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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 21 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 23 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 11.17% 8.54% 10.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.17% 10.45% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 10
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£425 £550 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £365 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +30.76%
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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
189 67 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 91.75% 81.71% 76.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 42 90
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £45.43 £22.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.91% -47.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Luton region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 36 (97.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (54.05%) E-Commerce
3 19 (51.35%) PRINCE2
4 18 (48.65%) Waterfall
5 17 (45.95%) Finance
6 16 (43.24%) SQL
7 15 (40.54%) ERP
8 14 (37.84%) Agresso
8 14 (37.84%) Oracle
8 14 (37.84%) SAP
9 13 (35.14%) .NET
10 12 (32.43%) Oracle General Ledger
11 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (29.73%) Oracle Payables
11 11 (29.73%) Oracle Receivables
11 11 (29.73%) Oracle Assets
11 11 (29.73%) C#
12 10 (27.03%) HTML
13 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET
14 8 (21.62%) Project Management
14 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
14 8 (21.62%) Systems Analysis
15 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
15 7 (18.92%) TeamCity
15 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
15 7 (18.92%) Web Development
16 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
16 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
16 6 (16.22%) MVC

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (37.84%) Agresso
2 12 (32.43%) Oracle General Ledger
3 11 (29.73%) Oracle Payables
3 11 (29.73%) Oracle Receivables
3 11 (29.73%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) TeamCity
1 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.41%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) NUnit
3 1 (2.70%) MSTest
General
1 17 (45.95%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) General Ledger
3 5 (13.51%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Project Manager
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Developer
2 9 (24.32%) Business Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Web Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Manager
5 3 (8.11%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.11%) .NET Web Developer
5 3 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Payments Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Head of Development
6 2 (5.41%) ERP Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Web Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.41%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) .NET
2 10 (27.03%) HTML
3 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET
4 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.41%) CSS
6 1 (2.70%) SOAP
6 1 (2.70%) Web Services
6 1 (2.70%) XML
6 1 (2.70%) XSLT
6 1 (2.70%) WCF
6 1 (2.70%) WPF
6 1 (2.70%) WF
6 1 (2.70%) Silverlight
6 1 (2.70%) LINQ
6 1 (2.70%) jQuery
6 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.70%) CSS3
6 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Data Integration
2 2 (5.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (97.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (54.05%) E-Commerce
3 19 (51.35%) PRINCE2
4 18 (48.65%) Waterfall
5 15 (40.54%) ERP
6 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (21.62%) Project Management
7 8 (21.62%) Systems Analysis
8 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (18.92%) Web Development
9 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (16.22%) MVC
10 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
10 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
10 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (10.81%) TDD
11 4 (10.81%) OO
12 3 (8.11%) Software Architecture
13 2 (5.41%) Agile Testing
13 2 (5.41%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) SQL
2 11 (29.73%) C#
3 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Oracle
1 14 (37.84%) SAP
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Atlassian