Period
to 26 May 2019

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 26 May 2019 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
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 19 23
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1,177 1,271 1,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.01% 7.55% 6.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.19% 8.85% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 822 651
South East median daily rate £475 £468 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +6.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £626 £579 £580
England median daily rate £478 £475 £454
% change year-on-year +0.63% +4.63% +0.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 22
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £48.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.58% +2.13% +5.62%
10th Percentile £35.00 £41.75 £36.38
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £74.09
England median hourly rate £48.00 £50.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -4.95% +17.44% +1.18%

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 12,802 14,369 12,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.17% 85.34% 83.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,715 8,496 7,525
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
10th Percentile £275 £280 £263
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 472 505
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +7.14% -16.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.72 £11.68
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £50.40
England median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year +13.23% -12.42% +8.28%

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 26 May 2019.

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 26 May 2019.

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 26 May 2019. 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 +5 384 £450 - 54
Surrey 0 322 £500 +1.11% 19
Hampshire +11 239 £450 +5.88% 14
Berkshire +13 238 £463 +8.82% 28
West Sussex -10 95 £475 +5.56% 11
Buckinghamshire +2 90 £436 -3.06% 13
East Sussex +12 77 £450 -13.88% 5
Oxfordshire -2 56 £450 -14.29% 13
Kent +8 41 £525 +23.53% 9
Middlesex +15 7 £550 +41.94% 1
M4 Corridor - 2 £550 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, 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 1,078 (91.59%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (24.64%) Java
3 271 (23.02%) DevOps
4 262 (22.26%) Kanban
5 240 (20.39%) JavaScript
6 225 (19.12%) TDD
7 219 (18.61%) SQL
8 218 (18.52%) JIRA
9 193 (16.40%) Microsoft Azure
10 190 (16.14%) Git (software)
11 178 (15.12%) Test Automation
12 175 (14.87%) Continuous Integration
13 173 (14.70%) HTML
14 167 (14.19%) Finance
15 165 (14.02%) .NET
16 162 (13.76%) CSS
17 157 (13.34%) Spring
18 152 (12.91%) User Stories
19 150 (12.74%) Amazon AWS
20 143 (12.15%) C#
21 136 (11.55%) AngularJS
22 133 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
23 127 (10.79%) Microsoft
24 126 (10.71%) BDD
25 122 (10.37%) Jenkins
26 119 (10.11%) Linux
27 117 (9.94%) SDLC
28 116 (9.86%) Docker
29 113 (9.60%) Confluence
29 113 (9.60%) RESTful

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 (9.60%) Confluence
2 27 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.87%) Apache Spark
4 21 (1.78%) CMS
5 13 (1.10%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.02%) Apache
7 10 (0.85%) Apache Airflow
7 10 (0.85%) Luigi
7 10 (0.85%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.51%) JBoss
9 6 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.42%) SAS
10 5 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.34%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.34%) Drupal
Applications
1 38 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.95%) Sketch
4 17 (1.44%) Photoshop
5 15 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (0.68%) Figma
7 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (0.51%) Adobe XD
8 6 (0.51%) InVision
9 3 (0.25%) UXPin
10 1 (0.085%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.085%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 12 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.17%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.17%) Magento
5 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.085%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.085%) Primavera
6 1 (0.085%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.085%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 193 (16.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 150 (12.74%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (4.59%) PaaS
4 41 (3.48%) Power Platform
5 31 (2.63%) GitHub
6 30 (2.55%) IaaS
7 25 (2.12%) Serverless
8 24 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
8 24 (2.04%) Amazon Kinesis
9 21 (1.78%) Amazon S3
10 20 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 17 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
11 17 (1.44%) Office 365
11 17 (1.44%) SaaS
12 15 (1.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 14 (1.19%) OpenShift
14 13 (1.10%) Amazon EMR
15 11 (0.93%) Apigee
15 11 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
16 10 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.04%) HTTP
2 17 (1.44%) MQTT
3 16 (1.36%) Internet
4 12 (1.02%) DNS
5 8 (0.68%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.59%) Firewall
6 7 (0.59%) HTTPS
6 7 (0.59%) LAN
7 6 (0.51%) SSL
8 5 (0.42%) DSL
8 5 (0.42%) SSH
8 5 (0.42%) WAN
9 4 (0.34%) AMQP
9 4 (0.34%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.25%) DHCP
10 3 (0.25%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.25%) MPLS
11 2 (0.17%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.17%) SNMP
11 2 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (6.80%) NoSQL
2 75 (6.37%) SQL Server
3 58 (4.93%) Relational Database
4 41 (3.48%) Big Data
4 41 (3.48%) Power BI
5 34 (2.89%) MongoDB
5 34 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (2.80%) MySQL
7 32 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 30 (2.55%) Data Lake
9 26 (2.21%) Hadoop
10 23 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
10 23 (1.95%) HDInsight
11 22 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (1.70%) RDBMS
13 18 (1.53%) Amazon Athena
14 17 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 16 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
16 13 (1.10%) Amazon Aurora
16 13 (1.10%) DB2
Development Applications
1 218 (18.52%) JIRA
2 190 (16.14%) Git (software)
3 122 (10.37%) Jenkins
4 82 (6.97%) Selenium
5 78 (6.63%) Visual Studio Team System
6 71 (6.03%) Visual Studio
7 55 (4.67%) JUnit
8 49 (4.16%) Cucumber
9 47 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 45 (3.82%) Maven
10 45 (3.82%) Subversion
11 25 (2.12%) Mockito
12 24 (2.04%) Eclipse
13 19 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 19 (1.61%) WebDriver
14 17 (1.44%) NUnit
14 17 (1.44%) SoapUI
15 15 (1.27%) Vagrant
16 14 (1.19%) Grunt
16 14 (1.19%) JMeter
General
1 167 (14.19%) Finance
2 69 (5.86%) Banking
3 46 (3.91%) Telecoms
4 42 (3.57%) Retail
5 26 (2.21%) Marketing
6 14 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 10 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (0.76%) Legal
9 8 (0.68%) Automotive
9 8 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.59%) Advertising
11 4 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.34%) Military
11 4 (0.34%) Publishing
12 3 (0.25%) Billing
12 3 (0.25%) Front Office
12 3 (0.25%) Games
13 2 (0.17%) French Language
13 2 (0.17%) Law
14 1 (0.085%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 410 (34.83%) Developer
2 157 (13.34%) Scrum Master
3 134 (11.38%) Java Developer
4 128 (10.88%) Analyst
5 72 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
6 70 (5.95%) Business Analyst
7 69 (5.86%) Senior Developer
8 62 (5.27%) .NET Developer
9 60 (5.10%) Project Manager
10 48 (4.08%) Agile Scrum Master
11 46 (3.91%) Architect
11 46 (3.91%) C# Developer
11 46 (3.91%) Full Stack Developer
12 38 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
13 33 (2.80%) Angular Developer
14 32 (2.72%) Test Analyst
15 31 (2.63%) Delivery Manager
16 29 (2.46%) Agile Coach
17 28 (2.38%) Designer
17 28 (2.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (14.70%) HTML
2 165 (14.02%) .NET
3 162 (13.76%) CSS
4 157 (13.34%) Spring
5 136 (11.55%) AngularJS
6 113 (9.60%) RESTful
7 94 (7.99%) Web Services
8 79 (6.71%) REST
9 77 (6.54%) Node.js
10 74 (6.29%) ASP.NET
11 70 (5.95%) JSON
12 67 (5.69%) Kafka
13 63 (5.35%) HTML5
14 54 (4.59%) .NET Framework
15 52 (4.42%) jQuery
16 47 (3.99%) XML
17 45 (3.82%) React
18 43 (3.65%) .NET Core
18 43 (3.65%) CSS3
19 42 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 77 (6.54%) User Experience
2 76 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (1.87%) Mobile App
5 19 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (1.53%) Virtual Team
7 15 (1.27%) Data Centre
8 14 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (0.93%) Life Science
10 10 (0.85%) CMDB
11 9 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 9 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (0.76%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.51%) Contract for Difference
12 6 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.51%) PMI
13 5 (0.42%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.42%) Replication
14 4 (0.34%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.34%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 119 (10.11%) Linux
2 60 (5.10%) Windows
3 54 (4.59%) Unix
4 27 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.10%) Android
6 9 (0.76%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.68%) VMS
8 6 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (0.34%) CentOS
9 4 (0.34%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.17%) Debian
10 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.085%) Fedora
11 1 (0.085%) Solaris
11 1 (0.085%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,078 (91.59%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (23.02%) DevOps
3 262 (22.26%) Kanban
4 225 (19.12%) TDD
5 178 (15.12%) Test Automation
6 175 (14.87%) Continuous Integration
7 152 (12.91%) User Stories
8 133 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
9 126 (10.71%) BDD
10 117 (9.94%) SDLC
11 108 (9.18%) Project Management
12 102 (8.67%) Microservices
13 92 (7.82%) Software Engineering
13 92 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 85 (7.22%) Analytics
14 85 (7.22%) Coaching
15 82 (6.97%) MVC
15 82 (6.97%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 67 (5.69%) Continuous Improvement
17 64 (5.44%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 290 (24.64%) Java
2 240 (20.39%) JavaScript
3 219 (18.61%) SQL
4 143 (12.15%) C#
5 98 (8.33%) Python
6 73 (6.20%) Java 8
7 53 (4.50%) PowerShell
8 43 (3.65%) PHP
9 41 (3.48%) Scala
10 38 (3.23%) TypeScript
11 26 (2.21%) Ruby
12 23 (1.95%) Bash Shell
12 23 (1.95%) C
12 23 (1.95%) T-SQL
13 22 (1.87%) C++
14 19 (1.61%) Groovy
15 15 (1.27%) Apple Swift
16 14 (1.19%) Objective-C
17 11 (0.93%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (7.05%) Degree
2 54 (4.59%) Security Cleared
3 45 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.97%) ISTQB
5 31 (2.63%) ISEB
6 18 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (1.27%) PMP
9 14 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (0.93%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.59%) CISSP
12 7 (0.59%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.51%) CISM
13 6 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.34%) CREST Certified
14 4 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.25%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.71%) QA
2 10 (0.85%) WCAG
3 9 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.59%) GDPR
4 7 (0.59%) PMO
5 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.17%) GxP
6 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.17%) SLA
7 1 (0.085%) HL7
7 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.085%) P3O
7 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.085%) WAI
System Software
1 116 (9.86%) Docker
2 17 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.76%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.17%) KVM
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.17%) vSphere
6 1 (0.085%) Firmware
6 1 (0.085%) HDFS
6 1 (0.085%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.085%) zsh
Systems Management
1 68 (5.78%) Ansible
2 46 (3.91%) Kubernetes
2 46 (3.91%) Puppet
3 29 (2.46%) Terraform
4 26 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.42%) Nessus
7 4 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.25%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.17%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.17%) Consul
9 2 (0.17%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.17%) Istio
9 2 (0.17%) Kibana
9 2 (0.17%) logstash
9 2 (0.17%) Packer
9 2 (0.17%) SCCM
10 1 (0.085%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.085%) IBM Guardium
10 1 (0.085%) Oozie
Vendors
1 127 (10.79%) Microsoft
2 43 (3.65%) Oracle
3 41 (3.48%) Salesforce.com
4 23 (1.95%) SAP
5 22 (1.87%) Google
6 21 (1.78%) Atlassian
7 19 (1.61%) CA Agile Central
8 18 (1.53%) IBM
9 16 (1.36%) Blue Prism
9 16 (1.36%) Sitecore
9 16 (1.36%) VMware
10 15 (1.27%) Tableau
10 15 (1.27%) Zend
11 14 (1.19%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.02%) ServiceNow
13 11 (0.93%) Adobe
13 11 (0.93%) Citrix
14 10 (0.85%) MuleSoft
15 8 (0.68%) Cloudera
15 8 (0.68%) New Relic