Period
to 19 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 19 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 West
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 22 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 487 431 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.58% 7.40% 7.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.86% 8.65% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 295 264
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £357 £313 £313
90th Percentile £613 £563 £525
England median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
South West median hourly rate £48.50 £43.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.79% +14.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £41.00 £36.88 £31.25
90th Percentile £57.60 £43.00 £46.90
England median hourly rate £45.00 £49.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,495 4,984 4,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.57% 85.56% 84.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,426 3,098 2,918
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £273 £255
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 229 185
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.53 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% +5.14% +11.27%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.40 £12.77
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £24.96 £20.60 £23.00
% change year-on-year +21.15% -10.43% -

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the South West

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in the South West

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in the South West over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in the South West

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in the South West

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in the South West over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Scrum in the South West

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 19 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
Wiltshire +18 187 £450 - 47
Bristol +1 147 £450 +5.88% 84
Devon -2 40 £424 +25.56% 18
Gloucestershire -28 39 £475 -5.00% 25
Somerset -16 33 £500 +13.64% 10
Dorset -1 7 £425 -15.08% 20
Cornwall - 3 £550 -
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 West region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 453 (93.02%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (23.61%) JavaScript
2 115 (23.61%) Security Cleared
3 110 (22.59%) JIRA
4 100 (20.53%) Java
5 90 (18.48%) SC Cleared
5 90 (18.48%) Git (software)
6 83 (17.04%) C#
7 80 (16.43%) CSS
8 76 (15.61%) Finance
9 75 (15.40%) .NET
10 74 (15.20%) Kanban
11 73 (14.99%) TDD
11 73 (14.99%) User Stories
12 70 (14.37%) AWS
13 69 (14.17%) Linux
14 68 (13.96%) Test Automation
15 67 (13.76%) Microsoft
16 61 (12.53%) SQL
16 61 (12.53%) Azure
16 61 (12.53%) DevOps
17 58 (11.91%) BDD
18 56 (11.50%) Software Engineering
18 56 (11.50%) Microservices
18 56 (11.50%) Public Sector
19 55 (11.29%) Docker
20 54 (11.09%) Oracle
21 52 (10.68%) C
22 51 (10.47%) HTML
23 50 (10.27%) Web Services

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 47 (9.65%) Confluence
2 14 (2.87%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.26%) Oracle Workflow
4 8 (1.64%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.44%) Apache
5 7 (1.44%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.82%) ColdFusion
6 4 (0.82%) nginx
7 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.62%) CMS
7 3 (0.62%) JBoss
7 3 (0.62%) MS Project Server
7 3 (0.62%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.21%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.21%) IIS
9 1 (0.21%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.21%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.21%) Sketch
5 1 (0.21%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 15 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (1.03%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (1.03%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.21%) Magento
6 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 70 (14.37%) AWS
2 61 (12.53%) Azure
3 24 (4.93%) Dynamics 365
4 19 (3.90%) GCP
5 15 (3.08%) Serverless
6 9 (1.85%) Office 365
7 8 (1.64%) Amazon S3
7 8 (1.64%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (1.44%) Apigee
8 7 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (1.44%) Azure Functions
8 7 (1.44%) PaaS
9 5 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.03%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.82%) PowerApps
10 4 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.62%) NuGet
11 3 (0.62%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.26%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.05%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.62%) DMZ
3 3 (0.62%) Firewall
3 3 (0.62%) HTTP
3 3 (0.62%) VoIP
3 3 (0.62%) VPN
4 2 (0.41%) Skype
4 2 (0.41%) SMS
5 1 (0.21%) 3G
5 1 (0.21%) 4G
5 1 (0.21%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.21%) DHCP
5 1 (0.21%) DNS
5 1 (0.21%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.21%) NFC
5 1 (0.21%) SAN
5 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.85%) MySQL
2 9 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
4 6 (1.23%) Big Data
4 6 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.23%) DB2
4 6 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.03%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.82%) SQLite
7 3 (0.62%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.41%) QlikView
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 110 (22.59%) JIRA
2 90 (18.48%) Git (software)
3 37 (7.60%) Jenkins
4 34 (6.98%) Selenium
5 32 (6.57%) Visual Studio Team System
6 27 (5.54%) Visual Studio
7 24 (4.93%) Cucumber
8 21 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (3.90%) Eclipse
10 17 (3.49%) GoogleTest
11 16 (3.29%) Maven
12 13 (2.67%) Artifactory
12 13 (2.67%) Bitbucket
13 12 (2.46%) Ant
13 12 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (2.46%) JUnit
14 11 (2.26%) GitLab
14 11 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
15 10 (2.05%) NetBeans
16 9 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 76 (15.61%) Finance
2 56 (11.50%) Public Sector
3 32 (6.57%) Banking
4 24 (4.93%) Manufacturing
4 24 (4.93%) Retail
5 19 (3.90%) Military
6 18 (3.70%) Marketing
7 15 (3.08%) Aerospace
8 14 (2.87%) Telecoms
9 12 (2.46%) Electronics
10 7 (1.44%) Local Government
11 5 (1.03%) Automotive
12 3 (0.62%) Games
12 3 (0.62%) Law
13 2 (0.41%) Legal
13 2 (0.41%) Publishing
14 1 (0.21%) Back Office
14 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.21%) Police
Job Titles
1 145 (29.77%) Developer
2 67 (13.76%) Analyst
3 42 (8.62%) Business Analyst
4 39 (8.01%) Java Developer
5 38 (7.80%) Scrum Master
6 36 (7.39%) Architect
7 34 (6.98%) Software Developer
8 29 (5.95%) Software Engineer
9 24 (4.93%) Product Owner
9 24 (4.93%) Test Engineer
10 21 (4.31%) C# Developer
11 20 (4.11%) Embedded Engineer
12 18 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (3.49%) Agile Coach
13 17 (3.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 16 (3.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 14 (2.87%) React Developer
16 13 (2.67%) CRM Developer
16 13 (2.67%) Tester
17 12 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (16.43%) CSS
2 75 (15.40%) .NET
3 51 (10.47%) HTML
4 50 (10.27%) Web Services
5 47 (9.65%) XML
6 37 (7.60%) Redux
7 35 (7.19%) Spring
8 34 (6.98%) .NET Core
9 33 (6.78%) RESTful
10 31 (6.37%) React
11 29 (5.95%) REST
12 26 (5.34%) Sass
12 26 (5.34%) SOAP
13 25 (5.13%) JSON
14 23 (4.72%) Node.js
15 21 (4.31%) AngularJS
16 20 (4.11%) Gherkin
17 18 (3.70%) ASP.NET
17 18 (3.70%) Hibernate
17 18 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.21%) User Experience
2 21 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.08%) Public Cloud
4 13 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (2.26%) Robotics
7 10 (2.05%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.44%) Video\Live Streaming
9 6 (1.23%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.23%) PKI
10 5 (1.03%) NHS
10 5 (1.03%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.82%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.62%) PMI
12 3 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.62%) State Machine
13 2 (0.41%) Clustering
14 1 (0.21%) CESG
14 1 (0.21%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 69 (14.17%) Linux
2 25 (5.13%) Windows
3 18 (3.70%) FreeRTOS
4 16 (3.29%) ThreadX
5 7 (1.44%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.23%) Android
6 6 (1.23%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.03%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.62%) CentOS
9 3 (0.62%) Debian
9 3 (0.62%) Unix
10 2 (0.41%) AIX
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (93.02%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (15.20%) Kanban
3 73 (14.99%) TDD
3 73 (14.99%) User Stories
4 68 (13.96%) Test Automation
5 61 (12.53%) DevOps
6 58 (11.91%) BDD
7 56 (11.50%) Microservices
7 56 (11.50%) Software Engineering
8 50 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
9 46 (9.45%) UML
10 40 (8.21%) Coaching
11 34 (6.98%) Project Delivery
12 32 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (6.37%) Project Management
14 30 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
14 30 (6.16%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 29 (5.95%) Validation
16 28 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
17 27 (5.54%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (23.61%) JavaScript
2 100 (20.53%) Java
3 83 (17.04%) C#
4 61 (12.53%) SQL
5 52 (10.68%) C
6 49 (10.06%) C++
7 44 (9.03%) Python
8 37 (7.60%) TypeScript
9 12 (2.46%) T-SQL
10 10 (2.05%) GLSL
10 10 (2.05%) HLSL
10 10 (2.05%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.44%) ES6
12 6 (1.23%) PHP
13 5 (1.03%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.82%) ANSI SQL
14 4 (0.82%) Embedded C
14 4 (0.82%) Kotlin
15 3 (0.62%) Java 8
16 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 115 (23.61%) Security Cleared
2 90 (18.48%) SC Cleared
3 30 (6.16%) Degree
4 22 (4.52%) DV Cleared
5 20 (4.11%) ISEB
6 9 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.85%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.44%) AWS Certification
8 6 (1.23%) CISA
8 6 (1.23%) CISM
8 6 (1.23%) CISSP
8 6 (1.23%) IIBA
9 4 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.82%) CRISC
9 4 (0.82%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.82%) RHCE
10 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.41%) CCNA
11 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.54%) QA
2 9 (1.85%) GDPR
3 4 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.62%) PMO
5 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.41%) JTAG
5 2 (0.41%) SLA
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.21%) NCSC
6 1 (0.21%) RMADS
6 1 (0.21%) WAI
System Software
1 55 (11.29%) Docker
2 24 (4.93%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.46%) NDS
4 10 (2.05%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 6 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.82%) vSphere
7 1 (0.21%) Firmware
7 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.21%) XenApp
7 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (5.95%) Kubernetes
2 25 (5.13%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 15 (3.08%) Ansible
4 10 (2.05%) Red Hat Satellite
4 10 (2.05%) WSUS
5 8 (1.64%) Kibana
5 8 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 8 (1.64%) Tivoli
6 7 (1.44%) Nessus
6 7 (1.44%) Nmap
6 7 (1.44%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 6 (1.23%) Puppet
8 5 (1.03%) SCCM
8 5 (1.03%) Terraform
9 3 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.62%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (0.62%) SCOM
9 3 (0.62%) yum
10 2 (0.41%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 67 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 54 (11.09%) Oracle
3 35 (7.19%) Google
4 29 (5.95%) Atlassian
5 26 (5.34%) NetIQ
6 23 (4.72%) SAP
7 21 (4.31%) ForgeRock
8 14 (2.87%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.85%) HP
10 8 (1.64%) Remedy
10 8 (1.64%) Veracode
11 7 (1.44%) BMC
11 7 (1.44%) Okta
11 7 (1.44%) Tripwire
12 6 (1.23%) CA
12 6 (1.23%) IBM
12 6 (1.23%) Novell
12 6 (1.23%) Ping Identity
12 6 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.23%) VMware