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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 48 57
Rank change year-on-year +26 +9  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 116 80 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.41% 3.39% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.90% 4.25% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 45 33
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £520 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £385
% change year-on-year - +10.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% +22.85%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1469 1884 1938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.12% 79.93% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 1037 955
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 76
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Berkshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Berkshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Berkshire

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum in Berkshire.

Contractor 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +31 32 £500 +25.00% 15
Maidenhead -4 16 £310 -22.50% 1
Newbury +6 10 £360 -10.00% 2
Bracknell +8 8 £525 +1.20% 1
Slough +5 7 £400 +6.66% 4
Wokingham +3 1 - -
Scrum
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 168 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (28.80%) Java
3 46 (25.00%) TDD
4 41 (22.28%) JavaScript
5 40 (21.74%) BDD
6 39 (21.20%) User Stories
6 39 (21.20%) Web Services
7 38 (20.65%) DevOps
8 37 (20.11%) Kanban
9 35 (19.02%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (17.93%) Maven
11 32 (17.39%) Microsoft
12 30 (16.30%) Test Automation
13 29 (15.76%) REST
14 27 (14.67%) RESTful
15 24 (13.04%) Project Management
16 23 (12.50%) HTML
16 23 (12.50%) Python
16 23 (12.50%) JIRA
16 23 (12.50%) SDLC
17 22 (11.96%) Jenkins
17 22 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
17 22 (11.96%) Git (software)
17 22 (11.96%) .NET
18 21 (11.41%) QA
18 21 (11.41%) Telecoms
19 20 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
20 19 (10.33%) Waterfall
20 19 (10.33%) Microservices
20 19 (10.33%) XML

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 11 (5.98%) Confluence
2 8 (4.35%) CMS
3 7 (3.80%) Apache
3 7 (3.80%) IIS
4 6 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (2.72%) Apache Solr
5 5 (2.72%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (2.72%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.17%) MS Project Server
6 4 (2.17%) nginx
7 3 (1.63%) JBoss
7 3 (1.63%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.09%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.09%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.54%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.54%) Documentum
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (3.80%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.09%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.26%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.54%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.43%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.35%) Amazon S3
3 8 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (2.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (2.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (2.72%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (2.72%) CloudFront
4 5 (2.72%) SaaS
5 3 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.54%) Force.com
6 1 (0.54%) Office 365
6 1 (0.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.07%) HTTP
2 10 (5.43%) DNS
3 6 (3.26%) SMTP
4 4 (2.17%) Firewall
5 3 (1.63%) SSH
6 2 (1.09%) Skype
7 1 (0.54%) LAN
7 1 (0.54%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.54%) WAN
7 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 8 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.80%) Big Data
3 6 (3.26%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.63%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.09%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.09%) MySQL
6 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.54%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.54%) OrientDB
7 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (17.93%) Maven
2 23 (12.50%) JIRA
3 22 (11.96%) Git (software)
3 22 (11.96%) Jenkins
4 14 (7.61%) Gradle
5 12 (6.52%) Ant
5 12 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (5.98%) Eclipse
6 11 (5.98%) Selenium
7 10 (5.43%) JUnit
7 10 (5.43%) WebDriver
8 9 (4.89%) IntelliJ
8 9 (4.89%) Mercurial
9 8 (4.35%) Grunt
10 7 (3.80%) Bitbucket
10 7 (3.80%) MSBuild
10 7 (3.80%) Protractor
11 6 (3.26%) Cucumber
12 5 (2.72%) Apache Ivy
12 5 (2.72%) eggPlant
General
1 21 (11.41%) Telecoms
2 18 (9.78%) Finance
3 9 (4.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.17%) Games
5 3 (1.63%) Retail
6 2 (1.09%) Banking
6 2 (1.09%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (32.07%) Developer
2 27 (14.67%) Analyst
3 20 (10.87%) Java Developer
3 20 (10.87%) Scrum Master
4 16 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 12 (6.52%) Architect
6 11 (5.98%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.43%) Development Manager
8 9 (4.89%) Delivery Manager
8 9 (4.89%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
10 7 (3.80%) Agile Scrum Master
10 7 (3.80%) AWS Developer
10 7 (3.80%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.80%) Technical Manager
10 7 (3.80%) Test Engineer
11 6 (3.26%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (3.26%) Digital Architect
11 6 (3.26%) Digital Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (21.20%) Web Services
2 29 (15.76%) REST
3 27 (14.67%) RESTful
4 23 (12.50%) HTML
5 22 (11.96%) .NET
6 19 (10.33%) CSS
6 19 (10.33%) XML
7 16 (8.70%) JSON
8 14 (7.61%) Java EE
8 14 (7.61%) Node.js
9 13 (7.07%) AngularJS
9 13 (7.07%) J2EE
10 12 (6.52%) Spring
11 11 (5.98%) HTML5
12 9 (4.89%) JSF
12 9 (4.89%) Spring MVC
12 9 (4.89%) Struts
13 8 (4.35%) SOAP
14 7 (3.80%) jQuery
14 7 (3.80%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.80%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (3.26%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.26%) User Experience
5 5 (2.72%) Life Science
5 5 (2.72%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.17%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.17%) PMI
6 4 (2.17%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.54%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.54%) IPTV
8 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.54%) Photography
8 1 (0.54%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.33%) Linux
2 17 (9.24%) Windows
3 13 (7.07%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.80%) Debian
5 6 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.17%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.63%) Android
9 2 (1.09%) CentOS
9 2 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.09%) Unix
10 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (25.00%) TDD
3 40 (21.74%) BDD
4 39 (21.20%) User Stories
5 38 (20.65%) DevOps
6 37 (20.11%) Kanban
7 35 (19.02%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (16.30%) Test Automation
9 24 (13.04%) Project Management
10 23 (12.50%) SDLC
11 20 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (10.33%) Microservices
12 19 (10.33%) Waterfall
13 18 (9.78%) Unit Testing
14 17 (9.24%) MVC
14 17 (9.24%) SOA
15 15 (8.15%) E-Commerce
16 13 (7.07%) ERP
17 12 (6.52%) Mentoring
17 12 (6.52%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 53 (28.80%) Java
2 41 (22.28%) JavaScript
3 23 (12.50%) Python
4 18 (9.78%) C#
5 14 (7.61%) PowerShell
5 14 (7.61%) SQL
6 11 (5.98%) C++
7 6 (3.26%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.26%) Scala
8 5 (2.72%) Groovy
8 5 (2.72%) PHP
8 5 (2.72%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.72%) Ruby
9 3 (1.63%) C
9 3 (1.63%) XAML
10 1 (0.54%) Perl
10 1 (0.54%) R
10 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (5.43%) Degree
2 8 (4.35%) PMI Certification
3 6 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.26%) PMP
4 4 (2.17%) CSQA
5 2 (1.09%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.54%) PhD
6 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.41%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (4.35%) Docker
2 6 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (3.80%) Ansible
2 4 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.17%) Puppet
3 1 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.54%) Salt
3 1 (0.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.15%) Oracle
3 13 (7.07%) SAP
4 5 (2.72%) Adobe
4 5 (2.72%) ServiceNow
4 5 (2.72%) Sitecore
4 5 (2.72%) Splunk
5 4 (2.17%) Apigee
6 3 (1.63%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.09%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.09%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.09%) Pegasus
7 2 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.09%) VMware
8 1 (0.54%) Aprimo
8 1 (0.54%) Cisco
8 1 (0.54%) FatWire
8 1 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.54%) Workday
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