Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 8 13
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 56 64 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 10.75% 13.68% 9.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.70% 17.63% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 32
Somerset median daily rate £440 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £351 £292 £239
90th Percentile £575 £485 £462
South West median daily rate £450 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Somerset median hourly rate £43.00 - £40.00
South West median hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +1.91%

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 441 363 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 84.64% 77.56% 76.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 253 193
Somerset median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £213 £161 £190
90th Percentile £531 £513 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 57
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £47.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +25.00% -9.52%
10th Percentile £35.75 £13.25 £17.30
90th Percentile £44.85 £53.75 £42.70
South West median hourly rate £41.52 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.61% - -6.04%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 0 26 £475 +15.15% 6
Taunton -9 16 £418 +15.17% 8
Yeovil +3 7 - -
Street -3 4 £400 -41.82% 1
Scrum
South West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 49 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.86%) C#
3 23 (41.07%) Java
4 20 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 19 (33.93%) .NET
5 19 (33.93%) Security Cleared
6 17 (30.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (25.00%) BDD
8 13 (23.21%) SQL
9 12 (21.43%) OO
10 11 (19.64%) Software Engineering
11 10 (17.86%) TDD
12 9 (16.07%) UML
12 9 (16.07%) HTML
12 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
12 9 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (16.07%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
13 8 (14.29%) Spring
13 8 (14.29%) CSS
13 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
13 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
14 7 (12.50%) C++
14 7 (12.50%) MVC
14 7 (12.50%) Time Management
14 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (12.50%) User Stories
14 7 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
15 6 (10.71%) PowerShell

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 (5.36%) JBoss
2 2 (3.57%) Apache Solr
2 2 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.57%) Mule
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 17 (30.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) HTTP
1 1 (1.79%) SSL
1 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (5.36%) RDBMS
2 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.57%) MySQL
3 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.79%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.79%) Big Data
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.79%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.93%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (5.36%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.57%) JMeter
5 2 (3.57%) Maven
5 2 (3.57%) Mercurial
5 2 (3.57%) NeoLoad
5 2 (3.57%) Selenium
5 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.79%) Subversion
6 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Billing
2 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.57%) Electronics
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Games
4 1 (1.79%) Law
4 1 (1.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (42.86%) Developer
2 10 (17.86%) Java Developer
2 10 (17.86%) Software Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Java Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Scrum Master
3 6 (10.71%) Test Automation Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Test Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) .NET Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Automation Test Lead
5 3 (5.36%) Customer Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Java Scala Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Scala Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Customer Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Java Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) .NET
2 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
2 9 (16.07%) HTML
3 8 (14.29%) CSS
3 8 (14.29%) Spring
4 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (7.14%) J2EE
5 4 (7.14%) RESTful
5 4 (7.14%) Spring Boot
6 3 (5.36%) Gherkin
6 3 (5.36%) Hibernate
6 3 (5.36%) Web Services
7 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (3.57%) HTML5
7 2 (3.57%) REST
7 2 (3.57%) Sass
7 2 (3.57%) Spring Batch
7 2 (3.57%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) User Experience
2 2 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.79%) iPad
3 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Android
2 1 (1.79%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 14 (25.00%) BDD
4 12 (21.43%) OO
5 11 (19.64%) Software Engineering
6 10 (17.86%) TDD
7 9 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (16.07%) UML
8 7 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (12.50%) MVC
8 7 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (12.50%) Time Management
8 7 (12.50%) User Stories
9 5 (8.93%) Continuous Deployment
9 5 (8.93%) DevOps
9 5 (8.93%) Unit Testing
9 5 (8.93%) Web Development
10 4 (7.14%) Kanban
10 4 (7.14%) Mathematics
10 4 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) C#
2 23 (41.07%) Java
3 13 (23.21%) SQL
4 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 7 (12.50%) C++
6 6 (10.71%) PL/SQL
6 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.36%) Scala
8 1 (1.79%) Java 8
8 1 (1.79%) Python
8 1 (1.79%) Ruby
8 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (33.93%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) DBS Check
3 3 (5.36%) ISEB
3 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (3.57%) Kibana
2 2 (3.57%) logstash
3 1 (1.79%) Ansible
3 1 (1.79%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle
2 4 (7.14%) Amdocs
2 4 (7.14%) Cramer
3 2 (3.57%) Google
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) SAP