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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 41 44 36
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 12 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.93% 2.60% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.96% 3.29% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 1
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£388 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £38.90
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.46%
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
303 517 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.08% 78.93% 65.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 300 105
Average daily rate £400 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 46 51
Average hourly rate £32.65 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.93 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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
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 6 March 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 - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - - 2
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 44 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (79.55%) Java
3 22 (50.00%) TDD
4 21 (47.73%) HTML
4 21 (47.73%) XML
4 21 (47.73%) UNIX
4 21 (47.73%) Linux
5 20 (45.45%) Web Services
5 20 (45.45%) User Stories
6 18 (40.91%) JAX-RS
6 18 (40.91%) SQL
6 18 (40.91%) J2EE
7 17 (38.64%) OO
8 16 (36.36%) Windows
8 16 (36.36%) SOAP
8 16 (36.36%) Relational Database
9 15 (34.09%) HTML5
9 15 (34.09%) Content Management
9 15 (34.09%) Marketing
9 15 (34.09%) Use Case
9 15 (34.09%) Solaris
9 15 (34.09%) RUP
9 15 (34.09%) TopLink
10 14 (31.82%) Validation
10 14 (31.82%) IBM
10 14 (31.82%) Digital Marketing
10 14 (31.82%) WebSphere
10 14 (31.82%) Ajax
11 13 (29.55%) JAX-WS
11 13 (29.55%) Eclipse

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 14 (31.82%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (36.36%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.36%) MongoDB
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.82%) Neo4j
5 1 (2.27%) DTS
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) Ant
1 13 (29.55%) Eclipse
2 12 (27.27%) SoapUI
3 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (34.09%) Marketing
2 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.55%) Automotive
4 1 (2.27%) Front Office
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (72.73%) Developer
2 27 (61.36%) Java Developer
3 12 (27.27%) Senior Developer
4 11 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (20.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 7 (15.91%) Agile Coach
7 4 (9.09%) ScrumMaster
8 3 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
8 3 (6.82%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Team Leader
9 2 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.55%) NHS Project Manager
10 1 (2.27%) CMS Developer
10 1 (2.27%) Agile Project Manager
10 1 (2.27%) Development Team Leader
10 1 (2.27%) Technical Team Leader
10 1 (2.27%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (47.73%) HTML
1 21 (47.73%) XML
2 20 (45.45%) Web Services
3 18 (40.91%) J2EE
3 18 (40.91%) JAX-RS
4 16 (36.36%) SOAP
5 15 (34.09%) TopLink
5 15 (34.09%) HTML5
6 14 (31.82%) Ajax
7 13 (29.55%) XHTML
7 13 (29.55%) CSS
7 13 (29.55%) JAX-WS
8 9 (20.45%) Spring
9 8 (18.18%) Java EE
9 8 (18.18%) Spring MVC
9 8 (18.18%) Struts
10 7 (15.91%) Hibernate
10 7 (15.91%) XSLT
11 6 (13.64%) REST
12 5 (11.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.55%) NHS
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (47.73%) Linux
1 21 (47.73%) UNIX
2 16 (36.36%) Windows
3 15 (34.09%) Solaris
4 5 (11.36%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.27%) Android
5 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (50.00%) TDD
3 20 (45.45%) User Stories
4 17 (38.64%) OO
5 15 (34.09%) RUP
5 15 (34.09%) Content Management
5 15 (34.09%) Use Case
6 14 (31.82%) Digital Marketing
6 14 (31.82%) Validation
7 10 (22.73%) MVC
8 9 (20.45%) Waterfall
9 8 (18.18%) UML
10 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
11 5 (11.36%) Project Planning
11 5 (11.36%) Refactoring
11 5 (11.36%) B2C
11 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
11 5 (11.36%) Product Management
12 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (79.55%) Java
2 18 (40.91%) SQL
3 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
4 12 (27.27%) C#
5 6 (13.64%) Ruby
6 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.27%) VBA
7 1 (2.27%) XAML
7 1 (2.27%) VB6
7 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) MCP
1 1 (2.27%) OCP
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
1 1 (2.27%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) IBM
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe
2 1 (2.27%) FatWire
2 1 (2.27%) DevExpress
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle