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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 21 13 23
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 14 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.98% 9.49% 5.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.54% 11.11% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 3
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£382 £350 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -24.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £330 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £430 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-4.98% +1.19%
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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
214 234 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 76.16% 85.40% 72.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 139 97
Average daily rate £363 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% -47.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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 27 August 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) TDD
3 9 (39.13%) Java
4 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 8 (34.78%) QA
5 7 (30.43%) HTML
5 7 (30.43%) JIRA
5 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
6 6 (26.09%) Sass
6 6 (26.09%) Grunt
6 6 (26.09%) Groovy
6 6 (26.09%) Scala
6 6 (26.09%) Node.js
6 6 (26.09%) REST
6 6 (26.09%) CSS
6 6 (26.09%) SOAP
7 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
7 5 (21.74%) MongoDB
7 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (21.74%) Software Delivery
8 4 (17.39%) Jasmine
8 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
8 4 (17.39%) GitHub
8 4 (17.39%) User Stories
8 4 (17.39%) TestNG
8 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
8 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
8 4 (17.39%) JUnit
8 4 (17.39%) C#
8 4 (17.39%) MySQL

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 6 (26.09%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) MongoDB
2 4 (17.39%) MySQL
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) JIRA
2 6 (26.09%) Grunt
3 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
4 4 (17.39%) Jasmine
4 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
4 4 (17.39%) TestNG
4 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
4 4 (17.39%) JUnit
4 4 (17.39%) IntelliJ
5 3 (13.04%) Selenium
5 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
6 2 (8.70%) HP UFT
6 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
7 1 (4.35%) JBehave
7 1 (4.35%) Bower
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Billing
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Technical Design Authority
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) ScrumMaster
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) HTML
1 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
2 6 (26.09%) Sass
2 6 (26.09%) REST
2 6 (26.09%) CSS
2 6 (26.09%) SOAP
3 3 (13.04%) .NET
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.70%) WCF
4 2 (8.70%) WPF
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.35%) HTML5
5 1 (4.35%) CSS3
5 1 (4.35%) LESS
5 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (4.35%) Zend Framework
5 1 (4.35%) jQuery
5 1 (4.35%) RESTful
5 1 (4.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) PMI
1 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
1 2 (8.70%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Web 2.0
2 1 (4.35%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) TDD
3 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (21.74%) Software Delivery
4 4 (17.39%) User Stories
4 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
4 4 (17.39%) SOA
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) MVC
5 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
5 3 (13.04%) Product Management
5 3 (13.04%) Test Management
5 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
5 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 6 (26.09%) Groovy
3 6 (26.09%) Scala
4 4 (17.39%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.70%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) HP
1 2 (8.70%) CA
2 1 (4.35%) Remedy
2 1 (4.35%) Zend
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle