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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 17 14 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.47% 2.00% 23.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 3.03% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate
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£340 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +19.08%
Scrum
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
71 33 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 87.65% 66.00% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 10 17
Average daily rate £385 £275 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £146 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £775 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Scrum
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Windows CE
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Matrix Management
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Product Management

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Matrix Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft