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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 27 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.81% 1.79% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.82% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£248 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-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
137 71 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 82.53% 63.39% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 47 48
Average daily rate £375 £313 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £219 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £406 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.00 £16.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.63% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £15.70 £8.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.00 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Tamworth - 1 £105 -
Scrum
West Midlands

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) CSS
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) jQuery
3 4 (57.14%) MVC
4 3 (42.86%) HTML5
4 3 (42.86%) Node.js
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) OO
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 1 (14.29%) MS Project
6 1 (14.29%) MS Office
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 1 (14.29%) PHP
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 1 (14.29%) VB
6 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 1 (14.29%) Subversion
6 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) Selenium
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
1 1 (14.29%) PHPUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
1 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Officer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Engineering Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Support Officer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) HTML5
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft