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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 13 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 11 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 7.48% 9.73% 10.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.66% 12.08% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 6
Average daily rate
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£475 £378 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.82% +2.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £375 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £425 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.77 £38.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.70% +18.46%
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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
127 149 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 86.39% 80.54% 78.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 106 43
Average daily rate £425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% -17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 1 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 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (67.86%) E-Commerce
3 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (25.00%) Project Management
3 7 (25.00%) Retail
3 7 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (21.43%) JIRA
5 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.86%) FMCG
5 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
5 5 (17.86%) Product Management
6 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (14.29%) SOA
7 3 (10.71%) Taxonomies
7 3 (10.71%) Market Research
7 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.71%) Data Integration
7 3 (10.71%) QA
7 3 (10.71%) Use Case
7 3 (10.71%) Information Security
8 2 (7.14%) Migration
8 2 (7.14%) Workflow
8 2 (7.14%) TIBCO
8 2 (7.14%) webMethods
8 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Oracle
8 2 (7.14%) MS Project
8 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
8 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
8 2 (7.14%) WebSphere

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Project
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (25.00%) Retail
2 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Project Manager
2 6 (21.43%) Product Owner
3 4 (14.29%) Integration Project Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Integration Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Web Manager
5 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Product Manager
5 2 (7.14%) ScrumMaster
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Security Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Security Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Information Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Release Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) WCF
1 1 (3.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) FMCG
2 3 (10.71%) Taxonomies
2 3 (10.71%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (67.86%) E-Commerce
3 7 (25.00%) Project Management
3 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Product Management
5 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.29%) SOA
6 3 (10.71%) Information Security
6 3 (10.71%) Market Research
6 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.71%) Use Case
7 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
7 2 (7.14%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (7.14%) ATDD
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) User Stories
7 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.14%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C#
1 1 (3.57%) Java
1 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle
1 2 (7.14%) TIBCO
1 2 (7.14%) webMethods
2 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.57%) hybris