Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 30 39
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 47 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 8.97% 3.82% 4.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.27% 4.65% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 9 19
Kent median daily rate £350 £525 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +53.28% +5.38%
10th Percentile £340 £460 £309
90th Percentile £500 £565 £445
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £52.25 £45.75
% change year-on-year -9.09% +14.21% +7.65%

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 417 409 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 79.58% 82.29% 81.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 283 286
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £231 £193 £204
90th Percentile £625 £561 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 22
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £21.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.33% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £20.61 £15.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £114.40 £40.10
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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
Maidstone -9 6 £425 +21.43% 2
Dover - 2 £350 -
Tunbridge Wells +5 1 £350 - 2
Chatham +1 1 £600 -
Faversham 0 1 £525 -
West Malling - 1 - -
Scrum
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 47 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (65.96%) C#
3 30 (63.83%) Microsoft
4 29 (61.70%) .NET
5 28 (59.57%) MVC
6 27 (57.45%) SQL Server
7 25 (53.19%) TDD
7 25 (53.19%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (48.94%) ASP.NET Web API
9 22 (46.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (46.81%) Oracle
9 22 (46.81%) Web Services
9 22 (46.81%) ASP.NET
10 21 (44.68%) N-Tier
10 21 (44.68%) Web Development
10 21 (44.68%) Refactoring
11 15 (31.91%) HTML
11 15 (31.91%) JavaScript
12 14 (29.79%) CSS
12 14 (29.79%) WCF
13 13 (27.66%) Change Control
14 10 (21.28%) AngularJS
14 10 (21.28%) .NET Framework
14 10 (21.28%) Entity Framework
15 8 (17.02%) SQL
15 8 (17.02%) Finance
16 7 (14.89%) ADO.NET
16 7 (14.89%) JIRA
17 6 (12.77%) jQuery
17 6 (12.77%) Confluence

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 6 (12.77%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (57.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) JIRA
2 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
3 4 (8.51%) Selenium
3 4 (8.51%) Subversion
4 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.38%) Fiddler
4 3 (6.38%) Firebug
4 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.38%) JMeter
4 3 (6.38%) LoadRunner
4 3 (6.38%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.13%) jMock
5 1 (2.13%) JUnit
5 1 (2.13%) Maven
5 1 (2.13%) Mockito
5 1 (2.13%) NUnit
5 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Retail
3 3 (6.38%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (65.96%) Developer
2 28 (59.57%) .NET Developer
3 7 (14.89%) .NET Web Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Full Stack Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Full Stack Web Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Web Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (8.51%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Designer
6 3 (6.38%) Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Test Automation Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Test Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) UX Designer
7 2 (4.26%) Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (4.26%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (61.70%) .NET
2 23 (48.94%) ASP.NET Web API
3 22 (46.81%) ASP.NET
3 22 (46.81%) ASP.NET MVC
3 22 (46.81%) Web Services
4 15 (31.91%) HTML
5 14 (29.79%) CSS
5 14 (29.79%) WCF
6 10 (21.28%) .NET Framework
6 10 (21.28%) AngularJS
6 10 (21.28%) Entity Framework
7 7 (14.89%) ADO.NET
8 6 (12.77%) jQuery
9 4 (8.51%) CSS3
9 4 (8.51%) HTML5
10 3 (6.38%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (6.38%) SOAP
10 3 (6.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (4.26%) XML
11 2 (4.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (44.68%) N-Tier
2 3 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.38%) User Experience
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (59.57%) MVC
3 25 (53.19%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (53.19%) TDD
4 21 (44.68%) Refactoring
4 21 (44.68%) Web Development
5 13 (27.66%) Change Control
6 5 (10.64%) OOP
7 4 (8.51%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (8.51%) OO
7 4 (8.51%) Project Management
7 4 (8.51%) SDLC
7 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.38%) Front End Development
8 3 (6.38%) Modular Programming
8 3 (6.38%) Prototyping
8 3 (6.38%) Smoke Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Software Delivery
8 3 (6.38%) Web Application Development
8 3 (6.38%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 31 (65.96%) C#
2 15 (31.91%) JavaScript
3 8 (17.02%) SQL
4 6 (12.77%) Java
5 3 (6.38%) Ruby
6 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) ISEB
1 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) Master's Degree
2 1 (2.13%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (63.83%) Microsoft
2 22 (46.81%) Oracle
3 3 (6.38%) HP
4 2 (4.26%) MuleSoft
4 2 (4.26%) SAP
4 2 (4.26%) Sitecore