The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 10 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 7.02% 4.05% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.76% 5.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+137.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -10.00%
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Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41 56 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 71.93% 75.68% 78.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 35 15
Average daily rate £355 £270 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.48% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £398 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.34% -53.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Bedford region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) People Management
4 1 (16.67%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Product Management
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Pattern Recognition

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Intranet
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Chief Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Software Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows CE
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) People Management
4 1 (16.67%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft