The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 36 45 31
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing Scrum 23 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.46% 2.46% 3.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.01% 3.25% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 1
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£400 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Average hourly rate - £46.00 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +43.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
- +14.09%
Scrum
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
383 553 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.22% 75.65% 69.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 325 146
Average daily rate £400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 33 60
Average hourly rate £40.60 £37.50 £34.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.26% +7.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £16.50 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Essex region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon -5 3 £400 -
Brentwood -2 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea +11 1 £450 +20.00% 2
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum.

1 39 (97.50%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (77.50%) TDD
3 25 (62.50%) User Stories
4 24 (60.00%) Java
5 20 (50.00%) SQL
5 20 (50.00%) Use Case
6 19 (47.50%) Web Services
7 18 (45.00%) Marketing
8 17 (42.50%) Digital Marketing
9 16 (40.00%) Content Management
9 16 (40.00%) SOAP
9 16 (40.00%) UNIX
9 16 (40.00%) Windows
9 16 (40.00%) Linux
9 16 (40.00%) J2EE
9 16 (40.00%) IBM
10 15 (37.50%) TopLink
10 15 (37.50%) C#
10 15 (37.50%) HTML
10 15 (37.50%) Solaris
10 15 (37.50%) XML
10 15 (37.50%) RUP
10 15 (37.50%) WebSphere
10 15 (37.50%) HTML5
11 14 (35.00%) Ajax
11 14 (35.00%) Eclipse
11 14 (35.00%) Ant
11 14 (35.00%) OO
12 13 (32.50%) Validation
12 13 (32.50%) CSS

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (10.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) Relational Database
2 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Ant
1 14 (35.00%) Eclipse
2 13 (32.50%) SoapUI
3 4 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 18 (45.00%) Marketing
2 3 (7.50%) Legal
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Automotive
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Front Office
4 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Developer
2 16 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Agile Coach
5 6 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Developer
5 6 (15.00%) .NET Developer
5 6 (15.00%) C# Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Business Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) ScrumMaster
8 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
9 2 (5.00%) NHS Project Manager
9 2 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (2.50%) Team Leader
10 1 (2.50%) Technical Team Leader
10 1 (2.50%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (47.50%) Web Services
2 16 (40.00%) J2EE
2 16 (40.00%) SOAP
3 15 (37.50%) HTML5
3 15 (37.50%) HTML
3 15 (37.50%) XML
3 15 (37.50%) TopLink
4 14 (35.00%) Ajax
5 13 (32.50%) CSS
5 13 (32.50%) XHTML
5 13 (32.50%) JAX-WS
5 13 (32.50%) JAX-RS
6 8 (20.00%) .NET
7 3 (7.50%) Hibernate
7 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
7 3 (7.50%) LINQ
7 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
7 3 (7.50%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (7.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) NHS
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Linux
1 16 (40.00%) UNIX
1 16 (40.00%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) Solaris
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (97.50%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (77.50%) TDD
3 25 (62.50%) User Stories
4 20 (50.00%) Use Case
5 17 (42.50%) Digital Marketing
6 16 (40.00%) Content Management
7 15 (37.50%) RUP
8 14 (35.00%) OO
9 13 (32.50%) Validation
10 9 (22.50%) B2C
11 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
12 5 (12.50%) Project Planning
12 5 (12.50%) Refactoring
12 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
12 5 (12.50%) Product Management
12 5 (12.50%) BDD
12 5 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
13 4 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
13 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) Java
2 20 (50.00%) SQL
3 15 (37.50%) C#
4 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
5 6 (15.00%) Ruby
6 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.50%) VB
7 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.50%) VBA
7 1 (2.50%) XAML
7 1 (2.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) MCP
1 1 (2.50%) OCP
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) IBM
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) Twitter
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe