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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 55 61 71
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 72 61 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.84% 2.41% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 3.42% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 36 25
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£360 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £268 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+10.95% +10.60%
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
1815 1782 1670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 71.54% 70.41% 68.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 867 682
Average daily rate £400 £380 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 37 41
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £17.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% +1.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.25 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 22 May 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 +31 40 £365 -14.11% 21
Slough +3 8 £400 +20.30% 3
Newbury +2 6 £350 -17.64% 4
Maidenhead +7 2 £223 - 1
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 183 (96.32%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (23.16%) C#
3 43 (22.63%) JavaScript
4 37 (19.47%) HTML
5 36 (18.95%) .NET
6 34 (17.89%) Selenium
7 31 (16.32%) JIRA
7 31 (16.32%) TDD
7 31 (16.32%) Telecoms
7 31 (16.32%) SQL
8 30 (15.79%) Project Management
9 29 (15.26%) Kanban
10 28 (14.74%) Waterfall
10 28 (14.74%) CSS
11 27 (14.21%) User Experience
12 25 (13.16%) Java
13 23 (12.11%) Web Services
14 22 (11.58%) PRINCE2
15 20 (10.53%) jQuery
16 19 (10.00%) QA
16 19 (10.00%) E-Commerce
16 19 (10.00%) RESTful
17 18 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (9.47%) Git (software)
17 18 (9.47%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (9.47%) Mobile App
18 17 (8.95%) HTML5
18 17 (8.95%) Test Scripting
18 17 (8.95%) Microsoft
18 17 (8.95%) SQL Server

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (7.37%) CMS
2 8 (4.21%) Node.js
3 6 (3.16%) Confluence
4 5 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.11%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.05%) Drupal
6 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.05%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.05%) IIS
7 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.53%) Mule
7 1 (0.53%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.53%) Apache
7 1 (0.53%) SAS
7 1 (0.53%) Zope
Applications
1 14 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.63%) MS Project
3 4 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.05%) MS Office
5 2 (1.05%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.16%) SaaS
3 3 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.58%) Force.com
4 1 (0.53%) IaaS
4 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.16%) Internet
2 3 (1.58%) HTTP
3 2 (1.05%) NFC
3 2 (1.05%) SSH
3 2 (1.05%) Firewall
3 2 (1.05%) Wireless
3 2 (1.05%) Telnet
3 2 (1.05%) DOCSIS
3 2 (1.05%) BGP
3 2 (1.05%) MPLS
3 2 (1.05%) OSPF
3 2 (1.05%) RIP
3 2 (1.05%) SNMP
3 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.05%) VPN
4 1 (0.53%) MVNO
4 1 (0.53%) VoIP
4 1 (0.53%) Broadband
4 1 (0.53%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.95%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.32%) MongoDB
2 12 (6.32%) NoSQL
3 9 (4.74%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.74%) MySQL
4 8 (4.21%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.53%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 34 (17.89%) Selenium
2 31 (16.32%) JIRA
3 18 (9.47%) Git (software)
3 18 (9.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (7.37%) Jenkins
5 13 (6.84%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (4.74%) WebDriver
6 9 (4.74%) Visual Studio
7 8 (4.21%) NUnit
8 7 (3.68%) MSTest
8 7 (3.68%) Subversion
9 5 (2.63%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.11%) Grunt
10 4 (2.11%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 3 (1.58%) MSBuild
11 3 (1.58%) Zephyr
12 2 (1.05%) JUnit
12 2 (1.05%) JBehave
12 2 (1.05%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.05%) Artifactory
General
1 31 (16.32%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.84%) Finance
3 7 (3.68%) Billing
3 7 (3.68%) Retail
4 6 (3.16%) Marketing
4 6 (3.16%) Advertising
5 4 (2.11%) Banking
6 3 (1.58%) Games
7 2 (1.05%) Military
7 2 (1.05%) Legal
7 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.05%) Electronics
8 1 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Automotive
8 1 (0.53%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 56 (29.47%) Developer
2 34 (17.89%) Analyst
3 22 (11.58%) Business Analyst
4 21 (11.05%) Project Manager
4 21 (11.05%) ScrumMaster
5 15 (7.89%) C# Developer
6 12 (6.32%) Test Analyst
6 12 (6.32%) Agile Business Analyst
7 11 (5.79%) Tester
8 10 (5.26%) Technical Manager
9 9 (4.74%) Agile Project Manager
9 9 (4.74%) Architect
10 8 (4.21%) Delivery Manager
10 8 (4.21%) Programmer
10 8 (4.21%) Technical Delivery Manager
10 8 (4.21%) C# Programmer
11 7 (3.68%) Web Developer
11 7 (3.68%) Software Tester
12 6 (3.16%) Senior Developer
12 6 (3.16%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (19.47%) HTML
2 36 (18.95%) .NET
3 28 (14.74%) CSS
4 23 (12.11%) Web Services
5 20 (10.53%) jQuery
6 19 (10.00%) RESTful
7 17 (8.95%) HTML5
8 16 (8.42%) AngularJS
8 16 (8.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (7.37%) ASP.NET
9 14 (7.37%) CSS3
10 10 (5.26%) WCF
10 10 (5.26%) WPF
10 10 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
11 9 (4.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (4.74%) .NET Framework
12 8 (4.21%) SOAP
13 7 (3.68%) REST
13 7 (3.68%) Sass
13 7 (3.68%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.21%) User Experience
2 18 (9.47%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.79%) PMI
4 9 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.21%) Client/Server
5 8 (4.21%) Mobile Computing
6 5 (2.63%) Open Source
7 4 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.11%) DTV
7 4 (2.11%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.58%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.58%) Web 2.0
9 2 (1.05%) STB
9 2 (1.05%) IPTV
9 2 (1.05%) Streaming Video
9 2 (1.05%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.05%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.05%) EMV
9 2 (1.05%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.42%) Linux
2 14 (7.37%) Windows
3 7 (3.68%) Android
4 4 (2.11%) UNIX
4 4 (2.11%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (96.32%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (16.32%) TDD
3 30 (15.79%) Project Management
4 29 (15.26%) Kanban
5 28 (14.74%) Waterfall
6 22 (11.58%) PRINCE2
7 19 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 18 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (8.95%) Test Scripting
10 16 (8.42%) MVC
10 16 (8.42%) Unit Testing
11 15 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (7.37%) Software Delivery
12 14 (7.37%) User Stories
13 13 (6.84%) Test Automation
13 13 (6.84%) BDD
13 13 (6.84%) OO
14 12 (6.32%) Release Management
15 11 (5.79%) Integration Testing
15 11 (5.79%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (23.16%) C#
2 43 (22.63%) JavaScript
3 31 (16.32%) SQL
4 25 (13.16%) Java
5 13 (6.84%) PHP
6 11 (5.79%) Python
7 10 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 7 (3.68%) C
9 6 (3.16%) C++
10 5 (2.63%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.11%) Perl
11 4 (2.11%) Scala
11 4 (2.11%) Groovy
12 3 (1.58%) Erlang
12 3 (1.58%) Apex Code
12 3 (1.58%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (7.89%) PMI Certification
2 14 (7.37%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.16%) Degree
3 6 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.11%) PMP
5 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.58%) MCITP
5 3 (1.58%) MCTS
6 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.53%) ISEB
7 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (7.37%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.58%) Puppet
2 3 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.05%) SELinux
Vendors
1 17 (8.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.21%) Telerik
2 8 (4.21%) Oracle
3 5 (2.63%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.11%) SAP
4 4 (2.11%) Appcelerator
5 3 (1.58%) Adobe
5 3 (1.58%) HP
5 3 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.58%) Remedy
5 3 (1.58%) VMware
6 2 (1.05%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.05%) Apple
6 2 (1.05%) IBM
6 2 (1.05%) Tektronix
7 1 (0.53%) hybris
7 1 (0.53%) Zend
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