The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
Rank 7 31 36
Rank change year-on-year +24 +5  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 80 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 19.46% 5.07% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.04% 6.04% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 16 12
Median daily rate £495 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.55% -9.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 - -
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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 363 381 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 88.32% 83.92% 79.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 208 192
Median daily rate £422 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 43 40
Median hourly rate £37.50 £19.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.36% -47.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £43.25
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 Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Essex

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Essex over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Essex

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in Essex

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Essex region over the 3 months to 26 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
Southend-on-Sea +5 46 £500 +13.52%
Basildon - 4 £288 -
Brentwood +8 3 £265 -
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 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 Essex region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 113 (98.26%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (65.22%) TDD
3 57 (49.57%) SOA
4 55 (47.83%) DevOps
5 48 (41.74%) Oracle
5 48 (41.74%) Kanban
6 47 (40.87%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (37.39%) User Stories
8 34 (29.57%) JIRA
9 33 (28.70%) J2EE
10 32 (27.83%) Java
10 32 (27.83%) Middleware
10 32 (27.83%) Coaching
11 31 (26.96%) Confluence
12 29 (25.22%) Configuration Management
12 29 (25.22%) Finance
12 29 (25.22%) Linux
13 28 (24.35%) BDD
14 27 (23.48%) Open Source
15 24 (20.87%) Marketing
15 24 (20.87%) Digital Marketing
16 23 (20.00%) Manufacturing
16 23 (20.00%) Programme Management
16 23 (20.00%) WSO2
17 22 (19.13%) API Design
17 22 (19.13%) JIRA Agile
17 22 (19.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 21 (18.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 21 (18.26%) Electronics
18 21 (18.26%) Telecoms

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 31 (26.96%) Confluence
2 22 (19.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 21 (18.26%) WebLogic
4 17 (14.78%) Apache
5 16 (13.91%) JBoss
6 3 (2.61%) Mule
6 3 (2.61%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.74%) Moodle
7 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.87%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.87%) IIS
8 1 (0.87%) Jetty
8 1 (0.87%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.87%) nginx
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.48%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.61%) MS Office
4 2 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.74%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.74%) UXPin
5 1 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.87%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 21 (18.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.87%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.78%) TCP/IP
2 16 (13.91%) HTTP
2 16 (13.91%) SSL
3 7 (6.09%) Intranet
4 1 (0.87%) DHCP
4 1 (0.87%) DNS
4 1 (0.87%) FTP
4 1 (0.87%) Internet
4 1 (0.87%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.78%) Relational Database
2 16 (13.91%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.22%) MySQL
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (2.61%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.61%) Ingres
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.74%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.74%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.87%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.87%) HBase
7 1 (0.87%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.87%) Redis
7 1 (0.87%) Riak
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (29.57%) JIRA
2 22 (19.13%) JIRA Agile
3 21 (18.26%) Jenkins
4 18 (15.65%) Git (software)
4 18 (15.65%) Subversion
5 14 (12.17%) SoapUI
6 11 (9.57%) Maven
7 8 (6.96%) PVCS
8 6 (5.22%) JMeter
8 6 (5.22%) LoadRunner
8 6 (5.22%) Selenium
9 2 (1.74%) Android Studio
9 2 (1.74%) Calabash
9 2 (1.74%) Gradle
9 2 (1.74%) PowerDesigner
10 1 (0.87%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.87%) Travis CI
General
1 29 (25.22%) Finance
2 24 (20.87%) Marketing
3 23 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 21 (18.26%) Electronics
4 21 (18.26%) Telecoms
5 6 (5.22%) Automotive
6 3 (2.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.87%) Games
7 1 (0.87%) Law
7 1 (0.87%) Local Government
7 1 (0.87%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (19.13%) Scrum Master
2 19 (16.52%) Architect
2 19 (16.52%) Technical Architect
3 15 (13.04%) Analyst
4 13 (11.30%) Developer
5 12 (10.43%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) Agile Coach
7 7 (6.09%) Agile Scrum Master
7 7 (6.09%) Digital Architect
7 7 (6.09%) Digital Technical Architect
7 7 (6.09%) Test Automation Specialist
7 7 (6.09%) Test Specialist
8 6 (5.22%) Business Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.22%) SOA Architect
8 6 (5.22%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (4.35%) Tester
10 4 (3.48%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.48%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (28.70%) J2EE
2 32 (27.83%) Middleware
3 21 (18.26%) XML
3 21 (18.26%) XSLT
4 15 (13.04%) SOAP
4 15 (13.04%) Web Services
5 12 (10.43%) Servlets
6 11 (9.57%) JSP
6 11 (9.57%) RESTful
7 10 (8.70%) XML Schema
8 8 (6.96%) JSON
9 7 (6.09%) XSD
10 6 (5.22%) Play Framework
10 6 (5.22%) REST
10 6 (5.22%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (5.22%) Swagger
11 4 (3.48%) EclipseLink
11 4 (3.48%) EJB 3.0
11 4 (3.48%) JPA
11 4 (3.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.52%) Virtual Team
2 18 (15.65%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.09%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.22%) Client/Server
5 6 (5.22%) Mainframe
6 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.48%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.61%) User Experience
8 2 (1.74%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.74%) PMI
8 2 (1.74%) VLE
9 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.87%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.22%) Linux
2 12 (10.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (5.22%) VME
4 4 (3.48%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.61%) Android
5 3 (2.61%) Unix
6 2 (1.74%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.87%) CentOS
7 1 (0.87%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (98.26%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (65.22%) TDD
3 57 (49.57%) SOA
4 55 (47.83%) DevOps
5 48 (41.74%) Kanban
6 47 (40.87%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (37.39%) User Stories
8 32 (27.83%) Coaching
9 29 (25.22%) Configuration Management
10 28 (24.35%) BDD
11 27 (23.48%) Open Source
12 24 (20.87%) Digital Marketing
13 23 (20.00%) Programme Management
14 22 (19.13%) API Design
15 21 (18.26%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (16.52%) Continuous Delivery
16 19 (16.52%) Mentoring
16 19 (16.52%) OO
16 19 (16.52%) Software Delivery
16 19 (16.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.83%) Java
2 15 (13.04%) C
3 12 (10.43%) Perl
4 7 (6.09%) Ruby
5 6 (5.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.22%) Python
5 6 (5.22%) SQL
5 6 (5.22%) XPath
6 4 (3.48%) Scala
7 3 (2.61%) Apple Swift
7 3 (2.61%) Objective-C
7 3 (2.61%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.74%) Groovy
9 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.87%) C#
9 1 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (5.22%) ISEB
3 6 (5.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.74%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.74%) PMP
4 2 (1.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) QA
2 5 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (3.48%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.87%) PMO
4 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (14.78%) Docker
2 8 (6.96%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.87%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (11.30%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (11.30%) Puppet
2 7 (6.09%) Ansible
Vendors
1 48 (41.74%) Oracle
2 23 (20.00%) WSO2
3 21 (18.26%) SAP
4 7 (6.09%) VMware
5 5 (4.35%) Fujitsu
6 3 (2.61%) Adobe
6 3 (2.61%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.74%) Blackboard
7 2 (1.74%) Google
7 2 (1.74%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.74%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.74%) SumTotal
8 1 (0.87%) IBM
8 1 (0.87%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.87%) Mapbox
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