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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 5 12 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 15.15% 21.09% 7.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.83% 24.55% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 26 8
Average daily rate £438 £315 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.10% -6.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £505 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.91% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-0.58% -
Scrum
Somerset

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
24 110 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 72.73% 85.94% 83.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 94 140
Average daily rate £450 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £675 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.83 - £12.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016, 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 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) BDD
3 9 (50.00%) WPF
4 7 (38.89%) Entity Framework
5 6 (33.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (33.33%) MVVM
5 6 (33.33%) Telerik
6 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) TDD
6 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
7 4 (22.22%) System Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Java
7 4 (22.22%) .NET
8 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 3 (16.67%) Process Management
8 3 (16.67%) GIS
8 3 (16.67%) MVC
9 2 (11.11%) Finance
9 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
9 2 (11.11%) XML
9 2 (11.11%) BPMN
9 2 (11.11%) Open Source
9 2 (11.11%) QA
9 2 (11.11%) Selenium
9 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 2 (11.11%) SDLC
9 2 (11.11%) PostGIS
9 2 (11.11%) QGIS

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (5.56%) Apache Pig
1 1 (5.56%) GeoServer
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) GIS
2 2 (11.11%) QGIS
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.56%) Big Data
3 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) eggPlant
3 1 (5.56%) GitLab
3 1 (5.56%) Gradle
3 1 (5.56%) JBehave
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) WPF Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Documentation Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) GIS Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) WPF
2 7 (38.89%) Entity Framework
3 6 (33.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 4 (22.22%) .NET
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (11.11%) PostGIS
6 2 (11.11%) XML
7 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.56%) Apache Camel
7 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (5.56%) Backbone.js
7 1 (5.56%) CSS
7 1 (5.56%) HTML
7 1 (5.56%) REST
7 1 (5.56%) Spring
7 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
7 1 (5.56%) WCF
7 1 (5.56%) Web Services
7 1 (5.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) BDD
3 6 (33.33%) MVVM
3 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
5 4 (22.22%) System Testing
6 3 (16.67%) MVC
6 3 (16.67%) Process Management
7 2 (11.11%) BPMN
7 2 (11.11%) Open Source
7 2 (11.11%) SDLC
7 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.56%) ArchiMate
8 1 (5.56%) Conflict Management
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (5.56%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 1 (5.56%) Microservices
8 1 (5.56%) Mobile Development
8 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Telerik
2 1 (5.56%) Capita
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft