Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 20 28
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1,340 1,218 1,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.01% 7.64% 6.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.36% 9.09% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 728 664
South East median daily rate £463 £446 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.64% +6.25% +5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £314 £307
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 36
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £46.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.61% -0.54% +8.82%
10th Percentile £37.40 £37.88 £37.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £57.45 £59.31
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year +1.12% +2.89% +1.76%

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 14,311 13,395 15,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.58% 84.00% 83.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,520 7,779 9,394
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.96%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 484 554
South East median hourly rate £24.75 £19.56 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.52% -14.01% +1.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £49.85
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.48 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.43% -0.09% +8.60%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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
Surrey +11 426 £486 +5.03% 73
Thames Valley -14 418 £450 +5.88% 135
Berkshire +1 217 £450 +5.88% 73
Hampshire -3 208 £425 -5.56% 78
West Sussex 0 175 £450 +5.14% 18
Buckinghamshire -20 108 £438 +9.38% 30
Oxfordshire -17 93 £500 - 32
Kent +29 49 £425 +6.25% 17
East Sussex +4 45 £488 +21.88% 21
Middlesex -11 4 £388 -15.21% 2
Sussex - 1 £438 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 1,233 (92.01%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (26.12%) Java
3 307 (22.91%) Kanban
4 291 (21.72%) TDD
5 275 (20.52%) Finance
6 271 (20.22%) JavaScript
7 253 (18.88%) Test Automation
8 221 (16.49%) User Stories
9 218 (16.27%) Continuous Integration
10 209 (15.60%) .NET
11 206 (15.37%) C#
12 203 (15.15%) SQL
13 201 (15.00%) DevOps
14 197 (14.70%) Git (software)
15 196 (14.63%) HTML
16 187 (13.96%) JIRA
17 185 (13.81%) CSS
18 177 (13.21%) Linux
18 177 (13.21%) AngularJS
19 174 (12.99%) SQL Server
20 173 (12.91%) Microsoft Azure
21 169 (12.61%) Jenkins
22 164 (12.24%) REST
23 155 (11.57%) BDD
24 150 (11.19%) Web Services
24 150 (11.19%) Spring
25 147 (10.97%) Microsoft
26 143 (10.67%) Project Management
27 142 (10.60%) Oracle
28 139 (10.37%) 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 76 (5.67%) Confluence
2 47 (3.51%) Cloud Foundry
3 36 (2.69%) CMS
4 35 (2.61%) Apache Spark
5 30 (2.24%) Apache
6 21 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (1.49%) GemFire
7 20 (1.49%) SharePoint
8 15 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
9 14 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (1.04%) JBoss
9 14 (1.04%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.75%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.67%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.67%) NServiceBus
12 7 (0.52%) IIS
12 7 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.52%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.12%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.52%) UXPin
5 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.075%) EViews
6 1 (0.075%) HipChat
6 1 (0.075%) InVision
Business Applications
1 15 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.30%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.15%) Exstream
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.15%) SAP APO
7 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.15%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.15%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 173 (12.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 123 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (3.43%) PaaS
4 37 (2.76%) GitHub
5 28 (2.09%) OpenShift
5 28 (2.09%) Serverless
6 17 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
6 17 (1.27%) IaaS
7 16 (1.19%) SaaS
8 15 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
9 14 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (1.04%) Google Analytics
10 11 (0.82%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.75%) Force.com
12 9 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.60%) Adobe Analytics
13 8 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
14 7 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.66%) HTTP
2 21 (1.57%) PuTTY
2 21 (1.57%) WinSCP
3 15 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.97%) Internet
5 10 (0.75%) WAN
6 7 (0.52%) LAN
6 7 (0.52%) SSL
7 6 (0.45%) DNS
7 6 (0.45%) Firewall
8 5 (0.37%) SAN
8 5 (0.37%) VPN
9 3 (0.22%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.22%) MQTT
9 3 (0.22%) Network Security
9 3 (0.22%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.15%) DHCP
10 2 (0.15%) L2TP
10 2 (0.15%) MPLS
11 1 (0.075%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 87 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 78 (5.82%) Big Data
4 63 (4.70%) MongoDB
5 61 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 44 (3.28%) Oracle Database
7 39 (2.91%) Hadoop
8 37 (2.76%) MySQL
9 36 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
9 36 (2.69%) RDBMS
10 35 (2.61%) HBase
11 29 (2.16%) SQL Server 2016
12 28 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
13 27 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
14 25 (1.87%) Power BI
15 23 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
16 22 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
16 22 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (1.49%) Apache Hive
18 18 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 197 (14.70%) Git (software)
2 187 (13.96%) JIRA
3 169 (12.61%) Jenkins
4 128 (9.55%) Selenium
5 99 (7.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 79 (5.90%) Cucumber
7 71 (5.30%) JUnit
8 57 (4.25%) SoapUI
9 48 (3.58%) Subversion
10 47 (3.51%) Maven
10 47 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
11 45 (3.36%) Eclipse
12 41 (3.06%) Visual Studio
13 33 (2.46%) SpecFlow
14 31 (2.31%) Oracle APEX
15 30 (2.24%) Gradle
16 27 (2.01%) HP UFT
16 27 (2.01%) IntelliJ
17 26 (1.94%) Mockito
18 24 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 275 (20.52%) Finance
2 49 (3.66%) Banking
3 47 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 43 (3.21%) Retail
5 26 (1.94%) Marketing
6 18 (1.34%) Publishing
7 13 (0.97%) Games
8 9 (0.67%) Back Office
8 9 (0.67%) Billing
9 6 (0.45%) General Ledger
9 6 (0.45%) Legal
9 6 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.37%) Law
11 4 (0.30%) Advertising
11 4 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.30%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.22%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.15%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.075%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 513 (38.28%) Developer
2 161 (12.01%) Scrum Master
3 147 (10.97%) Analyst
4 140 (10.45%) Java Developer
5 103 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 85 (6.34%) Project Manager
7 78 (5.82%) Business Analyst
8 70 (5.22%) Senior Developer
9 57 (4.25%) Test Analyst
10 55 (4.10%) Architect
11 50 (3.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 49 (3.66%) Agile Scrum Master
13 47 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
14 46 (3.43%) C# Developer
15 45 (3.36%) Tester
16 43 (3.21%) Angular Developer
17 42 (3.13%) Delivery Manager
18 35 (2.61%) Scala Developer
19 34 (2.54%) C# .NET Developer
20 33 (2.46%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (15.60%) .NET
2 196 (14.63%) HTML
3 185 (13.81%) CSS
4 177 (13.21%) AngularJS
5 164 (12.24%) REST
6 150 (11.19%) Spring
6 150 (11.19%) Web Services
7 139 (10.37%) RESTful
8 104 (7.76%) jQuery
9 97 (7.24%) Node.js
10 94 (7.01%) JSON
11 93 (6.94%) HTML5
12 89 (6.64%) .NET Framework
13 79 (5.90%) React
14 78 (5.82%) Spring Boot
15 77 (5.75%) ASP.NET Web API
16 76 (5.67%) CSS3
17 71 (5.30%) Kafka
18 66 (4.93%) ASP.NET
19 63 (4.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 109 (8.13%) User Experience
2 91 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (3.51%) Virtual Team
4 44 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
5 39 (2.91%) Mobile App
6 38 (2.84%) Computer Science
7 36 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
9 25 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
10 15 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 13 (0.97%) Fintech
12 10 (0.75%) Data Centre
12 10 (0.75%) Life Science
13 8 (0.60%) Clustering
13 8 (0.60%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.52%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.52%) Smartphone
15 5 (0.37%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 177 (13.21%) Linux
2 69 (5.15%) Windows
3 67 (5.00%) Unix
4 34 (2.54%) Android
5 30 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (1.49%) Windows Server
8 19 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
10 7 (0.52%) CentOS
10 7 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.45%) Solaris
11 6 (0.45%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.30%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.075%) Debian
15 1 (0.075%) VMS
15 1 (0.075%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,233 (92.01%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (22.91%) Kanban
3 291 (21.72%) TDD
4 253 (18.88%) Test Automation
5 221 (16.49%) User Stories
6 218 (16.27%) Continuous Integration
7 201 (15.00%) DevOps
8 155 (11.57%) BDD
9 143 (10.67%) Project Management
10 138 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
11 130 (9.70%) Microservices
12 111 (8.28%) Software Engineering
13 110 (8.21%) SDLC
14 105 (7.84%) Unit Testing
15 103 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
16 97 (7.24%) E-Commerce
17 94 (7.01%) MVC
18 93 (6.94%) Coaching
19 81 (6.04%) Open Source
20 80 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 350 (26.12%) Java
2 271 (20.22%) JavaScript
3 206 (15.37%) C#
4 203 (15.15%) SQL
5 78 (5.82%) Scala
6 66 (4.93%) Python
7 65 (4.85%) Java 8
8 52 (3.88%) Ruby
9 36 (2.69%) Shell Script
10 32 (2.39%) PL/SQL
10 32 (2.39%) T-SQL
11 30 (2.24%) C++
11 30 (2.24%) Groovy
12 29 (2.16%) TypeScript
13 21 (1.57%) F#
14 19 (1.42%) PHP
15 13 (0.97%) PowerShell
16 12 (0.90%) Apex Code
17 11 (0.82%) Bash Shell
17 11 (0.82%) Go
Qualifications
1 112 (8.36%) Degree
2 66 (4.93%) Security Cleared
3 58 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 45 (3.36%) ISEB
4 45 (3.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 44 (3.28%) ISTQB
6 24 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
7 19 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 16 (1.19%) PMP
9 13 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
10 12 (0.90%) PMI Certification
11 11 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.37%) CISSP
12 5 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.30%) CISA
13 4 (0.30%) CISM
13 4 (0.30%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (9.03%) QA
2 33 (2.46%) GDPR
3 18 (1.34%) PMO
4 13 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.45%) NIST 800
7 4 (0.30%) COBIT
7 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.15%) SLA
10 1 (0.075%) GCP
System Software
1 84 (6.27%) Docker
2 28 (2.09%) HDFS
3 21 (1.57%) vSphere
4 18 (1.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.45%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.30%) oVirt
6 4 (0.30%) RHEV
6 4 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.075%) ACF2
8 1 (0.075%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.075%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.075%) RACF
8 1 (0.075%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.075%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.075%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (3.13%) Ansible
2 41 (3.06%) Kubernetes
3 36 (2.69%) Puppet
4 27 (2.01%) HP ALM
5 24 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (1.34%) Terraform
7 11 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.52%) Amdocs OSS
8 7 (0.52%) Kibana
9 6 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
9 6 (0.45%) vRealize
10 5 (0.37%) Mesos
11 4 (0.30%) Nagios
11 4 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.15%) Grafana
12 2 (0.15%) Graphite
12 2 (0.15%) logstash
12 2 (0.15%) Rancher
12 2 (0.15%) Salt
12 2 (0.15%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 147 (10.97%) Microsoft
2 142 (10.60%) Oracle
3 47 (3.51%) SAP
4 43 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
5 37 (2.76%) HP
6 36 (2.69%) VMware
7 32 (2.39%) Atlassian
8 29 (2.16%) Google
9 28 (2.09%) Red Hat
9 28 (2.09%) Sitecore
10 24 (1.79%) webMethods
11 21 (1.57%) Software AG
12 18 (1.34%) IBM
13 14 (1.04%) ServiceNow
13 14 (1.04%) Tableau
14 11 (0.82%) Cloudera
15 9 (0.67%) OpenText
16 8 (0.60%) ClickTale
16 8 (0.60%) hybris
17 7 (0.52%) Splunk