The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
Somerset / Taunton
Rank 5 5 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 +21
Contract jobs citing Scrum 15 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 30.00% 20.00% 6.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 42.86% 25.00% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 7
Median daily rate £280 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £383 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £565 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +12.50%

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
35 36 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 70.00% 80.00% 77.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 70
Median daily rate £280 £400 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Taunton region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Taunton region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 36 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (83.33%) .NET
3 29 (80.56%) C#
4 27 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (55.56%) Automated Testing
6 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
8 16 (44.44%) Kanban
8 16 (44.44%) BDD
8 16 (44.44%) Software Engineering
9 14 (38.89%) Unit Testing
10 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
10 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
11 12 (33.33%) WPF
11 12 (33.33%) QA
12 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
12 11 (30.56%) MVC
12 11 (30.56%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (27.78%) Pair Programming
13 10 (27.78%) .NET Framework
14 9 (25.00%) Line Management
15 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
16 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
16 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
16 7 (19.44%) TDD
16 7 (19.44%) SpecFlow
17 6 (16.67%) Cucumber
17 6 (16.67%) NServiceBus
17 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (16.67%) NServiceBus
2 2 (5.56%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) K2 blackpearl
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.56%) Apache Hive
4 2 (5.56%) Big Data
4 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.56%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 27 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (19.44%) SpecFlow
2 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
3 6 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.78%) NUnit
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Software Developer
4 6 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Manual Test Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Test Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Tester
7 3 (8.33%) Web Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Web Applications Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Web Test Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Hadoop Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Java Hadoop Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Scrum Master
8 2 (5.56%) WPF Developer
9 1 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (83.33%) .NET
2 12 (33.33%) WPF
3 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
4 10 (27.78%) .NET Framework
4 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (11.11%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (5.56%) Apache Camel
6 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.56%) PostGIS
7 1 (2.78%) Velocity
7 1 (2.78%) WF
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 16 (44.44%) BDD
3 16 (44.44%) Kanban
3 16 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 14 (38.89%) Unit Testing
5 11 (30.56%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (30.56%) MVC
6 10 (27.78%) Pair Programming
7 9 (25.00%) Line Management
8 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
9 7 (19.44%) TDD
10 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
11 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
12 3 (8.33%) Web Development
13 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 2 (5.56%) Open Source
13 2 (5.56%) System Testing
13 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (80.56%) C#
2 4 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
2 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Oozie
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Cloudera