The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Taunton region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 6 8 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 51 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 29.82% 13.56% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.92% 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 45 6 0
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£325 £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.75 £35.22
% change year-on-year
+22.83% -9.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
142 40 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 83.04% 67.80% 76.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 17 20
Average daily rate £375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £405 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 25 July 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 57 (85.07%) Security Cleared
2 56 (83.58%) C#
3 52 (77.61%) SC Cleared
4 51 (76.12%) SQL
5 44 (65.67%) .NET
6 36 (53.73%) Unit Testing
7 30 (44.78%) ASP.NET
8 25 (37.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (25.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (23.88%) TDD
10 16 (23.88%) MVC
10 16 (23.88%) SOA
11 15 (22.39%) .NET Framework
11 15 (22.39%) K2 blackpearl
11 15 (22.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 14 (20.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
12 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
12 14 (20.90%) ISEB
13 13 (19.40%) Back Office
13 13 (19.40%) BDD
13 13 (19.40%) SpecFlow
13 13 (19.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 12 (17.91%) T-SQL
14 12 (17.91%) Software Testing
15 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
16 10 (14.93%) Code Coverage
16 10 (14.93%) Project Management
16 10 (14.93%) Gherkin
16 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (22.39%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (25.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (19.40%) SpecFlow
3 8 (11.94%) Visual Studio
4 6 (8.96%) Selenium
General
1 13 (19.40%) Back Office
2 4 (5.97%) Finance
Job Titles
1 43 (64.18%) Developer
2 41 (61.19%) .NET Developer
3 25 (37.31%) SQL Developer
4 8 (11.94%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.96%) Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Test Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) C# Developer
5 6 (8.96%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Test Team Leader
6 5 (7.46%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.99%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Tester
8 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.99%) IT Project Manager
9 1 (1.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (1.49%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (65.67%) .NET
2 30 (44.78%) ASP.NET
3 25 (37.31%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (22.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 15 (22.39%) .NET Framework
5 13 (19.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 10 (14.93%) Gherkin
7 6 (8.96%) WCF
8 4 (5.97%) WPF
8 4 (5.97%) WF
8 4 (5.97%) LINQ
8 4 (5.97%) jQuery
8 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (5.97%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 4 (5.97%) Task Parallel Library
9 2 (2.99%) LINQ to SQL
9 2 (2.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.99%) GIS
1 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.49%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (53.73%) Unit Testing
2 16 (23.88%) SOA
2 16 (23.88%) MVC
2 16 (23.88%) TDD
3 13 (19.40%) BDD
4 12 (17.91%) Software Testing
5 10 (14.93%) Code Coverage
5 10 (14.93%) Project Management
5 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.45%) Test Management
6 7 (10.45%) Automated Testing
7 6 (8.96%) Test Scripting
8 5 (7.46%) User Stories
8 5 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (5.97%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (5.97%) Change Control
9 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
10 3 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.48%) Information Assurance
11 2 (2.99%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 56 (83.58%) C#
2 51 (76.12%) SQL
3 12 (17.91%) T-SQL
4 4 (5.97%) C++
5 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.99%) PHP
Qualifications
1 57 (85.07%) Security Cleared
2 52 (77.61%) SC Cleared
3 14 (20.90%) ISEB
3 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
3 14 (20.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.97%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.99%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) SAP
3 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds