Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 16 6
Rank change year-on-year +9 -10 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 59 44 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 15.90% 9.59% 19.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.50% 11.86% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 27 49
Somerset median daily rate £550 £395 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.24% +17.04% -17.68%
10th Percentile £438 £354 £213
90th Percentile £700 £555 £432
South West median daily rate £475 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 21
Somerset median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +3.61% -3.87%
South West median hourly rate £46.75 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +8.72% +4.88% -3.53%

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 319 371 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 85.98% 80.83% 83.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 226 218
Somerset median daily rate £425 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £193 £213
90th Percentile £588 £538 £525
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 67
Somerset median hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -4.88% -2.96%
10th Percentile £17.00 £14.40 £13.83
90th Percentile £46.30 £47.25 £50.00
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -22.08% -3.75%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 +2 21 £613 +56.05% 1
Street - 12 £572 -
Bath +7 8 £425 +24.09% 4
Glastonbury - 2 £425 -
Scrum
South West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 (83.05%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (55.93%) Test Automation
3 27 (45.76%) BDD
4 23 (38.98%) C#
5 22 (37.29%) Acceptance Criteria
6 21 (35.59%) QA
7 19 (32.20%) Security Cleared
8 18 (30.51%) DV Cleared
8 18 (30.51%) Security Testing
8 18 (30.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (30.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (30.51%) Continuous Delivery
8 18 (30.51%) Continuous Deployment
9 17 (28.81%) Test Strategy
9 17 (28.81%) GIS
10 16 (27.12%) Git (software)
11 13 (22.03%) Coaching
12 11 (18.64%) Mentoring
12 11 (18.64%) hybris
12 11 (18.64%) Java
13 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (15.25%) DevOps
15 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
15 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
15 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
15 7 (11.86%) HTML
15 7 (11.86%) CSS
15 7 (11.86%) E-Commerce
15 7 (11.86%) Spring
16 6 (10.17%) Back Office

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.47%) Serverless
3 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.81%) GIS
2 5 (8.47%) Data Lake
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.69%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.69%) Power BI
4 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (30.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (27.12%) Git (software)
3 6 (10.17%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.17%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (8.47%) JIRA
5 4 (6.78%) Bitbucket
5 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.78%) Selenium
6 1 (1.69%) jMock
6 1 (1.69%) JUnit
General
1 6 (10.17%) Back Office
2 3 (5.08%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Billing
3 2 (3.39%) Electronics
3 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.39%) Marketing
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Test Leader
2 14 (23.73%) Developer
3 8 (13.56%) Automation Test Lead
4 7 (11.86%) Hybris Developer
5 6 (10.17%) E-Commerce Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (10.17%) Full Stack Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Java E-Commerce Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Node.js Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Release Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Agile Coach
7 3 (5.08%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) IT Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.39%) QA Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
1 7 (11.86%) CSS
1 7 (11.86%) HTML
1 7 (11.86%) Spring
2 6 (10.17%) Node.js
2 6 (10.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 6 (10.17%) Vue.js
3 5 (8.47%) Express
3 5 (8.47%) Pug
3 5 (8.47%) REST
4 3 (5.08%) .NET
4 3 (5.08%) .NET Core
5 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.69%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.69%) JSON
6 1 (1.69%) RESTful
6 1 (1.69%) SOAP
6 1 (1.69%) Struts
6 1 (1.69%) Web Services
6 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (83.05%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (55.93%) Test Automation
3 27 (45.76%) BDD
4 22 (37.29%) Acceptance Criteria
5 18 (30.51%) Continuous Delivery
5 18 (30.51%) Continuous Deployment
5 18 (30.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (30.51%) Security Testing
6 17 (28.81%) Test Strategy
7 13 (22.03%) Coaching
8 11 (18.64%) Mentoring
9 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (15.25%) DevOps
11 7 (11.86%) E-Commerce
12 6 (10.17%) B2B
12 6 (10.17%) B2C
12 6 (10.17%) Use Case
12 6 (10.17%) User Stories
13 5 (8.47%) Data Extraction
13 5 (8.47%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) C#
2 11 (18.64%) Java
3 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.39%) SQL
5 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (32.20%) Security Cleared
2 18 (30.51%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.69%) CISSP
4 1 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (35.59%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) hybris
2 5 (8.47%) Splunk
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.39%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) ATG
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle