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 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 52 44 58
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Contract jobs citing Scrum 77 88 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.00% 3.50% 2.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 4.70% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 60 36
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£410 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.21% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +22.83%
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
1899 1873 1696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.89% 74.47% 69.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 891 741
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 21 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.07 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.74% -43.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.80 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £44.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 July 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 28 July 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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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 +22 46 £425 +9.67% 30
Slough -6 13 £400 +14.35%
Newbury -1 3 - - 3
Bracknell -7 2 £500 +28.20% 2
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 177 (94.15%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (30.32%) TDD
3 52 (27.66%) JavaScript
4 47 (25.00%) C#
5 42 (22.34%) HTML
6 39 (20.74%) Java
7 35 (18.62%) CSS
7 35 (18.62%) User Stories
8 33 (17.55%) .NET
9 32 (17.02%) AngularJS
10 29 (15.43%) SQL
10 29 (15.43%) MVC
11 27 (14.36%) BDD
11 27 (14.36%) Kanban
11 27 (14.36%) User Experience
12 26 (13.83%) JIRA
12 26 (13.83%) Selenium
13 23 (12.23%) Security Cleared
14 22 (11.70%) Git (software)
14 22 (11.70%) jQuery
14 22 (11.70%) Web Services
14 22 (11.70%) E-Commerce
15 21 (11.17%) QA
16 20 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
16 20 (10.64%) Data Protection
16 20 (10.64%) Mobile App
17 19 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (10.11%) SQL Server
18 18 (9.57%) Python
18 18 (9.57%) Project Management

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (7.45%) CMS
2 12 (6.38%) Node.js
3 9 (4.79%) Oracle Spatial
4 6 (3.19%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.19%) Confluence
4 6 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.06%) IIS
7 1 (0.53%) Apache
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.53%) SAS
7 1 (0.53%) Drupal
7 1 (0.53%) Mule
7 1 (0.53%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.53%) Zope
7 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.53%) Magnolia
7 1 (0.53%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 12 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.13%) MS Project
3 3 (1.60%) MS Office
3 3 (1.60%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.53%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.53%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.06%) Optimost
2 2 (1.06%) WebTrends
2 2 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.66%) SaaS
3 4 (2.13%) GitHub
4 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.06%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.53%) IaaS
6 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.19%) Internet
2 2 (1.06%) MPLS
2 2 (1.06%) OSPF
2 2 (1.06%) BGP
2 2 (1.06%) DOCSIS
2 2 (1.06%) Telnet
2 2 (1.06%) Firewall
2 2 (1.06%) SSH
2 2 (1.06%) NFC
2 2 (1.06%) HTTP
2 2 (1.06%) RIP
2 2 (1.06%) SNMP
2 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.06%) VPN
3 1 (0.53%) DNS
3 1 (0.53%) Broadband
3 1 (0.53%) VoIP
3 1 (0.53%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.45%) MongoDB
3 13 (6.91%) MySQL
4 11 (5.85%) NoSQL
4 11 (5.85%) Relational Database
5 10 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (4.26%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (13.83%) JIRA
1 26 (13.83%) Selenium
2 22 (11.70%) Git (software)
3 20 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (7.45%) Jenkins
5 11 (5.85%) TeamCity
6 10 (5.32%) Visual Studio
7 9 (4.79%) WebDriver
7 9 (4.79%) Cucumber
8 8 (4.26%) HP UFT
8 8 (4.26%) NUnit
9 7 (3.72%) MSTest
10 6 (3.19%) Grunt
11 4 (2.13%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 4 (2.13%) Jasmine
11 4 (2.13%) TestNG
11 4 (2.13%) JUnit
11 4 (2.13%) IntelliJ
12 3 (1.60%) ClearCase
12 3 (1.60%) Subversion
General
1 17 (9.04%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.38%) Finance
3 7 (3.72%) Retail
4 6 (3.19%) Marketing
5 4 (2.13%) Billing
5 4 (2.13%) Advertising
6 3 (1.60%) Games
6 3 (1.60%) Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.06%) Military
7 2 (1.06%) Electronics
7 2 (1.06%) Danish Language
7 2 (1.06%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.06%) Norwegian Language
7 2 (1.06%) Swedish Language
8 1 (0.53%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 61 (32.45%) Developer
2 39 (20.74%) Analyst
3 27 (14.36%) Business Analyst
4 19 (10.11%) ScrumMaster
5 18 (9.57%) Project Manager
6 17 (9.04%) Agile Business Analyst
7 16 (8.51%) C# Developer
8 12 (6.38%) Tester
8 12 (6.38%) Architect
8 12 (6.38%) Test Analyst
9 10 (5.32%) Java Developer
9 10 (5.32%) Software Engineer
10 8 (4.26%) Software Tester
10 8 (4.26%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.26%) Programmer
10 8 (4.26%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.26%) Agile Project Manager
10 8 (4.26%) C# Programmer
10 8 (4.26%) User Experience Architect
11 7 (3.72%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (22.34%) HTML
2 35 (18.62%) CSS
3 33 (17.55%) .NET
4 32 (17.02%) AngularJS
5 22 (11.70%) Web Services
5 22 (11.70%) jQuery
6 16 (8.51%) RESTful
6 16 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
7 15 (7.98%) ASP.NET
8 14 (7.45%) Spring
9 13 (6.91%) Hibernate
9 13 (6.91%) Spring MVC
9 13 (6.91%) REST
10 12 (6.38%) WCF
10 12 (6.38%) WPF
10 12 (6.38%) Java EE
10 12 (6.38%) HTML5
11 11 (5.85%) SOAP
11 11 (5.85%) CSS3
12 10 (5.32%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.36%) User Experience
2 20 (10.64%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.32%) GIS
5 8 (4.26%) Mobile Computing
5 8 (4.26%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.13%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.13%) DTV
6 4 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.13%) PMI
6 4 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.60%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.06%) Social Media
8 2 (1.06%) MPEG
8 2 (1.06%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.06%) EMV
8 2 (1.06%) Smartcard
8 2 (1.06%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.06%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.06%) STB
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.98%) Linux
2 13 (6.91%) Windows
3 7 (3.72%) UNIX
3 7 (3.72%) Android
4 4 (2.13%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (94.15%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (30.32%) TDD
3 35 (18.62%) User Stories
4 29 (15.43%) MVC
5 27 (14.36%) Kanban
5 27 (14.36%) BDD
6 22 (11.70%) E-Commerce
7 20 (10.64%) Data Protection
8 19 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (9.57%) Project Management
10 17 (9.04%) Test Scripting
11 16 (8.51%) Business Analysis
12 15 (7.98%) Waterfall
13 14 (7.45%) Unit Testing
13 14 (7.45%) Test Automation
14 13 (6.91%) PRINCE2
15 11 (5.85%) Software Engineering
15 11 (5.85%) Web Development
15 11 (5.85%) Software Delivery
16 10 (5.32%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (27.66%) JavaScript
2 47 (25.00%) C#
3 39 (20.74%) Java
4 29 (15.43%) SQL
5 18 (9.57%) Python
6 10 (5.32%) T-SQL
7 9 (4.79%) PHP
8 8 (4.26%) Scala
9 7 (3.72%) Groovy
10 6 (3.19%) C
11 5 (2.66%) C++
12 3 (1.60%) Perl
12 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.60%) Ruby
13 2 (1.06%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.53%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 23 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.26%) SC Cleared
2 8 (4.26%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.66%) Degree
4 4 (2.13%) PMP
5 2 (1.06%) ISEB
5 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.06%) MCTS
5 2 (1.06%) MCITP
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.17%) QA
2 2 (1.06%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (5.85%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.60%) Puppet
2 3 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.06%) SELinux
Vendors
1 16 (8.51%) Oracle
2 15 (7.98%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.26%) Telerik
4 6 (3.19%) Adobe
4 6 (3.19%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.13%) SAP
5 4 (2.13%) IBM
5 4 (2.13%) Appcelerator
6 3 (1.60%) VMware
7 2 (1.06%) Maxymiser
7 2 (1.06%) Tealeaf
7 2 (1.06%) Tektronix
7 2 (1.06%) HP
7 2 (1.06%) Apple
7 2 (1.06%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.06%) Remedy
7 2 (1.06%) Omniture
7 2 (1.06%) Google
8 1 (0.53%) Zend
8 1 (0.53%) hybris
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