Period
to 24 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 17 28
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7,544 7,497 6,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.50% 7.73% 6.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.88% 9.23% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,296 5,124 4,458
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £338 £320 £310
90th Percentile £613 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 81 73
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £43.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.56% -2.27% +15.03%
10th Percentile £32.00 £36.25 £36.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £57.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +7.14% -4.00% +14.38%

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 84,994 81,246 87,668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.80% 82.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,904 53,809 56,856
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,999 2,268 2,687
UK median hourly rate £23.38 £24.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.59% +2.08% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018. 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 6,976 £475 +5.56% 2,130
UK excluding London +7 3,912 £438 +2.94% 1,409
London -2 3,550 £500 +4.71% 841
South East +10 1,329 £465 +4.97% 390
North of England +1 834 £424 -0.29% 396
Midlands +1 580 £450 +12.50% 184
North West -1 387 £413 -2.94% 206
South West -7 359 £400 +3.23% 132
Scotland -7 359 £400 +4.23% 61
Yorkshire -1 346 £423 -0.59% 171
West Midlands -3 344 £463 +15.63% 94
East of England +4 332 £475 - 186
East Midlands +8 228 £400 - 90
North East +9 113 £425 +3.03% 19
Wales -12 108 £425 - 54
Northern Ireland -12 21 £375 -31.82% 6
Channel Islands +6 4 - -

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, 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 6,867 (91.03%) Agile Software Development
2 2,296 (30.43%) TDD
3 2,284 (30.28%) Java
4 2,011 (26.66%) Kanban
5 1,625 (21.54%) JavaScript
6 1,613 (21.38%) Continuous Integration
7 1,491 (19.76%) Finance
8 1,477 (19.58%) BDD
9 1,400 (18.56%) Git (software)
10 1,355 (17.96%) Test Automation
11 1,325 (17.56%) DevOps
12 1,226 (16.25%) Jenkins
13 1,213 (16.08%) JIRA
14 1,151 (15.26%) C#
15 1,136 (15.06%) SQL
16 1,135 (15.05%) HTML
17 1,090 (14.45%) .NET
18 1,064 (14.10%) CSS
19 1,024 (13.57%) Web Services
20 995 (13.19%) User Stories
21 956 (12.67%) AngularJS
22 936 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
23 870 (11.53%) RESTful
24 825 (10.94%) REST
25 815 (10.80%) Spring
26 800 (10.60%) Linux
27 780 (10.34%) MVC
28 761 (10.09%) Microservices
29 745 (9.88%) Banking
30 716 (9.49%) 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
1 654 (8.67%) Confluence
2 241 (3.19%) Apache
3 226 (3.00%) Tomcat
4 194 (2.57%) Apache Spark
5 185 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
6 177 (2.35%) CMS
7 140 (1.86%) JBoss
8 118 (1.56%) SharePoint
9 88 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 84 (1.11%) WebSphere
11 82 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 78 (1.03%) OpenStack
13 67 (0.89%) WebLogic
14 59 (0.78%) Apache Solr
15 57 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
16 55 (0.73%) IIS
17 48 (0.64%) nginx
18 42 (0.56%) SAS
19 39 (0.52%) Jetty
20 38 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 118 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 76 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
3 74 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 63 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
5 43 (0.57%) Photoshop
6 28 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 19 (0.25%) InVision
8 11 (0.15%) HipChat
9 10 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.066%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.053%) Mingle
12 3 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.040%) Doxygen
12 3 (0.040%) EngageOne
12 3 (0.040%) InDesign
12 3 (0.040%) UXPin
13 2 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.027%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 95 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.44%) Temenos T24
3 20 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
4 15 (0.20%) Magento
5 12 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 10 (0.13%) Markit EDM
8 9 (0.12%) CA PPM
8 9 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
9 8 (0.11%) Primavera
10 7 (0.093%) Elite 3E
10 7 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 5 (0.066%) Temenos Globus
12 4 (0.053%) Dynamics NAV
12 4 (0.053%) Eloqua
12 4 (0.053%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 4 (0.053%) SAP FSCM
13 3 (0.040%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 936 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
2 584 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 232 (3.08%) GitHub
4 175 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
5 152 (2.01%) PaaS
6 118 (1.56%) Amazon S3
7 114 (1.51%) npm
8 101 (1.34%) IaaS
8 101 (1.34%) Serverless
9 89 (1.18%) SaaS
10 73 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
11 72 (0.95%) OpenShift
12 62 (0.82%) Slack
13 61 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
14 60 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
15 56 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 50 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 48 (0.64%) Office 365
18 46 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
19 45 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 225 (2.98%) HTTP
2 100 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 73 (0.97%) Internet
4 64 (0.85%) SSL
5 57 (0.76%) SMS
6 41 (0.54%) DNS
7 35 (0.46%) Bluetooth
7 35 (0.46%) Firewall
8 28 (0.37%) Kerberos
9 22 (0.29%) VPN
10 21 (0.28%) OpenLDAP
11 20 (0.27%) OpenVPN
12 19 (0.25%) SSH
13 17 (0.23%) Intranet
13 17 (0.23%) Network Security
14 16 (0.21%) AMQP
15 13 (0.17%) FTP
15 13 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (0.15%) Skype
17 8 (0.11%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 678 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 502 (6.65%) NoSQL
3 444 (5.89%) MongoDB
4 370 (4.90%) Relational Database
5 347 (4.60%) MySQL
6 317 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
7 315 (4.18%) Hadoop
8 307 (4.07%) Big Data
9 179 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
10 170 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 150 (1.99%) RDBMS
12 146 (1.94%) Oracle Database
13 124 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 98 (1.30%) HBase
15 92 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 90 (1.19%) Redis
17 69 (0.91%) Power BI
18 66 (0.87%) Apache Hive
19 62 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
20 61 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,400 (18.56%) Git (software)
2 1,226 (16.25%) Jenkins
3 1,213 (16.08%) JIRA
4 557 (7.38%) Selenium
5 507 (6.72%) Maven
6 486 (6.44%) Cucumber
7 377 (5.00%) JUnit
8 274 (3.63%) TeamCity
9 272 (3.61%) Subversion
10 210 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 189 (2.51%) Gradle
12 181 (2.40%) Mockito
13 168 (2.23%) WebDriver
14 164 (2.17%) gulp
15 159 (2.11%) SonarQube
16 157 (2.08%) SoapUI
17 155 (2.05%) Visual Studio
18 153 (2.03%) Sonatype Nexus
19 134 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
20 133 (1.76%) Jasmine
General
1 1,491 (19.76%) Finance
2 745 (9.88%) Banking
3 334 (4.43%) Retail
4 287 (3.80%) Marketing
5 187 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 151 (2.00%) Investment Banking
7 147 (1.95%) Games
8 122 (1.62%) Publishing
9 118 (1.56%) Manufacturing
10 112 (1.48%) Electronics
11 97 (1.29%) Retail Banking
12 69 (0.91%) Front Office
12 69 (0.91%) Legal
13 55 (0.73%) Back Office
13 55 (0.73%) Law
14 45 (0.60%) Advertising
15 35 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 35 (0.46%) Private Banking
16 34 (0.45%) Automotive
17 28 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,006 (39.85%) Developer
2 940 (12.46%) Java Developer
3 895 (11.86%) Analyst
4 752 (9.97%) Scrum Master
5 618 (8.19%) Business Analyst
6 499 (6.61%) Senior Developer
7 459 (6.08%) .NET Developer
8 403 (5.34%) Architect
9 393 (5.21%) Project Manager
10 383 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
11 356 (4.72%) C# Developer
12 281 (3.72%) Full Stack Developer
13 238 (3.15%) Agile Developer
14 225 (2.98%) JavaScript Developer
15 222 (2.94%) Agile Business Analyst
16 216 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
17 209 (2.77%) Agile Scrum Master
18 207 (2.74%) Software Engineer
19 192 (2.55%) Tester
20 184 (2.44%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,135 (15.05%) HTML
2 1,090 (14.45%) .NET
3 1,064 (14.10%) CSS
4 1,024 (13.57%) Web Services
5 956 (12.67%) AngularJS
6 870 (11.53%) RESTful
7 825 (10.94%) REST
8 815 (10.80%) Spring
9 605 (8.02%) Node.js
10 593 (7.86%) JSON
11 568 (7.53%) HTML5
12 503 (6.67%) ASP.NET
13 455 (6.03%) XML
14 438 (5.81%) SOAP
15 431 (5.71%) React
16 412 (5.46%) jQuery
17 403 (5.34%) ASP.NET Web API
18 362 (4.80%) CSS3
19 339 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC
20 317 (4.20%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 671 (8.89%) User Experience
2 451 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 321 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 285 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
5 241 (3.19%) Computer Science
6 187 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
7 147 (1.95%) Virtual Team
8 125 (1.66%) Fintech
9 99 (1.31%) Management Information System
10 75 (0.99%) Algorithms
11 68 (0.90%) N-Tier
12 65 (0.86%) Public Cloud
13 63 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 63 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
14 62 (0.82%) Data Centre
15 48 (0.64%) Derivative
16 45 (0.60%) Blog
16 45 (0.60%) Online Banking
17 43 (0.57%) iPad
18 41 (0.54%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 800 (10.60%) Linux
2 345 (4.57%) Unix
3 317 (4.20%) Windows
4 235 (3.12%) Android
5 232 (3.08%) Apple iOS
6 185 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 95 (1.26%) CentOS
8 62 (0.82%) Mac OS X
9 54 (0.72%) Ubuntu
10 52 (0.69%) Windows Server
11 17 (0.23%) Solaris
12 16 (0.21%) Windows 10
13 11 (0.15%) Debian
14 10 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.093%) Nucleus RTOS
17 5 (0.066%) CoreOS
18 4 (0.053%) AIX
18 4 (0.053%) Embedded Linux
18 4 (0.053%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,867 (91.03%) Agile Software Development
2 2,296 (30.43%) TDD
3 2,011 (26.66%) Kanban
4 1,613 (21.38%) Continuous Integration
5 1,477 (19.58%) BDD
6 1,355 (17.96%) Test Automation
7 1,325 (17.56%) DevOps
8 995 (13.19%) User Stories
9 780 (10.34%) MVC
10 761 (10.09%) Microservices
11 716 (9.49%) Software Engineering
12 624 (8.27%) Project Management
13 616 (8.17%) Continuous Delivery
14 591 (7.83%) Coaching
15 589 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
16 559 (7.41%) Open Source
17 552 (7.32%) E-Commerce
18 530 (7.03%) Mentoring
19 508 (6.73%) SDLC
20 487 (6.46%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2,284 (30.28%) Java
2 1,625 (21.54%) JavaScript
3 1,151 (15.26%) C#
4 1,136 (15.06%) SQL
5 612 (8.11%) Python
6 426 (5.65%) Scala
7 303 (4.02%) Ruby
8 204 (2.70%) Groovy
9 182 (2.41%) Bash Shell
10 171 (2.27%) T-SQL
11 155 (2.05%) PowerShell
12 146 (1.94%) C++
13 140 (1.86%) ES6
14 138 (1.83%) TypeScript
15 135 (1.79%) Shell Script
16 108 (1.43%) Apple Swift
17 107 (1.42%) PHP
18 103 (1.37%) C
19 94 (1.25%) PL/SQL
20 90 (1.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 504 (6.68%) Degree
2 471 (6.24%) Security Cleared
3 333 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 144 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 124 (1.64%) ISEB
5 124 (1.64%) ISTQB
6 84 (1.11%) PMI Certification
7 74 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
8 70 (0.93%) PMP
9 64 (0.85%) Master's Degree
10 55 (0.73%) DV Cleared
11 41 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 36 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 30 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 21 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
15 19 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (0.19%) AWS Certification
17 13 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
18 12 (0.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 605 (8.02%) QA
2 76 (1.01%) GDPR
3 64 (0.85%) PMO
4 60 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
5 50 (0.66%) Data Quality
6 39 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 22 (0.29%) MiFID
8 15 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (0.19%) PSD2
10 11 (0.15%) WCAG
11 9 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 9 (0.12%) EMIR
11 9 (0.12%) GCP
12 8 (0.11%) PMBOK
12 8 (0.11%) SLA
13 7 (0.093%) IFRS
14 6 (0.080%) IFRS 9
14 6 (0.080%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.066%) ISO 14001
15 5 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 570 (7.56%) Docker
2 74 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (0.81%) HDFS
4 52 (0.69%) vCloud
5 50 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
6 46 (0.61%) Active Directory
7 33 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 30 (0.40%) vSphere
9 19 (0.25%) Postfix
9 19 (0.25%) Squid
10 18 (0.24%) Apache Flume
11 16 (0.21%) Hyper-V
12 12 (0.16%) Xen
13 10 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.11%) oVirt
14 8 (0.11%) RHEV
15 7 (0.093%) Firmware
16 5 (0.066%) NFS
16 5 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
17 4 (0.053%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 434 (5.75%) Puppet
2 345 (4.57%) Ansible
3 243 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
4 184 (2.44%) Kubernetes
5 168 (2.23%) Terraform
6 78 (1.03%) ZABBIX
7 49 (0.65%) Kibana
8 43 (0.57%) Rancher
9 37 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
10 33 (0.44%) Mesos
11 32 (0.42%) Grafana
12 30 (0.40%) logstash
13 29 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
14 23 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 22 (0.29%) Nagios
15 22 (0.29%) Salt
16 18 (0.24%) Rsyslog
16 18 (0.24%) Sysdig
17 16 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
18 15 (0.20%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 677 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 564 (7.48%) Oracle
3 185 (2.45%) SAP
4 167 (2.21%) Atlassian
5 148 (1.96%) Red Hat
6 138 (1.83%) VMware
7 126 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
8 124 (1.64%) Adobe
9 116 (1.54%) Google
9 116 (1.54%) IBM
10 82 (1.09%) Splunk
11 79 (1.05%) Tableau
12 66 (0.87%) Apple
13 62 (0.82%) HP
14 59 (0.78%) New Relic
15 57 (0.76%) Sitecore
16 54 (0.72%) MuleSoft
17 49 (0.65%) AppDynamics
18 45 (0.60%) ServiceNow
19 40 (0.53%) Hortonworks