Period
to 20 April 2021

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 April 2021 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 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 21 18
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2,728 3,491 6,962
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.42% 6.77% 7.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.36% 7.92% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,854 2,455 4,744
10th Percentile £351 £363 £360
25th Percentile £413 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £650 £650 £639
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £477
% change year-on-year - +4.82% +0.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 36
10th Percentile £25.40 £26.96 £38.38
25th Percentile £44.69 £37.16 £42.50
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £52.34
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -9.24% +4.67%
75th Percentile £60.75 £51.25 £57.50
90th Percentile £65.83 £59.30 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £45.75 £49.50
% change year-on-year +20.22% -7.58% -1.00%

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 37,050 44,094 76,882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.17% 85.47% 87.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,520 29,703 52,419
10th Percentile £304 £290 £305
25th Percentile £400 £381 £383
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £670 £650
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,209 1,338 1,786
10th Percentile £12.02 £12.35 £11.75
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.05 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +21.14% -6.44% +4.65%
75th Percentile £46.50 £45.00 £44.13
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.75 £50.96
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year +23.24% -5.49% +8.33%

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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 2021.

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 April 2021. 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 -3 1,518 £525 - 434
South East +1 357 £475 - 215
North of England +12 251 £475 +5.56% 180
Midlands +4 194 £410 -8.89% 147
West Midlands +2 160 £410 -13.68% 101
South West -10 148 £494 +3.95% 134
North West +3 129 £465 -7.00% 83
Yorkshire +19 99 £475 +8.57% 83
East of England -5 94 £475 +5.56% 71
East Midlands -18 28 £395 -2.47% 45
North East -6 23 £498 +15.70% 14
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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 2,355 (86.33%) Agile Software Development
2 713 (26.14%) DevOps
3 675 (24.74%) JIRA
4 669 (24.52%) Java
5 641 (23.50%) Kanban
6 551 (20.20%) Azure
7 531 (19.46%) SQL
8 527 (19.32%) Finance
9 524 (19.21%) TDD
10 493 (18.07%) Git (software)
11 473 (17.34%) AWS
12 441 (16.17%) Jenkins
13 410 (15.03%) Test Automation
14 387 (14.19%) Microservices
15 371 (13.60%) JavaScript
16 369 (13.53%) Software Engineering
17 365 (13.38%) Python
18 357 (13.09%) Security Cleared
19 353 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
20 352 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
21 347 (12.72%) Confluence
22 323 (11.84%) User Stories
23 318 (11.66%) BDD
24 313 (11.47%) Docker
25 311 (11.40%) Banking
26 286 (10.48%) SC Cleared
27 285 (10.45%) Microsoft
28 275 (10.08%) Oracle
28 275 (10.08%) Linux
29 272 (9.97%) Project Management

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
1 347 (12.72%) Confluence
2 81 (2.97%) Apache
3 75 (2.75%) Apache Spark
4 58 (2.13%) WebLogic
5 42 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 37 (1.36%) CMS
7 36 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
8 29 (1.06%) SAS
8 29 (1.06%) WebSphere
9 26 (0.95%) Tomcat
10 25 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
11 19 (0.70%) Red Hat Fuse
12 17 (0.62%) JBoss
13 16 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 15 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
15 14 (0.51%) Jetty
16 11 (0.40%) MS Exchange
17 10 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
17 10 (0.37%) EPiServer
17 10 (0.37%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 37 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.77%) Sketch
5 17 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 11 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.29%) InVision
9 6 (0.22%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.18%) Figma
11 4 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.11%) Zeplin
13 2 (0.073%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.073%) UserZoom
13 2 (0.073%) UXPin
14 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.037%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 19 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.40%) Magento
4 10 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
7 6 (0.22%) Aligne
7 6 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.11%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.073%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.073%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.073%) Primavera
10 2 (0.073%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.037%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.037%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 551 (20.20%) Azure
2 473 (17.34%) AWS
3 148 (5.43%) GitHub
4 125 (4.58%) Serverless
5 113 (4.14%) GCP
6 90 (3.30%) Power Platform
7 83 (3.04%) PaaS
8 72 (2.64%) AWS Lambda
9 58 (2.13%) Slack
10 52 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
11 51 (1.87%) SaaS
12 50 (1.83%) IaaS
13 44 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
14 38 (1.39%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 37 (1.36%) Azure Functions
16 36 (1.32%) Amazon EKS
17 35 (1.28%) Microsoft 365
18 32 (1.17%) OpenShift
19 30 (1.10%) Amazon S3
20 28 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (1.72%) TCP/IP
2 39 (1.43%) Firewall
3 32 (1.17%) HTTP
4 24 (0.88%) SSL
5 20 (0.73%) VPN
6 18 (0.66%) DNS
7 17 (0.62%) LAN
7 17 (0.62%) WAN
8 16 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (0.51%) Internet
10 13 (0.48%) Broadband
10 13 (0.48%) MPLS
11 12 (0.44%) Multicast
11 12 (0.44%) OSPF
11 12 (0.44%) VLAN
12 10 (0.37%) BGP
12 10 (0.37%) EIGRP
12 10 (0.37%) IPv4
12 10 (0.37%) Network Security
12 10 (0.37%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 117 (4.29%) NoSQL
3 105 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 104 (3.81%) Hadoop
5 89 (3.26%) Big Data
5 89 (3.26%) Relational Database
6 87 (3.19%) MongoDB
7 81 (2.97%) Power BI
8 75 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
9 60 (2.20%) MySQL
10 57 (2.09%) Oracle Database
11 54 (1.98%) Data Lake
12 44 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
13 38 (1.39%) Apache Hive
13 38 (1.39%) Redis
14 31 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 29 (1.06%) DB2
15 29 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 28 (1.03%) HBase
17 27 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 675 (24.74%) JIRA
2 493 (18.07%) Git (software)
3 441 (16.17%) Jenkins
4 167 (6.12%) Maven
5 109 (4.00%) Selenium
6 94 (3.45%) GitLab
7 93 (3.41%) Cucumber
8 74 (2.71%) Bitbucket
8 74 (2.71%) Sonatype Nexus
9 72 (2.64%) JUnit
10 63 (2.31%) TeamCity
11 56 (2.05%) Mockito
12 50 (1.83%) Visual Studio
13 45 (1.65%) CA Gen
13 45 (1.65%) Gradle
14 39 (1.43%) Subversion
15 35 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 34 (1.25%) JMeter
17 30 (1.10%) SonarQube
18 29 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 527 (19.32%) Finance
2 311 (11.40%) Banking
3 200 (7.33%) Public Sector
4 119 (4.36%) Investment Banking
5 97 (3.56%) Retail
6 87 (3.19%) Marketing
7 81 (2.97%) Telecoms
8 74 (2.71%) Front Office
9 26 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 24 (0.88%) Law
11 22 (0.81%) Automotive
11 22 (0.81%) Games
12 18 (0.66%) Electronics
13 17 (0.62%) Publishing
14 16 (0.59%) Back Office
14 16 (0.59%) Legal
15 14 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.51%) French Language
16 13 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 856 (31.38%) Developer
2 272 (9.97%) Scrum Master
3 247 (9.05%) Java Developer
4 233 (8.54%) Analyst
5 168 (6.16%) Senior Developer
6 164 (6.01%) Architect
6 164 (6.01%) Project Manager
7 155 (5.68%) Business Analyst
8 117 (4.29%) Software Engineer
9 101 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
10 100 (3.67%) Delivery Manager
11 84 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
12 81 (2.97%) Consultant
13 80 (2.93%) .NET Developer
14 75 (2.75%) Data Engineer
15 65 (2.38%) C# Developer
16 60 (2.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 60 (2.20%) React Developer
17 59 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
18 56 (2.05%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (9.64%) Spring
2 235 (8.61%) REST
3 219 (8.03%) .NET
4 215 (7.88%) Node.js
5 202 (7.40%) HTML
6 199 (7.29%) Web Services
7 191 (7.00%) RESTful
8 189 (6.93%) React
9 179 (6.56%) CSS
10 159 (5.83%) Spring Boot
11 153 (5.61%) AngularJS
12 109 (4.00%) HTML5
13 104 (3.81%) JSON
14 88 (3.23%) Kafka
15 85 (3.12%) Hibernate
16 83 (3.04%) SOAP
17 78 (2.86%) J2EE
18 71 (2.60%) jQuery
19 69 (2.53%) XML
20 58 (2.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 235 (8.61%) User Experience
2 218 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (3.26%) Mobile App
4 64 (2.35%) Data Structures
5 59 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
6 58 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 57 (2.09%) Cloud Native
8 46 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
9 44 (1.61%) Public Cloud
10 38 (1.39%) Algorithms
10 38 (1.39%) Management Information System
11 36 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 33 (1.21%) Virtual Team
13 32 (1.17%) Clustering
14 29 (1.06%) Data Centre
15 26 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
16 24 (0.88%) Fixed Income
17 23 (0.84%) Derivative
18 22 (0.81%) Wiki
19 21 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 275 (10.08%) Linux
2 157 (5.76%) Unix
3 139 (5.10%) Windows
4 67 (2.46%) Android
5 54 (1.98%) Apple iOS
6 32 (1.17%) Windows Server
7 20 (0.73%) Windows 10
8 19 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.55%) OpenWrt
10 8 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
10 8 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.18%) CentOS
11 5 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.15%) AIX
13 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.073%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.073%) MVS
14 2 (0.073%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,355 (86.33%) Agile Software Development
2 713 (26.14%) DevOps
3 641 (23.50%) Kanban
4 524 (19.21%) TDD
5 410 (15.03%) Test Automation
6 387 (14.19%) Microservices
7 369 (13.53%) Software Engineering
8 353 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
9 352 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
10 323 (11.84%) User Stories
11 318 (11.66%) BDD
12 272 (9.97%) Project Management
13 247 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
14 237 (8.69%) SDLC
15 233 (8.54%) Coaching
16 224 (8.21%) Analytics
17 219 (8.03%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 210 (7.70%) Mentoring
19 188 (6.89%) Waterfall
20 186 (6.82%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 669 (24.52%) Java
2 531 (19.46%) SQL
3 371 (13.60%) JavaScript
4 365 (13.38%) Python
5 233 (8.54%) C#
6 153 (5.61%) Java 8
7 119 (4.36%) Shell Script
8 114 (4.18%) Scala
9 109 (4.00%) TypeScript
10 91 (3.34%) PowerShell
11 85 (3.12%) C
12 83 (3.04%) C++
12 83 (3.04%) PL/SQL
13 65 (2.38%) Bash Shell
14 58 (2.13%) Kotlin
15 50 (1.83%) Perl
16 43 (1.58%) T-SQL
17 37 (1.36%) COBOL
18 36 (1.32%) Ruby
19 35 (1.28%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 357 (13.09%) Security Cleared
2 286 (10.48%) SC Cleared
3 212 (7.77%) Degree
4 61 (2.24%) DV Cleared
5 53 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 40 (1.47%) ISEB
7 32 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 28 (1.03%) ISTQB
9 26 (0.95%) AWS Certification
10 25 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
11 20 (0.73%) PMI Certification
12 19 (0.70%) Master's Degree
12 19 (0.70%) PMP
13 14 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
15 10 (0.37%) CCNP
15 10 (0.37%) SAFe Agilist
16 7 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
16 7 (0.26%) SAS Certification
16 7 (0.26%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (6.96%) QA
2 27 (0.99%) SLA
3 21 (0.77%) PMO
4 16 (0.59%) GDPR
5 13 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.40%) WCAG
7 10 (0.37%) JTAG
8 8 (0.29%) NIST
9 6 (0.22%) MiFID
10 4 (0.15%) GRC
10 4 (0.15%) ISO 20022
11 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.11%) NCSC
11 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.073%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.073%) IFRS
12 2 (0.073%) ISO 15022
12 2 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.073%) RMADS
System Software
1 313 (11.47%) Docker
2 55 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 32 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (1.14%) HDFS
5 14 (0.51%) Platform Symphony
6 13 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.40%) GridGain
7 11 (0.40%) VMware NSX
8 9 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.26%) Hyper-V
11 6 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 3 (0.11%) NDS
13 3 (0.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 2 (0.073%) Firmware
14 2 (0.073%) Postfix
14 2 (0.073%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.037%) vCloud
15 1 (0.037%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 272 (9.97%) Kubernetes
2 153 (5.61%) Terraform
3 118 (4.33%) Ansible
4 38 (1.39%) Puppet
5 37 (1.36%) Prometheus
6 36 (1.32%) Grafana
7 33 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (0.59%) Oozie
9 13 (0.48%) Packer
10 12 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
11 10 (0.37%) HP ALM
11 10 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
11 10 (0.37%) Rancher
12 9 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.33%) SCCM
13 8 (0.29%) HP NNM
13 8 (0.29%) Kibana
13 8 (0.29%) vCenter Server
14 7 (0.26%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 285 (10.45%) Microsoft
2 275 (10.08%) Oracle
3 96 (3.52%) Salesforce.com
4 88 (3.23%) Splunk
5 83 (3.04%) Google
6 79 (2.90%) Atlassian
7 71 (2.60%) SAP
8 66 (2.42%) Databricks
9 55 (2.02%) Pega
10 41 (1.50%) webMethods
11 39 (1.43%) VMware
12 36 (1.32%) BEA
12 36 (1.32%) Cisco
12 36 (1.32%) MuleSoft
13 34 (1.25%) Adobe
14 33 (1.21%) IBM
15 29 (1.06%) AppDynamics
16 28 (1.03%) HP
17 26 (0.95%) ServiceNow
18 21 (0.77%) Red Hat