The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 29 53 48
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 43 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.00% 2.22% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.58% 3.13% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 6 17
Average daily rate
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£416 £263 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.57% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £280 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
567 703 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.93% 71.08% 66.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 349 229
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 21
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 70 (98.59%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (40.85%) Kanban
3 25 (35.21%) TDD
4 19 (26.76%) JavaScript
5 17 (23.94%) .NET
5 17 (23.94%) Java
6 14 (19.72%) C#
7 13 (18.31%) MVC
8 12 (16.90%) HTML
8 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
8 12 (16.90%) BDD
9 11 (15.49%) SQL
9 11 (15.49%) Web Services
10 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
10 10 (14.08%) Selenium
10 10 (14.08%) Spring
11 9 (12.68%) Software Testing
11 9 (12.68%) Git (software)
11 9 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (12.68%) CSS
12 8 (11.27%) Project Management
12 8 (11.27%) Test Scripting
12 8 (11.27%) jQuery
12 8 (11.27%) Degree
12 8 (11.27%) User Experience
13 7 (9.86%) JIRA
13 7 (9.86%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (9.86%) REST
13 7 (9.86%) Internet
13 7 (9.86%) SOAP

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (5.63%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.23%) JBoss
3 2 (2.82%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.41%) LiveCycle
4 1 (1.41%) Drupal
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) Internet
2 3 (4.23%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.41%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.04%) QlikView
3 5 (7.04%) NoSQL
3 5 (7.04%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.04%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.41%) EDRMS
7 1 (1.41%) DB2
7 1 (1.41%) MySQL
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (14.08%) Selenium
2 9 (12.68%) Git (software)
2 9 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (9.86%) JIRA
4 6 (8.45%) Visual Studio
4 6 (8.45%) JUnit
4 6 (8.45%) Jenkins
4 6 (8.45%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.04%) Maven
6 4 (5.63%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (5.63%) JBehave
7 3 (4.23%) jMock
7 3 (4.23%) Mockito
7 3 (4.23%) DbUnit
7 3 (4.23%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.23%) Subversion
8 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.82%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.41%) Moq
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Publishing
3 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (36.62%) Developer
2 8 (11.27%) Project Manager
3 7 (9.86%) Analyst
4 6 (8.45%) Tester
4 6 (8.45%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Python Developer
5 5 (7.04%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (7.04%) QlikView Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Architect
6 4 (5.63%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.63%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.23%) Field Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Junior
7 3 (4.23%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.23%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Junior Project Manager
7 3 (4.23%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.94%) .NET
2 12 (16.90%) HTML
3 11 (15.49%) Web Services
4 10 (14.08%) Spring
5 9 (12.68%) CSS
6 8 (11.27%) jQuery
7 7 (9.86%) REST
7 7 (9.86%) SOAP
8 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET
8 6 (8.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (8.45%) .NET Framework
9 5 (7.04%) JSON
9 5 (7.04%) Django
9 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (5.63%) AngularJS
11 3 (4.23%) Apache CXF
11 3 (4.23%) WF
11 3 (4.23%) HTML5
11 3 (4.23%) RESTful
11 3 (4.23%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) User Experience
2 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.04%) Digital Media
3 4 (5.63%) Data Structures
4 3 (4.23%) New Media
4 3 (4.23%) BBC
5 2 (2.82%) Open Source
5 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.41%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) Linux
2 6 (8.45%) Windows
3 3 (4.23%) UNIX
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (98.59%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (40.85%) Kanban
3 25 (35.21%) TDD
4 13 (18.31%) MVC
5 12 (16.90%) BDD
6 9 (12.68%) Software Testing
7 8 (11.27%) Project Management
7 8 (11.27%) Test Scripting
8 7 (9.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (9.86%) OO
8 7 (9.86%) CMMI
9 6 (8.45%) Pair Programming
9 6 (8.45%) Data Modelling
9 6 (8.45%) DevOps
9 6 (8.45%) Test Automation
9 6 (8.45%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (8.45%) Data Analysis
10 5 (7.04%) Automation Testing
10 5 (7.04%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.76%) JavaScript
2 17 (23.94%) Java
3 14 (19.72%) C#
4 11 (15.49%) SQL
5 5 (7.04%) Scala
5 5 (7.04%) Python
5 5 (7.04%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.82%) PHP
7 1 (1.41%) Ruby
7 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Degree
2 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.23%) ISEB
4 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.82%) MCTS
5 2 (2.82%) MCITP
6 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.23%) vSphere
2 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.23%) logstash
2 3 (4.23%) ZABBIX
2 3 (4.23%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle
3 3 (4.23%) VMware
4 1 (1.41%) Cadence
4 1 (1.41%) Progress
4 1 (1.41%) Adobe
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