Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 15 27
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 373 383 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.43% 7.48% 5.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.77% 8.87% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 293 195
East of England median daily rate £510 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% +0.53% +11.18%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £305
90th Percentile £600 £596 £568
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
East of England median hourly rate £13.17 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.89% - -
England median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -1.10% +7.06%

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 4,253 4,317 4,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.72% 84.35% 83.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,513 2,485 2,336
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £240 £224
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 272 322
East of England median hourly rate £17.71 £28.75 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.40% -7.26% +31.91%
10th Percentile £12.53 £11.50 £12.86
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 0 201 £525 +2.44% 16
Cambridgeshire +10 62 £425 +13.94% 60
Hertfordshire -3 58 £531 +1.19% 40
Bedfordshire +17 24 £450 - 9
Suffolk +2 18 £375 -21.05% 11
Norfolk -15 10 £375 -21.05% 15
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 339 (90.88%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (37.53%) Java
3 130 (34.85%) TDD
4 109 (29.22%) JIRA
5 108 (28.95%) Kanban
6 93 (24.93%) Test Automation
7 84 (22.52%) Web Services
8 82 (21.98%) DevOps
9 79 (21.18%) Linux
10 78 (20.91%) Continuous Integration
11 76 (20.38%) Git (software)
11 76 (20.38%) Amazon AWS
12 71 (19.03%) Confluence
12 71 (19.03%) JavaScript
13 70 (18.77%) Finance
14 66 (17.69%) User Stories
15 62 (16.62%) Ansible
15 62 (16.62%) SQL
15 62 (16.62%) SOAP
16 61 (16.35%) Software Engineering
17 60 (16.09%) Jenkins
18 59 (15.82%) Business Intelligence
19 55 (14.75%) Oracle
19 55 (14.75%) REST
20 54 (14.48%) Security Cleared
20 54 (14.48%) SOA
20 54 (14.48%) Microservices
21 52 (13.94%) Greenfield Project
21 52 (13.94%) Telecoms
22 50 (13.40%) .NET

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 71 (19.03%) Confluence
2 16 (4.29%) Apache
3 15 (4.02%) JBoss
4 11 (2.95%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.61%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.07%) CMS
6 4 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.07%) Mule
6 4 (1.07%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.80%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.54%) nginx
8 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.54%) WildFly
9 1 (0.27%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.27%) IIS
9 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.27%) HipChat
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.54%) HFM
4 1 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 76 (20.38%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.61%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.07%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.80%) GitHub
6 3 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.80%) Serverless
7 2 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.54%) SaaS
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.27%) PaaS
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.12%) HTTP
2 33 (8.85%) TCP/IP
3 19 (5.09%) SSL
4 17 (4.56%) Internet
5 14 (3.75%) Ethernet
6 11 (2.95%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (2.41%) DNS
8 7 (1.88%) Broadband
8 7 (1.88%) DHCP
8 7 (1.88%) DLNA
8 7 (1.88%) DSL
8 7 (1.88%) FTP
8 7 (1.88%) IPv4
8 7 (1.88%) IPv6
8 7 (1.88%) UPnP
8 7 (1.88%) VoIP
8 7 (1.88%) WAN
9 5 (1.34%) Wireless
10 4 (1.07%) IP Telephony
10 4 (1.07%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.06%) MySQL
2 30 (8.04%) SQL Server
3 28 (7.51%) Pentaho
4 20 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 19 (5.09%) Hadoop
6 17 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (4.02%) RDBMS
8 14 (3.75%) Impala
9 12 (3.22%) Apache Hive
9 12 (3.22%) Big Data
10 10 (2.68%) MongoDB
11 8 (2.14%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.88%) GIS
12 7 (1.88%) NoSQL
13 6 (1.61%) Apache Kudu
13 6 (1.61%) OLTP
14 5 (1.34%) Amazon Aurora
14 5 (1.34%) Amazon Redshift
14 5 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (1.34%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 109 (29.22%) JIRA
2 76 (20.38%) Git (software)
3 60 (16.09%) Jenkins
4 49 (13.14%) SoapUI
5 39 (10.46%) Selenium
6 27 (7.24%) JMeter
7 24 (6.43%) Maven
8 22 (5.90%) Subversion
9 20 (5.36%) Visual Studio
10 18 (4.83%) JUnit
11 17 (4.56%) Eclipse
12 16 (4.29%) LoadRunner
13 14 (3.75%) NetBeans
14 10 (2.68%) Cucumber
14 10 (2.68%) GitLab
14 10 (2.68%) Robot Framework
15 8 (2.14%) Bitbucket
15 8 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (2.14%) Zephyr
16 7 (1.88%) gulp
General
1 70 (18.77%) Finance
2 52 (13.94%) Telecoms
3 47 (12.60%) Marketing
4 45 (12.06%) Electronics
4 45 (12.06%) Manufacturing
5 17 (4.56%) Retail
6 14 (3.75%) Aerospace
6 14 (3.75%) Military
7 6 (1.61%) Games
8 5 (1.34%) Publishing
9 4 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.80%) Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Law
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 114 (30.56%) Developer
2 54 (14.48%) Java Developer
3 42 (11.26%) Analyst
4 36 (9.65%) Tester
5 33 (8.85%) Architect
6 30 (8.04%) Scrum Master
7 23 (6.17%) Senior Developer
8 21 (5.63%) Automation Tester
8 21 (5.63%) Senior Java Developer
9 19 (5.09%) Business Analyst
10 17 (4.56%) Test Analyst
11 15 (4.02%) Product Owner
12 14 (3.75%) .NET Developer
12 14 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
13 13 (3.49%) C# Developer
14 12 (3.22%) Infrastructure Architect
14 12 (3.22%) Senior Tester
15 11 (2.95%) Project Manager
15 11 (2.95%) Technical Business Analyst
15 11 (2.95%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (22.52%) Web Services
2 62 (16.62%) SOAP
3 55 (14.75%) REST
4 50 (13.40%) .NET
5 45 (12.06%) HTML
6 43 (11.53%) Spring
7 40 (10.72%) XML
8 39 (10.46%) CSS
9 38 (10.19%) RESTful
10 37 (9.92%) JSON
11 29 (7.77%) J2EE
12 27 (7.24%) Spring Boot
13 25 (6.70%) Node.js
14 23 (6.17%) AngularJS
14 23 (6.17%) Middleware
15 19 (5.09%) jQuery
16 18 (4.83%) React
17 15 (4.02%) ASP.NET
18 14 (3.75%) MFC
18 14 (3.75%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.94%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (7.51%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 13 (3.49%) User Experience
6 11 (2.95%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.14%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.88%) Media Streaming
9 5 (1.34%) Clustering
9 5 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.34%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.07%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.07%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.80%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.80%) Fintech
11 3 (0.80%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.54%) Reference Data
13 1 (0.27%) Derivative
13 1 (0.27%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 79 (21.18%) Linux
2 45 (12.06%) Unix
3 29 (7.77%) Windows
4 8 (2.14%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.80%) CentOS
6 3 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.54%) Android
7 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.27%) Solaris
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (90.88%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (34.85%) TDD
3 108 (28.95%) Kanban
4 93 (24.93%) Test Automation
5 82 (21.98%) DevOps
6 78 (20.91%) Continuous Integration
7 66 (17.69%) User Stories
8 61 (16.35%) Software Engineering
9 59 (15.82%) Business Intelligence
10 54 (14.48%) Microservices
10 54 (14.48%) SOA
11 46 (12.33%) BDD
11 46 (12.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 45 (12.06%) Coaching
12 45 (12.06%) Programme Management
13 44 (11.80%) Configuration Management
13 44 (11.80%) Digital Marketing
14 41 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
15 34 (9.12%) Open Source
16 33 (8.85%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 140 (37.53%) Java
2 71 (19.03%) JavaScript
3 62 (16.62%) SQL
4 50 (13.40%) C#
5 37 (9.92%) Java 8
6 29 (7.77%) Shell Script
7 22 (5.90%) C++
7 22 (5.90%) Groovy
8 17 (4.56%) C
9 16 (4.29%) PL/SQL
10 15 (4.02%) Perl
11 14 (3.75%) GLSL
11 14 (3.75%) HLSL
12 13 (3.49%) Python
13 9 (2.41%) PowerShell
14 8 (2.14%) Embedded C
15 6 (1.61%) Scala
16 5 (1.34%) TypeScript
17 4 (1.07%) Ruby
18 2 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 54 (14.48%) Security Cleared
2 43 (11.53%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.36%) Degree
4 15 (4.02%) ISEB
4 15 (4.02%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.34%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (0.54%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.54%) IRCA
7 2 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.27%) CAPM
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.27%) CISSP
8 1 (0.27%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.27%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (12.06%) QA
2 14 (3.75%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.80%) PMO
4 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 33 (8.85%) Docker
2 8 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.61%) Apache Flume
3 6 (1.61%) HDFS
3 6 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 62 (16.62%) Ansible
2 25 (6.70%) Puppet
3 22 (5.90%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (4.56%) Terraform
5 8 (2.14%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.61%) Oozie
7 5 (1.34%) Salt
7 5 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.80%) Mesos
9 2 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.54%) Kibana
9 2 (0.54%) logstash
10 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (14.75%) Oracle
2 47 (12.60%) SAP
3 43 (11.53%) Microsoft
4 9 (2.41%) Informatica
5 7 (1.88%) Pega
5 7 (1.88%) webMethods
6 6 (1.61%) BEA
6 6 (1.61%) Google
6 6 (1.61%) New Relic
6 6 (1.61%) Talend
6 6 (1.61%) WSO2
7 5 (1.34%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.34%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (1.07%) Cisco
8 4 (1.07%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.07%) Tableau
8 4 (1.07%) VMware
9 3 (0.80%) Adobe
10 2 (0.54%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.54%) Lotus