The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 31 58 83
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +25
Contract jobs citing Scrum 104 62 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.32% 2.55% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.81% 3.40% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 44 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £420 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +34.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £308 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £571 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £6.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +27.55%
Scrum
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1791 1825 1359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.47% 75.01% 68.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 968 680
Average daily rate £378 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 133 59
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the West Midlands region.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Birmingham +30 49 £375 +3.37% 16
Coventry -3 12 £331 -22.05% 6
Warwickshire +6 10 £350 +16.66% 5
Shropshire -3 9 £450 +5.88% 1
Wolverhampton +2 5 £256 -21.15% 4
Solihull +2 2 £500 +51.51% 4
Staffordshire -6 2 £248 -26.66% 7
Worcestershire - 2 £350 - 4
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 162 (92.05%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (39.20%) TDD
3 58 (32.95%) .NET
4 55 (31.25%) MVC
5 51 (28.98%) SQL Server
6 42 (23.86%) Java
7 41 (23.30%) BDD
8 39 (22.16%) JavaScript
9 38 (21.59%) C#
10 35 (19.89%) HTML
11 33 (18.75%) Python
12 32 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 31 (17.61%) Microsoft
13 31 (17.61%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (17.05%) ASP.NET
15 28 (15.91%) SQL
15 28 (15.91%) Git (software)
16 27 (15.34%) Mentoring
17 25 (14.20%) CSS
17 25 (14.20%) XML
18 24 (13.64%) Web Services
18 24 (13.64%) Linux
18 24 (13.64%) Subversion
18 24 (13.64%) RESTful
19 23 (13.07%) jQuery
19 23 (13.07%) Selenium
19 23 (13.07%) SOA
20 22 (12.50%) JSON
20 22 (12.50%) Django
20 22 (12.50%) Flask

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 8 (4.55%) Confluence
2 6 (3.41%) WebLogic
2 6 (3.41%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.84%) JBoss
3 5 (2.84%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.27%) Apache
4 4 (2.27%) Node.js
5 3 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.57%) CMS
6 1 (0.57%) Mule
6 1 (0.57%) SAS
6 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.57%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 10 (5.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.84%) SPSS
3 3 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.70%) MS Project
4 2 (1.14%) MS Office
5 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.57%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.14%) Office 365
4 1 (0.57%) GitHub
4 1 (0.57%) IaaS
4 1 (0.57%) Trello
4 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.27%) Internet
2 1 (0.57%) Network Security
2 1 (0.57%) HTTP
2 1 (0.57%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (28.98%) SQL Server
2 21 (11.93%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (7.39%) Hadoop
3 13 (7.39%) Oracle Database
4 11 (6.25%) Data Mining
5 8 (4.55%) HBase
5 8 (4.55%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.84%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.84%) Big Data
7 4 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (2.27%) MS Access
8 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.14%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.14%) MySQL
9 2 (1.14%) OLAP
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (15.91%) Git (software)
3 24 (13.64%) Subversion
4 23 (13.07%) Selenium
5 12 (6.82%) JIRA
6 6 (3.41%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.84%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.84%) IntelliJ
8 4 (2.27%) JUnit
8 4 (2.27%) Axure RP
9 3 (1.70%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.70%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.14%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.14%) NUnit
10 2 (1.14%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (1.14%) Moq
11 1 (0.57%) Mockito
11 1 (0.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 1 (0.57%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (11.36%) Finance
2 4 (2.27%) Games
3 2 (1.14%) Retail
3 2 (1.14%) Automotive
4 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 85 (48.30%) Developer
2 26 (14.77%) .NET Developer
3 24 (13.64%) Architect
4 23 (13.07%) Python Developer
5 16 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 14 (7.95%) Project Manager
6 14 (7.95%) Analyst
7 13 (7.39%) Consultant
7 13 (7.39%) ScrumMaster
8 12 (6.82%) C# Developer
9 11 (6.25%) Business Analyst
9 11 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (5.11%) Java Developer
11 8 (4.55%) Hadoop Developer
12 7 (3.98%) Senior Python Developer
12 7 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (3.41%) VB.NET Developer
14 5 (2.84%) Business Project Manager
14 5 (2.84%) Business Manager
14 5 (2.84%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (32.95%) .NET
2 35 (19.89%) HTML
3 30 (17.05%) ASP.NET
4 25 (14.20%) CSS
4 25 (14.20%) XML
5 24 (13.64%) Web Services
5 24 (13.64%) RESTful
6 23 (13.07%) jQuery
7 22 (12.50%) JSON
7 22 (12.50%) Django
7 22 (12.50%) Flask
8 14 (7.95%) HTML5
9 13 (7.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (7.39%) WCF
10 12 (6.82%) Spring
11 10 (5.68%) Ajax
11 10 (5.68%) .NET Framework
12 9 (5.11%) Hibernate
13 8 (4.55%) XSLT
13 8 (4.55%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.11%) DataPower
2 6 (3.41%) User Experience
3 5 (2.84%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.70%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.70%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (1.70%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.57%) iPhone
6 1 (0.57%) iPad
6 1 (0.57%) Psychology
6 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.64%) Linux
2 19 (10.80%) Debian
2 19 (10.80%) Ubuntu
3 12 (6.82%) Windows
4 7 (3.98%) UNIX
5 3 (1.70%) Android
6 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.57%) AIX
7 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (92.05%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (39.20%) TDD
3 55 (31.25%) MVC
4 41 (23.30%) BDD
5 31 (17.61%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (15.34%) Mentoring
7 23 (13.07%) SOA
8 21 (11.93%) Microservices
9 19 (10.80%) Test Automation
10 18 (10.23%) Open Source
11 16 (9.09%) Test Strategy
11 16 (9.09%) Coaching
12 15 (8.52%) PRINCE2
13 14 (7.95%) TOGAF
14 13 (7.39%) Project Management
14 13 (7.39%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
15 12 (6.82%) DevOps
16 11 (6.25%) Waterfall
16 11 (6.25%) Kanban
16 11 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 42 (23.86%) Java
2 39 (22.16%) JavaScript
3 38 (21.59%) C#
4 33 (18.75%) Python
5 28 (15.91%) SQL
6 12 (6.82%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.84%) Scala
8 4 (2.27%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.70%) PHP
9 3 (1.70%) C++
10 2 (1.14%) Perl
10 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.14%) VB
10 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.57%) VB6
11 1 (0.57%) PHP5
11 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (3.98%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.84%) ISEB
2 5 (2.84%) PMP
2 5 (2.84%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.70%) Degree
3 3 (1.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.57%) CGEIT
5 1 (0.57%) CRISC
5 1 (0.57%) CISA
5 1 (0.57%) CISM
5 1 (0.57%) CISSP
5 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.27%) SLA
2 3 (1.70%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (7.39%) Docker
2 3 (1.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (7.39%) Vagrant
2 6 (3.41%) Puppet
3 1 (0.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (17.61%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.66%) Oracle
3 7 (3.98%) webMethods
4 6 (3.41%) IBM
5 3 (1.70%) Pega
5 3 (1.70%) Informatica
5 3 (1.70%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.70%) Adobe
6 1 (0.57%) Sun
6 1 (0.57%) HP
6 1 (0.57%) SAP
6 1 (0.57%) hybris
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Staffordshire
Progressive Recruitment
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Posted: Yesterday
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Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago