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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 10 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 16 29 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 21.05% 17.79% 12.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.00% 21.97% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 5
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£346 £327 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £313 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £425 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-4.98% -
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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
64 132 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 84.21% 80.98% 76.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 111 26
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 31 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (73.68%) .NET
3 25 (65.79%) Unit Testing
4 23 (60.53%) C#
5 22 (57.89%) Security Cleared
6 20 (52.63%) SQL
7 19 (50.00%) .NET Framework
8 18 (47.37%) ASP.NET
9 16 (42.11%) SC Cleared
10 15 (39.47%) Entity Framework
11 13 (34.21%) MVC
12 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
12 12 (31.58%) WPF
13 11 (28.95%) BDD
13 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (21.05%) DV Cleared
14 8 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (21.05%) Automated Testing
15 7 (18.42%) WF
15 7 (18.42%) Oracle
15 7 (18.42%) HTML
16 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
16 6 (15.79%) C++
16 6 (15.79%) IIS
16 6 (15.79%) Windows
16 6 (15.79%) ESRI
16 6 (15.79%) Back Office
16 6 (15.79%) SpecFlow
16 6 (15.79%) K2 blackpearl
17 5 (13.16%) Line Management

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 6 (15.79%) IIS
1 6 (15.79%) K2 blackpearl
2 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (15.79%) SpecFlow
3 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 6 (15.79%) Back Office
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (68.42%) Developer
2 23 (60.53%) .NET Developer
3 16 (42.11%) SQL Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Team Leader
5 4 (10.53%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (7.89%) Development Team Leader
6 3 (7.89%) .NET Team Leader
6 3 (7.89%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Testing Manager
8 1 (2.63%) WPF Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Defect Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Agile Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (73.68%) .NET
2 19 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 18 (47.37%) ASP.NET
4 15 (39.47%) Entity Framework
5 12 (31.58%) WPF
6 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (18.42%) WF
7 7 (18.42%) HTML
8 4 (10.53%) WCF
9 2 (5.26%) Web Services
10 1 (2.63%) XML
10 1 (2.63%) CSS
10 1 (2.63%) SOAP
10 1 (2.63%) HTML5
10 1 (2.63%) REST
10 1 (2.63%) CSS3
10 1 (2.63%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 1 (2.63%) PostGIS
10 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
10 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (65.79%) Unit Testing
3 13 (34.21%) MVC
4 11 (28.95%) BDD
5 8 (21.05%) Automated Testing
6 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Line Management
7 4 (10.53%) User Stories
7 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Security Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
7 4 (10.53%) Refactoring
7 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.53%) UML
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL
8 3 (7.89%) TDD
8 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Test Management
9 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) C#
2 20 (52.63%) SQL
3 6 (15.79%) C++
3 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 16 (42.11%) SC Cleared
3 8 (21.05%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.89%) ISEB
4 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) WCAG
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle
2 6 (15.79%) ESRI
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Telerik
4 1 (2.63%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.63%) Sitecore
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