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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 71 68 71
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 50 39 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.00% 1.87% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 2.72% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 22
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +53.84%
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
1702 1436 1568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.94% 68.81% 69.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 775 815
Average daily rate £375 £357 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +1.71%
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 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 51 105
Average hourly rate £29.75 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 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 1 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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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 +5 21 £350 -17.64% 16
Warwickshire -8 8 £300 -14.28% 5
Coventry -1 5 £473 +61.53% 7
Wolverhampton - 3 £325 - 1
Staffordshire -4 1 £275 - 3
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Solihull - - - - 4
Walsall - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 106 (97.25%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (45.87%) .NET
3 45 (41.28%) C#
4 31 (28.44%) Microsoft
5 25 (22.94%) ASP.NET
5 25 (22.94%) Web Services
6 24 (22.02%) SQL Server
7 21 (19.27%) SQL
8 20 (18.35%) JavaScript
8 20 (18.35%) Windows
8 20 (18.35%) MVC
9 18 (16.51%) TDD
10 16 (14.68%) WCF
10 16 (14.68%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (12.84%) Subversion
11 14 (12.84%) Visual Studio
12 13 (11.93%) CSS
12 13 (11.93%) HTML
12 13 (11.93%) JIRA
13 12 (11.01%) Kanban
14 11 (10.09%) Project Management
14 11 (10.09%) SharePoint
14 11 (10.09%) Mobile App
15 10 (9.17%) CMS
16 9 (8.26%) E-Commerce
16 9 (8.26%) C++
16 9 (8.26%) RESTful
16 9 (8.26%) Coaching
17 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (7.34%) Windows Phone

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (10.09%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.17%) CMS
3 5 (4.59%) WordPress
4 4 (3.67%) TPMS
4 4 (3.67%) CICS
5 3 (2.75%) Confluence
6 2 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.92%) Documentum
7 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) SaaS
1 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.42%) Intranet
2 4 (3.67%) ATM
2 4 (3.67%) LAN
2 4 (3.67%) VoIP
2 4 (3.67%) WAN
2 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.92%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.02%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (3.67%) MySQL
2 4 (3.67%) DB2
2 4 (3.67%) Informix
2 4 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.92%) OLAP
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.92%) Big Data
5 1 (0.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 14 (12.84%) Subversion
1 14 (12.84%) Visual Studio
2 13 (11.93%) JIRA
3 8 (7.34%) Git (software)
3 8 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (5.50%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (4.59%) Selenium
5 5 (4.59%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.67%) MSBuild
6 4 (3.67%) NUnit
6 4 (3.67%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.83%) Maven
7 2 (1.83%) JUnit
7 2 (1.83%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.92%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.92%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.92%) JMeter
8 1 (0.92%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.92%) Ant
8 1 (0.92%) TestNG
General
1 7 (6.42%) Finance
2 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.83%) Games
3 1 (0.92%) Retail
3 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (37.61%) Developer
2 18 (16.51%) .NET Developer
3 12 (11.01%) Architect
4 9 (8.26%) Analyst
5 8 (7.34%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 8 (7.34%) Mobile Developer
5 8 (7.34%) ScrumMaster
5 8 (7.34%) Technical Architect
6 6 (5.50%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.59%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Technical Leader
8 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Consultant
9 3 (2.75%) Applications Developer
9 3 (2.75%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 3 (2.75%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (45.87%) .NET
2 25 (22.94%) ASP.NET
2 25 (22.94%) Web Services
3 16 (14.68%) WCF
3 16 (14.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (11.93%) CSS
4 13 (11.93%) HTML
5 9 (8.26%) RESTful
6 8 (7.34%) jQuery
6 8 (7.34%) SOAP
7 6 (5.50%) WPF
7 6 (5.50%) Middleware
8 5 (4.59%) Ajax
8 5 (4.59%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 4 (3.67%) Backbone.js
9 4 (3.67%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (3.67%) HTML5
9 4 (3.67%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.34%) Pocket PC
3 7 (6.42%) Social Media
3 7 (6.42%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.59%) Open Source
5 4 (3.67%) Learning Management System
6 3 (2.75%) E-Learning
6 3 (2.75%) SCORM
6 3 (2.75%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.75%) User Experience
7 2 (1.83%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.92%) RIA
8 1 (0.92%) Animation
8 1 (0.92%) Physics
8 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.92%) Statistics
8 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.35%) Windows
2 8 (7.34%) Windows Phone
2 8 (7.34%) Windows 8
2 8 (7.34%) Windows Phone 8
2 8 (7.34%) Windows Mobile
2 8 (7.34%) Linux
2 8 (7.34%) Windows CE
3 6 (5.50%) UNIX
4 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.67%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.92%) HPUX
6 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (97.25%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.35%) MVC
3 18 (16.51%) TDD
4 12 (11.01%) Kanban
5 11 (10.09%) Project Management
6 9 (8.26%) E-Commerce
6 9 (8.26%) Coaching
7 8 (7.34%) Mobile Application Development
7 8 (7.34%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (7.34%) OO
8 6 (5.50%) Waterfall
8 6 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.59%) SOA
9 5 (4.59%) Workflow
9 5 (4.59%) Incident Management
9 5 (4.59%) Line Management
9 5 (4.59%) User Stories
9 5 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (4.59%) BDD
10 4 (3.67%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (41.28%) C#
2 21 (19.27%) SQL
3 20 (18.35%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.26%) C++
5 8 (7.34%) Java
5 8 (7.34%) Embedded C++
6 7 (6.42%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.59%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.67%) PHP
9 3 (2.75%) Ruby
10 2 (1.83%) Python
11 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (4.59%) Degree
2 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.83%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.83%) ISSAP
3 2 (1.83%) ISEB
4 1 (0.92%) PhD
4 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Tivoli
1 3 (2.75%) Puppet
1 3 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.75%) Ansible
2 2 (1.83%) Salt
2 2 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (28.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.34%) Oracle
3 4 (3.67%) Sybase
3 4 (3.67%) VMware
3 4 (3.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.83%) HP
4 2 (1.83%) CA
5 1 (0.92%) Informatica
5 1 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.92%) Cognos
5 1 (0.92%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.92%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.92%) Twitter
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