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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 39 45 34
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 16 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.48% 2.72% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.58% 3.49% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 1
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£400 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £30.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- +12.43%
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
349 544 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.87% 77.94% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 313 133
Average daily rate £400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 52
Average hourly rate £36.00 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.55 £25.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £38.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - - - - 1
Purfleet - - - - 1
Southend-on-Sea - - - - 2
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 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 39 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (76.92%) Java
3 26 (66.67%) TDD
4 24 (61.54%) User Stories
5 23 (58.97%) Web Services
6 21 (53.85%) UNIX
6 21 (53.85%) Linux
6 21 (53.85%) SQL
7 20 (51.28%) HTML
8 19 (48.72%) J2EE
8 19 (48.72%) SOAP
8 19 (48.72%) Windows
8 19 (48.72%) Content Management
8 19 (48.72%) Marketing
8 19 (48.72%) Use Case
9 18 (46.15%) Digital Marketing
9 18 (46.15%) HTML5
9 18 (46.15%) JAX-RS
9 18 (46.15%) Solaris
9 18 (46.15%) XML
9 18 (46.15%) RUP
9 18 (46.15%) TopLink
9 18 (46.15%) IBM
10 17 (43.59%) Eclipse
10 17 (43.59%) Ant
10 17 (43.59%) Relational Database
10 17 (43.59%) WebSphere
10 17 (43.59%) Ajax
11 16 (41.03%) JAX-WS
11 16 (41.03%) JavaScript

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 17 (43.59%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (43.59%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (43.59%) Ant
1 17 (43.59%) Eclipse
2 15 (38.46%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (48.72%) Marketing
2 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.13%) Automotive
4 1 (2.56%) Front Office
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (71.79%) Developer
2 22 (56.41%) Java Developer
3 12 (30.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Senior Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Agile Coach
5 6 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (10.26%) ScrumMaster
7 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 3 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
8 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.13%) NHS Project Manager
8 2 (5.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.56%) WinForms Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Agile Project Manager
9 1 (2.56%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.56%) Technical Team Leader
9 1 (2.56%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (58.97%) Web Services
2 20 (51.28%) HTML
3 19 (48.72%) J2EE
3 19 (48.72%) SOAP
4 18 (46.15%) XML
4 18 (46.15%) TopLink
4 18 (46.15%) HTML5
4 18 (46.15%) JAX-RS
5 17 (43.59%) Ajax
6 16 (41.03%) XHTML
6 16 (41.03%) CSS
6 16 (41.03%) JAX-WS
7 5 (12.82%) Hibernate
7 5 (12.82%) .NET
8 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
9 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
9 2 (5.13%) Spring
9 2 (5.13%) WCF
9 2 (5.13%) REST
10 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) NHS
1 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
2 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 21 (53.85%) Linux
1 21 (53.85%) UNIX
2 19 (48.72%) Windows
3 18 (46.15%) Solaris
4 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.56%) Android
5 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (66.67%) TDD
3 24 (61.54%) User Stories
4 19 (48.72%) Use Case
4 19 (48.72%) Content Management
5 18 (46.15%) RUP
5 18 (46.15%) Digital Marketing
6 16 (41.03%) Validation
7 14 (35.90%) OO
8 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 6 (15.38%) B2C
9 5 (12.82%) Project Planning
9 5 (12.82%) Refactoring
9 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
9 5 (12.82%) Product Management
10 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 3 (7.69%) MVC
11 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
11 2 (5.13%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 30 (76.92%) Java
2 21 (53.85%) SQL
3 16 (41.03%) JavaScript
4 12 (30.77%) C#
5 6 (15.38%) Ruby
6 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.56%) VBA
7 1 (2.56%) XAML
7 1 (2.56%) VB6
7 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) MCP
1 1 (2.56%) OCP
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) IBM
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) DevExpress
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle