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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 28 28 57
Rank change year-on-year
0 +29
Contract jobs citing Scrum 52 46 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.28% 5.25% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.92% 7.49% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 7
Average daily rate £400 £420 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +58.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £305 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 £37.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% +1.00%
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
751 614 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.24% 70.09% 73.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 345 367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 22
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 90 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (47.37%) Linux
3 35 (36.84%) TDD
4 30 (31.58%) Python
5 24 (25.26%) JavaScript
5 24 (25.26%) Data Protection
5 24 (25.26%) User Experience
6 20 (21.05%) NoSQL
6 20 (21.05%) C#
7 19 (20.00%) REST
8 17 (17.89%) Kanban
9 16 (16.84%) .NET
10 15 (15.79%) CSS
10 15 (15.79%) Automated Testing
11 14 (14.74%) Degree
11 14 (14.74%) Relational Database
11 14 (14.74%) MVC
12 13 (13.68%) OOP
12 13 (13.68%) RDBMS
12 13 (13.68%) Internet
12 13 (13.68%) H.323
12 13 (13.68%) JSON
12 13 (13.68%) Software Testing
13 12 (12.63%) AngularJS
13 12 (12.63%) BDD
14 11 (11.58%) jQuery
14 11 (11.58%) HTML
15 10 (10.53%) Jenkins
15 10 (10.53%) FedRAMP
16 9 (9.47%) Secure Coding

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (5.26%) CMS
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Spatial
3 3 (3.16%) Apache
3 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.05%) IIS
4 1 (1.05%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) PaaS
1 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.68%) H.323
1 13 (13.68%) Internet
2 7 (7.37%) Telepresence
3 5 (5.26%) HTTP
4 3 (3.16%) BGP
4 3 (3.16%) DOCSIS
4 3 (3.16%) MPLS
4 3 (3.16%) OSPF
4 3 (3.16%) RIP
4 3 (3.16%) SNMP
4 3 (3.16%) SSH
4 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.16%) Telnet
4 3 (3.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.05%) NoSQL
2 14 (14.74%) Relational Database
3 13 (13.68%) RDBMS
4 7 (7.37%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (7.37%) Big Data
4 7 (7.37%) Riak
5 4 (4.21%) GIS
5 4 (4.21%) MySQL
5 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.37%) Ant
2 7 (7.37%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.37%) Maven
3 6 (6.32%) JIRA
3 6 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.21%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.21%) RSpec
6 2 (2.11%) Axure RP
6 2 (2.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (2.11%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.11%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.05%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (1.05%) Selenium
7 1 (1.05%) VersionOne
7 1 (1.05%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.16%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Games
3 1 (1.05%) Billing
3 1 (1.05%) Marketing
3 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (47.37%) Developer
2 13 (13.68%) Python Developer
3 10 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 9 (9.47%) Senior Developer
5 8 (8.42%) .NET Developer
5 8 (8.42%) Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Big Data Developer
6 7 (7.37%) Consultant
6 7 (7.37%) Java Developer
6 7 (7.37%) Linux Developer
6 7 (7.37%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Angular Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Scrum Master
7 6 (6.32%) Tester
8 5 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.21%) GIS Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.00%) REST
2 16 (16.84%) .NET
3 15 (15.79%) CSS
4 13 (13.68%) JSON
5 12 (12.63%) AngularJS
6 11 (11.58%) HTML
6 11 (11.58%) jQuery
7 9 (9.47%) Web Services
8 7 (7.37%) RESTful
9 5 (5.26%) Django
9 5 (5.26%) Twisted
10 4 (4.21%) Backbone.js
10 4 (4.21%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (4.21%) Sass
11 3 (3.16%) Silverlight
12 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
12 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (2.11%) Entity Framework
12 2 (2.11%) WF
12 2 (2.11%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (25.26%) User Experience
2 9 (9.47%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.26%) Animation
5 3 (3.16%) DTV
5 3 (3.16%) IPTV
5 3 (3.16%) MPEG
5 3 (3.16%) Streaming Video
5 3 (3.16%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.05%) FMCG
6 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.05%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 45 (47.37%) Linux
2 6 (6.32%) Windows
3 5 (5.26%) Unix
4 3 (3.16%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.05%) Android
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (36.84%) TDD
3 24 (25.26%) Data Protection
4 17 (17.89%) Kanban
5 15 (15.79%) Automated Testing
6 14 (14.74%) MVC
7 13 (13.68%) OOP
7 13 (13.68%) Software Testing
8 12 (12.63%) BDD
9 9 (9.47%) Secure Coding
10 7 (7.37%) Business Continuity
10 7 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (7.37%) Document Management
10 7 (7.37%) Information Governance
10 7 (7.37%) Unit Testing
11 6 (6.32%) Business Analysis
11 6 (6.32%) User Stories
12 5 (5.26%) Open Source
12 5 (5.26%) Waterfall
12 5 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.58%) Python
2 24 (25.26%) JavaScript
3 20 (21.05%) C#
4 9 (9.47%) Java
5 6 (6.32%) C++
5 6 (6.32%) Erlang
5 6 (6.32%) SQL
6 5 (5.26%) PHP
7 4 (4.21%) Ruby
8 2 (2.11%) C
8 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.11%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.05%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) Degree
2 4 (4.21%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.16%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.11%) MCSD
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.05%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.53%) FedRAMP
2 7 (7.37%) QA
3 3 (3.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.05%) SDET
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) Capistrano
2 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.32%) Adobe
1 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
1 6 (6.32%) Oracle
2 3 (3.16%) Apple
2 3 (3.16%) Tektronix
3 2 (2.11%) HP
4 1 (1.05%) Rally
4 1 (1.05%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.05%) SunGard
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