Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 20 26
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7,149 6,148 6,301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.76% 7.31% 6.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.04% 8.62% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,993 4,277 4,499
England median daily rate £475 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.63% +0.89% +8.43%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £315
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 76 59
England median hourly rate £50.50 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.44% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £35.70 £33.75 £31.25
90th Percentile £72.17 £58.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £51.00 £43.00 £43.17
% change year-on-year +18.60% -0.39% +1.58%

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 79,090 71,350 81,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.88% 84.79% 84.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,510 47,088 54,574
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,096 1,886 2,105
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.73% +7.98% +12.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.62 £11.68
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £50.45
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.31 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.08% +1.24% +19.05%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 0 3,624 £500 - 851
South East +4 1,264 £464 +6.00% 374
North of England +1 1,040 £425 +1.13% 371
Midlands +7 619 £463 +2.78% 175
Yorkshire +7 468 £405 -4.71% 138
North West +4 451 £425 - 206
West Midlands +16 397 £475 +10.14% 103
South West -7 328 £415 +3.75% 148
East of England -10 278 £500 +11.11% 129
East Midlands 0 220 £400 -11.11% 69
North East -8 130 £425 +6.25% 27
South Coast -1 3 £425 -22.73%
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 6,481 (90.66%) Agile Software Development
2 2,174 (30.41%) Java
3 2,131 (29.81%) TDD
4 1,935 (27.07%) Kanban
5 1,542 (21.57%) JavaScript
6 1,442 (20.17%) Continuous Integration
7 1,351 (18.90%) Finance
8 1,342 (18.77%) DevOps
9 1,315 (18.39%) Test Automation
10 1,309 (18.31%) BDD
11 1,276 (17.85%) Git (software)
12 1,192 (16.67%) JIRA
13 1,062 (14.86%) C#
14 1,052 (14.72%) SQL
15 1,030 (14.41%) Jenkins
16 996 (13.93%) .NET
17 968 (13.54%) HTML
18 943 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
19 935 (13.08%) CSS
20 927 (12.97%) User Stories
21 897 (12.55%) Web Services
22 883 (12.35%) AngularJS
23 816 (11.41%) REST
24 806 (11.27%) Microservices
25 743 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
26 742 (10.38%) Spring
27 738 (10.32%) MVC
28 736 (10.30%) SQL Server
29 728 (10.18%) RESTful
30 680 (9.51%) User Experience

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
1 665 (9.30%) Confluence
2 216 (3.02%) Apache
3 171 (2.39%) CMS
4 167 (2.34%) Apache Spark
5 147 (2.06%) Tomcat
6 138 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
7 116 (1.62%) JBoss
8 109 (1.52%) SharePoint
9 84 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
10 66 (0.92%) WebSphere
11 59 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 57 (0.80%) IIS
13 56 (0.78%) OpenStack
14 48 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
15 44 (0.62%) NServiceBus
16 43 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 42 (0.59%) Apache Solr
18 37 (0.52%) WebLogic
19 36 (0.50%) nginx
20 33 (0.46%) Jetty
Applications
1 116 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 78 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 64 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
4 63 (0.88%) Photoshop
5 37 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 20 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (0.20%) InVision
9 8 (0.11%) UXPin
10 7 (0.098%) GIMP
10 7 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.070%) HipChat
11 5 (0.070%) SPSS
12 4 (0.056%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.028%) EngageOne
14 2 (0.028%) Stata
15 1 (0.014%) Adobe After Effects
15 1 (0.014%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 70 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 17 (0.24%) Magento
3 17 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
4 13 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 9 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 8 (0.11%) Temenos T24
7 7 (0.098%) Markit EDM
7 7 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
7 7 (0.098%) SAP FSCM
8 6 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.070%) Summit
10 4 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.056%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.056%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.056%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.042%) Northgate Housing
11 3 (0.042%) OpenText MBPM
11 3 (0.042%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.042%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 943 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
2 743 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 215 (3.01%) GitHub
4 145 (2.03%) PaaS
5 118 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
6 113 (1.58%) Serverless
7 93 (1.30%) npm
8 91 (1.27%) SaaS
9 89 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
10 74 (1.04%) IaaS
11 72 (1.01%) Amazon S3
12 68 (0.95%) OpenShift
13 60 (0.84%) Slack
14 58 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
15 53 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
16 51 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
17 48 (0.67%) Office 365
18 47 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 39 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
20 38 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 204 (2.85%) HTTP
2 89 (1.24%) TCP/IP
3 74 (1.04%) Internet
4 69 (0.97%) SMS
5 39 (0.55%) DNS
6 32 (0.45%) VPN
7 29 (0.41%) SSL
8 26 (0.36%) Firewall
9 23 (0.32%) PuTTY
9 23 (0.32%) WinSCP
10 19 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
11 17 (0.24%) Intranet
12 14 (0.20%) VLAN
13 12 (0.17%) WAN
14 11 (0.15%) DHCP
14 11 (0.15%) LAN
14 11 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
15 9 (0.13%) MPLS
15 9 (0.13%) Network Security
15 9 (0.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 736 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 447 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 381 (5.33%) Big Data
4 365 (5.11%) Relational Database
5 327 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
6 324 (4.53%) MongoDB
7 315 (4.41%) MySQL
8 240 (3.36%) Hadoop
9 191 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
10 158 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 140 (1.96%) RDBMS
12 127 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 114 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 112 (1.57%) Power BI
15 108 (1.51%) HBase
16 107 (1.50%) Oracle Database
17 94 (1.31%) Apache Hive
18 84 (1.17%) Data Lake
19 75 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
20 65 (0.91%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,276 (17.85%) Git (software)
2 1,192 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1,030 (14.41%) Jenkins
4 637 (8.91%) Selenium
5 463 (6.48%) Maven
6 390 (5.46%) Cucumber
7 376 (5.26%) JUnit
8 311 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 257 (3.59%) Subversion
10 246 (3.44%) Visual Studio
11 221 (3.09%) TeamCity
12 190 (2.66%) Gradle
13 189 (2.64%) SonarQube
14 181 (2.53%) Mockito
15 166 (2.32%) Jasmine
16 159 (2.22%) SpecFlow
17 148 (2.07%) WebDriver
18 146 (2.04%) SoapUI
19 132 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
20 130 (1.82%) JMeter
General
1 1,351 (18.90%) Finance
2 650 (9.09%) Banking
3 370 (5.18%) Retail
4 206 (2.88%) Marketing
5 153 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 150 (2.10%) Games
7 120 (1.68%) Investment Banking
8 93 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 93 (1.30%) Retail Banking
9 74 (1.04%) Publishing
10 70 (0.98%) Electronics
11 65 (0.91%) Legal
12 63 (0.88%) Front Office
13 57 (0.80%) Law
14 54 (0.76%) Back Office
15 47 (0.66%) Advertising
16 31 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 27 (0.38%) Financial Institution
18 21 (0.29%) Private Banking
19 16 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,803 (39.21%) Developer
2 848 (11.86%) Java Developer
3 800 (11.19%) Analyst
4 788 (11.02%) Scrum Master
5 533 (7.46%) Business Analyst
6 470 (6.57%) Senior Developer
7 436 (6.10%) .NET Developer
8 421 (5.89%) Project Manager
9 370 (5.18%) Architect
10 342 (4.78%) C# Developer
11 267 (3.73%) DevOps Engineer
12 232 (3.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 221 (3.09%) Full Stack Developer
14 213 (2.98%) C# .NET Developer
15 212 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
16 195 (2.73%) Agile Scrum Master
17 185 (2.59%) Tester
18 178 (2.49%) Software Engineer
19 172 (2.41%) Agile Business Analyst
20 169 (2.36%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 996 (13.93%) .NET
2 968 (13.54%) HTML
3 935 (13.08%) CSS
4 897 (12.55%) Web Services
5 883 (12.35%) AngularJS
6 816 (11.41%) REST
7 742 (10.38%) Spring
8 728 (10.18%) RESTful
9 628 (8.78%) Node.js
10 488 (6.83%) JSON
11 486 (6.80%) HTML5
12 451 (6.31%) ASP.NET
13 441 (6.17%) React
14 414 (5.79%) SOAP
15 408 (5.71%) jQuery
16 371 (5.19%) CSS3
17 364 (5.09%) XML
18 314 (4.39%) ASP.NET Web API
19 296 (4.14%) .NET Framework
20 289 (4.04%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 680 (9.51%) User Experience
2 420 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
3 326 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
4 270 (3.78%) Mobile App
5 165 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 154 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
7 148 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
8 138 (1.93%) Fintech
9 135 (1.89%) Virtual Team
10 86 (1.20%) Management Information System
11 80 (1.12%) iPad
12 75 (1.05%) Algorithms
13 60 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
14 48 (0.67%) Clustering
14 48 (0.67%) Data Centre
14 48 (0.67%) Wiki
15 47 (0.66%) Data Structures
16 43 (0.60%) Public Cloud
17 38 (0.53%) Derivative
18 33 (0.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 665 (9.30%) Linux
2 329 (4.60%) Windows
3 288 (4.03%) Unix
4 239 (3.34%) Android
5 238 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 162 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 103 (1.44%) CentOS
8 57 (0.80%) Windows Server
9 33 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 28 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (0.38%) Windows 10
12 20 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 15 (0.21%) Debian
14 14 (0.20%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.20%) Solaris
15 13 (0.18%) CoreOS
16 8 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (0.098%) Nucleus RTOS
18 6 (0.084%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,481 (90.66%) Agile Software Development
2 2,131 (29.81%) TDD
3 1,935 (27.07%) Kanban
4 1,442 (20.17%) Continuous Integration
5 1,342 (18.77%) DevOps
6 1,315 (18.39%) Test Automation
7 1,309 (18.31%) BDD
8 927 (12.97%) User Stories
9 806 (11.27%) Microservices
10 738 (10.32%) MVC
11 660 (9.23%) E-Commerce
11 660 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
12 647 (9.05%) Software Engineering
13 627 (8.77%) Project Management
14 589 (8.24%) Coaching
15 552 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
16 533 (7.46%) Continuous Delivery
17 490 (6.85%) Mentoring
18 486 (6.80%) SDLC
19 476 (6.66%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2,174 (30.41%) Java
2 1,542 (21.57%) JavaScript
3 1,062 (14.86%) C#
4 1,052 (14.72%) SQL
5 559 (7.82%) Python
6 492 (6.88%) Java 8
7 334 (4.67%) Scala
8 235 (3.29%) Ruby
9 194 (2.71%) T-SQL
10 167 (2.34%) Bash Shell
11 161 (2.25%) Groovy
12 155 (2.17%) TypeScript
13 151 (2.11%) PowerShell
14 138 (1.93%) Shell Script
15 123 (1.72%) C++
16 122 (1.71%) ES6
17 87 (1.22%) C
17 87 (1.22%) Perl
18 78 (1.09%) PL/SQL
19 69 (0.97%) PHP
Qualifications
1 614 (8.59%) Security Cleared
2 474 (6.63%) SC Cleared
3 421 (5.89%) Degree
4 110 (1.54%) ISTQB
5 109 (1.52%) ISEB
6 82 (1.15%) Master's Degree
7 68 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 67 (0.94%) PMI Certification
9 66 (0.92%) PMP
10 63 (0.88%) DV Cleared
11 58 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 57 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
13 40 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 32 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
15 28 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
16 22 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 18 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (0.24%) AWS Certification
19 14 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
20 13 (0.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 574 (8.03%) QA
2 81 (1.13%) PMO
3 71 (0.99%) GDPR
4 43 (0.60%) GCP
5 39 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 28 (0.39%) SLA
7 25 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
8 23 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 22 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 22 (0.31%) PSD2
10 14 (0.20%) MiFID
11 13 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
11 13 (0.18%) EMIR
12 11 (0.15%) WCAG
13 7 (0.098%) NIST 800
14 6 (0.084%) COBIT
15 4 (0.056%) IEC 62304
15 4 (0.056%) ISO 13485
15 4 (0.056%) ISO 20022
15 4 (0.056%) SEPA
System Software
1 538 (7.53%) Docker
2 85 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (0.87%) vSphere
4 56 (0.78%) Active Directory
4 56 (0.78%) HDFS
5 46 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 44 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (0.31%) Apache Flume
8 16 (0.22%) vCloud
9 11 (0.15%) Xen
10 9 (0.13%) Hyper-V
10 9 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.098%) Squid
12 6 (0.084%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.070%) NFS
13 5 (0.070%) Postfix
13 5 (0.070%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.056%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.042%) LXC
15 3 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 258 (3.61%) Puppet
2 252 (3.52%) Ansible
3 236 (3.30%) Kubernetes
4 177 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
5 156 (2.18%) Terraform
6 38 (0.53%) HP ALM
7 36 (0.50%) Consul
7 36 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
8 35 (0.49%) Kibana
9 34 (0.48%) Mesos
10 33 (0.46%) logstash
10 33 (0.46%) ZABBIX
11 29 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
12 28 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
13 26 (0.36%) Oozie
14 25 (0.35%) Prometheus
15 24 (0.34%) Packer
16 23 (0.32%) Grafana
17 19 (0.27%) Rancher
18 18 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 611 (8.55%) Microsoft
2 478 (6.69%) Oracle
3 206 (2.88%) SAP
4 166 (2.32%) Red Hat
5 156 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
6 137 (1.92%) Atlassian
7 130 (1.82%) Google
8 128 (1.79%) VMware
9 115 (1.61%) Adobe
10 96 (1.34%) IBM
11 82 (1.15%) Sitecore
12 75 (1.05%) Splunk
13 71 (0.99%) HP
14 69 (0.97%) Tableau
15 68 (0.95%) hybris
16 58 (0.81%) ServiceNow
17 40 (0.56%) MuleSoft
18 37 (0.52%) Alteryx
18 37 (0.52%) Cloudera
19 33 (0.46%) Talend