Period
to 18 September 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 September 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 26 29
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3 +25
Contract jobs citing Scrum 213 243 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.09% 6.26% 5.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.81% 7.29% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 101 143
Berkshire median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £300
90th Percentile £650 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Berkshire median hourly rate - £44.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.95% -31.16%
South East median hourly rate £43.75 £51.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -14.22% +10.87% -11.54%

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 3,666 3,332 3,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 87.68% 85.81% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,805 1,687 1,700
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £277 £250 £261
90th Percentile £604 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.95% +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 77 120
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.75 £21.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.28% +38.71% -11.43%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £49.75 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +22.00% +21.95% -10.87%

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 September 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 September 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 +3 82 £500 +17.65% 20
Bracknell -9 28 £475 +10.79% 8
Newbury -1 17 £413 -31.25% 6
Slough +2 16 £488 -2.50% 4
Maidenhead -16 11 £545 +19.13% 3
Ascot - 3 £400 -
Windsor -4 2 £550 +31.74%
Wokingham +4 1 - - 4
Scrum
South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 182 (85.45%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (27.23%) DevOps
3 51 (23.94%) Kanban
4 46 (21.60%) Java
5 45 (21.13%) Telecoms
6 38 (17.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 38 (17.84%) Azure
7 37 (17.37%) SDLC
8 36 (16.90%) User Stories
9 35 (16.43%) SQL
9 35 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (15.96%) Analytics
10 34 (15.96%) TDD
11 31 (14.55%) JIRA
11 31 (14.55%) AWS
12 30 (14.08%) JavaScript
13 29 (13.62%) Test Automation
14 28 (13.15%) Visual Studio Team System
15 27 (12.68%) Project Management
16 26 (12.21%) E-Commerce
16 26 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
17 25 (11.74%) Jenkins
17 25 (11.74%) Microsoft
18 24 (11.27%) Python
18 24 (11.27%) HTML
18 24 (11.27%) Retail
19 23 (10.80%) Git (software)
19 23 (10.80%) Data Lake
19 23 (10.80%) Data Science
20 22 (10.33%) Problem-Solving

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 18 (8.45%) Confluence
2 10 (4.69%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.88%) Apache
4 3 (1.41%) JBoss
5 2 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.94%) CMS
5 2 (0.94%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.47%) Mule
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (3.76%) Sketch
2 7 (3.29%) InVision
2 7 (3.29%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (0.94%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Magento
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 38 (17.84%) Azure
2 31 (14.55%) AWS
3 18 (8.45%) Power Platform
4 13 (6.10%) PaaS
5 10 (4.69%) IaaS
6 8 (3.76%) Amazon S3
7 6 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.88%) Apigee
8 4 (1.88%) Serverless
9 3 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.41%) GCP
9 3 (1.41%) SaaS
10 2 (0.94%) GitHub
10 2 (0.94%) Office 365
11 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.41%) HTTP
1 3 (1.41%) HTTPS
1 3 (1.41%) OpenLDAP
1 3 (1.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.47%) 3G
2 1 (0.47%) 4G
2 1 (0.47%) 5G
2 1 (0.47%) Broadband
2 1 (0.47%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.80%) Data Lake
2 18 (8.45%) HDInsight
2 18 (8.45%) Power BI
3 16 (7.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.82%) Amazon Athena
5 6 (2.82%) Amazon Redshift
6 5 (2.35%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.88%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.88%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.41%) Big Data
8 3 (1.41%) DB2
8 3 (1.41%) HBase
8 3 (1.41%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.41%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.94%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.94%) DTS
10 1 (0.47%) Looker
Development Applications
1 31 (14.55%) JIRA
2 28 (13.15%) Visual Studio Team System
3 25 (11.74%) Jenkins
4 23 (10.80%) Git (software)
5 19 (8.92%) Visual Studio
6 15 (7.04%) Maven
7 11 (5.16%) JUnit
8 8 (3.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (3.76%) Mockito
9 7 (3.29%) Cucumber
9 7 (3.29%) DbUnit
9 7 (3.29%) Selenium
10 6 (2.82%) SonarQube
10 6 (2.82%) Subversion
11 4 (1.88%) Ant
11 4 (1.88%) JBehave
11 4 (1.88%) jMock
12 3 (1.41%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.41%) Robot Framework
12 3 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (21.13%) Telecoms
2 24 (11.27%) Retail
3 16 (7.51%) Finance
4 10 (4.69%) Marketing
5 5 (2.35%) Games
6 3 (1.41%) Automotive
6 3 (1.41%) Banking
6 3 (1.41%) Billing
6 3 (1.41%) Legal
6 3 (1.41%) Public Sector
7 2 (0.94%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.47%) German Language
8 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Local Government
8 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (18.78%) Developer
2 36 (16.90%) Analyst
2 36 (16.90%) Scrum Master
3 26 (12.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (10.80%) Business Analyst
5 20 (9.39%) Architect
6 19 (8.92%) Project Manager
7 17 (7.98%) Agile Scrum Master
8 16 (7.51%) Java Developer
9 14 (6.57%) Azure DevOps
9 14 (6.57%) Designer
10 13 (6.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 13 (6.10%) Azure Engineer
11 10 (4.69%) .NET Developer
12 9 (4.23%) Agile Project Manager
13 8 (3.76%) Consultant
13 8 (3.76%) Senior Developer
13 8 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (3.76%) UX Designer
14 7 (3.29%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.27%) HTML
2 21 (9.86%) Web Services
3 19 (8.92%) .NET
4 18 (8.45%) RESTful
5 17 (7.98%) CSS
6 14 (6.57%) REST
6 14 (6.57%) Spring
7 11 (5.16%) JSON
8 10 (4.69%) XML
9 9 (4.23%) ASP.NET
9 9 (4.23%) Hibernate
9 9 (4.23%) SOAP
10 7 (3.29%) AngularJS
10 7 (3.29%) Apache Camel
11 6 (2.82%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (2.82%) J2EE
11 6 (2.82%) Spring Boot
12 5 (2.35%) Kafka
12 5 (2.35%) OpenCV
12 5 (2.35%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.86%) User Experience
2 19 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.76%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.82%) Life Science
5 4 (1.88%) FMCG
6 2 (0.94%) IVR
6 2 (0.94%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.94%) Tandem
6 2 (0.94%) TM Forum
7 1 (0.47%) Clustering
7 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.16%) Windows
2 9 (4.23%) Linux
3 7 (3.29%) Android
3 7 (3.29%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.41%) CentOS
6 2 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (85.45%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (27.23%) DevOps
3 51 (23.94%) Kanban
4 38 (17.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 37 (17.37%) SDLC
6 36 (16.90%) User Stories
7 35 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (15.96%) Analytics
8 34 (15.96%) TDD
9 29 (13.62%) Test Automation
10 27 (12.68%) Project Management
11 26 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (12.21%) E-Commerce
12 23 (10.80%) Data Science
13 22 (10.33%) Infrastructure as Code
13 22 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (8.92%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 18 (8.45%) Microservices
16 17 (7.98%) Mentoring
16 17 (7.98%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.60%) Java
2 35 (16.43%) SQL
3 30 (14.08%) JavaScript
4 24 (11.27%) Python
5 19 (8.92%) PowerShell
6 11 (5.16%) C#
7 7 (3.29%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.82%) Scala
9 5 (2.35%) Java 8
10 4 (1.88%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.88%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.41%) C++
11 3 (1.41%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.94%) Ruby
13 1 (0.47%) C
13 1 (0.47%) Groovy
13 1 (0.47%) Korn
13 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (6.57%) ISEB
2 13 (6.10%) ISTQB
3 11 (5.16%) Degree
4 7 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.41%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.94%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.47%) CBAP
7 1 (0.47%) CISA
7 1 (0.47%) CISM
7 1 (0.47%) CISSP
7 1 (0.47%) CRISC
7 1 (0.47%) IIBA
7 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.51%) QA
2 4 (1.88%) PMO
3 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (7.04%) Docker
2 9 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.41%) vSphere
5 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (5.63%) Kubernetes
2 10 (4.69%) Ansible
3 6 (2.82%) Terraform
3 6 (2.82%) ZABBIX
4 4 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.88%) Puppet
5 3 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.47%) Grafana
6 1 (0.47%) Graphite
6 1 (0.47%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 25 (11.74%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.76%) Oracle
3 7 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (3.29%) SAP
3 7 (3.29%) Tableau
4 6 (2.82%) Google
4 6 (2.82%) VMware
5 4 (1.88%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.41%) Adobe
6 3 (1.41%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.41%) IBM
6 3 (1.41%) New Relic
7 2 (0.94%) Ariba
7 2 (0.94%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (0.94%) Concur
7 2 (0.94%) Workday
8 1 (0.47%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.47%) HP
8 1 (0.47%) Informatica
8 1 (0.47%) Sparx