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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 37 18 48
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +30
Contract jobs citing Scrum 17 46 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.55% 7.12% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.55% 9.20% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 3
Median daily rate £450 £400 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £210 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £490 £273
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £38.77 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+10.91% +0.70%
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
374 500 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 78.08% 77.40% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 300 219
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £287 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 41 48
Median hourly rate £31.90 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.93% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.64 £46.00 £45.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 3 £500 +8.10%
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Finance
3 12 (32.43%) Web Services
3 12 (32.43%) XML
3 12 (32.43%) Open Source
3 12 (32.43%) REST
4 11 (29.73%) SOA
5 10 (27.03%) Java
5 10 (27.03%) Oracle
5 10 (27.03%) TDD
5 10 (27.03%) WSO2
6 9 (24.32%) Apache Camel
6 9 (24.32%) JSON
6 9 (24.32%) SOAP
7 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
8 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (16.22%) Mule
9 6 (16.22%) Apache CXF
9 6 (16.22%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (16.22%) C#
9 6 (16.22%) SQL
9 6 (16.22%) .NET
9 6 (16.22%) AngularJS
9 6 (16.22%) DevOps
9 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
10 5 (13.51%) SDLC
10 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
11 4 (10.81%) Kanban

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 6 (16.22%) Mule
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (8.11%) Apache ServiceMix
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Project
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) SSL
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.11%) DB2
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) HP UFT
2 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.41%) Subversion
3 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) JUnit
3 1 (2.70%) Maven
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
3 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.70%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Agile Developer
3 6 (16.22%) SOA Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Integration Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Automation Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Java Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) Scrum Master
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Developer
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) REST
1 12 (32.43%) Web Services
1 12 (32.43%) XML
2 9 (24.32%) Apache Camel
2 9 (24.32%) JSON
2 9 (24.32%) SOAP
3 6 (16.22%) .NET
3 6 (16.22%) AngularJS
3 6 (16.22%) Apache CXF
4 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
5 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
5 3 (8.11%) HTML
5 3 (8.11%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (8.11%) RESTful
5 3 (8.11%) XSD
6 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.41%) Middleware
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.70%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Unix
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (32.43%) Open Source
3 11 (29.73%) SOA
4 10 (27.03%) TDD
5 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (16.22%) DevOps
6 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
7 5 (13.51%) SDLC
7 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
8 4 (10.81%) ETL
8 4 (10.81%) Kanban
8 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
8 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Extreme Programming
9 3 (8.11%) MVC
9 3 (8.11%) OOA/OOD
9 3 (8.11%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) Java
2 6 (16.22%) C#
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) XPath
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
4 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) ISEB
1 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Ansible
1 1 (2.70%) HAProxy
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle
1 10 (27.03%) WSO2
2 4 (10.81%) HP
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) Google