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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 41 56 81
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +25
Contract jobs citing Scrum 27 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.17% 2.25% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.75% 3.13% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 6
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£388 £413 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £304 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £653 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
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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
568 736 934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.75% 72.02% 67.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 382 279
Average daily rate £425 £368 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £39.80 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 39 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
3 15 (34.88%) C#
3 15 (34.88%) Kanban
4 14 (32.56%) SQL
5 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
5 12 (27.91%) TDD
6 11 (25.58%) MVC
6 11 (25.58%) .NET
6 11 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (23.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (23.26%) BDD
8 9 (20.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
9 8 (18.60%) SOAP
9 8 (18.60%) Oracle
9 8 (18.60%) Data Modelling
9 8 (18.60%) Data Analysis
9 8 (18.60%) QlikView
9 8 (18.60%) Unit Testing
9 8 (18.60%) jQuery
10 7 (16.28%) WCF
10 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (16.28%) Publishing
10 7 (16.28%) Pair Programming
10 7 (16.28%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (16.28%) Java
11 6 (13.95%) HTML
11 6 (13.95%) CSS
11 6 (13.95%) UML

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 7 (16.28%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.98%) CMS
2 3 (6.98%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (18.60%) QlikView
4 6 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.98%) MySQL
6 1 (2.33%) DB2
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
1 6 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.63%) JIRA
2 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.30%) SoapUI
3 4 (9.30%) Selenium
3 4 (9.30%) NUnit
3 4 (9.30%) Subversion
4 2 (4.65%) Maven
4 2 (4.65%) TestDirector
4 2 (4.65%) JBehave
4 2 (4.65%) JUnit
4 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.33%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.33%) Moq
5 1 (2.33%) JMeter
General
1 7 (16.28%) Publishing
2 6 (13.95%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (60.47%) Developer
2 8 (18.60%) QlikView Developer
3 5 (11.63%) Web Developer
3 5 (11.63%) C# Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Software Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (6.98%) C# Web Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.65%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Junior
6 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.65%) UI Programmer
6 2 (4.65%) Scala Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) .NET
2 9 (20.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 8 (18.60%) jQuery
3 8 (18.60%) SOAP
4 7 (16.28%) WCF
5 6 (13.95%) CSS
5 6 (13.95%) HTML
6 5 (11.63%) XML
6 5 (11.63%) .NET Framework
6 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (9.30%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (9.30%) Spring
7 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
8 3 (6.98%) Ajax
8 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (6.98%) HTML5
8 3 (6.98%) CSS3
8 3 (6.98%) Backbone.js
9 2 (4.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Graphic Design
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Open Source
3 1 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) UNIX
2 4 (9.30%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Vista
3 2 (4.65%) Android
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) Kanban
3 12 (27.91%) TDD
4 11 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (25.58%) MVC
5 10 (23.26%) BDD
6 8 (18.60%) Data Modelling
6 8 (18.60%) Unit Testing
6 8 (18.60%) Data Analysis
7 7 (16.28%) Pair Programming
7 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.95%) UML
9 5 (11.63%) DSDM
9 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
9 5 (11.63%) Dependency Injection
9 5 (11.63%) Software Architecture
10 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
10 4 (9.30%) Multithreading
10 4 (9.30%) Change Data Capture
10 4 (9.30%) OO
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) C#
2 14 (32.56%) SQL
3 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 7 (16.28%) Java
5 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.98%) PHP
7 2 (4.65%) Scala
7 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.33%) Python
8 1 (2.33%) C
8 1 (2.33%) C++
8 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
1 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.65%) ISEB
2 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.60%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Open Text
3 3 (6.98%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.33%) Cadence
4 1 (2.33%) Progress