Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 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
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 20 28
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7406 7124 6150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.79% 7.46% 5.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.20% 8.86% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5221 4924 4374
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £310
90th Percentile £613 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 71 66
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.59%
10th Percentile £31.70 £38.50 £30.00
90th Percentile £50.65 £59.31 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year +2.27% +2.92% +0.59%

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 80495 80390 85393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.70% 84.21% 82.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 54277 53538 56368
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1843 2142 2541
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £24.02 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.08% +6.67% +15.38%

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 11 December 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 6 months to 11 December 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 6 months to 11 December 2017. 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 3791 £500 +5.26% 402
South East +9 1393 £450 +2.86% 174
North of England +7 817 £420 -1.18% 179
Midlands +1 580 £450 +12.50% 73
South West -3 414 £400 - 60
East of England +16 400 £475 +0.53% 77
North West +3 383 £410 -3.53% 93
West Midlands 0 340 £450 +12.50% 35
Yorkshire -4 330 £425 - 72
East Midlands +6 229 £413 +3.13% 37
North East +19 116 £425 +1.19% 14
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 6728 (90.85%) Agile Software Development
2 2339 (31.58%) TDD
3 2215 (29.91%) Java
4 1923 (25.97%) Kanban
5 1619 (21.86%) JavaScript
6 1544 (20.85%) Continuous Integration
7 1540 (20.79%) Finance
8 1440 (19.44%) BDD
9 1398 (18.88%) Git (software)
10 1286 (17.36%) JIRA
11 1268 (17.12%) Test Automation
12 1252 (16.91%) Jenkins
13 1249 (16.86%) DevOps
14 1167 (15.76%) HTML
15 1097 (14.81%) SQL
16 1070 (14.45%) CSS
17 1060 (14.31%) C#
18 1030 (13.91%) Web Services
19 1026 (13.85%) .NET
20 979 (13.22%) AngularJS
21 914 (12.34%) User Stories
22 903 (12.19%) RESTful
23 899 (12.14%) REST
24 861 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
25 844 (11.40%) Spring
26 808 (10.91%) Linux
27 787 (10.63%) Banking
28 772 (10.42%) Microservices
29 766 (10.34%) MVC
30 693 (9.36%) Confluence

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
1 693 (9.36%) Confluence
2 246 (3.32%) Apache
3 245 (3.31%) Apache Spark
4 203 (2.74%) Tomcat
5 188 (2.54%) CMS
6 174 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
7 117 (1.58%) JBoss
7 117 (1.58%) SharePoint
8 92 (1.24%) Apache Solr
9 83 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 77 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 77 (1.04%) OpenStack
11 61 (0.82%) WebSphere
12 55 (0.74%) WebLogic
13 53 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
14 49 (0.66%) IIS
15 47 (0.63%) Drupal
16 46 (0.62%) nginx
17 45 (0.61%) Mule
18 34 (0.46%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 129 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
3 76 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 66 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
5 45 (0.61%) Photoshop
6 31 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 21 (0.28%) InVision
8 16 (0.22%) HipChat
9 14 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.054%) InDesign
11 4 (0.054%) Mingle
12 3 (0.041%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.041%) Doxygen
12 3 (0.041%) EngageOne
12 3 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.041%) UXPin
13 2 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.027%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 78 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.43%) Temenos T24
3 21 (0.28%) Magento
4 16 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
5 12 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.12%) CA PPM
7 8 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 8 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.11%) Primavera
8 7 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.054%) Eloqua
9 4 (0.054%) Endur
9 4 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.054%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.054%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.054%) Temenos Globus
10 3 (0.041%) ION MarketView
10 3 (0.041%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 3 (0.041%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 861 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 522 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 228 (3.08%) GitHub
4 172 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
5 133 (1.80%) PaaS
6 106 (1.43%) npm
7 103 (1.39%) Amazon S3
8 102 (1.38%) IaaS
9 96 (1.30%) SaaS
10 82 (1.11%) Serverless
11 67 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
12 58 (0.78%) Slack
13 55 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
14 53 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 49 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
15 49 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 48 (0.65%) Office 365
17 45 (0.61%) OpenShift
18 36 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
19 35 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 246 (3.32%) HTTP
2 94 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 75 (1.01%) SSL
4 71 (0.96%) Internet
5 69 (0.93%) SMS
6 57 (0.77%) Kerberos
7 33 (0.45%) DNS
8 31 (0.42%) Bluetooth
9 27 (0.36%) Firewall
10 25 (0.34%) VPN
11 21 (0.28%) Intranet
12 20 (0.27%) Network Security
13 17 (0.23%) LDAP
13 17 (0.23%) OpenVPN
13 17 (0.23%) SSH
14 16 (0.22%) OpenLDAP
14 16 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (0.19%) DSL
16 12 (0.16%) AMQP
17 9 (0.12%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 611 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 477 (6.44%) NoSQL
3 465 (6.28%) MongoDB
4 392 (5.29%) Big Data
5 386 (5.21%) Hadoop
6 352 (4.75%) Relational Database
7 339 (4.58%) MySQL
8 316 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
9 190 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
10 184 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
11 161 (2.17%) Oracle Database
12 138 (1.86%) HBase
13 137 (1.85%) RDBMS
14 101 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 82 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 74 (1.00%) Redis
17 67 (0.90%) Apache Hive
18 64 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
19 57 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 56 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1398 (18.88%) Git (software)
2 1286 (17.36%) JIRA
3 1252 (16.91%) Jenkins
4 513 (6.93%) Selenium
5 497 (6.71%) Maven
6 478 (6.45%) Cucumber
7 379 (5.12%) JUnit
8 291 (3.93%) TeamCity
9 290 (3.92%) Subversion
10 200 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 176 (2.38%) Gradle
11 176 (2.38%) WebDriver
12 164 (2.21%) gulp
13 158 (2.13%) Mockito
14 153 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
15 150 (2.03%) Visual Studio
16 142 (1.92%) SoapUI
17 138 (1.86%) Jasmine
18 136 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
19 134 (1.81%) SonarQube
General
1 1540 (20.79%) Finance
2 787 (10.63%) Banking
3 334 (4.51%) Marketing
4 323 (4.36%) Retail
5 236 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 160 (2.16%) Electronics
7 159 (2.15%) Investment Banking
7 159 (2.15%) Manufacturing
8 139 (1.88%) Publishing
9 123 (1.66%) Games
10 104 (1.40%) Retail Banking
11 90 (1.22%) Front Office
12 61 (0.82%) Back Office
13 60 (0.81%) Legal
14 58 (0.78%) Law
15 38 (0.51%) Advertising
15 38 (0.51%) Private Banking
16 35 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 34 (0.46%) Automotive
18 31 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3056 (41.26%) Developer
2 912 (12.31%) Java Developer
3 849 (11.46%) Analyst
4 679 (9.17%) Scrum Master
5 594 (8.02%) Business Analyst
6 459 (6.20%) .NET Developer
7 447 (6.04%) Senior Developer
8 381 (5.14%) Architect
8 381 (5.14%) DevOps Engineer
9 366 (4.94%) Project Manager
10 362 (4.89%) C# Developer
11 266 (3.59%) Agile Developer
12 247 (3.34%) Full Stack Developer
13 246 (3.32%) JavaScript Developer
14 216 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
15 210 (2.84%) Agile Business Analyst
16 204 (2.75%) Delivery Manager
17 201 (2.71%) Agile Scrum Master
18 191 (2.58%) Tester
19 186 (2.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1167 (15.76%) HTML
2 1070 (14.45%) CSS
3 1030 (13.91%) Web Services
4 1026 (13.85%) .NET
5 979 (13.22%) AngularJS
6 903 (12.19%) RESTful
7 899 (12.14%) REST
8 844 (11.40%) Spring
9 603 (8.14%) HTML5
10 598 (8.07%) JSON
11 572 (7.72%) Node.js
12 495 (6.68%) ASP.NET
13 465 (6.28%) XML
14 452 (6.10%) SOAP
15 446 (6.02%) React
16 391 (5.28%) CSS3
17 389 (5.25%) ASP.NET Web API
18 383 (5.17%) jQuery
19 366 (4.94%) Spring Boot
20 347 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 688 (9.29%) User Experience
2 433 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 347 (4.69%) Mobile App
4 292 (3.94%) Greenfield Project
5 229 (3.09%) Computer Science
6 163 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
7 151 (2.04%) Virtual Team
8 132 (1.78%) Fintech
9 93 (1.26%) Management Information System
10 85 (1.15%) Algorithms
11 77 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 66 (0.89%) iPad
12 66 (0.89%) N-Tier
13 64 (0.86%) Data Centre
14 61 (0.82%) Derivative
15 58 (0.78%) Public Cloud
16 55 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
17 52 (0.70%) iPhone
18 47 (0.63%) Social Media
19 44 (0.59%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 808 (10.91%) Linux
2 356 (4.81%) Unix
3 310 (4.19%) Windows
4 266 (3.59%) Apple iOS
5 253 (3.42%) Android
6 143 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 76 (1.03%) CentOS
8 62 (0.84%) Mac OS X
9 54 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 35 (0.47%) Windows Server
11 31 (0.42%) Solaris
12 14 (0.19%) Windows 10
13 12 (0.16%) AIX
14 10 (0.14%) HPUX
15 9 (0.12%) Debian
15 9 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (0.081%) CoreOS
17 6 (0.081%) Nucleus RTOS
18 4 (0.054%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6728 (90.85%) Agile Software Development
2 2339 (31.58%) TDD
3 1923 (25.97%) Kanban
4 1544 (20.85%) Continuous Integration
5 1440 (19.44%) BDD
6 1268 (17.12%) Test Automation
7 1249 (16.86%) DevOps
8 914 (12.34%) User Stories
9 772 (10.42%) Microservices
10 766 (10.34%) MVC
11 679 (9.17%) Software Engineering
12 611 (8.25%) Project Management
13 603 (8.14%) Continuous Delivery
14 563 (7.60%) Open Source
15 545 (7.36%) OO
16 540 (7.29%) E-Commerce
17 531 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
18 527 (7.12%) Coaching
19 497 (6.71%) SDLC
20 479 (6.47%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2215 (29.91%) Java
2 1619 (21.86%) JavaScript
3 1097 (14.81%) SQL
4 1060 (14.31%) C#
5 565 (7.63%) Python
6 454 (6.13%) Scala
7 291 (3.93%) Ruby
8 199 (2.69%) Groovy
9 172 (2.32%) T-SQL
10 163 (2.20%) Bash Shell
11 145 (1.96%) ES6
12 140 (1.89%) PowerShell
13 135 (1.82%) Shell Script
14 131 (1.77%) TypeScript
15 129 (1.74%) C++
16 127 (1.71%) Apple Swift
17 112 (1.51%) Objective-C
18 108 (1.46%) PHP
19 103 (1.39%) C
20 97 (1.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 502 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 468 (6.32%) Degree
3 352 (4.75%) SC Cleared
4 136 (1.84%) ISEB
5 124 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 122 (1.65%) ISTQB
7 80 (1.08%) PMI Certification
8 76 (1.03%) PMP
9 67 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 60 (0.81%) DV Cleared
11 41 (0.55%) Master's Degree
12 34 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 31 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 30 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 27 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 14 (0.19%) IIBA
16 14 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (0.16%) AWS Certification
17 12 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
18 11 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 563 (7.60%) QA
2 63 (0.85%) PMO
3 51 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 47 (0.63%) GDPR
5 43 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
6 38 (0.51%) MiFID
7 18 (0.24%) EMIR
8 17 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
8 17 (0.23%) WCAG
9 14 (0.19%) PCI DSS
10 13 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 12 (0.16%) GCP
12 11 (0.15%) PSD2
13 8 (0.11%) PMBOK
13 8 (0.11%) SLA
14 5 (0.068%) ISO 14001
14 5 (0.068%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.068%) JSP 440
14 5 (0.068%) P3O
14 5 (0.068%) WAI
System Software
1 589 (7.95%) Docker
2 86 (1.16%) HDFS
3 62 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 57 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 50 (0.68%) vCloud
6 46 (0.62%) Active Directory
7 40 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (0.26%) vSphere
9 17 (0.23%) Hyper-V
10 16 (0.22%) Postfix
10 16 (0.22%) Squid
11 15 (0.20%) Apache Flume
12 14 (0.19%) Xen
13 11 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.11%) oVirt
14 8 (0.11%) RHEV
15 6 (0.081%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 6 (0.081%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (0.081%) XenApp
15 6 (0.081%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 410 (5.54%) Puppet
2 327 (4.42%) Ansible
3 231 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
4 194 (2.62%) Kubernetes
5 176 (2.38%) Terraform
6 75 (1.01%) ZABBIX
7 48 (0.65%) Rancher
8 47 (0.63%) Kibana
9 44 (0.59%) Mesos
10 30 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
10 30 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
10 30 (0.41%) logstash
11 29 (0.39%) Grafana
12 27 (0.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 20 (0.27%) Salt
14 19 (0.26%) Nagios
15 18 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
16 15 (0.20%) Rsyslog
16 15 (0.20%) Sysdig
17 14 (0.19%) Graphite
Vendors
1 663 (8.95%) Microsoft
2 562 (7.59%) Oracle
3 226 (3.05%) SAP
4 160 (2.16%) Atlassian
5 133 (1.80%) Red Hat
6 119 (1.61%) IBM
7 113 (1.53%) Adobe
8 112 (1.51%) VMware
9 111 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
10 105 (1.42%) Google
11 81 (1.09%) Apple
12 74 (1.00%) Splunk
13 65 (0.88%) New Relic
14 63 (0.85%) Sitecore
15 61 (0.82%) HP
16 57 (0.77%) Tableau
17 55 (0.74%) Xamarin
18 54 (0.73%) MuleSoft
19 47 (0.63%) Hortonworks
20 46 (0.62%) Cloudera