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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 22 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 17 41 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.12% 10.62% 5.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.74% 13.02% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 39 14
Average daily rate £450 £425 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £415 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 £37.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% +1.00%
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
296 315 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 89.16% 81.61% 70.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 250 116
Average daily rate £450 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £588 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 7 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.42% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £22.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 17 £450 +5.88% 7
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) E-Commerce
3 12 (42.86%) JIRA
3 12 (42.86%) Confluence
4 11 (39.29%) User Stories
5 10 (35.71%) Microservices
6 9 (32.14%) Use Case
6 9 (32.14%) Waterfall
7 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (28.57%) Software Delivery
7 8 (28.57%) Project Planning
7 8 (28.57%) Retail
7 8 (28.57%) Data Modelling
8 7 (25.00%) Change Management
8 7 (25.00%) Data Transformation
9 6 (21.43%) C#
9 6 (21.43%) .NET
9 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET
9 6 (21.43%) Business Analysis
9 6 (21.43%) Data Analysis
10 5 (17.86%) BDD
11 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (14.29%) Static Code Analysis
11 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
11 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (14.29%) TeamCity
11 4 (14.29%) RESTful
11 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (14.29%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (42.86%) Confluence
2 3 (10.71%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) JIRA
2 4 (14.29%) NUnit
2 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Business Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Scrum Master
4 3 (10.71%) Business Data Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Data Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) .NET Architect
5 2 (7.14%) .NET Technical Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Business Integration Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Data Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Data Integration Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Messaging Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
1 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET
2 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (14.29%) RESTful
3 2 (7.14%) CSS
3 2 (7.14%) CSS3
3 2 (7.14%) Dojo
3 2 (7.14%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) HTML5
3 2 (7.14%) LESS
3 2 (7.14%) Sass
3 2 (7.14%) Velocity
3 2 (7.14%) XHTML
4 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Data Integration
1 2 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) E-Commerce
3 11 (39.29%) User Stories
4 10 (35.71%) Microservices
5 9 (32.14%) Use Case
5 9 (32.14%) Waterfall
6 8 (28.57%) Data Modelling
6 8 (28.57%) Project Planning
6 8 (28.57%) Software Delivery
6 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Change Management
7 7 (25.00%) Data Transformation
8 6 (21.43%) Business Analysis
8 6 (21.43%) Data Analysis
9 5 (17.86%) BDD
10 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (14.29%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 4 (14.29%) Loose Coupling
10 4 (14.29%) MVC
10 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) hybris
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
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