The first table below looks at the demand for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 18 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 50 57 60
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 23 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.14% 1.68% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 2.36% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 11
Average daily rate £400 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £306 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
786 550 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 73.18% 71.24% 63.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 236 267
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Scrum
Berkshire

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Reading region.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (41.30%) SQL
3 16 (34.78%) UNIX
4 14 (30.43%) HTML
5 13 (28.26%) Java
5 13 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (26.09%) Waterfall
7 11 (23.91%) CSS
8 10 (21.74%) Spring
8 10 (21.74%) jQuery
9 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
9 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
9 9 (19.57%) TDD
9 9 (19.57%) MVC
9 9 (19.57%) Windows
9 9 (19.57%) .NET
9 9 (19.57%) DB2
9 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
10 8 (17.39%) MySQL
10 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
10 8 (17.39%) C#
10 8 (17.39%) Ab Initio
10 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
11 7 (15.22%) Ajax
11 7 (15.22%) JSP
11 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
11 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
12 6 (13.04%) SOAP
12 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
12 6 (13.04%) AIX

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (10.87%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.70%) Confluence
2 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.52%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (6.52%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.17%) IIS
4 1 (2.17%) Alfresco
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) DB2
2 8 (17.39%) MySQL
3 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
4 4 (8.70%) OLAP
4 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.35%) OLTP
6 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.35%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Subversion
1 5 (10.87%) JIRA
1 5 (10.87%) SoapUI
2 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.70%) JUnit
2 4 (8.70%) TestDirector
2 4 (8.70%) ERwin
3 3 (6.52%) NUnit
3 3 (6.52%) Maven
3 3 (6.52%) Bugzilla
3 3 (6.52%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (6.52%) WinRunner
3 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.52%) Selenium
3 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.35%) Hudson
4 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.35%) Ant
General
1 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Marketing
2 2 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Developer
2 9 (19.57%) Tester
3 7 (15.22%) Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Technical Leader
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Tester
7 3 (6.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Automated Tester
8 2 (4.35%) Development DBA
8 2 (4.35%) User Experience Developer
8 2 (4.35%) DBA
8 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Release Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Data Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (30.43%) HTML
2 11 (23.91%) CSS
3 10 (21.74%) Spring
3 10 (21.74%) jQuery
4 9 (19.57%) .NET
5 7 (15.22%) Ajax
5 7 (15.22%) JSP
6 6 (13.04%) SOAP
6 6 (13.04%) XML
7 5 (10.87%) Web Services
7 5 (10.87%) .NET Framework
7 5 (10.87%) Spring MVC
8 4 (8.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (8.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 4 (8.70%) XSD
9 3 (6.52%) J2EE
9 3 (6.52%) HTML5
9 3 (6.52%) WCF
10 2 (4.35%) REST
10 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) iPad
2 3 (6.52%) Clustering
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) GIS
4 1 (2.17%) Open Source
4 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) UNIX
2 9 (19.57%) Windows
3 6 (13.04%) AIX
4 5 (10.87%) Linux
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Vista
5 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.70%) Windows 2000
5 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (26.09%) Waterfall
4 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
4 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
4 9 (19.57%) TDD
4 9 (19.57%) MVC
5 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
6 6 (13.04%) E-Commerce
6 6 (13.04%) Data Modelling
6 6 (13.04%) Project Management
7 5 (10.87%) Software Engineering
7 5 (10.87%) Validation
7 5 (10.87%) V-Model
7 5 (10.87%) BDD
8 4 (8.70%) Data Governance
8 4 (8.70%) User Stories
8 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 19 (41.30%) SQL
2 13 (28.26%) Java
3 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 8 (17.39%) C#
4 6 (13.04%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.35%) Korn
7 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.17%) Python
7 1 (2.17%) VB
7 1 (2.17%) C++
7 1 (2.17%) Perl
7 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
1 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) ISEB
3 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.52%) Netcool
2 3 (6.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (6.52%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.52%) Puppet
3 2 (4.35%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.39%) Ab Initio
3 6 (13.04%) IBM
4 5 (10.87%) Oracle
5 4 (8.70%) hybris
5 4 (8.70%) Citrix
5 4 (8.70%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (6.52%) McAfee
6 3 (6.52%) Veritas
7 1 (2.17%) VMware
7 1 (2.17%) JBoss
7 1 (2.17%) Pega