Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 22 23
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1 +18
Contract jobs citing Scrum 53 43 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 12.07% 8.43% 5.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.32% 10.51% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 11
Kent median daily rate £425 £350 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -33.33% +58.49%
10th Percentile £388 £340 £400
90th Percentile £540 £508 £538
South East median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £47.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year +7.37% -9.52% +22.09%

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 370 409 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 84.28% 80.20% 82.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 312 284
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £222 £231 £193
90th Percentile £600 £611 £569
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 11 7
Kent median hourly rate £38.00 £25.69 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.92% +22.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £11.85 £13.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £43.50 £47.50 £114.40
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -1.81%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 8 - - 1
West Malling -4 4 £413 - 4
Maidstone +10 3 £400 -5.88% 4
Rochester - 3 £548 -
Ramsgate - 1 - -
Canterbury - 1 £475 - 1
Dover - 1 £450 -
Scrum
South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 53 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (86.79%) .NET
3 42 (79.25%) .NET Framework
4 38 (71.70%) C#
5 34 (64.15%) TDD
5 34 (64.15%) ASP.NET Web API
6 31 (58.49%) Microsoft Azure
6 31 (58.49%) Entity Framework
6 31 (58.49%) CMS
7 29 (54.72%) Sitecore
8 28 (52.83%) SQL
9 21 (39.62%) E-Commerce
10 20 (37.74%) Sitecore CMS
10 20 (37.74%) API Development
11 19 (35.85%) OAuth
12 17 (32.08%) AngularJS
13 16 (30.19%) ASP.NET
14 12 (22.64%) TeamCity
15 11 (20.75%) RESTful
15 11 (20.75%) BDD
16 10 (18.87%) Degree
16 10 (18.87%) Economics
16 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (18.87%) OO
16 10 (18.87%) SOA
16 10 (18.87%) Test Automation
16 10 (18.87%) SOLID
16 10 (18.87%) ASP.NET Core
16 10 (18.87%) Problem-Solving
16 10 (18.87%) 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 31 (58.49%) CMS
2 20 (37.74%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (58.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.66%) OLAP
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (5.66%) Power BI
3 3 (5.66%) PowerPivot
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.66%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (22.64%) TeamCity
2 3 (5.66%) Subversion
2 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.89%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) MSTest
3 1 (1.89%) NUnit
3 1 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Banking
2 1 (1.89%) Law
2 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (96.23%) Developer
2 37 (69.81%) .NET Developer
3 19 (35.85%) Senior .NET Developer
3 19 (35.85%) Senior Developer
4 18 (33.96%) C# .NET Developer
4 18 (33.96%) C# Developer
5 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (15.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (15.09%) Sitecore Developer
7 6 (11.32%) Azure Developer
8 5 (9.43%) SQL Developer
9 4 (7.55%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (7.55%) Software Developer
9 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Developer
10 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 3 (5.66%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 3 (5.66%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (5.66%) SSIS Developer
11 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Lead
11 2 (3.77%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (86.79%) .NET
2 42 (79.25%) .NET Framework
3 34 (64.15%) ASP.NET Web API
4 31 (58.49%) Entity Framework
5 19 (35.85%) OAuth
6 17 (32.08%) AngularJS
7 16 (30.19%) ASP.NET
8 11 (20.75%) RESTful
9 10 (18.87%) ASP.NET Core
10 5 (9.43%) .NET Core
11 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (7.55%) CSS
11 4 (7.55%) HTML
12 2 (3.77%) HTML5
12 2 (3.77%) Sass
12 2 (3.77%) ServiceStack
12 2 (3.77%) Web Services
13 1 (1.89%) Backbone.js
13 1 (1.89%) REST
13 1 (1.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (64.15%) TDD
3 21 (39.62%) E-Commerce
4 20 (37.74%) API Development
5 11 (20.75%) BDD
6 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (18.87%) Deployment Automation
6 10 (18.87%) Economics
6 10 (18.87%) OO
6 10 (18.87%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (18.87%) SOA
6 10 (18.87%) SOLID
6 10 (18.87%) Test Automation
7 6 (11.32%) Front End Development
7 6 (11.32%) MVC
8 5 (9.43%) Kanban
9 4 (7.55%) Analytics
9 4 (7.55%) Coaching
10 3 (5.66%) ETL Development
10 3 (5.66%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 38 (71.70%) C#
2 28 (52.83%) SQL
3 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
4 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) GDPR
Vendors
1 29 (54.72%) Sitecore
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Anite