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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 49 77 77
Rank change year-on-year
+28 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 72 34 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.14% 1.53% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.56% 2.16% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 24 19
Average daily rate
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£388 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £77.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +105.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
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
1578 1575 1275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.91% 70.98% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 819 629
Average daily rate £375 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 82 96
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 - 17 £463 - 1
Coventry +12 16 £325 -29.72% 9
Birmingham -7 15 £375 - 14
Worcestershire +6 9 £524 +35.16% 5
Staffordshire +5 7 £375 - 3
Warwickshire -5 1 - - 8
Solihull - - - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 135 (93.10%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (33.79%) .NET
3 37 (25.52%) Web Services
4 36 (24.83%) Open Source
5 34 (23.45%) Microsoft
6 33 (22.76%) C#
6 33 (22.76%) Kanban
7 28 (19.31%) Java
8 24 (16.55%) User Stories
9 20 (13.79%) ASP.NET
10 19 (13.10%) TDD
10 19 (13.10%) .NET Framework
10 19 (13.10%) Coaching
11 18 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (11.03%) MVC
12 16 (11.03%) JavaScript
13 15 (10.34%) SQL Server
13 15 (10.34%) Python
13 15 (10.34%) CRM
13 15 (10.34%) Security Cleared
14 14 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (9.66%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (9.66%) HTML
14 14 (9.66%) Finance
14 14 (9.66%) Project Management
15 13 (8.97%) Visual Studio
15 13 (8.97%) JIRA
15 13 (8.97%) WCF
15 13 (8.97%) Mentoring

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 14 (9.66%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (4.83%) Confluence
3 3 (2.07%) Node.js
3 3 (2.07%) CMS
4 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.69%) Mule
4 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.69%) JBoss
4 1 (0.69%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (8.28%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.76%) MS Project
3 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (8.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.69%) SaaS
3 1 (0.69%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.90%) Hadoop
3 9 (6.21%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.52%) Data Mining
5 7 (4.83%) HBase
6 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.76%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.07%) Big Data
8 2 (1.38%) MySQL
8 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (8.97%) Visual Studio
1 13 (8.97%) JIRA
2 11 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (6.21%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.52%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.14%) Subversion
6 5 (3.45%) Selenium
6 5 (3.45%) LoadRunner
7 4 (2.76%) NUnit
7 4 (2.76%) IntelliJ
7 4 (2.76%) ReSharper
7 4 (2.76%) NCover
7 4 (2.76%) StyleCop
7 4 (2.76%) MSTest
7 4 (2.76%) NDepend
7 4 (2.76%) MSBuild
7 4 (2.76%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.76%) NuGet
8 2 (1.38%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
General
1 14 (9.66%) Finance
2 6 (4.14%) Local Government
3 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.07%) Games
4 2 (1.38%) Automotive
5 1 (0.69%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (30.34%) Developer
2 36 (24.83%) Analyst
3 29 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 19 (13.10%) Agile Business Analyst
5 17 (11.72%) Architect
6 16 (11.03%) .NET Developer
7 12 (8.28%) ScrumMaster
8 10 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (6.90%) Project Manager
9 9 (6.21%) C# Developer
10 8 (5.52%) Lead Developer
11 7 (4.83%) Senior Developer
12 6 (4.14%) Senior Business Analyst
12 6 (4.14%) Consultant
12 6 (4.14%) Hadoop Developer
13 5 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
13 5 (3.45%) Software Engineer
13 5 (3.45%) Agile Project Manager
13 5 (3.45%) Systems Architect
13 5 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (33.79%) .NET
2 37 (25.52%) Web Services
3 20 (13.79%) ASP.NET
4 19 (13.10%) .NET Framework
5 14 (9.66%) HTML
6 13 (8.97%) WCF
7 12 (8.28%) jQuery
8 11 (7.59%) JSON
8 11 (7.59%) XML
9 8 (5.52%) CSS
10 7 (4.83%) XSLT
10 7 (4.83%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (4.83%) RESTful
10 7 (4.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (4.14%) HTML5
12 5 (3.45%) SOAP
12 5 (3.45%) Ajax
13 4 (2.76%) Play Framework
13 4 (2.76%) NHibernate
13 4 (2.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (24.83%) Open Source
2 6 (4.14%) User Experience
2 6 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.14%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.45%) NHS
4 4 (2.76%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.69%) Wiki
6 1 (0.69%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.69%) iPad
6 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.69%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.69%) SCORM
6 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.14%) Windows
2 5 (3.45%) Linux
3 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.38%) UNIX
5 1 (0.69%) Android
5 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (93.10%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.76%) Kanban
3 24 (16.55%) User Stories
4 19 (13.10%) Coaching
4 19 (13.10%) TDD
5 18 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (11.03%) MVC
7 15 (10.34%) CRM
8 14 (9.66%) Project Management
8 14 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (8.97%) Mentoring
10 12 (8.28%) PRINCE2
11 10 (6.90%) Business Analysis
12 9 (6.21%) OO
12 9 (6.21%) Use Case
13 8 (5.52%) Web Development
13 8 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (5.52%) Test Strategy
13 8 (5.52%) E-Commerce
13 8 (5.52%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.76%) C#
2 28 (19.31%) Java
3 16 (11.03%) JavaScript
4 15 (10.34%) Python
5 11 (7.59%) SQL
6 7 (4.83%) VB.NET
6 7 (4.83%) Ruby
7 5 (3.45%) PHP
8 4 (2.76%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.76%) Scala
9 2 (1.38%) Perl
10 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.69%) PHP5
10 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.69%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.21%) SC Cleared
2 9 (6.21%) ISEB
3 3 (2.07%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.38%) Degree
4 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.38%) VCP4
5 1 (0.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.52%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (4.83%) Docker
2 3 (2.07%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.69%) IAG
Systems Management
1 3 (2.07%) Puppet
1 3 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.07%) Ansible
2 1 (0.69%) Salt
2 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (23.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.90%) Oracle
3 5 (3.45%) Pega
4 3 (2.07%) VMware
4 3 (2.07%) Business Objects
4 3 (2.07%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.07%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.38%) SAP
6 1 (0.69%) webMethods
6 1 (0.69%) HP
6 1 (0.69%) Informatica
6 1 (0.69%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.69%) Xamarin
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