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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 29 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.05% 1.05% 3.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 1.28% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £525 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £40.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+30.01% -4.98%
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
153 156 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.46% 81.68% 76.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 61 50
Median daily rate £500 £475 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +31.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £320 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £106.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Data Integration
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) JSON
5 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (20.00%) SaaS
5 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (20.00%) Node.js
5 2 (20.00%) REST
5 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
5 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (20.00%) Server Building
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) Workflow Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (20.00%) SOAP

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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (20.00%) Automotive
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Scrum Master
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum Master
3 2 (20.00%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Software Architect
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Architect
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Architect
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Agile Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (20.00%) JSON
1 2 (20.00%) Node.js
1 2 (20.00%) REST
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) Spring
1 2 (20.00%) Struts
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (30.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Server Building
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) User Stories
4 2 (20.00%) Workflow
4 2 (20.00%) Workflow Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) SAP