The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 29 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.

Scrum
South West / Devon
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 13 31
Rank change year-on-year -15 +18  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 2.25% 10.99% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 13.04% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 2
Median daily rate £500 £440 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +50.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £319 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £450 £297
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.27 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.82% -0.54%  

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 Devon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Devon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 230 161 203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 86.14% 84.29% 79.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 118 104
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 8
Median hourly rate £20.00 £29.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.20% -18.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon 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 Devon

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Devon

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Devon over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Devon

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Devon region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth -5 4 £525 +20.68% 4
Exeter -15 2 £306 -17.85% 3
Scrum
South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Devon region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 25 (92.59%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Oracle
2 10 (37.04%) Oracle Database
3 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 9 (33.33%) SQL
4 7 (25.93%) .NET
4 7 (25.93%) PL/SQL
4 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
4 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (22.22%) Toad
5 6 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (14.81%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (14.81%) Back Office
6 4 (14.81%) MVC
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 4 (14.81%) CSS
6 4 (14.81%) C#
6 4 (14.81%) HTML
6 4 (14.81%) JSON
6 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
7 3 (11.11%) BDD
7 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (11.11%) REST
7 3 (11.11%) jQuery
7 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 3 (11.11%) SOAP
7 3 (11.11%) OO
7 3 (11.11%) OOD

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) JBoss
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) Oracle Database
2 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Toad
2 1 (3.70%) Calabash
2 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) JMeter
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (14.81%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Coach
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) .NET Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (11.11%) DBA
4 3 (11.11%) SQL DBA
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (3.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) CSS
2 4 (14.81%) HTML
2 4 (14.81%) JSON
3 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (11.11%) jQuery
3 3 (11.11%) REST
3 3 (11.11%) SOAP
3 3 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (11.11%) WCF
4 1 (3.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (92.59%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
3 4 (14.81%) MVC
4 3 (11.11%) BDD
4 3 (11.11%) OO
4 3 (11.11%) OOD
5 2 (7.41%) High Availability
5 2 (7.41%) Kanban
5 2 (7.41%) Release Management
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.70%) DevOps
6 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) PL/SQL
3 4 (14.81%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.41%) ISO 14001
2 2 (7.41%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) IBM