Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 8 17
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 -4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 48 80 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 10.57% 18.35% 8.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.33% 23.19% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 53 25
Somerset median daily rate £413 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.01% -8.75% +24.03%
10th Percentile £352 £293 £318
90th Percentile £530 £438 £568
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 14
Somerset median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% -1.78% +8.31%
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year +6.17% -4.14% +8.31%

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 360 345 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 79.30% 79.13% 78.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 229 206
Somerset median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £213 £219 £250
90th Percentile £495 £538 £538
South West median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 38 64
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £39.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +14.29% +1.56%
10th Percentile £19.85 £36.55 £20.13
90th Percentile £47.25 £53.75 £53.78
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +12.86%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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
Taunton -5 28 £400 +8.84% 8
Bath -10 6 £350 -1.75% 5
Yeovil 0 4 - - 3
Scrum
South West

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 42 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (54.17%) C#
2 26 (54.17%) .NET
3 25 (52.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (41.67%) Security Cleared
5 18 (37.50%) Test Automation
6 16 (33.33%) BDD
7 15 (31.25%) Java
8 14 (29.17%) PowerShell
8 14 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (29.17%) Software Engineering
9 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET
10 10 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (18.75%) RESTful
12 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 8 (16.67%) Web Services
13 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
13 7 (14.58%) OO
13 7 (14.58%) MVC
13 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (14.58%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 7 (14.58%) Web Development
13 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
14 6 (12.50%) TDD
14 6 (12.50%) Cucumber
15 5 (10.42%) Network Virtualisation
15 5 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
15 5 (10.42%) Deployment Automation
15 5 (10.42%) DevOps

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 4 (8.33%) GeoServer
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.08%) Mule
2 1 (2.08%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (52.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.08%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.17%) Selenium
5 1 (2.08%) Ant
5 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.08%) Cobertura
5 1 (2.08%) Gradle
5 1 (2.08%) Grunt
5 1 (2.08%) Maven
5 1 (2.08%) Subversion
5 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.08%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (2.08%) Back Office
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Games
2 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Architect
4 7 (14.58%) Java Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Azure Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Java Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Azure Software Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Automation Test Lead
8 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
8 3 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Customer Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Customer Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (54.17%) .NET
2 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (18.75%) RESTful
4 8 (16.67%) Web Services
5 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (10.42%) Spring
7 4 (8.33%) HTML
8 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
8 3 (6.25%) CSS
8 3 (6.25%) Gherkin
9 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Core
9 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
9 2 (4.17%) REST
10 1 (2.08%) HTML5
10 1 (2.08%) J2EE
10 1 (2.08%) jQuery
10 1 (2.08%) PhoneGap
10 1 (2.08%) SOAP
10 1 (2.08%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
1 2 (4.17%) User Experience
2 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 16 (33.33%) BDD
4 14 (29.17%) Software Engineering
5 10 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (14.58%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 7 (14.58%) MVC
6 7 (14.58%) OO
6 7 (14.58%) Web Development
7 6 (12.50%) TDD
8 5 (10.42%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (10.42%) DevOps
8 5 (10.42%) Network Virtualisation
8 5 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (8.33%) Pair Programming
9 4 (8.33%) System Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
9 4 (8.33%) Time Management
9 4 (8.33%) UML
9 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) C#
2 15 (31.25%) Java
3 14 (29.17%) PowerShell
4 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.42%) C++
6 2 (4.17%) SQL
6 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.08%) Java 8
7 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.08%) Python
7 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.25%) ISEB
5 2 (4.17%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (2.08%) Ansible
1 1 (2.08%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.08%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.08%) Amdocs
2 1 (2.08%) Cramer
2 1 (2.08%) hybris
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle