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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
England / South East
Rank 26 38 37
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 509 444 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.48% 4.82% 4.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.96% 5.93% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 262 270
Median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 5
Median hourly rate £67.89 £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.92% +26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £38.00 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.47 £75.00 £93.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.29 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.86% -0.49%  

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 6398 7492 7766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.51% 81.26% 79.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3690 4606 4268
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 268 277
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 25 March 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
Hampshire +11 120 £457 +21.73% 36
Buckinghamshire +22 81 £400 +2.56% 9
West Sussex +3 73 £425 -2.85% 13
Surrey +7 69 £454 +6.76% 36
Berkshire +10 68 £450 +12.50% 28
Oxfordshire +12 55 £488 +14.70% 15
Kent -10 12 £400 +5.26% 2
Middlesex +10 10 £431 +23.21% 1
East Sussex +6 9 £375 +28.20% 9
Sussex +1 1 £450 +160.86%
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 970 (94.73%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (28.22%) Java
3 252 (24.61%) TDD
4 224 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
5 210 (20.51%) JavaScript
6 192 (18.75%) HTML
7 169 (16.50%) Finance
8 165 (16.11%) SQL
9 155 (15.14%) JIRA
10 154 (15.04%) CSS
11 149 (14.55%) Git (software)
12 142 (13.87%) Kanban
13 141 (13.77%) User Stories
14 137 (13.38%) Jenkins
15 129 (12.60%) DevOps
16 125 (12.21%) Oracle
17 117 (11.43%) Spring
18 114 (11.13%) C#
18 114 (11.13%) Web Services
18 114 (11.13%) BDD
19 113 (11.04%) Project Management
20 109 (10.64%) Linux
21 107 (10.45%) REST
22 105 (10.25%) .NET
23 98 (9.57%) AngularJS
24 97 (9.47%) Selenium
24 97 (9.47%) Software Engineering
25 96 (9.38%) XML
26 90 (8.79%) MVC
26 90 (8.79%) SDLC

Scrum
Top Related 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 56 (5.47%) Confluence
2 41 (4.00%) JBoss
3 36 (3.52%) WebSphere
4 33 (3.22%) SharePoint
5 29 (2.83%) CMS
6 24 (2.34%) Tomcat
7 23 (2.25%) Apache
8 22 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
9 21 (2.05%) Apache Spark
10 19 (1.86%) WebSphere Process Server
11 13 (1.27%) IIS
11 13 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
11 13 (1.27%) WebLogic
12 11 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.98%) Alfresco
14 7 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.68%) Drupal
15 6 (0.59%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.05%) Photoshop
3 20 (1.95%) MS Office
4 14 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.98%) MS Project
8 3 (0.29%) InVision
8 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.098%) InDesign
10 1 (0.098%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.68%) Magento
4 7 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.29%) Staffware
8 2 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.098%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.098%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.098%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.098%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 60 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (3.42%) PaaS
4 34 (3.32%) GitHub
4 34 (3.32%) IaaS
5 23 (2.25%) SaaS
6 9 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
8 6 (0.59%) Office 365
9 5 (0.49%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.39%) Force.com
11 3 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.29%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.20%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 61 (5.96%) HTTP
2 20 (1.95%) Cisco Nexus
3 16 (1.56%) LDAP
4 14 (1.37%) DVB
5 12 (1.17%) Internet
6 10 (0.98%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.88%) ATM
7 9 (0.88%) Firewall
8 8 (0.78%) DNS
9 6 (0.59%) Intranet
9 6 (0.59%) LAN
9 6 (0.59%) PuTTY
9 6 (0.59%) SMTP
9 6 (0.59%) WinSCP
10 3 (0.29%) 802.15
10 3 (0.29%) RFID
10 3 (0.29%) SSH
10 3 (0.29%) SSL
10 3 (0.29%) Wireless
10 3 (0.29%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 47 (4.59%) Big Data
3 45 (4.39%) Hadoop
4 44 (4.30%) Oracle Database
5 41 (4.00%) NoSQL
6 34 (3.32%) MongoDB
6 34 (3.32%) Relational Database
7 33 (3.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 26 (2.54%) MySQL
9 21 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
11 15 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (1.27%) Apache Hive
13 12 (1.17%) HBase
13 12 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
14 10 (0.98%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 10 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 155 (15.14%) JIRA
2 149 (14.55%) Git (software)
3 137 (13.38%) Jenkins
4 97 (9.47%) Selenium
5 75 (7.32%) Maven
6 67 (6.54%) JUnit
7 58 (5.66%) Cucumber
8 56 (5.47%) Subversion
9 47 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 40 (3.91%) Mockito
11 38 (3.71%) Gradle
12 37 (3.61%) TeamCity
13 36 (3.52%) WebDriver
14 29 (2.83%) Eclipse
14 29 (2.83%) Visual Studio
15 25 (2.44%) Ant
15 25 (2.44%) SpecFlow
16 21 (2.05%) Bitbucket
16 21 (2.05%) JMeter
17 19 (1.86%) SoapUI
General
1 169 (16.50%) Finance
2 87 (8.50%) Banking
3 39 (3.81%) Retail
3 39 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 36 (3.52%) Publishing
5 24 (2.34%) Marketing
6 9 (0.88%) Advertising
6 9 (0.88%) Games
6 9 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (0.68%) Automotive
8 7 (0.68%) Electronics
9 5 (0.49%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.39%) German Language
11 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.29%) Legal
12 2 (0.20%) Back Office
12 2 (0.20%) Billing
12 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 393 (38.38%) Developer
2 150 (14.65%) Java Developer
3 124 (12.11%) Scrum Master
4 114 (11.13%) Analyst
5 64 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 61 (5.96%) Project Manager
7 49 (4.79%) Agile Developer
8 47 (4.59%) JavaScript Developer
9 46 (4.49%) Senior Developer
10 42 (4.10%) Architect
11 40 (3.91%) C# Developer
11 40 (3.91%) Software Engineer
12 38 (3.71%) Tester
13 37 (3.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 35 (3.42%) .NET Developer
14 35 (3.42%) Agile Scrum Master
14 35 (3.42%) Designer
15 34 (3.32%) Software Developer
16 29 (2.83%) Agile Coach
17 27 (2.64%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (18.75%) HTML
2 154 (15.04%) CSS
3 117 (11.43%) Spring
4 114 (11.13%) Web Services
5 107 (10.45%) REST
6 105 (10.25%) .NET
7 98 (9.57%) AngularJS
8 96 (9.38%) XML
9 84 (8.20%) HTML5
10 66 (6.45%) Java EE
11 63 (6.15%) RESTful
12 61 (5.96%) CSS3
13 55 (5.37%) jQuery
13 55 (5.37%) JSON
14 54 (5.27%) SOAP
15 51 (4.98%) Node.js
16 47 (4.59%) Hibernate
17 42 (4.10%) Ajax
18 35 (3.42%) Sass
19 31 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.03%) User Experience
2 51 (4.98%) Mobile App
3 45 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (2.54%) Data Centre
6 25 (2.44%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.86%) Mobile Banking
8 15 (1.46%) STB
9 14 (1.37%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.27%) Digital TV
10 13 (1.27%) Virtual Team
11 12 (1.17%) MPEG
12 11 (1.07%) Algorithms
12 11 (1.07%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.98%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.98%) Replication
14 9 (0.88%) iPad
14 9 (0.88%) iPhone
15 8 (0.78%) CMDB
15 8 (0.78%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 109 (10.64%) Linux
2 55 (5.37%) Windows
3 46 (4.49%) Android
4 44 (4.30%) Unix
5 37 (3.61%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.46%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.98%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.59%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.49%) CentOS
12 3 (0.29%) zOS
13 1 (0.098%) AIX
13 1 (0.098%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 970 (94.73%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (24.61%) TDD
3 224 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
4 142 (13.87%) Kanban
5 141 (13.77%) User Stories
6 129 (12.60%) DevOps
7 114 (11.13%) BDD
8 113 (11.04%) Project Management
9 97 (9.47%) Software Engineering
10 90 (8.79%) MVC
10 90 (8.79%) SDLC
11 81 (7.91%) Web Development
12 80 (7.81%) Coaching
13 76 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
14 73 (7.13%) Automated Testing
15 71 (6.93%) ITIL
16 70 (6.84%) Unit Testing
17 64 (6.25%) Pair Programming
18 63 (6.15%) E-Commerce
19 61 (5.96%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 289 (28.22%) Java
2 210 (20.51%) JavaScript
3 165 (16.11%) SQL
4 114 (11.13%) C#
5 85 (8.30%) Python
6 58 (5.66%) C++
7 54 (5.27%) Scala
8 52 (5.08%) Ruby
9 36 (3.52%) PL/SQL
10 29 (2.83%) PHP
11 28 (2.73%) Shell Script
12 27 (2.64%) C
13 22 (2.15%) Groovy
14 20 (1.95%) PowerShell
15 19 (1.86%) Perl
16 17 (1.66%) F#
16 17 (1.66%) T-SQL
17 15 (1.46%) TypeScript
18 12 (1.17%) VB.NET
19 9 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 80 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 73 (7.13%) Degree
3 57 (5.57%) SC Cleared
4 29 (2.83%) ISEB
5 19 (1.86%) ISTQB
6 13 (1.27%) PMI Certification
7 11 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.88%) PMP
10 8 (0.78%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.39%) APMG
11 4 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.29%) MCITP
12 3 (0.29%) MCSD
12 3 (0.29%) OCPJP
13 2 (0.20%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.098%) CESG Certified Professional
14 1 (0.098%) HND
14 1 (0.098%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.05%) QA
2 21 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.68%) PMO
4 5 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.39%) GDPR
5 4 (0.39%) SLA
5 4 (0.39%) WAI
6 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.29%) WCAG
7 2 (0.20%) SDET
8 1 (0.098%) COBIT
8 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.098%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.098%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.098%) RMADS
System Software
1 32 (3.13%) Docker
2 16 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.98%) vSphere
5 6 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.39%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.29%) Firmware
8 2 (0.20%) HDFS
8 2 (0.20%) Varnish
9 1 (0.098%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.098%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.098%) vCloud
9 1 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (2.44%) Puppet
3 19 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.07%) Ansible
5 9 (0.88%) Terraform
6 6 (0.59%) CA Spectrum
6 6 (0.59%) Mesos
6 6 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.59%) vRealize
7 4 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.39%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.20%) Consul
8 2 (0.20%) logstash
9 1 (0.098%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.098%) Forum Sentry
9 1 (0.098%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.098%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.098%) Salt
9 1 (0.098%) SCCM
Vendors
1 125 (12.21%) Oracle
2 82 (8.01%) Microsoft
3 36 (3.52%) HP
4 35 (3.42%) VMware
5 29 (2.83%) CA
5 29 (2.83%) Cisco
6 25 (2.44%) CA Agile Central
7 22 (2.15%) Red Hat
8 21 (2.05%) SAP
8 21 (2.05%) Splunk
9 20 (1.95%) Atlassian
10 16 (1.56%) BMC
11 15 (1.46%) ServiceNow
12 14 (1.37%) Sitecore
13 13 (1.27%) Remedy
14 12 (1.17%) Adobe
14 12 (1.17%) Apple
15 10 (0.98%) MicroStrategy
15 10 (0.98%) Telerik
16 9 (0.88%) Google
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Software Personnel International Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Please call for details.
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Intec Select
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Andover
Spectrum IT
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £319 - £371 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago