The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chelmsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 19 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 5.17% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.12% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£210 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +19.84%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chelmsford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chelmsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
98 29 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 84.48% 70.73% 71.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 15 22
Average daily rate £350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Chelmsford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Chelmsford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Chelmsford

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Chelmsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Chelmsford region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Chelmsford

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Chelmsford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Chelmsford region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Chelmsford

Scrum
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Chelmsford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chelmsford region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 4 (66.67%) SOAP
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) HP UFT
2 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Local Government
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chelmsford region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) ScrumMaster
1 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 2 (33.33%) Testing Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP