Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 23 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 88 220 333
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 6.06% 6.21% 7.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.34% 7.45% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 142 200
Median daily rate £450 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £333 £321 £360
90th Percentile £625 £598 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £42.00 £13.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +219.03% -67.09%
England median hourly rate £52.50 £36.70 £49.50
% change year-on-year +43.05% -25.86% +10.00%

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 1,199 2,954 3,829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.58% 83.38% 86.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 1,788 2,300
Median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £250
90th Percentile £588 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 190 181
Median hourly rate £33.50 £17.75 £17.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.73% +0.28% -35.64%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate £26.81 £20.79 £21.76
% change year-on-year +28.93% -4.46% -0.14%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Scrum as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scrum in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Scrum in the East of England

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scrum in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Scrum in the East of England

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scrum in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend 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 19 January 2021. 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 +3 45 £450 -9.09% 12
Hertfordshire -1 22 £428 +0.59% 19
Cambridgeshire -3 13 £475 - 26
Bedfordshire +20 5 £438 -2.78% 9
Suffolk -5 3 £394 +12.50% 2
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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 80 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (38.64%) Java
3 29 (32.95%) Kanban
4 28 (31.82%) Security Cleared
5 26 (29.55%) Git (software)
6 24 (27.27%) SC Cleared
7 21 (23.86%) TDD
8 20 (22.73%) Software Engineering
8 20 (22.73%) Oracle
9 19 (21.59%) SQL
9 19 (21.59%) Microservices
10 18 (20.45%) Web Services
10 18 (20.45%) Data Modelling
10 18 (20.45%) JIRA
10 18 (20.45%) AWS
11 17 (19.32%) Linux
11 17 (19.32%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (18.18%) ETL
13 15 (17.05%) Unix
13 15 (17.05%) DevOps
13 15 (17.05%) Mentoring
13 15 (17.05%) Jenkins
14 14 (15.91%) BDD
14 14 (15.91%) Spring
15 13 (14.77%) MySQL
15 13 (14.77%) JavaScript
16 12 (13.64%) Pentaho
16 12 (13.64%) User Stories
17 11 (12.50%) Docker
17 11 (12.50%) Test Automation

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 10 (11.36%) Confluence
2 5 (5.68%) CMS
3 4 (4.55%) Headless CMS
3 4 (4.55%) JBoss
3 4 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.41%) Apache
5 2 (2.27%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.14%) SAS
6 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) MS Visio
1 4 (4.55%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.45%) AWS
2 11 (12.50%) Azure
3 3 (3.41%) Amazon EKS
3 3 (3.41%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (3.41%) Serverless
4 2 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.27%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.14%) Datadog
5 1 (1.14%) GCP
5 1 (1.14%) IaaS
5 1 (1.14%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.14%) PaaS
5 1 (1.14%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.14%) SaaS
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.95%) Ethernet
3 5 (5.68%) SSL
4 4 (4.55%) HTTP
5 2 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.14%) DECT
6 1 (1.14%) Firewall
6 1 (1.14%) FTP
6 1 (1.14%) Internet
6 1 (1.14%) IPv4
6 1 (1.14%) IPv6
6 1 (1.14%) LAN
6 1 (1.14%) Network Security
6 1 (1.14%) PPP
6 1 (1.14%) UPnP
6 1 (1.14%) VoIP
6 1 (1.14%) VPN
6 1 (1.14%) WAN
6 1 (1.14%) Wireless
6 1 (1.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.77%) MySQL
2 12 (13.64%) Pentaho
3 7 (7.95%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.82%) Big Data
5 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
8 2 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.27%) DB2
8 2 (2.27%) DbVisualizer
9 1 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (1.14%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.14%) BigQuery
9 1 (1.14%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (1.14%) Ingres
9 1 (1.14%) Power BI
9 1 (1.14%) Redshift Spectrum
9 1 (1.14%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 26 (29.55%) Git (software)
2 18 (20.45%) JIRA
3 15 (17.05%) Jenkins
4 8 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 7 (7.95%) Eclipse
5 7 (7.95%) NetBeans
6 5 (5.68%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.68%) JUnit
6 5 (5.68%) Maven
7 4 (4.55%) Selenium
7 4 (4.55%) Subversion
8 3 (3.41%) Artifactory
8 3 (3.41%) Mockito
8 3 (3.41%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.41%) SonarQube
8 3 (3.41%) Zephyr
9 2 (2.27%) DbUnit
9 2 (2.27%) GitLab
9 2 (2.27%) jMock
9 2 (2.27%) REST Assured
General
1 8 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 7 (7.95%) Military
3 5 (5.68%) Public Sector
4 4 (4.55%) Retail
5 3 (3.41%) Finance
6 2 (2.27%) Games
6 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.14%) Automotive
7 1 (1.14%) Electronics
7 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (32.95%) Developer
2 13 (14.77%) Java Developer
3 9 (10.23%) Analyst
3 9 (10.23%) Architect
3 9 (10.23%) Scrum Master
4 5 (5.68%) Test Analyst
5 4 (4.55%) Business Analyst
5 4 (4.55%) Information Architect
6 3 (3.41%) Applications Developer
6 3 (3.41%) Automation Tester
6 3 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.41%) Pentaho Developer
6 3 (3.41%) Software Engineer
6 3 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.41%) Tester
7 2 (2.27%) E-Commerce Tester
7 2 (2.27%) ETL Analyst
7 2 (2.27%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 2 (2.27%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.45%) Web Services
2 14 (15.91%) Spring
3 10 (11.36%) Node.js
4 9 (10.23%) .NET
5 8 (9.09%) Qt
5 8 (9.09%) REST
5 8 (9.09%) SOAP
6 7 (7.95%) ActiveX
6 7 (7.95%) DirectX
6 7 (7.95%) J2EE
6 7 (7.95%) MFC
6 7 (7.95%) OpenGL
6 7 (7.95%) Spring Boot
7 6 (6.82%) Middleware
8 5 (5.68%) AngularJS
8 5 (5.68%) RESTful
9 4 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (4.55%) J2SE
10 3 (3.41%) Hibernate
10 3 (3.41%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) User Experience
2 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (4.55%) Taxonomies
3 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.14%) Clustering
5 1 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.14%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.14%) Life Science
5 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.14%) PMI
5 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.32%) Linux
2 15 (17.05%) Unix
3 9 (10.23%) Windows
4 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.14%) OpenWrt
6 1 (1.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (32.95%) Kanban
3 21 (23.86%) TDD
4 20 (22.73%) Software Engineering
5 19 (21.59%) Microservices
6 18 (20.45%) Data Modelling
7 17 (19.32%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (18.18%) ETL
9 15 (17.05%) DevOps
9 15 (17.05%) Mentoring
10 14 (15.91%) BDD
11 12 (13.64%) User Stories
12 11 (12.50%) Test Automation
13 10 (11.36%) Configuration Management
13 10 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (11.36%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 9 (10.23%) Coaching
14 9 (10.23%) Mathematics
14 9 (10.23%) Open Source
15 8 (9.09%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (38.64%) Java
2 19 (21.59%) SQL
3 13 (14.77%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.23%) C#
4 9 (10.23%) C++
5 8 (9.09%) Java 8
6 7 (7.95%) C
6 7 (7.95%) GLSL
6 7 (7.95%) HLSL
7 4 (4.55%) Perl
8 3 (3.41%) PHP
8 3 (3.41%) Python
9 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.14%) Groovy
10 1 (1.14%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.14%) Ruby
10 1 (1.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 24 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.23%) Degree
4 7 (7.95%) ISEB
5 5 (5.68%) ISTQB
6 4 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (4.55%) OCPJP
6 4 (4.55%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) GxP
3 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.14%) JTAG
System Software
1 11 (12.50%) Docker
2 2 (2.27%) Postfix
3 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (7.95%) Ansible
2 6 (6.82%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.82%) Puppet
3 5 (5.68%) Terraform
4 4 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.14%) HP Fortify
5 1 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (22.73%) Oracle
2 10 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.68%) WSO2
4 4 (4.55%) Sun
5 3 (3.41%) Pega
6 2 (2.27%) hybris
6 2 (2.27%) IBM
6 2 (2.27%) Talend
7 1 (1.14%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.14%) Avaya
7 1 (1.14%) Cisco
7 1 (1.14%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.14%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.14%) F5
7 1 (1.14%) ForeScout
7 1 (1.14%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.14%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.14%) RedGate
7 1 (1.14%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (1.14%) Splunk