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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 29 36 60
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +24
Contract jobs citing Scrum 160 99 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.36% 4.19% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.55% 5.49% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 60 43
Median daily rate £400 £369 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £299 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £414 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £6.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £36.89 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+16.57% -2.93%
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
2443 1803 1797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.84% 76.37% 76.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1465 1118 966
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 £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 129
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £40.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 0 46 £513 +25.00% 2
Birmingham -3 43 £350 -6.66% 11
Coventry +12 30 £400 +12.67% 6
Solihull -8 11 - - 2
Staffordshire +11 9 £575 +76.92% 8
Warwickshire -11 9 £340 -2.85% 7
Worcestershire -6 3 £400 -11.11% 4
Wolverhampton -1 2 £413 +57.14%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £350 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 305 (89.44%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (29.91%) SQL
3 86 (25.22%) Java
4 72 (21.11%) JavaScript
5 69 (20.23%) Unix
6 67 (19.65%) C#
6 67 (19.65%) .NET
7 58 (17.01%) Test Strategy
8 53 (15.54%) JIRA
9 52 (15.25%) TDD
10 50 (14.66%) Oracle
10 50 (14.66%) Informatica
11 45 (13.20%) Microsoft
11 45 (13.20%) MVC
11 45 (13.20%) Confluence
12 44 (12.90%) Pentaho
12 44 (12.90%) HTML
13 43 (12.61%) Hadoop
13 43 (12.61%) Kanban
14 42 (12.32%) CSS
15 40 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
15 40 (11.73%) Security Cleared
16 39 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (11.14%) ASP.NET
18 37 (10.85%) Software Engineering
18 37 (10.85%) Node.js
18 37 (10.85%) Coaching
19 35 (10.26%) BusinessObjects
19 35 (10.26%) SC Cleared
19 35 (10.26%) JSON

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 45 (13.20%) Confluence
2 9 (2.64%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.47%) SAS
5 2 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.59%) CMS
5 2 (0.59%) Liferay
5 2 (0.59%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.29%) Apache
6 1 (0.29%) Documentum
6 1 (0.29%) JBoss
6 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (5.28%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.17%) MS Office
2 4 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.88%) MS Project
3 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.59%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.59%) Simulink
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.29%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.05%) SaaS
3 5 (1.47%) Heroku
4 3 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.88%) Google Play
5 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.47%) Ethernet
1 5 (1.47%) IPv4
1 5 (1.47%) SNMP
2 4 (1.17%) Internet
3 1 (0.29%) DNS
3 1 (0.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.90%) Pentaho
2 43 (12.61%) Hadoop
3 35 (10.26%) BusinessObjects
4 31 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 31 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 30 (8.80%) Big Data
6 14 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.64%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (2.35%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.17%) MS Access
11 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.88%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 53 (15.54%) JIRA
2 25 (7.33%) WebDriver
3 13 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (3.23%) Visual Studio
5 10 (2.93%) Git (software)
6 8 (2.35%) Subversion
7 7 (2.05%) Selenium
8 6 (1.76%) ClearCase
8 6 (1.76%) PVCS
9 5 (1.47%) CppUnit
9 5 (1.47%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (1.47%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (1.47%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.17%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.88%) JUnit
11 3 (0.88%) NUnit
12 2 (0.59%) Maven
12 2 (0.59%) Mockito
12 2 (0.59%) VersionOne
General
1 30 (8.80%) Finance
2 13 (3.81%) Retail
3 3 (0.88%) Local Government
3 3 (0.88%) Publishing
4 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.59%) Electronics
4 2 (0.59%) Games
5 1 (0.29%) Banking
5 1 (0.29%) Billing
5 1 (0.29%) Legal
5 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.29%) Marketing
5 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 147 (43.11%) Developer
2 51 (14.96%) Scrum Master
3 37 (10.85%) .NET Developer
4 36 (10.56%) Architect
5 34 (9.97%) Analyst
6 24 (7.04%) Pentaho Developer
6 24 (7.04%) Project Manager
7 23 (6.74%) Business Analyst
7 23 (6.74%) C# Developer
8 22 (6.45%) Digital Architect
9 20 (5.87%) Agile Scrum Master
9 20 (5.87%) Hadoop Developer
10 19 (5.57%) Software Architect
11 17 (4.99%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (4.11%) Java Developer
12 14 (4.11%) JavaScript Developer
13 13 (3.81%) Lead Developer
14 12 (3.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 12 (3.52%) Java Architect
14 12 (3.52%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (19.65%) .NET
2 44 (12.90%) HTML
3 42 (12.32%) CSS
4 38 (11.14%) ASP.NET
5 37 (10.85%) Node.js
6 35 (10.26%) JSON
7 33 (9.68%) Web Services
8 31 (9.09%) Play Framework
9 27 (7.92%) J2EE
10 24 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 24 (7.04%) jQuery
11 23 (6.74%) WCF
12 21 (6.16%) XML
13 20 (5.87%) Spring
14 16 (4.69%) AngularJS
15 15 (4.40%) .NET Framework
16 14 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 13 (3.81%) SOAP
18 12 (3.52%) HTML5
18 12 (3.52%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.16%) Data Integration
2 15 (4.40%) User Experience
3 10 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.35%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.47%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (0.88%) PMI
6 3 (0.88%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.59%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.59%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (0.59%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.59%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.59%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.29%) Psychology
8 1 (0.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 69 (20.23%) Unix
2 16 (4.69%) Linux
3 8 (2.35%) Windows
4 6 (1.76%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.47%) Android
6 3 (0.88%) Fedora
6 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.59%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (89.44%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (17.01%) Test Strategy
3 52 (15.25%) TDD
4 45 (13.20%) MVC
5 43 (12.61%) Kanban
6 40 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
7 39 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (10.85%) Coaching
8 37 (10.85%) Software Engineering
9 31 (9.09%) BDD
10 30 (8.80%) SDLC
11 29 (8.50%) Data Modelling
11 29 (8.50%) Microservices
12 28 (8.21%) Waterfall
13 27 (7.92%) Continuous Delivery
14 26 (7.62%) User Stories
15 25 (7.33%) Open Source
15 25 (7.33%) Project Management
16 23 (6.74%) Configuration Management
16 23 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (29.91%) SQL
2 86 (25.22%) Java
3 72 (21.11%) JavaScript
4 67 (19.65%) C#
5 31 (9.09%) Scala
6 30 (8.80%) Shell Script
7 28 (8.21%) PL/SQL
8 19 (5.57%) C
9 6 (1.76%) C++
9 6 (1.76%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.76%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.17%) Perl
10 4 (1.17%) PHP
10 4 (1.17%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.88%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.88%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.88%) Python
11 3 (0.88%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.59%) VB6
12 2 (0.59%) XAML
Qualifications
1 40 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 35 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.28%) ISEB
4 6 (1.76%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.47%) Degree
5 5 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.88%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.29%) MCTS
8 1 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.64%) QA
2 4 (1.17%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.29%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (1.47%) iptables
1 5 (1.47%) OpenSSH
2 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.29%) Docker
3 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 26 (7.62%) Puppet
2 4 (1.17%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (14.66%) Informatica
1 50 (14.66%) Oracle
2 45 (13.20%) Microsoft
3 24 (7.04%) Cloudera
4 19 (5.57%) Pega
5 7 (2.05%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.17%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.17%) CA
6 4 (1.17%) SevOne
7 3 (0.88%) Google
7 3 (0.88%) webMethods
8 2 (0.59%) hybris
8 2 (0.59%) Telerik
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe
9 1 (0.29%) Rally
9 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.29%) Splunk
9 1 (0.29%) VMware
9 1 (0.29%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.29%) Zend
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