Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 28 38
Rank change year-on-year +21 +10 +10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 187 54 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 23.49% 6.15% 4.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.46% 7.19% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 46 35
Essex median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +7.04%
10th Percentile £329 £341 £333
90th Percentile £588 £571 £600
East of England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Essex median hourly rate £35.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 - £60.00

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 681 751 953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 85.55% 85.54% 79.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 452 520
Essex median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £300 £225 £250
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 143 146
Essex median hourly rate £31.03 £31.90 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +4.59% +3.39%
10th Percentile £12.26 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.60 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £31.95 £23.63
% change year-on-year -1.41% +35.24% -1.56%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 2017. 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 +1 104 £500 - 2
Brentwood -15 3 £315 +18.87%
Witham - 2 £519 -
Basildon - 1 £450 -
Scrum
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 183 (97.86%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (68.45%) TDD
3 106 (56.68%) SOA
3 106 (56.68%) Middleware
4 96 (51.34%) DevOps
5 87 (46.52%) Kanban
6 72 (38.50%) Continuous Integration
7 66 (35.29%) User Stories
8 56 (29.95%) Jenkins
9 55 (29.41%) XML
10 53 (28.34%) Configuration Management
11 48 (25.67%) Opscode Chef
11 48 (25.67%) Puppet
12 46 (24.60%) Finance
13 44 (23.53%) Marketing
14 43 (22.99%) Git (software)
14 43 (22.99%) Business Intelligence
14 43 (22.99%) Oracle
15 42 (22.46%) Digital Marketing
15 42 (22.46%) Coaching
16 41 (21.93%) SAP
16 41 (21.93%) Electronics
16 41 (21.93%) Telecoms
16 41 (21.93%) Manufacturing
16 41 (21.93%) Programme Management
17 39 (20.86%) Subversion
17 39 (20.86%) HTTP
17 39 (20.86%) Test Automation
18 38 (20.32%) TCP/IP
18 38 (20.32%) SSL

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 35 (18.72%) Confluence
2 23 (12.30%) JBoss
3 19 (10.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (9.63%) Apache
5 10 (5.35%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.67%) Mule
7 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.53%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 25 (13.37%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (10.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.67%) IaaS
3 5 (2.67%) PaaS
3 5 (2.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (20.86%) HTTP
2 38 (20.32%) SSL
2 38 (20.32%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.07%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (19.25%) Relational Database
2 11 (5.88%) Data Mining
2 11 (5.88%) Ingres
2 11 (5.88%) MySQL
3 9 (4.81%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.74%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.67%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.67%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.60%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.07%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 56 (29.95%) Jenkins
2 43 (22.99%) Git (software)
3 39 (20.86%) Subversion
4 35 (18.72%) JIRA
5 25 (13.37%) JIRA Agile
6 15 (8.02%) SoapUI
7 9 (4.81%) Selenium
8 7 (3.74%) Maven
9 6 (3.21%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.21%) Vagrant
9 6 (3.21%) Zephyr
10 4 (2.14%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.60%) Artifactory
11 3 (1.60%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.07%) JMeter
12 2 (1.07%) JUnit
12 2 (1.07%) PowerDesigner
13 1 (0.53%) AccuRev
13 1 (0.53%) Ant
13 1 (0.53%) XMLSpy
General
1 46 (24.60%) Finance
2 44 (23.53%) Marketing
3 41 (21.93%) Electronics
3 41 (21.93%) Manufacturing
3 41 (21.93%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.60%) Automotive
5 2 (1.07%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Billing
6 1 (0.53%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (25.13%) Analyst
2 44 (23.53%) Architect
3 42 (22.46%) DevOps Engineer
4 28 (14.97%) Scrum Master
5 26 (13.90%) Business Analyst
6 20 (10.70%) Middleware Engineer
7 17 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (8.56%) Integration Engineer
9 13 (6.95%) Technical Architect
10 12 (6.42%) Agile Coach
11 10 (5.35%) Agile Scrum Master
11 10 (5.35%) Test Analyst
12 8 (4.28%) XML Analyst
13 7 (3.74%) Agile Tester
13 7 (3.74%) Business Systems Analyst
13 7 (3.74%) Developer
13 7 (3.74%) Systems Analyst
13 7 (3.74%) Technical Analyst
13 7 (3.74%) Technical Business Analyst
13 7 (3.74%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (56.68%) Middleware
2 55 (29.41%) XML
3 30 (16.04%) XSLT
4 26 (13.90%) SOAP
5 20 (10.70%) J2EE
6 17 (9.09%) JSON
6 17 (9.09%) Web Services
6 17 (9.09%) WSDL
7 14 (7.49%) REST
8 13 (6.95%) XSD
9 10 (5.35%) JSON Schema
10 8 (4.28%) Spring
10 8 (4.28%) XML Schema
11 7 (3.74%) Java SE
12 5 (2.67%) Elastic Stack
12 5 (2.67%) Java EE
12 5 (2.67%) OAuth
12 5 (2.67%) Spring Boot
13 4 (2.14%) CSS
13 4 (2.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.83%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (10.16%) Virtual Team
3 12 (6.42%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.14%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.60%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.60%) RIA
6 3 (1.60%) User Experience
7 2 (1.07%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.72%) Linux
2 27 (14.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (9.63%) Unix
4 12 (6.42%) Mac OS X
5 7 (3.74%) Solaris
6 6 (3.21%) Windows
7 5 (2.67%) AIX
7 5 (2.67%) HPUX
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (97.86%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (68.45%) TDD
3 106 (56.68%) SOA
4 96 (51.34%) DevOps
5 87 (46.52%) Kanban
6 72 (38.50%) Continuous Integration
7 66 (35.29%) User Stories
8 53 (28.34%) Configuration Management
9 43 (22.99%) Business Intelligence
10 42 (22.46%) Coaching
10 42 (22.46%) Digital Marketing
11 41 (21.93%) Programme Management
12 39 (20.86%) Test Automation
13 36 (19.25%) API Design
14 34 (18.18%) UML
15 33 (17.65%) BDD
15 33 (17.65%) Mentoring
15 33 (17.65%) Software Engineering
16 27 (14.44%) Data Integration
16 27 (14.44%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.25%) SQL
2 26 (13.90%) Java
3 11 (5.88%) Groovy
3 11 (5.88%) Perl
4 9 (4.81%) C
5 7 (3.74%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.67%) XPath
7 3 (1.60%) Python
7 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.53%) C#
8 1 (0.53%) C++
8 1 (0.53%) ES6
8 1 (0.53%) Ruby
8 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (4.81%) ISEB
2 8 (4.28%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.14%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (2.14%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (3.74%) QA
3 4 (2.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (13.37%) Docker
2 3 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 48 (25.67%) Opscode Chef
1 48 (25.67%) Puppet
2 26 (13.90%) Ansible
3 1 (0.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.53%) Terraform
3 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 43 (22.99%) Oracle
2 41 (21.93%) SAP
3 24 (12.83%) WSO2
4 7 (3.74%) HP
5 6 (3.21%) IBM
6 5 (2.67%) webMethods
7 3 (1.60%) Adobe
8 1 (0.53%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.53%) VMware