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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 31 46 73
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +27
Contract jobs citing Scrum 139 74 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.45% 3.35% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.79% 4.79% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 43 25
Average daily rate £425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 £37.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% +1.00%
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
2046 1544 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.17% 69.90% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 850
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 107 82
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Shropshire +14 60 £470 -12.55% 10
Coventry +1 28 £375 +11.11% 4
Birmingham -5 17 £375 -4.76% 17
Warwickshire +6 4 £338 - 8
Sutton Coldfield - 2 - - 1
Worcestershire +4 1 £450 -21.56% 2
Staffordshire -8 1 £385 +2.66% 6
Solihull - 1 - - 4
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 215 (94.71%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (29.07%) SQL
3 51 (22.47%) Test Strategy
4 45 (19.82%) Unix
5 42 (18.50%) Oracle
6 39 (17.18%) JavaScript
7 38 (16.74%) Java
8 35 (15.42%) TDD
9 34 (14.98%) .NET
10 33 (14.54%) C#
10 33 (14.54%) Informatica
11 30 (13.22%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (13.22%) JIRA
12 29 (12.78%) HTML
13 28 (12.33%) Microsoft
13 28 (12.33%) MVC
13 28 (12.33%) Hadoop
14 27 (11.89%) Pentaho
15 26 (11.45%) Kanban
15 26 (11.45%) Confluence
15 26 (11.45%) SQL Server
16 25 (11.01%) CSS
16 25 (11.01%) Data Modelling
17 24 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (10.13%) User Stories
18 23 (10.13%) SDLC
18 23 (10.13%) BusinessObjects
19 22 (9.69%) Waterfall
20 21 (9.25%) Project Management
21 20 (8.81%) Shell Script

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 26 (11.45%) Confluence
2 9 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.52%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.20%) JBoss
4 5 (2.20%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.32%) Apache
5 3 (1.32%) Node.js
5 3 (1.32%) SAS
6 2 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.88%) CMS
6 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.44%) Documentum
7 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.76%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.76%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.32%) MS Office
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.44%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.44%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.44%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.44%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.32%) GitHub
1 3 (1.32%) SaaS
2 2 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.88%) Force.com
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.88%) Office 365
3 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.44%) Heroku
3 1 (0.44%) IaaS
3 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.33%) Hadoop
2 27 (11.89%) Pentaho
3 26 (11.45%) SQL Server
4 23 (10.13%) BusinessObjects
5 14 (6.17%) Big Data
6 10 (4.41%) Relational Database
7 9 (3.96%) Oracle Database
8 8 (3.52%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.64%) MongoDB
10 6 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (2.20%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.76%) MS Access
12 4 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (1.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (13.22%) JIRA
2 15 (6.61%) Cucumber
3 13 (5.73%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.96%) Selenium
4 9 (3.96%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.08%) Subversion
6 6 (2.64%) CA Gen
6 6 (2.64%) PVCS
6 6 (2.64%) SpecFlow
7 5 (2.20%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.76%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.88%) Ant
10 2 (0.88%) Appium
10 2 (0.88%) RSpec
10 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.44%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.44%) NSubstitute
11 1 (0.44%) NUnit
11 1 (0.44%) RequisitePro
General
1 16 (7.05%) Finance
2 9 (3.96%) Retail
3 6 (2.64%) Publishing
4 4 (1.76%) Games
5 2 (0.88%) Automotive
5 2 (0.88%) Electronics
5 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.88%) Marketing
5 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 99 (43.61%) Developer
2 39 (17.18%) Analyst
3 28 (12.33%) Scrum Master
4 23 (10.13%) Test Analyst
5 22 (9.69%) Project Manager
6 17 (7.49%) .NET Developer
7 15 (6.61%) Business Analyst
7 15 (6.61%) Hadoop Developer
7 15 (6.61%) Pentaho Developer
8 13 (5.73%) Agile Test Analyst
8 13 (5.73%) Architect
9 10 (4.41%) C# Developer
9 10 (4.41%) Data Integration Developer
9 10 (4.41%) Integration Developer
9 10 (4.41%) SQL Developer
10 9 (3.96%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (3.52%) Agile Coach
11 8 (3.52%) Agile Scrum Master
11 8 (3.52%) Big Data Developer
11 8 (3.52%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (14.98%) .NET
2 29 (12.78%) HTML
3 25 (11.01%) CSS
4 20 (8.81%) ASP.NET
5 18 (7.93%) XML
6 17 (7.49%) J2EE
7 16 (7.05%) AngularJS
7 16 (7.05%) jQuery
7 16 (7.05%) WCF
8 15 (6.61%) Ajax
9 12 (5.29%) Web Services
10 11 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (3.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (3.52%) Spring
13 7 (3.08%) Gherkin
14 6 (2.64%) .NET Framework
14 6 (2.64%) HTML5
14 6 (2.64%) JSON
15 5 (2.20%) Ruby on Rails
15 5 (2.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.61%) User Experience
2 11 (4.85%) Data Integration
3 6 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.32%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.32%) PMI
6 2 (0.88%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.44%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.44%) DataPower
7 1 (0.44%) EPoS
7 1 (0.44%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.44%) Psychology
7 1 (0.44%) Social Media
7 1 (0.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 45 (19.82%) Unix
2 5 (2.20%) Linux
3 3 (1.32%) Windows
4 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (94.71%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (22.47%) Test Strategy
3 35 (15.42%) TDD
4 30 (13.22%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (12.33%) MVC
6 26 (11.45%) Kanban
7 25 (11.01%) Data Modelling
8 24 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (10.13%) SDLC
9 23 (10.13%) User Stories
10 22 (9.69%) Waterfall
11 21 (9.25%) Project Management
12 18 (7.93%) PRINCE2
12 18 (7.93%) Software Engineering
13 17 (7.49%) OO
14 16 (7.05%) Coaching
14 16 (7.05%) Web Development
15 15 (6.61%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (6.61%) CRM
16 14 (6.17%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 66 (29.07%) SQL
2 39 (17.18%) JavaScript
3 38 (16.74%) Java
4 33 (14.54%) C#
5 20 (8.81%) Shell Script
6 19 (8.37%) PL/SQL
7 9 (3.96%) Perl
8 7 (3.08%) VB.NET
9 6 (2.64%) PHP
9 6 (2.64%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.20%) Ruby
11 3 (1.32%) Apex Code
11 3 (1.32%) C
11 3 (1.32%) Python
11 3 (1.32%) Scala
12 1 (0.44%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.44%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.44%) Groovy
12 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (8.81%) ISEB
2 15 (6.61%) ISTQB
3 10 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.96%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.20%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.88%) Degree
7 2 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.88%) PMP
8 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.44%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.41%) QA
2 5 (2.20%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.20%) Puppet
2 2 (0.88%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.44%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (18.50%) Oracle
2 33 (14.54%) Informatica
3 28 (12.33%) Microsoft
4 20 (8.81%) Pega
5 14 (6.17%) Cloudera
6 6 (2.64%) Adobe
7 5 (2.20%) webMethods
8 4 (1.76%) BEA
8 4 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.32%) hybris
10 2 (0.88%) Birst
10 2 (0.88%) SAP
10 2 (0.88%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.44%) CA
11 1 (0.44%) IBM
11 1 (0.44%) Siebel
11 1 (0.44%) Zend
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