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 25 June 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.

Scrum
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 31 65
Rank change year-on-year -1 +34  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 28 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.48% 4.19% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.53% 5.33% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 6
Median daily rate £438 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £415 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £377
% change year-on-year - +12.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £36.89
% change year-on-year +5.23% +16.57%  

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 506 507 705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 80.96% 78.60% 78.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 268 363
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 59
Median hourly rate £17.77 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.92% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 - 8 £450 - 5
Rickmansworth +2 2 £605 -
Welwyn Garden City -3 2 £550 +29.41%
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £575 - 1
Scrum
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 61 (93.85%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (52.31%) TDD
3 28 (43.08%) Java
4 27 (41.54%) BDD
5 18 (27.69%) Kanban
6 16 (24.62%) E-Commerce
7 13 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 11 (16.92%) Cucumber
8 11 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
8 11 (16.92%) JIRA
8 11 (16.92%) Selenium
9 10 (15.38%) Finance
9 10 (15.38%) Microservices
9 10 (15.38%) Jenkins
10 9 (13.85%) Git (software)
10 9 (13.85%) Hibernate
11 8 (12.31%) Spring
11 8 (12.31%) RESTful
11 8 (12.31%) REST
11 8 (12.31%) Test Strategy
11 8 (12.31%) Confluence
12 7 (10.77%) WebDriver
12 7 (10.77%) Manual Testing
12 7 (10.77%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (10.77%) Atlassian
12 7 (10.77%) MVC
12 7 (10.77%) .NET
12 7 (10.77%) SQL Server

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 8 (12.31%) Confluence
2 3 (4.62%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.62%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.08%) IIS
4 1 (1.54%) Apache
4 1 (1.54%) CMS
4 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (3.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.15%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.62%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (4.62%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (4.62%) PaaS
4 2 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.08%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (3.08%) G Suite
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.08%) Couchbase
3 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) MarkLogic
4 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.54%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Cucumber
1 11 (16.92%) JIRA
1 11 (16.92%) Selenium
2 10 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 9 (13.85%) Git (software)
4 7 (10.77%) WebDriver
5 5 (7.69%) Grunt
5 5 (7.69%) gulp
5 5 (7.69%) Maven
5 5 (7.69%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (6.15%) JUnit
6 4 (6.15%) Moq
6 4 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (6.15%) webpack
7 3 (4.62%) Eclipse
7 3 (4.62%) JBehave
7 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.08%) FxCop
8 2 (3.08%) ReSharper
General
1 10 (15.38%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Retail
3 2 (3.08%) Games
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
4 1 (1.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (52.31%) Developer
2 20 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 16 (24.62%) AWS Developer
4 13 (20.00%) Agile Developer
4 13 (20.00%) Agile Java Developer
5 10 (15.38%) Senior Developer
6 9 (13.85%) Senior Agile Developer
6 9 (13.85%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 9 (13.85%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Scrum Master
8 5 (7.69%) Node.js Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Test Manager
9 4 (6.15%) .NET Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Analyst
9 4 (6.15%) C# Developer
9 4 (6.15%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Portfolio Manager
9 4 (6.15%) Portfolio Test Manager
9 4 (6.15%) Tester
10 3 (4.62%) Digital Transformation
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) Hibernate
2 8 (12.31%) REST
2 8 (12.31%) RESTful
2 8 (12.31%) Spring
3 7 (10.77%) .NET
3 7 (10.77%) Web Services
4 6 (9.23%) AngularJS
4 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 5 (7.69%) CSS
5 5 (7.69%) Entity Framework
5 5 (7.69%) HTML
5 5 (7.69%) JSON
5 5 (7.69%) Node.js
6 4 (6.15%) Middleware
6 4 (6.15%) Swagger
6 4 (6.15%) XML
7 3 (4.62%) Serverless Framework
7 3 (4.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.08%) Algorithms
1 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.08%) iPad
2 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.54%) Replication
2 1 (1.54%) User Experience
2 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) Linux
1 4 (6.15%) Unix
2 2 (3.08%) Solaris
2 2 (3.08%) Windows
3 1 (1.54%) Android
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (93.85%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (52.31%) TDD
3 27 (41.54%) BDD
4 18 (27.69%) Kanban
5 16 (24.62%) E-Commerce
6 13 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (15.38%) Microservices
9 8 (12.31%) Test Strategy
10 7 (10.77%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (10.77%) Manual Testing
10 7 (10.77%) MVC
11 6 (9.23%) DevOps
11 6 (9.23%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 6 (9.23%) Test Management
12 5 (7.69%) Open Source
12 5 (7.69%) Refactoring
13 4 (6.15%) Concurrent Programming
13 4 (6.15%) Project Management
13 4 (6.15%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.08%) Java
2 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.69%) C#
3 5 (7.69%) SQL
4 4 (6.15%) Groovy
4 4 (6.15%) Ruby
4 4 (6.15%) Scala
5 2 (3.08%) C++
5 2 (3.08%) VBScript
6 1 (1.54%) Python
6 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.54%) VB
6 1 (1.54%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Docker
1 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Ansible
2 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Atlassian
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.08%) Google
3 2 (3.08%) IBM
3 2 (3.08%) MuleSoft
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle
3 2 (3.08%) TIBCO
3 2 (3.08%) VMware
3 2 (3.08%) WSO2
4 1 (1.54%) hybris
4 1 (1.54%) New Relic
4 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.54%) Teradata