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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 30 36 19
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Contract jobs citing Scrum 32 36 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.04% 5.12% 7.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.94% 7.02% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 39
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£425 £369 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% -18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £273 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
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
461 513 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.60% 72.97% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 266 279
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 18
Average hourly rate £33.50 £23.86 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.43% -33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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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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 - 8 - - 1
Watford +11 2 £394 -39.65% 1
Rickmansworth - 2 £340 - 2
Welwyn Garden City -2 1 - - 2
Welwyn - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - - 2
Stevenage - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - - 1
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 70 (95.89%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (53.42%) BDD
3 33 (45.21%) Finance
3 33 (45.21%) TDD
4 25 (34.25%) JavaScript
4 25 (34.25%) CSS
5 22 (30.14%) XML
6 20 (27.40%) .NET
7 19 (26.03%) HTML
7 19 (26.03%) REST
8 18 (24.66%) QA
8 18 (24.66%) Java
8 18 (24.66%) Web Services
9 16 (21.92%) C#
9 16 (21.92%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (20.55%) Spring
10 15 (20.55%) MVC
11 14 (19.18%) SQL
11 14 (19.18%) ASP.NET
11 14 (19.18%) UNIX
11 14 (19.18%) Relational Database
12 12 (16.44%) Open Source
12 12 (16.44%) Selenium
12 12 (16.44%) Ajax
12 12 (16.44%) Maven
13 11 (15.07%) SOAP
13 11 (15.07%) JUnit
13 11 (15.07%) Apache
13 11 (15.07%) Waterfall
14 10 (13.70%) .NET Framework

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (15.07%) Apache
2 10 (13.70%) Tomcat
3 7 (9.59%) IIS
4 5 (6.85%) CMS
5 4 (5.48%) WebLogic
6 3 (4.11%) Confluence
7 1 (1.37%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (1.37%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.37%) Alfresco
7 1 (1.37%) Mule
7 1 (1.37%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.11%) Internet
3 1 (1.37%) HTTP
3 1 (1.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.18%) Relational Database
2 9 (12.33%) MySQL
3 8 (10.96%) NoSQL
3 8 (10.96%) RDBMS
4 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
5 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.11%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.37%) JasperReports
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Maven
1 12 (16.44%) Selenium
2 11 (15.07%) JUnit
3 10 (13.70%) Eclipse
3 10 (13.70%) Ant
3 10 (13.70%) Subversion
3 10 (13.70%) Git (software)
4 9 (12.33%) Cucumber
5 8 (10.96%) Mockito
5 8 (10.96%) SpecFlow
5 8 (10.96%) IntelliJ
6 7 (9.59%) JIRA
7 6 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (6.85%) Jenkins
9 4 (5.48%) FxCop
9 4 (5.48%) StyleCop
9 4 (5.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.74%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.74%) RSpec
10 2 (2.74%) ReSharper
General
1 33 (45.21%) Finance
2 10 (13.70%) Telecoms
3 9 (12.33%) Retail
4 6 (8.22%) Marketing
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (46.58%) Developer
2 15 (20.55%) .NET Developer
3 12 (16.44%) Java Developer
4 11 (15.07%) Architect
5 10 (13.70%) Project Manager
6 9 (12.33%) Consultant
7 8 (10.96%) Test Consultant
8 6 (8.22%) Senior Manager
8 6 (8.22%) Senior Project Manager
9 5 (6.85%) C# Developer
9 5 (6.85%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (5.48%) Integration Project Manager
10 4 (5.48%) Agile Project Manager
10 4 (5.48%) Integration Manager
11 3 (4.11%) Business Analyst
11 3 (4.11%) Analyst
11 3 (4.11%) Delivery Manager
11 3 (4.11%) Agile .NET Developer
11 3 (4.11%) Java Architect
12 2 (2.74%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (34.25%) CSS
2 22 (30.14%) XML
3 20 (27.40%) .NET
4 19 (26.03%) HTML
4 19 (26.03%) REST
5 18 (24.66%) Web Services
6 15 (20.55%) Spring
7 14 (19.18%) ASP.NET
8 12 (16.44%) Ajax
9 11 (15.07%) SOAP
10 10 (13.70%) JSP
10 10 (13.70%) JSON
10 10 (13.70%) WCF
10 10 (13.70%) .NET Framework
11 9 (12.33%) LINQ
11 9 (12.33%) XSL
11 9 (12.33%) XSLT
12 8 (10.96%) JDBC
12 8 (10.96%) Gherkin
13 7 (9.59%) POCO
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Open Source
2 8 (10.96%) User Experience
3 4 (5.48%) Clustering
4 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.74%) EMV
4 2 (2.74%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.37%) GIS
5 1 (1.37%) Replication
5 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.18%) UNIX
2 10 (13.70%) Linux
3 2 (2.74%) Windows
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (95.89%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (53.42%) BDD
3 33 (45.21%) TDD
4 16 (21.92%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (20.55%) MVC
6 11 (15.07%) Waterfall
7 10 (13.70%) Unit Testing
7 10 (13.70%) E-Commerce
8 9 (12.33%) Code Coverage
9 8 (10.96%) OO
9 8 (10.96%) Software Testing
9 8 (10.96%) Manual Testing
10 7 (9.59%) SOA
10 7 (9.59%) Regression Testing
10 7 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (8.22%) Project Management
11 6 (8.22%) DSDM
11 6 (8.22%) Performance Testing
12 5 (6.85%) Kanban
12 5 (6.85%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.25%) JavaScript
2 18 (24.66%) Java
3 16 (21.92%) C#
4 14 (19.18%) SQL
5 9 (12.33%) VBScript
6 6 (8.22%) Ruby
7 4 (5.48%) Scala
8 3 (4.11%) Python
9 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) SC Cleared
1 9 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (10.96%) ISEB
2 8 (10.96%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.11%) Degree
4 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.37%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (24.66%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.59%) Oracle
3 5 (6.85%) HP
4 4 (5.48%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.74%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.37%) VMware
6 1 (1.37%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.37%) Demandware
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Roc Search
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago