Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 6 27
Rank change year-on-year 0 +21 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 208 173 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 19.53% 23.10% 7.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.92% 26.37% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 137 55
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -13.64%
10th Percentile £378 £325 £365
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £500 £475 £474
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.26% +11.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Essex median hourly rate £13.17 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.39% - -
East of England median hourly rate £13.17 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year -64.89% - -

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 949 656 722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 89.11% 87.58% 86.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 446 443
Essex median daily rate £500 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £325 £307 £225
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 55 130
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £32.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.86% +8.02% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.55 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.25 £63.75 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.99 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -48.61% +9.38% +25.49%

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 19 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Essex over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 December 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 -6 93 £500 - 7
Brentwood +17 8 - - 1
Harlow - 4 £500 - 3
Basildon +8 1 £375 -16.67%
Grays - 1 - -
Scrum
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 180 (86.54%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (48.08%) TDD
3 93 (44.71%) JIRA
4 81 (38.94%) Java
5 78 (37.50%) Confluence
6 72 (34.62%) Kanban
7 67 (32.21%) User Stories
8 60 (28.85%) Test Automation
9 56 (26.92%) Oracle
10 55 (26.44%) Ansible
11 54 (25.96%) Amazon AWS
11 54 (25.96%) SQL
12 52 (25.00%) DevOps
13 50 (24.04%) MySQL
14 49 (23.56%) Linux
15 47 (22.60%) SOA
15 47 (22.60%) Jenkins
16 45 (21.63%) Unix
17 43 (20.67%) Web Services
17 43 (20.67%) SoapUI
18 42 (20.19%) Git (software)
18 42 (20.19%) Security Cleared
19 39 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
19 39 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
19 39 (18.75%) BDD
20 38 (18.27%) Coaching
20 38 (18.27%) SOAP
20 38 (18.27%) Finance
21 37 (17.79%) Telecoms
22 35 (16.83%) Configuration Management

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 78 (37.50%) Confluence
2 13 (6.25%) JBoss
3 11 (5.29%) WebLogic
4 10 (4.81%) Apache
5 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.96%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.48%) AquaLogic
6 1 (0.48%) Mule
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.48%) SAS
6 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.40%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (25.96%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (0.96%) GitHub
4 1 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.98%) HTTP
2 17 (8.17%) Internet
3 15 (7.21%) SSL
3 15 (7.21%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.37%) Broadband
4 7 (3.37%) DHCP
4 7 (3.37%) DLNA
4 7 (3.37%) DNS
4 7 (3.37%) DSL
4 7 (3.37%) FTP
4 7 (3.37%) IPv4
4 7 (3.37%) IPv6
4 7 (3.37%) UPnP
4 7 (3.37%) VoIP
4 7 (3.37%) WAN
4 7 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.92%) Cisco IPT
5 4 (1.92%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.48%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.48%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (24.04%) MySQL
2 33 (15.87%) Pentaho
3 13 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
4 12 (5.77%) Relational Database
5 10 (4.81%) Hadoop
5 10 (4.81%) RDBMS
6 9 (4.33%) Impala
7 8 (3.85%) Oracle Database
8 7 (3.37%) SQL Server
9 6 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.40%) Geospatial Data
10 5 (2.40%) GIS
11 4 (1.92%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.44%) Ingres
13 1 (0.48%) DB2
13 1 (0.48%) JasperReports
13 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.48%) PowerCenter
13 1 (0.48%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 1 (0.48%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 93 (44.71%) JIRA
2 47 (22.60%) Jenkins
3 43 (20.67%) SoapUI
4 42 (20.19%) Git (software)
5 29 (13.94%) Selenium
6 25 (12.02%) JMeter
7 19 (9.13%) Maven
8 18 (8.65%) JUnit
8 18 (8.65%) Subversion
9 16 (7.69%) LoadRunner
10 13 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
11 10 (4.81%) Bitbucket
12 9 (4.33%) Robot Framework
13 7 (3.37%) Artifactory
13 7 (3.37%) CA Gen
13 7 (3.37%) Checkstyle
13 7 (3.37%) Zephyr
14 6 (2.88%) GitLab
15 5 (2.40%) Cucumber
16 3 (1.44%) PowerDesigner
General
1 38 (18.27%) Finance
2 37 (17.79%) Telecoms
3 33 (15.87%) Electronics
3 33 (15.87%) Manufacturing
3 33 (15.87%) Marketing
4 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 58 (27.88%) Developer
2 34 (16.35%) Java Developer
3 33 (15.87%) Tester
4 25 (12.02%) Scrum Master
5 24 (11.54%) Architect
6 19 (9.13%) Analyst
7 16 (7.69%) Automation Tester
8 14 (6.73%) QA Tester
9 12 (5.77%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (5.77%) Test Analyst
10 11 (5.29%) Pentaho Developer
11 10 (4.81%) Business Analyst
11 10 (4.81%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (4.81%) Senior Tester
12 9 (4.33%) Senior Developer
12 9 (4.33%) Senior Java Developer
13 8 (3.85%) Technical Business Analyst
14 7 (3.37%) Delivery Manager
14 7 (3.37%) Product Owner
14 7 (3.37%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (20.67%) Web Services
2 38 (18.27%) SOAP
3 30 (14.42%) Spring
3 30 (14.42%) XML
4 28 (13.46%) JSON
5 25 (12.02%) J2EE
6 24 (11.54%) RESTful
7 22 (10.58%) REST
8 18 (8.65%) Spring Boot
9 17 (8.17%) Middleware
10 14 (6.73%) HTML
11 13 (6.25%) JMS
12 9 (4.33%) WSDL
13 8 (3.85%) Ajax
13 8 (3.85%) CSS
13 8 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (3.37%) CGI
15 6 (2.88%) Hibernate
15 6 (2.88%) Java EE
15 6 (2.88%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.35%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (10.58%) Hybrid Cloud
2 22 (10.58%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (5.77%) Client/Server
4 10 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.37%) Media Streaming
7 6 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.88%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.40%) Clustering
9 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.44%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.96%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.96%) User Experience
11 1 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.48%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 49 (23.56%) Linux
2 45 (21.63%) Unix
3 8 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (2.40%) Windows
5 4 (1.92%) CentOS
5 4 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (86.54%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (48.08%) TDD
3 72 (34.62%) Kanban
4 67 (32.21%) User Stories
5 60 (28.85%) Test Automation
6 52 (25.00%) DevOps
7 47 (22.60%) SOA
8 39 (18.75%) BDD
8 39 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
8 39 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (18.27%) Coaching
10 35 (16.83%) Acceptance Criteria
10 35 (16.83%) Configuration Management
10 35 (16.83%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (16.83%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 33 (15.87%) Digital Marketing
11 33 (15.87%) Programme Management
12 31 (14.90%) Microservices
13 29 (13.94%) Open Source
13 29 (13.94%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 81 (38.94%) Java
2 54 (25.96%) SQL
3 26 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 16 (7.69%) C
4 16 (7.69%) Groovy
4 16 (7.69%) Java 8
4 16 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 15 (7.21%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.29%) Perl
7 8 (3.85%) Embedded C
8 7 (3.37%) C++
9 5 (2.40%) Scala
10 3 (1.44%) C#
11 1 (0.48%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 42 (20.19%) Security Cleared
2 33 (15.87%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.69%) ISEB
3 16 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.92%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (0.96%) IRCA
6 2 (0.96%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (0.96%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.48%) Degree
7 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (15.38%) QA
2 17 (8.17%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.96%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 23 (11.06%) Docker
2 8 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.48%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 55 (26.44%) Ansible
2 18 (8.65%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (8.65%) Puppet
3 12 (5.77%) Terraform
4 5 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.44%) Kibana
6 2 (0.96%) logstash
7 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.48%) Mesos
7 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 56 (26.92%) Oracle
2 34 (16.35%) SAP
3 11 (5.29%) Informatica
4 8 (3.85%) webMethods
5 7 (3.37%) BEA
5 7 (3.37%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.37%) Pega
6 6 (2.88%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.40%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.40%) Cloudera
7 5 (2.40%) WSO2
8 4 (1.92%) Cisco
8 4 (1.92%) VMware
9 3 (1.44%) Adobe
9 3 (1.44%) Google
10 2 (0.96%) Sun
11 1 (0.48%) HP
11 1 (0.48%) IBM
11 1 (0.48%) Talend