Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 27 38
Rank change year-on-year +11 +11 +1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1,357 1,037 853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.07% 6.67% 4.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.69% 8.15% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 612 523
South East median daily rate £465 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +12.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £340 £319 £308
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 15
South East median hourly rate £48.00 £43.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -8.42% +39.71%
10th Percentile £42.25 £36.25 £41.15
90th Percentile £51.00 £72.84 £51.25
England median hourly rate £47.75 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +12.35% -2.86% +16.67%

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 13,998 12,725 14,894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.22% 81.89% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,396 7,533 8,924
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £255
90th Percentile £588 £573 £538
England median daily rate £451 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.97% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 516 614
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.06 £11.68
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £52.68
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -1 505 £450 - 184
Surrey +18 355 £495 +9.89% 54
West Sussex +4 213 £450 +5.88% 28
Berkshire +4 206 £403 -2.42% 87
Hampshire -15 161 £443 -1.67% 68
Buckinghamshire -10 154 £425 +6.25% 39
Oxfordshire +2 145 £513 +2.50% 58
East Sussex +13 56 £400 +5.96% 22
Kent +2 47 £350 -30.00% 12
Middlesex -5 5 £315 -16.00% 1
Sussex +3 4 £538 +19.44%
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 (90.86%) Agile Software Development
2 361 (26.60%) Java
3 349 (25.72%) Continuous Integration
4 336 (24.76%) TDD
5 307 (22.62%) Test Automation
6 295 (21.74%) Kanban
7 267 (19.68%) JavaScript
8 256 (18.87%) HTML
9 251 (18.50%) CSS
10 247 (18.20%) Git (software)
11 246 (18.13%) DevOps
12 244 (17.98%) User Stories
13 239 (17.61%) Finance
14 238 (17.54%) AngularJS
15 212 (15.62%) Jenkins
16 193 (14.22%) JIRA
17 192 (14.15%) Oracle
18 181 (13.34%) BDD
19 179 (13.19%) SQL
20 178 (13.12%) C#
21 173 (12.75%) Web Services
22 166 (12.23%) Linux
23 163 (12.01%) .NET
24 162 (11.94%) REST
25 159 (11.72%) SQL Server
26 157 (11.57%) Amazon AWS
27 154 (11.35%) Microsoft
28 151 (11.13%) Degree
29 143 (10.54%) HTML5
30 141 (10.39%) QA

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
1 125 (9.21%) Confluence
2 51 (3.76%) Apache Spark
3 41 (3.02%) Apache
4 39 (2.87%) Tomcat
5 32 (2.36%) Cloud Foundry
6 23 (1.69%) WebLogic
7 21 (1.55%) JBoss
8 20 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
8 20 (1.47%) CMS
9 15 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (1.03%) OpenStack
11 11 (0.81%) GemFire
11 11 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (0.66%) SharePoint
13 8 (0.59%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.52%) Drupal
15 6 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 6 (0.44%) Alfresco
16 5 (0.37%) nginx
16 5 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 29 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.81%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.22%) UXPin
8 2 (0.15%) InVision
9 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.074%) HipChat
9 1 (0.074%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (0.52%) Magento
2 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.22%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.15%) OpenText MBPM
4 2 (0.15%) OpenText Process Suite
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle BRM
4 2 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.074%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.074%) Ripple
5 1 (0.074%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.074%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.074%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 157 (11.57%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (2.65%) GitHub
4 35 (2.58%) npm
5 34 (2.51%) PaaS
6 33 (2.43%) OpenShift
7 31 (2.28%) IaaS
8 29 (2.14%) Serverless
9 27 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 13 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
13 11 (0.81%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.81%) Trello
14 10 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.74%) Slack
15 9 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (0.66%) Google Analytics
15 9 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.10%) HTTP
2 14 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.81%) Internet
4 6 (0.44%) PuTTY
4 6 (0.44%) WinSCP
5 4 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.22%) ATM
6 3 (0.22%) Firewall
6 3 (0.22%) Intranet
6 3 (0.22%) SSL
7 2 (0.15%) SMS
8 1 (0.074%) 4G
8 1 (0.074%) LTE
8 1 (0.074%) Network Security
8 1 (0.074%) OpenFlow
8 1 (0.074%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.074%) SMTP
8 1 (0.074%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.074%) VoLTE
8 1 (0.074%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 89 (6.56%) Relational Database
3 69 (5.08%) MySQL
4 64 (4.72%) Big Data
5 54 (3.98%) Oracle Database
6 48 (3.54%) Hadoop
7 45 (3.32%) MongoDB
8 43 (3.17%) NoSQL
9 28 (2.06%) RDBMS
10 23 (1.69%) HBase
11 21 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
13 19 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
15 17 (1.25%) Apache Hive
16 15 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
16 15 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
17 13 (0.96%) Power BI
17 13 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 11 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 247 (18.20%) Git (software)
2 212 (15.62%) Jenkins
3 193 (14.22%) JIRA
4 127 (9.36%) Selenium
5 80 (5.90%) Maven
6 72 (5.31%) Subversion
7 69 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 56 (4.13%) JUnit
9 54 (3.98%) gulp
10 50 (3.68%) Protractor
11 47 (3.46%) Cucumber
11 47 (3.46%) SoapUI
12 45 (3.32%) Visual Studio
13 35 (2.58%) Jasmine
14 34 (2.51%) Karma Test Runner
15 33 (2.43%) webpack
16 29 (2.14%) Gradle
17 28 (2.06%) SonarQube
18 27 (1.99%) TeamCity
19 26 (1.92%) Eclipse
General
1 239 (17.61%) Finance
2 74 (5.45%) Banking
3 52 (3.83%) Retail
4 38 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.92%) Marketing
6 25 (1.84%) Publishing
7 10 (0.74%) Retail Banking
8 9 (0.66%) Games
9 7 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.29%) Electronics
11 4 (0.29%) Legal
12 3 (0.22%) Automotive
12 3 (0.22%) Billing
12 3 (0.22%) French Language
12 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.15%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Law
13 2 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 555 (40.90%) Developer
2 181 (13.34%) Scrum Master
3 155 (11.42%) Java Developer
4 122 (8.99%) Analyst
5 97 (7.15%) .NET Developer
6 86 (6.34%) Business Analyst
7 78 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
8 66 (4.86%) Architect
9 65 (4.79%) Project Manager
10 61 (4.50%) Senior Developer
11 58 (4.27%) C# Developer
11 58 (4.27%) Full Stack Developer
12 56 (4.13%) Agile Developer
12 56 (4.13%) Angular Developer
13 54 (3.98%) Agile Scrum Master
14 53 (3.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 50 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
16 42 (3.10%) JavaScript Developer
17 39 (2.87%) Node.js Developer
18 38 (2.80%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (18.87%) HTML
2 251 (18.50%) CSS
3 238 (17.54%) AngularJS
4 173 (12.75%) Web Services
5 163 (12.01%) .NET
6 162 (11.94%) REST
7 143 (10.54%) HTML5
8 141 (10.39%) Spring
9 109 (8.03%) Node.js
10 102 (7.52%) CSS3
11 98 (7.22%) JSON
12 95 (7.00%) RESTful
13 86 (6.34%) jQuery
14 82 (6.04%) Spring Boot
15 75 (5.53%) SOAP
16 70 (5.16%) ASP.NET
17 69 (5.08%) React
17 69 (5.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 62 (4.57%) ASP.NET Web API
19 59 (4.35%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 127 (9.36%) User Experience
2 80 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (4.20%) Computer Science
4 46 (3.39%) Mobile App
5 39 (2.87%) N-Tier
6 38 (2.80%) Virtual Team
7 31 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
9 22 (1.62%) Clustering
10 20 (1.47%) Fat Client
10 20 (1.47%) Thin Client
11 18 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (0.81%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.74%) Data Centre
14 9 (0.66%) Social Media
15 8 (0.59%) Life Science
16 7 (0.52%) Replication
17 6 (0.44%) Management Information System
17 6 (0.44%) PMI
17 6 (0.44%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 166 (12.23%) Linux
2 99 (7.30%) Unix
3 73 (5.38%) Windows
4 24 (1.77%) Mac OS X
5 22 (1.62%) Android
6 19 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.18%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.66%) CentOS
8 9 (0.66%) Debian
8 9 (0.66%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.52%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.44%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.22%) HPUX
13 1 (0.074%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.074%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,233 (90.86%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (25.72%) Continuous Integration
3 336 (24.76%) TDD
4 307 (22.62%) Test Automation
5 295 (21.74%) Kanban
6 246 (18.13%) DevOps
7 244 (17.98%) User Stories
8 181 (13.34%) BDD
9 136 (10.02%) Web Development
10 126 (9.29%) Coaching
11 124 (9.14%) MVC
12 119 (8.77%) Continuous Delivery
13 113 (8.33%) SDLC
14 110 (8.11%) Project Management
15 108 (7.96%) Software Engineering
16 103 (7.59%) E-Commerce
17 101 (7.44%) Mentoring
18 99 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
19 92 (6.78%) Open Source
20 85 (6.26%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 361 (26.60%) Java
2 267 (19.68%) JavaScript
3 179 (13.19%) SQL
4 178 (13.12%) C#
5 105 (7.74%) Python
6 73 (5.38%) Scala
7 54 (3.98%) Ruby
8 46 (3.39%) Groovy
9 39 (2.87%) T-SQL
10 34 (2.51%) ES6
11 32 (2.36%) C++
12 31 (2.28%) Shell Script
13 29 (2.14%) Bash Shell
13 29 (2.14%) TypeScript
14 27 (1.99%) ES7
14 27 (1.99%) PHP
15 22 (1.62%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.96%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.81%) Perl
17 11 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 151 (11.13%) Degree
2 39 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (2.80%) ISTQB
4 35 (2.58%) Security Cleared
5 27 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 26 (1.92%) SC Cleared
7 20 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 18 (1.33%) ISEB
9 15 (1.11%) PMI Certification
10 14 (1.03%) Numerate Degree
11 12 (0.88%) PMP
12 10 (0.74%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.29%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.22%) AWS Certification
15 3 (0.22%) CISSP
15 3 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 2 (0.15%) APMP
16 2 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
16 2 (0.15%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (10.39%) QA
2 17 (1.25%) PMO
3 15 (1.11%) GDPR
4 8 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 4 (0.29%) NIST 800
6 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.15%) IEC 62304
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.15%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.074%) FATCA
8 1 (0.074%) GAMP
8 1 (0.074%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (5.60%) Docker
2 20 (1.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 17 (1.25%) HDFS
4 11 (0.81%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (0.59%) vSphere
8 7 (0.52%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.52%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.44%) oVirt
9 6 (0.44%) RHEV
10 5 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.074%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.074%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 49 (3.61%) Puppet
2 48 (3.54%) Ansible
3 40 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (1.99%) Terraform
5 17 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (0.96%) Kubernetes
7 10 (0.74%) Mesos
8 8 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (0.52%) Salt
10 6 (0.44%) BladeLogic
10 6 (0.44%) Oozie
10 6 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.37%) Galera Cluster
11 5 (0.37%) OpenNebula
11 5 (0.37%) Packer
12 4 (0.29%) Kibana
12 4 (0.29%) logstash
12 4 (0.29%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.22%) Grafana
14 1 (0.074%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 192 (14.15%) Oracle
2 154 (11.35%) Microsoft
3 54 (3.98%) Salesforce.com
4 28 (2.06%) Twitter
5 27 (1.99%) Red Hat
6 25 (1.84%) HP
7 23 (1.69%) VMware
8 22 (1.62%) Google
9 18 (1.33%) SAP
9 18 (1.33%) Tableau
10 16 (1.18%) Atlassian
10 16 (1.18%) IBM
11 13 (0.96%) Adobe
12 12 (0.88%) Talend
13 11 (0.81%) MuleSoft
14 10 (0.74%) New Relic
15 9 (0.66%) Splunk
16 8 (0.59%) ClickTale
16 8 (0.59%) Cloudera
17 7 (0.52%) Pega