The first table below looks at the demand for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Wakefield 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank - - 8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield - - 3.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.65 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+16.20% -2.83%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wakefield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 60.71% 28.57% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 7
Average daily rate £300 £338 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £338 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% -11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Scrum
West Yorkshire

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Wakefield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

Scrum
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Process Management
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 1 (50.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) QA Leader
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Process Management
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle