The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 40 39 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 397 436 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.64% 4.60% 4.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.83% 5.95% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 250 200
Average daily rate £400 £388 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £301 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £34.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.70% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £19.69 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £36.10 £106.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.33% -
Scrum
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6805 7324 6228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.53% 77.35% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 4011 3318
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 240 261
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £45.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the South East region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the South East region.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Scrum
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Scrum Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -3 105 £385 +1.98% 41
Berkshire -3 98 £386 -2.40% 52
Surrey -2 51 £425 +21.42% 36
Buckinghamshire -5 47 £375 -3.22% 8
West Sussex +27 28 £450 +12.50% 6
Oxfordshire +3 23 £450 +18.42% 11
Kent +1 17 £345 -20.11% 13
East Sussex -1 14 £363 +11.53% 6
Middlesex +2 9 £345 -9.50%
Sussex +4 5 £475 +15.15%
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum.

1 766 (92.62%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (24.79%) Java
3 196 (23.70%) JavaScript
4 193 (23.34%) TDD
5 169 (20.44%) HTML
6 145 (17.53%) CSS
7 142 (17.17%) Continuous Integration
8 137 (16.57%) C#
9 136 (16.44%) Oracle
10 135 (16.32%) .NET
11 129 (15.60%) Git (software)
12 124 (14.99%) BDD
13 120 (14.51%) SQL
14 112 (13.54%) MVC
15 111 (13.42%) Linux
16 110 (13.30%) User Stories
17 101 (12.21%) Kanban
18 95 (11.49%) Finance
18 95 (11.49%) REST
19 89 (10.76%) Subversion
20 83 (10.04%) Web Services
21 82 (9.92%) AngularJS
21 82 (9.92%) Waterfall
22 80 (9.67%) Security Cleared
22 80 (9.67%) Microsoft
23 76 (9.19%) Spring
23 76 (9.19%) User Experience
24 75 (9.07%) SDLC
25 74 (8.95%) jQuery
25 74 (8.95%) SQL Server

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 51 (6.17%) Node.js
2 27 (3.26%) JBoss
2 27 (3.26%) Tomcat
3 26 (3.14%) SharePoint
4 25 (3.02%) CMS
5 22 (2.66%) Apache
6 16 (1.93%) Confluence
7 14 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (1.57%) SAS
9 10 (1.21%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.97%) IIS
11 7 (0.85%) Oracle Spatial
12 6 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.48%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.36%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.36%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.36%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.18%) MS Office
3 12 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.09%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.97%) MS Project
7 5 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.24%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.48%) Magento
4 3 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.36%) Infor LN
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.24%) Primavera
6 1 (0.12%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.12%) FastStats
6 1 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.30%) GitHub
2 16 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.81%) Force.com
4 10 (1.21%) SaaS
5 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.36%) Bluemix
6 3 (0.36%) PaaS
7 2 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.24%) IaaS
7 2 (0.24%) Office 365
7 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.68%) HTTP
2 27 (3.26%) Internet
3 18 (2.18%) H.323
4 14 (1.69%) DVB
5 9 (1.09%) LDAP
6 8 (0.97%) Telepresence
7 7 (0.85%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.48%) SSH
9 3 (0.36%) ATM
9 3 (0.36%) BGP
9 3 (0.36%) DOCSIS
9 3 (0.36%) Firewall
9 3 (0.36%) Intranet
9 3 (0.36%) MPLS
9 3 (0.36%) OSPF
9 3 (0.36%) RIP
9 3 (0.36%) SNMP
9 3 (0.36%) Telnet
9 3 (0.36%) VPN
9 3 (0.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (8.95%) SQL Server
2 73 (8.83%) NoSQL
3 50 (6.05%) Relational Database
4 36 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (3.87%) MySQL
6 31 (3.75%) MongoDB
7 26 (3.14%) Big Data
8 22 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (2.54%) Oracle Database
10 19 (2.30%) RDBMS
11 15 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (1.09%) DB2
16 9 (1.09%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 129 (15.60%) Git (software)
2 89 (10.76%) Subversion
3 73 (8.83%) Jenkins
3 73 (8.83%) JIRA
4 72 (8.71%) Cucumber
5 71 (8.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 66 (7.98%) Selenium
7 38 (4.59%) Maven
8 35 (4.23%) JUnit
9 34 (4.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 34 (4.11%) Gradle
10 32 (3.87%) Ant
11 31 (3.75%) SpecFlow
11 31 (3.75%) Visual Studio
12 25 (3.02%) Artifactory
13 23 (2.78%) Mockito
14 20 (2.42%) WebDriver
15 19 (2.30%) Grunt
16 18 (2.18%) HP UFT
17 16 (1.93%) Oracle APEX
General
1 95 (11.49%) Finance
2 38 (4.59%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.63%) Publishing
4 21 (2.54%) Banking
5 20 (2.42%) Marketing
6 13 (1.57%) Games
7 9 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.85%) Retail
9 6 (0.73%) Electronics
9 6 (0.73%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.48%) Military
11 3 (0.36%) Legal
12 2 (0.24%) Back Office
12 2 (0.24%) Billing
12 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.12%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.12%) Local Government
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 368 (44.50%) Developer
2 98 (11.85%) Analyst
3 93 (11.25%) Java Developer
4 61 (7.38%) Project Manager
5 56 (6.77%) Scrum Master
6 54 (6.53%) Business Analyst
7 51 (6.17%) Agile Developer
7 51 (6.17%) Senior Developer
8 49 (5.93%) .NET Developer
9 48 (5.80%) Consultant
10 45 (5.44%) C# Developer
11 39 (4.72%) JavaScript Developer
12 35 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
13 34 (4.11%) Software Engineer
14 33 (3.99%) Web Developer
15 30 (3.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 30 (3.63%) HTML Developer
16 29 (3.51%) Agile Java Developer
17 27 (3.26%) Agile Project Manager
17 27 (3.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (20.44%) HTML
2 145 (17.53%) CSS
3 135 (16.32%) .NET
4 95 (11.49%) REST
5 83 (10.04%) Web Services
6 82 (9.92%) AngularJS
7 76 (9.19%) Spring
8 74 (8.95%) jQuery
9 65 (7.86%) XML
10 63 (7.62%) HTML5
11 60 (7.26%) SOAP
12 52 (6.29%) JSON
13 51 (6.17%) ASP.NET
14 45 (5.44%) J2EE
15 42 (5.08%) Hibernate
16 37 (4.47%) ASP.NET MVC
17 35 (4.23%) CSS3
18 29 (3.51%) Backbone.js
19 27 (3.26%) RESTful
20 26 (3.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 76 (9.19%) User Experience
2 39 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (2.54%) Mobile App
4 20 (2.42%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.30%) Visualisation
6 17 (2.06%) DTV
6 17 (2.06%) MPEG
7 14 (1.69%) STB
8 8 (0.97%) N-Tier
9 6 (0.73%) Data Integration
9 6 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (0.73%) Fintech
9 6 (0.73%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.60%) Animation
10 5 (0.60%) Clustering
10 5 (0.60%) iPad
10 5 (0.60%) Psychology
10 5 (0.60%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.48%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 111 (13.42%) Linux
2 40 (4.84%) Windows
3 36 (4.35%) Unix
4 23 (2.78%) Android
5 15 (1.81%) Mac OS X
6 14 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.09%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (0.73%) CentOS
10 2 (0.24%) AIX
10 2 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 766 (92.62%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (23.34%) TDD
3 142 (17.17%) Continuous Integration
4 124 (14.99%) BDD
5 112 (13.54%) MVC
6 110 (13.30%) User Stories
7 101 (12.21%) Kanban
8 82 (9.92%) Waterfall
9 75 (9.07%) SDLC
10 69 (8.34%) Software Engineering
11 68 (8.22%) SOA
12 66 (7.98%) Automated Testing
13 64 (7.74%) Web Development
14 62 (7.50%) Unit Testing
15 57 (6.89%) E-Commerce
15 57 (6.89%) Project Management
16 52 (6.29%) OO
17 50 (6.05%) Test Automation
18 48 (5.80%) PRINCE2
19 47 (5.68%) UML
Programming Languages
1 205 (24.79%) Java
2 196 (23.70%) JavaScript
3 137 (16.57%) C#
4 120 (14.51%) SQL
5 66 (7.98%) Python
6 59 (7.13%) C++
7 43 (5.20%) Ruby
8 35 (4.23%) C
9 28 (3.39%) PHP
9 28 (3.39%) Scala
10 24 (2.90%) PL/SQL
11 17 (2.06%) Shell Script
12 16 (1.93%) Apex Code
13 15 (1.81%) T-SQL
14 13 (1.57%) VB
15 12 (1.45%) Embedded C
15 12 (1.45%) PowerShell
16 11 (1.33%) Embedded C++
17 10 (1.21%) Erlang
17 10 (1.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (9.67%) Security Cleared
2 69 (8.34%) SC Cleared
3 48 (5.80%) Degree
4 36 (4.35%) ISEB
5 17 (2.06%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (1.21%) ISEB Practitioner
9 7 (0.85%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.85%) PMP
9 7 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.73%) CCNP
10 6 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (0.48%) MCSE
13 3 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.36%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.36%) OCA
13 3 (0.36%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.44%) QA
2 16 (1.93%) FedRAMP
3 7 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.60%) SLA
6 2 (0.24%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (1.21%) Docker
2 7 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.73%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.24%) zsh
Systems Management
1 13 (1.57%) Puppet
2 11 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.09%) Capistrano
4 4 (0.48%) Ansible
4 4 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.36%) Mesos
5 3 (0.36%) vRealize
6 2 (0.24%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.12%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 136 (16.44%) Oracle
2 80 (9.67%) Microsoft
3 24 (2.90%) HP
4 20 (2.42%) Adobe
4 20 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (2.18%) SAP
6 9 (1.09%) Google
6 9 (1.09%) IBM
7 8 (0.97%) Red Hat
7 8 (0.97%) Serena
8 6 (0.73%) Sitecore
8 6 (0.73%) VMware
9 4 (0.48%) Apple
9 4 (0.48%) CA
9 4 (0.48%) Infor
9 4 (0.48%) LANDesk
9 4 (0.48%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.48%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.36%) Baan
10 3 (0.36%) NetApp
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