The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 24 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 0.79% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.33% -
Scrum
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Solihull region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
98 52 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 77.78% 70.27% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 19 31
Average daily rate £400 £389 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.82% +19.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £221 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Solihull region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Scrum
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Internet of Things
3 1 (25.00%) People Management
3 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Architect
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (25.00%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (25.00%) People Management
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft