Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 17 21
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7,043 7,209 6,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.96% 7.78% 7.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.13% 9.01% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,688 5,139 4,388
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £358 £350 £325
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 46 78
England median hourly rate £45.00 £46.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +10.12% -4.00%
10th Percentile £19.31 £32.50 £36.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £70.38 £53.78
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -3.13%

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 77,124 80,029 73,326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.21% 86.34% 85.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,590 53,545 48,631
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £298 £270
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,890 1,993 2,027
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.74 £11.62 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.03 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.79 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.86% -4.00% +6.38%

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 0 3,431 £500 - 833
South East +1 1,303 £475 +1.60% 416
North of England -11 810 £425 - 399
Midlands +4 670 £463 +2.78% 261
South West +6 515 £475 +15.15% 208
West Midlands +1 507 £475 - 161
North West -11 343 £425 - 192
Yorkshire -15 304 £418 -0.60% 152
East of England 0 302 £488 +2.63% 150
North East +4 165 £419 -6.94% 55
East Midlands -8 154 £378 -14.20% 100
South Coast -2 1 - -
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 6,392 (90.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1,883 (26.74%) Java
3 1,840 (26.13%) Kanban
4 1,693 (24.04%) TDD
5 1,486 (21.10%) JavaScript
6 1,478 (20.99%) DevOps
7 1,411 (20.03%) Test Automation
8 1,401 (19.89%) JIRA
9 1,366 (19.40%) Finance
10 1,354 (19.22%) Git (software)
11 1,310 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
12 1,192 (16.92%) BDD
13 1,190 (16.90%) SQL
14 1,168 (16.58%) Jenkins
15 1,078 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
16 1,060 (15.05%) Amazon AWS
17 1,055 (14.98%) .NET
18 1,026 (14.57%) C#
19 976 (13.86%) HTML
20 924 (13.12%) User Stories
21 913 (12.96%) CSS
22 872 (12.38%) REST
23 859 (12.20%) Web Services
24 815 (11.57%) Confluence
25 790 (11.22%) Microservices
26 785 (11.15%) Docker
27 770 (10.93%) AngularJS
28 764 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
29 747 (10.61%) Microsoft
30 693 (9.84%) Spring

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
1 815 (11.57%) Confluence
2 230 (3.27%) CMS
3 150 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 144 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 139 (1.97%) Apache
6 96 (1.36%) Apache Spark
7 79 (1.12%) Documentum
8 75 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 70 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 70 (0.99%) Tomcat
10 54 (0.77%) WebSphere
11 43 (0.61%) IIS
11 43 (0.61%) JBoss
12 39 (0.55%) Apache Solr
13 38 (0.54%) Umbraco
14 34 (0.48%) SAS
15 33 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
16 30 (0.43%) NServiceBus
17 26 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
18 25 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 145 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 98 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 47 (0.67%) Photoshop
5 45 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 43 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 33 (0.47%) InVision
8 22 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.13%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.071%) UXPin
12 4 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.057%) EngageOne
13 2 (0.028%) HipChat
13 2 (0.028%) Simulink
14 1 (0.014%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 131 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
3 13 (0.18%) SAP ERP
4 11 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
4 11 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 8 (0.11%) Magento
7 8 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
10 5 (0.071%) Eloqua
10 5 (0.071%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.071%) R3 Corda
10 5 (0.071%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.071%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.043%) HFM
11 3 (0.043%) Maximo
11 3 (0.043%) Primavera
12 2 (0.028%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 1,078 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,060 (15.05%) Amazon AWS
3 228 (3.24%) GitHub
4 186 (2.64%) PaaS
5 159 (2.26%) Serverless
6 154 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
7 124 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
8 113 (1.60%) SaaS
9 99 (1.41%) IaaS
10 98 (1.39%) npm
11 96 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
12 83 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
13 82 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
14 80 (1.14%) Amazon S3
15 79 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
16 66 (0.94%) OpenShift
17 57 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
18 55 (0.78%) Office 365
19 52 (0.74%) Slack
20 46 (0.65%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 178 (2.53%) HTTP
2 102 (1.45%) Internet
3 64 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 62 (0.88%) Firewall
5 38 (0.54%) DNS
6 32 (0.45%) SSL
7 22 (0.31%) Kerberos
8 19 (0.27%) Ethernet
9 16 (0.23%) Skype
9 16 (0.23%) VLAN
10 13 (0.18%) HTTPS
11 12 (0.17%) LAN
11 12 (0.17%) MQTT
11 12 (0.17%) VPN
12 11 (0.16%) Intranet
13 10 (0.14%) Unified Communications
13 10 (0.14%) Wireless
14 9 (0.13%) SSH
14 9 (0.13%) Wireshark
15 8 (0.11%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 647 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 358 (5.08%) Relational Database
3 301 (4.27%) NoSQL
4 295 (4.19%) MySQL
5 283 (4.02%) Big Data
6 239 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
7 198 (2.81%) MongoDB
8 196 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
9 154 (2.19%) Hadoop
10 150 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 142 (2.02%) Power BI
12 131 (1.86%) Data Lake
13 109 (1.55%) Oracle Database
14 99 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
15 98 (1.39%) Redis
16 97 (1.38%) RDBMS
17 93 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
18 68 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 64 (0.91%) Apache Hive
20 54 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,401 (19.89%) JIRA
2 1,354 (19.22%) Git (software)
3 1,168 (16.58%) Jenkins
4 626 (8.89%) Selenium
5 462 (6.56%) Cucumber
6 460 (6.53%) Maven
7 390 (5.54%) JUnit
8 338 (4.80%) Visual Studio Team System
9 299 (4.25%) Visual Studio
10 255 (3.62%) Subversion
11 234 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 228 (3.24%) TeamCity
13 218 (3.10%) WebDriver
14 180 (2.56%) Mockito
15 135 (1.92%) Bitbucket
16 132 (1.87%) SonarQube
17 128 (1.82%) JMeter
18 127 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
19 125 (1.77%) SoapUI
20 116 (1.65%) Gradle
General
1 1,366 (19.40%) Finance
2 494 (7.01%) Banking
3 285 (4.05%) Retail
4 274 (3.89%) Marketing
5 148 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 103 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 102 (1.45%) Front Office
8 98 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 79 (1.12%) Electronics
10 69 (0.98%) Games
11 63 (0.89%) Legal
12 59 (0.84%) Publishing
13 52 (0.74%) Back Office
14 51 (0.72%) Financial Institution
15 50 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
16 49 (0.70%) Law
17 44 (0.62%) Retail Banking
18 41 (0.58%) Billing
19 31 (0.44%) Advertising
20 28 (0.40%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,650 (37.63%) Developer
2 734 (10.42%) Java Developer
3 693 (9.84%) Analyst
4 677 (9.61%) Scrum Master
5 434 (6.16%) Business Analyst
6 375 (5.32%) .NET Developer
7 351 (4.98%) Senior Developer
8 341 (4.84%) Project Manager
9 326 (4.63%) DevOps Engineer
10 322 (4.57%) Tester
11 319 (4.53%) Architect
12 299 (4.25%) C# Developer
13 214 (3.04%) Full Stack Developer
14 200 (2.84%) Agile Developer
15 195 (2.77%) Automation Tester
16 193 (2.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 181 (2.57%) Agile Scrum Master
18 175 (2.48%) C# .NET Developer
19 169 (2.40%) Delivery Manager
20 155 (2.20%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,055 (14.98%) .NET
2 976 (13.86%) HTML
3 913 (12.96%) CSS
4 872 (12.38%) REST
5 859 (12.20%) Web Services
6 770 (10.93%) AngularJS
7 693 (9.84%) Spring
8 632 (8.97%) RESTful
9 541 (7.68%) Node.js
10 490 (6.96%) HTML5
11 472 (6.70%) JSON
12 425 (6.03%) SOAP
13 418 (5.93%) React
14 364 (5.17%) ASP.NET
15 314 (4.46%) ASP.NET Web API
16 305 (4.33%) XML
17 303 (4.30%) Spring Boot
18 302 (4.29%) CSS3
18 302 (4.29%) jQuery
19 253 (3.59%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 601 (8.53%) User Experience
2 586 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
3 312 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
4 273 (3.88%) Mobile App
5 149 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
6 148 (2.10%) Fintech
7 142 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
8 126 (1.79%) Virtual Team
9 71 (1.01%) Algorithms
10 68 (0.97%) Management Information System
11 66 (0.94%) Data Structures
11 66 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
12 43 (0.61%) Fixed Income
12 43 (0.61%) NHS
13 36 (0.51%) Derivative
14 34 (0.48%) Cloud Native
15 33 (0.47%) Client/Server
15 33 (0.47%) PMI
15 33 (0.47%) Public Cloud
16 32 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 656 (9.31%) Linux
2 314 (4.46%) Windows
3 307 (4.36%) Unix
4 180 (2.56%) Android
5 169 (2.40%) Apple iOS
6 92 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 48 (0.68%) CentOS
8 43 (0.61%) Windows Server
9 22 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 20 (0.28%) Solaris
11 19 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
13 11 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.14%) VMS
15 8 (0.11%) Windows 10
16 7 (0.099%) Fedora
16 7 (0.099%) Windows 7
17 6 (0.085%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,392 (90.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1,840 (26.13%) Kanban
3 1,693 (24.04%) TDD
4 1,478 (20.99%) DevOps
5 1,411 (20.03%) Test Automation
6 1,310 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
7 1,192 (16.92%) BDD
8 924 (13.12%) User Stories
9 790 (11.22%) Microservices
10 764 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
11 554 (7.87%) Project Management
12 542 (7.70%) Coaching
13 515 (7.31%) MVC
14 510 (7.24%) Software Engineering
15 487 (6.91%) SDLC
16 482 (6.84%) E-Commerce
17 460 (6.53%) Continuous Delivery
18 449 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
19 447 (6.35%) OO
20 434 (6.16%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,883 (26.74%) Java
2 1,486 (21.10%) JavaScript
3 1,190 (16.90%) SQL
4 1,026 (14.57%) C#
5 614 (8.72%) Python
6 353 (5.01%) Java 8
7 249 (3.54%) Scala
8 230 (3.27%) Ruby
9 220 (3.12%) TypeScript
10 186 (2.64%) PowerShell
11 145 (2.06%) T-SQL
12 142 (2.02%) PHP
13 134 (1.90%) Bash Shell
14 132 (1.87%) ES6
15 119 (1.69%) Shell Script
16 112 (1.59%) PL/SQL
17 111 (1.58%) C
18 108 (1.53%) Perl
19 93 (1.32%) C++
20 74 (1.05%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 548 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 413 (5.86%) SC Cleared
3 407 (5.78%) Degree
4 107 (1.52%) ISTQB
5 104 (1.48%) ISEB
6 98 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 83 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 60 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 49 (0.70%) PMP
10 46 (0.65%) PMI Certification
11 36 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 36 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 33 (0.47%) Master's Degree
13 30 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
14 28 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
15 23 (0.33%) CISSP
16 18 (0.26%) DBS Check
17 16 (0.23%) MCSE
17 16 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 15 (0.21%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 647 (9.19%) QA
2 60 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 52 (0.74%) PMO
4 38 (0.54%) GDPR
5 29 (0.41%) WCAG
6 25 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
7 17 (0.24%) PSD2
8 16 (0.23%) MiFID
9 9 (0.13%) GxP
10 8 (0.11%) SLA
11 7 (0.099%) Basel III
11 7 (0.099%) COBIT
11 7 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.085%) HL7
12 6 (0.085%) PCI DSS
13 5 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 5 (0.071%) SEPA
14 4 (0.057%) Solvency II
15 3 (0.043%) PMBOK
16 2 (0.028%) P3O
System Software
1 785 (11.15%) Docker
2 93 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (1.05%) vSphere
4 66 (0.94%) Active Directory
5 36 (0.51%) HDFS
6 35 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
8 16 (0.23%) Apache Flume
9 11 (0.16%) vCloud
10 6 (0.085%) NDS
11 5 (0.071%) KVM
12 4 (0.057%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.057%) Squid
12 4 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.043%) Postfix
13 3 (0.043%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.028%) Firmware
14 2 (0.028%) Hyper-V
14 2 (0.028%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.014%) NFS
Systems Management
1 420 (5.96%) Ansible
2 392 (5.57%) Kubernetes
3 300 (4.26%) Puppet
4 216 (3.07%) Terraform
5 142 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
6 62 (0.88%) ZABBIX
7 53 (0.75%) Kibana
8 43 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
9 38 (0.54%) Nagios
9 38 (0.54%) Prometheus
10 33 (0.47%) logstash
11 30 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
12 26 (0.37%) Grafana
13 22 (0.31%) HP ALM
14 21 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
14 21 (0.30%) Salt
15 20 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
16 19 (0.27%) Mesos
17 18 (0.26%) Graphite
18 17 (0.24%) Rancher
Vendors
1 747 (10.61%) Microsoft
2 444 (6.30%) Oracle
3 221 (3.14%) Google
4 182 (2.58%) Atlassian
5 164 (2.33%) SAP
6 147 (2.09%) Adobe
7 131 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
8 116 (1.65%) VMware
9 103 (1.46%) Pega
10 98 (1.39%) Red Hat
11 73 (1.04%) IBM
12 70 (0.99%) Tableau
13 65 (0.92%) ServiceNow
14 56 (0.80%) Splunk
15 49 (0.70%) MuleSoft
16 46 (0.65%) hybris
17 45 (0.64%) Sitecore
18 43 (0.61%) CA Agile Central
19 41 (0.58%) Cloudera
20 32 (0.45%) HP