Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 21 28
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7869 7805 6702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.71% 7.39% 5.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.12% 8.80% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5511 5390 4720
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £336 £319 £310
90th Percentile £613 £588 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 72 79
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £31.50 £37.53 £30.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £59.31 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 86286 88673 93962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.92% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 57474 58658 60890
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2353 2731
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +4.26% +17.50%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +6 7350 £475 +5.56% 811
UK excluding London +6 3949 £425 - 551
London -2 3812 £500 +5.26% 321
South East +12 1364 £450 +2.86% 142
North of England +5 793 £420 -1.18% 179
Midlands 0 566 £450 +12.50% 60
South West +4 415 £400 - 50
East of England +11 383 £475 +0.53% 59
North West +4 367 £400 -5.88% 80
Scotland -7 344 £413 +10.00% 37
West Midlands 0 330 £450 +12.50% 36
Yorkshire -3 322 £425 - 83
East Midlands +11 227 £425 +6.25% 24
North East +22 114 £400 -2.44% 16
Wales -17 76 £400 -15.79% 20
Northern Ireland -33 18 £365 -2.67% 4
Channel Islands - 5 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 7125 (90.55%) Agile Software Development
2 2508 (31.87%) TDD
3 2407 (30.59%) Java
4 1990 (25.29%) Kanban
5 1750 (22.24%) JavaScript
6 1666 (21.17%) Finance
7 1627 (20.68%) Continuous Integration
8 1481 (18.82%) Git (software)
9 1480 (18.81%) BDD
10 1431 (18.19%) Test Automation
11 1367 (17.37%) JIRA
12 1320 (16.77%) Jenkins
13 1311 (16.66%) HTML
14 1252 (15.91%) DevOps
15 1195 (15.19%) CSS
16 1178 (14.97%) SQL
17 1104 (14.03%) C#
18 1087 (13.81%) AngularJS
19 1070 (13.60%) Web Services
20 1066 (13.55%) .NET
21 976 (12.40%) RESTful
22 949 (12.06%) REST
23 930 (11.82%) Spring
24 925 (11.75%) User Stories
25 903 (11.48%) Linux
26 870 (11.06%) Banking
27 858 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
28 822 (10.45%) Microservices
29 814 (10.34%) MVC
30 770 (9.79%) 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
1 713 (9.06%) Confluence
2 252 (3.20%) Apache Spark
3 243 (3.09%) Apache
4 218 (2.77%) Tomcat
5 190 (2.41%) CMS
6 189 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
7 143 (1.82%) JBoss
8 114 (1.45%) SharePoint
9 110 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 92 (1.17%) Apache Solr
11 74 (0.94%) WebSphere
12 71 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 68 (0.86%) OpenStack
14 64 (0.81%) WebLogic
15 60 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
16 48 (0.61%) nginx
17 47 (0.60%) Drupal
17 47 (0.60%) IIS
18 45 (0.57%) Mule
19 37 (0.47%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 128 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 83 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 82 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
4 62 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
5 57 (0.72%) Photoshop
6 30 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 16 (0.20%) HipChat
7 16 (0.20%) InVision
8 13 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.064%) Mingle
10 5 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.051%) InDesign
12 3 (0.038%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.038%) Doxygen
12 3 (0.038%) EngageOne
12 3 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.038%) UXPin
13 2 (0.025%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 79 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.38%) Magento
3 28 (0.36%) Temenos T24
4 19 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
5 16 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
6 13 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 12 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.14%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.076%) Endur
9 6 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.064%) ION MarketView
11 4 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.051%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.051%) Temenos Globus
12 3 (0.038%) CA PPM
12 3 (0.038%) Eloqua
12 3 (0.038%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 3 (0.038%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 3 (0.038%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 858 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
2 527 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 272 (3.46%) GitHub
4 165 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
5 149 (1.89%) PaaS
6 104 (1.32%) npm
7 96 (1.22%) Amazon S3
7 96 (1.22%) SaaS
8 95 (1.21%) IaaS
9 84 (1.07%) Serverless
10 70 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
11 68 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
12 52 (0.66%) OpenShift
13 48 (0.61%) Slack
14 47 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 47 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
14 47 (0.60%) Office 365
15 42 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 41 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
17 33 (0.42%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 262 (3.33%) HTTP
2 103 (1.31%) TCP/IP
3 85 (1.08%) SSL
4 77 (0.98%) Internet
5 69 (0.88%) SMS
6 61 (0.78%) Kerberos
7 31 (0.39%) Bluetooth
8 30 (0.38%) Firewall
9 29 (0.37%) DNS
10 25 (0.32%) Intranet
11 23 (0.29%) Network Security
12 21 (0.27%) AMQP
12 21 (0.27%) LDAP
12 21 (0.27%) VPN
13 18 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (0.22%) SSH
15 16 (0.20%) OpenVPN
16 15 (0.19%) DSL
16 15 (0.19%) OpenLDAP
17 8 (0.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 621 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 491 (6.24%) MongoDB
3 486 (6.18%) NoSQL
4 424 (5.39%) Hadoop
5 417 (5.30%) Big Data
6 381 (4.84%) Relational Database
7 341 (4.33%) MySQL
8 305 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
9 199 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
10 182 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 179 (2.27%) Oracle Database
12 161 (2.05%) HBase
13 139 (1.77%) RDBMS
14 104 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 81 (1.03%) Redis
15 81 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 74 (0.94%) Apache Hive
17 63 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 63 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
18 57 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1481 (18.82%) Git (software)
2 1367 (17.37%) JIRA
3 1320 (16.77%) Jenkins
4 555 (7.05%) Selenium
5 528 (6.71%) Maven
6 527 (6.70%) Cucumber
7 408 (5.18%) JUnit
8 336 (4.27%) Subversion
9 279 (3.55%) TeamCity
10 220 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 194 (2.47%) WebDriver
12 182 (2.31%) Gradle
13 178 (2.26%) Mockito
14 175 (2.22%) gulp
15 160 (2.03%) Visual Studio
16 154 (1.96%) Grunt
16 154 (1.96%) IntelliJ
17 151 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
18 143 (1.82%) SoapUI
19 137 (1.74%) Jasmine
General
1 1666 (21.17%) Finance
2 870 (11.06%) Banking
3 334 (4.24%) Marketing
4 326 (4.14%) Retail
5 248 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 168 (2.13%) Electronics
6 168 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 164 (2.08%) Investment Banking
8 142 (1.80%) Publishing
9 131 (1.66%) Games
10 126 (1.60%) Retail Banking
11 96 (1.22%) Front Office
12 65 (0.83%) Law
12 65 (0.83%) Legal
13 64 (0.81%) Back Office
14 40 (0.51%) Advertising
14 40 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.47%) Automotive
16 35 (0.44%) Private Banking
17 33 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3310 (42.06%) Developer
2 1010 (12.84%) Java Developer
3 883 (11.22%) Analyst
4 736 (9.35%) Scrum Master
5 598 (7.60%) Business Analyst
6 488 (6.20%) .NET Developer
7 483 (6.14%) Senior Developer
8 409 (5.20%) Architect
9 384 (4.88%) Project Manager
10 382 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
11 369 (4.69%) C# Developer
12 291 (3.70%) Agile Developer
13 271 (3.44%) JavaScript Developer
14 250 (3.18%) Full Stack Developer
15 226 (2.87%) C# .NET Developer
16 216 (2.74%) Agile Scrum Master
17 214 (2.72%) Agile Business Analyst
18 212 (2.69%) Delivery Manager
19 207 (2.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 199 (2.53%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1311 (16.66%) HTML
2 1195 (15.19%) CSS
3 1087 (13.81%) AngularJS
4 1070 (13.60%) Web Services
5 1066 (13.55%) .NET
6 976 (12.40%) RESTful
7 949 (12.06%) REST
8 930 (11.82%) Spring
9 695 (8.83%) HTML5
10 656 (8.34%) JSON
11 603 (7.66%) Node.js
12 514 (6.53%) ASP.NET
13 513 (6.52%) XML
14 485 (6.16%) React
15 463 (5.88%) SOAP
16 456 (5.79%) CSS3
17 418 (5.31%) jQuery
18 384 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
19 377 (4.79%) Spring Boot
20 353 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 668 (8.49%) User Experience
2 466 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 354 (4.50%) Mobile App
4 304 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
5 254 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 175 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 158 (2.01%) Virtual Team
8 141 (1.79%) Fintech
9 96 (1.22%) Algorithms
9 96 (1.22%) Management Information System
10 90 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 73 (0.93%) N-Tier
12 70 (0.89%) Derivative
13 65 (0.83%) iPad
14 61 (0.78%) Data Centre
15 54 (0.69%) iPhone
16 53 (0.67%) Data Structures
17 52 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
18 48 (0.61%) Public Cloud
18 48 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 903 (11.48%) Linux
2 380 (4.83%) Unix
3 351 (4.46%) Windows
4 279 (3.55%) Apple iOS
5 256 (3.25%) Android
6 179 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 69 (0.88%) Mac OS X
8 66 (0.84%) CentOS
9 51 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 38 (0.48%) Windows Server
11 33 (0.42%) Solaris
12 15 (0.19%) Windows 10
13 13 (0.17%) AIX
14 12 (0.15%) Debian
15 10 (0.13%) HPUX
15 10 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
17 4 (0.051%) Embedded Linux
18 3 (0.038%) CoreOS
18 3 (0.038%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7125 (90.55%) Agile Software Development
2 2508 (31.87%) TDD
3 1990 (25.29%) Kanban
4 1627 (20.68%) Continuous Integration
5 1480 (18.81%) BDD
6 1431 (18.19%) Test Automation
7 1252 (15.91%) DevOps
8 925 (11.75%) User Stories
9 822 (10.45%) Microservices
10 814 (10.34%) MVC
11 770 (9.79%) Software Engineering
12 628 (7.98%) Project Management
13 601 (7.64%) OO
14 593 (7.54%) Continuous Delivery
15 570 (7.24%) Open Source
16 567 (7.21%) SOA
17 565 (7.18%) Coaching
18 530 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
19 522 (6.63%) E-Commerce
20 521 (6.62%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2407 (30.59%) Java
2 1750 (22.24%) JavaScript
3 1178 (14.97%) SQL
4 1104 (14.03%) C#
5 598 (7.60%) Python
6 475 (6.04%) Scala
7 318 (4.04%) Ruby
8 198 (2.52%) Groovy
9 180 (2.29%) Bash Shell
10 174 (2.21%) T-SQL
11 141 (1.79%) ES6
12 140 (1.78%) C++
13 138 (1.75%) Apple Swift
13 138 (1.75%) TypeScript
14 136 (1.73%) PowerShell
15 130 (1.65%) Shell Script
16 124 (1.58%) Objective-C
16 124 (1.58%) PHP
17 110 (1.40%) PL/SQL
18 103 (1.31%) C
Qualifications
1 543 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 506 (6.43%) Degree
3 380 (4.83%) SC Cleared
4 167 (2.12%) ISEB
5 155 (1.97%) ISTQB
6 143 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 95 (1.21%) PMI Certification
8 86 (1.09%) PMP
9 75 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
10 60 (0.76%) DV Cleared
11 42 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 34 (0.43%) Master's Degree
13 33 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
14 29 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 24 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 13 (0.17%) IIBA
16 13 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
17 10 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
17 10 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 584 (7.42%) QA
2 67 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 63 (0.80%) PMO
4 57 (0.72%) GDPR
5 50 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 45 (0.57%) MiFID
7 25 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 20 (0.25%) EMIR
9 19 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
10 17 (0.22%) WCAG
11 13 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 12 (0.15%) GCP
13 10 (0.13%) PSD2
14 9 (0.11%) SLA
15 5 (0.064%) JSP 440
15 5 (0.064%) WAI
16 4 (0.051%) ISO 14001
16 4 (0.051%) ISO 9001
16 4 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 4 (0.051%) P3O
System Software
1 619 (7.87%) Docker
2 93 (1.18%) HDFS
3 66 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 56 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 47 (0.60%) Active Directory
6 43 (0.55%) vCloud
7 40 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 15 (0.19%) Postfix
9 15 (0.19%) Squid
10 14 (0.18%) vSphere
11 12 (0.15%) Apache Flume
12 11 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (0.14%) Xen
13 8 (0.10%) oVirt
13 8 (0.10%) RHEV
14 7 (0.089%) Firmware
15 6 (0.076%) LXC
15 6 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
16 4 (0.051%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 443 (5.63%) Puppet
2 335 (4.26%) Ansible
3 250 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
4 203 (2.58%) Kubernetes
5 171 (2.17%) Terraform
6 73 (0.93%) ZABBIX
7 58 (0.74%) Kibana
8 47 (0.60%) Rancher
9 42 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
10 40 (0.51%) Mesos
11 38 (0.48%) logstash
12 30 (0.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 29 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
14 28 (0.36%) Grafana
15 24 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
16 20 (0.25%) Nagios
17 19 (0.24%) Salt
18 17 (0.22%) Oozie
19 14 (0.18%) Graphite
19 14 (0.18%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 693 (8.81%) Microsoft
2 632 (8.03%) Oracle
3 234 (2.97%) SAP
4 163 (2.07%) Atlassian
5 139 (1.77%) IBM
6 126 (1.60%) Adobe
6 126 (1.60%) Red Hat
7 111 (1.41%) Google
8 107 (1.36%) VMware
9 99 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
10 83 (1.05%) Apple
11 72 (0.91%) New Relic
12 70 (0.89%) HP
12 70 (0.89%) Splunk
13 61 (0.78%) Sitecore
14 58 (0.74%) Xamarin
15 57 (0.72%) MuleSoft
16 54 (0.69%) Cloudera
16 54 (0.69%) Tableau
16 54 (0.69%) WSO2