Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 25 18
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 442 329 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.42% 6.48% 8.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.79% 7.81% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 218 289
South West median daily rate £475 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.46% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £304
90th Percentile £613 £538 £525
England median daily rate £478 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +0.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 22
South West median hourly rate £46.75 £43.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.72% +4.88% -2.96%
10th Percentile £40.63 £39.80 £37.75
90th Percentile £57.55 £56.25 £43.00
England median hourly rate £48.00 £50.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.95% +18.82% -

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 5,029 4,215 4,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.48% 82.97% 84.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,220 2,544 2,840
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £250
90th Percentile £619 £556 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 183 224
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £31.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.10% -21.52% -1.25%
10th Percentile £12.46 £11.30 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £50.18
England median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.23% -12.00% +8.70%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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
Bristol +8 151 £473 +11.18% 14
Wiltshire +8 151 £463 +8.82% 8
Somerset +9 49 £550 +40.13% 5
Gloucestershire -21 33 £475 +13.10% 7
Devon +4 31 £383 +16.97% 8
Dorset +1 9 £450 +16.13% 5
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 381 (86.20%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (28.28%) Finance
3 113 (25.57%) Test Automation
4 112 (25.34%) Java
5 108 (24.43%) JavaScript
6 98 (22.17%) Kanban
7 87 (19.68%) C#
8 83 (18.78%) Continuous Integration
9 81 (18.33%) REST
10 79 (17.87%) Security Cleared
10 79 (17.87%) TDD
11 77 (17.42%) JIRA
11 77 (17.42%) Git (software)
12 76 (17.19%) BDD
13 75 (16.97%) Amazon AWS
13 75 (16.97%) .NET
14 73 (16.52%) CSS
15 71 (16.06%) Microsoft
16 66 (14.93%) Web Services
17 65 (14.71%) SQL
17 65 (14.71%) Banking
17 65 (14.71%) Jenkins
18 61 (13.80%) Microsoft Azure
19 60 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
20 58 (13.12%) HTML
21 53 (11.99%) SQL Server
21 53 (11.99%) Spring
22 51 (11.54%) SC Cleared
23 50 (11.31%) DevOps
24 48 (10.86%) RESTful

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 48 (10.86%) Confluence
2 9 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (1.36%) Apache
4 6 (1.36%) JBoss
5 5 (1.13%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.13%) CMS
5 5 (1.13%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.68%) Anypoint
6 3 (0.68%) MS Project Server
6 3 (0.68%) Mule
6 3 (0.68%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.45%) IIS
7 2 (0.45%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.23%) Liferay
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.13%) Sketch
3 4 (0.90%) InVision
3 4 (0.90%) Zeplin
4 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 75 (16.97%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (13.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (6.11%) GitHub
4 26 (5.88%) SaaS
5 20 (4.52%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (3.39%) npm
7 14 (3.17%) Serverless
8 12 (2.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (2.26%) Azure Functions
10 9 (2.04%) Sauce Labs
11 8 (1.81%) Office 365
12 5 (1.13%) BrowserStack
13 3 (0.68%) PaaS
14 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.45%) Apigee
14 2 (0.45%) NuGet
14 2 (0.45%) Power Platform
14 2 (0.45%) Trello
15 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.23%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.85%) HTTP
2 5 (1.13%) Internet
3 4 (0.90%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.68%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.68%) VoIP
5 2 (0.45%) 3G
5 2 (0.45%) 4G
5 2 (0.45%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.45%) DNS
5 2 (0.45%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.45%) NFC
5 2 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.23%) DHCP
6 1 (0.23%) L2TP
6 1 (0.23%) MPLS
6 1 (0.23%) SSH
6 1 (0.23%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.75%) Relational Database
3 18 (4.07%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (2.49%) GIS
5 8 (1.81%) DB2
5 8 (1.81%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.58%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.36%) Data Lake
8 5 (1.13%) Big Data
8 5 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.45%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.45%) Power BI
11 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 77 (17.42%) Git (software)
1 77 (17.42%) JIRA
2 65 (14.71%) Jenkins
3 43 (9.73%) Selenium
4 39 (8.82%) Cucumber
5 31 (7.01%) Bitbucket
5 31 (7.01%) JUnit
5 31 (7.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (6.56%) Visual Studio
7 26 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
8 22 (4.98%) Hudson
9 19 (4.30%) JMeter
9 19 (4.30%) Maven
10 18 (4.07%) webpack
11 15 (3.39%) Babel
12 14 (3.17%) Subversion
12 14 (3.17%) WebDriver
13 13 (2.94%) Eclipse
14 10 (2.26%) Bitbucket Server
15 9 (2.04%) SoapUI
General
1 125 (28.28%) Finance
2 65 (14.71%) Banking
3 23 (5.20%) Marketing
4 21 (4.75%) Telecoms
5 20 (4.52%) Electronics
5 20 (4.52%) Manufacturing
6 17 (3.85%) Retail
7 9 (2.04%) Back Office
8 4 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.68%) Military
10 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.45%) Billing
10 2 (0.45%) Law
10 2 (0.45%) Local Government
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.23%) International Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 147 (33.26%) Developer
2 49 (11.09%) Analyst
3 47 (10.63%) Scrum Master
4 41 (9.28%) Java Developer
5 27 (6.11%) Tester
6 26 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 25 (5.66%) Agile Developer
8 22 (4.98%) Architect
8 22 (4.98%) Business Analyst
9 20 (4.52%) .NET Developer
9 20 (4.52%) Test Analyst
10 19 (4.30%) Scala Developer
10 19 (4.30%) Test Leader
11 17 (3.85%) Automation Tester
12 16 (3.62%) Test Engineer
13 15 (3.39%) Agile Coach
13 15 (3.39%) CRM Developer
13 15 (3.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 14 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 13 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (18.33%) REST
2 75 (16.97%) .NET
3 73 (16.52%) CSS
4 66 (14.93%) Web Services
5 58 (13.12%) HTML
6 53 (11.99%) Spring
7 48 (10.86%) RESTful
8 46 (10.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 45 (10.18%) SOAP
10 37 (8.37%) JSON
10 37 (8.37%) Redux
11 36 (8.14%) .NET Core
12 32 (7.24%) XML
13 27 (6.11%) Node.js
14 26 (5.88%) AngularJS
15 25 (5.66%) Hibernate
16 22 (4.98%) ASP.NET
16 22 (4.98%) React
17 21 (4.75%) .NET Framework
18 20 (4.52%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.98%) User Experience
3 11 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.04%) NHS
5 7 (1.58%) Robotics
6 5 (1.13%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (1.13%) Fintech
6 5 (1.13%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.68%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.68%) State Machine
9 2 (0.45%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.45%) CESG
9 2 (0.45%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.45%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) Clustering
10 1 (0.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (6.56%) Linux
2 17 (3.85%) Windows
3 16 (3.62%) Unix
4 9 (2.04%) Android
5 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.68%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.45%) AIX
7 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (86.20%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (25.57%) Test Automation
3 98 (22.17%) Kanban
4 83 (18.78%) Continuous Integration
5 79 (17.87%) TDD
6 76 (17.19%) BDD
7 60 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
8 50 (11.31%) DevOps
9 42 (9.50%) Microservices
10 40 (9.05%) Coaching
10 40 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 40 (9.05%) User Stories
11 38 (8.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 32 (7.24%) MVC
13 30 (6.79%) Configuration Management
14 29 (6.56%) Mentoring
14 29 (6.56%) Workflow
15 26 (5.88%) Acceptance Criteria
15 26 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
15 26 (5.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (25.34%) Java
2 108 (24.43%) JavaScript
3 87 (19.68%) C#
4 65 (14.71%) SQL
5 25 (5.66%) Ruby
6 23 (5.20%) Scala
7 21 (4.75%) Python
8 19 (4.30%) ES6
9 16 (3.62%) C
10 15 (3.39%) ES7
10 15 (3.39%) PL/SQL
10 15 (3.39%) T-SQL
10 15 (3.39%) TypeScript
11 10 (2.26%) C++
12 8 (1.81%) Java 8
13 6 (1.36%) Perl
13 6 (1.36%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.13%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.90%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.68%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (17.87%) Security Cleared
2 51 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 41 (9.28%) DV Cleared
4 20 (4.52%) Degree
5 17 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (3.39%) ISEB
7 12 (2.71%) ISTQB
8 9 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.36%) CISSP
10 5 (1.13%) CISM
11 2 (0.45%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.23%) APMP
12 1 (0.23%) CEH
12 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.23%) IIBA
12 1 (0.23%) MBCS
12 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.88%) QA
2 5 (1.13%) PMO
3 4 (0.90%) HL7
3 4 (0.90%) PSD2
4 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 44 (9.95%) Docker
2 27 (6.11%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.49%) NDS
4 6 (1.36%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 3 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.45%) vSphere
7 1 (0.23%) iptables
7 1 (0.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 31 (7.01%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.62%) Tivoli
3 12 (2.71%) Ansible
4 9 (2.04%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 9 (2.04%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 8 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.13%) Kibana
7 5 (1.13%) Nagios
7 5 (1.13%) Puppet
7 5 (1.13%) SCOM
8 4 (0.90%) Nessus
8 4 (0.90%) Nmap
8 4 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Management
8 4 (0.90%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (0.90%) Terraform
8 4 (0.90%) WSUS
9 3 (0.68%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.68%) SCCM
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 71 (16.06%) Microsoft
2 47 (10.63%) Oracle
3 20 (4.52%) SAP
4 15 (3.39%) Google
5 14 (3.17%) NetIQ
6 11 (2.49%) ForgeRock
6 11 (2.49%) hybris
7 9 (2.04%) Adobe
7 9 (2.04%) CA
8 7 (1.58%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.58%) IBM
8 7 (1.58%) Novell
8 7 (1.58%) Ping Identity
9 6 (1.36%) Okta
9 6 (1.36%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.13%) HP
11 4 (0.90%) BMC
11 4 (0.90%) Pega
11 4 (0.90%) Perforce
11 4 (0.90%) Tripwire