Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 16 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11 +13
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1,432 1,285 1,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.68% 7.86% 6.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.09% 9.33% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 764 662
South East median daily rate £475 £446 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.44% +5.00% +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £306
90th Percentile £624 £575 £538
England median daily rate £484 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 39 32
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £47.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.37% -9.52% +22.09%
England median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

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 14,187 13,772 14,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.02% 84.19% 83.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,536 8,223 8,583
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £253
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 470 577
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% -2.22% -4.26%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -9 491 £475 +8.57% 163
Surrey +11 402 £499 +7.84% 56
Berkshire +7 263 £450 +5.88% 92
Hampshire +2 211 £430 -0.35% 62
West Sussex -2 186 £450 - 33
Buckinghamshire -9 131 £475 +18.01% 43
Oxfordshire -15 97 £500 - 28
East Sussex 0 67 £488 +39.29% 16
Kent +8 53 £425 +21.43% 23
Middlesex +7 9 £444 -2.15% 2
Sussex +3 1 £438 -18.60%
M4 Corridor - 1 £600 -
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,311 (91.55%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (23.04%) Kanban
3 309 (21.58%) Java
4 301 (21.02%) TDD
5 290 (20.25%) JavaScript
6 246 (17.18%) Finance
6 246 (17.18%) Continuous Integration
7 244 (17.04%) Test Automation
7 244 (17.04%) .NET
8 238 (16.62%) SQL
9 230 (16.06%) C#
9 230 (16.06%) User Stories
10 229 (15.99%) Git (software)
11 223 (15.57%) DevOps
12 217 (15.15%) JIRA
13 214 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
14 183 (12.78%) HTML
15 179 (12.50%) BDD
16 176 (12.29%) REST
16 176 (12.29%) AngularJS
17 175 (12.22%) CSS
18 171 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
19 170 (11.87%) Jenkins
20 164 (11.45%) Linux
21 161 (11.24%) Microsoft
22 153 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
23 144 (10.06%) Spring
24 140 (9.78%) SQL Server
25 139 (9.71%) Project Management
26 135 (9.43%) MVC

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
1 113 (7.89%) Confluence
2 48 (3.35%) CMS
3 26 (1.82%) Apache Spark
3 26 (1.82%) SharePoint
4 22 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
5 21 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
6 14 (0.98%) Apache
6 14 (0.98%) Apache Solr
7 11 (0.77%) IIS
8 10 (0.70%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.42%) Drupal
11 6 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.35%) GemFire
12 5 (0.35%) NServiceBus
12 5 (0.35%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.91%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.28%) UXPin
7 3 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.21%) InVision
8 1 (0.070%) EViews
Business Applications
1 13 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.14%) Exstream
5 2 (0.14%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.14%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.14%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.070%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.070%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.070%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.070%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 214 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 153 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (3.28%) PaaS
4 45 (3.14%) Serverless
5 34 (2.37%) AWS Lambda
5 34 (2.37%) GitHub
6 25 (1.75%) IaaS
7 23 (1.61%) SaaS
8 19 (1.33%) Amazon S3
8 19 (1.33%) OpenShift
9 18 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
11 15 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (0.91%) Amazon Kinesis
12 13 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (0.70%) Google Analytics
13 10 (0.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 9 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (0.56%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.77%) HTTP
2 18 (1.26%) Internet
3 12 (0.84%) SSL
4 10 (0.70%) DNS
4 10 (0.70%) WAN
5 8 (0.56%) Firewall
6 7 (0.49%) LAN
6 7 (0.49%) PuTTY
7 6 (0.42%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.35%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.35%) SAN
8 5 (0.35%) VPN
8 5 (0.35%) WinSCP
8 5 (0.35%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.28%) DHCP
9 4 (0.28%) L2TP
9 4 (0.28%) MPLS
10 3 (0.21%) Network Security
11 2 (0.14%) DSL
11 2 (0.14%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 64 (4.47%) Relational Database
3 62 (4.33%) NoSQL
4 60 (4.19%) MongoDB
5 52 (3.63%) Big Data
6 37 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (2.09%) Hadoop
8 29 (2.03%) MySQL
9 27 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (1.75%) Oracle Database
10 25 (1.75%) Redis
11 24 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 24 (1.68%) Power BI
12 21 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 20 (1.40%) RDBMS
14 17 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 16 (1.12%) Data Lake
16 15 (1.05%) Apache Hive
16 15 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 229 (15.99%) Git (software)
2 217 (15.15%) JIRA
3 170 (11.87%) Jenkins
4 109 (7.61%) Selenium
5 74 (5.17%) Cucumber
5 74 (5.17%) JUnit
6 69 (4.82%) Visual Studio
7 66 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 63 (4.40%) Visual Studio Team System
9 49 (3.42%) Maven
9 49 (3.42%) Subversion
10 45 (3.14%) SoapUI
11 28 (1.96%) Gradle
12 27 (1.89%) JMeter
13 26 (1.82%) Eclipse
13 26 (1.82%) GitLab
14 25 (1.75%) Mercurial
14 25 (1.75%) WebDriver
15 22 (1.54%) TeamCity
16 21 (1.47%) Bitbucket
General
1 246 (17.18%) Finance
2 53 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 48 (3.35%) Retail
4 43 (3.00%) Banking
5 37 (2.58%) Marketing
6 15 (1.05%) Publishing
7 14 (0.98%) Games
8 13 (0.91%) Billing
9 12 (0.84%) Legal
10 11 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.63%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.42%) Back Office
13 5 (0.35%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.21%) Advertising
15 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.14%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.070%) Automotive
17 1 (0.070%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 529 (36.94%) Developer
2 163 (11.38%) Scrum Master
3 144 (10.06%) Analyst
4 131 (9.15%) .NET Developer
5 130 (9.08%) Java Developer
6 77 (5.38%) Senior Developer
7 71 (4.96%) Business Analyst
8 66 (4.61%) Project Manager
9 62 (4.33%) Architect
10 55 (3.84%) C# Developer
11 52 (3.63%) Delivery Manager
11 52 (3.63%) Test Analyst
12 49 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
12 49 (3.42%) Software Engineer
13 48 (3.35%) Senior .NET Developer
14 47 (3.28%) C# .NET Developer
15 46 (3.21%) Agile Scrum Master
16 43 (3.00%) JavaScript Developer
16 43 (3.00%) Scala Developer
17 42 (2.93%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (17.04%) .NET
2 183 (12.78%) HTML
3 176 (12.29%) AngularJS
3 176 (12.29%) REST
4 175 (12.22%) CSS
5 144 (10.06%) Spring
6 133 (9.29%) Web Services
7 127 (8.87%) RESTful
8 100 (6.98%) .NET Framework
8 100 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
9 88 (6.15%) ASP.NET
10 86 (6.01%) Node.js
11 82 (5.73%) JSON
12 80 (5.59%) jQuery
13 79 (5.52%) HTML5
14 73 (5.10%) React
15 71 (4.96%) CSS3
16 68 (4.75%) Spring Boot
17 66 (4.61%) Entity Framework
18 64 (4.47%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 111 (7.75%) User Experience
2 86 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.12%) Mobile App
4 54 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 44 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
6 42 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
7 35 (2.44%) Virtual Team
8 27 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (1.19%) Fintech
10 14 (0.98%) Management Information System
11 11 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (0.63%) iPad
13 9 (0.63%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.49%) Data Structures
15 6 (0.42%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.42%) Life Science
15 6 (0.42%) PMI
15 6 (0.42%) Smartphone
16 5 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 164 (11.45%) Linux
2 76 (5.31%) Windows
3 40 (2.79%) Unix
4 22 (1.54%) Android
5 20 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
6 19 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 13 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.56%) CentOS
8 8 (0.56%) Solaris
9 7 (0.49%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.49%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.28%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.14%) VMS
13 1 (0.070%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.070%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.070%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,311 (91.55%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (23.04%) Kanban
3 301 (21.02%) TDD
4 246 (17.18%) Continuous Integration
5 244 (17.04%) Test Automation
6 230 (16.06%) User Stories
7 223 (15.57%) DevOps
8 179 (12.50%) BDD
9 171 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
10 139 (9.71%) Project Management
11 135 (9.43%) MVC
12 123 (8.59%) Software Engineering
13 121 (8.45%) Microservices
14 116 (8.10%) SDLC
15 113 (7.89%) Unit Testing
16 104 (7.26%) Coaching
17 103 (7.19%) E-Commerce
17 103 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
18 97 (6.77%) Open Source
19 88 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 309 (21.58%) Java
2 290 (20.25%) JavaScript
3 238 (16.62%) SQL
4 230 (16.06%) C#
5 95 (6.63%) Python
6 86 (6.01%) Scala
7 61 (4.26%) Ruby
8 55 (3.84%) Java 8
9 49 (3.42%) C++
10 34 (2.37%) PL/SQL
11 32 (2.23%) T-SQL
12 29 (2.03%) PHP
13 28 (1.96%) Groovy
13 28 (1.96%) TypeScript
14 26 (1.82%) PowerShell
15 19 (1.33%) Bash Shell
16 18 (1.26%) Shell Script
17 17 (1.19%) C
18 11 (0.77%) Go
19 10 (0.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 120 (8.38%) Degree
2 72 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 62 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 33 (2.30%) ISEB
4 33 (2.30%) ISTQB
5 27 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 26 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (0.98%) PMP
8 10 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
8 10 (0.70%) PMI Certification
9 9 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.49%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.35%) APMP
12 4 (0.28%) CBAP
12 4 (0.28%) CISA
12 4 (0.28%) CISSP
12 4 (0.28%) IIBA
12 4 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (8.87%) QA
2 27 (1.89%) GDPR
3 24 (1.68%) PMO
4 10 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.35%) NIST 800
5 5 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.28%) GxP
7 3 (0.21%) COBIT
7 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.14%) SLA
8 2 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 105 (7.33%) Docker
2 11 (0.77%) HDFS
3 8 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.56%) vSphere
4 6 (0.42%) oVirt
4 6 (0.42%) RHEV
4 6 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.14%) ACF2
7 2 (0.14%) KVM
7 2 (0.14%) RACF
7 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.070%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.070%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.070%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.070%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 74 (5.17%) Kubernetes
2 64 (4.47%) Ansible
3 58 (4.05%) Puppet
4 29 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (1.68%) Terraform
6 15 (1.05%) HP ALM
7 10 (0.70%) Amdocs OSS
8 9 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.42%) Kibana
10 5 (0.35%) Mesos
11 4 (0.28%) Nagios
11 4 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.21%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.21%) CA Spectrum
12 3 (0.21%) Grafana
12 3 (0.21%) logstash
12 3 (0.21%) Rancher
12 3 (0.21%) vRealize
13 2 (0.14%) Graphite
14 1 (0.070%) Salt
Vendors
1 161 (11.24%) Microsoft
2 89 (6.22%) Oracle
3 46 (3.21%) Atlassian
4 45 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
5 38 (2.65%) Google
6 34 (2.37%) SAP
6 34 (2.37%) Sitecore
7 27 (1.89%) VMware
8 25 (1.75%) ServiceNow
9 21 (1.47%) IBM
10 20 (1.40%) HP
11 14 (0.98%) Informatica
12 13 (0.91%) Cloudera
12 13 (0.91%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.84%) Adobe
14 10 (0.70%) Amdocs
14 10 (0.70%) Cramer
14 10 (0.70%) OpenText
15 9 (0.63%) webMethods
16 8 (0.56%) CA