The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 47 27 34
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 19 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.51% 3.41% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 4.98% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 8
Average daily rate £425 £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £450 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 1
Average hourly rate £46.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.65 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+16.20% -2.83%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
575 281 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.96% 68.37% 66.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 142 145
Average daily rate £400 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £215 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 39
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +19.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £27.48 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £43.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Scrum
East of England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Harlow 0 2 £438 -2.77%
Basildon -3 1 - - 1
Chelmsford - 1 £425 - 1
Rochford - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - - 1
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (58.06%) HTML
2 18 (58.06%) Java
3 16 (51.61%) TDD
4 15 (48.39%) CSS
5 13 (41.94%) UNIX
5 13 (41.94%) JBoss
5 13 (41.94%) SQL
6 12 (38.71%) Web Services
6 12 (38.71%) Web Development
6 12 (38.71%) Relational Database
7 11 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (35.48%) Struts2
7 11 (35.48%) Hibernate
7 11 (35.48%) Spring
7 11 (35.48%) Struts
7 11 (35.48%) PL/SQL
7 11 (35.48%) MySQL
7 11 (35.48%) Oracle
8 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
8 10 (32.26%) Mac OS X
8 10 (32.26%) JAX-RPC
8 10 (32.26%) JPA
8 10 (32.26%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (29.03%) Linux
10 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
10 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
11 7 (22.58%) WebLogic
12 6 (19.35%) .NET
12 6 (19.35%) OO

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (22.58%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.45%) MS Project Server
2 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.23%) Liferay
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Project
2 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) HTTP
2 3 (9.68%) Broadband
2 3 (9.68%) LDAP
3 2 (6.45%) NAS
3 2 (6.45%) IPv4
3 2 (6.45%) IPv6
3 2 (6.45%) SAN
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) DNS
4 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) Relational Database
2 11 (35.48%) MySQL
3 3 (9.68%) DTS
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
1 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) JIRA
2 2 (6.45%) Ant
3 1 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.23%) MSBuild
3 1 (3.23%) WiX
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Legal
1 1 (3.23%) Publishing
1 1 (3.23%) Games
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
1 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Developer
2 14 (45.16%) Java Developer
3 9 (29.03%) Senior Java Developer
3 9 (29.03%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.90%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Development Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Release Manager
7 1 (3.23%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Development Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Agile Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Agile Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (58.06%) HTML
2 15 (48.39%) CSS
3 12 (38.71%) Web Services
4 11 (35.48%) Struts2
4 11 (35.48%) Hibernate
4 11 (35.48%) Spring
4 11 (35.48%) Struts
5 10 (32.26%) JAX-RPC
5 10 (32.26%) JPA
6 6 (19.35%) .NET
7 5 (16.13%) HTML5
7 5 (16.13%) REST
8 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
9 3 (9.68%) JAAS
9 3 (9.68%) XML
9 3 (9.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
10 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
10 2 (6.45%) Ajax
10 2 (6.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (19.35%) Visualisation
3 2 (6.45%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.23%) E-Learning
4 1 (3.23%) Web 2.0
4 1 (3.23%) Open Source
4 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) UNIX
2 10 (32.26%) Mac OS X
3 9 (29.03%) Linux
4 4 (12.90%) Windows
5 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) TDD
3 12 (38.71%) Web Development
4 11 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (19.35%) OO
6 4 (12.90%) BDD
7 3 (9.68%) SOA
7 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
7 3 (9.68%) Web Design
7 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.68%) Data Virtualisation
7 3 (9.68%) User Stories
7 3 (9.68%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (6.45%) Change Control
8 2 (6.45%) Refactoring
8 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) Java
2 13 (41.94%) SQL
3 11 (35.48%) PL/SQL
4 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.68%) Ruby
6 2 (6.45%) Scala
6 2 (6.45%) Groovy
6 2 (6.45%) C#
7 1 (3.23%) PHP
7 1 (3.23%) Python
7 1 (3.23%) XAML
7 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) PMP
2 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) JBoss
2 11 (35.48%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.45%) FatWire
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) IBM