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 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 22 43 35
Rank change year-on-year +21 -8  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 37 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.99% 2.23% 4.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.64% 2.95% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 11
Median daily rate £525 £463 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +19.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £375 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £840 £523 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £421 £400
% change year-on-year +1.07% +5.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £38.50
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 484 509 529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 78.32% 75.63% 76.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 273 276
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 30
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +130.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £9.16 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £37.70
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Hertfordshire

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 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
Watford -1 7 £450 - 3
Hatfield -5 6 £525 +10.52% 1
Rickmansworth +8 5 £688 +25.00% 1
Letchworth - 1 - - 4
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Welwyn - 1 - -
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 85 (92.39%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (70.65%) TDD
3 55 (59.78%) BDD
4 44 (47.83%) Java
5 31 (33.70%) Kanban
6 28 (30.43%) E-Commerce
7 27 (29.35%) Finance
8 24 (26.09%) Hibernate
8 24 (26.09%) Spring
8 24 (26.09%) RESTful
9 23 (25.00%) JIRA
9 23 (25.00%) Selenium
10 21 (22.83%) Cucumber
11 20 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (17.39%) Test Automation
12 16 (17.39%) WebDriver
12 16 (17.39%) Web Services
13 15 (16.30%) Software Testing
13 15 (16.30%) Scala
13 15 (16.30%) Concurrent Programming
14 14 (15.22%) Git (software)
14 14 (15.22%) Atlassian
14 14 (15.22%) .NET
15 13 (14.13%) C#
16 12 (13.04%) HTML
16 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
16 12 (13.04%) CSS
16 12 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
16 12 (13.04%) Test Strategy
17 11 (11.96%) ASP.NET Web API

Scrum
Top Related 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 11 (11.96%) Confluence
2 7 (7.61%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.52%) IIS
4 3 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.17%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.09%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.35%) PaaS
2 2 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (2.17%) G Suite
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.43%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.26%) MySQL
5 2 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.17%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (25.00%) JIRA
1 23 (25.00%) Selenium
2 21 (22.83%) Cucumber
3 16 (17.39%) WebDriver
4 14 (15.22%) Git (software)
5 10 (10.87%) Jenkins
6 9 (9.78%) JUnit
7 8 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (8.70%) Maven
8 7 (7.61%) JBehave
8 7 (7.61%) Moq
8 7 (7.61%) SoapUI
8 7 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (5.43%) FxCop
9 5 (5.43%) ReSharper
9 5 (5.43%) StyleCop
10 3 (3.26%) Mockito
10 3 (3.26%) TeamCity
10 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (29.35%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (1.09%) Games
3 1 (1.09%) Legal
3 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (55.43%) Developer
2 32 (34.78%) Java Developer
3 21 (22.83%) Agile Developer
4 20 (21.74%) Agile Java Developer
5 14 (15.22%) Analyst
6 12 (13.04%) AWS Developer
6 12 (13.04%) Senior Developer
7 10 (10.87%) .NET Developer
7 10 (10.87%) E-Commerce Developer
7 10 (10.87%) Java E-Commerce Developer
7 10 (10.87%) Senior Agile Developer
7 10 (10.87%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 10 (10.87%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (9.78%) C# Developer
9 8 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (8.70%) Scrum Master
10 7 (7.61%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (7.61%) Test Analyst
11 6 (6.52%) ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (5.43%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.09%) Hibernate
1 24 (26.09%) RESTful
1 24 (26.09%) Spring
2 16 (17.39%) Web Services
3 14 (15.22%) .NET
4 12 (13.04%) CSS
4 12 (13.04%) HTML
5 11 (11.96%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (9.78%) .NET Framework
6 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET
6 9 (9.78%) Entity Framework
6 9 (9.78%) Gherkin
6 9 (9.78%) REST
7 8 (8.70%) XML
8 7 (7.61%) SOAP
9 6 (6.52%) LINQ
9 6 (6.52%) NHibernate
9 6 (6.52%) WCF
9 6 (6.52%) XSL
9 6 (6.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.35%) Contactless
1 4 (4.35%) EMV
2 3 (3.26%) iPad
3 2 (2.17%) User Experience
3 2 (2.17%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.09%) EPoS
4 1 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.52%) Linux
2 3 (3.26%) Unix
3 2 (2.17%) Windows
4 1 (1.09%) Android
4 1 (1.09%) Solaris
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (92.39%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (70.65%) TDD
3 55 (59.78%) BDD
4 31 (33.70%) Kanban
5 28 (30.43%) E-Commerce
6 20 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (17.39%) Test Automation
8 15 (16.30%) Concurrent Programming
8 15 (16.30%) Software Testing
9 12 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (13.04%) Test Strategy
10 11 (11.96%) Manual Testing
11 10 (10.87%) ATDD
12 9 (9.78%) MVC
12 9 (9.78%) Open Source
13 8 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (8.70%) Microservices
14 7 (7.61%) Automation Testing
14 7 (7.61%) DevOps
14 7 (7.61%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (47.83%) Java
2 15 (16.30%) Scala
3 13 (14.13%) C#
4 11 (11.96%) Ruby
5 10 (10.87%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.52%) VBScript
7 5 (5.43%) SQL
8 3 (3.26%) Groovy
8 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.17%) Python
9 2 (2.17%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.09%) C++
10 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Docker
2 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) Ansible
1 2 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (15.22%) Atlassian
2 5 (5.43%) Oracle
3 3 (3.26%) IBM
3 3 (3.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.17%) Google
4 2 (2.17%) HP
4 2 (2.17%) hybris
4 2 (2.17%) MuleSoft
4 2 (2.17%) TIBCO
4 2 (2.17%) WSO2
5 1 (1.09%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.09%) Sonatype
5 1 (1.09%) VMware
Hertfordshire
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