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 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 9 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 17 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 9.44% 5.98% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.37% 6.63% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 1
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -27.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
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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
164 166 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 91.11% 90.22% 72.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 123 42
Average daily rate £500 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 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 34 (87.18%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (84.62%) E-Commerce
3 11 (28.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (25.64%) Project Management
5 9 (23.08%) Retail
6 8 (20.51%) Waterfall
7 7 (17.95%) JIRA
7 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
8 6 (15.38%) QA
8 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (12.82%) hybris
10 4 (10.26%) Web Development
10 4 (10.26%) Use Case
10 4 (10.26%) SOA
10 4 (10.26%) Java
10 4 (10.26%) .NET
11 3 (7.69%) Oracle
11 3 (7.69%) SQL
11 3 (7.69%) C#
11 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
11 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
11 3 (7.69%) FMCG
11 3 (7.69%) Product Management
11 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
12 2 (5.13%) Mobile Application Development
12 2 (5.13%) Confluence
12 2 (5.13%) Market Research
12 2 (5.13%) Atlassian

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (5.13%) Confluence
1 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Agresso
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) JIRA
General
1 9 (23.08%) Retail
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Project Manager
2 9 (23.08%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (15.38%) Integration Manager
3 6 (15.38%) Integration Project Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Product Owner
4 4 (10.26%) Web Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Development Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Head of Development
6 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Release Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Product Manager
7 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Web Development Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Platform Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Migration Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) FMCG
2 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.13%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (87.18%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (84.62%) E-Commerce
3 11 (28.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (25.64%) Project Management
5 8 (20.51%) Waterfall
6 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
7 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Web Development
8 4 (10.26%) Use Case
8 4 (10.26%) SOA
9 3 (7.69%) Product Management
10 2 (5.13%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (5.13%) Market Research
10 2 (5.13%) Migration
10 2 (5.13%) Change Management
11 1 (2.56%) ERP
11 1 (2.56%) Data Modelling
11 1 (2.56%) ITSM
11 1 (2.56%) MVC
11 1 (2.56%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) Java
2 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) hybris
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) Atlassian
3 2 (5.13%) TIBCO
3 2 (5.13%) webMethods
4 1 (2.56%) SAP
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