Period
to 21 February 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 16 58
Rank change year-on-year -13 +42 -24
Contract jobs citing Scrum 83 109 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.39% 8.10% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.59% 10.33% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 82 21
Hertfordshire median daily rate £525 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £302 £388
90th Percentile £595 £544 £538
East of England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -26.67% +4.35%

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 1,260 1,055 1,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.82% 78.44% 76.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 598 516
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +5.77%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £259
90th Percentile £575 £564 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 54 87
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £23.14 £42.35 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.37% +92.50% -32.82%
10th Percentile £12.96 £11.08 £12.28
90th Percentile £47.43 £53.75 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% +33.33%

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 2018.

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 2018. 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 -7 26 £425 -8.11% 6
Welwyn Garden City +9 14 £525 - 1
Hatfield -13 8 £400 -23.81% 4
Stevenage - 6 £285 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £420 - 5
Rickmansworth -15 2 £525 +59.09% 2
Abbots Langley - 2 £525 -
Waltham Cross - 2 £535 -
Hoddesdon - 1 - - 1
Scrum
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 81 (97.59%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (50.60%) Java
3 39 (46.99%) TDD
3 39 (46.99%) Kanban
4 33 (39.76%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (32.53%) BDD
6 24 (28.92%) JIRA
7 20 (24.10%) E-Commerce
8 19 (22.89%) Spring
9 18 (21.69%) Web Services
10 17 (20.48%) Git (software)
10 17 (20.48%) Amazon AWS
11 16 (19.28%) Test Automation
11 16 (19.28%) Jenkins
12 15 (18.07%) CSS
12 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
12 15 (18.07%) HTML
13 14 (16.87%) DevOps
13 14 (16.87%) Microservices
14 13 (15.66%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (15.66%) MVC
15 12 (14.46%) Pair Programming
15 12 (14.46%) Retail
15 12 (14.46%) Unix
16 11 (13.25%) SQL
16 11 (13.25%) J2EE
16 11 (13.25%) Oracle
16 11 (13.25%) DB2
16 11 (13.25%) REST
16 11 (13.25%) HTML5

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 10 (12.05%) Confluence
2 6 (7.23%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.82%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.41%) Apache
4 2 (2.41%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.41%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.48%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.23%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (7.23%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (6.02%) Veeva
4 4 (4.82%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) 3GPP
1 5 (6.02%) LTE
1 5 (6.02%) Wireless
2 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.20%) HTTP
2 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) DB2
2 7 (8.43%) MongoDB
3 6 (7.23%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (6.02%) MySQL
4 5 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (6.02%) RDBMS
4 5 (6.02%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.61%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.20%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.20%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 24 (28.92%) JIRA
2 17 (20.48%) Git (software)
3 16 (19.28%) Jenkins
4 9 (10.84%) Cucumber
4 9 (10.84%) Selenium
5 8 (9.64%) WebDriver
6 7 (8.43%) IntelliJ
6 7 (8.43%) Maven
7 6 (7.23%) Grunt
7 6 (7.23%) gulp
8 5 (6.02%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (4.82%) Bitbucket
10 3 (3.61%) Apache Ivy
10 3 (3.61%) Gradle
10 3 (3.61%) JUnit
10 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (2.41%) Checkstyle
11 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.41%) JBehave
11 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (14.46%) Retail
2 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.82%) Finance
3 4 (4.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.41%) Automotive
4 2 (2.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.20%) Back Office
5 1 (1.20%) Front Office
5 1 (1.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (33.73%) Developer
2 25 (30.12%) Java Developer
3 18 (21.69%) Scrum Master
4 9 (10.84%) Project Manager
4 9 (10.84%) Tester
5 7 (8.43%) Automation Tester
6 5 (6.02%) Agile Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Agile Java Developer
6 5 (6.02%) AWS Developer
6 5 (6.02%) DSP Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Senior DSP Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Architect
7 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Agile Development Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Development Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Software Development Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.89%) Spring
2 18 (21.69%) Web Services
3 15 (18.07%) CSS
3 15 (18.07%) HTML
4 11 (13.25%) HTML5
4 11 (13.25%) J2EE
4 11 (13.25%) REST
5 10 (12.05%) Gherkin
5 10 (12.05%) SOAP
6 9 (10.84%) RESTful
7 7 (8.43%) AngularJS
7 7 (8.43%) Hibernate
7 7 (8.43%) React
8 6 (7.23%) Dropwizard
8 6 (7.23%) Hystrix
8 6 (7.23%) Play Framework
8 6 (7.23%) RESTEasy
8 6 (7.23%) Scalatra
8 6 (7.23%) Spring Boot
9 5 (6.02%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.02%) Algorithms
2 5 (6.02%) VHDL
3 4 (4.82%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.82%) Life Science
4 3 (3.61%) User Experience
5 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.20%) Fintech
5 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.46%) Unix
2 8 (9.64%) Windows
3 6 (7.23%) Linux
3 6 (7.23%) Windows 10
4 4 (4.82%) Solaris
5 1 (1.20%) CentOS
5 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (97.59%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (46.99%) Kanban
2 39 (46.99%) TDD
3 33 (39.76%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (32.53%) BDD
5 20 (24.10%) E-Commerce
6 16 (19.28%) Test Automation
7 14 (16.87%) DevOps
7 14 (16.87%) Microservices
8 13 (15.66%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (15.66%) MVC
9 12 (14.46%) Pair Programming
10 11 (13.25%) Waterfall
11 10 (12.05%) Change Management
11 10 (12.05%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (12.05%) DNA
11 10 (12.05%) Web Development
12 9 (10.84%) Web Application Development
13 8 (9.64%) PRINCE2
13 8 (9.64%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 42 (50.60%) Java
2 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
3 11 (13.25%) SQL
4 8 (9.64%) Groovy
5 5 (6.02%) Apex Code
5 5 (6.02%) C
5 5 (6.02%) Embedded C
6 4 (4.82%) C#
7 3 (3.61%) Python
7 3 (3.61%) Ruby
7 3 (3.61%) Scala
7 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.41%) C++
8 2 (2.41%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.20%) GLSL
9 1 (1.20%) HLSL
9 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.43%) ISEB
3 7 (8.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) GCP
3 1 (1.20%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) Kubernetes
1 3 (3.61%) Rancher
2 2 (2.41%) Ansible
2 2 (2.41%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (2.41%) Mesos
2 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.41%) Puppet
2 2 (2.41%) Terraform
3 1 (1.20%) HP Fortify
3 1 (1.20%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.20%) yum
Vendors
1 11 (13.25%) Oracle
2 10 (12.05%) hybris
3 7 (8.43%) Atlassian
3 7 (8.43%) IBM
4 6 (7.23%) New Relic
4 6 (7.23%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.41%) Sonatype
6 1 (1.20%) Computacenter
6 1 (1.20%) HP
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.20%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) Teradata