Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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.

Scrum
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 38 36
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 19 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.32% 1.05% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.96% 1.36% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 0
Watford median daily rate £450 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £525 £494 £425
% change year-on-year +6.33% +16.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 Watford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 383 220 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 87.05% 77.19% 72.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 109 79
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £205 £212
90th Percentile £588 £533 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 11
Watford median hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.32% +9.62% +4.00%
10th Percentile £14.45 £12.75 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.50 £37.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £29.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -39.50% +41.67% +30.43%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) Java
3 10 (52.63%) Kanban
4 8 (42.11%) BDD
4 8 (42.11%) TDD
4 8 (42.11%) Spring
5 7 (36.84%) Finance
5 7 (36.84%) Web Services
5 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (31.58%) CSS
6 6 (31.58%) HTML
6 6 (31.58%) MVC
6 6 (31.58%) JIRA
7 5 (26.32%) Web Development
7 5 (26.32%) QA
7 5 (26.32%) Unix
7 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
7 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
7 5 (26.32%) HTML5
7 5 (26.32%) REST
7 5 (26.32%) AngularJS
7 5 (26.32%) Microservices
8 4 (21.05%) Gherkin
8 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle
8 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
8 4 (21.05%) Pair Programming
9 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
9 3 (15.79%) Refactoring

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 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) DB2
2 2 (10.53%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) JIRA
2 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
3 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.79%) Grunt
3 3 (15.79%) gulp
3 3 (15.79%) IntelliJ
3 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.79%) Selenium
4 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.26%) JUnit
5 1 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Front Office
3 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Java Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Java Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum Master
6 1 (5.26%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Automation Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Spring
2 7 (36.84%) Web Services
3 6 (31.58%) CSS
3 6 (31.58%) HTML
4 5 (26.32%) AngularJS
4 5 (26.32%) HTML5
4 5 (26.32%) REST
5 4 (21.05%) Gherkin
6 3 (15.79%) Dropwizard
6 3 (15.79%) Hystrix
6 3 (15.79%) J2EE
6 3 (15.79%) Play Framework
6 3 (15.79%) React
6 3 (15.79%) RESTful
6 3 (15.79%) Scalatra
6 3 (15.79%) SOAP
6 3 (15.79%) Spring Boot
7 2 (10.53%) RESTEasy
7 2 (10.53%) Spring MVC
8 1 (5.26%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Kanban
3 8 (42.11%) BDD
3 8 (42.11%) TDD
4 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 6 (31.58%) MVC
6 5 (26.32%) Microservices
6 5 (26.32%) Web Development
7 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
7 4 (21.05%) Pair Programming
8 3 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (15.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (15.79%) Domain-Driven Design
8 3 (15.79%) Front End Development
8 3 (15.79%) Refactoring
8 3 (15.79%) SOA
8 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
8 3 (15.79%) SOLID
8 3 (15.79%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) Groovy
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Ansible
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) hybris
2 3 (15.79%) New Relic
3 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.26%) Teradata
4 1 (5.26%) VMware