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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 3 23 13
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 15 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 31.25% 3.33% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.71% 4.55% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 4
Average daily rate £433 £413 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +13.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £343 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £413 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 £37.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% +1.00%
Scrum
Somerset

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
42 66 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 87.50% 73.33% 67.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 58 42
Average daily rate £433 £500 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.50% +51.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £725 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 44 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.00%) SpecFlow
3 23 (46.00%) C#
4 22 (44.00%) .NET
4 22 (44.00%) Security Cleared
5 21 (42.00%) SC Cleared
6 20 (40.00%) Unit Testing
7 18 (36.00%) Selenium
7 18 (36.00%) Automated Testing
7 18 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (36.00%) HTML
8 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
8 17 (34.00%) ASP.NET
8 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
9 16 (32.00%) IIS
10 15 (30.00%) MVC
11 13 (26.00%) CSS
11 13 (26.00%) SQL
11 13 (26.00%) BDD
12 12 (24.00%) HTML5
13 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
13 11 (22.00%) WCF
13 11 (22.00%) Release Management
14 10 (20.00%) Java
14 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
14 10 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (18.00%) TypeScript
15 9 (18.00%) WPF
15 9 (18.00%) TeamCity
15 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET MVC

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 16 (32.00%) IIS
2 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.00%) CMS
4 2 (4.00%) Apache Solr
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.00%) Apache Pig
5 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.00%) IaaS
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) GIS
3 5 (10.00%) QGIS
4 4 (8.00%) Big Data
5 3 (6.00%) Hadoop
5 3 (6.00%) MongoDB
5 3 (6.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 24 (48.00%) SpecFlow
2 18 (36.00%) Selenium
2 18 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (18.00%) TeamCity
5 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.00%) eggPlant
6 1 (2.00%) GitLab
6 1 (2.00%) Gradle
6 1 (2.00%) JBehave
6 1 (2.00%) JIRA
6 1 (2.00%) Maven
General
1 5 (10.00%) Back Office
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Publishing
4 1 (2.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (66.00%) Developer
2 11 (22.00%) .NET Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Java Developer
4 8 (16.00%) Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Test Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) WPF Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Software Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Software Developer
8 3 (6.00%) SQL Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Agile Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.00%) .NET
2 18 (36.00%) HTML
3 17 (34.00%) ASP.NET
4 13 (26.00%) CSS
5 12 (24.00%) HTML5
6 11 (22.00%) WCF
7 10 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (18.00%) WPF
9 7 (14.00%) Entity Framework
10 6 (12.00%) .NET Framework
10 6 (12.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 5 (10.00%) PostGIS
12 3 (6.00%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
12 3 (6.00%) Apache Camel
12 3 (6.00%) Web Services
13 2 (4.00%) CSS3
13 2 (4.00%) XML
14 1 (2.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Linux
2 6 (12.00%) Windows
2 6 (12.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Android
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 18 (36.00%) Automated Testing
4 15 (30.00%) MVC
5 13 (26.00%) BDD
6 11 (22.00%) Release Management
6 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
7 9 (18.00%) Dependency Injection
8 7 (14.00%) Open Source
8 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
9 6 (12.00%) ITIL
9 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
9 6 (12.00%) MVVM
9 6 (12.00%) UML
9 6 (12.00%) User Stories
10 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Line Management
10 5 (10.00%) Refactoring
10 5 (10.00%) TDD
10 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.00%) C#
2 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (26.00%) SQL
4 10 (20.00%) Java
5 9 (18.00%) TypeScript
6 5 (10.00%) C++
7 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (42.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle
2 6 (12.00%) Telerik
3 2 (4.00%) EPiServer
3 2 (4.00%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.00%) Capita