The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 36 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 16 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.25% 3.03% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.32% 4.40% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£310 £450 £181
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +148.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £450 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £186
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.71 £35.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -18.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.56 £27.50 £32.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £32.75 £40.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.75 £35.22
% change year-on-year
+22.83% -9.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
370 318 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.05% 68.83% 66.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 155 154
Average daily rate £400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 53 68
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Scrum
East of England

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 25 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Scrum Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 July 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 0 4 £488 -
Colchester - 1 - -
Harlow - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (55.88%) Java
3 16 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 16 (47.06%) HTML
3 16 (47.06%) CSS
3 16 (47.06%) FatWire
4 15 (44.12%) UNIX
4 15 (44.12%) RUP
5 14 (41.18%) Content Management
6 13 (38.24%) Linux
6 13 (38.24%) SQL
7 12 (35.29%) OO
7 12 (35.29%) Relational Database
8 11 (32.35%) TDD
9 10 (29.41%) J2EE
9 10 (29.41%) SOA
10 9 (26.47%) IBM
10 9 (26.47%) JSP
10 9 (26.47%) Oracle
10 9 (26.47%) Ant
10 9 (26.47%) XHTML
10 9 (26.47%) Web Services
10 9 (26.47%) XML
10 9 (26.47%) Ajax
10 9 (26.47%) WebSphere
10 9 (26.47%) HTML5
11 8 (23.53%) Legal
11 8 (23.53%) Validation
11 8 (23.53%) Windows
11 8 (23.53%) JBoss

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (26.47%) WebSphere
2 5 (14.71%) WebLogic
3 3 (8.82%) CMS
4 2 (5.88%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (5.88%) MS Project Server
5 1 (2.94%) Liferay
5 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Project
2 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) LDAP
1 3 (8.82%) HTTP
2 2 (5.88%) IPv4
2 2 (5.88%) IPv6
2 2 (5.88%) SAN
2 2 (5.88%) Firewall
2 2 (5.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) Relational Database
2 7 (20.59%) MySQL
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.88%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.94%) DTS
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Ant
2 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.94%) WiX
4 1 (2.94%) MSBuild
General
1 8 (23.53%) Legal
2 4 (11.76%) Automotive
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Publishing
3 1 (2.94%) Games
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Developer
2 15 (44.12%) Java Developer
3 10 (29.41%) Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Business Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.88%) CMS Developer
7 2 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.94%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Java Software Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Digital Project Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Agile Project Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Agile Development Manager
8 1 (2.94%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) HTML
1 16 (47.06%) CSS
2 10 (29.41%) J2EE
3 9 (26.47%) Web Services
3 9 (26.47%) XML
3 9 (26.47%) XHTML
3 9 (26.47%) JSP
3 9 (26.47%) Ajax
3 9 (26.47%) HTML5
4 6 (17.65%) Struts
4 6 (17.65%) JPA
4 6 (17.65%) Struts2
4 6 (17.65%) Hibernate
4 6 (17.65%) Spring
4 6 (17.65%) JAX-RPC
5 5 (14.71%) REST
6 3 (8.82%) JAAS
6 3 (8.82%) .NET
7 2 (5.88%) SOAP
7 2 (5.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (14.71%) Web 2.0
2 5 (14.71%) Visualisation
3 2 (5.88%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.94%) E-Learning
4 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) UNIX
2 13 (38.24%) Linux
3 8 (23.53%) Windows
4 6 (17.65%) Solaris
4 6 (17.65%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.94%) Android
5 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) RUP
3 14 (41.18%) Content Management
4 12 (35.29%) OO
5 11 (32.35%) TDD
6 10 (29.41%) SOA
7 8 (23.53%) RAD
7 8 (23.53%) Validation
8 7 (20.59%) Web Development
8 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (20.59%) User Stories
9 5 (14.71%) SEO
10 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
10 4 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
11 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
11 3 (8.82%) BDD
11 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
11 3 (8.82%) Performance Testing
11 3 (8.82%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) Java
2 16 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 13 (38.24%) SQL
4 7 (20.59%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.88%) C#
6 1 (2.94%) XAML
6 1 (2.94%) Ruby
6 1 (2.94%) Groovy
6 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.94%) Scala
6 1 (2.94%) FQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) PMP
1 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) FatWire
2 9 (26.47%) Oracle
2 9 (26.47%) IBM
3 8 (23.53%) JBoss
4 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.88%) Adobe
5 2 (5.88%) Twitter
5 2 (5.88%) VMware
6 1 (2.94%) Facebook
6 1 (2.94%) Vignette
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