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 27 June 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.

Scrum
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 29 41
Rank change year-on-year +7 +12  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 164 136 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.01% 5.35% 4.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.35% 6.68% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 78 86
Median daily rate £488 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £627 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £380
% change year-on-year - +11.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £43.25 - £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £36.89
% change year-on-year +4.65% +16.57%  

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 1965 2035 2421
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.97% 80.12% 80.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 1169 1441
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 160 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 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
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 27 June 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 +34 86 £513 +13.88% 8
Hertfordshire -5 26 £460 -3.15% 18
Norfolk -10 16 £450 +5.88% 10
Cambridgeshire -11 14 £383 -4.37% 28
Bedfordshire -19 9 £425 -15.00% 2
Suffolk -1 6 £475 +16.92% 1
East Anglia - 5 - -
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 324 (96.43%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (56.85%) TDD
3 123 (36.61%) Kanban
4 122 (36.31%) SOA
5 114 (33.93%) Continuous Integration
6 106 (31.55%) DevOps
7 98 (29.17%) Test Automation
8 91 (27.08%) Middleware
9 83 (24.70%) User Stories
10 78 (23.21%) Oracle
11 77 (22.92%) Java
11 77 (22.92%) Linux
11 77 (22.92%) Coaching
12 76 (22.62%) Git (software)
13 75 (22.32%) BDD
14 74 (22.02%) Jenkins
15 72 (21.43%) Finance
16 66 (19.64%) Mentoring
17 65 (19.35%) Configuration Management
18 59 (17.56%) JIRA
19 56 (16.67%) XML
20 54 (16.07%) SSL
21 53 (15.77%) HTTP
22 52 (15.48%) Opscode Chef
23 51 (15.18%) TCP/IP
24 47 (13.99%) JavaScript
24 47 (13.99%) Subversion
24 47 (13.99%) Microservices
25 46 (13.69%) API Design
25 46 (13.69%) J2EE

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 46 (13.69%) Confluence
2 34 (10.12%) JBoss
3 33 (9.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 32 (9.52%) Apache
5 25 (7.44%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.08%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.79%) CMS
8 4 (1.19%) Apache Pig
8 4 (1.19%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.19%) IIS
9 3 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.89%) Mule
9 3 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.30%) Jetty
11 1 (0.30%) nginx
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.08%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.60%) UXPin
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.30%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 28 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.30%) Data Workbench
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.76%) PaaS
3 15 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (3.87%) IaaS
5 5 (1.49%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.89%) SaaS
7 2 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.60%) G Suite
8 1 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudSearch
8 1 (0.30%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.30%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.30%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 54 (16.07%) SSL
2 53 (15.77%) HTTP
3 51 (15.18%) TCP/IP
4 11 (3.27%) DNS
5 5 (1.49%) Intranet
6 1 (0.30%) DHCP
6 1 (0.30%) FTP
6 1 (0.30%) IPsec
6 1 (0.30%) LDAP
6 1 (0.30%) NFC
6 1 (0.30%) NGN
6 1 (0.30%) SAN
6 1 (0.30%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.10%) Relational Database
2 17 (5.06%) Oracle Database
2 17 (5.06%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.46%) MySQL
4 9 (2.68%) Data Mining
4 9 (2.68%) Ingres
5 6 (1.79%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.19%) Apache Hive
7 4 (1.19%) Big Data
7 4 (1.19%) HBase
7 4 (1.19%) Impala
7 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (1.19%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.19%) Sqoop
8 3 (0.89%) Pentaho
8 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 76 (22.62%) Git (software)
2 74 (22.02%) Jenkins
3 59 (17.56%) JIRA
4 47 (13.99%) Subversion
5 26 (7.74%) SoapUI
6 23 (6.85%) Cucumber
6 23 (6.85%) Selenium
7 19 (5.65%) JIRA Agile
8 18 (5.36%) Maven
9 14 (4.17%) JMeter
10 9 (2.68%) gulp
10 9 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (2.38%) PVCS
11 8 (2.38%) SpecFlow
11 8 (2.38%) WebDriver
12 7 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (2.08%) JUnit
12 7 (2.08%) LoadRunner
12 7 (2.08%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.49%) Appium
General
1 72 (21.43%) Finance
2 33 (9.82%) Marketing
3 30 (8.93%) Manufacturing
4 29 (8.63%) Telecoms
5 28 (8.33%) Electronics
6 10 (2.98%) Retail
7 4 (1.19%) Automotive
7 4 (1.19%) Legal
8 3 (0.89%) Games
9 2 (0.60%) Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (23.51%) Developer
2 49 (14.58%) Analyst
2 49 (14.58%) Architect
3 37 (11.01%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (11.01%) Scrum Master
4 29 (8.63%) Java Developer
5 23 (6.85%) Technical Architect
6 21 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 20 (5.95%) Designer
7 20 (5.95%) Test Analyst
8 17 (5.06%) Agile Coach
8 17 (5.06%) Solutions Designer
9 16 (4.76%) AWS Developer
10 15 (4.46%) Agile Developer
10 15 (4.46%) Senior Developer
10 15 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (4.17%) Tester
12 13 (3.87%) Agile Java Developer
13 11 (3.27%) .NET Developer
13 11 (3.27%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (27.08%) Middleware
2 56 (16.67%) XML
3 46 (13.69%) J2EE
4 40 (11.90%) .NET
5 39 (11.61%) JSON
6 37 (11.01%) REST
7 35 (10.42%) XSLT
8 32 (9.52%) Web Services
9 29 (8.63%) AngularJS
10 26 (7.74%) RESTful
10 26 (7.74%) SOAP
11 24 (7.14%) Node.js
12 22 (6.55%) Spring
13 21 (6.25%) HTML
14 17 (5.06%) XSD
15 15 (4.46%) CSS
16 13 (3.87%) Hibernate
16 13 (3.87%) Servlets
17 11 (3.27%) JSP
17 11 (3.27%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.65%) Virtual Team
2 18 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.38%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.38%) N-Tier
6 7 (2.08%) User Experience
7 6 (1.79%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.89%) iPad
8 3 (0.89%) RIA
9 2 (0.60%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.60%) PMI
10 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.30%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 77 (22.92%) Linux
2 31 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (6.85%) Unix
4 17 (5.06%) Mac OS X
5 10 (2.98%) CoreOS
5 10 (2.98%) Ubuntu
6 9 (2.68%) Android
6 9 (2.68%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.08%) Windows
8 6 (1.79%) Solaris
8 6 (1.79%) VME
9 3 (0.89%) AIX
9 3 (0.89%) HPUX
10 2 (0.60%) MVS
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (96.43%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (56.85%) TDD
3 123 (36.61%) Kanban
4 122 (36.31%) SOA
5 114 (33.93%) Continuous Integration
6 106 (31.55%) DevOps
7 98 (29.17%) Test Automation
8 83 (24.70%) User Stories
9 77 (22.92%) Coaching
10 75 (22.32%) BDD
11 66 (19.64%) Mentoring
12 65 (19.35%) Configuration Management
13 47 (13.99%) Microservices
14 46 (13.69%) API Design
15 45 (13.39%) Open Source
15 45 (13.39%) Software Engineering
16 44 (13.10%) Continuous Delivery
17 41 (12.20%) E-Commerce
18 34 (10.12%) Software Delivery
19 32 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 77 (22.92%) Java
2 47 (13.99%) JavaScript
3 43 (12.80%) SQL
4 31 (9.23%) C#
5 23 (6.85%) Perl
6 21 (6.25%) C
7 19 (5.65%) Python
8 12 (3.57%) Groovy
9 10 (2.98%) PHP
10 9 (2.68%) XPath
11 8 (2.38%) Ruby
12 7 (2.08%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.79%) Scala
13 6 (1.79%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.19%) C++
14 4 (1.19%) HiveQL
15 3 (0.89%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.60%) Apple Swift
16 2 (0.60%) VB
16 2 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (3.87%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.27%) ISEB
2 11 (3.27%) ISTQB
3 9 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.79%) Degree
5 4 (1.19%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.19%) PMP
6 3 (0.89%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.30%) CITP
8 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.30%) MCP
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.55%) QA
2 9 (2.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (2.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.30%) GxP
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (12.50%) Docker
2 10 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.19%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 52 (15.48%) Opscode Chef
2 42 (12.50%) Puppet
3 25 (7.44%) Ansible
4 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 78 (23.21%) Oracle
2 41 (12.20%) WSO2
3 31 (9.23%) SAP
4 18 (5.36%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.98%) VMware
6 9 (2.68%) Xamarin
7 7 (2.08%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.79%) Google
9 5 (1.49%) Fujitsu
9 5 (1.49%) IBM
10 4 (1.19%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.19%) Telerik
11 3 (0.89%) Adobe
11 3 (0.89%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.89%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.89%) webMethods
12 2 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.60%) HP
12 2 (0.60%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.30%) Red Hat
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