Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 24 34
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1,271 1,042 933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.55% 6.80% 5.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.92% 8.17% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 645 559
South East median daily rate £468 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +6.06% +7.14%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £310
90th Percentile £579 £580 £538
England median daily rate £475 £451 £450
% change year-on-year +5.44% +0.11% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 24
South East median hourly rate £48.00 £47.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.13% +7.43% +28.68%
10th Percentile £41.75 £36.38 £36.63
90th Percentile £51.00 £74.09 £49.63
England median hourly rate £50.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +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 14,242 12,759 14,873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.57% 83.28% 82.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,403 7,407 9,174
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 498 564
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.70 £11.62 £11.63
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.88 £52.68
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -13.73% +10.87% +9.52%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +17 411 £495 +9.89% 70
Thames Valley -14 381 £450 +5.88% 170
Hampshire -3 201 £425 -5.56% 63
West Sussex +9 195 £450 +5.88% 20
Berkshire -7 177 £425 - 81
Buckinghamshire -22 112 £450 +5.88% 42
Oxfordshire -11 92 £525 +10.53% 47
Kent +11 33 £425 +6.25% 21
East Sussex +4 32 £523 +30.63% 19
Middlesex -18 3 £388 -7.19% 2
Home Counties - 1 - -
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1,144 (90.01%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (28.17%) Java
3 279 (21.95%) Kanban
4 277 (21.79%) Test Automation
5 265 (20.85%) TDD
6 254 (19.98%) Continuous Integration
7 248 (19.51%) JavaScript
8 243 (19.12%) Finance
8 243 (19.12%) User Stories
9 239 (18.80%) DevOps
10 218 (17.15%) HTML
11 211 (16.60%) CSS
12 207 (16.29%) AngularJS
13 205 (16.13%) Git (software)
14 203 (15.97%) Jenkins
15 184 (14.48%) Oracle
16 170 (13.38%) JIRA
17 168 (13.22%) C#
18 162 (12.75%) .NET
18 162 (12.75%) Linux
19 161 (12.67%) SQL Server
20 158 (12.43%) BDD
21 157 (12.35%) Spring
22 155 (12.20%) REST
23 150 (11.80%) Selenium
24 145 (11.41%) Web Services
25 143 (11.25%) SQL
26 137 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
27 132 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
27 132 (10.39%) HTML5

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 88 (6.92%) Confluence
2 53 (4.17%) Cloud Foundry
3 41 (3.23%) Apache Spark
4 39 (3.07%) Apache
5 26 (2.05%) JBoss
6 25 (1.97%) CMS
7 23 (1.81%) Tomcat
8 21 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
8 21 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (1.65%) WebLogic
9 20 (1.57%) GemFire
10 11 (0.87%) SharePoint
11 8 (0.63%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.47%) NServiceBus
13 6 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.47%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 42 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.94%) Photoshop
4 11 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.63%) UXPin
6 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.079%) HipChat
8 1 (0.079%) InVision
Business Applications
1 7 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
1 7 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.24%) OpenText MBPM
3 3 (0.24%) OpenText Process Suite
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.079%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.079%) Magento
5 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.079%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.079%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.079%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.079%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 137 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 132 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (3.62%) PaaS
4 42 (3.30%) GitHub
5 38 (2.99%) OpenShift
5 38 (2.99%) Serverless
6 23 (1.81%) AWS Lambda
6 23 (1.81%) IaaS
7 20 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.18%) npm
9 14 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 14 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
10 11 (0.87%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.71%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.63%) Amazon Kinesis
12 8 (0.63%) Force.com
12 8 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.23%) HTTP
2 23 (1.81%) PuTTY
2 23 (1.81%) WinSCP
3 17 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.71%) Internet
5 5 (0.39%) SSL
6 2 (0.16%) DVB
6 2 (0.16%) LAN
6 2 (0.16%) MQTT
6 2 (0.16%) VPN
7 1 (0.079%) DHCP
7 1 (0.079%) DNS
7 1 (0.079%) FTP
7 1 (0.079%) L2TP
7 1 (0.079%) MPLS
7 1 (0.079%) Network Security
7 1 (0.079%) SMS
7 1 (0.079%) SMTP
7 1 (0.079%) WAN
7 1 (0.079%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (12.67%) SQL Server
2 105 (8.26%) Relational Database
3 73 (5.74%) Big Data
4 64 (5.04%) Oracle Database
5 54 (4.25%) MongoDB
5 54 (4.25%) MySQL
6 44 (3.46%) RDBMS
7 42 (3.30%) Hadoop
7 42 (3.30%) HBase
8 41 (3.23%) NoSQL
9 34 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
10 28 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (2.20%) Oracle Database 10g
10 28 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 28 (2.20%) Power BI
11 25 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
12 24 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
13 21 (1.65%) Apache Hive
14 17 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 16 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 205 (16.13%) Git (software)
2 203 (15.97%) Jenkins
3 170 (13.38%) JIRA
4 150 (11.80%) Selenium
5 91 (7.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 70 (5.51%) JUnit
7 66 (5.19%) Maven
8 65 (5.11%) Cucumber
9 57 (4.48%) SoapUI
10 51 (4.01%) Subversion
11 50 (3.93%) Eclipse
12 39 (3.07%) SpecFlow
12 39 (3.07%) Visual Studio
13 38 (2.99%) Gradle
14 35 (2.75%) SonarQube
15 33 (2.60%) IntelliJ
15 33 (2.60%) Oracle APEX
16 31 (2.44%) gulp
16 31 (2.44%) HP UFT
16 31 (2.44%) Protractor
General
1 243 (19.12%) Finance
2 61 (4.80%) Banking
3 43 (3.38%) Retail
4 34 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.81%) Marketing
6 16 (1.26%) Publishing
7 12 (0.94%) Games
8 8 (0.63%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.47%) Law
10 5 (0.39%) Back Office
10 5 (0.39%) Legal
11 4 (0.31%) Advertising
11 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.31%) Billing
11 4 (0.31%) Digital Economy
12 3 (0.24%) Automotive
12 3 (0.24%) French Language
12 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.16%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 481 (37.84%) Developer
2 173 (13.61%) Scrum Master
3 142 (11.17%) Java Developer
4 126 (9.91%) Analyst
5 81 (6.37%) Business Analyst
6 78 (6.14%) Project Manager
7 70 (5.51%) Senior Developer
8 64 (5.04%) .NET Developer
9 54 (4.25%) Angular Developer
10 52 (4.09%) Agile Scrum Master
11 50 (3.93%) DevOps Engineer
11 50 (3.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 45 (3.54%) Architect
13 41 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
13 41 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
14 40 (3.15%) C# Developer
15 38 (2.99%) Test Analyst
16 36 (2.83%) Tester
17 31 (2.44%) Node.js Developer
17 31 (2.44%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (17.15%) HTML
2 211 (16.60%) CSS
3 207 (16.29%) AngularJS
4 162 (12.75%) .NET
5 157 (12.35%) Spring
6 155 (12.20%) REST
7 145 (11.41%) Web Services
8 132 (10.39%) HTML5
9 119 (9.36%) Node.js
10 117 (9.21%) RESTful
11 109 (8.58%) jQuery
12 106 (8.34%) JSON
13 96 (7.55%) CSS3
14 86 (6.77%) Spring Boot
15 77 (6.06%) React
16 65 (5.11%) .NET Framework
17 57 (4.48%) Ajax
18 54 (4.25%) Kafka
19 53 (4.17%) SOAP
20 52 (4.09%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 109 (8.58%) User Experience
2 86 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (3.86%) Virtual Team
4 41 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 38 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 37 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
7 36 (2.83%) Mobile App
8 25 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
9 24 (1.89%) Clustering
10 23 (1.81%) Fat Client
10 23 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
10 23 (1.81%) Thin Client
11 14 (1.10%) Data Centre
12 13 (1.02%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.55%) Life Science
14 6 (0.47%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.39%) Fintech
15 5 (0.39%) Smartphone
16 4 (0.31%) Grid Computing
16 4 (0.31%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 162 (12.75%) Linux
2 75 (5.90%) Unix
3 72 (5.66%) Windows
4 35 (2.75%) Android
5 30 (2.36%) Apple iOS
6 28 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (1.81%) Windows Server
8 21 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.79%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.71%) CentOS
11 5 (0.39%) Debian
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.079%) Solaris
14 1 (0.079%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.079%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,144 (90.01%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (21.95%) Kanban
3 277 (21.79%) Test Automation
4 265 (20.85%) TDD
5 254 (19.98%) Continuous Integration
6 243 (19.12%) User Stories
7 239 (18.80%) DevOps
8 158 (12.43%) BDD
9 131 (10.31%) Coaching
10 125 (9.83%) Project Management
11 124 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
11 124 (9.76%) Software Engineering
12 117 (9.21%) Microservices
13 114 (8.97%) SDLC
14 101 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
15 99 (7.79%) E-Commerce
16 85 (6.69%) MVC
16 85 (6.69%) Unit Testing
17 78 (6.14%) Front End Development
18 76 (5.98%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 358 (28.17%) Java
2 248 (19.51%) JavaScript
3 168 (13.22%) C#
4 143 (11.25%) SQL
5 84 (6.61%) Python
6 73 (5.74%) Java 8
7 66 (5.19%) Scala
8 50 (3.93%) Ruby
9 48 (3.78%) Shell Script
10 36 (2.83%) TypeScript
11 29 (2.28%) T-SQL
12 28 (2.20%) PL/SQL
13 26 (2.05%) Groovy
14 25 (1.97%) C++
15 21 (1.65%) F#
15 21 (1.65%) VB.NET
16 17 (1.34%) PowerShell
17 16 (1.26%) Apex Code
17 16 (1.26%) ES6
18 15 (1.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 120 (9.44%) Degree
2 58 (4.56%) Security Cleared
3 49 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 44 (3.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 41 (3.23%) ISTQB
6 35 (2.75%) ISEB
7 24 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (1.65%) ISEB Practitioner
9 20 (1.57%) Numerate Degree
10 16 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
11 14 (1.10%) PMP
12 11 (0.87%) PMI Certification
13 10 (0.79%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 4 (0.31%) DBS Check
17 3 (0.24%) AWS Certification
17 3 (0.24%) CISSP
17 3 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
18 2 (0.16%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (10.23%) QA
2 21 (1.65%) GDPR
3 12 (0.94%) PMO
4 5 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.39%) NIST 800
5 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.16%) IEC 62304
6 2 (0.16%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.079%) COBIT
7 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 68 (5.35%) Docker
2 30 (2.36%) HDFS
3 27 (2.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 24 (1.89%) vSphere
5 9 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.47%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.39%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (0.079%) ACF2
10 1 (0.079%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.079%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.079%) oVirt
10 1 (0.079%) RACF
10 1 (0.079%) RHEV
10 1 (0.079%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.079%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 52 (4.09%) Ansible
2 46 (3.62%) Puppet
3 40 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.81%) HP ALM
5 17 (1.34%) Terraform
6 15 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
8 9 (0.71%) Kibana
9 6 (0.47%) logstash
9 6 (0.47%) Oozie
9 6 (0.47%) Packer
10 5 (0.39%) BladeLogic
10 5 (0.39%) vRealize
11 4 (0.31%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.24%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.16%) Grafana
13 2 (0.16%) Salt
13 2 (0.16%) TeamSite
14 1 (0.079%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 184 (14.48%) Oracle
2 126 (9.91%) Microsoft
3 41 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
4 39 (3.07%) HP
5 34 (2.68%) VMware
6 33 (2.60%) SAP
7 31 (2.44%) Red Hat
8 24 (1.89%) Atlassian
8 24 (1.89%) Tableau
9 23 (1.81%) Google
10 22 (1.73%) Software AG
10 22 (1.73%) webMethods
11 13 (1.02%) ServiceNow
12 11 (0.87%) Sitecore
13 9 (0.71%) Adobe
13 9 (0.71%) Cadence
13 9 (0.71%) IBM
13 9 (0.71%) Splunk
14 8 (0.63%) hybris
14 8 (0.63%) Twitter