Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 30 17
Rank change year-on-year -22 -13 +42
Contract jobs citing Scrum 46 83 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.33% 5.39% 8.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% 6.47% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 55 82
Hertfordshire median daily rate £488 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £349 £300 £302
90th Percentile £660 £595 £544
East of England median daily rate £489 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.89% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £13.17 £40.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -67.09% -9.09% -26.67%

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 1,123 1,282 1,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.26% 83.19% 79.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 639 600
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £220 £202 £213
90th Percentile £569 £575 £563
East of England median daily rate £449 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +6.25% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 57 58
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.00 £19.00 £40.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.11% -52.98% +85.80%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.98 £10.96
90th Percentile £66.81 £47.35 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.75 £34.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -45.26% +5.38% +6.56%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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
Stevenage -1 20 - - 5
Watford -8 5 £700 +64.71% 16
Welwyn Garden City 0 4 £513 -2.38% 1
Hitchin - 3 £510 - 1
Hatfield -2 2 £438 +9.38%
Hemel Hempstead +1 1 £500 +19.05% 4
Scrum
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 39 (84.78%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (54.35%) Java
3 21 (45.65%) C++
3 21 (45.65%) Git (software)
4 19 (41.30%) Software Engineering
4 19 (41.30%) JavaScript
4 19 (41.30%) Web Services
5 18 (39.13%) Degree
6 17 (36.96%) Linux
6 17 (36.96%) Aerospace
7 16 (34.78%) NetBeans
7 16 (34.78%) Military
7 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
7 16 (34.78%) OpenGL
7 16 (34.78%) DirectX
7 16 (34.78%) Windows
7 16 (34.78%) ActiveX
7 16 (34.78%) Eclipse
7 16 (34.78%) Ethernet
7 16 (34.78%) TCP/IP
7 16 (34.78%) Visual Studio
7 16 (34.78%) .NET
7 16 (34.78%) MFC
7 16 (34.78%) C#
7 16 (34.78%) Mathematics
7 16 (34.78%) SC Cleared
7 16 (34.78%) Security Cleared
7 16 (34.78%) Qt
7 16 (34.78%) Node.js
7 16 (34.78%) GLSL

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 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) HFM
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.17%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.78%) Ethernet
1 16 (34.78%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.04%) 3GPP
2 6 (13.04%) 5G
2 6 (13.04%) LTE
3 5 (10.87%) Wireless
4 2 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Essbase
2 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (45.65%) Git (software)
2 16 (34.78%) Eclipse
2 16 (34.78%) NetBeans
2 16 (34.78%) Visual Studio
3 6 (13.04%) JIRA
4 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.52%) Maven
5 2 (4.35%) Selenium
6 1 (2.17%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.17%) ClearCase
6 1 (2.17%) ClearQuest
6 1 (2.17%) Grunt
6 1 (2.17%) gulp
6 1 (2.17%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (36.96%) Aerospace
2 16 (34.78%) Military
3 10 (21.74%) Finance
4 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Developer
2 5 (10.87%) Java Developer
3 3 (6.52%) Tester
4 2 (4.35%) Agile Coach
4 2 (4.35%) Agile Tester
4 2 (4.35%) Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Exploratory Tester
4 2 (4.35%) OBIEE Developer
4 2 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.35%) Scrum Master
4 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
4 2 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (2.17%) Angular Developer
5 1 (2.17%) Automation Tester
5 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
5 1 (2.17%) C Developer
5 1 (2.17%) ETL Specialist
5 1 (2.17%) Senior IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (41.30%) Web Services
2 16 (34.78%) .NET
2 16 (34.78%) ActiveX
2 16 (34.78%) DirectX
2 16 (34.78%) MFC
2 16 (34.78%) Node.js
2 16 (34.78%) OpenGL
2 16 (34.78%) Qt
3 8 (17.39%) REST
4 4 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 4 (8.70%) Spring
4 4 (8.70%) Spring Boot
5 3 (6.52%) Angular 2
5 3 (6.52%) CSS
5 3 (6.52%) HTML
5 3 (6.52%) Spring MVC
6 2 (4.35%) jQuery
6 2 (4.35%) Kafka
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (2.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Algorithms
2 4 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (6.52%) Fintech
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.96%) Linux
2 16 (34.78%) Windows
3 2 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (84.78%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (41.30%) Software Engineering
3 16 (34.78%) Mathematics
4 13 (28.26%) TDD
5 9 (19.57%) Kanban
6 7 (15.22%) Microservices
7 6 (13.04%) Feature Driven Development
7 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.87%) BDD
8 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.70%) Coaching
9 4 (8.70%) MVC
10 3 (6.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 3 (6.52%) ERP
11 2 (4.35%) Agile Coaching
11 2 (4.35%) Agile Testing
11 2 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
11 2 (4.35%) DevOps
11 2 (4.35%) Exploratory Testing
11 2 (4.35%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (54.35%) Java
2 21 (45.65%) C++
3 19 (41.30%) JavaScript
4 16 (34.78%) C#
4 16 (34.78%) GLSL
4 16 (34.78%) HLSL
5 7 (15.22%) Java 8
6 6 (13.04%) C
6 6 (13.04%) Embedded C
7 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.35%) SQL
8 1 (2.17%) Groovy
8 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.17%) Python
8 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) Degree
2 16 (34.78%) SC Cleared
2 16 (34.78%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) PMO
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) Hyperion
3 2 (4.35%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (4.35%) Nintex
3 2 (4.35%) Tableau
4 1 (2.17%) New Relic
4 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.17%) Talend
4 1 (2.17%) Teradata