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 22 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 22 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 31 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.39% 3.62% 6.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.14% 5.32% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £550 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £440 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
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
434 188 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 89.48% 68.12% 73.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 90 172
Average daily rate £425 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £215 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 9
Average hourly rate £43.72 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.28% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £14.50 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £113.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 September 2014. 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 -4 23 £425 -22.72% 4
Bedford - 2 £340 - 10
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 57 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (61.40%) E-Commerce
3 25 (43.86%) .NET
3 25 (43.86%) Waterfall
4 24 (42.11%) ASP.NET
5 23 (40.35%) JavaScript
5 23 (40.35%) PRINCE2
6 22 (38.60%) C#
6 22 (38.60%) HTML
7 20 (35.09%) Finance
7 20 (35.09%) TeamCity
8 19 (33.33%) MVC
9 18 (31.58%) ERP
10 17 (29.82%) SAP
10 17 (29.82%) Oracle
10 17 (29.82%) SQL Server
10 17 (29.82%) Agresso
10 17 (29.82%) TDD
11 16 (28.07%) Git (software)
11 16 (28.07%) Oracle General Ledger
12 15 (26.32%) Oracle Payables
12 15 (26.32%) Oracle Receivables
12 15 (26.32%) Oracle Assets
13 14 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (22.81%) SQL
15 12 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (17.54%) Business Analysis
16 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
17 9 (15.79%) General Ledger

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Project
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (29.82%) Agresso
2 16 (28.07%) Oracle General Ledger
3 15 (26.32%) Oracle Payables
3 15 (26.32%) Oracle Receivables
3 15 (26.32%) Oracle Assets
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (35.09%) TeamCity
2 16 (28.07%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.26%) NUnit
5 2 (3.51%) Subversion
5 2 (3.51%) JIRA
5 2 (3.51%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (3.51%) Moq
5 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.75%) Selenium
6 1 (1.75%) MSTest
General
1 20 (35.09%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) General Ledger
3 8 (14.04%) Retail
4 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Developer
2 16 (28.07%) Analyst
3 14 (24.56%) Business Analyst
4 13 (22.81%) .NET Developer
4 13 (22.81%) Project Manager
5 8 (14.04%) Web Developer
6 5 (8.77%) C# Developer
6 5 (8.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) ERP Project Manager
9 2 (3.51%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (3.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Agile Project Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (43.86%) .NET
2 24 (42.11%) ASP.NET
3 22 (38.60%) HTML
4 12 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (10.53%) CSS
6 5 (8.77%) jQuery
7 3 (5.26%) XML
7 3 (5.26%) XSLT
8 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
8 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.75%) WCF
9 1 (1.75%) WPF
9 1 (1.75%) WF
9 1 (1.75%) Silverlight
9 1 (1.75%) LINQ
9 1 (1.75%) RESTful
9 1 (1.75%) CSS3
9 1 (1.75%) SOAP
9 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Data Integration
2 3 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Windows CE
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (61.40%) E-Commerce
3 25 (43.86%) Waterfall
4 23 (40.35%) PRINCE2
5 19 (33.33%) MVC
6 18 (31.58%) ERP
7 17 (29.82%) TDD
8 14 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
10 10 (17.54%) Business Analysis
11 9 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (14.04%) Project Management
13 7 (12.28%) Systems Analysis
14 6 (10.53%) Agile Testing
14 6 (10.53%) Kanban
15 5 (8.77%) DevOps
15 5 (8.77%) Web Development
15 5 (8.77%) PRINCE
15 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (40.35%) JavaScript
2 22 (38.60%) C#
3 13 (22.81%) SQL
4 2 (3.51%) C++
5 1 (1.75%) Java
5 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) ISEB
2 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.75%) CBAP
3 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (29.82%) Oracle
1 17 (29.82%) SAP
2 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.75%) Atlassian