Period
to 22 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 18 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5,729 8,480 7,971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.97% 8.17% 7.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.12% 9.40% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,804 5,578 5,578
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £358 £336
90th Percentile £644 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 72 72
UK median hourly rate £36.70 £49.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.86% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £25.00 £20.32 £31.50
90th Percentile £53.45 £54.88 £50.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -15.79% +5.56% -

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 70,587 90,226 88,825
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.90% 86.92% 86.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,176 59,740 59,055
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £294 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,256 2,333 2,140
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -4.50% +2.39%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.50 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.20 £23.50
% change year-on-year +6.13% -9.79% +4.44%

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019. 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 -2 5,311 £500 +2.56% 1,741
UK excluding London -9 3,037 £463 +2.78% 1,350
London -2 2,589 £520 +1.46% 532
South East -15 836 £475 - 281
North of England 0 661 £450 +9.09% 345
South West 0 487 £475 +3.26% 214
Midlands -8 454 £475 +5.56% 220
West Midlands -4 319 £475 +2.15% 127
North West -9 295 £475 +11.76% 178
Yorkshire +6 275 £450 +9.09% 123
Scotland -6 265 £475 +11.76% 98
East of England -2 264 £450 -10.89% 152
East Midlands -3 127 £425 +0.59% 93
North East -4 91 £450 +5.88% 44
Wales -22 63 £421 -0.88% 34
Northern Ireland +5 8 £444 +9.23% 9
Channel Islands -3 7 £450 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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 5,257 (91.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1,514 (26.43%) Kanban
3 1,330 (23.22%) Java
4 1,291 (22.53%) JIRA
5 1,240 (21.64%) DevOps
6 1,215 (21.21%) TDD
7 1,138 (19.86%) JavaScript
8 1,116 (19.48%) Git (software)
9 1,021 (17.82%) Finance
10 1,000 (17.46%) Azure
11 970 (16.93%) AWS
12 932 (16.27%) Test Automation
13 910 (15.88%) Continuous Integration
14 884 (15.43%) SQL
15 849 (14.82%) Jenkins
16 800 (13.96%) C#
17 762 (13.30%) BDD
18 749 (13.07%) Microservices
19 726 (12.67%) .NET
20 705 (12.31%) HTML
21 674 (11.76%) CSS
22 653 (11.40%) Confluence
23 647 (11.29%) User Stories
24 631 (11.01%) Microsoft
25 628 (10.96%) Python
26 610 (10.65%) Docker
27 600 (10.47%) Linux
28 599 (10.46%) Web Services
29 584 (10.19%) REST
30 562 (9.81%) Problem-Solving

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
1 653 (11.40%) Confluence
2 145 (2.53%) Apache
3 104 (1.82%) SharePoint
4 103 (1.80%) Apache Spark
5 100 (1.75%) CMS
6 95 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
7 85 (1.48%) Tomcat
8 52 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 43 (0.75%) nginx
10 37 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
11 35 (0.61%) WebSphere
12 34 (0.59%) JBoss
13 33 (0.58%) SAS
14 30 (0.52%) WebLogic
15 28 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 25 (0.44%) Drupal
17 21 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
17 21 (0.37%) IIS
18 18 (0.31%) Mule
19 17 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 104 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 82 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
3 72 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
4 70 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 44 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 38 (0.66%) Sketch
7 26 (0.45%) InVision
8 24 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
9 18 (0.31%) Photoshop
10 14 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.087%) Zeplin
12 4 (0.070%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.070%) UXPin
13 3 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.052%) InDesign
13 3 (0.052%) UserZoom
14 2 (0.035%) Adobe XD
14 2 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.017%) Figma
Business Applications
1 129 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 20 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 17 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 15 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
6 14 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (0.21%) Oracle TCA
7 12 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
7 12 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
8 8 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
9 7 (0.12%) Magento
9 7 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.12%) R3 Corda
9 7 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
10 6 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 5 (0.087%) Distributed Ledger
11 5 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1,000 (17.46%) Azure
2 970 (16.93%) AWS
3 209 (3.65%) Serverless
4 207 (3.61%) GitHub
5 184 (3.21%) GCP
6 141 (2.46%) PaaS
7 137 (2.39%) Dynamics 365
8 136 (2.37%) Power Platform
9 133 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
10 122 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
11 111 (1.94%) Amazon S3
12 104 (1.82%) Amazon SQS
13 100 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
14 95 (1.66%) OpenShift
15 86 (1.50%) SaaS
16 77 (1.34%) Office 365
17 73 (1.27%) IaaS
18 70 (1.22%) Slack
19 68 (1.19%) npm
20 63 (1.10%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 104 (1.82%) HTTP
2 85 (1.48%) TCP/IP
3 69 (1.20%) Internet
4 42 (0.73%) Firewall
5 37 (0.65%) Ethernet
6 31 (0.54%) VPN
7 28 (0.49%) DNS
8 22 (0.38%) DSL
9 17 (0.30%) Skype
10 15 (0.26%) FTP
10 15 (0.26%) SSH
10 15 (0.26%) SSL
11 13 (0.23%) Broadband
12 12 (0.21%) Intranet
13 11 (0.19%) WAN
13 11 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.17%) Wireshark
15 9 (0.16%) HTTPS
16 8 (0.14%) Bluetooth
16 8 (0.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 461 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 245 (4.28%) Big Data
3 236 (4.12%) MySQL
4 212 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 211 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
6 210 (3.67%) NoSQL
7 200 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
8 149 (2.60%) MongoDB
9 131 (2.29%) Power BI
10 127 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 97 (1.69%) Hadoop
12 88 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 87 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
14 78 (1.36%) Oracle Database
15 68 (1.19%) Data Lake
16 61 (1.06%) BigQuery
17 46 (0.80%) Apache Hive
17 46 (0.80%) Redis
18 45 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
19 44 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,291 (22.53%) JIRA
2 1,116 (19.48%) Git (software)
3 849 (14.82%) Jenkins
4 377 (6.58%) Selenium
5 333 (5.81%) Maven
6 290 (5.06%) JUnit
7 253 (4.42%) Cucumber
8 185 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 182 (3.18%) Mockito
10 175 (3.05%) Visual Studio Team System
11 159 (2.78%) Visual Studio
12 158 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
13 133 (2.32%) TeamCity
14 130 (2.27%) SonarQube
15 127 (2.22%) Bitbucket
16 103 (1.80%) Gradle
17 102 (1.78%) Subversion
18 86 (1.50%) Eclipse
19 76 (1.33%) jMock
19 76 (1.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1,021 (17.82%) Finance
2 375 (6.55%) Public Sector
3 349 (6.09%) Banking
4 183 (3.19%) Marketing
5 178 (3.11%) Retail
6 122 (2.13%) Telecoms
7 100 (1.75%) Front Office
8 80 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 68 (1.19%) Investment Banking
10 54 (0.94%) Games
11 48 (0.84%) Law
12 46 (0.80%) Legal
13 44 (0.77%) Military
14 43 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
15 42 (0.73%) Aerospace
16 35 (0.61%) Publishing
17 34 (0.59%) Back Office
17 34 (0.59%) Financial Institution
18 30 (0.52%) Electronics
19 27 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,114 (36.90%) Developer
2 609 (10.63%) Scrum Master
3 575 (10.04%) Analyst
4 486 (8.48%) Java Developer
5 403 (7.03%) Business Analyst
6 294 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 291 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
8 285 (4.97%) Architect
9 264 (4.61%) Senior Developer
10 261 (4.56%) .NET Developer
11 193 (3.37%) C# Developer
12 188 (3.28%) Full Stack Developer
13 172 (3.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 155 (2.71%) React Developer
15 143 (2.50%) Agile Scrum Master
16 140 (2.44%) Agile Coach
17 134 (2.34%) Delivery Manager
18 129 (2.25%) Software Developer
19 125 (2.18%) Consultant
19 125 (2.18%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 726 (12.67%) .NET
2 705 (12.31%) HTML
3 674 (11.76%) CSS
4 599 (10.46%) Web Services
5 584 (10.19%) REST
6 539 (9.41%) AngularJS
7 508 (8.87%) Spring
8 476 (8.31%) RESTful
9 467 (8.15%) Node.js
10 449 (7.84%) React
11 331 (5.78%) JSON
12 295 (5.15%) HTML5
13 268 (4.68%) SOAP
14 265 (4.63%) ASP.NET
15 224 (3.91%) XML
16 217 (3.79%) Spring Boot
17 203 (3.54%) .NET Framework
18 184 (3.21%) jQuery
19 171 (2.98%) .NET Core
20 163 (2.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 462 (8.06%) User Experience
2 322 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 219 (3.82%) Mobile App
4 170 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
5 140 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 104 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
7 99 (1.73%) Virtual Team
8 95 (1.66%) Public Cloud
9 78 (1.36%) Data Centre
10 77 (1.34%) Management Information System
11 52 (0.91%) NHS
12 47 (0.82%) Data Structures
12 47 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
13 46 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 36 (0.63%) Cloud Native
15 28 (0.49%) Algorithms
15 28 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
16 27 (0.47%) Client/Server
17 26 (0.45%) N-Tier
18 23 (0.40%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 600 (10.47%) Linux
2 244 (4.26%) Windows
3 163 (2.85%) Android
3 163 (2.85%) Unix
4 146 (2.55%) Apple iOS
5 124 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 48 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 40 (0.70%) CentOS
8 30 (0.52%) Ubuntu
9 29 (0.51%) AIX
10 28 (0.49%) Windows 10
11 23 (0.40%) Mac OS
12 21 (0.37%) FreeRTOS
13 19 (0.33%) ThreadX
14 16 (0.28%) Debian
14 16 (0.28%) Windows 7
15 14 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,257 (91.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1,514 (26.43%) Kanban
3 1,240 (21.64%) DevOps
4 1,215 (21.21%) TDD
5 932 (16.27%) Test Automation
6 910 (15.88%) Continuous Integration
7 762 (13.30%) BDD
8 749 (13.07%) Microservices
9 647 (11.29%) User Stories
10 562 (9.81%) Problem-Solving
11 521 (9.09%) Coaching
12 477 (8.33%) Project Management
13 456 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 444 (7.75%) Software Engineering
15 410 (7.16%) Analytics
16 374 (6.53%) SDLC
17 360 (6.28%) Mentoring
18 344 (6.00%) MVC
19 334 (5.83%) E-Commerce
20 330 (5.76%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 1,330 (23.22%) Java
2 1,138 (19.86%) JavaScript
3 884 (15.43%) SQL
4 800 (13.96%) C#
5 628 (10.96%) Python
6 251 (4.38%) TypeScript
7 243 (4.24%) Java 8
8 182 (3.18%) Ruby
9 178 (3.11%) C++
10 158 (2.76%) C
11 157 (2.74%) Scala
12 146 (2.55%) PowerShell
13 139 (2.43%) Shell Script
14 136 (2.37%) Bash Shell
15 109 (1.90%) PHP
16 98 (1.71%) PL/SQL
17 93 (1.62%) ES6
18 91 (1.59%) Groovy
19 80 (1.40%) T-SQL
20 69 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 506 (8.83%) Security Cleared
2 386 (6.74%) SC Cleared
3 338 (5.90%) Degree
4 82 (1.43%) ISEB
5 74 (1.29%) ISTQB
6 73 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 62 (1.08%) PMI Certification
8 56 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
8 56 (0.98%) PMP
9 49 (0.86%) DV Cleared
10 36 (0.63%) AWS Certification
11 31 (0.54%) Master's Degree
12 27 (0.47%) DBS Check
13 24 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (0.31%) CISSP
15 16 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (0.28%) MCSA
15 16 (0.28%) MCSE
16 15 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 15 (0.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 424 (7.40%) QA
2 50 (0.87%) GDPR
3 43 (0.75%) PMO
4 26 (0.45%) NCSC
5 25 (0.44%) WCAG
6 23 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 12 (0.21%) SLA
9 8 (0.14%) NIST
10 6 (0.10%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.070%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.070%) MiFID
12 4 (0.070%) WAI
13 3 (0.052%) GMP
13 3 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.052%) JTAG
13 3 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.035%) CRD IV
System Software
1 610 (10.65%) Docker
2 86 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 65 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
5 44 (0.77%) Postfix
6 35 (0.61%) vSphere
7 18 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 16 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 14 (0.24%) HDFS
11 10 (0.17%) LXC
12 9 (0.16%) NDS
12 9 (0.16%) VMware NSX
13 8 (0.14%) Firmware
13 8 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 7 (0.12%) Varnish
15 6 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.070%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 328 (5.73%) Kubernetes
2 263 (4.59%) Ansible
3 253 (4.42%) Terraform
4 137 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
5 114 (1.99%) Puppet
6 55 (0.96%) Kibana
7 33 (0.58%) Grafana
8 25 (0.44%) SCCM
9 24 (0.42%) Salt
10 23 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
10 23 (0.40%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 21 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
12 17 (0.30%) Packer
12 17 (0.30%) Prometheus
12 17 (0.30%) Tivoli
13 16 (0.28%) Consul
13 16 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
14 15 (0.26%) ZABBIX
15 14 (0.24%) logstash
16 13 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 631 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 318 (5.55%) Oracle
3 269 (4.70%) Google
4 166 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
5 152 (2.65%) SAP
6 145 (2.53%) Atlassian
7 116 (2.02%) Red Hat
8 84 (1.47%) Adobe
9 81 (1.41%) VMware
10 72 (1.26%) IBM
11 68 (1.19%) ServiceNow
12 66 (1.15%) Splunk
13 57 (0.99%) Tableau
14 49 (0.86%) Databricks
15 44 (0.77%) Informatica
16 37 (0.65%) MuleSoft
17 33 (0.58%) Cloudera
18 31 (0.54%) Sparx
19 29 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
20 27 (0.47%) NetIQ