Period
to 22 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 16 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 8,441 7,474 7,733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.28% 7.57% 7.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.61% 8.85% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,636 5,129 5,414
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £318
90th Percentile £625 £607 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 78 65
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.27% +8.96%
10th Percentile £35.63 £31.50 £33.50
90th Percentile £56.88 £52.50 £59.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.65% +6.49%

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 87,843 84,482 91,456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.18% 85.59% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,002 55,697 60,469
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,428 2,091 2,390
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +5.10% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -15.79% +1.06% +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 22 September 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 September 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 September 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 0 7,608 £475 - 2,034
UK excluding London +7 4,548 £450 +5.88% 1,386
London -2 3,787 £510 +2.00% 784
South East 0 1,386 £465 +4.20% 337
North of England +5 969 £413 -2.94% 343
Midlands +13 694 £450 - 205
Scotland +5 486 £430 +4.24% 85
West Midlands +14 461 £450 -5.26% 120
North West +9 440 £425 - 185
South West -2 433 £425 +6.25% 190
Yorkshire +3 391 £413 -2.94% 122
East of England -3 346 £500 +5.26% 177
East Midlands +13 231 £405 -10.00% 85
Wales +11 231 £425 +0.59% 43
North East +8 142 £400 +5.96% 36
Northern Ireland +26 7 £365 -2.67% 8
Channel Islands -2 6 £350 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 7,656 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 2,452 (29.05%) Java
3 2,317 (27.45%) TDD
4 2,175 (25.77%) Kanban
5 1,805 (21.38%) JavaScript
6 1,630 (19.31%) Finance
7 1,620 (19.19%) Test Automation
8 1,606 (19.03%) Continuous Integration
9 1,535 (18.19%) Git (software)
10 1,453 (17.21%) JIRA
11 1,416 (16.78%) BDD
12 1,414 (16.75%) DevOps
13 1,380 (16.35%) SQL
14 1,310 (15.52%) Jenkins
15 1,271 (15.06%) .NET
16 1,232 (14.60%) C#
17 1,224 (14.50%) HTML
18 1,123 (13.30%) CSS
19 1,118 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
20 1,004 (11.89%) Web Services
21 965 (11.43%) User Stories
22 958 (11.35%) Microsoft Azure
23 952 (11.28%) Microservices
24 921 (10.91%) AngularJS
25 852 (10.09%) REST
26 851 (10.08%) Spring
27 831 (9.84%) SQL Server
28 829 (9.82%) Docker
29 813 (9.63%) User Experience
30 791 (9.37%) Software Engineering

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
1 729 (8.64%) Confluence
2 204 (2.42%) CMS
3 192 (2.27%) Apache
4 185 (2.19%) Apache Spark
5 135 (1.60%) SharePoint
6 116 (1.37%) Tomcat
7 110 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
7 110 (1.30%) JBoss
8 102 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
9 72 (0.85%) WebLogic
10 63 (0.75%) WebSphere
11 60 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
12 58 (0.69%) Umbraco
13 51 (0.60%) NServiceBus
14 45 (0.53%) IIS
15 43 (0.51%) nginx
16 41 (0.49%) Apache Solr
16 41 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 38 (0.45%) Jetty
18 36 (0.43%) Mule
Applications
1 179 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 128 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 88 (1.04%) Photoshop
4 61 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
5 47 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 43 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 30 (0.36%) InVision
8 25 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
10 13 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 11 (0.13%) UXPin
12 10 (0.12%) Fireworks
13 6 (0.071%) GIMP
14 5 (0.059%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
15 4 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
15 4 (0.047%) SPSS
16 2 (0.024%) Chatbot
16 2 (0.024%) InDesign
16 2 (0.024%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 91 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 19 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
3 19 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (0.19%) Markit EDM
5 13 (0.15%) Magento
6 9 (0.11%) AquaLogic BPM
6 9 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.083%) CA PPM
8 7 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.083%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.083%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.083%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.071%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.071%) Temenos T24
10 5 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.059%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,118 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
2 958 (11.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 271 (3.21%) GitHub
4 176 (2.09%) PaaS
5 162 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
6 156 (1.85%) npm
7 152 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
8 143 (1.69%) SaaS
9 131 (1.55%) Serverless
10 113 (1.34%) Amazon S3
11 100 (1.18%) IaaS
12 73 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
13 64 (0.76%) OpenShift
14 63 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 61 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
16 59 (0.70%) Office 365
17 50 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
18 48 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
19 44 (0.52%) BrowserStack
20 40 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 265 (3.14%) HTTP
2 119 (1.41%) Internet
3 104 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 64 (0.76%) SSL
5 58 (0.69%) DNS
6 54 (0.64%) Firewall
7 53 (0.63%) SMS
8 38 (0.45%) VPN
9 25 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
10 24 (0.28%) WAN
11 21 (0.25%) AMQP
11 21 (0.25%) Intranet
12 20 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (0.20%) DHCP
13 17 (0.20%) MQTT
13 17 (0.20%) Skype
14 16 (0.19%) Kerberos
14 16 (0.19%) Network Security
14 16 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
15 15 (0.18%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 831 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 422 (5.00%) Big Data
3 390 (4.62%) NoSQL
4 386 (4.57%) Relational Database
5 307 (3.64%) Hadoop
5 307 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
6 302 (3.58%) MongoDB
7 283 (3.35%) MySQL
8 266 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
9 179 (2.12%) Apache Hive
10 128 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 124 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
12 123 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 115 (1.36%) Oracle Database
14 112 (1.33%) RDBMS
15 94 (1.11%) HBase
16 90 (1.07%) Power BI
17 83 (0.98%) Impala
18 82 (0.97%) Redis
19 70 (0.83%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,535 (18.19%) Git (software)
2 1,453 (17.21%) JIRA
3 1,310 (15.52%) Jenkins
4 729 (8.64%) Selenium
5 512 (6.07%) Maven
6 458 (5.43%) Cucumber
7 430 (5.09%) JUnit
8 355 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 289 (3.42%) Visual Studio
10 270 (3.20%) Subversion
11 224 (2.65%) TeamCity
11 224 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
12 203 (2.40%) SoapUI
13 199 (2.36%) SonarQube
14 196 (2.32%) Mockito
15 188 (2.23%) WebDriver
16 181 (2.14%) JMeter
17 161 (1.91%) Bitbucket
18 156 (1.85%) SpecFlow
19 144 (1.71%) Jasmine
General
1 1,630 (19.31%) Finance
2 657 (7.78%) Banking
3 412 (4.88%) Retail
4 248 (2.94%) Marketing
5 205 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 121 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 113 (1.34%) Games
8 106 (1.26%) Front Office
9 103 (1.22%) Investment Banking
10 98 (1.16%) Electronics
11 86 (1.02%) Publishing
12 69 (0.82%) Retail Banking
13 66 (0.78%) Back Office
13 66 (0.78%) Law
14 64 (0.76%) Advertising
15 57 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 57 (0.68%) Legal
16 43 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
17 31 (0.37%) Billing
18 27 (0.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3,435 (40.69%) Developer
2 973 (11.53%) Java Developer
3 886 (10.50%) Scrum Master
4 805 (9.54%) Analyst
5 588 (6.97%) .NET Developer
6 506 (5.99%) Business Analyst
7 461 (5.46%) Project Manager
8 454 (5.38%) Senior Developer
9 408 (4.83%) Architect
10 385 (4.56%) C# Developer
11 296 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
12 276 (3.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 258 (3.06%) C# .NET Developer
14 246 (2.91%) Software Engineer
15 238 (2.82%) Tester
16 237 (2.81%) JavaScript Developer
17 234 (2.77%) Agile Scrum Master
18 215 (2.55%) Test Analyst
19 207 (2.45%) Delivery Manager
20 206 (2.44%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,271 (15.06%) .NET
2 1,224 (14.50%) HTML
3 1,123 (13.30%) CSS
4 1,004 (11.89%) Web Services
5 921 (10.91%) AngularJS
6 852 (10.09%) REST
7 851 (10.08%) Spring
8 784 (9.29%) RESTful
9 641 (7.59%) Node.js
10 580 (6.87%) HTML5
11 573 (6.79%) React
12 550 (6.52%) ASP.NET
13 522 (6.18%) JSON
14 464 (5.50%) jQuery
15 456 (5.40%) SOAP
16 445 (5.27%) XML
17 432 (5.12%) CSS3
18 408 (4.83%) ASP.NET Web API
19 338 (4.00%) .NET Framework
20 335 (3.97%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 813 (9.63%) User Experience
2 519 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 357 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
4 335 (3.97%) Mobile App
5 218 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 187 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 172 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
8 166 (1.97%) Fintech
9 131 (1.55%) iPad
10 114 (1.35%) Virtual Team
11 109 (1.29%) Wiki
12 87 (1.03%) Algorithms
13 76 (0.90%) Management Information System
14 69 (0.82%) Data Structures
15 67 (0.79%) Fixed Income
16 55 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 54 (0.64%) Data Centre
18 53 (0.63%) Derivative
19 50 (0.59%) Public Cloud
20 45 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 723 (8.57%) Linux
2 403 (4.77%) Unix
3 365 (4.32%) Windows
4 239 (2.83%) Apple iOS
5 228 (2.70%) Android
6 93 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 73 (0.86%) CentOS
8 50 (0.59%) Windows Server
9 35 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
10 28 (0.33%) CoreOS
10 28 (0.33%) Solaris
11 27 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 25 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (0.26%) Windows 10
14 21 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 17 (0.20%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
17 10 (0.12%) VME
18 7 (0.083%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,656 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 2,317 (27.45%) TDD
3 2,175 (25.77%) Kanban
4 1,620 (19.19%) Test Automation
5 1,606 (19.03%) Continuous Integration
6 1,416 (16.78%) BDD
7 1,414 (16.75%) DevOps
8 965 (11.43%) User Stories
9 952 (11.28%) Microservices
10 791 (9.37%) Software Engineering
11 779 (9.23%) MVC
12 755 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
13 744 (8.81%) E-Commerce
14 732 (8.67%) Project Management
15 654 (7.75%) Coaching
16 611 (7.24%) SDLC
17 592 (7.01%) OO
18 561 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
19 531 (6.29%) Unit Testing
20 487 (5.77%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2,452 (29.05%) Java
2 1,805 (21.38%) JavaScript
3 1,380 (16.35%) SQL
4 1,232 (14.60%) C#
5 738 (8.74%) Python
6 478 (5.66%) Java 8
7 348 (4.12%) Scala
8 265 (3.14%) Ruby
9 263 (3.12%) Bash Shell
10 223 (2.64%) Groovy
11 204 (2.42%) T-SQL
12 196 (2.32%) Shell Script
13 195 (2.31%) C++
14 193 (2.29%) PHP
15 183 (2.17%) PowerShell
16 181 (2.14%) TypeScript
17 135 (1.60%) ES6
18 130 (1.54%) PL/SQL
19 109 (1.29%) Perl
20 108 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 640 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 491 (5.82%) SC Cleared
3 457 (5.41%) Degree
4 133 (1.58%) ISEB
5 132 (1.56%) ISTQB
6 81 (0.96%) PMI Certification
7 79 (0.94%) PMP
8 72 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
9 71 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
10 57 (0.68%) Master's Degree
11 54 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 46 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 42 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 40 (0.47%) DV Cleared
15 25 (0.30%) CISSP
16 24 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
18 14 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
19 12 (0.14%) APMP
19 12 (0.14%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 617 (7.31%) QA
2 83 (0.98%) PMO
3 69 (0.82%) GDPR
4 45 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 29 (0.34%) SLA
6 28 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
8 19 (0.23%) PSD2
9 14 (0.17%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.14%) NIST 800
11 10 (0.12%) COBIT
12 9 (0.11%) MiFID
13 7 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.071%) GxP
14 6 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.071%) WCAG
15 5 (0.059%) EMIR
15 5 (0.059%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.059%) MISRA
15 5 (0.059%) MISRA C
System Software
1 829 (9.82%) Docker
2 98 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (1.15%) HDFS
4 73 (0.86%) Active Directory
5 63 (0.75%) vSphere
6 43 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
7 35 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 19 (0.23%) VirtualBox
9 10 (0.12%) Apache Flume
10 9 (0.11%) Hyper-V
11 8 (0.095%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.083%) Squid
12 7 (0.083%) vCloud
13 6 (0.071%) LXC
13 6 (0.071%) oVirt
13 6 (0.071%) RHEV
14 5 (0.059%) NFS
14 5 (0.059%) Xen
15 3 (0.036%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.036%) RACF
Systems Management
1 457 (5.41%) Kubernetes
2 413 (4.89%) Ansible
3 313 (3.71%) Puppet
4 247 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
5 173 (2.05%) Terraform
6 77 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
7 68 (0.81%) Mesos
8 51 (0.60%) Kibana
9 44 (0.52%) Consul
10 41 (0.49%) Prometheus
11 35 (0.41%) HP ALM
12 32 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
13 31 (0.37%) logstash
13 31 (0.37%) Packer
14 30 (0.36%) Oozie
15 24 (0.28%) Nagios
16 19 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
17 18 (0.21%) Grafana
17 18 (0.21%) HAProxy
18 17 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 747 (8.85%) Microsoft
2 613 (7.26%) Oracle
3 219 (2.59%) Google
4 213 (2.52%) SAP
5 173 (2.05%) Atlassian
6 157 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
7 155 (1.84%) IBM
8 130 (1.54%) VMware
9 117 (1.39%) Adobe
10 99 (1.17%) Sitecore
11 92 (1.09%) Cloudera
11 92 (1.09%) Red Hat
12 80 (0.95%) Splunk
13 75 (0.89%) MuleSoft
14 64 (0.76%) Informatica
15 63 (0.75%) Tableau
16 58 (0.69%) hybris
17 55 (0.65%) ServiceNow
18 54 (0.64%) Pega
19 52 (0.62%) Zend