The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 46 62 94
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +32
Contract jobs citing Scrum 89 68 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.54% 2.78% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.83% 4.07% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 35 21
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£350 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.75 £35.22
% change year-on-year
+22.83% -9.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1843 1670 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.37% 68.27% 65.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 725 809
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 45
Average hourly rate £18.04 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.88% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £14.50 £14.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Scrum
South East

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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
Slough +12 22 £350 -25.53% 4
Reading +11 19 £388 -8.82% 11
Bracknell +10 5 £390 +0.64% 1
Maidenhead -1 3 £390 -7.14% 4
Wokingham - 3 £275 - 1
Newbury -2 2 - - 3
Windsor - - - - 1
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 61 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (28.07%) HTML
3 46 (26.90%) CSS
4 40 (23.39%) Java
5 36 (21.05%) TDD
6 34 (19.88%) SQL
7 33 (19.30%) JavaScript
8 29 (16.96%) C#
9 28 (16.37%) E-Commerce
10 25 (14.62%) MVC
11 24 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (14.04%) .NET
11 24 (14.04%) MySQL
12 23 (13.45%) Adobe
12 23 (13.45%) Telecoms
12 23 (13.45%) jQuery
12 23 (13.45%) Axure RP
13 22 (12.87%) SQL Server
13 22 (12.87%) XML
14 21 (12.28%) JIRA
14 21 (12.28%) Mobile App
15 20 (11.70%) OO
16 19 (11.11%) QA
16 19 (11.11%) Apple iOS
16 19 (11.11%) Unit Testing
17 18 (10.53%) CSS3
17 18 (10.53%) HTML5
17 18 (10.53%) Ajax
17 18 (10.53%) Microsoft
17 18 (10.53%) Linux

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 11 (6.43%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.68%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.68%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (3.51%) Lotus Domino
3 6 (3.51%) Apache
3 6 (3.51%) Confluence
4 4 (2.34%) CMS
4 4 (2.34%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.75%) Liferay
5 3 (1.75%) Drupal
6 1 (0.58%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.58%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.58%) IIS
6 1 (0.58%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.58%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (7.60%) Photoshop
1 13 (7.60%) Adobe Illustrator
1 13 (7.60%) OmniGraffle
2 5 (2.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Magento
2 2 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.17%) Office 365
3 1 (0.58%) GitHub
3 1 (0.58%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.58%) HTTP
1 1 (0.58%) DNS
1 1 (0.58%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.04%) MySQL
2 22 (12.87%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (4.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.34%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.75%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.75%) QlikView
8 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.17%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.58%) DB2
9 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (13.45%) Axure RP
2 21 (12.28%) JIRA
3 17 (9.94%) Git (software)
3 17 (9.94%) Subversion
4 16 (9.36%) Selenium
5 14 (8.19%) Jenkins
6 12 (7.02%) JUnit
7 9 (5.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 8 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (4.09%) Visual Studio
10 6 (3.51%) SoapUI
10 6 (3.51%) WebDriver
11 5 (2.92%) Maven
11 5 (2.92%) Ant
11 5 (2.92%) Mercurial
12 4 (2.34%) QuickTest Pro
12 4 (2.34%) NUnit
13 3 (1.75%) WinRunner
13 3 (1.75%) TestDirector
13 3 (1.75%) TestNG
General
1 23 (13.45%) Telecoms
2 17 (9.94%) Retail
3 11 (6.43%) Finance
4 10 (5.85%) Automotive
5 6 (3.51%) Advertising
6 5 (2.92%) Marketing
7 3 (1.75%) Publishing
8 2 (1.17%) Banking
8 2 (1.17%) Electronics
8 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.58%) Front Office
9 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 54 (31.58%) Developer
2 26 (15.20%) Analyst
3 25 (14.62%) Designer
4 24 (14.04%) User Experience Designer
5 19 (11.11%) Business Analyst
6 13 (7.60%) Java Developer
7 12 (7.02%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.85%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (4.68%) Release Manager
10 7 (4.09%) PHP Developer
10 7 (4.09%) Web Developer
10 7 (4.09%) ScrumMaster
11 6 (3.51%) Telecoms Business Analyst
11 6 (3.51%) Applications Manager
11 6 (3.51%) Tester
11 6 (3.51%) Senior Business Analyst
11 6 (3.51%) Lead Developer
11 6 (3.51%) Interaction Designer
11 6 (3.51%) Visual Designer
11 6 (3.51%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (28.07%) HTML
2 46 (26.90%) CSS
3 24 (14.04%) .NET
4 23 (13.45%) jQuery
5 22 (12.87%) XML
6 18 (10.53%) Ajax
6 18 (10.53%) HTML5
6 18 (10.53%) CSS3
7 15 (8.77%) Spring
7 15 (8.77%) SOAP
8 14 (8.19%) J2EE
9 11 (6.43%) WCF
10 10 (5.85%) Web Services
11 9 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 8 (4.68%) RESTful
12 8 (4.68%) Spring MVC
13 7 (4.09%) JSP
13 7 (4.09%) JSON
14 6 (3.51%) .NET Framework
14 6 (3.51%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.28%) Mobile App
2 11 (6.43%) Open Source
3 7 (4.09%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.75%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.17%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.17%) DTV
6 2 (1.17%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.17%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.17%) iSeries
7 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.58%) PMI
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.58%) GIS
7 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.58%) Replication
7 1 (0.58%) Wiki
7 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 18 (10.53%) Linux
3 13 (7.60%) Android
4 12 (7.02%) UNIX
5 11 (6.43%) Windows
6 2 (1.17%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.17%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.17%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (21.05%) TDD
3 28 (16.37%) E-Commerce
4 25 (14.62%) MVC
5 24 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (11.70%) OO
7 19 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 17 (9.94%) BDD
9 16 (9.36%) Business Analysis
10 15 (8.77%) SOA
11 13 (7.60%) B2C
11 13 (7.60%) Project Management
11 13 (7.60%) User Experience Design
12 12 (7.02%) Test Automation
13 11 (6.43%) Test Scripting
13 11 (6.43%) Kanban
14 10 (5.85%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (5.85%) Migration
14 10 (5.85%) OOP
14 10 (5.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.39%) Java
2 34 (19.88%) SQL
3 33 (19.30%) JavaScript
4 29 (16.96%) C#
5 12 (7.02%) PHP
6 8 (4.68%) PHP5
7 6 (3.51%) Groovy
7 6 (3.51%) Python
7 6 (3.51%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.92%) Perl
8 5 (2.92%) VB
8 5 (2.92%) Scala
9 4 (2.34%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.34%) Ruby
10 3 (1.75%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.75%) C++
11 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.58%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.58%) Delphi
12 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (5.85%) ISTQB
2 8 (4.68%) ISEB
3 5 (2.92%) Degree
3 5 (2.92%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.75%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.17%) PMP
6 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.34%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.75%) Puppet
4 1 (0.58%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (13.45%) Adobe
2 18 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.60%) Oracle
4 9 (5.26%) hybris
4 9 (5.26%) Appcelerator
5 7 (4.09%) IBM
6 6 (3.51%) Apple
7 4 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.34%) Open Text
7 4 (2.34%) Zend
7 4 (2.34%) Sitecore
7 4 (2.34%) JBoss
8 3 (1.75%) HP
8 3 (1.75%) ATG
8 3 (1.75%) VMware
9 2 (1.17%) Demandware
9 2 (1.17%) Informatica
9 2 (1.17%) SAP
10 1 (0.58%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.58%) Remedy
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