Period
to 24 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 6 months to 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Scrum
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 39 19
Rank change year-on-year -6 -20 +16
Contract jobs citing Scrum 46 148 287
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.70% 4.51% 6.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.21% 5.27% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 98 134
Median daily rate £475 £488 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +1.30% +20.31%
10th Percentile £348 £355 £313
90th Percentile £618 £600 £619
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £60.00 £35.60 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.54% -8.13% +6.16%
South East median hourly rate £45.50 £34.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year +31.88% -32.35% +6.25%

Scrum is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,092 2,806 3,587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 87.85% 85.55% 86.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 1,487 1,740
Median daily rate £475 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.35% +1.47%
10th Percentile £255 £223 £250
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 98 88
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.35% +11.25% +37.93%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.94 £82.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +28.89% -10.00% +19.05%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Berkshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scrum in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Scrum in Berkshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scrum in Berkshire over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Scrum in Berkshire

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scrum in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Scrum in Berkshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 24 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 24 £450 -10.00% 12
Newbury +22 6 £528 +40.80% 1
Slough +4 4 £525 +10.53%
Bracknell +9 3 - - 3
Thatcham - 1 - -
Scrum
South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 42 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) JIRA
3 12 (26.09%) Java
3 12 (26.09%) Azure
4 11 (23.91%) AWS
4 11 (23.91%) DevOps
5 10 (21.74%) Microservices
6 9 (19.57%) Kubernetes
6 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
7 8 (17.39%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 7 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (15.22%) Docker
8 7 (15.22%) React
8 7 (15.22%) MongoDB
8 7 (15.22%) REST
8 7 (15.22%) User Stories
9 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
9 6 (13.04%) GCP
9 6 (13.04%) C#
9 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
10 5 (10.87%) Spring
10 5 (10.87%) Artificial Intelligence
10 5 (10.87%) SAP
10 5 (10.87%) SOAP
10 5 (10.87%) TypeScript
10 5 (10.87%) Confluence
10 5 (10.87%) Acceptance Criteria
11 4 (8.70%) Industry 4.0
11 4 (8.70%) Data Lake

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.87%) Confluence
2 3 (6.52%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.35%) Apache
3 2 (4.35%) CMS
3 2 (4.35%) nginx
4 1 (2.17%) ArcGIS
4 1 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (4.35%) SAP CRM
1 2 (4.35%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (2.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Azure
2 11 (23.91%) AWS
3 6 (13.04%) GCP
4 4 (8.70%) Apigee
5 3 (6.52%) Serverless
6 2 (4.35%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (4.35%) Slack
7 1 (2.17%) Amazon Cognito
7 1 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
7 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.17%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) WAN
2 2 (4.35%) SSL
3 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.70%) Data Lake
3 3 (6.52%) MySQL
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.17%) Big Data
4 1 (2.17%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) GIS
4 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) JIRA
2 3 (6.52%) JMeter
2 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.35%) NeoLoad
3 2 (4.35%) Postman
3 2 (4.35%) Protractor
3 2 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (4.35%) Selenium
3 2 (4.35%) SilkPerformer
3 2 (4.35%) SonarQube
3 2 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.35%) WebLOAD
4 1 (2.17%) GitLab
4 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.17%) Terragrunt
General
1 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Automotive
2 1 (2.17%) French Language
2 1 (2.17%) Games
2 1 (2.17%) Japanese Language
2 1 (2.17%) Legal
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Developer
2 6 (13.04%) Analyst
2 6 (13.04%) Scrum Master
3 4 (8.70%) Architect
3 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
3 4 (8.70%) Product Owner
4 3 (6.52%) Consultant
4 3 (6.52%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (6.52%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (6.52%) React Developer
4 3 (6.52%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Agile Scrum Master
5 2 (4.35%) Integration Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Performance Tester
5 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) React
1 7 (15.22%) REST
2 5 (10.87%) SOAP
2 5 (10.87%) Spring
3 4 (8.70%) Node.js
3 4 (8.70%) Spring Boot
4 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.52%) JSON
4 3 (6.52%) XML
5 2 (4.35%) CSS
5 2 (4.35%) HTML
5 2 (4.35%) HTML5
5 2 (4.35%) Kafka
5 2 (4.35%) Sass
5 2 (4.35%) XSLT
6 1 (2.17%) OAuth
6 1 (2.17%) OpenID
6 1 (2.17%) RESTful
6 1 (2.17%) WCF
6 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Industry 4.0
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.52%) Robotics
3 2 (4.35%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) FMCG
4 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) Life Science
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) SCADA
4 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Windows
3 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.91%) DevOps
3 10 (21.74%) Microservices
4 8 (17.39%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 7 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (15.22%) User Stories
6 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.87%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (10.87%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (8.70%) Analytics
8 4 (8.70%) Business Case
8 4 (8.70%) Coaching
8 4 (8.70%) Migration
8 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.52%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (6.52%) Kanban
9 3 (6.52%) OWASP
9 3 (6.52%) Test Management
9 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) Java
2 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.04%) C#
4 5 (10.87%) TypeScript
5 4 (8.70%) Python
5 4 (8.70%) SQL
6 3 (6.52%) C
7 2 (4.35%) C++
7 2 (4.35%) Perl
7 2 (4.35%) VB
8 1 (2.17%) Go
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) ISEB
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.17%) PMP
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) QA
2 3 (6.52%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Docker
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) Kubernetes
2 3 (6.52%) Terraform
3 2 (4.35%) Ansible
3 2 (4.35%) Grafana
3 2 (4.35%) HP ALM
4 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.17%) MIIS
4 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) SAP
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Splunk
3 2 (4.35%) Google
3 2 (4.35%) HP
3 2 (4.35%) hybris
3 2 (4.35%) MuleSoft
3 2 (4.35%) TIBCO
3 2 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco
4 1 (2.17%) DocuSign
4 1 (2.17%) ESRI
4 1 (2.17%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.17%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.17%) Talend