Period
to 12 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 19 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5,424 7,636 7,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.08% 8.12% 7.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.19% 9.34% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,640 5,059 5,138
England median daily rate £495 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £360 £340
90th Percentile £650 £631 £613
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 70 65
England median hourly rate £38.35 £48.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.93% +7.78% -2.17%
10th Percentile £25.00 £19.40 £31.90
90th Percentile £82.00 £51.28 £50.90
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £48.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -17.53% +7.78% -

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 66,204 81,720 80,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.41% 86.92% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 43,907 54,723 53,972
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £644 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,020 2,105 1,911
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.90 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -5.36% +2.84%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.08
% change year-on-year +7.95% -4.66% +2.56%

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019. 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 -2 2,618 £519 +1.22% 561
South East -14 865 £475 - 292
North of England +1 679 £450 +9.09% 358
South West -2 484 £475 +3.26% 238
Midlands -5 474 £468 +3.89% 207
West Midlands -4 329 £475 +2.70% 124
North West -2 306 £486 +14.68% 182
East of England -1 286 £450 -11.76% 134
Yorkshire +5 282 £450 +9.09% 132
East Midlands -3 134 £425 +3.66% 83
North East -5 90 £439 +3.24% 44
South Coast - 1 - -
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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 4,973 (91.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,444 (26.62%) Kanban
3 1,257 (23.17%) Java
4 1,243 (22.92%) JIRA
5 1,229 (22.66%) DevOps
6 1,182 (21.79%) TDD
7 1,109 (20.45%) JavaScript
8 1,065 (19.63%) Git (software)
9 983 (18.12%) Finance
10 964 (17.77%) Azure
11 927 (17.09%) AWS
12 896 (16.52%) Test Automation
13 879 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
14 837 (15.43%) SQL
15 826 (15.23%) Jenkins
16 779 (14.36%) C#
17 760 (14.01%) BDD
18 719 (13.26%) Microservices
19 714 (13.16%) .NET
20 661 (12.19%) HTML
21 639 (11.78%) User Stories
22 636 (11.73%) Python
23 631 (11.63%) CSS
24 607 (11.19%) Docker
24 607 (11.19%) Confluence
25 602 (11.10%) Web Services
26 601 (11.08%) Linux
27 594 (10.95%) Microsoft
28 532 (9.81%) REST
29 519 (9.57%) AngularJS

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
1 607 (11.19%) Confluence
2 142 (2.62%) Apache
3 108 (1.99%) Apache Spark
4 95 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 86 (1.59%) SharePoint
6 82 (1.51%) CMS
6 82 (1.51%) Tomcat
7 48 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 36 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
9 35 (0.65%) nginx
10 34 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 31 (0.57%) JBoss
11 31 (0.57%) SAS
12 29 (0.53%) WebLogic
13 28 (0.52%) Drupal
14 27 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 23 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
16 22 (0.41%) IIS
17 19 (0.35%) OpenStack
18 18 (0.33%) Mule
Applications
1 106 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
3 56 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
4 50 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 39 (0.72%) Sketch
6 37 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 28 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
8 25 (0.46%) InVision
9 19 (0.35%) Photoshop
10 13 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.11%) Zeplin
12 4 (0.074%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.074%) UXPin
13 3 (0.055%) InDesign
13 3 (0.055%) UserZoom
14 2 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.037%) Adobe XD
14 2 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.018%) FreeHand
Business Applications
1 122 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 22 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 17 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 15 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
6 14 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 13 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
8 12 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
8 12 (0.22%) Oracle TCA
9 11 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
10 10 (0.18%) R3 Corda
11 8 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
11 8 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
12 7 (0.13%) Magento
12 7 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
13 6 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
13 6 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 5 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
14 5 (0.092%) Oracle BPM
14 5 (0.092%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 964 (17.77%) Azure
2 927 (17.09%) AWS
3 202 (3.72%) Serverless
4 199 (3.67%) GitHub
5 187 (3.45%) GCP
6 136 (2.51%) Power Platform
7 132 (2.43%) PaaS
8 129 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
9 127 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
10 118 (2.18%) AWS Lambda
11 113 (2.08%) Amazon S3
12 106 (1.95%) Amazon SQS
13 100 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
14 89 (1.64%) OpenShift
15 74 (1.36%) SaaS
16 68 (1.25%) IaaS
17 66 (1.22%) npm
18 65 (1.20%) Azure Functions
19 61 (1.12%) Slack
20 56 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 92 (1.70%) HTTP
2 69 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 63 (1.16%) Internet
4 37 (0.68%) Ethernet
5 32 (0.59%) Firewall
6 27 (0.50%) VPN
7 20 (0.37%) DNS
8 16 (0.29%) FTP
8 16 (0.29%) SSH
9 10 (0.18%) Broadband
9 10 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (0.17%) Intranet
10 9 (0.17%) SSL
11 8 (0.15%) Bluetooth
11 8 (0.15%) DSL
11 8 (0.15%) VoIP
11 8 (0.15%) Wireshark
12 7 (0.13%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.13%) WAN
13 6 (0.11%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 456 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 248 (4.57%) Big Data
3 247 (4.55%) MySQL
4 209 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
5 207 (3.82%) NoSQL
6 195 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
7 185 (3.41%) Relational Database
8 132 (2.43%) Power BI
9 127 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 125 (2.30%) MongoDB
11 100 (1.84%) Hadoop
12 86 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 79 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
14 78 (1.44%) Oracle Database
15 69 (1.27%) Data Lake
16 65 (1.20%) BigQuery
17 52 (0.96%) RDBMS
18 50 (0.92%) Apache Hive
19 47 (0.87%) Redis
20 46 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1,243 (22.92%) JIRA
2 1,065 (19.63%) Git (software)
3 826 (15.23%) Jenkins
4 392 (7.23%) Selenium
5 315 (5.81%) Maven
6 260 (4.79%) JUnit
7 241 (4.44%) Cucumber
8 173 (3.19%) Visual Studio Team System
9 169 (3.12%) Mockito
9 169 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 162 (2.99%) Visual Studio
11 157 (2.89%) Sonatype Nexus
12 148 (2.73%) Bitbucket
13 137 (2.53%) TeamCity
14 123 (2.27%) SonarQube
15 98 (1.81%) Subversion
16 93 (1.71%) Eclipse
17 87 (1.60%) Gradle
18 75 (1.38%) Jasmine
18 75 (1.38%) WebDriver
General
1 983 (18.12%) Finance
2 324 (5.97%) Banking
3 307 (5.66%) Public Sector
4 186 (3.43%) Retail
5 171 (3.15%) Marketing
6 118 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 100 (1.84%) Front Office
8 82 (1.51%) Manufacturing
9 62 (1.14%) Investment Banking
10 57 (1.05%) Games
11 46 (0.85%) Law
12 45 (0.83%) Legal
12 45 (0.83%) Military
13 43 (0.79%) Aerospace
14 42 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 38 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
16 32 (0.59%) Back Office
16 32 (0.59%) Publishing
17 31 (0.57%) Electronics
18 24 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,030 (37.43%) Developer
2 561 (10.34%) Scrum Master
3 555 (10.23%) Analyst
4 456 (8.41%) Java Developer
5 395 (7.28%) Business Analyst
6 290 (5.35%) DevOps Engineer
7 264 (4.87%) Architect
8 263 (4.85%) Project Manager
9 257 (4.74%) .NET Developer
10 255 (4.70%) Senior Developer
11 185 (3.41%) C# Developer
12 177 (3.26%) Full Stack Developer
13 157 (2.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 147 (2.71%) React Developer
15 140 (2.58%) Agile Scrum Master
16 132 (2.43%) Tester
17 128 (2.36%) JavaScript Developer
17 128 (2.36%) Software Developer
18 124 (2.29%) Consultant
19 119 (2.19%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 714 (13.16%) .NET
2 661 (12.19%) HTML
3 631 (11.63%) CSS
4 602 (11.10%) Web Services
5 532 (9.81%) REST
6 519 (9.57%) AngularJS
7 461 (8.50%) Node.js
7 461 (8.50%) Spring
8 460 (8.48%) RESTful
9 425 (7.84%) React
10 305 (5.62%) JSON
11 259 (4.78%) ASP.NET
11 259 (4.78%) HTML5
12 247 (4.55%) SOAP
13 213 (3.93%) .NET Framework
13 213 (3.93%) XML
14 191 (3.52%) Spring Boot
15 183 (3.37%) .NET Core
16 172 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
17 168 (3.10%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 445 (8.20%) User Experience
2 294 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 205 (3.78%) Mobile App
4 163 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
5 137 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 98 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
7 97 (1.79%) Virtual Team
8 86 (1.59%) Public Cloud
9 76 (1.40%) Data Centre
10 75 (1.38%) Management Information System
11 55 (1.01%) Data Structures
12 53 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
13 43 (0.79%) NHS
14 41 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 33 (0.61%) Cloud Native
16 29 (0.53%) Algorithms
17 28 (0.52%) Wiki
18 25 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
19 22 (0.41%) Derivative
19 22 (0.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 601 (11.08%) Linux
2 234 (4.31%) Windows
3 157 (2.89%) Unix
4 155 (2.86%) Android
5 142 (2.62%) Apple iOS
6 111 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 56 (1.03%) CentOS
8 40 (0.74%) Windows Server
9 33 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 24 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 20 (0.37%) FreeRTOS
12 18 (0.33%) ThreadX
13 17 (0.31%) AIX
13 17 (0.31%) Debian
14 13 (0.24%) Windows 10
15 12 (0.22%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.17%) VMS
17 8 (0.15%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.13%) Windows 7
19 6 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,973 (91.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,444 (26.62%) Kanban
3 1,229 (22.66%) DevOps
4 1,182 (21.79%) TDD
5 896 (16.52%) Test Automation
6 879 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
7 760 (14.01%) BDD
8 719 (13.26%) Microservices
9 639 (11.78%) User Stories
10 513 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
11 483 (8.90%) Coaching
12 430 (7.93%) Project Management
13 417 (7.69%) Software Engineering
14 414 (7.63%) Analytics
15 391 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 376 (6.93%) SDLC
17 339 (6.25%) E-Commerce
18 324 (5.97%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 323 (5.96%) MVC
20 322 (5.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,257 (23.17%) Java
2 1,109 (20.45%) JavaScript
3 837 (15.43%) SQL
4 779 (14.36%) C#
5 636 (11.73%) Python
6 250 (4.61%) TypeScript
7 202 (3.72%) Java 8
8 180 (3.32%) C++
9 175 (3.23%) Ruby
10 149 (2.75%) C
11 144 (2.65%) PowerShell
12 142 (2.62%) Bash Shell
13 135 (2.49%) Shell Script
14 133 (2.45%) Scala
15 113 (2.08%) PHP
16 97 (1.79%) ES6
17 91 (1.68%) PL/SQL
18 75 (1.38%) T-SQL
19 67 (1.24%) Groovy
20 61 (1.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 461 (8.50%) Security Cleared
2 354 (6.53%) SC Cleared
3 325 (5.99%) Degree
4 82 (1.51%) ISEB
5 69 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 62 (1.14%) ISTQB
7 50 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 50 (0.92%) PMI Certification
8 48 (0.88%) DV Cleared
9 47 (0.87%) PMP
10 37 (0.68%) AWS Certification
11 28 (0.52%) Master's Degree
12 23 (0.42%) DBS Check
13 15 (0.28%) CISSP
14 14 (0.26%) IIBA
14 14 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 14 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 14 (0.26%) RHCE
15 10 (0.18%) CISM
15 10 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 408 (7.52%) QA
2 45 (0.83%) GDPR
3 44 (0.81%) PMO
4 23 (0.42%) NCSC
5 22 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.33%) WCAG
7 11 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 10 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.18%) SLA
9 6 (0.11%) NIST
9 6 (0.11%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.074%) GMP
10 4 (0.074%) MiFID
11 3 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.055%) JTAG
11 3 (0.055%) PSD2
11 3 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.037%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.037%) PMBOK
System Software
1 607 (11.19%) Docker
2 73 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 57 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 38 (0.70%) Postfix
6 34 (0.63%) vSphere
7 15 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 13 (0.24%) HDFS
9 10 (0.18%) LXC
10 9 (0.17%) NDS
11 8 (0.15%) Firmware
11 8 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 7 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.11%) Varnish
14 5 (0.092%) Hyper-V
14 5 (0.092%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.074%) VirtualBox
16 3 (0.055%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 330 (6.08%) Kubernetes
2 247 (4.55%) Ansible
2 247 (4.55%) Terraform
3 130 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
4 102 (1.88%) Puppet
5 36 (0.66%) Kibana
6 29 (0.53%) Grafana
7 23 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
7 23 (0.42%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 22 (0.41%) Salt
8 22 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
9 20 (0.37%) Consul
10 19 (0.35%) Packer
11 18 (0.33%) Prometheus
12 17 (0.31%) Tivoli
13 16 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
13 16 (0.29%) ZABBIX
14 15 (0.28%) logstash
15 13 (0.24%) Graphite
16 11 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 594 (10.95%) Microsoft
2 317 (5.84%) Oracle
3 249 (4.59%) Google
4 153 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
5 145 (2.67%) SAP
6 141 (2.60%) Atlassian
7 117 (2.16%) Red Hat
8 73 (1.35%) IBM
9 72 (1.33%) VMware
10 71 (1.31%) Adobe
11 62 (1.14%) Tableau
12 56 (1.03%) ServiceNow
12 56 (1.03%) Splunk
13 48 (0.88%) Databricks
14 45 (0.83%) Informatica
15 38 (0.70%) MuleSoft
16 37 (0.68%) Cloudera
17 30 (0.55%) CA Agile Central
17 30 (0.55%) Sparx
18 28 (0.52%) Pega