The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 25 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.49% 2.72% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 3.33% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £550 £444 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +8.97%
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
158 120 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.22% 81.63% 74.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 51 49
Average daily rate £475 £470 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum.

1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) Data Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Pentaho
3 3 (27.27%) Hadoop
3 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 3 (27.27%) Confluence
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Cloudera
3 3 (27.27%) Analytics
3 3 (27.27%) Fintech
3 3 (27.27%) ETL Development
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) TOWER Software
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) ETL
3 3 (27.27%) Informatica
3 3 (27.27%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) JSON
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Reference Data
5 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 1 (9.09%) Node.js
5 1 (9.09%) REST
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Hadoop
1 3 (27.27%) Pentaho
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Local Government
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Pentaho Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum Master
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Coach
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Scrum Master
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Project Officer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (9.09%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Software Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) Spring
1 1 (9.09%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Integration
1 3 (27.27%) Fintech
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) NHS
3 1 (9.09%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) Analytics
3 3 (27.27%) ETL
3 3 (27.27%) ETL Development
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) User Stories
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cloudera
1 3 (27.27%) Informatica
1 3 (27.27%) TOWER Software
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft