Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 16 17
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 +15
Contract jobs citing Scrum 332 479 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.41% 8.77% 8.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.99% 10.71% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 343 390
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -4.76%
10th Percentile £319 £281 £310
90th Percentile £548 £538 £507
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 28 31
South West median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% -4.09% +11.76%
10th Percentile £35.00 £37.75 £34.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £43.00 £46.94
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% +15.13%

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 4,154 4,474 5,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.21% 81.91% 81.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,582 2,986 3,470
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £515
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 279 251
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £39.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.33% -4.51% +33.12%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.38% +17.50%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 17 February 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 -2 120 £400 +5.96% 66
Gloucestershire -4 57 £420 -1.18% 21
Wiltshire -8 50 £400 +3.23% 14
Devon +5 38 £375 -13.19% 8
Somerset -19 29 £395 +26.40% 11
Dorset +3 18 £418 +23.70% 13
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 289 (87.05%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (28.61%) C#
3 87 (26.20%) .NET
4 83 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 76 (22.89%) Kanban
6 71 (21.39%) TDD
7 68 (20.48%) Java
8 66 (19.88%) HTML
9 64 (19.28%) MVC
10 60 (18.07%) CSS
11 59 (17.77%) Finance
11 59 (17.77%) DevOps
12 58 (17.47%) Jenkins
13 54 (16.27%) Continuous Integration
14 53 (15.96%) AngularJS
14 53 (15.96%) ASP.NET
15 52 (15.66%) JIRA
16 49 (14.76%) SQL
17 47 (14.16%) SQL Server
18 46 (13.86%) Test Automation
18 46 (13.86%) BDD
19 45 (13.55%) Amazon AWS
20 44 (13.25%) Unit Testing
21 42 (12.65%) Security Cleared
21 42 (12.65%) Business Intelligence
21 42 (12.65%) Stakeholder Management
22 39 (11.75%) jQuery
23 37 (11.14%) Git (software)
23 37 (11.14%) Software Engineering
24 36 (10.84%) 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 31 (9.34%) Confluence
2 16 (4.82%) SAS
3 9 (2.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 9 (2.71%) CMS
4 6 (1.81%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.51%) IIS
5 5 (1.51%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.20%) Apache
6 4 (1.20%) Mule
6 4 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.90%) Alfresco
7 3 (0.90%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.90%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.60%) Drupal
8 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.60%) Jetty
8 2 (0.60%) Mongrel
8 2 (0.60%) nginx
8 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.81%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 45 (13.55%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (8.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.72%) Amazon S3
4 16 (4.82%) GitHub
5 15 (4.52%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (3.92%) AWS Lambda
6 13 (3.92%) Serverless
7 9 (2.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (2.11%) Route 53
8 7 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (1.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (1.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (1.20%) PaaS
10 4 (1.20%) SaaS
11 3 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.90%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.90%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.60%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.01%) SMS
2 5 (1.51%) Internet
3 4 (1.20%) DHCP
3 4 (1.20%) DNS
3 4 (1.20%) HTTP
3 4 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.90%) FTP
4 3 (0.90%) IPsec
4 3 (0.90%) SSL
5 2 (0.60%) VPN
6 1 (0.30%) Firewall
6 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.23%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (5.42%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 16 (4.82%) Amazon Redshift
5 15 (4.52%) SAS EBI
5 15 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (3.01%) MongoDB
9 9 (2.71%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (2.41%) Relational Database
11 7 (2.11%) Big Data
11 7 (2.11%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (1.81%) Hadoop
13 5 (1.51%) MySQL
13 5 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.90%) DB2
Development Applications
1 58 (17.47%) Jenkins
2 52 (15.66%) JIRA
3 37 (11.14%) Git (software)
4 25 (7.53%) Visual Studio
5 24 (7.23%) Maven
6 19 (5.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (5.12%) NUnit
8 15 (4.52%) Selenium
9 14 (4.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (3.31%) Cucumber
10 11 (3.31%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (3.01%) Bitbucket
11 10 (3.01%) Gradle
11 10 (3.01%) JUnit
11 10 (3.01%) SonarQube
12 9 (2.71%) Ant
12 9 (2.71%) Eclipse
12 9 (2.71%) Mockito
12 9 (2.71%) WebDriver
13 8 (2.41%) TeamCity
General
1 59 (17.77%) Finance
2 20 (6.02%) Banking
3 19 (5.72%) Marketing
4 15 (4.52%) Manufacturing
5 14 (4.22%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.92%) Electronics
7 4 (1.20%) Law
7 4 (1.20%) Military
7 4 (1.20%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.90%) Advertising
8 3 (0.90%) Retail
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 130 (39.16%) Developer
2 37 (11.14%) .NET Developer
3 31 (9.34%) Analyst
3 31 (9.34%) C# Developer
4 22 (6.63%) Java Developer
5 20 (6.02%) Business Analyst
6 18 (5.42%) Scrum Master
6 18 (5.42%) Software Engineer
7 17 (5.12%) Project Manager
8 16 (4.82%) Architect
9 13 (3.92%) ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
9 13 (3.92%) Delivery Manager
10 12 (3.61%) AWS Engineer
11 11 (3.31%) Digital Delivery Manager
12 10 (3.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (3.01%) Consultant
12 10 (3.01%) Java Engineer
12 10 (3.01%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.01%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (26.20%) .NET
2 66 (19.88%) HTML
3 60 (18.07%) CSS
4 53 (15.96%) AngularJS
4 53 (15.96%) ASP.NET
5 39 (11.75%) jQuery
6 36 (10.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 36 (10.84%) Web Services
7 35 (10.54%) ASP.NET Web API
8 33 (9.94%) REST
9 27 (8.13%) SOAP
10 23 (6.93%) Spring
11 20 (6.02%) JSON
12 17 (5.12%) WCF
13 16 (4.82%) .NET Framework
13 16 (4.82%) React
13 16 (4.82%) RESTful
14 14 (4.22%) HTML5
14 14 (4.22%) XML
15 13 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.83%) User Experience
2 15 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.31%) Public Cloud
4 8 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.81%) Blog
7 5 (1.51%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.20%) PMI
8 4 (1.20%) Wiki
9 3 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.90%) RIA
9 3 (0.90%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.60%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.60%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.60%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.60%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.83%) Linux
2 12 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (3.61%) Windows
3 10 (3.01%) CentOS
4 7 (2.11%) Unix
5 3 (0.90%) CoreOS
6 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.30%) AIX
7 1 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (87.05%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (22.89%) Kanban
3 71 (21.39%) TDD
4 64 (19.28%) MVC
5 59 (17.77%) DevOps
6 54 (16.27%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (13.86%) BDD
7 46 (13.86%) Test Automation
8 44 (13.25%) Unit Testing
9 42 (12.65%) Business Intelligence
9 42 (12.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 37 (11.14%) Software Engineering
11 35 (10.54%) Coaching
12 33 (9.94%) OO
13 28 (8.43%) ETL
14 26 (7.83%) User Stories
15 24 (7.23%) Continuous Delivery
15 24 (7.23%) Project Management
16 23 (6.93%) Microservices
17 22 (6.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 95 (28.61%) C#
2 83 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 68 (20.48%) Java
4 49 (14.76%) SQL
5 27 (8.13%) Python
6 11 (3.31%) PL/SQL
6 11 (3.31%) T-SQL
7 10 (3.01%) TypeScript
8 9 (2.71%) C++
9 7 (2.11%) Scala
10 6 (1.81%) C
10 6 (1.81%) PHP
10 6 (1.81%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.51%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.51%) Groovy
11 5 (1.51%) Perl
11 5 (1.51%) Ruby
12 3 (0.90%) Ada
12 3 (0.90%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (12.65%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.72%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.82%) Degree
4 13 (3.92%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.11%) ISEB
5 7 (2.11%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.51%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.20%) CISSP
8 4 (1.20%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.90%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.90%) CITP
9 3 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.60%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.42%) QA
2 7 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.51%) PMO
5 4 (1.20%) ISO 14001
5 4 (1.20%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.60%) P3O
7 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.30%) SEPA
7 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (6.63%) Docker
2 3 (0.90%) VirtualBox
2 3 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.90%) Xen
3 2 (0.60%) Firmware
4 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.30%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 8 (2.41%) Ansible
1 8 (2.41%) Puppet
2 4 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.90%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.60%) Rancher
4 2 (0.60%) Terraform
5 1 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.30%) Grafana
5 1 (0.30%) Kibana
5 1 (0.30%) Nagios
5 1 (0.30%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 36 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.94%) SAP
3 31 (9.34%) Oracle
4 17 (5.12%) Tableau
5 16 (4.82%) MuleSoft
6 11 (3.31%) Red Hat
7 10 (3.01%) Adobe
8 9 (2.71%) Coverity
9 7 (2.11%) IBM
10 5 (1.51%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.90%) ATG
11 3 (0.90%) Google
11 3 (0.90%) VMware
12 2 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.60%) Cognos
12 2 (0.60%) Hortonworks
12 2 (0.60%) HP
13 1 (0.30%) New Relic
13 1 (0.30%) Veracode
13 1 (0.30%) Xamarin