Period
to 4 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 4 July 2020 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
England > South East
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 19 19
Rank change year-on-year -8 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 388 1,163 1,303
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.34% 7.69% 7.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.54% 8.78% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 746 822
Median daily rate £470 £475 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +4.89% +0.63%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £350
90th Percentile £577 £638 £579
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 23
Median hourly rate £42.39 £50.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.23% +1.01% +7.61%
10th Percentile £37.16 £26.41 £35.80
90th Percentile £55.90 £60.00 £51.00
England median hourly rate £39.77 £46.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year -14.01% -6.57% +15.12%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,144 13,239 14,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.07% 87.59% 86.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,000 7,901 8,735
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +4.82%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £279
90th Percentile £619 £606 £588
England median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 506 511
Median hourly rate £29.40 £31.42 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.44% +26.96% +23.75%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.13 £57.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% +13.64% -12.00%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the South East

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scrum in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Scrum in the South East

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scrum in the South East over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Scrum in the South East

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scrum in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Scrum in the South East

Scrum
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Scrum in the South East over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Scrum in the South East

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the South East region over the 6 months to 4 July 2020. 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
Thames Valley -2 145 £475 +5.56% 28
Berkshire +3 95 £475 +2.70% 15
Surrey -3 92 £464 -7.25% 17
Hampshire -3 87 £470 +4.44% 26
West Sussex +5 39 £500 +5.26% 15
Buckinghamshire -3 37 £404 -0.49% 10
East Sussex -6 19 £450 - 6
Oxfordshire +2 13 £450 - 3
Kent -5 6 £450 -14.29% 7
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 347 (89.43%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (26.80%) Azure
3 89 (22.94%) DevOps
4 85 (21.91%) JavaScript
5 82 (21.13%) Java
6 78 (20.10%) SQL
7 75 (19.33%) Kanban
8 74 (19.07%) Microsoft
9 71 (18.30%) C#
10 68 (17.53%) .NET
11 67 (17.27%) AWS
12 66 (17.01%) Test Automation
12 66 (17.01%) Finance
13 58 (14.95%) JIRA
14 55 (14.18%) Analytics
15 50 (12.89%) Stakeholder Management
16 49 (12.63%) Linux
17 48 (12.37%) Git (software)
18 47 (12.11%) Node.js
18 47 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
19 46 (11.86%) HTML
19 46 (11.86%) User Stories
20 44 (11.34%) CSS
21 43 (11.08%) Web Services
22 42 (10.82%) Jenkins
23 41 (10.57%) Windows
23 41 (10.57%) Security Cleared
23 41 (10.57%) RESTful
24 39 (10.05%) Confluence
24 39 (10.05%) SQL Server

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 39 (10.05%) Confluence
2 13 (3.35%) CMS
3 12 (3.09%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.84%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.32%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (1.80%) IIS
8 5 (1.29%) nginx
9 4 (1.03%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.03%) Drupal
10 3 (0.77%) Apache
10 3 (0.77%) GemFire
10 3 (0.77%) GeoServer
10 3 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.77%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.52%) Appian
11 2 (0.52%) JBoss
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.58%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.03%) Sketch
6 1 (0.26%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 24 (6.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.06%) SAP ERP
3 4 (1.03%) SAP PSCD
4 3 (0.77%) SAP MDG
4 3 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.52%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.52%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 104 (26.80%) Azure
2 67 (17.27%) AWS
3 33 (8.51%) Serverless
4 25 (6.44%) AWS Lambda
5 21 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (5.41%) Amazon S3
5 21 (5.41%) Power Platform
6 20 (5.15%) IaaS
7 19 (4.90%) PaaS
8 16 (4.12%) Dynamics 365
9 14 (3.61%) OpenShift
10 12 (3.09%) Amazon ECS
10 12 (3.09%) GitHub
11 11 (2.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (2.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (2.32%) Amazon ELB
12 9 (2.32%) Amazon EMR
13 8 (2.06%) BlazeMeter
13 8 (2.06%) Heroku
14 7 (1.80%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.06%) DSL
2 5 (1.29%) LAN
2 5 (1.29%) SNMP
3 4 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.03%) VPN
3 4 (1.03%) WAN
4 3 (0.77%) AMQP
4 3 (0.77%) DNS
4 3 (0.77%) Firewall
4 3 (0.77%) HTTP
5 2 (0.52%) DHCP
5 2 (0.52%) SSH
5 2 (0.52%) SSL
5 2 (0.52%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.52%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.26%) FTP
6 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (5.93%) Data Lake
4 21 (5.41%) Power BI
5 18 (4.64%) HDInsight
6 16 (4.12%) MySQL
7 14 (3.61%) MongoDB
7 14 (3.61%) Relational Database
8 12 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (2.84%) Hadoop
10 10 (2.58%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (2.58%) Big Data
10 10 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (2.32%) MariaDB
11 9 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (2.06%) NoSQL
13 7 (1.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (1.80%) Qlik Sense
13 7 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 58 (14.95%) JIRA
2 48 (12.37%) Git (software)
3 42 (10.82%) Jenkins
4 24 (6.19%) Selenium
5 19 (4.90%) Cucumber
5 19 (4.90%) Visual Studio
6 11 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (2.58%) Maven
8 9 (2.32%) JUnit
8 9 (2.32%) Mocha
8 9 (2.32%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (2.06%) GitLab
10 7 (1.80%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.55%) Liquibase
12 5 (1.29%) gulp
12 5 (1.29%) Jasmine
12 5 (1.29%) JMeter
12 5 (1.29%) Spinnaker
12 5 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 66 (17.01%) Finance
2 16 (4.12%) Public Sector
3 15 (3.87%) Retail
4 12 (3.09%) Marketing
5 8 (2.06%) Banking
6 6 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.29%) Automotive
8 3 (0.77%) Law
8 3 (0.77%) Military
9 2 (0.52%) Legal
9 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) German Language
10 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 145 (37.37%) Developer
2 49 (12.63%) Analyst
3 42 (10.82%) Business Analyst
4 40 (10.31%) Scrum Master
5 39 (10.05%) DevOps Engineer
6 26 (6.70%) Project Manager
7 25 (6.44%) .NET Developer
8 18 (4.64%) Java Developer
9 15 (3.87%) Architect
9 15 (3.87%) CRM Developer
10 14 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 14 (3.61%) React Developer
10 14 (3.61%) Senior Business Analyst
11 13 (3.35%) C# Developer
12 12 (3.09%) Software Developer
13 11 (2.84%) Data Business Analyst
13 11 (2.84%) Product Owner
13 11 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (2.58%) Software Engineer
15 9 (2.32%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (17.53%) .NET
2 47 (12.11%) Node.js
3 46 (11.86%) HTML
4 44 (11.34%) CSS
5 43 (11.08%) Web Services
6 41 (10.57%) RESTful
7 30 (7.73%) React
8 29 (7.47%) ASP.NET
9 28 (7.22%) .NET Framework
10 24 (6.19%) AngularJS
11 22 (5.67%) Spring
12 21 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (4.90%) Entity Framework
13 19 (4.90%) XML
14 14 (3.61%) HTML5
14 14 (3.61%) Middleware
14 14 (3.61%) REST
15 12 (3.09%) LINQ
16 11 (2.84%) jQuery
16 11 (2.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.19%) User Experience
3 11 (2.84%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (1.80%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.03%) FMCG
5 4 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.03%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (0.77%) Algorithms
6 3 (0.77%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.52%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.52%) NHS
7 2 (0.52%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.26%) AS400
8 1 (0.26%) CESG
8 1 (0.26%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.26%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.63%) Linux
2 41 (10.57%) Windows
3 16 (4.12%) Unix
4 7 (1.80%) Android
5 6 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.29%) Debian
7 4 (1.03%) CentOS
7 4 (1.03%) Solaris
8 3 (0.77%) zOS
9 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.52%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.52%) VMS
10 1 (0.26%) HPUX
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (89.43%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (22.94%) DevOps
3 75 (19.33%) Kanban
4 66 (17.01%) Test Automation
5 55 (14.18%) Analytics
6 50 (12.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 47 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (11.86%) User Stories
9 39 (10.05%) TDD
10 38 (9.79%) Data Modelling
10 38 (9.79%) SDLC
11 37 (9.54%) Project Delivery
12 36 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
13 35 (9.02%) Project Management
14 34 (8.76%) Microservices
14 34 (8.76%) MVC
14 34 (8.76%) Unit Testing
15 32 (8.25%) CRM
16 31 (7.99%) Backlog Management
16 31 (7.99%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 85 (21.91%) JavaScript
2 82 (21.13%) Java
3 78 (20.10%) SQL
4 71 (18.30%) C#
5 37 (9.54%) Python
6 19 (4.90%) Java 8
7 16 (4.12%) Shell Script
8 15 (3.87%) PowerShell
9 13 (3.35%) Ruby
9 13 (3.35%) T-SQL
10 10 (2.58%) TypeScript
11 9 (2.32%) Groovy
12 7 (1.80%) ABAP
12 7 (1.80%) C++
12 7 (1.80%) Scala
13 6 (1.55%) ES6
14 5 (1.29%) Go
14 5 (1.29%) Kotlin
14 5 (1.29%) PHP
14 5 (1.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.02%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.61%) Degree
4 9 (2.32%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.32%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.55%) MCAD
6 6 (1.55%) MCITP
6 6 (1.55%) MCPD
6 6 (1.55%) PMP
7 5 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.03%) AWS Certification
8 4 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.77%) ISEB
9 3 (0.77%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.26%) APMP
11 1 (0.26%) MCP
11 1 (0.26%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.64%) QA
2 4 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.52%) GDPR
4 2 (0.52%) GxP
5 1 (0.26%) COBIT
5 1 (0.26%) NIST
5 1 (0.26%) PMO
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (10.05%) Docker
2 18 (4.64%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.55%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (8.25%) Kubernetes
2 30 (7.73%) Terraform
3 24 (6.19%) Ansible
4 13 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.58%) Packer
6 6 (1.55%) Kibana
7 5 (1.29%) Consul
7 5 (1.29%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.77%) MIIS
9 2 (0.52%) Grafana
9 2 (0.52%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.52%) OpenNebula
9 2 (0.52%) Puppet
9 2 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.52%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 74 (19.07%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.93%) Oracle
3 20 (5.15%) Informatica
4 18 (4.64%) SAP
5 9 (2.32%) Google
5 9 (2.32%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.06%) Databricks
6 8 (2.06%) Hortonworks
6 8 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.80%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.55%) IBM
9 5 (1.29%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.29%) Blue Prism
9 5 (1.29%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.03%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.03%) Splunk
11 3 (0.77%) Ariba
11 3 (0.77%) Cognizant
12 2 (0.52%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.52%) TIBCO