The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 31 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.17% 6.21% 8.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 6.97% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 32
Median daily rate £450 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £315 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £417 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.45% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +21.16%

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
250 287 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 90.25% 89.13% 83.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 197 266
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £47.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.52% +111.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £21.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -3 3 £450 - 5
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) .NET
3 8 (38.10%) AngularJS
4 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 6 (28.57%) Java
5 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (28.57%) jQuery
5 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 5 (23.81%) Entity Framework
6 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (23.81%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (23.81%) Blockchain
6 5 (23.81%) CSS
6 5 (23.81%) Web Services
6 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
6 5 (23.81%) HTML
6 5 (23.81%) MVC
6 5 (23.81%) Finance
6 5 (23.81%) TDD
7 4 (19.05%) Migration
7 4 (19.05%) J2EE
7 4 (19.05%) hybris
8 3 (14.29%) Sitecore
8 3 (14.29%) Use Case
8 3 (14.29%) User Stories
8 3 (14.29%) DevOps

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (9.52%) CMS
1 2 (9.52%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) Blockchain
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Ant
1 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.52%) Maven
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) C# Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Full Stack Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Business Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Angular Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Architect
4 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Developer
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
2 8 (38.10%) AngularJS
3 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (28.57%) jQuery
4 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (23.81%) CSS
4 5 (23.81%) Entity Framework
4 5 (23.81%) HTML
4 5 (23.81%) Web Services
5 4 (19.05%) J2EE
6 1 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (4.76%) Apache Camel
6 1 (4.76%) Apache CXF
6 1 (4.76%) REST
6 1 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) MVS
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (23.81%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (23.81%) MVC
4 5 (23.81%) TDD
5 4 (19.05%) Migration
6 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 3 (14.29%) Data Flow Diagram
6 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 3 (14.29%) Data Transformation
6 3 (14.29%) DevOps
6 3 (14.29%) Prototyping
6 3 (14.29%) Use Case
6 3 (14.29%) User Stories
6 3 (14.29%) Web Development
7 2 (9.52%) Release Management
7 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) Java
3 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) hybris
2 3 (14.29%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.76%) Mercator
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
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