Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 16 20
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7,082 7,859 6,600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.78% 7.81% 7.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.96% 9.03% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,788 5,466 4,542
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £360 £343 £325
90th Percentile £645 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 40 82
UK median hourly rate £45.75 £51.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.29% +20.00% -1.16%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.90 £35.13
90th Percentile £60.00 £76.43 £58.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.38 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.47% +11.76% -

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 79,079 87,006 76,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.92% 86.44% 85.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,107 57,407 50,397
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £298 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,114 2,289 2,109
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.23% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.46
90th Percentile £51.48 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.49 £20.48 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.73% -18.10% -6.82%

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 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +1 6,629 £478 +0.63% 627
UK excluding London -1 3,704 £450 - 434
London 0 3,274 £500 - 233
South East +2 1,202 £475 - 116
North of England -11 744 £425 - 108
Midlands +6 632 £450 -2.70% 71
West Midlands +8 479 £475 - 44
South West +4 442 £475 +14.46% 47
East of England +11 321 £465 -7.00% 52
Yorkshire -12 308 £425 +4.29% 39
North West -14 284 £450 +5.88% 61
Scotland -12 242 £450 +5.88% 24
North East +6 151 £413 -2.94% 8
East Midlands -3 135 £380 -5.00% 27
Wales -9 122 £438 +2.94% 14
Northern Ireland -2 6 £338 -21.69% 2
Channel Islands -3 6 £531 +51.79%

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 6,407 (90.47%) Agile Software Development
2 1,854 (26.18%) Kanban
3 1,839 (25.97%) Java
4 1,616 (22.82%) TDD
5 1,575 (22.24%) DevOps
6 1,483 (20.94%) JavaScript
7 1,460 (20.62%) JIRA
8 1,345 (18.99%) Git (software)
9 1,317 (18.60%) Finance
10 1,217 (17.18%) Test Automation
11 1,159 (16.37%) SQL
12 1,155 (16.31%) Microsoft Azure
13 1,102 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
14 1,100 (15.53%) Amazon AWS
15 1,088 (15.36%) BDD
16 1,040 (14.69%) Jenkins
17 1,006 (14.21%) .NET
18 993 (14.02%) HTML
19 979 (13.82%) C#
20 954 (13.47%) CSS
21 856 (12.09%) User Stories
22 810 (11.44%) Confluence
23 804 (11.35%) Web Services
24 782 (11.04%) AngularJS
25 774 (10.93%) REST
26 765 (10.80%) Docker
27 747 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
28 745 (10.52%) Microservices
29 710 (10.03%) Spring
30 703 (9.93%) Microsoft

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
1 810 (11.44%) Confluence
2 190 (2.68%) CMS
3 135 (1.91%) Apache
4 128 (1.81%) SharePoint
5 125 (1.77%) Apache Spark
6 120 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
7 69 (0.97%) Documentum
8 67 (0.95%) Tomcat
9 63 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 45 (0.64%) WebSphere
11 42 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 39 (0.55%) Apache Solr
13 38 (0.54%) JBoss
14 33 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
15 31 (0.44%) Umbraco
16 28 (0.40%) SAS
16 28 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
17 26 (0.37%) Drupal
18 25 (0.35%) IIS
19 24 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 153 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 104 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 84 (1.19%) Sketch
4 60 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 53 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 46 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
7 45 (0.64%) Photoshop
8 38 (0.54%) InVision
9 22 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
10 14 (0.20%) Zeplin
11 9 (0.13%) Adobe XD
11 9 (0.13%) Figma
12 6 (0.085%) Chatbot
13 5 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
14 4 (0.056%) Marvel
15 3 (0.042%) EngageOne
15 3 (0.042%) FreeHand
15 3 (0.042%) UXPin
16 2 (0.028%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 101 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
3 17 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (0.21%) Magento
5 14 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
6 13 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
7 12 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.16%) NetSuite
8 11 (0.16%) R3 Corda
9 10 (0.14%) SAP ERP
10 9 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 9 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
11 8 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
12 7 (0.099%) Eloqua
12 7 (0.099%) Payment Gateway
13 6 (0.085%) Primavera
13 6 (0.085%) SAP FI
14 5 (0.071%) Oracle EBS R12
15 3 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
16 2 (0.028%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 1,155 (16.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,100 (15.53%) Amazon AWS
3 242 (3.42%) GitHub
4 186 (2.63%) Serverless
5 168 (2.37%) PaaS
6 151 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
7 149 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 141 (1.99%) Power Platform
9 125 (1.77%) npm
10 119 (1.68%) Amazon S3
11 118 (1.67%) SaaS
12 107 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
13 90 (1.27%) IaaS
14 82 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
14 82 (1.16%) OpenShift
15 78 (1.10%) Office 365
16 76 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
17 73 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
18 62 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
19 56 (0.79%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 146 (2.06%) HTTP
2 88 (1.24%) Internet
3 64 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 47 (0.66%) Firewall
5 37 (0.52%) DNS
6 26 (0.37%) Ethernet
7 21 (0.30%) SSL
8 17 (0.24%) MQTT
8 17 (0.24%) SSH
9 13 (0.18%) Intranet
9 13 (0.18%) LAN
9 13 (0.18%) VPN
10 12 (0.17%) Skype
10 12 (0.17%) Unified Communications
10 12 (0.17%) WAN
11 10 (0.14%) HTTPS
11 10 (0.14%) IPFS
11 10 (0.14%) Wireless
12 9 (0.13%) MPLS
12 9 (0.13%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 645 (9.11%) SQL Server
2 341 (4.82%) Relational Database
3 322 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 311 (4.39%) MySQL
5 301 (4.25%) Big Data
6 247 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
7 227 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
8 209 (2.95%) MongoDB
9 135 (1.91%) Power BI
10 132 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 124 (1.75%) Hadoop
12 118 (1.67%) RDBMS
13 107 (1.51%) Oracle Database
14 105 (1.48%) Data Lake
15 102 (1.44%) Redis
16 98 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
17 68 (0.96%) Apache Hive
18 67 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
19 66 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
20 60 (0.85%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,460 (20.62%) JIRA
2 1,345 (18.99%) Git (software)
3 1,040 (14.69%) Jenkins
4 550 (7.77%) Selenium
5 432 (6.10%) Cucumber
6 397 (5.61%) Maven
7 326 (4.60%) JUnit
8 318 (4.49%) Visual Studio Team System
9 275 (3.88%) Visual Studio
10 242 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 198 (2.80%) Subversion
12 194 (2.74%) TeamCity
13 179 (2.53%) Mockito
14 163 (2.30%) Bitbucket
15 147 (2.08%) WebDriver
16 121 (1.71%) SoapUI
17 116 (1.64%) gulp
17 116 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
18 113 (1.60%) SpecFlow
19 112 (1.58%) Grunt
General
1 1,317 (18.60%) Finance
2 510 (7.20%) Banking
3 292 (4.12%) Retail
4 274 (3.87%) Marketing
5 123 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 102 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 83 (1.17%) Front Office
8 77 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 73 (1.03%) Games
10 68 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 61 (0.86%) Law
11 61 (0.86%) Legal
12 59 (0.83%) Electronics
13 56 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
14 54 (0.76%) Back Office
15 40 (0.56%) Advertising
16 39 (0.55%) Retail Banking
17 38 (0.54%) Publishing
18 32 (0.45%) Aerospace
19 30 (0.42%) Military
Job Titles
1 2,640 (37.28%) Developer
2 730 (10.31%) Java Developer
3 727 (10.27%) Analyst
4 714 (10.08%) Scrum Master
5 450 (6.35%) Business Analyst
6 363 (5.13%) .NET Developer
7 358 (5.06%) Senior Developer
8 352 (4.97%) Project Manager
9 348 (4.91%) Architect
10 330 (4.66%) DevOps Engineer
11 266 (3.76%) C# Developer
12 252 (3.56%) Tester
13 218 (3.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 215 (3.04%) Full Stack Developer
15 194 (2.74%) Agile Scrum Master
16 166 (2.34%) Delivery Manager
16 166 (2.34%) Designer
17 165 (2.33%) Agile Coach
18 162 (2.29%) Agile Developer
18 162 (2.29%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,006 (14.21%) .NET
2 993 (14.02%) HTML
3 954 (13.47%) CSS
4 804 (11.35%) Web Services
5 782 (11.04%) AngularJS
6 774 (10.93%) REST
7 710 (10.03%) Spring
8 601 (8.49%) RESTful
9 511 (7.22%) HTML5
10 489 (6.90%) Node.js
11 459 (6.48%) JSON
12 448 (6.33%) React
13 372 (5.25%) SOAP
14 348 (4.91%) ASP.NET
15 323 (4.56%) CSS3
16 307 (4.33%) XML
17 298 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web API
18 281 (3.97%) Spring Boot
19 276 (3.90%) jQuery
20 255 (3.60%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 627 (8.85%) User Experience
2 542 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
3 303 (4.28%) Mobile App
4 292 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
5 164 (2.32%) Fintech
6 149 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
7 142 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
8 139 (1.96%) Virtual Team
9 74 (1.04%) Data Structures
10 73 (1.03%) Management Information System
11 66 (0.93%) Algorithms
12 56 (0.79%) Cloud Native
12 56 (0.79%) NHS
13 53 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
14 47 (0.66%) Public Cloud
15 45 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
16 44 (0.62%) Social Media
17 37 (0.52%) Data Centre
18 28 (0.40%) Client/Server
18 28 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 656 (9.26%) Linux
2 313 (4.42%) Windows
3 254 (3.59%) Unix
4 160 (2.26%) Apple iOS
5 154 (2.17%) Android
6 76 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 70 (0.99%) CentOS
8 41 (0.58%) Windows Server
9 25 (0.35%) Windows 10
10 21 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 19 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 18 (0.25%) Ubuntu
13 15 (0.21%) Solaris
14 9 (0.13%) Fedora
14 9 (0.13%) VMS
15 8 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.099%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.099%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (0.085%) CoreOS
17 6 (0.085%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,407 (90.47%) Agile Software Development
2 1,854 (26.18%) Kanban
3 1,616 (22.82%) TDD
4 1,575 (22.24%) DevOps
5 1,217 (17.18%) Test Automation
6 1,102 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
7 1,088 (15.36%) BDD
8 856 (12.09%) User Stories
9 747 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
10 745 (10.52%) Microservices
11 580 (8.19%) Coaching
12 579 (8.18%) Project Management
13 555 (7.84%) Software Engineering
14 496 (7.00%) SDLC
15 487 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
16 472 (6.66%) MVC
17 467 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
18 449 (6.34%) Analytics
19 432 (6.10%) E-Commerce
20 381 (5.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,839 (25.97%) Java
2 1,483 (20.94%) JavaScript
3 1,159 (16.37%) SQL
4 979 (13.82%) C#
5 643 (9.08%) Python
6 358 (5.06%) Java 8
7 276 (3.90%) TypeScript
8 247 (3.49%) Scala
9 231 (3.26%) Ruby
10 194 (2.74%) PowerShell
11 175 (2.47%) ES6
12 144 (2.03%) Bash Shell
13 136 (1.92%) T-SQL
14 132 (1.86%) PHP
15 121 (1.71%) PL/SQL
16 115 (1.62%) C
17 102 (1.44%) C++
18 100 (1.41%) Perl
19 98 (1.38%) Shell Script
20 83 (1.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 494 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 415 (5.86%) Degree
3 386 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 115 (1.62%) ISEB
5 114 (1.61%) ISTQB
6 87 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 71 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 60 (0.85%) PMP
9 57 (0.80%) DV Cleared
10 56 (0.79%) PMI Certification
11 44 (0.62%) AWS Certification
12 41 (0.58%) Master's Degree
13 32 (0.45%) CISSP
14 29 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 24 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
16 21 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 19 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 18 (0.25%) DBS Check
18 18 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
19 17 (0.24%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 561 (7.92%) QA
2 59 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 48 (0.68%) GDPR
4 46 (0.65%) PMO
5 33 (0.47%) WCAG
6 21 (0.30%) PSD2
7 20 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 13 (0.18%) GxP
9 12 (0.17%) MiFID
10 10 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.13%) COBIT
11 9 (0.13%) SLA
12 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 8 (0.11%) PCI DSS
13 5 (0.071%) HL7
13 5 (0.071%) WAI
14 4 (0.056%) PMBOK
14 4 (0.056%) SEPA
14 4 (0.056%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.028%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 765 (10.80%) Docker
2 93 (1.31%) Active Directory
3 73 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (0.61%) vSphere
5 30 (0.42%) HDFS
6 27 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
8 16 (0.23%) Apache Flume
9 13 (0.18%) vCloud
10 11 (0.16%) NDS
11 9 (0.13%) Postfix
12 7 (0.099%) XenApp
12 7 (0.099%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.085%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.085%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 6 (0.085%) Squid
14 4 (0.056%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.056%) Firmware
14 4 (0.056%) Hyper-V
14 4 (0.056%) KVM
Systems Management
1 377 (5.32%) Ansible
2 364 (5.14%) Kubernetes
3 261 (3.69%) Terraform
4 203 (2.87%) Puppet
5 100 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (0.55%) Kibana
7 38 (0.54%) ZABBIX
8 34 (0.48%) Prometheus
9 30 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
10 27 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
11 26 (0.37%) Nagios
12 25 (0.35%) logstash
13 20 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
14 18 (0.25%) Consul
14 18 (0.25%) HP ALM
15 17 (0.24%) Grafana
15 17 (0.24%) Rancher
15 17 (0.24%) Tivoli
16 15 (0.21%) Mesos
16 15 (0.21%) Packer
Vendors
1 703 (9.93%) Microsoft
2 474 (6.69%) Oracle
3 229 (3.23%) Google
4 192 (2.71%) Atlassian
5 179 (2.53%) SAP
6 161 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
7 145 (2.05%) Adobe
8 119 (1.68%) Red Hat
9 116 (1.64%) IBM
10 88 (1.24%) Pega
10 88 (1.24%) VMware
11 70 (0.99%) Informatica
12 65 (0.92%) Splunk
13 61 (0.86%) Tableau
14 54 (0.76%) ServiceNow
15 50 (0.71%) Sitecore
16 46 (0.65%) MuleSoft
17 44 (0.62%) AppDynamics
18 38 (0.54%) CA Agile Central
18 38 (0.54%) Cloudera