Period
to 7 July 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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 16 17
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2,488 6,810 7,670
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.72% 7.98% 8.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.80% 9.12% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,687 4,694 5,350
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
10th Percentile £360 £363 £348
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £496 £476 £475
% change year-on-year +4.36% +0.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 61 51
Median hourly rate £39.77 £47.50 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.27% -4.04% +15.12%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £57.85 £60.00 £72.03
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% -9.09% +15.12%

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 31,883 74,694 82,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.17% 87.49% 87.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,407 49,727 55,126
Median daily rate £480 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £305 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,056 2,017 2,265
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +13.64% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.79 £12.00 £11.21
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £32.15 £24.60 £21.50
% change year-on-year +30.68% +14.41% -14.00%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -11 1,242 £525 +4.48% 172
South East -9 390 £470 -1.05% 92
South West +3 267 £475 - 77
North of England -18 254 £500 +12.99% 120
East of England -4 161 £458 -2.40% 41
Midlands -14 154 £450 - 59
North West +1 147 £515 +8.42% 60
West Midlands -13 114 £450 -2.70% 35
Yorkshire -27 66 £445 +4.71% 49
North East -16 41 £478 +12.35% 11
East Midlands -12 37 £405 +6.23% 24
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 2,260 (90.84%) Agile Software Development
2 676 (27.17%) Java
3 654 (26.29%) Kanban
4 613 (24.64%) DevOps
5 534 (21.46%) JIRA
6 505 (20.30%) Azure
7 494 (19.86%) AWS
8 473 (19.01%) Git (software)
9 462 (18.57%) JavaScript
10 456 (18.33%) TDD
11 438 (17.60%) Test Automation
12 435 (17.48%) Finance
13 433 (17.40%) SQL
14 386 (15.51%) Microservices
15 376 (15.11%) Docker
16 373 (14.99%) Security Cleared
17 359 (14.43%) Jenkins
18 342 (13.75%) C#
19 334 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
20 329 (13.22%) .NET
21 326 (13.10%) Web Services
22 323 (12.98%) Python
23 317 (12.74%) Confluence
24 310 (12.46%) SC Cleared
25 291 (11.70%) Microsoft
26 284 (11.41%) BDD
27 278 (11.17%) AngularJS
28 270 (10.85%) Node.js
29 258 (10.37%) Analytics
30 257 (10.33%) User Stories

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
1 317 (12.74%) Confluence
2 103 (4.14%) Elasticsearch
3 52 (2.09%) CMS
4 51 (2.05%) SharePoint
5 48 (1.93%) Apache Spark
6 44 (1.77%) Apache
7 40 (1.61%) Tomcat
8 25 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
9 24 (0.96%) SAS
10 21 (0.84%) nginx
11 20 (0.80%) WebLogic
12 19 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 16 (0.64%) Camunda
13 16 (0.64%) JBoss
14 15 (0.60%) IIS
15 11 (0.44%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
16 10 (0.40%) Appian
17 9 (0.36%) Jupyter
17 9 (0.36%) Mule
Applications
1 52 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
4 25 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.72%) Sketch
6 16 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 11 (0.44%) InVision
8 7 (0.28%) Figma
9 6 (0.24%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.16%) Zeplin
12 2 (0.080%) InDesign
12 2 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.080%) UserZoom
13 1 (0.040%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.040%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.040%) LibreOffice
13 1 (0.040%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 37 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.44%) Teamcenter
3 9 (0.36%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.24%) Magento
4 6 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.16%) SAP PSCD
6 4 (0.16%) Workfront
7 3 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.12%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.12%) SAP MDG
7 3 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 3 (0.12%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.080%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 505 (20.30%) Azure
2 494 (19.86%) AWS
3 119 (4.78%) GitHub
4 92 (3.70%) Power Platform
5 89 (3.58%) Serverless
6 84 (3.38%) GCP
7 59 (2.37%) Amazon S3
8 56 (2.25%) OpenShift
8 56 (2.25%) PaaS
9 54 (2.17%) SaaS
10 51 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
10 51 (2.05%) AWS Lambda
11 50 (2.01%) Slack
12 42 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 42 (1.69%) npm
13 35 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
13 35 (1.41%) IaaS
14 32 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
15 27 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
16 24 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.09%) TCP/IP
2 44 (1.77%) HTTP
3 38 (1.53%) Firewall
4 35 (1.41%) DNS
5 29 (1.17%) SSL
6 25 (1.00%) Internet
7 20 (0.80%) Ethernet
8 18 (0.72%) Skype
9 15 (0.60%) DSL
10 13 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
11 11 (0.44%) VPN
12 10 (0.40%) Wireshark
13 8 (0.32%) HTTPS
13 8 (0.32%) WAN
14 7 (0.28%) Wireless
15 6 (0.24%) LAN
15 6 (0.24%) SSH
16 5 (0.20%) DHCP
16 5 (0.20%) SNMP
17 4 (0.16%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 181 (7.27%) MySQL
3 102 (4.10%) Big Data
4 97 (3.90%) Relational Database
5 88 (3.54%) NoSQL
6 85 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
7 84 (3.38%) MongoDB
8 83 (3.34%) Power BI
9 73 (2.93%) Hadoop
10 62 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 61 (2.45%) Data Lake
12 58 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
13 56 (2.25%) Oracle Database
14 37 (1.49%) Pentaho
15 33 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 32 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 31 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 31 (1.25%) Redis
18 29 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
19 28 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 534 (21.46%) JIRA
2 473 (19.01%) Git (software)
3 359 (14.43%) Jenkins
4 201 (8.08%) Selenium
5 147 (5.91%) Maven
6 143 (5.75%) JUnit
7 139 (5.59%) Cucumber
8 71 (2.85%) Bitbucket
9 67 (2.69%) GitLab
10 65 (2.61%) Subversion
11 62 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 62 (2.49%) Visual Studio
12 60 (2.41%) Mockito
13 58 (2.33%) Jasmine
13 58 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
14 54 (2.17%) Gradle
15 46 (1.85%) TeamCity
16 45 (1.81%) Artifactory
16 45 (1.81%) SoapUI
17 42 (1.69%) SonarQube
General
1 435 (17.48%) Finance
2 203 (8.16%) Public Sector
3 128 (5.14%) Banking
4 105 (4.22%) Front Office
5 72 (2.89%) Marketing
6 54 (2.17%) Retail
7 40 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 34 (1.37%) Aerospace
8 34 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 24 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 24 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
10 22 (0.88%) Law
10 22 (0.88%) Military
11 15 (0.60%) Games
12 13 (0.52%) Electronics
13 12 (0.48%) Publishing
14 11 (0.44%) Back Office
14 11 (0.44%) Legal
15 10 (0.40%) Automotive
15 10 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 956 (38.42%) Developer
2 236 (9.49%) Analyst
3 197 (7.92%) Java Developer
4 178 (7.15%) Business Analyst
5 173 (6.95%) Scrum Master
6 149 (5.99%) Architect
7 144 (5.79%) DevOps Engineer
8 113 (4.54%) .NET Developer
9 109 (4.38%) Senior Developer
10 104 (4.18%) C# Developer
11 98 (3.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 96 (3.86%) Project Manager
13 91 (3.66%) React Developer
14 76 (3.05%) Software Engineer
15 65 (2.61%) Full Stack Developer
16 63 (2.53%) Tester
17 62 (2.49%) Delivery Manager
18 56 (2.25%) Angular Developer
19 54 (2.17%) Designer
20 53 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (13.22%) .NET
2 326 (13.10%) Web Services
3 278 (11.17%) AngularJS
4 270 (10.85%) Node.js
5 247 (9.93%) HTML
6 237 (9.53%) CSS
7 235 (9.45%) React
8 211 (8.48%) Spring
9 198 (7.96%) REST
10 181 (7.27%) RESTful
11 152 (6.11%) Spring Boot
12 129 (5.18%) SOAP
13 104 (4.18%) ASP.NET
14 103 (4.14%) Kafka
15 96 (3.86%) JSON
16 94 (3.78%) HTML5
17 92 (3.70%) XML
18 86 (3.46%) .NET Core
19 85 (3.42%) Redux
20 79 (3.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 247 (9.93%) User Experience
2 192 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (3.94%) Greenfield Project
4 82 (3.30%) Mobile App
5 63 (2.53%) Fixed Income
6 52 (2.09%) Management Information System
7 49 (1.97%) Public Cloud
8 42 (1.69%) Derivative
8 42 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 35 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
9 35 (1.41%) Virtual Team
10 34 (1.37%) Hedge funds
11 28 (1.13%) NHS
12 27 (1.09%) Cloud Native
13 23 (0.92%) Data Structures
14 22 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 20 (0.80%) Algorithms
15 20 (0.80%) PKI
16 19 (0.76%) Data Centre
17 18 (0.72%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 242 (9.73%) Linux
2 131 (5.27%) Windows
3 80 (3.22%) Unix
4 64 (2.57%) Android
5 57 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 37 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (1.13%) CentOS
8 21 (0.84%) Solaris
9 19 (0.76%) Windows Server
10 9 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
11 7 (0.28%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.24%) Debian
13 5 (0.20%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.16%) VMS
15 3 (0.12%) AIX
15 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.12%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.12%) zOS
16 2 (0.080%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,260 (90.84%) Agile Software Development
2 654 (26.29%) Kanban
3 613 (24.64%) DevOps
4 456 (18.33%) TDD
5 438 (17.60%) Test Automation
6 386 (15.51%) Microservices
7 334 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
8 284 (11.41%) BDD
9 258 (10.37%) Analytics
10 257 (10.33%) User Stories
11 249 (10.01%) Software Engineering
12 230 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
13 188 (7.56%) Project Management
13 188 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 182 (7.32%) SDLC
15 174 (6.99%) Migration
16 166 (6.67%) Unit Testing
17 162 (6.51%) Open Source
18 159 (6.39%) Business Intelligence
19 150 (6.03%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 676 (27.17%) Java
2 462 (18.57%) JavaScript
3 433 (17.40%) SQL
4 342 (13.75%) C#
5 323 (12.98%) Python
6 145 (5.83%) Java 8
7 83 (3.34%) C++
7 83 (3.34%) TypeScript
8 72 (2.89%) C
9 71 (2.85%) PowerShell
10 65 (2.61%) Bash Shell
11 56 (2.25%) PL/SQL
11 56 (2.25%) Scala
12 54 (2.17%) Shell Script
13 51 (2.05%) T-SQL
14 48 (1.93%) Ruby
15 42 (1.69%) Perl
16 40 (1.61%) R
17 38 (1.53%) ES6
17 38 (1.53%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 373 (14.99%) Security Cleared
2 310 (12.46%) SC Cleared
3 137 (5.51%) Degree
4 57 (2.29%) DV Cleared
5 42 (1.69%) ISEB
6 37 (1.49%) ISTQB
7 35 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 34 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 23 (0.92%) AWS Certification
9 23 (0.92%) PMI Certification
10 18 (0.72%) PMP
11 15 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (0.52%) Master's Degree
13 12 (0.48%) CISM
13 12 (0.48%) CISSP
13 12 (0.48%) DBS Check
14 9 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (0.28%) OCPJP
15 7 (0.28%) Sun Certification
16 6 (0.24%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (7.19%) QA
2 22 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 20 (0.80%) GDPR
4 14 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.56%) PMO
4 14 (0.56%) SLA
5 11 (0.44%) WCAG
6 10 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.36%) COBIT
8 6 (0.24%) MISRA
8 6 (0.24%) MISRA C
9 5 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.20%) GxP
9 5 (0.20%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.16%) MiFID
10 4 (0.16%) P3O
11 3 (0.12%) AICPA
12 2 (0.080%) JTAG
System Software
1 376 (15.11%) Docker
2 50 (2.01%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (0.64%) HDFS
5 14 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (0.32%) vSphere
8 6 (0.24%) NDS
8 6 (0.24%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 6 (0.24%) Postfix
9 5 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.16%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.12%) GridGain
12 1 (0.040%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.040%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.040%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.040%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.040%) XenApp
12 1 (0.040%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 217 (8.72%) Kubernetes
2 165 (6.63%) Terraform
3 141 (5.67%) Ansible
4 65 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (1.65%) Puppet
6 19 (0.76%) Packer
7 17 (0.68%) Grafana
7 17 (0.68%) Kibana
7 17 (0.68%) Prometheus
8 12 (0.48%) Consul
9 11 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
9 11 (0.44%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 8 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (0.32%) logstash
10 8 (0.32%) Rancher
10 8 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.24%) Oozie
11 6 (0.24%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 291 (11.70%) Microsoft
2 190 (7.64%) Oracle
3 66 (2.65%) SAP
4 65 (2.61%) Atlassian
5 54 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
6 52 (2.09%) Google
7 49 (1.97%) Splunk
8 41 (1.65%) Databricks
9 37 (1.49%) Informatica
10 36 (1.45%) Red Hat
11 34 (1.37%) IBM
12 32 (1.29%) AppDynamics
13 30 (1.21%) VMware
14 26 (1.05%) Adobe
15 25 (1.00%) StreamSets
16 23 (0.92%) Cloudera
17 19 (0.76%) Cisco
17 19 (0.76%) Hortonworks
18 18 (0.72%) MuleSoft
19 17 (0.68%) F5