Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 18 29
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 342 355 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.79% 7.27% 5.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.98% 8.54% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 284 185
East of England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £345 £320 £313
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
East of England median hourly rate £50.94 £43.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.77% - -
England median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%

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 4,287 4,155 4,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.09% 85.14% 82.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,464 2,400 2,380
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £240 £240 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 276 323
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +3.49%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.58 £47.75 £46.06
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.14 £23.00
% change year-on-year -9.25% +0.61% +4.55%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 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 -4 156 £525 +2.44% 25
Hertfordshire +7 72 £538 +26.47% 31
Cambridgeshire +22 60 £415 +18.57% 74
Bedfordshire +14 26 £425 +7.94% 12
Suffolk -6 16 £375 -15.49% 6
Norfolk -11 12 £375 -18.92% 11
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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.

1 311 (90.94%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (35.96%) TDD
3 122 (35.67%) Java
4 105 (30.70%) Kanban
5 91 (26.61%) JIRA
6 79 (23.10%) Test Automation
7 73 (21.35%) Web Services
8 71 (20.76%) Linux
8 71 (20.76%) Continuous Integration
9 67 (19.59%) Git (software)
9 67 (19.59%) DevOps
10 66 (19.30%) User Stories
11 65 (19.01%) JavaScript
12 64 (18.71%) Finance
13 60 (17.54%) Software Engineering
14 57 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
14 57 (16.67%) Confluence
15 56 (16.37%) SOAP
16 52 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
17 49 (14.33%) .NET
17 49 (14.33%) Security Cleared
18 48 (14.04%) REST
18 48 (14.04%) SQL
19 47 (13.74%) SOA
19 47 (13.74%) Greenfield Project
20 46 (13.45%) C#
21 44 (12.87%) Ansible
21 44 (12.87%) Microservices
22 43 (12.57%) Manufacturing
23 42 (12.28%) Microsoft

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 57 (16.67%) Confluence
2 15 (4.39%) Apache
3 10 (2.92%) JBoss
4 9 (2.63%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.75%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.46%) Mule
7 4 (1.17%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.58%) CMS
9 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.58%) nginx
10 1 (0.29%) AquaLogic
10 1 (0.29%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.29%) IIS
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.29%) SAS
10 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.17%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.46%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.58%) HFM
5 1 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 57 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.88%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (0.88%) SaaS
5 2 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.58%) GitHub
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.29%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Serverless
6 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.65%) TCP/IP
2 32 (9.36%) HTTP
3 18 (5.26%) SSL
4 15 (4.39%) Ethernet
5 13 (3.80%) Internet
6 11 (3.22%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (2.05%) Broadband
7 7 (2.05%) DHCP
7 7 (2.05%) DLNA
7 7 (2.05%) DNS
7 7 (2.05%) DSL
7 7 (2.05%) FTP
7 7 (2.05%) IPv4
7 7 (2.05%) IPv6
7 7 (2.05%) UPnP
7 7 (2.05%) VoIP
7 7 (2.05%) WAN
8 5 (1.46%) Wireless
9 4 (1.17%) Bluetooth
9 4 (1.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.02%) MySQL
2 23 (6.73%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.97%) Hadoop
3 17 (4.97%) Pentaho
4 16 (4.68%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.80%) Big Data
7 11 (3.22%) Impala
7 11 (3.22%) RDBMS
8 10 (2.92%) MongoDB
9 8 (2.34%) Apache Hive
9 8 (2.34%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.75%) GIS
11 5 (1.46%) Apache Kudu
11 5 (1.46%) Geospatial Data
11 5 (1.46%) OLTP
11 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.88%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 91 (26.61%) JIRA
2 67 (19.59%) Git (software)
3 39 (11.40%) SoapUI
4 36 (10.53%) Jenkins
5 34 (9.94%) Selenium
6 24 (7.02%) JMeter
7 22 (6.43%) Subversion
8 21 (6.14%) Visual Studio
9 17 (4.97%) Eclipse
10 15 (4.39%) Maven
10 15 (4.39%) NetBeans
11 12 (3.51%) LoadRunner
12 10 (2.92%) JUnit
13 9 (2.63%) Cucumber
13 9 (2.63%) Zephyr
14 8 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (2.05%) GitLab
16 6 (1.75%) gulp
16 6 (1.75%) JIRA Agile
17 5 (1.46%) Robot Framework
General
1 64 (18.71%) Finance
2 43 (12.57%) Manufacturing
3 41 (11.99%) Marketing
4 39 (11.40%) Electronics
5 38 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 18 (5.26%) Retail
7 15 (4.39%) Aerospace
7 15 (4.39%) Military
8 7 (2.05%) Games
9 4 (1.17%) Automotive
10 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.58%) Banking
11 2 (0.58%) Local Government
12 1 (0.29%) Billing
12 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Law
12 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 97 (28.36%) Developer
2 46 (13.45%) Analyst
3 44 (12.87%) Java Developer
4 34 (9.94%) Architect
5 30 (8.77%) Scrum Master
6 27 (7.89%) Tester
7 24 (7.02%) Business Analyst
8 19 (5.56%) Senior Developer
9 17 (4.97%) Senior Java Developer
10 16 (4.68%) .NET Developer
11 15 (4.39%) Product Owner
11 15 (4.39%) Test Engineer
12 14 (4.09%) Automation Tester
12 14 (4.09%) Project Manager
13 13 (3.80%) Test Analyst
14 12 (3.51%) C# Developer
14 12 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
14 12 (3.51%) Technical Business Analyst
15 10 (2.92%) Senior Tester
16 9 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (21.35%) Web Services
2 56 (16.37%) SOAP
3 49 (14.33%) .NET
4 48 (14.04%) REST
5 40 (11.70%) HTML
6 37 (10.82%) CSS
7 36 (10.53%) RESTful
7 36 (10.53%) XML
8 33 (9.65%) JSON
9 31 (9.06%) Spring
10 25 (7.31%) J2EE
11 23 (6.73%) Middleware
12 22 (6.43%) AngularJS
13 21 (6.14%) Spring Boot
14 20 (5.85%) Node.js
15 15 (4.39%) ActiveX
15 15 (4.39%) ASP.NET
15 15 (4.39%) HTML5
15 15 (4.39%) MFC
15 15 (4.39%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.74%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.39%) User Experience
5 10 (2.92%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.05%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.05%) Media Streaming
7 5 (1.46%) Clustering
7 5 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.46%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.46%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.17%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.17%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.88%) CAN bus
9 3 (0.88%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.88%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.88%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.58%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.29%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.29%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 71 (20.76%) Linux
2 36 (10.53%) Unix
3 21 (6.14%) Windows
4 10 (2.92%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.58%) CentOS
7 1 (0.29%) Android
7 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.29%) Solaris
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (90.94%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (35.96%) TDD
3 105 (30.70%) Kanban
4 79 (23.10%) Test Automation
5 71 (20.76%) Continuous Integration
6 67 (19.59%) DevOps
7 66 (19.30%) User Stories
8 60 (17.54%) Software Engineering
9 52 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
10 47 (13.74%) SOA
11 44 (12.87%) Microservices
12 41 (11.99%) BDD
12 41 (11.99%) Coaching
13 40 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
14 37 (10.82%) Programme Management
15 36 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
16 34 (9.94%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 31 (9.06%) Configuration Management
18 30 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
18 30 (8.77%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 122 (35.67%) Java
2 65 (19.01%) JavaScript
3 48 (14.04%) SQL
4 46 (13.45%) C#
5 35 (10.23%) Java 8
6 24 (7.02%) Shell Script
7 22 (6.43%) C++
8 18 (5.26%) Groovy
9 15 (4.39%) GLSL
9 15 (4.39%) HLSL
10 14 (4.09%) C
10 14 (4.09%) Perl
11 13 (3.80%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.92%) Python
13 8 (2.34%) Scala
14 7 (2.05%) Embedded C
15 5 (1.46%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.88%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (14.33%) Security Cleared
2 41 (11.99%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.89%) Degree
4 15 (4.39%) ISEB
5 14 (4.09%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.46%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.46%) PMP
8 4 (1.17%) Master's Degree
8 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.58%) IRCA
9 2 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.58%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.29%) CAPM
10 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.29%) MBA
10 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.99%) QA
2 13 (3.80%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.88%) PMO
4 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 22 (6.43%) Docker
2 6 (1.75%) Apache Flume
3 5 (1.46%) HDFS
3 5 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.17%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 44 (12.87%) Ansible
2 13 (3.80%) Puppet
3 12 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (3.22%) Terraform
5 6 (1.75%) Oozie
6 5 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.17%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.58%) Mesos
8 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.29%) Kibana
Vendors
1 42 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 39 (11.40%) Oracle
3 38 (11.11%) SAP
4 8 (2.34%) Informatica
5 7 (2.05%) WSO2
6 6 (1.75%) Pega
6 6 (1.75%) webMethods
7 5 (1.46%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.46%) BEA
7 5 (1.46%) MicroStrategy
7 5 (1.46%) Tableau
8 4 (1.17%) Google
8 4 (1.17%) New Relic
8 4 (1.17%) Talend
9 3 (0.88%) Adobe
9 3 (0.88%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.58%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.58%) Lotus
10 2 (0.58%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.29%) Alteryx