The table below looks at the statistics for Planning Poker skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Planning Poker over the 3 months to 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Planning Poker
Rank 599 576 561
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -15
Contract jobs citing Planning Poker 2 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% 0.003% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +9.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
41912 38210 37430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.63% 73.73% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27230 23695 21813
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1178 1152 1466
Average hourly rate £24.50 £26.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.54% -8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +1.37%

Planning Poker
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Planning Poker within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Planning Poker within the UK over the 3 months to 25 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 2 £325 -23.52%
England -40 2 £325 -23.52% 1
Surbiton - - - -

Planning Poker
Top 24 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Planning Poker 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 Planning Poker.

1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Velocity
3 5 (71.43%) BDD
3 5 (71.43%) Pair Programming
4 4 (57.14%) Kanban
4 4 (57.14%) Coaching
5 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 2 (28.57%) User Stories
7 1 (14.29%) DevOps
7 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 1 (14.29%) Degree
7 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
7 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 1 (14.29%) ATDD
7 1 (14.29%) Banking
7 1 (14.29%) C#
7 1 (14.29%) .NET
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 1 (14.29%) Management Information System

Planning Poker
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Planning Poker 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 Planning Poker. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) Velocity
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) BDD
2 5 (71.43%) Pair Programming
3 4 (57.14%) Kanban
3 4 (57.14%) Coaching
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 2 (28.57%) User Stories
6 1 (14.29%) DevOps
6 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
6 1 (14.29%) ATDD
6 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree