The first table below looks at the demand for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 23 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 Watford 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 31 14 21
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 0.75% 3.66% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 4.69% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate £550 £525 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+17.44% -3.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
104 64 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 78.20% 78.05% 85.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 30 42
Average daily rate £400 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £18.68 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.79% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.82 £11.00 £14.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Scrum
Hertfordshire

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Watford region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Watford region.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Scrum
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Clojure
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Coach
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Clojure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef