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 3 months to 28 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 29 33
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 580 549 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.51% 6.12% 4.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.05% 7.46% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 309 314
Median daily rate £446 £416 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.20% +6.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £525 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £380
% change year-on-year - +11.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 2
Median hourly rate £46.00 £44.75 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +52.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £55.91 £41.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £36.89
% change year-on-year +4.65% +16.57%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6409 7357 7524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.94% 81.95% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3744 4499 4351
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 269 254
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in the South East

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in the South East

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in the South East

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 28 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
Berkshire +25 118 £413 +3.12% 36
Buckinghamshire +24 117 £400 -7.51% 15
Oxfordshire +22 100 £525 +23.52% 18
Surrey +12 91 £450 +12.50% 29
Hampshire -17 68 £428 +22.14% 37
West Sussex -5 61 £475 - 11
East Sussex -3 23 £403 -23.33% 9
Kent -13 13 £350 -17.64% 5
Middlesex +16 8 £457 -23.83% 1
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 1029 (94.49%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (27.55%) Java
3 292 (26.81%) TDD
4 246 (22.59%) Continuous Integration
5 245 (22.50%) JavaScript
6 213 (19.56%) Finance
7 195 (17.91%) Git (software)
8 185 (16.99%) DevOps
9 183 (16.80%) HTML
10 174 (15.98%) Kanban
11 170 (15.61%) Jenkins
12 161 (14.78%) SQL
13 158 (14.51%) Web Services
13 158 (14.51%) Test Automation
14 154 (14.14%) REST
14 154 (14.14%) CSS
15 144 (13.22%) JIRA
16 134 (12.30%) BDD
17 131 (12.03%) AngularJS
18 129 (11.85%) Microsoft
19 126 (11.57%) User Stories
20 123 (11.29%) .NET
20 123 (11.29%) C#
21 122 (11.20%) Spring
22 118 (10.84%) Node.js
23 116 (10.65%) Banking
24 115 (10.56%) MVC
25 108 (9.92%) Coaching
26 106 (9.73%) Oracle
27 104 (9.55%) 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 60 (5.51%) Confluence
2 46 (4.22%) JBoss
3 38 (3.49%) WebSphere
4 34 (3.12%) SharePoint
5 32 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
6 26 (2.39%) Apache Spark
6 26 (2.39%) CMS
7 25 (2.30%) WebSphere Process Server
8 23 (2.11%) Apache
9 22 (2.02%) IIS
10 20 (1.84%) Drupal
10 20 (1.84%) WebLogic
11 19 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.92%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 6 (0.55%) Alfresco
15 6 (0.55%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.19%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.28%) InVision
8 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.092%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (0.92%) Magento
2 9 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.55%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.28%) Staffware
7 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.18%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.092%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.092%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.092%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.092%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.092%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 88 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.67%) GitHub
4 33 (3.03%) PaaS
5 24 (2.20%) IaaS
6 23 (2.11%) SaaS
7 14 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
7 14 (1.29%) OpenShift
8 8 (0.73%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.46%) CloudFront
11 5 (0.46%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.46%) Office 365
12 3 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.58%) HTTP
2 22 (2.02%) Internet
3 21 (1.93%) Cisco Nexus
4 14 (1.29%) LDAP
5 11 (1.01%) DNS
6 10 (0.92%) ATM
7 9 (0.83%) DVB
8 8 (0.73%) PuTTY
8 8 (0.73%) WinSCP
9 6 (0.55%) Intranet
9 6 (0.55%) SMTP
10 5 (0.46%) LAN
10 5 (0.46%) SSH
10 5 (0.46%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.37%) Firewall
12 3 (0.28%) MQTT
12 3 (0.28%) SAN
13 2 (0.18%) Skype
13 2 (0.18%) Tactical Data Link
13 2 (0.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 55 (5.05%) MongoDB
3 52 (4.78%) Big Data
4 48 (4.41%) Oracle Database
5 42 (3.86%) NoSQL
6 41 (3.76%) Hadoop
7 30 (2.75%) Relational Database
8 26 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (2.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 24 (2.20%) MySQL
10 21 (1.93%) Oracle Database 10g
11 19 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (1.38%) HBase
14 14 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
15 13 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
16 12 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (1.01%) DB2
17 11 (1.01%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 195 (17.91%) Git (software)
2 170 (15.61%) Jenkins
3 144 (13.22%) JIRA
4 93 (8.54%) Maven
5 79 (7.25%) Selenium
6 73 (6.70%) JUnit
7 67 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 56 (5.14%) Cucumber
9 49 (4.50%) Mockito
10 45 (4.13%) Subversion
11 39 (3.58%) Visual Studio
12 34 (3.12%) TeamCity
13 30 (2.75%) Gradle
14 26 (2.39%) Grunt
15 24 (2.20%) Eclipse
15 24 (2.20%) Protractor
15 24 (2.20%) SpecFlow
16 23 (2.11%) WebDriver
17 21 (1.93%) gulp
18 20 (1.84%) Mocha
General
1 213 (19.56%) Finance
2 116 (10.65%) Banking
3 40 (3.67%) Retail
4 36 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.30%) Publishing
6 15 (1.38%) Marketing
7 11 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (0.83%) Games
9 7 (0.64%) Back Office
9 7 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (0.55%) Advertising
11 5 (0.46%) Military
11 5 (0.46%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.37%) Automotive
13 3 (0.28%) Electronics
13 3 (0.28%) German Language
13 3 (0.28%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.28%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.18%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 432 (39.67%) Developer
2 154 (14.14%) Java Developer
3 129 (11.85%) Analyst
4 116 (10.65%) Scrum Master
5 82 (7.53%) Business Analyst
6 66 (6.06%) Agile Developer
7 58 (5.33%) .NET Developer
8 57 (5.23%) JavaScript Developer
9 51 (4.68%) Project Manager
10 45 (4.13%) Senior Developer
11 44 (4.04%) Architect
11 44 (4.04%) Designer
12 41 (3.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 38 (3.49%) Node.js Developer
14 37 (3.40%) Angular Developer
15 35 (3.21%) Agile Scrum Master
16 31 (2.85%) C# Developer
16 31 (2.85%) Tester
17 29 (2.66%) Agile Coach
17 29 (2.66%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (16.80%) HTML
2 158 (14.51%) Web Services
3 154 (14.14%) CSS
3 154 (14.14%) REST
4 131 (12.03%) AngularJS
5 123 (11.29%) .NET
6 122 (11.20%) Spring
7 118 (10.84%) Node.js
8 100 (9.18%) RESTful
9 92 (8.45%) HTML5
10 85 (7.81%) XML
11 73 (6.70%) SOAP
12 70 (6.43%) JSON
13 68 (6.24%) CSS3
14 65 (5.97%) jQuery
15 62 (5.69%) Java EE
16 43 (3.95%) React
17 41 (3.76%) Hibernate
18 40 (3.67%) ASP.NET
18 40 (3.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 78 (7.16%) User Experience
2 54 (4.96%) Mobile App
3 42 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (2.30%) Data Centre
7 22 (2.02%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.29%) Mobile Banking
9 13 (1.19%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.01%) N-Tier
11 10 (0.92%) Online Banking
11 10 (0.92%) PMI
11 10 (0.92%) STB
12 9 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.73%) Digital TV
13 8 (0.73%) Reference Data
14 7 (0.64%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.64%) MPEG
14 7 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 103 (9.46%) Linux
2 60 (5.51%) Windows
3 42 (3.86%) Unix
4 39 (3.58%) Apple iOS
5 38 (3.49%) Android
6 22 (2.02%) Windows Server
7 16 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.73%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.64%) Debian
10 7 (0.64%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.37%) CentOS
12 3 (0.28%) zOS
13 1 (0.092%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1029 (94.49%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (26.81%) TDD
3 246 (22.59%) Continuous Integration
4 185 (16.99%) DevOps
5 174 (15.98%) Kanban
6 158 (14.51%) Test Automation
7 134 (12.30%) BDD
8 126 (11.57%) User Stories
9 115 (10.56%) MVC
10 108 (9.92%) Coaching
11 98 (9.00%) Unit Testing
12 91 (8.36%) SOA
13 88 (8.08%) Pair Programming
13 88 (8.08%) Web Development
14 87 (7.99%) Microservices
15 84 (7.71%) SDLC
16 83 (7.62%) Project Management
17 80 (7.35%) Software Engineering
18 73 (6.70%) E-Commerce
19 65 (5.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 300 (27.55%) Java
2 245 (22.50%) JavaScript
3 161 (14.78%) SQL
4 123 (11.29%) C#
5 56 (5.14%) Python
6 49 (4.50%) Scala
7 45 (4.13%) PHP
8 33 (3.03%) Ruby
9 31 (2.85%) C++
10 29 (2.66%) PL/SQL
11 24 (2.20%) T-SQL
12 22 (2.02%) TypeScript
13 19 (1.74%) PowerShell
14 17 (1.56%) F#
15 16 (1.47%) ES6
16 12 (1.10%) C
16 12 (1.10%) Shell Script
17 11 (1.01%) Groovy
17 11 (1.01%) Perl
18 10 (0.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 80 (7.35%) Degree
2 54 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 45 (4.13%) SC Cleared
4 41 (3.76%) ISEB
5 26 (2.39%) ISTQB
6 19 (1.74%) PMI Certification
7 14 (1.29%) PMP
8 11 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.37%) CSQA
12 3 (0.28%) APMG
12 3 (0.28%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.28%) MCSD
12 3 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.18%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.092%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.15%) QA
2 22 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 9 (0.83%) PMO
5 5 (0.46%) GDPR
6 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.37%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.092%) BS7799
9 1 (0.092%) COBIT
9 1 (0.092%) Solvency II
System Software
1 47 (4.32%) Docker
2 17 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.01%) vSphere
4 6 (0.55%) Varnish
4 6 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.46%) HDFS
6 4 (0.37%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.28%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.18%) zsh
9 1 (0.092%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (1.84%) Terraform
3 16 (1.47%) Ansible
4 11 (1.01%) Mesos
4 11 (1.01%) Puppet
5 8 (0.73%) vRealize
6 6 (0.55%) Consul
6 6 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.55%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.37%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.28%) Oozie
9 2 (0.18%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.18%) Kibana
9 2 (0.18%) logstash
9 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.092%) Salt
Vendors
1 129 (11.85%) Microsoft
2 106 (9.73%) Oracle
3 43 (3.95%) IBM
4 37 (3.40%) HP
5 33 (3.03%) SAP
6 27 (2.48%) CA Agile Central
7 24 (2.20%) Cisco
8 21 (1.93%) Atlassian
9 19 (1.74%) CA
10 17 (1.56%) VMware
11 15 (1.38%) Apple
11 15 (1.38%) Red Hat
12 13 (1.19%) ServiceNow
13 12 (1.10%) Adobe
14 10 (0.92%) Telerik
15 9 (0.83%) Apigee
15 9 (0.83%) OpenText
16 8 (0.73%) MuleSoft
16 8 (0.73%) Xamarin
17 7 (0.64%) WSO2
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