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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 40 47 38
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 31 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.84% 1.60% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.08% 2.49% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 1
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£475 £550 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +62.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £25.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £42.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +25.92%
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
438 361 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 82.49% 64.23% 63.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 215 133
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £250 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 48 45
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +12.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.65 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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 - 4 £475 - 1
Colchester - 2 £264 -
Harlow - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 45 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (75.56%) Java
3 24 (53.33%) XML
4 23 (51.11%) HTML
5 22 (48.89%) JavaScript
5 22 (48.89%) J2EE
6 20 (44.44%) Linux
6 20 (44.44%) OO
7 19 (42.22%) CSS
8 18 (40.00%) UNIX
9 17 (37.78%) Ajax
9 17 (37.78%) HTML5
10 16 (35.56%) RUP
10 16 (35.56%) SQL
11 15 (33.33%) Content Management
11 15 (33.33%) Spring
12 14 (31.11%) Web Services
12 14 (31.11%) Relational Database
13 13 (28.89%) REST
13 13 (28.89%) Validation
13 13 (28.89%) FatWire
13 13 (28.89%) WebSphere
14 12 (26.67%) IBM
14 12 (26.67%) Windows
14 12 (26.67%) XHTML
14 12 (26.67%) SOAP
14 12 (26.67%) Ant
15 11 (24.44%) Solaris
15 11 (24.44%) JSP
15 11 (24.44%) MVC

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 13 (28.89%) WebSphere
2 7 (15.56%) Tomcat
3 5 (11.11%) CMS
3 5 (11.11%) Apache
3 5 (11.11%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (4.44%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.11%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.67%) Neo4j
4 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.22%) DTS
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Ant
2 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
3 7 (15.56%) Eclipse
4 5 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.44%) Maven
5 2 (4.44%) Selenium
5 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.44%) Mockito
5 2 (4.44%) Hamcrest
General
1 7 (15.56%) Legal
1 7 (15.56%) Marketing
2 5 (11.11%) Publishing
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (77.78%) Developer
2 24 (53.33%) Java Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Senior Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (11.11%) UI Developer
4 5 (11.11%) UI Programmer
5 4 (8.89%) Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.67%) CRM Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) CMS Developer
6 3 (6.67%) CRM Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Java Software Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (53.33%) XML
2 23 (51.11%) HTML
3 22 (48.89%) J2EE
4 19 (42.22%) CSS
5 17 (37.78%) Ajax
5 17 (37.78%) HTML5
6 15 (33.33%) Spring
7 14 (31.11%) Web Services
8 13 (28.89%) REST
9 12 (26.67%) XHTML
9 12 (26.67%) SOAP
10 11 (24.44%) JSP
10 11 (24.44%) JAX-RS
11 10 (22.22%) Hibernate
12 9 (20.00%) jQuery
13 8 (17.78%) Spring MVC
13 8 (17.78%) Java EE
13 8 (17.78%) Struts
14 7 (15.56%) XSLT
15 6 (13.33%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Biology
1 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
1 7 (15.56%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.89%) Web 2.0
3 2 (4.44%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.44%) Open Source
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) Linux
2 18 (40.00%) UNIX
3 12 (26.67%) Windows
4 11 (24.44%) Solaris
5 5 (11.11%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.44%) Android
6 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (44.44%) OO
3 16 (35.56%) RUP
4 15 (33.33%) Content Management
5 13 (28.89%) Validation
6 11 (24.44%) MVC
6 11 (24.44%) TDD
7 10 (22.22%) UML
7 10 (22.22%) User Stories
8 8 (17.78%) Waterfall
9 7 (15.56%) Bioinformatics
9 7 (15.56%) Use Case
9 7 (15.56%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (15.56%) SOA
9 7 (15.56%) B2C
10 5 (11.11%) RAD
11 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
11 4 (8.89%) SEO
12 3 (6.67%) CRM
12 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 34 (75.56%) Java
2 22 (48.89%) JavaScript
3 16 (35.56%) SQL
4 4 (8.89%) C#
5 2 (4.44%) Python
5 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.22%) XAML
6 1 (2.22%) FQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) FatWire
2 12 (26.67%) IBM
3 5 (11.11%) Adobe
4 3 (6.67%) Twitter
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.22%) Vignette
6 1 (2.22%) DevExpress
6 1 (2.22%) Facebook