The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton 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
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 24 14 16
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 9 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 3.41% 7.17% 7.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.27% 8.29% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 10
Median daily rate £450 £438 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +1.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £350 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £538 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £421 £400
% change year-on-year +1.07% +5.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Northampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 211 193 266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 79.92% 86.55% 82.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 146 159
Median daily rate £405 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.71% +52.17%  
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 Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in Northampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Northampton

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Northampton over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Northampton

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

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 Northampton region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) Banking
4 5 (31.25%) TDD
5 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (25.00%) jQuery
6 3 (18.75%) Coaching
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
6 3 (18.75%) Selenium
6 3 (18.75%) Spring
6 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) MVC
7 2 (12.50%) C#
7 2 (12.50%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) .NET
7 2 (12.50%) J2EE
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 2 (12.50%) EJB
7 2 (12.50%) CSS
7 2 (12.50%) JSP
7 2 (12.50%) Servlets
7 2 (12.50%) Struts
7 2 (12.50%) Retail
7 2 (12.50%) Ajax

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Blockchain
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
1 5 (31.25%) Scrum Master
2 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) J2EE Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) HTML Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Planner
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Financial Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) jQuery
2 3 (18.75%) Spring
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) Ajax
3 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (12.50%) CSS
3 2 (12.50%) EJB
3 2 (12.50%) Entity Framework
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) J2EE
3 2 (12.50%) JSP
3 2 (12.50%) Servlets
3 2 (12.50%) Struts
4 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
4 1 (6.25%) JPA
4 1 (6.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) TDD
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Coaching
4 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (12.50%) MVC
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Web Development
6 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.25%) Information Security
6 1 (6.25%) Kanban
6 1 (6.25%) OO
6 1 (6.25%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) CA Agile Central
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft