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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 8 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 55 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 16.47% 6.40% 4.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.75% 8.33% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 10 10
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£327 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.73% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £375 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +30.76%
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
265 156 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 79.34% 76.85% 63.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 113 77
Average daily rate £330 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £401 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Average hourly rate £35.31 £31.90 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.69% -14.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.91 £21.06 £22.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £31.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 +11 24 £315 +5.00% 4
Bath - 8 £350 - 8
Bridgwater - 3 £380 - 2
Street - 1 £350 -
Wells - - - -
Weston-super-Mare - - - -
Clevedon - - - - 1
Glastonbury - - - -
Shepton Mallet - - - -
Somerton - - - -
Scrum
South West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 122 (82.43%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (78.38%) C#
3 99 (66.89%) .NET
4 95 (64.19%) SQL
5 94 (63.51%) Security Cleared
6 86 (58.11%) SC Cleared
7 78 (52.70%) ASP.NET
8 77 (52.03%) Unit Testing
9 64 (43.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 47 (31.76%) SQL Server
11 44 (29.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 41 (27.70%) T-SQL
13 37 (25.00%) Automated Testing
13 37 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 36 (24.32%) TDD
14 36 (24.32%) MVC
15 34 (22.97%) Back Office
16 28 (18.92%) Code Coverage
17 27 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (16.89%) .NET Framework
19 22 (14.86%) SOA
20 21 (14.19%) HTML
20 21 (14.19%) CSS
20 21 (14.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 20 (13.51%) K2 blackpearl
22 16 (10.81%) SpecFlow
22 16 (10.81%) Gherkin
22 16 (10.81%) BDD
23 15 (10.14%) Software Testing
24 14 (9.46%) Java

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (13.51%) K2 blackpearl
2 9 (6.08%) Apache
2 9 (6.08%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.05%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.35%) Drupal
4 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (31.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.73%) RDBMS
2 7 (4.73%) MySQL
2 7 (4.73%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.35%) QlikView
4 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (10.81%) SpecFlow
3 12 (8.11%) Visual Studio
4 9 (6.08%) Eclipse
4 9 (6.08%) Selenium
5 3 (2.03%) Ant
5 3 (2.03%) JUnit
6 2 (1.35%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.35%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.35%) ClearQuest
6 2 (1.35%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.35%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 34 (22.97%) Back Office
2 5 (3.38%) Finance
2 5 (3.38%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.35%) Publishing
4 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 108 (72.97%) Developer
2 83 (56.08%) .NET Developer
3 46 (31.08%) SQL Developer
4 14 (9.46%) C# Developer
5 11 (7.43%) Analyst
5 11 (7.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (6.76%) Test Analyst
6 10 (6.76%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.08%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (6.08%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (4.05%) Agile .NET Developer
9 5 (3.38%) Team Leader
9 5 (3.38%) C++ Developer
9 5 (3.38%) Test Team Leader
9 5 (3.38%) Software Engineer
10 4 (2.70%) Java Developer
11 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (2.03%) Java Software Engineer
11 3 (2.03%) ScrumMaster
11 3 (2.03%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (66.89%) .NET
2 78 (52.70%) ASP.NET
3 64 (43.24%) ASP.NET MVC
4 44 (29.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 25 (16.89%) .NET Framework
6 21 (14.19%) HTML
6 21 (14.19%) CSS
6 21 (14.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 16 (10.81%) Gherkin
8 11 (7.43%) jQuery
9 10 (6.76%) JSP
10 8 (5.41%) XML
11 7 (4.73%) XSLT
11 7 (4.73%) XHTML
11 7 (4.73%) WCF
11 7 (4.73%) WPF
12 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 5 (3.38%) LINQ
14 4 (2.70%) WF
14 4 (2.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.03%) GIS
2 3 (2.03%) Cryptography
3 2 (1.35%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.68%) iPad
4 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.68%) User Experience
4 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.68%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.03%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.68%) Windows
2 1 (0.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (82.43%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (52.03%) Unit Testing
3 37 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 36 (24.32%) TDD
4 36 (24.32%) MVC
5 28 (18.92%) Code Coverage
6 27 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (14.86%) SOA
8 16 (10.81%) BDD
9 15 (10.14%) Software Testing
10 12 (8.11%) Project Management
11 9 (6.08%) User Stories
12 8 (5.41%) Test Scripting
13 7 (4.73%) Responsive Web Design
13 7 (4.73%) Software Engineering
13 7 (4.73%) Web Development
13 7 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (4.73%) Web Design
14 6 (4.05%) Integration Testing
14 6 (4.05%) OO
Programming Languages
1 116 (78.38%) C#
2 95 (64.19%) SQL
3 41 (27.70%) T-SQL
4 14 (9.46%) Java
5 11 (7.43%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 94 (63.51%) Security Cleared
2 86 (58.11%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.46%) ISEB
4 13 (8.78%) ISTQB
5 10 (6.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.38%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
1 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (8.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.73%) Oracle
3 6 (4.05%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.35%) Twitter
4 2 (1.35%) Google
5 1 (0.68%) SAP
5 1 (0.68%) Apple
5 1 (0.68%) VMware
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £330 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bath
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bath
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago