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 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Planning Poker
UK
Rank 585 625 613
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -12
Contract jobs citing Planning Poker 9 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.008% 0.006%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.024% 0.009% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Median daily rate £320 £538 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.46% +13.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
-26.31% -
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
37526 43083 40983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 82.84% 79.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24906 28187 25982
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 961 1187 1087
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +48.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 7 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +48 8 £320 -40.46% 1
London +23 3 £320 -41.81%
South East - 3 £363 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £363 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £363 - 1
West Midlands +4 2 £320 -32.73%
Birmingham - 2 £320 -

Planning Poker
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) MVC
2 9 (90.00%) CSS
2 9 (90.00%) User Stories
3 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (70.00%) .NET
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (70.00%) TDD
3 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (60.00%) Web Development
4 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (60.00%) HTML
4 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) Kanban
4 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (60.00%) WCF
4 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (60.00%) Entity Framework
4 6 (60.00%) SOLID
5 5 (50.00%) Release Management
6 4 (40.00%) jQuery
6 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
6 4 (40.00%) Scrum
7 3 (30.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (30.00%) Spring

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:

Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) CSS
2 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (60.00%) Entity Framework
3 6 (60.00%) HTML
3 6 (60.00%) WCF
4 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (40.00%) jQuery
5 3 (30.00%) Ajax
5 3 (30.00%) Hibernate
5 3 (30.00%) JSP
5 3 (30.00%) REST
5 3 (30.00%) Spring
5 3 (30.00%) Spring MVC
5 3 (30.00%) XML
6 1 (10.00%) Node.js
6 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) MVC
2 9 (90.00%) User Stories
3 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (70.00%) TDD
4 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (60.00%) Kanban
4 6 (60.00%) SOLID
4 6 (60.00%) Web Development
5 5 (50.00%) Release Management
6 4 (40.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) ATDD
7 1 (10.00%) BDD
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (10.00%) DevOps
7 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) ECMAScript
2 3 (30.00%) ES6
2 3 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle