The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 25 17 27
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 21 28 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 5.50% 7.95% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.17% 9.69% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 1
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£450 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.64 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+11.32% +10.60%
Scrum
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
293 289 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 76.70% 82.10% 65.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 171 102
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £14.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £23.75 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

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

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 3 June 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
Northampton -2 13 £500 +66.66% 6
Scrum
East Midlands

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 37 (80.43%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (71.74%) Java
3 13 (28.26%) Finance
4 12 (26.09%) TDD
4 12 (26.09%) Retail
4 12 (26.09%) Apache
5 10 (21.74%) E-Commerce
5 10 (21.74%) hybris
6 9 (19.57%) UNIX
6 9 (19.57%) B2C
7 8 (17.39%) Linux
7 8 (17.39%) Oracle
8 7 (15.22%) AWK
8 7 (15.22%) Banking
8 7 (15.22%) PL/SQL
8 7 (15.22%) SQL
8 7 (15.22%) Red Hat
8 7 (15.22%) B2B
8 7 (15.22%) Coaching
8 7 (15.22%) User Experience
8 7 (15.22%) Endeca
8 7 (15.22%) Marketing
8 7 (15.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (15.22%) Apache Solr
9 6 (13.04%) Cucumber
9 6 (13.04%) Informatica
9 6 (13.04%) Subversion
10 5 (10.87%) IBM
10 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
10 5 (10.87%) Web Application Development

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 12 (26.09%) Apache
2 7 (15.22%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.17%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Big Data
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Subversion
1 6 (13.04%) Cucumber
2 5 (10.87%) Lombardi
3 4 (8.70%) Selenium
3 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.52%) JIRA
5 2 (4.35%) JUnit
6 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 12 (26.09%) Retail
3 7 (15.22%) Marketing
3 7 (15.22%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Developer
2 12 (26.09%) Java Developer
3 9 (19.57%) Architect
4 8 (17.39%) Senior Developer
4 8 (17.39%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Agile Coach
6 6 (13.04%) ScrumMaster
7 4 (8.70%) Technical Leader
8 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Java Architect
8 3 (6.52%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Java Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Business Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Programme Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Spring
2 2 (4.35%) Java EE
2 2 (4.35%) JSON
2 2 (4.35%) Spring MVC
2 2 (4.35%) HTML
2 2 (4.35%) CSS
2 2 (4.35%) Middleware
2 2 (4.35%) REST
3 1 (2.17%) CSS3
3 1 (2.17%) Spring Integration
3 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.17%) jQuery
3 1 (2.17%) OAuth
3 1 (2.17%) RESTful
3 1 (2.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) User Experience
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) UNIX
2 8 (17.39%) Linux
3 7 (15.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (80.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.09%) TDD
3 10 (21.74%) E-Commerce
4 9 (19.57%) B2C
5 7 (15.22%) B2B
5 7 (15.22%) Coaching
6 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
6 5 (10.87%) Kanban
6 5 (10.87%) Web Application Development
7 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.70%) Workflow
7 4 (8.70%) SDLC
8 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.52%) ITIL
8 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.52%) Automation Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Performance Management
8 3 (6.52%) BDD
8 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
9 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (71.74%) Java
2 7 (15.22%) PL/SQL
2 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) AWK
3 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) PMP
1 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
1 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) hybris
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle
3 7 (15.22%) Red Hat
3 7 (15.22%) Endeca
4 6 (13.04%) Informatica
5 5 (10.87%) IBM
6 2 (4.35%) ATG
6 2 (4.35%) VMware
6 2 (4.35%) Demandware