The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 21 9
Rank change year-on-year +17 -12  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 40 18 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 15.33% 6.29% 12.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.51% 8.61% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 12 42
Median daily rate £538 £418 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.74% +8.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £357 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.77% -0.58%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 205 209 339
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 78.54% 73.08% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 134 237
Median daily rate £450 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +183.33% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Southampton

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Southampton

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Southampton over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Southampton

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 58 (95.08%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.79%) DevOps
3 19 (31.15%) TDD
3 19 (31.15%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (29.51%) ITIL
5 17 (27.87%) Service Management
6 16 (26.23%) IaaS
7 15 (24.59%) SaaS
7 15 (24.59%) Product Management
7 15 (24.59%) Software Engineering
8 14 (22.95%) Retail
9 12 (19.67%) Java
9 12 (19.67%) Windows
9 12 (19.67%) PaaS
10 11 (18.03%) VMware
11 10 (16.39%) Cisco
11 10 (16.39%) User Stories
11 10 (16.39%) Coaching
12 9 (14.75%) CA
12 9 (14.75%) Linux
12 9 (14.75%) JIRA
13 8 (13.11%) Kanban
13 8 (13.11%) BMC
14 7 (11.48%) PHP
14 7 (11.48%) Service Design
14 7 (11.48%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
14 7 (11.48%) Puppet
15 6 (9.84%) SDLC
15 6 (9.84%) Git (software)

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (26.23%) IaaS
2 15 (24.59%) SaaS
3 12 (19.67%) PaaS
4 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (6.56%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (4.92%) Firewall
3 1 (1.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.64%) GIS
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) JIRA
2 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.56%) Selenium
5 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.64%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.64%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.64%) Maven
6 1 (1.64%) NuGet
6 1 (1.64%) Subversion
6 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.64%) webpack
General
1 14 (22.95%) Retail
2 2 (3.28%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Electronics
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (13.11%) Scrum Master
2 7 (11.48%) Architect
2 7 (11.48%) Developer
3 4 (6.56%) Analyst
3 4 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (3.28%) .NET Developer
4 2 (3.28%) Automation Tester
4 2 (3.28%) Business Analyst
4 2 (3.28%) Consultant
4 2 (3.28%) Data Centre Architect
4 2 (3.28%) Development Manager
4 2 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (3.28%) Head of Development
4 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (3.28%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 2 (3.28%) Senior Developer
4 2 (3.28%) Service Design Manager
4 2 (3.28%) Systems Architect
4 2 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (3.28%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) .NET
2 4 (6.56%) Java EE
3 3 (4.92%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.92%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.92%) REST
4 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.28%) J2EE
4 2 (3.28%) jQuery
4 2 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.64%) CSS
5 1 (1.64%) HTML
5 1 (1.64%) LINQ
5 1 (1.64%) Pug
5 1 (1.64%) React
5 1 (1.64%) SOAP
5 1 (1.64%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.64%) STL
5 1 (1.64%) Velocity
5 1 (1.64%) WCF
5 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.56%) CMDB
2 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) EPoS
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.67%) Windows
2 9 (14.75%) Linux
3 2 (3.28%) Unix
4 1 (1.64%) Android
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (95.08%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.79%) DevOps
3 19 (31.15%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (31.15%) TDD
4 18 (29.51%) ITIL
5 17 (27.87%) Service Management
6 15 (24.59%) Product Management
6 15 (24.59%) Software Engineering
7 10 (16.39%) Coaching
7 10 (16.39%) User Stories
8 8 (13.11%) Kanban
9 7 (11.48%) Service Design
10 6 (9.84%) SDLC
11 5 (8.20%) Converged Infrastructure
11 5 (8.20%) Microservices
11 5 (8.20%) V-Model
12 4 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (6.56%) High Availability
12 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
13 3 (4.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) Java
2 7 (11.48%) PHP
3 5 (8.20%) C#
3 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.20%) Ruby
4 4 (6.56%) Python
5 2 (3.28%) C++
5 2 (3.28%) SQL
6 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) ISEB
2 1 (1.64%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
3 1 (1.64%) COBIT
3 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (11.48%) Puppet
2 4 (6.56%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (4.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.28%) Terraform
5 1 (1.64%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) VMware
2 10 (16.39%) Cisco
3 9 (14.75%) CA
4 8 (13.11%) BMC
5 5 (8.20%) Remedy
6 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.92%) ArcSight
7 3 (4.92%) ATG
7 3 (4.92%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.92%) HP
7 3 (4.92%) Intel Security
7 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds
7 3 (4.92%) Splunk
7 3 (4.92%) Symantec
8 1 (1.64%) SAP
8 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.64%) Xamarin