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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 32 30 66
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +36
Contract jobs citing Scrum 155 104 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.92% 4.33% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.99% 5.71% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 65 45
Median daily rate £400 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.49 - £6.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +2.56%
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
2588 1821 1874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.13% 75.88% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 1112 993
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 86 135
Median hourly rate £17.00 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.10 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Shropshire +1 44 £500 +11.11% 5
Birmingham -19 36 £330 -12.00% 22
Coventry +6 34 £400 +20.75% 11
Staffordshire +11 12 £325 +31.31% 2
Solihull -7 8 - -
Warwickshire -5 7 £340 -2.85% 5
Worcestershire -1 2 £400 +14.28% 1
Wolverhampton -1 2 £408 +59.02% 1
Herefordshire - 2 £325 - 1
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 306 (90.27%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (24.48%) Java
3 81 (23.89%) SQL
4 68 (20.06%) JavaScript
5 67 (19.76%) C#
5 67 (19.76%) .NET
6 52 (15.34%) Microsoft
6 52 (15.34%) TDD
7 48 (14.16%) Unix
8 47 (13.86%) JIRA
8 47 (13.86%) Kanban
9 45 (13.27%) Coaching
10 43 (12.68%) HTML
10 43 (12.68%) MVC
11 42 (12.39%) Security Cleared
12 40 (11.80%) ASP.NET
13 39 (11.50%) CSS
14 38 (11.21%) Finance
14 38 (11.21%) Oracle
14 38 (11.21%) JSON
14 38 (11.21%) Node.js
15 37 (10.91%) Test Strategy
16 36 (10.62%) SC Cleared
17 35 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (10.32%) Software Engineering
18 33 (9.73%) SQL Server
18 33 (9.73%) Scala
18 33 (9.73%) BDD
18 33 (9.73%) Confluence
18 33 (9.73%) Play Framework

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 33 (9.73%) Confluence
2 8 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.18%) SAS
4 3 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.88%) CMS
5 2 (0.59%) Apache
5 2 (0.59%) Documentum
5 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.59%) JBoss
5 2 (0.59%) Liferay
5 2 (0.59%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.59%) Sitefinity
5 2 (0.59%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.77%) MS Office
3 5 (1.47%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.88%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.59%) MS Project
6 2 (0.59%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.36%) SaaS
3 5 (1.47%) Heroku
4 3 (0.88%) Google Play
5 2 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Office 365
6 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.06%) Ethernet
1 7 (2.06%) IPv4
1 7 (2.06%) SNMP
2 2 (0.59%) DNS
2 2 (0.59%) WAN
3 1 (0.29%) Firewall
3 1 (0.29%) HTTP
3 1 (0.29%) Internet
3 1 (0.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.44%) MongoDB
3 30 (8.85%) Hadoop
4 29 (8.55%) Pentaho
5 26 (7.67%) BusinessObjects
6 22 (6.49%) Big Data
7 15 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.77%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.77%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.18%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.88%) NonStop SQL
11 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 47 (13.86%) JIRA
2 25 (7.37%) WebDriver
3 16 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (3.54%) Visual Studio
5 11 (3.24%) Git (software)
6 9 (2.65%) Selenium
7 8 (2.36%) ClearCase
7 8 (2.36%) Subversion
8 7 (2.06%) CppUnit
9 6 (1.77%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.77%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (1.47%) JUnit
10 5 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.47%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.18%) Jenkins
11 4 (1.18%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.88%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.88%) Maven
12 3 (0.88%) NUnit
13 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 38 (11.21%) Finance
2 13 (3.83%) Retail
3 5 (1.47%) Local Government
4 4 (1.18%) Banking
4 4 (1.18%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.59%) Back Office
5 2 (0.59%) Electronics
5 2 (0.59%) Games
5 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.29%) Billing
6 1 (0.29%) Legal
6 1 (0.29%) Marketing
6 1 (0.29%) Military
6 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 122 (35.99%) Developer
2 58 (17.11%) Scrum Master
3 40 (11.80%) Architect
4 39 (11.50%) .NET Developer
5 33 (9.73%) Analyst
6 28 (8.26%) Agile Scrum Master
6 28 (8.26%) Project Manager
7 25 (7.37%) C# Developer
8 23 (6.78%) Business Analyst
9 22 (6.49%) Digital Architect
10 20 (5.90%) Software Architect
11 19 (5.60%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (4.13%) Java Developer
13 13 (3.83%) Java Architect
13 13 (3.83%) Pentaho Developer
14 12 (3.54%) Agile Project Manager
14 12 (3.54%) IT Analyst
14 12 (3.54%) IT Business Analyst
14 12 (3.54%) JavaScript Developer
14 12 (3.54%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (19.76%) .NET
2 43 (12.68%) HTML
3 40 (11.80%) ASP.NET
4 39 (11.50%) CSS
5 38 (11.21%) JSON
5 38 (11.21%) Node.js
6 33 (9.73%) Play Framework
7 30 (8.85%) Web Services
8 26 (7.67%) J2EE
9 25 (7.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 24 (7.08%) jQuery
11 22 (6.49%) XML
12 20 (5.90%) Spring
13 19 (5.60%) WCF
14 16 (4.72%) .NET Framework
14 16 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 12 (3.54%) REST
15 12 (3.54%) Spring Boot
16 11 (3.24%) AngularJS
16 11 (3.24%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.72%) User Experience
2 13 (3.83%) Data Integration
3 11 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (2.06%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.77%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.18%) CESG
8 3 (0.88%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (0.88%) PMI
8 3 (0.88%) Streaming Video
8 3 (0.88%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.88%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.59%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.59%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.59%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.29%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 48 (14.16%) Unix
2 18 (5.31%) Linux
3 13 (3.83%) Windows
4 6 (1.77%) Android
4 6 (1.77%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.88%) Fedora
7 2 (0.59%) VMS
7 2 (0.59%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (90.27%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (15.34%) TDD
3 47 (13.86%) Kanban
4 45 (13.27%) Coaching
5 43 (12.68%) MVC
6 37 (10.91%) Test Strategy
7 35 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (10.32%) Software Engineering
8 33 (9.73%) BDD
9 31 (9.14%) Microservices
10 30 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
10 30 (8.85%) Continuous Delivery
10 30 (8.85%) SDLC
11 29 (8.55%) Open Source
12 27 (7.96%) Project Management
13 25 (7.37%) Data Modelling
13 25 (7.37%) User Stories
14 24 (7.08%) DevOps
14 24 (7.08%) Waterfall
15 23 (6.78%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 83 (24.48%) Java
2 81 (23.89%) SQL
3 68 (20.06%) JavaScript
4 67 (19.76%) C#
5 33 (9.73%) Scala
6 24 (7.08%) Shell Script
7 20 (5.90%) C
8 19 (5.60%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.36%) C++
10 6 (1.77%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.77%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.47%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.18%) Python
13 3 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.88%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.88%) Ruby
13 3 (0.88%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.59%) VB
14 2 (0.59%) VB6
14 2 (0.59%) XAML
Qualifications
1 42 (12.39%) Security Cleared
2 36 (10.62%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.90%) ISEB
4 5 (1.47%) Degree
5 4 (1.18%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.88%) CISSP
6 3 (0.88%) CLAS
6 3 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.88%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.59%) MCTS
7 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.59%) PMP
7 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.29%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.54%) QA
2 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.59%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.29%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (2.06%) iptables
1 7 (2.06%) OpenSSH
2 3 (0.88%) Docker
3 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.29%) Firmware
4 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (8.55%) Puppet
2 4 (1.18%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.59%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 52 (15.34%) Microsoft
2 38 (11.21%) Oracle
3 32 (9.44%) Informatica
4 17 (5.01%) Cloudera
5 14 (4.13%) Pega
6 8 (2.36%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.18%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.18%) CA
7 4 (1.18%) SevOne
7 4 (1.18%) webMethods
8 3 (0.88%) Google
8 3 (0.88%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.59%) Cisco
9 2 (0.59%) SAP
9 2 (0.59%) Symantec
9 2 (0.59%) Telerik
9 2 (0.59%) VMware
10 1 (0.29%) Adobe
10 1 (0.29%) Cognos
10 1 (0.29%) IBM
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