Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 6 months to 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Scrum
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 20 25
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 336 334 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.50% 7.07% 6.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.77% 8.27% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 252 209
East of England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £360 £313 £306
90th Percentile £600 £588 £569
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
East of England median hourly rate £13.17 £40.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.09% -2.44% -31.67%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £46.25 £42.75
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.19% -2.29%

Scrum is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,831 4,037 3,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.51% 85.44% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,266 2,330 2,107
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £256 £213
90th Percentile £588 £585 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 231 294
East of England median hourly rate £18.75 £31.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.48% -3.08% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the East of England

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in the East of England

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in the East of England

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in the East of England

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Scrum in the East of England

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the East of England region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +4 188 £505 -2.88% 15
Cambridgeshire +7 62 £425 +10.39% 76
Hertfordshire -9 51 £510 -2.86% 47
Bedfordshire +2 15 £400 -11.11% 11
Suffolk -1 13 £375 -21.05% 13
Norfolk -14 6 £463 -2.63% 6
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 307 (91.37%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (38.39%) Java
3 125 (37.20%) JIRA
4 105 (31.25%) TDD
5 89 (26.49%) Kanban
6 86 (25.60%) Confluence
7 82 (24.40%) Git (software)
8 81 (24.11%) Linux
9 77 (22.92%) Test Automation
10 74 (22.02%) Amazon AWS
11 68 (20.24%) User Stories
11 68 (20.24%) DevOps
12 66 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
13 64 (19.05%) Jenkins
14 61 (18.15%) Security Cleared
14 61 (18.15%) Web Services
15 59 (17.56%) MySQL
15 59 (17.56%) Ansible
16 58 (17.26%) Oracle
16 58 (17.26%) SQL
17 57 (16.96%) JavaScript
18 53 (15.77%) Software Engineering
19 51 (15.18%) Unix
19 51 (15.18%) Microservices
20 48 (14.29%) SC Cleared
20 48 (14.29%) BDD
21 47 (13.99%) Finance
21 47 (13.99%) Scaled Agile Framework
22 45 (13.39%) SOA
23 44 (13.10%) Configuration Management

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 86 (25.60%) Confluence
2 12 (3.57%) WebLogic
3 9 (2.68%) JBoss
4 7 (2.08%) Apache
5 5 (1.49%) SAS
5 5 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.19%) CMS
7 3 (0.89%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.89%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.60%) Mule
8 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.60%) WildFly
9 1 (0.30%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.30%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) HipChat
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.60%) HFM
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 74 (22.02%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (1.79%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.49%) Amazon EMR
5 5 (1.49%) GitHub
6 3 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.89%) Serverless
6 3 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.60%) SaaS
8 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 22 (6.55%) HTTP
3 17 (5.06%) Ethernet
3 17 (5.06%) Internet
4 15 (4.46%) SSL
5 9 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (2.38%) DNS
7 6 (1.79%) Broadband
7 6 (1.79%) DHCP
7 6 (1.79%) DLNA
7 6 (1.79%) DSL
7 6 (1.79%) FTP
7 6 (1.79%) IPv4
7 6 (1.79%) IPv6
7 6 (1.79%) UPnP
7 6 (1.79%) VoIP
7 6 (1.79%) WAN
8 4 (1.19%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (1.19%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (17.56%) MySQL
2 33 (9.82%) Pentaho
3 19 (5.65%) SQL Server
4 16 (4.76%) Hadoop
4 16 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.46%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (3.57%) Impala
6 12 (3.57%) RDBMS
7 9 (2.68%) Big Data
8 8 (2.38%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.08%) Apache Hive
9 7 (2.08%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.79%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.49%) Ingres
11 5 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (0.89%) Amazon Aurora
13 3 (0.89%) Apache Kudu
13 3 (0.89%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 125 (37.20%) JIRA
2 82 (24.40%) Git (software)
3 64 (19.05%) Jenkins
4 36 (10.71%) SoapUI
5 29 (8.63%) Selenium
6 22 (6.55%) Maven
6 22 (6.55%) Visual Studio
7 20 (5.95%) Eclipse
7 20 (5.95%) JMeter
8 17 (5.06%) NetBeans
9 16 (4.76%) Subversion
10 14 (4.17%) JUnit
11 11 (3.27%) Artifactory
11 11 (3.27%) JIRA Agile
11 11 (3.27%) LoadRunner
11 11 (3.27%) Robot Framework
12 10 (2.98%) Bitbucket
13 9 (2.68%) GitLab
14 8 (2.38%) CA Gen
14 8 (2.38%) Checkstyle
General
1 47 (13.99%) Finance
2 34 (10.12%) Telecoms
3 29 (8.63%) Marketing
4 28 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 26 (7.74%) Electronics
6 18 (5.36%) Aerospace
7 17 (5.06%) Military
8 12 (3.57%) Retail
9 6 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.49%) Publishing
11 2 (0.60%) Banking
11 2 (0.60%) Games
12 1 (0.30%) Automotive
12 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 98 (29.17%) Developer
2 50 (14.88%) Java Developer
3 43 (12.80%) Analyst
4 32 (9.52%) Tester
5 29 (8.63%) Scrum Master
6 28 (8.33%) Architect
7 24 (7.14%) Business Analyst
8 21 (6.25%) Senior Developer
9 19 (5.65%) Senior Java Developer
10 17 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
10 17 (5.06%) Test Analyst
11 15 (4.46%) Automation Tester
12 14 (4.17%) QA Tester
13 13 (3.87%) Product Owner
14 12 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
15 10 (2.98%) Pentaho Developer
16 9 (2.68%) Lead Developer
16 9 (2.68%) Project Manager
17 8 (2.38%) Technical Business Analyst
17 8 (2.38%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (18.15%) Web Services
2 41 (12.20%) SOAP
3 40 (11.90%) .NET
4 38 (11.31%) Spring
5 34 (10.12%) HTML
5 34 (10.12%) REST
6 29 (8.63%) Node.js
7 28 (8.33%) RESTful
8 27 (8.04%) CSS
9 25 (7.44%) JSON
9 25 (7.44%) Spring Boot
9 25 (7.44%) XML
10 24 (7.14%) J2EE
11 18 (5.36%) AngularJS
12 17 (5.06%) ActiveX
12 17 (5.06%) DirectX
12 17 (5.06%) MFC
12 17 (5.06%) OpenGL
12 17 (5.06%) Qt
13 15 (4.46%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.82%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 19 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.87%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.38%) User Experience
8 6 (1.79%) Media Streaming
8 6 (1.79%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.89%) Clustering
9 3 (0.89%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.89%) Fintech
9 3 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.89%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.30%) ASIC
10 1 (0.30%) Derivative
10 1 (0.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.30%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.30%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 81 (24.11%) Linux
2 51 (15.18%) Unix
3 33 (9.82%) Windows
4 7 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (1.49%) CentOS
5 5 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.30%) Android
8 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (91.37%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (31.25%) TDD
3 89 (26.49%) Kanban
4 77 (22.92%) Test Automation
5 68 (20.24%) DevOps
5 68 (20.24%) User Stories
6 66 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (15.77%) Software Engineering
8 51 (15.18%) Microservices
9 48 (14.29%) BDD
10 47 (13.99%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 45 (13.39%) SOA
12 44 (13.10%) Configuration Management
12 44 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
13 40 (11.90%) Coaching
14 38 (11.31%) Business Intelligence
15 34 (10.12%) Acceptance Criteria
16 32 (9.52%) Open Source
17 29 (8.63%) Test Strategy
18 27 (8.04%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (38.39%) Java
2 58 (17.26%) SQL
3 57 (16.96%) JavaScript
4 42 (12.50%) C#
5 31 (9.23%) Shell Script
6 27 (8.04%) Java 8
7 24 (7.14%) C++
8 18 (5.36%) Groovy
8 18 (5.36%) Python
9 17 (5.06%) GLSL
9 17 (5.06%) HLSL
10 16 (4.76%) Perl
11 15 (4.46%) PL/SQL
12 13 (3.87%) C
13 11 (3.27%) Ruby
14 8 (2.38%) Embedded C
14 8 (2.38%) PowerShell
14 8 (2.38%) Scala
15 3 (0.89%) F#
15 3 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (18.15%) Security Cleared
2 48 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.14%) Degree
4 15 (4.46%) ISTQB
5 14 (4.17%) ISEB
6 6 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.49%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (1.19%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.89%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.89%) OCPJP
9 3 (0.89%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.60%) IRCA
10 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.60%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.30%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (11.31%) QA
2 14 (4.17%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.60%) PMO
4 1 (0.30%) GCP
4 1 (0.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (8.63%) Docker
2 8 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (2.08%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.19%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.89%) HDFS
6 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 59 (17.56%) Ansible
2 25 (7.44%) Puppet
3 22 (6.55%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (5.95%) Terraform
5 7 (2.08%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.08%) Salt
6 4 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.89%) Kibana
7 3 (0.89%) Oozie
7 3 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.60%) logstash
9 1 (0.30%) Mesos
9 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 58 (17.26%) Oracle
2 38 (11.31%) Microsoft
3 28 (8.33%) SAP
4 10 (2.98%) Informatica
5 9 (2.68%) Pega
6 8 (2.38%) BEA
6 8 (2.38%) webMethods
7 6 (1.79%) Cloudera
7 6 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.49%) Talend
8 5 (1.49%) WSO2
9 4 (1.19%) Cisco
9 4 (1.19%) New Relic
9 4 (1.19%) VMware
10 3 (0.89%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.89%) Google
10 3 (0.89%) Sun
11 2 (0.60%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.60%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.60%) Tableau