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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 25 26 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 9 13 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.32% 4.09% 9.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.90% 4.69% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 34
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £288 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £46.19 £37.88
% change year-on-year
-10.14% +21.94%

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
231 277 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 85.24% 87.11% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 196 238
Median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 32 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £47.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.52% +171.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 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 +1 3 £475 +5.55% 2
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Java
3 8 (29.63%) C#
3 8 (29.63%) .NET
3 8 (29.63%) hybris
4 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
4 7 (25.93%) DevOps
4 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
4 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
5 6 (22.22%) Ant
5 6 (22.22%) J2EE
5 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 6 (22.22%) Maven
5 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (22.22%) Ansible
5 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 6 (22.22%) Release Management
5 6 (22.22%) jQuery
6 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (18.52%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (18.52%) Entity Framework
6 5 (18.52%) Blockchain
6 5 (18.52%) MVC
6 5 (18.52%) Finance
6 5 (18.52%) TDD
6 5 (18.52%) CSS
6 5 (18.52%) Web Services
6 5 (18.52%) HTML
6 5 (18.52%) JavaScript

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 1 (3.70%) Apache
1 1 (3.70%) CMS
1 1 (3.70%) Confluence
1 1 (3.70%) JBoss
1 1 (3.70%) SAS
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Ant
1 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 6 (22.22%) Maven
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Developer
1 6 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) C# Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Full Stack Developer
3 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Angular Developer
3 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 3 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) .NET
2 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
3 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (22.22%) J2EE
3 6 (22.22%) jQuery
4 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (18.52%) CSS
4 5 (18.52%) Entity Framework
4 5 (18.52%) HTML
4 5 (18.52%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (3.70%) Apache Camel
5 1 (3.70%) Apache CXF
5 1 (3.70%) Middleware
5 1 (3.70%) REST
5 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Blockchain
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Data Extraction
2 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) MVS
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) DevOps
2 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
3 6 (22.22%) Release Management
4 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (18.52%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (18.52%) MVC
4 5 (18.52%) TDD
5 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
6 3 (11.11%) Web Development
7 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
7 2 (7.41%) Migration
7 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.41%) Prototyping
7 2 (7.41%) Software Delivery
7 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.70%) ERP
8 1 (3.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) C#
3 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) SQL
5 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
1 1 (3.70%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) hybris
2 2 (7.41%) Mercator
2 2 (7.41%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.70%) Tableau