Period
to 16 September 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 15 16
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6,549 8,417 7,414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.38% 8.30% 7.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.52% 9.56% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,382 5,638 5,093
UK median daily rate £479 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.74% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £338
90th Percentile £650 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 61 79
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £49.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +10.00% +0.56%
10th Percentile £30.03 £36.25 £31.45
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £49.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +2.27%

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 76,854 88,035 84,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.56% 86.83% 86.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 50,419 58,030 55,331
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £278
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,288 2,415 2,093
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.07% -14.58% +4.35%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -16.67% +2.13%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -3 6,141 £488 +2.63% 1,637
UK excluding London -7 3,398 £450 +0.56% 1,253
London +1 3,045 £513 +0.49% 531
South East -10 1,012 £475 +2.70% 269
North of England -6 673 £450 +9.09% 275
Midlands 0 562 £450 - 210
South West +2 486 £475 +11.76% 200
West Midlands +1 394 £475 +5.56% 129
East of England +7 344 £450 -10.00% 152
Yorkshire -4 296 £425 +6.12% 92
North West -16 279 £475 +11.76% 154
Scotland -11 253 £475 +11.76% 88
East Midlands -4 152 £413 +1.91% 81
North East -4 96 £443 +12.15% 29
Wales -24 70 £406 -4.41% 52
Channel Islands -7 6 £450 +28.57%
Northern Ireland -3 5 £450 +16.13% 7

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5,990 (91.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1,738 (26.54%) Kanban
3 1,554 (23.73%) Java
4 1,517 (23.16%) DevOps
5 1,444 (22.05%) JIRA
6 1,420 (21.68%) TDD
7 1,366 (20.86%) JavaScript
8 1,253 (19.13%) Git (software)
9 1,157 (17.67%) Azure
10 1,141 (17.42%) Finance
11 1,116 (17.04%) AWS
12 1,037 (15.83%) Test Automation
13 1,025 (15.65%) SQL
14 975 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
15 954 (14.57%) Jenkins
16 924 (14.11%) BDD
17 919 (14.03%) C#
18 865 (13.21%) .NET
19 822 (12.55%) HTML
20 792 (12.09%) CSS
21 785 (11.99%) Microservices
22 760 (11.60%) User Stories
23 715 (10.92%) Python
24 707 (10.80%) Confluence
25 704 (10.75%) Docker
26 688 (10.51%) Linux
27 687 (10.49%) Web Services
28 667 (10.18%) Microsoft
29 651 (9.94%) AngularJS
30 640 (9.77%) 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
1 707 (10.80%) Confluence
2 173 (2.64%) Apache
3 146 (2.23%) Apache Spark
4 141 (2.15%) CMS
5 125 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
6 106 (1.62%) SharePoint
7 72 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 55 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 47 (0.72%) JBoss
10 43 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
11 41 (0.63%) WebSphere
12 38 (0.58%) SAS
13 36 (0.55%) Drupal
14 33 (0.50%) nginx
15 29 (0.44%) WebLogic
16 27 (0.41%) IIS
17 26 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 25 (0.38%) Apache Solr
19 24 (0.37%) Documentum
20 23 (0.35%) Magnolia
Applications
1 129 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 83 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
3 61 (0.93%) Sketch
4 59 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 55 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 49 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 35 (0.53%) InVision
8 26 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
9 21 (0.32%) Photoshop
10 11 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 10 (0.15%) Zeplin
12 6 (0.092%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.046%) FreeHand
13 3 (0.046%) UXPin
14 2 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.031%) Adobe XD
15 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.015%) GIMP
15 1 (0.015%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.015%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 135 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 25 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 23 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 16 (0.24%) Magento
6 15 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
6 15 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
7 14 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
7 14 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
8 13 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
9 12 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
9 12 (0.18%) Oracle TCA
10 10 (0.15%) R3 Corda
11 8 (0.12%) NetSuite
12 7 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
13 6 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
13 6 (0.092%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 6 (0.092%) Unit4 Business World
14 5 (0.076%) SAP ERP
14 5 (0.076%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1,157 (17.67%) Azure
2 1,116 (17.04%) AWS
3 265 (4.05%) GitHub
4 220 (3.36%) Serverless
5 197 (3.01%) GCP
6 157 (2.40%) Amazon S3
6 157 (2.40%) Power Platform
7 153 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
8 148 (2.26%) PaaS
9 141 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
10 131 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
11 115 (1.76%) npm
12 111 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 106 (1.62%) Amazon SQS
14 105 (1.60%) SaaS
15 100 (1.53%) OpenShift
16 83 (1.27%) Office 365
17 81 (1.24%) IaaS
18 74 (1.13%) Slack
19 57 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 105 (1.60%) HTTP
2 81 (1.24%) TCP/IP
3 77 (1.18%) Internet
4 42 (0.64%) Ethernet
5 33 (0.50%) DNS
6 30 (0.46%) Firewall
7 21 (0.32%) VPN
8 19 (0.29%) SSH
9 17 (0.26%) FTP
9 17 (0.26%) Skype
10 15 (0.23%) Intranet
11 12 (0.18%) MQTT
12 11 (0.17%) DSL
12 11 (0.17%) VoIP
13 9 (0.14%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
13 9 (0.14%) SSL
14 8 (0.12%) IPFS
14 8 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (0.11%) HTTPS
15 7 (0.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 591 (9.02%) SQL Server
2 322 (4.92%) MySQL
3 291 (4.44%) Big Data
4 257 (3.92%) NoSQL
5 248 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
6 243 (3.71%) Relational Database
7 237 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
8 167 (2.55%) MongoDB
9 151 (2.31%) Power BI
10 133 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 119 (1.82%) Hadoop
12 100 (1.53%) Oracle Database
13 98 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
14 89 (1.36%) Data Lake
15 88 (1.34%) RDBMS
16 83 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 74 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
18 65 (0.99%) Redis
19 60 (0.92%) Apache Hive
20 59 (0.90%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 1,444 (22.05%) JIRA
2 1,253 (19.13%) Git (software)
3 954 (14.57%) Jenkins
4 478 (7.30%) Selenium
5 340 (5.19%) Maven
6 330 (5.04%) Cucumber
7 295 (4.50%) JUnit
8 247 (3.77%) Visual Studio Team System
9 210 (3.21%) Visual Studio
10 196 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 170 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
12 166 (2.53%) Mockito
13 164 (2.50%) Bitbucket
14 160 (2.44%) TeamCity
15 124 (1.89%) Subversion
16 112 (1.71%) SonarQube
17 102 (1.56%) Jasmine
18 97 (1.48%) Protractor
19 96 (1.47%) Eclipse
19 96 (1.47%) WebDriver
General
1 1,141 (17.42%) Finance
2 433 (6.61%) Banking
3 403 (6.15%) Public Sector
4 254 (3.88%) Retail
5 189 (2.89%) Marketing
6 132 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 100 (1.53%) Front Office
8 84 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 76 (1.16%) Games
10 71 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 63 (0.96%) Law
12 57 (0.87%) Legal
12 57 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
13 53 (0.81%) Financial Institution
14 49 (0.75%) Aerospace
15 47 (0.72%) Military
16 40 (0.61%) Back Office
17 32 (0.49%) Publishing
18 30 (0.46%) Advertising
18 30 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,383 (36.39%) Developer
2 678 (10.35%) Analyst
3 676 (10.32%) Scrum Master
4 588 (8.98%) Java Developer
5 451 (6.89%) Business Analyst
6 386 (5.89%) DevOps Engineer
7 319 (4.87%) Senior Developer
8 309 (4.72%) Project Manager
9 307 (4.69%) Architect
10 301 (4.60%) .NET Developer
11 212 (3.24%) C# Developer
11 212 (3.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 191 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
13 178 (2.72%) Agile Scrum Master
14 173 (2.64%) React Developer
15 169 (2.58%) Tester
16 161 (2.46%) Agile Coach
17 149 (2.28%) Delivery Manager
18 145 (2.21%) JavaScript Developer
19 142 (2.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 865 (13.21%) .NET
2 822 (12.55%) HTML
3 792 (12.09%) CSS
4 687 (10.49%) Web Services
5 651 (9.94%) AngularJS
6 622 (9.50%) REST
7 590 (9.01%) Spring
8 511 (7.80%) RESTful
9 492 (7.51%) Node.js
10 489 (7.47%) React
11 396 (6.05%) JSON
12 346 (5.28%) HTML5
13 317 (4.84%) ASP.NET
14 282 (4.31%) XML
15 277 (4.23%) SOAP
16 267 (4.08%) Spring Boot
17 248 (3.79%) .NET Framework
18 228 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web API
19 211 (3.22%) jQuery
20 208 (3.18%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 592 (9.04%) User Experience
2 372 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 285 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 217 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
5 153 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
6 123 (1.88%) Virtual Team
7 103 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
8 90 (1.37%) Public Cloud
9 75 (1.15%) Management Information System
10 72 (1.10%) Data Centre
11 61 (0.93%) Data Structures
12 52 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
13 51 (0.78%) NHS
14 42 (0.64%) Cloud Native
15 40 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 35 (0.53%) Algorithms
17 31 (0.47%) Wiki
18 27 (0.41%) Client/Server
18 27 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
18 27 (0.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 688 (10.51%) Linux
2 323 (4.93%) Windows
3 208 (3.18%) Unix
4 144 (2.20%) Android
5 138 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 134 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 81 (1.24%) CentOS
8 60 (0.92%) Windows Server
9 35 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 33 (0.50%) Windows 10
11 28 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 25 (0.38%) AIX
13 20 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 19 (0.29%) Debian
15 17 (0.26%) FreeRTOS
16 16 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (0.23%) ThreadX
18 13 (0.20%) Windows 7
18 13 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
19 12 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,990 (91.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1,738 (26.54%) Kanban
3 1,517 (23.16%) DevOps
4 1,420 (21.68%) TDD
5 1,037 (15.83%) Test Automation
6 975 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
7 924 (14.11%) BDD
8 785 (11.99%) Microservices
9 760 (11.60%) User Stories
10 640 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
11 573 (8.75%) Coaching
12 512 (7.82%) Software Engineering
13 496 (7.57%) Project Management
14 492 (7.51%) Analytics
15 462 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
16 453 (6.92%) SDLC
17 408 (6.23%) Continuous Improvement
18 405 (6.18%) E-Commerce
19 378 (5.77%) Mentoring
20 376 (5.74%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 1,554 (23.73%) Java
2 1,366 (20.86%) JavaScript
3 1,025 (15.65%) SQL
4 919 (14.03%) C#
5 715 (10.92%) Python
6 312 (4.76%) Java 8
7 292 (4.46%) TypeScript
8 223 (3.41%) Ruby
9 185 (2.82%) PowerShell
10 172 (2.63%) Bash Shell
11 170 (2.60%) Scala
12 167 (2.55%) C++
13 151 (2.31%) Shell Script
14 150 (2.29%) ES6
15 145 (2.21%) C
16 130 (1.99%) PHP
17 128 (1.95%) PL/SQL
18 90 (1.37%) T-SQL
19 83 (1.27%) Groovy
20 81 (1.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 527 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 403 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 365 (5.57%) Degree
4 105 (1.60%) ISEB
5 88 (1.34%) ISTQB
6 77 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 64 (0.98%) PMP
8 61 (0.93%) PMI Certification
9 59 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 53 (0.81%) AWS Certification
11 51 (0.78%) DV Cleared
12 27 (0.41%) CISSP
13 26 (0.40%) DBS Check
14 21 (0.32%) Master's Degree
15 19 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 16 (0.24%) CISM
17 16 (0.24%) OCPJP
17 16 (0.24%) Sun Certification
18 15 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 451 (6.89%) QA
2 60 (0.92%) GDPR
3 49 (0.75%) PMO
4 32 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.29%) NCSC
6 18 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (0.26%) WCAG
8 15 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
9 11 (0.17%) NIST
9 11 (0.17%) SLA
10 7 (0.11%) GxP
10 7 (0.11%) PSD2
11 6 (0.092%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.061%) COBIT
13 4 (0.061%) GMP
13 4 (0.061%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.061%) MiFID
13 4 (0.061%) WAI
System Software
1 704 (10.75%) Docker
2 108 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 54 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (0.49%) Postfix
6 24 (0.37%) vSphere
7 18 (0.27%) Hyper-V
8 15 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
9 14 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.17%) NDS
11 9 (0.14%) LXC
11 9 (0.14%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 9 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 7 (0.11%) Apache Flume
12 7 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.092%) HDFS
13 6 (0.092%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.076%) KVM
14 5 (0.076%) Varnish
14 5 (0.076%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 345 (5.27%) Kubernetes
2 333 (5.08%) Ansible
3 318 (4.86%) Terraform
4 147 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
5 119 (1.82%) Puppet
6 36 (0.55%) Kibana
7 28 (0.43%) SCCM
8 26 (0.40%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 25 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 25 (0.38%) Prometheus
10 24 (0.37%) ZABBIX
11 22 (0.34%) Consul
12 20 (0.31%) Grafana
13 18 (0.27%) logstash
13 18 (0.27%) Packer
14 17 (0.26%) Tivoli
15 16 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
16 14 (0.21%) Graphite
16 14 (0.21%) Salt
16 14 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 667 (10.18%) Microsoft
2 409 (6.25%) Oracle
3 267 (4.08%) Google
4 183 (2.79%) SAP
5 182 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
6 163 (2.49%) Atlassian
7 161 (2.46%) Red Hat
8 118 (1.80%) IBM
9 108 (1.65%) Adobe
10 88 (1.34%) Informatica
11 82 (1.25%) Splunk
12 65 (0.99%) ServiceNow
12 65 (0.99%) Tableau
12 65 (0.99%) VMware
13 51 (0.78%) AppDynamics
14 47 (0.72%) Pega
15 46 (0.70%) Databricks
16 44 (0.67%) IBM Sterling
17 42 (0.64%) MuleSoft
18 40 (0.61%) Cloudera