Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 20 24
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 463 394 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.58% 7.16% 6.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.87% 8.61% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 254 292
South West median daily rate £450 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £315 £313 £294
90th Percentile £563 £488 £563
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
South West median hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +1.91%
10th Percentile £35.00 £31.25 £37.75
90th Percentile £43.00 £46.90 £42.48
England median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

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 5,222 4,574 4,733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.48% 83.10% 81.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,229 2,890 3,141
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 £538 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 190 262
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.79 £12.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.88 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +11 175 £421 +16.21% 87
Wiltshire +4 86 £475 +18.75% 27
Gloucestershire +3 65 £525 +25.00% 24
Somerset -4 56 £440 +17.33% 21
Devon -1 42 £425 +6.25% 13
Dorset 0 12 £583 +35.52% 19
Avon - 2 £550 -
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 431 (93.09%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (26.78%) Java
3 103 (22.25%) C#
3 103 (22.25%) Finance
4 102 (22.03%) SQL
5 99 (21.38%) .NET
6 98 (21.17%) JavaScript
7 93 (20.09%) Test Automation
8 91 (19.65%) Security Cleared
9 79 (17.06%) Git (software)
10 73 (15.77%) Microsoft Azure
10 73 (15.77%) CSS
11 72 (15.55%) HTML
12 69 (14.90%) SQL Server
13 68 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
14 67 (14.47%) Oracle
15 65 (14.04%) Jenkins
15 65 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
16 64 (13.82%) ASP.NET
16 64 (13.82%) Kanban
17 63 (13.61%) MVC
18 62 (13.39%) REST
19 60 (12.96%) TDD
19 60 (12.96%) DevOps
20 59 (12.74%) Selenium
21 58 (12.53%) JIRA
22 57 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
23 55 (11.88%) Software Engineering
24 54 (11.66%) XML
25 53 (11.45%) BDD

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 33 (7.13%) Confluence
1 33 (7.13%) JBoss
2 19 (4.10%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.16%) Apache
4 7 (1.51%) CMS
4 7 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.08%) Apache Qpid
5 5 (1.08%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.08%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.86%) Anypoint
6 4 (0.86%) Apache Pig
6 4 (0.86%) Jetty
7 3 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.43%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.43%) Drupal
8 2 (0.43%) Mule
9 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.86%) Fireworks
3 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.86%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.22%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.22%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 73 (15.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (9.50%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (4.97%) npm
4 19 (4.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (3.46%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (2.81%) NuGet
7 7 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.51%) PaaS
7 7 (1.51%) SaaS
7 7 (1.51%) Serverless
8 6 (1.30%) Apigee
8 6 (1.30%) IaaS
9 5 (1.08%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.86%) Office 365
11 2 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.43%) Trello
12 1 (0.22%) GitHub
12 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.32%) HTTP
2 9 (1.94%) SMS
3 4 (0.86%) Internet
4 3 (0.65%) SSL
4 3 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.22%) Firewall
5 1 (0.22%) Intranet
5 1 (0.22%) OpenFlow
5 1 (0.22%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (14.90%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (3.89%) Relational Database
4 14 (3.02%) MySQL
5 11 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.73%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.51%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.30%) Big Data
10 5 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.08%) Power BI
11 4 (0.86%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (0.86%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.86%) Geospatial Data
11 4 (0.86%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.86%) SQLite
12 3 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.65%) DB2
12 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 79 (17.06%) Git (software)
2 65 (14.04%) Jenkins
3 59 (12.74%) Selenium
4 58 (12.53%) JIRA
5 46 (9.94%) JUnit
6 33 (7.13%) Maven
7 32 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (5.40%) Cucumber
8 25 (5.40%) SpecFlow
9 21 (4.54%) Ant
10 17 (3.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (3.24%) Rational Team Concert
12 14 (3.02%) Hudson
12 14 (3.02%) XMLUnit
13 13 (2.81%) Moq
13 13 (2.81%) xUnit.net
14 12 (2.59%) Bitbucket
14 12 (2.59%) TeamCity
14 12 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
15 11 (2.38%) Vagrant
General
1 103 (22.25%) Finance
2 26 (5.62%) Banking
3 17 (3.67%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.02%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.81%) Electronics
5 13 (2.81%) Marketing
6 10 (2.16%) Back Office
7 6 (1.30%) Advertising
8 5 (1.08%) Games
8 5 (1.08%) Retail
9 4 (0.86%) Billing
9 4 (0.86%) Military
10 3 (0.65%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.65%) Publishing
11 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Law
11 1 (0.22%) Legal
11 1 (0.22%) Local Government
11 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 194 (41.90%) Developer
2 63 (13.61%) Java Developer
3 59 (12.74%) Analyst
4 47 (10.15%) .NET Developer
5 45 (9.72%) Scrum Master
6 36 (7.78%) Business Analyst
7 29 (6.26%) Project Manager
8 23 (4.97%) C# Developer
9 18 (3.89%) Architect
9 18 (3.89%) ASP.NET Developer
9 18 (3.89%) C# .NET Developer
9 18 (3.89%) Delivery Manager
9 18 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (3.89%) Software Engineer
10 17 (3.67%) Test Analyst
11 13 (2.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (2.59%) Agile Business Analyst
12 12 (2.59%) Agile Coach
12 12 (2.59%) Consultant
12 12 (2.59%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (21.38%) .NET
2 73 (15.77%) CSS
3 72 (15.55%) HTML
4 64 (13.82%) ASP.NET
5 62 (13.39%) REST
6 54 (11.66%) XML
7 47 (10.15%) ASP.NET Web API
8 40 (8.64%) AngularJS
8 40 (8.64%) Spring
8 40 (8.64%) Web Services
9 37 (7.99%) JSON
10 34 (7.34%) Node.js
10 34 (7.34%) SOAP
11 30 (6.48%) .NET Framework
11 30 (6.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 30 (6.48%) jQuery
12 26 (5.62%) J2EE
13 25 (5.40%) Hibernate
14 24 (5.18%) Entity Framework
14 24 (5.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 65 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.05%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (5.83%) User Experience
4 17 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (2.38%) Wiki
7 10 (2.16%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.94%) Fat Client
8 9 (1.94%) Fintech
8 9 (1.94%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.86%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.86%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.86%) NHS
10 3 (0.65%) Blog
10 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.43%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.43%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.43%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.21%) Linux
2 21 (4.54%) Windows
3 14 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (2.16%) Unix
4 10 (2.16%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.94%) Android
6 3 (0.65%) CentOS
7 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (93.09%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (20.09%) Test Automation
3 68 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (13.82%) Kanban
5 63 (13.61%) MVC
6 60 (12.96%) DevOps
6 60 (12.96%) TDD
7 57 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
8 55 (11.88%) Software Engineering
9 53 (11.45%) BDD
10 51 (11.02%) User Stories
11 46 (9.94%) OO
12 41 (8.86%) Unit Testing
13 40 (8.64%) Coaching
13 40 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (8.21%) SDLC
15 37 (7.99%) Microservices
16 34 (7.34%) Project Management
17 30 (6.48%) Web Development
18 25 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 124 (26.78%) Java
2 103 (22.25%) C#
3 102 (22.03%) SQL
4 98 (21.17%) JavaScript
5 34 (7.34%) Python
6 23 (4.97%) PL/SQL
7 22 (4.75%) C
8 18 (3.89%) PHP
9 17 (3.67%) PowerShell
10 13 (2.81%) C++
11 11 (2.38%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.73%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.73%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.51%) Perl
13 7 (1.51%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.30%) Korn
14 6 (1.30%) Ruby
14 6 (1.30%) Scala
14 6 (1.30%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.08%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 91 (19.65%) Security Cleared
2 45 (9.72%) SC Cleared
3 32 (6.91%) Degree
4 29 (6.26%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.73%) ISEB
6 8 (1.73%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.30%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.86%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.65%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.43%) PMP
11 1 (0.22%) CCNA
11 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.22%) CISSP
11 1 (0.22%) MCSE
11 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.32%) QA
2 3 (0.65%) GDPR
3 2 (0.43%) HL7
3 2 (0.43%) PMO
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) SEPA
System Software
1 41 (8.86%) Docker
2 11 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.65%) vSphere
5 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 26 (5.62%) Ansible
2 25 (5.40%) Puppet
3 22 (4.75%) Kubernetes
4 18 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (2.59%) Terraform
6 10 (2.16%) Packer
7 6 (1.30%) Nagios
8 4 (0.86%) Amdocs OSS
9 3 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.43%) CA Service Virtualization
10 2 (0.43%) Kibana
10 2 (0.43%) logstash
11 1 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.22%) Grafana
11 1 (0.22%) Graphite
11 1 (0.22%) Graylog
11 1 (0.22%) Icinga
11 1 (0.22%) Oozie
11 1 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 67 (14.47%) Oracle
2 45 (9.72%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.54%) Google
4 13 (2.81%) SAP
4 13 (2.81%) VMware
5 10 (2.16%) Adobe
5 10 (2.16%) Atlassian
6 9 (1.94%) Citrix
6 9 (1.94%) MKS
7 7 (1.51%) Zend
8 6 (1.30%) Cadence
9 4 (0.86%) Amdocs
9 4 (0.86%) Cramer
9 4 (0.86%) MuleSoft
9 4 (0.86%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.86%) Tableau
10 3 (0.65%) Informatica
10 3 (0.65%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (0.65%) Perforce
11 2 (0.43%) CA