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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 32 33 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing Scrum 32 32 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.86% 5.20% 7.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.56% 7.46% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 45
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£415 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £275 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%
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
488 429 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 74.05% 69.76% 69.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 219 310
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 21
Average hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £118.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 - -
Welwyn Garden City -4 1 - - 1
Welwyn - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Royston - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 3
Stevenage - - - - 1
Watford - - - - 4
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 76 (96.20%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (53.16%) BDD
3 36 (45.57%) TDD
4 34 (43.04%) Finance
5 33 (41.77%) JavaScript
6 29 (36.71%) CSS
7 26 (32.91%) XML
8 24 (30.38%) .NET
9 22 (27.85%) HTML
10 20 (25.32%) REST
10 20 (25.32%) QA
10 20 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (24.05%) MVC
12 18 (22.78%) Java
12 18 (22.78%) C#
12 18 (22.78%) SQL
12 18 (22.78%) ASP.NET
12 18 (22.78%) Selenium
13 16 (20.25%) Web Services
14 15 (18.99%) Apache
14 15 (18.99%) Git (software)
14 15 (18.99%) Waterfall
15 14 (17.72%) UNIX
15 14 (17.72%) Tomcat
15 14 (17.72%) Linux
15 14 (17.72%) MySQL
15 14 (17.72%) JUnit
15 14 (17.72%) Subversion
15 14 (17.72%) Spring
16 13 (16.46%) SOAP

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (18.99%) Apache
2 14 (17.72%) Tomcat
3 10 (12.66%) CMS
4 9 (11.39%) IIS
5 3 (3.80%) Confluence
6 2 (2.53%) lighttpd
6 2 (2.53%) Node.js
6 2 (2.53%) EPiServer CMS
6 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.27%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (1.27%) Drupal
7 1 (1.27%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.27%) Liferay
7 1 (1.27%) Alfresco
7 1 (1.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.39%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.80%) Internet
3 2 (2.53%) VRRP
3 2 (2.53%) VPN
3 2 (2.53%) Firewall
4 1 (1.27%) SAN
4 1 (1.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.72%) MySQL
2 12 (15.19%) Relational Database
3 10 (12.66%) RDBMS
4 9 (11.39%) NoSQL
5 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.80%) Couchbase
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.27%) JasperReports
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (22.78%) Selenium
2 15 (18.99%) Git (software)
3 14 (17.72%) JUnit
3 14 (17.72%) Subversion
4 12 (15.19%) Ant
4 12 (15.19%) Eclipse
5 11 (13.92%) Maven
6 10 (12.66%) Mockito
6 10 (12.66%) IntelliJ
7 9 (11.39%) Jenkins
7 9 (11.39%) JIRA
8 7 (8.86%) Cucumber
8 7 (8.86%) SpecFlow
9 6 (7.59%) FxCop
9 6 (7.59%) StyleCop
10 5 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (5.06%) TeamCity
11 4 (5.06%) WATIR
11 4 (5.06%) Hudson
11 4 (5.06%) RSpec
General
1 34 (43.04%) Finance
2 12 (15.19%) Telecoms
3 11 (13.92%) Retail
4 8 (10.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (53.16%) Developer
2 18 (22.78%) .NET Developer
3 13 (16.46%) Java Developer
4 11 (13.92%) Project Manager
5 8 (10.13%) Consultant
6 7 (8.86%) Test Consultant
6 7 (8.86%) Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Senior Manager
7 5 (6.33%) Senior Project Manager
7 5 (6.33%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Agile Project Manager
7 5 (6.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Integration Manager
9 3 (3.80%) Agile .NET Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Integration Project Manager
9 3 (3.80%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (2.53%) Designer
10 2 (2.53%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (36.71%) CSS
2 26 (32.91%) XML
3 24 (30.38%) .NET
4 22 (27.85%) HTML
5 20 (25.32%) REST
6 18 (22.78%) ASP.NET
7 16 (20.25%) Web Services
8 14 (17.72%) Spring
9 13 (16.46%) SOAP
9 13 (16.46%) Ajax
9 13 (16.46%) .NET Framework
10 12 (15.19%) WCF
10 12 (15.19%) JSON
10 12 (15.19%) JSP
11 11 (13.92%) XSL
11 11 (13.92%) XSLT
11 11 (13.92%) LINQ
12 10 (12.66%) JDBC
13 9 (11.39%) POCO
14 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) User Experience
2 7 (8.86%) Open Source
3 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.53%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.53%) EMV
5 1 (1.27%) GIS
5 1 (1.27%) Replication
5 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.72%) UNIX
1 14 (17.72%) Linux
2 2 (2.53%) Windows
3 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (96.20%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (53.16%) BDD
3 36 (45.57%) TDD
4 20 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (24.05%) MVC
6 15 (18.99%) Waterfall
7 12 (15.19%) Unit Testing
7 12 (15.19%) E-Commerce
8 11 (13.92%) Code Coverage
9 9 (11.39%) Regression Testing
9 9 (11.39%) OO
10 8 (10.13%) Performance Testing
10 8 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (8.86%) SOA
11 7 (8.86%) Software Testing
11 7 (8.86%) Manual Testing
12 6 (7.59%) DSDM
12 6 (7.59%) Project Management
13 5 (6.33%) RUP
13 5 (6.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 33 (41.77%) JavaScript
2 18 (22.78%) Java
2 18 (22.78%) C#
2 18 (22.78%) SQL
3 11 (13.92%) VBScript
4 7 (8.86%) Ruby
5 3 (3.80%) Python
5 3 (3.80%) Perl
5 3 (3.80%) Scala
6 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
1 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
2 8 (10.13%) ISEB
3 7 (8.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (8.86%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (3.80%) Degree
6 1 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (25.32%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Xen
2 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Puppet
1 2 (2.53%) Vagrant
1 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.06%) HP
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle
4 2 (2.53%) EPiServer
4 2 (2.53%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.27%) VMware
5 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.27%) Demandware
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