Period
to 14 December 2018

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 December 2018 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 18 17
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 525 409 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.05% 7.33% 7.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.38% 8.79% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 251 344
South West median daily rate £460 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £340 £313 £288
90th Percentile £589 £525 £550
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 15
South West median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -8.54% -3.24%
10th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £41.73 £43.60 £43.00
England median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 5,598 4,655 4,665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.86% 83.47% 82.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,583 2,926 3,128
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £238
90th Percentile £575 £558 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 199 295
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.65%
10th Percentile £13.54 £11.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.88 £49.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.22 £25.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -11.14% +9.06% +4.19%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 +4 203 £425 +6.25% 72
Wiltshire -2 103 £475 +18.75% 30
Somerset +8 78 £513 +38.98% 12
Gloucestershire -10 63 £525 +25.00% 16
Devon -4 44 £450 +23.29% 16
Dorset -3 10 £583 +35.52% 11
Avon - 2 £550 -
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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.

1 478 (91.05%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (25.33%) Test Automation
3 132 (25.14%) C#
4 124 (23.62%) SQL
5 123 (23.43%) JavaScript
6 119 (22.67%) Java
7 116 (22.10%) Finance
8 112 (21.33%) .NET
9 94 (17.90%) Security Cleared
10 90 (17.14%) BDD
11 89 (16.95%) Git (software)
12 81 (15.43%) Kanban
12 81 (15.43%) HTML
12 81 (15.43%) CSS
13 80 (15.24%) TDD
14 75 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
15 74 (14.10%) Problem-Solving
16 73 (13.90%) JIRA
16 73 (13.90%) SQL Server
17 72 (13.71%) ASP.NET
17 72 (13.71%) MVC
18 71 (13.52%) REST
18 71 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
19 69 (13.14%) Microsoft Azure
20 64 (12.19%) ASP.NET Web API
21 63 (12.00%) DevOps
21 63 (12.00%) Oracle
22 61 (11.62%) Jenkins
22 61 (11.62%) User Stories
23 56 (10.67%) Microsoft

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 38 (7.24%) Confluence
2 22 (4.19%) JBoss
3 14 (2.67%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.90%) Apache
5 9 (1.71%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.52%) CMS
7 6 (1.14%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.76%) Anypoint
8 4 (0.76%) Apache Qpid
8 4 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.76%) Jetty
9 3 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.57%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.57%) Mule
10 2 (0.38%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.38%) Drupal
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.19%) nginx
11 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.76%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.76%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.19%) HipChat
7 1 (0.19%) InVision
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 69 (13.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (5.14%) npm
4 13 (2.48%) NuGet
5 12 (2.29%) Serverless
6 11 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (1.71%) Apigee
7 9 (1.71%) SaaS
8 8 (1.52%) PaaS
9 7 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (1.33%) Office 365
10 6 (1.14%) IaaS
10 6 (1.14%) Trello
11 5 (0.95%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.57%) GitHub
13 2 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.10%) HTTP
2 9 (1.71%) Internet
3 4 (0.76%) SMS
3 4 (0.76%) SSL
3 4 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.38%) Firewall
4 2 (0.38%) VPN
5 1 (0.19%) DNS
5 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.19%) Intranet
5 1 (0.19%) IPv6
5 1 (0.19%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.19%) LAN
5 1 (0.19%) NAS
5 1 (0.19%) OpenFlow
5 1 (0.19%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.19%) SAN
5 1 (0.19%) SSH
5 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (13.90%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.57%) Relational Database
3 21 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (3.43%) GIS
5 15 (2.86%) MySQL
6 13 (2.48%) MongoDB
7 11 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (2.10%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.33%) Power BI
10 6 (1.14%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.14%) SQLite
11 5 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (0.95%) Data Lake
11 5 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.76%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.57%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.57%) Big Data
14 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 89 (16.95%) Git (software)
2 73 (13.90%) JIRA
3 61 (11.62%) Jenkins
4 51 (9.71%) JUnit
5 49 (9.33%) Selenium
5 49 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 34 (6.48%) Maven
7 32 (6.10%) Cucumber
8 28 (5.33%) SpecFlow
9 22 (4.19%) Hudson
10 18 (3.43%) Subversion
11 16 (3.05%) Visual Studio Team System
12 14 (2.67%) Visual Studio
12 14 (2.67%) XMLUnit
13 13 (2.48%) Moq
13 13 (2.48%) xUnit.net
14 12 (2.29%) CruiseControl
14 12 (2.29%) Visual Studio Coded UI
15 11 (2.10%) WebDriver
16 10 (1.90%) Ant
General
1 116 (22.10%) Finance
2 31 (5.90%) Banking
3 22 (4.19%) Manufacturing
4 19 (3.62%) Marketing
4 19 (3.62%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.43%) Electronics
6 10 (1.90%) Back Office
7 7 (1.33%) Billing
8 6 (1.14%) Advertising
9 5 (0.95%) Retail
10 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.76%) Games
10 4 (0.76%) Military
10 4 (0.76%) Publishing
11 3 (0.57%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.57%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) German Language
12 1 (0.19%) Law
12 1 (0.19%) Legal
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 216 (41.14%) Developer
2 68 (12.95%) Scrum Master
3 59 (11.24%) Analyst
4 55 (10.48%) Java Developer
5 53 (10.10%) .NET Developer
6 35 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 30 (5.71%) C# Developer
8 28 (5.33%) Test Leader
9 25 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
9 25 (4.76%) Project Manager
10 20 (3.81%) Architect
10 20 (3.81%) C# .NET Developer
11 19 (3.62%) Senior Developer
12 18 (3.43%) Test Analyst
13 17 (3.24%) Agile Scrum Master
13 17 (3.24%) ASP.NET Developer
14 16 (3.05%) Agile Delivery Manager
14 16 (3.05%) Agile Developer
14 16 (3.05%) Software Engineer
15 15 (2.86%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (21.33%) .NET
2 81 (15.43%) CSS
2 81 (15.43%) HTML
3 72 (13.71%) ASP.NET
4 71 (13.52%) REST
5 64 (12.19%) ASP.NET Web API
6 50 (9.52%) Node.js
6 50 (9.52%) Spring
7 49 (9.33%) AngularJS
8 47 (8.95%) XML
9 45 (8.57%) Web Services
10 44 (8.38%) JSON
11 38 (7.24%) RESTful
12 36 (6.86%) SOAP
13 35 (6.67%) .NET Framework
14 30 (5.71%) jQuery
15 28 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
16 26 (4.95%) Redux
17 24 (4.57%) Entity Framework
18 23 (4.38%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 71 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.29%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (4.00%) User Experience
4 18 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.29%) Fintech
7 10 (1.90%) Robotics
8 8 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.52%) Wiki
9 5 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.95%) NHS
10 4 (0.76%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.57%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.57%) Blog
11 3 (0.57%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.38%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.38%) iPad
12 2 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (7.43%) Linux
2 16 (3.05%) Windows
3 13 (2.48%) Android
4 11 (2.10%) Unix
5 4 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.57%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (91.05%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (25.33%) Test Automation
3 90 (17.14%) BDD
4 81 (15.43%) Kanban
5 80 (15.24%) TDD
6 75 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 74 (14.10%) Problem-Solving
8 72 (13.71%) MVC
9 63 (12.00%) DevOps
10 61 (11.62%) User Stories
11 53 (10.10%) Software Engineering
12 52 (9.90%) Unit Testing
13 48 (9.14%) OO
13 48 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 47 (8.95%) Coaching
15 46 (8.76%) Project Management
16 39 (7.43%) Acceptance Criteria
16 39 (7.43%) Continuous Delivery
16 39 (7.43%) Microservices
17 35 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 132 (25.14%) C#
2 124 (23.62%) SQL
3 123 (23.43%) JavaScript
4 119 (22.67%) Java
5 34 (6.48%) Python
6 24 (4.57%) PL/SQL
7 18 (3.43%) C
7 18 (3.43%) PHP
8 16 (3.05%) Ruby
9 14 (2.67%) Scala
10 13 (2.48%) PowerShell
11 12 (2.29%) C++
12 11 (2.10%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.52%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.52%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.52%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.33%) Perl
15 6 (1.14%) Java 8
15 6 (1.14%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.95%) Korn
Qualifications
1 94 (17.90%) Security Cleared
2 45 (8.57%) DV Cleared
3 44 (8.38%) SC Cleared
4 34 (6.48%) Degree
5 16 (3.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.33%) ISEB
7 6 (1.14%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.95%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.57%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.57%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.38%) APMP
11 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.38%) PMP
12 1 (0.19%) CCNA
12 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.19%) CISSP
12 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.10%) QA
2 4 (0.76%) HL7
3 3 (0.57%) GDPR
4 2 (0.38%) PMO
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 52 (9.90%) Docker
2 4 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.57%) vSphere
4 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.19%) KVM
5 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 33 (6.29%) Kubernetes
2 20 (3.81%) Ansible
3 15 (2.86%) Puppet
4 12 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.95%) Nagios
5 5 (0.95%) Terraform
6 4 (0.76%) Amdocs OSS
7 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.38%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.38%) Kibana
8 2 (0.38%) logstash
8 2 (0.38%) Packer
8 2 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.19%) Oozie
9 1 (0.19%) Salt
9 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 63 (12.00%) Oracle
2 56 (10.67%) Microsoft
3 20 (3.81%) Google
4 18 (3.43%) SAP
5 10 (1.90%) Adobe
5 10 (1.90%) Atlassian
5 10 (1.90%) Pega
6 7 (1.33%) Splunk
6 7 (1.33%) Zend
7 6 (1.14%) Cadence
7 6 (1.14%) Tableau
7 6 (1.14%) UiPath
8 5 (0.95%) Perforce
8 5 (0.95%) VMware
9 4 (0.76%) Amdocs
9 4 (0.76%) Cramer
9 4 (0.76%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.57%) Informatica
11 2 (0.38%) CA
11 2 (0.38%) Citrix