The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 37 63 81
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +18
Contract jobs citing Scrum 98 67 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.04% 2.64% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.49% 3.80% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 30 24
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£375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £311 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £558 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- +29.77%
Scrum
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1784 1761 2000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.51% 69.44% 66.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 802 732
Average daily rate £388 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 38
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £40.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Berkshire region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Berkshire region.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +12 25 £350 -24.73% 6
Reading +12 22 £388 -6.06% 12
Bracknell +13 11 £405 -
Maidenhead +2 9 £390 -7.14% 6
Newbury +3 1 - -
Windsor - - - - 3
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 58 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (26.71%) HTML
3 40 (24.84%) CSS
4 37 (22.98%) TDD
5 35 (21.74%) Java
6 31 (19.25%) SQL
7 30 (18.63%) E-Commerce
8 28 (17.39%) JavaScript
8 28 (17.39%) C#
9 26 (16.15%) JIRA
10 25 (15.53%) SQL Server
11 24 (14.91%) .NET
11 24 (14.91%) XML
11 24 (14.91%) jQuery
11 24 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (14.29%) MVC
13 22 (13.66%) Business Analysis
14 21 (13.04%) Telecoms
15 20 (12.42%) MySQL
15 20 (12.42%) Git (software)
16 19 (11.80%) Linux
16 19 (11.80%) OO
17 18 (11.18%) B2C
17 18 (11.18%) Microsoft
17 18 (11.18%) Adobe
17 18 (11.18%) Subversion
17 18 (11.18%) Axure RP
18 17 (10.56%) Unit Testing
19 16 (9.94%) Spring
20 15 (9.32%) Finance

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 9 (5.59%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.97%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (4.97%) Apache
3 6 (3.73%) Confluence
4 5 (3.11%) Drupal
5 4 (2.48%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (2.48%) Liferay
5 4 (2.48%) CMS
6 2 (1.24%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.62%) IIS
7 1 (0.62%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.62%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.62%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.62%) Alfresco
Applications
1 15 (9.32%) Photoshop
1 15 (9.32%) Adobe Illustrator
1 15 (9.32%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (1.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Magento
2 2 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.24%) Office 365
2 2 (1.24%) GitHub
3 1 (0.62%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.62%) HTTP
1 1 (0.62%) DNS
1 1 (0.62%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.53%) SQL Server
2 20 (12.42%) MySQL
3 11 (6.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.97%) QlikView
5 7 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.86%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.86%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.86%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.24%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 26 (16.15%) JIRA
2 20 (12.42%) Git (software)
3 18 (11.18%) Axure RP
3 18 (11.18%) Subversion
4 15 (9.32%) Jenkins
5 12 (7.45%) Selenium
5 12 (7.45%) JUnit
6 9 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.73%) SoapUI
7 6 (3.73%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.11%) Mercurial
8 5 (3.11%) WebDriver
9 4 (2.48%) QUnit
9 4 (2.48%) Jasmine
9 4 (2.48%) Bitbucket
9 4 (2.48%) TestDirector
9 4 (2.48%) Maven
9 4 (2.48%) NUnit
9 4 (2.48%) Grunt
9 4 (2.48%) Ant
General
1 21 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.32%) Finance
3 9 (5.59%) Retail
4 8 (4.97%) Advertising
4 8 (4.97%) Marketing
5 7 (4.35%) Publishing
6 5 (3.11%) French Language
7 2 (1.24%) Electronics
7 2 (1.24%) Banking
7 2 (1.24%) Automotive
7 2 (1.24%) Legal
7 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.62%) Billing
8 1 (0.62%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (33.54%) Developer
2 32 (19.88%) Analyst
3 25 (15.53%) Business Analyst
4 20 (12.42%) Designer
5 19 (11.80%) User Experience Designer
6 14 (8.70%) Java Developer
7 10 (6.21%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (5.59%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.97%) Senior Business Analyst
9 8 (4.97%) Telecoms Business Analyst
10 7 (4.35%) ScrumMaster
10 7 (4.35%) Agile Business Analyst
10 7 (4.35%) QlikView Developer
11 6 (3.73%) Hybris Developer
11 6 (3.73%) Interaction Designer
11 6 (3.73%) Visual Designer
11 6 (3.73%) MySQL DBA
11 6 (3.73%) Lead Developer
11 6 (3.73%) Test Manager
11 6 (3.73%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (26.71%) HTML
2 40 (24.84%) CSS
3 24 (14.91%) .NET
3 24 (14.91%) XML
3 24 (14.91%) jQuery
4 16 (9.94%) Spring
5 14 (8.70%) SOAP
5 14 (8.70%) J2EE
6 13 (8.07%) Ajax
7 11 (6.83%) HTML5
7 11 (6.83%) CSS3
7 11 (6.83%) WCF
8 10 (6.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 9 (5.59%) Web Services
10 8 (4.97%) JSP
10 8 (4.97%) Spring MVC
11 7 (4.35%) RESTful
11 7 (4.35%) .NET Framework
12 6 (3.73%) XSD
12 6 (3.73%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.70%) Open Source
2 7 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.86%) Digital Media
3 3 (1.86%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.24%) Home Automation
4 2 (1.24%) iSeries
4 2 (1.24%) DTV
4 2 (1.24%) Graphic Design
4 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.62%) Wiki
5 1 (0.62%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.62%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.62%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.80%) Linux
2 12 (7.45%) Windows
3 10 (6.21%) UNIX
4 5 (3.11%) Android
4 5 (3.11%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.24%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.24%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.24%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.62%) Solaris
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (22.98%) TDD
3 30 (18.63%) E-Commerce
4 24 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (14.29%) MVC
6 22 (13.66%) Business Analysis
7 19 (11.80%) OO
8 18 (11.18%) B2C
9 17 (10.56%) Unit Testing
10 15 (9.32%) User Experience Design
10 15 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (8.70%) Migration
11 14 (8.70%) Kanban
11 14 (8.70%) BDD
12 12 (7.45%) User Stories
13 11 (6.83%) SOA
13 11 (6.83%) Pair Programming
14 10 (6.21%) Test Scripting
15 9 (5.59%) Test Management
15 9 (5.59%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 35 (21.74%) Java
2 31 (19.25%) SQL
3 28 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 28 (17.39%) C#
4 10 (6.21%) PHP
5 7 (4.35%) Groovy
6 6 (3.73%) Scala
6 6 (3.73%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.73%) Python
7 5 (3.11%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.48%) Perl
8 4 (2.48%) VB
9 3 (1.86%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.86%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.86%) Ruby
9 3 (1.86%) C++
10 2 (1.24%) RPG
10 2 (1.24%) PHP5
11 1 (0.62%) C
11 1 (0.62%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (4.97%) ISTQB
2 7 (4.35%) ISEB
3 5 (3.11%) Degree
3 5 (3.11%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.24%) PMP
5 2 (1.24%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.21%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.48%) KVM
2 3 (1.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.11%) Puppet
2 5 (3.11%) Vagrant
3 4 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.62%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (11.18%) Microsoft
1 18 (11.18%) Adobe
2 15 (9.32%) Oracle
3 9 (5.59%) hybris
4 4 (2.48%) IBM
4 4 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.48%) Open Text
4 4 (2.48%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.86%) ATG
5 3 (1.86%) JBoss
5 3 (1.86%) HP
6 2 (1.24%) SAP
6 2 (1.24%) VMware
6 2 (1.24%) Appcelerator
6 2 (1.24%) Demandware
7 1 (0.62%) Teradata
7 1 (0.62%) GigaSpaces
7 1 (0.62%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.62%) Remedy
7 1 (0.62%) Informatica
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