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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 25 May 2022 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
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 24 23 25
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6,667 4,025 3,143
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 7.62% 6.87% 6.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.52% 7.75% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,420 2,673 2,156
10th Percentile £410 £356 £358
25th Percentile £463 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £495
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% +4.21%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £653 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £475 £468
% change year-on-year +7.89% +1.50% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 59 31
10th Percentile £36.46 £31.30 £26.87
25th Percentile £39.75 £46.13 £37.16
Median hourly rate £45.00 £58.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year -22.41% +22.11% -8.95%
75th Percentile £65.54 £64.50 £50.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £70.35 £58.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £58.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -5.17% +22.11% -

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 78,287 51,944 41,310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.43% 88.60% 86.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,046 35,535 27,488
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
25th Percentile £435 £400 £383
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.61% +5.16% -
75th Percentile £641 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £669
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £446 £450
% change year-on-year +9.24% -0.83% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,722 1,508 1,249
10th Percentile £13.01 £12.17 £12.42
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.46 £16.00
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £51.75 £46.05 £46.00
90th Percentile £65.53 £58.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £20.11
% change year-on-year -2.22% +11.88% -10.22%

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 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -3 5,309 £550 +10.00% 920
Work from Home +4 3,440 £530 +7.07% 455
London +6 3,069 £575 +9.52% 378
UK excluding London +1 2,177 £513 +7.89% 623
South East -9 506 £525 +7.14% 109
Midlands +6 440 £525 +17.98% 114
North of England -1 419 £500 +5.26% 177
West Midlands +3 349 £538 +22.86% 73
Scotland -1 291 £475 +5.56% 58
South West +4 275 £525 +5.00% 86
North West -4 222 £475 +2.15% 91
East of England +3 186 £525 +10.53% 54
Yorkshire +7 173 £500 +4.71% 64
East Midlands +12 80 £493 +12.57% 38
Wales +17 65 £550 +29.41% 17
North East -10 24 £475 -8.21% 23
Northern Ireland - 2 £400 - 9

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, 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 5,864 (87.96%) Agile
2 1,836 (27.54%) Social Skills
3 1,703 (25.54%) DevOps
4 1,592 (23.88%) JIRA
5 1,511 (22.66%) Kanban
6 1,508 (22.62%) Azure
7 1,366 (20.49%) Finance
8 1,162 (17.43%) Java
9 1,084 (16.26%) SQL
10 1,081 (16.21%) CI/CD
11 1,062 (15.93%) AWS
12 956 (14.34%) Confluence
13 949 (14.23%) TDD
14 905 (13.57%) Git (software)
15 886 (13.29%) Microsoft
16 869 (13.03%) JavaScript
17 859 (12.88%) Test Automation
18 851 (12.76%) Security Cleared
19 819 (12.28%) Project Management
20 816 (12.24%) User Stories
20 816 (12.24%) Microservices
21 779 (11.68%) Python
22 757 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
23 741 (11.11%) Public Sector
24 733 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
25 732 (10.98%) Scaled Agile Framework
26 706 (10.59%) Jenkins
27 693 (10.39%) SC Cleared
28 689 (10.33%) C#
29 678 (10.17%) 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
1 956 (14.34%) Confluence
2 132 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 114 (1.71%) Apache Spark
4 83 (1.24%) CMS
5 69 (1.03%) Apache
6 57 (0.85%) SAS
7 52 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
8 50 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 42 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 34 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
10 34 (0.51%) WebLogic
11 24 (0.36%) IIS
12 23 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
13 22 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
14 21 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 18 (0.27%) nginx
16 16 (0.24%) JBoss
16 16 (0.24%) Mule
17 15 (0.22%) Drupal
18 12 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 156 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 117 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
3 83 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
4 81 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 79 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.22%) Sketch
7 12 (0.18%) InVision
8 8 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 7 (0.10%) OrCAD
10 6 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.090%) Adobe XD
10 6 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.045%) Zeplin
13 2 (0.030%) Mingle
13 2 (0.030%) Notepad++
13 2 (0.030%) UserZoom
14 1 (0.015%) Photoshop
14 1 (0.015%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 65 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.45%) assyst
3 17 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
4 15 (0.22%) HiPortfolio
4 15 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 15 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 13 (0.19%) Maximo
5 13 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 12 (0.18%) Magento
7 10 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 10 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
8 9 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
8 9 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
9 8 (0.12%) NetSuite
9 8 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
9 8 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
10 7 (0.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,508 (22.62%) Azure
2 1,062 (15.93%) AWS
3 357 (5.35%) Power Platform
4 311 (4.66%) GitHub
5 280 (4.20%) GCP
6 240 (3.60%) Serverless
7 188 (2.82%) PaaS
8 178 (2.67%) SaaS
9 128 (1.92%) IaaS
10 126 (1.89%) Microsoft 365
11 125 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
12 110 (1.65%) Azure Data Factory
13 105 (1.57%) Amazon S3
14 84 (1.26%) OpenShift
15 83 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
16 81 (1.21%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 80 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
18 77 (1.15%) PowerApps
19 72 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
20 70 (1.05%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 92 (1.38%) Firewall
2 69 (1.03%) HTTP
3 60 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 35 (0.52%) MQTT
5 30 (0.45%) Internet
5 30 (0.45%) RTMP
6 29 (0.43%) DNS
7 27 (0.40%) Ethernet
8 24 (0.36%) HTTPS
8 24 (0.36%) LAN
9 21 (0.31%) WAN
10 20 (0.30%) BGP
11 17 (0.25%) VPN
12 16 (0.24%) MPLS
13 14 (0.21%) SSH
14 13 (0.19%) ATM
14 13 (0.19%) Skype
15 12 (0.18%) SSL
15 12 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (0.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 314 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
3 306 (4.59%) Power BI
4 210 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
5 208 (3.12%) Big Data
6 202 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 195 (2.92%) NoSQL
8 163 (2.44%) MongoDB
9 144 (2.16%) Data Lake
10 141 (2.11%) MySQL
11 95 (1.42%) Pentaho
12 88 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
13 81 (1.21%) Hadoop
14 72 (1.08%) Oracle Database
15 64 (0.96%) Tableau
16 61 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 60 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
18 53 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 45 (0.67%) Power Query
20 44 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1,592 (23.88%) JIRA
2 905 (13.57%) Git (software)
3 706 (10.59%) Jenkins
4 265 (3.97%) GitLab
5 236 (3.54%) Maven
6 231 (3.46%) Selenium
7 192 (2.88%) JUnit
8 164 (2.46%) Cucumber
9 162 (2.43%) Bitbucket
10 132 (1.98%) Visual Studio
11 106 (1.59%) Gradle
12 92 (1.38%) Postman
12 92 (1.38%) TeamCity
13 89 (1.33%) Subversion
14 88 (1.32%) SonarQube
15 83 (1.24%) Mockito
15 83 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
16 61 (0.91%) JMeter
17 60 (0.90%) webpack
18 58 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,836 (27.54%) Social Skills
2 1,366 (20.49%) Finance
3 741 (11.11%) Public Sector
4 527 (7.90%) Banking
5 523 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
6 253 (3.79%) Retail
7 248 (3.72%) Presentation Skills
8 191 (2.86%) Marketing
9 185 (2.77%) Influencing Skills
10 161 (2.41%) Investment Banking
11 154 (2.31%) Front Office
12 129 (1.93%) Legal
13 120 (1.80%) Telecoms
14 85 (1.27%) Manufacturing
15 76 (1.14%) Publishing
16 69 (1.03%) Law
17 65 (0.97%) Organisational Skills
18 61 (0.91%) Games
18 61 (0.91%) Retail Banking
19 60 (0.90%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,508 (22.62%) Developer
2 852 (12.78%) Scrum Master
3 713 (10.69%) Analyst
4 540 (8.10%) Business Analyst
5 517 (7.75%) Project Manager
6 375 (5.62%) Architect
7 368 (5.52%) Java Developer
8 277 (4.15%) Delivery Manager
9 234 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
10 204 (3.06%) Data Engineer
11 191 (2.86%) Product Owner
12 190 (2.85%) Agile Coach
13 187 (2.80%) Senior Developer
14 166 (2.49%) .NET Developer
15 160 (2.40%) Full Stack Developer
16 159 (2.38%) Software Engineer
17 145 (2.17%) Designer
18 142 (2.13%) Azure Engineer
19 122 (1.83%) Solutions Architect
20 119 (1.78%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 648 (9.72%) .NET
2 538 (8.07%) HTML
3 459 (6.88%) CSS
4 442 (6.63%) REST
5 433 (6.49%) React
6 410 (6.15%) Spring
7 334 (5.01%) RESTful
8 333 (4.99%) Node.js
9 321 (4.81%) AngularJS
10 290 (4.35%) Spring Boot
11 280 (4.20%) JSON
12 279 (4.18%) Web Services
13 242 (3.63%) Kafka
14 230 (3.45%) .NET Framework
15 184 (2.76%) HTML5
16 159 (2.38%) ASP.NET
17 148 (2.22%) XML
18 147 (2.20%) .NET Core
19 134 (2.01%) SOAP
20 125 (1.87%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 518 (7.77%) User Experience
2 177 (2.65%) Mobile App
3 159 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
4 157 (2.35%) Cloud Native
5 147 (2.20%) Public Cloud
6 133 (1.99%) Virtual Team
7 122 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
8 87 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 83 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 71 (1.06%) Algorithms
11 70 (1.05%) Data Structures
12 69 (1.03%) Management Information System
13 67 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
14 66 (0.99%) Legacy Systems
15 63 (0.94%) Data Centre
15 63 (0.94%) Derivative
16 61 (0.91%) Hedge funds
17 56 (0.84%) IoT
17 56 (0.84%) PMI
18 50 (0.75%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 410 (6.15%) Linux
2 225 (3.37%) Windows
3 211 (3.16%) Unix
4 83 (1.24%) Android
5 66 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 59 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 49 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (0.43%) Windows 10
9 21 (0.31%) CentOS
10 13 (0.19%) Ubuntu
11 12 (0.18%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.16%) VMS
13 10 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
14 6 (0.090%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.090%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (0.045%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.045%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.030%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.030%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.030%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,864 (87.96%) Agile
2 1,703 (25.54%) DevOps
3 1,511 (22.66%) Kanban
4 1,081 (16.21%) CI/CD
5 949 (14.23%) TDD
6 859 (12.88%) Test Automation
7 819 (12.28%) Project Management
8 816 (12.24%) Microservices
8 816 (12.24%) User Stories
9 757 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 733 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
11 732 (10.98%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 678 (10.17%) Software Engineering
13 648 (9.72%) Coaching
14 606 (9.09%) Analytics
15 581 (8.71%) Continuous Improvement
15 581 (8.71%) Continuous Integration
16 567 (8.50%) SDLC
17 512 (7.68%) Project Delivery
18 502 (7.53%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,162 (17.43%) Java
2 1,084 (16.26%) SQL
3 869 (13.03%) JavaScript
4 779 (11.68%) Python
5 689 (10.33%) C#
6 353 (5.29%) TypeScript
7 212 (3.18%) PowerShell
8 172 (2.58%) Scala
9 149 (2.23%) Bash
10 123 (1.84%) Shell Script
11 121 (1.81%) C++
12 113 (1.69%) PL/SQL
13 95 (1.42%) C
14 76 (1.14%) Go
15 72 (1.08%) Groovy
16 66 (0.99%) Kotlin
16 66 (0.99%) R
17 59 (0.88%) T-SQL
18 55 (0.82%) Perl
19 50 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 851 (12.76%) Security Cleared
2 693 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 351 (5.26%) Degree
4 140 (2.10%) PMI Certification
5 124 (1.86%) DV Cleared
6 118 (1.77%) PMP
7 117 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 109 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 91 (1.36%) ISTQB
10 55 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 48 (0.72%) APMP
12 37 (0.55%) AWS Certification
13 28 (0.42%) ISEB
14 26 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 25 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 20 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
17 19 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
18 18 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
19 17 (0.25%) FFIEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 476 (7.14%) QA
2 220 (3.30%) Accessibility
3 134 (2.01%) PMO
4 88 (1.32%) Data Quality
5 57 (0.85%) GDPR
6 47 (0.70%) WCAG
7 41 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
8 27 (0.40%) NIST
9 20 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 18 (0.27%) MiFID
10 18 (0.27%) PCI DSS
10 18 (0.27%) SLA
11 17 (0.25%) GLBA
12 7 (0.10%) SEPA
13 6 (0.090%) EMIR
13 6 (0.090%) GxP
13 6 (0.090%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.090%) ISO 20022
14 5 (0.075%) PMBOK
15 4 (0.060%) IFRS
System Software
1 645 (9.67%) Docker
2 91 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 36 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
4 32 (0.48%) HDFS
5 30 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (0.39%) vSphere
7 24 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.13%) OpenSSH
10 8 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.090%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.090%) Postfix
12 5 (0.075%) OpenAM
13 4 (0.060%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 4 (0.060%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (0.060%) Firmware
13 4 (0.060%) LXC
14 2 (0.030%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.030%) NDS
14 2 (0.030%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 566 (8.49%) Kubernetes
2 382 (5.73%) Terraform
3 280 (4.20%) Ansible
4 98 (1.47%) Grafana
5 82 (1.23%) Prometheus
6 73 (1.09%) Puppet
7 57 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
8 46 (0.69%) Kibana
9 27 (0.40%) Istio
10 24 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
11 20 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
12 17 (0.25%) Rancher
13 15 (0.22%) Consul
13 15 (0.22%) Netcool
14 13 (0.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 13 (0.19%) HP ALM
15 12 (0.18%) Packer
16 11 (0.16%) logstash
17 8 (0.12%) Argo
18 7 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 886 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 483 (7.24%) Oracle
3 228 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
4 199 (2.98%) SAP
5 188 (2.82%) Google
6 166 (2.49%) Atlassian
7 154 (2.31%) Databricks
8 152 (2.28%) ServiceNow
9 118 (1.77%) Splunk
10 98 (1.47%) Mercator
11 77 (1.15%) Adobe
12 71 (1.06%) VMware
13 69 (1.03%) AppDynamics
14 65 (0.97%) Informatica
15 63 (0.94%) IBM
16 52 (0.78%) Talend
17 44 (0.66%) Cisco
17 44 (0.66%) Citrix
17 44 (0.66%) MuleSoft
17 44 (0.66%) Pega