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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 32 46 33
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing Scrum 33 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.12% 1.37% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.53% 2.14% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.33% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £168 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £493 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.85%
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
438 373 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 81.26% 64.09% 66.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 227 130
Average daily rate £438 £366 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.45% -5.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 57 44
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £43.90 £35.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 +4 4 £469 +167.85% 1
Colchester - 2 £264 - 1
Harlow - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 53 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (75.47%) Java
3 23 (43.40%) XML
4 22 (41.51%) HTML
4 22 (41.51%) J2EE
5 21 (39.62%) JavaScript
6 20 (37.74%) TDD
7 19 (35.85%) Linux
8 18 (33.96%) OO
8 18 (33.96%) CSS
9 17 (32.08%) UNIX
10 16 (30.19%) Web Services
10 16 (30.19%) SQL
10 16 (30.19%) Spring
10 16 (30.19%) Ajax
10 16 (30.19%) HTML5
11 15 (28.30%) User Stories
12 14 (26.42%) RUP
13 13 (24.53%) SOAP
13 13 (24.53%) Content Management
13 13 (24.53%) REST
14 12 (22.64%) JAX-RS
14 12 (22.64%) Relational Database
14 12 (22.64%) WebSphere
14 12 (22.64%) MVC
14 12 (22.64%) Validation
15 11 (20.75%) IBM
15 11 (20.75%) Windows
15 11 (20.75%) XHTML
15 11 (20.75%) C#

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 12 (22.64%) WebSphere
2 7 (13.21%) Tomcat
3 5 (9.43%) CMS
3 5 (9.43%) Apache
3 5 (9.43%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (3.77%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.64%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.43%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.66%) Neo4j
5 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.89%) DTS
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Ant
2 8 (15.09%) Eclipse
2 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
3 5 (9.43%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.77%) Mockito
4 2 (3.77%) Hamcrest
4 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.77%) Selenium
4 2 (3.77%) Maven
General
1 8 (15.09%) Marketing
2 5 (9.43%) Publishing
2 5 (9.43%) Legal
3 4 (7.55%) Banking
4 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.66%) Finance
5 2 (3.77%) Automotive
6 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.89%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 36 (67.92%) Developer
2 25 (47.17%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.98%) Senior Java Developer
3 9 (16.98%) Senior Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Agile Coach
5 5 (9.43%) UI Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (9.43%) UI Programmer
6 4 (7.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.55%) ScrumMaster
6 4 (7.55%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.55%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.66%) CRM Project Manager
7 3 (5.66%) CRM Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) CMS Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (43.40%) XML
2 22 (41.51%) HTML
2 22 (41.51%) J2EE
3 18 (33.96%) CSS
4 16 (30.19%) Web Services
4 16 (30.19%) Spring
4 16 (30.19%) Ajax
4 16 (30.19%) HTML5
5 13 (24.53%) SOAP
5 13 (24.53%) REST
6 12 (22.64%) JAX-RS
7 11 (20.75%) XHTML
8 10 (18.87%) Hibernate
9 9 (16.98%) jQuery
9 9 (16.98%) JSP
10 8 (15.09%) Struts
10 8 (15.09%) Java EE
10 8 (15.09%) Spring MVC
11 7 (13.21%) TopLink
11 7 (13.21%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Biology
1 7 (13.21%) Computer Science
1 7 (13.21%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.77%) User Experience
2 2 (3.77%) Open Source
2 2 (3.77%) Mathematics
2 2 (3.77%) Web 2.0
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.85%) Linux
2 17 (32.08%) UNIX
3 11 (20.75%) Windows
4 10 (18.87%) Solaris
5 5 (9.43%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.77%) Android
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) TDD
3 18 (33.96%) OO
4 15 (28.30%) User Stories
5 14 (26.42%) RUP
6 13 (24.53%) Content Management
7 12 (22.64%) MVC
7 12 (22.64%) Validation
8 10 (18.87%) UML
9 8 (15.09%) B2C
9 8 (15.09%) Use Case
9 8 (15.09%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering
9 8 (15.09%) Waterfall
10 7 (13.21%) Bioinformatics
10 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (11.32%) Test Automation
12 5 (9.43%) Refactoring
12 5 (9.43%) Project Planning
12 5 (9.43%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 40 (75.47%) Java
2 21 (39.62%) JavaScript
3 16 (30.19%) SQL
4 11 (20.75%) C#
5 6 (11.32%) Ruby
6 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.77%) Python
7 1 (1.89%) XAML
7 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.89%) FQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) IBM
2 10 (18.87%) FatWire
3 5 (9.43%) Adobe
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle
4 3 (5.66%) Twitter
5 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.89%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.89%) Vignette
6 1 (1.89%) Facebook
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