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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
England / Midlands
Rank 13 13 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.83% 6.35% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.05% 9.09% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £275 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -13.51%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £46.19 £37.88
% change year-on-year
-10.14% +21.94%

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
87 88 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 72.50% 69.84% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 51 36
Median daily rate £450 £500 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £660 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) User Stories
3 5 (23.81%) Linux
3 5 (23.81%) Degree
4 4 (19.05%) Retail
4 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
4 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) Java
4 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (19.05%) DNS
4 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
4 4 (19.05%) BDD
4 4 (19.05%) WebSphere
4 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (14.29%) Data Integration
5 3 (14.29%) JIRA
5 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
5 3 (14.29%) Node.js
5 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 3 (14.29%) User Experience
5 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
5 3 (14.29%) .NET
5 3 (14.29%) ATG
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Server Building
6 2 (9.52%) Mesos
6 2 (9.52%) CoreOS
6 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes

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 (19.05%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.52%) Apache
2 2 (9.52%) Apache Solr
2 2 (9.52%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) JBoss
2 2 (9.52%) nginx
2 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
2 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.76%) MS Project
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.52%) IaaS
1 2 (9.52%) PaaS
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (9.52%) Riak
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) Ant
2 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.52%) GoCD
2 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.52%) Maven
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) SonarQube
2 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) Protractor
3 1 (4.76%) Robot Framework
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (19.05%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Digital User Researcher
5 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (9.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) User Researcher
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Product Owner
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Architect
6 1 (4.76%) UI Designer
6 1 (4.76%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) Node.js
2 2 (9.52%) LAMP
2 2 (9.52%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (9.52%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.76%) EDI
3 1 (4.76%) JSON
3 1 (4.76%) REST
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) Spring
3 1 (4.76%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) Data Integration
2 3 (14.29%) User Experience
3 2 (9.52%) iPad
3 2 (9.52%) Psychology
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) CoreOS
2 2 (9.52%) Solaris
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) User Stories
3 4 (19.05%) BDD
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.52%) DevOps
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security
5 2 (9.52%) Kanban
5 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 2 (9.52%) Server Building
5 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.52%) UML
5 2 (9.52%) Validation
5 2 (9.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) Go
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) Perl
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) Python
2 2 (9.52%) Ruby
3 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Ansible
1 2 (9.52%) Control-M
1 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes
1 2 (9.52%) Mesos
1 2 (9.52%) Nagios
1 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.52%) rkt
1 2 (9.52%) Unicenter
1 2 (9.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) ATG
2 2 (9.52%) New Relic
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Demandware
3 1 (4.76%) hybris
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) SAP