Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 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
England > South East
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 13 23
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10 +15
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1,501 1,388 1,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.84% 8.34% 6.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.19% 9.88% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 837 681
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £360 £336 £310
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 36
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £47.50 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.37% -8.65% +13.66%
England median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 14,731 14,048 13,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.78% 84.37% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,850 8,420 8,195
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +6.25% +1.91%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 460 580
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £23.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.22% -5.06% -3.10%
10th Percentile £11.78 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 10 December 2018.

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 6 months to 10 December 2018.

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 6 months to 10 December 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
Thames Valley -3 507 £500 +12.99% 160
Surrey +4 411 £500 +5.26% 62
Berkshire +10 305 £450 +12.50% 82
Hampshire +2 231 £450 +4.29% 62
West Sussex -3 187 £450 - 35
Buckinghamshire -6 121 £538 +34.38% 42
Oxfordshire -18 82 £500 - 36
East Sussex -1 73 £475 +27.52% 18
Kent +8 61 £425 +21.43% 30
Middlesex +11 12 £500 +17.65% 3
Sussex +6 5 £450 -16.28%
M4 Corridor - 1 £600 -
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 South East region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 1,375 (91.61%) Agile Software Development
2 345 (22.98%) Kanban
3 334 (22.25%) TDD
4 331 (22.05%) Java
5 302 (20.12%) JavaScript
6 272 (18.12%) Test Automation
7 271 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
8 265 (17.65%) Git (software)
9 263 (17.52%) SQL
10 255 (16.99%) .NET
10 255 (16.99%) DevOps
11 245 (16.32%) C#
11 245 (16.32%) JIRA
12 243 (16.19%) User Stories
13 240 (15.99%) Microsoft Azure
14 231 (15.39%) Finance
15 218 (14.52%) BDD
16 206 (13.72%) Jenkins
17 189 (12.59%) CSS
18 186 (12.39%) HTML
19 185 (12.33%) REST
20 184 (12.26%) Problem-Solving
21 183 (12.19%) AngularJS
22 180 (11.99%) Linux
23 172 (11.46%) Microsoft
24 164 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
25 152 (10.13%) Spring
26 147 (9.79%) RESTful
27 146 (9.73%) Confluence
28 144 (9.59%) QA

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
1 146 (9.73%) Confluence
2 56 (3.73%) CMS
3 25 (1.67%) Apache Spark
3 25 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
4 23 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (1.27%) Apache Solr
6 18 (1.20%) SharePoint
7 16 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
8 13 (0.87%) Apache
9 11 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 11 (0.73%) IIS
10 9 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.53%) SAS
12 7 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.47%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.40%) Drupal
13 6 (0.40%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.93%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.33%) UXPin
7 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.20%) InVision
7 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.067%) EViews
Business Applications
1 14 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.13%) Exstream
5 2 (0.13%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.13%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.13%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.067%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.067%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.067%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 240 (15.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 164 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (3.20%) PaaS
4 46 (3.06%) Serverless
5 44 (2.93%) GitHub
6 37 (2.47%) AWS Lambda
7 28 (1.87%) IaaS
8 26 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (1.53%) Amazon S3
10 20 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
11 18 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (1.13%) OpenShift
12 17 (1.13%) SaaS
13 15 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
14 13 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 13 (0.87%) Amazon Kinesis
14 13 (0.87%) BrowserStack
15 11 (0.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 11 (0.73%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 62 (4.13%) HTTP
2 19 (1.27%) Internet
3 14 (0.93%) DNS
4 12 (0.80%) SSL
5 9 (0.60%) Firewall
5 9 (0.60%) WAN
6 8 (0.53%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.47%) Wireshark
8 6 (0.40%) DHCP
8 6 (0.40%) Kerberos
8 6 (0.40%) L2TP
8 6 (0.40%) LAN
8 6 (0.40%) MPLS
9 4 (0.27%) DSL
9 4 (0.27%) SAN
10 3 (0.20%) Network Security
10 3 (0.20%) VPN
11 2 (0.13%) MQTT
11 2 (0.13%) PuTTY
12 1 (0.067%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 79 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 65 (4.33%) NoSQL
4 55 (3.66%) Big Data
5 51 (3.40%) MongoDB
6 33 (2.20%) Hadoop
6 33 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (2.00%) Power BI
8 26 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (1.60%) Data Lake
11 23 (1.53%) MySQL
12 22 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
13 20 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 20 (1.33%) Redis
14 18 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
14 18 (1.20%) Oracle Database
15 15 (1.00%) RDBMS
16 13 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
17 12 (0.80%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 265 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 245 (16.32%) JIRA
3 206 (13.72%) Jenkins
4 117 (7.79%) Selenium
5 86 (5.73%) JUnit
6 84 (5.60%) Cucumber
6 84 (5.60%) Visual Studio
6 84 (5.60%) Visual Studio Team System
7 68 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 63 (4.20%) Subversion
9 56 (3.73%) Maven
10 47 (3.13%) SoapUI
11 41 (2.73%) JMeter
12 40 (2.66%) WebDriver
13 35 (2.33%) Mercurial
14 31 (2.07%) Eclipse
15 29 (1.93%) SonarQube
16 28 (1.87%) GitLab
17 27 (1.80%) Gradle
18 24 (1.60%) Hudson
General
1 231 (15.39%) Finance
2 70 (4.66%) Retail
3 60 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 44 (2.93%) Banking
5 36 (2.40%) Marketing
6 12 (0.80%) Games
6 12 (0.80%) Publishing
7 11 (0.73%) Billing
7 11 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (0.67%) Legal
9 9 (0.60%) General Ledger
10 7 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.33%) Back Office
12 4 (0.27%) Advertising
12 4 (0.27%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.20%) Automotive
13 3 (0.20%) Electronics
13 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.067%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 560 (37.31%) Developer
2 178 (11.86%) Scrum Master
3 152 (10.13%) Analyst
4 134 (8.93%) .NET Developer
5 132 (8.79%) Java Developer
6 88 (5.86%) Senior Developer
7 80 (5.33%) Business Analyst
8 66 (4.40%) C# Developer
9 63 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
10 58 (3.86%) Architect
11 55 (3.66%) Software Engineer
12 54 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
12 54 (3.60%) Tester
13 53 (3.53%) Project Manager
13 53 (3.53%) Senior .NET Developer
14 52 (3.46%) JavaScript Developer
15 51 (3.40%) Delivery Manager
16 49 (3.26%) Agile Scrum Master
17 48 (3.20%) Test Analyst
18 47 (3.13%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (16.99%) .NET
2 189 (12.59%) CSS
3 186 (12.39%) HTML
4 185 (12.33%) REST
5 183 (12.19%) AngularJS
6 152 (10.13%) Spring
7 147 (9.79%) RESTful
8 134 (8.93%) Web Services
9 113 (7.53%) .NET Framework
10 107 (7.13%) ASP.NET Web API
11 96 (6.40%) JSON
12 94 (6.26%) ASP.NET
13 89 (5.93%) Node.js
14 87 (5.80%) HTML5
15 85 (5.66%) React
16 80 (5.33%) jQuery
17 77 (5.13%) CSS3
18 73 (4.86%) Entity Framework
19 65 (4.33%) SOAP
20 60 (4.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.59%) User Experience
2 100 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 46 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
5 45 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
6 35 (2.33%) Virtual Team
7 28 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (1.27%) Fintech
9 12 (0.80%) Management Information System
10 10 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (0.67%) iPad
10 10 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (0.67%) Public Cloud
11 9 (0.60%) Algorithms
11 9 (0.60%) Data Structures
11 9 (0.60%) PMI
12 6 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (0.40%) Life Science
12 6 (0.40%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 180 (11.99%) Linux
2 80 (5.33%) Windows
3 38 (2.53%) Unix
4 25 (1.67%) Android
5 21 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 21 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
6 11 (0.73%) CentOS
7 8 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.47%) Solaris
8 7 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.33%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.27%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.20%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.13%) VMS
13 1 (0.067%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.067%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.067%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.067%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,375 (91.61%) Agile Software Development
2 345 (22.98%) Kanban
3 334 (22.25%) TDD
4 272 (18.12%) Test Automation
5 271 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
6 255 (16.99%) DevOps
7 243 (16.19%) User Stories
8 218 (14.52%) BDD
9 184 (12.26%) Problem-Solving
10 140 (9.33%) MVC
11 128 (8.53%) Project Management
12 125 (8.33%) SDLC
13 120 (7.99%) Software Engineering
14 119 (7.93%) Unit Testing
15 117 (7.79%) Microservices
16 116 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 111 (7.40%) E-Commerce
18 108 (7.20%) Open Source
19 107 (7.13%) OO
20 105 (7.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 331 (22.05%) Java
2 302 (20.12%) JavaScript
3 263 (17.52%) SQL
4 245 (16.32%) C#
5 113 (7.53%) Python
6 82 (5.46%) Scala
7 67 (4.46%) Ruby
8 53 (3.53%) C++
8 53 (3.53%) Java 8
9 41 (2.73%) TypeScript
10 39 (2.60%) T-SQL
11 33 (2.20%) PowerShell
12 31 (2.07%) PHP
13 28 (1.87%) PL/SQL
14 24 (1.60%) Bash Shell
15 21 (1.40%) C
16 18 (1.20%) Groovy
17 14 (0.93%) Shell Script
18 13 (0.87%) Perl
19 7 (0.47%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 131 (8.73%) Degree
2 78 (5.20%) Security Cleared
3 71 (4.73%) SC Cleared
4 33 (2.20%) ISTQB
5 32 (2.13%) ISEB
6 30 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 22 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 20 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (0.73%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.53%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.53%) PMP
11 6 (0.40%) CBAP
11 6 (0.40%) IIBA
11 6 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.33%) APMP
12 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.33%) SAFe Agilist
13 4 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (9.59%) QA
2 24 (1.60%) PMO
3 22 (1.47%) GDPR
4 11 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.27%) GxP
6 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.27%) NIST 800
6 4 (0.27%) WCAG
7 3 (0.20%) COBIT
7 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.067%) GAMP
8 1 (0.067%) SLA
System Software
1 115 (7.66%) Docker
2 9 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.53%) HDFS
4 7 (0.47%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.27%) oVirt
6 4 (0.27%) RHEV
7 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.20%) vSphere
8 2 (0.13%) ACF2
8 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.13%) KVM
8 2 (0.13%) RACF
8 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.067%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.067%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.067%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.067%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 85 (5.66%) Kubernetes
2 70 (4.66%) Ansible
3 58 (3.86%) Puppet
4 28 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (1.60%) Terraform
6 12 (0.80%) HP ALM
7 10 (0.67%) Amdocs OSS
8 6 (0.40%) CA Spectrum
8 6 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.33%) Mesos
10 4 (0.27%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.27%) Nagios
11 3 (0.20%) Grafana
11 3 (0.20%) Kibana
11 3 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.13%) Graphite
12 2 (0.13%) HP Fortify
12 2 (0.13%) Rancher
13 1 (0.067%) Failover Clustering
13 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 172 (11.46%) Microsoft
2 70 (4.66%) Oracle
3 51 (3.40%) Atlassian
4 49 (3.26%) Google
5 46 (3.06%) Salesforce.com
6 36 (2.40%) Sitecore
7 26 (1.73%) SAP
8 22 (1.47%) ServiceNow
9 21 (1.40%) IBM
9 21 (1.40%) VMware
10 17 (1.13%) HP
11 16 (1.07%) Adobe
12 15 (1.00%) Informatica
13 13 (0.87%) Cloudera
13 13 (0.87%) Tableau
14 12 (0.80%) MuleSoft
15 11 (0.73%) CA
16 10 (0.67%) Amdocs
16 10 (0.67%) Cramer
16 10 (0.67%) OpenText