Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 17 17
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6,743 7,669 6,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.95% 8.10% 7.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.11% 9.33% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,587 5,268 4,663
England median daily rate £488 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £335
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £477 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +0.42% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 52 85
England median hourly rate £47.50 £49.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.04% +15.12% +1.18%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.10 £31.35
90th Percentile £60.00 £69.75 £58.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £49.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.12% +1.18%

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 74,058 82,180 75,587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.32% 86.83% 85.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,338 54,631 49,736
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £280
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,013 2,259 1,982
England median hourly rate £24.92 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.25% -12.00% +4.71%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.38
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.30 £51.48
UK median hourly rate £24.73 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% -14.00% +2.04%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +1 3,360 £510 - 605
South East -2 1,149 £475 +2.70% 343
North of England -6 773 £450 +9.09% 345
Midlands 0 627 £450 - 225
South West +3 458 £475 +11.76% 173
West Midlands 0 456 £468 -1.47% 131
East of England +17 361 £465 -7.00% 151
Yorkshire -8 312 £431 +7.81% 119
North West -12 309 £475 +10.98% 187
North East +10 151 £425 +7.59% 39
East Midlands -4 151 £380 -5.00% 92
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 6,065 (89.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1,773 (26.29%) Kanban
3 1,717 (25.46%) Java
4 1,603 (23.77%) DevOps
5 1,552 (23.02%) TDD
6 1,461 (21.67%) JavaScript
7 1,453 (21.55%) JIRA
8 1,344 (19.93%) Git (software)
9 1,244 (18.45%) Finance
10 1,179 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
11 1,130 (16.76%) Test Automation
12 1,123 (16.65%) Amazon AWS
13 1,097 (16.27%) SQL
14 1,057 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
15 1,008 (14.95%) BDD
16 998 (14.80%) Jenkins
17 975 (14.46%) .NET
18 970 (14.39%) C#
19 904 (13.41%) HTML
20 865 (12.83%) CSS
21 811 (12.03%) Microservices
22 806 (11.95%) Web Services
23 775 (11.49%) Docker
24 768 (11.39%) User Stories
25 724 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
26 722 (10.71%) REST
27 718 (10.65%) Confluence
28 710 (10.53%) AngularJS
29 688 (10.20%) Linux
30 683 (10.13%) Microsoft

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
1 718 (10.65%) Confluence
2 189 (2.80%) CMS
3 181 (2.68%) Apache
4 138 (2.05%) Apache Spark
5 128 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
6 107 (1.59%) SharePoint
7 84 (1.25%) Tomcat
8 77 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 48 (0.71%) Documentum
10 44 (0.65%) JBoss
11 41 (0.61%) WebSphere
12 38 (0.56%) SAS
13 34 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 31 (0.46%) Apache Solr
14 31 (0.46%) Drupal
15 30 (0.44%) IIS
16 29 (0.43%) Umbraco
17 25 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
18 23 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
18 23 (0.34%) Magnolia
Applications
1 141 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 82 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
3 81 (1.20%) Sketch
4 47 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 44 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 40 (0.59%) MS Visio
7 38 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
8 35 (0.52%) InVision
9 21 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
10 18 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
11 14 (0.21%) Zeplin
12 9 (0.13%) Adobe XD
12 9 (0.13%) Figma
13 6 (0.089%) Chatbot
14 5 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 4 (0.059%) Marvel
15 4 (0.059%) UXPin
16 3 (0.044%) FreeHand
17 2 (0.030%) EngageOne
17 2 (0.030%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 125 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 21 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
3 21 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 21 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 16 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
5 15 (0.22%) Magento
6 14 (0.21%) R3 Corda
7 13 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 13 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
8 12 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 12 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
9 11 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (0.16%) NetSuite
10 10 (0.15%) Oracle TCA
11 9 (0.13%) SAP ERP
11 9 (0.13%) SAP FI
12 8 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
13 7 (0.10%) Eloqua
14 6 (0.089%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1,179 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,123 (16.65%) Amazon AWS
3 258 (3.83%) GitHub
4 198 (2.94%) Serverless
5 176 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 162 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
7 147 (2.18%) PaaS
8 146 (2.17%) Amazon S3
9 133 (1.97%) Power Platform
10 130 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
11 117 (1.74%) npm
12 106 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
13 105 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
13 105 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
13 105 (1.56%) SaaS
14 86 (1.28%) IaaS
15 84 (1.25%) OpenShift
16 79 (1.17%) Office 365
17 65 (0.96%) Slack
18 52 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 121 (1.79%) HTTP
2 79 (1.17%) Internet
3 76 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 39 (0.58%) Ethernet
5 37 (0.55%) Firewall
6 32 (0.47%) DNS
7 18 (0.27%) FTP
7 18 (0.27%) MQTT
7 18 (0.27%) SSH
8 16 (0.24%) Intranet
9 13 (0.19%) SSL
10 12 (0.18%) IPFS
10 12 (0.18%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
11 11 (0.16%) Wireless
12 10 (0.15%) LTE
12 10 (0.15%) WAN
13 9 (0.13%) Kerberos
13 9 (0.13%) LAN
13 9 (0.13%) VoIP
14 8 (0.12%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 618 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 339 (5.03%) MySQL
3 336 (4.98%) Big Data
4 290 (4.30%) NoSQL
5 262 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
6 255 (3.78%) Relational Database
7 253 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
8 198 (2.94%) MongoDB
9 132 (1.96%) Hadoop
10 126 (1.87%) Power BI
11 112 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
11 112 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 106 (1.57%) RDBMS
13 103 (1.53%) Oracle Database
14 97 (1.44%) Data Lake
15 90 (1.33%) Redis
16 72 (1.07%) Amazon Redshift
17 71 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
17 71 (1.05%) Apache Hive
18 63 (0.93%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,453 (21.55%) JIRA
2 1,344 (19.93%) Git (software)
3 998 (14.80%) Jenkins
4 521 (7.73%) Selenium
5 382 (5.67%) Cucumber
6 380 (5.64%) Maven
7 332 (4.92%) JUnit
8 300 (4.45%) Visual Studio Team System
9 266 (3.94%) Visual Studio
10 209 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 200 (2.97%) Mockito
12 191 (2.83%) Bitbucket
13 184 (2.73%) TeamCity
14 174 (2.58%) Subversion
15 141 (2.09%) Sonatype Nexus
16 134 (1.99%) SonarQube
17 118 (1.75%) SpecFlow
18 115 (1.71%) WebDriver
19 109 (1.62%) Eclipse
19 109 (1.62%) SoapUI
General
1 1,244 (18.45%) Finance
2 452 (6.70%) Banking
3 280 (4.15%) Retail
4 266 (3.94%) Marketing
5 131 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 82 (1.22%) Front Office
7 76 (1.13%) Investment Banking
8 71 (1.05%) Games
9 70 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 63 (0.93%) Legal
11 62 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 62 (0.92%) Law
12 57 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
13 44 (0.65%) Aerospace
13 44 (0.65%) Back Office
14 43 (0.64%) Electronics
15 40 (0.59%) Publishing
16 35 (0.52%) Advertising
16 35 (0.52%) Military
17 30 (0.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,540 (37.67%) Developer
2 688 (10.20%) Java Developer
3 659 (9.77%) Analyst
4 610 (9.05%) Scrum Master
5 399 (5.92%) Business Analyst
6 382 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 352 (5.22%) Senior Developer
8 339 (5.03%) .NET Developer
9 318 (4.72%) Architect
10 313 (4.64%) Project Manager
11 245 (3.63%) C# Developer
12 220 (3.26%) Tester
13 205 (3.04%) Full Stack Developer
14 193 (2.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 164 (2.43%) Agile Scrum Master
16 155 (2.30%) Software Engineer
17 150 (2.22%) C# .NET Developer
18 149 (2.21%) React Developer
19 145 (2.15%) Agile Coach
20 144 (2.14%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 975 (14.46%) .NET
2 904 (13.41%) HTML
3 865 (12.83%) CSS
4 806 (11.95%) Web Services
5 722 (10.71%) REST
6 710 (10.53%) AngularJS
7 667 (9.89%) Spring
8 576 (8.54%) RESTful
9 535 (7.93%) Node.js
10 485 (7.19%) React
11 409 (6.07%) JSON
12 408 (6.05%) HTML5
13 334 (4.95%) SOAP
14 333 (4.94%) ASP.NET
15 326 (4.83%) XML
16 300 (4.45%) ASP.NET Web API
17 282 (4.18%) .NET Framework
17 282 (4.18%) Spring Boot
18 272 (4.03%) jQuery
19 260 (3.86%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 633 (9.39%) User Experience
2 464 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 317 (4.70%) Mobile App
4 250 (3.71%) Greenfield Project
5 152 (2.25%) Virtual Team
6 149 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
7 119 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
8 69 (1.02%) Management Information System
9 67 (0.99%) Data Structures
10 59 (0.87%) NHS
11 57 (0.85%) Algorithms
12 52 (0.77%) Cloud Native
13 49 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
14 47 (0.70%) Data Centre
15 43 (0.64%) Social Media
16 41 (0.61%) Public Cloud
17 40 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
18 35 (0.52%) Life Science
18 35 (0.52%) Wiki
19 33 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 688 (10.20%) Linux
2 294 (4.36%) Windows
3 236 (3.50%) Unix
4 170 (2.52%) Android
5 169 (2.51%) Apple iOS
6 110 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 80 (1.19%) CentOS
8 49 (0.73%) Windows Server
9 30 (0.44%) Ubuntu
10 28 (0.42%) Mac OS
11 27 (0.40%) Mac OS X
12 21 (0.31%) Windows 10
13 15 (0.22%) Debian
14 13 (0.19%) Solaris
15 9 (0.13%) VMS
16 8 (0.12%) Fedora
17 6 (0.089%) MVS
17 6 (0.089%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.074%) CoreOS
18 5 (0.074%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,065 (89.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1,773 (26.29%) Kanban
3 1,603 (23.77%) DevOps
4 1,552 (23.02%) TDD
5 1,130 (16.76%) Test Automation
6 1,057 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
7 1,008 (14.95%) BDD
8 811 (12.03%) Microservices
9 768 (11.39%) User Stories
10 724 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
11 553 (8.20%) Software Engineering
12 523 (7.76%) Coaching
13 506 (7.50%) Project Management
14 489 (7.25%) Analytics
15 462 (6.85%) SDLC
16 445 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
17 439 (6.51%) MVC
18 432 (6.41%) E-Commerce
19 427 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
20 359 (5.32%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,717 (25.46%) Java
2 1,461 (21.67%) JavaScript
3 1,097 (16.27%) SQL
4 970 (14.39%) C#
5 678 (10.05%) Python
6 334 (4.95%) Java 8
7 281 (4.17%) TypeScript
8 221 (3.28%) Ruby
9 219 (3.25%) PowerShell
10 207 (3.07%) Scala
11 163 (2.42%) ES6
12 158 (2.34%) Bash Shell
13 131 (1.94%) C
14 124 (1.84%) C++
15 123 (1.82%) PL/SQL
16 122 (1.81%) PHP
17 109 (1.62%) Shell Script
18 105 (1.56%) T-SQL
19 85 (1.26%) Perl
20 79 (1.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 489 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 394 (5.84%) Degree
3 393 (5.83%) SC Cleared
4 106 (1.57%) ISEB
5 101 (1.50%) ISTQB
6 79 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 66 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
8 55 (0.82%) DV Cleared
9 49 (0.73%) PMP
10 48 (0.71%) PMI Certification
11 40 (0.59%) AWS Certification
12 39 (0.58%) Master's Degree
13 27 (0.40%) CISSP
14 21 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 19 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 18 (0.27%) CISM
16 18 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 17 (0.25%) DBS Check
17 17 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
18 15 (0.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 534 (7.92%) QA
2 51 (0.76%) PMO
3 49 (0.73%) GDPR
4 44 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 27 (0.40%) WCAG
6 20 (0.30%) PSD2
7 16 (0.24%) NCSC
8 14 (0.21%) GxP
9 11 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 11 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (0.16%) NIST
10 10 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.15%) SLA
11 8 (0.12%) MiFID
12 7 (0.10%) COBIT
13 5 (0.074%) PMBOK
13 5 (0.074%) SEPA
14 4 (0.059%) GMP
15 3 (0.044%) HL7
15 3 (0.044%) WAI
System Software
1 775 (11.49%) Docker
2 107 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 71 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (0.64%) vSphere
5 25 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (0.36%) HDFS
7 23 (0.34%) Postfix
8 20 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (0.19%) Apache Flume
9 13 (0.19%) vCloud
10 10 (0.15%) NDS
11 7 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.089%) Hyper-V
12 6 (0.089%) LXC
12 6 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.089%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 6 (0.089%) Squid
13 4 (0.059%) KVM
13 4 (0.059%) Varnish
14 3 (0.044%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 385 (5.71%) Kubernetes
2 364 (5.40%) Ansible
3 324 (4.80%) Terraform
4 166 (2.46%) Puppet
5 109 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (0.47%) Kibana
7 31 (0.46%) ZABBIX
8 30 (0.44%) Prometheus
9 29 (0.43%) Consul
9 29 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
10 25 (0.37%) logstash
11 21 (0.31%) Grafana
11 21 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
11 21 (0.31%) Packer
12 17 (0.25%) Graphite
13 16 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
13 16 (0.24%) Salt
13 16 (0.24%) Tivoli
14 15 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
14 15 (0.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 683 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 432 (6.41%) Oracle
3 241 (3.57%) Google
4 194 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
5 183 (2.71%) SAP
6 175 (2.60%) Atlassian
7 150 (2.22%) Red Hat
8 148 (2.19%) Adobe
9 110 (1.63%) IBM
10 87 (1.29%) VMware
11 76 (1.13%) Informatica
11 76 (1.13%) Pega
12 70 (1.04%) Splunk
13 64 (0.95%) Tableau
14 53 (0.79%) AppDynamics
15 52 (0.77%) ServiceNow
16 40 (0.59%) Cloudera
17 39 (0.58%) Sitecore
18 37 (0.55%) hybris
19 35 (0.52%) IBM Sterling