Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 9 11
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 60 122 146
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Essex 14.71% 15.17% 15.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.54% 17.48% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 69 99
Median daily rate £473 £455 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -13.33% +5.00%
10th Percentile £335 £387 £412
90th Percentile £591 £550 £600
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £500
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £59.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.05% +69.64%
East of England median hourly rate £46.50 £44.00 £47.69
% change year-on-year +5.68% -7.73% +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 342 698 860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 83.82% 86.82% 90.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 449 519
Median daily rate £475 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +10.38%
10th Percentile £299 £300 £313
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 32
Median hourly rate £23.08 £26.00 £31.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.25% -18.15% -3.74%
10th Percentile £20.72 £11.99 £15.75
90th Percentile £59.83 £44.93 £60.09
Median hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +45.71% - -32.69%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Essex

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scrum in Essex.

Daily rate trend for Scrum in Essex

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scrum in Essex over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Scrum in Essex

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scrum in Essex.

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 8 August 2020. 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 32 £474 +5.28% 5
Chelmsford +1 1 £175 -65.00%
Scrum
East of England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 57 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (76.67%) Kanban
3 42 (70.00%) TDD
4 37 (61.67%) Java
5 32 (53.33%) Microservices
6 30 (50.00%) JIRA
7 29 (48.33%) BDD
8 27 (45.00%) Confluence
8 27 (45.00%) AWS
8 27 (45.00%) Spring
9 25 (41.67%) Spring Boot
10 24 (40.00%) Java 8
11 23 (38.33%) User Stories
12 20 (33.33%) MySQL
12 20 (33.33%) Pair Programming
13 18 (30.00%) Oracle
13 18 (30.00%) Test Automation
13 18 (30.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 17 (28.33%) Product Roadmap
14 17 (28.33%) Product Backlog
15 16 (26.67%) SOAP
16 15 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
17 13 (21.67%) API Testing
17 13 (21.67%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (21.67%) SoapUI
17 13 (21.67%) Checkstyle
17 13 (21.67%) Public Sector
18 12 (20.00%) J2SE
18 12 (20.00%) Oracle Database
18 12 (20.00%) Docker

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 27 (45.00%) Confluence
2 4 (6.67%) Apache
3 3 (5.00%) JBoss
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.33%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.67%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) Figma
2 1 (1.67%) Sketch
2 1 (1.67%) Zeplin
Cloud Services
1 27 (45.00%) AWS
2 5 (8.33%) Azure
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.67%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) HTTP
1 5 (8.33%) SSL
1 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.33%) MySQL
2 12 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.00%) Pentaho
5 2 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.67%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.67%) Ingres
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.67%) Power BI
6 1 (1.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.67%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 30 (50.00%) JIRA
2 13 (21.67%) Checkstyle
2 13 (21.67%) SoapUI
3 10 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 9 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 9 (15.00%) Jenkins
5 8 (13.33%) Subversion
5 8 (13.33%) Zephyr
6 7 (11.67%) JMeter
7 6 (10.00%) Selenium
8 3 (5.00%) JUnit
8 3 (5.00%) Maven
9 2 (3.33%) DbUnit
9 2 (3.33%) GitLab
9 2 (3.33%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (3.33%) jMock
9 2 (3.33%) LoadUI
9 2 (3.33%) Mockito
9 2 (3.33%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.67%) Gatling
General
1 13 (21.67%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Electronics
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Developer
2 19 (31.67%) Java Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Architect
5 5 (8.33%) Scrum Master
5 5 (8.33%) Tester
6 4 (6.67%) Java Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Java Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Lead Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Leader
7 3 (5.00%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Designer
8 2 (3.33%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Java Software Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Lead Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (45.00%) Spring
2 25 (41.67%) Spring Boot
3 16 (26.67%) SOAP
4 12 (20.00%) J2SE
5 10 (16.67%) J2EE
6 9 (15.00%) Web Services
7 7 (11.67%) Middleware
8 6 (10.00%) XML
9 5 (8.33%) REST
10 4 (6.67%) RESTful
11 3 (5.00%) Java EE
12 2 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
12 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
12 2 (3.33%) Hibernate
12 2 (3.33%) JPA
12 2 (3.33%) PowerMock
12 2 (3.33%) SAML
12 2 (3.33%) Spring Cloud
12 2 (3.33%) XML Messaging
13 1 (1.67%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.00%) User Experience
4 2 (3.33%) Clustering
4 2 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.67%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Linux
2 6 (10.00%) Unix
3 2 (3.33%) Mac OS X
3 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (76.67%) Kanban
3 42 (70.00%) TDD
4 32 (53.33%) Microservices
5 29 (48.33%) BDD
6 23 (38.33%) User Stories
7 20 (33.33%) Pair Programming
8 18 (30.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 18 (30.00%) Test Automation
9 17 (28.33%) Product Backlog
9 17 (28.33%) Product Roadmap
10 13 (21.67%) API Testing
10 13 (21.67%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (16.67%) DevOps
12 10 (16.67%) Software Architecture
12 10 (16.67%) Test Strategy
13 9 (15.00%) Coaching
13 9 (15.00%) Epics
13 9 (15.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (61.67%) Java
2 24 (40.00%) Java 8
3 9 (15.00%) Perl
3 9 (15.00%) SQL
4 3 (5.00%) C
5 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.67%) Groovy
6 1 (1.67%) SAS Macro
6 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
1 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.67%) OCPJP
2 7 (11.67%) Sun Certification
3 5 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.00%) OCP
4 3 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.67%) ISEB
5 1 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (20.00%) Docker
2 2 (3.33%) Postfix
2 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) Ansible
2 5 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (8.33%) Puppet
3 4 (6.67%) Terraform
4 2 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) Oracle
2 7 (11.67%) Sun
3 4 (6.67%) WSO2
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.33%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.67%) BEA
6 1 (1.67%) SAP