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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 40 75 96
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +21
Contract jobs citing Scrum 100 56 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.08% 2.18% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.54% 3.21% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 21 24
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
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
1806 1744 2137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.68% 67.97% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 839 770
Average daily rate £390 £375 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 41
Average hourly rate £17.07 £22.85 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -25.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.10 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £44.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Reading +21 27 £388 -3.12% 9
Slough +6 26 £350 -6.66% 4
Maidenhead +12 12 £390 - 2
Bracknell +11 12 £398 - 3
Newbury - - - -
Windsor - - - - 1
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 159 (92.98%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (26.32%) HTML
3 42 (24.56%) CSS
4 39 (22.81%) TDD
5 37 (21.64%) Java
6 34 (19.88%) SQL
7 32 (18.71%) E-Commerce
8 29 (16.96%) JavaScript
8 29 (16.96%) C#
9 28 (16.37%) JIRA
10 26 (15.20%) jQuery
10 26 (15.20%) SQL Server
11 25 (14.62%) .NET
12 24 (14.04%) XML
12 24 (14.04%) Business Analysis
12 24 (14.04%) Git (software)
12 24 (14.04%) User Experience
13 22 (12.87%) Kanban
13 22 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (12.87%) MVC
14 21 (12.28%) Linux
14 21 (12.28%) OO
15 20 (11.70%) Microsoft
15 20 (11.70%) Telecoms
16 19 (11.11%) MySQL
17 18 (10.53%) Adobe
17 18 (10.53%) B2C
17 18 (10.53%) Axure RP
17 18 (10.53%) BDD
18 17 (9.94%) Finance

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.68%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (4.68%) Apache
3 6 (3.51%) Drupal
3 6 (3.51%) Confluence
4 4 (2.34%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (2.34%) Liferay
4 4 (2.34%) CMS
5 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.58%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.58%) IIS
5 1 (0.58%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.58%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 15 (8.77%) Photoshop
1 15 (8.77%) Adobe Illustrator
1 15 (8.77%) OmniGraffle
2 4 (2.34%) MS Office
3 3 (1.75%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.17%) Office 365
2 2 (1.17%) GitHub
3 1 (0.58%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.17%) HTTP
2 1 (0.58%) DNS
2 1 (0.58%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.20%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.11%) MySQL
3 12 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (5.85%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (5.26%) QlikView
6 7 (4.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.17%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.17%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 28 (16.37%) JIRA
2 24 (14.04%) Git (software)
3 18 (10.53%) Axure RP
4 17 (9.94%) Subversion
5 16 (9.36%) Jenkins
6 13 (7.60%) Selenium
6 13 (7.60%) JUnit
6 13 (7.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (4.68%) Visual Studio
8 7 (4.09%) QUnit
8 7 (4.09%) Jasmine
8 7 (4.09%) Grunt
9 6 (3.51%) SoapUI
10 5 (2.92%) Bitbucket
10 5 (2.92%) Mercurial
10 5 (2.92%) WebDriver
10 5 (2.92%) TestDirector
11 4 (2.34%) Maven
11 4 (2.34%) NUnit
12 3 (1.75%) TestNG
General
1 20 (11.70%) Telecoms
2 17 (9.94%) Finance
3 10 (5.85%) Retail
4 8 (4.68%) Advertising
4 8 (4.68%) Publishing
4 8 (4.68%) Marketing
5 5 (2.92%) French Language
6 2 (1.17%) Electronics
6 2 (1.17%) Banking
6 2 (1.17%) Automotive
6 2 (1.17%) Legal
6 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 55 (32.16%) Developer
2 36 (21.05%) Analyst
3 28 (16.37%) Business Analyst
4 20 (11.70%) Designer
5 19 (11.11%) User Experience Designer
6 14 (8.19%) Java Developer
7 10 (5.85%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (5.85%) ScrumMaster
8 9 (5.26%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.68%) Telecoms Business Analyst
9 8 (4.68%) Senior Business Analyst
9 8 (4.68%) Agile Business Analyst
9 8 (4.68%) QlikView Developer
10 7 (4.09%) Front-End Developer
10 7 (4.09%) Test Manager
11 6 (3.51%) Test Analyst
11 6 (3.51%) Web Developer
11 6 (3.51%) Lead Developer
11 6 (3.51%) DBA
11 6 (3.51%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (26.32%) HTML
2 42 (24.56%) CSS
3 26 (15.20%) jQuery
4 25 (14.62%) .NET
5 24 (14.04%) XML
6 17 (9.94%) Spring
7 14 (8.19%) SOAP
7 14 (8.19%) CSS3
8 13 (7.60%) HTML5
8 13 (7.60%) Ajax
9 11 (6.43%) WCF
9 11 (6.43%) J2EE
10 10 (5.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 8 (4.68%) Spring MVC
11 8 (4.68%) AngularJS
11 8 (4.68%) JSP
12 7 (4.09%) Sass
12 7 (4.09%) REST
12 7 (4.09%) RESTful
13 6 (3.51%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.04%) User Experience
2 15 (8.77%) Open Source
3 7 (4.09%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.75%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.17%) Home Automation
7 2 (1.17%) iSeries
7 2 (1.17%) DTV
7 2 (1.17%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.17%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.58%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.58%) Wiki
8 1 (0.58%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.58%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.28%) Linux
2 12 (7.02%) Windows
3 11 (6.43%) UNIX
4 6 (3.51%) Android
4 6 (3.51%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.17%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.17%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.17%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.58%) Solaris
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (92.98%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (22.81%) TDD
3 32 (18.71%) E-Commerce
4 24 (14.04%) Business Analysis
5 22 (12.87%) MVC
5 22 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (12.87%) Kanban
6 21 (12.28%) OO
7 18 (10.53%) B2C
7 18 (10.53%) BDD
8 17 (9.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (9.36%) Unit Testing
10 15 (8.77%) User Stories
10 15 (8.77%) User Experience Design
11 14 (8.19%) Pair Programming
12 13 (7.60%) Migration
13 11 (6.43%) SOA
13 11 (6.43%) Test Automation
13 11 (6.43%) Test Scripting
14 10 (5.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.64%) Java
2 34 (19.88%) SQL
3 29 (16.96%) JavaScript
3 29 (16.96%) C#
4 10 (5.85%) PHP
5 9 (5.26%) Scala
6 8 (4.68%) Groovy
7 7 (4.09%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.51%) Python
9 5 (2.92%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.34%) Perl
10 4 (2.34%) VB
10 4 (2.34%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.75%) Ruby
11 3 (1.75%) C++
11 3 (1.75%) RPG
12 1 (0.58%) VBScript
12 1 (0.58%) Delphi
12 1 (0.58%) XPath
12 1 (0.58%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 8 (4.68%) ISTQB
2 7 (4.09%) Degree
2 7 (4.09%) ISEB
3 6 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.75%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.58%) PMP
7 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.43%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.92%) KVM
2 3 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.92%) Puppet
2 5 (2.92%) Vagrant
3 4 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.58%) Salt
Vendors
1 20 (11.70%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.53%) Adobe
3 15 (8.77%) Oracle
4 9 (5.26%) hybris
5 4 (2.34%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.34%) Open Text
6 3 (1.75%) Ab Initio
6 3 (1.75%) IBM
6 3 (1.75%) ATG
6 3 (1.75%) JBoss
6 3 (1.75%) HP
6 3 (1.75%) Appcelerator
6 3 (1.75%) Teradata
7 2 (1.17%) Demandware
7 2 (1.17%) SAP
7 2 (1.17%) VMware
8 1 (0.58%) Cadence
8 1 (0.58%) Remedy
8 1 (0.58%) Progress
Slough
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Steria
Rate: Up to £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago