Period
to 15 January 2021

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 January 2021 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 27 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 -12 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 258 762 1,360
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.03% 6.46% 8.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.93% 7.61% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 517 821
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £325 £325 £354
90th Percentile £610 £610 £625
England median daily rate £500 £495 £488
% change year-on-year +1.01% +1.54% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 29
Median hourly rate £45.50 £34.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.88% -32.35% +7.37%
England median hourly rate £52.50 £36.70 £49.50
% change year-on-year +43.05% -25.86% +10.00%

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 3,722 10,016 13,965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.92% 84.94% 87.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,281 6,124 8,467
Median daily rate £450 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.56% +5.29%
10th Percentile £258 £256 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 422 451
Median hourly rate £29.50 £23.22 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.05% -7.12% +19.05%
10th Percentile £10.25 £13.07 £11.78
90th Percentile £58.00 £57.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £26.96 £21.00 £21.54
% change year-on-year +28.38% -2.52% -2.08%

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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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
Hampshire +2 86 £500 +11.11% 38
Thames Valley -2 72 £425 -10.53% 55
Berkshire +6 47 £500 +2.56% 31
Surrey -2 47 £531 +11.26% 26
West Sussex +2 42 £450 -5.26% 26
Buckinghamshire -4 18 £300 -29.41% 12
Oxfordshire +12 7 £425 -5.56% 12
Kent +18 4 £360 -22.16% 15
East Sussex -1 3 £500 -9.09% 7
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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.

1 234 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (31.78%) DevOps
3 57 (22.09%) Security Cleared
4 50 (19.38%) JIRA
4 50 (19.38%) Java
5 46 (17.83%) Docker
6 45 (17.44%) Test Automation
7 44 (17.05%) Finance
8 42 (16.28%) Azure
9 40 (15.50%) SQL
10 39 (15.12%) SC Cleared
11 38 (14.73%) User Stories
12 37 (14.34%) Git (software)
12 37 (14.34%) AWS
12 37 (14.34%) JavaScript
12 37 (14.34%) Project Management
13 35 (13.57%) Kubernetes
14 29 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
15 28 (10.85%) Microsoft
15 28 (10.85%) CSS
15 28 (10.85%) Jenkins
16 27 (10.47%) Windows
16 27 (10.47%) Microservices
17 26 (10.08%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 26 (10.08%) Project Delivery
17 26 (10.08%) Waterfall
17 26 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (9.69%) HTML
19 23 (8.91%) Spring
19 23 (8.91%) Kanban

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 23 (8.91%) Confluence
2 12 (4.65%) Apache
3 7 (2.71%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.94%) CMS
5 5 (1.94%) nginx
6 4 (1.55%) IIS
6 4 (1.55%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (1.16%) Drupal
7 3 (1.16%) EPiServer
7 3 (1.16%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.78%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.78%) WordPress
9 1 (0.39%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.39%) JBoss
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.16%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.78%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 42 (16.28%) Azure
2 37 (14.34%) AWS
3 11 (4.26%) Amazon ECS
3 11 (4.26%) SaaS
4 10 (3.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (3.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (3.49%) GCP
5 9 (3.49%) Serverless
6 8 (3.10%) IaaS
7 7 (2.71%) AWS Fargate
7 7 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (2.33%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 5 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.94%) Amazon EKS
9 5 (1.94%) GitHub
9 5 (1.94%) Office 365
9 5 (1.94%) PaaS
9 5 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.55%) Apigee
10 4 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.10%) Firewall
2 7 (2.71%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (2.71%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (2.71%) VSAN
3 5 (1.94%) WAN
4 4 (1.55%) LAN
4 4 (1.55%) SSL
4 4 (1.55%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.16%) DSL
5 3 (1.16%) HTTP
6 2 (0.78%) Network Security
6 2 (0.78%) Wireless
7 1 (0.39%) DNS
7 1 (0.39%) Internet
7 1 (0.39%) MQTT
7 1 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.39%) SAN
7 1 (0.39%) SNMP
7 1 (0.39%) VPN
7 1 (0.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.36%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (4.65%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.10%) Big Data
4 8 (3.10%) Hadoop
4 8 (3.10%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.71%) Apache Accumulo
5 7 (2.71%) Apache Hive
6 6 (2.33%) MySQL
6 6 (2.33%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.94%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.55%) Data Lake
8 4 (1.55%) Power BI
9 3 (1.16%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.39%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.39%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 50 (19.38%) JIRA
2 37 (14.34%) Git (software)
3 28 (10.85%) Jenkins
4 17 (6.59%) Selenium
5 14 (5.43%) GitLab
6 13 (5.04%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (3.88%) Cucumber
8 9 (3.49%) Subversion
9 6 (2.33%) Bitbucket
9 6 (2.33%) Cypress.io
10 5 (1.94%) JUnit
10 5 (1.94%) Maven
10 5 (1.94%) Postman
10 5 (1.94%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.55%) Gradle
11 4 (1.55%) JMeter
11 4 (1.55%) Terragrunt
11 4 (1.55%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.16%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.16%) TestNG
General
1 44 (17.05%) Finance
2 19 (7.36%) Automotive
3 16 (6.20%) Public Sector
4 14 (5.43%) Marketing
5 13 (5.04%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.55%) Electronics
7 4 (1.55%) Law
7 4 (1.55%) Retail
8 2 (0.78%) Advertising
8 2 (0.78%) German Language
8 2 (0.78%) Legal
9 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.39%) French Language
9 1 (0.39%) Games
9 1 (0.39%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (26.36%) Developer
2 28 (10.85%) Scrum Master
3 24 (9.30%) Architect
4 22 (8.53%) Java Developer
5 21 (8.14%) Project Manager
6 18 (6.98%) Analyst
7 14 (5.43%) Full Stack Developer
8 12 (4.65%) Agile Coach
8 12 (4.65%) Business Analyst
9 11 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.88%) Designer
10 10 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (3.88%) Senior Developer
11 9 (3.49%) Test Manager
12 8 (3.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.71%) Consultant
13 7 (2.71%) Digital Agile Coach
13 7 (2.71%) Interaction Designer
14 6 (2.33%) Cloud Architect
14 6 (2.33%) Senior Digital Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.85%) CSS
2 25 (9.69%) HTML
3 23 (8.91%) Spring
4 21 (8.14%) React
4 21 (8.14%) Web Services
5 20 (7.75%) JSON
5 20 (7.75%) REST
6 19 (7.36%) .NET
7 17 (6.59%) XML
8 16 (6.20%) AngularJS
9 15 (5.81%) Node.js
10 14 (5.43%) Kafka
10 14 (5.43%) RESTful
11 11 (4.26%) ASP.NET
11 11 (4.26%) Spring Boot
12 10 (3.88%) Java EE
12 10 (3.88%) SOAP
13 7 (2.71%) OpenJDK
14 6 (2.33%) Apache NiFi
14 6 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.91%) User Experience
2 21 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.65%) Public Cloud
4 9 (3.49%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.71%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (2.33%) Cloud Native
6 6 (2.33%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.55%) Industry 4.0
7 4 (1.55%) Life Science
7 4 (1.55%) Robotics
7 4 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.16%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.78%) Renewable Energy
9 2 (0.78%) Replication
9 2 (0.78%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.47%) Windows
2 22 (8.53%) Linux
3 11 (4.26%) Ubuntu
4 9 (3.49%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.94%) Unix
6 4 (1.55%) CentOS
7 3 (1.16%) Android
7 3 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.39%) MVS
9 1 (0.39%) OpenWrt
9 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (31.78%) DevOps
3 45 (17.44%) Test Automation
4 38 (14.73%) User Stories
5 37 (14.34%) Project Management
6 29 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (10.47%) Microservices
8 26 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (10.08%) Project Delivery
8 26 (10.08%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 26 (10.08%) Waterfall
9 23 (8.91%) Kanban
10 22 (8.53%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (7.75%) Change Management
12 19 (7.36%) Acceptance Criteria
13 18 (6.98%) Coaching
13 18 (6.98%) Open Source
13 18 (6.98%) TDD
13 18 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (6.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 50 (19.38%) Java
2 40 (15.50%) SQL
3 37 (14.34%) JavaScript
4 19 (7.36%) Python
5 17 (6.59%) C#
6 14 (5.43%) Bash Shell
7 11 (4.26%) PowerShell
8 10 (3.88%) TypeScript
9 8 (3.10%) C++
9 8 (3.10%) Java 8
10 7 (2.71%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.94%) C
11 5 (1.94%) ES6
11 5 (1.94%) PHP
11 5 (1.94%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.55%) Groovy
12 4 (1.55%) Perl
12 4 (1.55%) VB
12 4 (1.55%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 57 (22.09%) Security Cleared
2 39 (15.12%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.59%) DV Cleared
4 16 (6.20%) Degree
5 12 (4.65%) ISTQB
6 10 (3.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (2.71%) APMP
7 7 (2.71%) ISEB
8 3 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.16%) PMP
9 2 (0.78%) CCA
9 2 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.78%) MCSE
9 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.39%) CCNA
10 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.39%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.53%) QA
2 18 (6.98%) SLA
3 2 (0.78%) PMO
4 1 (0.39%) HL7
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 46 (17.83%) Docker
2 19 (7.36%) Active Directory
3 16 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.71%) HDFS
4 7 (2.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (2.71%) VMware NSX
5 6 (2.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (1.94%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (13.57%) Kubernetes
2 18 (6.98%) Ansible
3 17 (6.59%) Terraform
4 7 (2.71%) Hadoop YARN
4 7 (2.71%) vCenter Server
4 7 (2.71%) vRealize
5 6 (2.33%) Oozie
6 5 (1.94%) Puppet
6 5 (1.94%) SCCM
7 3 (1.16%) Kibana
7 3 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.78%) Grafana
8 2 (0.78%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.39%) MIIS
9 1 (0.39%) Nessus
9 1 (0.39%) Packer
9 1 (0.39%) QRadar
Vendors
1 28 (10.85%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.98%) VMware
3 16 (6.20%) Oracle
4 15 (5.81%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (5.43%) SAP
6 8 (3.10%) Cisco
7 7 (2.71%) Dell
7 7 (2.71%) Fortinet
7 7 (2.71%) Juniper
7 7 (2.71%) Veeam
8 6 (2.33%) Splunk
9 5 (1.94%) Google
9 5 (1.94%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.55%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.55%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.16%) Ciena
11 3 (1.16%) Citrix
11 3 (1.16%) hybris
12 2 (0.78%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.78%) WooCommerce