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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 49 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 89 59 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.10% 2.41% 2.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 3.53% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 23 43
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.65 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+16.20% -2.83%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2045 1671 1976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 71.18% 68.18% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1058 673 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 23 £400 +23.07% 12
Bracknell +5 9 £400 - 2
Slough -2 8 £350 +1.15% 5
Newbury +2 7 £350 - 2
Maidenhead - 5 £300 - 4
Windsor +4 1 £375 -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - -
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 72 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (29.49%) HTML
3 43 (27.56%) CSS
4 40 (25.64%) Java
5 31 (19.87%) SQL
5 31 (19.87%) E-Commerce
6 29 (18.59%) Mobile App
7 27 (17.31%) JavaScript
8 26 (16.67%) Apple iOS
9 25 (16.03%) Retail
10 24 (15.38%) HTML5
11 23 (14.74%) CSS3
11 23 (14.74%) MVC
11 23 (14.74%) MySQL
11 23 (14.74%) UNIX
12 22 (14.10%) Telecoms
13 21 (13.46%) Ajax
13 21 (13.46%) C#
14 20 (12.82%) .NET
14 20 (12.82%) Adobe
14 20 (12.82%) Axure RP
14 20 (12.82%) Waterfall
14 20 (12.82%) jQuery
15 19 (12.18%) Linux
15 19 (12.18%) TDD
16 18 (11.54%) Automotive
16 18 (11.54%) Windows
16 18 (11.54%) Project Management
16 18 (11.54%) Android
16 18 (11.54%) Continuous Integration

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.77%) Apache
3 7 (4.49%) Lotus Domino
4 6 (3.85%) Confluence
4 6 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.21%) CMS
6 3 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.28%) IIS
7 2 (1.28%) Liferay
7 2 (1.28%) Drupal
8 1 (0.64%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.64%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.64%) Node.js
8 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.64%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (5.77%) MS Office
2 5 (3.21%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.92%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.92%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Magento
2 2 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.28%) DNS
2 1 (0.64%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.74%) MySQL
2 12 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.41%) DB2
4 8 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.13%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.49%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.21%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.21%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.56%) OLAP
7 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.92%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.28%) OLTP
9 2 (1.28%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (12.82%) Axure RP
2 17 (10.90%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 10 (6.41%) JIRA
4 9 (5.77%) Selenium
4 9 (5.77%) Subversion
5 8 (5.13%) JUnit
5 8 (5.13%) Git (software)
6 7 (4.49%) Maven
7 6 (3.85%) NUnit
7 6 (3.85%) WinRunner
7 6 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (3.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 6 (3.85%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.21%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.21%) TestDirector
8 5 (3.21%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.56%) ERwin
9 4 (2.56%) Ant
9 4 (2.56%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.92%) Hudson
General
1 25 (16.03%) Retail
2 22 (14.10%) Telecoms
3 18 (11.54%) Automotive
4 11 (7.05%) Finance
5 6 (3.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.64%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.64%) Billing
6 1 (0.64%) Legal
6 1 (0.64%) Military
6 1 (0.64%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 47 (30.13%) Developer
2 23 (14.74%) Analyst
3 20 (12.82%) Designer
3 20 (12.82%) User Experience Designer
4 13 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 12 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 11 (7.05%) Project Manager
7 10 (6.41%) Tester
7 10 (6.41%) PHP Developer
8 9 (5.77%) Senior Designer
8 9 (5.77%) ScrumMaster
8 9 (5.77%) Senior User Experience Designer
9 8 (5.13%) Release Manager
10 6 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.85%) Software Developer
10 6 (3.85%) Applications Manager
10 6 (3.85%) Agile Business Analyst
11 5 (3.21%) Technical Leader
11 5 (3.21%) Delivery Manager
11 5 (3.21%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (29.49%) HTML
2 43 (27.56%) CSS
3 24 (15.38%) HTML5
4 23 (14.74%) CSS3
5 21 (13.46%) Ajax
6 20 (12.82%) .NET
6 20 (12.82%) jQuery
7 17 (10.90%) Spring
8 13 (8.33%) Web Services
8 13 (8.33%) XML
9 12 (7.69%) JSP
10 9 (5.77%) J2EE
11 7 (4.49%) Spring MVC
11 7 (4.49%) RESTful
12 6 (3.85%) REST
12 6 (3.85%) .NET Framework
12 6 (3.85%) JSON
12 6 (3.85%) Hibernate
12 6 (3.85%) SOAP
12 6 (3.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.59%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.41%) Visualisation
3 8 (5.13%) Smartphone
4 7 (4.49%) Open Source
5 4 (2.56%) iPad
5 4 (2.56%) PMI
6 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.92%) Clustering
7 2 (1.28%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.64%) PKI
8 1 (0.64%) IPTV
8 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.64%) Wiki
8 1 (0.64%) BBC
8 1 (0.64%) Replication
8 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.64%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 23 (14.74%) UNIX
3 19 (12.18%) Linux
4 18 (11.54%) Windows
4 18 (11.54%) Android
5 6 (3.85%) AIX
6 5 (3.21%) Windows Vista
7 4 (2.56%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.56%) Windows 2000
7 4 (2.56%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.28%) Solaris
9 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (19.87%) E-Commerce
3 23 (14.74%) MVC
4 20 (12.82%) Waterfall
5 19 (12.18%) TDD
6 18 (11.54%) Project Management
6 18 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (10.26%) SOA
8 15 (9.62%) Unit Testing
9 13 (8.33%) OO
9 13 (8.33%) Test Automation
10 12 (7.69%) User Stories
11 11 (7.05%) BDD
12 10 (6.41%) Analytics
12 10 (6.41%) PRINCE2
12 10 (6.41%) B2C
12 10 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (6.41%) Release Management
12 10 (6.41%) Software Testing
13 9 (5.77%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.64%) Java
2 31 (19.87%) SQL
3 27 (17.31%) JavaScript
4 21 (13.46%) C#
5 11 (7.05%) PHP
6 10 (6.41%) PHP5
7 7 (4.49%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.21%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.56%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.56%) Ruby
9 4 (2.56%) C++
10 3 (1.92%) Perl
10 3 (1.92%) VB
10 3 (1.92%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.28%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.28%) Korn
11 2 (1.28%) Groovy
11 2 (1.28%) Python
12 1 (0.64%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (5.77%) ISEB
2 8 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.49%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.49%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.21%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.56%) Degree
6 3 (1.92%) PMP
7 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.64%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.26%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.28%) XenServer
2 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.21%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.56%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.92%) Puppet
4 3 (1.92%) Netcool
4 3 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.28%) Ansible
Vendors
1 20 (12.82%) Adobe
2 17 (10.90%) Appcelerator
3 15 (9.62%) Oracle
4 12 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.77%) hybris
5 9 (5.77%) Ab Initio
6 7 (4.49%) Zend
6 7 (4.49%) Apple
7 6 (3.85%) IBM
7 6 (3.85%) VMware
8 5 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.56%) Citrix
9 4 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (1.92%) Veritas
10 3 (1.92%) McAfee
11 2 (1.28%) ATG
11 2 (1.28%) Informatica
11 2 (1.28%) SAP
11 2 (1.28%) Teradata
11 2 (1.28%) Demandware
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