Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 14 21
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 8,484 7,955 7,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.15% 7.71% 7.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.44% 9.00% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,577 5,568 5,330
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £358 £335 £319
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 72 72
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £20.32 £31.50 £37.53
90th Percentile £54.88 £50.98 £59.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 89,902 88,410 89,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.39% 85.71% 85.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,517 58,799 58,827
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,324 2,124 2,465
UK median hourly rate £22.10 £23.08 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.24% +2.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.68 £49.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.95% +6.11% -

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -4 7,688 £488 +2.63% 2,014
UK excluding London +4 4,578 £450 +5.88% 1,391
London -1 3,778 £513 +2.50% 777
South East +1 1,438 £475 +5.56% 399
North of England -1 866 £413 -1.79% 319
Midlands +12 725 £450 - 192
West Midlands +10 506 £463 +2.78% 114
South West +2 504 £460 +15.00% 174
Scotland +6 444 £426 +3.33% 79
North West +4 404 £425 +6.25% 152
East of England -3 376 £510 +7.37% 155
Yorkshire -6 324 £413 -2.94% 131
Wales +18 224 £425 +6.25% 63
East Midlands +8 219 £422 -0.71% 78
North East +4 142 £425 +6.25% 36
Northern Ireland +27 6 £406 +11.30% 11
Channel Islands -3 5 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 7,741 (91.24%) Agile Software Development
2 2,439 (28.75%) Java
3 2,211 (26.06%) TDD
4 2,186 (25.77%) Kanban
5 1,757 (20.71%) JavaScript
6 1,723 (20.31%) Test Automation
7 1,675 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
8 1,634 (19.26%) Finance
9 1,560 (18.39%) Git (software)
10 1,503 (17.72%) JIRA
11 1,494 (17.61%) DevOps
12 1,461 (17.22%) Jenkins
13 1,448 (17.07%) BDD
14 1,430 (16.86%) SQL
15 1,295 (15.26%) .NET
16 1,256 (14.80%) C#
17 1,223 (14.42%) HTML
18 1,165 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
19 1,092 (12.87%) CSS
20 1,038 (12.23%) User Stories
21 1,034 (12.19%) Microsoft Azure
22 997 (11.75%) Microservices
23 975 (11.49%) Web Services
24 949 (11.19%) REST
25 896 (10.56%) Docker
26 884 (10.42%) Spring
27 842 (9.92%) AngularJS
28 819 (9.65%) Microsoft
29 797 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
30 790 (9.31%) SQL Server

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
1 790 (9.31%) Confluence
2 231 (2.72%) CMS
3 171 (2.02%) Apache
4 165 (1.94%) Apache Spark
5 156 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
6 141 (1.66%) SharePoint
7 92 (1.08%) JBoss
8 88 (1.04%) Tomcat
9 72 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
10 68 (0.80%) WebSphere
11 63 (0.74%) Umbraco
12 62 (0.73%) WebLogic
13 59 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 54 (0.64%) IIS
15 53 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 52 (0.61%) NServiceBus
16 52 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
17 45 (0.53%) Apache Solr
18 38 (0.45%) nginx
19 32 (0.38%) Documentum
Applications
1 177 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 106 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 70 (0.83%) Photoshop
4 62 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
5 53 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 44 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 35 (0.41%) InVision
8 17 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 11 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.12%) Fireworks
12 8 (0.094%) UXPin
13 6 (0.071%) Chatbot
14 5 (0.059%) OmniGraffle
15 3 (0.035%) Adobe After Effects
15 3 (0.035%) Adobe Premiere
15 3 (0.035%) HipChat
16 2 (0.024%) GIMP
16 2 (0.024%) Mingle
16 2 (0.024%) Snapchat
Business Applications
1 128 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
3 19 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.14%) Magento
4 12 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.094%) AquaLogic BPM
6 8 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.083%) CA PPM
7 7 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.083%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.071%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.071%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.071%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.071%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.059%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.059%) Oracle Retail
10 4 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.047%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1,165 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
2 1,034 (12.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 250 (2.95%) GitHub
4 202 (2.38%) PaaS
5 178 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
6 165 (1.94%) SaaS
7 156 (1.84%) Serverless
8 129 (1.52%) npm
9 127 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
10 121 (1.43%) Amazon S3
11 119 (1.40%) IaaS
12 89 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
13 74 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
14 72 (0.85%) OpenShift
15 69 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
16 67 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
17 60 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 58 (0.68%) Office 365
19 52 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
20 50 (0.59%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 272 (3.21%) HTTP
2 128 (1.51%) Internet
3 89 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 74 (0.87%) SSL
5 71 (0.84%) Firewall
6 59 (0.70%) DNS
7 33 (0.39%) VPN
8 26 (0.31%) Kerberos
9 24 (0.28%) AMQP
10 21 (0.25%) HTTPS
10 21 (0.25%) SMS
11 20 (0.24%) WAN
12 18 (0.21%) DSL
12 18 (0.21%) Skype
13 17 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.17%) Ethernet
14 14 (0.17%) MQTT
14 14 (0.17%) Network Security
14 14 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
15 13 (0.15%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 790 (9.31%) SQL Server
2 423 (4.99%) Relational Database
3 361 (4.26%) Big Data
4 353 (4.16%) NoSQL
5 292 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
6 289 (3.41%) Hadoop
7 280 (3.30%) MySQL
8 279 (3.29%) MongoDB
9 275 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
10 171 (2.02%) Apache Hive
11 132 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 130 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
13 126 (1.49%) Oracle Database
14 118 (1.39%) RDBMS
15 107 (1.26%) Power BI
16 102 (1.20%) Data Lake
17 91 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 88 (1.04%) Impala
19 80 (0.94%) Redis
20 65 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,560 (18.39%) Git (software)
2 1,503 (17.72%) JIRA
3 1,461 (17.22%) Jenkins
4 767 (9.04%) Selenium
5 524 (6.18%) Maven
6 512 (6.03%) Cucumber
7 478 (5.63%) JUnit
8 327 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 306 (3.61%) Subversion
10 293 (3.45%) Visual Studio
11 283 (3.34%) Visual Studio Team System
12 247 (2.91%) WebDriver
13 227 (2.68%) TeamCity
14 210 (2.48%) SoapUI
15 190 (2.24%) JMeter
16 170 (2.00%) SonarQube
17 169 (1.99%) Mockito
18 156 (1.84%) Bitbucket
19 150 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
20 143 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,634 (19.26%) Finance
2 617 (7.27%) Banking
3 412 (4.86%) Retail
4 259 (3.05%) Marketing
5 214 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 127 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 121 (1.43%) Front Office
8 103 (1.21%) Electronics
9 101 (1.19%) Games
10 99 (1.17%) Investment Banking
11 95 (1.12%) Publishing
12 70 (0.83%) Law
13 67 (0.79%) Legal
14 63 (0.74%) Back Office
15 54 (0.64%) Advertising
16 49 (0.58%) Financial Institution
17 46 (0.54%) Retail Banking
18 44 (0.52%) Billing
19 43 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
20 28 (0.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3,341 (39.38%) Developer
2 947 (11.16%) Java Developer
3 836 (9.85%) Analyst
4 834 (9.83%) Scrum Master
5 542 (6.39%) .NET Developer
6 540 (6.36%) Business Analyst
7 436 (5.14%) Senior Developer
8 416 (4.90%) Architect
9 395 (4.66%) Project Manager
10 357 (4.21%) C# Developer
11 352 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
12 306 (3.61%) Tester
13 238 (2.81%) Software Engineer
14 227 (2.68%) Agile Scrum Master
15 218 (2.57%) C# .NET Developer
16 212 (2.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 210 (2.48%) Agile Developer
17 210 (2.48%) Delivery Manager
18 205 (2.42%) Full Stack Developer
19 199 (2.35%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,295 (15.26%) .NET
2 1,223 (14.42%) HTML
3 1,092 (12.87%) CSS
4 975 (11.49%) Web Services
5 949 (11.19%) REST
6 884 (10.42%) Spring
7 842 (9.92%) AngularJS
8 767 (9.04%) RESTful
9 641 (7.56%) Node.js
10 574 (6.77%) HTML5
11 568 (6.69%) JSON
12 544 (6.41%) React
13 532 (6.27%) ASP.NET
14 477 (5.62%) SOAP
15 445 (5.25%) XML
16 427 (5.03%) jQuery
17 411 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web API
18 385 (4.54%) Spring Boot
19 366 (4.31%) CSS3
20 343 (4.04%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 768 (9.05%) User Experience
2 574 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 388 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
4 320 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 235 (2.77%) Computer Science
6 198 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 187 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
8 162 (1.91%) Fintech
9 118 (1.39%) Virtual Team
10 103 (1.21%) Wiki
11 90 (1.06%) iPad
12 88 (1.04%) Management Information System
13 81 (0.95%) Algorithms
14 74 (0.87%) Fixed Income
15 64 (0.75%) Data Structures
16 62 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 57 (0.67%) Derivative
17 57 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
18 51 (0.60%) Data Centre
19 44 (0.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 749 (8.83%) Linux
2 409 (4.82%) Unix
3 391 (4.61%) Windows
4 210 (2.48%) Android
5 208 (2.45%) Apple iOS
6 110 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 61 (0.72%) CentOS
8 56 (0.66%) Windows Server
9 34 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
10 28 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (0.27%) Solaris
11 23 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 21 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 19 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 17 (0.20%) CoreOS
15 15 (0.18%) Windows 10
16 13 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
17 10 (0.12%) VME
18 5 (0.059%) VMS
18 5 (0.059%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,741 (91.24%) Agile Software Development
2 2,211 (26.06%) TDD
3 2,186 (25.77%) Kanban
4 1,723 (20.31%) Test Automation
5 1,675 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
6 1,494 (17.61%) DevOps
7 1,448 (17.07%) BDD
8 1,038 (12.23%) User Stories
9 997 (11.75%) Microservices
10 797 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
11 785 (9.25%) Software Engineering
12 701 (8.26%) MVC
13 659 (7.77%) E-Commerce
14 655 (7.72%) Project Management
15 634 (7.47%) Coaching
16 610 (7.19%) SDLC
17 606 (7.14%) OO
18 550 (6.48%) Open Source
19 546 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
20 532 (6.27%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,439 (28.75%) Java
2 1,757 (20.71%) JavaScript
3 1,430 (16.86%) SQL
4 1,256 (14.80%) C#
5 775 (9.13%) Python
6 472 (5.56%) Java 8
7 357 (4.21%) Scala
8 283 (3.34%) Ruby
9 254 (2.99%) Bash Shell
10 212 (2.50%) PowerShell
11 211 (2.49%) PHP
12 205 (2.42%) Shell Script
13 193 (2.27%) C++
14 192 (2.26%) Groovy
15 167 (1.97%) T-SQL
15 167 (1.97%) TypeScript
16 141 (1.66%) Perl
17 139 (1.64%) PL/SQL
18 123 (1.45%) C
19 108 (1.27%) ES6
Qualifications
1 663 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 499 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 443 (5.22%) Degree
4 110 (1.30%) ISEB
5 109 (1.28%) ISTQB
6 99 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 74 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 70 (0.83%) DV Cleared
9 60 (0.71%) PMP
10 56 (0.66%) PMI Certification
11 51 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 47 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 40 (0.47%) Master's Degree
13 40 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 33 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
15 27 (0.32%) CISSP
16 21 (0.25%) DBS Check
17 17 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
18 14 (0.17%) APMP
19 13 (0.15%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 691 (8.14%) QA
2 80 (0.94%) PMO
3 45 (0.53%) GDPR
4 42 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 33 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 18 (0.21%) SLA
7 17 (0.20%) PSD2
8 16 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (0.14%) PCI DSS
10 11 (0.13%) MiFID
10 11 (0.13%) NIST 800
11 8 (0.094%) Basel III
12 7 (0.083%) COBIT
12 7 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.083%) WCAG
13 6 (0.071%) GxP
13 6 (0.071%) WAI
14 5 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.059%) MISRA
14 5 (0.059%) MISRA C
System Software
1 896 (10.56%) Docker
2 88 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (0.93%) HDFS
4 74 (0.87%) Active Directory
5 66 (0.78%) vSphere
6 45 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.20%) VirtualBox
8 14 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 10 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.094%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.059%) oVirt
11 5 (0.059%) RHEV
11 5 (0.059%) Squid
11 5 (0.059%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.047%) Hyper-V
12 4 (0.047%) NFS
12 4 (0.047%) vCloud
13 3 (0.035%) LXC
13 3 (0.035%) OpenAM
13 3 (0.035%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 502 (5.92%) Ansible
2 494 (5.82%) Kubernetes
3 390 (4.60%) Puppet
4 274 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
5 188 (2.22%) Terraform
6 63 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
7 58 (0.68%) Kibana
8 47 (0.55%) ZABBIX
9 45 (0.53%) Mesos
10 43 (0.51%) Prometheus
11 39 (0.46%) Nagios
12 38 (0.45%) logstash
13 31 (0.37%) HP ALM
14 30 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
15 29 (0.34%) Grafana
16 26 (0.31%) Consul
17 25 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
17 25 (0.29%) Oozie
18 21 (0.25%) Graphite
18 21 (0.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 819 (9.65%) Microsoft
2 612 (7.21%) Oracle
3 234 (2.76%) Google
4 212 (2.50%) SAP
5 186 (2.19%) Atlassian
6 147 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
7 131 (1.54%) IBM
8 124 (1.46%) VMware
9 122 (1.44%) Adobe
10 95 (1.12%) Cloudera
11 86 (1.01%) Red Hat
12 84 (0.99%) Sitecore
13 80 (0.94%) Pega
14 79 (0.93%) Splunk
15 77 (0.91%) MuleSoft
16 66 (0.78%) Informatica
16 66 (0.78%) Tableau
17 56 (0.66%) hybris
17 56 (0.66%) ServiceNow
18 42 (0.50%) HP