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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 27 58 60
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 40 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.46% 1.72% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.66% 2.36% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 7
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£365 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.11% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+10.95% +10.60%
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
601 720 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.00% 73.02% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 347 260
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.65 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.35 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015, 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 84 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (35.71%) C#
3 25 (29.76%) Selenium
4 23 (27.38%) JavaScript
5 21 (25.00%) Kanban
6 19 (22.62%) .NET
7 17 (20.24%) SQL
7 17 (20.24%) HTML
8 15 (17.86%) Web Services
8 15 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (17.86%) Unit Testing
9 14 (16.67%) JIRA
9 14 (16.67%) CSS
10 13 (15.48%) TDD
10 13 (15.48%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 12 (14.29%) MVC
11 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 11 (13.10%) jQuery
12 11 (13.10%) Jenkins
12 11 (13.10%) AngularJS
12 11 (13.10%) User Experience
13 10 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (11.90%) RESTful
13 10 (11.90%) CMS
13 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET
13 10 (11.90%) Windows
13 10 (11.90%) Linux
13 10 (11.90%) Java
13 10 (11.90%) SQL Server

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 10 (11.90%) CMS
2 6 (7.14%) Node.js
3 3 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.38%) Drupal
4 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.38%) Confluence
4 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.19%) Zope
5 1 (1.19%) IIS
5 1 (1.19%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) SaaS
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) Internet
2 2 (2.38%) NFC
2 2 (2.38%) RIP
2 2 (2.38%) SNMP
2 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.38%) VPN
2 2 (2.38%) MPLS
2 2 (2.38%) OSPF
2 2 (2.38%) BGP
2 2 (2.38%) DOCSIS
2 2 (2.38%) Telnet
2 2 (2.38%) SSH
3 1 (1.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 6 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 6 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (29.76%) Selenium
2 15 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (16.67%) JIRA
4 11 (13.10%) Jenkins
5 9 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (8.33%) Git (software)
7 6 (7.14%) MSTest
7 6 (7.14%) WebDriver
7 6 (7.14%) NUnit
8 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio
8 5 (5.95%) Cucumber
9 4 (4.76%) Subversion
10 2 (2.38%) Zephyr
10 2 (2.38%) MSBuild
10 2 (2.38%) JBehave
10 2 (2.38%) JUnit
11 1 (1.19%) JMeter
11 1 (1.19%) ClearQuest
11 1 (1.19%) ClearCase
11 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (4.76%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Games
3 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (36.90%) Developer
2 15 (17.86%) Analyst
3 11 (13.10%) C# Developer
4 10 (11.90%) Business Analyst
4 10 (11.90%) Tester
5 8 (9.52%) C# Programmer
5 8 (9.52%) Programmer
6 7 (8.33%) ScrumMaster
7 6 (7.14%) Software Tester
7 6 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 6 (7.14%) Web Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Test Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Test Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Python Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Agile Project Manager
10 3 (3.57%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Field Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Architect
10 3 (3.57%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.62%) .NET
2 17 (20.24%) HTML
3 15 (17.86%) Web Services
4 14 (16.67%) CSS
5 13 (15.48%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (13.10%) jQuery
6 11 (13.10%) AngularJS
7 10 (11.90%) RESTful
7 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET
8 9 (10.71%) WCF
9 8 (9.52%) WPF
9 8 (9.52%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (8.33%) HTML5
11 6 (7.14%) Django
11 6 (7.14%) JSON
11 6 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (7.14%) REST
11 6 (7.14%) CSS3
12 5 (5.95%) .NET Framework
13 4 (4.76%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) User Experience
2 8 (9.52%) Mobile Computing
2 8 (9.52%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.38%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.38%) IPTV
5 2 (2.38%) STB
5 2 (2.38%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.38%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.38%) MPEG
5 2 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.38%) EMV
5 2 (2.38%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.38%) DTV
5 2 (2.38%) Streaming Video
5 2 (2.38%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.19%) Open Source
6 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) Windows
1 10 (11.90%) Linux
2 3 (3.57%) UNIX
3 2 (2.38%) Android
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.00%) Kanban
3 15 (17.86%) Unit Testing
4 13 (15.48%) TDD
5 12 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 12 (14.29%) MVC
6 10 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (10.71%) Test Automation
8 8 (9.52%) System Testing
8 8 (9.52%) OOP
8 8 (9.52%) OO
8 8 (9.52%) RAD
9 7 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 7 (8.33%) BDD
9 7 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 7 (8.33%) Automated Testing
9 7 (8.33%) Software Testing
10 6 (7.14%) Content Management
10 6 (7.14%) CMMI
11 5 (5.95%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (35.71%) C#
2 23 (27.38%) JavaScript
3 17 (20.24%) SQL
4 10 (11.90%) Java
5 9 (10.71%) T-SQL
6 7 (8.33%) Python
7 4 (4.76%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.76%) PHP
8 3 (3.57%) C
8 3 (3.57%) Perl
8 3 (3.57%) C++
9 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.19%) Ruby
10 1 (1.19%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.14%) Degree
3 5 (5.95%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.57%) MCTS
4 3 (3.57%) MCITP
5 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.38%) SELinux
3 1 (1.19%) Puppet
3 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.52%) Telerik
3 2 (2.38%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.38%) Tektronix
3 2 (2.38%) IBM
3 2 (2.38%) Adobe
3 2 (2.38%) Apple
3 2 (2.38%) SAP
4 1 (1.19%) VMware
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