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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 25 48 34
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -14
Contract jobs citing Scrum 29 7 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.79% 1.34% 6.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.88% 1.74% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 17
Median daily rate £488 £589 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.19% +23.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £338 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £41.44 £44.50
% change year-on-year
+3.76% -6.87%
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
368 403 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 86.18% 77.20% 79.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 211 213
Median daily rate £350 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 67 43
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.67 £33.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% +8.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £24.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.65 £43.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +3 12 £540 -9.24%
Chelmsford - 1 £450 - 1
Harlow - 1 £525 -
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 43 (93.48%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (58.70%) TDD
3 23 (50.00%) SOA
4 21 (45.65%) DevOps
5 19 (41.30%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (41.30%) Kanban
6 18 (39.13%) Open Source
7 16 (34.78%) WSO2
8 15 (32.61%) Jenkins
9 14 (30.43%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (30.43%) Puppet
9 14 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (30.43%) Linux
9 14 (30.43%) Oracle
10 13 (28.26%) Configuration Management
10 13 (28.26%) TCP/IP
10 13 (28.26%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (26.09%) Mentoring
11 12 (26.09%) Web Services
11 12 (26.09%) Finance
11 12 (26.09%) Git (software)
12 11 (23.91%) Integration Testing
12 11 (23.91%) SOAP
12 11 (23.91%) SSL
12 11 (23.91%) HTTP
13 10 (21.74%) Apache
13 10 (21.74%) Java
13 10 (21.74%) Perl
14 9 (19.57%) Middleware
14 9 (19.57%) Subversion

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 10 (21.74%) Apache
2 8 (17.39%) JBoss
3 6 (13.04%) Mule
3 6 (13.04%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (8.70%) Confluence
5 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.17%) Moodle
Business Applications
1 7 (15.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) TCP/IP
2 11 (23.91%) HTTP
2 11 (23.91%) SSL
3 2 (4.35%) Firewall
3 2 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (32.61%) Jenkins
2 12 (26.09%) Git (software)
3 9 (19.57%) Subversion
4 5 (10.87%) JIRA
5 4 (8.70%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (6.52%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Electronics
2 7 (15.22%) Manufacturing
2 7 (15.22%) Marketing
2 7 (15.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Developer
2 6 (13.04%) Agile Developer
2 6 (13.04%) SOA Developer
3 5 (10.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Lead DevOps
4 4 (8.70%) .NET Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (8.70%) C# Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Integration Developer
5 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) QA Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Release Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) Web Services
2 11 (23.91%) SOAP
3 9 (19.57%) Middleware
4 8 (17.39%) J2EE
4 8 (17.39%) REST
5 6 (13.04%) AngularJS
5 6 (13.04%) Apache Camel
5 6 (13.04%) Apache CXF
5 6 (13.04%) JSON
5 6 (13.04%) XML
6 5 (10.87%) .NET
7 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET
8 3 (6.52%) HTML
8 3 (6.52%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
9 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (4.35%) CSS
9 2 (4.35%) Entity Framework
9 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
9 2 (4.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.17%) Learning Management System
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.17%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Linux
1 14 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (4.35%) CentOS
2 2 (4.35%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (93.48%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (58.70%) TDD
3 23 (50.00%) SOA
4 21 (45.65%) DevOps
5 19 (41.30%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (41.30%) Kanban
6 18 (39.13%) Open Source
7 13 (28.26%) Configuration Management
7 13 (28.26%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (26.09%) Mentoring
9 11 (23.91%) Integration Testing
10 9 (19.57%) BDD
10 9 (19.57%) User Stories
11 8 (17.39%) API Design
11 8 (17.39%) Coaching
11 8 (17.39%) Microservices
11 8 (17.39%) Programme Management
11 8 (17.39%) Software Engineering
12 7 (15.22%) Digital Marketing
12 7 (15.22%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) Java
1 10 (21.74%) Perl
2 5 (10.87%) C#
3 3 (6.52%) C
3 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.35%) PHP
4 2 (4.35%) Python
4 2 (4.35%) Ruby
4 2 (4.35%) SQL
4 2 (4.35%) XPath
5 1 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (30.43%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (30.43%) Puppet
2 2 (4.35%) Ansible
3 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) WSO2
2 14 (30.43%) Oracle
3 8 (17.39%) SAP
4 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.17%) Blackboard
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.17%) SumTotal
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