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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
England / West Midlands
Rank 21 31 39
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 150 127 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.23% 5.30% 3.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.86% 6.50% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 70 51
Median daily rate £413 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.88 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +19.93%

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
1909 1954 1552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.24% 81.48% 72.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1188 1058 939
Median daily rate £417 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 66 95
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.43 £11.08 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.65 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Coventry -2 47 £438 +17.44% 9
Birmingham +26 44 £381 +1.66% 6
Shropshire -9 18 £457 -3.84% 2
Staffordshire +6 8 £338 -13.46% 5
Worcestershire - 7 £525 - 2
Warwickshire -8 3 £375 +22.44% 3
Solihull -5 1 - - 2
Herefordshire - 1 - - 1
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 371 (91.60%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (22.96%) .NET
3 92 (22.72%) Continuous Integration
4 90 (22.22%) C#
5 89 (21.98%) HTML
6 88 (21.73%) JavaScript
7 83 (20.49%) CSS
8 80 (19.75%) Java
8 80 (19.75%) MVC
9 71 (17.53%) TDD
9 71 (17.53%) Web Services
9 71 (17.53%) Kanban
10 69 (17.04%) User Experience
11 64 (15.80%) ASP.NET
12 56 (13.83%) SQL
12 56 (13.83%) HTML5
12 56 (13.83%) BDD
13 55 (13.58%) Microsoft
14 52 (12.84%) JIRA
15 50 (12.35%) .NET Framework
15 50 (12.35%) OO
15 50 (12.35%) AngularJS
16 47 (11.60%) ASP.NET MVC
17 46 (11.36%) Degree
17 46 (11.36%) Usability Testing
17 46 (11.36%) Analytics
18 45 (11.11%) jQuery
19 43 (10.62%) WCF
19 43 (10.62%) XML
20 42 (10.37%) User Stories

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 29 (7.16%) Confluence
2 12 (2.96%) OpenStack
2 12 (2.96%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.98%) Documentum
4 7 (1.73%) Apache
4 7 (1.73%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.23%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.99%) CMS
6 4 (0.99%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.99%) Umbraco
6 4 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.74%) JBoss
7 3 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.49%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.25%) IIS
9 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (2.96%) MS Visio
2 11 (2.72%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.99%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.74%) Camtasia
6 3 (0.74%) MS Project
7 1 (0.25%) HipChat
7 1 (0.25%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.93%) IaaS
1 24 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 24 (5.93%) PaaS
2 16 (3.95%) SaaS
3 11 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.23%) GitHub
5 1 (0.25%) Boomi
5 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.25%) Google Play
5 1 (0.25%) Heroku
5 1 (0.25%) iTunes
5 1 (0.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.69%) HTTP
2 12 (2.96%) DNS
3 4 (0.99%) Firewall
4 3 (0.74%) GoToMeeting
4 3 (0.74%) Network Security
5 2 (0.49%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.49%) IPv4
5 2 (0.49%) LDAP
5 2 (0.49%) SNMP
5 2 (0.49%) SSH
5 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.49%) WLAN
6 1 (0.25%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.25%) FTP
6 1 (0.25%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.25%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.25%) SSL
6 1 (0.25%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.44%) NoSQL
3 16 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.98%) Hadoop
4 8 (1.98%) MySQL
5 7 (1.73%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.48%) IBM InfoSphere
6 6 (1.48%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.99%) Big Data
8 3 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.49%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.49%) HBase
9 2 (0.49%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.25%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.25%) Power BI
10 1 (0.25%) Riak
Development Applications
1 52 (12.84%) JIRA
2 37 (9.14%) Jenkins
3 34 (8.40%) Git (software)
4 33 (8.15%) Subversion
5 28 (6.91%) Selenium
6 26 (6.42%) Visual Studio
7 24 (5.93%) NUnit
8 21 (5.19%) JUnit
9 20 (4.94%) Cucumber
9 20 (4.94%) Moq
9 20 (4.94%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (2.96%) SoapUI
11 10 (2.47%) CruiseControl
11 10 (2.47%) Grunt
11 10 (2.47%) gulp
11 10 (2.47%) Maven
12 9 (2.22%) Eclipse
12 9 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (2.22%) TeamCity
13 8 (1.98%) SonarQube
General
1 31 (7.65%) Retail
2 27 (6.67%) Finance
3 12 (2.96%) Marketing
4 6 (1.48%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.48%) Publishing
5 5 (1.23%) Automotive
6 4 (0.99%) Advertising
6 4 (0.99%) Games
7 2 (0.49%) Banking
7 2 (0.49%) Electronics
7 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 173 (42.72%) Developer
2 61 (15.06%) .NET Developer
3 49 (12.10%) Analyst
4 41 (10.12%) Business Analyst
5 36 (8.89%) User Researcher
6 34 (8.40%) Scrum Master
7 33 (8.15%) C# Developer
8 30 (7.41%) Java Developer
9 28 (6.91%) C# .NET Developer
10 23 (5.68%) Agile Business Analyst
11 20 (4.94%) Senior Developer
12 19 (4.69%) Agile Scrum Master
13 17 (4.20%) ASP.NET Developer
14 16 (3.95%) Digital Analyst
14 16 (3.95%) Digital Business Analyst
14 16 (3.95%) Digital User Researcher
15 15 (3.70%) Angular Developer
15 15 (3.70%) Architect
15 15 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 14 (3.46%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (22.96%) .NET
2 89 (21.98%) HTML
3 83 (20.49%) CSS
4 71 (17.53%) Web Services
5 64 (15.80%) ASP.NET
6 56 (13.83%) HTML5
7 50 (12.35%) .NET Framework
7 50 (12.35%) AngularJS
8 47 (11.60%) ASP.NET MVC
9 45 (11.11%) jQuery
10 43 (10.62%) WCF
10 43 (10.62%) XML
11 36 (8.89%) Entity Framework
12 31 (7.65%) Spring
12 31 (7.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 30 (7.41%) CSS3
13 30 (7.41%) RESTful
14 28 (6.91%) REST
15 27 (6.67%) JSON
16 21 (5.19%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 69 (17.04%) User Experience
2 40 (9.88%) Psychology
3 31 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.47%) Private Cloud
5 9 (2.22%) Social Media
6 6 (1.48%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.48%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.99%) iPad
8 3 (0.74%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.74%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.74%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.74%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.49%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.49%) DataPower
9 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.49%) IVR
10 1 (0.25%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.25%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.88%) Linux
2 21 (5.19%) Unix
3 14 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (1.98%) Windows
5 5 (1.23%) AIX
6 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.99%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.74%) Debian
8 2 (0.49%) VMS
9 1 (0.25%) Android
9 1 (0.25%) CentOS
9 1 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Fedora
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (91.60%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (22.72%) Continuous Integration
3 80 (19.75%) MVC
4 71 (17.53%) Kanban
4 71 (17.53%) TDD
5 56 (13.83%) BDD
6 50 (12.35%) OO
7 46 (11.36%) Analytics
7 46 (11.36%) Usability Testing
8 42 (10.37%) User Stories
9 41 (10.12%) Service Design
9 41 (10.12%) SOLID
10 40 (9.88%) Continuous Delivery
11 36 (8.89%) Project Management
12 35 (8.64%) Waterfall
13 32 (7.90%) Configuration Management
14 30 (7.41%) Open Source
14 30 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (7.16%) DevOps
15 29 (7.16%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 90 (22.22%) C#
2 88 (21.73%) JavaScript
3 80 (19.75%) Java
4 56 (13.83%) SQL
5 17 (4.20%) Scala
6 15 (3.70%) Python
7 13 (3.21%) Ruby
8 12 (2.96%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.47%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.48%) C
10 6 (1.48%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.48%) R
11 5 (1.23%) PHP
11 5 (1.23%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.99%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.99%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.99%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.74%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.74%) ES6
13 3 (0.74%) Korn
Qualifications
1 46 (11.36%) Degree
2 23 (5.68%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.72%) ISEB
5 8 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.73%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.99%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.74%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.74%) PMP
10 2 (0.49%) CITP
11 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.25%) CISSP
11 1 (0.25%) CLAS
11 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.20%) QA
2 5 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.49%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) SDET
4 1 (0.25%) SEPA
4 1 (0.25%) WAI
System Software
1 30 (7.41%) Docker
2 10 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.49%) HDFS
3 2 (0.49%) iptables
3 2 (0.49%) OpenSSH
4 1 (0.25%) Postfix
4 1 (0.25%) Squid
4 1 (0.25%) vCloud
4 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (6.67%) Puppet
2 20 (4.94%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.98%) Ansible
4 5 (1.23%) Terraform
5 2 (0.49%) Kibana
5 2 (0.49%) logstash
5 2 (0.49%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.25%) Consul
6 1 (0.25%) Grafana
6 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.25%) Packer
6 1 (0.25%) Rancher
6 1 (0.25%) rkt
6 1 (0.25%) Salt
6 1 (0.25%) WSUS
6 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.94%) Oracle
3 15 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 14 (3.46%) VMware
5 11 (2.72%) IBM
6 8 (1.98%) Adobe
6 8 (1.98%) Google
7 6 (1.48%) Pega
7 6 (1.48%) webMethods
8 5 (1.23%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.99%) hybris
9 4 (0.99%) Informatica
9 4 (0.99%) Sun
10 3 (0.74%) Apple
10 3 (0.74%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.74%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.49%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.49%) Cisco
11 2 (0.49%) SAP
11 2 (0.49%) ServiceNow
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