The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 22 30 34
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 22 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.98% 6.01% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.61% 9.09% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 2
Average daily rate
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£320 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £288 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £413 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%
Scrum
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
229 154 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 72.70% 66.09% 67.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 109 65
Average daily rate £400 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £413 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 4
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.90 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.30 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £32.44 £40.00
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 Somerset

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Somerset region.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Somerset 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
Taunton -3 10 £314 -13.51% 1
Yeovil - 4 - -
Bath +5 3 £320 +6.66% 7
Bridgwater - - - - 1
Clevedon - - - - 2
Street - - - -
Wells - - - -
Scrum
South West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 73 (94.81%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (77.92%) C#
3 50 (64.94%) SQL
4 49 (63.64%) .NET
5 48 (62.34%) ASP.NET
6 47 (61.04%) Security Cleared
7 45 (58.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 41 (53.25%) SC Cleared
8 41 (53.25%) Unit Testing
8 41 (53.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 37 (48.05%) T-SQL
10 36 (46.75%) Automated Testing
11 31 (40.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (33.77%) Code Coverage
13 25 (32.47%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (22.08%) MVC
14 17 (22.08%) SQL Server
15 13 (16.88%) Back Office
16 12 (15.58%) Java
17 11 (14.29%) TDD
17 11 (14.29%) JSP
18 10 (12.99%) HTML
18 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
19 9 (11.69%) CSS
19 9 (11.69%) UML
19 9 (11.69%) Software Engineering
20 8 (10.39%) Spring
20 8 (10.39%) C++
20 8 (10.39%) Hibernate
21 7 (9.09%) Oracle

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 6 (7.79%) Apache
1 6 (7.79%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.60%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.30%) CMS
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (40.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.79%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (7.79%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.79%) ClearCase
2 6 (7.79%) ClearQuest
3 5 (6.49%) Eclipse
3 5 (6.49%) SpecFlow
4 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.90%) Selenium
5 3 (3.90%) Ant
5 3 (3.90%) JUnit
General
1 13 (16.88%) Back Office
2 2 (2.60%) Finance
3 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 54 (70.13%) Developer
2 45 (58.44%) .NET Developer
3 25 (32.47%) SQL Developer
4 12 (15.58%) C# Developer
5 9 (11.69%) Software Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Agile .NET Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Java Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Lead Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Java Software Engineer
10 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (2.60%) C++ Developer
10 2 (2.60%) C++/C# Developer
11 1 (1.30%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (63.64%) .NET
2 48 (62.34%) ASP.NET
3 45 (58.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 41 (53.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 11 (14.29%) JSP
6 10 (12.99%) HTML
7 9 (11.69%) CSS
8 8 (10.39%) Spring
8 8 (10.39%) Hibernate
9 7 (9.09%) Web Services
10 6 (7.79%) GWT
11 5 (6.49%) Gherkin
12 4 (5.19%) jQuery
13 3 (3.90%) HTML5
13 3 (3.90%) Spring MVC
13 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
13 3 (3.90%) Java EE
14 2 (2.60%) CSS3
14 2 (2.60%) OpenGL
14 2 (2.60%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.90%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (94.81%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (53.25%) Unit Testing
3 36 (46.75%) Automated Testing
4 26 (33.77%) Code Coverage
5 25 (32.47%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (22.08%) MVC
7 11 (14.29%) TDD
8 9 (11.69%) UML
8 9 (11.69%) Software Engineering
9 6 (7.79%) BDD
9 6 (7.79%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (7.79%) Information Management
9 6 (7.79%) Requirements Engineering
10 5 (6.49%) Integration Testing
10 5 (6.49%) User Stories
11 4 (5.19%) Project Management
11 4 (5.19%) Web Development
11 4 (5.19%) Software Testing
11 4 (5.19%) Manual Testing
11 4 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (77.92%) C#
2 50 (64.94%) SQL
3 37 (48.05%) T-SQL
4 12 (15.58%) Java
5 8 (10.39%) C++
6 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.30%) XAML
Qualifications
1 47 (61.04%) Security Cleared
2 41 (53.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.49%) DV Cleared
3 5 (6.49%) ISEB
4 3 (3.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) Oracle
3 6 (7.79%) Google
4 1 (1.30%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.30%) VMware
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