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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 16 32 42
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 42 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.19% 4.45% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.88% 5.93% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 15
Average daily rate £500 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £625 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 £37.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% +1.00%
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
425 337 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 82.85% 75.06% 79.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 190 275
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 41 61
Average hourly rate £34.50 £29.13 £29.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.45% -0.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £46.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Essex region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Southend-on-Sea +1 15 £550 -10.20%
Brentwood +4 5 £325 -13.33% 2
Chelmsford - 2 £300 - 2
Harlow - 1 £413 -
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 61 (88.41%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (46.38%) SOA
3 32 (46.38%) TDD
4 28 (40.58%) Kanban
5 27 (39.13%) Middleware
6 25 (36.23%) Jenkins
7 23 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (33.33%) Puppet
8 22 (31.88%) Subversion
9 21 (30.43%) Java
9 21 (30.43%) Git (software)
9 21 (30.43%) User Stories
10 20 (28.99%) WSO2
11 18 (26.09%) Open Source
12 17 (24.64%) HTML
13 15 (21.74%) SQL Server
13 15 (21.74%) SQL
13 15 (21.74%) Unix
13 15 (21.74%) Linux
14 13 (18.84%) REST
15 12 (17.39%) HTTP
15 12 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (15.94%) Software Engineering
16 11 (15.94%) Finance
16 11 (15.94%) Relational Database
16 11 (15.94%) API Design
17 10 (14.49%) Mentoring
17 10 (14.49%) HTML5
17 10 (14.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (8.70%) JBoss
2 4 (5.80%) Apache
2 4 (5.80%) Confluence
3 2 (2.90%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (2.90%) CMS
3 2 (2.90%) Node.js
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.45%) MS Office
1 1 (1.45%) MS Project
1 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) HTTP
2 10 (14.49%) SSL
2 10 (14.49%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.45%) ADSL
3 1 (1.45%) Broadband
3 1 (1.45%) DHCP
3 1 (1.45%) Firewall
3 1 (1.45%) FTP
3 1 (1.45%) NAS
3 1 (1.45%) Telnet
3 1 (1.45%) VDSL
3 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 12 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (15.94%) Relational Database
4 6 (8.70%) DB2
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.90%) Neo4j
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.45%) MySQL
7 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (36.23%) Jenkins
2 22 (31.88%) Subversion
3 21 (30.43%) Git (software)
4 6 (8.70%) HP UFT
5 5 (7.25%) Ant
5 5 (7.25%) JIRA
6 3 (4.35%) Eclipse
6 3 (4.35%) JUnit
6 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.90%) Bower
7 2 (2.90%) Grunt
7 2 (2.90%) Maven
7 2 (2.90%) Selenium
7 2 (2.90%) Yeoman
8 1 (1.45%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.45%) Redmine
8 1 (1.45%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.45%) Trac
8 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (15.94%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Automotive
3 2 (2.90%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (50.72%) Developer
2 17 (24.64%) Java Developer
3 10 (14.49%) Senior Developer
3 10 (14.49%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (11.59%) SQL Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Scrum Master
6 6 (8.70%) Tester
7 5 (7.25%) Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Automation Tester
7 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Agile Coach
8 4 (5.80%) IT Manager
8 4 (5.80%) J2EE Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Environment Manager
9 3 (4.35%) Quality Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) Agile Java Developer
10 2 (2.90%) SQL Server BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (39.13%) Middleware
2 17 (24.64%) HTML
3 13 (18.84%) REST
4 10 (14.49%) HTML5
4 10 (14.49%) XML
5 9 (13.04%) Web Services
6 8 (11.59%) Ajax
6 8 (11.59%) CSS
6 8 (11.59%) J2EE
6 8 (11.59%) JSON
7 6 (8.70%) CSS3
7 6 (8.70%) RESTful
8 5 (7.25%) JAX-RS
8 5 (7.25%) SOAP
9 4 (5.80%) .NET
9 4 (5.80%) Django
9 4 (5.80%) Hibernate
9 4 (5.80%) Play Framework
9 4 (5.80%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (4.35%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (1.45%) Replication
2 1 (1.45%) STB
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.74%) Linux
1 15 (21.74%) Unix
2 10 (14.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (10.14%) Mac OS X
4 3 (4.35%) Windows
5 2 (2.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (88.41%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (46.38%) SOA
3 32 (46.38%) TDD
4 28 (40.58%) Kanban
5 21 (30.43%) User Stories
6 18 (26.09%) Open Source
7 11 (15.94%) API Design
7 11 (15.94%) Software Engineering
8 10 (14.49%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (14.49%) Mentoring
9 9 (13.04%) Test Automation
10 8 (11.59%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (11.59%) ETL
11 7 (10.14%) Configuration Management
11 7 (10.14%) Software Testing
12 6 (8.70%) Coaching
12 6 (8.70%) Use Case
12 6 (8.70%) Wealth Management
13 5 (7.25%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.43%) Java
2 15 (21.74%) SQL
3 7 (10.14%) Ruby
4 5 (7.25%) C#
4 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.25%) Scala
5 4 (5.80%) Perl
6 3 (4.35%) C
6 3 (4.35%) Python
7 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.45%) PHP
8 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) ISEB
1 8 (11.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.45%) Degree
4 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
2 3 (4.35%) ISO 9001
2 3 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 23 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.45%) Ansible
2 1 (1.45%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (28.99%) WSO2
2 10 (14.49%) HP
3 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.14%) Oracle
5 2 (2.90%) Google
5 2 (2.90%) IBM
6 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com