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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 43 40 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 14 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.08% 3.10% 4.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 4.06% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 8
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £368 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £596 £488
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 £52.25 £40.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+29.39% -4.98%
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
386 493 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 84.84% 76.32% 80.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 287 198
Median daily rate £325 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £288 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 61 47
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.25 £41.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +1 4 £500 -15.07% 2
Harlow - 1 £525 -
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 30 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) TDD
3 12 (36.36%) SOA
3 12 (36.36%) Java
3 12 (36.36%) Open Source
4 11 (33.33%) Web Services
5 10 (30.30%) Oracle
5 10 (30.30%) REST
5 10 (30.30%) WSO2
5 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (27.27%) Kanban
6 9 (27.27%) SOAP
6 9 (27.27%) Finance
6 9 (27.27%) DevOps
7 8 (24.24%) Mentoring
8 7 (21.21%) Apache Camel
8 7 (21.21%) XML
8 7 (21.21%) JSON
9 6 (18.18%) Mule
9 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
9 6 (18.18%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (18.18%) Apache CXF
9 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
10 5 (15.15%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (15.15%) Programme Management
10 5 (15.15%) Linux
10 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
10 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (15.15%) AngularJS

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 (18.18%) Mule
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (12.12%) Apache
3 2 (6.06%) JBoss
3 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.03%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.09%) HTTP
2 3 (9.09%) SSL
3 2 (6.06%) Firewall
3 2 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 3 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.03%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Electronics
2 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.12%) Marketing
2 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Agile Developer
2 6 (18.18%) SOA Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Integration Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Java Programmer
5 3 (9.09%) Programmer
5 3 (9.09%) Scrum Master
6 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Agile C# Developer
6 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) Web Services
2 10 (30.30%) REST
3 9 (27.27%) SOAP
4 7 (21.21%) Apache Camel
4 7 (21.21%) JSON
4 7 (21.21%) XML
5 6 (18.18%) Apache CXF
6 5 (15.15%) AngularJS
7 4 (12.12%) Middleware
8 3 (9.09%) .NET
8 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
8 3 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
9 2 (6.06%) J2EE
10 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
10 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (3.03%) CSS
10 1 (3.03%) Entity Framework
10 1 (3.03%) Spring
10 1 (3.03%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
1 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.06%) CentOS
2 2 (6.06%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) TDD
3 12 (36.36%) Open Source
3 12 (36.36%) SOA
4 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (27.27%) DevOps
5 9 (27.27%) Kanban
6 8 (24.24%) Mentoring
7 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (15.15%) Programme Management
9 4 (12.12%) BDD
9 4 (12.12%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (12.12%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (12.12%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
9 4 (12.12%) User Stories
10 3 (9.09%) API Design
10 3 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.06%) Perl
3 2 (6.06%) PHP
3 2 (6.06%) Python
3 2 (6.06%) Ruby
3 2 (6.06%) XPath
4 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (15.15%) Puppet
2 2 (6.06%) Ansible
3 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Oracle
1 10 (30.30%) WSO2
2 4 (12.12%) SAP
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.03%) Google
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
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