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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 13 24 24
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 26 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 8.44% 3.32% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.98% 4.65% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 1
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£350 £419 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.41% +24.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.33 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -10.00%
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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
217 172 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 70.45% 71.37% 68.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 95 86
Average daily rate £350 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 12
Average hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.80 £34.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £46.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 51 (98.08%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (67.31%) TDD
3 21 (40.38%) HTML
4 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 15 (28.85%) CSS
5 15 (28.85%) Git (software)
5 15 (28.85%) HTML5
6 14 (26.92%) CSS3
6 14 (26.92%) jQuery
6 14 (26.92%) OO
6 14 (26.92%) Sass
7 13 (25.00%) Grunt
7 13 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 12 (23.08%) QUnit
8 12 (23.08%) Jasmine
8 12 (23.08%) Telecoms
9 11 (21.15%) Pair Programming
9 11 (21.15%) Java
9 11 (21.15%) RESTful
10 10 (19.23%) User Stories
10 10 (19.23%) E-Commerce
11 9 (17.31%) Advertising
11 9 (17.31%) Extreme Programming
11 9 (17.31%) BDD
11 9 (17.31%) JIRA
12 8 (15.38%) Business Analysis
12 8 (15.38%) Groovy
12 8 (15.38%) Scala
12 8 (15.38%) Backbone.js
12 8 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (3.85%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) Node.js
2 1 (1.92%) Apache
2 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.92%) Alfresco
2 1 (1.92%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) HTTP
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) MySQL
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 6 (11.54%) MongoDB
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (9.62%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Git (software)
2 13 (25.00%) Grunt
3 12 (23.08%) QUnit
3 12 (23.08%) Jasmine
4 9 (17.31%) JIRA
5 3 (5.77%) Selenium
5 3 (5.77%) JBehave
5 3 (5.77%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.77%) Subversion
6 2 (3.85%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.92%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.92%) Gradle
7 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 9 (17.31%) Advertising
3 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 2 (3.85%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Developer
2 13 (25.00%) Analyst
2 13 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 13 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
3 11 (21.15%) ScrumMaster
4 8 (15.38%) Senior Business Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) MySQL DBA
5 6 (11.54%) DBA
6 5 (9.62%) Agile Business Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.77%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Web Developer
10 1 (1.92%) Project Manager
10 1 (1.92%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 1 (1.92%) Agile Project Manager
10 1 (1.92%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (40.38%) HTML
2 15 (28.85%) CSS
2 15 (28.85%) HTML5
3 14 (26.92%) CSS3
3 14 (26.92%) jQuery
3 14 (26.92%) Sass
4 13 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 11 (21.15%) RESTful
6 8 (15.38%) Backbone.js
7 6 (11.54%) Velocity
8 2 (3.85%) SOAP
8 2 (3.85%) LESS
9 1 (1.92%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (1.92%) Struts
9 1 (1.92%) XML
9 1 (1.92%) XSLT
9 1 (1.92%) XHTML
9 1 (1.92%) Spring
9 1 (1.92%) Ajax
9 1 (1.92%) JSR 168
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) User Experience
1 6 (11.54%) Data Structures
2 5 (9.62%) Web 2.0
3 4 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.77%) Open Source
4 3 (5.77%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.85%) Home Automation
6 1 (1.92%) PMI
6 1 (1.92%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (98.08%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (67.31%) TDD
3 14 (26.92%) OO
4 11 (21.15%) Pair Programming
5 10 (19.23%) E-Commerce
5 10 (19.23%) User Stories
6 9 (17.31%) BDD
6 9 (17.31%) Extreme Programming
7 8 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
7 8 (15.38%) Business Analysis
7 8 (15.38%) Mentoring
8 6 (11.54%) Logistics
8 6 (11.54%) SOA
8 6 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (9.62%) Analytics
9 5 (9.62%) Kanban
9 5 (9.62%) Feature Driven Development
9 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (9.62%) SEO
9 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 11 (21.15%) Java
3 8 (15.38%) Groovy
3 8 (15.38%) Scala
4 6 (11.54%) SQL
5 1 (1.92%) Ruby
5 1 (1.92%) Perl
5 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) Ab Initio
1 4 (7.69%) Teradata
2 1 (1.92%) GigaSpaces
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle
2 1 (1.92%) SAP