The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 West Midlands 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 58 78 68
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 61 25 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.49% 1.26% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 1.88% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 12 23
Average daily rate
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£400 £313 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -19.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £291 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £352 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.68% +0.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £6.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+18.93% -6.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1779 1330 1528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.61% 66.80% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 673 735
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 58 70
Average hourly rate £29.00 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £12.75 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Scrum
England

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 2014.

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 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
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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
Coventry +6 20 £425 - 3
Birmingham +8 18 £375 +11.11% 7
Warwickshire -1 8 £300 -14.28% 5
Shropshire - 5 £400 -
Staffordshire +5 2 £338 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £325 - 2
Solihull - 1 £330 -
Walsall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 44 (44.00%) .NET
2 41 (41.00%) C#
3 39 (39.00%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (29.00%) ASP.NET
5 28 (28.00%) JavaScript
6 26 (26.00%) MVC
7 22 (22.00%) TDD
8 20 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 20 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (17.00%) HTML
9 17 (17.00%) CSS
9 17 (17.00%) Web Services
10 16 (16.00%) Windows
11 15 (15.00%) SQL
11 15 (15.00%) SQL Server
12 12 (12.00%) Visual Studio
13 11 (11.00%) SharePoint
13 11 (11.00%) QA
13 11 (11.00%) jQuery
14 10 (10.00%) Project Management
15 9 (9.00%) Java
15 9 (9.00%) WPF
15 9 (9.00%) HTML5
16 8 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (8.00%) BDD
16 8 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
16 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (8.00%) WCF
16 8 (8.00%) Incident Management
16 8 (8.00%) Finance

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 11 (11.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.00%) CMS
3 5 (5.00%) WordPress
4 2 (2.00%) Confluence
5 1 (1.00%) Documentum
5 1 (1.00%) CICS
5 1 (1.00%) TPMS
5 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.00%) Node.js
5 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) SaaS
1 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.00%) Intranet
2 4 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.00%) CTI
3 1 (1.00%) ATM
3 1 (1.00%) LAN
3 1 (1.00%) VoIP
3 1 (1.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.00%) Informix
4 1 (1.00%) MySQL
4 1 (1.00%) DB2
4 1 (1.00%) OLAP
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.00%) Big Data
4 1 (1.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 12 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (7.00%) Subversion
3 7 (7.00%) JIRA
3 7 (7.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.00%) MSBuild
4 4 (4.00%) Selenium
4 4 (4.00%) NUnit
5 3 (3.00%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (3.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.00%) Maven
7 1 (1.00%) Ant
7 1 (1.00%) JUnit
7 1 (1.00%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.00%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.00%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.00%) TestNG
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.00%) Automotive
3 1 (1.00%) Games
3 1 (1.00%) Retail
3 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (48.00%) Developer
2 19 (19.00%) .NET Developer
3 11 (11.00%) Architect
3 11 (11.00%) Web Developer
4 6 (6.00%) ScrumMaster
4 6 (6.00%) C# Developer
5 5 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 5 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.00%) Consultant
6 4 (4.00%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.00%) Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (3.00%) QA Engineer
7 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (3.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
7 3 (3.00%) Agile Coach
7 3 (3.00%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (3.00%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (44.00%) .NET
2 29 (29.00%) ASP.NET
3 20 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (17.00%) HTML
4 17 (17.00%) CSS
4 17 (17.00%) Web Services
5 11 (11.00%) jQuery
6 9 (9.00%) WPF
6 9 (9.00%) HTML5
7 8 (8.00%) WCF
7 8 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 6 (6.00%) Backbone.js
9 6 (6.00%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (6.00%) Ajax
10 5 (5.00%) Hibernate
10 5 (5.00%) J2EE
10 5 (5.00%) Middleware
10 5 (5.00%) Spring
10 5 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Social Media
2 6 (6.00%) Open Source
3 5 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.00%) Pocket PC
4 3 (3.00%) Learning Management System
5 2 (2.00%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.00%) E-Learning
5 2 (2.00%) SCORM
6 1 (1.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.00%) Physics
6 1 (1.00%) RIA
6 1 (1.00%) Animation
6 1 (1.00%) Statistics
6 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.00%) Windows
2 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (5.00%) Linux
4 4 (4.00%) UNIX
5 3 (3.00%) Windows CE
5 3 (3.00%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (3.00%) Windows Phone 8
5 3 (3.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.00%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (39.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.00%) MVC
3 22 (22.00%) TDD
4 10 (10.00%) Project Management
5 8 (8.00%) BDD
5 8 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (8.00%) Incident Management
6 7 (7.00%) OO
7 6 (6.00%) Kanban
8 5 (5.00%) SOA
9 4 (4.00%) Agile Project Management
9 4 (4.00%) Waterfall
9 4 (4.00%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (4.00%) CRM
9 4 (4.00%) RUP
9 4 (4.00%) ITIL
9 4 (4.00%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.00%) PRINCE
10 3 (3.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 41 (41.00%) C#
2 28 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (15.00%) SQL
4 9 (9.00%) Java
5 7 (7.00%) C++
5 7 (7.00%) PHP
6 6 (6.00%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.00%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.00%) Embedded C++
8 3 (3.00%) Scala
9 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.00%) Degree
2 4 (4.00%) ISEB
3 3 (3.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.00%) Ansible
1 2 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.00%) Puppet
2 1 (1.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 20 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.00%) Oracle
3 2 (2.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.00%) VMware
4 1 (1.00%) Sybase
4 1 (1.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.00%) Informatica
4 1 (1.00%) Cognos
4 1 (1.00%) Twitter
4 1 (1.00%) Sitecore
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Rate: £350
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
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Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago