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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 19 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 10 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 10.00% 5.33% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.89% 8.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 0
Average daily rate
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£314 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%
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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
72 50 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 72.00% 66.67% 75.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 40 17
Average daily rate £413 £350 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% +3.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £413 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £19.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -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 27 January 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 33 (97.06%) C#
1 33 (97.06%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (88.24%) SQL
3 28 (82.35%) .NET
3 28 (82.35%) ASP.NET
4 27 (79.41%) Unit Testing
4 27 (79.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (79.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 25 (73.53%) T-SQL
6 24 (70.59%) Automated Testing
7 23 (67.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (64.71%) Security Cleared
9 19 (55.88%) Code Coverage
10 18 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (52.94%) SC Cleared
11 9 (26.47%) TDD
12 6 (17.65%) BDD
13 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
13 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
13 5 (14.71%) SpecFlow
13 5 (14.71%) Gherkin
13 5 (14.71%) ISEB
13 5 (14.71%) Back Office
13 5 (14.71%) MVC
14 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
14 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
14 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
14 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
14 4 (11.76%) User Stories

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1 (2.94%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (67.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (14.71%) SpecFlow
3 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.82%) Selenium
4 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (14.71%) Back Office
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (82.35%) Developer
2 27 (79.41%) .NET Developer
3 16 (47.06%) SQL Developer
4 5 (14.71%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) C# Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Security Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (82.35%) .NET
1 28 (82.35%) ASP.NET
2 27 (79.41%) ASP.NET MVC
2 27 (79.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 5 (14.71%) Gherkin
4 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (97.06%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (79.41%) Unit Testing
3 24 (70.59%) Automated Testing
4 19 (55.88%) Code Coverage
5 18 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (26.47%) TDD
7 6 (17.65%) BDD
8 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
8 5 (14.71%) MVC
9 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
9 4 (11.76%) User Stories
9 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
10 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
10 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
11 2 (5.88%) SOA
11 2 (5.88%) Regression Testing
11 2 (5.88%) Security Testing
12 1 (2.94%) Dependency Injection
12 1 (2.94%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 33 (97.06%) C#
2 30 (88.24%) SQL
3 25 (73.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 18 (52.94%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) ISEB
4 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft