Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 19 26
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 328 426 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.49% 8.12% 6.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.92% 9.73% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 296 274
South West median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £313 £304 £310
90th Percentile £543 £525 £556
England median daily rate £475 £454 £450
% change year-on-year +4.63% +0.89% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 21
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% -1.78% +16.07%
10th Percentile £39.80 £37.30 £32.50
90th Percentile £56.25 £43.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £50.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +17.44% +1.18% -

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 4,140 4,380 4,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.88% 83.44% 81.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,493 2,849 3,212
South West median daily rate £405 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £253
90th Percentile £563 £550 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 222 262
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.52% -1.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £11.18 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.62
% change year-on-year -13.73% +7.98% +12.45%

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 27 May 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
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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 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 -4 101 £425 +13.33% 63
Wiltshire -3 61 £425 +6.25% 17
Gloucestershire -4 54 £440 +8.11% 23
Somerset -8 46 £400 +11.11% 12
Devon -1 26 £327 -27.33% 12
Dorset 0 16 £388 +14.81% 15
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 292 (89.02%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (27.13%) C#
3 84 (25.61%) .NET
4 80 (24.39%) JavaScript
5 74 (22.56%) Security Cleared
6 72 (21.95%) Finance
7 71 (21.65%) Java
8 62 (18.90%) JIRA
9 60 (18.29%) HTML
10 58 (17.68%) MVC
10 58 (17.68%) Microsoft Azure
11 57 (17.38%) TDD
11 57 (17.38%) DevOps
12 55 (16.77%) CSS
12 55 (16.77%) Continuous Integration
13 54 (16.46%) Test Automation
14 49 (14.94%) SQL Server
15 48 (14.63%) Jenkins
16 44 (13.41%) ASP.NET
17 43 (13.11%) Web Services
18 42 (12.80%) BDD
19 41 (12.50%) Kanban
20 40 (12.20%) Confluence
21 39 (11.89%) Business Intelligence
22 38 (11.59%) Microsoft
22 38 (11.59%) REST
23 37 (11.28%) SQL
24 36 (10.98%) AngularJS
24 36 (10.98%) SC Cleared
25 34 (10.37%) Unit Testing

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 40 (12.20%) Confluence
2 14 (4.27%) JBoss
3 11 (3.35%) SAS
4 10 (3.05%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (2.44%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.83%) Apache
6 6 (1.83%) IIS
6 6 (1.83%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.52%) CMS
8 4 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (1.22%) GeoServer
9 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.91%) nginx
10 2 (0.61%) Mule
10 2 (0.61%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.61%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.30%) Apache Qpid
11 1 (0.30%) Liferay
11 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 58 (17.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.66%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (2.74%) Amazon S3
4 9 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (2.44%) SaaS
6 7 (2.13%) GitHub
6 7 (2.13%) Office 365
6 7 (2.13%) PaaS
7 4 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.22%) Sauce Labs
7 4 (1.22%) Serverless
8 3 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.91%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.91%) Route 53
8 3 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.61%) Heroku
9 2 (0.61%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.05%) SMS
2 2 (0.61%) HTTP
3 1 (0.30%) Firewall
3 1 (0.30%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.01%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.66%) Amazon Redshift
5 10 (3.05%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 10 (3.05%) SAS EBI
6 9 (2.74%) Big Data
7 8 (2.44%) DB2
7 8 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.13%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (1.83%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.52%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 4 (1.22%) DTS
11 4 (1.22%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 62 (18.90%) JIRA
2 48 (14.63%) Jenkins
3 31 (9.45%) Git (software)
4 27 (8.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (7.62%) Ant
6 24 (7.32%) Selenium
7 21 (6.40%) JUnit
8 20 (6.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (6.10%) NUnit
9 19 (5.79%) Maven
10 18 (5.49%) Bitbucket
11 17 (5.18%) TeamCity
12 16 (4.88%) Visual Studio
13 14 (4.27%) Cucumber
14 13 (3.96%) Eclipse
15 12 (3.66%) Artifactory
16 10 (3.05%) EasyMock
17 9 (2.74%) Vagrant
17 9 (2.74%) Visual Studio Team System
18 8 (2.44%) Travis CI
General
1 72 (21.95%) Finance
2 23 (7.01%) Banking
3 18 (5.49%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.18%) Marketing
5 16 (4.88%) Electronics
5 16 (4.88%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.91%) Legal
6 3 (0.91%) Retail
7 2 (0.61%) Advertising
7 2 (0.61%) Back Office
7 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.61%) Military
7 2 (0.61%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Games
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 137 (41.77%) Developer
2 41 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 39 (11.89%) Analyst
4 37 (11.28%) Java Developer
5 30 (9.15%) C# Developer
6 25 (7.62%) Scrum Master
7 24 (7.32%) Business Analyst
8 21 (6.40%) C# .NET Developer
9 19 (5.79%) Software Engineer
10 17 (5.18%) Architect
10 17 (5.18%) ASP.NET Developer
10 17 (5.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 17 (5.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 14 (4.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 14 (4.27%) Designer
12 13 (3.96%) UX Designer
13 12 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
14 11 (3.35%) DevOps Engineer
14 11 (3.35%) Project Manager
15 10 (3.05%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (25.61%) .NET
2 60 (18.29%) HTML
3 55 (16.77%) CSS
4 44 (13.41%) ASP.NET
5 43 (13.11%) Web Services
6 38 (11.59%) REST
7 36 (10.98%) AngularJS
8 34 (10.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 33 (10.06%) Spring
10 32 (9.76%) jQuery
11 26 (7.93%) XML
12 25 (7.62%) SOAP
13 23 (7.01%) EJB
14 20 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web API
14 20 (6.10%) HTML5
14 20 (6.10%) RESTful
15 19 (5.79%) .NET Framework
16 18 (5.49%) CSS3
16 18 (5.49%) Hibernate
17 17 (5.18%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.45%) User Experience
2 19 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.05%) Wiki
4 9 (2.74%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.83%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.83%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.61%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.61%) NHS
8 2 (0.61%) PMI
9 1 (0.30%) Contactless
9 1 (0.30%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.30%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.54%) Linux
2 20 (6.10%) Windows
3 19 (5.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (3.96%) Unix
5 10 (3.05%) CentOS
6 8 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (89.02%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (17.68%) MVC
3 57 (17.38%) DevOps
3 57 (17.38%) TDD
4 55 (16.77%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (16.46%) Test Automation
6 42 (12.80%) BDD
7 41 (12.50%) Kanban
8 39 (11.89%) Business Intelligence
9 34 (10.37%) Unit Testing
10 31 (9.45%) Software Engineering
11 29 (8.84%) Microservices
12 26 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (7.32%) OO
14 23 (7.01%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (6.40%) ETL
15 21 (6.40%) User Stories
16 19 (5.79%) Configuration Management
17 17 (5.18%) Business Analysis
17 17 (5.18%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 89 (27.13%) C#
2 80 (24.39%) JavaScript
3 71 (21.65%) Java
4 37 (11.28%) SQL
5 20 (6.10%) TypeScript
6 19 (5.79%) T-SQL
7 17 (5.18%) PL/SQL
8 15 (4.57%) PowerShell
9 10 (3.05%) Python
10 8 (2.44%) C
11 7 (2.13%) C++
12 5 (1.52%) Java 8
12 5 (1.52%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.91%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.91%) Perl
14 2 (0.61%) Ada
14 2 (0.61%) Korn
14 2 (0.61%) Ruby
14 2 (0.61%) Scala
15 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (22.56%) Security Cleared
2 36 (10.98%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.01%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.74%) ISEB
5 5 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.91%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.91%) Degree
6 3 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.91%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.61%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.61%) PMP
8 1 (0.30%) APMP
8 1 (0.30%) IIBA
8 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.13%) QA
2 3 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.61%) P3O
3 2 (0.61%) PMO
4 1 (0.30%) GCP
4 1 (0.30%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
1 8 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.83%) Docker
3 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (3.66%) Ansible
1 12 (3.66%) Puppet
2 8 (2.44%) Packer
2 8 (2.44%) Terraform
3 7 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.61%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.30%) Grafana
6 1 (0.30%) Graphite
6 1 (0.30%) Graylog
6 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.30%) Icinga
6 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 38 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.76%) Oracle
2 32 (9.76%) SAP
3 12 (3.66%) MuleSoft
4 11 (3.35%) Red Hat
4 11 (3.35%) Tableau
5 10 (3.05%) Google
6 9 (2.74%) VMware
7 8 (2.44%) Atlassian
8 7 (2.13%) IBM
9 6 (1.83%) Adobe
9 6 (1.83%) Citrix
9 6 (1.83%) Cognos
9 6 (1.83%) MKS
10 5 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (0.91%) hybris
12 2 (0.61%) Axosoft
12 2 (0.61%) Coverity
12 2 (0.61%) Sitecore
13 1 (0.30%) EnterpriseDB