The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough 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 11 17 21
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 31 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 10.65% 5.88% 4.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.60% 8.82% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 4
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£350 £356 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £329 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £445 £363
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%
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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 Slough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
228 170 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 78.35% 66.67% 68.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 97 58
Average daily rate £340 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £236 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +200.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £36.50 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £45.00 £37.50
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 Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Slough region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Slough region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 41 (97.62%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (61.90%) TDD
3 13 (30.95%) OO
3 13 (30.95%) Git (software)
4 12 (28.57%) HTML
5 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
6 9 (21.43%) Java
6 9 (21.43%) CSS
6 9 (21.43%) Telecoms
6 9 (21.43%) Business Analysis
6 9 (21.43%) jQuery
6 9 (21.43%) HTML5
6 9 (21.43%) CSS3
6 9 (21.43%) QUnit
6 9 (21.43%) Jasmine
6 9 (21.43%) Sass
6 9 (21.43%) AngularJS
6 9 (21.43%) Grunt
7 8 (19.05%) RESTful
7 8 (19.05%) Advertising
7 8 (19.05%) Pair Programming
8 7 (16.67%) Groovy
8 7 (16.67%) Scala
9 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (14.29%) Data Structures
9 6 (14.29%) Logistics
9 6 (14.29%) SQL

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 1 (2.38%) Apache
1 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.38%) Alfresco
1 1 (2.38%) Liferay
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
1 6 (14.29%) MySQL
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (30.95%) Git (software)
2 9 (21.43%) QUnit
2 9 (21.43%) Jasmine
2 9 (21.43%) Grunt
3 5 (11.90%) Subversion
4 4 (9.52%) Mercurial
5 3 (7.14%) JIRA
6 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.76%) Selenium
7 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.38%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.38%) Gradle
7 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.38%) JBehave
7 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 8 (19.05%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Developer
2 12 (28.57%) Analyst
3 11 (26.19%) Business Analyst
4 9 (21.43%) Front-End Developer
5 8 (19.05%) Telecoms Business Analyst
5 8 (19.05%) Senior Business Analyst
5 8 (19.05%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (16.67%) ScrumMaster
7 6 (14.29%) MySQL DBA
7 6 (14.29%) DBA
8 5 (11.90%) Java Developer
9 4 (9.52%) Agile Java Developer
10 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
10 3 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
12 1 (2.38%) Web Developer
12 1 (2.38%) Solutions Designer
12 1 (2.38%) QA Engineer
12 1 (2.38%) Designer
12 1 (2.38%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) HTML
2 9 (21.43%) CSS
2 9 (21.43%) jQuery
2 9 (21.43%) HTML5
2 9 (21.43%) CSS3
2 9 (21.43%) Sass
2 9 (21.43%) AngularJS
3 8 (19.05%) RESTful
4 5 (11.90%) SOAP
5 3 (7.14%) Velocity
6 2 (4.76%) Backbone.js
6 2 (4.76%) XML
7 1 (2.38%) XSLT
7 1 (2.38%) Struts
7 1 (2.38%) Web Services
7 1 (2.38%) Servlets
7 1 (2.38%) XHTML
7 1 (2.38%) Spring
7 1 (2.38%) JSR 168
7 1 (2.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 5 (11.90%) Open Source
3 2 (4.76%) Home Automation
3 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
3 2 (4.76%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.38%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (97.62%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (61.90%) TDD
3 13 (30.95%) OO
4 9 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 8 (19.05%) Pair Programming
6 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 6 (14.29%) Logistics
6 6 (14.29%) SOA
7 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
8 4 (9.52%) User Stories
8 4 (9.52%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (9.52%) OOP
8 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (7.14%) Service Management
9 3 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (7.14%) BDD
10 2 (4.76%) Feature Driven Development
10 2 (4.76%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
2 9 (21.43%) Java
3 7 (16.67%) Groovy
3 7 (16.67%) Scala
4 6 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Teradata
1 4 (9.52%) Ab Initio
2 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.38%) Remedy
2 1 (2.38%) GigaSpaces