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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 32 59 58
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 47 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.85% 1.93% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.24% 2.62% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £36.11
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +8.00%
Scrum
Berkshire

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
649 762 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.98% 73.69% 71.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 386 256
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 17
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.65% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.55 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 89 (98.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.00%) C#
3 26 (28.89%) JavaScript
3 26 (28.89%) Kanban
4 24 (26.67%) Selenium
5 20 (22.22%) .NET
6 19 (21.11%) HTML
6 19 (21.11%) TDD
7 17 (18.89%) Web Services
8 16 (17.78%) CSS
8 16 (17.78%) SQL
9 14 (15.56%) MVC
9 14 (15.56%) JIRA
10 13 (14.44%) Unit Testing
10 13 (14.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (14.44%) Java
11 12 (13.33%) Windows
11 12 (13.33%) Linux
11 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
11 12 (13.33%) Test Scripting
11 12 (13.33%) Security Cleared
11 12 (13.33%) jQuery
11 12 (13.33%) Jenkins
11 12 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (13.33%) User Experience
12 11 (12.22%) AngularJS
12 11 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (12.22%) RESTful
13 10 (11.11%) Git (software)
13 10 (11.11%) ASP.NET

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 10 (11.11%) CMS
2 6 (6.67%) Node.js
3 3 (3.33%) JBoss
3 3 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.22%) Confluence
4 2 (2.22%) Drupal
4 2 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.11%) IIS
5 1 (1.11%) Apache
5 1 (1.11%) Zope
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.78%) Internet
2 3 (3.33%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (2.22%) NFC
3 2 (2.22%) SSH
3 2 (2.22%) MPLS
3 2 (2.22%) OSPF
3 2 (2.22%) BGP
3 2 (2.22%) DOCSIS
3 2 (2.22%) Telnet
3 2 (2.22%) RIP
3 2 (2.22%) SNMP
3 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.22%) VPN
4 1 (1.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.78%) RDBMS
3 7 (7.78%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 6 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (3.33%) MySQL
5 3 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.11%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 24 (26.67%) Selenium
2 14 (15.56%) JIRA
3 13 (14.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 10 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 9 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (6.67%) MSTest
7 6 (6.67%) NUnit
8 5 (5.56%) Visual Studio
8 5 (5.56%) JUnit
8 5 (5.56%) WebDriver
9 4 (4.44%) Cucumber
9 4 (4.44%) Subversion
10 3 (3.33%) SonarQube
10 3 (3.33%) Maven
10 3 (3.33%) jMock
10 3 (3.33%) Mockito
10 3 (3.33%) DbUnit
11 2 (2.22%) JBehave
11 2 (2.22%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (6.67%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Games
3 2 (2.22%) Retail
3 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (37.78%) Developer
2 15 (16.67%) Analyst
3 10 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 9 (10.00%) Tester
4 9 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.78%) ScrumMaster
6 6 (6.67%) C# Programmer
6 6 (6.67%) Python Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Programmer
6 6 (6.67%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Software Tester
7 5 (5.56%) Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Test Manager
7 5 (5.56%) Test Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) Agile Project Manager
9 3 (3.33%) Selenium Tester
9 3 (3.33%) Field Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.22%) .NET
2 19 (21.11%) HTML
3 17 (18.89%) Web Services
4 16 (17.78%) CSS
5 12 (13.33%) jQuery
5 12 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (12.22%) AngularJS
6 11 (12.22%) RESTful
7 10 (11.11%) ASP.NET
8 8 (8.89%) KnockoutJS
9 7 (7.78%) Spring
9 7 (7.78%) JSON
9 7 (7.78%) WCF
9 7 (7.78%) Django
9 7 (7.78%) HTML5
9 7 (7.78%) REST
10 6 (6.67%) CSS3
10 6 (6.67%) WPF
10 6 (6.67%) SOAP
10 6 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) User Experience
2 6 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 6 (6.67%) Mobile Computing
3 5 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.22%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.22%) IPTV
5 2 (2.22%) STB
5 2 (2.22%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.22%) DTV
5 2 (2.22%) Streaming Video
5 2 (2.22%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.22%) EMV
5 2 (2.22%) MPEG
5 2 (2.22%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.22%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) PMI
6 1 (1.11%) BBC
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.33%) Windows
1 12 (13.33%) Linux
2 5 (5.56%) UNIX
3 2 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (98.89%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (28.89%) Kanban
3 19 (21.11%) TDD
4 14 (15.56%) MVC
5 13 (14.44%) Unit Testing
6 12 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 11 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (10.00%) OOP
8 9 (10.00%) BDD
9 8 (8.89%) Waterfall
9 8 (8.89%) Test Automation
9 8 (8.89%) Software Testing
9 8 (8.89%) OO
10 7 (7.78%) Automated Testing
10 7 (7.78%) Integration Testing
11 6 (6.67%) System Testing
11 6 (6.67%) Content Management
11 6 (6.67%) Project Management
11 6 (6.67%) CMMI
11 6 (6.67%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.00%) C#
2 26 (28.89%) JavaScript
3 16 (17.78%) SQL
4 13 (14.44%) Java
5 8 (8.89%) Python
6 7 (7.78%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.44%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.44%) PHP
8 3 (3.33%) C
8 3 (3.33%) Perl
8 3 (3.33%) C++
9 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.11%) Ruby
10 1 (1.11%) Erlang
10 1 (1.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.67%) Degree
4 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.33%) MCTS
4 3 (3.33%) MCITP
5 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.11%) ISEB
6 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.33%) vSphere
3 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.33%) Hyperic
2 3 (3.33%) logstash
2 3 (3.33%) ZABBIX
3 2 (2.22%) SELinux
4 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.67%) Telerik
3 4 (4.44%) VMware
4 2 (2.22%) Tektronix
4 2 (2.22%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.22%) Apple
4 2 (2.22%) IBM
4 2 (2.22%) Adobe
4 2 (2.22%) SAP
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle
Reading
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £38 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 20 days ago