Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 33
Rank change year-on-year 0 +26 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 184 198 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 17.71% 23.91% 5.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.74% 26.51% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 152 41
Essex median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +13.43%
10th Percentile £413 £350 £405
90th Percentile £600 £609 £568
East of England median daily rate £510 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +8.51% +4.44% +9.09%
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 £41.63 -
% change year-on-year -68.37% - -

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 932 747 748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 89.70% 90.22% 86.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 486 431
Essex median daily rate £500 £488 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +39.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £298 £300 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £530
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 68 158
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.23% +30.00% -24.24%
10th Percentile £12.55 £13.04 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.25 £63.75 £42.89
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year -42.15% +12.04% +5.88%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 71 £519 +6.41% 5
Brentwood +17 8 - - 1
Chelmsford - 5 £494 - 2
Harlow - 4 £500 - 1
Basildon - 1 £375 -
Grays - 1 - -
Scrum
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 158 (85.87%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (54.35%) TDD
3 75 (40.76%) Java
4 66 (35.87%) Kanban
5 61 (33.15%) JIRA
6 57 (30.98%) Test Automation
7 53 (28.80%) Confluence
8 52 (28.26%) Finance
9 50 (27.17%) Business Intelligence
10 49 (26.63%) Telecoms
10 49 (26.63%) User Stories
11 47 (25.54%) Ansible
11 47 (25.54%) SOA
12 46 (25.00%) Web Services
13 45 (24.46%) SOAP
13 45 (24.46%) SAP
13 45 (24.46%) Electronics
13 45 (24.46%) Manufacturing
13 45 (24.46%) Marketing
13 45 (24.46%) Digital Marketing
13 45 (24.46%) Programme Management
13 45 (24.46%) DevOps
13 45 (24.46%) Greenfield Project
14 43 (23.37%) SoapUI
15 42 (22.83%) Linux
16 40 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
17 39 (21.20%) Oracle
17 39 (21.20%) SQL
18 38 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
19 37 (20.11%) Jenkins

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 53 (28.80%) Confluence
2 10 (5.43%) Apache
2 10 (5.43%) JBoss
2 10 (5.43%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.54%) AquaLogic
4 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.54%) Mule
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.72%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 40 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.89%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (15.76%) HTTP
2 16 (8.70%) SSL
2 16 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 12 (6.52%) Internet
4 7 (3.80%) Broadband
4 7 (3.80%) DHCP
4 7 (3.80%) DLNA
4 7 (3.80%) DNS
4 7 (3.80%) DSL
4 7 (3.80%) FTP
4 7 (3.80%) IPv4
4 7 (3.80%) IPv6
4 7 (3.80%) UPnP
4 7 (3.80%) VoIP
4 7 (3.80%) WAN
4 7 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.17%) Cisco IPT
5 4 (2.17%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.54%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.30%) MySQL
2 20 (10.87%) Pentaho
3 9 (4.89%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.80%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.26%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.72%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (2.72%) Geospatial Data
7 5 (2.72%) GIS
7 5 (2.72%) Impala
7 5 (2.72%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.72%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.54%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.54%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 61 (33.15%) JIRA
2 43 (23.37%) SoapUI
3 37 (20.11%) Jenkins
4 34 (18.48%) Git (software)
5 25 (13.59%) Selenium
6 21 (11.41%) JMeter
7 20 (10.87%) Subversion
8 18 (9.78%) Maven
9 13 (7.07%) JUnit
9 13 (7.07%) LoadRunner
10 8 (4.35%) Zephyr
11 7 (3.80%) Robot Framework
12 6 (3.26%) CA Gen
12 6 (3.26%) Checkstyle
12 6 (3.26%) Cucumber
12 6 (3.26%) GitLab
12 6 (3.26%) JIRA Agile
13 5 (2.72%) Artifactory
14 4 (2.17%) Bitbucket
14 4 (2.17%) Vagrant
General
1 52 (28.26%) Finance
2 49 (26.63%) Telecoms
3 45 (24.46%) Electronics
3 45 (24.46%) Manufacturing
3 45 (24.46%) Marketing
4 2 (1.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 54 (29.35%) Developer
2 29 (15.76%) Java Developer
2 29 (15.76%) Tester
3 22 (11.96%) Architect
4 21 (11.41%) Scrum Master
5 18 (9.78%) Automation Tester
6 16 (8.70%) Analyst
7 12 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (5.98%) Business Analyst
8 11 (5.98%) Senior Tester
8 11 (5.98%) Technical Business Analyst
9 9 (4.89%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.89%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (4.35%) Java Automation Tester
10 8 (4.35%) Pentaho Developer
10 8 (4.35%) QA Tester
10 8 (4.35%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.80%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) Product Owner
12 6 (3.26%) Technical Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (25.00%) Web Services
2 45 (24.46%) SOAP
3 35 (19.02%) RESTful
4 32 (17.39%) XML
5 30 (16.30%) JSON
6 25 (13.59%) REST
7 24 (13.04%) Spring
8 23 (12.50%) J2EE
9 19 (10.33%) HTML
10 17 (9.24%) Middleware
10 17 (9.24%) Spring Boot
11 14 (7.61%) CSS
12 10 (5.43%) JMS
13 9 (4.89%) WSDL
14 8 (4.35%) Ajax
14 8 (4.35%) CSS3
14 8 (4.35%) HTML5
15 7 (3.80%) AngularJS
15 7 (3.80%) CGI
15 7 (3.80%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 45 (24.46%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (11.96%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.80%) Client/Server
4 7 (3.80%) Media Streaming
5 5 (2.72%) Clustering
5 5 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.17%) User Experience
7 3 (1.63%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.63%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.09%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.54%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 42 (22.83%) Linux
2 34 (18.48%) Unix
3 8 (4.35%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.17%) Windows
5 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.63%) CentOS
7 1 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (85.87%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (54.35%) TDD
3 66 (35.87%) Kanban
4 57 (30.98%) Test Automation
5 50 (27.17%) Business Intelligence
6 49 (26.63%) User Stories
7 47 (25.54%) SOA
8 45 (24.46%) DevOps
8 45 (24.46%) Digital Marketing
8 45 (24.46%) Programme Management
9 38 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (18.48%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 32 (17.39%) Open Source
12 30 (16.30%) Configuration Management
13 29 (15.76%) BDD
13 29 (15.76%) Microservices
14 28 (15.22%) Coaching
14 28 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (14.67%) Software Engineering
16 25 (13.59%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (40.76%) Java
2 39 (21.20%) SQL
3 21 (11.41%) JavaScript
3 21 (11.41%) Shell Script
4 20 (10.87%) Groovy
5 16 (8.70%) Java 8
6 15 (8.15%) C
6 15 (8.15%) PL/SQL
7 11 (5.98%) Perl
8 8 (4.35%) Embedded C
9 7 (3.80%) C++
10 5 (2.72%) Scala
11 3 (1.63%) C#
12 1 (0.54%) Java 9
12 1 (0.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (19.02%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.59%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.43%) ISEB
3 10 (5.43%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.09%) IRCA
7 2 (1.09%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.54%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.54%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.54%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.59%) QA
2 8 (4.35%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.09%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 21 (11.41%) Docker
2 8 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 47 (25.54%) Ansible
2 13 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (7.07%) Puppet
3 11 (5.98%) Terraform
4 5 (2.72%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.54%) Kibana
5 1 (0.54%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.54%) logstash
5 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (24.46%) SAP
2 39 (21.20%) Oracle
3 9 (4.89%) Informatica
4 7 (3.80%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.80%) webMethods
5 6 (3.26%) BEA
5 6 (3.26%) Pega
5 6 (3.26%) WSO2
6 5 (2.72%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.17%) Cisco
7 4 (2.17%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.17%) VMware
8 3 (1.63%) Adobe
8 3 (1.63%) Google
9 1 (0.54%) HP
9 1 (0.54%) Sun
9 1 (0.54%) Talend