Period
to 19 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 19 April 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 24 39
Rank change year-on-year +12 +15 -3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 48 43 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 10.55% 8.98% 4.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.70% 11.44% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 36 19
Kent median daily rate £525 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% +16.45%
10th Percentile £415 £350 £360
90th Percentile £638 £529 £563
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £50.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +2.00% +14.94% -4.92%

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 advertised in Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 378 376 497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 83.08% 78.50% 86.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 252 351
Kent median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £213 £263 £201
90th Percentile £613 £625 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 17
Kent median hourly rate £41.38 £39.81 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.94% +45.38% +16.51%
10th Percentile £15.19 £16.98 £10.14
90th Percentile £52.15 £47.75 £29.92
South East median hourly rate £24.91 £21.00 £22.52
% change year-on-year +18.62% -6.75% -13.44%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Kent

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Kent

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Kent over the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Kent

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Kent region over the 6 months to 19 April 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
Chatham 0 15 £550 -8.33% 2
Maidstone +7 7 £525 +36.36% 7
West Malling -6 4 £435 +5.45% 1
Tunbridge Wells -4 3 - - 1
Canterbury - 1 £475 - 1
Margate - 1 - -
Tonbridge - 1 - -
Scrum
South East

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 across the Kent region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 45 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (60.42%) .NET
3 25 (52.08%) Finance
4 20 (41.67%) C#
4 20 (41.67%) .NET Framework
5 17 (35.42%) TDD
6 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 16 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 14 (29.17%) Web Services
9 12 (25.00%) Entity Framework
9 12 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (22.92%) RESTful
10 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
11 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
11 10 (20.83%) SOLID
12 9 (18.75%) .NET Core
12 9 (18.75%) Sitecore
13 8 (16.67%) CMS
13 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 8 (16.67%) SOA
13 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
14 7 (14.58%) BDD
14 7 (14.58%) SQL
14 7 (14.58%) Asset Management
15 6 (12.50%) MVC
15 6 (12.50%) ITIL
15 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (12.50%) REST
15 6 (12.50%) PowerShell

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 8 (16.67%) CMS
2 4 (8.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (6.25%) Confluence
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) IaaS
2 2 (4.17%) PaaS
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) AMQP
2 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 6 (12.50%) JIRA
2 5 (10.42%) NUnit
2 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio
3 4 (8.33%) Subversion
3 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.25%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.17%) JMeter
5 2 (4.17%) MSTest
5 2 (4.17%) Selenium
5 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.08%) Appium
6 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.08%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.08%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
General
1 25 (52.08%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Advertising
2 5 (10.42%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) Developer
2 16 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 9 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
3 9 (18.75%) C# Developer
4 8 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
4 8 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Project Manager
5 5 (10.42%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior C# Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Sitecore Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Scrum Master
6 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.25%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (60.42%) .NET
2 20 (41.67%) .NET Framework
3 15 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (29.17%) Web Services
5 12 (25.00%) Entity Framework
6 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
6 11 (22.92%) RESTful
7 9 (18.75%) .NET Core
8 6 (12.50%) AngularJS
8 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (12.50%) REST
9 5 (10.42%) Gherkin
10 4 (8.33%) CSS
10 4 (8.33%) HTML
10 4 (8.33%) NHibernate
11 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Core
11 3 (6.25%) jQuery
11 3 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (6.25%) OAuth
11 3 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) CMDB
2 3 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) TDD
3 12 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (20.83%) SOLID
4 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
5 8 (16.67%) SOA
5 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 7 (14.58%) Asset Management
6 7 (14.58%) BDD
7 6 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (12.50%) DevOps
7 6 (12.50%) ITIL
7 6 (12.50%) Kanban
7 6 (12.50%) MVC
8 5 (10.42%) API Development
8 5 (10.42%) Software Licensing
9 4 (8.33%) OO
10 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 3 (6.25%) Economics
10 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) C#
2 7 (14.58%) SQL
3 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 5 (10.42%) TypeScript
5 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Ansible
1 2 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.75%) Sitecore
3 3 (6.25%) BMC
3 3 (6.25%) Remedy
4 2 (4.17%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle
5 1 (2.08%) SimCorp