Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 20 8
Rank change year-on-year +11 -12 +17
Contract jobs citing Scrum 143 88 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.51% 12.74% 17.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.69% 14.08% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 69 113
Essex median daily rate £450 £525 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +6.06% +10.00%
10th Percentile £356 £425 £313
90th Percentile £550 £588 £599
East of England median daily rate £465 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -7.00% +11.11% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Essex median hourly rate £35.00 - £44.00
East of England median hourly rate £49.50 £36.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year +37.50% -16.76% -

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 765 625 728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 88.34% 90.45% 90.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 389 493
Essex median daily rate £456 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.80% +17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £317 £310 £257
90th Percentile £600 £628 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 48
Essex median hourly rate £21.36 £34.02 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.21% -5.50% +89.47%
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.53 £18.10
90th Percentile £51.70 £75.00 £47.39
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year - -46.56% +19.09%

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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019. 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 0 83 £450 -10.00% 3
Harlow - 1 - - 1
Scrum
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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.

1 126 (88.11%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (58.74%) JIRA
3 62 (43.36%) TDD
3 62 (43.36%) Oracle
3 62 (43.36%) Confluence
4 61 (42.66%) MySQL
5 57 (39.86%) Java
6 56 (39.16%) Linux
7 51 (35.66%) Amazon AWS
8 50 (34.97%) Kanban
9 49 (34.27%) User Stories
10 47 (32.87%) BDD
11 46 (32.17%) DevOps
12 44 (30.77%) Test Strategy
12 44 (30.77%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 42 (29.37%) Ansible
14 39 (27.27%) Git (software)
15 38 (26.57%) Jenkins
16 36 (25.17%) Unix
16 36 (25.17%) Microservices
17 35 (24.48%) SoapUI
17 35 (24.48%) Red Hat
17 35 (24.48%) ETL
18 34 (23.78%) QA
18 34 (23.78%) Security Cleared
19 33 (23.08%) Coaching
19 33 (23.08%) Terraform
20 32 (22.38%) Spring
20 32 (22.38%) SQL
21 30 (20.98%) Test Automation

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 62 (43.36%) Confluence
2 8 (5.59%) JBoss
2 8 (5.59%) SAS
3 4 (2.80%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.40%) Mule
5 1 (0.70%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 51 (35.66%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.10%) GitHub
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.70%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (42.66%) MySQL
2 26 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 24 (16.78%) Pentaho
4 16 (11.19%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (9.09%) Impala
6 5 (3.50%) Ingres
7 4 (2.80%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.10%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.40%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.40%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.70%) Big Data
10 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.70%) DB2
10 1 (0.70%) HBase
10 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.70%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 84 (58.74%) JIRA
2 39 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 38 (26.57%) Jenkins
4 35 (24.48%) SoapUI
5 24 (16.78%) JUnit
6 19 (13.29%) JIRA Agile
7 18 (12.59%) JMeter
7 18 (12.59%) Selenium
8 16 (11.19%) LoadRunner
9 10 (6.99%) Bitbucket
10 8 (5.59%) Artifactory
10 8 (5.59%) Robot Framework
11 6 (4.20%) Checkstyle
11 6 (4.20%) Maven
12 3 (2.10%) CA Gen
12 3 (2.10%) Mercurial
13 2 (1.40%) Cucumber
13 2 (1.40%) Zephyr
14 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 1 (0.70%) Subversion
General
1 14 (9.79%) Finance
2 8 (5.59%) Electronics
2 8 (5.59%) Manufacturing
2 8 (5.59%) Marketing
2 8 (5.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (25.87%) Developer
2 31 (21.68%) Java Developer
3 21 (14.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (14.69%) Scrum Master
4 20 (13.99%) Tester
5 19 (13.29%) QA Tester
6 16 (11.19%) Analyst
7 15 (10.49%) Lead Developer
7 15 (10.49%) Lead Java Developer
8 8 (5.59%) Business Analyst
8 8 (5.59%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.20%) Agile Scrum Master
9 6 (4.20%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (4.20%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (3.50%) QA Leader
10 5 (3.50%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.80%) Architect
11 4 (2.80%) QA Analyst
12 3 (2.10%) Senior QA Tester
12 3 (2.10%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (22.38%) Spring
2 25 (17.48%) SOAP
3 23 (16.08%) Spring Boot
4 18 (12.59%) J2EE
5 16 (11.19%) Web Services
6 10 (6.99%) JMS
7 9 (6.29%) RESTful
8 7 (4.90%) XML
9 6 (4.20%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (4.20%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (2.80%) Middleware
11 3 (2.10%) CSS
11 3 (2.10%) CSS3
11 3 (2.10%) HTML
11 3 (2.10%) HTML5
11 3 (2.10%) JSON
11 3 (2.10%) REST
12 2 (1.40%) Apache Camel
12 2 (1.40%) Node.js
13 1 (0.70%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.69%) Hybrid Cloud
2 16 (11.19%) Client/Server
3 12 (8.39%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (5.59%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.80%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 56 (39.16%) Linux
2 36 (25.17%) Unix
3 17 (11.89%) CentOS
3 17 (11.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (88.11%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (43.36%) TDD
3 50 (34.97%) Kanban
4 49 (34.27%) User Stories
5 47 (32.87%) BDD
6 46 (32.17%) DevOps
7 44 (30.77%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 44 (30.77%) Test Strategy
8 36 (25.17%) Microservices
9 35 (24.48%) ETL
10 33 (23.08%) Coaching
11 30 (20.98%) Test Automation
12 29 (20.28%) Sprint Planning
13 28 (19.58%) Sprint Retrospective
14 27 (18.88%) Acceptance Criteria
15 23 (16.08%) Problem-Solving
15 23 (16.08%) SOA
15 23 (16.08%) Test Planning
16 20 (13.99%) Data Integration
16 20 (13.99%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 57 (39.86%) Java
2 32 (22.38%) SQL
3 18 (12.59%) Java 8
4 12 (8.39%) Shell Script
5 10 (6.99%) Ruby
6 5 (3.50%) C
6 5 (3.50%) Perl
6 5 (3.50%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.50%) Python
7 3 (2.10%) Clojure
7 3 (2.10%) Erlang
7 3 (2.10%) F#
7 3 (2.10%) Groovy
7 3 (2.10%) Haskell
7 3 (2.10%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.10%) Scala
8 2 (1.40%) Java 9
9 1 (0.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (23.78%) Security Cleared
2 30 (20.98%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.49%) OCPJP
3 15 (10.49%) Sun Certification
4 14 (9.79%) ISEB
4 14 (9.79%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (23.78%) QA
2 18 (12.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (11.19%) Docker
2 3 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.70%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 42 (29.37%) Ansible
2 33 (23.08%) Terraform
3 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 62 (43.36%) Oracle
2 35 (24.48%) Red Hat
3 15 (10.49%) Sun
4 9 (6.29%) SAP
5 6 (4.20%) Cloudera
6 4 (2.80%) Informatica
7 3 (2.10%) BEA
7 3 (2.10%) Pega
7 3 (2.10%) webMethods
8 2 (1.40%) Talend
8 2 (1.40%) WSO2