Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 18 15
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 174 91 329
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 7.08% 7.74% 8.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.48% 9.17% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 62 206
10th Percentile £363 £314 £350
25th Percentile £431 £400 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £503 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.67% - -11.76%
75th Percentile £555 £534 £525
90th Percentile £597 £588 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
10th Percentile " " £41.05
25th Percentile £16.13 " £41.13
Median hourly rate £17.25 - £42.50
75th Percentile £40.69 " £48.38
90th Percentile £54.08 " £51.15
England median hourly rate £62.15 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +24.30% +11.11% -9.09%

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 2,051 992 3,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.41% 84.43% 85.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,206 606 2,089
10th Percentile £168 £240 £250
25th Percentile £313 £313 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £429 £445
Median % change year-on-year +4.96% -3.65% +1.71%
75th Percentile £540 £525 £525
90th Percentile £625 £600 £613
England median daily rate £520 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 72 184
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.25 £10.63
25th Percentile £12.75 £17.37 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.25 £34.25 £17.25
Median % change year-on-year -49.64% +98.55% -1.43%
75th Percentile £36.00 £48.32 £46.00
90th Percentile £54.20 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.08 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.68% +11.11% +12.50%

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 16 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Scrum in the East of England over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

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 16 October 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 -8 67 £520 +10.05% 15
Hertfordshire +3 62 £450 -9.83% 34
Cambridgeshire -22 19 £508 +4.10% 23
Suffolk +4 9 £375 +15.38%
Bedfordshire -12 9 £600 +50.00% 4
Norfolk - 8 £473 - 4
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 159 (91.38%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (44.25%) Java
3 71 (40.80%) TDD
4 68 (39.08%) Software Engineering
5 60 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
6 59 (33.91%) JIRA
7 51 (29.31%) Social Skills
8 49 (28.16%) Confluence
9 47 (27.01%) AWS
9 47 (27.01%) BDD
10 46 (26.44%) Oracle
11 45 (25.86%) Microservices
12 44 (25.29%) C#
13 43 (24.71%) Security Cleared
14 42 (24.14%) Spring
14 42 (24.14%) Test Automation
15 41 (23.56%) Git (software)
16 39 (22.41%) SC Cleared
16 39 (22.41%) MySQL
17 38 (21.84%) JavaScript
17 38 (21.84%) Spring Boot
18 33 (18.97%) User Stories
19 32 (18.39%) C++
20 31 (17.82%) .NET
20 31 (17.82%) Linux
20 31 (17.82%) Kanban
20 31 (17.82%) Java 8
20 31 (17.82%) Synthetic Environment
20 31 (17.82%) Java 11
21 30 (17.24%) Problem-Solving

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 49 (28.16%) Confluence
2 4 (2.30%) IBM Domino
2 4 (2.30%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.15%) Apache
3 2 (1.15%) JBoss
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.15%) SAS
3 2 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.15%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.15%) Magento
2 2 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.15%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 47 (27.01%) AWS
2 18 (10.34%) Azure
3 7 (4.02%) Serverless
4 6 (3.45%) Amazon EKS
5 4 (2.30%) Amazon ECS
5 4 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (2.30%) GCP
5 4 (2.30%) GitHub
6 3 (1.72%) SaaS
7 2 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.15%) AWS CodePipeline
7 2 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.15%) Azure Functions
7 2 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.15%) Google Data Studio
7 2 (1.15%) Google Workspace
7 2 (1.15%) IaaS
7 2 (1.15%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.77%) Ethernet
2 16 (9.20%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.87%) IPv4
4 4 (2.30%) DECT
4 4 (2.30%) IPv6
4 4 (2.30%) Multicast
4 4 (2.30%) PPP
4 4 (2.30%) UPnP
4 4 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.72%) Broadband
6 2 (1.15%) SSH
7 1 (0.57%) Firewall
7 1 (0.57%) Internet
7 1 (0.57%) LAN
7 1 (0.57%) MPLS
7 1 (0.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (22.41%) MySQL
2 29 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 12 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.60%) SQL Server
5 6 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.87%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.30%) Data Lake
7 4 (2.30%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.15%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.15%) Big Data
8 2 (1.15%) BigQuery
8 2 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.15%) DbVisualizer
8 2 (1.15%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.15%) HBase
8 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.15%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 59 (33.91%) JIRA
2 41 (23.56%) Git (software)
3 25 (14.37%) Jenkins
4 18 (10.34%) Eclipse
5 16 (9.20%) GitLab
5 16 (9.20%) NetBeans
5 16 (9.20%) Visual Studio
6 13 (7.47%) Checkstyle
7 8 (4.60%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.87%) Bitbucket Server
8 5 (2.87%) GDB
8 5 (2.87%) Maven
8 5 (2.87%) Selenium
9 4 (2.30%) Artifactory
9 4 (2.30%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.72%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.72%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.15%) JMeter
11 2 (1.15%) JUnit
11 2 (1.15%) ProC
General
1 51 (29.31%) Social Skills
2 23 (13.22%) Public Sector
3 19 (10.92%) Aerospace
4 18 (10.34%) Presentation Skills
5 16 (9.20%) Military
6 11 (6.32%) Retail
7 10 (5.75%) Finance
8 9 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.30%) Local Government
9 4 (2.30%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (1.15%) Banking
10 2 (1.15%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.57%) Electronics
11 1 (0.57%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 77 (44.25%) Developer
2 38 (21.84%) Java Developer
3 20 (11.49%) C# Developer
4 17 (9.77%) Senior Developer
4 17 (9.77%) Senior Java Developer
5 15 (8.62%) C# Software Developer
5 15 (8.62%) Software Developer
6 13 (7.47%) Scrum Master
7 9 (5.17%) Analyst
7 9 (5.17%) Architect
7 9 (5.17%) Software Engineer
8 7 (4.02%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.02%) React Developer
9 6 (3.45%) Business Analyst
10 5 (2.87%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (2.87%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (2.87%) Technical Leader
11 4 (2.30%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (2.30%) Embedded Engineer
11 4 (2.30%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (24.14%) Spring
2 38 (21.84%) Spring Boot
3 31 (17.82%) .NET
4 26 (14.94%) J2SE
4 26 (14.94%) Web Services
5 23 (13.22%) Node.js
6 17 (9.77%) CSS
6 17 (9.77%) HTML
7 16 (9.20%) ActiveX
7 16 (9.20%) DirectX
7 16 (9.20%) MFC
7 16 (9.20%) OpenGL
7 16 (9.20%) Qt
8 13 (7.47%) React
9 9 (5.17%) AngularJS
10 8 (4.60%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (4.60%) RESTful
11 7 (4.02%) .NET Core
11 7 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (4.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.22%) Hybrid Cloud
2 10 (5.75%) User Experience
3 6 (3.45%) NHS
4 5 (2.87%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (2.30%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.72%) Life Science
6 3 (1.72%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.15%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.15%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.57%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.57%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.82%) Linux
2 20 (11.49%) Windows
3 7 (4.02%) Unix
4 5 (2.87%) Android
4 5 (2.87%) OpenWrt
5 4 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.72%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (91.38%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (40.80%) TDD
3 68 (39.08%) Software Engineering
4 60 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (27.01%) BDD
6 45 (25.86%) Microservices
7 42 (24.14%) Test Automation
8 33 (18.97%) User Stories
9 31 (17.82%) Kanban
9 31 (17.82%) Synthetic Environment
10 30 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
11 29 (16.67%) DevOps
12 28 (16.09%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 25 (14.37%) Continuous Deployment
13 25 (14.37%) Validation
14 23 (13.22%) Pair Programming
15 22 (12.64%) Data Management
15 22 (12.64%) Epics
16 21 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (12.07%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 77 (44.25%) Java
2 44 (25.29%) C#
3 38 (21.84%) JavaScript
4 32 (18.39%) C++
5 31 (17.82%) Java 11
5 31 (17.82%) Java 8
6 19 (10.92%) SQL
7 16 (9.20%) GLSL
7 16 (9.20%) HLSL
8 15 (8.62%) Python
9 9 (5.17%) Bash Shell
9 9 (5.17%) C
10 7 (4.02%) Shell Script
10 7 (4.02%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.30%) Scala
12 3 (1.72%) Perl
12 3 (1.72%) VBA
13 2 (1.15%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.15%) R
13 2 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (24.71%) Security Cleared
2 39 (22.41%) SC Cleared
3 24 (13.79%) Degree
4 23 (13.22%) OCPJP
4 23 (13.22%) Sun Certification
5 3 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.17%) QA
2 4 (2.30%) JTAG
3 2 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.15%) SLA
4 1 (0.57%) HL7
System Software
1 18 (10.34%) Docker
2 3 (1.72%) Firmware
3 2 (1.15%) HDFS
3 2 (1.15%) Postfix
4 1 (0.57%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 13 (7.47%) Ansible
2 9 (5.17%) Kubernetes
2 9 (5.17%) Terraform
3 4 (2.30%) Puppet
4 2 (1.15%) Grafana
4 2 (1.15%) Kibana
4 2 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (26.44%) Oracle
2 23 (13.22%) Sun
3 19 (10.92%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.32%) IBM
4 11 (6.32%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.30%) Pega
5 4 (2.30%) SAP
5 4 (2.30%) WSO2
5 4 (2.30%) Xerox
6 3 (1.72%) Google
7 2 (1.15%) Adobe
7 2 (1.15%) Alibaba
7 2 (1.15%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.15%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.15%) Databricks
7 2 (1.15%) Informatica
7 2 (1.15%) Progress
7 2 (1.15%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.15%) VMware
7 2 (1.15%) webMethods