The first table below looks at the demand for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Luton region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 20 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 15 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 7.43% 6.17% 6.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.88% 8.06% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 5
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£425 £413 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £373 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £352 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.68% +0.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+18.93% -6.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
169 62 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 83.66% 76.54% 79.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 34 47
Average daily rate £425 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -26.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Luton region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 23 (67.65%) E-Commerce
2 19 (55.88%) JavaScript
2 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (52.94%) C#
3 18 (52.94%) HTML
3 18 (52.94%) .NET
3 18 (52.94%) ASP.NET
4 17 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 17 (50.00%) TeamCity
5 16 (47.06%) MVC
6 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
6 15 (44.12%) TDD
7 14 (41.18%) Waterfall
8 12 (35.29%) PRINCE2
8 12 (35.29%) ERP
8 12 (35.29%) Finance
9 11 (32.35%) Agresso
9 11 (32.35%) SAP
9 11 (32.35%) Oracle
9 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (32.35%) Oracle General Ledger
10 10 (29.41%) Oracle Payables
10 10 (29.41%) Oracle Receivables
10 10 (29.41%) Oracle Assets
11 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (26.47%) General Ledger
11 9 (26.47%) Software Engineering
11 9 (26.47%) SQL
11 9 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (23.53%) Data Integration

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 2 (5.88%) CMS
Business Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Agresso
1 11 (32.35%) Oracle General Ledger
2 10 (29.41%) Oracle Payables
2 10 (29.41%) Oracle Receivables
2 10 (29.41%) Oracle Assets
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 17 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 12 (35.29%) Finance
2 9 (26.47%) General Ledger
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) .NET Developer
2 9 (26.47%) Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Business Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Web Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.82%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (5.88%) ERP Project Manager
7 2 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Payments Business Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (2.94%) C# Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Designer
8 1 (2.94%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (52.94%) HTML
1 18 (52.94%) .NET
1 18 (52.94%) ASP.NET
2 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (5.88%) JSTL
3 2 (5.88%) JSP
4 1 (2.94%) HTML5
4 1 (2.94%) LESS
4 1 (2.94%) Spring
4 1 (2.94%) Velocity
4 1 (2.94%) Dojo
4 1 (2.94%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
1 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) E-Commerce
2 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (47.06%) MVC
4 15 (44.12%) TDD
5 14 (41.18%) Waterfall
6 12 (35.29%) PRINCE2
6 12 (35.29%) ERP
7 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (26.47%) Software Engineering
8 9 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (17.65%) Business Analysis
10 6 (17.65%) OO
10 6 (17.65%) Agile Testing
11 5 (14.71%) DevOps
11 5 (14.71%) Web Development
11 5 (14.71%) Kanban
11 5 (14.71%) Systems Analysis
11 5 (14.71%) Extreme Programming
12 4 (11.76%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) JavaScript
2 18 (52.94%) C#
3 9 (26.47%) SQL
4 3 (8.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) ISEB
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) SAP
1 11 (32.35%) Oracle
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) hybris