Period
to 21 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 18 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7,781 7,430 7,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.87% 7.52% 7.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.05% 8.76% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,101 5,220 5,094
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £360 £340 £320
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 57 80
UK median hourly rate £45.38 £45.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.83% +4.65% -2.27%
10th Percentile £29.50 £32.10 £36.25
90th Percentile £51.83 £55.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -4.00%

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 85,951 84,789 81,787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.98% 85.86% 85.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,761 56,693 54,034
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,167 2,007 2,375
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.08 £23.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.80% -0.86% +1.20%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.37 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.81% +6.67% -10.00%

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 21 January 2019.

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -1 7,064 £488 +2.63% 2,112
UK excluding London -1 4,178 £450 +2.86% 1,486
London -1 3,477 £513 +2.50% 748
South East 0 1,342 £475 +2.15% 403
North of England -7 765 £413 -2.94% 379
Midlands +11 655 £465 +3.33% 210
South West +2 488 £475 +18.75% 197
West Midlands +9 473 £473 +5.00% 124
Scotland +2 372 £450 +12.50% 72
North West -6 346 £410 -1.20% 182
East of England +2 333 £500 +5.26% 175
Yorkshire -8 297 £413 -2.94% 145
Wales +12 221 £430 +2.08% 43
East Midlands -3 178 £425 +6.25% 86
North East -4 124 £450 +5.88% 52
Northern Ireland +10 7 - - 7
Channel Islands 0 4 - -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 7,100 (91.25%) Agile Software Development
2 2,171 (27.90%) Java
3 1,982 (25.47%) Kanban
4 1,886 (24.24%) TDD
5 1,650 (21.21%) Test Automation
6 1,596 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
7 1,588 (20.41%) JavaScript
8 1,505 (19.34%) JIRA
9 1,494 (19.20%) Finance
9 1,494 (19.20%) DevOps
10 1,439 (18.49%) Git (software)
11 1,388 (17.84%) Jenkins
12 1,297 (16.67%) SQL
13 1,271 (16.33%) BDD
14 1,118 (14.37%) .NET
15 1,103 (14.18%) C#
16 1,082 (13.91%) Amazon AWS
17 1,080 (13.88%) HTML
18 1,051 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
19 1,016 (13.06%) User Stories
20 984 (12.65%) CSS
21 910 (11.70%) REST
22 901 (11.58%) Microservices
23 887 (11.40%) Web Services
24 857 (11.01%) Confluence
25 831 (10.68%) Docker
26 813 (10.45%) Spring
27 809 (10.40%) AngularJS
28 782 (10.05%) Microsoft
29 760 (9.77%) Problem-Solving

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
1 857 (11.01%) Confluence
2 205 (2.63%) CMS
3 160 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 156 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
5 152 (1.95%) Apache
6 116 (1.49%) Apache Spark
7 76 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 76 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 75 (0.96%) WebSphere
9 68 (0.87%) JBoss
10 53 (0.68%) Documentum
11 52 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 47 (0.60%) Apache Solr
12 47 (0.60%) IIS
12 47 (0.60%) WebLogic
13 45 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
14 43 (0.55%) NServiceBus
15 40 (0.51%) Umbraco
16 37 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
17 31 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 191 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 101 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 76 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
4 57 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
5 52 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 51 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 35 (0.45%) InVision
8 20 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.10%) Chatbot
10 8 (0.10%) UXPin
11 7 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.039%) Adobe Premiere
13 3 (0.039%) HipChat
14 2 (0.026%) EngageOne
14 2 (0.026%) Snapchat
15 1 (0.013%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.013%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 105 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
3 20 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
4 10 (0.13%) Magento
5 9 (0.12%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.090%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.077%) AquaLogic BPM
8 5 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.064%) HFM
8 5 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.051%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.051%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.051%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.051%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.051%) thinkFolio
10 3 (0.039%) Maximo
10 3 (0.039%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.039%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.039%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,082 (13.91%) Amazon AWS
2 1,051 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 249 (3.20%) GitHub
4 219 (2.81%) PaaS
5 177 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
6 165 (2.12%) Serverless
7 163 (2.09%) SaaS
8 118 (1.52%) IaaS
9 110 (1.41%) Amazon S3
10 108 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
11 95 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
12 93 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
13 86 (1.11%) npm
14 75 (0.96%) OpenShift
15 74 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
16 67 (0.86%) Office 365
17 60 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
18 54 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 45 (0.58%) BrowserStack
20 44 (0.57%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 231 (2.97%) HTTP
2 104 (1.34%) Internet
3 91 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 74 (0.95%) SSL
5 68 (0.87%) Firewall
6 60 (0.77%) DNS
7 27 (0.35%) VPN
8 25 (0.32%) Kerberos
8 25 (0.32%) Skype
9 20 (0.26%) HTTPS
10 18 (0.23%) DSL
11 17 (0.22%) SSH
12 16 (0.21%) DHCP
12 16 (0.21%) Ethernet
12 16 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (0.19%) VLAN
13 15 (0.19%) WAN
14 14 (0.18%) Intranet
14 14 (0.18%) LAN
15 12 (0.15%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 726 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 410 (5.27%) Relational Database
3 313 (4.02%) NoSQL
4 293 (3.77%) Big Data
5 279 (3.59%) MySQL
6 245 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
7 232 (2.98%) MongoDB
8 230 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
9 213 (2.74%) Hadoop
10 144 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 126 (1.62%) Data Lake
12 122 (1.57%) Power BI
13 121 (1.56%) Oracle Database
14 116 (1.49%) Apache Hive
15 105 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
16 104 (1.34%) RDBMS
17 88 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 84 (1.08%) Redis
19 70 (0.90%) Impala
20 62 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1,505 (19.34%) JIRA
2 1,439 (18.49%) Git (software)
3 1,388 (17.84%) Jenkins
4 688 (8.84%) Selenium
5 521 (6.70%) Maven
6 501 (6.44%) Cucumber
7 463 (5.95%) JUnit
8 340 (4.37%) Visual Studio Team System
9 309 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
10 295 (3.79%) Subversion
11 287 (3.69%) Visual Studio
12 245 (3.15%) WebDriver
13 212 (2.72%) TeamCity
14 182 (2.34%) SoapUI
15 177 (2.27%) JMeter
16 168 (2.16%) Mockito
17 151 (1.94%) SonarQube
18 131 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
19 127 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
20 124 (1.59%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,494 (19.20%) Finance
2 541 (6.95%) Banking
3 335 (4.31%) Retail
4 236 (3.03%) Marketing
5 172 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 118 (1.52%) Front Office
7 109 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 102 (1.31%) Investment Banking
9 90 (1.16%) Games
10 88 (1.13%) Electronics
11 79 (1.02%) Publishing
12 68 (0.87%) Legal
13 60 (0.77%) Law
14 57 (0.73%) Back Office
15 53 (0.68%) Financial Institution
16 50 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
17 46 (0.59%) Advertising
17 46 (0.59%) Billing
18 40 (0.51%) Retail Banking
19 34 (0.44%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,912 (37.42%) Developer
2 828 (10.64%) Java Developer
3 793 (10.19%) Scrum Master
4 770 (9.90%) Analyst
5 518 (6.66%) Business Analyst
6 426 (5.47%) .NET Developer
7 383 (4.92%) Senior Developer
8 378 (4.86%) Architect
9 355 (4.56%) Project Manager
10 349 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
11 322 (4.14%) C# Developer
12 309 (3.97%) Tester
13 215 (2.76%) Full Stack Developer
14 211 (2.71%) Agile Scrum Master
15 200 (2.57%) Delivery Manager
15 200 (2.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 199 (2.56%) Agile Developer
17 193 (2.48%) Automation Tester
18 187 (2.40%) JavaScript Developer
19 186 (2.39%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,118 (14.37%) .NET
2 1,080 (13.88%) HTML
3 984 (12.65%) CSS
4 910 (11.70%) REST
5 887 (11.40%) Web Services
6 813 (10.45%) Spring
7 809 (10.40%) AngularJS
8 715 (9.19%) RESTful
9 557 (7.16%) Node.js
10 547 (7.03%) JSON
11 532 (6.84%) HTML5
12 473 (6.08%) React
13 459 (5.90%) SOAP
14 436 (5.60%) ASP.NET
15 352 (4.52%) Spring Boot
16 342 (4.40%) XML
17 328 (4.22%) jQuery
18 323 (4.15%) ASP.NET Web API
19 313 (4.02%) CSS3
20 268 (3.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 678 (8.71%) User Experience
2 559 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 350 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
4 299 (3.84%) Mobile App
5 184 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
6 180 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
7 155 (1.99%) Fintech
8 111 (1.43%) Virtual Team
9 80 (1.03%) Management Information System
10 71 (0.91%) Algorithms
11 69 (0.89%) Fixed Income
12 68 (0.87%) Wiki
13 67 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
14 63 (0.81%) Data Structures
15 56 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 51 (0.66%) Public Cloud
17 46 (0.59%) Derivative
18 40 (0.51%) Cloud Native
19 38 (0.49%) PMI
20 37 (0.48%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 720 (9.25%) Linux
2 396 (5.09%) Windows
3 369 (4.74%) Unix
4 204 (2.62%) Android
5 189 (2.43%) Apple iOS
6 106 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 57 (0.73%) CentOS
8 49 (0.63%) Windows Server
9 32 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
10 28 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 21 (0.27%) Solaris
13 17 (0.22%) Windows 10
14 16 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (0.17%) CoreOS
17 12 (0.15%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.090%) VMS
18 7 (0.090%) Windows 7
19 6 (0.077%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,100 (91.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1,982 (25.47%) Kanban
3 1,886 (24.24%) TDD
4 1,650 (21.21%) Test Automation
5 1,596 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
6 1,494 (19.20%) DevOps
7 1,271 (16.33%) BDD
8 1,016 (13.06%) User Stories
9 901 (11.58%) Microservices
10 760 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
11 644 (8.28%) Project Management
12 641 (8.24%) Software Engineering
13 634 (8.15%) Coaching
14 598 (7.69%) MVC
15 559 (7.18%) SDLC
16 542 (6.97%) OO
17 535 (6.88%) E-Commerce
18 517 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
19 515 (6.62%) Continuous Delivery
20 495 (6.36%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2,171 (27.90%) Java
2 1,588 (20.41%) JavaScript
3 1,297 (16.67%) SQL
4 1,103 (14.18%) C#
5 698 (8.97%) Python
6 398 (5.12%) Java 8
7 291 (3.74%) Scala
8 257 (3.30%) Ruby
9 208 (2.67%) Bash Shell
10 202 (2.60%) PowerShell
11 195 (2.51%) Shell Script
12 190 (2.44%) TypeScript
13 189 (2.43%) PHP
14 159 (2.04%) T-SQL
15 142 (1.82%) Perl
16 136 (1.75%) C++
17 133 (1.71%) PL/SQL
18 128 (1.65%) Groovy
19 112 (1.44%) C
20 96 (1.23%) ES6
Qualifications
1 607 (7.80%) Security Cleared
2 451 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 432 (5.55%) Degree
4 115 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 91 (1.17%) ISEB
6 84 (1.08%) ISTQB
7 80 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 70 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 66 (0.85%) PMP
10 62 (0.80%) PMI Certification
11 46 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 32 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 32 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
13 31 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
14 30 (0.39%) Master's Degree
15 25 (0.32%) CISSP
16 24 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 20 (0.26%) DBS Check
18 19 (0.24%) AWS Certification
19 14 (0.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 646 (8.30%) QA
2 70 (0.90%) PMO
3 48 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 37 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 23 (0.30%) GDPR
6 15 (0.19%) WCAG
7 14 (0.18%) PSD2
8 13 (0.17%) SLA
9 10 (0.13%) PCI DSS
10 9 (0.12%) Basel III
10 9 (0.12%) MiFID
11 7 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (0.077%) COBIT
12 6 (0.077%) GxP
12 6 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.077%) WAI
13 5 (0.064%) HL7
13 5 (0.064%) MISRA
13 5 (0.064%) MISRA C
14 4 (0.051%) Solvency II
System Software
1 831 (10.68%) Docker
2 90 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (0.94%) Active Directory
4 70 (0.90%) vSphere
5 51 (0.66%) HDFS
6 44 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.10%) Apache Flume
8 8 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (0.090%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.064%) KVM
10 5 (0.064%) Squid
10 5 (0.064%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.039%) iptables
11 3 (0.039%) NFS
11 3 (0.039%) OpenAM
11 3 (0.039%) oVirt
11 3 (0.039%) RHEV
11 3 (0.039%) vCloud
11 3 (0.039%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 510 (6.55%) Ansible
2 399 (5.13%) Kubernetes
3 365 (4.69%) Puppet
4 239 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
5 188 (2.42%) Terraform
6 69 (0.89%) Kibana
7 62 (0.80%) ZABBIX
8 52 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
9 43 (0.55%) Nagios
9 43 (0.55%) Prometheus
10 42 (0.54%) logstash
11 38 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
12 28 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
13 27 (0.35%) Grafana
14 26 (0.33%) HP ALM
15 22 (0.28%) Graphite
15 22 (0.28%) Mesos
16 20 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
17 19 (0.24%) Rancher
18 18 (0.23%) Packer
Vendors
1 782 (10.05%) Microsoft
2 557 (7.16%) Oracle
3 220 (2.83%) Google
4 186 (2.39%) Atlassian
5 176 (2.26%) SAP
6 120 (1.54%) Adobe
7 117 (1.50%) VMware
8 115 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
9 93 (1.20%) Pega
10 90 (1.16%) IBM
11 86 (1.11%) Red Hat
12 78 (1.00%) Splunk
13 76 (0.98%) Cloudera
14 70 (0.90%) Tableau
15 64 (0.82%) ServiceNow
16 61 (0.78%) MuleSoft
17 56 (0.72%) Sitecore
18 53 (0.68%) hybris
19 46 (0.59%) CA Agile Central
20 39 (0.50%) Informatica