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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 9 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 60 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 17.05% 7.37% 6.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.55% 9.94% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 13 13
Average daily rate
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£339 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £303 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +42.85%
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
292 161 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 82.95% 74.19% 68.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 118 76
Average daily rate £370 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 25 £325 +4.16%
Bath +12 8 £334 - 9
Bridgwater 0 5 £380 - 3
Glastonbury -1 4 £450 -
Street - 3 £313 -
Wells - 1 £310 -
Weston-super-Mare - - - - 1
Shepton Mallet - - - -
Somerton - - - -
Scrum
South West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 115 (82.73%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (72.66%) C#
3 89 (64.03%) Security Cleared
4 86 (61.87%) .NET
5 82 (58.99%) SQL
6 81 (58.27%) SC Cleared
7 65 (46.76%) Unit Testing
8 63 (45.32%) ASP.NET
9 49 (35.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 44 (31.65%) SQL Server
11 35 (25.18%) TDD
12 31 (22.30%) MVC
12 31 (22.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 29 (20.86%) Team Foundation Server
13 29 (20.86%) T-SQL
14 28 (20.14%) Back Office
15 22 (15.83%) Automated Testing
15 22 (15.83%) .NET Framework
15 22 (15.83%) SOA
16 21 (15.11%) Code Coverage
16 21 (15.11%) HTML
16 21 (15.11%) CSS
17 20 (14.39%) K2 blackpearl
17 20 (14.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 20 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (12.23%) BDD
18 17 (12.23%) Microsoft
19 16 (11.51%) ISEB
20 15 (10.79%) Project Management
20 15 (10.79%) Software Testing

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (14.39%) K2 blackpearl
2 9 (6.47%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.04%) Apache
4 6 (4.32%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.16%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.16%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.44%) Drupal
6 2 (1.44%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.44%) CMS
6 2 (1.44%) Escenic
6 2 (1.44%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) MS Project
1 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (31.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.47%) MySQL
3 8 (5.76%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.76%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.44%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.44%) Big Data
5 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.44%) QlikView
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (20.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (10.79%) SpecFlow
3 11 (7.91%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.04%) Eclipse
4 7 (5.04%) Selenium
5 2 (1.44%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.72%) JIRA
6 1 (0.72%) Ant
6 1 (0.72%) JUnit
General
1 28 (20.14%) Back Office
2 8 (5.76%) Finance
3 5 (3.60%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.44%) Publishing
4 2 (1.44%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 93 (66.91%) Developer
2 69 (49.64%) .NET Developer
3 36 (25.90%) SQL Developer
4 16 (11.51%) Project Manager
5 12 (8.63%) Analyst
6 9 (6.47%) Test Analyst
7 7 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (4.32%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.32%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (3.60%) Agile Project Manager
9 5 (3.60%) Agile .NET Developer
9 5 (3.60%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (3.60%) Team Leader
9 5 (3.60%) Test Team Leader
9 5 (3.60%) Java Developer
10 4 (2.88%) C++ Developer
10 4 (2.88%) Programmer
10 4 (2.88%) ScrumMaster
11 3 (2.16%) Test Leader
11 3 (2.16%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (61.87%) .NET
2 63 (45.32%) ASP.NET
3 49 (35.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 31 (22.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 22 (15.83%) .NET Framework
6 21 (15.11%) CSS
6 21 (15.11%) HTML
7 20 (14.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 12 (8.63%) Gherkin
9 11 (7.91%) jQuery
10 10 (7.19%) XML
11 7 (5.04%) XSLT
11 7 (5.04%) XHTML
11 7 (5.04%) JSP
11 7 (5.04%) WCF
11 7 (5.04%) WPF
12 6 (4.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 5 (3.60%) LINQ
14 4 (2.88%) WF
14 4 (2.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.88%) GIS
2 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.72%) AS400
3 1 (0.72%) Cryptography
3 1 (0.72%) CMDB
3 1 (0.72%) iPad
3 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.16%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.44%) Linux
3 1 (0.72%) UNIX
3 1 (0.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (82.73%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (46.76%) Unit Testing
3 35 (25.18%) TDD
4 31 (22.30%) MVC
5 22 (15.83%) SOA
5 22 (15.83%) Automated Testing
6 21 (15.11%) Code Coverage
7 20 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (12.23%) BDD
9 15 (10.79%) Project Management
9 15 (10.79%) Software Testing
10 9 (6.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (5.76%) Test Management
11 8 (5.76%) User Stories
12 7 (5.04%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (5.04%) Test Scripting
12 7 (5.04%) Web Design
13 6 (4.32%) Web Development
13 6 (4.32%) OO
13 6 (4.32%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (72.66%) C#
2 82 (58.99%) SQL
3 29 (20.86%) T-SQL
4 13 (9.35%) Java
5 12 (8.63%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.04%) C++
7 4 (2.88%) PHP
8 2 (1.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 89 (64.03%) Security Cleared
2 81 (58.27%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.51%) ISEB
4 15 (10.79%) ISTQB
4 15 (10.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.60%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.16%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.72%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 17 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.76%) Oracle
3 6 (4.32%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.16%) SAP
5 2 (1.44%) JBoss
5 2 (1.44%) Twitter
6 1 (0.72%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.72%) Apple
6 1 (0.72%) VMware
6 1 (0.72%) Zend
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