Period
to 14 July 2020

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 14 July 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 West
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 20 23
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 256 456 390
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 8.71% 7.28% 7.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.20% 8.55% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 304 263
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £650 £613 £550
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £48.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.84% +12.79% +6.17%
England median hourly rate £41.50 £47.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -12.63% -4.04% +15.12%

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 2,510 5,334 4,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.40% 85.17% 84.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,555 3,397 2,736
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +6.45%
10th Percentile £306 £295 £263
90th Percentile £632 £625 £563
England median daily rate £481 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 313 231
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £14.99 £13.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £32.15 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.58% +13.64% -12.00%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Scrum as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scrum in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Scrum in the South West

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scrum in the South West over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Scrum in the South West

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scrum in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Scrum in the South West

Scrum
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Scrum in the South West over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

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 14 July 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
Wiltshire +5 73 £475 +2.70% 11
Bristol -3 66 £500 - 14
Devon +21 45 £478 +12.44% 5
Gloucestershire +31 34 £563 +18.42% 15
Somerset -11 19 £425 -10.53% 11
Dorset +11 7 £475 +43.94% 6
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 West region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 240 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (34.77%) Security Cleared
3 84 (32.81%) Kanban
4 76 (29.69%) Java
5 67 (26.17%) JIRA
6 64 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 61 (23.83%) Test Automation
8 60 (23.44%) AWS
8 60 (23.44%) Python
9 58 (22.66%) Web Services
10 55 (21.48%) Git (software)
11 54 (21.09%) DevOps
11 54 (21.09%) TDD
12 52 (20.31%) JavaScript
13 50 (19.53%) Linux
14 45 (17.58%) Jenkins
14 45 (17.58%) Confluence
15 41 (16.02%) Continuous Integration
15 41 (16.02%) Software Engineering
16 39 (15.23%) Finance
16 39 (15.23%) SQL
16 39 (15.23%) BDD
17 35 (13.67%) Azure
18 34 (13.28%) C
19 32 (12.50%) Docker
20 31 (12.11%) SDLC
21 30 (11.72%) C#
22 29 (11.33%) Continuous Improvement
23 28 (10.94%) CSS
24 27 (10.55%) C++

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 45 (17.58%) Confluence
2 11 (4.30%) Apache
3 8 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.73%) Apache Spark
4 7 (2.73%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.56%) CMS
6 3 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.78%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.78%) WordPress
8 1 (0.39%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.39%) JBoss
8 1 (0.39%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 60 (23.44%) AWS
2 35 (13.67%) Azure
3 7 (2.73%) GitHub
3 7 (2.73%) SaaS
4 6 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 3 (1.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.78%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (0.78%) Force.com
6 2 (0.78%) GCP
6 2 (0.78%) Logic Apps
6 2 (0.78%) NuGet
6 2 (0.78%) Office 365
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.39%) IaaS
7 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.73%) Skype
2 4 (1.56%) Ethernet
2 4 (1.56%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.56%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.17%) VoIP
4 1 (0.39%) HTTP
4 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.59%) Hadoop
3 13 (5.08%) Apache Accumulo
4 10 (3.91%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.73%) Apache Hive
6 7 (2.73%) Big Data
6 7 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.34%) HBase
7 6 (2.34%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.56%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.17%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2019
11 2 (0.78%) DB2
12 1 (0.39%) MS Access
12 1 (0.39%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 67 (26.17%) JIRA
2 55 (21.48%) Git (software)
3 45 (17.58%) Jenkins
4 21 (8.20%) Bitbucket
5 20 (7.81%) Cucumber
6 18 (7.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (5.86%) JUnit
7 15 (5.86%) Maven
8 13 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (4.69%) Selenium
10 10 (3.91%) GoogleTest
11 8 (3.13%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.73%) Bitbucket Server
12 7 (2.73%) IBM UrbanCode
12 7 (2.73%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (2.34%) Eclipse
13 6 (2.34%) JMeter
13 6 (2.34%) LoadRunner
13 6 (2.34%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (2.34%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 39 (15.23%) Finance
2 24 (9.38%) Public Sector
3 18 (7.03%) Aerospace
4 12 (4.69%) Marketing
5 11 (4.30%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.52%) Electronics
6 9 (3.52%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.73%) Publishing
8 6 (2.34%) Banking
8 6 (2.34%) Military
9 3 (1.17%) Retail
10 2 (0.78%) German Language
10 2 (0.78%) Law
11 1 (0.39%) Automotive
11 1 (0.39%) Billing
11 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Games
11 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (37.11%) Developer
2 23 (8.98%) Java Developer
3 20 (7.81%) Software Developer
4 19 (7.42%) Analyst
5 18 (7.03%) Delivery Manager
5 18 (7.03%) Software Engineer
6 16 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
7 15 (5.86%) Business Analyst
7 15 (5.86%) Scrum Master
7 15 (5.86%) Senior Developer
8 13 (5.08%) .NET Developer
8 13 (5.08%) Administrator
8 13 (5.08%) Linux Administrator
8 13 (5.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 13 (5.08%) Systems Administration Leader
8 13 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
9 12 (4.69%) Tester
10 11 (4.30%) Architect
10 11 (4.30%) Test Engineer
11 10 (3.91%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (22.66%) Web Services
2 28 (10.94%) CSS
3 27 (10.55%) HTML
4 26 (10.16%) RESTful
5 25 (9.77%) .NET
6 22 (8.59%) Node.js
7 21 (8.20%) Kafka
8 20 (7.81%) REST
9 18 (7.03%) JSON
9 18 (7.03%) SOAP
10 17 (6.64%) Gherkin
11 16 (6.25%) React
11 16 (6.25%) Spring
11 16 (6.25%) XML
12 13 (5.08%) Apache NiFi
12 13 (5.08%) ASP.NET
13 12 (4.69%) AngularJS
13 12 (4.69%) SailPoint
14 10 (3.91%) Spring Boot
14 10 (3.91%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.08%) PKI
3 11 (4.30%) Public Cloud
4 10 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.73%) User Experience
6 6 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.34%) NHS
7 5 (1.95%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.95%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.95%) TMS320
8 3 (1.17%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.39%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.39%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.39%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.39%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 50 (19.53%) Linux
2 16 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (5.08%) CentOS
3 13 (5.08%) Windows
4 3 (1.17%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.78%) Android
5 2 (0.78%) Unix
6 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.39%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (32.81%) Kanban
3 61 (23.83%) Test Automation
4 54 (21.09%) DevOps
4 54 (21.09%) TDD
5 41 (16.02%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (16.02%) Software Engineering
6 39 (15.23%) BDD
7 31 (12.11%) SDLC
8 29 (11.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 23 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (8.20%) Microservices
11 20 (7.81%) Open Source
11 20 (7.81%) UML
12 19 (7.42%) Mentoring
12 19 (7.42%) User Stories
13 18 (7.03%) E-Commerce
13 18 (7.03%) Product Backlog
13 18 (7.03%) Project Delivery
13 18 (7.03%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 76 (29.69%) Java
2 60 (23.44%) Python
3 52 (20.31%) JavaScript
4 39 (15.23%) SQL
5 34 (13.28%) C
6 30 (11.72%) C#
7 27 (10.55%) C++
8 16 (6.25%) Bash Shell
9 13 (5.08%) Perl
10 12 (4.69%) PL/SQL
11 8 (3.13%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.73%) Scala
12 7 (2.73%) T-SQL
13 6 (2.34%) Java 8
13 6 (2.34%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.95%) Assembly Language
15 4 (1.56%) GLSL
15 4 (1.56%) HLSL
16 3 (1.17%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (34.77%) Security Cleared
2 64 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 23 (8.98%) DV Cleared
4 15 (5.86%) Degree
5 7 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.95%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.95%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.56%) ISEB
8 2 (0.78%) CSPO
8 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.39%) APMP
9 1 (0.39%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.86%) QA
2 6 (2.34%) MISRA
2 6 (2.34%) MISRA C
3 4 (1.56%) GDPR
4 2 (0.78%) JTAG
5 1 (0.39%) COBIT
5 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.39%) IFRS
System Software
1 32 (12.50%) Docker
2 22 (8.59%) Active Directory
3 13 (5.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (3.13%) NDS
4 8 (3.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 6 (2.34%) HDFS
6 5 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (1.95%) vSphere
7 1 (0.39%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 21 (8.20%) Ansible
2 13 (5.08%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 8 (3.13%) Terraform
3 8 (3.13%) Tivoli
4 6 (2.34%) Hadoop YARN
4 6 (2.34%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.17%) Puppet
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.78%) Packer
7 2 (0.78%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.20%) Atlassian
3 20 (7.81%) Oracle
4 18 (7.03%) VMware
5 14 (5.47%) NetIQ
6 13 (5.08%) Red Hat
7 12 (4.69%) ForgeRock
7 12 (4.69%) SAP
8 10 (3.91%) Google
9 8 (3.13%) IBM
9 8 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (2.73%) Novell
11 6 (2.34%) Hortonworks
12 4 (1.56%) HP
12 4 (1.56%) Twitter
13 3 (1.17%) Cisco
13 3 (1.17%) Citrix
13 3 (1.17%) IFS
13 3 (1.17%) Sybase
14 2 (0.78%) Ping Identity