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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 16 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 227 84 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.30% 3.29% 3.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.07% 4.13% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 38 45
Median daily rate £411 £390 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.44% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £288 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £565 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £37.33
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.56%
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
2255 2032 1707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.45% 79.50% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1121 1003
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 78 90
Median hourly rate £19.61 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.29% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £11.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +15 72 £440 +12.82% 13
Birmingham +39 55 £398 +8.90% 13
Shropshire +14 49 £400 -27.27% 5
Staffordshire +11 15 £325 -16.66% 3
Worcestershire +5 6 £525 +147.05% 3
Warwickshire -4 3 - - 3
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £400 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 372 (90.51%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (21.41%) C#
3 84 (20.44%) .NET
3 84 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
4 79 (19.22%) MVC
5 78 (18.98%) Java
6 76 (18.49%) HTML
7 74 (18.00%) JavaScript
8 71 (17.27%) User Experience
9 69 (16.79%) TDD
10 67 (16.30%) CSS
11 63 (15.33%) ASP.NET
12 62 (15.09%) Kanban
13 61 (14.84%) Web Services
14 60 (14.60%) JIRA
15 58 (14.11%) SQL
16 56 (13.63%) Microsoft
17 51 (12.41%) Analytics
18 47 (11.44%) BDD
19 46 (11.19%) ASP.NET MVC
20 45 (10.95%) HTML5
21 44 (10.71%) Degree
21 44 (10.71%) XML
22 43 (10.46%) OO
22 43 (10.46%) .NET Framework
23 42 (10.22%) Usability Testing
24 41 (9.98%) User Stories
25 40 (9.73%) AngularJS
26 39 (9.49%) Continuous Delivery
26 39 (9.49%) jQuery

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 30 (7.30%) Confluence
2 13 (3.16%) OpenStack
3 10 (2.43%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.19%) Apache
5 8 (1.95%) Documentum
6 5 (1.22%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.22%) JBoss
6 5 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.22%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.97%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.73%) CMS
8 3 (0.73%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.49%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.49%) SAS
9 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (3.89%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.92%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.19%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.73%) Camtasia
6 3 (0.73%) MS Project
6 3 (0.73%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.49%) MS Office
8 1 (0.24%) HipChat
8 1 (0.24%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.24%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 13 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.84%) IaaS
1 24 (5.84%) PaaS
2 21 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.38%) SaaS
4 10 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.24%) GitHub
6 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.24%) Google Play
6 1 (0.24%) Heroku
6 1 (0.24%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.38%) HTTP
2 13 (3.16%) DNS
3 3 (0.73%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.73%) GoToMeeting
3 3 (0.73%) IPv4
3 3 (0.73%) Network Security
3 3 (0.73%) SNMP
4 2 (0.49%) Firewall
4 2 (0.49%) LDAP
4 2 (0.49%) SSH
4 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.49%) WAN
5 1 (0.24%) FTP
5 1 (0.24%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.24%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.24%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.24%) SSL
5 1 (0.24%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.38%) NoSQL
3 15 (3.65%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.43%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.19%) MySQL
6 7 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.70%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.70%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.46%) IBM InfoSphere
7 6 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.22%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.97%) Big Data
9 4 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.97%) NonStop SQL
9 4 (0.97%) Pentaho
9 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.49%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.49%) HBase
10 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 60 (14.60%) JIRA
2 31 (7.54%) Jenkins
3 28 (6.81%) Subversion
4 26 (6.33%) Git (software)
5 25 (6.08%) Selenium
6 20 (4.87%) NUnit
7 19 (4.62%) JUnit
8 18 (4.38%) Moq
8 18 (4.38%) Visual Studio
9 16 (3.89%) Cucumber
10 14 (3.41%) Visual Studio Team System
11 11 (2.68%) Eclipse
11 11 (2.68%) SoapUI
12 10 (2.43%) CruiseControl
12 10 (2.43%) Maven
13 8 (1.95%) SonarQube
13 8 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (1.70%) Axure RP
14 7 (1.70%) Grunt
General
1 35 (8.52%) Retail
2 29 (7.06%) Finance
3 7 (1.70%) Manufacturing
3 7 (1.70%) Marketing
4 6 (1.46%) Publishing
5 5 (1.22%) Automotive
5 5 (1.22%) Games
5 5 (1.22%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.97%) Banking
7 3 (0.73%) Electronics
7 3 (0.73%) Local Government
8 2 (0.49%) Advertising
8 2 (0.49%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 157 (38.20%) Developer
2 60 (14.60%) .NET Developer
3 44 (10.71%) Analyst
3 44 (10.71%) Scrum Master
4 36 (8.76%) Business Analyst
5 31 (7.54%) C# Developer
6 30 (7.30%) User Researcher
7 27 (6.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 26 (6.33%) Agile Scrum Master
8 26 (6.33%) Java Developer
9 21 (5.11%) Designer
10 20 (4.87%) Project Manager
11 18 (4.38%) Architect
12 16 (3.89%) Digital User Researcher
13 15 (3.65%) Agile Business Analyst
13 15 (3.65%) Product Owner
14 13 (3.16%) ASP.NET Developer
14 13 (3.16%) Tester
15 12 (2.92%) Senior Designer
15 12 (2.92%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (20.44%) .NET
2 76 (18.49%) HTML
3 67 (16.30%) CSS
4 63 (15.33%) ASP.NET
5 61 (14.84%) Web Services
6 46 (11.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 45 (10.95%) HTML5
8 44 (10.71%) XML
9 43 (10.46%) .NET Framework
10 40 (9.73%) AngularJS
11 39 (9.49%) jQuery
12 35 (8.52%) WCF
13 33 (8.03%) Entity Framework
14 30 (7.30%) Spring
15 29 (7.06%) RESTful
16 27 (6.57%) REST
16 27 (6.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 25 (6.08%) JSON
18 21 (5.11%) CSS3
18 21 (5.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 71 (17.27%) User Experience
2 36 (8.76%) Psychology
3 27 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.68%) Private Cloud
5 7 (1.70%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.70%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.22%) Social Media
7 4 (0.97%) CESG
7 4 (0.97%) CESG CLAS
7 4 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (0.97%) iPad
8 3 (0.73%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.73%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.73%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.49%) DataPower
9 2 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.49%) IVR
9 2 (0.49%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.25%) Linux
2 24 (5.84%) Unix
3 15 (3.65%) Windows
4 12 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.70%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.22%) AIX
7 4 (0.97%) Android
8 3 (0.73%) Debian
8 3 (0.73%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.73%) VMS
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (90.51%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
3 79 (19.22%) MVC
4 69 (16.79%) TDD
5 62 (15.09%) Kanban
6 51 (12.41%) Analytics
7 47 (11.44%) BDD
8 43 (10.46%) OO
9 42 (10.22%) Usability Testing
10 41 (9.98%) User Stories
11 39 (9.49%) Continuous Delivery
12 37 (9.00%) Coaching
12 37 (9.00%) Project Management
13 36 (8.76%) Service Design
13 36 (8.76%) SOLID
14 32 (7.79%) Configuration Management
14 32 (7.79%) Waterfall
15 29 (7.06%) DevOps
16 27 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
17 26 (6.33%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 88 (21.41%) C#
2 78 (18.98%) Java
3 74 (18.00%) JavaScript
4 58 (14.11%) SQL
5 21 (5.11%) Scala
6 15 (3.65%) Python
7 13 (3.16%) Shell Script
8 12 (2.92%) Ruby
9 10 (2.43%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.70%) C
11 6 (1.46%) PHP
11 6 (1.46%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.46%) R
12 5 (1.22%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.97%) C++
13 4 (0.97%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.97%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.73%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.49%) Groovy
15 2 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 44 (10.71%) Degree
2 27 (6.57%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.41%) ISEB
5 9 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.22%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.97%) CISSP
7 4 (0.97%) CLAS
7 4 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.73%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.73%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.49%) CITP
9 2 (0.49%) MCTS
9 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.49%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.49%) PMP
10 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.38%) QA
2 5 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.73%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.24%) SDET
5 1 (0.24%) WAI
System Software
1 24 (5.84%) Docker
2 11 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.73%) iptables
3 3 (0.73%) OpenSSH
4 2 (0.49%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.49%) HDFS
5 1 (0.24%) Postfix
5 1 (0.24%) Squid
5 1 (0.24%) vCloud
5 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (7.06%) Puppet
2 18 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.73%) Ansible
4 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.49%) Terraform
5 1 (0.24%) Consul
5 1 (0.24%) Kibana
5 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.24%) logstash
5 1 (0.24%) Packer
5 1 (0.24%) Rancher
5 1 (0.24%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.24%) Salt
5 1 (0.24%) WSUS
5 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 56 (13.63%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.08%) Oracle
3 15 (3.65%) VMware
4 13 (3.16%) Red Hat
5 11 (2.68%) IBM
6 9 (2.19%) Pega
7 8 (1.95%) webMethods
8 7 (1.70%) Xamarin
9 5 (1.22%) Adobe
9 5 (1.22%) Google
9 5 (1.22%) Informatica
10 4 (0.97%) hybris
11 3 (0.73%) Apple
11 3 (0.73%) SAP
11 3 (0.73%) Sun
12 2 (0.49%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.49%) Cisco
12 2 (0.49%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.49%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.49%) Symantec
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Spring Technology
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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