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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 29 49 61
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +12
Contract jobs citing Scrum 46 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.96% 2.11% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.88% 3.03% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 11
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £465 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +22.83%
Scrum
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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
669 628 677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.09% 69.70% 70.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 287 290
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.04 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% -40.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £15.15 £17.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.89 £22.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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.

1 101 (98.06%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (33.98%) TDD
3 31 (30.10%) C#
4 29 (28.16%) JavaScript
5 23 (22.33%) MVC
5 23 (22.33%) AngularJS
5 23 (22.33%) User Stories
6 22 (21.36%) HTML
7 21 (20.39%) CSS
8 20 (19.42%) Java
8 20 (19.42%) Selenium
8 20 (19.42%) Kanban
8 20 (19.42%) BDD
9 18 (17.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (17.48%) jQuery
10 17 (16.50%) Data Protection
10 17 (16.50%) Security Cleared
10 17 (16.50%) SQL
10 17 (16.50%) .NET
11 16 (15.53%) Python
12 14 (13.59%) Spring
13 13 (12.62%) Unit Testing
13 13 (12.62%) Spring MVC
13 13 (12.62%) Web Services
13 13 (12.62%) Hibernate
13 13 (12.62%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (11.65%) Microsoft
14 12 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (11.65%) Git (software)
15 11 (10.68%) RESTful

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (9.71%) CMS
2 9 (8.74%) Oracle Spatial
3 6 (5.83%) Node.js
4 4 (3.88%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.88%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.91%) Confluence
6 1 (0.97%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.97%) Drupal
6 1 (0.97%) IIS
6 1 (0.97%) Apache
6 1 (0.97%) Zope
6 1 (0.97%) Magnolia
Applications
1 9 (8.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.94%) SaaS
3 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.83%) Internet
2 2 (1.94%) MPLS
2 2 (1.94%) OSPF
2 2 (1.94%) BGP
2 2 (1.94%) DOCSIS
2 2 (1.94%) Telnet
2 2 (1.94%) SSH
2 2 (1.94%) NFC
2 2 (1.94%) RIP
2 2 (1.94%) SNMP
2 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.94%) VPN
3 1 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.71%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.74%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.77%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.80%) MongoDB
4 7 (6.80%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (5.83%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (19.42%) Selenium
2 18 (17.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (11.65%) Git (software)
4 10 (9.71%) JIRA
4 10 (9.71%) TeamCity
5 9 (8.74%) Jenkins
6 7 (6.80%) WebDriver
7 6 (5.83%) MSTest
7 6 (5.83%) NUnit
7 6 (5.83%) HP UFT
8 4 (3.88%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.88%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.91%) ClearCase
9 3 (2.91%) ClearQuest
10 2 (1.94%) Subversion
10 2 (1.94%) MSBuild
10 2 (1.94%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.97%) NuGet
11 1 (0.97%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.97%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (4.85%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.91%) Games
4 2 (1.94%) Retail
4 2 (1.94%) Advertising
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
5 1 (0.97%) Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Electronics
5 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (39.81%) Developer
2 25 (24.27%) Analyst
3 17 (16.50%) Business Analyst
4 12 (11.65%) C# Developer
5 11 (10.68%) ScrumMaster
6 9 (8.74%) Agile Business Analyst
6 9 (8.74%) Tester
7 8 (7.77%) Test Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Programmer
7 8 (7.77%) Java Developer
7 8 (7.77%) C# Programmer
8 6 (5.83%) Software Tester
8 6 (5.83%) Web Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.85%) Python Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Java Software Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) .NET Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Project Manager
11 3 (2.91%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.33%) AngularJS
2 22 (21.36%) HTML
3 21 (20.39%) CSS
4 18 (17.48%) jQuery
5 17 (16.50%) .NET
6 14 (13.59%) Spring
7 13 (12.62%) Hibernate
7 13 (12.62%) Web Services
7 13 (12.62%) Spring MVC
7 13 (12.62%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (10.68%) RESTful
8 11 (10.68%) Java EE
9 9 (8.74%) ASP.NET
9 9 (8.74%) EJB
9 9 (8.74%) WCF
10 8 (7.77%) WPF
10 8 (7.77%) REST
10 8 (7.77%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (6.80%) JPA
11 7 (6.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.71%) GIS
1 10 (9.71%) User Experience
2 8 (7.77%) Mobile Computing
2 8 (7.77%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.88%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.91%) DTV
6 2 (1.94%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.94%) EMV
6 2 (1.94%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.94%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.94%) MPEG
6 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.94%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.94%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.94%) STB
6 2 (1.94%) IPTV
6 2 (1.94%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.71%) Linux
2 9 (8.74%) Windows
3 5 (4.85%) UNIX
4 2 (1.94%) Android
5 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (98.06%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (33.98%) TDD
3 23 (22.33%) MVC
3 23 (22.33%) User Stories
4 20 (19.42%) Kanban
4 20 (19.42%) BDD
5 17 (16.50%) Data Protection
6 13 (12.62%) Unit Testing
7 12 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (8.74%) Test Scripting
8 9 (8.74%) Web Development
8 9 (8.74%) Business Analysis
9 8 (7.77%) OOP
9 8 (7.77%) OO
9 8 (7.77%) RAD
9 8 (7.77%) System Testing
9 8 (7.77%) Test Automation
9 8 (7.77%) Waterfall
10 7 (6.80%) Software Testing
10 7 (6.80%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.10%) C#
2 29 (28.16%) JavaScript
3 20 (19.42%) Java
4 17 (16.50%) SQL
5 16 (15.53%) Python
6 9 (8.74%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.91%) C
7 3 (2.91%) C++
8 2 (1.94%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.94%) Perl
8 2 (1.94%) PHP
8 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.97%) Scala
9 1 (0.97%) Ruby
9 1 (0.97%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 17 (16.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.85%) Degree
3 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.94%) MCTS
4 2 (1.94%) MCITP
5 1 (0.97%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.97%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.77%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.94%) SELinux
3 1 (0.97%) Puppet
3 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.71%) Oracle
3 8 (7.77%) Telerik
4 4 (3.88%) IBM
5 3 (2.91%) SAP
6 2 (1.94%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.94%) Tektronix
6 2 (1.94%) Adobe
6 2 (1.94%) Apple
7 1 (0.97%) VMware
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