Period
to 14 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 19 34
Rank change year-on-year -1 +15 -6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 409 421 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.51% 7.68% 5.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.90% 9.18% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 289 238
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £310
90th Percentile £551 £525 £575
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 14
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -5.33% +7.64%
10th Percentile £37.00 £33.13 £35.28
90th Percentile £43.80 £46.45 £43.75
England median hourly rate £46.25 £45.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year +2.78% +4.05% +1.76%

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 4,598 4,587 4,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.38% 83.67% 81.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,833 2,911 3,178
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £554
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 204 257
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.40 £12.85 £12.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £47.35
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.56
% change year-on-year -8.51% -0.24% +8.86%

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 August 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 August 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 +8 149 £400 +6.67% 88
Wiltshire +1 80 £438 +9.38% 16
Somerset -1 61 £425 +13.33% 20
Gloucestershire +2 54 £500 +14.29% 27
Devon -5 27 £327 -21.20% 12
Dorset +1 13 £450 +6.51% 9
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 380 (92.91%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (25.92%) C#
3 104 (25.43%) .NET
4 98 (23.96%) Finance
5 97 (23.72%) Java
6 94 (22.98%) JavaScript
7 92 (22.49%) Security Cleared
8 83 (20.29%) Test Automation
9 77 (18.83%) SQL
10 76 (18.58%) HTML
10 76 (18.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 72 (17.60%) SQL Server
11 72 (17.60%) CSS
12 71 (17.36%) JIRA
13 68 (16.63%) MVC
14 66 (16.14%) Oracle
15 64 (15.65%) Git (software)
15 64 (15.65%) Continuous Integration
16 61 (14.91%) Selenium
17 60 (14.67%) Jenkins
18 57 (13.94%) DevOps
18 57 (13.94%) ASP.NET
19 55 (13.45%) TDD
20 53 (12.96%) Software Engineering
20 53 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
21 52 (12.71%) REST
22 51 (12.47%) Microsoft
23 50 (12.22%) XML
24 49 (11.98%) Web Services
25 47 (11.49%) Confluence

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 47 (11.49%) Confluence
2 26 (6.36%) JBoss
3 14 (3.42%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.96%) Apache
5 7 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (1.71%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.47%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.98%) Apache Qpid
8 4 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.98%) GeoServer
8 4 (0.98%) IIS
9 3 (0.73%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.73%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.73%) CMS
9 3 (0.73%) nginx
10 2 (0.49%) Drupal
10 2 (0.49%) Mule
11 1 (0.24%) SAS
11 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.98%) Fireworks
3 4 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.98%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) InVision
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 76 (18.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (4.65%) npm
4 17 (4.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (3.91%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (3.18%) NuGet
7 9 (2.20%) SaaS
8 7 (1.71%) Office 365
9 6 (1.47%) PaaS
10 4 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.98%) Sauce Labs
10 4 (0.98%) Serverless
11 3 (0.73%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.49%) Heroku
12 2 (0.49%) Route 53
12 2 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.91%) HTTP
2 14 (3.42%) SMS
3 4 (0.98%) Internet
4 1 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.24%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.24%) SSL
4 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (17.60%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.67%) Oracle Database
4 14 (3.42%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.69%) MySQL
6 8 (1.96%) Big Data
6 8 (1.96%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.71%) DB2
7 7 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (1.22%) Geospatial Data
8 5 (1.22%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.22%) Power BI
8 5 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.98%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 4 (0.98%) DTS
9 4 (0.98%) Lumira
9 4 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 71 (17.36%) JIRA
2 64 (15.65%) Git (software)
3 61 (14.91%) Selenium
4 60 (14.67%) Jenkins
5 33 (8.07%) JUnit
6 30 (7.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (6.60%) Maven
8 26 (6.36%) Ant
9 25 (6.11%) SpecFlow
10 24 (5.87%) Cucumber
11 22 (5.38%) TeamCity
12 18 (4.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 18 (4.40%) Bitbucket
12 18 (4.40%) NUnit
13 13 (3.18%) Eclipse
13 13 (3.18%) Moq
13 13 (3.18%) XMLUnit
13 13 (3.18%) xUnit.net
14 12 (2.93%) Hudson
14 12 (2.93%) Vagrant
General
1 98 (23.96%) Finance
2 28 (6.85%) Banking
3 26 (6.36%) Manufacturing
4 25 (6.11%) Telecoms
5 23 (5.62%) Electronics
5 23 (5.62%) Marketing
6 7 (1.71%) Back Office
7 6 (1.47%) Advertising
8 5 (1.22%) Retail
9 3 (0.73%) Billing
9 3 (0.73%) Games
9 3 (0.73%) Legal
9 3 (0.73%) Military
9 3 (0.73%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 170 (41.56%) Developer
2 54 (13.20%) .NET Developer
2 54 (13.20%) Analyst
3 47 (11.49%) Java Developer
4 33 (8.07%) Scrum Master
5 30 (7.33%) C# Developer
6 29 (7.09%) Business Analyst
7 26 (6.36%) C# .NET Developer
8 23 (5.62%) Software Engineer
9 21 (5.13%) Architect
9 21 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
10 19 (4.65%) Project Manager
10 19 (4.65%) Test Analyst
11 16 (3.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 15 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 15 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
13 12 (2.93%) Automation Test Analyst
13 12 (2.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 12 (2.93%) JavaScript Developer
14 11 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (25.43%) .NET
2 76 (18.58%) HTML
3 72 (17.60%) CSS
4 57 (13.94%) ASP.NET
5 52 (12.71%) REST
6 50 (12.22%) XML
7 49 (11.98%) Web Services
8 38 (9.29%) AngularJS
9 36 (8.80%) ASP.NET Web API
10 35 (8.56%) jQuery
10 35 (8.56%) Spring
11 34 (8.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (8.31%) SOAP
12 32 (7.82%) JSON
13 30 (7.33%) .NET Framework
14 28 (6.85%) RESTful
15 25 (6.11%) EJB
15 25 (6.11%) Hibernate
16 24 (5.87%) J2EE
17 23 (5.62%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.33%) User Experience
3 22 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.20%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.20%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.71%) Wiki
8 6 (1.47%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.98%) Fintech
10 3 (0.73%) NHS
11 2 (0.49%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.49%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.49%) PMI
12 1 (0.24%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.24%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.24%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (8.56%) Linux
2 19 (4.65%) Windows
3 18 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (2.93%) Unix
5 11 (2.69%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.47%) CentOS
7 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (92.91%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (20.29%) Test Automation
3 68 (16.63%) MVC
4 64 (15.65%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (13.94%) DevOps
6 55 (13.45%) TDD
7 53 (12.96%) Software Engineering
8 44 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
9 42 (10.27%) Kanban
10 41 (10.02%) BDD
11 40 (9.78%) Unit Testing
12 38 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (9.29%) OO
12 38 (9.29%) User Stories
13 35 (8.56%) Microservices
14 30 (7.33%) Continuous Delivery
14 30 (7.33%) Web Development
15 29 (7.09%) SDLC
16 28 (6.85%) Coaching
17 27 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (25.92%) C#
2 97 (23.72%) Java
3 94 (22.98%) JavaScript
4 77 (18.83%) SQL
5 23 (5.62%) PL/SQL
6 22 (5.38%) Python
7 17 (4.16%) T-SQL
8 16 (3.91%) C
9 15 (3.67%) PowerShell
10 14 (3.42%) PHP
11 12 (2.93%) C++
11 12 (2.93%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.47%) Perl
13 5 (1.22%) Java 8
14 4 (0.98%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.98%) ES6
14 4 (0.98%) Ruby
14 4 (0.98%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.73%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.49%) Korn
Qualifications
1 92 (22.49%) Security Cleared
2 46 (11.25%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.62%) DV Cleared
4 22 (5.38%) Degree
5 12 (2.93%) ISEB
6 10 (2.44%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.22%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.73%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.49%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.49%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.24%) APMP
11 1 (0.24%) IIBA
11 1 (0.24%) PMP
11 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.44%) QA
2 3 (0.73%) GDPR
3 2 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.49%) GCP
4 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (6.36%) Docker
2 11 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (5.13%) Ansible
1 21 (5.13%) Puppet
2 14 (3.42%) Kubernetes
3 13 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.93%) Terraform
5 11 (2.69%) Packer
6 6 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.22%) Nagios
7 5 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.98%) Amdocs OSS
9 2 (0.49%) CA Service Virtualization
9 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.24%) Graphite
10 1 (0.24%) Graylog
10 1 (0.24%) Icinga
10 1 (0.24%) Kibana
10 1 (0.24%) logstash
10 1 (0.24%) Oozie
Vendors
1 66 (16.14%) Oracle
2 51 (12.47%) Microsoft
3 27 (6.60%) SAP
4 19 (4.65%) Google
5 15 (3.67%) Atlassian
6 12 (2.93%) Adobe
6 12 (2.93%) VMware
7 9 (2.20%) Citrix
7 9 (2.20%) MKS
8 7 (1.71%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.71%) Zend
9 6 (1.47%) Cadence
9 6 (1.47%) IBM
10 5 (1.22%) Cognos
10 5 (1.22%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (0.98%) Amdocs
11 4 (0.98%) Cramer
12 3 (0.73%) Coverity
12 3 (0.73%) Informatica
13 2 (0.49%) hybris