Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 16 25
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7,684 6,832 6,860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.17% 7.68% 6.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.46% 8.96% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,229 4,768 4,888
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £339 £319
90th Percentile £625 £613 £611
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 77 61
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £36.03 £31.40 £32.50
90th Percentile £60.34 £52.50 £59.31
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%

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 81,218 76,262 85,473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.32% 85.77% 85.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,079 50,304 57,039
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £264
90th Percentile £638 £625 £607
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,192 1,892 2,068
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.69
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -15.92% +6.38% +8.60%

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018. 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 3,832 £513 +2.50% 711
South East +4 1,348 £463 +2.78% 339
North of England +1 1,038 £420 -0.59% 375
Midlands +16 710 £450 - 173
West Midlands +19 461 £463 -2.12% 93
North West +9 461 £425 +2.41% 192
Yorkshire +6 441 £400 -5.88% 142
South West -3 413 £425 +6.25% 164
East of England -7 345 £500 +8.11% 152
East Midlands +10 247 £400 -11.11% 80
North East +2 139 £398 +6.00% 41
South Coast - 2 - -
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 6,975 (90.77%) Agile Software Development
2 2,304 (29.98%) Java
3 2,209 (28.75%) TDD
4 1,968 (25.61%) Kanban
5 1,664 (21.66%) JavaScript
6 1,517 (19.74%) Finance
7 1,444 (18.79%) Continuous Integration
8 1,401 (18.23%) Test Automation
9 1,394 (18.14%) Git (software)
10 1,349 (17.56%) BDD
11 1,316 (17.13%) DevOps
12 1,306 (17.00%) JIRA
13 1,218 (15.85%) SQL
14 1,151 (14.98%) Jenkins
15 1,102 (14.34%) .NET
16 1,101 (14.33%) C#
17 1,095 (14.25%) HTML
18 1,019 (13.26%) CSS
19 992 (12.91%) Amazon AWS
20 946 (12.31%) Web Services
21 933 (12.14%) User Stories
22 892 (11.61%) Microservices
23 879 (11.44%) AngularJS
24 839 (10.92%) REST
25 835 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
26 783 (10.19%) Spring
27 767 (9.98%) SQL Server
28 761 (9.90%) User Experience
29 746 (9.71%) RESTful
30 725 (9.44%) Problem-Solving

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
1 669 (8.71%) Confluence
2 187 (2.43%) Apache Spark
3 185 (2.41%) Apache
4 169 (2.20%) CMS
5 127 (1.65%) SharePoint
6 107 (1.39%) Tomcat
7 104 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
8 99 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
9 91 (1.18%) JBoss
10 56 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
11 49 (0.64%) WebLogic
12 47 (0.61%) WebSphere
13 46 (0.60%) IIS
13 46 (0.60%) NServiceBus
14 43 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 41 (0.53%) nginx
16 40 (0.52%) Umbraco
17 38 (0.49%) Apache Solr
18 36 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 33 (0.43%) Mule
Applications
1 164 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 106 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 77 (1.00%) Photoshop
4 62 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
5 44 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 34 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 26 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 19 (0.25%) InVision
9 11 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.13%) Fireworks
10 10 (0.13%) UXPin
11 6 (0.078%) GIMP
12 5 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.052%) Adobe After Effects
13 4 (0.052%) Adobe Premiere
13 4 (0.052%) SPSS
14 3 (0.039%) InDesign
15 2 (0.026%) Stata
16 1 (0.013%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 73 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
3 22 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.18%) Magento
5 12 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 12 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 10 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 9 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.091%) CA PPM
8 7 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.091%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.091%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.091%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.091%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.091%) Temenos T24
9 6 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.065%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.065%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 992 (12.91%) Amazon AWS
2 835 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 248 (3.23%) GitHub
4 138 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 137 (1.78%) PaaS
6 134 (1.74%) npm
7 132 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
8 112 (1.46%) SaaS
9 98 (1.28%) Serverless
10 88 (1.15%) Amazon S3
11 81 (1.05%) IaaS
12 60 (0.78%) Office 365
13 50 (0.65%) OpenShift
14 48 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
14 48 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 47 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
16 45 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
17 43 (0.56%) BrowserStack
18 41 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
19 40 (0.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 245 (3.19%) HTTP
2 106 (1.38%) Internet
3 99 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 65 (0.85%) SMS
5 52 (0.68%) DNS
6 45 (0.59%) SSL
7 37 (0.48%) Firewall
7 37 (0.48%) VPN
8 27 (0.35%) WAN
9 24 (0.31%) Intranet
9 24 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
10 21 (0.27%) PuTTY
10 21 (0.27%) WinSCP
11 19 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
12 18 (0.23%) LAN
13 17 (0.22%) DHCP
13 17 (0.22%) MQTT
14 16 (0.21%) Network Security
15 13 (0.17%) Ethernet
15 13 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 767 (9.98%) SQL Server
2 444 (5.78%) Big Data
3 394 (5.13%) NoSQL
4 350 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 287 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
6 279 (3.63%) Hadoop
7 273 (3.55%) MySQL
8 272 (3.54%) MongoDB
9 193 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
10 153 (1.99%) Apache Hive
11 141 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
12 119 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 118 (1.54%) RDBMS
14 114 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 112 (1.46%) Oracle Database
16 106 (1.38%) HBase
17 96 (1.25%) Power BI
18 71 (0.92%) Impala
18 71 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
19 64 (0.83%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,394 (18.14%) Git (software)
2 1,306 (17.00%) JIRA
3 1,151 (14.98%) Jenkins
4 679 (8.84%) Selenium
5 461 (6.00%) Maven
6 418 (5.44%) Cucumber
7 400 (5.21%) JUnit
8 329 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 266 (3.46%) Subversion
10 254 (3.31%) Visual Studio
11 198 (2.58%) TeamCity
12 193 (2.51%) Mockito
13 181 (2.36%) SoapUI
14 170 (2.21%) Visual Studio Team System
15 169 (2.20%) SpecFlow
16 165 (2.15%) SonarQube
17 158 (2.06%) Jasmine
18 155 (2.02%) WebDriver
19 151 (1.97%) JMeter
20 137 (1.78%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,517 (19.74%) Finance
2 625 (8.13%) Banking
3 408 (5.31%) Retail
4 232 (3.02%) Marketing
5 204 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 119 (1.55%) Games
7 113 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 111 (1.44%) Investment Banking
9 93 (1.21%) Electronics
10 82 (1.07%) Publishing
11 80 (1.04%) Front Office
12 73 (0.95%) Retail Banking
13 68 (0.88%) Back Office
14 66 (0.86%) Law
15 55 (0.72%) Advertising
16 53 (0.69%) Legal
17 39 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
18 38 (0.49%) Financial Institution
19 21 (0.27%) Billing
20 20 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3,143 (40.90%) Developer
2 894 (11.63%) Java Developer
3 812 (10.57%) Analyst
4 783 (10.19%) Scrum Master
5 532 (6.92%) .NET Developer
6 511 (6.65%) Business Analyst
7 457 (5.95%) Project Manager
8 452 (5.88%) Senior Developer
9 382 (4.97%) Architect
10 370 (4.82%) C# Developer
11 271 (3.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 247 (3.21%) JavaScript Developer
13 245 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
14 234 (3.05%) DevOps Engineer
15 211 (2.75%) Tester
16 208 (2.71%) Agile Scrum Master
17 205 (2.67%) Test Analyst
18 196 (2.55%) Full Stack Developer
19 193 (2.51%) Delivery Manager
20 190 (2.47%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,102 (14.34%) .NET
2 1,095 (14.25%) HTML
3 1,019 (13.26%) CSS
4 946 (12.31%) Web Services
5 879 (11.44%) AngularJS
6 839 (10.92%) REST
7 783 (10.19%) Spring
8 746 (9.71%) RESTful
9 650 (8.46%) Node.js
10 544 (7.08%) React
11 521 (6.78%) JSON
12 511 (6.65%) HTML5
13 485 (6.31%) ASP.NET
14 433 (5.64%) SOAP
15 432 (5.62%) jQuery
16 430 (5.60%) XML
17 408 (5.31%) CSS3
18 370 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web API
19 304 (3.96%) Spring Boot
20 296 (3.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 761 (9.90%) User Experience
2 482 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
3 347 (4.52%) Greenfield Project
4 292 (3.80%) Mobile App
5 192 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 159 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
7 154 (2.00%) Fintech
8 147 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
9 127 (1.65%) Virtual Team
10 112 (1.46%) iPad
11 92 (1.20%) Wiki
12 87 (1.13%) Algorithms
13 81 (1.05%) Management Information System
14 68 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 57 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
16 54 (0.70%) Data Centre
17 48 (0.62%) Fixed Income
18 44 (0.57%) Derivative
19 39 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 34 (0.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 692 (9.01%) Linux
2 351 (4.57%) Unix
3 339 (4.41%) Windows
4 241 (3.14%) Apple iOS
5 231 (3.01%) Android
6 97 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 74 (0.96%) CentOS
8 53 (0.69%) Windows Server
9 30 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 28 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (0.35%) CoreOS
12 22 (0.29%) Solaris
13 18 (0.23%) Windows 10
14 17 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
14 17 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.20%) Mac OS
16 11 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.12%) VME
18 7 (0.091%) AIX
18 7 (0.091%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,975 (90.77%) Agile Software Development
2 2,209 (28.75%) TDD
3 1,968 (25.61%) Kanban
4 1,444 (18.79%) Continuous Integration
5 1,401 (18.23%) Test Automation
6 1,349 (17.56%) BDD
7 1,316 (17.13%) DevOps
8 933 (12.14%) User Stories
9 892 (11.61%) Microservices
10 725 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
11 722 (9.40%) MVC
12 709 (9.23%) E-Commerce
13 662 (8.62%) Project Management
14 661 (8.60%) Software Engineering
15 559 (7.27%) Coaching
16 557 (7.25%) SDLC
17 515 (6.70%) OO
18 508 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
19 486 (6.32%) Unit Testing
20 470 (6.12%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,304 (29.98%) Java
2 1,664 (21.66%) JavaScript
3 1,218 (15.85%) SQL
4 1,101 (14.33%) C#
5 562 (7.31%) Python
6 505 (6.57%) Java 8
7 332 (4.32%) Scala
8 219 (2.85%) Ruby
9 201 (2.62%) T-SQL
10 193 (2.51%) Groovy
11 175 (2.28%) Bash Shell
12 169 (2.20%) TypeScript
13 164 (2.13%) C++
14 159 (2.07%) Shell Script
15 156 (2.03%) PowerShell
16 138 (1.80%) ES6
17 108 (1.41%) C
18 106 (1.38%) PHP
18 106 (1.38%) PL/SQL
19 74 (0.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 645 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 504 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 433 (5.64%) Degree
4 140 (1.82%) ISEB
5 130 (1.69%) ISTQB
6 78 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 73 (0.95%) PMP
8 72 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 71 (0.92%) PMI Certification
10 63 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 58 (0.75%) Master's Degree
12 47 (0.61%) DV Cleared
13 42 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 40 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 36 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
16 25 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
18 16 (0.21%) CISSP
19 13 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
20 12 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 576 (7.50%) QA
2 83 (1.08%) PMO
3 81 (1.05%) GDPR
4 59 (0.77%) GCP
5 47 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 38 (0.49%) SLA
7 26 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (0.25%) PSD2
9 15 (0.20%) MiFID
9 15 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
10 12 (0.16%) NIST 800
11 10 (0.13%) EMIR
12 9 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
12 9 (0.12%) WCAG
13 7 (0.091%) COBIT
13 7 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.065%) ISO 20022
14 5 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.052%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 685 (8.91%) Docker
2 97 (1.26%) HDFS
3 80 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (0.77%) Active Directory
4 59 (0.77%) vSphere
5 45 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 39 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.18%) VirtualBox
8 13 (0.17%) Apache Flume
9 8 (0.10%) vCloud
9 8 (0.10%) Xen
10 7 (0.091%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.091%) Squid
11 6 (0.078%) LXC
11 6 (0.078%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.065%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.052%) oVirt
13 4 (0.052%) RHEV
13 4 (0.052%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.039%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 380 (4.95%) Kubernetes
2 319 (4.15%) Ansible
3 236 (3.07%) Puppet
4 168 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
5 157 (2.04%) Terraform
6 68 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
7 51 (0.66%) Mesos
8 45 (0.59%) HP ALM
9 35 (0.46%) Consul
9 35 (0.46%) Kibana
9 35 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
10 33 (0.43%) Prometheus
11 30 (0.39%) Oozie
12 22 (0.29%) logstash
12 22 (0.29%) Packer
13 21 (0.27%) HAProxy
14 19 (0.25%) Nagios
15 18 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
16 17 (0.22%) ZABBIX
17 16 (0.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 665 (8.65%) Microsoft
2 544 (7.08%) Oracle
3 235 (3.06%) SAP
4 199 (2.59%) Google
5 172 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
6 139 (1.81%) Atlassian
7 122 (1.59%) IBM
8 120 (1.56%) VMware
9 111 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 110 (1.43%) Adobe
11 100 (1.30%) Sitecore
12 79 (1.03%) Cloudera
13 61 (0.79%) hybris
14 60 (0.78%) MuleSoft
15 59 (0.77%) HP
16 57 (0.74%) Tableau
17 52 (0.68%) Splunk
18 51 (0.66%) ServiceNow
19 50 (0.65%) Pega
20 44 (0.57%) Informatica