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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 29 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 2.57% 3.55% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 5.83% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Average daily rate
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£538 £210 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+155.95% -60.00%
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 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.85%
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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
177 103 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 65.07% 60.95% 70.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 49 60
Average daily rate £450 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £195 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 13
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £18.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) C++
3 4 (30.77%) Force.com
3 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) XML
3 4 (30.77%) SOA
3 4 (30.77%) HTTP
3 4 (30.77%) HTTPS
3 4 (30.77%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (23.08%) Middleware
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Velocity
5 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
5 2 (15.38%) Struts
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Visualforce
5 2 (15.38%) Apex Code
5 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
5 2 (15.38%) J2EE
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) ERP

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (30.77%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) HTTP
1 4 (30.77%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) ScrumMaster
2 4 (30.77%) Salesforce.com Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Coach
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Support Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) XML
2 3 (23.08%) Middleware
3 2 (15.38%) Velocity
3 2 (15.38%) Struts
3 2 (15.38%) Visualforce
3 2 (15.38%) J2EE
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (7.69%) WCF
4 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) SOA
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
4 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Coaching
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C++
2 4 (30.77%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) Apex Code
5 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
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