The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 15 15 37
Rank change year-on-year
0 +22
Contract jobs citing Scrum 43 45 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 10.57% 7.94% 6.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.61% 10.07% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 38 25
Median daily rate £475 £550 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +11.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £400 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £43.75 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-2.28% +14.37%
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
341 447 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 83.78% 78.84% 83.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 230 279
Median daily rate £425 £430 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £580 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 85 42
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Essex region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea +4 16 £520 -5.45% 1
Brentwood +10 2 £265 -18.46%
Chelmsford +6 2 £450 +5.88% 2
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 Essex region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 54 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (66.67%) TDD
3 33 (57.89%) SOA
4 30 (52.63%) DevOps
5 25 (43.86%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (43.86%) Kanban
6 19 (33.33%) Finance
7 18 (31.58%) SAP
7 18 (31.58%) Open Source
8 17 (29.82%) Java
8 17 (29.82%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (29.82%) Manufacturing
8 17 (29.82%) Electronics
8 17 (29.82%) Telecoms
8 17 (29.82%) Digital Marketing
8 17 (29.82%) Programme Management
8 17 (29.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 17 (29.82%) Marketing
9 16 (28.07%) Jenkins
9 16 (28.07%) User Stories
10 15 (26.32%) WSO2
10 15 (26.32%) Integration Testing
11 14 (24.56%) Puppet
11 14 (24.56%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (24.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (24.56%) Linux
12 13 (22.81%) Configuration Management
12 13 (22.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (22.81%) BDD
13 12 (21.05%) Oracle SOA Suite

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 12 (21.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (19.30%) Confluence
3 10 (17.54%) Apache
4 8 (14.04%) JBoss
5 4 (7.02%) Mule
5 4 (7.02%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (3.51%) Moodle
6 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.75%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (29.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
2 10 (17.54%) HTTP
2 10 (17.54%) SSL
3 2 (3.51%) Firewall
3 2 (3.51%) Internet
3 2 (3.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.75%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.75%) HBase
4 1 (1.75%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.75%) Redis
4 1 (1.75%) Riak
Development Applications
1 16 (28.07%) Jenkins
2 12 (21.05%) JIRA
3 11 (19.30%) Git (software)
3 11 (19.30%) JIRA Agile
4 8 (14.04%) Subversion
5 6 (10.53%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.51%) Maven
7 1 (1.75%) Android Studio
7 1 (1.75%) Calabash
7 1 (1.75%) Gradle
7 1 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (33.33%) Finance
2 17 (29.82%) Electronics
2 17 (29.82%) Manufacturing
2 17 (29.82%) Marketing
2 17 (29.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Automotive
4 1 (1.75%) Local Government
4 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Developer
2 9 (15.79%) Scrum Master
3 6 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Business Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Lead DevOps
4 5 (8.77%) Test Automation Specialist
4 5 (8.77%) Test Specialist
5 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Architect
6 3 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (5.26%) QA Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Release Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (5.26%) SOA Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) J2EE
1 11 (19.30%) Middleware
1 11 (19.30%) Web Services
2 10 (17.54%) SOAP
3 6 (10.53%) RESTful
4 5 (8.77%) JSON
5 4 (7.02%) Apache Camel
5 4 (7.02%) HTML
6 3 (5.26%) .NET
6 3 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.26%) CSS
6 3 (5.26%) jQuery
6 3 (5.26%) Play Framework
6 3 (5.26%) REST
6 3 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (5.26%) Swagger
6 3 (5.26%) XSLT
7 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (10.53%) Virtual Team
3 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Learning Management System
4 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.51%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.56%) Linux
2 13 (22.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Android
3 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.51%) CentOS
3 2 (3.51%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (66.67%) TDD
3 33 (57.89%) SOA
4 30 (52.63%) DevOps
5 25 (43.86%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (43.86%) Kanban
6 18 (31.58%) Open Source
7 17 (29.82%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (29.82%) Digital Marketing
7 17 (29.82%) Programme Management
8 16 (28.07%) User Stories
9 15 (26.32%) Integration Testing
10 14 (24.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (22.81%) BDD
11 13 (22.81%) Configuration Management
12 10 (17.54%) API Design
12 10 (17.54%) Coaching
12 10 (17.54%) Mentoring
13 8 (14.04%) Microservices
14 7 (12.28%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) Java
2 10 (17.54%) Perl
3 5 (8.77%) Ruby
3 5 (8.77%) XPath
4 4 (7.02%) C
5 3 (5.26%) C#
5 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.51%) PHP
6 2 (3.51%) Python
6 2 (3.51%) Scala
6 2 (3.51%) SQL
7 1 (1.75%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (14.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (24.56%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (24.56%) Puppet
2 2 (3.51%) Ansible
3 1 (1.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (31.58%) SAP
2 15 (26.32%) WSO2
3 12 (21.05%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) Blackboard
4 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.51%) SumTotal
5 1 (1.75%) Google
5 1 (1.75%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.75%) Mapbox
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
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