Period
to

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 12 August 2022 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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 23 22 25
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5,617 4,267 2,038
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 7.73% 7.23% 6.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.59% 8.07% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,825 2,864 1,381
10th Percentile £413 £375 £356
25th Percentile £475 £438 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £523 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.50% +3.09%
75th Percentile £653 £600 £581
90th Percentile £750 £697 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £501 £498
% change year-on-year +9.84% +0.65% +4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 52 22
10th Percentile £35.05 £20.83 £37.16
25th Percentile £42.50 £44.89 £44.00
Median hourly rate £62.88 £56.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.28% +13.00% -1.96%
75th Percentile £73.75 £65.50 £53.75
90th Percentile £78.13 £71.45 £57.25
UK median hourly rate £61.50 £56.50 £49.25
% change year-on-year +8.85% +14.72% -1.50%

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 65,396 52,844 26,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.97% 89.57% 87.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,592 36,701 18,234
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,543 1,479 740
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £12.33
25th Percentile £17.00 £14.50 £16.13
Median hourly rate £31.00 £23.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +34.78% -8.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £57.50 £46.50 £46.00
90th Percentile £70.00 £61.59 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £23.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year +32.97% -7.50% +11.11%

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London +5 3,232 £575 +4.55% 396
South East -8 563 £525 +5.00% 131
Midlands +9 534 £525 +7.14% 112
West Midlands +9 451 £530 +7.61% 71
North of England 0 439 £500 +5.26% 196
South West +2 284 £550 +10.00% 129
North West +1 228 £493 +9.44% 110
East of England +6 207 £550 +10.00% 54
Yorkshire -3 191 £500 +5.26% 67
East Midlands +17 75 £500 +11.11% 41
North East -22 20 £550 - 19
South Coast - 1 £500 -
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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 4,951 (88.14%) Agile
2 1,513 (26.94%) Social Skills
3 1,424 (25.35%) DevOps
4 1,405 (25.01%) JIRA
5 1,322 (23.54%) Kanban
6 1,309 (23.30%) Finance
7 1,137 (20.24%) Azure
8 1,101 (19.60%) Java
9 1,073 (19.10%) SQL
10 974 (17.34%) AWS
11 941 (16.75%) CI/CD
12 891 (15.86%) Confluence
13 833 (14.83%) TDD
14 826 (14.71%) Git (software)
15 773 (13.76%) Security Cleared
16 757 (13.48%) Test Automation
17 746 (13.28%) Software Engineering
18 744 (13.25%) Python
19 714 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
20 711 (12.66%) Microservices
21 701 (12.48%) JavaScript
22 650 (11.57%) Microsoft
23 644 (11.47%) Project Management
24 640 (11.39%) SC Cleared
24 640 (11.39%) Jenkins
25 622 (11.07%) User Stories
26 621 (11.06%) Scaled Agile Framework
27 617 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
28 562 (10.01%) Docker
29 552 (9.83%) Analytics

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
1 891 (15.86%) Confluence
2 101 (1.80%) Apache Spark
3 86 (1.53%) SharePoint
4 75 (1.34%) SAS
5 67 (1.19%) Apache
6 64 (1.14%) WebLogic
7 47 (0.84%) CMS
8 45 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
9 43 (0.77%) WebSphere
10 40 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
10 40 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 25 (0.45%) Mule
12 21 (0.37%) nginx
12 21 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
13 18 (0.32%) DataSynapse
14 16 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 14 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (0.25%) Headless CMS
15 14 (0.25%) Jetty
16 13 (0.23%) uWSGI
Applications
1 176 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 92 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 81 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
4 67 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 64 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 21 (0.37%) Sketch
7 15 (0.27%) OrCAD
8 12 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.20%) InVision
10 6 (0.11%) Adobe XD
11 5 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.071%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.053%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.053%) Simulink
13 3 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.053%) Zeplin
14 1 (0.018%) Marvel
14 1 (0.018%) Snagit
14 1 (0.018%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 62 (1.10%) assyst
2 54 (0.96%) Aladdin
3 39 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 25 (0.45%) HiPortfolio
5 15 (0.27%) Magento
5 15 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
6 13 (0.23%) Shopify
7 12 (0.21%) Maximo
8 11 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
8 11 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 11 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 10 (0.18%) NetSuite
10 8 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
11 7 (0.12%) CA PPM
11 7 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
11 7 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 6 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
12 6 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
12 6 (0.11%) SAP CRM
12 6 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,137 (20.24%) Azure
2 974 (17.34%) AWS
3 355 (6.32%) Azure DevOps
4 283 (5.04%) GitHub
5 242 (4.31%) Power Platform
6 224 (3.99%) GCP
7 170 (3.03%) Serverless
8 126 (2.24%) SaaS
9 122 (2.17%) PaaS
10 87 (1.55%) IaaS
11 86 (1.53%) OpenShift
12 82 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
12 82 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
13 77 (1.37%) Microsoft 365
14 76 (1.35%) Amazon S3
15 70 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
16 68 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
17 66 (1.18%) Azure Service Bus
18 65 (1.16%) Slack
19 54 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 90 (1.60%) Firewall
2 59 (1.05%) HTTP
3 44 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 41 (0.73%) DNS
5 32 (0.57%) Ethernet
6 28 (0.50%) HTTPS
7 26 (0.46%) Internet
7 26 (0.46%) VPN
8 25 (0.45%) MQTT
9 21 (0.37%) SSL
10 19 (0.34%) RTMP
10 19 (0.34%) SSH
11 16 (0.28%) ATM
11 16 (0.28%) LAN
11 16 (0.28%) Skype
12 15 (0.27%) WAN
13 14 (0.25%) Network Security
14 13 (0.23%) BGP
14 13 (0.23%) SAN
14 13 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 292 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
3 202 (3.60%) Power BI
4 192 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
5 178 (3.17%) NoSQL
5 178 (3.17%) Pentaho
6 159 (2.83%) Relational Database
7 129 (2.30%) MongoDB
8 127 (2.26%) Big Data
9 111 (1.98%) MySQL
10 100 (1.78%) Hadoop
11 98 (1.74%) Oracle Database
12 63 (1.12%) Data Lake
13 60 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 58 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
15 57 (1.01%) Apache Hive
16 56 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
17 55 (0.98%) Impala
18 49 (0.87%) DynamoDB
19 48 (0.85%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1,405 (25.01%) JIRA
2 826 (14.71%) Git (software)
3 640 (11.39%) Jenkins
4 313 (5.57%) GitLab
5 233 (4.15%) Maven
6 224 (3.99%) Bitbucket
7 200 (3.56%) Selenium
8 159 (2.83%) JUnit
9 151 (2.69%) Cucumber
10 108 (1.92%) Visual Studio
11 96 (1.71%) Gradle
12 88 (1.57%) Mockito
12 88 (1.57%) Postman
13 83 (1.48%) Subversion
14 81 (1.44%) SonarQube
15 75 (1.34%) Artifactory
16 74 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
17 68 (1.21%) TeamCity
18 52 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
19 48 (0.85%) webpack
General
1 1,513 (26.94%) Social Skills
2 1,309 (23.30%) Finance
3 515 (9.17%) Banking
4 464 (8.26%) Public Sector
5 440 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
6 237 (4.22%) Presentation Skills
7 231 (4.11%) Retail
8 176 (3.13%) Front Office
9 162 (2.88%) Investment Banking
10 124 (2.21%) Legal
11 123 (2.19%) Marketing
12 115 (2.05%) Influencing Skills
13 92 (1.64%) Telecoms
14 75 (1.34%) Manufacturing
15 72 (1.28%) Financial Institution
16 71 (1.26%) Law
17 69 (1.23%) Organisational Skills
18 68 (1.21%) Electronics
19 57 (1.01%) Publishing
20 56 (1.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,360 (24.21%) Developer
2 652 (11.61%) Scrum Master
3 618 (11.00%) Analyst
4 467 (8.31%) Business Analyst
5 410 (7.30%) Project Manager
6 338 (6.02%) Architect
7 335 (5.96%) Java Developer
8 232 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
9 210 (3.74%) Software Engineer
10 206 (3.67%) Delivery Manager
11 181 (3.22%) Senior Developer
12 160 (2.85%) .NET Developer
13 155 (2.76%) Agile Coach
14 146 (2.60%) Product Owner
15 142 (2.53%) Data Engineer
16 132 (2.35%) Python Developer
17 127 (2.26%) Designer
18 112 (1.99%) Product Manager
19 111 (1.98%) Full Stack Developer
20 109 (1.94%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 525 (9.35%) .NET
2 407 (7.25%) HTML
3 401 (7.14%) REST
4 369 (6.57%) CSS
5 367 (6.53%) React
6 320 (5.70%) Spring
7 313 (5.57%) RESTful
8 286 (5.09%) Node.js
9 255 (4.54%) Web Services
10 237 (4.22%) AngularJS
11 229 (4.08%) Kafka
12 228 (4.06%) JSON
13 226 (4.02%) Spring Boot
14 180 (3.20%) .NET Framework
15 172 (3.06%) HTML5
16 135 (2.40%) XML
17 117 (2.08%) ASP.NET
18 115 (2.05%) SOAP
19 111 (1.98%) Velocity
20 106 (1.89%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 373 (6.64%) User Experience
2 163 (2.90%) Mobile App
3 153 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
4 115 (2.05%) Cloud Native
5 113 (2.01%) Public Cloud
6 107 (1.90%) Derivative
7 99 (1.76%) Hedge funds
8 97 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
9 93 (1.66%) Fixed Income
10 90 (1.60%) Virtual Team
11 85 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
12 79 (1.41%) Management Information System
13 71 (1.26%) Data Structures
14 69 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
15 59 (1.05%) Algorithms
16 54 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 54 (0.96%) Legacy Systems
17 51 (0.91%) Renewable Energy
18 49 (0.87%) PMI
19 48 (0.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 483 (8.60%) Linux
2 308 (5.48%) Unix
3 239 (4.25%) Windows
4 93 (1.66%) Android
5 70 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 63 (1.12%) Windows Server
7 38 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (0.53%) Windows 10
9 26 (0.46%) CentOS
10 16 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 15 (0.27%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
13 11 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
14 10 (0.18%) VMS
15 8 (0.14%) zOS
16 7 (0.12%) AIX
17 6 (0.11%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.11%) Solaris
18 2 (0.036%) Windows Server 2012
19 1 (0.018%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,951 (88.14%) Agile
2 1,424 (25.35%) DevOps
3 1,322 (23.54%) Kanban
4 941 (16.75%) CI/CD
5 833 (14.83%) TDD
6 757 (13.48%) Test Automation
7 746 (13.28%) Software Engineering
8 714 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
9 711 (12.66%) Microservices
10 644 (11.47%) Project Management
11 622 (11.07%) User Stories
12 621 (11.06%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 617 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
14 552 (9.83%) Analytics
15 540 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
16 513 (9.13%) Coaching
17 485 (8.63%) BDD
18 462 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
19 446 (7.94%) SDLC
20 429 (7.64%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,101 (19.60%) Java
2 1,073 (19.10%) SQL
3 744 (13.25%) Python
4 701 (12.48%) JavaScript
5 512 (9.12%) C#
6 248 (4.42%) TypeScript
7 195 (3.47%) PL/SQL
8 186 (3.31%) Shell Script
9 177 (3.15%) Scala
10 154 (2.74%) PowerShell
11 152 (2.71%) Bash
12 142 (2.53%) C++
13 110 (1.96%) C
14 107 (1.90%) R
15 96 (1.71%) Perl
16 83 (1.48%) VBA
17 72 (1.28%) Go
18 59 (1.05%) T-SQL
19 58 (1.03%) COBOL
19 58 (1.03%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 773 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 640 (11.39%) SC Cleared
3 280 (4.98%) Degree
4 102 (1.82%) DV Cleared
5 83 (1.48%) PMI Certification
6 77 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
7 70 (1.25%) PMP
8 57 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
9 55 (0.98%) ISTQB
10 33 (0.59%) AWS Certification
10 33 (0.59%) ISEB
10 33 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 30 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 18 (0.32%) HND
13 17 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 15 (0.27%) Chartered Engineer
16 13 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 368 (6.55%) QA
2 147 (2.62%) Accessibility
3 82 (1.46%) PMO
4 61 (1.09%) GDPR
5 41 (0.73%) WCAG
6 34 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 18 (0.32%) SLA
8 13 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (0.21%) NIST
10 11 (0.20%) MiFID
11 5 (0.089%) GLBA
11 5 (0.089%) IFRS
11 5 (0.089%) IFRS 17
11 5 (0.089%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.071%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.071%) GxP
12 4 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.053%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.053%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.053%) SEPA
System Software
1 562 (10.01%) Docker
2 52 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 44 (0.78%) HDFS
4 28 (0.50%) vSphere
5 19 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (0.25%) OpenSSH
7 13 (0.23%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 12 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (0.18%) Postfix
10 9 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 8 (0.14%) Firmware
11 8 (0.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 8 (0.14%) RACF
12 4 (0.071%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (0.071%) Hyper-V
12 4 (0.071%) XenApp
12 4 (0.071%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.053%) OpenAM
13 3 (0.053%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 504 (8.97%) Kubernetes
2 360 (6.41%) Terraform
3 287 (5.11%) Ansible
4 101 (1.80%) Puppet
5 78 (1.39%) Grafana
6 66 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
7 64 (1.14%) Prometheus
8 36 (0.64%) Kibana
9 25 (0.45%) Istio
10 23 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
11 21 (0.37%) HP Fortify
12 19 (0.34%) Consul
13 18 (0.32%) Packer
14 16 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
15 15 (0.27%) Marathon
15 15 (0.27%) Mesos
16 14 (0.25%) Argo
17 13 (0.23%) HP ALM
17 13 (0.23%) Rancher
18 11 (0.20%) logstash
Vendors
1 650 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 488 (8.69%) Oracle
3 168 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
4 154 (2.74%) Atlassian
5 147 (2.62%) SAP
6 119 (2.12%) ServiceNow
7 113 (2.01%) Databricks
8 109 (1.94%) Google
9 102 (1.82%) Splunk
10 80 (1.42%) Informatica
11 79 (1.41%) AppDynamics
12 73 (1.30%) IBM
12 73 (1.30%) Talend
13 72 (1.28%) Cloudera
14 68 (1.21%) Denodo
15 66 (1.18%) Adobe
16 60 (1.07%) Pega
17 58 (1.03%) Bloomberg
17 58 (1.03%) VMware
18 53 (0.94%) webMethods