The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Staffordshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank - - 30
Contract jobs citing Scrum 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.65 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+16.20% -2.83%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
85 57 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 67.46% 60.00% 66.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 32 60
Average daily rate £310 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
Average hourly rate £17.30 £20.65 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.20% -41.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £15.31 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.29 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Scrum
West Midlands

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lichfield - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Scrum
West Midlands

Scrum
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Project Management

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Project Management