Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 26 16
Rank change year-on-year -3 -10 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 189 982 1,386
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 5.24% 6.90% 8.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.14% 7.92% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 592 857
Median daily rate £475 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.15% +4.49%
10th Percentile £344 £350 £350
90th Percentile £588 £613 £611
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -14.22% +10.87%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% -9.09% +10.00%

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 3,080 12,397 14,206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.41% 87.12% 86.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,828 7,374 8,530
Median daily rate £465 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +4.05% +4.22%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £279
90th Percentile £631 £610 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £465
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 473 524
Median hourly rate £31.61 £31.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +26.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.70 £13.05 £11.17
90th Percentile £57.50 £65.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £20.60
% change year-on-year +40.00% +21.36% -10.98%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -1 70 £481 +6.94% 34
Hampshire -1 49 £469 +4.17% 29
Berkshire -1 43 £500 +5.26% 20
Surrey -4 30 £500 +1.63% 23
West Sussex +15 28 £486 +6.52% 12
Buckinghamshire -9 19 £453 +3.46% 11
Oxfordshire +26 8 £413 -8.33% 3
East Sussex -3 6 £500 +14.29% 6
Kent +5 5 £360 -24.21% 7
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 169 (89.42%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (32.80%) DevOps
3 48 (25.40%) Azure
4 40 (21.16%) Java
5 32 (16.93%) JIRA
6 30 (15.87%) JavaScript
6 30 (15.87%) SQL
6 30 (15.87%) Microsoft
6 30 (15.87%) Test Automation
7 28 (14.81%) AWS
7 28 (14.81%) User Stories
8 27 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (13.76%) Git (software)
10 25 (13.23%) Kanban
10 25 (13.23%) Security Cleared
10 25 (13.23%) SQL Server
10 25 (13.23%) Linux
11 24 (12.70%) CSS
11 24 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (12.70%) Waterfall
11 24 (12.70%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (12.17%) Project Management
12 23 (12.17%) C#
12 23 (12.17%) HTML
12 23 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (11.64%) Jenkins
14 21 (11.11%) Web Services
14 21 (11.11%) Finance
14 21 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (11.11%) Decision-Making

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 18 (9.52%) Confluence
2 8 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (3.70%) CMS
3 7 (3.70%) IIS
4 6 (3.17%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (2.65%) Apache
5 5 (2.65%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.12%) nginx
7 3 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.06%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (1.06%) Drupal
8 2 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.53%) Appian
9 1 (0.53%) GemFire
9 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.12%) SAP ERP
1 4 (2.12%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (1.06%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.53%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (25.40%) Azure
2 28 (14.81%) AWS
3 17 (8.99%) Power Platform
4 14 (7.41%) Amazon S3
5 13 (6.88%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (6.35%) PaaS
7 11 (5.82%) Serverless
8 9 (4.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (4.76%) GitHub
8 9 (4.76%) IaaS
9 8 (4.23%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (4.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (3.17%) AWS CloudTrail
10 6 (3.17%) GCP
10 6 (3.17%) OpenShift
11 5 (2.65%) Amazon ECS
11 5 (2.65%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (2.65%) Amazon EMR
11 5 (2.65%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (2.65%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.12%) DSL
2 3 (1.59%) WAN
3 1 (0.53%) DNS
3 1 (0.53%) HTTP
3 1 (0.53%) LAN
3 1 (0.53%) Wireless
3 1 (0.53%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.99%) Power BI
3 13 (6.88%) Data Lake
4 9 (4.76%) Hadoop
4 9 (4.76%) HDInsight
4 9 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.17%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.17%) MySQL
7 5 (2.65%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.65%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.12%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (2.12%) SAP HANA
9 3 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.59%) Big Data
9 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (16.93%) JIRA
2 26 (13.76%) Git (software)
3 22 (11.64%) Jenkins
4 11 (5.82%) Selenium
5 8 (4.23%) Visual Studio
6 7 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (3.17%) Bitbucket
7 6 (3.17%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.65%) Spinnaker
8 5 (2.65%) webpack
9 4 (2.12%) Liquibase
9 4 (2.12%) Mocha
9 4 (2.12%) Subversion
10 3 (1.59%) Cypress.io
10 3 (1.59%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.59%) GitLab
10 3 (1.59%) Gradle
10 3 (1.59%) Grunt
10 3 (1.59%) JUnit
10 3 (1.59%) Maven
General
1 21 (11.11%) Finance
2 12 (6.35%) Public Sector
3 7 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.06%) Automotive
4 2 (1.06%) Banking
4 2 (1.06%) Legal
4 2 (1.06%) Marketing
4 2 (1.06%) Retail
5 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.53%) Law
5 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (26.46%) Developer
2 26 (13.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (10.05%) Scrum Master
4 14 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 13 (6.88%) Analyst
6 12 (6.35%) Agile Coach
7 10 (5.29%) Product Owner
8 8 (4.23%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (4.23%) Power BI Developer
8 8 (4.23%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.70%) Applications Developer
9 7 (3.70%) Architect
10 6 (3.17%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.17%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (3.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 5 (2.65%) Digital Agile Coach
11 5 (2.65%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
11 5 (2.65%) Technical Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.70%) CSS
2 23 (12.17%) HTML
3 21 (11.11%) Web Services
4 20 (10.58%) .NET
5 18 (9.52%) Node.js
6 16 (8.47%) RESTful
7 15 (7.94%) Spring
8 14 (7.41%) ASP.NET
9 11 (5.82%) REST
10 10 (5.29%) SOAP
11 9 (4.76%) .NET Framework
11 9 (4.76%) AngularJS
11 9 (4.76%) React
11 9 (4.76%) XML
12 7 (3.70%) JSON
13 6 (3.17%) Java EE
13 6 (3.17%) Middleware
13 6 (3.17%) React Native
13 6 (3.17%) Sass
13 6 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.41%) User Experience
2 11 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.82%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.59%) Cloud Native
4 3 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.06%) Industry 4.0
5 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.06%) Robotics
5 2 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.53%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.53%) NHS
6 1 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.23%) Linux
2 15 (7.94%) Windows
3 7 (3.70%) Unix
4 5 (2.65%) Android
4 5 (2.65%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.12%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.59%) CentOS
6 3 (1.59%) Debian
7 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (89.42%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (32.80%) DevOps
3 30 (15.87%) Test Automation
4 28 (14.81%) User Stories
5 27 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (13.23%) Kanban
7 24 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (12.70%) Continuous Delivery
7 24 (12.70%) Waterfall
8 23 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (12.17%) Project Management
9 21 (11.11%) Decision-Making
9 21 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (10.58%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 19 (10.05%) Project Delivery
12 18 (9.52%) Analytics
12 18 (9.52%) Coaching
12 18 (9.52%) SDLC
13 17 (8.99%) Mentoring
13 17 (8.99%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 40 (21.16%) Java
2 30 (15.87%) JavaScript
2 30 (15.87%) SQL
3 23 (12.17%) C#
4 13 (6.88%) Python
5 11 (5.82%) Java 8
5 11 (5.82%) Ruby
6 10 (5.29%) Shell Script
7 9 (4.76%) T-SQL
8 8 (4.23%) Scala
9 5 (2.65%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.65%) ES6
9 5 (2.65%) Go
9 5 (2.65%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.12%) ABAP
10 4 (2.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (2.12%) Kotlin
10 4 (2.12%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.12%) VB
10 4 (2.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (13.23%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.47%) ISTQB
3 15 (7.94%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.41%) Degree
5 12 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (5.82%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.12%) APMP
8 4 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.12%) ISEB
9 3 (1.59%) AWS Certification
9 3 (1.59%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.59%) PMP
10 2 (1.06%) CCA
10 2 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.06%) MCAD
10 2 (1.06%) MCITP
10 2 (1.06%) MCPD
10 2 (1.06%) MCSE
11 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.94%) QA
2 7 (3.70%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) HL7
3 1 (0.53%) NIST
3 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (8.99%) Docker
2 8 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (7.94%) Kubernetes
2 14 (7.41%) Terraform
3 7 (3.70%) Ansible
4 6 (3.17%) Packer
5 5 (2.65%) Kibana
6 4 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.59%) Prometheus
7 3 (1.59%) Puppet
7 3 (1.59%) SCCM
8 1 (0.53%) Consul
8 1 (0.53%) MIIS
8 1 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.88%) SAP
3 11 (5.82%) Oracle
4 9 (4.76%) Informatica
5 8 (4.23%) Hortonworks
6 5 (2.65%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.12%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.12%) Sitecore
7 4 (2.12%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.59%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.59%) Databricks
8 3 (1.59%) OutSystems
8 3 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.06%) Capita
9 2 (1.06%) Greenplum
9 2 (1.06%) hybris
9 2 (1.06%) IBM
9 2 (1.06%) Splunk
10 1 (0.53%) Talend
10 1 (0.53%) WSO2