Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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.

Planning Poker
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 868 884 890
Rank change year-on-year +16 +6 -22
Contract jobs citing Planning Poker 28 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.002% 0.003%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% 0.002% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 0 4
UK median daily rate £483 - £363
10th Percentile £338 - £316
90th Percentile £526 - £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 - £363
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Planning Poker 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87050 88088 93684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.89% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58011 58216 60663
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2370 2759
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.37 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £49.93 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

Planning Poker
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Planning Poker as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Planning Poker over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Planning Poker in the UK

Planning Poker
Top 10 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
England +19 28 £483 - 1
London +4 15 £486 -
UK excluding London - 13 £400 - 1
East Midlands - 6 £390 -
Midlands - 6 £390 -
North of England - 5 £500 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £500 -
South East - 3 - -
North East - 1 £588 -
North West - 1 £390 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (71.43%) TDD
3 14 (50.00%) Java
3 14 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 13 (46.43%) Scrum
4 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
5 12 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 12 (42.86%) Inversion of Control
5 12 (42.86%) Pair Programming
5 12 (42.86%) .NET
5 12 (42.86%) C#
6 11 (39.29%) CMS
6 11 (39.29%) Domain-Driven Design
6 11 (39.29%) SOLID
7 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (35.71%) Docker
7 10 (35.71%) Razor View Engine
7 10 (35.71%) EPiServer
7 10 (35.71%) MVC
8 9 (32.14%) JIRA
8 9 (32.14%) BDD
9 8 (28.57%) Kanban
9 8 (28.57%) Unit Testing
9 8 (28.57%) Finance
10 7 (25.00%) JUnit
10 7 (25.00%) Web Services
10 7 (25.00%) Linux
10 7 (25.00%) Microservices
11 6 (21.43%) Karma Test Runner
11 6 (21.43%) Mocha

Planning Poker
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (39.29%) CMS
2 10 (35.71%) EPiServer
3 4 (14.29%) Apache Solr
3 4 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (3.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon SQS
1 4 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
2 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
3 9 (32.14%) JIRA
4 7 (25.00%) JUnit
5 6 (21.43%) Jasmine
5 6 (21.43%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (21.43%) Mocha
6 4 (14.29%) JMeter
6 4 (14.29%) RSpec
6 4 (14.29%) TeamCity
7 3 (10.71%) Selenium
7 3 (10.71%) webpack
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) EPiServer Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Scrum Master
4 4 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Lead Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Sitecore Developer
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) CMS Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Lead Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) .NET
2 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web API
2 10 (35.71%) Razor View Engine
3 7 (25.00%) Web Services
4 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 4 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (14.29%) Node.js
5 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
5 3 (10.71%) React
5 3 (10.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) CentOS
2 4 (14.29%) Fedora
3 3 (10.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (71.43%) TDD
3 13 (46.43%) Scrum
4 12 (42.86%) Inversion of Control
4 12 (42.86%) Pair Programming
4 12 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 11 (39.29%) Domain-Driven Design
5 11 (39.29%) SOLID
6 10 (35.71%) MVC
7 9 (32.14%) BDD
8 8 (28.57%) Kanban
8 8 (28.57%) Unit Testing
9 7 (25.00%) Microservices
10 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
11 4 (14.29%) Benchmarking
11 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
11 4 (14.29%) DevOps
11 4 (14.29%) Progressive Enhancement
11 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (14.29%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) Java
2 12 (42.86%) C#
3 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 4 (14.29%) Python
3 4 (14.29%) Ruby
4 3 (10.71%) ES6
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Ansible
1 4 (14.29%) Kibana
1 4 (14.29%) logstash
1 4 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (14.29%) Puppet
1 4 (14.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Avaya
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Sitecore