Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 15 20
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7,630 7,395 7,089
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.96% 7.78% 7.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.16% 9.04% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,041 5,198 4,886
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £358 £340 £325
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 61 70
England median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £24.28 £31.50 £38.43
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.75 £59.31
UK median hourly rate £48.50 £45.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +7.78% +2.27% +2.92%

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 83,285 81,793 81,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.84% 86.03% 85.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,827 55,137 53,807
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £284 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,093 1,885 2,236
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.61% +5.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.29 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +2.27%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -3 3,674 £513 +2.50% 618
South East +2 1,490 £475 +5.56% 373
North of England -5 843 £413 -2.94% 305
Midlands +12 730 £458 +1.67% 161
West Midlands +10 524 £470 +4.44% 91
South West -1 523 £460 +15.00% 154
North West -1 391 £410 +1.23% 144
East of England -3 367 £500 +5.26% 139
Yorkshire -4 326 £413 -2.94% 123
East Midlands +6 206 £425 +3.03% 70
North East +3 129 £425 - 38
South Coast - 1 - -
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 6,930 (90.83%) Agile Software Development
2 2,137 (28.01%) Java
3 1,951 (25.57%) Kanban
4 1,925 (25.23%) TDD
5 1,598 (20.94%) JavaScript
6 1,587 (20.80%) Test Automation
7 1,541 (20.20%) Continuous Integration
8 1,460 (19.13%) JIRA
9 1,443 (18.91%) Finance
10 1,439 (18.86%) Git (software)
11 1,417 (18.57%) DevOps
12 1,375 (18.02%) Jenkins
13 1,326 (17.38%) BDD
14 1,314 (17.22%) SQL
15 1,142 (14.97%) .NET
16 1,124 (14.73%) C#
17 1,056 (13.84%) HTML
18 1,045 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
19 1,014 (13.29%) User Stories
20 987 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
21 958 (12.56%) CSS
22 916 (12.01%) REST
23 884 (11.59%) Microservices
23 884 (11.59%) Web Services
24 812 (10.64%) Confluence
25 808 (10.59%) Docker
26 800 (10.48%) AngularJS
27 753 (9.87%) Microsoft
28 752 (9.86%) Spring
29 750 (9.83%) SQL Server

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
1 812 (10.64%) Confluence
2 216 (2.83%) CMS
3 166 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
4 143 (1.87%) Apache
5 140 (1.83%) SharePoint
6 139 (1.82%) Apache Spark
7 70 (0.92%) JBoss
8 66 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 60 (0.79%) Tomcat
10 58 (0.76%) WebLogic
11 54 (0.71%) Umbraco
11 54 (0.71%) WebSphere
12 53 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 52 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
14 51 (0.67%) Documentum
15 47 (0.62%) Apache Solr
16 46 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
17 45 (0.59%) NServiceBus
18 44 (0.58%) IIS
19 27 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 191 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 103 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 66 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
4 65 (0.85%) Photoshop
5 54 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 47 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 35 (0.46%) InVision
8 16 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.13%) Fireworks
11 8 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.10%) UXPin
12 7 (0.092%) Chatbot
13 5 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.039%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.039%) HipChat
15 2 (0.026%) GIMP
15 2 (0.026%) InDesign
15 2 (0.026%) Snapchat
Business Applications
1 118 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
3 12 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.10%) Magento
6 7 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.079%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.079%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.079%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.079%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.079%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.066%) CA PPM
8 5 (0.066%) HFM
8 5 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.052%) Oracle Retail
10 3 (0.039%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1,045 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
2 987 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 243 (3.18%) GitHub
4 167 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
5 164 (2.15%) PaaS
6 151 (1.98%) Serverless
7 125 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 123 (1.61%) SaaS
9 114 (1.49%) Amazon S3
10 104 (1.36%) npm
11 97 (1.27%) IaaS
12 85 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
13 84 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
14 64 (0.84%) OpenShift
15 63 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
16 61 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
17 59 (0.77%) Office 365
18 51 (0.67%) Slack
18 51 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 47 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 229 (3.00%) HTTP
2 120 (1.57%) Internet
3 81 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 60 (0.79%) SSL
5 53 (0.69%) Firewall
6 47 (0.62%) DNS
7 24 (0.31%) Kerberos
8 20 (0.26%) Skype
9 19 (0.25%) HTTPS
9 19 (0.25%) WAN
10 18 (0.24%) VPN
11 17 (0.22%) Ethernet
11 17 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (0.21%) AMQP
13 14 (0.18%) SMS
14 13 (0.17%) DHCP
14 13 (0.17%) Intranet
14 13 (0.17%) LAN
14 13 (0.17%) VLAN
15 12 (0.16%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 750 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 394 (5.16%) Relational Database
3 315 (4.13%) Big Data
4 307 (4.02%) NoSQL
5 287 (3.76%) MySQL
6 251 (3.29%) Hadoop
7 243 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
8 233 (3.05%) MongoDB
9 226 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
10 145 (1.90%) Apache Hive
11 141 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 124 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
13 120 (1.57%) Oracle Database
14 112 (1.47%) Data Lake
15 108 (1.42%) Power BI
16 100 (1.31%) RDBMS
17 89 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 81 (1.06%) Impala
19 79 (1.04%) Redis
20 62 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,460 (19.13%) JIRA
2 1,439 (18.86%) Git (software)
3 1,375 (18.02%) Jenkins
4 702 (9.20%) Selenium
5 508 (6.66%) Maven
6 475 (6.23%) Cucumber
7 444 (5.82%) JUnit
8 306 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 282 (3.70%) Subversion
10 278 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
11 269 (3.53%) Visual Studio
12 235 (3.08%) WebDriver
13 219 (2.87%) TeamCity
14 187 (2.45%) SoapUI
15 178 (2.33%) JMeter
16 158 (2.07%) Mockito
17 153 (2.01%) SonarQube
18 144 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
19 135 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
20 133 (1.74%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,443 (18.91%) Finance
2 519 (6.80%) Banking
3 379 (4.97%) Retail
4 251 (3.29%) Marketing
5 197 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 114 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 112 (1.47%) Front Office
8 100 (1.31%) Investment Banking
9 99 (1.30%) Electronics
10 86 (1.13%) Games
11 78 (1.02%) Publishing
12 61 (0.80%) Back Office
12 61 (0.80%) Legal
13 57 (0.75%) Law
14 54 (0.71%) Financial Institution
15 50 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
16 48 (0.63%) Advertising
17 42 (0.55%) Billing
18 40 (0.52%) Retail Banking
19 33 (0.43%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3,006 (39.40%) Developer
2 815 (10.68%) Java Developer
3 753 (9.87%) Scrum Master
4 731 (9.58%) Analyst
5 480 (6.29%) .NET Developer
6 477 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 389 (5.10%) Senior Developer
8 350 (4.59%) Project Manager
9 337 (4.42%) Architect
10 326 (4.27%) C# Developer
11 322 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
12 306 (4.01%) Tester
13 213 (2.79%) Agile Scrum Master
14 209 (2.74%) Delivery Manager
15 204 (2.67%) Full Stack Developer
16 203 (2.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 198 (2.60%) C# .NET Developer
18 197 (2.58%) JavaScript Developer
19 187 (2.45%) Software Engineer
20 184 (2.41%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,142 (14.97%) .NET
2 1,056 (13.84%) HTML
3 958 (12.56%) CSS
4 916 (12.01%) REST
5 884 (11.59%) Web Services
6 800 (10.48%) AngularJS
7 752 (9.86%) Spring
8 703 (9.21%) RESTful
9 599 (7.85%) Node.js
10 543 (7.12%) JSON
11 498 (6.53%) HTML5
12 487 (6.38%) React
13 449 (5.88%) ASP.NET
14 434 (5.69%) SOAP
15 382 (5.01%) XML
16 373 (4.89%) ASP.NET Web API
17 366 (4.80%) jQuery
18 365 (4.78%) Spring Boot
19 325 (4.26%) CSS3
20 296 (3.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 695 (9.11%) User Experience
2 565 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
3 359 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
4 308 (4.04%) Mobile App
5 183 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
6 157 (2.06%) Fintech
7 153 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
8 123 (1.61%) Virtual Team
9 89 (1.17%) Wiki
10 86 (1.13%) Management Information System
11 74 (0.97%) Algorithms
12 70 (0.92%) Fixed Income
13 65 (0.85%) Data Structures
14 64 (0.84%) iPad
15 60 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
16 56 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 51 (0.67%) Derivative
18 48 (0.63%) Public Cloud
19 39 (0.51%) NHS
20 37 (0.48%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 682 (8.94%) Linux
2 380 (4.98%) Windows
3 370 (4.85%) Unix
4 201 (2.63%) Android
5 187 (2.45%) Apple iOS
6 83 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 56 (0.73%) CentOS
8 47 (0.62%) Windows Server
9 35 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
10 25 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (0.26%) Mac OS
11 20 (0.26%) Solaris
12 19 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 15 (0.20%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.18%) CoreOS
14 14 (0.18%) Windows 10
15 11 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (0.13%) VME
17 6 (0.079%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.052%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,930 (90.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1,951 (25.57%) Kanban
3 1,925 (25.23%) TDD
4 1,587 (20.80%) Test Automation
5 1,541 (20.20%) Continuous Integration
6 1,417 (18.57%) DevOps
7 1,326 (17.38%) BDD
8 1,014 (13.29%) User Stories
9 884 (11.59%) Microservices
10 750 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
11 634 (8.31%) MVC
12 616 (8.07%) Project Management
13 612 (8.02%) Software Engineering
14 596 (7.81%) E-Commerce
15 594 (7.79%) SDLC
16 588 (7.71%) Coaching
17 537 (7.04%) OO
18 520 (6.82%) Open Source
19 486 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
20 476 (6.24%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,137 (28.01%) Java
2 1,598 (20.94%) JavaScript
3 1,314 (17.22%) SQL
4 1,124 (14.73%) C#
5 662 (8.68%) Python
6 425 (5.57%) Java 8
7 319 (4.18%) Scala
8 246 (3.22%) Ruby
9 197 (2.58%) Bash Shell
10 187 (2.45%) PowerShell
10 187 (2.45%) TypeScript
11 186 (2.44%) Shell Script
12 173 (2.27%) C++
13 166 (2.18%) PHP
14 162 (2.12%) T-SQL
15 136 (1.78%) Groovy
15 136 (1.78%) PL/SQL
16 113 (1.48%) Perl
17 111 (1.45%) C
18 103 (1.35%) ES6
Qualifications
1 600 (7.86%) Security Cleared
2 451 (5.91%) SC Cleared
3 429 (5.62%) Degree
4 104 (1.36%) ISEB
4 104 (1.36%) ISTQB
5 98 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 77 (1.01%) DV Cleared
7 75 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 56 (0.73%) PMI Certification
9 55 (0.72%) PMP
10 50 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 42 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 38 (0.50%) Master's Degree
13 30 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 30 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 27 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
15 18 (0.24%) DBS Check
16 16 (0.21%) APMP
17 15 (0.20%) CISSP
18 12 (0.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 654 (8.57%) QA
2 69 (0.90%) PMO
3 53 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 36 (0.47%) GDPR
5 20 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 14 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.16%) PSD2
7 12 (0.16%) SLA
8 11 (0.14%) MiFID
9 10 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (0.10%) Basel III
10 8 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.092%) COBIT
11 7 (0.092%) NIST 800
11 7 (0.092%) WCAG
12 6 (0.079%) GxP
13 5 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.066%) MISRA
13 5 (0.066%) MISRA C
14 4 (0.052%) HL7
System Software
1 808 (10.59%) Docker
2 83 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (0.88%) vSphere
4 66 (0.87%) HDFS
5 65 (0.85%) Active Directory
6 37 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 12 (0.16%) VirtualBox
9 9 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (0.092%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.066%) Squid
12 4 (0.052%) oVirt
12 4 (0.052%) RHEV
13 3 (0.039%) KVM
13 3 (0.039%) LXC
13 3 (0.039%) OpenAM
13 3 (0.039%) vCloud
13 3 (0.039%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.026%) ACF2
14 2 (0.026%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 491 (6.44%) Ansible
2 431 (5.65%) Kubernetes
3 347 (4.55%) Puppet
4 239 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
5 178 (2.33%) Terraform
6 63 (0.83%) Kibana
7 61 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
8 56 (0.73%) ZABBIX
9 39 (0.51%) logstash
10 38 (0.50%) Nagios
10 38 (0.50%) Prometheus
11 35 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
12 31 (0.41%) Grafana
13 29 (0.38%) Mesos
14 27 (0.35%) HP ALM
14 27 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
15 22 (0.29%) Graphite
16 20 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
16 20 (0.26%) Oozie
17 17 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 753 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 542 (7.10%) Oracle
3 253 (3.32%) Google
4 202 (2.65%) SAP
5 183 (2.40%) Atlassian
6 139 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
7 124 (1.63%) Adobe
8 109 (1.43%) VMware
9 90 (1.18%) Pega
10 89 (1.17%) IBM
11 87 (1.14%) Cloudera
12 80 (1.05%) Red Hat
13 77 (1.01%) Sitecore
14 76 (1.00%) MuleSoft
15 73 (0.96%) Tableau
16 69 (0.90%) Splunk
17 57 (0.75%) ServiceNow
18 56 (0.73%) hybris
19 50 (0.66%) Informatica
20 41 (0.54%) CA Agile Central