The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Planning Poker skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Planning Poker over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Planning Poker
UK
Rank 585 623 617
Rank change year-on-year +38 -6  
Contract jobs citing Planning Poker 14 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.009% 0.008%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.038% 0.011% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 4
Median daily rate £320 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.04% +10.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -29.47% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Planning Poker is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Planning Poker
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Planning Poker as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Planning Poker in the UK

Planning Poker
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Planning Poker in the UK

Planning Poker
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Planning Poker within the UK over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +42 12 £320 -39.04%
London +21 7 £320 -41.90%
Milton Keynes - 3 £363 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £363 -
South East - 3 £363 -
West Midlands +14 2 £320 -32.73%
Birmingham - 2 £320 -

Planning Poker
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Planning Poker also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Planning Poker.

1 15 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (93.33%) MVC
2 14 (93.33%) CSS
2 14 (93.33%) User Stories
3 12 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (80.00%) .NET
3 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (80.00%) TDD
3 12 (80.00%) .NET Framework
4 11 (73.33%) Automated Testing
4 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET
4 11 (73.33%) HTML
4 11 (73.33%) MS Excel
4 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
4 11 (73.33%) Kanban
4 11 (73.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (73.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (73.33%) Web Development
4 11 (73.33%) WCF
4 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (73.33%) Entity Framework
4 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (73.33%) SOLID
5 8 (53.33%) Release Management
6 4 (26.67%) jQuery
6 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (20.00%) Spring

Planning Poker
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 11 (73.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (73.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Developer
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) CSS
2 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 12 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET
3 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (73.33%) Entity Framework
3 11 (73.33%) HTML
3 11 (73.33%) WCF
4 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
4 4 (26.67%) jQuery
5 3 (20.00%) Ajax
5 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
5 3 (20.00%) JSP
5 3 (20.00%) REST
5 3 (20.00%) Spring
5 3 (20.00%) Spring MVC
5 3 (20.00%) XML
6 1 (6.67%) Node.js
6 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (93.33%) MVC
2 14 (93.33%) User Stories
3 12 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (80.00%) TDD
4 11 (73.33%) Automated Testing
4 11 (73.33%) Kanban
4 11 (73.33%) SOLID
4 11 (73.33%) Web Development
5 8 (53.33%) Release Management
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) ATDD
7 1 (6.67%) BDD
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (6.67%) DevOps
7 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
7 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) ECMAScript
2 3 (20.00%) ES6
2 3 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle