Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 21 18
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2,014 4,603 7,135
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.02% 6.94% 7.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.96% 8.09% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,653 3,229 4,860
Median daily rate £500 £495 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +1.54% +2.63%
10th Percentile £350 £358 £360
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £499 £488 £485
% change year-on-year +2.31% +0.52% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 49
Median hourly rate £52.50 £36.70 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.05% -25.86% +10.00%
10th Percentile £22.88 £16.90 £24.28
90th Percentile £61.88 £50.85 £51.55
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £42.25 £48.50
% change year-on-year +12.43% -12.89% +4.86%

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 28,923 56,906 79,746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.52% 85.81% 87.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,720 38,483 54,194
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £288 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 956 1,694 1,883
Median hourly rate £26.88 £21.00 £21.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.01% -3.49% -1.09%
10th Percentile £11.95 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% -4.55% +2.33%

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 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 2021. 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 -5 1,090 £520 -0.95% 353
South East 0 255 £475 - 170
North of England +3 254 £455 +1.00% 174
Midlands -10 145 £427 -10.11% 95
Yorkshire +11 127 £450 - 69
West Midlands -2 113 £427 -14.60% 62
South West -14 108 £475 - 108
North West -6 85 £452 -7.70% 89
East of England -4 84 £450 - 77
North East +3 42 £500 +16.28% 16
East Midlands -21 27 £370 -12.43% 33
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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 1,745 (86.64%) Agile Software Development
2 588 (29.20%) Java
3 544 (27.01%) Kanban
4 525 (26.07%) DevOps
5 516 (25.62%) JIRA
6 419 (20.80%) Git (software)
7 417 (20.71%) AWS
8 396 (19.66%) TDD
8 396 (19.66%) Finance
9 379 (18.82%) Azure
10 373 (18.52%) Test Automation
11 370 (18.37%) Jenkins
12 329 (16.34%) SQL
13 307 (15.24%) Confluence
13 307 (15.24%) Microservices
14 293 (14.55%) Python
15 288 (14.30%) Security Cleared
16 283 (14.05%) JavaScript
17 275 (13.65%) Docker
18 256 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
19 250 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
20 249 (12.36%) Spring
21 248 (12.31%) BDD
22 231 (11.47%) SC Cleared
23 230 (11.42%) User Stories
24 227 (11.27%) REST
25 216 (10.72%) Linux
26 212 (10.53%) Project Management
27 208 (10.33%) Kubernetes
28 206 (10.23%) Scaled Agile Framework

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
1 307 (15.24%) Confluence
2 59 (2.93%) Cloud Foundry
3 51 (2.53%) Apache Spark
4 47 (2.33%) Apache
5 41 (2.04%) CMS
6 38 (1.89%) WebLogic
7 36 (1.79%) Mule
8 32 (1.59%) SharePoint
9 20 (0.99%) Red Hat Fuse
10 16 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (0.65%) JBoss
11 13 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.60%) SAS
12 12 (0.60%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.40%) nginx
13 8 (0.40%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.35%) EPiServer
14 7 (0.35%) Jupyter
14 7 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 27 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.60%) Sketch
5 11 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.30%) InVision
8 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.15%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.099%) Simulink
11 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.050%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.050%) Figma
11 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.050%) Marvel
11 1 (0.050%) SPSS
11 1 (0.050%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 16 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.60%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 11 (0.55%) Magento
4 6 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.25%) Aligne
5 5 (0.25%) HiPortfolio
5 5 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.15%) Endur
7 3 (0.15%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.15%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.15%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.099%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.099%) Primavera
8 2 (0.099%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 417 (20.71%) AWS
2 379 (18.82%) Azure
3 153 (7.60%) GitHub
4 114 (5.66%) Slack
5 108 (5.36%) GCP
6 76 (3.77%) Serverless
7 59 (2.93%) IaaS
8 58 (2.88%) PaaS
9 57 (2.83%) AWS Lambda
10 47 (2.33%) Power Platform
11 39 (1.94%) Amazon EKS
12 38 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
13 37 (1.84%) SaaS
14 31 (1.54%) Azure Functions
14 31 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 30 (1.49%) Office 365
16 28 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
16 28 (1.39%) Amazon S3
17 25 (1.24%) Amazon ECS
18 22 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.54%) HTTP
2 30 (1.49%) TCP/IP
3 28 (1.39%) Firewall
4 22 (1.09%) SSL
5 16 (0.79%) VPN
6 15 (0.74%) DNS
7 14 (0.70%) Internet
7 14 (0.70%) Multicast
8 13 (0.65%) WAN
9 11 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (0.50%) AMQP
11 9 (0.45%) Ethernet
11 9 (0.45%) LAN
11 9 (0.45%) Wireless
12 8 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (0.40%) FTP
12 8 (0.40%) UPnP
13 7 (0.35%) VSAN
14 6 (0.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 78 (3.87%) Relational Database
3 71 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
3 71 (3.53%) MySQL
4 65 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 64 (3.18%) Big Data
6 59 (2.93%) Hadoop
7 57 (2.83%) MongoDB
7 57 (2.83%) Oracle Database
8 52 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
9 37 (1.84%) Power BI
10 32 (1.59%) Data Lake
11 27 (1.34%) Pentaho
12 25 (1.24%) Apache Hive
12 25 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
12 25 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 23 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 22 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
14 22 (1.09%) Redis
15 20 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 516 (25.62%) JIRA
2 419 (20.80%) Git (software)
3 370 (18.37%) Jenkins
4 171 (8.49%) Maven
5 109 (5.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 105 (5.21%) Selenium
7 104 (5.16%) JUnit
8 79 (3.92%) GitLab
9 69 (3.43%) Mockito
10 65 (3.23%) Cucumber
11 55 (2.73%) Bitbucket
12 52 (2.58%) Xcode
13 50 (2.48%) Android Studio
14 45 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 44 (2.18%) Gradle
16 41 (2.04%) CocoaPods
16 41 (2.04%) JMeter
17 37 (1.84%) IntelliJ
18 32 (1.59%) Postman
19 31 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 396 (19.66%) Finance
2 203 (10.08%) Banking
3 171 (8.49%) Public Sector
4 75 (3.72%) Investment Banking
5 61 (3.03%) Marketing
6 57 (2.83%) Front Office
7 44 (2.18%) Telecoms
8 42 (2.09%) Retail
9 20 (0.99%) Automotive
9 20 (0.99%) Legal
10 17 (0.84%) Electronics
10 17 (0.84%) Law
10 17 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.60%) Games
11 12 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.45%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.45%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.40%) Back Office
13 8 (0.40%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 684 (33.96%) Developer
2 192 (9.53%) Java Developer
3 190 (9.43%) Scrum Master
4 160 (7.94%) Analyst
5 132 (6.55%) Architect
6 117 (5.81%) Business Analyst
7 109 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 108 (5.36%) Senior Developer
9 78 (3.87%) Full Stack Developer
10 71 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
11 66 (3.28%) Software Engineer
12 55 (2.73%) Delivery Manager
13 52 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
14 49 (2.43%) Consultant
15 47 (2.33%) .NET Developer
16 44 (2.18%) React Developer
17 39 (1.94%) C# Developer
18 38 (1.89%) Data Engineer
18 38 (1.89%) Tester
19 36 (1.79%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (12.36%) Spring
2 227 (11.27%) REST
3 198 (9.83%) Node.js
4 181 (8.99%) Spring Boot
4 181 (8.99%) Web Services
5 176 (8.74%) HTML
6 171 (8.49%) React
7 165 (8.19%) .NET
8 144 (7.15%) AngularJS
9 142 (7.05%) CSS
10 138 (6.85%) JSON
11 125 (6.21%) RESTful
12 96 (4.77%) SOAP
13 80 (3.97%) HTML5
14 77 (3.82%) XML
15 72 (3.57%) Kafka
16 53 (2.63%) J2EE
17 49 (2.43%) ASP.NET
18 47 (2.33%) jQuery
19 46 (2.28%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 173 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
1 173 (8.59%) User Experience
2 107 (5.31%) Mobile App
3 61 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
4 51 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
5 47 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 44 (2.18%) Derivative
6 44 (2.18%) Fixed Income
7 42 (2.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 36 (1.79%) Data Structures
9 31 (1.54%) Virtual Team
10 30 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
11 29 (1.44%) Cloud Native
12 27 (1.34%) Data Centre
13 26 (1.29%) Management Information System
14 25 (1.24%) Clustering
15 22 (1.09%) Hedge funds
16 19 (0.94%) Credit Risk
17 18 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
18 17 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 216 (10.72%) Linux
2 104 (5.16%) Windows
3 102 (5.06%) Unix
4 91 (4.52%) Android
5 82 (4.07%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.74%) Ubuntu
9 14 (0.70%) CentOS
10 10 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
11 8 (0.40%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.35%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.35%) OpenWrt
13 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
14 4 (0.20%) Solaris
15 3 (0.15%) Debian
15 3 (0.15%) Fedora
15 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.099%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,745 (86.64%) Agile Software Development
2 544 (27.01%) Kanban
3 525 (26.07%) DevOps
4 396 (19.66%) TDD
5 373 (18.52%) Test Automation
6 307 (15.24%) Microservices
7 256 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
8 250 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
9 248 (12.31%) BDD
10 230 (11.42%) User Stories
11 212 (10.53%) Project Management
12 206 (10.23%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 187 (9.29%) Software Engineering
14 150 (7.45%) SDLC
15 149 (7.40%) Project Delivery
16 147 (7.30%) Analytics
17 145 (7.20%) Data Modelling
18 142 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
19 140 (6.95%) Continuous Improvement
19 140 (6.95%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 588 (29.20%) Java
2 329 (16.34%) SQL
3 293 (14.55%) Python
4 283 (14.05%) JavaScript
5 185 (9.19%) Java 8
6 161 (7.99%) C#
7 93 (4.62%) Kotlin
8 79 (3.92%) Scala
9 69 (3.43%) Shell Script
10 66 (3.28%) C
10 66 (3.28%) C++
11 65 (3.23%) Bash Shell
12 63 (3.13%) Apple Swift
13 62 (3.08%) PL/SQL
14 57 (2.83%) TypeScript
15 53 (2.63%) PowerShell
16 40 (1.99%) Perl
17 33 (1.64%) T-SQL
18 31 (1.54%) Ruby
19 29 (1.44%) R
Qualifications
1 288 (14.30%) Security Cleared
2 231 (11.47%) SC Cleared
3 135 (6.70%) Degree
4 44 (2.18%) DV Cleared
5 33 (1.64%) ISTQB
6 32 (1.59%) ISEB
7 29 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 25 (1.24%) Numerate Degree
9 24 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 24 (1.19%) Master's Degree
10 19 (0.94%) AWS Certification
11 16 (0.79%) PMP
12 10 (0.50%) APMP
12 10 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (0.45%) PMI Certification
14 8 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
15 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 6 (0.30%) CISSP
16 6 (0.30%) CSPO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (7.00%) QA
2 23 (1.14%) SLA
3 21 (1.04%) PMO
4 15 (0.74%) GDPR
5 12 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.55%) NIST
7 5 (0.25%) JTAG
8 4 (0.20%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.20%) MiFID
8 4 (0.20%) NCSC
8 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.15%) RMADS
9 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.099%) COBIT
10 2 (0.099%) GxP
11 1 (0.050%) HL7
11 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.050%) WCAG
System Software
1 275 (13.65%) Docker
2 55 (2.73%) Active Directory
3 30 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.84%) HDFS
5 15 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (0.74%) VMware NSX
6 14 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.35%) NDS
8 7 (0.35%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 6 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.25%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 5 (0.25%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.25%) Postfix
10 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.050%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.050%) Firmware
11 1 (0.050%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 208 (10.33%) Kubernetes
2 127 (6.31%) Terraform
3 102 (5.06%) Ansible
4 41 (2.04%) Puppet
5 27 (1.34%) Prometheus
6 25 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (0.84%) Grafana
8 15 (0.74%) vCenter Server
9 11 (0.55%) Oozie
10 10 (0.50%) Kibana
11 9 (0.45%) SCCM
11 9 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (0.45%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 8 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
12 8 (0.40%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.35%) vRealize
14 6 (0.30%) HP ALM
14 6 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.30%) NetIQ Identity Manager
15 5 (0.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 186 (9.24%) Microsoft
2 169 (8.39%) Oracle
3 101 (5.01%) Splunk
4 77 (3.82%) AppDynamics
5 69 (3.43%) Google
6 64 (3.18%) Salesforce.com
7 54 (2.68%) Atlassian
8 51 (2.53%) SAP
9 47 (2.33%) MuleSoft
10 37 (1.84%) Databricks
10 37 (1.84%) Pega
11 35 (1.74%) VMware
12 25 (1.24%) webMethods
13 23 (1.14%) IBM
14 22 (1.09%) BEA
15 21 (1.04%) Adobe
16 20 (0.99%) Red Hat
17 19 (0.94%) Cisco
18 16 (0.79%) ServiceNow
19 14 (0.70%) HP