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 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 20 20 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 3.38% 7.43% 6.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 8.82% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 3
Average daily rate
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£525 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £475 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +19.84%
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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
123 170 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 83.11% 84.16% 76.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 127 34
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Average hourly rate £45.43 £12.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+278.58% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £24.60 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) E-Commerce
3 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2
3 6 (35.29%) Retail
3 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Waterfall
4 5 (29.41%) JIRA
4 5 (29.41%) FMCG
4 5 (29.41%) Product Management
4 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
5 3 (17.65%) Information Security
5 3 (17.65%) Data Integration
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (17.65%) Use Case
5 3 (17.65%) Taxonomies
5 3 (17.65%) Market Research
6 2 (11.76%) ATDD
6 2 (11.76%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
6 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Workflow
6 2 (11.76%) Finance
6 2 (11.76%) MS Project
6 2 (11.76%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) ERP
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Management

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (5.88%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Project
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Agresso
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Assets
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (35.29%) Retail
2 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.76%) Finance
4 1 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (5.88%) Games
4 1 (5.88%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Project Manager
2 6 (35.29%) Product Owner
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Product Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Information Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) WCF
1 1 (5.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) FMCG
2 3 (17.65%) Taxonomies
2 3 (17.65%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) E-Commerce
3 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2
3 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Waterfall
4 5 (29.41%) Product Management
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (17.65%) Use Case
5 3 (17.65%) Information Security
5 3 (17.65%) Market Research
6 2 (11.76%) Workflow
6 2 (11.76%) ERP
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
6 2 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (11.76%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) ATDD
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle
1 1 (5.88%) SAP