Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 17 21
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7,685 6,974 7,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.16% 7.71% 7.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.46% 8.97% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,125 4,877 4,961
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £357 £340 £319
90th Percentile £638 £613 £594
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 72 59
England median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £28.95 £31.53 £37.25
90th Percentile £51.55 £52.50 £59.31
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.44%

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 81,220 77,719 83,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.23% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,167 51,884 55,741
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £645 £630 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,202 1,867 2,203
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.00% +11.11% +3.45%

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 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -2 3,815 £513 +2.50% 805
South East +2 1,419 £465 +3.33% 350
North of England +2 907 £420 -1.18% 376
Midlands +13 715 £450 - 206
West Midlands +14 483 £450 -4.26% 123
South West -2 461 £450 +15.38% 209
North West +7 430 £425 +2.72% 197
East of England -4 372 £510 +7.37% 168
Yorkshire 0 358 £413 -2.94% 131
East Midlands +5 231 £400 -11.06% 83
North East +2 123 £420 +9.09% 48
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 6,967 (90.66%) Agile Software Development
2 2,292 (29.82%) Java
3 2,054 (26.73%) TDD
4 1,967 (25.60%) Kanban
5 1,644 (21.39%) JavaScript
6 1,500 (19.52%) Finance
7 1,492 (19.41%) Continuous Integration
8 1,491 (19.40%) Test Automation
9 1,429 (18.59%) Git (software)
10 1,347 (17.53%) DevOps
11 1,339 (17.42%) JIRA
12 1,334 (17.36%) BDD
13 1,287 (16.75%) SQL
14 1,237 (16.10%) Jenkins
15 1,141 (14.85%) .NET
16 1,117 (14.53%) HTML
17 1,115 (14.51%) C#
18 1,062 (13.82%) Amazon AWS
19 1,026 (13.35%) CSS
20 924 (12.02%) Web Services
20 924 (12.02%) User Stories
21 904 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
22 880 (11.45%) Microservices
23 825 (10.74%) REST
24 819 (10.66%) AngularJS
25 782 (10.18%) Spring
26 761 (9.90%) Docker
27 746 (9.71%) SQL Server
28 728 (9.47%) User Experience
29 722 (9.39%) 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
1 696 (9.06%) Confluence
2 186 (2.42%) CMS
3 178 (2.32%) Apache Spark
4 170 (2.21%) Apache
5 127 (1.65%) SharePoint
6 118 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
7 84 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 82 (1.07%) JBoss
9 76 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
10 55 (0.72%) WebLogic
11 53 (0.69%) Umbraco
12 46 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
13 43 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 43 (0.56%) WebSphere
14 42 (0.55%) Apache Solr
15 41 (0.53%) IIS
16 40 (0.52%) NServiceBus
17 32 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 32 (0.42%) Mule
18 30 (0.39%) nginx
Applications
1 176 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 112 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 83 (1.08%) Photoshop
4 52 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
5 47 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
6 43 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 32 (0.42%) InVision
8 18 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
10 11 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.13%) Fireworks
11 10 (0.13%) UXPin
12 6 (0.078%) GIMP
13 5 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.039%) Adobe Premiere
15 2 (0.026%) Chatbot
15 2 (0.026%) HipChat
15 2 (0.026%) InDesign
15 2 (0.026%) Snapchat
Business Applications
1 85 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
3 17 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 11 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 9 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.091%) CA PPM
8 7 (0.091%) Magento
8 7 (0.091%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.091%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.091%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.078%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.065%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.065%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.052%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.052%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1,062 (13.82%) Amazon AWS
2 904 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 251 (3.27%) GitHub
4 168 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
5 146 (1.90%) Serverless
6 145 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 139 (1.81%) PaaS
8 134 (1.74%) npm
9 130 (1.69%) SaaS
10 116 (1.51%) Amazon S3
11 99 (1.29%) IaaS
12 83 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
13 64 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
14 62 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 58 (0.75%) Office 365
16 49 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
16 49 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
17 46 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
18 43 (0.56%) BrowserStack
19 40 (0.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 244 (3.18%) HTTP
2 106 (1.38%) Internet
3 93 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 59 (0.77%) SSL
5 48 (0.62%) DNS
5 48 (0.62%) Firewall
6 39 (0.51%) SMS
7 26 (0.34%) VPN
8 22 (0.29%) WAN
9 20 (0.26%) Kerberos
10 18 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
11 17 (0.22%) HTTPS
11 17 (0.22%) MQTT
11 17 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (0.21%) Ethernet
12 16 (0.21%) Skype
13 14 (0.18%) AMQP
13 14 (0.18%) Network Security
14 13 (0.17%) DHCP
14 13 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 746 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 386 (5.02%) Big Data
3 352 (4.58%) NoSQL
4 335 (4.36%) Relational Database
5 293 (3.81%) Hadoop
6 269 (3.50%) MySQL
7 263 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
8 249 (3.24%) MongoDB
9 225 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
10 175 (2.28%) Apache Hive
11 132 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
12 117 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 109 (1.42%) RDBMS
14 105 (1.37%) Oracle Database
15 96 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 87 (1.13%) Impala
17 86 (1.12%) Power BI
18 80 (1.04%) HBase
19 79 (1.03%) Data Lake
20 63 (0.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,429 (18.59%) Git (software)
2 1,339 (17.42%) JIRA
3 1,237 (16.10%) Jenkins
4 705 (9.17%) Selenium
5 477 (6.21%) Maven
6 450 (5.86%) Cucumber
7 428 (5.57%) JUnit
8 285 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 268 (3.49%) Subversion
10 254 (3.31%) Visual Studio
11 208 (2.71%) TeamCity
12 205 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
13 204 (2.65%) WebDriver
14 196 (2.55%) Mockito
15 195 (2.54%) SoapUI
16 188 (2.45%) JMeter
17 169 (2.20%) SonarQube
18 152 (1.98%) Bitbucket
19 138 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
20 133 (1.73%) Jasmine
General
1 1,500 (19.52%) Finance
2 603 (7.85%) Banking
3 407 (5.30%) Retail
4 245 (3.19%) Marketing
5 218 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 120 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 109 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 106 (1.38%) Front Office
9 100 (1.30%) Electronics
10 94 (1.22%) Games
11 79 (1.03%) Publishing
12 65 (0.85%) Law
13 58 (0.75%) Advertising
13 58 (0.75%) Back Office
14 53 (0.69%) Legal
15 52 (0.68%) Retail Banking
16 45 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
17 44 (0.57%) Financial Institution
18 34 (0.44%) Billing
19 30 (0.39%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3,095 (40.27%) Developer
2 895 (11.65%) Java Developer
3 760 (9.89%) Analyst
4 749 (9.75%) Scrum Master
5 519 (6.75%) .NET Developer
6 486 (6.32%) Business Analyst
7 412 (5.36%) Senior Developer
8 402 (5.23%) Project Manager
9 348 (4.53%) C# Developer
10 342 (4.45%) Architect
11 291 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
12 235 (3.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 228 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
14 225 (2.93%) Tester
15 211 (2.75%) Software Engineer
16 201 (2.62%) JavaScript Developer
17 197 (2.56%) Delivery Manager
18 194 (2.52%) Agile Scrum Master
18 194 (2.52%) Test Analyst
19 184 (2.39%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,141 (14.85%) .NET
2 1,117 (14.53%) HTML
3 1,026 (13.35%) CSS
4 924 (12.02%) Web Services
5 825 (10.74%) REST
6 819 (10.66%) AngularJS
7 782 (10.18%) Spring
8 719 (9.36%) RESTful
9 618 (8.04%) Node.js
10 526 (6.84%) React
11 523 (6.81%) HTML5
12 496 (6.45%) JSON
13 483 (6.28%) ASP.NET
14 435 (5.66%) SOAP
15 426 (5.54%) XML
16 417 (5.43%) jQuery
17 393 (5.11%) ASP.NET Web API
18 387 (5.04%) CSS3
19 344 (4.48%) Spring Boot
20 308 (4.01%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 728 (9.47%) User Experience
2 514 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 338 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
4 304 (3.96%) Mobile App
5 214 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 161 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 146 (1.90%) Fintech
8 140 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
9 110 (1.43%) Virtual Team
10 106 (1.38%) iPad
11 104 (1.35%) Wiki
12 87 (1.13%) Algorithms
13 80 (1.04%) Management Information System
14 78 (1.01%) Fixed Income
15 67 (0.87%) Data Structures
16 58 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 50 (0.65%) Public Cloud
18 48 (0.62%) Data Centre
19 47 (0.61%) Derivative
20 41 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 669 (8.71%) Linux
2 388 (5.05%) Unix
3 352 (4.58%) Windows
4 200 (2.60%) Android
5 199 (2.59%) Apple iOS
6 71 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 59 (0.77%) CentOS
8 49 (0.64%) Windows Server
9 34 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
10 28 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (0.29%) CoreOS
11 22 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 21 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 21 (0.27%) Solaris
13 18 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 18 (0.23%) Windows 10
14 10 (0.13%) VME
14 10 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.078%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,967 (90.66%) Agile Software Development
2 2,054 (26.73%) TDD
3 1,967 (25.60%) Kanban
4 1,492 (19.41%) Continuous Integration
5 1,491 (19.40%) Test Automation
6 1,347 (17.53%) DevOps
7 1,334 (17.36%) BDD
8 924 (12.02%) User Stories
9 880 (11.45%) Microservices
10 722 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
11 702 (9.13%) MVC
12 681 (8.86%) E-Commerce
13 672 (8.74%) Software Engineering
14 626 (8.15%) Project Management
15 604 (7.86%) SDLC
16 554 (7.21%) Coaching
17 538 (7.00%) OO
18 520 (6.77%) Open Source
19 501 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
20 492 (6.40%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2,292 (29.82%) Java
2 1,644 (21.39%) JavaScript
3 1,287 (16.75%) SQL
4 1,115 (14.51%) C#
5 645 (8.39%) Python
6 478 (6.22%) Java 8
7 346 (4.50%) Scala
8 229 (2.98%) Ruby
9 223 (2.90%) Bash Shell
10 204 (2.65%) Groovy
11 190 (2.47%) Shell Script
12 187 (2.43%) PowerShell
13 184 (2.39%) C++
14 172 (2.24%) T-SQL
15 151 (1.96%) TypeScript
16 141 (1.83%) PHP
17 122 (1.59%) PL/SQL
18 116 (1.51%) ES6
19 110 (1.43%) C
20 91 (1.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 619 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 482 (6.27%) SC Cleared
3 416 (5.41%) Degree
4 121 (1.57%) ISTQB
5 119 (1.55%) ISEB
6 77 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 70 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 63 (0.82%) PMI Certification
8 63 (0.82%) PMP
9 56 (0.73%) Master's Degree
10 51 (0.66%) DV Cleared
11 45 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 45 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 41 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 26 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (0.27%) CISSP
15 15 (0.20%) DBS Check
15 15 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
16 12 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 590 (7.68%) QA
2 82 (1.07%) PMO
3 58 (0.75%) GDPR
4 37 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 24 (0.31%) SLA
6 20 (0.26%) PSD2
7 19 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.17%) MiFID
9 12 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 11 (0.14%) NIST 800
11 8 (0.10%) COBIT
11 8 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
12 7 (0.091%) Basel III
12 7 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.078%) EMIR
13 6 (0.078%) GxP
13 6 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.065%) Dodd-Frank
14 5 (0.065%) MISRA
14 5 (0.065%) MISRA C
System Software
1 761 (9.90%) Docker
2 93 (1.21%) HDFS
3 87 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (0.90%) Active Directory
5 63 (0.82%) vSphere
6 39 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 15 (0.20%) VirtualBox
9 11 (0.14%) Apache Flume
10 7 (0.091%) vCloud
11 6 (0.078%) LXC
11 6 (0.078%) oVirt
11 6 (0.078%) RHEV
11 6 (0.078%) Squid
12 5 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.039%) ACF2
13 3 (0.039%) KVM
13 3 (0.039%) OpenAM
13 3 (0.039%) Postfix
13 3 (0.039%) Xen
Systems Management
1 418 (5.44%) Kubernetes
2 403 (5.24%) Ansible
3 308 (4.01%) Puppet
4 236 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
5 177 (2.30%) Terraform
6 78 (1.01%) Hadoop YARN
7 52 (0.68%) Mesos
8 48 (0.62%) Kibana
9 38 (0.49%) Prometheus
10 33 (0.43%) HP ALM
11 31 (0.40%) logstash
11 31 (0.40%) Oozie
12 28 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
13 26 (0.34%) Consul
14 25 (0.33%) Packer
15 23 (0.30%) Grafana
16 21 (0.27%) ZABBIX
17 19 (0.25%) Nagios
18 18 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
19 15 (0.20%) Graphite
Vendors
1 678 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 540 (7.03%) Oracle
3 225 (2.93%) Google
4 215 (2.80%) SAP
5 175 (2.28%) Atlassian
6 142 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
7 118 (1.54%) VMware
8 103 (1.34%) Adobe
9 100 (1.30%) IBM
10 94 (1.22%) Cloudera
11 79 (1.03%) MuleSoft
12 78 (1.01%) Sitecore
13 70 (0.91%) Red Hat
14 62 (0.81%) Tableau
15 60 (0.78%) Pega
16 59 (0.77%) Splunk
17 56 (0.73%) hybris
18 55 (0.72%) ServiceNow
19 51 (0.66%) Informatica
20 47 (0.61%) HP