The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 17 15 21
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 5.04% 7.22% 4.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.38% 8.86% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 4
Median daily rate £438 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £375 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £485 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.29 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.86% -0.49%  

Scrum 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 advertised in Watford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 94 79 96
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 78.99% 81.44% 76.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 41 46
Median daily rate £463 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £37.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.66% +123.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Watford

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Watford

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 12 (75.00%) Finance
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Ruby
2 7 (43.75%) Selenium
2 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
2 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
2 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
2 7 (43.75%) WebDriver
3 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 3 (18.75%) TDD
6 2 (12.50%) Data Management
6 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
6 2 (12.50%) SOA
6 2 (12.50%) IBM
6 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (12.50%) TIBCO
6 2 (12.50%) Middleware
6 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (12.50%) Google
6 2 (12.50%) Release Management
6 2 (12.50%) Atlassian

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 2 (12.50%) Apache Spark
1 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) G Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
1 7 (43.75%) Selenium
1 7 (43.75%) WebDriver
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 4 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Agile Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum Master
5 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
2 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 3 (18.75%) TDD
6 2 (12.50%) BDD
6 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Data Management
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) Open Source
6 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) Release Management
6 2 (12.50%) SOA
6 2 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Ruby
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Atlassian
1 2 (12.50%) Google
1 2 (12.50%) IBM
1 2 (12.50%) MuleSoft
1 2 (12.50%) TIBCO
1 2 (12.50%) WSO2
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow