Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 16 18
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 650 1,276 1,338
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.66% 8.15% 7.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.96% 9.30% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 824 905
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £351 £363 £350
90th Percentile £600 £625 £588
England median daily rate £500 £484 £475
% change year-on-year +3.31% +1.89% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 13
Median hourly rate £45.00 £49.50 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +13.79%
10th Percentile £22.03 £35.25 £42.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £57.50 £50.95
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% -9.09% +17.86%

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 8,162 13,720 14,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.65% 87.60% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,764 8,296 8,398
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £284
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 478 441
Median hourly rate £23.88 £24.47 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.42% +8.77% -0.04%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £10.80
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £50.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.26% -6.00%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -9 226 £470 -1.05% 68
Hampshire +6 163 £455 +1.03% 39
Surrey -2 159 £465 -7.00% 45
Berkshire -11 139 £475 - 34
West Sussex -7 69 £500 +5.82% 21
Buckinghamshire -2 59 £425 -2.58% 16
Oxfordshire +4 28 £450 - 18
East Sussex 0 28 £475 +1.06% 10
Kent -15 5 £450 -14.29% 10
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 581 (89.38%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (25.85%) Azure
3 143 (22.00%) DevOps
4 135 (20.77%) JavaScript
4 135 (20.77%) Kanban
5 121 (18.62%) SQL
6 118 (18.15%) Java
6 118 (18.15%) JIRA
7 116 (17.85%) Microsoft
8 115 (17.69%) Test Automation
9 113 (17.38%) .NET
10 109 (16.77%) C#
11 101 (15.54%) Analytics
12 100 (15.38%) AWS
13 97 (14.92%) Finance
14 87 (13.38%) TDD
15 83 (12.77%) Git (software)
15 83 (12.77%) HTML
16 82 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
16 82 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
17 79 (12.15%) User Stories
18 77 (11.85%) CSS
19 74 (11.38%) Confluence
20 64 (9.85%) Security Cleared
21 63 (9.69%) Jenkins
22 62 (9.54%) Linux
23 61 (9.38%) Data Modelling
23 61 (9.38%) Project Management
23 61 (9.38%) MVC
24 60 (9.23%) Windows

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 74 (11.38%) Confluence
2 20 (3.08%) Tomcat
3 17 (2.62%) CMS
4 16 (2.46%) WebSphere
5 13 (2.00%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (1.23%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.23%) IIS
9 7 (1.08%) Drupal
9 7 (1.08%) nginx
9 7 (1.08%) SAS
10 6 (0.92%) Apache
10 6 (0.92%) GemFire
11 5 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.77%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.46%) GeoServer
13 2 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 21 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 13 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.77%) Sketch
6 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.15%) Figma
6 1 (0.15%) InVision
Business Applications
1 28 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.54%) SAP ERP
3 6 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.62%) SAP PSCD
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.46%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.31%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.31%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.31%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle TCA
7 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.15%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 168 (25.85%) Azure
2 100 (15.38%) AWS
3 47 (7.23%) Serverless
4 36 (5.54%) AWS Lambda
5 28 (4.31%) PaaS
6 27 (4.15%) IaaS
7 26 (4.00%) Amazon S3
8 24 (3.69%) Power Platform
9 21 (3.23%) GitHub
10 20 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
11 19 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (2.77%) Amazon ECS
13 14 (2.15%) SaaS
14 12 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
14 12 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
14 12 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (1.85%) GCP
14 12 (1.85%) OpenShift
15 11 (1.69%) Heroku
16 10 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.54%) DSL
1 10 (1.54%) HTTP
2 6 (0.92%) AMQP
2 6 (0.92%) Firewall
2 6 (0.92%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.92%) VPN
3 5 (0.77%) LAN
3 5 (0.77%) SNMP
4 4 (0.62%) SSL
4 4 (0.62%) WAN
5 3 (0.46%) DNS
6 2 (0.31%) DHCP
6 2 (0.31%) SSH
6 2 (0.31%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.31%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.15%) FTP
7 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.15%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (4.31%) Data Lake
4 24 (3.69%) Power BI
4 24 (3.69%) Relational Database
5 23 (3.54%) HDInsight
5 23 (3.54%) MongoDB
5 23 (3.54%) MySQL
6 18 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (2.62%) Big Data
7 17 (2.62%) MariaDB
7 17 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (2.46%) Azure SQL Database
9 15 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.54%) NoSQL
11 10 (1.54%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.54%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 118 (18.15%) JIRA
2 83 (12.77%) Git (software)
3 63 (9.69%) Jenkins
4 53 (8.15%) Selenium
5 35 (5.38%) Cucumber
6 25 (3.85%) Visual Studio
7 18 (2.77%) JUnit
7 18 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (2.62%) Visual Studio Team System
9 16 (2.46%) GitLab
10 15 (2.31%) Maven
11 14 (2.15%) Subversion
12 11 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (1.54%) Eclipse
13 10 (1.54%) JMeter
13 10 (1.54%) Mercurial
14 9 (1.38%) Bitbucket
14 9 (1.38%) IntelliJ
14 9 (1.38%) Mocha
14 9 (1.38%) SonarQube
General
1 97 (14.92%) Finance
2 24 (3.69%) Public Sector
2 24 (3.69%) Retail
3 20 (3.08%) Marketing
4 17 (2.62%) Banking
5 12 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.38%) Automotive
7 5 (0.77%) Electronics
8 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.46%) Military
9 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.31%) Law
11 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Games
11 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.15%) German Language
11 1 (0.15%) Legal
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 243 (37.38%) Developer
2 89 (13.69%) Scrum Master
3 83 (12.77%) Analyst
4 78 (12.00%) Business Analyst
5 56 (8.62%) .NET Developer
5 56 (8.62%) DevOps Engineer
6 43 (6.62%) Project Manager
7 33 (5.08%) Java Developer
8 27 (4.15%) Software Developer
9 26 (4.00%) Data Business Analyst
10 25 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
11 24 (3.69%) Senior Business Analyst
12 23 (3.54%) React Developer
13 19 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
14 17 (2.62%) Agile Scrum Master
14 17 (2.62%) C# Developer
14 17 (2.62%) Software Engineer
15 16 (2.46%) Architect
16 15 (2.31%) Azure Developer
17 14 (2.15%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (17.38%) .NET
2 83 (12.77%) HTML
3 77 (11.85%) CSS
4 57 (8.77%) AngularJS
5 55 (8.46%) Node.js
6 54 (8.31%) RESTful
7 50 (7.69%) ASP.NET
8 44 (6.77%) React
8 44 (6.77%) Web Services
9 41 (6.31%) REST
10 40 (6.15%) Spring
11 29 (4.46%) .NET Framework
12 26 (4.00%) HTML5
13 25 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
13 25 (3.85%) JSON
13 25 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
13 25 (3.85%) XML
14 24 (3.69%) ASP.NET MVC
14 24 (3.69%) Middleware
15 18 (2.77%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (6.31%) User Experience
3 18 (2.77%) Mobile App
4 12 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (0.92%) Virtual Team
7 5 (0.77%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.77%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.62%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.62%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.62%) FMCG
9 3 (0.46%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (0.46%) Derivative
9 3 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.46%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.31%) AS400
10 2 (0.31%) Life Science
10 2 (0.31%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.31%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 62 (9.54%) Linux
2 60 (9.23%) Windows
3 20 (3.08%) Unix
4 11 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.38%) Android
5 9 (1.38%) CentOS
6 5 (0.77%) CoreOS
6 5 (0.77%) Debian
6 5 (0.77%) Solaris
6 5 (0.77%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.62%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.62%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.62%) zOS
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.31%) HPUX
9 2 (0.31%) VMS
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (89.38%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (22.00%) DevOps
3 135 (20.77%) Kanban
4 115 (17.69%) Test Automation
5 101 (15.54%) Analytics
6 87 (13.38%) TDD
7 82 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
7 82 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 79 (12.15%) User Stories
9 61 (9.38%) Data Modelling
9 61 (9.38%) MVC
9 61 (9.38%) Project Management
10 58 (8.92%) Project Delivery
11 57 (8.77%) SDLC
12 51 (7.85%) Microservices
13 50 (7.69%) Data Analytics
13 50 (7.69%) Use Case
14 49 (7.54%) Data Science
15 48 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
16 46 (7.08%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 135 (20.77%) JavaScript
2 121 (18.62%) SQL
3 118 (18.15%) Java
4 109 (16.77%) C#
5 53 (8.15%) Python
6 31 (4.77%) PowerShell
7 22 (3.38%) Java 8
8 21 (3.23%) TypeScript
9 19 (2.92%) T-SQL
10 16 (2.46%) Groovy
11 15 (2.31%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.85%) Ruby
13 11 (1.69%) Scala
14 10 (1.54%) C++
15 9 (1.38%) PL/SQL
16 8 (1.23%) ES6
16 8 (1.23%) PHP
17 7 (1.08%) ABAP
17 7 (1.08%) Go
18 5 (0.77%) Jython
Qualifications
1 64 (9.85%) Security Cleared
2 54 (8.31%) SC Cleared
3 18 (2.77%) Degree
4 8 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.92%) PMP
7 5 (0.77%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.77%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.62%) MCAD
8 4 (0.62%) MCITP
8 4 (0.62%) MCPD
9 3 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.46%) CSPO
9 3 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.31%) ISEB
10 2 (0.31%) MCP
10 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.31%) SAFe Agilist
11 1 (0.15%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.62%) QA
2 4 (0.62%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.62%) PMO
2 4 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.46%) SLA
4 2 (0.31%) GDPR
4 2 (0.31%) GxP
5 1 (0.15%) COBIT
5 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.15%) NIST
5 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 51 (7.85%) Docker
2 24 (3.69%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.31%) HDFS
5 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 40 (6.15%) Ansible
2 36 (5.54%) Kubernetes
3 33 (5.08%) Terraform
4 18 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.54%) Puppet
6 5 (0.77%) Consul
6 5 (0.77%) Packer
7 4 (0.62%) Kibana
8 3 (0.46%) Grafana
8 3 (0.46%) MIIS
9 2 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.31%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.31%) OpenNebula
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.31%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.31%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.15%) Oozie
10 1 (0.15%) Salt
10 1 (0.15%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 116 (17.85%) Microsoft
2 39 (6.00%) Oracle
3 25 (3.85%) Google
4 23 (3.54%) SAP
5 18 (2.77%) Informatica
6 14 (2.15%) Atlassian
7 11 (1.69%) ServiceNow
8 10 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.38%) IBM
10 8 (1.23%) CA Agile Central
11 7 (1.08%) Databricks
12 6 (0.92%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.92%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.92%) Splunk
13 5 (0.77%) Blue Prism
13 5 (0.77%) Xamarin
14 4 (0.62%) Cloudera
14 4 (0.62%) VMware
15 3 (0.46%) JDA
15 3 (0.46%) TIBCO