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 3 months to 27 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 56 44
Rank change year-on-year +34 -12  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 33 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.67% 1.94% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.11% 2.42% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 19
Median daily rate £500 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £485 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £380
% change year-on-year - +11.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £36.89
% change year-on-year +4.65% +16.57%  

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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 464 702 649
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.73% 80.05% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 420 320
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £500 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 36
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.81 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.21% -8.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £33.58 £41.16
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 27 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 Reading region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 42 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.00%) Java
2 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (36.00%) Python
4 17 (34.00%) Windows
5 16 (32.00%) Linux
6 15 (30.00%) .NET
7 14 (28.00%) Web Services
7 14 (28.00%) PowerShell
7 14 (28.00%) BDD
8 13 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (26.00%) User Stories
8 13 (26.00%) C#
8 13 (26.00%) Windows Server
9 12 (24.00%) TDD
10 11 (22.00%) DevOps
10 11 (22.00%) Git (software)
10 11 (22.00%) RESTful
11 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (20.00%) Maven
11 10 (20.00%) Load Balancing
11 10 (20.00%) J2EE
11 10 (20.00%) DNS
12 9 (18.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (18.00%) Mentoring
13 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (16.00%) Kanban
13 8 (16.00%) HTTP
13 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
13 8 (16.00%) Finance

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 7 (14.00%) IIS
2 4 (8.00%) nginx
3 3 (6.00%) Apache
4 2 (4.00%) Apache Spark
4 2 (4.00%) JBoss
4 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.00%) Apache Pig
5 1 (2.00%) CMS
5 1 (2.00%) Confluence
5 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.00%) Office 365
4 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) DNS
2 8 (16.00%) HTTP
3 6 (12.00%) SMTP
4 4 (8.00%) Firewall
5 3 (6.00%) SSH
6 2 (4.00%) Skype
7 1 (2.00%) LAN
7 1 (2.00%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (2.00%) WAN
7 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (4.00%) Big Data
3 2 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Accumulo
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.00%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.00%) OrientDB
4 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (20.00%) Maven
3 9 (18.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (14.00%) Ant
4 7 (14.00%) MSBuild
5 4 (8.00%) JIRA
6 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (4.00%) Fiddler
7 2 (4.00%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.00%) DbUnit
8 1 (2.00%) Gerrit
8 1 (2.00%) jMock
8 1 (2.00%) JUnit
8 1 (2.00%) Mockito
8 1 (2.00%) SonarQube
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Games
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Developer
2 8 (16.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Scrum Master
4 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Digital Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Digital Business Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Agile Scrum Master
6 2 (4.00%) Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.00%) PowerShell Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Senior Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Manager
7 1 (2.00%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.00%) .NET
2 14 (28.00%) Web Services
3 11 (22.00%) RESTful
4 10 (20.00%) J2EE
5 7 (14.00%) REST
5 7 (14.00%) XML
6 6 (12.00%) JSON
6 6 (12.00%) SOAP
7 5 (10.00%) SAML
8 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
8 4 (8.00%) Node.js
8 4 (8.00%) OAuth2
8 4 (8.00%) XSLT
9 3 (6.00%) CSS
9 3 (6.00%) Gherkin
9 3 (6.00%) HTML
10 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
10 2 (4.00%) Apache Camel
10 2 (4.00%) Java EE
10 2 (4.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (12.00%) Public Cloud
3 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.00%) N-Tier
5 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.00%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (2.00%) User Experience
6 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Windows
2 16 (32.00%) Linux
3 13 (26.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.00%) Debian
5 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.00%) CentOS
7 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.00%) BDD
3 13 (26.00%) User Stories
4 12 (24.00%) TDD
5 11 (22.00%) DevOps
6 10 (20.00%) Load Balancing
7 9 (18.00%) Mentoring
8 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (16.00%) Kanban
9 7 (14.00%) Patch Management
10 6 (12.00%) Information Management
10 6 (12.00%) SOA
10 6 (12.00%) Task Automation
10 6 (12.00%) Test Automation
11 5 (10.00%) MVC
12 4 (8.00%) Microservices
12 4 (8.00%) Open Source
12 4 (8.00%) Product Management
12 4 (8.00%) SDLC
12 4 (8.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) Java
2 18 (36.00%) Python
3 14 (28.00%) PowerShell
4 13 (26.00%) C#
5 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (12.00%) Bash Shell
7 5 (10.00%) SQL
8 4 (8.00%) Scala
9 3 (6.00%) C
10 2 (4.00%) C++
11 1 (2.00%) Perl
11 1 (2.00%) R
11 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
11 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.00%) PhD
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (2.00%) Docker
3 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Ansible
2 4 (8.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.00%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.00%) Salt
3 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Apigee
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco
4 1 (2.00%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
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