The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
England / Midlands
Rank 11 17 22
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 11 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.59% 5.14% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.58% 6.77% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +22.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
95 133 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 74.22% 76.00% 69.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 70 36
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £25.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Midlands region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) User Stories
3 5 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (22.73%) MS Project
3 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
3 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
3 5 (22.73%) MS Visio
4 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 4 (18.18%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) Retail
4 4 (18.18%) BDD
5 3 (13.64%) User Experience
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (13.64%) ATG
5 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
5 3 (13.64%) JIRA
5 3 (13.64%) .NET
6 2 (9.09%) MySQL
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 2 (9.09%) Ant
6 2 (9.09%) Java
6 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 2 (9.09%) Perl
6 2 (9.09%) IIS
6 2 (9.09%) Windows
6 2 (9.09%) Solaris
6 2 (9.09%) Linux
6 2 (9.09%) UML

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
3 2 (9.09%) Apache
3 2 (9.09%) Apache Solr
3 2 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (9.09%) IIS
3 2 (9.09%) JBoss
3 2 (9.09%) nginx
3 2 (9.09%) OpenStack
3 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
1 5 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (22.73%) MS Project
1 5 (22.73%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.09%) IaaS
1 2 (9.09%) PaaS
2 1 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
1 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
1 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 2 (9.09%) Riak
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Ant
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) GoCD
2 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) Maven
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) SonarQube
2 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) Protractor
3 1 (4.55%) Robot Framework
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Business Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Business Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Product Owner
3 5 (22.73%) Digital Product Owner
3 5 (22.73%) Product Owner
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Digital User Researcher
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) User Researcher
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum Master
5 1 (4.55%) UI Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Web Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) LAMP
2 2 (9.09%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (9.09%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (9.09%) Node.js
3 1 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) iPad
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) CoreOS
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Solaris
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) User Stories
3 4 (18.18%) BDD
3 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (9.09%) Analytics
5 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps
5 2 (9.09%) Kanban
5 2 (9.09%) Psychology
5 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.09%) UML
5 2 (9.09%) Usability Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Validation
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
6 1 (4.55%) Multichannel Retail
6 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Go
2 2 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) Perl
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) Ruby
3 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Ansible
1 2 (9.09%) Control-M
1 2 (9.09%) Kubernetes
1 2 (9.09%) Mesos
1 2 (9.09%) Nagios
1 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.09%) rkt
1 2 (9.09%) Unicenter
1 2 (9.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) ATG
2 2 (9.09%) New Relic
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Demandware
3 1 (4.55%) hybris