Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 6 9
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 47 188 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 8.85% 18.95% 17.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.88% 21.41% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 104 101
Essex median daily rate £475 £505 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.94% -2.88% +5.58%
10th Percentile £368 £376 £365
90th Percentile £595 £600 £588
East of England median daily rate £450 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Essex median hourly rate - £13.17 -
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £13.17 £40.00
% change year-on-year +219.03% -67.09% -2.44%

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 432 878 591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 81.36% 88.51% 88.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 519 414
Essex median daily rate £450 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +2.56% +30.00%
10th Percentile £200 £325 £300
90th Percentile £591 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 51
Essex median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £31.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.58% -46.83% -10.37%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.41 £15.75
90th Percentile £22.25 £47.63 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.88 £31.27
% change year-on-year -4.64% -39.63% -3.80%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 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 -4 16 £450 -10.00% 1
Brentwood -8 6 £400 - 1
Harlow +2 1 £575 +15.00% 1
Chelmsford - 1 £550 - 3
Scrum
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 42 (89.36%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) JIRA
2 22 (46.81%) Confluence
3 21 (44.68%) Kanban
4 20 (42.55%) TDD
5 19 (40.43%) Jenkins
6 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
6 16 (34.04%) Coaching
7 15 (31.91%) Linux
8 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (25.53%) Open Source
9 12 (25.53%) User Stories
9 12 (25.53%) Product Roadmap
9 12 (25.53%) SOA
9 12 (25.53%) ETL
10 11 (23.40%) Project Management
10 11 (23.40%) DevOps
11 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
11 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
11 10 (21.28%) Public Sector
11 10 (21.28%) HTTP
11 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
11 10 (21.28%) Java
12 9 (19.15%) SOAP
12 9 (19.15%) Web Services
12 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
13 8 (17.02%) Ansible
13 8 (17.02%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (17.02%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (17.02%) Problem-Solving

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 22 (46.81%) Confluence
2 3 (6.38%) JBoss
2 3 (6.38%) SAS
3 2 (4.26%) Apache
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.13%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.13%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) AWS
2 2 (4.26%) Azure
3 1 (2.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) HTTP
1 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
2 8 (17.02%) Internet
3 7 (14.89%) Broadband
3 7 (14.89%) Firewall
3 7 (14.89%) IPv4
3 7 (14.89%) Wireshark
3 7 (14.89%) WPA2
4 6 (12.77%) 802.11
4 6 (12.77%) DOCSIS
4 6 (12.77%) DSL
4 6 (12.77%) Ethernet
4 6 (12.77%) HTTPS
4 6 (12.77%) IPv6
4 6 (12.77%) Telnet
4 6 (12.77%) UPnP
4 6 (12.77%) Wireless
4 6 (12.77%) WLAN
4 6 (12.77%) WPA
5 4 (8.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) MySQL
2 3 (6.38%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (6.38%) Pentaho
2 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.26%) Impala
4 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.13%) Ingres
4 1 (2.13%) MariaDB
4 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (46.81%) JIRA
2 19 (40.43%) Jenkins
3 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
3 7 (14.89%) JIRA Agile
3 7 (14.89%) SoapUI
4 6 (12.77%) Selenium
5 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
6 4 (8.51%) Subversion
6 4 (8.51%) Zephyr
7 3 (6.38%) Artifactory
7 3 (6.38%) Bitbucket
7 3 (6.38%) GitLab
7 3 (6.38%) JMeter
8 2 (4.26%) CodeSonar
8 2 (4.26%) LoadRunner
8 2 (4.26%) VectorCAST
9 1 (2.13%) TestRail
General
1 10 (21.28%) Public Sector
2 6 (12.77%) Electronics
2 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Manufacturing
2 6 (12.77%) Marketing
2 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Developer
2 6 (12.77%) Analyst
2 6 (12.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Business Analyst
3 5 (10.64%) Linux Developer
3 5 (10.64%) Python Developer
4 4 (8.51%) C Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Technical Business Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Product Business Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Product Owner
5 3 (6.38%) Scrum Master
5 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Product Owner
5 3 (6.38%) Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Java Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) SOAP
1 9 (19.15%) Web Services
2 6 (12.77%) 802.1X
2 6 (12.77%) Middleware
2 6 (12.77%) XML
3 5 (10.64%) J2EE
3 5 (10.64%) REST
3 5 (10.64%) RESTful
4 4 (8.51%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (4.26%) SAML
6 1 (2.13%) CSS
6 1 (2.13%) CSS3
6 1 (2.13%) HTML
6 1 (2.13%) HTML5
6 1 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.13%) Spring
6 1 (2.13%) Spring Boot
6 1 (2.13%) XML Messaging
6 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (14.89%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (12.77%) IPTV
4 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.26%) Clustering
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.13%) STB
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Linux
2 6 (12.77%) Unix
3 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.13%) Windows
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (89.36%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (44.68%) Kanban
3 20 (42.55%) TDD
4 16 (34.04%) Coaching
4 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
5 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (25.53%) ETL
6 12 (25.53%) Open Source
6 12 (25.53%) Product Roadmap
6 12 (25.53%) SOA
6 12 (25.53%) User Stories
7 11 (23.40%) DevOps
7 11 (23.40%) Project Management
8 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
9 8 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (14.89%) Continuous Deployment
10 7 (14.89%) Performance Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Test Management
11 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) Java
2 8 (17.02%) C
3 6 (12.77%) Python
4 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.51%) SQL
5 3 (6.38%) Perl
5 3 (6.38%) Ruby
6 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.13%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) C++
6 1 (2.13%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
1 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) ISEB
2 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.26%) JTAG
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) Ansible
2 7 (14.89%) Terraform
3 5 (10.64%) HP ALM
3 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (8.51%) Puppet
5 3 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (4.26%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Cisco
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle
1 6 (12.77%) SAP
2 5 (10.64%) HP
3 3 (6.38%) AppDynamics
3 3 (6.38%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.26%) WSO2
5 1 (2.13%) IBM