Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 16 18
Rank change year-on-year -12 +2 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 214 325 334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.01% 7.49% 7.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.24% 8.73% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 184 253
East of England median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £349 £361 £313
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £13.17 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +219.03% -67.09% -9.09%
10th Percentile £41.00 £12.55 £37.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £31.76 £42.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year -25.93% -0.53% +11.76%

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 2,956 3,722 4,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.03% 85.74% 85.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,758 2,199 2,321
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £208 £250 £255
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 176 232
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £19.13 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -40.42% -0.93%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.17 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.60 £52.50 £49.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.88 £24.00
% change year-on-year -5.78% -0.50% +1.05%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020. 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
Cambridgeshire +4 69 £475 +9.20% 75
Hertfordshire +11 59 £425 -16.67% 38
Essex -12 47 £475 -5.00% 15
Suffolk +13 29 £375 - 8
Bedfordshire -2 7 £450 +12.50% 9
Norfolk +1 2 £388 -16.22% 4
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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.

1 188 (87.85%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (28.50%) Git (software)
3 57 (26.64%) DevOps
4 54 (25.23%) Kanban
5 49 (22.90%) Java
5 49 (22.90%) JIRA
6 47 (21.96%) JavaScript
6 47 (21.96%) C#
7 46 (21.50%) Linux
8 45 (21.03%) .NET
8 45 (21.03%) AWS
9 41 (19.16%) Test Automation
9 41 (19.16%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (18.22%) Azure
11 37 (17.29%) TDD
12 36 (16.82%) Jenkins
13 33 (15.42%) Software Engineering
14 32 (14.95%) Confluence
15 31 (14.49%) Coaching
16 30 (14.02%) Web Services
17 29 (13.55%) Project Management
18 28 (13.08%) Microsoft
18 28 (13.08%) Finance
18 28 (13.08%) Node.js
19 27 (12.62%) SQL
20 26 (12.15%) Degree
20 26 (12.15%) User Stories
21 25 (11.68%) Security Cleared
21 25 (11.68%) SC Cleared
21 25 (11.68%) MVC

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 32 (14.95%) Confluence
2 13 (6.07%) Apache
3 11 (5.14%) nginx
3 11 (5.14%) Tomcat
4 10 (4.67%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.80%) SAS
6 3 (1.40%) JBoss
7 2 (0.93%) CMS
7 2 (0.93%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.47%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (21.03%) AWS
2 39 (18.22%) Azure
3 17 (7.94%) Amazon S3
4 11 (5.14%) Power Platform
4 11 (5.14%) Serverless
5 10 (4.67%) Amazon SQS
6 9 (4.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 9 (4.21%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (3.74%) GCP
8 6 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (2.80%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (2.34%) CloudFront
9 5 (2.34%) SaaS
10 4 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.87%) AWS Step Functions
10 4 (1.87%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (1.40%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.93%) Amazon SageMaker
12 2 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.28%) TCP/IP
2 18 (8.41%) Ethernet
3 11 (5.14%) Broadband
4 10 (4.67%) HTTP
4 10 (4.67%) Internet
5 9 (4.21%) Wireshark
6 8 (3.74%) Firewall
7 7 (3.27%) IPv4
7 7 (3.27%) WPA2
8 6 (2.80%) 802.11
8 6 (2.80%) DOCSIS
8 6 (2.80%) DSL
8 6 (2.80%) HTTPS
8 6 (2.80%) IPv6
8 6 (2.80%) Telnet
8 6 (2.80%) UPnP
8 6 (2.80%) Wireless
8 6 (2.80%) WLAN
8 6 (2.80%) WPA
9 4 (1.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.28%) MySQL
2 20 (9.35%) SQL Server
3 19 (8.88%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.14%) BigQuery
4 11 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (5.14%) Power BI
5 10 (4.67%) Amazon Redshift
5 10 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (2.80%) Apache Hive
6 6 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.34%) Amazon Aurora
7 5 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (2.34%) Big Data
7 5 (2.34%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (2.34%) Star Schema
8 4 (1.87%) Electronic Patient Records
8 4 (1.87%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.87%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.87%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 61 (28.50%) Git (software)
2 49 (22.90%) JIRA
3 36 (16.82%) Jenkins
4 16 (7.48%) Visual Studio
5 14 (6.54%) Selenium
6 12 (5.61%) Eclipse
6 12 (5.61%) NetBeans
7 10 (4.67%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (4.21%) Bitbucket
9 8 (3.74%) Cucumber
10 7 (3.27%) JIRA Agile
10 7 (3.27%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.87%) Artifactory
11 4 (1.87%) JMeter
11 4 (1.87%) Moq
11 4 (1.87%) Subversion
11 4 (1.87%) TestRail
11 4 (1.87%) Zephyr
12 3 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.40%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (13.08%) Finance
2 16 (7.48%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.61%) Aerospace
3 12 (5.61%) Military
4 10 (4.67%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (4.67%) Public Sector
5 8 (3.74%) Retail
6 6 (2.80%) Electronics
6 6 (2.80%) Marketing
7 2 (0.93%) Banking
7 2 (0.93%) Games
7 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (31.78%) Developer
2 18 (8.41%) .NET Developer
2 18 (8.41%) Analyst
3 17 (7.94%) C# Developer
3 17 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (6.54%) Business Analyst
5 13 (6.07%) Angular Developer
5 13 (6.07%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (5.61%) Scrum Master
7 11 (5.14%) Agile Coach
7 11 (5.14%) React Developer
8 10 (4.67%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.21%) Delivery Manager
9 9 (4.21%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (4.21%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.27%) AWS Developer
10 7 (3.27%) Consultant
10 7 (3.27%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.27%) Test Engineer
11 6 (2.80%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (21.03%) .NET
2 30 (14.02%) Web Services
3 28 (13.08%) Node.js
4 24 (11.21%) CSS
5 22 (10.28%) AngularJS
6 17 (7.94%) HTML
7 16 (7.48%) React
8 15 (7.01%) jQuery
9 13 (6.07%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (6.07%) RESTful
10 12 (5.61%) ActiveX
10 12 (5.61%) DirectX
10 12 (5.61%) MFC
10 12 (5.61%) OpenGL
10 12 (5.61%) Qt
10 12 (5.61%) REST
11 11 (5.14%) LAMP
11 11 (5.14%) Laravel
11 11 (5.14%) LEMP Stack
11 11 (5.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.61%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.14%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (5.14%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (4.67%) User Experience
5 7 (3.27%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.80%) IPTV
7 5 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.34%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.40%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.93%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.93%) Clustering
9 2 (0.93%) FMCG
9 2 (0.93%) PMI
10 1 (0.47%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.47%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.47%) STB
Operating Systems
1 46 (21.50%) Linux
2 20 (9.35%) Windows
3 7 (3.27%) Android
3 7 (3.27%) Unix
4 6 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.93%) CentOS
6 2 (0.93%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (87.85%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (26.64%) DevOps
3 54 (25.23%) Kanban
4 41 (19.16%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (19.16%) Test Automation
5 37 (17.29%) TDD
6 33 (15.42%) Software Engineering
7 31 (14.49%) Coaching
8 29 (13.55%) Project Management
9 26 (12.15%) User Stories
10 25 (11.68%) MVC
11 24 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (9.81%) SDLC
13 20 (9.35%) ETL
13 20 (9.35%) Mentoring
13 20 (9.35%) Unit Testing
14 19 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (8.88%) OO
14 19 (8.88%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 18 (8.41%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 49 (22.90%) Java
2 47 (21.96%) C#
2 47 (21.96%) JavaScript
3 27 (12.62%) SQL
4 22 (10.28%) Python
5 16 (7.48%) C++
6 12 (5.61%) GLSL
6 12 (5.61%) HLSL
7 11 (5.14%) PHP
8 8 (3.74%) C
9 5 (2.34%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.34%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.34%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.87%) Perl
10 4 (1.87%) R
10 4 (1.87%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.40%) Go
11 3 (1.40%) Ruby
11 3 (1.40%) XAML
12 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (12.15%) Degree
2 25 (11.68%) SC Cleared
2 25 (11.68%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.34%) ISEB
3 5 (2.34%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.40%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.40%) PhD
4 3 (1.40%) PMP
5 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.47%) CISA
6 1 (0.47%) CISM
6 1 (0.47%) CISSP
6 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.07%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.93%) JTAG
2 2 (0.93%) PMO
3 1 (0.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (7.01%) Docker
2 10 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (7.94%) Kubernetes
1 17 (7.94%) Terraform
2 9 (4.21%) Ansible
3 7 (3.27%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.34%) HP ALM
4 5 (2.34%) Puppet
5 4 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.47%) Grafana
7 1 (0.47%) Kibana
7 1 (0.47%) Oozie
Vendors
1 28 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.94%) Oracle
3 9 (4.21%) SAP
4 6 (2.80%) Cisco
5 5 (2.34%) HP
5 5 (2.34%) MicroStrategy
5 5 (2.34%) Talend
6 3 (1.40%) AppDynamics
6 3 (1.40%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.40%) Virgin Media
7 2 (0.93%) EMC
7 2 (0.93%) Google
7 2 (0.93%) WSO2
8 1 (0.47%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.47%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.47%) Coverity
8 1 (0.47%) IBM
8 1 (0.47%) Nintex
8 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.47%) Spotify