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 30 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.

Scrum
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 33 26
Rank change year-on-year -9 -7  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 18 49 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.76% 4.82% 5.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 6.20% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 31 46
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.77% -0.58%  

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 521 790 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.91% 77.68% 71.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 427 406
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 15
Median hourly rate £17.59 £38.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.60% +15.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.35 £18.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

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 30 March 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 30 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 Reading region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 47 (87.04%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.19%) TDD
3 18 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 16 (29.63%) BDD
4 16 (29.63%) MVC
5 15 (27.78%) C#
5 15 (27.78%) Python
5 15 (27.78%) AngularJS
6 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 11 (20.37%) SQL
8 10 (18.52%) Java
8 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
9 9 (16.67%) HTML
10 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
10 8 (14.81%) Windows
10 8 (14.81%) Web Services
10 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
10 8 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
11 7 (12.96%) User Stories
11 7 (12.96%) Ansible
11 7 (12.96%) Windows Server
11 7 (12.96%) .NET
11 7 (12.96%) Oracle
11 7 (12.96%) HTTP
11 7 (12.96%) DNS
11 7 (12.96%) JIRA
11 7 (12.96%) Load Balancing
12 6 (11.11%) Spring
12 6 (11.11%) Active Directory

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 4 (7.41%) Apache
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle Spatial
2 3 (5.56%) Apache Pig
2 3 (5.56%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.56%) Confluence
2 3 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.85%) CMS
3 1 (1.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) JBoss
3 1 (1.85%) nginx
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.85%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) DNS
1 7 (12.96%) HTTP
2 6 (11.11%) SMTP
3 3 (5.56%) SSH
4 1 (1.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) Geospatial Data
2 4 (7.41%) GIS
2 4 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.56%) Apache Accumulo
3 3 (5.56%) Apache Hive
3 3 (5.56%) Big Data
3 3 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.56%) Neo4j
3 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.56%) OrientDB
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.85%) OLAP
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) JIRA
2 6 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.41%) TeamCity
4 3 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (5.56%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.85%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.85%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.85%) Grunt
6 1 (1.85%) gulp
6 1 (1.85%) Maven
6 1 (1.85%) Selenium
6 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
1 2 (3.70%) Games
2 1 (1.85%) Banking
2 1 (1.85%) Marketing
2 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (55.56%) Developer
2 13 (24.07%) C# Developer
3 9 (16.67%) Scrum Master
4 7 (12.96%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (7.41%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Big Data Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) C# WPF Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Data Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) DBA
7 3 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) SQL DBA
7 3 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (5.56%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.78%) AngularJS
2 9 (16.67%) HTML
3 8 (14.81%) Web Services
4 7 (12.96%) .NET
5 6 (11.11%) CSS
5 6 (11.11%) Spring
6 5 (9.26%) Entity Framework
6 5 (9.26%) Hibernate
6 5 (9.26%) Spring MVC
6 5 (9.26%) XML
7 4 (7.41%) EJB
7 4 (7.41%) Java EE
7 4 (7.41%) JPA
7 4 (7.41%) jQuery
7 4 (7.41%) Node.js
7 4 (7.41%) OpenLayers
8 3 (5.56%) J2EE
8 3 (5.56%) REST
8 3 (5.56%) SOAP
8 3 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Public Cloud
2 4 (7.41%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (5.56%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (5.56%) Replication
3 3 (5.56%) Wiki
4 2 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.85%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.85%) NHS
5 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.11%) Linux
3 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (87.04%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.19%) TDD
3 18 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 16 (29.63%) BDD
4 16 (29.63%) MVC
5 7 (12.96%) Load Balancing
5 7 (12.96%) User Stories
6 6 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 6 (11.11%) Patch Management
7 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.41%) Open Source
7 4 (7.41%) Product Management
7 4 (7.41%) SDLC
7 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.56%) Migration
8 3 (5.56%) OO
8 3 (5.56%) OOD
8 3 (5.56%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.78%) C#
1 15 (27.78%) Python
2 11 (20.37%) SQL
3 10 (18.52%) Java
3 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.26%) Scala
5 5 (9.26%) T-SQL
6 4 (7.41%) C
7 3 (5.56%) C++
7 3 (5.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.85%) Perl
8 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.56%) Degree
3 3 (5.56%) MCITP
4 1 (1.85%) APMG
4 1 (1.85%) ISEB
4 1 (1.85%) PMP
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.85%) Docker
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) Ansible
2 3 (5.56%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.85%) Puppet
3 1 (1.85%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle
3 3 (5.56%) Hortonworks
4 1 (1.85%) Apigee
4 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.85%) VMware