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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 11 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 15 47 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 16.85% 28.48% 14.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.99% 34.81% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 41 6
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£345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +19.84%
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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
79 135 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 88.76% 81.82% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 113 16
Average daily rate £399 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.12% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 35 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (78.57%) .NET
3 30 (71.43%) Unit Testing
4 26 (61.90%) Security Cleared
5 25 (59.52%) C#
6 23 (54.76%) ASP.NET
7 21 (50.00%) SQL
8 20 (47.62%) SC Cleared
9 19 (45.24%) .NET Framework
10 15 (35.71%) Entity Framework
11 14 (33.33%) SQL Server
12 13 (30.95%) Automated Testing
13 12 (28.57%) WPF
13 12 (28.57%) MVC
14 11 (26.19%) Oracle
14 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (26.19%) K2 blackpearl
15 10 (23.81%) BDD
16 8 (19.05%) DV Cleared
16 8 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (19.05%) Back Office
17 7 (16.67%) WF
18 6 (14.29%) ESRI
18 6 (14.29%) C++
18 6 (14.29%) HTML
18 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
18 6 (14.29%) IIS
18 6 (14.29%) Windows
19 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
19 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (26.19%) K2 blackpearl
2 6 (14.29%) IIS
3 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.90%) SpecFlow
3 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 8 (19.05%) Back Office
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (71.43%) Developer
2 28 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 16 (38.10%) SQL Developer
4 7 (16.67%) Team Leader
5 4 (9.52%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (7.14%) Development Team Leader
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Team Leader
6 3 (7.14%) Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Testing Manager
8 1 (2.38%) WPF Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Defect Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Agile Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (78.57%) .NET
2 23 (54.76%) ASP.NET
3 19 (45.24%) .NET Framework
4 15 (35.71%) Entity Framework
5 12 (28.57%) WPF
6 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (16.67%) WF
8 6 (14.29%) HTML
9 4 (9.52%) WCF
10 2 (4.76%) Web Services
11 1 (2.38%) XML
11 1 (2.38%) SOAP
11 1 (2.38%) REST
11 1 (2.38%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 1 (2.38%) PostGIS
11 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (71.43%) Unit Testing
3 13 (30.95%) Automated Testing
4 12 (28.57%) MVC
5 10 (23.81%) BDD
6 5 (11.90%) Line Management
6 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Refactoring
7 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 4 (9.52%) UML
7 4 (9.52%) User Stories
7 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 4 (9.52%) Security Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Test Management
8 3 (7.14%) ITIL
8 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.14%) TDD
9 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (59.52%) C#
2 21 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) C++
3 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (61.90%) Security Cleared
2 20 (47.62%) SC Cleared
3 8 (19.05%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) ISEB
4 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Oracle
2 6 (14.29%) ESRI
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) Telerik