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 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 10 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 10 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.41% 3.89% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.42% 5.07% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
Median daily rate £425 £600 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% +29.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £36.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +20.19%
Scrum
England

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
96 138 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 71.11% 76.67% 68.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 76 46
Median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £9.00 - £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (25.00%) DNS
3 4 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Retail
3 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) Data Integration
4 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
4 3 (18.75%) Node.js
4 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
4 3 (18.75%) User Experience
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) ATG
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) JIRA
4 3 (18.75%) .NET
4 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
5 2 (12.50%) ISEB
5 2 (12.50%) Unicenter
5 2 (12.50%) Control-M
5 2 (12.50%) Nagios
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) MySQL

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 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Solr
2 2 (12.50%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) JBoss
2 2 (12.50%) nginx
2 2 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
1 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
1 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (12.50%) Riak
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Ant
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) GoCD
2 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) Maven
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) SonarQube
2 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) Protractor
3 1 (6.25%) Robot Framework
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Digital User Researcher
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) User Researcher
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Web Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) Node.js
2 2 (12.50%) LAMP
2 2 (12.50%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) EDI
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) Data Integration
2 3 (18.75%) User Experience
3 2 (12.50%) iPad
3 2 (12.50%) Psychology
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) CoreOS
2 2 (12.50%) Solaris
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Analytics
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security
4 2 (12.50%) Kanban
4 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) Server Building
4 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) UML
4 2 (12.50%) Usability Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Go
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Ansible
1 2 (12.50%) Control-M
1 2 (12.50%) Kubernetes
1 2 (12.50%) Mesos
1 2 (12.50%) Nagios
1 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (12.50%) rkt
1 2 (12.50%) Unicenter
1 2 (12.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) ATG
2 2 (12.50%) New Relic
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Demandware
3 1 (6.25%) hybris
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) SAP