Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 20 15
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2,687 7,233 8,385
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.51% 7.75% 8.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.58% 8.89% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,824 4,974 5,824
Median daily rate £495 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.03%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £340
90th Percentile £645 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £458 £440
% change year-on-year +2.73% +3.98% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 64 51
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -9.09% +15.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £44.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -6.74% -1.11% +4.35%

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 35,440 81,359 90,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.82% 87.12% 86.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,281 53,571 59,377
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £300 £303 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,234 2,284 2,457
Median hourly rate £32.15 £24.73 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.01% +15.00% -14.00%
10th Percentile £12.83 £11.85 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.48 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £24.71 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.96% +20.00% -20.00%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scrum.

Daily rate trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scrum over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scrum.

Hourly rate trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Scrum over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Top 18 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 4 July 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 -7 2,469 £500 +2.56% 617
UK excluding London -7 1,378 £470 +2.73% 475
London -12 1,227 £525 +4.22% 184
South East -8 388 £470 -1.05% 102
South West +3 266 £475 - 84
North of England -13 254 £500 +12.36% 134
East of England -4 159 £460 -1.87% 46
Midlands -14 156 £450 - 67
North West -1 145 £515 +8.99% 67
Work from Home +6 142 £481 +1.32% 80
Scotland +2 132 £450 -5.26% 19
West Midlands -11 115 £450 -2.70% 41
Yorkshire -28 68 £440 +3.53% 51
North East -13 41 £478 +13.29% 16
East Midlands -13 38 £400 +4.92% 26
Wales -21 20 £500 +14.29% 20
Northern Ireland +15 3 £350 -22.22% 4
Channel Islands +5 1 £425 -5.56%

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 2,434 (90.58%) Agile Software Development
2 716 (26.65%) Java
3 692 (25.75%) Kanban
4 637 (23.71%) DevOps
5 587 (21.85%) JIRA
6 517 (19.24%) Azure
7 514 (19.13%) AWS
8 501 (18.65%) JavaScript
9 500 (18.61%) Git (software)
10 489 (18.20%) TDD
11 469 (17.45%) Finance
12 464 (17.27%) SQL
13 462 (17.19%) Test Automation
14 401 (14.92%) Microservices
15 385 (14.33%) Security Cleared
16 380 (14.14%) Docker
17 378 (14.07%) Jenkins
18 365 (13.58%) C#
19 347 (12.91%) .NET
20 346 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
21 344 (12.80%) Python
22 343 (12.77%) Confluence
23 335 (12.47%) Web Services
24 319 (11.87%) SC Cleared
25 302 (11.24%) Microsoft
26 301 (11.20%) BDD
27 283 (10.53%) User Stories
28 279 (10.38%) AngularJS
28 279 (10.38%) Node.js
29 272 (10.12%) Analytics

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
1 343 (12.77%) Confluence
2 106 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
3 61 (2.27%) CMS
4 55 (2.05%) SharePoint
5 49 (1.82%) Apache Spark
6 44 (1.64%) Apache
7 39 (1.45%) Tomcat
8 27 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
9 24 (0.89%) SAS
10 20 (0.74%) nginx
11 19 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 19 (0.71%) WebLogic
12 18 (0.67%) JBoss
13 16 (0.60%) Camunda
14 15 (0.56%) IIS
15 13 (0.48%) WebSphere
16 11 (0.41%) Mule
17 10 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 10 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
17 10 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 53 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
4 26 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.74%) Sketch
6 16 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 12 (0.45%) InVision
8 7 (0.26%) Figma
9 6 (0.22%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.11%) Zeplin
13 2 (0.074%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.074%) InDesign
13 2 (0.074%) UserZoom
14 1 (0.037%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.037%) LibreOffice
14 1 (0.037%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 42 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.41%) Teamcenter
3 9 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 7 (0.26%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.22%) Magento
5 6 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.15%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
7 4 (0.15%) Workfront
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.11%) SAP MDG
8 3 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 3 (0.11%) Visualfiles
9 2 (0.074%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 517 (19.24%) Azure
2 514 (19.13%) AWS
3 122 (4.54%) GitHub
4 101 (3.76%) Power Platform
5 95 (3.54%) Serverless
6 83 (3.09%) GCP
7 63 (2.34%) OpenShift
8 62 (2.31%) Amazon S3
9 58 (2.16%) PaaS
10 56 (2.08%) SaaS
11 54 (2.01%) Slack
12 53 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
12 53 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
13 43 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
13 43 (1.60%) npm
14 41 (1.53%) Azure Data Factory
15 37 (1.38%) IaaS
16 33 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
17 30 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
18 24 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.01%) TCP/IP
2 46 (1.71%) HTTP
3 41 (1.53%) Firewall
4 37 (1.38%) DNS
5 35 (1.30%) SSL
6 27 (1.00%) Internet
7 20 (0.74%) Ethernet
8 19 (0.71%) Skype
9 18 (0.67%) DSL
10 14 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
11 12 (0.45%) VPN
12 10 (0.37%) Wireshark
13 8 (0.30%) HTTPS
13 8 (0.30%) WAN
13 8 (0.30%) Wireless
14 7 (0.26%) SSH
15 6 (0.22%) LAN
16 5 (0.19%) DHCP
16 5 (0.19%) FTP
16 5 (0.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 190 (7.07%) MySQL
3 105 (3.91%) Relational Database
4 101 (3.76%) Big Data
5 91 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 91 (3.39%) NoSQL
5 91 (3.39%) Power BI
6 86 (3.20%) MongoDB
7 74 (2.75%) Hadoop
8 68 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 62 (2.31%) Data Lake
10 60 (2.23%) Oracle Database
11 58 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
12 38 (1.41%) Pentaho
13 35 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
14 34 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 33 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 32 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
17 31 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 31 (1.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 587 (21.85%) JIRA
2 500 (18.61%) Git (software)
3 378 (14.07%) Jenkins
4 214 (7.96%) Selenium
5 150 (5.58%) Cucumber
6 149 (5.55%) Maven
7 148 (5.51%) JUnit
8 80 (2.98%) Subversion
9 73 (2.72%) Bitbucket
10 68 (2.53%) GitLab
11 65 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 62 (2.31%) Mockito
13 61 (2.27%) Visual Studio
14 59 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
15 57 (2.12%) Jasmine
16 51 (1.90%) Gradle
17 48 (1.79%) Artifactory
18 47 (1.75%) TeamCity
19 46 (1.71%) SoapUI
20 43 (1.60%) Protractor
General
1 469 (17.45%) Finance
2 252 (9.38%) Public Sector
3 134 (4.99%) Banking
4 108 (4.02%) Front Office
5 71 (2.64%) Marketing
6 55 (2.05%) Retail
7 38 (1.41%) Aerospace
8 37 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 34 (1.27%) Investment Banking
10 26 (0.97%) Law
11 25 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 25 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
12 22 (0.82%) Military
13 16 (0.60%) Games
14 15 (0.56%) Back Office
14 15 (0.56%) Electronics
15 13 (0.48%) Publishing
16 11 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.41%) Legal
17 10 (0.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,011 (37.63%) Developer
2 251 (9.34%) Analyst
3 213 (7.93%) Scrum Master
4 201 (7.48%) Java Developer
5 185 (6.89%) Business Analyst
6 156 (5.81%) Architect
7 145 (5.40%) DevOps Engineer
8 116 (4.32%) .NET Developer
9 115 (4.28%) Senior Developer
10 113 (4.21%) Project Manager
11 110 (4.09%) C# Developer
12 103 (3.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 91 (3.39%) React Developer
14 79 (2.94%) Software Engineer
15 68 (2.53%) Tester
16 66 (2.46%) Designer
16 66 (2.46%) Full Stack Developer
17 64 (2.38%) Delivery Manager
18 57 (2.12%) Angular Developer
18 57 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (12.91%) .NET
2 335 (12.47%) Web Services
3 279 (10.38%) AngularJS
3 279 (10.38%) Node.js
4 271 (10.09%) HTML
5 263 (9.79%) CSS
6 240 (8.93%) React
7 215 (8.00%) Spring
8 204 (7.59%) REST
9 186 (6.92%) RESTful
10 156 (5.81%) Spring Boot
11 127 (4.73%) SOAP
12 112 (4.17%) ASP.NET
13 109 (4.06%) HTML5
14 105 (3.91%) JSON
15 102 (3.80%) Kafka
16 95 (3.54%) XML
17 93 (3.46%) Redux
18 90 (3.35%) .NET Core
19 81 (3.01%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 270 (10.05%) User Experience
2 219 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
4 83 (3.09%) Mobile App
5 63 (2.34%) Fixed Income
6 53 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 52 (1.94%) Public Cloud
8 43 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 41 (1.53%) Derivative
10 40 (1.49%) Virtual Team
11 38 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
12 35 (1.30%) Hedge funds
13 31 (1.15%) NHS
14 27 (1.00%) Cloud Native
15 25 (0.93%) Data Structures
16 21 (0.78%) Equities
16 21 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 21 (0.78%) PKI
17 20 (0.74%) Algorithms
17 20 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 252 (9.38%) Linux
2 136 (5.06%) Windows
3 82 (3.05%) Unix
4 69 (2.57%) Android
5 62 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 41 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (1.12%) CentOS
8 22 (0.82%) Solaris
9 20 (0.74%) Windows Server
10 9 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
11 8 (0.30%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.22%) Debian
12 6 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.15%) AIX
14 4 (0.15%) VMS
15 3 (0.11%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.11%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,434 (90.58%) Agile Software Development
2 692 (25.75%) Kanban
3 637 (23.71%) DevOps
4 489 (18.20%) TDD
5 462 (17.19%) Test Automation
6 401 (14.92%) Microservices
7 346 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
8 301 (11.20%) BDD
9 283 (10.53%) User Stories
10 272 (10.12%) Analytics
11 261 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
12 257 (9.56%) Software Engineering
13 218 (8.11%) Project Management
14 207 (7.70%) Stakeholder Management
15 201 (7.48%) SDLC
16 176 (6.55%) Migration
16 176 (6.55%) Unit Testing
17 173 (6.44%) Sprint Planning
18 169 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
19 168 (6.25%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 716 (26.65%) Java
2 501 (18.65%) JavaScript
3 464 (17.27%) SQL
4 365 (13.58%) C#
5 344 (12.80%) Python
6 151 (5.62%) Java 8
7 87 (3.24%) C++
8 85 (3.16%) TypeScript
9 83 (3.09%) PowerShell
10 72 (2.68%) C
11 65 (2.42%) Bash Shell
12 63 (2.34%) Scala
13 59 (2.20%) T-SQL
14 57 (2.12%) PL/SQL
15 54 (2.01%) Shell Script
16 50 (1.86%) Ruby
17 47 (1.75%) ES6
17 47 (1.75%) R
18 42 (1.56%) Kotlin
18 42 (1.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 385 (14.33%) Security Cleared
2 319 (11.87%) SC Cleared
3 149 (5.55%) Degree
4 55 (2.05%) DV Cleared
5 48 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 42 (1.56%) ISEB
7 37 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 36 (1.34%) ISTQB
9 29 (1.08%) PMI Certification
10 26 (0.97%) PMP
11 23 (0.86%) AWS Certification
12 15 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (0.52%) CISM
13 14 (0.52%) CISSP
14 13 (0.48%) Master's Degree
15 12 (0.45%) DBS Check
16 10 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 8 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
17 8 (0.30%) OCPJP
17 8 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (7.37%) QA
2 22 (0.82%) Data Quality
2 22 (0.82%) WCAG
3 20 (0.74%) GDPR
4 16 (0.60%) PMO
5 14 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.52%) SLA
6 10 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.33%) COBIT
7 9 (0.33%) WAI
8 6 (0.22%) MISRA
8 6 (0.22%) MISRA C
9 5 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.19%) GxP
9 5 (0.19%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.19%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.15%) MiFID
10 4 (0.15%) P3O
11 3 (0.11%) AICPA
System Software
1 380 (14.14%) Docker
2 53 (1.97%) Active Directory
3 25 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (0.60%) HDFS
5 14 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 10 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (0.30%) vSphere
8 6 (0.22%) NDS
8 6 (0.22%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 6 (0.22%) Postfix
9 5 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.11%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.11%) GridGain
12 1 (0.037%) Gluster
12 1 (0.037%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.037%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.037%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.037%) XenApp
12 1 (0.037%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 222 (8.26%) Kubernetes
2 164 (6.10%) Terraform
3 146 (5.43%) Ansible
4 71 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (1.64%) Puppet
6 19 (0.71%) Packer
6 19 (0.71%) Prometheus
7 18 (0.67%) Kibana
8 17 (0.63%) Grafana
9 12 (0.45%) Consul
10 11 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
11 10 (0.37%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 9 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (0.30%) logstash
13 8 (0.30%) Rancher
14 7 (0.26%) SCCM
14 7 (0.26%) Tivoli
15 6 (0.22%) Control-M
15 6 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 302 (11.24%) Microsoft
2 198 (7.37%) Oracle
3 71 (2.64%) SAP
4 69 (2.57%) Atlassian
5 67 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
6 54 (2.01%) Splunk
7 52 (1.94%) Google
8 46 (1.71%) Databricks
9 43 (1.60%) Informatica
10 40 (1.49%) Red Hat
11 36 (1.34%) IBM
12 34 (1.27%) Adobe
12 34 (1.27%) AppDynamics
13 31 (1.15%) VMware
14 29 (1.08%) Cloudera
15 23 (0.86%) StreamSets
16 19 (0.71%) Cisco
16 19 (0.71%) F5
16 19 (0.71%) Hortonworks
16 19 (0.71%) MuleSoft