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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 11 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 44 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 13.06% 4.57% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.81% 6.49% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 7 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £350 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.33 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -10.00%
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
247 154 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 73.29% 70.32% 61.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 104 58
Average daily rate £326 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 8
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 £17.50 £19.30 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £31.92 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +4 22 £315 -3.07% 1
Yeovil - 4 - - 1
Bath +3 3 £300 -4.00% 6
Bridgwater - 1 £380 -
Clevedon - - - - 3
Street - - - -
Wells - - - -
Scrum
South West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 101 (94.39%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (72.90%) C#
3 68 (63.55%) SQL
4 63 (58.88%) Security Cleared
5 61 (57.01%) .NET
6 59 (55.14%) ASP.NET
6 59 (55.14%) SC Cleared
7 52 (48.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 50 (46.73%) Unit Testing
9 45 (42.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 41 (38.32%) T-SQL
11 38 (35.51%) Automated Testing
12 35 (32.71%) Team Foundation Server
13 28 (26.17%) Code Coverage
14 27 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (21.50%) SQL Server
16 19 (17.76%) MVC
16 19 (17.76%) TDD
17 17 (15.89%) HTML
17 17 (15.89%) Java
17 17 (15.89%) CSS
18 15 (14.02%) Back Office
19 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
19 14 (13.08%) BDD
20 13 (12.15%) SpecFlow
20 13 (12.15%) Gherkin
20 13 (12.15%) JSP
21 12 (11.21%) Software Testing
22 11 (10.28%) Software Engineering
22 11 (10.28%) ISEB

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 9 (8.41%) Apache
1 9 (8.41%) Tomcat
2 7 (6.54%) K2 blackpearl
3 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.87%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.87%) Drupal
5 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.93%) CMS
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (21.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.61%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.87%) QlikView
5 2 (1.87%) MySQL
5 2 (1.87%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (32.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (12.15%) SpecFlow
3 9 (8.41%) Visual Studio
4 8 (7.48%) Eclipse
5 5 (4.67%) ClearQuest
5 5 (4.67%) ClearCase
5 5 (4.67%) Selenium
5 5 (4.67%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (4.67%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (3.74%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.80%) Ant
7 3 (2.80%) JUnit
8 2 (1.87%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (14.02%) Back Office
2 4 (3.74%) Finance
2 4 (3.74%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.87%) Publishing
4 1 (0.93%) Military
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (64.49%) Developer
2 55 (51.40%) .NET Developer
3 27 (25.23%) SQL Developer
4 12 (11.21%) Analyst
4 12 (11.21%) C# Developer
5 11 (10.28%) Test Analyst
6 10 (9.35%) Software Engineer
6 10 (9.35%) Senior Test Analyst
6 10 (9.35%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (8.41%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Agile .NET Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Java Software Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (2.80%) Java Developer
10 3 (2.80%) ScrumMaster
11 2 (1.87%) Sitecore Developer
11 2 (1.87%) QlikView Developer
11 2 (1.87%) Drupal Developer
11 2 (1.87%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (57.01%) .NET
2 59 (55.14%) ASP.NET
3 52 (48.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 45 (42.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 17 (15.89%) HTML
5 17 (15.89%) CSS
6 13 (12.15%) Gherkin
6 13 (12.15%) JSP
7 7 (6.54%) Web Services
7 7 (6.54%) jQuery
7 7 (6.54%) Spring
7 7 (6.54%) Hibernate
8 5 (4.67%) GWT
9 3 (2.80%) XML
9 3 (2.80%) Spring MVC
9 3 (2.80%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.80%) Java EE
9 3 (2.80%) LESS
10 2 (1.87%) Sass
10 2 (1.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.80%) Cryptography
3 2 (1.87%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.93%) AS400
4 1 (0.93%) iPad
4 1 (0.93%) User Experience
4 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.80%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (94.39%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (46.73%) Unit Testing
3 38 (35.51%) Automated Testing
4 28 (26.17%) Code Coverage
5 27 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (17.76%) MVC
6 19 (17.76%) TDD
7 14 (13.08%) BDD
8 12 (11.21%) Software Testing
9 11 (10.28%) Software Engineering
10 8 (7.48%) UML
10 8 (7.48%) SOA
11 7 (6.54%) Web Development
11 7 (6.54%) Integration Testing
11 7 (6.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (6.54%) User Stories
12 6 (5.61%) OO
12 6 (5.61%) Project Management
13 5 (4.67%) Information Management
13 5 (4.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 78 (72.90%) C#
2 68 (63.55%) SQL
3 41 (38.32%) T-SQL
4 17 (15.89%) Java
5 7 (6.54%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 63 (58.88%) Security Cleared
2 59 (55.14%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.28%) ISEB
4 9 (8.41%) ISTQB
5 6 (5.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (4.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.35%) Oracle
3 5 (4.67%) Google
4 3 (2.80%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.87%) Twitter
6 1 (0.93%) Apple
6 1 (0.93%) VMware