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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 39 62 78
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +16
Contract jobs citing Scrum 26 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.18% 2.02% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.89% 2.88% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £304 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £653 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +53.84%
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
532 764 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.12% 70.29% 67.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 400 267
Average daily rate £425 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 12
Average hourly rate £17.07 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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%) Kanban
4 14 (32.56%) C#
5 13 (30.23%) SQL
6 12 (27.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (25.58%) TDD
7 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
8 10 (23.26%) .NET
8 10 (23.26%) MVC
9 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (20.93%) BDD
10 8 (18.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 8 (18.60%) QlikView
10 8 (18.60%) Data Analysis
10 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
10 8 (18.60%) Data Modelling
11 7 (16.28%) Oracle
11 7 (16.28%) SOAP
11 7 (16.28%) jQuery
11 7 (16.28%) Finance
11 7 (16.28%) Publishing
11 7 (16.28%) Data Structures
11 7 (16.28%) Unit Testing
12 6 (13.95%) WCF
12 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (13.95%) Pair Programming
12 6 (13.95%) Java
12 6 (13.95%) Data Warehouse

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (13.95%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.98%) CMS
2 3 (6.98%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
2 3 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (18.60%) QlikView
4 6 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.65%) MySQL
6 1 (2.33%) DB2
6 1 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.63%) JIRA
2 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.30%) Selenium
3 4 (9.30%) Subversion
3 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.98%) NUnit
4 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.65%) JBehave
5 2 (4.65%) Maven
5 2 (4.65%) JUnit
5 2 (4.65%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.33%) JMeter
6 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.33%) Moq
6 1 (2.33%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
1 7 (16.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Developer
2 8 (18.60%) QlikView Developer
3 5 (11.63%) Project Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Web Developer
3 5 (11.63%) C# Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Junior
5 3 (6.98%) C# Web Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Junior Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Scala Developer
6 2 (4.65%) UI Programmer
6 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.65%) UI Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.65%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 7 (16.28%) SOAP
3 7 (16.28%) jQuery
4 6 (13.95%) WCF
5 5 (11.63%) CSS
5 5 (11.63%) HTML
5 5 (11.63%) XML
5 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (9.30%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
6 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
7 3 (6.98%) Ajax
7 3 (6.98%) Spring
7 3 (6.98%) HTML5
7 3 (6.98%) CSS3
7 3 (6.98%) Backbone.js
7 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (4.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Data Structures
2 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.98%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.33%) Open Source
4 1 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) UNIX
2 3 (6.98%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.65%) Android
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Vista
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) Kanban
3 12 (27.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (25.58%) TDD
5 10 (23.26%) MVC
6 9 (20.93%) BDD
7 8 (18.60%) Data Analysis
7 8 (18.60%) Data Modelling
8 7 (16.28%) Unit Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.95%) Pair Programming
10 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
10 5 (11.63%) UML
10 5 (11.63%) DSDM
11 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
11 4 (9.30%) Dependency Injection
11 4 (9.30%) Software Architecture
11 4 (9.30%) Project Management
12 3 (6.98%) OOD
12 3 (6.98%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) C#
2 13 (30.23%) SQL
3 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.95%) Java
5 3 (6.98%) PHP
5 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.65%) Scala
6 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.33%) Python
7 1 (2.33%) C
7 1 (2.33%) C++
7 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Open Text
3 3 (6.98%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.33%) Progress
4 1 (2.33%) Cadence
Reading, Berkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day - dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago