Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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 West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 23 21
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 413 399 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.30% 6.98% 7.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.98% 8.72% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 322 334
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £300
90th Percentile £525 £550 £475
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 44
South West median hourly rate £38.25 £40.00 £41.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.38% -4.53% +9.54%
10th Percentile £33.13 £39.55 £30.00
90th Percentile £43.90 £43.00 £44.28
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 4598 4576 5194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.25% 80.01% 79.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2908 3087 3518
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £241 £255
90th Percentile £558 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 267 259
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.30 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.35
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 23 November 2017.

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
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 23 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
Bristol -1 131 £400 -1.30% 37
Wiltshire -9 71 £400 -5.88% 12
Gloucestershire +7 60 £420 -6.67% 12
Devon +4 52 £375 - 3
Somerset -3 49 £369 +5.36% 9
Dorset +15 16 £430 +27.41% 4
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 376 (91.04%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (27.36%) JavaScript
3 108 (26.15%) C#
4 103 (24.94%) .NET
5 92 (22.28%) MVC
5 92 (22.28%) Security Cleared
6 87 (21.07%) Finance
6 87 (21.07%) Java
7 85 (20.58%) AngularJS
8 84 (20.34%) Kanban
9 80 (19.37%) HTML
10 79 (19.13%) ASP.NET
11 77 (18.64%) SQL
11 77 (18.64%) TDD
12 76 (18.40%) CSS
13 71 (17.19%) Microsoft
14 67 (16.22%) SQL Server
15 65 (15.74%) ASP.NET MVC
15 65 (15.74%) Jenkins
16 63 (15.25%) BDD
17 62 (15.01%) Business Intelligence
18 61 (14.77%) Test Automation
19 60 (14.53%) DevOps
20 54 (13.08%) OO
21 53 (12.83%) Continuous Integration
22 50 (12.11%) Oracle
23 49 (11.86%) Programme Management
23 49 (11.86%) Git (software)
24 48 (11.62%) Amazon AWS
24 48 (11.62%) jQuery

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 22 (5.33%) Confluence
2 13 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (2.42%) Apache
4 8 (1.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 8 (1.94%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.94%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.69%) SAS
5 7 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.45%) nginx
6 6 (1.45%) NServiceBus
7 5 (1.21%) CMS
8 4 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.73%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.73%) IIS
9 3 (0.73%) Mule
9 3 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.48%) Drupal
10 2 (0.48%) Jetty
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 48 (11.62%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (3.63%) GitHub
5 14 (3.39%) Amazon S3
5 14 (3.39%) AWS Lambda
5 14 (3.39%) Serverless
6 9 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 6 (1.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 6 (1.45%) Route 53
7 6 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.21%) SaaS
9 4 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.73%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.73%) PaaS
11 2 (0.48%) IaaS
11 2 (0.48%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.66%) SMS
2 7 (1.69%) HTTP
3 6 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (1.21%) SSL
4 5 (1.21%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.97%) DHCP
5 4 (0.97%) DNS
6 3 (0.73%) FTP
6 3 (0.73%) Internet
6 3 (0.73%) IPsec
6 3 (0.73%) VPN
7 2 (0.48%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.24%) ATM
8 1 (0.24%) CTI
8 1 (0.24%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.05%) Oracle Database
3 22 (5.33%) NoSQL
4 21 (5.08%) Hadoop
5 18 (4.36%) MongoDB
6 16 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (2.42%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 8 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (1.94%) Big Data
10 7 (1.69%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.69%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.69%) SAS EBI
10 7 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.45%) MySQL
11 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 65 (15.74%) Jenkins
2 49 (11.86%) Git (software)
3 46 (11.14%) JIRA
4 34 (8.23%) Visual Studio
5 27 (6.54%) Maven
6 24 (5.81%) Selenium
6 24 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (4.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (3.87%) Cucumber
9 15 (3.63%) NUnit
10 13 (3.15%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (3.15%) TeamCity
11 12 (2.91%) Gradle
12 10 (2.42%) Bitbucket
12 10 (2.42%) SonarQube
13 9 (2.18%) SpecFlow
13 9 (2.18%) Subversion
14 8 (1.94%) Eclipse
14 8 (1.94%) Mockito
14 8 (1.94%) WebDriver
General
1 87 (21.07%) Finance
2 44 (10.65%) Marketing
3 41 (9.93%) Manufacturing
4 38 (9.20%) Electronics
4 38 (9.20%) Telecoms
5 28 (6.78%) Banking
6 13 (3.15%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.97%) Law
7 4 (0.97%) Military
7 4 (0.97%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.48%) Advertising
8 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.48%) Retail
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Local Government
9 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 164 (39.71%) Developer
2 55 (13.32%) .NET Developer
3 45 (10.90%) C# Developer
4 34 (8.23%) ASP.NET Developer
5 28 (6.78%) Analyst
5 28 (6.78%) C# .NET Developer
6 25 (6.05%) Architect
6 25 (6.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 24 (5.81%) Software Developer
8 23 (5.57%) Project Manager
9 22 (5.33%) Java Developer
10 21 (5.08%) Scrum Master
11 20 (4.84%) Agile Developer
11 20 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 20 (4.84%) Full Stack Developer
12 19 (4.60%) Delivery Manager
12 19 (4.60%) Software Engineer
13 18 (4.36%) Business Analyst
13 18 (4.36%) C# Software Developer
14 17 (4.12%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (24.94%) .NET
2 85 (20.58%) AngularJS
3 80 (19.37%) HTML
4 79 (19.13%) ASP.NET
5 76 (18.40%) CSS
6 65 (15.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 48 (11.62%) jQuery
8 47 (11.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 46 (11.14%) JSON
10 45 (10.90%) REST
11 44 (10.65%) SOAP
12 36 (8.72%) Web Services
13 32 (7.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 24 (5.81%) XML
15 23 (5.57%) React
15 23 (5.57%) Spring
16 22 (5.33%) RESTful
17 21 (5.08%) .NET Framework
18 16 (3.87%) Node.js
19 15 (3.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.23%) User Experience
2 30 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.36%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.63%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.63%) Public Cloud
5 14 (3.39%) Cyber Defence
5 14 (3.39%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.18%) Blog
7 8 (1.94%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.94%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.21%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.21%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.21%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.97%) PMI
10 3 (0.73%) RIA
11 2 (0.48%) NHS
11 2 (0.48%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.48%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.23%) Linux
2 10 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (1.45%) CentOS
3 6 (1.45%) Unix
4 4 (0.97%) AIX
4 4 (0.97%) CoreOS
5 3 (0.73%) Windows
6 2 (0.48%) VMS
7 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (0.24%) Fedora
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (91.04%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (22.28%) MVC
3 84 (20.34%) Kanban
4 77 (18.64%) TDD
5 63 (15.25%) BDD
6 62 (15.01%) Business Intelligence
7 61 (14.77%) Test Automation
8 60 (14.53%) DevOps
9 54 (13.08%) OO
10 53 (12.83%) Continuous Integration
11 49 (11.86%) Programme Management
12 46 (11.14%) Project Management
12 46 (11.14%) Software Engineering
12 46 (11.14%) Unit Testing
13 45 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
14 40 (9.69%) Coaching
15 38 (9.20%) Digital Marketing
16 30 (7.26%) Continuous Delivery
16 30 (7.26%) Continuous Improvement
16 30 (7.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 113 (27.36%) JavaScript
2 108 (26.15%) C#
3 87 (21.07%) Java
4 77 (18.64%) SQL
5 41 (9.93%) Python
6 26 (6.30%) C
7 15 (3.63%) C++
8 13 (3.15%) Groovy
9 12 (2.91%) PL/SQL
10 10 (2.42%) Ruby
11 9 (2.18%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.18%) Scala
12 8 (1.94%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.69%) PHP
14 6 (1.45%) Ada
14 6 (1.45%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.21%) Kotlin
15 5 (1.21%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.21%) XPath
15 5 (1.21%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 92 (22.28%) Security Cleared
2 42 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.30%) Degree
4 21 (5.08%) DV Cleared
5 15 (3.63%) ISTQB
6 14 (3.39%) ISEB
7 11 (2.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.97%) CISSP
10 4 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.97%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.73%) Chartered Engineer
11 3 (0.73%) CITP
11 3 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.73%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.24%) HND
12 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.81%) QA
2 6 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.21%) ISO 14001
3 5 (1.21%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.97%) PMO
5 2 (0.48%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (6.30%) Docker
2 5 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.97%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.73%) Xen
5 2 (0.48%) Firmware
5 2 (0.48%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (2.42%) Ansible
2 8 (1.94%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.94%) Puppet
3 7 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.21%) Rancher
5 4 (0.97%) Terraform
6 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.48%) Kibana
6 2 (0.48%) Nagios
6 2 (0.48%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.24%) Grafana
7 1 (0.24%) logstash
Vendors
1 71 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 50 (12.11%) Oracle
3 48 (11.62%) SAP
4 14 (3.39%) Hortonworks
5 9 (2.18%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.94%) Adobe
6 8 (1.94%) Coverity
6 8 (1.94%) IBM
6 8 (1.94%) Tableau
6 8 (1.94%) VMware
7 7 (1.69%) MuleSoft
8 6 (1.45%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.45%) CA Agile Central
9 5 (1.21%) Citrix
9 5 (1.21%) Sencha
9 5 (1.21%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.97%) Google
11 2 (0.48%) ATG
11 2 (0.48%) HP
11 2 (0.48%) New Relic