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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 22 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 13 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 5.65% 5.61% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.88% 6.78% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +10.60%
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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
165 177 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 71.74% 82.71% 70.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 99 56
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (72.41%) Java
3 11 (37.93%) TDD
4 8 (27.59%) Finance
5 7 (24.14%) Apache
6 6 (20.69%) Banking
6 6 (20.69%) Coaching
7 5 (17.24%) hybris
7 5 (17.24%) Web Application Development
7 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
7 5 (17.24%) Informatica
8 4 (13.79%) B2C
8 4 (13.79%) IBM
8 4 (13.79%) UNIX
8 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
8 4 (13.79%) Retail
8 4 (13.79%) Lombardi
8 4 (13.79%) User Experience
9 3 (10.34%) Performance Management
9 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
9 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
9 3 (10.34%) BDD
9 3 (10.34%) Spring
9 3 (10.34%) Degree
9 3 (10.34%) JIRA
9 3 (10.34%) Workflow
9 3 (10.34%) Oracle
9 3 (10.34%) Linux
10 2 (6.90%) HTML
10 2 (6.90%) CRM

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (24.14%) Apache
2 2 (6.90%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.45%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Lombardi
2 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.34%) JIRA
3 2 (6.90%) JUnit
3 2 (6.90%) Subversion
4 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Retail
4 2 (6.90%) Marketing
5 1 (3.45%) Law
5 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Java Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Java Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Leader
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Coach
4 4 (13.79%) ScrumMaster
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Java Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Java Architect
5 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Hybris Developer
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Integration Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Spring
2 2 (6.90%) HTML
2 2 (6.90%) CSS
2 2 (6.90%) Middleware
2 2 (6.90%) Spring MVC
2 2 (6.90%) JSON
2 2 (6.90%) REST
2 2 (6.90%) Java EE
3 1 (3.45%) jQuery
3 1 (3.45%) OAuth
3 1 (3.45%) HTML5
3 1 (3.45%) CSS3
3 1 (3.45%) Spring Integration
3 1 (3.45%) RESTful
3 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) UNIX
2 3 (10.34%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) TDD
3 6 (20.69%) Coaching
4 5 (17.24%) Web Application Development
4 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
5 4 (13.79%) B2C
6 3 (10.34%) Performance Management
6 3 (10.34%) BDD
6 3 (10.34%) Workflow
7 2 (6.90%) CRM
7 2 (6.90%) ETL
7 2 (6.90%) B2B
7 2 (6.90%) MVC
7 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (6.90%) Business Process Mapping
7 2 (6.90%) Kanban
7 2 (6.90%) Use Case
7 2 (6.90%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 21 (72.41%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) AWK
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.45%) PMP
2 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) hybris
1 5 (17.24%) Informatica
2 4 (13.79%) IBM
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.90%) ATG
4 2 (6.90%) Endeca
4 2 (6.90%) Demandware