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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 28 40 29
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 37 27 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.45% 4.26% 6.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.40% 6.37% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 48
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£410 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £267 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -10.00%
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
500 424 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.64% 66.88% 68.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 220 354
Average daily rate £405 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 34
Average hourly rate £33.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £37.20 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Welwyn Garden City -1 2 - - 2
Watford +3 1 £500 +117.39% 1
Borehamwood - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Rickmansworth - - - -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 68 (90.67%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (56.00%) BDD
3 39 (52.00%) TDD
4 37 (49.33%) JavaScript
5 34 (45.33%) CSS
6 29 (38.67%) .NET
7 28 (37.33%) XML
8 26 (34.67%) HTML
9 24 (32.00%) Finance
10 23 (30.67%) ASP.NET
11 22 (29.33%) SQL
11 22 (29.33%) MVC
11 22 (29.33%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (28.00%) REST
12 21 (28.00%) C#
13 20 (26.67%) Selenium
13 20 (26.67%) QA
14 19 (25.33%) Java
14 19 (25.33%) Web Services
15 17 (22.67%) MySQL
15 17 (22.67%) Apache
15 17 (22.67%) .NET Framework
15 17 (22.67%) Git (software)
16 16 (21.33%) Subversion
17 15 (20.00%) Spring
17 15 (20.00%) Tomcat
17 15 (20.00%) Linux
17 15 (20.00%) UNIX
17 15 (20.00%) SOAP
17 15 (20.00%) JSON

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 17 (22.67%) Apache
2 15 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 13 (17.33%) CMS
4 10 (13.33%) IIS
5 3 (4.00%) Node.js
5 3 (4.00%) Drupal
5 3 (4.00%) Joomla!
5 3 (4.00%) WordPress
6 2 (2.67%) Confluence
6 2 (2.67%) lighttpd
6 2 (2.67%) Liferay
6 2 (2.67%) EPiServer CMS
6 2 (2.67%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.67%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.33%) Alfresco
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.00%) Internet
3 2 (2.67%) Firewall
3 2 (2.67%) VRRP
3 2 (2.67%) VPN
4 1 (1.33%) HTTP
4 1 (1.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.67%) MySQL
2 13 (17.33%) Relational Database
3 11 (14.67%) RDBMS
4 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
5 9 (12.00%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.67%) Couchbase
7 2 (2.67%) JasperReports
7 2 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (26.67%) Selenium
2 17 (22.67%) Git (software)
3 16 (21.33%) Subversion
4 14 (18.67%) JUnit
5 13 (17.33%) Ant
5 13 (17.33%) Eclipse
5 13 (17.33%) Maven
6 11 (14.67%) IntelliJ
6 11 (14.67%) Mockito
7 10 (13.33%) Jenkins
8 9 (12.00%) JIRA
9 8 (10.67%) Cucumber
10 7 (9.33%) StyleCop
10 7 (9.33%) FxCop
11 6 (8.00%) RSpec
11 6 (8.00%) TeamCity
11 6 (8.00%) WATIR
11 6 (8.00%) Hudson
11 6 (8.00%) Capybara
12 5 (6.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (32.00%) Finance
2 12 (16.00%) Retail
3 9 (12.00%) Marketing
4 7 (9.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 48 (64.00%) Developer
2 20 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 13 (17.33%) Java Developer
4 7 (9.33%) C# Developer
4 7 (9.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.67%) Test Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (5.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Architect
8 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Designer
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Designer
8 3 (4.00%) Agile .NET Developer
9 2 (2.67%) UX Designer
9 2 (2.67%) Agile C# Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Test Automation Consultant
9 2 (2.67%) Agile Project Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Microstrategy Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (45.33%) CSS
2 29 (38.67%) .NET
3 28 (37.33%) XML
4 26 (34.67%) HTML
5 23 (30.67%) ASP.NET
6 21 (28.00%) REST
7 19 (25.33%) Web Services
8 17 (22.67%) .NET Framework
9 15 (20.00%) Spring
9 15 (20.00%) SOAP
9 15 (20.00%) JSON
10 14 (18.67%) WCF
10 14 (18.67%) Ajax
10 14 (18.67%) JSP
11 12 (16.00%) LINQ
11 12 (16.00%) XSL
11 12 (16.00%) XSLT
12 11 (14.67%) JDBC
13 10 (13.33%) POCO
14 9 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) User Experience
2 4 (5.33%) Open Source
3 2 (2.67%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) GIS
3 2 (2.67%) EMV
4 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.33%) Replication
4 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.00%) Linux
1 15 (20.00%) UNIX
2 3 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (90.67%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (56.00%) BDD
3 39 (52.00%) TDD
4 22 (29.33%) MVC
4 22 (29.33%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 15 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 12 (16.00%) Code Coverage
7 10 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 10 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 9 (12.00%) OO
8 9 (12.00%) Performance Testing
9 8 (10.67%) SOA
10 5 (6.67%) UML
10 5 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (6.67%) Software Testing
10 5 (6.67%) Manual Testing
11 4 (5.33%) Test Automation
11 4 (5.33%) DevOps
11 4 (5.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 37 (49.33%) JavaScript
2 22 (29.33%) SQL
3 21 (28.00%) C#
4 19 (25.33%) Java
5 12 (16.00%) VBScript
6 8 (10.67%) Ruby
7 3 (4.00%) Perl
8 2 (2.67%) Scala
8 2 (2.67%) Python
9 1 (1.33%) VB
9 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) ISEB
2 5 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.33%) Degree
4 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.67%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Xen
2 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Puppet
1 2 (2.67%) Vagrant
1 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle
3 2 (2.67%) EPiServer
3 2 (2.67%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.33%) VMware
4 1 (1.33%) Demandware
4 1 (1.33%) Zend
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