Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 25 20
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 4,691 1,655 6,033
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 7.32% 6.40% 7.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.21% 7.31% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,106 1,104 4,100
10th Percentile £380 £350 £363
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £610 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £671 £650
UK median daily rate £515 £500 £485
% change year-on-year +3.00% +3.09% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 14 42
10th Percentile £26.10 £23.68 £24.10
25th Percentile £45.72 £44.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate £61.75 £50.00 £47.00
Median % change year-on-year +23.50% +6.38% -5.05%
75th Percentile £65.50 £53.75 £56.56
90th Percentile £71.45 £54.70 £116.25
UK median hourly rate £62.00 £50.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year +24.00% +7.53% -6.06%

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 57,169 22,628 70,871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.24% 87.55% 87.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 39,939 15,462 47,927
10th Percentile £315 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £390 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.84% +0.05% +2.70%
75th Percentile £613 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,501 635 1,920
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.50 £15.75 £14.38
Median hourly rate £24.27 £26.00 £22.97
Median % change year-on-year -6.65% +13.22% +17.77%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £46.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £55.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £22.86
% change year-on-year -2.00% +9.37% +18.33%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +11 2,559 £550 +4.76% 596
South East +17 644 £518 +8.98% 211
North of England -4 382 £500 +3.09% 274
Midlands +12 362 £495 +16.88% 177
West Midlands +8 291 £495 +12.88% 114
South West +2 271 £491 -1.75% 145
Yorkshire 0 178 £500 - 94
North West -10 169 £475 -5.00% 157
East of England -14 167 £503 +11.67% 83
East Midlands +13 67 £475 +22.58% 62
North East -5 36 £550 +20.88% 23
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 4,042 (86.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1,192 (25.41%) Social Skills
3 1,110 (23.66%) DevOps
4 1,024 (21.83%) JIRA
5 1,023 (21.81%) Java
6 977 (20.83%) Kanban
7 969 (20.66%) Finance
8 963 (20.53%) Azure
9 907 (19.33%) SQL
10 825 (17.59%) TDD
11 732 (15.60%) AWS
12 714 (15.22%) Git (software)
13 661 (14.09%) Microservices
14 654 (13.94%) JavaScript
15 624 (13.30%) Confluence
16 614 (13.09%) Test Automation
17 586 (12.49%) Jenkins
18 580 (12.36%) User Stories
19 579 (12.34%) Software Engineering
20 573 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
21 548 (11.68%) Security Cleared
22 546 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
23 511 (10.89%) C#
24 505 (10.77%) Microsoft
25 479 (10.21%) Python
26 473 (10.08%) BDD
27 470 (10.02%) Docker
28 463 (9.87%) Scaled Agile Framework
29 451 (9.61%) Analytics
30 441 (9.40%) Project Management

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
1 624 (13.30%) Confluence
2 116 (2.47%) Apache Spark
3 103 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 76 (1.62%) SAS
5 74 (1.58%) CMS
6 67 (1.43%) Apache
7 47 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 46 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
9 42 (0.90%) WebLogic
10 35 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 27 (0.58%) IIS
12 26 (0.55%) JBoss
13 25 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 21 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
14 21 (0.45%) WebSphere
15 19 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
16 15 (0.32%) DataSynapse
16 15 (0.32%) Mule
17 14 (0.30%) CICS
17 14 (0.30%) Jetty
Applications
1 100 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (0.66%) Sketch
4 30 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.38%) MS Visio
7 15 (0.32%) Figma
8 11 (0.23%) Zeplin
9 10 (0.21%) InVision
9 10 (0.21%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.15%) UXPin
11 4 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.064%) Adobe XD
12 3 (0.064%) Simulink
13 2 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.043%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.043%) SPSS
14 1 (0.021%) Marvel
14 1 (0.021%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 51 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 18 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
4 14 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 13 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
7 10 (0.21%) Magento
8 8 (0.17%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.085%) Oracle FAH
10 4 (0.085%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.085%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.085%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.064%) Cloudability
11 3 (0.064%) Workday HCM
12 2 (0.043%) Oracle Assets
12 2 (0.043%) Oracle Cash Management
12 2 (0.043%) Oracle General Ledger
12 2 (0.043%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 963 (20.53%) Azure
2 732 (15.60%) AWS
3 254 (5.41%) GitHub
4 184 (3.92%) Power Platform
5 170 (3.62%) Serverless
6 147 (3.13%) GCP
7 125 (2.66%) SaaS
8 117 (2.49%) Azure Data Factory
9 116 (2.47%) PaaS
10 76 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
11 67 (1.43%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 65 (1.39%) Microsoft 365
12 65 (1.39%) OpenShift
13 64 (1.36%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 60 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
15 56 (1.19%) IaaS
16 48 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
17 40 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
18 37 (0.79%) Amazon S3
19 36 (0.77%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 72 (1.53%) TCP/IP
2 56 (1.19%) Firewall
3 53 (1.13%) HTTP
4 48 (1.02%) SSL
5 31 (0.66%) Internet
5 31 (0.66%) LAN
6 30 (0.64%) DNS
7 23 (0.49%) IPv4
7 23 (0.49%) RTMP
8 20 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (0.36%) Ethernet
9 17 (0.36%) WAN
10 16 (0.34%) IPv6
11 14 (0.30%) Multicast
12 13 (0.28%) HTTPS
13 12 (0.26%) VPN
14 11 (0.23%) Broadband
14 11 (0.23%) SSH
15 10 (0.21%) MQTT
15 10 (0.21%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 207 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
3 198 (4.22%) NoSQL
4 175 (3.73%) Relational Database
5 172 (3.67%) Big Data
6 162 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
7 160 (3.41%) Power BI
8 152 (3.24%) Data Lake
9 144 (3.07%) MySQL
10 131 (2.79%) MongoDB
11 129 (2.75%) Hadoop
12 107 (2.28%) Oracle Database
13 97 (2.07%) Azure SQL Database
14 87 (1.85%) Redis
15 86 (1.83%) Tableau
16 53 (1.13%) DB2
16 53 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 52 (1.11%) Apache Hive
18 46 (0.98%) RDBMS
19 43 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1,024 (21.83%) JIRA
2 714 (15.22%) Git (software)
3 586 (12.49%) Jenkins
4 212 (4.52%) Maven
4 212 (4.52%) Selenium
5 202 (4.31%) Cucumber
6 137 (2.92%) JUnit
7 130 (2.77%) GitLab
8 104 (2.22%) TeamCity
9 101 (2.15%) Bitbucket
10 91 (1.94%) Subversion
11 87 (1.85%) Visual Studio
12 80 (1.71%) Mockito
13 79 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
14 77 (1.64%) Gradle
14 77 (1.64%) Postman
15 60 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
16 55 (1.17%) SpecFlow
17 49 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 45 (0.96%) JMeter
General
1 1,192 (25.41%) Social Skills
2 969 (20.66%) Finance
3 417 (8.89%) Banking
4 371 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
5 314 (6.69%) Public Sector
6 198 (4.22%) Presentation Skills
7 193 (4.11%) Marketing
8 177 (3.77%) Retail
9 140 (2.98%) Investment Banking
10 133 (2.84%) Telecoms
11 110 (2.34%) Influencing Skills
12 106 (2.26%) Front Office
13 67 (1.43%) Documentation Skills
14 61 (1.30%) Games
15 60 (1.28%) Manufacturing
16 58 (1.24%) Legal
17 46 (0.98%) Organisational Skills
18 43 (0.92%) Financial Institution
19 41 (0.87%) Electronics
20 38 (0.81%) Law
Job Titles
1 1,326 (28.27%) Developer
2 474 (10.10%) Scrum Master
3 444 (9.46%) Analyst
4 352 (7.50%) Java Developer
5 349 (7.44%) Architect
6 334 (7.12%) Project Manager
7 290 (6.18%) Business Analyst
8 219 (4.67%) Senior Developer
9 166 (3.54%) Agile Coach
10 149 (3.18%) Delivery Manager
11 147 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
12 144 (3.07%) Data Engineer
13 136 (2.90%) .NET Developer
14 131 (2.79%) Software Engineer
15 130 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
16 126 (2.69%) Full Stack Developer
17 114 (2.43%) C# Developer
17 114 (2.43%) Product Owner
18 104 (2.22%) Consultant
19 97 (2.07%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (9.23%) .NET
2 430 (9.17%) Spring
3 338 (7.21%) React
4 333 (7.10%) HTML
5 325 (6.93%) REST
6 317 (6.76%) Node.js
7 314 (6.69%) CSS
8 308 (6.57%) RESTful
9 304 (6.48%) Spring Boot
10 291 (6.20%) Web Services
11 279 (5.95%) AngularJS
12 166 (3.54%) Kafka
13 160 (3.41%) HTML5
14 144 (3.07%) JSON
15 135 (2.88%) XML
16 130 (2.77%) .NET Framework
17 116 (2.47%) SOAP
18 113 (2.41%) .NET Core
19 112 (2.39%) ASP.NET
20 89 (1.90%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 349 (7.44%) User Experience
2 141 (3.01%) Mobile App
3 120 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
4 96 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
5 86 (1.83%) Data Structures
6 85 (1.81%) Algorithms
7 81 (1.73%) Cloud Native
8 71 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 71 (1.51%) Virtual Team
9 67 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 67 (1.43%) Public Cloud
10 60 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 57 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
12 56 (1.19%) Data Centre
13 46 (0.98%) Fixed Income
13 46 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
14 37 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
15 36 (0.77%) Hedge funds
16 34 (0.72%) Derivative
16 34 (0.72%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 364 (7.76%) Linux
2 234 (4.99%) Windows
3 172 (3.67%) Unix
4 96 (2.05%) Android
5 64 (1.36%) Apple iOS
6 49 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 28 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.32%) CentOS
8 15 (0.32%) zOS
9 11 (0.23%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.19%) AIX
10 9 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
11 8 (0.17%) OpenWrt
12 7 (0.15%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.064%) Solaris
14 3 (0.064%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.043%) CatOS
15 2 (0.043%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,042 (86.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1,110 (23.66%) DevOps
3 977 (20.83%) Kanban
4 825 (17.59%) TDD
5 661 (14.09%) Microservices
6 614 (13.09%) Test Automation
7 580 (12.36%) User Stories
8 579 (12.34%) Software Engineering
9 573 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
10 546 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
11 473 (10.08%) BDD
12 463 (9.87%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 451 (9.61%) Analytics
14 441 (9.40%) Project Management
15 424 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
16 418 (8.91%) Coaching
17 381 (8.12%) SDLC
18 359 (7.65%) Mentoring
19 346 (7.38%) Continuous Improvement
20 305 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,023 (21.81%) Java
2 907 (19.33%) SQL
3 654 (13.94%) JavaScript
4 511 (10.89%) C#
5 479 (10.21%) Python
6 237 (5.05%) Java 8
6 237 (5.05%) TypeScript
7 176 (3.75%) Scala
8 143 (3.05%) C++
9 113 (2.41%) PowerShell
10 107 (2.28%) PL/SQL
11 100 (2.13%) C
12 94 (2.00%) Java 11
13 80 (1.71%) Bash Shell
14 78 (1.66%) Shell Script
15 73 (1.56%) Ruby
16 51 (1.09%) Kotlin
17 50 (1.07%) Perl
18 48 (1.02%) R
19 47 (1.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 548 (11.68%) Security Cleared
2 396 (8.44%) SC Cleared
3 306 (6.52%) Degree
4 93 (1.98%) DV Cleared
5 64 (1.36%) PMI Certification
6 55 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 51 (1.09%) PMP
8 49 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 38 (0.81%) Sun Certification
10 33 (0.70%) OCPJP
11 29 (0.62%) ISTQB
12 25 (0.53%) AWS Certification
13 24 (0.51%) ISEB
14 22 (0.47%) Master's Degree
15 18 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 14 (0.30%) DBS Check
16 14 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
17 13 (0.28%) CISSP
17 13 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 10 (0.21%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 301 (6.42%) QA
2 90 (1.92%) Accessibility
3 64 (1.36%) PMO
4 60 (1.28%) GDPR
5 48 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 26 (0.55%) SLA
7 25 (0.53%) WCAG
8 22 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 19 (0.41%) NIST
9 19 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.28%) PCI DSS
11 10 (0.21%) COBIT
12 8 (0.17%) GRC
13 7 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
14 6 (0.13%) IFRS
14 6 (0.13%) JTAG
15 5 (0.11%) PSD2
16 3 (0.064%) COREP
16 3 (0.064%) ISO 9001
16 3 (0.064%) MiFID
System Software
1 470 (10.02%) Docker
2 64 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 26 (0.55%) HDFS
4 24 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.26%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 12 (0.26%) RACF
5 12 (0.26%) vSphere
6 9 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.15%) Firmware
7 7 (0.15%) Platform Symphony
8 5 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.085%) NDS
9 4 (0.085%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 4 (0.085%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.064%) Postfix
10 3 (0.064%) vCloud
10 3 (0.064%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 407 (8.68%) Kubernetes
2 236 (5.03%) Terraform
3 202 (4.31%) Ansible
4 67 (1.43%) Grafana
5 64 (1.36%) Puppet
6 48 (1.02%) Prometheus
7 38 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
8 33 (0.70%) Kibana
9 20 (0.43%) Rancher
10 17 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
11 15 (0.32%) Packer
12 12 (0.26%) Tivoli NetView
13 9 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (0.19%) Istio
13 9 (0.19%) Oozie
13 9 (0.19%) SCCM
14 8 (0.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 8 (0.17%) Nagios
14 8 (0.17%) RSA Archer
15 7 (0.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 505 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 393 (8.38%) Oracle
3 172 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
4 156 (3.33%) Databricks
5 129 (2.75%) Google
6 119 (2.54%) Atlassian
7 105 (2.24%) SAP
8 87 (1.85%) Splunk
9 83 (1.77%) IBM
10 72 (1.53%) ServiceNow
11 62 (1.32%) Adobe
12 53 (1.13%) VMware
13 43 (0.92%) Pega
14 41 (0.87%) Informatica
15 40 (0.85%) CA Agile Central
15 40 (0.85%) Cloudera
16 38 (0.81%) MuleSoft
17 35 (0.75%) hybris
18 34 (0.72%) AppDynamics
18 34 (0.72%) Red Hat