Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 July 2018 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 17 28
Rank change year-on-year +2 +11 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 8,552 7,162 7,203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.21% 7.52% 6.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.57% 8.85% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,812 4,980 5,117
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +9.09%
10th Percentile £343 £333 £313
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 81 60
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +2.35% +5.25%
10th Percentile £35.40 £31.75 £30.55
90th Percentile £71.22 £58.00 £59.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 89,317 80,919 92,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.94% 84.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,921 52,955 61,108
UK median daily rate £450 £449 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% +5.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,460 2,122 2,286
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.54%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.03 £52.49 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% - +16.01%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. 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
England +1 7,746 £475 +1.71% 1,962
UK excluding London +8 4,551 £440 +3.53% 1,311
London -1 3,892 £510 +2.00% 782
South East +4 1,375 £457 +1.47% 346
North of England +2 1,089 £415 -2.35% 372
Midlands +13 699 £450 - 182
Yorkshire +2 479 £400 -5.88% 128
West Midlands +22 477 £475 +1.06% 112
Scotland +9 475 £425 +2.72% 72
North West +8 468 £428 +1.90% 208
South West 0 393 £425 +6.25% 136
East of England -13 296 £500 +8.11% 143
East Midlands +5 220 £400 -11.11% 70
Wales +8 199 £415 +3.75% 50
North East -1 146 £389 +0.97% 36
Northern Ireland +23 20 £431 +7.75% 10
Channel Islands -4 7 £350 -30.00%

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 with a requirement for Scrum.

1 7,805 (91.27%) Agile Software Development
2 2,519 (29.46%) Java
3 2,470 (28.88%) TDD
4 2,327 (27.21%) Kanban
5 1,822 (21.30%) JavaScript
6 1,636 (19.13%) Finance
7 1,587 (18.56%) Test Automation
8 1,583 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
9 1,480 (17.31%) Git (software)
10 1,466 (17.14%) BDD
11 1,431 (16.73%) DevOps
12 1,430 (16.72%) JIRA
13 1,293 (15.12%) SQL
14 1,242 (14.52%) Jenkins
15 1,221 (14.28%) C#
16 1,208 (14.13%) .NET
17 1,200 (14.03%) HTML
18 1,123 (13.13%) CSS
19 1,061 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
20 1,037 (12.13%) Web Services
21 1,013 (11.85%) User Stories
22 970 (11.34%) AngularJS
23 912 (10.66%) Microservices
24 898 (10.50%) REST
25 884 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
26 860 (10.06%) Spring
27 845 (9.88%) SQL Server
28 785 (9.18%) Software Engineering
29 784 (9.17%) RESTful
30 775 (9.06%) Linux

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 746 (8.72%) Confluence
2 220 (2.57%) Apache
3 202 (2.36%) CMS
4 197 (2.30%) Apache Spark
5 144 (1.68%) Tomcat
6 135 (1.58%) JBoss
7 125 (1.46%) SharePoint
8 124 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
9 118 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
10 64 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
11 62 (0.72%) WebSphere
12 51 (0.60%) WebLogic
13 50 (0.58%) IIS
14 49 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 49 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 47 (0.55%) Umbraco
16 46 (0.54%) NServiceBus
17 43 (0.50%) OpenStack
18 40 (0.47%) Apache Solr
19 39 (0.46%) Jetty
Applications
1 140 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 94 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 77 (0.90%) Photoshop
4 67 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
5 43 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 38 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 23 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (0.16%) InVision
9 10 (0.12%) Fireworks
9 10 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.11%) UXPin
11 8 (0.094%) GIMP
12 7 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.070%) SPSS
14 5 (0.058%) HipChat
15 2 (0.023%) InDesign
15 2 (0.023%) Mingle
15 2 (0.023%) OmniGraffle
15 2 (0.023%) Stata
16 1 (0.012%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 101 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 19 (0.22%) Magento
3 19 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
4 13 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 9 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 9 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.082%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.082%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.082%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.082%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.082%) Temenos T24
8 5 (0.058%) AquaLogic BPM
8 5 (0.058%) CA PPM
8 5 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.058%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,061 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
2 884 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 265 (3.10%) GitHub
4 160 (1.87%) PaaS
5 149 (1.74%) npm
6 130 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 127 (1.49%) SaaS
8 113 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
9 110 (1.29%) Serverless
10 79 (0.92%) IaaS
11 72 (0.84%) Amazon S3
12 70 (0.82%) OpenShift
13 61 (0.71%) Office 365
14 59 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
15 56 (0.65%) Slack
16 53 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
17 50 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
17 50 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
18 44 (0.51%) Heroku
19 38 (0.44%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 237 (2.77%) HTTP
2 116 (1.36%) Internet
3 87 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 72 (0.84%) SMS
5 40 (0.47%) DNS
5 40 (0.47%) VPN
6 39 (0.46%) Firewall
7 24 (0.28%) PuTTY
7 24 (0.28%) WinSCP
8 23 (0.27%) WAN
9 22 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
9 22 (0.26%) SSL
10 18 (0.21%) Intranet
11 17 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
12 16 (0.19%) AMQP
12 16 (0.19%) MQTT
13 15 (0.18%) LAN
13 15 (0.18%) Network Security
14 14 (0.16%) DHCP
14 14 (0.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 845 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 459 (5.37%) Big Data
3 449 (5.25%) Relational Database
4 448 (5.24%) NoSQL
5 343 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
6 323 (3.78%) MongoDB
7 308 (3.60%) MySQL
8 293 (3.43%) Hadoop
9 246 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
10 149 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
11 146 (1.71%) RDBMS
12 143 (1.67%) Apache Hive
13 131 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 130 (1.52%) Oracle Database
15 122 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 107 (1.25%) HBase
17 103 (1.20%) Power BI
18 90 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
19 75 (0.88%) Redis
20 64 (0.75%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,480 (17.31%) Git (software)
2 1,430 (16.72%) JIRA
3 1,242 (14.52%) Jenkins
4 773 (9.04%) Selenium
5 519 (6.07%) Maven
6 445 (5.20%) Cucumber
7 415 (4.85%) JUnit
8 361 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 297 (3.47%) Subversion
10 280 (3.27%) Visual Studio
11 236 (2.76%) TeamCity
12 202 (2.36%) Mockito
13 199 (2.33%) SonarQube
14 190 (2.22%) SpecFlow
15 189 (2.21%) WebDriver
16 183 (2.14%) SoapUI
17 175 (2.05%) Jasmine
18 166 (1.94%) Gradle
18 166 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
19 161 (1.88%) JMeter
General
1 1,636 (19.13%) Finance
2 735 (8.59%) Banking
3 405 (4.74%) Retail
4 229 (2.68%) Marketing
5 189 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 139 (1.63%) Games
7 122 (1.43%) Investment Banking
8 110 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 94 (1.10%) Front Office
10 91 (1.06%) Electronics
11 90 (1.05%) Publishing
12 88 (1.03%) Retail Banking
13 72 (0.84%) Law
14 67 (0.78%) Back Office
15 58 (0.68%) Legal
16 55 (0.64%) Advertising
17 47 (0.55%) Financial Institution
18 35 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
19 21 (0.25%) Billing
20 17 (0.20%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 3,442 (40.25%) Developer
2 979 (11.45%) Java Developer
3 956 (11.18%) Scrum Master
4 910 (10.64%) Analyst
5 576 (6.74%) Business Analyst
6 553 (6.47%) .NET Developer
7 494 (5.78%) Senior Developer
8 493 (5.76%) Project Manager
9 427 (4.99%) Architect
10 405 (4.74%) C# Developer
11 297 (3.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 279 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
13 262 (3.06%) C# .NET Developer
14 253 (2.96%) JavaScript Developer
15 247 (2.89%) Agile Scrum Master
16 229 (2.68%) Software Engineer
17 225 (2.63%) Test Analyst
18 224 (2.62%) Tester
19 206 (2.41%) Agile Coach
19 206 (2.41%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,208 (14.13%) .NET
2 1,200 (14.03%) HTML
3 1,123 (13.13%) CSS
4 1,037 (12.13%) Web Services
5 970 (11.34%) AngularJS
6 898 (10.50%) REST
7 860 (10.06%) Spring
8 784 (9.17%) RESTful
9 689 (8.06%) Node.js
10 575 (6.72%) JSON
11 566 (6.62%) HTML5
11 566 (6.62%) React
12 524 (6.13%) ASP.NET
13 486 (5.68%) jQuery
14 463 (5.41%) SOAP
15 458 (5.36%) XML
16 424 (4.96%) CSS3
17 384 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web API
18 343 (4.01%) .NET Framework
19 334 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 773 (9.04%) User Experience
2 501 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
3 376 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
4 302 (3.53%) Mobile App
5 199 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 194 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 184 (2.15%) Fintech
8 167 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
9 146 (1.71%) Virtual Team
10 137 (1.60%) iPad
11 91 (1.06%) Algorithms
12 86 (1.01%) Management Information System
13 77 (0.90%) Wiki
14 71 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
15 62 (0.72%) Data Structures
16 60 (0.70%) Data Centre
17 51 (0.60%) Derivative
18 41 (0.48%) Client/Server
19 39 (0.46%) Public Cloud
20 38 (0.44%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 775 (9.06%) Linux
2 367 (4.29%) Unix
3 357 (4.17%) Windows
4 267 (3.12%) Apple iOS
5 260 (3.04%) Android
6 147 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 80 (0.94%) CentOS
8 59 (0.69%) Windows Server
9 33 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 29 (0.34%) Windows 10
11 28 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (0.23%) Solaris
13 17 (0.20%) CoreOS
14 15 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 14 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
17 11 (0.13%) Debian
17 11 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.082%) AIX
18 7 (0.082%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,805 (91.27%) Agile Software Development
2 2,470 (28.88%) TDD
3 2,327 (27.21%) Kanban
4 1,587 (18.56%) Test Automation
5 1,583 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
6 1,466 (17.14%) BDD
7 1,431 (16.73%) DevOps
8 1,013 (11.85%) User Stories
9 912 (10.66%) Microservices
10 785 (9.18%) Software Engineering
11 772 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
12 770 (9.00%) MVC
13 752 (8.79%) E-Commerce
14 749 (8.76%) Project Management
15 689 (8.06%) Coaching
16 603 (7.05%) OO
17 589 (6.89%) Stakeholder Management
18 578 (6.76%) SDLC
19 529 (6.19%) Mentoring
20 516 (6.03%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,519 (29.46%) Java
2 1,822 (21.30%) JavaScript
3 1,293 (15.12%) SQL
4 1,221 (14.28%) C#
5 676 (7.90%) Python
6 529 (6.19%) Java 8
7 348 (4.07%) Scala
8 260 (3.04%) Ruby
9 222 (2.60%) T-SQL
10 213 (2.49%) Bash Shell
11 204 (2.39%) Groovy
12 194 (2.27%) TypeScript
13 179 (2.09%) C++
14 163 (1.91%) ES6
15 161 (1.88%) PowerShell
16 153 (1.79%) Shell Script
17 151 (1.77%) PHP
18 108 (1.26%) C
19 107 (1.25%) PL/SQL
20 100 (1.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 718 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 552 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 481 (5.62%) Degree
4 156 (1.82%) ISEB
5 140 (1.64%) ISTQB
6 81 (0.95%) PMI Certification
7 80 (0.94%) PMP
8 78 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 74 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
10 73 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
11 68 (0.80%) Master's Degree
12 62 (0.72%) DV Cleared
13 43 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
14 38 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 37 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 27 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
17 24 (0.28%) CISSP
18 21 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
19 19 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
20 18 (0.21%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 654 (7.65%) QA
2 90 (1.05%) PMO
3 87 (1.02%) GDPR
4 68 (0.80%) GCP
5 48 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 39 (0.46%) SLA
7 34 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
8 33 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 21 (0.25%) MiFID
9 21 (0.25%) PSD2
10 16 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
10 16 (0.19%) EMIR
10 16 (0.19%) NIST 800
10 16 (0.19%) PCI DSS
11 11 (0.13%) WCAG
12 9 (0.11%) COBIT
13 5 (0.058%) ISO 20022
13 5 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.047%) ISO 13485
15 3 (0.035%) SEPA
System Software
1 726 (8.49%) Docker
2 84 (0.98%) HDFS
3 80 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 68 (0.80%) Active Directory
5 61 (0.71%) vSphere
6 50 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 42 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (0.22%) Apache Flume
9 14 (0.16%) VirtualBox
10 9 (0.11%) Hyper-V
11 8 (0.094%) vCloud
11 8 (0.094%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.094%) Xen
12 6 (0.070%) LXC
12 6 (0.070%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.058%) GeoWebCache
13 5 (0.058%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.035%) oVirt
14 3 (0.035%) Postfix
14 3 (0.035%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 385 (4.50%) Kubernetes
2 295 (3.45%) Ansible
3 265 (3.10%) Puppet
4 186 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 166 (1.94%) Terraform
6 66 (0.77%) Mesos
7 55 (0.64%) Consul
8 52 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
9 49 (0.57%) HP ALM
10 38 (0.44%) Kibana
11 33 (0.39%) Oozie
12 32 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
13 30 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
14 28 (0.33%) Packer
15 27 (0.32%) logstash
15 27 (0.32%) Prometheus
16 21 (0.25%) Grafana
17 17 (0.20%) HAProxy
17 17 (0.20%) Nagios
18 16 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 710 (8.30%) Microsoft
2 622 (7.27%) Oracle
3 218 (2.55%) SAP
4 170 (1.99%) Google
5 169 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
6 168 (1.96%) Atlassian
7 160 (1.87%) IBM
8 151 (1.77%) Red Hat
9 125 (1.46%) VMware
10 113 (1.32%) Adobe
11 112 (1.31%) Sitecore
12 81 (0.95%) Splunk
13 75 (0.88%) HP
14 62 (0.72%) Cloudera
15 59 (0.69%) hybris
16 58 (0.68%) MuleSoft
17 57 (0.67%) ServiceNow
17 57 (0.67%) Tableau
18 51 (0.60%) Pega
19 46 (0.54%) Informatica