Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 12 December 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
South West > Somerset
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 78 52 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 15.60% 10.30% 13.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.89% 12.90% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 34 43
Somerset median daily rate £513 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.98% +13.46% -10.34%
10th Percentile £400 £285 £213
90th Percentile £675 £490 £461
South West median daily rate £460 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +15.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 15
Somerset median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +1.22% -4.09%
South West median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% -8.54% -2.38%

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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 436 403 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 87.20% 79.80% 76.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 269 188
Somerset median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £160 £194
90th Percentile £572 £500 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 68
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £23.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.98% -38.56% -8.93%
10th Percentile £38.50 £12.80 £13.14
90th Percentile £45.18 £49.25 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year +24.24% -0.75% -15.29%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Somerset

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Somerset

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Somerset over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Somerset

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum in Somerset.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in Somerset

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
Bath +11 32 £488 +30.00% 2
Taunton 0 22 £550 +69.23% 4
Street +4 9 £445 -35.27%
Yeovil -1 6 - - 1
Scrum
South West

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 66 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (47.44%) Test Automation
3 33 (42.31%) C#
4 31 (39.74%) BDD
5 28 (35.90%) Security Cleared
6 19 (24.36%) Continuous Deployment
6 19 (24.36%) Java
7 18 (23.08%) Acceptance Criteria
7 18 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 18 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
8 17 (21.79%) .NET
8 17 (21.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (19.23%) DV Cleared
11 14 (17.95%) QA
11 14 (17.95%) GIS
12 13 (16.67%) SQL
12 13 (16.67%) HTML
12 13 (16.67%) Security Testing
12 13 (16.67%) Test Strategy
13 12 (15.38%) JavaScript
13 12 (15.38%) CSS
13 12 (15.38%) OO
14 11 (14.10%) Git (software)
14 11 (14.10%) TDD
15 10 (12.82%) DevOps
16 9 (11.54%) User Stories
16 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (10.26%) Software Engineering
17 8 (10.26%) Spring

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 3 (3.85%) JBoss
2 2 (2.56%) Apache Solr
2 2 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.56%) Mule
3 1 (1.28%) Apache
3 1 (1.28%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.41%) Serverless
3 2 (2.56%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) HTTP
1 1 (1.28%) SSL
1 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) GIS
2 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.41%) Data Lake
4 3 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.85%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.56%) MySQL
5 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.28%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.28%) Big Data
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.28%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (21.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (14.10%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.97%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (6.41%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.85%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.56%) JMeter
6 2 (2.56%) Maven
6 2 (2.56%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.56%) NeoLoad
6 2 (2.56%) Selenium
6 2 (2.56%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.28%) Subversion
7 1 (1.28%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (8.97%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.41%) Billing
3 5 (6.41%) Electronics
3 5 (6.41%) Marketing
3 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Games
4 1 (1.28%) Law
4 1 (1.28%) Military
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (34.62%) Developer
2 20 (25.64%) Test Leader
3 12 (15.38%) Scrum Master
4 10 (12.82%) Automation Test Lead
4 10 (12.82%) Java Developer
5 7 (8.97%) Software Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (6.41%) .NET Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (6.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Node.js Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Java Scala Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Scala Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Agile Scrum Master
9 2 (2.56%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.79%) .NET
2 13 (16.67%) HTML
3 12 (15.38%) CSS
4 8 (10.26%) Spring
5 7 (8.97%) AngularJS
5 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET
5 7 (8.97%) REST
6 6 (7.69%) Node.js
7 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (6.41%) Express
7 5 (6.41%) Pug
7 5 (6.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (6.41%) Vue.js
8 4 (5.13%) .NET Core
8 4 (5.13%) J2EE
8 4 (5.13%) Spring Boot
9 3 (3.85%) Gherkin
9 3 (3.85%) Hibernate
9 3 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.13%) User Experience
2 3 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.28%) iPad
3 1 (1.28%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.85%) Android
2 1 (1.28%) Windows
2 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (47.44%) Test Automation
3 31 (39.74%) BDD
4 19 (24.36%) Continuous Deployment
5 18 (23.08%) Acceptance Criteria
5 18 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 13 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 12 (15.38%) OO
9 11 (14.10%) TDD
10 10 (12.82%) DevOps
11 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (11.54%) User Stories
12 8 (10.26%) Software Engineering
12 8 (10.26%) UML
13 6 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (7.69%) Programme Management
13 6 (7.69%) Time Management
14 5 (6.41%) Data Extraction
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.31%) C#
2 19 (24.36%) Java
3 13 (16.67%) SQL
4 12 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.69%) C++
5 6 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.85%) Scala
7 2 (2.56%) Java 8
7 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.28%) Python
8 1 (1.28%) Ruby
8 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (35.90%) Security Cleared
2 15 (19.23%) DV Cleared
3 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.85%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.95%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (2.56%) Kibana
2 2 (2.56%) logstash
3 1 (1.28%) Ansible
3 1 (1.28%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Oracle
2 5 (6.41%) SAP
2 5 (6.41%) Splunk
3 4 (5.13%) Amdocs
3 4 (5.13%) Cramer
4 2 (2.56%) Google
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft