Period
to 26 September 2020

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 26 September 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
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 19 16
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1,836 6,418 8,483
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.23% 7.30% 8.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.21% 8.40% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,358 4,352 5,721
Median daily rate £489 £483 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +1.74% +1.06%
10th Percentile £329 £363 £350
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 57 66
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% -11.11% +10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% -9.09% +10.00%

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 25,475 76,387 89,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.48% 86.84% 86.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,067 50,073 59,020
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £436 £425
% change year-on-year +3.30% +2.50% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 2,290 2,449
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +19.51% -14.58%
10th Percentile £12.68 £11.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.21 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £31.39 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +30.79% +20.00% -16.67%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scrum.

Daily rate trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scrum over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scrum.

Hourly rate trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Scrum over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 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
England -5 1,641 £500 +2.56% 728
London -14 884 £516 +0.73% 251
UK excluding London -2 814 £463 +2.78% 537
Work from Home +24 290 £460 -3.16% 118
North of England -1 218 £475 +5.56% 146
South East -8 175 £475 - 122
South West +1 131 £490 +3.16% 69
North West +6 110 £500 +5.26% 81
East of England +2 107 £450 - 65
Midlands -20 91 £413 -8.33% 73
Scotland -2 81 £440 -7.37% 26
Yorkshire +1 79 £455 +5.51% 51
West Midlands -11 78 £420 -11.58% 47
North East -1 29 £450 +1.58% 14
East Midlands -23 13 £400 -4.76% 26
Wales -7 10 £440 +7.65% 27
Northern Ireland +11 1 £350 -22.22% 9

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 with a requirement for Scrum.

1 1,647 (89.71%) Agile Software Development
2 542 (29.52%) Java
3 530 (28.87%) DevOps
4 526 (28.65%) Kanban
5 422 (22.98%) JIRA
6 408 (22.22%) AWS
7 405 (22.06%) Azure
8 396 (21.57%) Git (software)
9 372 (20.26%) Test Automation
10 347 (18.90%) Finance
11 338 (18.41%) SQL
12 335 (18.25%) Security Cleared
13 329 (17.92%) TDD
14 312 (16.99%) Jenkins
15 286 (15.58%) Python
16 276 (15.03%) Confluence
17 265 (14.43%) SC Cleared
18 264 (14.38%) JavaScript
19 257 (14.00%) Microservices
20 256 (13.94%) Docker
21 249 (13.56%) BDD
21 249 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
22 228 (12.42%) Web Services
23 224 (12.20%) Microsoft
24 210 (11.44%) User Stories
25 206 (11.22%) Spring
26 204 (11.11%) REST
27 200 (10.89%) Public Sector
28 197 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
29 189 (10.29%) HTML

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
1 276 (15.03%) Confluence
2 50 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 44 (2.40%) Cloud Foundry
4 41 (2.23%) CMS
5 37 (2.02%) Apache Spark
6 36 (1.96%) Apache
6 36 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
7 33 (1.80%) Mule
8 29 (1.58%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.87%) JBoss
9 16 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (0.82%) WebLogic
11 13 (0.71%) Appian
12 12 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
13 10 (0.54%) nginx
13 10 (0.54%) Umbraco
13 10 (0.54%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.49%) Red Hat Fuse
14 9 (0.49%) SAS
15 8 (0.44%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 54 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.44%) Figma
5 8 (0.44%) Sketch
6 7 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.16%) InVision
7 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.11%) InDesign
8 2 (0.11%) LibreOffice
8 2 (0.11%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.054%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.054%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.054%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.054%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.65%) Teamcenter
3 9 (0.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 7 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.33%) Magento
6 5 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.27%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.22%) Workfront
8 3 (0.16%) Endur
8 3 (0.16%) HiPortfolio
8 3 (0.16%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.11%) Maximo
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 408 (22.22%) AWS
2 405 (22.06%) Azure
3 127 (6.92%) GitHub
4 120 (6.54%) GCP
5 101 (5.50%) Power Platform
6 78 (4.25%) Slack
7 69 (3.76%) Serverless
8 52 (2.83%) PaaS
9 51 (2.78%) Amazon S3
10 42 (2.29%) AWS Lambda
11 40 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 39 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
13 37 (2.02%) IaaS
13 37 (2.02%) SaaS
14 36 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
15 35 (1.91%) npm
15 35 (1.91%) Office 365
16 31 (1.69%) OpenShift
17 27 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
18 22 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.12%) SSL
2 38 (2.07%) DNS
3 35 (1.91%) TCP/IP
4 31 (1.69%) HTTP
5 29 (1.58%) Firewall
6 18 (0.98%) Reverse Proxy
7 17 (0.93%) Internet
8 13 (0.71%) Skype
9 11 (0.60%) VPN
10 8 (0.44%) WAN
11 7 (0.38%) Wireless
12 6 (0.33%) Ethernet
12 6 (0.33%) SSH
13 3 (0.16%) DSL
13 3 (0.16%) MPLS
13 3 (0.16%) MQTT
13 3 (0.16%) Multicast
14 2 (0.11%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.11%) Kerberos
14 2 (0.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 101 (5.50%) MySQL
3 91 (4.96%) Relational Database
4 89 (4.85%) Power BI
5 75 (4.08%) Big Data
6 72 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
7 62 (3.38%) MongoDB
7 62 (3.38%) NoSQL
8 54 (2.94%) Oracle Database
9 53 (2.89%) Hadoop
10 52 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
11 48 (2.61%) Data Lake
12 45 (2.45%) Pentaho
13 44 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 32 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
15 31 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
16 28 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 23 (1.25%) Cosmos DB
18 21 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 17 (0.93%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 422 (22.98%) JIRA
2 396 (21.57%) Git (software)
3 312 (16.99%) Jenkins
4 137 (7.46%) Maven
5 134 (7.30%) Selenium
6 127 (6.92%) JUnit
7 110 (5.99%) Cucumber
8 76 (4.14%) Sonatype Nexus
9 69 (3.76%) Mockito
10 64 (3.49%) GitLab
11 46 (2.51%) Gradle
12 45 (2.45%) Bitbucket
12 45 (2.45%) JMeter
13 43 (2.34%) SoapUI
14 41 (2.23%) SonarQube
15 40 (2.18%) Subversion
16 37 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
16 37 (2.02%) Xcode
17 34 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 34 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 347 (18.90%) Finance
2 200 (10.89%) Public Sector
3 133 (7.24%) Banking
4 70 (3.81%) Front Office
5 60 (3.27%) Marketing
6 41 (2.23%) Investment Banking
7 39 (2.12%) Telecoms
8 22 (1.20%) Aerospace
9 21 (1.14%) Retail
10 20 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 17 (0.93%) Law
12 15 (0.82%) Electronics
13 13 (0.71%) Legal
13 13 (0.71%) Publishing
14 11 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.49%) Games
16 8 (0.44%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.38%) Automotive
18 6 (0.33%) Military
18 6 (0.33%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 671 (36.55%) Developer
2 188 (10.24%) Analyst
3 153 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 129 (7.03%) Scrum Master
5 113 (6.15%) Business Analyst
6 112 (6.10%) Architect
7 107 (5.83%) DevOps Engineer
8 83 (4.52%) Senior Developer
9 75 (4.08%) Project Manager
10 49 (2.67%) Azure Developer
10 49 (2.67%) C# Developer
11 48 (2.61%) .NET Developer
11 48 (2.61%) Data Engineer
11 48 (2.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 44 (2.40%) Full Stack Developer
13 39 (2.12%) Tester
14 36 (1.96%) Consultant
15 35 (1.91%) Delivery Manager
15 35 (1.91%) Designer
15 35 (1.91%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (12.42%) Web Services
2 206 (11.22%) Spring
3 204 (11.11%) REST
4 189 (10.29%) HTML
5 188 (10.24%) .NET
6 171 (9.31%) Node.js
7 163 (8.88%) CSS
8 162 (8.82%) AngularJS
9 149 (8.12%) Spring Boot
10 134 (7.30%) React
11 121 (6.59%) JSON
12 120 (6.54%) SOAP
13 116 (6.32%) RESTful
14 91 (4.96%) XML
15 75 (4.08%) Kafka
16 69 (3.76%) HTML5
17 57 (3.10%) Redux
18 51 (2.78%) ASP.NET
19 45 (2.45%) jQuery
20 44 (2.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 158 (8.61%) User Experience
2 147 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (5.01%) Mobile App
4 84 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
5 73 (3.98%) Fixed Income
6 62 (3.38%) Derivative
7 44 (2.40%) Hedge funds
8 42 (2.29%) Public Cloud
9 32 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
9 32 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 31 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 31 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
11 30 (1.63%) Data Structures
12 25 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (1.20%) Credit Derivative
14 21 (1.14%) Virtual Team
15 15 (0.82%) PKI
16 14 (0.76%) NHS
17 12 (0.65%) Cloud Native
17 12 (0.65%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 175 (9.53%) Linux
2 84 (4.58%) Windows
3 74 (4.03%) Unix
4 68 (3.70%) Android
5 66 (3.59%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (1.36%) CentOS
8 19 (1.03%) Windows Server
9 14 (0.76%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
11 8 (0.44%) Debian
11 8 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.44%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.22%) Solaris
14 3 (0.16%) Fedora
15 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.054%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.054%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,647 (89.71%) Agile Software Development
2 530 (28.87%) DevOps
3 526 (28.65%) Kanban
4 372 (20.26%) Test Automation
5 329 (17.92%) TDD
6 257 (14.00%) Microservices
7 249 (13.56%) BDD
7 249 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
8 210 (11.44%) User Stories
9 197 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
10 178 (9.69%) Analytics
11 155 (8.44%) Migration
12 151 (8.22%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 150 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
14 143 (7.79%) Project Management
15 132 (7.19%) Open Source
16 130 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
17 129 (7.03%) Data Modelling
18 125 (6.81%) SDLC
18 125 (6.81%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 542 (29.52%) Java
2 338 (18.41%) SQL
3 286 (15.58%) Python
4 264 (14.38%) JavaScript
5 183 (9.97%) C#
6 131 (7.14%) Java 8
7 70 (3.81%) Bash Shell
8 63 (3.43%) C++
9 58 (3.16%) PowerShell
9 58 (3.16%) R
10 57 (3.10%) Scala
11 52 (2.83%) C
12 51 (2.78%) Kotlin
13 50 (2.72%) T-SQL
14 49 (2.67%) PL/SQL
15 44 (2.40%) Apple Swift
16 43 (2.34%) TypeScript
17 42 (2.29%) Ruby
18 40 (2.18%) Shell Script
19 35 (1.91%) Perl
Qualifications
1 335 (18.25%) Security Cleared
2 265 (14.43%) SC Cleared
3 101 (5.50%) Degree
4 61 (3.32%) DV Cleared
5 46 (2.51%) ISTQB
6 44 (2.40%) ISEB
7 28 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 25 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 21 (1.14%) Master's Degree
10 19 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (0.82%) PMI Certification
12 12 (0.65%) AWS Certification
13 11 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.60%) PMP
14 9 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
15 8 (0.44%) APMP
15 8 (0.44%) OCPJP
15 8 (0.44%) Sun Certification
16 7 (0.38%) CISM
16 7 (0.38%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (7.52%) QA
2 25 (1.36%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.82%) GDPR
4 13 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.60%) PMO
6 10 (0.54%) SLA
7 8 (0.44%) WCAG
8 7 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.33%) COBIT
9 6 (0.33%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.33%) NIST
10 5 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.22%) GxP
12 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.11%) HL7
12 2 (0.11%) MiFID
12 2 (0.11%) NCSC
13 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 256 (13.94%) Docker
2 66 (3.59%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 12 (0.65%) NDS
5 12 (0.65%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 10 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (0.38%) vSphere
8 5 (0.27%) Postfix
9 4 (0.22%) HDFS
10 3 (0.16%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 3 (0.16%) GridGain
10 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.054%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 161 (8.77%) Kubernetes
2 115 (6.26%) Terraform
3 99 (5.39%) Ansible
4 59 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (2.61%) Puppet
6 19 (1.03%) Kibana
7 18 (0.98%) Prometheus
8 17 (0.93%) Grafana
8 17 (0.93%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 12 (0.65%) SCCM
10 9 (0.49%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.44%) Packer
12 6 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.33%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
13 5 (0.27%) Nagios
13 5 (0.27%) Salt
14 4 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
14 4 (0.22%) Oozie
Vendors
1 224 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 159 (8.66%) Oracle
3 100 (5.45%) Splunk
4 85 (4.63%) Google
5 64 (3.49%) AppDynamics
6 60 (3.27%) Databricks
7 41 (2.23%) MuleSoft
8 37 (2.02%) IBM
8 37 (2.02%) SAP
9 36 (1.96%) Red Hat
10 33 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
11 31 (1.69%) Atlassian
12 27 (1.47%) StreamSets
13 26 (1.42%) VMware
14 25 (1.36%) Informatica
15 23 (1.25%) F5
16 20 (1.09%) Hortonworks
16 20 (1.09%) ServiceNow
17 19 (1.03%) Bloomberg
17 19 (1.03%) Cloudera