The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 39 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 31 21 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.93% 4.02% 5.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.07% 5.51% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 34
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- +29.77%
Scrum
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
611 381 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.44% 72.85% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 187 342
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 35
Average hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +48.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £13.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Hertfordshire region.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Hemel Hempstead -5 4 £365 +22.68%
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
St Albans - 2 £450 -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 2
Borehamwood - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - - 1
Royston - - - -
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 21 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 20 (40.82%) CSS
3 17 (34.69%) TDD
4 16 (32.65%) ASP.NET
4 16 (32.65%) .NET
4 16 (32.65%) HTML
5 15 (30.61%) MVC
6 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (24.49%) Retail
7 12 (24.49%) Java
7 12 (24.49%) SQL
7 12 (24.49%) MySQL
7 12 (24.49%) XML
8 11 (22.45%) E-Commerce
8 11 (22.45%) CMS
8 11 (22.45%) QA
8 11 (22.45%) Selenium
8 11 (22.45%) BDD
9 10 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
9 10 (20.41%) .NET Framework
9 10 (20.41%) Linux
9 10 (20.41%) C#
10 9 (18.37%) UNIX
10 9 (18.37%) Apache
10 9 (18.37%) Subversion
10 9 (18.37%) Unit Testing
10 9 (18.37%) Waterfall
11 8 (16.33%) JSON
11 8 (16.33%) Spring

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (22.45%) CMS
2 9 (18.37%) Apache
3 8 (16.33%) Tomcat
4 6 (12.24%) IIS
5 3 (6.12%) Joomla!
5 3 (6.12%) Drupal
5 3 (6.12%) Node.js
5 3 (6.12%) WordPress
6 2 (4.08%) lighttpd
6 2 (4.08%) OpenStack
7 1 (2.04%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (2.04%) Alfresco
7 1 (2.04%) Liferay
7 1 (2.04%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.08%) VPN
2 2 (4.08%) VRRP
2 2 (4.08%) Firewall
3 1 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) MySQL
2 6 (12.24%) NoSQL
3 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.20%) RDBMS
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.04%) JasperReports
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Selenium
2 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
3 9 (18.37%) Subversion
4 6 (12.24%) Maven
4 6 (12.24%) JIRA
4 6 (12.24%) Ant
4 6 (12.24%) JUnit
4 6 (12.24%) Eclipse
4 6 (12.24%) FxCop
4 6 (12.24%) StyleCop
4 6 (12.24%) Jenkins
5 5 (10.20%) Mockito
5 5 (10.20%) IntelliJ
6 4 (8.16%) RSpec
6 4 (8.16%) WATIR
6 4 (8.16%) TeamCity
6 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
6 4 (8.16%) Hudson
6 4 (8.16%) Capybara
7 3 (6.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 12 (24.49%) Retail
2 7 (14.29%) Finance
3 5 (10.20%) Marketing
4 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (63.27%) Developer
2 12 (24.49%) .NET Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Java Developer
4 5 (10.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (10.20%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (10.20%) C# Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.20%) Senior Developer
4 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Portal Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.08%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.82%) CSS
2 16 (32.65%) HTML
2 16 (32.65%) .NET
2 16 (32.65%) ASP.NET
3 12 (24.49%) XML
4 10 (20.41%) .NET Framework
5 8 (16.33%) JSON
5 8 (16.33%) Ajax
5 8 (16.33%) Spring
6 7 (14.29%) Web Services
6 7 (14.29%) JSP
6 7 (14.29%) SOAP
6 7 (14.29%) WCF
6 7 (14.29%) jQuery
6 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (14.29%) REST
7 6 (12.24%) CSS3
7 6 (12.24%) LINQ
7 6 (12.24%) POCO
7 6 (12.24%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.04%) GIS
2 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.04%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.04%) PKI
2 1 (2.04%) Life Science
2 1 (2.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Linux
2 9 (18.37%) UNIX
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
3 1 (2.04%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) TDD
2 15 (30.61%) MVC
3 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.45%) E-Commerce
4 11 (22.45%) BDD
5 10 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (18.37%) Unit Testing
6 9 (18.37%) Waterfall
7 6 (12.24%) Code Coverage
7 6 (12.24%) Regression Testing
8 5 (10.20%) Performance Testing
8 5 (10.20%) OO
9 3 (6.12%) UML
9 3 (6.12%) SEO
9 3 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Usability Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Business Analysis
9 3 (6.12%) Project Management
9 3 (6.12%) Migration
9 3 (6.12%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 12 (24.49%) Java
2 12 (24.49%) SQL
3 10 (20.41%) C#
4 6 (12.24%) VBScript
5 4 (8.16%) Perl
5 4 (8.16%) Ruby
6 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.08%) Python
6 2 (4.08%) VB
6 2 (4.08%) C
7 1 (2.04%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.04%) VC++
7 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.04%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
1 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) ISEB
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.08%) Nagios
2 2 (4.08%) Puppet
2 2 (4.08%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Intel
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Zend
3 1 (2.04%) EPiServer
3 1 (2.04%) Coverity
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