The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 7 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 25 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 18.25% 5.77% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.32% 7.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £299 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Taunton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
112 41 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 81.75% 78.85% 72.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 28 13
Average daily rate £400 £339 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.83% -11.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £253 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 60 (86.96%) C#
2 59 (85.51%) Security Cleared
3 56 (81.16%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (79.71%) SQL
5 54 (78.26%) SC Cleared
6 48 (69.57%) .NET
7 40 (57.97%) Unit Testing
8 34 (49.28%) ASP.NET
9 28 (40.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (28.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (26.09%) TDD
12 17 (24.64%) SOA
12 17 (24.64%) MVC
13 16 (23.19%) T-SQL
13 16 (23.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 15 (21.74%) K2 blackpearl
14 15 (21.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 15 (21.74%) .NET Framework
15 14 (20.29%) Automated Testing
15 14 (20.29%) ISTQB
15 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
15 14 (20.29%) ISEB
15 14 (20.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 13 (18.84%) SpecFlow
16 13 (18.84%) BDD
16 13 (18.84%) Back Office
16 13 (18.84%) Code Coverage
17 12 (17.39%) Software Testing
17 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
18 11 (15.94%) SQL Server

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 15 (21.74%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (28.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (18.84%) SpecFlow
3 8 (11.59%) Visual Studio
4 6 (8.70%) Selenium
General
1 13 (18.84%) Back Office
2 5 (7.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 47 (68.12%) Developer
2 44 (63.77%) .NET Developer
3 25 (36.23%) SQL Developer
4 6 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Analyst
4 6 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Team Leader
5 5 (7.25%) Test Team Leader
5 5 (7.25%) C# Developer
5 5 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Test Leader
7 2 (2.90%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Tester
8 1 (1.45%) C++ Developer
8 1 (1.45%) Senior Tester
8 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (1.45%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (69.57%) .NET
2 34 (49.28%) ASP.NET
3 28 (40.58%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (23.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 15 (21.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 15 (21.74%) .NET Framework
6 10 (14.49%) Gherkin
7 6 (8.70%) WCF
8 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (5.80%) Task Parallel Library
8 4 (5.80%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 4 (5.80%) WPF
8 4 (5.80%) WF
8 4 (5.80%) LINQ
8 4 (5.80%) jQuery
9 2 (2.90%) LINQ to SQL
9 2 (2.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
1 2 (2.90%) GIS
2 1 (1.45%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (81.16%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (57.97%) Unit Testing
3 18 (26.09%) TDD
4 17 (24.64%) SOA
4 17 (24.64%) MVC
5 14 (20.29%) Automated Testing
6 13 (18.84%) BDD
6 13 (18.84%) Code Coverage
7 12 (17.39%) Software Testing
7 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (11.59%) Project Management
9 7 (10.14%) Test Management
10 6 (8.70%) Test Scripting
11 5 (7.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (7.25%) User Stories
12 4 (5.80%) Portfolio Management
13 3 (4.35%) Information Assurance
14 2 (2.90%) Test Automation
14 2 (2.90%) Waterfall
14 2 (2.90%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 60 (86.96%) C#
2 55 (79.71%) SQL
3 16 (23.19%) T-SQL
4 4 (5.80%) C++
5 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (85.51%) Security Cleared
2 54 (78.26%) SC Cleared
3 14 (20.29%) ISTQB
3 14 (20.29%) ISEB
3 14 (20.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (7.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) ISO 14001
1 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.90%) SAP
3 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds