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 24 June 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.

Scrum
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 - 32
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 5.06% - 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.88% - 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £385
% change year-on-year - +10.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% +22.85%  

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 136 97 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 86.08% 70.80% 87.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 47 63
Median daily rate £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Watford over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) Kanban
3 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (26.67%) Middleware
4 4 (26.67%) Selenium
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) SOA
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (20.00%) Release Management
5 3 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) Ruby
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Retail
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) G Suite
6 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Ansible
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery

Scrum
Co-occurring 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 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (13.33%) G Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
1 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) Grunt
3 1 (6.67%) gulp
3 1 (6.67%) IntelliJ
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Maven
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (13.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Lead
2 2 (13.33%) Integration Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Scrum Master
2 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
2 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) AWS Expert
3 1 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Manual Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Middleware
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (13.33%) J2EE
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.67%) Dropwizard
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
3 1 (6.67%) Hystrix
3 1 (6.67%) JDBC
3 1 (6.67%) JMS
3 1 (6.67%) Play Framework
3 1 (6.67%) React
3 1 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) Scalatra
3 1 (6.67%) Servlets
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Kanban
2 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) SOA
4 3 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Release Management
4 3 (20.00%) SDLC
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) Open Source
5 2 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (6.67%) Groovy
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Atlassian
1 2 (13.33%) Google
1 2 (13.33%) IBM
1 2 (13.33%) MuleSoft
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
1 2 (13.33%) TIBCO
1 2 (13.33%) WSO2
2 1 (6.67%) hybris
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) New Relic
2 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
2 1 (6.67%) Teradata
2 1 (6.67%) VMware