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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 19 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.11% 1.90% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 2.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £450 £444 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.28% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +16.43%
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
151 130 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.24% 82.28% 77.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 55 50
Median daily rate £500 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 2016.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (33.33%) Confluence
3 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Cloudera
3 3 (25.00%) Analytics
3 3 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Pentaho
3 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (25.00%) TOWER Software
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Unix
3 3 (25.00%) ETL
3 3 (25.00%) Informatica
3 3 (25.00%) ETL Development
4 2 (16.67%) Workflow Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (16.67%) Workflow
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis

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 (33.33%) Confluence
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) Node.js
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (25.00%) Pentaho
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Scrum Master
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Scrum Master
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Pentaho Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Coach
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Project Officer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Agile Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Software Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) REST
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) Spring
1 1 (8.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Fintech
3 1 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (8.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Analytics
2 3 (25.00%) ETL
2 3 (25.00%) ETL Development
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) User Stories
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Workflow
3 2 (16.67%) Workflow Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Cloudera
1 3 (25.00%) Informatica
1 3 (25.00%) TOWER Software
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft