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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 29 44 64
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +20
Contract jobs citing Scrum 181 83 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.60% 3.34% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.96% 4.36% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 45 47
Median daily rate £406 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £190 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.49 - £6.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 £40.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+32.49% -4.98%
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
2599 1903 1945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.44% 76.55% 76.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1535 1136 1014
Median daily rate £400 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 89 133
Median hourly rate £21.75 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.18% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 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
Coventry +16 54 £400 +14.28% 10
Shropshire 0 45 £500 +11.11% 1
Birmingham -4 33 £350 -9.67% 12
Staffordshire +10 12 £300 +21.21% 2
Warwickshire -9 9 £475 +35.71% 11
Solihull 0 6 - - 1
Wolverhampton +2 2 £408 +126.38% 1
Worcestershire 0 2 - - 2
Herefordshire - 2 £325 - 1
Walsall - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 320 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (20.57%) Java
3 66 (18.86%) JavaScript
4 59 (16.86%) C#
4 59 (16.86%) .NET
5 57 (16.29%) SQL
6 53 (15.14%) TDD
7 51 (14.57%) Kanban
8 49 (14.00%) Microsoft
9 47 (13.43%) JIRA
10 46 (13.14%) HTML
11 45 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
12 44 (12.57%) Coaching
13 43 (12.29%) MVC
14 39 (11.14%) CSS
14 39 (11.14%) Security Cleared
15 38 (10.86%) BDD
15 38 (10.86%) ASP.NET
16 37 (10.57%) JSON
17 36 (10.29%) Project Management
17 36 (10.29%) Unix
18 35 (10.00%) Web Services
18 35 (10.00%) Finance
18 35 (10.00%) Software Engineering
19 34 (9.71%) Analytics
20 33 (9.43%) User Experience
20 33 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
20 33 (9.43%) SC Cleared
20 33 (9.43%) Node.js
21 32 (9.14%) Puppet

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 29 (8.29%) Confluence
2 8 (2.29%) OpenStack
3 7 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.14%) Apache
4 4 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.14%) Documentum
4 4 (1.14%) SAS
5 3 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.86%) CMS
5 3 (0.86%) JBoss
5 3 (0.86%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.57%) Liferay
6 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.57%) Sitefinity
6 2 (0.57%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.29%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.71%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.14%) MS Office
4 4 (1.14%) MS Project
5 3 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.86%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.57%) Simulink
7 1 (0.29%) HipChat
7 1 (0.29%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.57%) SaaS
3 8 (2.29%) IaaS
3 8 (2.29%) PaaS
4 6 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.86%) Google Play
6 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.86%) DNS
2 9 (2.57%) HTTP
3 8 (2.29%) Ethernet
3 8 (2.29%) IPv4
3 8 (2.29%) SNMP
4 3 (0.86%) Firewall
5 2 (0.57%) WAN
6 1 (0.29%) LDAP
6 1 (0.29%) Network Security
6 1 (0.29%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.29%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.29%) SSH
6 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 21 (6.00%) Hadoop
4 19 (5.43%) Pentaho
5 16 (4.57%) Big Data
5 16 (4.57%) BusinessObjects
6 14 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.86%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.71%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.71%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.86%) MySQL
11 3 (0.86%) NonStop SQL
11 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 2 (0.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (13.43%) JIRA
2 19 (5.43%) WebDriver
3 16 (4.57%) Git (software)
4 15 (4.29%) Selenium
5 13 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (3.43%) Visual Studio
7 10 (2.86%) ClearCase
7 10 (2.86%) Cucumber
7 10 (2.86%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.29%) CppUnit
8 8 (2.29%) JUnit
9 7 (2.00%) Subversion
10 6 (1.71%) Rational Rhapsody
10 6 (1.71%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.43%) Maven
11 5 (1.43%) SonarQube
11 5 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (1.14%) JIRA Agile
12 4 (1.14%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.14%) VersionOne
General
1 35 (10.00%) Finance
2 20 (5.71%) Retail
3 5 (1.43%) Local Government
4 4 (1.14%) Banking
5 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.86%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.57%) Automotive
6 2 (0.57%) Back Office
6 2 (0.57%) Electronics
6 2 (0.57%) Games
7 1 (0.29%) Billing
7 1 (0.29%) Legal
7 1 (0.29%) Marketing
7 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 113 (32.29%) Developer
2 54 (15.43%) Scrum Master
3 38 (10.86%) Architect
4 35 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 35 (10.00%) Analyst
5 34 (9.71%) Project Manager
6 28 (8.00%) Agile Scrum Master
7 24 (6.86%) Business Analyst
8 22 (6.29%) C# Developer
9 17 (4.86%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (4.86%) Digital Architect
10 16 (4.57%) Agile Project Manager
11 15 (4.29%) Software Architect
12 13 (3.71%) Designer
13 12 (3.43%) Agile Developer
13 12 (3.43%) Business IT Analyst
13 12 (3.43%) IT Analyst
13 12 (3.43%) IT Business Analyst
13 12 (3.43%) Java Architect
13 12 (3.43%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (16.86%) .NET
2 46 (13.14%) HTML
3 39 (11.14%) CSS
4 38 (10.86%) ASP.NET
5 37 (10.57%) JSON
6 35 (10.00%) Web Services
7 33 (9.43%) Node.js
8 26 (7.43%) Play Framework
9 25 (7.14%) XML
10 24 (6.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (6.29%) jQuery
12 21 (6.00%) J2EE
12 21 (6.00%) Spring
13 20 (5.71%) REST
14 18 (5.14%) .NET Framework
14 18 (5.14%) AngularJS
15 16 (4.57%) HTML5
16 15 (4.29%) WCF
17 14 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 14 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.43%) User Experience
2 23 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.00%) Psychology
4 9 (2.57%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (2.57%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.29%) Data Integration
5 8 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.00%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.14%) PMI
8 3 (0.86%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.86%) CESG
8 3 (0.86%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (0.86%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.86%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.86%) Streaming Video
8 3 (0.86%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.29%) Unix
2 29 (8.29%) Linux
3 13 (3.71%) Windows
4 11 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.71%) Android
6 4 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.86%) Fedora
7 3 (0.86%) VMS
8 2 (0.57%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.57%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (15.14%) TDD
3 51 (14.57%) Kanban
4 45 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (12.57%) Coaching
6 43 (12.29%) MVC
7 38 (10.86%) BDD
8 36 (10.29%) Project Management
9 35 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 34 (9.71%) Analytics
11 33 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
12 27 (7.71%) Configuration Management
13 26 (7.43%) DevOps
14 25 (7.14%) Microservices
15 24 (6.86%) Open Source
15 24 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (6.86%) User Stories
16 23 (6.57%) Business Analysis
16 23 (6.57%) Test Strategy
17 22 (6.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 72 (20.57%) Java
2 66 (18.86%) JavaScript
3 59 (16.86%) C#
4 57 (16.29%) SQL
5 26 (7.43%) Scala
6 18 (5.14%) Shell Script
7 17 (4.86%) C
8 15 (4.29%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.86%) C++
10 7 (2.00%) Python
11 4 (1.14%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.14%) Ruby
11 4 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.14%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.86%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.86%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.57%) PHP
13 2 (0.57%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.57%) XAML
14 1 (0.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 39 (11.14%) Security Cleared
2 33 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.00%) Degree
4 20 (5.71%) ISEB
5 6 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.14%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.14%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.86%) CISSP
7 3 (0.86%) CLAS
7 3 (0.86%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.86%) PMP
8 2 (0.57%) CITP
8 2 (0.57%) MCTS
8 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.29%) QA
2 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.57%) WAI
4 1 (0.29%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.14%) Docker
2 8 (2.29%) iptables
2 8 (2.29%) OpenSSH
3 7 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.86%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.29%) Firmware
5 1 (0.29%) Postfix
5 1 (0.29%) Squid
5 1 (0.29%) vCloud
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (9.14%) Puppet
2 8 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.14%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.57%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.57%) Terraform
5 1 (0.29%) Ansible
5 1 (0.29%) Consul
5 1 (0.29%) Kibana
5 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.29%) logstash
5 1 (0.29%) Packer
5 1 (0.29%) Rancher
5 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.14%) Oracle
3 18 (5.14%) Informatica
4 14 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 11 (3.14%) Cloudera
6 10 (2.86%) Pega
7 9 (2.57%) VMware
8 5 (1.43%) webMethods
8 5 (1.43%) Xamarin
9 4 (1.14%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.14%) CA
9 4 (1.14%) IBM
9 4 (1.14%) SevOne
10 3 (0.86%) Google
10 3 (0.86%) hybris
10 3 (0.86%) Rally
11 2 (0.57%) Cisco
11 2 (0.57%) Symantec
11 2 (0.57%) Telerik
12 1 (0.29%) Adobe
Coventry
Enterprise Partners
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Montash
Rate: £350.00 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, 6-12 months initial contract
Posted: 3 days ago