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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 41 68 73
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 85 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.73% 1.76% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.50% 2.54% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 21 20
Average daily rate
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£405 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £77.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.33 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -10.00%
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
1545 1498 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.76% 69.32% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 827 667
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 74 114
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 +24 33 £388 - 4
Birmingham +5 27 £413 +26.92% 4
Worcestershire -3 4 £524 +36.92% 1
Staffordshire +5 3 £438 - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £325 - 2
Warwickshire -6 1 - - 3
Walsall - 1 £438 -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 3
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 124 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (37.88%) .NET
3 45 (34.09%) Web Services
4 44 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 38 (28.79%) C#
6 31 (23.48%) Kanban
7 28 (21.21%) SQL Server
8 26 (19.70%) Open Source
9 23 (17.42%) User Stories
10 21 (15.91%) WCF
11 20 (15.15%) SQL
12 19 (14.39%) Coaching
13 18 (13.64%) .NET Framework
14 17 (12.88%) TDD
14 17 (12.88%) Visual Studio
14 17 (12.88%) ASP.NET
15 16 (12.12%) MS Excel
15 16 (12.12%) Mobile App
16 14 (10.61%) Windows
16 14 (10.61%) Project Management
17 13 (9.85%) HTML
17 13 (9.85%) CRM
17 13 (9.85%) Subversion
17 13 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
18 12 (9.09%) JIRA
18 12 (9.09%) Mentoring
18 12 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
19 11 (8.33%) Business Analysis
19 11 (8.33%) Java
19 11 (8.33%) MVC

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.03%) CMS
2 4 (3.03%) CICS
2 4 (3.03%) TPMS
3 2 (1.52%) Confluence
3 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.27%) MS Project
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (7.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.27%) SaaS
4 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) ATM
1 4 (3.03%) LAN
1 4 (3.03%) VoIP
1 4 (3.03%) WAN
1 4 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.79%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.03%) MySQL
3 4 (3.03%) DB2
3 4 (3.03%) Informix
4 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (12.88%) Visual Studio
2 13 (9.85%) Subversion
3 12 (9.09%) JIRA
4 10 (7.58%) Git (software)
4 10 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (5.30%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.03%) MSBuild
6 4 (3.03%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.03%) NuGet
6 4 (3.03%) NUnit
6 4 (3.03%) NCover
6 4 (3.03%) StyleCop
6 4 (3.03%) MSTest
6 4 (3.03%) NDepend
6 4 (3.03%) ReSharper
6 4 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.52%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.52%) Selenium
7 2 (1.52%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.76%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 11 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (3.03%) Local Government
3 3 (2.27%) Games
4 1 (0.76%) Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) Automotive
4 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (28.03%) Developer
2 35 (26.52%) Analyst
3 28 (21.21%) Business Analyst
4 19 (14.39%) Agile Business Analyst
5 14 (10.61%) .NET Developer
6 13 (9.85%) ScrumMaster
7 10 (7.58%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (7.58%) Project Manager
8 9 (6.82%) Architect
9 8 (6.06%) C# Developer
9 8 (6.06%) Mobile Developer
9 8 (6.06%) Windows Mobile Developer
10 7 (5.30%) Lead Developer
11 6 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
11 6 (4.55%) Technical Architect
12 5 (3.79%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (3.79%) Delivery Manager
13 4 (3.03%) Technical Leader
13 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Developer
13 4 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (37.88%) .NET
2 45 (34.09%) Web Services
3 21 (15.91%) WCF
4 18 (13.64%) .NET Framework
5 17 (12.88%) ASP.NET
6 13 (9.85%) HTML
7 9 (6.82%) jQuery
8 7 (5.30%) RESTful
8 7 (5.30%) Ruby on Rails
8 7 (5.30%) CSS
8 7 (5.30%) XML
8 7 (5.30%) XSLT
9 6 (4.55%) SOAP
9 6 (4.55%) Ajax
9 6 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (3.79%) HTML5
10 5 (3.79%) Middleware
11 4 (3.03%) JavaBeans
11 4 (3.03%) EJB
11 4 (3.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.70%) Open Source
2 16 (12.12%) Mobile App
3 12 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.06%) Pocket PC
5 5 (3.79%) Data Structures
6 4 (3.03%) Learning Management System
6 4 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (2.27%) User Experience
7 3 (2.27%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.27%) NHS
7 3 (2.27%) E-Learning
7 3 (2.27%) SCORM
8 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.76%) Statistics
9 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.76%) Wiki
9 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.61%) Windows
2 10 (7.58%) Linux
3 8 (6.06%) Windows CE
3 8 (6.06%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (6.06%) Windows 8
3 8 (6.06%) Windows Phone 8
3 8 (6.06%) Windows Phone
4 4 (3.03%) UNIX
4 4 (3.03%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.76%) HPUX
6 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.48%) Kanban
3 23 (17.42%) User Stories
4 19 (14.39%) Coaching
5 17 (12.88%) TDD
6 14 (10.61%) Project Management
7 13 (9.85%) CRM
8 12 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 11 (8.33%) MVC
9 11 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (8.33%) Business Analysis
10 10 (7.58%) Workflow
10 10 (7.58%) Waterfall
11 9 (6.82%) Web Development
11 9 (6.82%) Use Case
11 9 (6.82%) E-Commerce
12 8 (6.06%) PRINCE2
12 8 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (6.06%) Mobile Application Development
13 7 (5.30%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (28.79%) C#
2 20 (15.15%) SQL
3 11 (8.33%) Java
4 10 (7.58%) VB.NET
5 9 (6.82%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.06%) C++
6 8 (6.06%) Embedded C++
6 8 (6.06%) Ruby
7 7 (5.30%) Python
7 7 (5.30%) PHP
8 4 (3.03%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.03%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.76%) Scala
9 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.82%) ISEB
2 7 (5.30%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.27%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.52%) Degree
4 2 (1.52%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.76%) PhD
5 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.76%) IAG
Systems Management
1 6 (4.55%) Puppet
1 6 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.55%) Ansible
2 3 (2.27%) Salt
2 3 (2.27%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 44 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.58%) Oracle
3 7 (5.30%) Red Hat
3 7 (5.30%) VMware
4 4 (3.03%) Sybase
5 2 (1.52%) SAP
5 2 (1.52%) Pega
5 2 (1.52%) HP
5 2 (1.52%) CA
6 1 (0.76%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.76%) Twitter
6 1 (0.76%) Business Objects
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