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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 11 7 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 51 89 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 15.50% 25.14% 7.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.47% 29.97% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 70 8
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£345 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 3 0
Average hourly rate £38.77 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +19.84%
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
262 297 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 79.64% 83.90% 67.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 218 77
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 13 3
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +84.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.84 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Scrum Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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
Yeovil +2 21 £318 -29.44% 16
Taunton -5 15 £345 +6.15% 1
Scrum
South West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 81 (91.01%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (53.93%) SQL
3 46 (51.69%) C#
4 42 (47.19%) .NET
4 42 (47.19%) Security Cleared
5 35 (39.33%) SC Cleared
6 32 (35.96%) Unit Testing
7 27 (30.34%) Software Engineering
8 26 (29.21%) ASP.NET
8 26 (29.21%) HTML
8 26 (29.21%) Java
9 23 (25.84%) JSP
10 22 (24.72%) C++
11 20 (22.47%) CSS
11 20 (22.47%) UML
11 20 (22.47%) Apache
11 20 (22.47%) Tomcat
11 20 (22.47%) Web Development
12 19 (21.35%) .NET Framework
12 19 (21.35%) OO
13 17 (19.10%) Oracle
14 16 (17.98%) Time Management
14 16 (17.98%) SQL Server
15 15 (16.85%) Entity Framework
16 14 (15.73%) MVC
16 14 (15.73%) Automated Testing
17 13 (14.61%) WPF
17 13 (14.61%) ASP.NET MVC
18 12 (13.48%) Microsoft
18 12 (13.48%) K2 blackpearl

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (22.47%) Apache
1 20 (22.47%) Tomcat
2 12 (13.48%) K2 blackpearl
3 6 (6.74%) IIS
4 5 (5.62%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.12%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.12%) Big Data
4 1 (1.12%) DTS
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.99%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.62%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.62%) SpecFlow
4 4 (4.49%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (3.37%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (3.37%) ClearCase
5 3 (3.37%) ClearQuest
5 3 (3.37%) Selenium
6 1 (1.12%) JUnit
6 1 (1.12%) Maven
6 1 (1.12%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (8.99%) Back Office
2 4 (4.49%) Finance
3 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.12%) Publishing
3 1 (1.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 45 (50.56%) Developer
2 31 (34.83%) .NET Developer
3 19 (21.35%) Software Engineer
4 17 (19.10%) SQL Developer
5 9 (10.11%) Team Leader
6 8 (8.99%) Analyst
7 6 (6.74%) Test Team Leader
7 6 (6.74%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Development Team Leader
9 3 (3.37%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.37%) .NET Team Leader
9 3 (3.37%) BizTalk Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (47.19%) .NET
2 26 (29.21%) ASP.NET
2 26 (29.21%) HTML
3 23 (25.84%) JSP
4 20 (22.47%) CSS
5 19 (21.35%) .NET Framework
6 15 (16.85%) Entity Framework
7 13 (14.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (14.61%) WPF
8 9 (10.11%) Web Services
9 8 (8.99%) WCF
10 7 (7.87%) WF
11 4 (4.49%) SOAP
11 4 (4.49%) XML
11 4 (4.49%) Hibernate
11 4 (4.49%) Spring
12 3 (3.37%) GWT
13 1 (1.12%) J2EE
13 1 (1.12%) REST
13 1 (1.12%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
1 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.12%) SCADA
2 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.74%) Windows
2 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (91.01%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (35.96%) Unit Testing
3 27 (30.34%) Software Engineering
4 20 (22.47%) Web Development
4 20 (22.47%) UML
5 19 (21.35%) OO
6 16 (17.98%) Time Management
7 14 (15.73%) MVC
7 14 (15.73%) Automated Testing
8 11 (12.36%) BDD
9 7 (7.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (7.87%) TDD
10 6 (6.74%) ETL
10 6 (6.74%) Security Testing
10 6 (6.74%) Integration Testing
10 6 (6.74%) Test Scripting
10 6 (6.74%) User Stories
11 5 (5.62%) Line Management
11 5 (5.62%) SDLC
11 5 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 48 (53.93%) SQL
2 46 (51.69%) C#
3 26 (29.21%) Java
4 22 (24.72%) C++
5 7 (7.87%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.74%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.37%) VBScript
7 3 (3.37%) VB
8 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.12%) Ada
Qualifications
1 42 (47.19%) Security Cleared
2 35 (39.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.99%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.49%) ISEB
5 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.37%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (19.10%) Oracle
2 12 (13.48%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.74%) ESRI
4 3 (3.37%) Google
4 3 (3.37%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (1.12%) Telerik
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