The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 31 18 19
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 1.09% 4.76% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 7.62% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Average daily rate
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£550 £235 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+134.04% -55.23%
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 £37.33 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -10.00%
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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 Northampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
182 105 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 66.42% 62.50% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 49 61
Average daily rate £425 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 12
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% -35.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £18.50 £35.00
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 Northampton

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) C++
3 4 (36.36%) Force.com
3 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (36.36%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) XML
3 4 (36.36%) SOA
3 4 (36.36%) HTTP
3 4 (36.36%) HTTPS
3 4 (36.36%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (27.27%) Middleware
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 3 (27.27%) Banking
5 2 (18.18%) Visualforce
5 2 (18.18%) Apex Code
5 2 (18.18%) Data Integration
5 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Velocity
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) ISEB
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) CRM
5 2 (18.18%) ERP

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) HTTP
1 4 (36.36%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) ScrumMaster
2 4 (36.36%) Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Salesforce.com Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Coach
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) XML
2 3 (27.27%) Middleware
3 2 (18.18%) Velocity
3 2 (18.18%) Visualforce
3 2 (18.18%) J2EE
3 2 (18.18%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (18.18%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) SOA
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Extreme Programming
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C++
2 4 (36.36%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Apex Code
3 2 (18.18%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft