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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 57 68 75
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 65 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.56% 1.65% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.78% 2.41% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 18 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +30.76%
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
1720 1409 1509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.64% 68.33% 68.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 784 780
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 58 114
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 25 £375 -11.76% 10
Coventry +9 19 £475 +62.39% 8
Warwickshire -10 8 £338 -3.57% 8
Shropshire -5 7 £350 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £331 - 1
Herefordshire - - - - 2
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 3
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 125 (98.43%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (46.46%) .NET
3 50 (39.37%) C#
4 39 (30.71%) Microsoft
5 34 (26.77%) Web Services
6 26 (20.47%) SQL Server
7 24 (18.90%) ASP.NET
7 24 (18.90%) TDD
7 24 (18.90%) Kanban
8 22 (17.32%) WCF
8 22 (17.32%) SQL
8 22 (17.32%) MVC
9 20 (15.75%) JavaScript
10 19 (14.96%) Windows
11 18 (14.17%) Visual Studio
12 16 (12.60%) Coaching
13 15 (11.81%) Project Management
13 15 (11.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (11.81%) JIRA
14 14 (11.02%) Open Source
15 13 (10.24%) Subversion
15 13 (10.24%) HTML
16 12 (9.45%) CSS
16 12 (9.45%) User Stories
17 11 (8.66%) Mobile App
17 11 (8.66%) SharePoint
18 10 (7.87%) E-Commerce
18 10 (7.87%) MS Excel
18 10 (7.87%) CRM
18 10 (7.87%) CMS

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (8.66%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.87%) CMS
3 5 (3.94%) WordPress
4 4 (3.15%) CICS
4 4 (3.15%) TPMS
5 3 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.36%) Confluence
6 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.79%) Documentum
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (7.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.51%) Intranet
2 4 (3.15%) ATM
2 4 (3.15%) LAN
2 4 (3.15%) VoIP
2 4 (3.15%) WAN
2 4 (3.15%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.79%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.15%) MySQL
4 4 (3.15%) DB2
4 4 (3.15%) Informix
5 3 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.36%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.79%) Big Data
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.79%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 18 (14.17%) Visual Studio
2 15 (11.81%) JIRA
3 13 (10.24%) Subversion
4 9 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (6.30%) NUnit
5 8 (6.30%) MSBuild
6 7 (5.51%) Git (software)
7 6 (4.72%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (3.15%) ReSharper
8 4 (3.15%) NCover
8 4 (3.15%) StyleCop
8 4 (3.15%) MSTest
8 4 (3.15%) NDepend
8 4 (3.15%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.15%) NuGet
8 4 (3.15%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.36%) Selenium
9 3 (2.36%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.57%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.79%) ClearQuest
General
1 7 (5.51%) Finance
2 4 (3.15%) Games
3 1 (0.79%) Banking
3 1 (0.79%) Retail
3 1 (0.79%) Marketing
3 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (33.86%) Developer
2 18 (14.17%) .NET Developer
3 16 (12.60%) Analyst
4 13 (10.24%) Business Analyst
5 12 (9.45%) Architect
5 12 (9.45%) ScrumMaster
6 9 (7.09%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (6.30%) Mobile Developer
7 8 (6.30%) Windows Mobile Developer
7 8 (6.30%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.51%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.72%) Web Developer
10 5 (3.94%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.94%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.94%) Delivery Manager
11 4 (3.15%) Technical Leader
11 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Developer
11 4 (3.15%) Consultant
11 4 (3.15%) C# .NET Developer
12 3 (2.36%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (46.46%) .NET
2 34 (26.77%) Web Services
3 24 (18.90%) ASP.NET
4 22 (17.32%) WCF
5 15 (11.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (10.24%) HTML
7 12 (9.45%) CSS
8 10 (7.87%) .NET Framework
9 9 (7.09%) RESTful
10 8 (6.30%) jQuery
10 8 (6.30%) SOAP
11 7 (5.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 6 (4.72%) Middleware
12 6 (4.72%) NHibernate
12 6 (4.72%) WPF
13 5 (3.94%) Ajax
13 5 (3.94%) HTML5
14 4 (3.15%) WinForms
14 4 (3.15%) JavaBeans
14 4 (3.15%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.02%) Open Source
2 11 (8.66%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.30%) Pocket PC
4 7 (5.51%) Social Media
4 7 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.51%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.15%) User Experience
5 4 (3.15%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (3.15%) Learning Management System
6 3 (2.36%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.36%) E-Learning
6 3 (2.36%) SCORM
7 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.57%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.79%) Physics
8 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.79%) Wiki
8 1 (0.79%) RIA
8 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.96%) Windows
2 8 (6.30%) Windows CE
2 8 (6.30%) Windows Mobile
2 8 (6.30%) Windows 8
2 8 (6.30%) Windows Phone 8
2 8 (6.30%) Windows Phone
3 7 (5.51%) Linux
4 5 (3.94%) UNIX
4 5 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.15%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.79%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (98.43%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (18.90%) TDD
2 24 (18.90%) Kanban
3 22 (17.32%) MVC
4 16 (12.60%) Coaching
5 15 (11.81%) Project Management
6 12 (9.45%) User Stories
7 10 (7.87%) CRM
7 10 (7.87%) E-Commerce
7 10 (7.87%) BDD
8 9 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (6.30%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (6.30%) OO
9 8 (6.30%) Mobile Application Development
10 7 (5.51%) ATDD
10 7 (5.51%) Agile Project Management
10 7 (5.51%) Mentoring
10 7 (5.51%) Workflow
11 6 (4.72%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 50 (39.37%) C#
2 22 (17.32%) SQL
3 20 (15.75%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.09%) C++
5 8 (6.30%) Java
5 8 (6.30%) Embedded C++
6 7 (5.51%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.94%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.15%) PHP
8 4 (3.15%) Ruby
8 4 (3.15%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.36%) Python
10 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.79%) Scala
10 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (3.94%) Degree
1 5 (3.94%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.57%) ISSAP
3 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.79%) PhD
3 1 (0.79%) ISEB
3 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.36%) Puppet
1 3 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.36%) Ansible
1 3 (2.36%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.57%) Salt
Vendors
1 39 (30.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.30%) Oracle
3 4 (3.15%) Sybase
3 4 (3.15%) Red Hat
3 4 (3.15%) VMware
4 2 (1.57%) HP
4 2 (1.57%) CA
5 1 (0.79%) Informatica
5 1 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.79%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.79%) Cognos
5 1 (0.79%) Pega
5 1 (0.79%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.79%) Twitter
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