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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 10 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 20 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 17.09% 3.45% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.74% 4.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £269 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +53.84%
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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
92 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 78.63% 81.03% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 30 13
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £264 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 61 (88.41%) C#
2 57 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (82.61%) Security Cleared
3 56 (81.16%) SQL
4 52 (75.36%) SC Cleared
5 51 (73.91%) .NET
6 43 (62.32%) Unit Testing
7 37 (53.62%) ASP.NET
8 31 (44.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 20 (28.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (27.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 19 (27.54%) T-SQL
11 18 (26.09%) TDD
12 17 (24.64%) SOA
12 17 (24.64%) MVC
13 16 (23.19%) Automated Testing
13 16 (23.19%) .NET Framework
14 15 (21.74%) Code Coverage
14 15 (21.74%) K2 blackpearl
14 15 (21.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 14 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (18.84%) Back Office
17 12 (17.39%) ISEB
17 12 (17.39%) ISTQB
17 12 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
18 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
19 10 (14.49%) Software Testing
19 10 (14.49%) SpecFlow
19 10 (14.49%) Gherkin

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 15 (21.74%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (28.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (14.49%) SpecFlow
3 6 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.70%) Selenium
General
1 13 (18.84%) Back Office
2 5 (7.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 50 (72.46%) Developer
2 47 (68.12%) .NET Developer
3 28 (40.58%) SQL Developer
4 6 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.70%) C# Developer
4 6 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (7.25%) Test Team Leader
5 5 (7.25%) Team Leader
6 4 (5.80%) Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (1.45%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (1.45%) Agile Project Manager
8 1 (1.45%) Senior Tester
8 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (1.45%) C++ Developer
8 1 (1.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (73.91%) .NET
2 37 (53.62%) ASP.NET
3 31 (44.93%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (27.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 16 (23.19%) .NET Framework
6 15 (21.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 10 (14.49%) Gherkin
8 6 (8.70%) WCF
9 4 (5.80%) WPF
9 4 (5.80%) WF
9 4 (5.80%) LINQ
9 4 (5.80%) jQuery
9 4 (5.80%) Task Parallel Library
9 4 (5.80%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (2.90%) Web Services
10 2 (2.90%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
1 2 (2.90%) GIS
2 1 (1.45%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (62.32%) Unit Testing
3 18 (26.09%) TDD
4 17 (24.64%) SOA
4 17 (24.64%) MVC
5 16 (23.19%) Automated Testing
6 15 (21.74%) Code Coverage
7 14 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (14.49%) Software Testing
8 10 (14.49%) BDD
9 8 (11.59%) Project Management
10 5 (7.25%) Test Scripting
11 4 (5.80%) Test Management
11 4 (5.80%) Portfolio Management
11 4 (5.80%) User Stories
12 3 (4.35%) Information Assurance
13 2 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (2.90%) Service Delivery
13 2 (2.90%) ITIL
13 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 61 (88.41%) C#
2 56 (81.16%) SQL
3 19 (27.54%) T-SQL
4 4 (5.80%) C++
5 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 57 (82.61%) Security Cleared
2 52 (75.36%) SC Cleared
3 12 (17.39%) ISEB
3 12 (17.39%) ISTQB
3 12 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (7.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.45%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.90%) SAP
3 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds