Period
to 27 September 2020

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 September 2020 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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 19 17
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1,629 5,985 7,648
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.42% 7.46% 8.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.39% 8.56% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,145 4,066 5,203
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% -
10th Percentile £337 £363 £350
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £490 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +1.03% +2.11% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 52 65
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.25 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.08% -12.63% +10.00%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £43.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year -19.08% -12.63% +10.00%

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 22,038 69,893 81,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.84% 87.15% 87.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,113 46,358 54,515
Median daily rate £475 £475 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.60% +3.89%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 770 2,009 2,196
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +19.05% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.69 £11.84 £11.18
90th Percentile £54.07 £53.75 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.24 £20.62
% change year-on-year +44.42% +17.52% -15.83%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in England

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scrum in England.

Daily rate trend for Scrum in England

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scrum in England over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Scrum in England

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scrum in England.

Hourly rate trend for Scrum in England

Scrum
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Scrum in England over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

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 September 2020. 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 -13 877 £515 +0.49% 260
North of England +2 218 £475 +5.56% 146
South East -7 175 £475 - 128
South West +1 129 £490 +3.16% 70
North West +7 110 £500 +5.26% 80
East of England +1 104 £450 - 65
Midlands -15 91 £413 -8.33% 75
Yorkshire +1 79 £455 +1.68% 52
West Midlands -12 78 £420 -11.58% 47
North East -3 29 £450 +0.90% 14
East Midlands -24 13 £400 -4.76% 28
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, 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 1,473 (90.42%) Agile Software Development
2 496 (30.45%) Java
3 493 (30.26%) DevOps
4 483 (29.65%) Kanban
5 386 (23.70%) JIRA
6 375 (23.02%) Azure
7 374 (22.96%) AWS
8 363 (22.28%) Git (software)
9 336 (20.63%) Test Automation
10 310 (19.03%) Security Cleared
11 309 (18.97%) Finance
12 299 (18.35%) TDD
13 289 (17.74%) Jenkins
14 285 (17.50%) SQL
15 254 (15.59%) Python
16 253 (15.53%) Confluence
17 247 (15.16%) Docker
18 244 (14.98%) SC Cleared
19 234 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
20 233 (14.30%) Microservices
21 232 (14.24%) JavaScript
22 224 (13.75%) BDD
23 217 (13.32%) Web Services
24 210 (12.89%) Microsoft
25 192 (11.79%) User Stories
26 190 (11.66%) Spring
27 186 (11.42%) REST
28 172 (10.56%) .NET
29 171 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
30 168 (10.31%) HTML

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
1 253 (15.53%) Confluence
2 48 (2.95%) SharePoint
3 42 (2.58%) Cloud Foundry
4 35 (2.15%) CMS
5 34 (2.09%) Apache Spark
6 33 (2.03%) Apache
7 32 (1.96%) Mule
8 31 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
9 27 (1.66%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.92%) JBoss
10 15 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 14 (0.86%) WebLogic
12 13 (0.80%) Appian
13 12 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
14 9 (0.55%) nginx
14 9 (0.55%) Red Hat Fuse
14 9 (0.55%) SAS
14 9 (0.55%) Umbraco
14 9 (0.55%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.49%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 48 (2.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.43%) Figma
5 7 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.43%) Sketch
6 4 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.12%) InDesign
8 2 (0.12%) InVision
8 2 (0.12%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.061%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.061%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.061%) LibreOffice
9 1 (0.061%) Marvel
9 1 (0.061%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.68%) Teamcenter
3 9 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 7 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.37%) Magento
6 5 (0.31%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.25%) Workfront
8 3 (0.18%) Endur
8 3 (0.18%) HiPortfolio
8 3 (0.18%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.12%) Maximo
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.12%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.12%) Temenos Globus
9 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 375 (23.02%) Azure
2 374 (22.96%) AWS
3 120 (7.37%) GitHub
4 116 (7.12%) GCP
5 86 (5.28%) Power Platform
6 74 (4.54%) Slack
7 57 (3.50%) Serverless
8 47 (2.89%) PaaS
9 38 (2.33%) Amazon S3
10 36 (2.21%) IaaS
11 34 (2.09%) Office 365
12 33 (2.03%) npm
13 32 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
14 30 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
14 30 (1.84%) SaaS
15 29 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
16 28 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
17 24 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
18 23 (1.41%) OpenShift
19 22 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.27%) DNS
2 34 (2.09%) SSL
3 32 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 29 (1.78%) HTTP
5 28 (1.72%) Firewall
6 17 (1.04%) Reverse Proxy
7 16 (0.98%) Internet
8 13 (0.80%) Skype
9 11 (0.68%) VPN
10 7 (0.43%) WAN
11 6 (0.37%) Wireless
12 5 (0.31%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.31%) SSH
13 3 (0.18%) MPLS
13 3 (0.18%) MQTT
13 3 (0.18%) Multicast
14 2 (0.12%) DSL
14 2 (0.12%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.12%) LAN
14 2 (0.12%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 85 (5.22%) MySQL
3 79 (4.85%) Relational Database
4 74 (4.54%) Power BI
5 65 (3.99%) Big Data
6 58 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
7 57 (3.50%) MongoDB
8 53 (3.25%) NoSQL
9 51 (3.13%) Hadoop
10 50 (3.07%) Oracle Database
11 49 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
12 41 (2.52%) Data Lake
13 38 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 32 (1.96%) Pentaho
15 27 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
16 25 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
17 21 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 21 (1.29%) Cosmos DB
18 19 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 15 (0.92%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 386 (23.70%) JIRA
2 363 (22.28%) Git (software)
3 289 (17.74%) Jenkins
4 128 (7.86%) Maven
5 122 (7.49%) Selenium
6 121 (7.43%) JUnit
7 103 (6.32%) Cucumber
8 74 (4.54%) Sonatype Nexus
9 64 (3.93%) Mockito
10 53 (3.25%) GitLab
11 43 (2.64%) Bitbucket
12 42 (2.58%) Gradle
13 40 (2.46%) SoapUI
14 39 (2.39%) JMeter
15 37 (2.27%) SonarQube
16 36 (2.21%) Subversion
17 35 (2.15%) Xcode
18 34 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 31 (1.90%) CocoaPods
19 31 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 309 (18.97%) Finance
2 153 (9.39%) Public Sector
3 124 (7.61%) Banking
4 70 (4.30%) Front Office
5 54 (3.31%) Marketing
6 39 (2.39%) Investment Banking
7 38 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.29%) Retail
9 20 (1.23%) Aerospace
10 19 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.86%) Electronics
12 13 (0.80%) Legal
13 11 (0.68%) Law
13 11 (0.68%) Publishing
14 9 (0.55%) Games
14 9 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.49%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.37%) Private Banking
17 5 (0.31%) Automotive
17 5 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 585 (35.91%) Developer
2 173 (10.62%) Analyst
3 137 (8.41%) Java Developer
4 107 (6.57%) Scrum Master
5 104 (6.38%) Business Analyst
6 103 (6.32%) Architect
7 94 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
8 69 (4.24%) Senior Developer
9 65 (3.99%) Project Manager
10 48 (2.95%) Azure Developer
11 45 (2.76%) C# Developer
12 43 (2.64%) .NET Developer
13 41 (2.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 38 (2.33%) Full Stack Developer
15 36 (2.21%) Tester
16 34 (2.09%) Consultant
17 33 (2.03%) Data Engineer
18 32 (1.96%) Designer
18 32 (1.96%) React Developer
18 32 (1.96%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (13.32%) Web Services
2 190 (11.66%) Spring
3 186 (11.42%) REST
4 172 (10.56%) .NET
5 168 (10.31%) HTML
6 158 (9.70%) Node.js
7 144 (8.84%) AngularJS
8 143 (8.78%) CSS
9 137 (8.41%) Spring Boot
10 126 (7.73%) React
11 109 (6.69%) JSON
11 109 (6.69%) SOAP
12 105 (6.45%) RESTful
13 81 (4.97%) XML
14 73 (4.48%) Kafka
15 59 (3.62%) HTML5
16 51 (3.13%) Redux
17 48 (2.95%) ASP.NET
18 45 (2.76%) jQuery
19 44 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 143 (8.78%) User Experience
2 139 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (5.34%) Mobile App
4 73 (4.48%) Fixed Income
5 70 (4.30%) Greenfield Project
6 62 (3.81%) Derivative
7 44 (2.70%) Hedge funds
8 40 (2.46%) Public Cloud
9 31 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 29 (1.78%) Data Structures
10 29 (1.78%) Management Information System
11 28 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
12 22 (1.35%) Credit Derivative
13 21 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
14 20 (1.23%) Virtual Team
15 15 (0.92%) PKI
16 14 (0.86%) NHS
17 12 (0.74%) Algorithms
17 12 (0.74%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 161 (9.88%) Linux
2 80 (4.91%) Windows
3 62 (3.81%) Android
4 60 (3.68%) Apple iOS
5 58 (3.56%) Unix
6 25 (1.53%) CentOS
7 22 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (1.23%) Windows Server
9 12 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (0.55%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.49%) Debian
11 8 (0.49%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.43%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.25%) Solaris
15 3 (0.18%) Fedora
16 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.061%) Embedded Linux
17 1 (0.061%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.061%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,473 (90.42%) Agile Software Development
2 493 (30.26%) DevOps
3 483 (29.65%) Kanban
4 336 (20.63%) Test Automation
5 299 (18.35%) TDD
6 234 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
7 233 (14.30%) Microservices
8 224 (13.75%) BDD
9 192 (11.79%) User Stories
10 171 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
11 164 (10.07%) Analytics
12 141 (8.66%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 136 (8.35%) Migration
14 132 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
15 130 (7.98%) Open Source
16 129 (7.92%) Project Management
17 115 (7.06%) Project Delivery
18 114 (7.00%) Continuous Delivery
18 114 (7.00%) Unit Testing
19 112 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 496 (30.45%) Java
2 285 (17.50%) SQL
3 254 (15.59%) Python
4 232 (14.24%) JavaScript
5 159 (9.76%) C#
6 121 (7.43%) Java 8
7 65 (3.99%) Bash Shell
8 57 (3.50%) C++
9 50 (3.07%) R
9 50 (3.07%) Scala
10 49 (3.01%) Kotlin
11 47 (2.89%) C
12 46 (2.82%) PL/SQL
13 45 (2.76%) PowerShell
14 42 (2.58%) Apple Swift
14 42 (2.58%) T-SQL
15 41 (2.52%) Ruby
16 36 (2.21%) Shell Script
17 35 (2.15%) TypeScript
18 33 (2.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 310 (19.03%) Security Cleared
2 244 (14.98%) SC Cleared
3 89 (5.46%) Degree
4 62 (3.81%) DV Cleared
5 41 (2.52%) ISTQB
6 38 (2.33%) ISEB
7 23 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 21 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 20 (1.23%) Master's Degree
10 18 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (0.74%) AWS Certification
12 11 (0.68%) PMI Certification
13 10 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
14 9 (0.55%) PMP
15 8 (0.49%) APMP
16 7 (0.43%) CISM
16 7 (0.43%) CISSP
16 7 (0.43%) OCPJP
16 7 (0.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (7.49%) QA
2 24 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.86%) GDPR
4 13 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.61%) PMO
5 10 (0.61%) SLA
6 7 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.43%) WCAG
7 6 (0.37%) COBIT
7 6 (0.37%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.37%) NIST
8 5 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.25%) GxP
10 2 (0.12%) HL7
10 2 (0.12%) MiFID
10 2 (0.12%) NCSC
11 1 (0.061%) CDISC
11 1 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 247 (15.16%) Docker
2 63 (3.87%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 12 (0.74%) NDS
5 12 (0.74%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 8 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.31%) Postfix
7 5 (0.31%) vSphere
8 3 (0.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 3 (0.18%) GridGain
8 3 (0.18%) HDFS
8 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 155 (9.52%) Kubernetes
2 110 (6.75%) Terraform
3 92 (5.65%) Ansible
4 48 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
5 47 (2.89%) Puppet
6 17 (1.04%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 17 (1.04%) Prometheus
7 13 (0.80%) Kibana
8 12 (0.74%) SCCM
9 11 (0.68%) Grafana
10 9 (0.55%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.49%) Packer
12 7 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.37%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
14 5 (0.31%) Nagios
14 5 (0.31%) Salt
15 3 (0.18%) Nessus
15 3 (0.18%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 210 (12.89%) Microsoft
2 140 (8.59%) Oracle
3 95 (5.83%) Splunk
4 83 (5.10%) Google
5 62 (3.81%) AppDynamics
6 52 (3.19%) Databricks
7 35 (2.15%) SAP
8 34 (2.09%) MuleSoft
9 32 (1.96%) Red Hat
10 29 (1.78%) Atlassian
10 29 (1.78%) IBM
11 26 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
11 26 (1.60%) StreamSets
12 25 (1.53%) VMware
13 22 (1.35%) F5
14 20 (1.23%) Hortonworks
15 19 (1.17%) Bloomberg
15 19 (1.17%) ServiceNow
16 18 (1.10%) Informatica
16 18 (1.10%) NetIQ