Period
to 16 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 27 40
Rank change year-on-year -1 +13 -5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 46 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 8.57% 5.64% 3.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.87% 6.82% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 15
Kent median daily rate £350 £500 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +45.99% -11.61%
10th Percentile £335 £363 £156
90th Percentile £500 £563 £445
South East median daily rate £463 £439 £400
% change year-on-year +5.41% +9.69% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% -5.26% +121.86%

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 423 381 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 78.77% 82.65% 80.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 271 278
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £215 £193 £200
90th Percentile £588 £550 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 26
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £10.65 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.22% -53.19% +30.00%
10th Percentile £25.11 £9.61 £12.25
90th Percentile £39.76 £21.95 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.59 £30.00
% change year-on-year +5.98% -21.37% +62.16%

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 January 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 January 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
Maidstone -13 5 £368 -3.61% 2
West Malling - 3 £413 - 3
Tunbridge Wells +7 2 £350 - 3
Dover - 2 £350 -
Faversham 0 1 £525 -
Chatham 0 1 £600 +20.00%
Dartford - 1 £330 - 5
Scrum
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 46 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (76.09%) .NET
2 35 (76.09%) Microsoft
3 34 (73.91%) C#
4 32 (69.57%) MVC
5 31 (67.39%) SQL Server
6 27 (58.70%) TDD
7 26 (56.52%) ASP.NET Web API
8 25 (54.35%) ASP.NET
8 25 (54.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 24 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (50.00%) Oracle
10 23 (50.00%) Web Services
11 22 (47.83%) N-Tier
11 22 (47.83%) Web Development
11 22 (47.83%) Refactoring
12 20 (43.48%) HTML
13 19 (41.30%) CSS
14 18 (39.13%) JavaScript
15 15 (32.61%) WCF
16 13 (28.26%) Change Control
17 12 (26.09%) AngularJS
17 12 (26.09%) SQL
18 10 (21.74%) .NET Framework
18 10 (21.74%) Entity Framework
19 8 (17.39%) CSS3
19 8 (17.39%) QA
19 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
19 8 (17.39%) HTML5
20 7 (15.22%) jQuery

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 3 (6.52%) Confluence
2 2 (4.35%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
1 1 (2.17%) SMTP
1 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (67.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.87%) JIRA
2 5 (10.87%) Selenium
2 5 (10.87%) Subversion
3 4 (8.70%) Fiddler
3 4 (8.70%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.52%) Firebug
4 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.52%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.35%) NUnit
6 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.17%) JMeter
6 1 (2.17%) jMock
6 1 (2.17%) JUnit
6 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.17%) Mockito
6 1 (2.17%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.17%) Sahi
6 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (73.91%) Developer
2 31 (67.39%) .NET Developer
3 7 (15.22%) .NET Web Developer
3 7 (15.22%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (15.22%) C# Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Full Stack Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Full Stack Web Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Web Developer
4 5 (10.87%) QA Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Senior QA Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) MuleSoft Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) SOX Project Manager
7 1 (2.17%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (76.09%) .NET
2 26 (56.52%) ASP.NET Web API
3 25 (54.35%) ASP.NET
3 25 (54.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 23 (50.00%) Web Services
5 20 (43.48%) HTML
6 19 (41.30%) CSS
7 15 (32.61%) WCF
8 12 (26.09%) AngularJS
9 10 (21.74%) .NET Framework
9 10 (21.74%) Entity Framework
10 8 (17.39%) CSS3
10 8 (17.39%) HTML5
11 7 (15.22%) ADO.NET
11 7 (15.22%) jQuery
12 6 (13.04%) SOAP
13 4 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 3 (6.52%) KnockoutJS
14 3 (6.52%) XML
15 2 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (47.83%) N-Tier
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (69.57%) MVC
3 27 (58.70%) TDD
4 24 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (47.83%) Refactoring
5 22 (47.83%) Web Development
6 13 (28.26%) Change Control
7 5 (10.87%) Defect Management
7 5 (10.87%) OO
7 5 (10.87%) OOP
7 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
8 4 (8.70%) SDLC
8 4 (8.70%) Test Management
8 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 4 (8.70%) UML
9 3 (6.52%) Front End Development
9 3 (6.52%) Functional Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Modular Programming
9 3 (6.52%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (73.91%) C#
2 18 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 12 (26.09%) SQL
4 3 (6.52%) Java
4 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) ISEB
1 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.35%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.17%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (76.09%) Microsoft
2 23 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) MuleSoft
3 2 (4.35%) SAP
3 2 (4.35%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.17%) Capita