The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 58 48 55
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 75 100 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.00% 3.50% 2.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% 4.69% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 71 56
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £260 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £125.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +8.97%
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
1976 2131 1995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.13% 74.54% 74.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1068 1123 1016
Median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £504 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 64 45
Median hourly rate £15.00 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £42.50 £32.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading -23 28 £413 +3.12% 15
Maidenhead +12 11 £388 +74.15% 3
Newbury +9 6 £525 +42.37% 3
Slough +7 5 £375 -6.25% 3
Bracknell +1 5 £425 +61.90% 5
Wokingham - 1 £400 -
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 165 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (30.29%) Linux
3 42 (24.00%) JavaScript
4 36 (20.57%) Python
5 34 (19.43%) Waterfall
6 33 (18.86%) Kanban
7 31 (17.71%) TDD
8 30 (17.14%) REST
8 30 (17.14%) User Experience
9 29 (16.57%) SDLC
10 28 (16.00%) Jenkins
10 28 (16.00%) Java
11 25 (14.29%) Git (software)
12 24 (13.71%) CSS
13 23 (13.14%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (12.57%) Automated Testing
15 21 (12.00%) Telecoms
15 21 (12.00%) Microsoft
15 21 (12.00%) C#
16 20 (11.43%) HTML
16 20 (11.43%) Web Services
16 20 (11.43%) User Stories
17 19 (10.86%) NoSQL
18 18 (10.29%) Ant
18 18 (10.29%) Degree
19 17 (9.71%) .NET
19 17 (9.71%) MS Excel
19 17 (9.71%) H.323
20 16 (9.14%) Project Management
20 16 (9.14%) Continuous Integration

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 8 (4.57%) Apache
2 7 (4.00%) CMS
2 7 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.86%) Confluence
3 5 (2.86%) Oracle Spatial
4 4 (2.29%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.29%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.71%) Node.js
6 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.57%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.57%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.57%) JBoss
7 1 (0.57%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.14%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) MS Project
4 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (4.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.57%) Force.com
2 6 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.57%) CloudBees
4 1 (0.57%) GitHub
4 1 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.57%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.57%) Office 365
4 1 (0.57%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.57%) SaaS
4 1 (0.57%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.71%) H.323
2 13 (7.43%) Telepresence
3 10 (5.71%) Internet
4 5 (2.86%) HTTP
5 3 (1.71%) VPN
6 2 (1.14%) BGP
6 2 (1.14%) DOCSIS
6 2 (1.14%) MPLS
6 2 (1.14%) OSPF
6 2 (1.14%) RIP
6 2 (1.14%) SNMP
6 2 (1.14%) SSH
6 2 (1.14%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.14%) Telnet
7 1 (0.57%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.57%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.57%) Firewall
7 1 (0.57%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.86%) NoSQL
2 15 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 14 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 12 (6.86%) RDBMS
5 10 (5.71%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (5.71%) MySQL
6 7 (4.00%) Big Data
6 7 (4.00%) GIS
6 7 (4.00%) Riak
7 3 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.71%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.71%) Neo4j
7 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.14%) OrientDB
9 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.57%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.57%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 28 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 25 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 23 (13.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (10.29%) Ant
5 13 (7.43%) Subversion
6 11 (6.29%) JIRA
6 11 (6.29%) Maven
7 7 (4.00%) Cucumber
7 7 (4.00%) Selenium
7 7 (4.00%) Visual Studio
8 5 (2.86%) JUnit
8 5 (2.86%) RSpec
9 4 (2.29%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.29%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.71%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.14%) gulp
11 2 (1.14%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.14%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (1.14%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.14%) TestNG
General
1 21 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.29%) Marketing
3 5 (2.86%) Retail
4 4 (2.29%) Finance
4 4 (2.29%) Publishing
5 3 (1.71%) Automotive
5 3 (1.71%) Billing
5 3 (1.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 64 (36.57%) Developer
2 22 (12.57%) Analyst
3 15 (8.57%) Product Owner
3 15 (8.57%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 13 (7.43%) Java Developer
5 12 (6.86%) Scrum Master
5 12 (6.86%) Senior Developer
6 11 (6.29%) Business Analyst
6 11 (6.29%) Python Developer
6 11 (6.29%) Test Analyst
7 10 (5.71%) Consultant
7 10 (5.71%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.00%) Architect
8 7 (4.00%) Big Data Developer
8 7 (4.00%) Cloud Developer
8 7 (4.00%) Linux Developer
8 7 (4.00%) Senior Big Data Developer
8 7 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (4.00%) Test Engineer
8 7 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.14%) REST
2 24 (13.71%) CSS
3 20 (11.43%) HTML
3 20 (11.43%) Web Services
4 17 (9.71%) .NET
5 15 (8.57%) jQuery
5 15 (8.57%) Visualforce
6 11 (6.29%) JSON
7 9 (5.14%) XML
8 8 (4.57%) AngularJS
8 8 (4.57%) RESTful
8 8 (4.57%) Spring
9 6 (3.43%) Backbone.js
9 6 (3.43%) SOAP
10 5 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (2.86%) Spring MVC
11 4 (2.29%) Django
11 4 (2.29%) JSP
11 4 (2.29%) Sass
11 4 (2.29%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.14%) User Experience
2 12 (6.86%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.43%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.86%) Animation
6 2 (1.14%) DTV
6 2 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.14%) iPad
6 2 (1.14%) IPTV
6 2 (1.14%) MPEG
6 2 (1.14%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.14%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.14%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.57%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.57%) FMCG
7 1 (0.57%) New Media
7 1 (0.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 53 (30.29%) Linux
2 10 (5.71%) Windows
3 9 (5.14%) Unix
4 5 (2.86%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.57%) CentOS
6 1 (0.57%) Debian
6 1 (0.57%) Fedora
6 1 (0.57%) Solaris
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (19.43%) Waterfall
3 33 (18.86%) Kanban
4 31 (17.71%) TDD
5 29 (16.57%) SDLC
6 22 (12.57%) Automated Testing
7 20 (11.43%) User Stories
8 16 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (9.14%) Project Management
9 13 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (6.86%) Business Analysis
10 12 (6.86%) DevOps
10 12 (6.86%) E-Commerce
10 12 (6.86%) OOP
11 11 (6.29%) Web Application Development
12 10 (5.71%) BDD
12 10 (5.71%) CRM
12 10 (5.71%) Software Testing
12 10 (5.71%) Test Automation
12 10 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (24.00%) JavaScript
2 36 (20.57%) Python
3 28 (16.00%) Java
4 21 (12.00%) C#
5 15 (8.57%) Apex Code
6 10 (5.71%) PHP
7 9 (5.14%) SQL
8 6 (3.43%) Ruby
9 5 (2.86%) C++
10 4 (2.29%) Erlang
11 3 (1.71%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.71%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (10.29%) Degree
2 14 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.71%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.14%) MCSD
6 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) MBA
7 1 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.86%) FedRAMP
2 11 (6.29%) QA
3 4 (2.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.57%) SDET
4 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.14%) Docker
2 2 (1.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.57%) KVM
3 1 (0.57%) NFS
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.57%) Postfix
3 1 (0.57%) qmail
3 1 (0.57%) Sendmail
3 1 (0.57%) Varnish
3 1 (0.57%) vSphere
3 1 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.29%) Capistrano
2 3 (1.71%) Ansible
2 3 (1.71%) Puppet
3 2 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.57%) Bacula
4 1 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.57%) Cacti
4 1 (0.57%) Kibana
4 1 (0.57%) logstash
4 1 (0.57%) Nagios
4 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.57%) Netcool
4 1 (0.57%) Plesk
4 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.57%) Salt
4 1 (0.57%) SCOM
4 1 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.57%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (6.29%) Oracle
4 4 (2.29%) Adobe
4 4 (2.29%) IBM
4 4 (2.29%) LANDesk
5 3 (1.71%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.71%) HP
5 3 (1.71%) Huawei
5 3 (1.71%) Pega
5 3 (1.71%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.71%) Tellabs
5 3 (1.71%) Virgin Media
5 3 (1.71%) VMware
6 2 (1.14%) Apple
6 2 (1.14%) Capita
6 2 (1.14%) hybris
6 2 (1.14%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.14%) Tektronix
6 2 (1.14%) Veritas