The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 17 31 21
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 12 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.29% 1.82% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.38% 2.14% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £300 £248 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £134 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £362 £388
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 £52.25 £40.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+29.39% -4.98%
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
188 140 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 82.82% 84.85% 65.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 86 47
Median daily rate £325 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £295 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £420 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Median hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -38.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 6 £300 -
Stafford - 4 - -
Scrum
West Midlands

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (25.00%) ERP
3 5 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) .NET
3 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (20.00%) C#
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (20.00%) jQuery
5 3 (15.00%) JIRA
5 3 (15.00%) Release Management
5 3 (15.00%) Software Delivery
5 3 (15.00%) SDLC
5 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (15.00%) Business Transformation
5 3 (15.00%) HTML
5 3 (15.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (15.00%) TDD
5 3 (15.00%) Finance
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (10.00%) Case Management

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (5.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) LDAP
1 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (10.00%) Selenium
3 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.00%) ClearCase
4 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.00%) SonarQube
4 1 (5.00%) Subversion
4 1 (5.00%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Back Office
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) ERP Manager
3 3 (15.00%) ERP Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Transformation Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Transformation Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Tester
4 2 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Scrum Master
4 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Environment Manager
5 1 (5.00%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) jQuery
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
4 2 (10.00%) CSS
4 2 (10.00%) J2EE
4 2 (10.00%) Node.js
4 2 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.00%) JMS
5 1 (5.00%) JSON
5 1 (5.00%) React
5 1 (5.00%) REST
5 1 (5.00%) SOAP
5 1 (5.00%) Spring
5 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (5.00%) wxPython
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.00%) IVR
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (25.00%) ERP
4 3 (15.00%) Business Transformation
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Release Management
4 3 (15.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) Software Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) TDD
4 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (10.00%) Case Management
5 2 (10.00%) Change Control
5 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (10.00%) Kanban
5 2 (10.00%) MVC
5 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) MATLAB
3 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Avaya
2 1 (5.00%) Genesys
2 1 (5.00%) KANA
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) SAP