Period
to 19 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 6 months to 19 September 2019 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 39 46
Rank change year-on-year +14 +7 -18
Contract jobs citing Scrum 89 72 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.42% 4.42% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.54% 5.43% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 53 60
Hertfordshire median daily rate £445 £538 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.21% +26.47% -10.05%
10th Percentile £328 £344 £336
90th Percentile £505 £690 £589
East of England median daily rate £450 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £50.94 £43.25
% change year-on-year -17.55% +17.77% -

Scrum is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,180 1,326 1,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 85.08% 81.35% 82.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 763 578
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £279 £205 £213
90th Percentile £588 £569 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 93 68
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.25 £17.43 £16.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +3.60% -15.90%
10th Percentile £10.41 £11.25 £11.86
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.05 £44.13
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £26.22
% change year-on-year - -33.26% +4.88%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Hertfordshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Hertfordshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Hertfordshire

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in Hertfordshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +3 32 £465 -10.36% 8
Stevenage -2 21 £500 - 3
Hemel Hempstead +17 16 £425 +18.06% 7
Hatfield +3 4 £413 -10.81% 5
Welwyn Garden City +4 3 £450 -20.00% 1
Letchworth - 2 - - 4
Hertford - 1 £275 - 1
Scrum
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 79 (88.76%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (44.94%) Java
3 38 (42.70%) Web Services
4 36 (40.45%) JavaScript
5 35 (39.33%) .NET
6 32 (35.96%) Git (software)
7 30 (33.71%) C#
7 30 (33.71%) Linux
8 29 (32.58%) Windows
9 27 (30.34%) Kanban
10 25 (28.09%) Software Engineering
11 24 (26.97%) Microsoft
12 22 (24.72%) JIRA
12 22 (24.72%) Node.js
13 21 (23.60%) Degree
14 20 (22.47%) Mathematics
14 20 (22.47%) SC Cleared
14 20 (22.47%) Security Cleared
14 20 (22.47%) Qt
14 20 (22.47%) GLSL
14 20 (22.47%) HLSL
14 20 (22.47%) Eclipse
14 20 (22.47%) OpenGL
14 20 (22.47%) DirectX
14 20 (22.47%) Ethernet
14 20 (22.47%) TCP/IP
14 20 (22.47%) ActiveX
14 20 (22.47%) C++
14 20 (22.47%) MFC
14 20 (22.47%) Visual Studio

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 7 (7.87%) Apache
1 7 (7.87%) nginx
1 7 (7.87%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.74%) Confluence
3 5 (5.62%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.12%) Drupal
5 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.10%) Azure
2 11 (12.36%) AWS
3 7 (7.87%) GCP
4 5 (5.62%) BrowserStack
5 4 (4.49%) Sauce Labs
6 2 (2.25%) npm
6 2 (2.25%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.12%) GitHub
7 1 (1.12%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.12%) Google Docs
7 1 (1.12%) SaaS
7 1 (1.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (22.47%) Ethernet
1 20 (22.47%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.49%) Broadband
3 1 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) MySQL
2 7 (7.87%) BigQuery
2 7 (7.87%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.62%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.49%) DB2
4 4 (4.49%) DbVisualizer
4 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.25%) Power BI
6 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.12%) Big Data
6 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.12%) Redis
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (35.96%) Git (software)
2 22 (24.72%) JIRA
3 20 (22.47%) Eclipse
3 20 (22.47%) NetBeans
3 20 (22.47%) Visual Studio
4 12 (13.48%) Jenkins
5 9 (10.11%) Cucumber
5 9 (10.11%) Selenium
6 8 (8.99%) WebDriver
7 7 (7.87%) TestRail
8 4 (4.49%) Appium
8 4 (4.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (4.49%) Calabash
8 4 (4.49%) Robot Framework
9 3 (3.37%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.37%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.25%) AppScan
10 2 (2.25%) Moq
10 2 (2.25%) MSTest
10 2 (2.25%) xUnit.net
General
1 20 (22.47%) Aerospace
1 20 (22.47%) Military
2 11 (12.36%) Finance
3 10 (11.24%) Retail
4 9 (10.11%) Games
4 9 (10.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.25%) Legal
5 2 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.12%) Law
6 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (25.84%) Developer
2 15 (16.85%) Project Manager
3 11 (12.36%) Tester
4 8 (8.99%) Automation Tester
4 8 (8.99%) C# Developer
4 8 (8.99%) Scrum Master
5 7 (7.87%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.62%) PHP Developer
6 5 (5.62%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.49%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Java Automation Tester
8 3 (3.37%) Angular Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Business Manager
8 3 (3.37%) Business Project Manager
8 3 (3.37%) E-Commerce Scrum Master
8 3 (3.37%) Mobile Tester
8 3 (3.37%) Penetration Tester
8 3 (3.37%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (42.70%) Web Services
2 35 (39.33%) .NET
3 22 (24.72%) Node.js
4 20 (22.47%) ActiveX
4 20 (22.47%) DirectX
4 20 (22.47%) MFC
4 20 (22.47%) OpenGL
4 20 (22.47%) Qt
5 16 (17.98%) HTML
6 13 (14.61%) AngularJS
7 12 (13.48%) jQuery
8 11 (12.36%) JSON
8 11 (12.36%) React
8 11 (12.36%) RESTful
9 10 (11.24%) CSS
10 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET
10 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (8.99%) Laravel
11 7 (7.87%) LAMP
11 7 (7.87%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.99%) User Experience
3 7 (7.87%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (33.71%) Linux
2 29 (32.58%) Windows
3 9 (10.11%) Android
3 9 (10.11%) Apple iOS
4 7 (7.87%) Mac OS
5 4 (4.49%) Unix
6 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (88.76%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.34%) Kanban
3 25 (28.09%) Software Engineering
4 20 (22.47%) DevOps
4 20 (22.47%) Mathematics
5 17 (19.10%) Project Management
5 17 (19.10%) Test Automation
6 16 (17.98%) BDD
6 16 (17.98%) TDD
7 15 (16.85%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (14.61%) MVC
9 10 (11.24%) ATDD
9 10 (11.24%) Coaching
9 10 (11.24%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (11.24%) E-Commerce
10 9 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (10.11%) Waterfall
11 8 (8.99%) Multithreading
11 8 (8.99%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (44.94%) Java
2 36 (40.45%) JavaScript
3 30 (33.71%) C#
4 20 (22.47%) C++
4 20 (22.47%) GLSL
4 20 (22.47%) HLSL
5 12 (13.48%) PHP
6 9 (10.11%) Python
6 9 (10.11%) SQL
7 5 (5.62%) Ruby
7 5 (5.62%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.25%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.25%) Perl
8 2 (2.25%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.12%) C
9 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (23.60%) Degree
2 20 (22.47%) SC Cleared
2 20 (22.47%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.25%) ISEB
3 2 (2.25%) SANS
4 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) GDPR
1 1 (1.12%) PMO
1 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) Kubernetes
2 7 (7.87%) Terraform
3 4 (4.49%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.25%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (2.25%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.25%) WebInspect
5 1 (1.12%) Kibana
Vendors
1 24 (26.97%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.11%) Oracle
3 7 (7.87%) IBM
4 4 (4.49%) hybris
5 2 (2.25%) Acunetix
5 2 (2.25%) EMC
5 2 (2.25%) HP
6 1 (1.12%) Google
6 1 (1.12%) Informatica
6 1 (1.12%) Kronos
6 1 (1.12%) Nintex
6 1 (1.12%) Virgin Media