Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 26 September 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 Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 30 18
Rank change year-on-year +17 -12 +25
Contract jobs citing Scrum 75 35 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 9.11% 5.02% 7.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.82% 5.91% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 33 47
Northamptonshire median daily rate £405 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £350 £430 £363
90th Percentile £588 £533 £610
East Midlands median daily rate £406 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -9.72% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - £50.00 -

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 693 592 701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 84.20% 84.94% 87.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 385 539
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £308 £220 £306
90th Percentile £525 £550 £576
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 6
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.62 £11.17 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.93% -35.25% -6.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.25 £9.88
90th Percentile £20.25 £17.50 £38.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year +6.90% +1.75% -15.30%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Northamptonshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Northamptonshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Northamptonshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 26 September 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
Northampton +19 55 £400 -13.51% 4
Kettering - 1 £410 - 1
Scrum
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 64 (85.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.00%) Finance
3 26 (34.67%) Java
4 18 (24.00%) Kanban
5 17 (22.67%) DevOps
6 16 (21.33%) AngularJS
6 16 (21.33%) JIRA
7 15 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 15 (20.00%) Jenkins
8 14 (18.67%) Selenium
8 14 (18.67%) TDD
9 13 (17.33%) Cucumber
10 12 (16.00%) BDD
10 12 (16.00%) Microservices
10 12 (16.00%) Project Management
10 12 (16.00%) JUnit
11 11 (14.67%) Subversion
11 11 (14.67%) Maven
11 11 (14.67%) HTML
12 10 (13.33%) JavaScript
12 10 (13.33%) PRINCE2
12 10 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (12.00%) Waterfall
13 9 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
13 9 (12.00%) Pair Programming
13 9 (12.00%) Oracle
14 8 (10.67%) .NET

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 6 (8.00%) JBoss
2 5 (6.67%) NServiceBus
3 4 (5.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.67%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.33%) Apache
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.00%) npm
4 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) Internet
1 2 (2.67%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.33%) SMS
2 1 (1.33%) SSL
2 1 (1.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.67%) Aerospike
2 2 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.67%) Apache Hive
2 2 (2.67%) HBase
2 2 (2.67%) OLTP
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.33%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 16 (21.33%) JIRA
2 15 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 14 (18.67%) Selenium
4 13 (17.33%) Cucumber
5 12 (16.00%) JUnit
6 11 (14.67%) Maven
6 11 (14.67%) Subversion
7 8 (10.67%) Bitbucket
7 8 (10.67%) LoadUI
7 8 (10.67%) SoapUI
8 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
9 4 (5.33%) CA Release Automation
9 4 (5.33%) JSUnit
9 4 (5.33%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (4.00%) Gradle
10 3 (4.00%) HP UFT
10 3 (4.00%) IntelliJ
10 3 (4.00%) NetBeans
10 3 (4.00%) NUnit
10 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (36.00%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) Legal
5 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (34.67%) Developer
2 13 (17.33%) Project Manager
3 12 (16.00%) Java Developer
4 10 (13.33%) Architect
5 9 (12.00%) Analyst
5 9 (12.00%) Scrum Master
6 8 (10.67%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (9.33%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Payments Project Manager
9 3 (4.00%) Agile .NET Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Agile Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Designer
9 3 (4.00%) Digital Project Manager
9 3 (4.00%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (4.00%) UI Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Database Engineer
10 2 (2.67%) Technical Manager
10 2 (2.67%) Technical Project Manager
10 2 (2.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.33%) AngularJS
2 11 (14.67%) HTML
3 8 (10.67%) .NET
3 8 (10.67%) Ajax
3 8 (10.67%) CSS
3 8 (10.67%) HTML5
3 8 (10.67%) Node.js
3 8 (10.67%) Velocity
4 7 (9.33%) RESTful
5 5 (6.67%) J2EE
5 5 (6.67%) Java EE
5 5 (6.67%) React
5 5 (6.67%) Spring
5 5 (6.67%) Web Services
5 5 (6.67%) XML
6 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.33%) Middleware
6 4 (5.33%) MSMQ
6 4 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (5.33%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.67%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.67%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.67%) PMI
3 2 (2.67%) User Experience
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.33%) FMCG
4 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.67%) Unix
2 2 (2.67%) Linux
2 2 (2.67%) Solaris
2 2 (2.67%) Windows
3 1 (1.33%) Android
3 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (85.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.00%) Kanban
3 17 (22.67%) DevOps
4 15 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 14 (18.67%) TDD
6 12 (16.00%) BDD
6 12 (16.00%) Microservices
6 12 (16.00%) Project Management
7 10 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (13.33%) PRINCE2
7 10 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (12.00%) Pair Programming
8 9 (12.00%) Waterfall
9 7 (9.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (9.33%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (9.33%) SOA
9 7 (9.33%) Validation
10 6 (8.00%) OO
10 6 (8.00%) Unit Testing
10 6 (8.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 26 (34.67%) Java
2 10 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.33%) C#
4 6 (8.00%) SQL
5 3 (4.00%) Python
6 2 (2.67%) Java 8
6 2 (2.67%) Scala
6 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (5.33%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) ISEB
3 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.67%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.67%) Terraform
3 3 (4.00%) Puppet
4 2 (2.67%) Control-M
4 2 (2.67%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.33%) logstash
5 1 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (12.00%) Oracle
2 5 (6.67%) SAP
3 3 (4.00%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.33%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.33%) Pega
5 1 (1.33%) ServiceNow