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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
England / East of England
Rank 15 31 37
Rank change year-on-year +16 +6  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 171 133 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.88% 5.41% 4.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.53% 6.71% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 99 85
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £490 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £44.00 - £38.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 - £37.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 - £38.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.29 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.86% -0.49%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1794 1982 2051
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.67% 80.67% 78.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1099 1175 1190
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 160
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +23 80 £495 +36.55% 5
Hertfordshire +23 37 £525 +13.51% 21
Cambridgeshire +7 27 £465 +43.07% 19
Norfolk -7 14 £425 -4.49% 8
Suffolk -9 7 £325 -23.52% 1
Bedfordshire -20 7 £450 - 7
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 283 (95.29%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (59.93%) TDD
3 101 (34.01%) BDD
4 97 (32.66%) Continuous Integration
5 94 (31.65%) Kanban
6 92 (30.98%) Java
7 81 (27.27%) Finance
8 73 (24.58%) SOA
9 70 (23.57%) DevOps
10 61 (20.54%) JIRA
10 61 (20.54%) Oracle
11 53 (17.85%) JavaScript
12 51 (17.17%) .NET
12 51 (17.17%) Git (software)
13 50 (16.84%) User Stories
14 49 (16.50%) E-Commerce
15 47 (15.82%) Linux
16 45 (15.15%) RESTful
17 44 (14.81%) C#
18 43 (14.48%) Jenkins
19 42 (14.14%) Confluence
19 42 (14.14%) Selenium
19 42 (14.14%) Web Services
19 42 (14.14%) Continuous Delivery
20 41 (13.80%) Coaching
21 39 (13.13%) J2EE
22 36 (12.12%) Open Source
23 34 (11.45%) Cucumber
23 34 (11.45%) Middleware
23 34 (11.45%) Configuration Management

Scrum
Top Related 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 42 (14.14%) Confluence
2 22 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 21 (7.07%) WebLogic
4 18 (6.06%) Apache
5 16 (5.39%) JBoss
6 10 (3.37%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.36%) IIS
8 3 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.01%) Mule
8 3 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.01%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.67%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.67%) CMS
9 2 (0.67%) Moodle
9 2 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.34%) Jetty
10 1 (0.34%) Mongrel
Applications
1 9 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.36%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.02%) MS Office
3 6 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.67%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.67%) UXPin
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.34%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 21 (7.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.34%) Data Workbench
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.71%) PaaS
3 10 (3.37%) IaaS
4 9 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.01%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.67%) G Suite
6 2 (0.67%) Route 53
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.34%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.34%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.44%) TCP/IP
2 28 (9.43%) HTTP
3 26 (8.75%) SSL
4 11 (3.70%) DNS
5 7 (2.36%) Intranet
6 3 (1.01%) Internet
7 1 (0.34%) DHCP
7 1 (0.34%) FTP
7 1 (0.34%) IPsec
7 1 (0.34%) NFC
7 1 (0.34%) SAN
7 1 (0.34%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.44%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.76%) Relational Database
3 17 (5.72%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.03%) MySQL
5 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.68%) Blockchain
6 5 (1.68%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.35%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.01%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.01%) Ingres
8 3 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.67%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.67%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 61 (20.54%) JIRA
2 51 (17.17%) Git (software)
3 43 (14.48%) Jenkins
4 42 (14.14%) Selenium
5 34 (11.45%) Cucumber
6 26 (8.75%) Subversion
7 23 (7.74%) JIRA Agile
8 21 (7.07%) SoapUI
9 20 (6.73%) WebDriver
10 19 (6.40%) Maven
11 14 (4.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (3.37%) JUnit
14 8 (2.69%) JBehave
14 8 (2.69%) PVCS
15 7 (2.36%) Moq
16 6 (2.02%) JMeter
16 6 (2.02%) LoadRunner
16 6 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
17 5 (1.68%) ReSharper
General
1 81 (27.27%) Finance
2 27 (9.09%) Marketing
3 23 (7.74%) Manufacturing
4 21 (7.07%) Electronics
4 21 (7.07%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.04%) Retail
6 6 (2.02%) Automotive
7 4 (1.35%) Legal
8 2 (0.67%) Banking
8 2 (0.67%) Games
8 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.34%) Law
9 1 (0.34%) Local Government
9 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 98 (33.00%) Developer
2 40 (13.47%) Java Developer
3 39 (13.13%) Analyst
4 35 (11.78%) Scrum Master
5 31 (10.44%) Architect
6 24 (8.08%) C# Developer
7 23 (7.74%) Agile Developer
7 23 (7.74%) Technical Architect
8 21 (7.07%) .NET Developer
9 20 (6.73%) Agile Java Developer
10 18 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
11 17 (5.72%) Business Analyst
12 16 (5.39%) C# .NET Developer
13 15 (5.05%) Senior Developer
14 13 (4.38%) Test Analyst
15 12 (4.04%) ASP.NET Developer
15 12 (4.04%) AWS Developer
16 11 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 11 (3.70%) Designer
16 11 (3.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (17.17%) .NET
2 45 (15.15%) RESTful
3 42 (14.14%) Web Services
4 39 (13.13%) J2EE
5 34 (11.45%) Middleware
5 34 (11.45%) XML
6 33 (11.11%) HTML
7 29 (9.76%) AngularJS
7 29 (9.76%) Hibernate
7 29 (9.76%) REST
7 29 (9.76%) Spring
8 28 (9.43%) XSLT
9 24 (8.08%) CSS
10 22 (7.41%) SOAP
11 21 (7.07%) ASP.NET Web API
12 20 (6.73%) ASP.NET
12 20 (6.73%) JSON
13 19 (6.40%) Entity Framework
14 18 (6.06%) Node.js
15 16 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.07%) Virtual Team
2 18 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.38%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.36%) N-Tier
5 7 (2.36%) User Experience
6 6 (2.02%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.02%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.68%) iPad
7 5 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.35%) Contactless
8 4 (1.35%) EMV
9 2 (0.67%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.67%) PMI
9 2 (0.67%) VLE
10 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.34%) EPoS
10 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.34%) Replication
10 1 (0.34%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.82%) Linux
2 12 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (3.37%) CoreOS
3 10 (3.37%) Ubuntu
4 8 (2.69%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.02%) Android
5 6 (2.02%) Unix
5 6 (2.02%) VME
6 5 (1.68%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.68%) Windows
7 3 (1.01%) MVS
8 1 (0.34%) CentOS
8 1 (0.34%) Fedora
8 1 (0.34%) Solaris
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (95.29%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (59.93%) TDD
3 101 (34.01%) BDD
4 97 (32.66%) Continuous Integration
5 94 (31.65%) Kanban
6 73 (24.58%) SOA
7 70 (23.57%) DevOps
8 50 (16.84%) User Stories
9 49 (16.50%) E-Commerce
10 42 (14.14%) Continuous Delivery
11 41 (13.80%) Coaching
12 36 (12.12%) Open Source
13 34 (11.45%) Configuration Management
13 34 (11.45%) MVC
14 30 (10.10%) Test Automation
15 27 (9.09%) OO
16 26 (8.75%) Software Engineering
16 26 (8.75%) Test Strategy
17 25 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
17 25 (8.42%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 92 (30.98%) Java
2 53 (17.85%) JavaScript
3 44 (14.81%) C#
4 24 (8.08%) SQL
5 21 (7.07%) Ruby
6 19 (6.40%) Python
6 19 (6.40%) Scala
7 15 (5.05%) C
8 12 (4.04%) Perl
9 8 (2.69%) PHP
10 6 (2.02%) Objective-C
10 6 (2.02%) VBScript
10 6 (2.02%) XPath
11 5 (1.68%) Apple Swift
11 5 (1.68%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.68%) Groovy
12 4 (1.35%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.01%) C++
13 3 (1.01%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (3.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.69%) ISEB
3 7 (2.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.02%) Degree
4 6 (2.02%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.35%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.35%) PMP
6 2 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.42%) QA
2 5 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.67%) PMO
4 2 (0.67%) SDET
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (10.77%) Docker
2 8 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (7.74%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (5.72%) Puppet
3 11 (3.70%) Ansible
4 2 (0.67%) Terraform
5 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 61 (20.54%) Oracle
2 25 (8.42%) WSO2
3 24 (8.08%) SAP
4 18 (6.06%) Microsoft
5 14 (4.71%) Atlassian
6 8 (2.69%) VMware
7 5 (1.68%) Fujitsu
7 5 (1.68%) hybris
8 4 (1.35%) Adobe
8 4 (1.35%) Google
8 4 (1.35%) IBM
8 4 (1.35%) Telerik
8 4 (1.35%) Xamarin
9 3 (1.01%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (1.01%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.01%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.67%) Blackboard
10 2 (0.67%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.67%) SumTotal
10 2 (0.67%) Talend
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