The table below looks at the statistics for Planning Poker skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Planning Poker over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Planning Poker
Rank 583 - 537
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Planning Poker 7 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% - 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.018% - 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 8
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£474 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 - £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £490
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39381 35768 36229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.87% 74.65% 72.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 25694 22646 21510
Average daily rate £423 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1037 1346
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Planning Poker
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Planning Poker Jobs Demand Trend in England

Planning Poker
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Planning Poker Daily Rate Trend in England

Planning Poker
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Planning Poker across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Planning Poker Daily Rate Histogram in England

Planning Poker
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Planning Poker within the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 7 £474 -
South East - - - - 1
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Planning Poker
Top 28 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Planning Poker 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 Planning Poker.

1 9 (100.00%) Scrum
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Velocity
3 7 (77.78%) TDD
4 5 (55.56%) Pair Programming
4 5 (55.56%) BDD
5 4 (44.44%) Kanban
5 4 (44.44%) Coaching
6 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
7 2 (22.22%) .NET
7 2 (22.22%) User Stories
8 1 (11.11%) DevOps
8 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 1 (11.11%) C#
8 1 (11.11%) ATDD
8 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
8 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
8 1 (11.11%) Banking
8 1 (11.11%) Degree
8 1 (11.11%) JIRA
8 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
8 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
8 1 (11.11%) Time Management

Planning Poker
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Planning Poker 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 Planning Poker. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) Velocity
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Scrum
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Pair Programming
3 5 (55.56%) BDD
4 4 (44.44%) Coaching
4 4 (44.44%) Kanban
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
6 2 (22.22%) User Stories
7 1 (11.11%) DevOps
7 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 1 (11.11%) ATDD
7 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
7 1 (11.11%) Time Management
7 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft