Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 2017 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 27 29
Rank change year-on-year +10 +2 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7201 7232 6130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.57% 6.57% 5.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.99% 7.87% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5019 5139 4298
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +9.09% +3.00%
10th Percentile £332 £313 £305
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £395
% change year-on-year - +7.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 61 63
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +5.25% -0.30%
10th Percentile £31.75 £30.75 £30.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £59.31 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80076 91844 91685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.21% 83.48% 80.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 52538 60582 58040
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2194 2596
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% +4.36%

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 24 July 2017.

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 24 July 2017.

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 24 July 2017. 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 +11 6716 £468 +3.89% 1021
UK excluding London +9 3650 £425 - 655
London +1 3425 £500 +5.26% 436
South East +11 1194 £441 +5.06% 165
North of England +17 844 £425 - 191
Midlands +6 466 £450 +5.88% 66
South West +10 394 £400 - 89
North West +9 382 £420 -1.18% 123
East of England +13 371 £465 +3.33% 73
Yorkshire +10 341 £425 - 56
Scotland +7 284 £415 +3.81% 53
West Midlands -3 240 £474 +10.23% 34
East Midlands +10 215 £450 +5.88% 32
North East +54 126 £385 -2.53% 12
Wales +4 95 £400 - 17
Northern Ireland -37 14 £400 +6.67% 1
Channel Islands - 9 £500 -

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Scrum.

1 6631 (92.08%) Agile Software Development
2 2229 (30.95%) TDD
3 2226 (30.91%) Java
4 1704 (23.66%) JavaScript
5 1673 (23.23%) Kanban
6 1501 (20.84%) Finance
7 1372 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
8 1330 (18.47%) Git (software)
9 1305 (18.12%) HTML
10 1276 (17.72%) Test Automation
11 1228 (17.05%) JIRA
12 1226 (17.03%) BDD
13 1175 (16.32%) CSS
14 1145 (15.90%) Jenkins
15 1135 (15.76%) SQL
16 1123 (15.60%) DevOps
17 1030 (14.30%) C#
18 1007 (13.98%) .NET
19 978 (13.58%) AngularJS
20 902 (12.53%) Web Services
21 881 (12.23%) Spring
22 878 (12.19%) REST
23 871 (12.10%) Banking
24 841 (11.68%) MVC
25 815 (11.32%) User Stories
26 814 (11.30%) RESTful
27 788 (10.94%) Linux
28 748 (10.39%) HTML5
29 733 (10.18%) Microservices
30 694 (9.64%) 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
1 587 (8.15%) Confluence
2 194 (2.69%) Apache Spark
3 185 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
4 180 (2.50%) Apache
5 167 (2.32%) JBoss
6 142 (1.97%) Tomcat
7 139 (1.93%) CMS
8 130 (1.81%) SharePoint
9 105 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 103 (1.43%) WebSphere
11 71 (0.99%) WebLogic
12 66 (0.92%) Apache Solr
12 66 (0.92%) IIS
13 52 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 47 (0.65%) nginx
15 46 (0.64%) OpenStack
16 40 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
17 39 (0.54%) Drupal
18 35 (0.49%) Mule
18 35 (0.49%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 100 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 96 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 77 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
4 61 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 57 (0.79%) Photoshop
6 43 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 28 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (0.19%) InVision
9 12 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 11 (0.15%) HipChat
11 10 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
13 5 (0.069%) Mingle
13 5 (0.069%) SPSS
14 4 (0.056%) UXPin
15 3 (0.042%) Chatbot
15 3 (0.042%) InDesign
16 1 (0.014%) Doxygen
16 1 (0.014%) EngageOne
16 1 (0.014%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 99 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.49%) Magento
3 19 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 18 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
6 8 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.097%) ION MarketView
7 7 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (0.097%) SimCorp Dimension
8 6 (0.083%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.083%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.056%) CA PPM
9 4 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.056%) Endur
9 4 (0.056%) iTrent
9 4 (0.056%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.056%) Primavera
10 3 (0.042%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.042%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.042%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 624 (8.67%) Amazon AWS
2 403 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 207 (2.87%) GitHub
4 146 (2.03%) PaaS
5 130 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
6 86 (1.19%) IaaS
7 71 (0.99%) SaaS
8 64 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 62 (0.86%) Amazon S3
10 51 (0.71%) OpenShift
11 45 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
12 44 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
13 33 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 33 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
14 30 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 23 (0.32%) Heroku
16 22 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 21 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
17 21 (0.29%) Office 365
18 16 (0.22%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 271 (3.76%) HTTP
2 103 (1.43%) SSL
3 94 (1.31%) Internet
4 85 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 56 (0.78%) DNS
6 48 (0.67%) LDAP
7 45 (0.62%) Kerberos
8 41 (0.57%) Firewall
9 35 (0.49%) SMS
10 32 (0.44%) Network Security
11 27 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (0.31%) VPN
13 18 (0.25%) Intranet
13 18 (0.25%) SSH
14 16 (0.22%) PuTTY
14 16 (0.22%) WinSCP
15 13 (0.18%) LAN
15 13 (0.18%) OpenLDAP
16 11 (0.15%) OpenVPN
17 10 (0.14%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 640 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 426 (5.92%) MongoDB
3 389 (5.40%) NoSQL
4 386 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 369 (5.12%) Big Data
6 365 (5.07%) Hadoop
7 303 (4.21%) MySQL
8 256 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
9 207 (2.87%) Oracle Database
10 178 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
11 140 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
12 116 (1.61%) HBase
13 106 (1.47%) RDBMS
14 104 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 76 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
16 69 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 68 (0.94%) DB2
17 68 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
18 66 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 56 (0.78%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1330 (18.47%) Git (software)
2 1228 (17.05%) JIRA
3 1145 (15.90%) Jenkins
4 509 (7.07%) Selenium
5 487 (6.76%) Maven
6 425 (5.90%) Cucumber
7 375 (5.21%) JUnit
8 352 (4.89%) Subversion
9 310 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 258 (3.58%) TeamCity
11 228 (3.17%) Visual Studio
12 185 (2.57%) WebDriver
13 161 (2.24%) Gradle
13 161 (2.24%) Grunt
14 153 (2.12%) Mockito
15 146 (2.03%) SoapUI
16 138 (1.92%) IntelliJ
17 133 (1.85%) gulp
18 127 (1.76%) Eclipse
19 124 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1501 (20.84%) Finance
2 871 (12.10%) Banking
3 355 (4.93%) Retail
4 262 (3.64%) Marketing
5 206 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 161 (2.24%) Investment Banking
7 148 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 140 (1.94%) Electronics
9 132 (1.83%) Front Office
10 115 (1.60%) Games
11 104 (1.44%) Publishing
12 81 (1.12%) Retail Banking
13 65 (0.90%) Legal
14 62 (0.86%) Back Office
15 47 (0.65%) Advertising
16 45 (0.62%) Law
17 40 (0.56%) Financial Institution
18 26 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
19 24 (0.33%) Private Banking
19 24 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3148 (43.72%) Developer
2 942 (13.08%) Java Developer
3 799 (11.10%) Analyst
4 576 (8.00%) Scrum Master
5 552 (7.67%) Business Analyst
6 474 (6.58%) .NET Developer
7 421 (5.85%) Senior Developer
8 368 (5.11%) Architect
9 353 (4.90%) C# Developer
10 348 (4.83%) Project Manager
11 308 (4.28%) Agile Developer
12 307 (4.26%) JavaScript Developer
13 280 (3.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 259 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
15 231 (3.21%) Tester
16 223 (3.10%) C# .NET Developer
17 219 (3.04%) Agile Business Analyst
18 181 (2.51%) Angular Developer
19 177 (2.46%) Agile Scrum Master
20 173 (2.40%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1305 (18.12%) HTML
2 1175 (16.32%) CSS
3 1007 (13.98%) .NET
4 978 (13.58%) AngularJS
5 902 (12.53%) Web Services
6 881 (12.23%) Spring
7 878 (12.19%) REST
8 814 (11.30%) RESTful
9 748 (10.39%) HTML5
10 653 (9.07%) JSON
11 613 (8.51%) Node.js
12 557 (7.74%) XML
13 516 (7.17%) CSS3
14 479 (6.65%) ASP.NET
15 478 (6.64%) SOAP
16 463 (6.43%) jQuery
17 392 (5.44%) React
18 319 (4.43%) ASP.NET MVC
19 297 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
20 291 (4.04%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 661 (9.18%) User Experience
2 415 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 306 (4.25%) Mobile App
4 291 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
5 231 (3.21%) Computer Science
6 157 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
7 110 (1.53%) Virtual Team
8 105 (1.46%) Fintech
9 104 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 92 (1.28%) Algorithms
11 90 (1.25%) Management Information System
12 81 (1.12%) Derivative
13 69 (0.96%) iPad
14 67 (0.93%) Fixed Income
15 61 (0.85%) Public Cloud
16 57 (0.79%) Data Structures
17 55 (0.76%) Data Centre
18 53 (0.74%) Equities
19 47 (0.65%) iPhone
20 41 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 788 (10.94%) Linux
2 365 (5.07%) Windows
3 286 (3.97%) Unix
4 233 (3.24%) Android
5 230 (3.19%) Apple iOS
6 179 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 65 (0.90%) CentOS
8 60 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 48 (0.67%) Windows Server
10 45 (0.62%) Ubuntu
11 28 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (0.28%) Solaris
13 16 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (0.19%) Debian
15 12 (0.17%) CoreOS
16 10 (0.14%) AIX
17 8 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
18 6 (0.083%) HPUX
18 6 (0.083%) Windows 10
19 4 (0.056%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6631 (92.08%) Agile Software Development
2 2229 (30.95%) TDD
3 1673 (23.23%) Kanban
4 1372 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 1276 (17.72%) Test Automation
6 1226 (17.03%) BDD
7 1123 (15.60%) DevOps
8 841 (11.68%) MVC
9 815 (11.32%) User Stories
10 733 (10.18%) Microservices
11 694 (9.64%) Software Engineering
12 607 (8.43%) Project Management
13 606 (8.42%) OO
14 572 (7.94%) SOA
15 566 (7.86%) Continuous Delivery
16 555 (7.71%) E-Commerce
17 512 (7.11%) Coaching
18 511 (7.10%) Open Source
19 473 (6.57%) Web Development
20 461 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2226 (30.91%) Java
2 1704 (23.66%) JavaScript
3 1135 (15.76%) SQL
4 1030 (14.30%) C#
5 586 (8.14%) Python
6 521 (7.24%) Scala
7 318 (4.42%) Ruby
8 161 (2.24%) Shell Script
9 152 (2.11%) Groovy
10 146 (2.03%) C++
11 140 (1.94%) T-SQL
12 135 (1.87%) Bash Shell
13 125 (1.74%) PHP
13 125 (1.74%) PL/SQL
14 112 (1.56%) ES6
15 111 (1.54%) Apple Swift
16 110 (1.53%) TypeScript
17 107 (1.49%) Perl
18 103 (1.43%) Objective-C
19 101 (1.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 522 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 463 (6.43%) Degree
3 372 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 146 (2.03%) ISEB
5 110 (1.53%) ISTQB
6 103 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 90 (1.25%) PMI Certification
8 84 (1.17%) PMP
9 74 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 60 (0.83%) DV Cleared
11 37 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 28 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 27 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
14 24 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 23 (0.32%) Master's Degree
16 21 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
17 18 (0.25%) MAPM
18 14 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
19 13 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
20 12 (0.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 504 (7.00%) QA
2 72 (1.00%) MiFID
3 63 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
4 58 (0.81%) PMO
5 57 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 45 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
7 43 (0.60%) EMIR
8 32 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 15 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 10 (0.14%) PCI DSS
11 8 (0.11%) GDPR
11 8 (0.11%) MIL-STD-1553
11 8 (0.11%) WCAG
12 7 (0.097%) FATCA
13 6 (0.083%) PMBOK
14 5 (0.069%) COBIT
14 5 (0.069%) GCP
14 5 (0.069%) JSP 440
14 5 (0.069%) P3O
14 5 (0.069%) WAI
System Software
1 481 (6.68%) Docker
2 64 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (0.86%) HDFS
4 57 (0.79%) Active Directory
5 42 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 42 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (0.42%) vCloud
7 29 (0.40%) vSphere
8 15 (0.21%) Xen
9 14 (0.19%) Apache Flume
10 11 (0.15%) Postfix
10 11 (0.15%) Squid
11 9 (0.12%) OpenIDM
12 7 (0.097%) OpenDJ
12 7 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.083%) Hyper-V
13 6 (0.083%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.083%) Varnish
14 4 (0.056%) LXC
14 4 (0.056%) NFS
Systems Management
1 306 (4.25%) Puppet
2 256 (3.56%) Ansible
3 219 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
4 149 (2.07%) Kubernetes
5 117 (1.62%) Terraform
6 63 (0.87%) Kibana
7 57 (0.79%) ZABBIX
8 55 (0.76%) logstash
9 50 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
10 30 (0.42%) Rancher
11 23 (0.32%) Oozie
12 22 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
12 22 (0.31%) Mesos
12 22 (0.31%) vRealize
13 19 (0.26%) Graphite
14 18 (0.25%) Grafana
15 17 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
16 14 (0.19%) Nagios
17 12 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
18 10 (0.14%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 668 (9.28%) Oracle
2 621 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 239 (3.32%) SAP
4 142 (1.97%) Atlassian
5 133 (1.85%) IBM
6 122 (1.69%) VMware
7 120 (1.67%) Red Hat
8 106 (1.47%) Google
9 95 (1.32%) Adobe
10 76 (1.06%) Cloudera
11 72 (1.00%) HP
12 71 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
13 66 (0.92%) Sitecore
13 66 (0.92%) WSO2
14 63 (0.87%) Xamarin
15 57 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
16 55 (0.76%) Apple
16 55 (0.76%) hybris
17 51 (0.71%) New Relic
18 45 (0.62%) Cisco
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