Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 2020 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 38 27
Rank change year-on-year +21 -11 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 56 66 84
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 7.22% 4.93% 5.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.74% 5.92% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 58
Median daily rate £425 £460 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.61% -8.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £343 £371 £337
90th Percentile £538 £504 £606
East of England median daily rate £450 £473 £490
% change year-on-year -4.76% -3.57% +5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £46.50 - £36.00
East of England median hourly rate £46.50 £49.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +37.50% -16.76%

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 641 1,114 1,190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.60% 83.20% 81.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 586 644
Median daily rate £416 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £301 £208
90th Percentile £588 £588 £568
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 53 79
Median hourly rate £21.25 £24.70 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.95% +43.16% -43.90%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.55 £10.65
90th Percentile £65.85 £66.81 £46.25
Median hourly rate £21.57 £17.50 £17.32
% change year-on-year +23.26% +1.04% -45.88%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Hertfordshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scrum in Hertfordshire.

Daily rate trend for Scrum in Hertfordshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scrum in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Scrum in Hertfordshire

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scrum in Hertfordshire.

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 4 June 2020. 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 +15 16 £425 -10.53% 1
Stevenage -1 15 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead 0 7 £441 -11.75% 2
Welwyn Garden City +5 3 £350 -22.22% 1
Welwyn - 3 - -
Hatfield +6 2 - -
Hitchin - 2 £330 -
Letchworth -3 1 - -
St Albans - 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 - - 1
Scrum
East of England

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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 42 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.00%) .NET
3 25 (44.64%) C#
3 25 (44.64%) Linux
4 24 (42.86%) Java
4 24 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 21 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 21 (37.50%) Node.js
6 19 (33.93%) Degree
7 17 (30.36%) Web Services
7 17 (30.36%) Windows
7 17 (30.36%) AngularJS
8 16 (28.57%) C++
8 16 (28.57%) Mathematics
8 16 (28.57%) Software Engineering
9 15 (26.79%) Aerospace
9 15 (26.79%) NetBeans
9 15 (26.79%) Military
9 15 (26.79%) SC Cleared
9 15 (26.79%) Security Cleared
9 15 (26.79%) Visual Studio
9 15 (26.79%) MFC
9 15 (26.79%) ActiveX
9 15 (26.79%) Eclipse
9 15 (26.79%) Ethernet
9 15 (26.79%) TCP/IP
9 15 (26.79%) OpenGL
9 15 (26.79%) DirectX
9 15 (26.79%) HLSL

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 (12.50%) Apache
1 7 (12.50%) nginx
1 7 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.79%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.79%) Azure
2 8 (14.29%) AWS
3 6 (10.71%) GCP
4 1 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.79%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.79%) Ethernet
1 15 (26.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.79%) IKE
2 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) MySQL
2 7 (12.50%) BigQuery
3 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
4 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.57%) Big Data
5 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.79%) Power BI
6 1 (1.79%) Redis
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 21 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 15 (26.79%) Eclipse
2 15 (26.79%) NetBeans
2 15 (26.79%) Visual Studio
3 9 (16.07%) JIRA
4 2 (3.57%) Selenium
5 1 (1.79%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.79%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.79%) Postman
5 1 (1.79%) RSpec
5 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.79%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (26.79%) Aerospace
1 15 (26.79%) Military
2 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.93%) Finance
4 3 (5.36%) Law
4 3 (5.36%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (5.36%) Retail
5 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (48.21%) Developer
2 6 (10.71%) .NET Developer
2 6 (10.71%) Project Manager
2 6 (10.71%) Senior Developer
3 5 (8.93%) C# Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Angular Developer
4 4 (7.14%) IT Manager
4 4 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (5.36%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (5.36%) React Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior React Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Consultant
6 2 (3.57%) PHP Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Web Developer
7 1 (1.79%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (1.79%) CRM Consultant
7 1 (1.79%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (1.79%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (50.00%) .NET
2 21 (37.50%) Node.js
3 17 (30.36%) AngularJS
3 17 (30.36%) Web Services
4 15 (26.79%) ActiveX
4 15 (26.79%) DirectX
4 15 (26.79%) MFC
4 15 (26.79%) OpenGL
4 15 (26.79%) Qt
5 10 (17.86%) React
6 9 (16.07%) .NET Core
7 8 (14.29%) jQuery
7 8 (14.29%) Laravel
8 7 (12.50%) .NET Framework
8 7 (12.50%) CSS
8 7 (12.50%) HTML
8 7 (12.50%) LAMP
8 7 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
9 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (8.93%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.14%) PMI
4 3 (5.36%) FMCG
5 2 (3.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (44.64%) Linux
2 17 (30.36%) Windows
3 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 16 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 9 (16.07%) DevOps
3 9 (16.07%) Kanban
4 8 (14.29%) Microservices
5 7 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
5 7 (12.50%) MVC
5 7 (12.50%) TDD
6 6 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (10.71%) Test Automation
7 5 (8.93%) Front End Development
7 5 (8.93%) OO
7 5 (8.93%) Project Management
8 4 (7.14%) Integration Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.36%) Change Management
9 3 (5.36%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.36%) Programme Management
9 3 (5.36%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (44.64%) C#
2 24 (42.86%) Java
2 24 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 16 (28.57%) C++
4 15 (26.79%) GLSL
4 15 (26.79%) HLSL
5 9 (16.07%) C
6 8 (14.29%) PHP
7 7 (12.50%) Python
8 3 (5.36%) SQL
8 3 (5.36%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.79%) Ruby
9 1 (1.79%) VB
9 1 (1.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (33.93%) Degree
2 15 (26.79%) SC Cleared
2 15 (26.79%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) PMI Certification
4 3 (5.36%) PMP
5 1 (1.79%) CISA
5 1 (1.79%) CISM
5 1 (1.79%) CISSP
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.79%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) HL7
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) Kubernetes
1 6 (10.71%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) FNZ
2 1 (1.79%) IBM
2 1 (1.79%) MuleSoft
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle
2 1 (1.79%) Pega
2 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.79%) SAP
2 1 (1.79%) Sencha
2 1 (1.79%) Zend