The table below looks at the statistics for Planning Poker skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Planning Poker over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Planning Poker
Rank 654 625 613
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -12
Contract jobs citing Planning Poker 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.004% 0.005% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44690 43131 40985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.93% 79.27% 77.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29627 27316 25903
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1042 1233 1208
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Planning Poker
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Planning Poker as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Planning Poker Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Planning Poker
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Planning Poker within the UK.

Planning Poker Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Planning Poker
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Planning Poker within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 2 £475 - 2
London -7 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £475 -
Coventry - 1 £475 -

Planning Poker
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Planning Poker also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Planning Poker.

1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) TDD
3 4 (66.67%) Pair Programming
3 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 4 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) Domain-Driven Design
3 4 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (66.67%) Node.js
3 4 (66.67%) Razor View Engine
3 4 (66.67%) Backbone.js
3 4 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (66.67%) AngularJS
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (66.67%) SOLID
4 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 3 (50.00%) Kanban
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (33.33%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (33.33%) Release Management
5 2 (33.33%) Portfolio Management

Planning Poker
Top Related IT Skills 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 4 (66.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Angular Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Digital Developer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Agile C# Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Release Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) AngularJS
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (66.67%) Backbone.js
1 4 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
1 4 (66.67%) Razor View Engine
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Domain-Driven Design
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 4 (66.67%) Pair Programming
3 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (66.67%) SOLID
3 4 (66.67%) TDD
4 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 3 (50.00%) Kanban
5 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (33.33%) Release Management
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript