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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 34 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 113 72 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.27% 2.77% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.15% 3.76% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 40 30
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£395 £369 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.11% -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £237 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £468 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%
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
1836 1914 1473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.39% 73.59% 69.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 958 970 623
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 62 68
Average hourly rate £20.25 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £127.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
Reading +24 43 £416 +58.57% 22
Slough +8 22 £350 -5.08% 2
Maidenhead +14 10 £225 -30.76% 4
Windsor - 3 - - 1
Newbury -9 2 £275 -21.42% 4
Bracknell -7 1 £250 -37.50% 3
Hungerford - - - - 9
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 193 (98.47%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (28.06%) TDD
3 40 (20.41%) HTML
4 37 (18.88%) JavaScript
5 36 (18.37%) Java
6 35 (17.86%) Kanban
7 34 (17.35%) .NET
7 34 (17.35%) Telecoms
8 32 (16.33%) Git (software)
9 31 (15.82%) Project Management
10 30 (15.31%) CSS
11 29 (14.80%) JIRA
12 26 (13.27%) C#
12 26 (13.27%) Waterfall
13 25 (12.76%) BDD
14 24 (12.24%) jQuery
14 24 (12.24%) User Experience
14 24 (12.24%) E-Commerce
15 23 (11.73%) PRINCE2
16 22 (11.22%) Linux
17 21 (10.71%) Jenkins
18 20 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (10.20%) ITIL
19 19 (9.69%) SQL
19 19 (9.69%) Selenium
19 19 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
20 18 (9.18%) Business Analysis
20 18 (9.18%) OO
20 18 (9.18%) Open Source
20 18 (9.18%) User Stories

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 12 (6.12%) Apache
2 11 (5.61%) Drupal
3 6 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.53%) JBoss
4 3 (1.53%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.53%) Confluence
4 3 (1.53%) LiveCycle
5 2 (1.02%) CMS
6 1 (0.51%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.51%) SAS
6 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.51%) Node.js
6 1 (0.51%) Liferay
6 1 (0.51%) Alfresco
Applications
1 10 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.55%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.04%) MS Project
4 3 (1.53%) MS Office
4 3 (1.53%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.02%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.02%) Magento
2 2 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.53%) SaaS
1 3 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.53%) Force.com
2 1 (0.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.08%) Internet
2 7 (3.57%) HTTP
3 3 (1.53%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (1.02%) Wireless
5 1 (0.51%) S/MIME
5 1 (0.51%) SMTP
5 1 (0.51%) FTP
5 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.51%) ATM
5 1 (0.51%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.63%) NoSQL
3 9 (4.59%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.06%) QlikView
6 5 (2.55%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.55%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.04%) MySQL
8 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.51%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.51%) DB2
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (16.33%) Git (software)
2 29 (14.80%) JIRA
3 21 (10.71%) Jenkins
4 19 (9.69%) Selenium
5 15 (7.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (5.61%) Grunt
7 10 (5.10%) QUnit
7 10 (5.10%) Jasmine
7 10 (5.10%) Bitbucket
8 8 (4.08%) Visual Studio
9 7 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (3.57%) Cucumber
9 7 (3.57%) WebDriver
10 6 (3.06%) Subversion
10 6 (3.06%) JUnit
11 5 (2.55%) Eclipse
11 5 (2.55%) Maven
12 4 (2.04%) JBehave
13 3 (1.53%) TestDirector
13 3 (1.53%) Oracle APEX
General
1 34 (17.35%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.67%) Finance
3 9 (4.59%) Advertising
4 8 (4.08%) Marketing
5 7 (3.57%) Retail
6 5 (2.55%) Legal
7 4 (2.04%) Publishing
7 4 (2.04%) Billing
8 3 (1.53%) Banking
9 2 (1.02%) French Language
9 2 (1.02%) Electronics
9 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.51%) Automotive
10 1 (0.51%) German Language
Job Titles
1 48 (24.49%) Developer
2 39 (19.90%) Analyst
3 27 (13.78%) Business Analyst
4 24 (12.24%) ScrumMaster
5 19 (9.69%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.63%) Technical Manager
7 11 (5.61%) Agile Business Analyst
7 11 (5.61%) Front-End Developer
8 10 (5.10%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 10 (5.10%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (5.10%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (4.08%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.57%) Test Manager
10 7 (3.57%) Tester
10 7 (3.57%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.57%) .NET Developer
11 6 (3.06%) Server Engineer
11 6 (3.06%) Senior Business Analyst
12 5 (2.55%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (20.41%) HTML
2 34 (17.35%) .NET
3 30 (15.31%) CSS
4 24 (12.24%) jQuery
5 17 (8.67%) HTML5
5 17 (8.67%) REST
6 15 (7.65%) AngularJS
6 15 (7.65%) Sass
7 14 (7.14%) RESTful
7 14 (7.14%) CSS3
7 14 (7.14%) XML
8 13 (6.63%) LAMP
9 12 (6.12%) Web Services
9 12 (6.12%) Spring
10 10 (5.10%) Backbone.js
10 10 (5.10%) ASP.NET
11 8 (4.08%) SOAP
12 7 (3.57%) Velocity
12 7 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (3.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.24%) User Experience
2 18 (9.18%) Open Source
3 13 (6.63%) PMI
4 6 (3.06%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.06%) Web 2.0
5 5 (2.55%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.55%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.04%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.53%) BBC
7 3 (1.53%) New Media
8 2 (1.02%) Home Automation
8 2 (1.02%) iPad
8 2 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.02%) DTV
9 1 (0.51%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.51%) EMV
9 1 (0.51%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.51%) Human Factors
9 1 (0.51%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.22%) Linux
2 7 (3.57%) Windows
3 4 (2.04%) UNIX
4 2 (1.02%) Android
5 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.51%) Solaris
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (98.47%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (28.06%) TDD
3 35 (17.86%) Kanban
4 31 (15.82%) Project Management
5 26 (13.27%) Waterfall
6 25 (12.76%) BDD
7 24 (12.24%) E-Commerce
8 23 (11.73%) PRINCE2
9 20 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (10.20%) ITIL
10 19 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (9.18%) Business Analysis
11 18 (9.18%) OO
11 18 (9.18%) User Stories
12 17 (8.67%) DevOps
12 17 (8.67%) MVC
13 15 (7.65%) Release Management
13 15 (7.65%) Test Scripting
14 14 (7.14%) Pair Programming
15 13 (6.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (18.88%) JavaScript
2 36 (18.37%) Java
3 26 (13.27%) C#
4 19 (9.69%) SQL
5 15 (7.65%) PHP
6 13 (6.63%) Scala
7 10 (5.10%) Bash Shell
8 8 (4.08%) Groovy
8 8 (4.08%) VB.NET
9 7 (3.57%) Python
10 3 (1.53%) C
10 3 (1.53%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.53%) RPG
10 3 (1.53%) C++
10 3 (1.53%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.02%) Erlang
11 2 (1.02%) Ruby
11 2 (1.02%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (7.65%) PMI Certification
2 12 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (5.10%) Degree
4 8 (4.08%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.55%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.04%) ISEB
7 3 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.02%) MCITP
8 2 (1.02%) MCTS
8 2 (1.02%) PMP
8 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.10%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 10 (5.10%) KVM
2 3 (1.53%) vSphere
2 3 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (5.10%) Puppet
1 10 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (5.10%) Vagrant
2 9 (4.59%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.53%) logstash
3 3 (1.53%) Hyperic
3 3 (1.53%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.51%) SELinux
Vendors
1 15 (7.65%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.63%) Oracle
3 5 (2.55%) Adobe
4 4 (2.04%) Ab Initio
4 4 (2.04%) Teradata
5 3 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.53%) VMware
6 2 (1.02%) Demandware
6 2 (1.02%) hybris
6 2 (1.02%) ATG
6 2 (1.02%) SAP
7 1 (0.51%) Remedy
7 1 (0.51%) HP
7 1 (0.51%) Progress
7 1 (0.51%) Cadence
7 1 (0.51%) GigaSpaces
7 1 (0.51%) Appcelerator
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