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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
South East / Berkshire
Rank 40 50 39
Rank change year-on-year +10 -11  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 68 86 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.67% 3.49% 4.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.56% 4.35% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 46 83
Median daily rate £450 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £175.00 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.29 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.86% -0.49%  

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 1491 1977 2180
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.55% 80.33% 75.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 1023 1134
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 45 54
Median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £96.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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
Bracknell +10 18 £450 +5.88% 1
Reading -10 17 £420 +5.00% 15
Newbury +5 7 £475 -13.63% 1
Maidenhead -3 5 £235 -37.33% 3
Slough +8 2 £378 +88.75% 2
Wokingham - 2 - -
Scrum
South East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 159 (92.44%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (31.40%) TDD
3 45 (26.16%) BDD
4 41 (23.84%) Java
5 35 (20.35%) JavaScript
6 33 (19.19%) Project Management
7 32 (18.60%) HTML
8 31 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (17.44%) Kanban
9 30 (17.44%) AngularJS
9 30 (17.44%) User Stories
10 29 (16.86%) Python
11 26 (15.12%) CSS
12 25 (14.53%) Web Services
12 25 (14.53%) JIRA
13 24 (13.95%) Selenium
13 24 (13.95%) Data Protection
13 24 (13.95%) WebDriver
14 23 (13.37%) XML
15 22 (12.79%) SQL
15 22 (12.79%) MVC
15 22 (12.79%) Test Automation
15 22 (12.79%) REST
16 21 (12.21%) DevOps
16 21 (12.21%) Maven
17 20 (11.63%) HTTP
17 20 (11.63%) Jenkins
18 19 (11.05%) SDLC
18 19 (11.05%) QA
19 18 (10.47%) Automated Testing

Scrum
Top Related 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 15 (8.72%) CMS
2 12 (6.98%) Confluence
3 11 (6.40%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (3.49%) Apache
4 6 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.33%) Oracle Spatial
6 3 (1.74%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.74%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.74%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.16%) JBoss
7 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (7.56%) Photoshop
2 10 (5.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (5.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.58%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.58%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.49%) Adobe Analytics
3 5 (2.91%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (2.33%) SaaS
5 3 (1.74%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (1.16%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.16%) CloudFront
6 2 (1.16%) GitHub
7 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.58%) Force.com
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.63%) HTTP
2 6 (3.49%) DNS
2 6 (3.49%) SMTP
3 3 (1.74%) SSH
4 1 (0.58%) Internet
4 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.49%) Oracle Database
1 6 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (2.91%) MongoDB
2 5 (2.91%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.33%) Big Data
3 4 (2.33%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (2.33%) GIS
3 4 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.74%) Apache Accumulo
4 3 (1.74%) Apache Hive
4 3 (1.74%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.74%) Neo4j
4 3 (1.74%) OrientDB
4 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (14.53%) JIRA
2 24 (13.95%) Selenium
2 24 (13.95%) WebDriver
3 21 (12.21%) Maven
4 20 (11.63%) Jenkins
5 18 (10.47%) Git (software)
5 18 (10.47%) Gradle
6 15 (8.72%) Bitbucket
7 13 (7.56%) eggPlant
7 13 (7.56%) JMeter
8 12 (6.98%) Ant
8 12 (6.98%) Apache Ivy
9 10 (5.81%) Axure RP
10 8 (4.65%) Cucumber
11 7 (4.07%) TeamCity
12 6 (3.49%) SoapUI
13 5 (2.91%) JUnit
14 4 (2.33%) Eclipse
14 4 (2.33%) IntelliJ
14 4 (2.33%) Mercurial
General
1 17 (9.88%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.91%) Marketing
3 4 (2.33%) Games
3 4 (2.33%) Publishing
4 3 (1.74%) Finance
4 3 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.74%) Retail
5 2 (1.16%) Banking
5 2 (1.16%) Billing
6 1 (0.58%) Advertising
6 1 (0.58%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 69 (40.12%) Developer
2 27 (15.70%) Scrum Master
3 24 (13.95%) Analyst
4 15 (8.72%) Java Developer
5 13 (7.56%) C# Developer
6 12 (6.98%) Developer in Test
6 12 (6.98%) Tester
7 11 (6.40%) Test Analyst
8 10 (5.81%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (4.65%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (4.65%) UI Developer
10 7 (4.07%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (4.07%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (3.49%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.49%) Senior Java Developer
12 5 (2.91%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (2.91%) Development Manager
12 5 (2.91%) Project Manager
12 5 (2.91%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (18.60%) HTML
2 30 (17.44%) AngularJS
3 26 (15.12%) CSS
4 25 (14.53%) Web Services
5 23 (13.37%) XML
6 22 (12.79%) REST
7 14 (8.14%) JSON
7 14 (8.14%) Sass
8 13 (7.56%) .NET
9 12 (6.98%) Spring
10 11 (6.40%) RESTful
11 10 (5.81%) Java EE
11 10 (5.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (5.23%) Ember.js
12 9 (5.23%) HTML5
12 9 (5.23%) Spring MVC
13 8 (4.65%) jQuery
14 7 (4.07%) SOAP
14 7 (4.07%) Velocity
15 6 (3.49%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.47%) User Experience
2 6 (3.49%) Public Cloud
3 5 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.33%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.74%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.74%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (1.74%) Life Science
5 3 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.74%) Replication
5 3 (1.74%) Wiki
6 2 (1.16%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.16%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.16%) IPTV
6 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.16%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.58%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.07%) Linux
1 7 (4.07%) Windows
2 6 (3.49%) Windows Server
2 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.16%) Android
3 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.58%) Solaris
4 1 (0.58%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (92.44%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (31.40%) TDD
3 45 (26.16%) BDD
4 33 (19.19%) Project Management
5 31 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (17.44%) Kanban
6 30 (17.44%) User Stories
7 24 (13.95%) Data Protection
8 22 (12.79%) MVC
8 22 (12.79%) Test Automation
9 21 (12.21%) DevOps
10 19 (11.05%) SDLC
11 18 (10.47%) Automated Testing
11 18 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (9.88%) OOP
12 17 (9.88%) Software Delivery
13 16 (9.30%) OO
14 15 (8.72%) E-Commerce
14 15 (8.72%) Manual Testing
14 15 (8.72%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.84%) Java
2 35 (20.35%) JavaScript
3 29 (16.86%) Python
4 22 (12.79%) SQL
5 18 (10.47%) C#
5 18 (10.47%) C++
6 16 (9.30%) Groovy
7 14 (8.14%) Ruby
8 8 (4.65%) PowerShell
8 8 (4.65%) Scala
9 5 (2.91%) PHP
9 5 (2.91%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.91%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.74%) C
11 2 (1.16%) Perl
12 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (5.81%) Degree
2 8 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.91%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.33%) ISEB
4 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.74%) MCITP
6 1 (0.58%) APMG
6 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.58%) PMP
6 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.05%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.58%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (3.49%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (1.74%) Docker
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.65%) Ansible
2 3 (1.74%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.16%) Puppet
4 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.58%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.58%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (8.14%) Oracle
2 12 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.40%) Sitecore
3 11 (6.40%) Splunk
4 5 (2.91%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.33%) SAP
6 3 (1.74%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.16%) Adobe
7 2 (1.16%) Omniture
8 1 (0.58%) Aprimo
8 1 (0.58%) Apttus
8 1 (0.58%) FatWire
8 1 (0.58%) HP
8 1 (0.58%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.58%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.58%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.58%) VMware
8 1 (0.58%) Zuora
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