Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 24 30
Rank change year-on-year +11 +6 +14
Contract jobs citing Scrum 57 50 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 14.62% 9.28% 5.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.07% 11.57% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 37 18
Kent median daily rate £425 £350 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -31.71% +37.68%
10th Percentile £394 £340 £363
90th Percentile £488 £500 £563
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £443
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.69% +10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £47.75 £52.00
% change year-on-year +6.81% -8.17% +11.83%

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 334 432 402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 85.64% 80.15% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 320 279
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £181 £223 £195
90th Percentile £605 £625 £551
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 5
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.24% +83.50% -28.21%
10th Percentile £11.23 £25.30 £9.61
90th Percentile £42.50 £46.00 £21.95
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.14 £24.23
% change year-on-year +8.04% -4.48% -4.78%

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018. 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
Tunbridge Wells +1 10 - - 2
West Malling -3 5 £413 - 2
Maidstone +13 3 £488 +20.37% 7
Chatham +2 2 - - 1
Canterbury - 2 £475 -
Dover 0 1 £450 +28.57%
Ramsgate - 1 - -
Scrum
South East

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 56 (98.25%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (92.98%) .NET
3 48 (84.21%) .NET Framework
4 44 (77.19%) C#
5 40 (70.18%) TDD
6 39 (68.42%) ASP.NET Web API
7 34 (59.65%) Entity Framework
8 33 (57.89%) CMS
9 32 (56.14%) Microsoft Azure
10 29 (50.88%) Sitecore
11 25 (43.86%) SQL
12 21 (36.84%) ASP.NET
13 20 (35.09%) Sitecore CMS
13 20 (35.09%) API Development
13 20 (35.09%) E-Commerce
14 18 (31.58%) OAuth
15 17 (29.82%) AngularJS
15 17 (29.82%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
16 15 (26.32%) BDD
17 14 (24.56%) RESTful
17 14 (24.56%) SOLID
17 14 (24.56%) TeamCity
18 13 (22.81%) SOA
18 13 (22.81%) OO
19 12 (21.05%) Degree
19 12 (21.05%) Economics
19 12 (21.05%) ASP.NET Core
19 12 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
19 12 (21.05%) Deployment Automation

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 33 (57.89%) CMS
2 20 (35.09%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 32 (56.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) AMQP
1 1 (1.75%) HTTP
1 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (24.56%) TeamCity
2 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.26%) JIRA
3 3 (5.26%) MSTest
3 3 (5.26%) NUnit
3 3 (5.26%) Subversion
3 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.51%) JMeter
4 2 (3.51%) Selenium
4 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.75%) Appium
5 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.75%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Banking
2 1 (1.75%) Law
2 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (89.47%) Developer
2 41 (71.93%) .NET Developer
3 21 (36.84%) Senior .NET Developer
3 21 (36.84%) Senior Developer
4 18 (31.58%) C# .NET Developer
4 18 (31.58%) C# Developer
5 12 (21.05%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (15.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (14.04%) Sitecore Developer
8 7 (12.28%) Azure Developer
9 6 (10.53%) SQL Developer
10 5 (8.77%) .NET Software Developer
10 5 (8.77%) Software Developer
10 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Developer
11 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 3 (5.26%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 3 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
11 3 (5.26%) SSIS Developer
12 2 (3.51%) Agile Developer
12 2 (3.51%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (92.98%) .NET
2 48 (84.21%) .NET Framework
3 39 (68.42%) ASP.NET Web API
4 34 (59.65%) Entity Framework
5 21 (36.84%) ASP.NET
6 18 (31.58%) OAuth
7 17 (29.82%) AngularJS
8 14 (24.56%) RESTful
9 12 (21.05%) ASP.NET Core
10 8 (14.04%) .NET Core
11 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (12.28%) Web Services
12 5 (8.77%) CSS
12 5 (8.77%) HTML
13 3 (5.26%) REST
14 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 2 (3.51%) ServiceStack
15 1 (1.75%) Backbone.js
15 1 (1.75%) Gherkin
15 1 (1.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (98.25%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (70.18%) TDD
3 20 (35.09%) API Development
3 20 (35.09%) E-Commerce
4 17 (29.82%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (26.32%) BDD
5 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
6 14 (24.56%) SOLID
7 13 (22.81%) OO
7 13 (22.81%) SOA
8 12 (21.05%) Deployment Automation
8 12 (21.05%) Economics
8 12 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (15.79%) MVC
10 5 (8.77%) Kanban
11 4 (7.02%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 4 (7.02%) Front End Development
12 3 (5.26%) Continuous Deployment
12 3 (5.26%) DevOps
13 2 (3.51%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (77.19%) C#
2 25 (43.86%) SQL
3 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.02%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.75%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) GDPR
1 1 (1.75%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (50.88%) Sitecore
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Anite
4 1 (1.75%) Xamarin