The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 23 34 14
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -20
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 4.29% 0.76% 3.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.36% 0.97% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.54% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £550 £465
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £550 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +17.44%
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Hertfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
112 103 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 80.00% 78.63% 78.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 41 30
Average daily rate £375 £413 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.20% -17.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £330 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £533 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.86 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +116.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) UNIX
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) RESTful
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
4 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (50.00%) OWASP
4 3 (50.00%) Struts2
4 3 (50.00%) Open Source
4 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (50.00%) Spring
4 3 (50.00%) Java EE
4 3 (50.00%) Atlassian
4 3 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (50.00%) Struts
4 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (50.00%) Clustering
4 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (50.00%) JMS
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) C
6 1 (16.67%) Clojure
6 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
6 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (16.67%) Maven
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
2 1 (16.67%) ProC
General
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
1 1 (16.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Java Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Java Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
1 4 (66.67%) RESTful
2 3 (50.00%) Struts2
2 3 (50.00%) Spring
2 3 (50.00%) Java EE
2 3 (50.00%) Struts
2 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (50.00%) JMS
3 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) J2EE
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) UNIX
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) OWASP
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Programming
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C
3 1 (16.67%) Clojure
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (16.67%) NetCracker