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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 20 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 8.43% 2.91% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.45% 4.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £38.90
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.25%
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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
67 72 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 80.72% 69.90% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 62 17
Average daily rate £600 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £461 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.31 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 28 (96.55%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (89.66%) C#
3 23 (79.31%) .NET
3 23 (79.31%) ASP.NET
4 22 (75.86%) Automated Testing
4 22 (75.86%) SQL
4 22 (75.86%) Unit Testing
5 19 (65.52%) Security Cleared
6 18 (62.07%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (62.07%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 16 (55.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (55.17%) T-SQL
8 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
9 12 (41.38%) Code Coverage
9 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (24.14%) TDD
11 6 (20.69%) BDD
11 6 (20.69%) K2 blackpearl
12 5 (17.24%) SpecFlow
12 5 (17.24%) Gherkin
12 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
12 5 (17.24%) ISEB
12 5 (17.24%) Back Office
13 4 (13.79%) Oracle
13 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
13 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
13 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
13 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
13 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (20.69%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (55.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (17.24%) SpecFlow
3 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
4 3 (10.34%) Selenium
4 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Back Office
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (79.31%) Developer
1 23 (79.31%) .NET Developer
2 13 (44.83%) SQL Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) C# Developer
4 4 (13.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (3.45%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (79.31%) .NET
1 23 (79.31%) ASP.NET
2 18 (62.07%) ASP.NET MVC
2 18 (62.07%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 5 (17.24%) Gherkin
4 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (96.55%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (75.86%) Automated Testing
2 22 (75.86%) Unit Testing
3 12 (41.38%) Code Coverage
3 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (24.14%) TDD
5 6 (20.69%) BDD
6 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
7 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
7 4 (13.79%) User Stories
8 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
8 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.34%) MVC
9 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
10 1 (3.45%) Test Management
10 1 (3.45%) Dependency Injection
10 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (89.66%) C#
2 22 (75.86%) SQL
3 16 (55.17%) T-SQL
4 3 (10.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (65.52%) Security Cleared
2 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) ISEB
4 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
5 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft