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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 63 79 88
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 66 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.44% 1.44% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 2.05% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 10
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£400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £506 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.88 - £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £37.65
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +19.52%
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
1961 1661 1328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.36% 70.26% 70.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1151 861 636
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 91 113
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% -8.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.95 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
Shropshire +14 25 £463 -23.04% 2
Staffordshire - 10 £375 - 4
Birmingham -15 9 £400 - 16
Coventry +3 7 £375 -11.76% 7
Warwickshire -4 4 - - 8
Worcestershire +3 3 £353 -9.03% 3
Solihull - - - - 8
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 137 (92.57%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (31.08%) .NET
3 32 (21.62%) Web Services
4 30 (20.27%) C#
4 30 (20.27%) Microsoft
5 28 (18.92%) TDD
5 28 (18.92%) Open Source
6 26 (17.57%) MVC
6 26 (17.57%) Java
6 26 (17.57%) ASP.NET
7 23 (15.54%) Coaching
8 22 (14.86%) HTML
8 22 (14.86%) jQuery
9 21 (14.19%) Finance
10 20 (13.51%) JavaScript
10 20 (13.51%) Kanban
11 19 (12.84%) User Stories
11 19 (12.84%) SQL Server
12 18 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (11.49%) .NET Framework
14 16 (10.81%) Oracle
14 16 (10.81%) XML
15 15 (10.14%) SQL
16 14 (9.46%) PRINCE2
16 14 (9.46%) Project Management
16 14 (9.46%) JSON
16 14 (9.46%) Security Cleared
16 14 (9.46%) Oracle Database
17 13 (8.78%) Mentoring
17 13 (8.78%) JIRA

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 12 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (5.41%) Confluence
3 6 (4.05%) Node.js
4 2 (1.35%) JBoss
5 1 (0.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.68%) Mule
5 1 (0.68%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.70%) MS Project
3 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.68%) SaaS
3 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) HTTP
1 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.46%) Oracle Database
3 11 (7.43%) Hadoop
4 9 (6.08%) Data Mining
5 8 (5.41%) HBase
6 4 (2.70%) Big Data
6 4 (2.70%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.35%) MySQL
8 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.35%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (8.78%) JIRA
2 11 (7.43%) Visual Studio
3 9 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.41%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.05%) LoadRunner
6 5 (3.38%) Selenium
6 5 (3.38%) Subversion
7 4 (2.70%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.68%) JMeter
9 1 (0.68%) Maven
9 1 (0.68%) CA Gen
9 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.68%) XMLUnit
9 1 (0.68%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.68%) Hudson
General
1 21 (14.19%) Finance
2 6 (4.05%) Local Government
3 3 (2.03%) Automotive
3 3 (2.03%) Games
4 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (33.11%) Developer
2 28 (18.92%) Analyst
3 22 (14.86%) .NET Developer
4 21 (14.19%) Business Analyst
5 17 (11.49%) Architect
6 13 (8.78%) C# Developer
7 12 (8.11%) ScrumMaster
8 11 (7.43%) Agile Business Analyst
9 9 (6.08%) Project Manager
9 9 (6.08%) Senior Developer
9 9 (6.08%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (5.41%) Programme Manager
11 7 (4.73%) Consultant
11 7 (4.73%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (4.73%) Hadoop Developer
12 6 (4.05%) Systems Architect
12 6 (4.05%) Senior .NET Developer
13 5 (3.38%) Transition Manager
13 5 (3.38%) Lead Developer
13 5 (3.38%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (31.08%) .NET
2 32 (21.62%) Web Services
3 26 (17.57%) ASP.NET
4 22 (14.86%) HTML
4 22 (14.86%) jQuery
5 17 (11.49%) .NET Framework
6 16 (10.81%) XML
7 14 (9.46%) JSON
8 12 (8.11%) CSS
9 11 (7.43%) Ajax
10 10 (6.76%) XSLT
11 9 (6.08%) HTML5
12 7 (4.73%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (3.38%) WCF
14 4 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
14 4 (2.70%) Spring
14 4 (2.70%) RESTful
14 4 (2.70%) Play Framework
15 2 (1.35%) React
15 2 (1.35%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.92%) Open Source
2 8 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.38%) User Experience
4 5 (3.38%) NHS
5 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) Wiki
6 1 (0.68%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.68%) iPad
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.68%) SCORM
6 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.08%) Windows
2 6 (4.05%) Linux
3 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.03%) UNIX
4 3 (2.03%) Android
5 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.68%) AIX
6 1 (0.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (92.57%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (18.92%) TDD
3 26 (17.57%) MVC
4 23 (15.54%) Coaching
5 20 (13.51%) Kanban
6 19 (12.84%) User Stories
7 18 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (9.46%) Project Management
8 14 (9.46%) PRINCE2
9 13 (8.78%) Mentoring
10 12 (8.11%) Web Development
11 11 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (6.76%) Test Strategy
12 10 (6.76%) Business Analysis
13 9 (6.08%) CRM
14 8 (5.41%) DSDM
14 8 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (5.41%) Waterfall
14 8 (5.41%) Use Case
14 8 (5.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.27%) C#
2 26 (17.57%) Java
3 20 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 15 (10.14%) SQL
5 13 (8.78%) Python
6 11 (7.43%) VB.NET
7 6 (4.05%) PHP
8 4 (2.70%) Scala
8 4 (2.70%) Ruby
9 2 (1.35%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) C
10 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.68%) PHP5
10 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (9.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.08%) SC Cleared
2 9 (6.08%) ISEB
3 3 (2.03%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.35%) Degree
4 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.76%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (5.41%) Docker
2 3 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) IAG
Systems Management
1 3 (2.03%) Puppet
1 3 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.03%) Ansible
2 1 (0.68%) Salt
2 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (20.27%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.81%) Oracle
3 5 (3.38%) Pega
4 3 (2.03%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.03%) TIBCO
4 3 (2.03%) VMware
4 3 (2.03%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.35%) SAP
5 2 (1.35%) HP
6 1 (0.68%) Informatica
6 1 (0.68%) Sun
6 1 (0.68%) IBM
6 1 (0.68%) webMethods
6 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
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