Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 19 18
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 4,096 7,562 7,836
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.62% 7.84% 7.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.80% 8.99% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,783 5,108 5,607
Median daily rate £498 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.74% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £360 £356 £342
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +0.54% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 52 45
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -9.09% +17.86%
10th Percentile £26.87 £25.99 £32.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £57.50 £74.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.77 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -9.61% -2.22% +8.43%

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 52,514 84,118 87,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.91% 87.25% 86.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,439 55,699 58,218
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £288
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,873 2,129 2,206
Median hourly rate £25.14 £24.60 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.20% +9.33% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £22.39 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.65% +2.22% -10.00%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scrum.

Daily rate trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scrum over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scrum.

Hourly rate trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Scrum over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Top 18 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 2 April 2020. 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 -3 3,768 £500 +3.09% 1,193
UK excluding London -6 2,191 £465 +0.54% 909
London -5 1,817 £525 +5.00% 382
South East -8 646 £475 - 202
North of England -10 400 £450 +5.88% 233
South West +1 398 £475 - 103
Midlands -10 294 £450 - 163
Scotland +2 213 £470 +4.44% 46
West Midlands -9 199 £475 +0.53% 90
East of England -11 196 £450 -5.26% 110
North West -9 183 £500 +17.65% 125
Yorkshire -12 130 £439 +3.24% 75
Work from Home -2 95 £475 - 105
East Midlands 0 91 £410 +5.81% 73
North East -7 87 £430 +4.24% 33
Wales -31 39 £475 +8.57% 38
Northern Ireland +5 6 £425 +25.93% 15
Channel Islands -3 2 £425 -20.00%

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 3,728 (91.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1,018 (24.85%) Kanban
3 977 (23.85%) Java
4 887 (21.66%) JIRA
5 852 (20.80%) DevOps
6 814 (19.87%) TDD
7 787 (19.21%) JavaScript
8 767 (18.73%) Git (software)
9 739 (18.04%) AWS
10 733 (17.90%) Azure
11 679 (16.58%) Finance
12 664 (16.21%) Test Automation
13 593 (14.48%) SQL
14 585 (14.28%) Microservices
15 574 (14.01%) C#
16 563 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
17 559 (13.65%) .NET
18 554 (13.53%) Jenkins
19 503 (12.28%) Security Cleared
20 489 (11.94%) Confluence
21 475 (11.60%) Web Services
22 470 (11.47%) Microsoft
23 459 (11.21%) HTML
24 453 (11.06%) AngularJS
25 451 (11.01%) Docker
26 448 (10.94%) BDD
27 441 (10.77%) CSS
28 429 (10.47%) SC Cleared
29 425 (10.38%) Python
30 396 (9.67%) 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
1 489 (11.94%) Confluence
2 116 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
3 81 (1.98%) CMS
4 72 (1.76%) SharePoint
5 71 (1.73%) Apache Spark
6 69 (1.68%) Apache
7 58 (1.42%) Tomcat
8 37 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 36 (0.88%) nginx
10 32 (0.78%) SAS
11 27 (0.66%) WebLogic
12 25 (0.61%) WebSphere
13 24 (0.59%) Camunda
14 23 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 22 (0.54%) IIS
16 19 (0.46%) JBoss
17 14 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
18 13 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
19 10 (0.24%) Jupyter
20 9 (0.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 68 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
3 52 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.63%) Sketch
5 21 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 17 (0.42%) InVision
7 14 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.12%) Zeplin
9 4 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.073%) Adobe XD
10 3 (0.073%) InDesign
11 2 (0.049%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.049%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.049%) UserZoom
12 1 (0.024%) Figma
12 1 (0.024%) HipChat
12 1 (0.024%) PlantUML
12 1 (0.024%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 62 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.34%) SAP ERP
2 14 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
3 11 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 6 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.15%) Magento
6 6 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
8 4 (0.098%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.098%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.098%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.098%) SAP PSCD
9 3 (0.073%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.073%) PolarLake
9 3 (0.073%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 739 (18.04%) AWS
2 733 (17.90%) Azure
3 156 (3.81%) GitHub
4 150 (3.66%) Serverless
5 108 (2.64%) Amazon EC2
6 96 (2.34%) PaaS
7 93 (2.27%) GCP
8 92 (2.25%) Power Platform
9 90 (2.20%) Amazon S3
10 88 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
11 72 (1.76%) SaaS
12 68 (1.66%) OpenShift
13 60 (1.46%) Amazon SQS
14 56 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
15 52 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
15 52 (1.27%) Slack
16 51 (1.25%) IaaS
17 39 (0.95%) Office 365
18 37 (0.90%) npm
19 35 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 76 (1.86%) HTTP
2 73 (1.78%) TCP/IP
3 41 (1.00%) Ethernet
3 41 (1.00%) Firewall
4 40 (0.98%) Internet
5 36 (0.88%) DSL
6 27 (0.66%) VPN
7 23 (0.56%) DNS
8 20 (0.49%) Skype
8 20 (0.49%) Wireshark
9 19 (0.46%) HTTPS
10 18 (0.44%) SSL
11 14 (0.34%) LAN
11 14 (0.34%) WAN
12 13 (0.32%) Broadband
12 13 (0.32%) Wireless
13 11 (0.27%) DHCP
13 11 (0.27%) WLAN
14 9 (0.22%) IPv4
14 9 (0.22%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 317 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 222 (5.42%) MySQL
3 153 (3.74%) NoSQL
3 153 (3.74%) Relational Database
4 148 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
5 141 (3.44%) MongoDB
6 136 (3.32%) Big Data
7 127 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
8 86 (2.10%) Power BI
8 86 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 74 (1.81%) Hadoop
10 67 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
11 63 (1.54%) Data Lake
12 57 (1.39%) Redis
13 53 (1.29%) Oracle Database
14 49 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
15 46 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 40 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 36 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 35 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 887 (21.66%) JIRA
2 767 (18.73%) Git (software)
3 554 (13.53%) Jenkins
4 261 (6.37%) Selenium
5 259 (6.32%) Maven
6 226 (5.52%) JUnit
7 174 (4.25%) Cucumber
8 143 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 123 (3.00%) Mockito
10 109 (2.66%) Bitbucket
11 107 (2.61%) Visual Studio
12 102 (2.49%) Subversion
13 86 (2.10%) SonarQube
14 85 (2.08%) Gradle
15 77 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
16 70 (1.71%) TeamCity
17 65 (1.59%) Eclipse
17 65 (1.59%) Jasmine
18 63 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 62 (1.51%) Protractor
General
1 679 (16.58%) Finance
2 358 (8.74%) Public Sector
3 203 (4.96%) Banking
4 150 (3.66%) Marketing
5 114 (2.78%) Front Office
6 108 (2.64%) Retail
7 73 (1.78%) Telecoms
8 42 (1.03%) Aerospace
8 42 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 38 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 38 (0.93%) Military
10 35 (0.85%) Law
11 32 (0.78%) Electronics
11 32 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 29 (0.71%) Back Office
13 27 (0.66%) Games
14 22 (0.54%) Publishing
15 18 (0.44%) German Language
16 17 (0.42%) Automotive
17 16 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,576 (38.48%) Developer
2 421 (10.28%) Scrum Master
3 366 (8.94%) Analyst
4 338 (8.25%) Java Developer
5 278 (6.79%) Business Analyst
6 229 (5.59%) .NET Developer
7 200 (4.88%) Project Manager
8 196 (4.79%) Architect
9 175 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
10 159 (3.88%) C# Developer
10 159 (3.88%) Senior Developer
11 149 (3.64%) React Developer
12 139 (3.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 125 (3.05%) Full Stack Developer
14 115 (2.81%) Software Engineer
15 96 (2.34%) Agile Coach
15 96 (2.34%) Delivery Manager
16 93 (2.27%) Agile Scrum Master
17 84 (2.05%) Angular Developer
18 83 (2.03%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 559 (13.65%) .NET
2 475 (11.60%) Web Services
3 459 (11.21%) HTML
4 453 (11.06%) AngularJS
5 441 (10.77%) CSS
6 374 (9.13%) REST
7 367 (8.96%) Spring
8 361 (8.81%) React
9 354 (8.64%) Node.js
10 335 (8.18%) RESTful
11 207 (5.05%) HTML5
12 206 (5.03%) SOAP
13 197 (4.81%) Spring Boot
14 180 (4.39%) ASP.NET
15 160 (3.91%) .NET Core
15 160 (3.91%) JSON
16 154 (3.76%) XML
17 133 (3.25%) CSS3
18 128 (3.13%) Kafka
19 124 (3.03%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 343 (8.37%) User Experience
2 320 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 143 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
4 112 (2.73%) Mobile App
5 93 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 79 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
7 66 (1.61%) Virtual Team
8 61 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 57 (1.39%) NHS
9 57 (1.39%) Public Cloud
10 47 (1.15%) Fixed Income
11 38 (0.93%) Data Centre
12 33 (0.81%) Hedge funds
13 32 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 31 (0.76%) Derivative
15 29 (0.71%) Data Structures
16 28 (0.68%) Cloud Native
17 27 (0.66%) W3C
18 22 (0.54%) Algorithms
18 22 (0.54%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 376 (9.18%) Linux
2 213 (5.20%) Windows
3 124 (3.03%) Android
4 103 (2.51%) Unix
5 95 (2.32%) Apple iOS
6 42 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (0.66%) Solaris
8 26 (0.63%) CentOS
9 22 (0.54%) Windows Server
10 19 (0.46%) Windows 10
11 12 (0.29%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.20%) AIX
12 8 (0.20%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.15%) Debian
15 5 (0.12%) CoreOS
15 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
16 4 (0.098%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,728 (91.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1,018 (24.85%) Kanban
3 852 (20.80%) DevOps
4 814 (19.87%) TDD
5 664 (16.21%) Test Automation
6 585 (14.28%) Microservices
7 563 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
8 448 (10.94%) BDD
9 396 (9.67%) Software Engineering
10 392 (9.57%) User Stories
11 391 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
12 368 (8.98%) Analytics
13 343 (8.37%) Project Management
14 332 (8.11%) Coaching
15 329 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
16 287 (7.01%) SDLC
17 267 (6.52%) Mentoring
18 262 (6.40%) MVC
19 254 (6.20%) Continuous Improvement
20 249 (6.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 977 (23.85%) Java
2 787 (19.21%) JavaScript
3 593 (14.48%) SQL
4 574 (14.01%) C#
5 425 (10.38%) Python
6 210 (5.13%) Java 8
7 150 (3.66%) TypeScript
8 132 (3.22%) C
8 132 (3.22%) PowerShell
9 127 (3.10%) C++
10 115 (2.81%) Scala
11 99 (2.42%) Ruby
12 76 (1.86%) Groovy
13 73 (1.78%) Shell Script
14 70 (1.71%) Bash Shell
15 65 (1.59%) T-SQL
16 57 (1.39%) PL/SQL
17 56 (1.37%) Kotlin
18 52 (1.27%) ES6
19 49 (1.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 503 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 429 (10.47%) SC Cleared
3 225 (5.49%) Degree
4 55 (1.34%) DV Cleared
5 46 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 45 (1.10%) PMP
7 43 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
7 43 (1.05%) PMI Certification
8 42 (1.03%) ISTQB
9 35 (0.85%) ISEB
10 30 (0.73%) AWS Certification
11 22 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (0.51%) Master's Degree
13 19 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (0.44%) CISSP
15 15 (0.37%) CISM
16 14 (0.34%) DBS Check
17 13 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 10 (0.24%) BC Cleared
18 10 (0.24%) CSPO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (7.06%) QA
2 35 (0.85%) WCAG
3 32 (0.78%) PMO
4 21 (0.51%) GDPR
5 19 (0.46%) SLA
6 17 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.27%) NCSC
8 10 (0.24%) WAI
9 7 (0.17%) MISRA
9 7 (0.17%) MISRA C
10 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (0.15%) MiFID
11 5 (0.12%) COBIT
11 5 (0.12%) JTAG
11 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.098%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.098%) P3O
13 3 (0.073%) AICPA
13 3 (0.073%) GxP
13 3 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 451 (11.01%) Docker
2 53 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
3 52 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 40 (0.98%) Postfix
5 28 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
6 25 (0.61%) HDFS
7 16 (0.39%) VMware NSX
8 12 (0.29%) vSphere
9 8 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.17%) Firmware
11 6 (0.15%) Hyper-V
11 6 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.098%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.098%) NDS
13 4 (0.098%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 2 (0.049%) NFS
14 2 (0.049%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 262 (6.40%) Kubernetes
2 175 (4.27%) Terraform
3 168 (4.10%) Ansible
4 77 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
5 75 (1.83%) Puppet
6 37 (0.90%) Kibana
7 28 (0.68%) Grafana
8 17 (0.42%) Packer
8 17 (0.42%) Prometheus
8 17 (0.42%) SCCM
9 16 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
10 15 (0.37%) PowerCLI
10 15 (0.37%) Salt
11 14 (0.34%) Consul
11 14 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
12 13 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
13 9 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (0.22%) logstash
14 8 (0.20%) HP ALM
15 7 (0.17%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 470 (11.47%) Microsoft
2 215 (5.25%) Oracle
3 138 (3.37%) Atlassian
4 127 (3.10%) SAP
5 123 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
6 120 (2.93%) Google
7 56 (1.37%) Adobe
8 50 (1.22%) VMware
9 47 (1.15%) Informatica
10 43 (1.05%) ServiceNow
11 40 (0.98%) IBM
11 40 (0.98%) Splunk
12 27 (0.66%) Cloudera
12 27 (0.66%) MuleSoft
12 27 (0.66%) Red Hat
13 23 (0.56%) CA Agile Central
13 23 (0.56%) Tableau
14 21 (0.51%) Cisco
14 21 (0.51%) Databricks
15 19 (0.46%) DevExpress