The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 12 10 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 3.85% 10.26% 12.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.71% 16.00% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 16
Median daily rate £365 £413 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.51% -7.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £421 £400
% change year-on-year +1.07% +5.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.29 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.86% -0.49%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35 50 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 67.31% 64.10% 78.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 69
Median daily rate £365 £421 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.35% -0.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Cheltenham

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Cheltenham

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (41.67%) C#
4 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
5 4 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (33.33%) HTML
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle
5 4 (33.33%) OO
5 4 (33.33%) Python
5 4 (33.33%) SAP
5 4 (33.33%) CSS
5 4 (33.33%) XML
5 4 (33.33%) Electronics
5 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
5 4 (33.33%) Programme Management
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
5 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (33.33%) Confluence

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 4 (33.33%) Confluence
2 3 (25.00%) Apache
3 2 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (8.33%) Anypoint
4 1 (8.33%) Apache Pig
4 1 (8.33%) Apache Spark
4 1 (8.33%) GlassFish
4 1 (8.33%) Mule
4 1 (8.33%) Mule ESB
4 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 3 (25.00%) Big Data
2 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (25.00%) MySQL
2 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (16.67%) Apache Accumulo
3 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (8.33%) OrientDB
4 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 4 (33.33%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Ant
3 3 (25.00%) JUnit
4 2 (16.67%) Bitbucket
4 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (16.67%) Gradle
4 2 (16.67%) Hudson
4 2 (16.67%) Maven
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (8.33%) EasyMock
5 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (33.33%) Electronics
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 4 (33.33%) Marketing
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Angular Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Big Data Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Data Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
1 4 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (25.00%) EJB
2 3 (25.00%) Java EE
2 3 (25.00%) XSLT
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (16.67%) JMS
3 2 (16.67%) REST
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (8.33%) J2EE
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) WSDL
4 1 (8.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Wiki
2 1 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (33.33%) OO
3 4 (33.33%) Programme Management
4 3 (25.00%) DevOps
4 3 (25.00%) Open Source
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) User Stories
5 2 (16.67%) High Availability
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) MapReduce
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) OOD
5 2 (16.67%) Release Management
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) Perl
5 2 (16.67%) C++
5 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
6 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (8.33%) C
6 1 (8.33%) Groovy
6 1 (8.33%) PHP
6 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (8.33%) Ruby
6 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (8.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) CloudHub
1 1 (8.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 4 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) IBM