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 3 months to 27 April 2017 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 25 30
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3105 3416 2572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.24% 6.64% 5.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.64% 8.01% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2128 2442 1766
Median daily rate £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 29 23
Median hourly rate £42.75 £42.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% -0.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.70 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.45 £44.60 £50.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.13 £42.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.07% -0.58%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35940 42624 40649
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.82% 82.91% 80.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 23765 28550 25665
Median daily rate £450 £445 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 953 1201
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +8.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 1565 £488 +2.63% 425
South East +9 557 £450 +7.78% 186
South West +9 194 £425 +6.25% 83
North West +2 180 £425 - 101
Yorkshire +5 163 £425 +6.25% 79
East of England +7 152 £450 - 58
West Midlands -4 103 £450 - 44
East Midlands +5 101 £413 +7.84% 47
North East +32 86 £380 +0.66% 11
Midlands +8 4 - -
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 5729 (93.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1900 (30.90%) Java
3 1880 (30.57%) TDD
4 1470 (23.91%) JavaScript
5 1344 (21.86%) Kanban
6 1235 (20.08%) Finance
7 1183 (19.24%) HTML
8 1172 (19.06%) Continuous Integration
9 1133 (18.43%) BDD
10 1044 (16.98%) CSS
11 1022 (16.62%) Git (software)
12 961 (15.63%) JIRA
13 934 (15.19%) C#
14 926 (15.06%) DevOps
15 911 (14.82%) SQL
16 899 (14.62%) .NET
17 862 (14.02%) Jenkins
18 739 (12.02%) Web Services
19 724 (11.77%) AngularJS
20 714 (11.61%) User Stories
21 710 (11.55%) REST
22 687 (11.17%) MVC
23 668 (10.86%) Linux
24 657 (10.68%) Spring
25 654 (10.64%) Banking
26 629 (10.23%) HTML5
27 618 (10.05%) Software Engineering
28 600 (9.76%) RESTful
29 593 (9.64%) User Experience
30 583 (9.48%) 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
1 436 (7.09%) Confluence
2 156 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 141 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
3 141 (2.29%) Tomcat
4 140 (2.28%) Apache
5 136 (2.21%) CMS
6 132 (2.15%) JBoss
7 123 (2.00%) Apache Spark
8 106 (1.72%) WebSphere
9 79 (1.28%) IIS
10 68 (1.11%) WebLogic
11 66 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 56 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
13 48 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 44 (0.72%) OpenStack
15 38 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
16 37 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
17 35 (0.57%) Umbraco
18 33 (0.54%) nginx
19 27 (0.44%) Drupal
Applications
1 76 (1.24%) MS Visio
2 74 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
4 44 (0.72%) Photoshop
5 42 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 41 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
7 35 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
8 17 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 12 (0.20%) HipChat
9 12 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.15%) InVision
11 6 (0.098%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.065%) Gliffy
13 3 (0.049%) CPLEX
13 3 (0.049%) Mingle
13 3 (0.049%) UXPin
14 2 (0.033%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.033%) InDesign
15 1 (0.016%) Doxygen
15 1 (0.016%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 131 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 95 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 30 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (0.34%) Magento
5 16 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 10 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.081%) SAP Hybris
10 4 (0.065%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.049%) CA PPM
11 3 (0.049%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.049%) Primavera
11 3 (0.049%) SAP Business One
11 3 (0.049%) Sonata
11 3 (0.049%) Staffware
12 2 (0.033%) Oracle ERP
12 2 (0.033%) Payment Gateway
12 2 (0.033%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 516 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
2 318 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 163 (2.65%) GitHub
4 135 (2.20%) PaaS
5 104 (1.69%) IaaS
6 101 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
7 89 (1.45%) SaaS
8 56 (0.91%) Amazon S3
9 53 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
10 36 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
11 30 (0.49%) Heroku
12 29 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
12 29 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
13 25 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 24 (0.39%) OpenShift
15 22 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
16 18 (0.29%) Office 365
16 18 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 16 (0.26%) Force.com
18 15 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 255 (4.15%) HTTP
2 101 (1.64%) Internet
3 75 (1.22%) SSL
4 66 (1.07%) DNS
5 63 (1.02%) TCP/IP
6 52 (0.85%) LDAP
7 49 (0.80%) Firewall
8 29 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
9 28 (0.46%) VPN
10 26 (0.42%) Network Security
11 21 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
11 21 (0.34%) SSH
12 19 (0.31%) Intranet
13 18 (0.29%) DVB
14 17 (0.28%) SMTP
15 15 (0.24%) LAN
15 15 (0.24%) OpenLDAP
16 14 (0.23%) VoIP
17 13 (0.21%) AMQP
17 13 (0.21%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 583 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 339 (5.51%) NoSQL
3 314 (5.11%) Relational Database
4 294 (4.78%) MongoDB
5 261 (4.24%) MySQL
6 257 (4.18%) Big Data
7 254 (4.13%) Hadoop
8 211 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
9 153 (2.49%) Oracle Database
10 125 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
11 107 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
12 105 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 73 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
13 73 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
14 69 (1.12%) RDBMS
15 67 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
16 63 (1.02%) DB2
17 50 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 48 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
19 44 (0.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1022 (16.62%) Git (software)
2 961 (15.63%) JIRA
3 862 (14.02%) Jenkins
4 496 (8.07%) Selenium
5 379 (6.16%) Maven
6 376 (6.11%) Cucumber
7 339 (5.51%) JUnit
8 298 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 268 (4.36%) Subversion
10 230 (3.74%) TeamCity
11 180 (2.93%) Visual Studio
12 171 (2.78%) WebDriver
13 151 (2.46%) Gradle
14 145 (2.36%) Mockito
15 134 (2.18%) SoapUI
16 117 (1.90%) Ant
17 114 (1.85%) Eclipse
18 102 (1.66%) Bitbucket
19 101 (1.64%) gulp
20 98 (1.59%) Grunt
General
1 1235 (20.08%) Finance
2 654 (10.64%) Banking
3 303 (4.93%) Retail
4 209 (3.40%) Marketing
5 155 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 143 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 106 (1.72%) Games
8 105 (1.71%) Front Office
9 103 (1.68%) Manufacturing
10 99 (1.61%) Publishing
11 96 (1.56%) Electronics
12 53 (0.86%) Advertising
12 53 (0.86%) Legal
13 49 (0.80%) Back Office
14 46 (0.75%) Retail Banking
15 41 (0.67%) Financial Institution
16 26 (0.42%) Law
16 26 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.31%) Automotive
18 13 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 2664 (43.32%) Developer
2 800 (13.01%) Java Developer
3 710 (11.55%) Analyst
4 500 (8.13%) Business Analyst
5 498 (8.10%) Scrum Master
6 399 (6.49%) .NET Developer
7 383 (6.23%) Senior Developer
8 365 (5.94%) Architect
9 338 (5.50%) C# Developer
10 302 (4.91%) Agile Developer
10 302 (4.91%) Project Manager
11 265 (4.31%) JavaScript Developer
12 255 (4.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 221 (3.59%) Agile Business Analyst
14 219 (3.56%) Tester
15 216 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
16 171 (2.78%) Agile Scrum Master
16 171 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
17 169 (2.75%) Senior Java Developer
18 167 (2.72%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1183 (19.24%) HTML
2 1044 (16.98%) CSS
3 899 (14.62%) .NET
4 739 (12.02%) Web Services
5 724 (11.77%) AngularJS
6 710 (11.55%) REST
7 657 (10.68%) Spring
8 629 (10.23%) HTML5
9 600 (9.76%) RESTful
10 527 (8.57%) JSON
11 520 (8.46%) XML
12 471 (7.66%) Node.js
13 422 (6.86%) jQuery
14 402 (6.54%) ASP.NET
15 399 (6.49%) CSS3
16 388 (6.31%) SOAP
17 256 (4.16%) Hibernate
18 245 (3.98%) J2EE
19 242 (3.94%) React
20 239 (3.89%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 593 (9.64%) User Experience
2 317 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 277 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
4 252 (4.10%) Mobile App
5 196 (3.19%) Computer Science
6 120 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 86 (1.40%) Virtual Team
8 83 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 81 (1.32%) Fintech
10 71 (1.15%) Fixed Income
11 70 (1.14%) Data Centre
12 68 (1.11%) Management Information System
13 65 (1.06%) Equities
14 64 (1.04%) Derivative
15 63 (1.02%) iPad
16 54 (0.88%) Public Cloud
17 44 (0.72%) Algorithms
18 43 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
19 42 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
20 37 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 668 (10.86%) Linux
2 312 (5.07%) Windows
3 257 (4.18%) Unix
4 215 (3.50%) Android
5 197 (3.20%) Apple iOS
6 112 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 59 (0.96%) CentOS
8 49 (0.80%) Mac OS X
9 42 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 41 (0.67%) Windows Server
11 23 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (0.26%) CoreOS
13 15 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (0.13%) Windows 10
15 6 (0.098%) Debian
15 6 (0.098%) VME
15 6 (0.098%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.081%) Fedora
16 5 (0.081%) Solaris
17 4 (0.065%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5729 (93.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1880 (30.57%) TDD
3 1344 (21.86%) Kanban
4 1172 (19.06%) Continuous Integration
5 1133 (18.43%) BDD
6 926 (15.06%) DevOps
7 714 (11.61%) User Stories
8 687 (11.17%) MVC
9 618 (10.05%) Software Engineering
10 566 (9.20%) Project Management
11 552 (8.98%) E-Commerce
12 535 (8.70%) Microservices
13 500 (8.13%) OO
14 470 (7.64%) Continuous Delivery
15 412 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
16 405 (6.59%) Automated Testing
17 402 (6.54%) Open Source
17 402 (6.54%) SDLC
18 390 (6.34%) Coaching
19 383 (6.23%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1900 (30.90%) Java
2 1470 (23.91%) JavaScript
3 934 (15.19%) C#
4 911 (14.82%) SQL
5 484 (7.87%) Python
6 481 (7.82%) Scala
7 301 (4.90%) Ruby
8 179 (2.91%) Shell Script
9 163 (2.65%) C++
10 155 (2.52%) PHP
11 137 (2.23%) Groovy
12 116 (1.89%) C
12 116 (1.89%) Perl
13 113 (1.84%) Bash Shell
14 99 (1.61%) T-SQL
15 97 (1.58%) ES6
16 90 (1.46%) PL/SQL
17 81 (1.32%) PowerShell
18 74 (1.20%) Objective-C
19 72 (1.17%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 493 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 400 (6.51%) Degree
3 350 (5.69%) SC Cleared
4 136 (2.21%) ISEB
5 86 (1.40%) DV Cleared
6 79 (1.28%) PMI Certification
7 70 (1.14%) PMP
8 68 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 65 (1.06%) ISTQB
10 30 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 24 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 22 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (0.33%) CISSP
14 18 (0.29%) APMG
15 17 (0.28%) PhD
16 14 (0.23%) AWS Certification
16 14 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
17 13 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 12 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
19 11 (0.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 442 (7.19%) QA
2 57 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 51 (0.83%) MiFID
4 42 (0.68%) PMO
5 40 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
6 38 (0.62%) EMIR
7 36 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
8 34 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 26 (0.42%) SDET
10 23 (0.37%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.15%) FATCA
11 9 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 9 (0.15%) SLA
12 7 (0.11%) PMBOK
12 7 (0.11%) SEPA
13 6 (0.098%) COBIT
14 5 (0.081%) GDPR
15 4 (0.065%) HL7
16 3 (0.049%) P3O
16 3 (0.049%) WAI
System Software
1 411 (6.68%) Docker
2 84 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
4 45 (0.73%) Active Directory
5 41 (0.67%) vCloud
6 38 (0.62%) HDFS
7 23 (0.37%) vSphere
8 12 (0.20%) Postfix
8 12 (0.20%) Squid
9 10 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 10 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.13%) Xen
11 7 (0.11%) Firmware
12 6 (0.098%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.065%) Hyper-V
13 4 (0.065%) Varnish
13 4 (0.065%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.049%) LXC
14 3 (0.049%) NFS
15 2 (0.033%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 238 (3.87%) Puppet
2 204 (3.32%) Ansible
3 174 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
4 89 (1.45%) Kubernetes
5 73 (1.19%) Terraform
6 65 (1.06%) Kibana
7 50 (0.81%) logstash
8 48 (0.78%) ZABBIX
9 41 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
10 22 (0.36%) Graphite
10 22 (0.36%) Rancher
11 21 (0.34%) Grafana
12 20 (0.33%) Nagios
13 19 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
14 18 (0.29%) Mesos
15 15 (0.24%) Salt
16 14 (0.23%) HAProxy
16 14 (0.23%) vRealize
17 12 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
17 12 (0.20%) rkt
Vendors
1 541 (8.80%) Oracle
2 516 (8.39%) Microsoft
3 170 (2.76%) Atlassian
4 156 (2.54%) SAP
5 143 (2.33%) VMware
6 108 (1.76%) Google
7 95 (1.54%) Red Hat
8 80 (1.30%) Adobe
9 76 (1.24%) Sitecore
10 74 (1.20%) IBM
11 67 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
11 67 (1.09%) Splunk
12 58 (0.94%) ServiceNow
13 56 (0.91%) HP
14 44 (0.72%) hybris
15 43 (0.70%) CA Agile Central
16 42 (0.68%) Cisco
16 42 (0.68%) WSO2
17 41 (0.67%) Cloudera
18 37 (0.60%) Hortonworks
Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £549 - £601 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
North East
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day plus excellent company benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: Up to £600 per day 6 month rolling contract
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui (Ip) Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago