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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 44 53 74
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +21
Contract jobs citing Scrum 19 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.16% 2.40% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 3.27% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 9
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£388 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £324 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £649 £384
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 £42.50 £39.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +19.08%
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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
589 733 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.08% 73.30% 68.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 331 282
Average daily rate £400 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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 August 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 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 13 (34.21%) C#
3 13 (34.21%) TDD
4 12 (31.58%) SQL
5 10 (26.32%) .NET
5 10 (26.32%) MVC
5 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (23.68%) jQuery
6 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
6 9 (23.68%) SOAP
7 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
7 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
7 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 7 (18.42%) BDD
8 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (18.42%) WCF
8 7 (18.42%) XML
8 7 (18.42%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (15.79%) UML
9 6 (15.79%) HTML
9 6 (15.79%) Java
9 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
9 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
9 6 (15.79%) Kanban
10 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
10 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
10 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
10 5 (13.16%) Software Architecture

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (18.42%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (7.89%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (7.89%) CMS
3 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
1 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.53%) MySQL
2 4 (10.53%) QlikView
3 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
2 5 (13.16%) JIRA
2 5 (13.16%) Subversion
2 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.53%) NUnit
3 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (10.53%) Selenium
4 3 (7.89%) Maven
5 2 (5.26%) TestDirector
5 2 (5.26%) Ant
5 2 (5.26%) Hudson
5 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.63%) JBehave
6 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.63%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.63%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.63%) JMeter
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
1 4 (10.53%) Publishing
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Web Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Software Developer
3 4 (10.53%) C# Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Developer
3 4 (10.53%) QlikView Developer
4 3 (7.89%) UI Developer
4 3 (7.89%) UI Programmer
4 3 (7.89%) C# Web Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Release Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) .NET
2 9 (23.68%) jQuery
2 9 (23.68%) SOAP
3 8 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 7 (18.42%) WCF
4 7 (18.42%) XML
5 6 (15.79%) HTML
6 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
6 5 (13.16%) Web Services
6 5 (13.16%) CSS
7 4 (10.53%) HTML5
7 4 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (7.89%) Backbone.js
8 3 (7.89%) CSS3
8 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (7.89%) Ajax
8 3 (7.89%) Spring
8 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Digital Media
2 2 (5.26%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.63%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) UNIX
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
4 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.26%) Android
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) TDD
3 10 (26.32%) MVC
3 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
5 7 (18.42%) BDD
5 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (15.79%) UML
6 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 6 (15.79%) Kanban
7 5 (13.16%) Software Architecture
7 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
7 5 (13.16%) Pair Programming
7 5 (13.16%) DSDM
8 4 (10.53%) OO
8 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
8 4 (10.53%) OOD
8 4 (10.53%) SOA
8 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.53%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) C#
2 12 (31.58%) SQL
3 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.79%) Java
5 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.89%) PHP
7 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.63%) C
8 1 (2.63%) Perl
8 1 (2.63%) C++
8 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) ISEB
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (7.89%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) Sitecore
3 3 (7.89%) Open Text
4 2 (5.26%) IBM
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