Period
to 19 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 23 29 22
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7 -2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5,061 2,035 4,520
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 7.25% 6.00% 6.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.12% 6.87% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,412 1,390 3,104
10th Percentile £407 £350 £361
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £717 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 24 23
10th Percentile £39.32 £24.00 £16.45
25th Percentile £39.75 £38.91 £25.00
Median hourly rate £48.27 £52.50 £36.70
Median % change year-on-year -8.07% +43.05% -25.86%
75th Percentile £65.50 £58.00 £48.13
90th Percentile £77.50 £62.63 £51.05
UK median hourly rate £52.57 £50.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +5.13% +20.48% -12.63%

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 62,338 29,640 56,544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.30% 87.45% 86.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,265 20,400 38,291
10th Percentile £325 £300 £288
25th Percentile £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,446 979 1,686
10th Percentile £12.13 £11.87 £11.82
25th Percentile £15.00 £15.75 £14.90
Median hourly rate £25.15 £26.81 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year -6.19% +28.15% -3.87%
75th Percentile £49.25 £47.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.63 £58.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £27.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% -3.49%

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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London +9 2,874 £560 +6.67% 579
South East +6 602 £550 +13.02% 208
Midlands +9 395 £500 +17.37% 177
North of England -4 392 £500 +7.82% 247
West Midlands +5 300 £525 +23.97% 106
South West +10 275 £488 +2.63% 117
Yorkshire -9 179 £500 +11.11% 85
North West +8 173 £500 +11.11% 136
East of England +1 170 £525 +16.67% 74
East Midlands +12 88 £475 +21.79% 70
North East -2 40 £534 +6.80% 26
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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 4,337 (85.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,300 (25.69%) Social Skills
3 1,280 (25.29%) DevOps
4 1,145 (22.62%) Azure
5 1,099 (21.72%) Finance
6 1,063 (21.00%) Kanban
7 1,046 (20.67%) JIRA
8 947 (18.71%) Java
9 936 (18.49%) CI/CD
10 822 (16.24%) SQL
11 753 (14.88%) AWS
12 748 (14.78%) TDD
13 720 (14.23%) JavaScript
13 720 (14.23%) Microservices
14 681 (13.46%) C#
15 668 (13.20%) Git (software)
16 642 (12.69%) Software Engineering
17 635 (12.55%) Test Automation
18 627 (12.39%) Microsoft
19 620 (12.25%) User Stories
20 607 (11.99%) Confluence
21 606 (11.97%) Jenkins
22 600 (11.86%) .NET
23 593 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
24 547 (10.81%) Security Cleared
25 527 (10.41%) Docker
26 526 (10.39%) Project Management
27 524 (10.35%) Scaled Agile Framework
28 515 (10.18%) Continuous Integration
29 510 (10.08%) Python

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
1 607 (11.99%) Confluence
2 124 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 115 (2.27%) Apache Spark
4 72 (1.42%) CMS
5 50 (0.99%) IIS
6 47 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 45 (0.89%) Apache
8 36 (0.71%) SAS
9 35 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
10 31 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 25 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
12 24 (0.47%) WebLogic
13 23 (0.45%) JBoss
14 19 (0.38%) WebSphere
15 16 (0.32%) OpenStack
16 14 (0.28%) Appian
17 13 (0.26%) nginx
18 12 (0.24%) Headless CMS
18 12 (0.24%) Jetty
19 11 (0.22%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 112 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
3 54 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
3 54 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 47 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 31 (0.61%) Sketch
6 17 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.22%) InVision
7 11 (0.22%) Zeplin
8 9 (0.18%) UXPin
9 7 (0.14%) Adobe XD
10 6 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.079%) Mingle
12 2 (0.040%) Notepad++
12 2 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.040%) Stata
13 1 (0.020%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.020%) Marvel
13 1 (0.020%) PlantUML
Business Applications
1 49 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
3 13 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.12%) Magento
5 6 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.12%) Oracle SCM
6 5 (0.099%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.079%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.079%) Primavera
7 4 (0.079%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.079%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.059%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.040%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.040%) Endur
9 2 (0.040%) HiPortfolio
9 2 (0.040%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1,145 (22.62%) Azure
2 753 (14.88%) AWS
3 254 (5.02%) GitHub
4 228 (4.51%) Power Platform
5 163 (3.22%) Serverless
6 157 (3.10%) SaaS
7 156 (3.08%) PaaS
8 155 (3.06%) GCP
9 95 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
10 90 (1.78%) IaaS
11 80 (1.58%) Azure Data Factory
11 80 (1.58%) Microsoft 365
12 73 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
13 70 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
14 56 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
15 55 (1.09%) Amazon S3
15 55 (1.09%) OpenShift
16 52 (1.03%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 51 (1.01%) Azure Logic Apps
17 51 (1.01%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 56 (1.11%) Firewall
1 56 (1.11%) HTTP
2 43 (0.85%) TCP/IP
3 37 (0.73%) MQTT
4 29 (0.57%) DNS
4 29 (0.57%) Internet
5 26 (0.51%) RTMP
6 23 (0.45%) SSL
7 21 (0.41%) LAN
8 18 (0.36%) VPN
9 17 (0.34%) Ethernet
9 17 (0.34%) WAN
10 16 (0.32%) IPv4
10 16 (0.32%) IPv6
11 14 (0.28%) Multicast
12 12 (0.24%) MPLS
13 11 (0.22%) Bluetooth
13 11 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.20%) BGP
15 8 (0.16%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 432 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 216 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
3 209 (4.13%) NoSQL
4 191 (3.77%) Big Data
5 189 (3.73%) Power BI
6 155 (3.06%) MySQL
7 144 (2.85%) MongoDB
8 140 (2.77%) Relational Database
9 138 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
10 132 (2.61%) Data Lake
11 92 (1.82%) Hadoop
12 91 (1.80%) Tableau
13 76 (1.50%) Oracle Database
14 63 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 57 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
16 54 (1.07%) Apache Hive
17 47 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 40 (0.79%) Redis
18 40 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 37 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1,046 (20.67%) JIRA
2 668 (13.20%) Git (software)
3 606 (11.97%) Jenkins
4 205 (4.05%) Maven
4 205 (4.05%) Selenium
5 165 (3.26%) GitLab
6 148 (2.92%) Cucumber
7 122 (2.41%) JUnit
8 117 (2.31%) TeamCity
9 111 (2.19%) Visual Studio
10 95 (1.88%) SonarQube
11 88 (1.74%) Gradle
12 83 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 80 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
14 77 (1.52%) Subversion
15 75 (1.48%) Bitbucket
15 75 (1.48%) SpecFlow
16 71 (1.40%) Postman
17 68 (1.34%) Mockito
18 48 (0.95%) JMeter
General
1 1,300 (25.69%) Social Skills
2 1,099 (21.72%) Finance
3 430 (8.50%) Banking
4 420 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
5 339 (6.70%) Public Sector
6 220 (4.35%) Presentation Skills
7 195 (3.85%) Marketing
8 190 (3.75%) Retail
9 157 (3.10%) Investment Banking
10 138 (2.73%) Influencing Skills
11 134 (2.65%) Front Office
12 130 (2.57%) Telecoms
13 92 (1.82%) Legal
14 72 (1.42%) Manufacturing
15 67 (1.32%) Law
16 64 (1.26%) Games
17 54 (1.07%) Financial Institution
18 51 (1.01%) Publishing
19 44 (0.87%) Documentation Skills
20 40 (0.79%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,407 (27.80%) Developer
2 555 (10.97%) Scrum Master
3 495 (9.78%) Analyst
4 375 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 356 (7.03%) Business Analyst
6 323 (6.38%) Java Developer
7 299 (5.91%) Architect
8 204 (4.03%) Senior Developer
9 183 (3.62%) Delivery Manager
10 179 (3.54%) .NET Developer
11 174 (3.44%) DevOps Engineer
12 159 (3.14%) Agile Coach
13 154 (3.04%) Product Owner
14 152 (3.00%) C# Developer
15 148 (2.92%) Data Engineer
16 126 (2.49%) Software Engineer
16 126 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
17 117 (2.31%) Agile Scrum Master
18 113 (2.23%) Azure Engineer
18 113 (2.23%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 600 (11.86%) .NET
2 404 (7.98%) HTML
3 387 (7.65%) CSS
4 371 (7.33%) REST
5 361 (7.13%) Spring
6 350 (6.92%) React
7 324 (6.40%) AngularJS
8 281 (5.55%) Node.js
9 276 (5.45%) RESTful
10 269 (5.32%) Web Services
11 248 (4.90%) Spring Boot
12 213 (4.21%) .NET Framework
13 197 (3.89%) ASP.NET
14 184 (3.64%) Kafka
15 174 (3.44%) JSON
16 157 (3.10%) .NET Core
17 146 (2.88%) XML
18 131 (2.59%) HTML5
19 108 (2.13%) SOAP
20 103 (2.04%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 419 (8.28%) User Experience
2 153 (3.02%) Mobile App
3 142 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
4 130 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
5 114 (2.25%) Cloud Native
6 89 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 85 (1.68%) Public Cloud
8 80 (1.58%) Virtual Team
9 74 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
10 62 (1.23%) Data Structures
11 61 (1.21%) Management Information System
12 58 (1.15%) Algorithms
13 55 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
14 53 (1.05%) Data Centre
15 44 (0.87%) Hedge funds
16 42 (0.83%) PMI
17 39 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
18 38 (0.75%) Derivative
19 31 (0.61%) NHS
20 29 (0.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 324 (6.40%) Linux
2 264 (5.22%) Windows
3 135 (2.67%) Unix
4 92 (1.82%) Android
5 75 (1.48%) Apple iOS
6 46 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (0.77%) Windows Server
8 15 (0.30%) Windows 10
9 13 (0.26%) CentOS
10 8 (0.16%) zOS
11 7 (0.14%) Solaris
12 6 (0.12%) OpenWrt
12 6 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
13 5 (0.099%) VME
14 4 (0.079%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.059%) Debian
16 2 (0.040%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,337 (85.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,280 (25.29%) DevOps
3 1,063 (21.00%) Kanban
4 936 (18.49%) CI/CD
5 748 (14.78%) TDD
6 720 (14.23%) Microservices
7 642 (12.69%) Software Engineering
8 635 (12.55%) Test Automation
9 620 (12.25%) User Stories
10 593 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
11 526 (10.39%) Project Management
12 524 (10.35%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 515 (10.18%) Continuous Integration
14 498 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 490 (9.68%) Analytics
16 453 (8.95%) SDLC
17 447 (8.83%) Coaching
18 425 (8.40%) Continuous Improvement
19 421 (8.32%) BDD
20 356 (7.03%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 947 (18.71%) Java
2 822 (16.24%) SQL
3 720 (14.23%) JavaScript
4 681 (13.46%) C#
5 510 (10.08%) Python
6 309 (6.11%) TypeScript
7 185 (3.66%) Java 8
8 142 (2.81%) PowerShell
9 141 (2.79%) Scala
10 106 (2.09%) C++
11 104 (2.05%) Java 11
12 91 (1.80%) Bash
13 89 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 85 (1.68%) PL/SQL
15 70 (1.38%) T-SQL
16 64 (1.26%) Kotlin
17 63 (1.24%) Ruby
18 61 (1.21%) C
19 57 (1.13%) Groovy
20 45 (0.89%) R
Qualifications
1 547 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 416 (8.22%) SC Cleared
3 280 (5.53%) Degree
4 111 (2.19%) PMI Certification
5 90 (1.78%) PMP
6 75 (1.48%) DV Cleared
7 71 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 62 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 44 (0.87%) ISTQB
10 34 (0.67%) AWS Certification
11 32 (0.63%) APMP
12 28 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 27 (0.53%) Sun Certification
14 26 (0.51%) OCPJP
15 21 (0.41%) ISEB
16 17 (0.34%) CISSP
17 16 (0.32%) DBS Check
18 14 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
18 14 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
18 14 (0.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 324 (6.40%) QA
2 106 (2.09%) Accessibility
3 104 (2.05%) PMO
4 78 (1.54%) Data Quality
5 69 (1.36%) GDPR
6 23 (0.45%) WCAG
7 22 (0.43%) SLA
8 15 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (0.24%) NIST
9 12 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.22%) COBIT
11 7 (0.14%) IFRS
12 5 (0.099%) Basel III
13 4 (0.079%) COREP
13 4 (0.079%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.079%) JTAG
13 4 (0.079%) MiFID
14 3 (0.059%) Dodd-Frank
14 3 (0.059%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 527 (10.41%) Docker
2 103 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 25 (0.49%) HDFS
3 25 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.12%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 6 (0.12%) RACF
8 6 (0.12%) vCloud
8 6 (0.12%) vSphere
9 5 (0.099%) LXC
10 4 (0.079%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.079%) Platform Symphony
11 3 (0.059%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 2 (0.040%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.040%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.040%) Postfix
12 2 (0.040%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 483 (9.54%) Kubernetes
2 287 (5.67%) Terraform
3 245 (4.84%) Ansible
4 84 (1.66%) Grafana
5 77 (1.52%) Prometheus
6 64 (1.26%) Puppet
7 35 (0.69%) Kibana
8 33 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (0.41%) Netcool
10 20 (0.40%) Istio
11 14 (0.28%) Packer
12 13 (0.26%) Rancher
13 12 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
14 10 (0.20%) ZABBIX
15 9 (0.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 8 (0.16%) Consul
16 8 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
17 7 (0.14%) logstash
17 7 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
18 6 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 627 (12.39%) Microsoft
2 323 (6.38%) Oracle
3 142 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
4 125 (2.47%) SAP
5 121 (2.39%) Google
6 118 (2.33%) Databricks
7 83 (1.64%) Atlassian
8 73 (1.44%) Splunk
9 70 (1.38%) ServiceNow
10 62 (1.23%) IBM
11 58 (1.15%) Adobe
12 56 (1.11%) VMware
13 48 (0.95%) Hortonworks
14 46 (0.91%) Cloudera
15 45 (0.89%) AppDynamics
15 45 (0.89%) Informatica
16 43 (0.85%) Pega
17 37 (0.73%) Red Hat
18 34 (0.67%) CA Agile Central
19 30 (0.59%) hybris