The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 7 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 13 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 12.38% 4.04% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.61% 5.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 0
Median daily rate £463 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.88 £37.88
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +21.12%

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
89 67 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 84.76% 67.68% 64.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 31
Median daily rate £450 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £314 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +177.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 12 (92.31%) Finance
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Ruby
3 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 7 (53.85%) WebDriver
3 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
3 7 (53.85%) Selenium
3 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Pair Programming
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
4 2 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Apache Spark
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
5 1 (7.69%) HTML
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) XML
5 1 (7.69%) Content Management

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
1 7 (53.85%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (92.31%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Automation Test Lead
2 4 (30.77%) Test Leader
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Agile Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) BDD
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Pair Programming
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Content Management
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Ruby
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow