Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 29 33
Rank change year-on-year +14 +4 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 384 260 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.51% 5.42% 4.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.09% 6.66% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 193 176
East of England median daily rate £475 £473 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +11.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £300
90th Percentile £598 £568 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 - £60.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.10% +7.06% -

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 4224 3904 4675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.66% 81.44% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2435 2265 2738
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £234
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 309 391
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.45 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.34% +23.33% +5.99%
10th Percentile £11.52 £13.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.45
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

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 20 November 2017.

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
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 20 November 2017. 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 +23 188 £513 +7.89% 6
Cambridgeshire +4 65 £373 -6.75% 24
Hertfordshire -20 57 £525 +5.00% 25
Norfolk +4 37 £475 +11.76% 15
Bedfordshire -22 21 £450 -8.86% 2
Suffolk +13 12 £475 +27.09% 3
East Anglia - 1 - -
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 371 (96.61%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (47.14%) TDD
3 145 (37.76%) SOA
4 141 (36.72%) Kanban
5 117 (30.47%) Continuous Integration
5 117 (30.47%) DevOps
6 110 (28.65%) Middleware
7 97 (25.26%) User Stories
8 95 (24.74%) Java
9 94 (24.48%) JIRA
10 92 (23.96%) Finance
11 85 (22.14%) Git (software)
12 82 (21.35%) Jenkins
12 82 (21.35%) BDD
13 77 (20.05%) XML
14 72 (18.75%) Confluence
14 72 (18.75%) Test Automation
15 65 (16.93%) Oracle
16 62 (16.15%) Configuration Management
17 58 (15.10%) SQL
18 56 (14.58%) Software Engineering
19 55 (14.32%) Web Services
20 52 (13.54%) Telecoms
20 52 (13.54%) Puppet
20 52 (13.54%) Opscode Chef
20 52 (13.54%) Coaching
21 51 (13.28%) Spring
22 49 (12.76%) Business Intelligence
23 48 (12.50%) SOAP
24 47 (12.24%) Relational Database

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 72 (18.75%) Confluence
2 33 (8.59%) JBoss
3 30 (7.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 24 (6.25%) Apache
5 22 (5.73%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.86%) WebLogic
7 9 (2.34%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.56%) Mule
8 6 (1.56%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.30%) Apache Pig
9 5 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.04%) IIS
11 3 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.78%) CMS
11 3 (0.78%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.52%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.26%) Mule ESB
13 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (1.30%) HipChat
1 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Magento
2 1 (0.26%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.26%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 46 (11.98%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (8.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.13%) SaaS
4 9 (2.34%) PaaS
5 5 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.30%) IaaS
6 2 (0.52%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudSearch
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.26%) GitHub
7 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (10.94%) SSL
2 39 (10.16%) HTTP
3 38 (9.90%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.82%) 3GPP
4 7 (1.82%) LTE
4 7 (1.82%) Wireless
5 4 (1.04%) NGN
6 3 (0.78%) LDAP
6 3 (0.78%) VPN
7 2 (0.52%) SMS
8 1 (0.26%) 802.11
8 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.26%) iBeacon
8 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.24%) Relational Database
2 25 (6.51%) Oracle Database
3 20 (5.21%) MySQL
4 15 (3.91%) SQL Server
5 14 (3.65%) MongoDB
5 14 (3.65%) RDBMS
6 12 (3.13%) Hadoop
7 11 (2.86%) Big Data
7 11 (2.86%) Data Mining
7 11 (2.86%) Ingres
8 9 (2.34%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (2.08%) DB2
10 7 (1.82%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.30%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.30%) HBase
11 5 (1.30%) Impala
11 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.30%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 94 (24.48%) JIRA
2 85 (22.14%) Git (software)
3 82 (21.35%) Jenkins
4 41 (10.68%) Subversion
5 34 (8.85%) Selenium
5 34 (8.85%) SoapUI
6 33 (8.59%) Maven
7 25 (6.51%) JIRA Agile
8 22 (5.73%) Cucumber
9 21 (5.47%) JUnit
10 18 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (4.17%) TeamCity
12 15 (3.91%) WebDriver
13 11 (2.86%) Bitbucket
14 9 (2.34%) JMeter
15 8 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
16 7 (1.82%) Gradle
16 7 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (1.82%) Zephyr
17 6 (1.56%) Vagrant
General
1 92 (23.96%) Finance
2 52 (13.54%) Telecoms
3 44 (11.46%) Marketing
4 41 (10.68%) Electronics
4 41 (10.68%) Manufacturing
5 29 (7.55%) Retail
6 4 (1.04%) Law
7 3 (0.78%) Automotive
7 3 (0.78%) Banking
7 3 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.78%) Publishing
8 2 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Avionics
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Front Office
9 1 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 75 (19.53%) Analyst
2 66 (17.19%) Developer
3 58 (15.10%) Architect
4 56 (14.58%) Scrum Master
5 49 (12.76%) Business Analyst
6 45 (11.72%) DevOps Engineer
7 29 (7.55%) Java Developer
8 27 (7.03%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (5.21%) Middleware Engineer
9 20 (5.21%) Tester
10 18 (4.69%) Agile Scrum Master
11 17 (4.43%) Agile Coach
11 17 (4.43%) Integration Engineer
12 15 (3.91%) Technical Analyst
12 15 (3.91%) Technical Business Analyst
12 15 (3.91%) Test Analyst
13 14 (3.65%) Technical Architect
14 13 (3.39%) Agile Business Analyst
15 11 (2.86%) Business Systems Analyst
16 10 (2.60%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (28.65%) Middleware
2 77 (20.05%) XML
3 55 (14.32%) Web Services
4 51 (13.28%) Spring
5 48 (12.50%) SOAP
6 38 (9.90%) J2EE
7 36 (9.38%) RESTful
8 34 (8.85%) XSLT
9 31 (8.07%) .NET
9 31 (8.07%) JSON
10 30 (7.81%) REST
11 28 (7.29%) HTML
12 26 (6.77%) CSS
13 20 (5.21%) .NET Framework
14 18 (4.69%) jQuery
15 17 (4.43%) WSDL
16 15 (3.91%) HTML5
17 14 (3.65%) AngularJS
18 13 (3.39%) XSD
19 12 (3.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.59%) Enterprise Software
2 24 (6.25%) Virtual Team
3 16 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.82%) Algorithms
5 7 (1.82%) VHDL
6 6 (1.56%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.56%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.30%) User Experience
8 4 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.04%) IVR
8 4 (1.04%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.04%) RIA
9 3 (0.78%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.52%) Life Science
11 1 (0.26%) FMCG
11 1 (0.26%) Robotics
11 1 (0.26%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 45 (11.72%) Linux
2 32 (8.33%) Unix
3 27 (7.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (4.43%) Solaris
5 12 (3.13%) Mac OS X
6 8 (2.08%) Windows
7 5 (1.30%) AIX
7 5 (1.30%) HPUX
8 1 (0.26%) Android
8 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (96.61%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (47.14%) TDD
3 145 (37.76%) SOA
4 141 (36.72%) Kanban
5 117 (30.47%) Continuous Integration
5 117 (30.47%) DevOps
6 97 (25.26%) User Stories
7 82 (21.35%) BDD
8 72 (18.75%) Test Automation
9 62 (16.15%) Configuration Management
10 56 (14.58%) Software Engineering
11 52 (13.54%) Coaching
12 49 (12.76%) Business Intelligence
13 46 (11.98%) Continuous Improvement
14 43 (11.20%) Acceptance Criteria
14 43 (11.20%) Mentoring
15 42 (10.94%) Digital Marketing
16 41 (10.68%) Programme Management
17 40 (10.42%) Microservices
18 38 (9.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 95 (24.74%) Java
2 58 (15.10%) SQL
3 40 (10.42%) JavaScript
4 27 (7.03%) C#
5 19 (4.95%) Groovy
6 18 (4.69%) PL/SQL
7 17 (4.43%) C
8 16 (4.17%) Python
9 12 (3.13%) C++
10 11 (2.86%) Perl
11 10 (2.60%) Ruby
12 7 (1.82%) Embedded C
13 5 (1.30%) HiveQL
13 5 (1.30%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.30%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.30%) XPath
14 3 (0.78%) VB
14 3 (0.78%) VBScript
15 2 (0.52%) Scala
16 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (2.86%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.60%) ISEB
3 9 (2.34%) Degree
4 6 (1.56%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (0.78%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.26%) MCP
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.99%) QA
2 9 (2.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.30%) GCP
4 2 (0.52%) GDPR
4 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (9.38%) Docker
2 5 (1.30%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 52 (13.54%) Opscode Chef
1 52 (13.54%) Puppet
2 34 (8.85%) Ansible
3 5 (1.30%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (1.30%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.30%) Mesos
3 5 (1.30%) Rancher
4 2 (0.52%) Terraform
4 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.26%) yum
Vendors
1 65 (16.93%) Oracle
2 42 (10.94%) SAP
3 29 (7.55%) Atlassian
4 27 (7.03%) WSO2
5 12 (3.13%) Microsoft
6 10 (2.60%) IBM
7 9 (2.34%) Cloudera
8 7 (1.82%) HP
9 6 (1.56%) New Relic
10 5 (1.30%) webMethods
11 4 (1.04%) Adobe
11 4 (1.04%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.04%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.78%) hybris
13 2 (0.52%) Sonatype
13 2 (0.52%) Twitter
13 2 (0.52%) VMware
14 1 (0.26%) AppDynamics
14 1 (0.26%) Google
14 1 (0.26%) Teradata