Period
to 20 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 20 16
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4 +18
Contract jobs citing Scrum 364 347 377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 8.53% 6.96% 8.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.91% 8.14% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 238 306
East of England median daily rate £450 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £332 £340 £313
90th Percentile £550 £600 £594
England median daily rate £476 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +0.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
East of England median hourly rate £43.25 £47.69 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.31% +10.26% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £38.18 £36.33
90th Percentile £56.80 £58.44 £44.88
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £45.00

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 3,674 4,264 4,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 86.12% 85.47% 85.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,154 2,446 2,355
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £239
90th Percentile £603 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 248 265
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £10.78 £11.18 £11.91
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +1.06%

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 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor 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 20 August 2019. 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 +3 113 £468 -10.95% 13
Hertfordshire +5 96 £450 -14.29% 31
Cambridgeshire +8 91 £450 +8.43% 67
Suffolk +31 28 £320 -14.67% 10
Bedfordshire +18 25 £506 +12.50% 14
Norfolk -7 10 £519 +38.33% 4
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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.

1 324 (89.01%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (34.34%) Java
3 104 (28.57%) JIRA
4 101 (27.75%) Git (software)
5 93 (25.55%) Linux
5 93 (25.55%) DevOps
6 86 (23.63%) JavaScript
7 84 (23.08%) TDD
8 81 (22.25%) Kanban
9 74 (20.33%) C#
10 72 (19.78%) MySQL
11 70 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
12 69 (18.96%) Oracle
13 66 (18.13%) .NET
14 63 (17.31%) Jenkins
15 61 (16.76%) Web Services
16 57 (15.66%) Test Automation
17 55 (15.11%) Problem-Solving
18 54 (14.84%) BDD
19 53 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
20 49 (13.46%) Security Cleared
20 49 (13.46%) User Stories
21 48 (13.19%) Confluence
21 48 (13.19%) Software Engineering
22 46 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
22 46 (12.64%) SC Cleared
22 46 (12.64%) Scaled Agile Framework
23 45 (12.36%) SQL
24 42 (11.54%) Visual Studio
25 41 (11.26%) Ansible

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 48 (13.19%) Confluence
2 19 (5.22%) Apache Spark
3 12 (3.30%) Apache
4 11 (3.02%) JBoss
5 8 (2.20%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.92%) nginx
6 7 (1.92%) SAS
7 6 (1.65%) CMS
7 6 (1.65%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.37%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.10%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.10%) IIS
9 4 (1.10%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.55%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.27%) Drupal
12 1 (0.27%) Mule
12 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.10%) Magento
3 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 70 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.22%) Amazon EMR
4 17 (4.67%) Amazon SQS
5 16 (4.40%) Amazon S3
6 15 (4.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (3.85%) Serverless
8 12 (3.30%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (3.30%) BrowserStack
9 8 (2.20%) Power Platform
10 7 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (1.37%) Office 365
12 4 (1.10%) Sauce Labs
13 3 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.82%) GitHub
13 3 (0.82%) npm
14 2 (0.55%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.55%) Qubole
14 2 (0.55%) SaaS
14 2 (0.55%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.87%) TCP/IP
2 22 (6.04%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.10%) Broadband
3 4 (1.10%) HTTP
3 4 (1.10%) Wireless
4 3 (0.82%) Internet
4 3 (0.82%) SSL
4 3 (0.82%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.55%) 3GPP
5 2 (0.55%) 5G
5 2 (0.55%) LTE
6 1 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (19.78%) MySQL
2 33 (9.07%) Oracle Database
3 27 (7.42%) SQL Server
4 21 (5.77%) Amazon Redshift
5 18 (4.95%) NoSQL
6 16 (4.40%) Relational Database
7 15 (4.12%) Apache Hive
8 14 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (3.30%) Big Data
11 11 (3.02%) Amazon Aurora
12 8 (2.20%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (2.20%) Power BI
13 7 (1.92%) BigQuery
14 6 (1.65%) Hadoop
14 6 (1.65%) MongoDB
15 4 (1.10%) Pentaho
15 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 104 (28.57%) JIRA
2 101 (27.75%) Git (software)
3 63 (17.31%) Jenkins
4 42 (11.54%) Visual Studio
5 32 (8.79%) Selenium
6 24 (6.59%) Eclipse
7 23 (6.32%) SoapUI
8 22 (6.04%) NetBeans
9 20 (5.49%) Cucumber
9 20 (5.49%) JUnit
10 14 (3.85%) Artifactory
10 14 (3.85%) JIRA Agile
11 13 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (2.75%) WebDriver
13 8 (2.20%) JMeter
14 7 (1.92%) NUnit
14 7 (1.92%) TestRail
15 6 (1.65%) Robot Framework
15 6 (1.65%) SpecFlow
15 6 (1.65%) Subversion
General
1 39 (10.71%) Finance
2 22 (6.04%) Aerospace
2 22 (6.04%) Military
3 16 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.12%) Retail
5 13 (3.57%) Public Sector
6 11 (3.02%) Games
7 8 (2.20%) Marketing
8 7 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.65%) Electronics
10 5 (1.37%) Banking
11 4 (1.10%) Legal
12 3 (0.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 108 (29.67%) Developer
2 31 (8.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (8.24%) Java Developer
3 30 (8.24%) Project Manager
4 28 (7.69%) Scrum Master
5 27 (7.42%) Analyst
6 22 (6.04%) .NET Developer
6 22 (6.04%) C# Developer
6 22 (6.04%) Tester
7 19 (5.22%) Business Analyst
8 17 (4.67%) C# .NET Developer
9 16 (4.40%) Data Engineer
9 16 (4.40%) Senior Developer
10 14 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
11 13 (3.57%) Lead Developer
12 12 (3.30%) Architect
12 12 (3.30%) Automation Tester
12 12 (3.30%) Lead Java Developer
12 12 (3.30%) Software Engineer
13 10 (2.75%) Data Analytics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (18.13%) .NET
2 61 (16.76%) Web Services
3 38 (10.44%) Spring
4 32 (8.79%) HTML
5 28 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 28 (7.69%) Node.js
6 27 (7.42%) CSS
7 26 (7.14%) SOAP
8 24 (6.59%) RESTful
8 24 (6.59%) Spring Boot
9 22 (6.04%) ActiveX
9 22 (6.04%) DirectX
9 22 (6.04%) MFC
9 22 (6.04%) OpenGL
9 22 (6.04%) Qt
9 22 (6.04%) REST
10 21 (5.77%) ASP.NET
10 21 (5.77%) React
11 18 (4.95%) .NET Framework
11 18 (4.95%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.95%) User Experience
3 14 (3.85%) Life Science
4 13 (3.57%) Data Structures
5 11 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (3.02%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (2.75%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.37%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.10%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.82%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.82%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.55%) Mobile Payment
12 2 (0.55%) Smartphone
13 1 (0.27%) BBC
13 1 (0.27%) Clustering
13 1 (0.27%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 93 (25.55%) Linux
2 36 (9.89%) Unix
3 35 (9.62%) Windows
4 31 (8.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (5.22%) CentOS
6 12 (3.30%) Android
7 9 (2.47%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.92%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.55%) Debian
9 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (89.01%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (25.55%) DevOps
3 84 (23.08%) TDD
4 81 (22.25%) Kanban
5 57 (15.66%) Test Automation
6 55 (15.11%) Problem-Solving
7 54 (14.84%) BDD
8 53 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (13.46%) User Stories
10 48 (13.19%) Software Engineering
11 46 (12.64%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 41 (11.26%) Microservices
13 34 (9.34%) Coaching
14 33 (9.07%) Analytics
14 33 (9.07%) ETL
15 32 (8.79%) Project Management
15 32 (8.79%) Test Strategy
16 30 (8.24%) Continuous Improvement
16 30 (8.24%) SDLC
17 28 (7.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 125 (34.34%) Java
2 86 (23.63%) JavaScript
3 74 (20.33%) C#
4 45 (12.36%) SQL
5 37 (10.16%) Python
6 31 (8.52%) C++
7 22 (6.04%) GLSL
7 22 (6.04%) HLSL
8 16 (4.40%) Shell Script
9 13 (3.57%) C
9 13 (3.57%) PHP
9 13 (3.57%) Ruby
10 11 (3.02%) Java 8
11 10 (2.75%) R
12 9 (2.47%) Perl
12 9 (2.47%) Scala
13 7 (1.92%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.65%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.82%) VBScript
16 2 (0.55%) Go
Qualifications
1 49 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 46 (12.64%) SC Cleared
3 35 (9.62%) Degree
4 13 (3.57%) OCPJP
4 13 (3.57%) Sun Certification
5 7 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.10%) ISEB
7 3 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.82%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.82%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.82%) PMP
8 2 (0.55%) SANS
9 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.40%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) PMO
3 2 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) GDPR
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.27%) SEPA
System Software
1 29 (7.97%) Docker
2 1 (0.27%) Firmware
2 1 (0.27%) HDFS
2 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 41 (11.26%) Ansible
1 41 (11.26%) Terraform
2 11 (3.02%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.37%) Puppet
4 4 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.55%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.27%) Kibana
7 1 (0.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 69 (18.96%) Oracle
2 39 (10.71%) Red Hat
3 37 (10.16%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.57%) Sun
5 9 (2.47%) SAP
5 9 (2.47%) Talend
6 8 (2.20%) Informatica
6 8 (2.20%) MicroStrategy
7 7 (1.92%) IBM
8 4 (1.10%) BEA
8 4 (1.10%) hybris
8 4 (1.10%) Pega
8 4 (1.10%) webMethods
9 3 (0.82%) Adaptive Insights
9 3 (0.82%) Google
9 3 (0.82%) WSO2
10 2 (0.55%) Acunetix
10 2 (0.55%) EMC
10 2 (0.55%) HP
10 2 (0.55%) WorldPay