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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 37 24
Rank change year-on-year +14 -13  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 182 144 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.66% 4.83% 6.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.14% 6.13% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 112 143
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £325 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £380
% change year-on-year - +11.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.50% +29.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £36.89
% change year-on-year +4.65% +16.57%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2236 2349 2424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.87% 78.80% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1418 1554 1645
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 107 109
Median hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +1 47 £360 -15.29% 26
Wiltshire -5 38 £400 -20.00% 8
Somerset +10 35 £388 -1.58% 8
Devon +7 24 £436 +33.05% 11
Gloucestershire +17 16 £410 -13.68% 6
Dorset +4 3 - - 7
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 351 (91.88%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (33.25%) C#
3 121 (31.68%) JavaScript
4 120 (31.41%) Java
5 118 (30.89%) .NET
6 106 (27.75%) Test Automation
7 98 (25.65%) MVC
8 84 (21.99%) HTML
9 82 (21.47%) CSS
10 80 (20.94%) Security Cleared
11 78 (20.42%) BDD
11 78 (20.42%) Finance
12 73 (19.11%) TDD
12 73 (19.11%) AngularJS
13 66 (17.28%) SQL Server
14 64 (16.75%) ASP.NET
15 63 (16.49%) SQL
16 60 (15.71%) Software Engineering
17 58 (15.18%) DevOps
18 56 (14.66%) Selenium
19 55 (14.40%) Kanban
20 54 (14.14%) Oracle
21 53 (13.87%) Continuous Delivery
22 52 (13.61%) Web Services
22 52 (13.61%) ASP.NET MVC
23 51 (13.35%) SC Cleared
24 47 (12.30%) Git (software)
24 47 (12.30%) Team Foundation Server
25 46 (12.04%) XML
25 46 (12.04%) Jenkins

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 17 (4.45%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (3.66%) Confluence
3 11 (2.88%) Apache
4 10 (2.62%) NServiceBus
4 10 (2.62%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.09%) JBoss
6 7 (1.83%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.57%) Apache Pig
7 6 (1.57%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.31%) IIS
9 3 (0.79%) CMS
9 3 (0.79%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.52%) SAS
10 2 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.26%) Liferay
11 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (4.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.69%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (7.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.83%) GitHub
5 4 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.79%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.79%) SaaS
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.88%) Internet
2 8 (2.09%) PuTTY
2 8 (2.09%) WinSCP
3 6 (1.57%) LDAP
4 5 (1.31%) HTTP
5 3 (0.79%) VPN
6 2 (0.52%) DHCP
6 2 (0.52%) DNS
6 2 (0.52%) LAN
6 2 (0.52%) NAS
6 2 (0.52%) SAN
7 1 (0.26%) AMQP
7 1 (0.26%) DSL
7 1 (0.26%) MQTT
7 1 (0.26%) SMS
7 1 (0.26%) SSL
7 1 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.81%) Hadoop
3 24 (6.28%) Oracle Database
4 15 (3.93%) NoSQL
5 14 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (2.62%) Big Data
8 8 (2.09%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (2.09%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (1.83%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.57%) Apache Accumulo
10 6 (1.57%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.31%) HBase
12 4 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.05%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 56 (14.66%) Selenium
2 47 (12.30%) Git (software)
2 47 (12.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 46 (12.04%) Jenkins
4 42 (10.99%) JIRA
5 34 (8.90%) Cucumber
6 30 (7.85%) Eclipse
6 30 (7.85%) Visual Studio
7 27 (7.07%) SpecFlow
8 26 (6.81%) Ant
9 23 (6.02%) Maven
10 22 (5.76%) TeamCity
11 20 (5.24%) JUnit
11 20 (5.24%) WebDriver
12 15 (3.93%) Subversion
13 12 (3.14%) IntelliJ
13 12 (3.14%) Jasmine
14 11 (2.88%) Bitbucket
15 9 (2.36%) Gradle
15 9 (2.36%) Vagrant
General
1 78 (20.42%) Finance
2 39 (10.21%) Banking
3 18 (4.71%) Manufacturing
3 18 (4.71%) Marketing
4 17 (4.45%) Electronics
5 16 (4.19%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.66%) Retail
7 11 (2.88%) Retail Banking
8 9 (2.36%) Spanish Language
9 5 (1.31%) Aerospace
10 4 (1.05%) Games
11 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.79%) Publishing
12 2 (0.52%) Advertising
12 2 (0.52%) Automotive
12 2 (0.52%) Local Government
12 2 (0.52%) Military
13 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 178 (46.60%) Developer
2 54 (14.14%) .NET Developer
3 50 (13.09%) Java Developer
4 45 (11.78%) Analyst
5 39 (10.21%) C# Developer
6 27 (7.07%) Business Analyst
7 24 (6.28%) ASP.NET Developer
8 22 (5.76%) Scrum Master
9 21 (5.50%) Tester
10 20 (5.24%) Software Developer
11 19 (4.97%) UI Developer
12 18 (4.71%) Architect
12 18 (4.71%) C# .NET Developer
13 16 (4.19%) Software Engineer
13 16 (4.19%) Test Analyst
14 15 (3.93%) Automation Tester
14 15 (3.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 13 (3.40%) Project Manager
15 13 (3.40%) Senior Developer
16 11 (2.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (30.89%) .NET
2 84 (21.99%) HTML
3 82 (21.47%) CSS
4 73 (19.11%) AngularJS
5 64 (16.75%) ASP.NET
6 52 (13.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 52 (13.61%) Web Services
7 46 (12.04%) XML
8 40 (10.47%) REST
9 35 (9.16%) HTML5
10 33 (8.64%) Hibernate
10 33 (8.64%) jQuery
11 32 (8.38%) Spring
12 31 (8.12%) RESTful
12 31 (8.12%) SOAP
13 30 (7.85%) .NET Framework
13 30 (7.85%) ASP.NET Web API
14 28 (7.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 28 (7.33%) WPF
15 26 (6.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.59%) User Experience
2 19 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (4.19%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.88%) RIA
5 8 (2.09%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.83%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.83%) PMI
6 7 (1.83%) Web 2.0
7 6 (1.57%) Blog
8 4 (1.05%) W3C
9 3 (0.79%) Fintech
10 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.52%) HTC Vive
10 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Oculus Rift
10 2 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.90%) Linux
2 24 (6.28%) Windows
3 13 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.57%) Unix
7 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.52%) CentOS
7 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) Android
8 1 (0.26%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (91.88%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (27.75%) Test Automation
3 98 (25.65%) MVC
4 78 (20.42%) BDD
5 73 (19.11%) TDD
6 60 (15.71%) Software Engineering
7 58 (15.18%) DevOps
8 55 (14.40%) Kanban
9 53 (13.87%) Continuous Delivery
10 45 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
11 43 (11.26%) Unit Testing
12 36 (9.42%) OO
13 34 (8.90%) User Stories
14 33 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
15 30 (7.85%) Project Management
16 28 (7.33%) Continuous Improvement
17 27 (7.07%) Pair Programming
17 27 (7.07%) Test Scripting
18 25 (6.54%) SDLC
19 24 (6.28%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 127 (33.25%) C#
2 121 (31.68%) JavaScript
3 120 (31.41%) Java
4 63 (16.49%) SQL
5 23 (6.02%) Python
6 19 (4.97%) C++
7 17 (4.45%) C
8 14 (3.66%) Ruby
9 10 (2.62%) Ada
10 9 (2.36%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.09%) F#
11 8 (2.09%) Perl
11 8 (2.09%) Scala
12 7 (1.83%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.57%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.57%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.57%) VB
14 4 (1.05%) VB6
15 3 (0.79%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 80 (20.94%) Security Cleared
2 51 (13.35%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.12%) ISEB
4 20 (5.24%) DV Cleared
5 19 (4.97%) Degree
5 19 (4.97%) ISTQB
6 11 (2.88%) PMP
7 9 (2.36%) APMG
7 9 (2.36%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.83%) Chartered Engineer
8 7 (1.83%) CITP
8 7 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (1.83%) MBCS
9 6 (1.57%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.52%) APMP
11 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.52%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.28%) QA
2 4 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.52%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.52%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (7.59%) Docker
2 15 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.09%) vSphere
4 6 (1.57%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.52%) Xen
6 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (6.28%) Ansible
2 15 (3.93%) Puppet
3 11 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.09%) vRealize
5 6 (1.57%) Oozie
6 3 (0.79%) Kibana
7 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.52%) logstash
7 2 (0.52%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.52%) SCCM
7 2 (0.52%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.26%) Consul
8 1 (0.26%) Graphite
8 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 54 (14.14%) Oracle
2 41 (10.73%) Microsoft
3 25 (6.54%) VMware
4 19 (4.97%) SAP
5 18 (4.71%) Sencha
6 12 (3.14%) Red Hat
7 10 (2.62%) ATG
7 10 (2.62%) HP
8 8 (2.09%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.83%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.79%) Sybase
11 2 (0.52%) arcserve
11 2 (0.52%) CA Agile Central
11 2 (0.52%) IBM
11 2 (0.52%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.52%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.52%) Tableau
12 1 (0.26%) Google
12 1 (0.26%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.26%) Splunk
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £410 per day + SC Clearance granted
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £235 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £295 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago