The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 31 23 18
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 14 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.60% 5.63% 6.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 6.94% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 6
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£475 £375 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
- +14.09%
Scrum
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
322 346 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.78% 81.22% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 209 83
Average daily rate £475 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £26.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +43.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £17.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -2 12 £475 +26.66% 6
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 48 (90.57%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (75.47%) E-Commerce
3 18 (33.96%) Project Management
4 16 (30.19%) PRINCE2
5 15 (28.30%) Waterfall
6 14 (26.42%) Retail
7 10 (18.87%) JIRA
7 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (15.09%) QA
9 7 (13.21%) hybris
9 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (11.32%) Java
10 6 (11.32%) Product Management
11 5 (9.43%) FMCG
11 5 (9.43%) Atlassian
11 5 (9.43%) Oracle
11 5 (9.43%) SOA
11 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
11 5 (9.43%) Finance
11 5 (9.43%) Legal
12 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (7.55%) ERP
12 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
12 4 (7.55%) Mobile Application Development
12 4 (7.55%) Use Case
12 4 (7.55%) Confluence
13 3 (5.66%) Market Research
13 3 (5.66%) Oracle General Ledger
13 3 (5.66%) Taxonomies
13 3 (5.66%) Oracle Payables

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.55%) Confluence
2 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.89%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Project
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Agresso
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Assets
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (18.87%) JIRA
2 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (26.42%) Retail
2 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Games
3 1 (1.89%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 23 (43.40%) Project Manager
2 10 (18.87%) Integration Manager
2 10 (18.87%) Delivery Manager
2 10 (18.87%) Integration Project Manager
3 5 (9.43%) Analyst
3 5 (9.43%) ScrumMaster
3 5 (9.43%) Product Owner
4 3 (5.66%) Business Analyst
4 3 (5.66%) Development Manager
4 3 (5.66%) Web Manager
4 3 (5.66%) Product Manager
5 2 (3.77%) E-Commerce Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (1.89%) E-Commerce Project Manager
6 1 (1.89%) Migration Project Manager
6 1 (1.89%) Platform Manager
6 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (1.89%) Support Analyst
6 1 (1.89%) Applications Support
6 1 (1.89%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) HTML
1 2 (3.77%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.89%) WCF
2 1 (1.89%) jQuery
2 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) FMCG
2 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.66%) Taxonomies
4 2 (3.77%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (90.57%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (75.47%) E-Commerce
3 18 (33.96%) Project Management
4 16 (30.19%) PRINCE2
5 15 (28.30%) Waterfall
6 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (11.32%) Product Management
9 5 (9.43%) SOA
10 4 (7.55%) ERP
10 4 (7.55%) Use Case
10 4 (7.55%) Mobile Application Development
11 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
11 3 (5.66%) Coaching
11 3 (5.66%) Migration
11 3 (5.66%) Market Research
12 2 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (3.77%) Kanban
12 2 (3.77%) Automated Testing
12 2 (3.77%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) Java
2 3 (5.66%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) C#
3 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) hybris
2 5 (9.43%) Atlassian
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) SAP
4 2 (3.77%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.77%) webMethods