Period
to 15 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 15 17
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1,006 1,395 1,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.01% 8.49% 7.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.08% 9.82% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 853 748
South East median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £351 £315
90th Percentile £625 £608 £576
England median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 35 41
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £51.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +10.87% -11.54%
10th Percentile £24.00 £39.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £44.50 £49.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -10.10% +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 12,454 14,205 13,877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.83% 86.47% 84.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,405 8,515 8,192
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +4.22% +3.75%
10th Percentile £275 £279 £260
90th Percentile £610 £588 £570
England median daily rate £475 £464 £450
% change year-on-year +2.43% +3.06% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 524 477
South East median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% +19.05% -8.70%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.50 £50.06
England median hourly rate £24.92 £21.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +18.64% -10.64% +2.17%

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 15 September 2019.

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 15 September 2019.

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 15 September 2019. 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 -4 337 £450 -5.26% 115
Surrey -3 277 £500 +0.50% 54
Berkshire -8 210 £464 +3.06% 57
Hampshire +6 192 £450 +5.88% 39
Buckinghamshire +2 92 £438 -5.41% 37
East Sussex +5 79 £450 -8.86% 15
West Sussex -16 64 £456 +1.39% 25
Kent -2 36 £488 +14.71% 31
Oxfordshire -8 36 £450 -10.00% 21
Sussex +6 6 - -
Middlesex +6 3 - -
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 15 September 2019, 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.

1 927 (92.15%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (25.35%) DevOps
3 212 (21.07%) Kanban
4 205 (20.38%) JIRA
5 199 (19.78%) Azure
6 194 (19.28%) Java
7 181 (17.99%) JavaScript
8 179 (17.79%) TDD
9 163 (16.20%) SQL
10 162 (16.10%) .NET
11 157 (15.61%) Git (software)
12 154 (15.31%) Test Automation
13 152 (15.11%) AWS
14 147 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
15 145 (14.41%) C#
16 143 (14.21%) User Stories
17 135 (13.42%) Finance
18 126 (12.52%) Microsoft
19 125 (12.43%) HTML
20 122 (12.13%) Jenkins
21 121 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
22 112 (11.13%) AngularJS
23 111 (11.03%) CSS
24 103 (10.24%) Linux
24 103 (10.24%) Spring
25 99 (9.84%) Docker
26 97 (9.64%) REST
26 97 (9.64%) Project Management
27 90 (8.95%) BDD
27 90 (8.95%) RESTful

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 82 (8.15%) Confluence
2 20 (1.99%) Tomcat
3 16 (1.59%) Apache Spark
3 16 (1.59%) Drupal
4 13 (1.29%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.19%) Apache
5 12 (1.19%) WebSphere
6 10 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (0.89%) CMS
8 8 (0.80%) JBoss
9 7 (0.70%) Apache Airflow
9 7 (0.70%) Luigi
10 6 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.60%) GemFire
11 4 (0.40%) IIS
11 4 (0.40%) nginx
11 4 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.30%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (1.29%) Sketch
5 12 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (0.80%) InVision
8 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.099%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.099%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 13 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.20%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.099%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.099%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.099%) Magento
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.099%) Primavera
5 1 (0.099%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.099%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 199 (19.78%) Azure
2 152 (15.11%) AWS
3 39 (3.88%) GitHub
4 37 (3.68%) PaaS
5 32 (3.18%) Power Platform
6 28 (2.78%) IaaS
7 26 (2.58%) Amazon S3
8 24 (2.39%) OpenShift
9 21 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (1.89%) SaaS
10 19 (1.89%) Serverless
11 17 (1.69%) GCP
11 17 (1.69%) Heroku
12 16 (1.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 15 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
14 12 (1.19%) npm
15 11 (1.09%) Amazon EMR
15 11 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.69%) HTTP
2 12 (1.19%) Internet
3 9 (0.89%) MQTT
4 7 (0.70%) SSH
5 6 (0.60%) DSL
6 5 (0.50%) DNS
7 4 (0.40%) DWDM
7 4 (0.40%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.30%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.30%) OpenLDAP
8 3 (0.30%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.20%) RFID
9 2 (0.20%) SDH
9 2 (0.20%) SNMP
9 2 (0.20%) VoIP
9 2 (0.20%) VPN
9 2 (0.20%) WAN
10 1 (0.099%) 5G
10 1 (0.099%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 54 (5.37%) Relational Database
3 43 (4.27%) Big Data
4 42 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 40 (3.98%) MySQL
6 34 (3.38%) Data Lake
6 34 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
7 32 (3.18%) Power BI
8 30 (2.98%) Hadoop
9 28 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (1.79%) HDInsight
11 18 (1.79%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.79%) RDBMS
12 13 (1.29%) Amazon Athena
13 12 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
13 12 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 205 (20.38%) JIRA
2 157 (15.61%) Git (software)
3 122 (12.13%) Jenkins
4 67 (6.66%) Selenium
5 66 (6.56%) Visual Studio Team System
6 50 (4.97%) Visual Studio
7 39 (3.88%) Cucumber
7 39 (3.88%) Maven
8 34 (3.38%) Subversion
9 33 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 29 (2.88%) Bitbucket
11 25 (2.49%) TeamCity
12 24 (2.39%) JUnit
13 20 (1.99%) Eclipse
14 17 (1.69%) Protractor
15 15 (1.49%) IntelliJ
16 14 (1.39%) MSBuild
17 13 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 13 (1.29%) Mockito
17 13 (1.29%) SonarQube
General
1 135 (13.42%) Finance
2 60 (5.96%) Telecoms
3 52 (5.17%) Banking
4 37 (3.68%) Retail
5 24 (2.39%) Public Sector
6 22 (2.19%) Marketing
7 10 (0.99%) Games
8 8 (0.80%) Legal
9 7 (0.70%) Aerospace
9 7 (0.70%) Automotive
10 6 (0.60%) Advertising
11 5 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.40%) Front Office
12 4 (0.40%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.30%) Billing
13 3 (0.30%) Law
13 3 (0.30%) Military
14 2 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 314 (31.21%) Developer
2 143 (14.21%) Scrum Master
3 122 (12.13%) Analyst
4 90 (8.95%) Java Developer
5 78 (7.75%) DevOps Engineer
6 75 (7.46%) Business Analyst
7 56 (5.57%) Project Manager
8 52 (5.17%) .NET Developer
9 50 (4.97%) Senior Developer
10 46 (4.57%) Agile Scrum Master
11 42 (4.17%) Architect
11 42 (4.17%) C# Developer
12 37 (3.68%) Full Stack Developer
12 37 (3.68%) Software Developer
13 36 (3.58%) Designer
14 30 (2.98%) C# .NET Developer
15 27 (2.68%) Software Engineer
16 26 (2.58%) Senior DevOps
17 25 (2.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 24 (2.39%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (16.10%) .NET
2 125 (12.43%) HTML
3 112 (11.13%) AngularJS
4 111 (11.03%) CSS
5 103 (10.24%) Spring
6 97 (9.64%) REST
7 90 (8.95%) RESTful
8 78 (7.75%) Web Services
9 70 (6.96%) ASP.NET
10 56 (5.57%) .NET Framework
11 55 (5.47%) JSON
12 52 (5.17%) React
13 49 (4.87%) Node.js
13 49 (4.87%) XML
14 38 (3.78%) .NET Core
15 37 (3.68%) SOAP
16 32 (3.18%) Kafka
17 29 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
17 29 (2.88%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (2.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 73 (7.26%) User Experience
2 69 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (2.49%) Mobile App
4 21 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
7 13 (1.29%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.09%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.09%) EPoS
9 10 (0.99%) Life Science
9 10 (0.99%) Virtual Team
10 7 (0.70%) Cloud Native
11 6 (0.60%) Contract for Difference
11 6 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.50%) FMCG
12 5 (0.50%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.40%) Replication
14 3 (0.30%) NHS
14 3 (0.30%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 103 (10.24%) Linux
2 68 (6.76%) Windows
3 29 (2.88%) Unix
4 22 (2.19%) Apple iOS
4 22 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (1.19%) Android
6 10 (0.99%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.89%) CentOS
8 8 (0.80%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.70%) Debian
10 6 (0.60%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.50%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.30%) Solaris
13 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.20%) zOS
14 1 (0.099%) Fedora
14 1 (0.099%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 927 (92.15%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (25.35%) DevOps
3 212 (21.07%) Kanban
4 179 (17.79%) TDD
5 154 (15.31%) Test Automation
6 147 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
7 143 (14.21%) User Stories
8 121 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
9 97 (9.64%) Project Management
10 90 (8.95%) BDD
11 89 (8.85%) Software Engineering
12 84 (8.35%) SDLC
13 79 (7.85%) Analytics
14 78 (7.75%) Coaching
15 72 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
16 71 (7.06%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 70 (6.96%) MVC
18 69 (6.86%) Microservices
19 60 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
20 59 (5.86%) Sprint Planning
Programming Languages
1 194 (19.28%) Java
2 181 (17.99%) JavaScript
3 163 (16.20%) SQL
4 145 (14.41%) C#
5 78 (7.75%) Python
6 49 (4.87%) PowerShell
7 48 (4.77%) Java 8
8 33 (3.28%) PHP
9 30 (2.98%) C++
10 27 (2.68%) Bash Shell
10 27 (2.68%) Scala
11 26 (2.58%) C
12 21 (2.09%) Ruby
12 21 (2.09%) TypeScript
13 20 (1.99%) Shell Script
14 18 (1.79%) Groovy
15 14 (1.39%) Objective-C
16 13 (1.29%) Apple Swift
17 11 (1.09%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (6.66%) Degree
2 36 (3.58%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.78%) ISTQB
5 26 (2.58%) ISEB
6 25 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (0.89%) PMP
8 7 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.60%) IIBA
10 5 (0.50%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.40%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.30%) CISSP
13 2 (0.20%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.20%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (6.46%) QA
2 14 (1.39%) GDPR
3 8 (0.80%) PMO
4 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.30%) SLA
5 2 (0.20%) NIST
5 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.099%) HL7
6 1 (0.099%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.099%) WCAG
System Software
1 99 (9.84%) Docker
2 18 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (1.39%) Active Directory
4 12 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.80%) LXC
6 7 (0.70%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.30%) vSphere
8 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.099%) zsh
Systems Management
1 67 (6.66%) Ansible
2 60 (5.96%) Kubernetes
3 45 (4.47%) Terraform
4 30 (2.98%) Puppet
5 26 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.60%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.40%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.30%) SCCM
9 2 (0.20%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.20%) Istio
10 1 (0.099%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.099%) Consul
10 1 (0.099%) Grafana
10 1 (0.099%) Graphite
10 1 (0.099%) Kibana
10 1 (0.099%) logstash
10 1 (0.099%) Packer
10 1 (0.099%) Salt
Vendors
1 126 (12.52%) Microsoft
2 38 (3.78%) Oracle
3 37 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
4 33 (3.28%) SAP
5 30 (2.98%) Google
6 17 (1.69%) IBM
7 16 (1.59%) Atlassian
8 14 (1.39%) Red Hat
8 14 (1.39%) ServiceNow
8 14 (1.39%) Tableau
8 14 (1.39%) VMware
9 13 (1.29%) CA Agile Central
10 12 (1.19%) Sitecore
11 9 (0.89%) Informatica
11 9 (0.89%) NCR
12 8 (0.80%) Cisco
12 8 (0.80%) New Relic
13 7 (0.70%) Citrix
13 7 (0.70%) Databricks
13 7 (0.70%) IBM Sterling