Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 24 63
Rank change year-on-year -21 +39 -24
Contract jobs citing Scrum 57 85 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.61% 6.13% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.51% 7.99% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 67 21
Hertfordshire median daily rate £525 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £316 £313
90th Percentile £600 £610 £488
East of England median daily rate £475 £474 £425
% change year-on-year +0.26% +11.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £32.50
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 - £60.00

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 1265 1064 1223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 80.11% 76.77% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 616 615
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £222 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £567
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 57 98
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £33.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.27% +59.50% +31.27%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.63 £9.70
90th Percentile £46.50 £53.75 £42.88
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -1.49% +23.53% +3.83%

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 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +12 20 £438 -7.89% 7
Stevenage - 7 £285 - 1
Rickmansworth -6 6 £600 +60.00% 1
Welwyn Garden City -3 5 £525 +23.53% 3
Waltham Cross - 2 £535 -
Abbots Langley - 2 £525 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - - 3
Scrum
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 56 (98.25%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (47.37%) TDD
3 24 (42.11%) Java
3 24 (42.11%) Kanban
4 18 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 18 (31.58%) CSS
4 18 (31.58%) BDD
5 17 (29.82%) HTML
5 17 (29.82%) MVC
5 17 (29.82%) JIRA
6 16 (28.07%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (26.32%) Spring
8 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (24.56%) Web Services
8 14 (24.56%) Git (software)
9 13 (22.81%) Unix
10 12 (21.05%) Test Automation
11 11 (19.30%) DevOps
11 11 (19.30%) Atlassian
12 10 (17.54%) Refactoring
12 10 (17.54%) Oracle
12 10 (17.54%) Microservices
12 10 (17.54%) HTML5
12 10 (17.54%) REST
13 9 (15.79%) Web Application Development
13 9 (15.79%) AngularJS
13 9 (15.79%) SOLID
13 9 (15.79%) Solaris
13 9 (15.79%) Linux
13 9 (15.79%) Web Development

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 (14.04%) Confluence
2 5 (8.77%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (5.26%) IIS
3 3 (5.26%) OpenStack
3 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.75%) Apache
4 1 (1.75%) CMS
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.07%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.77%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (8.77%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) 3GPP
1 7 (12.28%) LTE
1 7 (12.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (14.04%) DB2
2 8 (14.04%) MySQL
3 7 (12.28%) MongoDB
4 6 (10.53%) Oracle Database
4 6 (10.53%) RDBMS
4 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.51%) DbVisualizer
6 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (29.82%) JIRA
2 14 (24.56%) Git (software)
3 6 (10.53%) Bitbucket
3 6 (10.53%) Grunt
3 6 (10.53%) gulp
3 6 (10.53%) IntelliJ
4 5 (8.77%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.77%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.77%) Maven
4 5 (8.77%) Selenium
5 4 (7.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (7.02%) Moq
5 4 (7.02%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (7.02%) WebDriver
6 3 (5.26%) FxCop
6 3 (5.26%) JUnit
6 3 (5.26%) ReSharper
6 3 (5.26%) StyleCop
6 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.51%) JBehave
General
1 8 (14.04%) Retail
2 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) Front Office
3 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Developer
2 15 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 8 (14.04%) Scrum Master
4 7 (12.28%) DSP Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Senior DSP Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Tester
6 3 (5.26%) Agile Development Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Agile Scrum Master
6 3 (5.26%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Development Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Software Development Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Software Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Agile Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Java Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.58%) CSS
2 17 (29.82%) HTML
3 15 (26.32%) Spring
4 14 (24.56%) Web Services
5 10 (17.54%) HTML5
5 10 (17.54%) REST
6 9 (15.79%) AngularJS
7 7 (12.28%) .NET
7 7 (12.28%) .NET Framework
7 7 (12.28%) React
7 7 (12.28%) RESTful
7 7 (12.28%) SOAP
7 7 (12.28%) WCF
8 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
8 6 (10.53%) Dropwizard
8 6 (10.53%) Gherkin
8 6 (10.53%) Hystrix
8 6 (10.53%) Play Framework
8 6 (10.53%) Scalatra
8 6 (10.53%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Algorithms
1 7 (12.28%) VHDL
2 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.75%) Fintech
2 1 (1.75%) FMCG
2 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Unix
2 9 (15.79%) Linux
2 9 (15.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (98.25%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (47.37%) TDD
3 24 (42.11%) Kanban
4 18 (31.58%) BDD
5 17 (29.82%) MVC
6 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (21.05%) Test Automation
8 11 (19.30%) DevOps
9 10 (17.54%) Microservices
9 10 (17.54%) Refactoring
10 9 (15.79%) SOLID
10 9 (15.79%) Web Application Development
10 9 (15.79%) Web Development
11 8 (14.04%) Integration Testing
11 8 (14.04%) Pair Programming
11 8 (14.04%) SOA
12 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
12 7 (12.28%) Digital Signal Processing
12 7 (12.28%) Feature Driven Development
12 7 (12.28%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.11%) Java
2 18 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 7 (12.28%) C
3 7 (12.28%) Embedded C
3 7 (12.28%) Groovy
3 7 (12.28%) SQL
4 6 (10.53%) C#
4 6 (10.53%) Python
5 3 (5.26%) C++
5 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.26%) VBScript
6 2 (3.51%) Ruby
6 2 (3.51%) Scala
6 2 (3.51%) VB
7 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) QA
2 5 (8.77%) GCP
System Software
1 8 (14.04%) Docker
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) Ansible
2 5 (8.77%) Docker Swarm
2 5 (8.77%) Kubernetes
2 5 (8.77%) Mesos
2 5 (8.77%) Rancher
3 4 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (7.02%) Puppet
4 1 (1.75%) Terraform
4 1 (1.75%) yum
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Atlassian
2 10 (17.54%) Oracle
3 6 (10.53%) New Relic
4 3 (5.26%) hybris
4 3 (5.26%) IBM
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.51%) Sonatype
6 1 (1.75%) Teradata
6 1 (1.75%) VMware