Period
to 18 September 2018

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 6 months to 18 September 2018 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.

Scrum
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 42 15
Rank change year-on-year +11 -27 +19
Contract jobs citing Scrum 26 20 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.64% 2.95% 7.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.21% 3.34% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 33
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £394 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% -21.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £360 £316 £425
90th Percentile £606 £488 £785
East of England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £50.94 £43.25 -
% change year-on-year +17.77% - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 499 599 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 89.11% 88.22% 83.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 424 369
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £263
90th Percentile £584 £575 £606
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £46.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -66.36% +152.44%
10th Percentile £13.82 £10.92 £28.30
90th Percentile £20.23 £32.25 £51.12
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
% change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +4.71%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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 6 months to 18 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +4 16 £438 +9.38% 8
Dunstable -5 5 £425 - 1
Bedford +4 2 £400 -20.00% 3
Scrum
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) Analytics
3 11 (42.31%) Big Data
3 11 (42.31%) Retail
4 9 (34.62%) Hadoop
4 9 (34.62%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (30.77%) Waterfall
5 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
5 8 (30.77%) JIRA
6 7 (26.92%) Data Modelling
7 6 (23.08%) Python
7 6 (23.08%) SQL
7 6 (23.08%) XML
7 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (23.08%) Apache Hive
7 6 (23.08%) Kafka
7 6 (23.08%) Apache Flume
7 6 (23.08%) Oozie
7 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
7 6 (23.08%) Impala
7 6 (23.08%) Apache Spark
7 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (23.08%) Data Science
8 5 (19.23%) Apache Kudu
8 5 (19.23%) HDFS
8 5 (19.23%) JSON
8 5 (19.23%) Data Mapping
8 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
8 5 (19.23%) OLTP

Scrum
Co-occurring 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 6 (23.08%) Apache Spark
2 4 (15.38%) Mule
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.85%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 9 (34.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) Big Data
2 9 (34.62%) Hadoop
3 6 (23.08%) Apache Hive
3 6 (23.08%) Impala
3 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 5 (19.23%) Apache Kudu
4 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (19.23%) OLTP
4 5 (19.23%) RDBMS
4 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
4 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.85%) HBase
5 1 (3.85%) Mahout
5 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.85%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) JIRA
2 2 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (42.31%) Retail
2 4 (15.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Data Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Product Owner
4 4 (15.38%) Big Data Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Data Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Data Integration Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce Product Owner
4 4 (15.38%) Integration Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 2 (7.69%) IT Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Kafka
1 6 (23.08%) XML
2 5 (19.23%) JSON
3 4 (15.38%) Middleware
4 3 (11.54%) .NET
5 1 (3.85%) Apache Avro
5 1 (3.85%) Apache Camel
5 1 (3.85%) J2EE
5 1 (3.85%) RESTful
5 1 (3.85%) Web Services
5 1 (3.85%) XML Messaging
5 1 (3.85%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
1 5 (19.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) Analytics
3 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 8 (30.77%) Waterfall
4 7 (26.92%) Data Modelling
5 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (23.08%) Data Science
6 5 (19.23%) Data Mapping
6 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (15.38%) API Integration
7 4 (15.38%) Data Engineering
7 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (11.54%) Logical Data Model
8 3 (11.54%) Machine Learning
8 3 (11.54%) Physical Data Model
8 3 (11.54%) SDLC
8 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (11.54%) User Stories
9 2 (7.69%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Python
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
3 4 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) R
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Apache Flume
2 5 (19.23%) HDFS
3 1 (3.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Oozie
2 1 (3.85%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (3.85%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Alteryx
1 1 (3.85%) Google
1 1 (3.85%) hybris
1 1 (3.85%) SAP
1 1 (3.85%) Tableau
1 1 (3.85%) Talend