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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 69 70 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 59 40 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.28% 1.89% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 2.81% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 21 28
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£375 £350 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +30.76%
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
1825 1424 1565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.49% 67.14% 68.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 743 802
Average daily rate £375 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 63 75
Average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.40 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +11 21 £350 -12.50% 11
Coventry -2 12 £475 - 2
Shropshire +3 8 £350 -
Warwickshire -14 7 £300 -14.28% 7
Wolverhampton - 3 £325 - 2
Staffordshire +3 2 £338 - 2
Solihull - 1 £330 - 2
Walsall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 47 (44.34%) .NET
2 46 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (40.57%) C#
4 29 (27.36%) Microsoft
5 26 (24.53%) ASP.NET
6 23 (21.70%) Web Services
6 23 (21.70%) Windows
6 23 (21.70%) JavaScript
7 22 (20.75%) SQL Server
7 22 (20.75%) MVC
8 19 (17.92%) SQL
9 18 (16.98%) TDD
10 16 (15.09%) Visual Studio
10 16 (15.09%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (13.21%) CSS
11 14 (13.21%) HTML
12 13 (12.26%) Subversion
12 13 (12.26%) JIRA
12 13 (12.26%) WCF
13 12 (11.32%) Project Management
14 11 (10.38%) SharePoint
14 11 (10.38%) Mobile App
15 10 (9.43%) QA
15 10 (9.43%) jQuery
16 9 (8.49%) Git (software)
16 9 (8.49%) C++
16 9 (8.49%) Linux
17 8 (7.55%) Oracle
17 8 (7.55%) Embedded C++
17 8 (7.55%) Windows CE

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (10.38%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.55%) CMS
3 5 (4.72%) WordPress
4 4 (3.77%) CICS
4 4 (3.77%) TPMS
5 3 (2.83%) Confluence
6 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.94%) Node.js
6 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.94%) Documentum
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.60%) Intranet
2 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.77%) ATM
3 4 (3.77%) LAN
3 4 (3.77%) VoIP
3 4 (3.77%) WAN
4 1 (0.94%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.77%) DB2
2 4 (3.77%) Informix
2 4 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (3.77%) MySQL
3 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.83%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.94%) OLAP
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.94%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (0.94%) Big Data
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 16 (15.09%) Visual Studio
2 13 (12.26%) Subversion
2 13 (12.26%) JIRA
3 9 (8.49%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.66%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (4.72%) Selenium
7 4 (3.77%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.77%) MSBuild
7 4 (3.77%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.77%) NUnit
8 2 (1.89%) Maven
9 1 (0.94%) Ant
9 1 (0.94%) JUnit
9 1 (0.94%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.94%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.94%) JMeter
9 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.94%) TestNG
General
1 8 (7.55%) Finance
2 2 (1.89%) Games
2 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.94%) Retail
3 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (40.57%) Developer
2 17 (16.04%) .NET Developer
3 12 (11.32%) Architect
4 9 (8.49%) ScrumMaster
5 8 (7.55%) Mobile Developer
5 8 (7.55%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 8 (7.55%) Web Developer
6 7 (6.60%) Technical Architect
7 6 (5.66%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.72%) Analyst
9 4 (3.77%) Consultant
9 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (2.83%) Agile Project Manager
10 3 (2.83%) Agile Coach
10 3 (2.83%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 3 (2.83%) QA Engineer
10 3 (2.83%) Java Developer
10 3 (2.83%) C# Developer
10 3 (2.83%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (44.34%) .NET
2 26 (24.53%) ASP.NET
3 23 (21.70%) Web Services
4 16 (15.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (13.21%) CSS
5 14 (13.21%) HTML
6 13 (12.26%) WCF
7 10 (9.43%) jQuery
8 7 (6.60%) RESTful
9 6 (5.66%) WPF
9 6 (5.66%) HTML5
9 6 (5.66%) Ajax
9 6 (5.66%) Middleware
10 5 (4.72%) SOAP
10 5 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 4 (3.77%) Backbone.js
11 4 (3.77%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (3.77%) EJB
11 4 (3.77%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.38%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.55%) Pocket PC
3 7 (6.60%) Social Media
4 5 (4.72%) Open Source
5 4 (3.77%) Learning Management System
6 3 (2.83%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.83%) E-Learning
6 3 (2.83%) SCORM
7 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.94%) Statistics
8 1 (0.94%) Animation
8 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.94%) Physics
8 1 (0.94%) RIA
8 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.70%) Windows
2 9 (8.49%) Linux
3 8 (7.55%) Windows CE
3 8 (7.55%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (7.55%) Windows 8
3 8 (7.55%) Windows Phone 8
3 8 (7.55%) Windows Phone
4 7 (6.60%) UNIX
4 7 (6.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.77%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.94%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.75%) MVC
3 18 (16.98%) TDD
4 12 (11.32%) Project Management
5 8 (7.55%) Mobile Application Development
6 7 (6.60%) Coaching
6 7 (6.60%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (6.60%) Incident Management
6 7 (6.60%) Kanban
7 6 (5.66%) Waterfall
7 6 (5.66%) OO
7 6 (5.66%) E-Commerce
8 5 (4.72%) SOA
8 5 (4.72%) Workflow
8 5 (4.72%) BDD
8 5 (4.72%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.72%) Agile Project Management
8 5 (4.72%) Line Management
9 4 (3.77%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 43 (40.57%) C#
2 23 (21.70%) JavaScript
3 19 (17.92%) SQL
4 9 (8.49%) C++
5 8 (7.55%) Embedded C++
6 7 (6.60%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.66%) PHP
8 5 (4.72%) Java
8 5 (4.72%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.89%) Ruby
10 1 (0.94%) Scala
10 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.77%) Degree
1 4 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.83%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.83%) ISEB
3 2 (1.89%) ISSAP
3 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) Puppet
1 3 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.83%) Ansible
1 3 (2.83%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.89%) Salt
Vendors
1 29 (27.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.55%) Oracle
3 4 (3.77%) Sybase
3 4 (3.77%) Red Hat
3 4 (3.77%) VMware
4 2 (1.89%) HP
4 2 (1.89%) CA
5 1 (0.94%) Informatica
5 1 (0.94%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.94%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.94%) Cognos
5 1 (0.94%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.94%) Twitter
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Rate: competitive
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Rate: £180 - £220 per day
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