Period
to 23 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 23 April 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 40 36
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 78 52 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.15% 4.01% 4.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.96% 4.74% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 47 38
Reading median daily rate £500 £390 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.21% -5.45% +3.13%
10th Percentile £375 £315 £381
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +15.15% - +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £40.00 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 - £37.50

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,308 1,097 1,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.34% 84.65% 81.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 767 680 565
Reading median daily rate £465 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £228
90th Percentile £625 £600 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £417
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.92% +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 39
Reading median hourly rate £42.50 £16.75 £17.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +153.73% -5.26% -35.71%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £49.38 £57.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +16.67% -1.64% -7.58%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Reading

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Reading

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Reading over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Reading

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Reading region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 73 (93.59%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.90%) Visual Studio Team System
3 27 (34.62%) DevOps
4 25 (32.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (29.49%) Java
6 22 (28.21%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (25.64%) PowerShell
8 19 (24.36%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (24.36%) HDInsight
8 19 (24.36%) Analytics
8 19 (24.36%) Microsoft
8 19 (24.36%) SQL
8 19 (24.36%) Data Lake
8 19 (24.36%) Data Science
9 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
10 17 (21.79%) Kanban
11 16 (20.51%) TDD
11 16 (20.51%) Git (software)
11 16 (20.51%) Power BI
12 15 (19.23%) PaaS
13 14 (17.95%) Security Testing
13 14 (17.95%) BDD
13 14 (17.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (17.95%) Visual Studio
13 14 (17.95%) Windows
13 14 (17.95%) OO
14 12 (15.38%) IaaS
14 12 (15.38%) RESTful
15 11 (14.10%) QA
15 11 (14.10%) Continuous Delivery

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 8 (10.26%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.41%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.13%) JBoss
4 2 (2.56%) Apache
4 2 (2.56%) CMS
4 2 (2.56%) Confluence
5 1 (1.28%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.28%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (32.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (19.23%) PaaS
3 12 (15.38%) IaaS
4 5 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.85%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (2.56%) Boomi
7 2 (2.56%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (1.28%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) HTTP
2 3 (3.85%) HTTPS
2 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.28%) DHCP
3 1 (1.28%) DNS
3 1 (1.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.36%) Data Lake
1 19 (24.36%) HDInsight
2 16 (20.51%) Power BI
3 14 (17.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.56%) Apache Ignite
5 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (35.90%) Visual Studio Team System
2 16 (20.51%) Git (software)
3 14 (17.95%) Visual Studio
4 11 (14.10%) Jenkins
5 7 (8.97%) Maven
5 7 (8.97%) Selenium
6 6 (7.69%) JIRA
7 5 (6.41%) Cucumber
8 4 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (5.13%) jMock
8 4 (5.13%) JUnit
8 4 (5.13%) Mockito
8 4 (5.13%) SonarQube
8 4 (5.13%) Subversion
9 3 (3.85%) DbUnit
9 3 (3.85%) JMeter
9 3 (3.85%) Robot Framework
10 2 (2.56%) JBehave
10 2 (2.56%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (6.41%) Retail
2 3 (3.85%) Legal
3 2 (2.56%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Finance
3 2 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (30.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (21.79%) Developer
3 15 (19.23%) Azure DevOps
3 15 (19.23%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 15 (19.23%) Azure Engineer
4 9 (11.54%) Scrum Master
5 7 (8.97%) Java Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) .NET Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Agile Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Architect
7 5 (6.41%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.41%) Test Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.38%) RESTful
2 11 (14.10%) .NET
2 11 (14.10%) HTML
3 10 (12.82%) CSS
3 10 (12.82%) Web Services
4 9 (11.54%) SOAP
4 9 (11.54%) Spring
5 8 (10.26%) REST
5 8 (10.26%) XML
6 4 (5.13%) Apache Camel
6 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (5.13%) Hibernate
6 4 (5.13%) J2EE
6 4 (5.13%) JSON
6 4 (5.13%) PowerMock
7 3 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.85%) Java EE
8 2 (2.56%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.13%) Mobile App
1 4 (5.13%) User Experience
2 3 (3.85%) PMI
3 2 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.56%) Social Media
4 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.28%) DataPower
4 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.28%) FMCG
4 1 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.28%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.28%) RIA
4 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.95%) Windows
2 4 (5.13%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Unix
3 2 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.28%) Android
4 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (93.59%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (34.62%) DevOps
3 22 (28.21%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (24.36%) Analytics
4 19 (24.36%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (24.36%) Data Science
5 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 17 (21.79%) Kanban
7 16 (20.51%) TDD
8 14 (17.95%) BDD
8 14 (17.95%) OO
8 14 (17.95%) Security Testing
9 11 (14.10%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (12.82%) Data Management
10 10 (12.82%) Project Management
11 8 (10.26%) Data-Driven Testing
11 8 (10.26%) OOP
12 7 (8.97%) Software Engineering
13 6 (7.69%) Coaching
13 6 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.49%) Java
2 20 (25.64%) PowerShell
3 19 (24.36%) SQL
4 10 (12.82%) JavaScript
5 9 (11.54%) C#
6 2 (2.56%) C
6 2 (2.56%) C++
6 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.28%) Java 8
7 1 (1.28%) Python
7 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.28%) VB
7 1 (1.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Degree
2 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
2 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.69%) ISEB
4 5 (6.41%) ISTQB
5 4 (5.13%) PMP
6 3 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.85%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.56%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.28%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.28%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.10%) QA
System Software
1 10 (12.82%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (7.69%) Docker
3 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.56%) vSphere
5 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Ansible
2 3 (3.85%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.85%) Terraform
2 3 (3.85%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.28%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.28%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 19 (24.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.69%) VMware
3 5 (6.41%) IBM
4 3 (3.85%) Google
4 3 (3.85%) New Relic
4 3 (3.85%) SAP
4 3 (3.85%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.56%) Dell
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle
5 2 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.28%) Citrix
6 1 (1.28%) HP
6 1 (1.28%) Okta