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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 25 23 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 23 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.24% 4.41% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.41% 5.52% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 1
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£475 £425 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
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
359 326 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 81.78% 79.90% 74.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 201 92
Average daily rate £475 £425 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +93.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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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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 +7 17 £475 +25.00% 6
Bedford - - - - 4
Dunstable - - - -
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 53 (91.38%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (74.14%) E-Commerce
3 19 (32.76%) Project Management
4 15 (25.86%) PRINCE2
4 15 (25.86%) Waterfall
5 14 (24.14%) Retail
6 12 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (15.52%) JIRA
7 9 (15.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (13.79%) QA
9 7 (12.07%) hybris
10 6 (10.34%) Java
11 5 (8.62%) SQL
11 5 (8.62%) .NET
11 5 (8.62%) Oracle
11 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
11 5 (8.62%) Legal
11 5 (8.62%) Atlassian
12 4 (6.90%) Use Case
12 4 (6.90%) Web Development
12 4 (6.90%) Product Management
12 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
12 4 (6.90%) Mobile Application Development
12 4 (6.90%) Confluence
12 4 (6.90%) Finance
12 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (6.90%) SOA
13 3 (5.17%) Agresso
13 3 (5.17%) C#
13 3 (5.17%) HTML

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (6.90%) Confluence
2 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Agresso
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) HTTP
1 1 (1.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) JIRA
General
1 14 (24.14%) Retail
2 5 (8.62%) Legal
3 4 (6.90%) Finance
4 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Project Manager
2 12 (20.69%) Delivery Manager
3 10 (17.24%) Integration Manager
3 10 (17.24%) Integration Project Manager
4 6 (10.34%) Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Development Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Web Manager
6 4 (6.90%) ScrumMaster
6 4 (6.90%) Product Owner
7 3 (5.17%) Agile Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Product Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Head of Development
9 1 (1.72%) Senior Development Manager
9 1 (1.72%) Head of Web Development
9 1 (1.72%) Migration Project Manager
9 1 (1.72%) Platform Manager
9 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) HTML
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.72%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.17%) FMCG
3 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.45%) Taxonomies
3 2 (3.45%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (91.38%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (74.14%) E-Commerce
3 19 (32.76%) Project Management
4 15 (25.86%) PRINCE2
4 15 (25.86%) Waterfall
5 12 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (15.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Use Case
7 4 (6.90%) Web Development
7 4 (6.90%) SOA
7 4 (6.90%) Product Management
7 4 (6.90%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.17%) Coaching
8 3 (5.17%) ERP
8 3 (5.17%) Change Management
8 3 (5.17%) Migration
9 2 (3.45%) Market Research
9 2 (3.45%) Kanban
9 2 (3.45%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) Java
2 5 (8.62%) SQL
3 3 (5.17%) C#
4 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) hybris
2 5 (8.62%) Atlassian
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.17%) SAP
4 2 (3.45%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.45%) webMethods
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