Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 22 29
Rank change year-on-year +6 +7 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7479 7714 6417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.57% 7.17% 5.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.97% 8.56% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5133 5406 4506
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £338 £318 £310
90th Percentile £606 £594 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 62 72
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.75 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +10.82% +4.88%
10th Percentile £31.50 £32.75 £30.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £59.31 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £40.38
% change year-on-year +2.86% +8.35% +6.26%

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 83335 90065 92253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.38% 83.71% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 54986 59640 59676
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.82% +1.37%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2273 2594
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.42 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.38 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year -4.00% +9.51% +8.71%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +5 6908 £475 +5.56% 970
UK excluding London +6 3745 £425 - 603
London -2 3605 £500 +5.26% 427
South East +10 1261 £446 +5.00% 149
North of England +6 786 £425 - 177
Midlands 0 477 £450 +5.88% 82
South West +6 397 £400 - 69
North West +7 372 £425 - 103
East of England +8 361 £475 +5.56% 66
Scotland +4 353 £413 +10.00% 50
Yorkshire -4 309 £425 -1.05% 61
West Midlands +1 264 £473 +14.55% 44
East Midlands +2 202 £450 +12.50% 38
North East +52 107 £378 - 13
Wales -4 101 £425 - 6
Northern Ireland -47 16 £375 - 4
Channel Islands - 9 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 6822 (91.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2329 (31.14%) TDD
3 2282 (30.51%) Java
4 1787 (23.89%) Kanban
5 1668 (22.30%) JavaScript
6 1573 (21.03%) Finance
7 1458 (19.49%) Continuous Integration
8 1405 (18.79%) Git (software)
9 1326 (17.73%) Test Automation
10 1312 (17.54%) HTML
11 1257 (16.81%) JIRA
12 1254 (16.77%) BDD
13 1253 (16.75%) Jenkins
14 1190 (15.91%) DevOps
15 1185 (15.84%) CSS
16 1158 (15.48%) SQL
17 1034 (13.83%) C#
18 1022 (13.66%) AngularJS
19 1004 (13.42%) .NET
20 947 (12.66%) REST
21 911 (12.18%) Web Services
22 901 (12.05%) RESTful
23 898 (12.01%) Spring
24 851 (11.38%) Banking
25 833 (11.14%) Linux
26 831 (11.11%) User Stories
27 818 (10.94%) MVC
28 759 (10.15%) Microservices
29 730 (9.76%) HTML5
30 722 (9.65%) Amazon AWS

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
1 623 (8.33%) Confluence
2 246 (3.29%) Apache Spark
3 192 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
4 184 (2.46%) Apache
5 172 (2.30%) Tomcat
6 169 (2.26%) CMS
7 137 (1.83%) JBoss
8 126 (1.68%) SharePoint
9 94 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 90 (1.20%) WebSphere
11 85 (1.14%) Apache Solr
12 65 (0.87%) WebLogic
13 57 (0.76%) IIS
13 57 (0.76%) OpenStack
14 51 (0.68%) Mule
15 49 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
15 49 (0.66%) nginx
16 46 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 44 (0.59%) Drupal
18 38 (0.51%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 119 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 75 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
2 75 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 69 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
4 61 (0.82%) Photoshop
5 33 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 26 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
7 20 (0.27%) InVision
8 15 (0.20%) HipChat
9 8 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.067%) InDesign
11 5 (0.067%) Mingle
11 5 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.053%) Doxygen
12 4 (0.053%) SPSS
13 3 (0.040%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.040%) EngageOne
14 2 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.027%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 85 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.36%) Magento
3 18 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
4 15 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
5 13 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.15%) Temenos T24
7 10 (0.13%) Markit EDM
8 8 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 7 (0.094%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.094%) SimCorp Dimension
10 6 (0.080%) ION MarketView
11 5 (0.067%) Endur
12 4 (0.053%) iTrent
13 3 (0.040%) Oracle Applications
14 2 (0.027%) BusinessWorks
14 2 (0.027%) Primavera
14 2 (0.027%) SAP CRM
14 2 (0.027%) SAP FI
14 2 (0.027%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 722 (9.65%) Amazon AWS
2 444 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 247 (3.30%) GitHub
4 145 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
5 138 (1.85%) PaaS
6 91 (1.22%) npm
7 84 (1.12%) Amazon S3
7 84 (1.12%) SaaS
8 78 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
9 73 (0.98%) IaaS
10 60 (0.80%) OpenShift
11 50 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
12 48 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 45 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 43 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
15 40 (0.53%) Office 365
16 38 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
17 34 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 28 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
19 25 (0.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 272 (3.64%) HTTP
2 84 (1.12%) Internet
3 81 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 78 (1.04%) SSL
5 55 (0.74%) Kerberos
6 54 (0.72%) SMS
7 38 (0.51%) DNS
8 34 (0.45%) Firewall
9 30 (0.40%) LDAP
10 23 (0.31%) Bluetooth
11 21 (0.28%) Intranet
11 21 (0.28%) Network Security
11 21 (0.28%) SSH
11 21 (0.28%) VPN
12 20 (0.27%) OpenLDAP
13 19 (0.25%) OpenVPN
14 17 (0.23%) AMQP
15 15 (0.20%) PuTTY
15 15 (0.20%) WinSCP
16 14 (0.19%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 623 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 466 (6.23%) MongoDB
3 421 (5.63%) Hadoop
4 417 (5.58%) NoSQL
5 407 (5.44%) Big Data
6 399 (5.33%) Relational Database
7 315 (4.21%) MySQL
8 287 (3.84%) PostgreSQL
9 210 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
10 183 (2.45%) Oracle Database
11 158 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
12 147 (1.97%) HBase
13 133 (1.78%) RDBMS
14 107 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 84 (1.12%) Apache Hive
16 76 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 65 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 64 (0.86%) Redis
19 58 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
20 56 (0.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1405 (18.79%) Git (software)
2 1257 (16.81%) JIRA
3 1253 (16.75%) Jenkins
4 484 (6.47%) Selenium
5 473 (6.32%) Maven
6 456 (6.10%) Cucumber
7 388 (5.19%) JUnit
8 349 (4.67%) Subversion
9 265 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 246 (3.29%) TeamCity
11 206 (2.75%) Visual Studio
12 176 (2.35%) WebDriver
13 175 (2.34%) Grunt
14 165 (2.21%) Mockito
15 162 (2.17%) gulp
16 152 (2.03%) Gradle
17 139 (1.86%) IntelliJ
18 137 (1.83%) SoapUI
19 132 (1.76%) Eclipse
20 130 (1.74%) GitLab
General
1 1573 (21.03%) Finance
2 851 (11.38%) Banking
3 343 (4.59%) Retail
4 320 (4.28%) Marketing
5 244 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 180 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 176 (2.35%) Investment Banking
8 174 (2.33%) Electronics
9 124 (1.66%) Front Office
10 117 (1.56%) Publishing
11 116 (1.55%) Games
12 91 (1.22%) Retail Banking
13 62 (0.83%) Legal
14 55 (0.74%) Law
15 51 (0.68%) Back Office
16 46 (0.62%) Advertising
17 42 (0.56%) Financial Institution
18 37 (0.49%) Private Banking
19 32 (0.43%) Automotive
19 32 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3217 (43.01%) Developer
2 966 (12.92%) Java Developer
3 816 (10.91%) Analyst
4 636 (8.50%) Scrum Master
5 561 (7.50%) Business Analyst
6 458 (6.12%) .NET Developer
6 458 (6.12%) Senior Developer
7 406 (5.43%) Architect
8 381 (5.09%) Project Manager
9 332 (4.44%) C# Developer
10 312 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
11 294 (3.93%) Agile Developer
12 269 (3.60%) JavaScript Developer
13 232 (3.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 212 (2.83%) Tester
15 209 (2.79%) C# .NET Developer
16 204 (2.73%) Agile Business Analyst
17 199 (2.66%) Full Stack Developer
18 194 (2.59%) Delivery Manager
19 187 (2.50%) Agile Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1312 (17.54%) HTML
2 1185 (15.84%) CSS
3 1022 (13.66%) AngularJS
4 1004 (13.42%) .NET
5 947 (12.66%) REST
6 911 (12.18%) Web Services
7 901 (12.05%) RESTful
8 898 (12.01%) Spring
9 730 (9.76%) HTML5
10 694 (9.28%) JSON
11 617 (8.25%) Node.js
12 546 (7.30%) XML
13 481 (6.43%) CSS3
14 472 (6.31%) ASP.NET
15 463 (6.19%) SOAP
16 448 (5.99%) jQuery
17 443 (5.92%) React
18 328 (4.39%) ASP.NET Web API
19 314 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
20 294 (3.93%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 651 (8.70%) User Experience
2 440 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 338 (4.52%) Mobile App
4 297 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
5 237 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 145 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
7 131 (1.75%) Virtual Team
8 108 (1.44%) Fintech
9 100 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 98 (1.31%) Management Information System
11 96 (1.28%) Algorithms
12 86 (1.15%) Derivative
13 64 (0.86%) iPad
14 61 (0.82%) Data Centre
15 57 (0.76%) Data Structures
16 52 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
17 48 (0.64%) iPhone
18 47 (0.63%) N-Tier
19 43 (0.57%) Equities
20 41 (0.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 833 (11.14%) Linux
2 370 (4.95%) Windows
3 335 (4.48%) Unix
4 245 (3.28%) Apple iOS
5 233 (3.12%) Android
6 182 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 80 (1.07%) Mac OS X
8 75 (1.00%) CentOS
9 42 (0.56%) Windows Server
10 40 (0.53%) Ubuntu
11 27 (0.36%) Solaris
12 19 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (0.23%) Windows 10
14 16 (0.21%) Debian
15 13 (0.17%) AIX
16 9 (0.12%) HPUX
17 7 (0.094%) Windows Server 2008
18 6 (0.080%) VMS
19 5 (0.067%) Windows Mobile
20 3 (0.040%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6822 (91.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2329 (31.14%) TDD
3 1787 (23.89%) Kanban
4 1458 (19.49%) Continuous Integration
5 1326 (17.73%) Test Automation
6 1254 (16.77%) BDD
7 1190 (15.91%) DevOps
8 831 (11.11%) User Stories
9 818 (10.94%) MVC
10 759 (10.15%) Microservices
11 676 (9.04%) Software Engineering
12 612 (8.18%) Project Management
13 583 (7.80%) Continuous Delivery
14 580 (7.76%) OO
14 580 (7.76%) SOA
15 544 (7.27%) Coaching
16 529 (7.07%) Open Source
17 490 (6.55%) E-Commerce
18 482 (6.44%) Web Development
19 471 (6.30%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2282 (30.51%) Java
2 1668 (22.30%) JavaScript
3 1158 (15.48%) SQL
4 1034 (13.83%) C#
5 608 (8.13%) Python
6 496 (6.63%) Scala
7 311 (4.16%) Ruby
8 175 (2.34%) T-SQL
9 170 (2.27%) Groovy
10 165 (2.21%) Bash Shell
11 153 (2.05%) C++
12 148 (1.98%) Shell Script
13 126 (1.68%) PowerShell
14 123 (1.64%) PHP
15 122 (1.63%) Apple Swift
16 117 (1.56%) ES6
17 113 (1.51%) TypeScript
18 111 (1.48%) C
19 102 (1.36%) Objective-C
20 100 (1.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 558 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 473 (6.32%) Degree
3 394 (5.27%) SC Cleared
4 144 (1.93%) ISEB
5 121 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 112 (1.50%) ISTQB
7 99 (1.32%) PMI Certification
8 91 (1.22%) PMP
9 85 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
10 71 (0.95%) DV Cleared
11 35 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 34 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 32 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 29 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
15 28 (0.37%) Master's Degree
15 28 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
16 18 (0.24%) MAPM
17 14 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 13 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
19 12 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 496 (6.63%) QA
2 71 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 70 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 66 (0.88%) PMO
5 54 (0.72%) MiFID
6 35 (0.47%) GDPR
7 29 (0.39%) EMIR
8 27 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
9 21 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.16%) WCAG
11 11 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 10 (0.13%) GCP
13 9 (0.12%) SLA
14 7 (0.094%) MIL-STD-1553
15 6 (0.080%) WAI
16 5 (0.067%) JSP 440
16 5 (0.067%) P3O
17 4 (0.053%) DO-178B
17 4 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 3 (0.040%) COBIT
System Software
1 535 (7.15%) Docker
2 78 (1.04%) HDFS
3 58 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 56 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 47 (0.63%) Active Directory
5 47 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 32 (0.43%) vCloud
7 21 (0.28%) vSphere
8 19 (0.25%) Apache Flume
9 18 (0.24%) Postfix
9 18 (0.24%) Squid
10 16 (0.21%) Hyper-V
11 13 (0.17%) Xen
12 11 (0.15%) VMware NSX
13 9 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.094%) oVirt
14 7 (0.094%) RHEV
15 6 (0.080%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
16 5 (0.067%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 384 (5.13%) Puppet
2 298 (3.98%) Ansible
3 219 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
4 188 (2.51%) Kubernetes
5 156 (2.09%) Terraform
6 68 (0.91%) ZABBIX
7 65 (0.87%) Kibana
8 56 (0.75%) logstash
9 42 (0.56%) Rancher
10 39 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
11 29 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
11 29 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
12 26 (0.35%) Oozie
13 24 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 19 (0.25%) Graphite
14 19 (0.25%) Mesos
14 19 (0.25%) Nagios
15 16 (0.21%) Rsyslog
15 16 (0.21%) Sysdig
16 15 (0.20%) Grafana
Vendors
1 665 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 639 (8.54%) Oracle
3 269 (3.60%) SAP
4 149 (1.99%) Atlassian
5 142 (1.90%) IBM
6 115 (1.54%) Google
7 114 (1.52%) VMware
8 109 (1.46%) Red Hat
9 94 (1.26%) Adobe
10 80 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
11 77 (1.03%) Cloudera
12 72 (0.96%) Sitecore
13 71 (0.95%) HP
14 70 (0.94%) Apple
14 70 (0.94%) Xamarin
15 66 (0.88%) MuleSoft
16 62 (0.83%) WSO2
17 61 (0.82%) New Relic
18 59 (0.79%) Splunk
19 56 (0.75%) Hortonworks