The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 30 11 25
Rank change year-on-year -19 +14  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.55% 9.51% 5.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 10.78% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 21
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £325 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.29 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.86% -0.49%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 248 269 357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.18% 88.20% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 181 270
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.31% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.40 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Bedfordshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Bedfordshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Bedfordshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -8 4 £450 - 2
Scrum
East of England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 8 (44.44%) .NET
2 8 (44.44%) AngularJS
3 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 6 (33.33%) HTML
3 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (27.78%) MVC
4 5 (27.78%) Finance
4 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
4 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
4 5 (27.78%) CSS
4 5 (27.78%) Web Services
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 5 (27.78%) jQuery
4 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (27.78%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (27.78%) Entity Framework
4 5 (27.78%) Blockchain
5 4 (22.22%) Migration
6 3 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (16.67%) Java
6 3 (16.67%) J2EE
6 3 (16.67%) MVS
6 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 3 (16.67%) hybris
6 3 (16.67%) Sitecore

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) CMS
1 2 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Data Workbench
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Blockchain
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) C# Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Full Stack Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Business Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Angular Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Java Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) .NET
1 8 (44.44%) AngularJS
2 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (33.33%) HTML
3 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
3 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (27.78%) CSS
3 5 (27.78%) Entity Framework
3 5 (27.78%) jQuery
3 5 (27.78%) Web Services
4 3 (16.67%) J2EE
5 1 (5.56%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) MVS
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (27.78%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (27.78%) MVC
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
5 4 (22.22%) Migration
6 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Data Flow Diagram
6 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 3 (16.67%) Data Transformation
6 3 (16.67%) Prototyping
6 3 (16.67%) Use Case
6 3 (16.67%) User Stories
6 3 (16.67%) Web Development
7 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
8 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) hybris
1 3 (16.67%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat