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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 21 32
Rank change year-on-year -10 +11  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 12 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.71% 6.31% 4.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.58% 7.98% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 10
Median daily rate £350 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +30.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% +22.85%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 215 263 207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.31% 78.98% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 183 118
Median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £750 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 4
Median hourly rate £22.52 £30.42 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.95% +164.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells 0 5 £350 -
Maidstone -6 1 - -
Folkestone - 1 £400 -
Scrum
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (37.50%) JIRA
3 9 (37.50%) C#
4 8 (33.33%) Java
4 8 (33.33%) Finance
4 8 (33.33%) Web Development
5 7 (29.17%) TDD
5 7 (29.17%) HTML
5 7 (29.17%) Oracle
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 6 (25.00%) MVC
6 6 (25.00%) BDD
7 5 (20.83%) HTML5
7 5 (20.83%) Confluence
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
7 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
7 5 (20.83%) .NET
7 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
7 5 (20.83%) CSS
8 4 (16.67%) Windows
8 4 (16.67%) Linux
8 4 (16.67%) JUnit
8 4 (16.67%) HP
8 4 (16.67%) ISEB
8 4 (16.67%) Web Services
8 4 (16.67%) N-Tier
8 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
8 4 (16.67%) JMeter
8 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing

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 5 (20.83%) Confluence
2 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) GlassFish
3 1 (4.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) JIRA
2 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (16.67%) JMeter
2 4 (16.67%) JUnit
2 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 4 (16.67%) Selenium
2 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.33%) Axure RP
3 2 (8.33%) jMock
3 2 (8.33%) Maven
3 2 (8.33%) Mockito
4 1 (4.17%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Publishing
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Consultant
2 4 (16.67%) Designer
2 4 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Test Automation Consultant
2 4 (16.67%) Test Consultant
2 4 (16.67%) UX Designer
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Scrum Master
5 1 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Deployment Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Finance Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (4.17%) J2EE Applications Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) HTML
2 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
2 5 (20.83%) CSS
2 5 (20.83%) HTML5
3 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (16.67%) CSS3
3 4 (16.67%) Spring
3 4 (16.67%) WCF
3 4 (16.67%) Web Services
4 3 (12.50%) jQuery
4 3 (12.50%) Middleware
5 2 (8.33%) Flash
5 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
5 2 (8.33%) J2EE
5 2 (8.33%) JPA
5 2 (8.33%) JSP
5 2 (8.33%) Spring MVC
6 1 (4.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) N-Tier
1 4 (16.67%) User Experience
2 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (33.33%) Web Development
4 7 (29.17%) TDD
5 6 (25.00%) BDD
5 6 (25.00%) MVC
6 4 (16.67%) Change Control
6 4 (16.67%) Component Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Prototyping
6 4 (16.67%) Refactoring
6 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 4 (16.67%) Wireframes
7 3 (12.50%) OO
7 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 3 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) C#
2 8 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.67%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) LINC
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISEB
1 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) OCPJP
3 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
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