Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 37 27
Rank change year-on-year +27 -10 +17
Contract jobs citing Scrum 49 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 11.53% 4.80% 5.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.12% 5.75% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 16
Kent median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.60% +15.46%
10th Percentile £388 £340 £282
90th Percentile £505 £500 £556
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +2.78% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £46.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year +7.61% -0.54% +8.82%

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 347 452 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 81.65% 83.39% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 331 388
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £234 £205 £193
90th Percentile £614 £545 £579
South East median daily rate £430 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +3.37% +4.00% +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 10
Kent median hourly rate £38.38 £27.38 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.16% -24.47% +107.14%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.53 £16.38
90th Percentile £49.50 £45.50 £141.25
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year +27.16% -12.62% -

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 August 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 August 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
Rochester - 3 £548 -
West Malling - 3 £425 -
Maidstone +4 2 £400 -5.88% 1
Tunbridge Wells +3 2 - - 4
Scrum
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 49 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (63.27%) .NET
3 25 (51.02%) C#
3 25 (51.02%) .NET Framework
4 22 (44.90%) Sitecore
4 22 (44.90%) SQL
5 19 (38.78%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (34.69%) TDD
6 17 (34.69%) CMS
7 16 (32.65%) E-Commerce
7 16 (32.65%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (32.65%) Entity Framework
8 14 (28.57%) OAuth
8 14 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
8 14 (28.57%) API Development
9 13 (26.53%) Finance
10 12 (24.49%) AngularJS
11 9 (18.37%) HTML
11 9 (18.37%) Front End Development
12 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET
12 8 (16.33%) CSS
12 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
12 8 (16.33%) Kanban
13 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (14.29%) HTML5
13 7 (14.29%) T-SQL
14 6 (12.24%) Sass
14 6 (12.24%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 5 (10.20%) MVC
15 5 (10.20%) SQL Server

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 17 (34.69%) CMS
2 14 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (32.65%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.12%) OLAP
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (6.12%) Power BI
4 3 (6.12%) PowerPivot
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (6.12%) Star Schema
5 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Subversion
1 4 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (8.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.08%) Appium
2 2 (4.08%) NUnit
2 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.04%) JIRA
3 1 (2.04%) MSTest
3 1 (2.04%) Selenium
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (79.59%) Developer
2 22 (44.90%) .NET Developer
3 10 (20.41%) Senior .NET Developer
3 10 (20.41%) Senior Developer
4 9 (18.37%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (18.37%) C# Developer
5 8 (16.33%) Sitecore Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Angular Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (12.24%) HTML CSS Developer
6 6 (12.24%) HTML Developer
6 6 (12.24%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (12.24%) UI Developer
7 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (8.16%) SQL Developer
8 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (6.12%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (6.12%) Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
9 3 (6.12%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (63.27%) .NET
2 25 (51.02%) .NET Framework
3 19 (38.78%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (32.65%) Entity Framework
5 14 (28.57%) OAuth
6 12 (24.49%) AngularJS
7 9 (18.37%) HTML
8 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET
8 8 (16.33%) CSS
9 7 (14.29%) HTML5
10 6 (12.24%) Sass
11 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Core
12 2 (4.08%) RESTful
13 1 (2.04%) Backbone.js
13 1 (2.04%) CSS3
13 1 (2.04%) ServiceStack
13 1 (2.04%) WCF
13 1 (2.04%) WPF
13 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Fintech
2 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) TDD
3 16 (32.65%) E-Commerce
4 14 (28.57%) API Development
5 9 (18.37%) Front End Development
6 8 (16.33%) Kanban
7 6 (12.24%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 5 (10.20%) MVC
9 4 (8.16%) Coaching
9 4 (8.16%) User Stories
10 3 (6.12%) Analytics
10 3 (6.12%) Business Analytics
10 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.12%) Data Visualisation
10 3 (6.12%) ETL
10 3 (6.12%) ETL Development
10 3 (6.12%) Migration
10 3 (6.12%) SDLC
10 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.12%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (51.02%) C#
2 22 (44.90%) SQL
3 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) Java
6 1 (2.04%) VB
6 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.04%) ISEB
3 1 (2.04%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.04%) Postgraduate
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (44.90%) Sitecore
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.04%) Anite
5 1 (2.04%) Infragistics