The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 17 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.06% 1.25% 3.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.62% 1.68% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
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£438 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 - £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.33 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -10.00%
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 Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
65 119 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 66.33% 74.38% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 84 100
Average daily rate £350 £305 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Average hourly rate £12.25 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £12.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £34.75 £21.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £438 -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 1
Cannock - - - -
Scrum
West Midlands

Scrum
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) MS Project
3 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) SOA
4 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (25.00%) DSDM
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) V-Model

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) DSDM
4 1 (25.00%) SOA
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) V-Model
4 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft