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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 37 60 56
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 32 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.53% 2.39% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.42% 3.46% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 18
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£425 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.18% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £364 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.33 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -10.00%
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
590 751 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.12% 69.15% 67.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 392 269
Average daily rate £420 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 28
Average hourly rate £27.83 £15.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.11% -10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 55 (94.83%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (48.28%) Kanban
3 21 (36.21%) TDD
4 18 (31.03%) Java
5 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
6 13 (22.41%) SQL Server
6 13 (22.41%) BDD
7 12 (20.69%) .NET
7 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
8 11 (18.97%) C#
9 10 (17.24%) Spring
9 10 (17.24%) MVC
9 10 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (15.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (15.52%) Finance
10 9 (15.52%) Data Analysis
10 9 (15.52%) HTML
10 9 (15.52%) SQL
10 9 (15.52%) Oracle
10 9 (15.52%) Data Modelling
11 8 (13.79%) CSS
11 8 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (13.79%) QlikView
11 8 (13.79%) Jenkins
12 7 (12.07%) Data Structures
12 7 (12.07%) Degree
12 7 (12.07%) Git (software)
12 7 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (12.07%) jQuery
12 7 (12.07%) SOAP

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (5.17%) JBoss
1 3 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.45%) CMS
2 2 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.72%) LiveCycle
3 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.90%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) Internet
2 3 (5.17%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.72%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (13.79%) QlikView
4 7 (12.07%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.17%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (5.17%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.72%) MySQL
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.72%) DB2
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.72%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 7 (12.07%) Git (software)
3 6 (10.34%) Cucumber
3 6 (10.34%) JUnit
3 6 (10.34%) Selenium
4 5 (8.62%) Maven
4 5 (8.62%) JIRA
5 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
5 4 (6.90%) Subversion
5 4 (6.90%) JBehave
6 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
6 3 (5.17%) DbUnit
6 3 (5.17%) Mockito
6 3 (5.17%) jMock
7 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.45%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.72%) JMeter
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.72%) Moq
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Publishing
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (41.38%) Developer
2 8 (13.79%) QlikView Developer
3 6 (10.34%) Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.90%) Tester
4 4 (6.90%) Java Developer
4 4 (6.90%) Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Server Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) .NET Developer
5 3 (5.17%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.17%) Junior Project Manager
5 3 (5.17%) Junior
5 3 (5.17%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Python Developer
5 3 (5.17%) QA Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Automation Tester
6 2 (3.45%) Scala Developer
6 2 (3.45%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) .NET
2 10 (17.24%) Spring
3 9 (15.52%) HTML
4 8 (13.79%) CSS
5 7 (12.07%) SOAP
5 7 (12.07%) Web Services
5 7 (12.07%) jQuery
6 5 (8.62%) REST
6 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.17%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (5.17%) Ajax
7 3 (5.17%) PowerMock
7 3 (5.17%) Apache CXF
7 3 (5.17%) RESTful
7 3 (5.17%) JSON
7 3 (5.17%) WCF
7 3 (5.17%) Django
7 3 (5.17%) Apache Camel
8 2 (3.45%) Play Framework
8 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Data Structures
2 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.62%) Digital Media
2 5 (8.62%) User Experience
3 3 (5.17%) New Media
3 3 (5.17%) Open Source
3 3 (5.17%) BBC
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.72%) PMI
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Linux
2 3 (5.17%) UNIX
2 3 (5.17%) Windows
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (94.83%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (48.28%) Kanban
3 21 (36.21%) TDD
4 13 (22.41%) BDD
5 10 (17.24%) MVC
5 10 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (15.52%) Data Analysis
6 9 (15.52%) Data Modelling
7 7 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 6 (10.34%) DevOps
8 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
8 6 (10.34%) Software Testing
8 6 (10.34%) Pair Programming
9 5 (8.62%) Project Management
9 5 (8.62%) PRINCE2
9 5 (8.62%) DSDM
9 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
10 4 (6.90%) Customer Engagement
10 4 (6.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.03%) Java
2 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
3 11 (18.97%) C#
4 9 (15.52%) SQL
5 5 (8.62%) Scala
6 4 (6.90%) VB.NET
6 4 (6.90%) Python
7 2 (3.45%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.72%) Ruby
8 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.72%) C++
8 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
2 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (5.17%) ISEB
4 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.72%) MCTS
5 1 (1.72%) MCITP
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.17%) vSphere
2 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) ZABBIX
1 3 (5.17%) Hyperic
1 3 (5.17%) logstash
2 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.52%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) VMware
4 2 (3.45%) Open Text
4 2 (3.45%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.72%) Cadence
5 1 (1.72%) Progress
5 1 (1.72%) Adobe
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