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 25 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 16 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 9 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.06% 1.71% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.29% 2.10% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Median daily rate £575 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.92% -18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £36.89 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+16.57% -2.93%
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
143 143 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 80.34% 81.71% 65.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 88 62
Median daily rate £325 £360 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 6
Median hourly rate £11.23 £15.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.56% +21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £20.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +2 6 £575 +76.92%
Stafford - 2 - -
Scrum
West Midlands

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Waterfall
3 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (40.00%) Release Management
3 6 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (40.00%) .NET
3 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (40.00%) SDLC
4 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (33.33%) SOA
4 5 (33.33%) Client/Server
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) C#
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) TDD
4 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 5 (33.33%) TeamCity
5 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
6 3 (20.00%) ERP
6 3 (20.00%) Business Transformation
6 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
7 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (13.33%) DevOps
7 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
7 2 (13.33%) JIRA

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:

Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (6.67%) ClearCase
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) ERP Manager
2 3 (20.00%) ERP Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Transformation Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Transformation Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Environment Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) J2EE
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Waterfall
3 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (40.00%) Release Management
3 6 (40.00%) SDLC
4 5 (33.33%) SOA
4 5 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Business Transformation
5 3 (20.00%) ERP
5 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Requirements Management
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) MATLAB
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) IEC 61508
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
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