Period
to 22 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 15 15
Rank change year-on-year -12 0 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 765 1,353 1,323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.58% 8.45% 8.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.76% 9.68% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 792 833
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.15% +6.29%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £340
90th Percentile £610 £625 £587
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 30 27
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £51.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.35% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.00 £36.13 £41.50
90th Percentile £52.56 £51.00 £51.60
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year -22.22% -2.70% +8.19%

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 9,854 13,978 13,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.71% 87.33% 84.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,917 8,374 8,362
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £262 £275 £263
90th Percentile £600 £600 £578
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 477 422
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £26.65 £24.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.94% +11.00% +6.71%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £50.25
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.34 £23.11
% change year-on-year -3.60% +1.01% -2.71%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 -14 239 £475 -5.00% 118
Surrey -2 210 £475 -5.00% 92
Hampshire +3 196 £450 - 65
Berkshire -23 145 £475 - 71
West Sussex -9 74 £475 +5.56% 37
Buckinghamshire -2 66 £425 -20.93% 20
East Sussex -2 34 £550 +14.29% 14
Oxfordshire +7 28 £450 -10.00% 27
Kent -12 9 £463 -0.54% 22
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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.

1 700 (91.50%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (24.44%) Azure
3 180 (23.53%) DevOps
4 157 (20.52%) JavaScript
5 156 (20.39%) SQL
6 154 (20.13%) Test Automation
7 153 (20.00%) JIRA
8 146 (19.08%) Kanban
9 140 (18.30%) Java
10 130 (16.99%) .NET
11 129 (16.86%) Microsoft
12 126 (16.47%) C#
13 125 (16.34%) TDD
14 119 (15.56%) HTML
15 117 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
16 113 (14.77%) CSS
17 112 (14.64%) Finance
18 103 (13.46%) Git (software)
19 102 (13.33%) AWS
20 97 (12.68%) Analytics
21 95 (12.42%) User Stories
22 85 (11.11%) AngularJS
23 80 (10.46%) Jenkins
23 80 (10.46%) Confluence
24 79 (10.33%) Linux
25 77 (10.07%) Project Management
25 77 (10.07%) MVC
26 76 (9.93%) RESTful
27 74 (9.67%) Selenium
27 74 (9.67%) Problem-Solving

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 80 (10.46%) Confluence
2 15 (1.96%) WebSphere
3 14 (1.83%) Tomcat
4 12 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (1.18%) CMS
5 9 (1.18%) Drupal
5 9 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.05%) Apache
6 8 (1.05%) IIS
7 7 (0.92%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.92%) GemFire
7 7 (0.92%) SAS
8 5 (0.65%) nginx
9 4 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.52%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 19 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.92%) Sketch
5 6 (0.78%) InVision
5 6 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.39%) UserZoom
6 3 (0.39%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.13%) Figma
Business Applications
1 14 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.52%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.26%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle TCA
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.13%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 187 (24.44%) Azure
2 102 (13.33%) AWS
3 41 (5.36%) PaaS
4 36 (4.71%) IaaS
5 33 (4.31%) GitHub
6 31 (4.05%) Serverless
7 28 (3.66%) Power Platform
8 23 (3.01%) Amazon S3
9 22 (2.88%) AWS Lambda
10 20 (2.61%) OpenShift
10 20 (2.61%) SaaS
11 17 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
11 17 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
12 16 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (2.09%) npm
13 14 (1.83%) Amazon ECS
13 14 (1.83%) GCP
14 13 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
15 10 (1.31%) Heroku
16 9 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.09%) HTTP
2 5 (0.65%) DSL
2 5 (0.65%) VPN
3 4 (0.52%) AMQP
4 3 (0.39%) DNS
4 3 (0.39%) Firewall
4 3 (0.39%) SSH
5 2 (0.26%) SSL
5 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.13%) 5G
6 1 (0.13%) Broadband
6 1 (0.13%) Internet
6 1 (0.13%) PPP
6 1 (0.13%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 40 (5.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (4.31%) Data Lake
5 32 (4.18%) MySQL
6 28 (3.66%) Power BI
7 26 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (3.27%) MongoDB
9 24 (3.14%) Big Data
9 24 (3.14%) HDInsight
10 21 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (2.48%) NoSQL
12 17 (2.22%) MariaDB
13 13 (1.70%) Hadoop
14 12 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (1.44%) Oracle Database
15 11 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 153 (20.00%) JIRA
2 103 (13.46%) Git (software)
3 80 (10.46%) Jenkins
4 74 (9.67%) Selenium
5 48 (6.27%) Cucumber
6 33 (4.31%) Visual Studio
7 30 (3.92%) Visual Studio Team System
8 26 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (2.48%) JUnit
9 19 (2.48%) Subversion
9 19 (2.48%) TeamCity
10 17 (2.22%) Maven
11 16 (2.09%) JMeter
12 14 (1.83%) NUnit
13 13 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (1.70%) Eclipse
13 13 (1.70%) GitLab
13 13 (1.70%) IntelliJ
14 12 (1.57%) Bitbucket
15 11 (1.44%) MSBuild
General
1 112 (14.64%) Finance
2 31 (4.05%) Banking
3 29 (3.79%) Public Sector
4 26 (3.40%) Retail
5 25 (3.27%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.61%) Marketing
7 9 (1.18%) Automotive
8 7 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.78%) Military
10 5 (0.65%) Electronics
11 3 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.26%) Games
12 2 (0.26%) Law
12 2 (0.26%) Legal
12 2 (0.26%) Local Government
12 2 (0.26%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) Front Office
13 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 257 (33.59%) Developer
2 115 (15.03%) Scrum Master
3 90 (11.76%) Analyst
4 71 (9.28%) Business Analyst
5 64 (8.37%) DevOps Engineer
6 60 (7.84%) .NET Developer
7 50 (6.54%) Java Developer
8 44 (5.75%) Project Manager
9 37 (4.84%) Full Stack Developer
10 29 (3.79%) Architect
11 27 (3.53%) Agile Scrum Master
12 25 (3.27%) Software Developer
13 23 (3.01%) C# Developer
14 21 (2.75%) Designer
15 20 (2.61%) Data Business Analyst
16 17 (2.22%) JavaScript Developer
16 17 (2.22%) Software Engineer
17 15 (1.96%) Senior Developer
18 14 (1.83%) Senior Business Analyst
18 14 (1.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (16.99%) .NET
2 119 (15.56%) HTML
3 113 (14.77%) CSS
4 85 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 76 (9.93%) RESTful
6 73 (9.54%) REST
7 61 (7.97%) Spring
8 56 (7.32%) ASP.NET
9 51 (6.67%) Node.js
10 50 (6.54%) React
11 47 (6.14%) Web Services
12 43 (5.62%) HTML5
13 38 (4.97%) JSON
14 33 (4.31%) .NET Core
15 31 (4.05%) .NET Framework
15 31 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
16 26 (3.40%) CSS3
17 22 (2.88%) RabbitMQ
17 22 (2.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 21 (2.75%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
1 56 (7.32%) User Experience
2 22 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
3 21 (2.75%) Mobile App
4 19 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (1.70%) Virtual Team
7 10 (1.31%) Public Cloud
8 6 (0.78%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.65%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.52%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.52%) EPoS
11 3 (0.39%) AS400
11 3 (0.39%) Derivative
11 3 (0.39%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.26%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.26%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.26%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 79 (10.33%) Linux
2 67 (8.76%) Windows
3 38 (4.97%) Unix
4 12 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.92%) CentOS
7 6 (0.78%) Android
8 5 (0.65%) Debian
8 5 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.52%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.39%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.39%) Solaris
11 2 (0.26%) VMS
11 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 700 (91.50%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (23.53%) DevOps
3 154 (20.13%) Test Automation
4 146 (19.08%) Kanban
5 125 (16.34%) TDD
6 117 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
7 97 (12.68%) Analytics
8 95 (12.42%) User Stories
9 77 (10.07%) MVC
9 77 (10.07%) Project Management
10 74 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
11 69 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 65 (8.50%) BDD
12 65 (8.50%) Continuous Delivery
13 58 (7.58%) Coaching
14 57 (7.45%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 57 (7.45%) Software Engineering
15 56 (7.32%) Microservices
16 52 (6.80%) Unit Testing
17 51 (6.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 157 (20.52%) JavaScript
2 156 (20.39%) SQL
3 140 (18.30%) Java
4 126 (16.47%) C#
5 61 (7.97%) Python
6 36 (4.71%) PowerShell
7 28 (3.66%) Java 8
8 27 (3.53%) Scala
9 26 (3.40%) TypeScript
10 24 (3.14%) PHP
11 22 (2.88%) Ruby
12 18 (2.35%) Shell Script
13 17 (2.22%) Groovy
14 14 (1.83%) C++
15 13 (1.70%) T-SQL
16 11 (1.44%) ABAP
17 9 (1.18%) Apple Swift
17 9 (1.18%) C
17 9 (1.18%) Objective-C
17 9 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 49 (6.41%) SC Cleared
3 35 (4.58%) Degree
4 15 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.92%) ISEB
5 7 (0.92%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.78%) PMP
7 5 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.52%) IIBA
8 4 (0.52%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.39%) CSPO
10 2 (0.26%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.26%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.26%) SAFe Agilist
11 1 (0.13%) CBAP
11 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (6.27%) QA
2 5 (0.65%) GDPR
3 4 (0.52%) PMO
3 4 (0.52%) SLA
3 4 (0.52%) WCAG
4 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.39%) NIST
5 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 66 (8.63%) Docker
2 23 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (1.44%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.26%) HDFS
4 2 (0.26%) LXC
4 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 46 (6.01%) Ansible
2 42 (5.49%) Kubernetes
3 30 (3.92%) Terraform
4 18 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.96%) Puppet
6 2 (0.26%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.26%) Salt
7 1 (0.13%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.13%) Consul
7 1 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.13%) Grafana
7 1 (0.13%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.13%) Kibana
7 1 (0.13%) Oozie
7 1 (0.13%) OpenNebula
7 1 (0.13%) Packer
7 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 129 (16.86%) Microsoft
2 39 (5.10%) Google
3 35 (4.58%) Oracle
4 21 (2.75%) Atlassian
4 21 (2.75%) SAP
5 19 (2.48%) ServiceNow
6 11 (1.44%) Informatica
7 8 (1.05%) CA Agile Central
7 8 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.92%) Sitecore
9 6 (0.78%) DevExpress
9 6 (0.78%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.65%) IBM
10 5 (0.65%) MuleSoft
10 5 (0.65%) VMware
11 4 (0.52%) Adobe
11 4 (0.52%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.52%) NCR
11 4 (0.52%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.52%) Zend