Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 19 28
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7,003 6,685 6,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.57% 7.63% 6.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.93% 9.08% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,969 4,604 4,260
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £345 £325 £313
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 78 60
England median hourly rate £47.75 £42.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.35% -2.86% +15.89%
10th Percentile £32.50 £37.30 £33.74
90th Percentile £68.75 £62.14 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +10.47% -2.27% +15.41%

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 78,418 73,610 82,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.81% 84.02% 82.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,868 49,084 54,296
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
10th Percentile £295 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,879 2,021 2,430
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.38 £11.33
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year -4.00% +3.09% +21.25%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -1 3,522 £500 +2.56% 873
South East +11 1,347 £468 +4.76% 369
North of England +3 866 £425 - 376
Midlands 0 607 £450 +12.50% 222
North West +4 387 £423 -0.59% 199
Yorkshire -2 377 £420 -1.18% 149
West Midlands +1 369 £470 +14.63% 114
South West -7 335 £400 +3.23% 153
East of England +4 334 £475 - 181
East Midlands +5 232 £419 +4.69% 108
North East +8 116 £450 +8.11% 28
South Coast 0 1 £425 -22.73%
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 6,375 (91.03%) Agile Software Development
2 2,159 (30.83%) TDD
3 2,118 (30.24%) Java
4 1,935 (27.63%) Kanban
5 1,533 (21.89%) Continuous Integration
6 1,521 (21.72%) JavaScript
7 1,407 (20.09%) BDD
8 1,316 (18.79%) Git (software)
9 1,315 (18.78%) Finance
10 1,296 (18.51%) Test Automation
11 1,293 (18.46%) DevOps
12 1,149 (16.41%) Jenkins
13 1,136 (16.22%) JIRA
14 1,108 (15.82%) C#
15 1,047 (14.95%) SQL
16 1,031 (14.72%) HTML
17 1,017 (14.52%) .NET
18 979 (13.98%) User Stories
19 975 (13.92%) CSS
20 944 (13.48%) Web Services
21 922 (13.17%) Amazon AWS
22 879 (12.55%) AngularJS
23 792 (11.31%) RESTful
24 749 (10.70%) Microservices
25 745 (10.64%) REST
26 723 (10.32%) Spring
27 722 (10.31%) MVC
28 713 (10.18%) Linux
29 693 (9.90%) Banking
30 682 (9.74%) Software Engineering

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
1 628 (8.97%) Confluence
2 244 (3.48%) Apache
3 186 (2.66%) CMS
3 186 (2.66%) Tomcat
4 177 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
5 167 (2.38%) Apache Spark
6 115 (1.64%) JBoss
7 99 (1.41%) SharePoint
8 81 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 75 (1.07%) OpenStack
10 71 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 69 (0.99%) WebSphere
12 57 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
13 55 (0.79%) Apache Solr
14 53 (0.76%) IIS
15 43 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
16 42 (0.60%) nginx
17 40 (0.57%) WebLogic
18 32 (0.46%) NServiceBus
19 31 (0.44%) Mule
Applications
1 95 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 63 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 62 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
4 58 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
5 46 (0.66%) Photoshop
6 26 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 17 (0.24%) InVision
8 11 (0.16%) HipChat
9 9 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.071%) UXPin
11 4 (0.057%) EngageOne
11 4 (0.057%) GIMP
12 3 (0.043%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.043%) Doxygen
13 2 (0.029%) InDesign
13 2 (0.029%) Mingle
13 2 (0.029%) Simulink
13 2 (0.029%) SPSS
14 1 (0.014%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 86 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.40%) Temenos T24
3 16 (0.23%) Magento
4 9 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
4 9 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.100%) CA PPM
5 7 (0.100%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.100%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.100%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.100%) SAP FSCM
6 6 (0.086%) Elite 3E
6 6 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.086%) Primavera
7 5 (0.071%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.071%) Temenos Globus
8 4 (0.057%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.043%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.043%) Exstream
9 3 (0.043%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 922 (13.17%) Amazon AWS
2 613 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 206 (2.94%) GitHub
4 153 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
5 135 (1.93%) PaaS
6 107 (1.53%) Serverless
7 99 (1.41%) npm
8 96 (1.37%) Amazon S3
9 91 (1.30%) IaaS
10 79 (1.13%) SaaS
11 75 (1.07%) Slack
12 68 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
12 68 (0.97%) OpenShift
13 60 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
14 53 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
15 49 (0.70%) Office 365
16 43 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
17 42 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
18 41 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 38 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 212 (3.03%) HTTP
2 95 (1.36%) TCP/IP
3 69 (0.99%) Internet
4 53 (0.76%) SSL
5 48 (0.69%) SMS
6 31 (0.44%) DNS
7 29 (0.41%) Bluetooth
8 24 (0.34%) Firewall
9 17 (0.24%) VPN
10 15 (0.21%) Network Security
11 14 (0.20%) Kerberos
11 14 (0.20%) OpenLDAP
12 12 (0.17%) OpenVPN
12 12 (0.17%) SSH
13 11 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (0.13%) FTP
14 9 (0.13%) Intranet
15 8 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
15 8 (0.11%) SMTP
16 7 (0.100%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 671 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 473 (6.75%) NoSQL
3 390 (5.57%) MongoDB
4 362 (5.17%) Relational Database
5 329 (4.70%) MySQL
6 313 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
7 301 (4.30%) Big Data
8 267 (3.81%) Hadoop
9 177 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
10 159 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
11 135 (1.93%) RDBMS
12 122 (1.74%) Oracle Database
13 116 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 85 (1.21%) HBase
15 84 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 81 (1.16%) Redis
17 73 (1.04%) Power BI
18 61 (0.87%) Apache Hive
19 59 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
20 57 (0.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1,316 (18.79%) Git (software)
2 1,149 (16.41%) Jenkins
3 1,136 (16.22%) JIRA
4 563 (8.04%) Selenium
5 499 (7.13%) Maven
6 435 (6.21%) Cucumber
7 361 (5.15%) JUnit
8 269 (3.84%) TeamCity
9 258 (3.68%) Subversion
10 227 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 194 (2.77%) Gradle
12 172 (2.46%) SonarQube
13 169 (2.41%) WebDriver
14 156 (2.23%) Visual Studio
15 153 (2.18%) Mockito
16 150 (2.14%) gulp
17 146 (2.08%) SoapUI
18 145 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
19 142 (2.03%) Jasmine
20 140 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,315 (18.78%) Finance
2 693 (9.90%) Banking
3 334 (4.77%) Retail
4 243 (3.47%) Marketing
5 156 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 151 (2.16%) Games
7 136 (1.94%) Investment Banking
8 97 (1.39%) Publishing
9 91 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 89 (1.27%) Retail Banking
11 79 (1.13%) Electronics
12 72 (1.03%) Front Office
13 64 (0.91%) Legal
14 57 (0.81%) Law
15 53 (0.76%) Back Office
16 42 (0.60%) Advertising
17 32 (0.46%) Private Banking
18 30 (0.43%) Financial Institution
19 24 (0.34%) Automotive
20 22 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,807 (40.08%) Developer
2 856 (12.22%) Java Developer
3 801 (11.44%) Analyst
4 738 (10.54%) Scrum Master
5 567 (8.10%) Business Analyst
6 465 (6.64%) Senior Developer
7 418 (5.97%) .NET Developer
8 380 (5.43%) Architect
9 368 (5.25%) DevOps Engineer
10 343 (4.90%) C# Developer
11 341 (4.87%) Project Manager
12 260 (3.71%) Full Stack Developer
13 221 (3.16%) Agile Developer
14 208 (2.97%) Agile Business Analyst
15 201 (2.87%) JavaScript Developer
16 196 (2.80%) Agile Scrum Master
16 196 (2.80%) C# .NET Developer
17 192 (2.74%) Software Engineer
18 189 (2.70%) Tester
19 165 (2.36%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,031 (14.72%) HTML
2 1,017 (14.52%) .NET
3 975 (13.92%) CSS
4 944 (13.48%) Web Services
5 879 (12.55%) AngularJS
6 792 (11.31%) RESTful
7 745 (10.64%) REST
8 723 (10.32%) Spring
9 591 (8.44%) Node.js
10 523 (7.47%) HTML5
11 511 (7.30%) JSON
12 478 (6.83%) ASP.NET
13 411 (5.87%) React
14 406 (5.80%) SOAP
15 380 (5.43%) jQuery
16 370 (5.28%) ASP.NET Web API
16 370 (5.28%) XML
17 338 (4.83%) CSS3
18 317 (4.53%) ASP.NET MVC
19 300 (4.28%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 635 (9.07%) User Experience
2 406 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 326 (4.66%) Mobile App
4 282 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
5 205 (2.93%) Computer Science
6 178 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
7 154 (2.20%) Virtual Team
8 140 (2.00%) Fintech
9 90 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 68 (0.97%) Public Cloud
11 67 (0.96%) Algorithms
12 63 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 59 (0.84%) N-Tier
14 55 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
15 49 (0.70%) Data Centre
16 42 (0.60%) iPad
17 41 (0.59%) Clustering
18 40 (0.57%) Video on Demand
19 39 (0.56%) Derivative
20 38 (0.54%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 713 (10.18%) Linux
2 321 (4.58%) Windows
3 316 (4.51%) Unix
4 237 (3.38%) Android
5 228 (3.26%) Apple iOS
6 164 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 97 (1.39%) CentOS
8 53 (0.76%) Mac OS X
9 48 (0.69%) Windows Server
10 47 (0.67%) Ubuntu
11 25 (0.36%) Windows 10
12 14 (0.20%) Debian
12 14 (0.20%) Solaris
13 9 (0.13%) Nucleus RTOS
13 9 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.086%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.071%) CoreOS
15 5 (0.071%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.057%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.057%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,375 (91.03%) Agile Software Development
2 2,159 (30.83%) TDD
3 1,935 (27.63%) Kanban
4 1,533 (21.89%) Continuous Integration
5 1,407 (20.09%) BDD
6 1,296 (18.51%) Test Automation
7 1,293 (18.46%) DevOps
8 979 (13.98%) User Stories
9 749 (10.70%) Microservices
10 722 (10.31%) MVC
11 682 (9.74%) Software Engineering
12 614 (8.77%) Continuous Delivery
13 568 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 567 (8.10%) E-Commerce
15 558 (7.97%) Coaching
16 555 (7.93%) Project Management
17 528 (7.54%) Open Source
18 517 (7.38%) Mentoring
19 472 (6.74%) OO
19 472 (6.74%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,118 (30.24%) Java
2 1,521 (21.72%) JavaScript
3 1,108 (15.82%) C#
4 1,047 (14.95%) SQL
5 573 (8.18%) Python
6 404 (5.77%) Scala
7 286 (4.08%) Ruby
8 192 (2.74%) Groovy
9 178 (2.54%) T-SQL
10 172 (2.46%) Bash Shell
11 153 (2.18%) PowerShell
12 144 (2.06%) ES6
12 144 (2.06%) TypeScript
13 132 (1.88%) C++
14 110 (1.57%) Shell Script
15 105 (1.50%) Apple Swift
16 92 (1.31%) PHP
17 90 (1.29%) Perl
18 87 (1.24%) PL/SQL
19 84 (1.20%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 465 (6.64%) Security Cleared
2 463 (6.61%) Degree
3 346 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 115 (1.64%) ISTQB
5 109 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 106 (1.51%) ISEB
7 76 (1.09%) Master's Degree
8 71 (1.01%) PMI Certification
9 65 (0.93%) PMP
10 60 (0.86%) DV Cleared
11 51 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
12 44 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 37 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 26 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
15 22 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 19 (0.27%) AWS Certification
17 17 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
18 15 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
19 13 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
20 11 (0.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 600 (8.57%) QA
2 60 (0.86%) PMO
3 59 (0.84%) GDPR
4 38 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 30 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 25 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 20 (0.29%) MiFID
8 18 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (0.20%) PSD2
10 13 (0.19%) WCAG
11 10 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
11 10 (0.14%) EMIR
12 8 (0.11%) GCP
13 7 (0.100%) IFRS
13 7 (0.100%) SLA
14 6 (0.086%) IEC 62304
14 6 (0.086%) IFRS 9
14 6 (0.086%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.086%) PMBOK
15 5 (0.071%) P3O
System Software
1 534 (7.63%) Docker
2 74 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (0.66%) Active Directory
4 44 (0.63%) HDFS
5 42 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
6 40 (0.57%) vCloud
7 31 (0.44%) vSphere
8 26 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 18 (0.26%) Apache Flume
10 16 (0.23%) Hyper-V
11 12 (0.17%) Postfix
11 12 (0.17%) Squid
11 12 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.13%) Xen
13 6 (0.086%) oVirt
13 6 (0.086%) RHEV
14 5 (0.071%) Firmware
15 4 (0.057%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.057%) LXC
15 4 (0.057%) NFS
Systems Management
1 368 (5.25%) Puppet
2 306 (4.37%) Ansible
3 232 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
4 167 (2.38%) Kubernetes
5 157 (2.24%) Terraform
6 67 (0.96%) ZABBIX
7 41 (0.59%) Kibana
8 39 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
9 37 (0.53%) Grafana
10 36 (0.51%) Rancher
11 34 (0.49%) logstash
12 33 (0.47%) Mesos
13 23 (0.33%) Salt
14 22 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
15 20 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
15 20 (0.29%) Nagios
16 17 (0.24%) Packer
17 15 (0.21%) Consul
17 15 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
17 15 (0.21%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 612 (8.74%) Microsoft
2 485 (6.93%) Oracle
3 161 (2.30%) SAP
4 156 (2.23%) Red Hat
5 154 (2.20%) Atlassian
6 133 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
7 122 (1.74%) VMware
8 115 (1.64%) Adobe
9 101 (1.44%) Google
10 95 (1.36%) IBM
11 78 (1.11%) Splunk
12 74 (1.06%) HP
13 72 (1.03%) Tableau
14 58 (0.83%) Sitecore
15 57 (0.81%) Apple
16 54 (0.77%) New Relic
17 51 (0.73%) AppDynamics
18 47 (0.67%) hybris
18 47 (0.67%) MuleSoft
19 42 (0.60%) ServiceNow