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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 40 46 38
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 24 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.71% 1.76% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.15% 2.53% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 2
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£425 £375 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £173 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.33 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -10.00%
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
390 395 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 76.47% 69.66% 65.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 237 113
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 60 42
Average hourly rate £20.50 £31.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.92% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £44.13 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 0 3 - - 2
Colchester - 3 £300 -
Harlow - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 56 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (73.21%) Java
3 24 (42.86%) XML
4 22 (39.29%) HTML
4 22 (39.29%) J2EE
5 21 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 21 (37.50%) TDD
6 19 (33.93%) Linux
7 18 (32.14%) OO
7 18 (32.14%) Web Services
7 18 (32.14%) CSS
8 17 (30.36%) UNIX
8 17 (30.36%) SQL
8 17 (30.36%) Ajax
9 16 (28.57%) Spring
9 16 (28.57%) HTML5
10 15 (26.79%) User Stories
11 14 (25.00%) C#
11 14 (25.00%) RUP
12 13 (23.21%) SOAP
12 13 (23.21%) MVC
12 13 (23.21%) Content Management
12 13 (23.21%) REST
13 12 (21.43%) JAX-RS
13 12 (21.43%) Relational Database
13 12 (21.43%) Validation
13 12 (21.43%) WebSphere
13 12 (21.43%) IBM
14 11 (19.64%) XHTML
14 11 (19.64%) Windows

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (21.43%) WebSphere
2 7 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 5 (8.93%) Apache
3 5 (8.93%) CMS
3 5 (8.93%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (3.57%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.93%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.36%) Neo4j
4 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.79%) DTS
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (19.64%) Ant
2 8 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.93%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.57%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.57%) Mockito
4 2 (3.57%) Hamcrest
4 2 (3.57%) Maven
4 2 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 8 (14.29%) Marketing
2 5 (8.93%) Publishing
2 5 (8.93%) Legal
3 4 (7.14%) Banking
4 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.36%) Finance
5 2 (3.57%) Automotive
5 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.79%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 38 (67.86%) Developer
2 25 (44.64%) Java Developer
3 10 (17.86%) Senior Developer
4 9 (16.07%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (12.50%) Agile Coach
6 5 (8.93%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (8.93%) UI Programmer
6 5 (8.93%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 5 (8.93%) UI Developer
6 5 (8.93%) .NET Developer
6 5 (8.93%) C# Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.14%) ScrumMaster
8 3 (5.36%) CRM Manager
8 3 (5.36%) CMS Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) CRM Project Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Business Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.86%) XML
2 22 (39.29%) HTML
2 22 (39.29%) J2EE
3 18 (32.14%) CSS
3 18 (32.14%) Web Services
4 17 (30.36%) Ajax
5 16 (28.57%) Spring
5 16 (28.57%) HTML5
6 13 (23.21%) SOAP
6 13 (23.21%) REST
7 12 (21.43%) JAX-RS
8 11 (19.64%) XHTML
9 10 (17.86%) Hibernate
9 10 (17.86%) jQuery
10 9 (16.07%) JSP
11 8 (14.29%) Struts
11 8 (14.29%) Java EE
11 8 (14.29%) Spring MVC
12 7 (12.50%) JAX-WS
12 7 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) N-Tier
1 7 (12.50%) Biology
1 7 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.57%) Open Source
2 2 (3.57%) User Experience
2 2 (3.57%) Web 2.0
2 2 (3.57%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.93%) Linux
2 17 (30.36%) UNIX
3 11 (19.64%) Windows
4 10 (17.86%) Solaris
5 5 (8.93%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.57%) Android
6 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) TDD
3 18 (32.14%) OO
4 15 (26.79%) User Stories
5 14 (25.00%) RUP
6 13 (23.21%) MVC
6 13 (23.21%) Content Management
7 12 (21.43%) Validation
8 10 (17.86%) UML
9 9 (16.07%) Waterfall
10 8 (14.29%) B2C
10 8 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 8 (14.29%) Use Case
10 8 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
11 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (12.50%) Bioinformatics
12 6 (10.71%) Test Automation
13 5 (8.93%) Product Management
13 5 (8.93%) Project Planning
13 5 (8.93%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 41 (73.21%) Java
2 21 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 17 (30.36%) SQL
4 14 (25.00%) C#
5 6 (10.71%) Ruby
6 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.57%) Python
7 1 (1.79%) XAML
7 1 (1.79%) VB6
7 1 (1.79%) VBA
7 1 (1.79%) VB
7 1 (1.79%) FQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) MCP
2 1 (1.79%) OCP
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) IBM
2 10 (17.86%) FatWire
3 5 (8.93%) Adobe
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle
5 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.36%) Twitter
6 1 (1.79%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.79%) Facebook
6 1 (1.79%) Vignette