The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 14 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 13 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 8.07% 9.55% 8.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.78% 10.56% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 4
Average daily rate
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£475 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £375 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £445 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +17.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
148 180 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 91.93% 90.45% 71.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 124 41
Average daily rate £513 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015, 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 33 (86.84%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (78.95%) E-Commerce
3 10 (26.32%) Project Management
4 9 (23.68%) Retail
5 8 (21.05%) JIRA
5 8 (21.05%) PRINCE2
5 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
6 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (15.79%) QA
8 5 (13.16%) SOA
8 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
8 5 (13.16%) Product Management
8 5 (13.16%) FMCG
8 5 (13.16%) hybris
9 4 (10.53%) Java
9 4 (10.53%) Use Case
10 3 (7.89%) Taxonomies
10 3 (7.89%) Migration
10 3 (7.89%) Oracle
10 3 (7.89%) Market Research
11 2 (5.26%) Confluence
11 2 (5.26%) BDD
11 2 (5.26%) Data Integration
11 2 (5.26%) User Stories
11 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
11 2 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
11 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
11 2 (5.26%) Coaching
11 2 (5.26%) Finance

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (5.26%) Confluence
1 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Agresso
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle General Ledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (23.68%) Retail
2 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Finance
4 1 (2.63%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.63%) Games
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Project Manager
2 7 (18.42%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (15.79%) Integration Manager
3 6 (15.79%) Integration Project Manager
4 5 (13.16%) Product Owner
5 3 (7.89%) Web Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Development Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Product Manager
6 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce Manager
6 2 (5.26%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (2.63%) Platform Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Migration Project Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Release Manager
7 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce Project Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
1 2 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) WCF
2 1 (2.63%) jQuery
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) FMCG
2 3 (7.89%) Taxonomies
3 2 (5.26%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (86.84%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (78.95%) E-Commerce
3 10 (26.32%) Project Management
4 8 (21.05%) PRINCE2
4 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.16%) SOA
7 5 (13.16%) Product Management
8 4 (10.53%) Use Case
9 3 (7.89%) Migration
9 3 (7.89%) Market Research
10 2 (5.26%) BDD
10 2 (5.26%) User Stories
10 2 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
10 2 (5.26%) Coaching
10 2 (5.26%) ERP
10 2 (5.26%) MVC
10 2 (5.26%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) Java
2 1 (2.63%) C#
2 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) hybris
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) TIBCO
3 2 (5.26%) webMethods
3 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.63%) SAP