Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 25 31
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 -7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 340 253 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.10% 5.60% 4.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.48% 6.90% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 193 180
East of England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 - £60.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +10.47% -1.71% +14.38%

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 4,011 3,665 4,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.77% 81.08% 78.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,318 2,102 2,336
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.24%
10th Percentile £260 £215 £238
90th Percentile £582 £545 £575
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 287 395
East of England median hourly rate £33.92 £32.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +8.33% +16.50%
10th Percentile £11.80 £13.65 £11.60
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £49.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 +17 125 £519 +9.26% 22
Cambridgeshire +15 74 £380 -9.25% 64
Hertfordshire -23 67 £525 +5.00% 59
Norfolk +5 37 £473 +17.76% 17
Bedfordshire -13 21 £450 -7.69% 7
Suffolk +19 15 £475 +31.94% 7
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 323 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (44.12%) TDD
3 104 (30.59%) SOA
4 103 (30.29%) Java
4 103 (30.29%) Kanban
5 97 (28.53%) Continuous Integration
6 84 (24.71%) Finance
7 82 (24.12%) JIRA
8 78 (22.94%) Git (software)
9 74 (21.76%) User Stories
9 74 (21.76%) DevOps
10 73 (21.47%) Jenkins
11 71 (20.88%) BDD
12 64 (18.82%) Middleware
12 64 (18.82%) Web Services
13 62 (18.24%) XML
14 58 (17.06%) SOAP
15 56 (16.47%) Oracle
16 55 (16.18%) Spring
17 51 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
17 51 (15.00%) Confluence
18 50 (14.71%) SQL
19 49 (14.41%) Test Automation
20 48 (14.12%) RESTful
21 46 (13.53%) JavaScript
22 45 (13.24%) Software Engineering
23 44 (12.94%) Telecoms
24 42 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
24 42 (12.35%) Coaching
25 41 (12.06%) Maven

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 51 (15.00%) Confluence
2 24 (7.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 23 (6.76%) Tomcat
4 22 (6.47%) JBoss
5 14 (4.12%) Apache
6 8 (2.35%) CMS
7 7 (2.06%) Apache ServiceMix
7 7 (2.06%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.06%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.76%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.18%) Mule
11 3 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.88%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.59%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (1.47%) HipChat
1 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.29%) GIMP
2 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.18%) Magento
2 1 (0.29%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.29%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 38 (11.18%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.76%) Amazon SQS
3 6 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (1.76%) PaaS
3 6 (1.76%) SaaS
4 5 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.18%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.35%) HTTP
2 23 (6.76%) SSL
3 22 (6.47%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.06%) 3GPP
4 7 (2.06%) LTE
4 7 (2.06%) Wireless
5 2 (0.59%) NGN
6 1 (0.29%) 802.11
6 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.29%) iBeacon
6 1 (0.29%) LDAP
6 1 (0.29%) SMS
6 1 (0.29%) VPN
6 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.41%) Relational Database
2 21 (6.18%) Oracle Database
3 19 (5.59%) MySQL
4 12 (3.53%) RDBMS
5 11 (3.24%) DB2
5 11 (3.24%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.94%) Data Mining
6 10 (2.94%) Ingres
7 9 (2.65%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.06%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.18%) DbVisualizer
11 4 (1.18%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.18%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 82 (24.12%) JIRA
2 78 (22.94%) Git (software)
3 73 (21.47%) Jenkins
4 41 (12.06%) Maven
5 39 (11.47%) SoapUI
6 38 (11.18%) Selenium
7 31 (9.12%) Cucumber
8 30 (8.82%) JUnit
8 30 (8.82%) Subversion
9 17 (5.00%) WebDriver
10 15 (4.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 15 (4.41%) TeamCity
11 12 (3.53%) Bitbucket
12 11 (3.24%) Zephyr
13 10 (2.94%) JMeter
14 8 (2.35%) Mercurial
15 7 (2.06%) Gradle
15 7 (2.06%) Grunt
15 7 (2.06%) Jasmine
15 7 (2.06%) Mocha
General
1 84 (24.71%) Finance
2 44 (12.94%) Telecoms
3 38 (11.18%) Marketing
4 35 (10.29%) Electronics
4 35 (10.29%) Manufacturing
4 35 (10.29%) Retail
5 5 (1.47%) Automotive
6 3 (0.88%) Banking
6 3 (0.88%) Law
6 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.88%) Publishing
7 1 (0.29%) Avionics
7 1 (0.29%) Back Office
7 1 (0.29%) Front Office
7 1 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 82 (24.12%) Developer
2 64 (18.82%) Analyst
3 50 (14.71%) Architect
4 46 (13.53%) Scrum Master
5 45 (13.24%) Business Analyst
6 40 (11.76%) Java Developer
7 31 (9.12%) Solutions Architect
8 22 (6.47%) Tester
9 21 (6.18%) DevOps Engineer
10 20 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
10 20 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
11 19 (5.59%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.82%) Senior Developer
12 13 (3.82%) Test Analyst
13 12 (3.53%) Automation Tester
14 10 (2.94%) Agile Business Analyst
14 10 (2.94%) Business Systems Analyst
15 9 (2.65%) Agile Scrum Master
15 9 (2.65%) Senior Tester
16 8 (2.35%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (18.82%) Middleware
1 64 (18.82%) Web Services
2 62 (18.24%) XML
3 58 (17.06%) SOAP
4 55 (16.18%) Spring
5 48 (14.12%) RESTful
6 38 (11.18%) J2EE
7 37 (10.88%) .NET
8 35 (10.29%) REST
9 31 (9.12%) JSON
10 29 (8.53%) CSS
10 29 (8.53%) HTML
11 27 (7.94%) .NET Framework
12 24 (7.06%) jQuery
13 21 (6.18%) HTML5
14 20 (5.88%) AngularJS
14 20 (5.88%) XSLT
15 16 (4.71%) React
16 15 (4.41%) Hibernate
17 14 (4.12%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.71%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (4.12%) Virtual Team
3 12 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.94%) User Experience
5 9 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.06%) Algorithms
6 7 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.06%) N-Tier
6 7 (2.06%) VHDL
7 5 (1.47%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.47%) Life Science
7 5 (1.47%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.47%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.18%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.18%) IVR
8 4 (1.18%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.88%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.29%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.29%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.35%) Linux
2 20 (5.88%) Unix
3 12 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (3.24%) Solaris
5 7 (2.06%) Windows
6 5 (1.47%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.59%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.29%) AIX
8 1 (0.29%) Android
8 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.29%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) HPUX
8 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (44.12%) TDD
3 104 (30.59%) SOA
4 103 (30.29%) Kanban
5 97 (28.53%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (21.76%) DevOps
6 74 (21.76%) User Stories
7 71 (20.88%) BDD
8 51 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 49 (14.41%) Test Automation
10 45 (13.24%) Software Engineering
11 42 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
11 42 (12.35%) Coaching
12 38 (11.18%) Business Analysis
13 37 (10.88%) Microservices
14 36 (10.59%) Digital Marketing
15 35 (10.29%) Programme Management
16 33 (9.71%) Configuration Management
16 33 (9.71%) MVC
17 30 (8.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 103 (30.29%) Java
2 50 (14.71%) SQL
3 46 (13.53%) JavaScript
4 34 (10.00%) C#
5 17 (5.00%) Groovy
6 15 (4.41%) C
7 13 (3.82%) PL/SQL
8 12 (3.53%) Python
9 9 (2.65%) C++
10 7 (2.06%) Embedded C
10 7 (2.06%) Ruby
11 5 (1.47%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.18%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.18%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.88%) Perl
13 3 (0.88%) Scala
13 3 (0.88%) XPath
14 2 (0.59%) ES6
15 1 (0.29%) Elixir
15 1 (0.29%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 14 (4.12%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.24%) ISEB
3 7 (2.06%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.76%) Degree
4 6 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.88%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.47%) QA
2 7 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.47%) GCP
4 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.59%) GDPR
4 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (7.94%) Docker
2 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (8.24%) Opscode Chef
1 28 (8.24%) Puppet
2 20 (5.88%) Ansible
3 5 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (1.47%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.47%) Mesos
3 5 (1.47%) Rancher
4 2 (0.59%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.29%) Terraform
5 1 (0.29%) yum
Vendors
1 56 (16.47%) Oracle
2 39 (11.47%) SAP
3 31 (9.12%) Atlassian
4 15 (4.41%) WSO2
5 11 (3.24%) IBM
6 8 (2.35%) HP
7 7 (2.06%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.06%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.76%) Coveo
8 6 (1.76%) hybris
8 6 (1.76%) New Relic
8 6 (1.76%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.47%) Adobe
10 4 (1.18%) webMethods
10 4 (1.18%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.88%) Ariba
11 3 (0.88%) Concur
11 3 (0.88%) Talend
12 2 (0.59%) AppDynamics
12 2 (0.59%) Sonatype