Integration
8 415 (11.22%) BDD
9 376 (10.16%) Software Engineering
10 357 (9.65%) Analytics
11 347 (9.38%) User Stories
12 323 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
13 293 (7.92%) Project Management
13 293 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 263 (7.11%) Coaching
15 256 (6.92%) SDLC
16 246 (6.65%) MVC
17 235 (6.35%) Migration
18 223 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
19 215 (5.81%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 909 (24.57%) Java
2 719 (19.44%) JavaScript
3 570 (15.41%) SQL
4 534 (14.44%) C#
5 398 (10.76%) Python
6 191 (5.16%) Java 8
7 140 (3.78%) TypeScript
8 126 (3.41%) PowerShell
9 123 (3.33%) C
10 122 (3.30%) C++
11 95 (2.57%) Ruby
12 90 (2.43%) Scala
13 80 (2.16%) Shell Script
14 67 (1.81%) Bash Shell
15 63 (1.70%) T-SQL
16 60 (1.62%) Groovy
17 56 (1.51%) PL/SQL
18 51 (1.38%) Kotlin
19 45 (1.22%) ES6
19 45 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 481 (13.00%) Security Cleared
2 411 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 202 (5.46%) Degree
4 51 (1.38%) DV Cleared
5 46 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 38 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 36 (0.97%) PMI Certification
8 35 (0.95%) ISEB
9 32 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
9 32 (0.87%) PMP
10 30 (0.81%) AWS Certification
11 20 (0.54%) Master's Degree
11 20 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (0.43%) CISSP
13 14 (0.38%) DBS Check
14 13 (0.35%) CISM
15 10 (0.27%) BC Cleared
15 10 (0.27%) CSPO
15 10 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (6.92%) QA
2 27 (0.73%) PMO
3 25 (0.68%) WCAG
4 21 (0.57%) GDPR
5 19 (0.51%) SLA
6 16 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.30%) NCSC
8 7 (0.19%) MISRA
8 7 (0.19%) MISRA C
9 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.16%) MiFID
10 5 (0.14%) JTAG
10 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.11%) COBIT
11 4 (0.11%) P3O
12 3 (0.081%) AICPA
12 3 (0.081%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.081%) GxP
13 2 (0.054%) HL7
13 2 (0.054%) RMADS
System Software
1 430 (11.62%) Docker
2 61 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
3 44 (1.19%) Active Directory
4 38 (1.03%) Postfix
5 26 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (0.65%) HDFS
7 16 (0.43%) VMware NSX
8 13 (0.35%) vSphere
9 8 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.19%) Firmware
11 5 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.11%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.081%) Hyper-V
13 3 (0.081%) NDS
13 3 (0.081%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 2 (0.054%) Varnish
14 2 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.027%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 255 (6.89%) Kubernetes
2 175 (4.73%) Terraform
3 161 (4.35%) Ansible
4 70 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (1.73%) Puppet
6 26 (0.70%) Grafana
7 23 (0.62%) Kibana
8 18 (0.49%) Packer
9 17 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
10 15 (0.41%) PowerCLI
11 14 (0.38%) Consul
11 14 (0.38%) Prometheus
12 12 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
12 12 (0.32%) Salt
12 12 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.27%) SCCM
14 9 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (0.24%) logstash
15 8 (0.22%) HP ALM
16 7 (0.19%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 439 (11.87%) Microsoft
2 199 (5.38%) Oracle
3 124 (3.35%) Atlassian
4 114 (3.08%) SAP
5 109 (2.95%) Google
6 102 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
7 55 (1.49%) Informatica
8 48 (1.30%) Adobe
8 48 (1.30%) VMware
9 36 (0.97%) IBM
10 28 (0.76%) Splunk
11 25 (0.68%) MuleSoft
11 25 (0.68%) Red Hat
12 23 (0.62%) Hortonworks
12 23 (0.62%) Tableau
13 22 (0.59%) Cloudera
14 21 (0.57%) CA Agile Central
14 21 (0.57%) Databricks
15 20 (0.54%) Cisco
16 19 (0.51%) DevExpress