The first table below looks at the demand for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 31 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 Newbury 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 19 15 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 1.53% 2.70% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 4.23% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+18.93% -4.34%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
96 71 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 73.28% 63.96% 53.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 51 45
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £456 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £14.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Scrum
Berkshire

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Newbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Newbury region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) hybris
2 3 (50.00%) B2C
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) UML
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) J2EE
3 2 (33.33%) MySQL
3 2 (33.33%) Demandware
3 2 (33.33%) Magento
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) ATG
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) Confluence
4 1 (16.67%) Subversion
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Spring MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) Ranorex
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) WinRunner
2 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) JSP
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) XSD
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) Ajax
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (16.67%) Spring MVC
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) B2C
3 2 (33.33%) UML
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) SEO
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) hybris
2 2 (33.33%) Demandware
2 2 (33.33%) ATG
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle