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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 23 40 28
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Contract jobs citing Scrum 37 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.75% 2.50% 5.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.98% 3.41% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 2
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£400 £375 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £238 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £530 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 11
Average hourly rate - £40.50 £29.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +10.60%
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
412 440 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.18% 73.33% 74.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 254 152
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 55
Average hourly rate £40.50 £30.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.78% -6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £43.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 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 -5 5 £400 -
Chelmsford - 4 £185 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £450 - 1
Brentwood -3 1 - - 1
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 49 (96.08%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (72.55%) TDD
3 29 (56.86%) User Stories
4 25 (49.02%) Java
4 25 (49.02%) UNIX
4 25 (49.02%) Linux
5 23 (45.10%) Use Case
6 21 (41.18%) SOAP
7 20 (39.22%) SQL
7 20 (39.22%) Marketing
8 19 (37.25%) Digital Marketing
8 19 (37.25%) HTML
8 19 (37.25%) Web Services
8 19 (37.25%) OO
8 19 (37.25%) HTML5
8 19 (37.25%) Relational Database
9 18 (35.29%) SoapUI
9 18 (35.29%) IBM
9 18 (35.29%) Ajax
10 17 (33.33%) Content Management
10 17 (33.33%) WebSphere
10 17 (33.33%) XML
10 17 (33.33%) CSS
11 16 (31.37%) Windows
11 16 (31.37%) Solaris
11 16 (31.37%) RUP
11 16 (31.37%) J2EE
11 16 (31.37%) TopLink
11 16 (31.37%) EclipseLink
12 15 (29.41%) Ant

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.92%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.96%) Drupal
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 6 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (11.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) HTTP
1 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 6 (11.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (37.25%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) DTS
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (35.29%) SoapUI
2 15 (29.41%) Ant
2 15 (29.41%) Eclipse
3 9 (17.65%) JIRA
3 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
4 8 (15.69%) Subversion
4 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
5 4 (7.84%) Selenium
5 4 (7.84%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (7.84%) LoadRunner
General
1 20 (39.22%) Marketing
2 4 (7.84%) Legal
3 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.92%) Finance
3 2 (3.92%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (54.90%) Developer
2 21 (41.18%) Java Developer
3 11 (21.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 9 (17.65%) Analyst
5 8 (15.69%) Senior Developer
6 7 (13.73%) Business Analyst
6 7 (13.73%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (11.76%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (9.80%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (9.80%) .NET Developer
8 5 (9.80%) C# Developer
9 4 (7.84%) Architect
10 3 (5.88%) Technical Architect
10 3 (5.88%) Lead Technical Architect
10 3 (5.88%) Lead Architect
11 2 (3.92%) NHS Project Manager
11 2 (3.92%) Test Leader
11 2 (3.92%) Testing Analyst
11 2 (3.92%) Agile Coach
11 2 (3.92%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (41.18%) SOAP
2 19 (37.25%) Web Services
2 19 (37.25%) HTML
2 19 (37.25%) HTML5
3 18 (35.29%) Ajax
4 17 (33.33%) XML
4 17 (33.33%) CSS
5 16 (31.37%) EclipseLink
5 16 (31.37%) J2EE
5 16 (31.37%) TopLink
6 14 (27.45%) XHTML
6 14 (27.45%) JAX-WS
6 14 (27.45%) JAX-RS
7 10 (19.61%) Middleware
8 9 (17.65%) REST
9 8 (15.69%) .NET
10 3 (5.88%) Hibernate
10 3 (5.88%) JSON
10 3 (5.88%) LINQ
10 3 (5.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.92%) NHS
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
4 1 (1.96%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (49.02%) UNIX
1 25 (49.02%) Linux
2 16 (31.37%) Windows
2 16 (31.37%) Solaris
3 8 (15.69%) Mac OS X
4 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (96.08%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (72.55%) TDD
3 29 (56.86%) User Stories
4 23 (45.10%) Use Case
5 19 (37.25%) Digital Marketing
5 19 (37.25%) OO
6 17 (33.33%) Content Management
7 16 (31.37%) RUP
8 14 (27.45%) Validation
9 12 (23.53%) SOA
10 11 (21.57%) B2C
11 9 (17.65%) Kanban
12 8 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (15.69%) Mentoring
13 7 (13.73%) Coaching
14 6 (11.76%) BDD
14 6 (11.76%) Change Management
14 6 (11.76%) Information Management
14 6 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
15 4 (7.84%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) Java
2 20 (39.22%) SQL
3 14 (27.45%) JavaScript
4 8 (15.69%) C#
5 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.88%) Scala
6 2 (3.92%) Ruby
7 1 (1.96%) VB
7 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.96%) VBA
7 1 (1.96%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) MCP
2 1 (1.96%) OCP
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.96%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
1 2 (3.92%) QA
1 2 (3.92%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) Puppet
1 8 (15.69%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) IBM
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) WSO2
3 4 (7.84%) HP
4 3 (5.88%) Twitter
5 2 (3.92%) Adobe
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle