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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 53 58 69
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 18 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.04% 1.75% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 2.57% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 11
Average daily rate
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£406 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £350 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £665 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+25.80% -13.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
602 662 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.33% 67.97% 67.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 283 306
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 12
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £36.85 £32.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Scrum
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) SQL
3 13 (32.50%) C#
4 12 (30.00%) TDD
5 10 (25.00%) MVC
5 10 (25.00%) .NET
5 10 (25.00%) jQuery
5 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
6 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
6 9 (22.50%) SOAP
7 8 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 7 (17.50%) BDD
8 7 (17.50%) Jenkins
8 7 (17.50%) XML
8 7 (17.50%) Java
8 7 (17.50%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (17.50%) WCF
9 6 (15.00%) Selenium
9 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 6 (15.00%) HTML
9 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (15.00%) Web Services
9 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
9 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (12.50%) Git (software)

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (17.50%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.50%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (7.50%) CMS
4 1 (2.50%) Alfresco
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.00%) MySQL
3 2 (5.00%) QlikView
3 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.50%) DB2
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Jenkins
2 6 (15.00%) Selenium
3 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 5 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 5 (12.50%) JIRA
4 4 (10.00%) NUnit
4 4 (10.00%) Subversion
4 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.50%) TestDirector
5 3 (7.50%) Maven
6 2 (5.00%) Ant
6 2 (5.00%) Hudson
6 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.50%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.50%) MSBuild
7 1 (2.50%) Zephyr
7 1 (2.50%) JUnit
7 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Publishing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Developer
2 6 (15.00%) Tester
3 5 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 4 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.50%) UI Developer
5 3 (7.50%) UI Programmer
5 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) C# Web Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Release Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Automated Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) .NET
1 10 (25.00%) jQuery
2 9 (22.50%) SOAP
3 8 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 7 (17.50%) XML
4 7 (17.50%) WCF
5 6 (15.00%) HTML
5 6 (15.00%) Web Services
6 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (12.50%) CSS
6 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 4 (10.00%) Spring
7 4 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (10.00%) HTML5
7 4 (10.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 3 (7.50%) CSS3
8 3 (7.50%) Backbone.js
8 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Graphic Design
1 2 (5.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.50%) Open Source
2 1 (2.50%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.50%) Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) UNIX
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.50%) Windows 2000
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Vista
4 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) AIX
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) TDD
3 10 (25.00%) MVC
3 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
5 7 (17.50%) BDD
6 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.50%) UML
7 5 (12.50%) SOA
7 5 (12.50%) DSDM
8 4 (10.00%) Pair Programming
8 4 (10.00%) AOP
8 4 (10.00%) OOD
8 4 (10.00%) OO
8 4 (10.00%) Change Data Capture
8 4 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (10.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 13 (32.50%) C#
3 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.50%) Java
5 5 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) ISEB
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Puppet
1 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.50%) Salt
3 1 (2.50%) Netcool
3 1 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) IBM
3 3 (7.50%) Sitecore
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) Open Text
4 1 (2.50%) JBoss
4 1 (2.50%) McAfee
4 1 (2.50%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.50%) Veritas
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) Ab Initio
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