Period
to 20 August 2018

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 6 months to 20 August 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
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 6 48
Rank change year-on-year -4 +42 -14
Contract jobs citing Scrum 154 207 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.51% 23.74% 3.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.28% 26.07% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 160 20
Essex median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £393 £316 £416
90th Percentile £600 £600 £544
East of England median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Essex median hourly rate £59.38 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.64% - -
East of England median hourly rate £47.69 £43.25 -
% change year-on-year +10.26% - -

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 891 794 758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 89.73% 91.06% 84.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 536 387
Essex median daily rate £500 £458 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.17% +30.86% -9.68%
10th Percentile £298 £275 £224
90th Percentile £600 £599 £516
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 60 162
Essex median hourly rate £26.90 £32.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.23% +71.05% -42.42%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.22 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £63.75 £42.83
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
% change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +13.57%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Essex

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 August 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
Southend-on-Sea -7 63 £525 +10.53% 5
Brentwood - 5 - -
Chelmsford - 5 £494 - 3
Harlow - 3 £475 - 1
Basildon +2 1 £375 +30.43% 1
Scrum
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Essex region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 134 (87.01%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (62.34%) TDD
3 59 (38.31%) Kanban
4 54 (35.06%) Java
5 49 (31.82%) User Stories
6 48 (31.17%) Test Automation
7 47 (30.52%) Finance
8 44 (28.57%) SOA
8 44 (28.57%) JIRA
9 43 (27.92%) Business Intelligence
10 42 (27.27%) Greenfield Project
11 41 (26.62%) Marketing
12 40 (25.97%) Digital Marketing
12 40 (25.97%) SAP
12 40 (25.97%) Manufacturing
12 40 (25.97%) Programme Management
12 40 (25.97%) Electronics
12 40 (25.97%) Telecoms
13 39 (25.32%) SOAP
13 39 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (25.32%) Confluence
13 39 (25.32%) Ansible
14 38 (24.68%) DevOps
14 38 (24.68%) Coaching
15 36 (23.38%) SQL
16 34 (22.08%) Linux
16 34 (22.08%) SoapUI
17 33 (21.43%) Web Services
17 33 (21.43%) Oracle
18 30 (19.48%) HTTP

Scrum
Co-occurring 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 39 (25.32%) Confluence
2 11 (7.14%) JBoss
3 10 (6.49%) Apache
4 7 (4.55%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.65%) Mule
6 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.60%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.83%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (19.48%) HTTP
2 19 (12.34%) SSL
2 19 (12.34%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.49%) Internet
4 5 (3.25%) Broadband
4 5 (3.25%) DHCP
4 5 (3.25%) DLNA
4 5 (3.25%) DNS
4 5 (3.25%) DSL
4 5 (3.25%) FTP
4 5 (3.25%) IPv4
4 5 (3.25%) IPv6
4 5 (3.25%) UPnP
4 5 (3.25%) VoIP
4 5 (3.25%) WAN
4 5 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.65%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.04%) MySQL
2 15 (9.74%) Pentaho
3 7 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 7 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.25%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (3.25%) GIS
4 5 (3.25%) Impala
5 4 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.60%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.95%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.95%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.65%) Ingres
7 1 (0.65%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 44 (28.57%) JIRA
2 34 (22.08%) SoapUI
3 28 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 27 (17.53%) Jenkins
5 22 (14.29%) Selenium
5 22 (14.29%) Subversion
6 20 (12.99%) JMeter
7 14 (9.09%) Maven
8 12 (7.79%) LoadRunner
9 10 (6.49%) JUnit
10 8 (5.19%) Zephyr
11 7 (4.55%) Cucumber
12 6 (3.90%) JIRA Agile
13 5 (3.25%) Bitbucket
13 5 (3.25%) GitLab
14 4 (2.60%) CA Gen
14 4 (2.60%) Checkstyle
14 4 (2.60%) Robot Framework
14 4 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (2.60%) Vagrant
General
1 47 (30.52%) Finance
2 41 (26.62%) Marketing
3 40 (25.97%) Electronics
3 40 (25.97%) Manufacturing
3 40 (25.97%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.65%) Billing
4 1 (0.65%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (24.68%) Developer
2 24 (15.58%) Scrum Master
3 22 (14.29%) Tester
4 21 (13.64%) Architect
5 19 (12.34%) Java Developer
6 18 (11.69%) Analyst
7 14 (9.09%) Business Analyst
8 12 (7.79%) Automation Tester
8 12 (7.79%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (7.79%) Technical Business Analyst
9 10 (6.49%) Senior Tester
9 10 (6.49%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (5.84%) XML Analyst
11 7 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.90%) Agile Scrum Master
12 6 (3.90%) Java Automation Tester
12 6 (3.90%) Pentaho Developer
12 6 (3.90%) QA Tester
12 6 (3.90%) Senior Automation Tester
12 6 (3.90%) SOA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (25.32%) SOAP
2 33 (21.43%) Web Services
3 29 (18.83%) XML
4 27 (17.53%) JSON
5 24 (15.58%) REST
6 23 (14.94%) RESTful
7 19 (12.34%) Middleware
8 18 (11.69%) J2EE
9 16 (10.39%) Spring
10 12 (7.79%) HTML
11 11 (7.14%) Spring Boot
12 9 (5.84%) CSS
13 7 (4.55%) AngularJS
13 7 (4.55%) JMS
13 7 (4.55%) WSDL
13 7 (4.55%) XML Schema
14 6 (3.90%) Ajax
14 6 (3.90%) CSS3
14 6 (3.90%) HTML5
14 6 (3.90%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 42 (27.27%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (12.34%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (5.19%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.25%) Clustering
5 5 (3.25%) Media Streaming
6 4 (2.60%) User Experience
7 3 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.95%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.95%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.95%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.95%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.65%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.08%) Linux
2 25 (16.23%) Unix
3 5 (3.25%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.30%) CentOS
5 1 (0.65%) Solaris
5 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (87.01%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (62.34%) TDD
3 59 (38.31%) Kanban
4 49 (31.82%) User Stories
5 48 (31.17%) Test Automation
6 44 (28.57%) SOA
7 43 (27.92%) Business Intelligence
8 40 (25.97%) Digital Marketing
8 40 (25.97%) Programme Management
9 39 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (24.68%) Coaching
10 38 (24.68%) DevOps
11 27 (17.53%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 25 (16.23%) BDD
12 25 (16.23%) Deployment Automation
13 24 (15.58%) Configuration Management
13 24 (15.58%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (14.94%) Software Engineering
15 22 (14.29%) Mentoring
15 22 (14.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 54 (35.06%) Java
2 36 (23.38%) SQL
3 14 (9.09%) C
3 14 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 14 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 12 (7.79%) Groovy
4 12 (7.79%) Java 8
4 12 (7.79%) PL/SQL
5 9 (5.84%) Perl
6 6 (3.90%) C++
7 5 (3.25%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.65%) C#
8 1 (0.65%) Java 9
8 1 (0.65%) Ruby
8 1 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (18.83%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.58%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.49%) ISEB
3 10 (6.49%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.30%) IRCA
5 2 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.29%) QA
2 9 (5.84%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.30%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 17 (11.04%) Docker
2 5 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 39 (25.32%) Ansible
2 10 (6.49%) Terraform
3 9 (5.84%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.84%) Puppet
4 5 (3.25%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.30%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.65%) Consul
Vendors
1 40 (25.97%) SAP
2 33 (21.43%) Oracle
3 7 (4.55%) Informatica
3 7 (4.55%) WSO2
4 5 (3.25%) webMethods
5 4 (2.60%) BEA
5 4 (2.60%) Pega
6 3 (1.95%) Adobe
6 3 (1.95%) Google
6 3 (1.95%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.30%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.65%) Talend