Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 19 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 4,614 7,709 7,564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.73% 7.89% 7.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.92% 9.03% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,082 5,099 5,315
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £358 £340
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £458 £438
% change year-on-year +3.83% +4.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 53
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.50% -3.68% +10.47%
10th Percentile £28.71 £26.58 £31.70
90th Percentile £52.91 £54.75 £70.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% -5.26% +13.10%

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 58,293 85,360 86,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.04% 87.41% 86.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,750 56,371 57,910
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,919 2,226 2,113
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £23.63 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.65% -1.56% -
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £11.40
90th Percentile £53.06 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +4.58%

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 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 -2 4,263 £500 +2.56% 1,975
UK excluding London -7 2,496 £475 +3.83% 1,520
London -5 2,034 £525 +2.94% 588
South East -7 725 £475 - 409
North of England -2 502 £473 +13.17% 392
South West +2 445 £475 - 212
Midlands -5 341 £475 +0.80% 232
Scotland -9 234 £475 +5.56% 69
North West -6 231 £500 +17.65% 207
West Midlands -10 217 £500 +5.26% 132
East of England -11 196 £450 -10.00% 143
Yorkshire -5 165 £450 +9.09% 148
East Midlands +10 119 £425 - 100
North East +2 106 £445 +4.71% 37
Wales -26 47 £475 +10.47% 46
Northern Ireland +7 8 £428 - 15
Channel Islands -6 2 £425 - 2

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 4,227 (91.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1,133 (24.56%) Kanban
3 1,077 (23.34%) Java
4 980 (21.24%) JIRA
5 944 (20.46%) DevOps
6 903 (19.57%) TDD
7 885 (19.18%) Git (software)
8 865 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 850 (18.42%) Azure
10 824 (17.86%) AWS
11 778 (16.86%) Finance
12 726 (15.73%) Test Automation
13 713 (15.45%) SQL
14 667 (14.46%) C#
15 650 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
15 650 (14.09%) Microservices
16 641 (13.89%) .NET
17 639 (13.85%) Jenkins
18 584 (12.66%) Microsoft
19 548 (11.88%) BDD
20 537 (11.64%) Security Cleared
21 530 (11.49%) Confluence
22 526 (11.40%) HTML
23 521 (11.29%) Web Services
24 516 (11.18%) Python
25 507 (10.99%) CSS
26 504 (10.92%) Docker
27 501 (10.86%) AngularJS
28 450 (9.75%) User Stories
29 446 (9.67%) SC Cleared

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
1 530 (11.49%) Confluence
2 119 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
3 89 (1.93%) SharePoint
4 85 (1.84%) Apache Spark
5 76 (1.65%) Apache
5 76 (1.65%) CMS
6 58 (1.26%) Tomcat
7 40 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 36 (0.78%) nginx
9 30 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 26 (0.56%) SAS
11 21 (0.46%) Camunda
11 21 (0.46%) IIS
12 19 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
13 18 (0.39%) WebLogic
14 16 (0.35%) JBoss
14 16 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
16 12 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 78 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
3 69 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
4 62 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 38 (0.82%) Sketch
6 36 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 25 (0.54%) InVision
8 24 (0.52%) Photoshop
9 17 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.22%) Zeplin
11 7 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.087%) PlantUML
13 4 (0.087%) UserZoom
14 3 (0.065%) Adobe XD
14 3 (0.065%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.065%) InDesign
14 3 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.022%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 89 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 13 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
4 11 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.15%) Magento
7 7 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
8 6 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 6 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.11%) R3 Corda
10 4 (0.087%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.087%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.087%) Temenos T24
11 3 (0.065%) CA PPM
11 3 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 850 (18.42%) Azure
2 824 (17.86%) AWS
3 195 (4.23%) GitHub
4 176 (3.81%) Serverless
5 129 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
5 129 (2.80%) GCP
6 125 (2.71%) Power Platform
7 119 (2.58%) PaaS
8 93 (2.02%) AWS Lambda
9 92 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
10 91 (1.97%) Amazon S3
11 87 (1.89%) OpenShift
12 79 (1.71%) Amazon SQS
13 73 (1.58%) SaaS
14 66 (1.43%) Office 365
15 59 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
16 56 (1.21%) IaaS
17 55 (1.19%) Slack
18 44 (0.95%) Azure Functions
19 37 (0.80%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 83 (1.80%) HTTP
2 74 (1.60%) TCP/IP
3 55 (1.19%) Internet
4 41 (0.89%) Ethernet
5 39 (0.85%) Firewall
6 30 (0.65%) VPN
7 28 (0.61%) DNS
7 28 (0.61%) DSL
8 21 (0.46%) Skype
9 20 (0.43%) HTTPS
10 19 (0.41%) Wireshark
11 16 (0.35%) SSL
12 14 (0.30%) Broadband
13 13 (0.28%) WAN
14 12 (0.26%) LAN
15 11 (0.24%) Wireless
15 11 (0.24%) WLAN
16 10 (0.22%) DHCP
16 10 (0.22%) IPv4
16 10 (0.22%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 232 (5.03%) MySQL
3 183 (3.97%) NoSQL
4 176 (3.81%) Relational Database
5 171 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
6 159 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
7 158 (3.42%) Big Data
8 147 (3.19%) MongoDB
9 120 (2.60%) Power BI
10 109 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 80 (1.73%) Hadoop
12 79 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
13 63 (1.37%) Data Lake
14 60 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 57 (1.24%) Redis
16 55 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
17 49 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 47 (1.02%) Oracle Database
19 43 (0.93%) Apache Hive
20 36 (0.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 980 (21.24%) JIRA
2 885 (19.18%) Git (software)
3 639 (13.85%) Jenkins
4 298 (6.46%) Maven
5 287 (6.22%) Selenium
6 236 (5.11%) JUnit
7 177 (3.84%) Cucumber
8 160 (3.47%) Mockito
9 158 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 111 (2.41%) SonarQube
10 111 (2.41%) Visual Studio
11 106 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
12 104 (2.25%) Bitbucket
13 97 (2.10%) Gradle
14 93 (2.02%) TeamCity
15 91 (1.97%) Sonatype Nexus
16 81 (1.76%) Subversion
17 73 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 69 (1.50%) Protractor
19 68 (1.47%) Jasmine
General
1 778 (16.86%) Finance
2 367 (7.95%) Public Sector
3 266 (5.77%) Banking
4 157 (3.40%) Marketing
5 135 (2.93%) Retail
6 118 (2.56%) Front Office
7 76 (1.65%) Telecoms
8 60 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 48 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 46 (1.00%) Military
11 42 (0.91%) Law
12 34 (0.74%) Aerospace
13 33 (0.72%) Electronics
14 32 (0.69%) Back Office
15 31 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
16 29 (0.63%) Games
17 22 (0.48%) Publishing
17 22 (0.48%) Retail Banking
18 21 (0.46%) Financial Institution
19 18 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,770 (38.36%) Developer
2 518 (11.23%) Scrum Master
3 418 (9.06%) Analyst
4 393 (8.52%) Java Developer
5 309 (6.70%) Business Analyst
6 268 (5.81%) .NET Developer
7 246 (5.33%) Architect
8 229 (4.96%) Project Manager
9 180 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
9 180 (3.90%) Senior Developer
10 175 (3.79%) C# Developer
11 151 (3.27%) Full Stack Developer
12 141 (3.06%) React Developer
13 137 (2.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 126 (2.73%) Agile Scrum Master
15 114 (2.47%) Delivery Manager
16 108 (2.34%) Agile Coach
17 106 (2.30%) Angular Developer
18 104 (2.25%) Software Developer
19 103 (2.23%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 641 (13.89%) .NET
2 526 (11.40%) HTML
3 521 (11.29%) Web Services
4 507 (10.99%) CSS
5 501 (10.86%) AngularJS
6 433 (9.38%) REST
7 418 (9.06%) Spring
8 401 (8.69%) RESTful
9 395 (8.56%) React
10 351 (7.61%) Node.js
11 240 (5.20%) HTML5
12 222 (4.81%) ASP.NET
13 216 (4.68%) SOAP
14 199 (4.31%) Spring Boot
15 197 (4.27%) JSON
16 187 (4.05%) .NET Core
17 156 (3.38%) XML
18 140 (3.03%) jQuery
19 137 (2.97%) CSS3
20 134 (2.90%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 355 (7.69%) User Experience
2 314 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
3 163 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
4 136 (2.95%) Mobile App
5 107 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
6 90 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
7 76 (1.65%) Public Cloud
8 73 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 73 (1.58%) Virtual Team
9 61 (1.32%) NHS
10 46 (1.00%) Data Centre
11 45 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 35 (0.76%) Fixed Income
13 34 (0.74%) Data Structures
13 34 (0.74%) Hedge funds
14 32 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
15 31 (0.67%) Cloud Native
16 28 (0.61%) Derivative
17 25 (0.54%) Algorithms
17 25 (0.54%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 429 (9.30%) Linux
2 226 (4.90%) Windows
3 115 (2.49%) Android
4 104 (2.25%) Apple iOS
4 104 (2.25%) Unix
5 47 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (0.76%) Windows 10
7 34 (0.74%) Windows Server
8 32 (0.69%) AIX
9 21 (0.46%) CentOS
10 20 (0.43%) Windows 7
11 18 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (0.35%) Windows XP
13 15 (0.33%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.30%) Solaris
15 13 (0.28%) FreeRTOS
16 12 (0.26%) ThreadX
17 7 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,227 (91.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1,133 (24.56%) Kanban
3 944 (20.46%) DevOps
4 903 (19.57%) TDD
5 726 (15.73%) Test Automation
6 650 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
6 650 (14.09%) Microservices
7 548 (11.88%) BDD
8 450 (9.75%) User Stories
9 431 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
10 407 (8.82%) Analytics
11 398 (8.63%) Software Engineering
12 392 (8.50%) Coaching
13 377 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 369 (8.00%) Project Management
15 323 (7.00%) SDLC
16 295 (6.39%) MVC
17 287 (6.22%) Mentoring
18 268 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
19 266 (5.77%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 1,077 (23.34%) Java
2 865 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 713 (15.45%) SQL
4 667 (14.46%) C#
5 516 (11.18%) Python
6 209 (4.53%) Java 8
7 178 (3.86%) TypeScript
8 172 (3.73%) C++
9 149 (3.23%) C
10 139 (3.01%) PowerShell
11 134 (2.90%) Scala
12 125 (2.71%) Ruby
13 86 (1.86%) Shell Script
14 85 (1.84%) Bash Shell
15 73 (1.58%) Groovy
16 63 (1.37%) PHP
16 63 (1.37%) T-SQL
17 51 (1.11%) Apple Swift
17 51 (1.11%) ES6
17 51 (1.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 537 (11.64%) Security Cleared
2 446 (9.67%) SC Cleared
3 266 (5.77%) Degree
4 57 (1.24%) ISTQB
5 53 (1.15%) DV Cleared
6 51 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 51 (1.11%) ISEB
7 49 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 48 (1.04%) PMI Certification
9 44 (0.95%) PMP
10 34 (0.74%) AWS Certification
11 27 (0.59%) DBS Check
11 27 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 26 (0.56%) Master's Degree
13 20 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (0.41%) CISSP
14 19 (0.41%) MCSE
15 16 (0.35%) BC Cleared
15 16 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 15 (0.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (6.78%) QA
2 37 (0.80%) WCAG
3 32 (0.69%) PMO
4 22 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 21 (0.46%) NCSC
6 20 (0.43%) GDPR
7 16 (0.35%) SLA
8 10 (0.22%) WAI
9 8 (0.17%) MiFID
10 7 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.13%) Solvency II
12 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.11%) JTAG
13 4 (0.087%) COBIT
13 4 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 4 (0.087%) MISRA
13 4 (0.087%) MISRA C
14 3 (0.065%) NIST
15 2 (0.043%) IFRS
15 2 (0.043%) RMADS
System Software
1 504 (10.92%) Docker
2 69 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 63 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
4 50 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 49 (1.06%) Postfix
6 30 (0.65%) HDFS
7 23 (0.50%) vSphere
8 19 (0.41%) Hyper-V
9 17 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (0.37%) VMware NSX
10 13 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 10 (0.22%) NDS
12 8 (0.17%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 7 (0.15%) Firmware
14 6 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.087%) VirtualBox
17 3 (0.065%) Apache Flume
17 3 (0.065%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 307 (6.65%) Kubernetes
2 176 (3.81%) Ansible
3 151 (3.27%) Terraform
4 86 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
5 83 (1.80%) Puppet
6 36 (0.78%) Kibana
7 27 (0.59%) SCCM
8 22 (0.48%) Grafana
8 22 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
9 17 (0.37%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 17 (0.37%) Tivoli
10 16 (0.35%) Salt
11 15 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
11 15 (0.33%) Netcool
11 15 (0.33%) Packer
11 15 (0.33%) PowerCLI
12 14 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
13 13 (0.28%) Prometheus
14 12 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
14 12 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 584 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 219 (4.75%) Oracle
3 172 (3.73%) Google
4 145 (3.14%) Atlassian
5 132 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 124 (2.69%) SAP
7 71 (1.54%) VMware
8 65 (1.41%) Adobe
9 62 (1.34%) ServiceNow
10 52 (1.13%) IBM
11 41 (0.89%) Informatica
11 41 (0.89%) Red Hat
11 41 (0.89%) Splunk
12 34 (0.74%) Cloudera
12 34 (0.74%) Tableau
13 33 (0.72%) MuleSoft
14 25 (0.54%) CA Agile Central
15 24 (0.52%) Cisco
15 24 (0.52%) Hortonworks
16 22 (0.48%) Citrix