Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 34 38
Rank change year-on-year +15 +4 +12
Contract jobs citing Scrum 292 211 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.07% 5.16% 4.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.24% 6.12% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 103 111
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £338
90th Percentile £600 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £475 £465 £439
% change year-on-year +2.15% +5.98% +9.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £67.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -45.93% +45.95%
10th Percentile £35.50 £34.05 £66.25
90th Percentile £44.00 £39.35 £68.75
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £48.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +4.62% +8.33% -5.26%

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 3,543 3,449 3,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.79% 84.33% 83.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,683 1,796 1,760
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £269 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 86 127
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -21.83% -28.70%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £48.88 £42.00 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £26.91 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.01% +6.76% -21.05%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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 +18 78 £500 +36.99% 32
Bracknell +8 50 £513 +28.13% 8
Newbury +17 35 £350 +7.69% 11
Maidenhead -3 25 £363 -27.50% 7
Slough -10 10 £500 +17.65% 4
Windsor +9 1 - -
Scrum
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 255 (87.33%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (28.42%) Kanban
3 74 (25.34%) DevOps
4 66 (22.60%) User Stories
5 64 (21.92%) JavaScript
6 61 (20.89%) Java
6 61 (20.89%) TDD
6 61 (20.89%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (19.52%) JIRA
8 56 (19.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 52 (17.81%) Telecoms
10 51 (17.47%) Jenkins
11 50 (17.12%) BDD
12 48 (16.44%) Git (software)
13 47 (16.10%) REST
13 47 (16.10%) HTML
14 45 (15.41%) User Experience
15 44 (15.07%) Microservices
16 42 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
17 40 (13.70%) E-Commerce
18 39 (13.36%) SQL
18 39 (13.36%) Web Services
18 39 (13.36%) Pair Programming
18 39 (13.36%) Microsoft Azure
19 38 (13.01%) React
20 36 (12.33%) CSS
20 36 (12.33%) Microsoft
21 35 (11.99%) QA
21 35 (11.99%) Waterfall
21 35 (11.99%) Confluence

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 35 (11.99%) Confluence
2 14 (4.79%) Apache Solr
2 14 (4.79%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (2.40%) CMS
5 6 (2.05%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.71%) SAS
7 4 (1.37%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.03%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.03%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.34%) Drupal
9 1 (0.34%) JBoss
9 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.05%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.05%) UXPin
3 3 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.68%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.34%) InVision
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (13.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (6.85%) AWS Lambda
3 20 (6.85%) PaaS
3 20 (6.85%) Serverless
4 12 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (3.77%) IaaS
6 10 (3.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 10 (3.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 10 (3.42%) Amazon Kinesis
6 10 (3.42%) Amazon S3
6 10 (3.42%) Amazon SQS
6 10 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (3.42%) CloudFront
7 9 (3.08%) Apigee
8 4 (1.37%) Force.com
8 4 (1.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 3 (1.03%) Trello
10 2 (0.68%) GitHub
10 2 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.74%) HTTP
2 4 (1.37%) SSL
3 2 (0.68%) Firewall
3 2 (0.68%) FTP
3 2 (0.68%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.68%) Internet
3 2 (0.68%) LAN
3 2 (0.68%) SAN
3 2 (0.68%) SSH
3 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.68%) VPN
4 1 (0.34%) Broadband
4 1 (0.34%) DHCP
4 1 (0.34%) DNS
4 1 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.34%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.19%) Big Data
2 20 (6.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 19 (6.51%) Power BI
4 16 (5.48%) Data Lake
4 16 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (5.14%) HDInsight
6 11 (3.77%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.42%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.74%) Redis
9 7 (2.40%) DB2
9 7 (2.40%) NoSQL
10 6 (2.05%) QlikView
11 5 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.71%) MySQL
12 4 (1.37%) Neo4j
12 4 (1.37%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.37%) SQL Server
13 3 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 57 (19.52%) JIRA
2 51 (17.47%) Jenkins
3 48 (16.44%) Git (software)
4 30 (10.27%) Mercurial
5 24 (8.22%) JUnit
6 20 (6.85%) Maven
7 19 (6.51%) Visual Studio Team System
8 17 (5.82%) Visual Studio
9 16 (5.48%) SonarQube
10 14 (4.79%) Eclipse
11 13 (4.45%) Gradle
11 13 (4.45%) IntelliJ
11 13 (4.45%) Mocha
11 13 (4.45%) Selenium
12 10 (3.42%) Checkstyle
13 9 (3.08%) Cucumber
13 9 (3.08%) Jasmine
13 9 (3.08%) JMeter
14 6 (2.05%) Axure RP
14 6 (2.05%) Bitbucket
General
1 52 (17.81%) Telecoms
2 23 (7.88%) Retail
3 17 (5.82%) Marketing
4 14 (4.79%) Finance
5 5 (1.71%) Legal
6 3 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.68%) Banking
7 2 (0.68%) Billing
7 2 (0.68%) Games
7 2 (0.68%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 80 (27.40%) Developer
2 38 (13.01%) Scrum Master
3 24 (8.22%) Java Developer
4 22 (7.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 19 (6.51%) Analyst
6 18 (6.16%) Architect
7 17 (5.82%) React Developer
8 16 (5.48%) JavaScript Developer
8 16 (5.48%) Project Manager
9 14 (4.79%) Product Owner
10 11 (3.77%) Azure DevOps
11 10 (3.42%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 10 (3.42%) Azure Engineer
11 10 (3.42%) Business Analyst
11 10 (3.42%) Senior Developer
12 9 (3.08%) Agile Coach
12 9 (3.08%) Consultant
12 9 (3.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 9 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (2.74%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (16.10%) HTML
1 47 (16.10%) REST
2 39 (13.36%) Web Services
3 38 (13.01%) React
4 36 (12.33%) CSS
5 34 (11.64%) AngularJS
6 31 (10.62%) .NET
7 25 (8.56%) Node.js
7 25 (8.56%) Spring
8 24 (8.22%) HTML5
9 19 (6.51%) CSS3
9 19 (6.51%) Sass
10 17 (5.82%) LESS
10 17 (5.82%) Velocity
11 16 (5.48%) RESTful
12 14 (4.79%) SOAP
13 13 (4.45%) J2EE
13 13 (4.45%) JSF
13 13 (4.45%) Spring MVC
13 13 (4.45%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.41%) User Experience
2 27 (9.25%) Mobile App
3 24 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.05%) iPad
4 6 (2.05%) Virtual Team
5 5 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.37%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.37%) PMI
7 3 (1.03%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.68%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.68%) Social Media
9 1 (0.34%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.34%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.34%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing Technology
9 1 (0.34%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.19%) Linux
2 18 (6.16%) Windows
3 11 (3.77%) CentOS
4 8 (2.74%) Android
4 8 (2.74%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.05%) Unix
6 1 (0.34%) Solaris
6 1 (0.34%) VMS
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (87.33%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (28.42%) Kanban
3 74 (25.34%) DevOps
4 66 (22.60%) User Stories
5 61 (20.89%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (20.89%) TDD
6 56 (19.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (17.12%) BDD
8 44 (15.07%) Microservices
9 40 (13.70%) E-Commerce
10 39 (13.36%) Pair Programming
11 35 (11.99%) Waterfall
12 32 (10.96%) Test Automation
13 31 (10.62%) OO
14 29 (9.93%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 29 (9.93%) Software Engineering
15 27 (9.25%) Unit Testing
16 25 (8.56%) MVC
17 23 (7.88%) Coaching
18 22 (7.53%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 64 (21.92%) JavaScript
2 61 (20.89%) Java
3 39 (13.36%) SQL
4 24 (8.22%) C#
5 19 (6.51%) Java 8
6 18 (6.16%) PowerShell
7 15 (5.14%) Python
8 9 (3.08%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.08%) TypeScript
9 8 (2.74%) C++
10 7 (2.40%) Apex Code
10 7 (2.40%) C
11 6 (2.05%) PHP
12 4 (1.37%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.37%) Ruby
13 3 (1.03%) Groovy
13 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.68%) PHP 7
14 2 (0.68%) VB
15 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (4.11%) Degree
2 11 (3.77%) SC Cleared
2 11 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.74%) PMP
4 6 (2.05%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.71%) SAFe Agilist
6 4 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.37%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.03%) ISEB
8 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.34%) MBA
9 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (11.99%) QA
2 3 (1.03%) PMO
3 1 (0.34%) GDPR
3 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (7.19%) Docker
2 11 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.03%) oVirt
4 3 (1.03%) RHEV
4 3 (1.03%) vSphere
5 2 (0.68%) KVM
5 2 (0.68%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (7.19%) Kubernetes
2 14 (4.79%) Ansible
3 6 (2.05%) Amdocs OSS
3 6 (2.05%) Puppet
3 6 (2.05%) Terraform
4 3 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.68%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.68%) Rancher
6 1 (0.34%) Automic
6 1 (0.34%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.34%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.34%) Grafana
6 1 (0.34%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 36 (12.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.48%) Oracle
3 15 (5.14%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (3.42%) Adobe
5 9 (3.08%) SAP
6 6 (2.05%) Amdocs
6 6 (2.05%) Cramer
6 6 (2.05%) IBM
6 6 (2.05%) Tableau
7 5 (1.71%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (1.37%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.37%) HP
8 4 (1.37%) Informatica
8 4 (1.37%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.37%) VMware
9 3 (1.03%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (1.03%) FatWire
10 2 (0.68%) Concur
10 2 (0.68%) Dell
10 2 (0.68%) Mirantis