Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 21 26
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7,797 6,742 6,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.71% 7.33% 6.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.00% 8.68% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,465 4,614 4,835
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £313
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 83 69
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -4.00% +2.94%
10th Percentile £33.88 £36.25 £32.50
90th Percentile £73.48 £52.50 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £43.63
% change year-on-year +8.43% -4.87% +7.72%

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 86,614 77,646 89,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.63% 84.39% 83.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,208 51,083 58,365
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,226 2,117 2,447
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +19.22%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -15.04% -1.96% +15.91%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 7,159 £475 +5.44% 1,827
UK excluding London +4 4,132 £445 +4.71% 1,226
London 0 3,564 £500 +2.56% 702
South East +6 1,319 £475 +5.56% 326
North of England +1 1,005 £425 +1.19% 338
Midlands +9 637 £463 +12.12% 166
Yorkshire +4 449 £400 -5.88% 144
North West +3 440 £425 - 167
West Midlands +14 391 £475 +11.76% 76
Scotland -1 355 £413 +3.13% 68
South West -5 339 £413 +3.13% 158
East of England -5 298 £500 +5.82% 135
East Midlands +6 242 £400 +1.27% 90
Wales +4 161 £415 +3.75% 27
North East -4 130 £425 +6.25% 27
Northern Ireland +5 24 £431 +7.75% 7
Channel Islands -3 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 7,127 (91.41%) Agile Software Development
2 2,345 (30.08%) TDD
3 2,313 (29.67%) Java
4 2,121 (27.20%) Kanban
5 1,645 (21.10%) JavaScript
6 1,582 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
7 1,470 (18.85%) Finance
8 1,465 (18.79%) BDD
9 1,452 (18.62%) Test Automation
10 1,422 (18.24%) DevOps
11 1,349 (17.30%) Git (software)
12 1,298 (16.65%) JIRA
13 1,198 (15.36%) C#
14 1,193 (15.30%) SQL
15 1,182 (15.16%) Jenkins
16 1,136 (14.57%) .NET
17 1,040 (13.34%) HTML
18 1,018 (13.06%) User Stories
19 1,010 (12.95%) Web Services
20 1,002 (12.85%) CSS
21 974 (12.49%) Amazon AWS
22 926 (11.88%) AngularJS
23 841 (10.79%) REST
24 839 (10.76%) Microservices
25 808 (10.36%) Spring
26 789 (10.12%) SQL Server
27 788 (10.11%) MVC
28 784 (10.06%) RESTful
29 756 (9.70%) Banking
30 754 (9.67%) 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
1 689 (8.84%) Confluence
2 237 (3.04%) Apache
3 185 (2.37%) CMS
4 165 (2.12%) Apache Spark
5 162 (2.08%) Tomcat
6 157 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
7 139 (1.78%) JBoss
8 114 (1.46%) SharePoint
9 79 (1.01%) WebSphere
10 75 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
11 67 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 64 (0.82%) OpenStack
13 63 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 56 (0.72%) IIS
14 56 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
15 50 (0.64%) Apache Solr
16 44 (0.56%) NServiceBus
16 44 (0.56%) WebLogic
17 40 (0.51%) nginx
18 37 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 112 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 89 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 77 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
4 54 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
5 50 (0.64%) Photoshop
6 27 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 19 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 16 (0.21%) InVision
9 8 (0.10%) SPSS
10 7 (0.090%) UXPin
11 5 (0.064%) GIMP
11 5 (0.064%) HipChat
12 4 (0.051%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.026%) EngageOne
14 2 (0.026%) Stata
15 1 (0.013%) Adobe After Effects
15 1 (0.013%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 97 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.31%) Magento
3 18 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
3 18 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 18 (0.23%) Temenos T24
4 14 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.090%) SAP FSCM
6 6 (0.077%) CA PPM
6 6 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.077%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.077%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.077%) Primavera
6 6 (0.077%) Summit
7 4 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.038%) OpenText MBPM
8 3 (0.038%) OpenText Process Suite
8 3 (0.038%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.038%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 974 (12.49%) Amazon AWS
2 731 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 224 (2.87%) GitHub
4 155 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
5 149 (1.91%) PaaS
6 113 (1.45%) Serverless
7 102 (1.31%) npm
8 101 (1.30%) Amazon S3
9 93 (1.19%) SaaS
10 84 (1.08%) OpenShift
11 75 (0.96%) IaaS
12 73 (0.94%) Slack
13 66 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
14 60 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
15 58 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
16 57 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
17 52 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
18 49 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 48 (0.62%) Office 365
20 37 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 215 (2.76%) HTTP
2 100 (1.28%) TCP/IP
3 87 (1.12%) Internet
4 59 (0.76%) SMS
5 45 (0.58%) SSL
6 40 (0.51%) DNS
7 32 (0.41%) Firewall
8 29 (0.37%) VPN
9 23 (0.29%) PuTTY
9 23 (0.29%) WinSCP
10 20 (0.26%) Intranet
11 15 (0.19%) Network Security
12 14 (0.18%) DHCP
13 13 (0.17%) Bluetooth
13 13 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
13 13 (0.17%) VLAN
14 12 (0.15%) Skype
14 12 (0.15%) SSH
15 11 (0.14%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 789 (10.12%) SQL Server
2 499 (6.40%) NoSQL
3 428 (5.49%) Relational Database
4 385 (4.94%) MongoDB
5 361 (4.63%) Big Data
6 354 (4.54%) MySQL
7 351 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
8 246 (3.16%) Hadoop
9 197 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
10 170 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 162 (2.08%) RDBMS
12 139 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 133 (1.71%) Oracle Database
14 118 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 104 (1.33%) HBase
16 100 (1.28%) Power BI
17 82 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
18 76 (0.97%) Apache Hive
19 74 (0.95%) Data Lake
20 71 (0.91%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,349 (17.30%) Git (software)
2 1,298 (16.65%) JIRA
3 1,182 (15.16%) Jenkins
4 673 (8.63%) Selenium
5 545 (6.99%) Maven
6 451 (5.78%) Cucumber
7 396 (5.08%) JUnit
8 310 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 281 (3.60%) Subversion
10 241 (3.09%) TeamCity
11 236 (3.03%) Visual Studio
12 208 (2.67%) SonarQube
13 205 (2.63%) Gradle
14 171 (2.19%) Mockito
15 167 (2.14%) SpecFlow
16 164 (2.10%) Jasmine
17 159 (2.04%) WebDriver
18 149 (1.91%) JMeter
18 149 (1.91%) SoapUI
19 133 (1.71%) NUnit
General
1 1,470 (18.85%) Finance
2 756 (9.70%) Banking
3 387 (4.96%) Retail
4 224 (2.87%) Marketing
5 157 (2.01%) Games
6 144 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 131 (1.68%) Investment Banking
8 103 (1.32%) Retail Banking
9 101 (1.30%) Publishing
10 92 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 81 (1.04%) Front Office
12 80 (1.03%) Electronics
13 70 (0.90%) Back Office
14 69 (0.88%) Legal
15 66 (0.85%) Law
16 45 (0.58%) Advertising
17 34 (0.44%) Financial Institution
18 27 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
19 23 (0.29%) Private Banking
20 16 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,998 (38.45%) Developer
2 939 (12.04%) Analyst
3 893 (11.45%) Java Developer
4 872 (11.18%) Scrum Master
5 627 (8.04%) Business Analyst
6 505 (6.48%) Senior Developer
7 479 (6.14%) .NET Developer
8 445 (5.71%) Project Manager
9 401 (5.14%) Architect
10 390 (5.00%) C# Developer
11 324 (4.16%) DevOps Engineer
12 248 (3.18%) Full Stack Developer
13 240 (3.08%) C# .NET Developer
14 221 (2.83%) Agile Business Analyst
14 221 (2.83%) Agile Scrum Master
15 219 (2.81%) Software Engineer
16 213 (2.73%) JavaScript Developer
17 204 (2.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 200 (2.57%) Test Analyst
19 197 (2.53%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,136 (14.57%) .NET
2 1,040 (13.34%) HTML
3 1,010 (12.95%) Web Services
4 1,002 (12.85%) CSS
5 926 (11.88%) AngularJS
6 841 (10.79%) REST
7 808 (10.36%) Spring
8 784 (10.06%) RESTful
9 659 (8.45%) Node.js
10 561 (7.20%) JSON
11 511 (6.55%) HTML5
12 508 (6.52%) ASP.NET
13 461 (5.91%) React
14 440 (5.64%) SOAP
15 424 (5.44%) jQuery
16 419 (5.37%) XML
17 375 (4.81%) ASP.NET Web API
18 361 (4.63%) CSS3
19 349 (4.48%) .NET Framework
20 329 (4.22%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 692 (8.88%) User Experience
2 435 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 344 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
4 298 (3.82%) Mobile App
5 203 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 199 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
7 157 (2.01%) Fintech
7 157 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
8 148 (1.90%) Virtual Team
9 96 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 75 (0.96%) Algorithms
11 68 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
12 67 (0.86%) iPad
13 59 (0.76%) Clustering
14 55 (0.71%) Public Cloud
15 48 (0.62%) Data Structures
16 47 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 46 (0.59%) Derivative
18 45 (0.58%) Data Centre
19 39 (0.50%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 754 (9.67%) Linux
2 344 (4.41%) Windows
3 312 (4.00%) Unix
4 270 (3.46%) Android
5 267 (3.42%) Apple iOS
6 193 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 113 (1.45%) CentOS
8 64 (0.82%) Windows Server
9 51 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 27 (0.35%) Windows 10
11 24 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 18 (0.23%) Debian
14 11 (0.14%) CoreOS
14 11 (0.14%) Nucleus RTOS
15 9 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.12%) Solaris
16 8 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
16 8 (0.10%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,127 (91.41%) Agile Software Development
2 2,345 (30.08%) TDD
3 2,121 (27.20%) Kanban
4 1,582 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1,465 (18.79%) BDD
6 1,452 (18.62%) Test Automation
7 1,422 (18.24%) DevOps
8 1,018 (13.06%) User Stories
9 839 (10.76%) Microservices
10 788 (10.11%) MVC
11 735 (9.43%) Software Engineering
12 705 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
13 674 (8.64%) Project Management
14 652 (8.36%) E-Commerce
15 639 (8.20%) Coaching
16 635 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 566 (7.26%) Continuous Delivery
18 541 (6.94%) Mentoring
19 525 (6.73%) OO
20 516 (6.62%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,313 (29.67%) Java
2 1,645 (21.10%) JavaScript
3 1,198 (15.36%) C#
4 1,193 (15.30%) SQL
5 603 (7.73%) Python
6 504 (6.46%) Java 8
7 371 (4.76%) Scala
8 276 (3.54%) Ruby
9 206 (2.64%) T-SQL
10 171 (2.19%) Bash Shell
11 165 (2.12%) TypeScript
12 154 (1.98%) Groovy
13 150 (1.92%) C++
14 147 (1.89%) PowerShell
15 130 (1.67%) ES6
16 125 (1.60%) Shell Script
17 112 (1.44%) Perl
18 103 (1.32%) C
19 100 (1.28%) PHP
20 90 (1.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 563 (7.22%) Security Cleared
2 475 (6.09%) Degree
3 429 (5.50%) SC Cleared
4 122 (1.56%) ISTQB
5 114 (1.46%) ISEB
6 94 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 75 (0.96%) PMI Certification
8 73 (0.94%) Master's Degree
9 68 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
10 66 (0.85%) DV Cleared
11 64 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 64 (0.82%) PMP
12 39 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 32 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
14 29 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
14 29 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 28 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
16 19 (0.24%) AWS Certification
16 19 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (0.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 665 (8.53%) QA
2 82 (1.05%) PMO
3 73 (0.94%) GDPR
4 42 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 40 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 28 (0.36%) GCP
7 27 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (0.33%) PCI DSS
9 23 (0.29%) SLA
10 21 (0.27%) MiFID
10 21 (0.27%) PSD2
11 18 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
11 18 (0.23%) EMIR
12 9 (0.12%) WCAG
13 7 (0.090%) COBIT
13 7 (0.090%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.090%) PMBOK
14 6 (0.077%) IEC 62304
14 6 (0.077%) NIST 800
15 5 (0.064%) IFRS
System Software
1 573 (7.35%) Docker
2 79 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (0.80%) Active Directory
4 61 (0.78%) vSphere
5 46 (0.59%) HDFS
6 44 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 37 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 23 (0.29%) vCloud
9 22 (0.28%) Apache Flume
10 17 (0.22%) Xen
11 11 (0.14%) Squid
12 10 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.12%) Hyper-V
13 9 (0.12%) Postfix
14 8 (0.10%) GeoWebCache
14 8 (0.10%) VirtualBox
15 7 (0.090%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.077%) XenApp
16 6 (0.077%) XenDesktop
17 5 (0.064%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 308 (3.95%) Puppet
2 268 (3.44%) Ansible
3 206 (2.64%) Kubernetes
4 196 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
5 148 (1.90%) Terraform
6 49 (0.63%) ZABBIX
7 41 (0.53%) HP ALM
8 39 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
9 38 (0.49%) Kibana
10 36 (0.46%) Consul
10 36 (0.46%) Grafana
11 30 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
12 29 (0.37%) logstash
12 29 (0.37%) Mesos
13 27 (0.35%) Rancher
14 22 (0.28%) Packer
15 21 (0.27%) Prometheus
16 20 (0.26%) Salt
17 18 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
17 18 (0.23%) Oozie
Vendors
1 697 (8.94%) Microsoft
2 561 (7.20%) Oracle
3 195 (2.50%) SAP
4 190 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 178 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
6 131 (1.68%) VMware
7 128 (1.64%) Google
8 124 (1.59%) Atlassian
9 118 (1.51%) IBM
10 115 (1.47%) Adobe
11 99 (1.27%) Splunk
12 85 (1.09%) Sitecore
13 76 (0.97%) HP
14 67 (0.86%) hybris
14 67 (0.86%) Tableau
15 54 (0.69%) ServiceNow
16 39 (0.50%) AppDynamics
16 39 (0.50%) Apple
17 37 (0.47%) Alteryx
17 37 (0.47%) Talend