Period
to 14 September 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 14 September 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
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +28
Contract jobs citing Scrum 105 151 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 14.23% 15.57% 22.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.30% 17.16% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 95 145
Essex median daily rate £460 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.38% +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £400 £385 £357
90th Percentile £550 £600 £625
East of England median daily rate £450 £500 £470
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Essex median hourly rate £35.00 £59.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.05% +69.64% -
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £47.69 £43.25
% change year-on-year -11.93% +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 644 880 773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 87.26% 90.72% 91.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 550 516
Essex median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +35.71%
10th Percentile £244 £298 £278
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 64
Essex median hourly rate £19.63 £24.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.23% -27.27% +65.00%
10th Percentile £11.99 £15.75 £12.59
90th Percentile £39.33 £59.25 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £26.44
% change year-on-year - -33.81% +5.76%

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 14 September 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 14 September 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 +5 59 £450 -13.25%
Chelmsford +3 7 £500 +1.27% 3
Harlow -6 1 - - 2
Scrum
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 September 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 92 (87.62%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (49.52%) JIRA
3 46 (43.81%) Linux
4 44 (41.90%) DevOps
5 43 (40.95%) Oracle
6 41 (39.05%) Java
6 41 (39.05%) MySQL
6 41 (39.05%) TDD
7 34 (32.38%) Ansible
7 34 (32.38%) Confluence
8 33 (31.43%) Git (software)
9 32 (30.48%) AWS
9 32 (30.48%) Jenkins
10 29 (27.62%) User Stories
10 29 (27.62%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 29 (27.62%) Red Hat
11 28 (26.67%) Unix
11 28 (26.67%) Kanban
12 27 (25.71%) BDD
12 27 (25.71%) Terraform
13 26 (24.76%) Microservices
13 26 (24.76%) Oracle Database
13 26 (24.76%) Spring
14 25 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
15 23 (21.90%) Security Cleared
16 22 (20.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 21 (20.00%) Test Strategy
18 20 (19.05%) SC Cleared
18 20 (19.05%) ETL
19 19 (18.10%) 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 34 (32.38%) Confluence
2 12 (11.43%) JBoss
3 8 (7.62%) SAS
4 5 (4.76%) Apache
5 4 (3.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (30.48%) AWS
2 8 (7.62%) Azure
3 7 (6.67%) BrowserStack
3 7 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.95%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.81%) HTTP
1 4 (3.81%) SSL
1 4 (3.81%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (39.05%) MySQL
2 26 (24.76%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.81%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (3.81%) Pentaho
5 3 (2.86%) Impala
6 2 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.95%) Ingres
7 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (49.52%) JIRA
2 33 (31.43%) Git (software)
3 32 (30.48%) Jenkins
4 18 (17.14%) JUnit
4 18 (17.14%) SoapUI
5 15 (14.29%) JIRA Agile
6 12 (11.43%) Selenium
7 8 (7.62%) Artifactory
8 7 (6.67%) Visual Studio
9 6 (5.71%) JMeter
9 6 (5.71%) Subversion
10 5 (4.76%) Checkstyle
11 4 (3.81%) CA Gen
12 3 (2.86%) Cucumber
12 3 (2.86%) GitLab
12 3 (2.86%) LoadRunner
12 3 (2.86%) Zephyr
13 2 (1.90%) Bitbucket
13 2 (1.90%) Robot Framework
14 1 (0.95%) ClearQuest
General
1 10 (9.52%) Public Sector
2 7 (6.67%) Finance
3 4 (3.81%) Electronics
3 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.81%) Marketing
3 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (32.38%) Developer
2 25 (23.81%) Java Developer
3 24 (22.86%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (10.48%) Lead Developer
4 11 (10.48%) Lead Java Developer
5 10 (9.52%) Scrum Master
6 8 (7.62%) Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (5.71%) Test Automation Developer
8 5 (4.76%) CRM Developer
8 5 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (4.76%) QA Tester
8 5 (4.76%) Tester
9 4 (3.81%) Test Automation Specialist
9 4 (3.81%) Test Specialist
10 3 (2.86%) Agile Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Agile Java Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Agile Scrum Master
10 3 (2.86%) Data Analyst
10 3 (2.86%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.76%) Spring
2 19 (18.10%) Spring Boot
3 17 (16.19%) SOAP
4 12 (11.43%) J2EE
5 11 (10.48%) Web Services
6 8 (7.62%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (5.71%) JMS
7 6 (5.71%) Middleware
8 4 (3.81%) REST
8 4 (3.81%) XML
9 3 (2.86%) RESTful
10 1 (0.95%) Ajax
10 1 (0.95%) CSS
10 1 (0.95%) CSS3
10 1 (0.95%) HTML
10 1 (0.95%) HTML5
10 1 (0.95%) Java EE
10 1 (0.95%) SAML
10 1 (0.95%) Velocity
10 1 (0.95%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.95%) Clustering
5 1 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.95%) User Experience
5 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (43.81%) Linux
2 28 (26.67%) Unix
3 22 (20.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (11.43%) CentOS
5 1 (0.95%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (87.62%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (41.90%) DevOps
3 41 (39.05%) TDD
4 29 (27.62%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 29 (27.62%) User Stories
5 28 (26.67%) Kanban
6 27 (25.71%) BDD
7 26 (24.76%) Microservices
8 25 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (20.00%) Test Strategy
10 20 (19.05%) ETL
11 19 (18.10%) Test Automation
12 17 (16.19%) Coaching
12 17 (16.19%) SOA
13 15 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (14.29%) Process Improvement
14 14 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (12.38%) Epics
15 13 (12.38%) Open Source
16 12 (11.43%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (39.05%) Java
2 14 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 11 (10.48%) SQL
4 8 (7.62%) Ruby
5 7 (6.67%) C
5 7 (6.67%) C#
5 7 (6.67%) Java 8
5 7 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.67%) Perl
6 5 (4.76%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.95%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (21.90%) Security Cleared
2 20 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.43%) OCPJP
3 12 (11.43%) Sun Certification
4 5 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.90%) ISEB
5 2 (1.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (10.48%) Docker
2 1 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (32.38%) Ansible
2 27 (25.71%) Terraform
3 5 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.76%) Puppet
4 1 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 43 (40.95%) Oracle
2 29 (27.62%) Red Hat
3 12 (11.43%) Sun
4 4 (3.81%) BEA
4 4 (3.81%) Informatica
4 4 (3.81%) Pega
4 4 (3.81%) SAP
4 4 (3.81%) webMethods
4 4 (3.81%) WSO2