Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 27 39
Rank change year-on-year +12 +12 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1373 1112 879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.16% 6.69% 4.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.85% 8.10% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 658 562
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +3.23%
10th Percentile £330 £307 £308
90th Percentile £575 £539 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 34 12
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £52.25 £45.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +14.21% +7.65%
10th Percentile £41.25 £38.25 £32.15
90th Percentile £51.15 £59.31 £51.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.10% +7.06% -

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 13933 13731 15560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.79% 82.58% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8355 8291 9281
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 544 605
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £27.13 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +2.36% +51.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.58 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +14 637 £450 +1.58% 79
Surrey +8 252 £475 +5.56% 34
Berkshire +20 234 £403 +0.63% 37
Buckinghamshire +9 222 £400 -5.88% 18
West Sussex +3 184 £450 -5.26% 9
Oxfordshire +9 183 £500 +5.26% 24
Hampshire -16 165 £432 +7.88% 39
East Sussex +8 66 £370 -24.10% 13
Kent +13 48 £350 -33.33% 12
Middlesex +7 11 £425 -5.56%
Sussex - 4 £538 - 2
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 1267 (92.28%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (29.93%) Java
3 388 (28.26%) TDD
4 345 (25.13%) Continuous Integration
5 303 (22.07%) Kanban
5 303 (22.07%) JavaScript
6 283 (20.61%) Git (software)
7 277 (20.17%) Test Automation
8 263 (19.16%) HTML
9 260 (18.94%) Finance
10 248 (18.06%) CSS
11 241 (17.55%) AngularJS
12 219 (15.95%) JIRA
13 218 (15.88%) Jenkins
14 217 (15.80%) DevOps
15 216 (15.73%) Web Services
16 195 (14.20%) Linux
16 195 (14.20%) BDD
17 189 (13.77%) Microsoft
18 186 (13.55%) SQL
19 182 (13.26%) REST
20 178 (12.96%) Web Development
21 176 (12.82%) C#
22 172 (12.53%) .NET
23 170 (12.38%) Oracle
24 163 (11.87%) MVC
25 158 (11.51%) User Stories
26 153 (11.14%) Spring
27 150 (10.92%) Amazon AWS
28 149 (10.85%) SQL Server

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
1 142 (10.34%) Confluence
2 54 (3.93%) Apache Spark
3 49 (3.57%) Apache
4 48 (3.50%) Tomcat
5 27 (1.97%) Cloud Foundry
6 26 (1.89%) Drupal
7 23 (1.68%) CMS
8 22 (1.60%) OpenStack
9 21 (1.53%) SharePoint
10 18 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 17 (1.24%) JBoss
11 17 (1.24%) WebLogic
12 13 (0.95%) GemFire
13 11 (0.80%) Alfresco
13 11 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (0.66%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.51%) Liferay
15 7 (0.51%) MS Project Server
16 6 (0.44%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (1.24%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.073%) InDesign
7 1 (0.073%) InVision
7 1 (0.073%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 13 (0.95%) Magento
2 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.29%) Eloqua
4 4 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle BRM
6 2 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 150 (10.92%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (2.91%) PaaS
4 30 (2.18%) GitHub
5 28 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (1.97%) IaaS
6 27 (1.97%) npm
7 23 (1.68%) OpenShift
8 19 (1.38%) SaaS
9 18 (1.31%) Serverless
10 16 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
11 13 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.80%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (0.80%) Trello
13 10 (0.73%) Slack
14 9 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
14 9 (0.66%) Google Analytics
15 8 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.35%) HTTP
2 10 (0.73%) Internet
2 10 (0.73%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.44%) Intranet
4 5 (0.36%) PuTTY
4 5 (0.36%) WinSCP
5 4 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.22%) ATM
6 3 (0.22%) Firewall
6 3 (0.22%) Tactical Data Link
6 3 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.15%) LAN
7 2 (0.15%) NAS
7 2 (0.15%) SAN
7 2 (0.15%) SMS
7 2 (0.15%) WAN
8 1 (0.073%) 4G
8 1 (0.073%) AMQP
8 1 (0.073%) LTE
8 1 (0.073%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (10.85%) SQL Server
2 65 (4.73%) Big Data
3 59 (4.30%) MySQL
4 57 (4.15%) MongoDB
5 55 (4.01%) Hadoop
6 54 (3.93%) NoSQL
7 51 (3.71%) Oracle Database
8 46 (3.35%) Relational Database
9 25 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (1.68%) HBase
11 17 (1.24%) Apache Hive
11 17 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
11 17 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
11 17 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.02%) OLTP
12 14 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (0.95%) Redis
14 12 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 283 (20.61%) Git (software)
2 219 (15.95%) JIRA
3 218 (15.88%) Jenkins
4 103 (7.50%) Selenium
5 95 (6.92%) Maven
6 83 (6.05%) Subversion
7 74 (5.39%) JUnit
8 55 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 50 (3.64%) Protractor
10 47 (3.42%) Cucumber
11 44 (3.20%) gulp
11 44 (3.20%) Visual Studio
12 38 (2.77%) TeamCity
13 37 (2.69%) Gradle
13 37 (2.69%) Karma Test Runner
13 37 (2.69%) SoapUI
14 32 (2.33%) IntelliJ
15 30 (2.18%) Jasmine
16 29 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
17 28 (2.04%) Mockito
General
1 260 (18.94%) Finance
2 96 (6.99%) Banking
3 53 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 45 (3.28%) Retail
5 42 (3.06%) Publishing
6 29 (2.11%) Marketing
7 12 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.73%) Games
9 9 (0.66%) Electronics
10 8 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.58%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.51%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.44%) Back Office
13 5 (0.36%) Military
14 4 (0.29%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.29%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.29%) Legal
15 3 (0.22%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.15%) Automotive
16 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 599 (43.63%) Developer
2 183 (13.33%) Java Developer
3 172 (12.53%) Scrum Master
4 111 (8.08%) Analyst
5 105 (7.65%) .NET Developer
6 80 (5.83%) Agile Developer
7 70 (5.10%) Business Analyst
8 67 (4.88%) Project Manager
9 66 (4.81%) Architect
10 63 (4.59%) Senior Developer
11 61 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
12 58 (4.22%) C# Developer
13 56 (4.08%) Angular Developer
14 53 (3.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 52 (3.79%) Delivery Manager
15 52 (3.79%) Full Stack Developer
16 49 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
17 48 (3.50%) C# .NET Developer
18 45 (3.28%) AWS Developer
19 43 (3.13%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (19.16%) HTML
2 248 (18.06%) CSS
3 241 (17.55%) AngularJS
4 216 (15.73%) Web Services
5 182 (13.26%) REST
6 172 (12.53%) .NET
7 153 (11.14%) Spring
8 147 (10.71%) RESTful
9 113 (8.23%) Node.js
10 104 (7.57%) JSON
11 95 (6.92%) SOAP
12 90 (6.55%) ASP.NET
12 90 (6.55%) HTML5
13 79 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC
14 74 (5.39%) Spring Boot
15 70 (5.10%) XML
16 69 (5.03%) CSS3
17 67 (4.88%) React
18 64 (4.66%) jQuery
19 62 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 106 (7.72%) User Experience
2 52 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (3.28%) N-Tier
4 40 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 40 (2.91%) Mobile App
5 32 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 24 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
7 23 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
8 20 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.02%) Replication
10 11 (0.80%) Social Media
11 8 (0.58%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.58%) Data Centre
11 8 (0.58%) Life Science
12 7 (0.51%) CMDB
12 7 (0.51%) PMI
12 7 (0.51%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.44%) Semantic Web
14 5 (0.36%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 195 (14.20%) Linux
2 111 (8.08%) Unix
3 67 (4.88%) Windows
4 30 (2.18%) Mac OS X
5 24 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (1.46%) Apple iOS
7 19 (1.38%) Android
8 11 (0.80%) Debian
9 9 (0.66%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.58%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.29%) CentOS
12 4 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.22%) HPUX
14 1 (0.073%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.073%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1267 (92.28%) Agile Software Development
2 388 (28.26%) TDD
3 345 (25.13%) Continuous Integration
4 303 (22.07%) Kanban
5 277 (20.17%) Test Automation
6 217 (15.80%) DevOps
7 195 (14.20%) BDD
8 178 (12.96%) Web Development
9 163 (11.87%) MVC
10 158 (11.51%) User Stories
11 122 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
12 110 (8.01%) SDLC
13 105 (7.65%) Coaching
14 104 (7.57%) Microservices
15 103 (7.50%) Software Engineering
16 101 (7.36%) Unit Testing
17 99 (7.21%) Project Management
18 94 (6.85%) SOA
19 93 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
20 91 (6.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 411 (29.93%) Java
2 303 (22.07%) JavaScript
3 186 (13.55%) SQL
4 176 (12.82%) C#
5 81 (5.90%) Scala
6 75 (5.46%) Python
7 56 (4.08%) PHP
8 54 (3.93%) Ruby
9 48 (3.50%) Groovy
10 47 (3.42%) T-SQL
11 34 (2.48%) C++
12 30 (2.18%) ES6
13 26 (1.89%) Bash Shell
14 19 (1.38%) TypeScript
15 18 (1.31%) Shell Script
16 17 (1.24%) ECMAScript
17 15 (1.09%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.66%) C
18 9 (0.66%) F#
19 8 (0.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 116 (8.45%) Degree
2 48 (3.50%) ISTQB
2 48 (3.50%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.55%) SC Cleared
4 34 (2.48%) ISEB
5 24 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (1.46%) PMI Certification
7 17 (1.24%) PMP
8 11 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.36%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.15%) CSQA
12 2 (0.15%) IIBA
12 2 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (8.30%) QA
2 18 (1.31%) PMO
3 10 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.58%) GDPR
5 5 (0.36%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.15%) RosettaNet
7 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.15%) WAI
7 2 (0.15%) WCAG
8 1 (0.073%) FATCA
8 1 (0.073%) GAMP
System Software
1 91 (6.63%) Docker
2 16 (1.17%) HDFS
3 15 (1.09%) Active Directory
4 14 (1.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 11 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (0.58%) oVirt
7 8 (0.58%) RHEV
8 7 (0.51%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.36%) vSphere
10 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.15%) Varnish
13 1 (0.073%) zsh
Systems Management
1 39 (2.84%) Puppet
2 34 (2.48%) Terraform
3 28 (2.04%) Ansible
4 22 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (1.31%) Mesos
6 17 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
7 16 (1.17%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.51%) Salt
9 5 (0.36%) Galera Cluster
9 5 (0.36%) OpenNebula
10 3 (0.22%) Consul
10 3 (0.22%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.15%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.15%) vRealize
12 1 (0.073%) Amdocs OSS
12 1 (0.073%) Control-M
12 1 (0.073%) Grafana
12 1 (0.073%) Kibana
12 1 (0.073%) logstash
12 1 (0.073%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 189 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 170 (12.38%) Oracle
3 39 (2.84%) IBM
4 38 (2.77%) Red Hat
5 31 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (1.60%) HP
6 22 (1.60%) MuleSoft
7 21 (1.53%) SAP
8 18 (1.31%) Twitter
9 17 (1.24%) Google
10 15 (1.09%) VMware
11 14 (1.02%) New Relic
11 14 (1.02%) ServiceNow
12 13 (0.95%) WSO2
13 12 (0.87%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.66%) Apigee
14 9 (0.66%) Cisco
14 9 (0.66%) ClickTale
14 9 (0.66%) Cloudera
14 9 (0.66%) Pega