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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 54 83 87
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 72 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.79% 1.33% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.91% 1.89% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 20 11
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£425 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £307 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.88 - £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- +12.43%
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
1843 1534 1303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 71.49% 70.27% 70.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1072 790 621
Average daily rate £388 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 78 117
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £10.00 £15.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 March 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
Shropshire - 29 £500 - 2
Birmingham -10 15 £400 - 10
Staffordshire - 9 £375 - 5
Worcestershire +4 5 £490 +26.45% 2
Coventry -3 5 £375 -18.91% 5
Warwickshire -4 3 - - 7
Solihull - - - - 3
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 146 (93.59%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (30.77%) .NET
3 37 (23.72%) Web Services
4 36 (23.08%) Open Source
5 34 (21.79%) Microsoft
6 32 (20.51%) C#
7 31 (19.87%) TDD
8 29 (18.59%) Kanban
9 28 (17.95%) Coaching
10 27 (17.31%) Java
11 24 (15.38%) User Stories
12 22 (14.10%) ASP.NET
13 21 (13.46%) MVC
14 19 (12.18%) JavaScript
14 19 (12.18%) .NET Framework
15 18 (11.54%) HTML
15 18 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (11.54%) Finance
16 17 (10.90%) SQL Server
17 16 (10.26%) Security Cleared
17 16 (10.26%) jQuery
17 16 (10.26%) Mentoring
18 15 (9.62%) CRM
18 15 (9.62%) Project Management
19 14 (8.97%) Python
19 14 (8.97%) Visual Studio
19 14 (8.97%) PRINCE2
19 14 (8.97%) JIRA
19 14 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
20 13 (8.33%) JSON

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 13 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (5.13%) Confluence
3 5 (3.21%) Node.js
4 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.64%) Mule
4 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.64%) JBoss
4 1 (0.64%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.56%) MS Project
3 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.64%) SaaS
3 1 (0.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.64%) HTTP
1 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.05%) Hadoop
2 11 (7.05%) Oracle Database
3 9 (5.77%) Data Mining
4 8 (5.13%) HBase
5 4 (2.56%) Big Data
5 4 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.28%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.28%) MySQL
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (8.97%) Visual Studio
1 14 (8.97%) JIRA
2 9 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (5.77%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.85%) LoadRunner
5 5 (3.21%) Subversion
5 5 (3.21%) Selenium
6 4 (2.56%) NUnit
6 4 (2.56%) NCover
6 4 (2.56%) StyleCop
6 4 (2.56%) MSTest
6 4 (2.56%) NDepend
6 4 (2.56%) ReSharper
6 4 (2.56%) IntelliJ
6 4 (2.56%) MSBuild
6 4 (2.56%) SpecFlow
6 4 (2.56%) NuGet
7 2 (1.28%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.64%) JMeter
General
1 18 (11.54%) Finance
2 6 (3.85%) Local Government
3 5 (3.21%) Games
4 3 (1.92%) Automotive
5 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (30.13%) Developer
2 33 (21.15%) Analyst
3 26 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 19 (12.18%) .NET Developer
5 18 (11.54%) Architect
6 17 (10.90%) Agile Business Analyst
7 14 (8.97%) ScrumMaster
8 12 (7.69%) C# Developer
9 9 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (5.77%) Project Manager
10 8 (5.13%) Programme Manager
10 8 (5.13%) Senior Developer
10 8 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (4.49%) Hadoop Developer
11 7 (4.49%) Consultant
12 6 (3.85%) Lead Developer
12 6 (3.85%) Systems Architect
12 6 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
13 5 (3.21%) Senior .NET Developer
13 5 (3.21%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (30.77%) .NET
2 37 (23.72%) Web Services
3 22 (14.10%) ASP.NET
4 19 (12.18%) .NET Framework
5 18 (11.54%) HTML
6 16 (10.26%) jQuery
7 13 (8.33%) JSON
8 12 (7.69%) XML
9 10 (6.41%) CSS
9 10 (6.41%) WCF
10 9 (5.77%) XSLT
10 9 (5.77%) HTML5
11 7 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (4.49%) Ajax
12 5 (3.21%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (2.56%) NHibernate
13 4 (2.56%) Play Framework
13 4 (2.56%) Entity Framework
14 3 (1.92%) RESTful
14 3 (1.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (23.08%) Open Source
2 8 (5.13%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.85%) User Experience
3 6 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.21%) NHS
5 4 (2.56%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.28%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.64%) Wiki
7 1 (0.64%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.64%) iPad
7 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.64%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.64%) SCORM
7 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.13%) Windows
2 6 (3.85%) Linux
3 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.92%) UNIX
4 3 (1.92%) Android
5 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.64%) AIX
6 1 (0.64%) Solaris
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (93.59%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (19.87%) TDD
3 29 (18.59%) Kanban
4 28 (17.95%) Coaching
5 24 (15.38%) User Stories
6 21 (13.46%) MVC
7 18 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (10.26%) Mentoring
9 15 (9.62%) Project Management
9 15 (9.62%) CRM
10 14 (8.97%) PRINCE2
10 14 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.41%) Business Analysis
11 10 (6.41%) Test Strategy
12 9 (5.77%) Use Case
12 9 (5.77%) BDD
12 9 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (5.13%) Web Development
13 8 (5.13%) DSDM
13 8 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.51%) C#
2 27 (17.31%) Java
3 19 (12.18%) JavaScript
4 14 (8.97%) Python
5 12 (7.69%) SQL
6 8 (5.13%) VB.NET
7 5 (3.21%) Ruby
7 5 (3.21%) PHP
8 4 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.56%) Scala
9 2 (1.28%) Perl
10 1 (0.64%) C
10 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.64%) PHP5
10 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.64%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.77%) SC Cleared
2 9 (5.77%) ISEB
3 3 (1.92%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.28%) Degree
4 2 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.41%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (5.13%) Docker
2 3 (1.92%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.64%) IAG
Systems Management
1 3 (1.92%) Puppet
1 3 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.92%) Ansible
2 1 (0.64%) Salt
2 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (21.79%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.33%) Oracle
3 5 (3.21%) Pega
4 3 (1.92%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.92%) TIBCO
4 3 (1.92%) VMware
4 3 (1.92%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.28%) SAP
5 2 (1.28%) HP
6 1 (0.64%) Informatica
6 1 (0.64%) Sun
6 1 (0.64%) IBM
6 1 (0.64%) webMethods
6 1 (0.64%) Xamarin
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Telford
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 20 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago