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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 43 70 88
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +18
Contract jobs citing Scrum 91 65 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.63% 2.48% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.01% 3.63% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 27 30
Average daily rate
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£390 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +30.76%
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 1792 2002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.48% 68.45% 68.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 903 726
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 48 49
Average hourly rate £27.83 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £38.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 +14 30 £400 +14.28% 14
Slough +1 24 £335 -5.96% 3
Maidenhead +13 16 £400 - 3
Bracknell +5 8 £423 -
Hungerford - - - - 2
Newbury - - - - 4
Windsor - - - - 2
Wokingham - - - -
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 168 (93.85%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (29.05%) TDD
3 48 (26.82%) HTML
4 42 (23.46%) CSS
5 38 (21.23%) Java
6 36 (20.11%) JavaScript
7 31 (17.32%) SQL
8 30 (16.76%) E-Commerce
9 29 (16.20%) C#
9 29 (16.20%) Git (software)
10 28 (15.64%) Kanban
10 28 (15.64%) .NET
10 28 (15.64%) SQL Server
11 27 (15.08%) Linux
11 27 (15.08%) JIRA
11 27 (15.08%) jQuery
12 25 (13.97%) XML
13 24 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (13.41%) User Experience
14 22 (12.29%) Open Source
14 22 (12.29%) MVC
15 21 (11.73%) OO
15 21 (11.73%) Microsoft
15 21 (11.73%) Jenkins
16 20 (11.17%) Business Analysis
17 19 (10.61%) User Stories
17 19 (10.61%) BDD
18 18 (10.06%) Telecoms
18 18 (10.06%) Adobe
19 17 (9.50%) Finance

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 14 (7.82%) Apache
2 11 (6.15%) Drupal
3 8 (4.47%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (3.35%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.23%) CMS
5 4 (2.23%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (2.23%) Liferay
5 4 (2.23%) Confluence
6 3 (1.68%) LiveCycle
6 3 (1.68%) JBoss
7 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.56%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.56%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 12 (6.70%) Photoshop
1 12 (6.70%) Adobe Illustrator
1 12 (6.70%) OmniGraffle
2 6 (3.35%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.79%) MS Office
4 4 (2.23%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.12%) Office 365
2 2 (1.12%) GitHub
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.79%) Internet
2 4 (2.23%) HTTP
3 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) S/MIME
3 1 (0.56%) ATM
3 1 (0.56%) SMTP
3 1 (0.56%) FTP
3 1 (0.56%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.64%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (7.26%) MySQL
4 10 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (5.03%) QlikView
6 7 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.79%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.23%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.23%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.23%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.68%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.56%) DB2
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 29 (16.20%) Git (software)
2 27 (15.08%) JIRA
3 21 (11.73%) Jenkins
4 16 (8.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (8.38%) Axure RP
6 13 (7.26%) Selenium
6 13 (7.26%) Subversion
7 10 (5.59%) JUnit
7 10 (5.59%) QUnit
7 10 (5.59%) Jasmine
7 10 (5.59%) Bitbucket
7 10 (5.59%) Grunt
8 7 (3.91%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.35%) WebDriver
10 5 (2.79%) Mercurial
11 4 (2.23%) JBehave
11 4 (2.23%) TestDirector
11 4 (2.23%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.68%) TestNG
12 3 (1.68%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 18 (10.06%) Telecoms
2 17 (9.50%) Finance
3 8 (4.47%) Advertising
3 8 (4.47%) Publishing
3 8 (4.47%) Marketing
4 7 (3.91%) Retail
5 5 (2.79%) French Language
6 4 (2.23%) Legal
7 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.12%) Automotive
7 2 (1.12%) Banking
7 2 (1.12%) Electronics
8 1 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 54 (30.17%) Developer
2 36 (20.11%) Analyst
3 26 (14.53%) Business Analyst
4 18 (10.06%) Designer
5 16 (8.94%) UX Designer
6 14 (7.82%) ScrumMaster
7 12 (6.70%) Java Developer
8 10 (5.59%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.59%) Front-End Developer
8 10 (5.59%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (5.03%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (4.47%) Senior Business Analyst
10 8 (4.47%) Telecoms Business Analyst
10 8 (4.47%) Agile Business Analyst
10 8 (4.47%) QlikView Developer
11 7 (3.91%) Test Manager
11 7 (3.91%) Web Developer
12 6 (3.35%) DBA
12 6 (3.35%) .NET Developer
12 6 (3.35%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (26.82%) HTML
2 42 (23.46%) CSS
3 28 (15.64%) .NET
4 27 (15.08%) jQuery
5 25 (13.97%) XML
6 16 (8.94%) HTML5
6 16 (8.94%) CSS3
7 14 (7.82%) REST
8 13 (7.26%) AngularJS
8 13 (7.26%) Spring
9 11 (6.15%) LAMP
9 11 (6.15%) SOAP
9 11 (6.15%) Sass
9 11 (6.15%) RESTful
10 10 (5.59%) Ajax
11 9 (5.03%) WCF
11 9 (5.03%) ASP.NET
12 8 (4.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 7 (3.91%) Backbone.js
13 7 (3.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.41%) User Experience
2 22 (12.29%) Open Source
3 13 (7.26%) Data Structures
4 9 (5.03%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.91%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.35%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.68%) Web 2.0
9 2 (1.12%) Graphic Design
9 2 (1.12%) DTV
9 2 (1.12%) BBC
9 2 (1.12%) New Media
9 2 (1.12%) Home Automation
9 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.12%) iSeries
9 2 (1.12%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.56%) iPad
10 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.08%) Linux
2 8 (4.47%) Windows
3 7 (3.91%) Android
4 6 (3.35%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.35%) UNIX
5 1 (0.56%) SELinux
5 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.56%) Solaris
5 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (93.85%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (29.05%) TDD
3 30 (16.76%) E-Commerce
4 28 (15.64%) Kanban
5 24 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (12.29%) MVC
7 21 (11.73%) OO
8 20 (11.17%) Business Analysis
9 19 (10.61%) BDD
9 19 (10.61%) User Stories
10 16 (8.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (8.38%) ITIL
11 15 (8.38%) DevOps
12 14 (7.82%) B2C
12 14 (7.82%) Pair Programming
13 13 (7.26%) Migration
14 12 (6.70%) Data Modelling
14 12 (6.70%) UX Design
15 11 (6.15%) SOA
15 11 (6.15%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (21.23%) Java
2 36 (20.11%) JavaScript
3 31 (17.32%) SQL
4 29 (16.20%) C#
5 14 (7.82%) PHP
6 12 (6.70%) Scala
7 11 (6.15%) Bash Shell
8 10 (5.59%) Groovy
9 8 (4.47%) Python
10 4 (2.23%) VB
10 4 (2.23%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.68%) Ruby
11 3 (1.68%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.68%) RPG
11 3 (1.68%) Perl
12 2 (1.12%) C++
12 2 (1.12%) C
13 1 (0.56%) XPath
13 1 (0.56%) PHP5
13 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (6.70%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (5.59%) Degree
3 6 (3.35%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.79%) ISEB
5 4 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.12%) PMP
7 2 (1.12%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.12%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.70%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 10 (5.59%) KVM
2 2 (1.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (5.59%) Puppet
1 10 (5.59%) Vagrant
1 10 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (11.73%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.06%) Adobe
3 16 (8.94%) Oracle
4 5 (2.79%) hybris
5 4 (2.23%) Teradata
5 4 (2.23%) Open Text
5 4 (2.23%) Ab Initio
5 4 (2.23%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.68%) Appcelerator
6 3 (1.68%) IBM
6 3 (1.68%) HP
7 2 (1.12%) ATG
7 2 (1.12%) SAP
8 1 (0.56%) Progress
8 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.56%) Remedy
8 1 (0.56%) Demandware
8 1 (0.56%) GigaSpaces
8 1 (0.56%) VMware
8 1 (0.56%) Cadence
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