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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 27 45 74
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +29
Contract jobs citing Scrum 171 93 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.09% 3.65% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.47% 4.78% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 61 31
Median daily rate £450 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £470 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.53% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.88 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +10.95%
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
2288 1945 1768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.48% 76.27% 75.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1301 1209 932
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 89 108
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £34.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -15.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -3 59 £525 -8.69% 1
Coventry +18 35 £444 +23.26% 9
Birmingham -1 35 £350 -6.66% 17
Solihull -4 10 - - 1
Staffordshire +13 9 £575 +64.28% 8
Warwickshire -8 5 £340 -15.00% 8
Worcestershire -7 3 £400 +33.33%
Wolverhampton -1 2 £413 +57.14%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £350 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 - - 1
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 301 (89.85%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (29.85%) SQL
3 83 (24.78%) Java
4 73 (21.79%) JavaScript
5 69 (20.60%) Unix
6 66 (19.70%) C#
6 66 (19.70%) .NET
7 61 (18.21%) Test Strategy
8 52 (15.52%) JIRA
9 51 (15.22%) Oracle
9 51 (15.22%) Informatica
10 48 (14.33%) TDD
11 47 (14.03%) Confluence
12 46 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
13 45 (13.43%) Pentaho
14 44 (13.13%) Hadoop
14 44 (13.13%) Kanban
15 43 (12.84%) MVC
16 41 (12.24%) Microsoft
16 41 (12.24%) CSS
16 41 (12.24%) Security Cleared
17 40 (11.94%) HTML
18 37 (11.04%) ASP.NET
18 37 (11.04%) SC Cleared
19 36 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
20 35 (10.45%) Coaching
20 35 (10.45%) BusinessObjects
21 34 (10.15%) Software Engineering
22 33 (9.85%) Node.js
22 33 (9.85%) SDLC

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 47 (14.03%) Confluence
2 33 (9.85%) Node.js
3 11 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.49%) SAS
6 3 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.90%) Apache
6 3 (0.90%) CMS
7 2 (0.60%) Liferay
7 2 (0.60%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.30%) Documentum
8 1 (0.30%) JBoss
8 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.49%) MS Office
3 4 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.19%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.90%) MS Project
5 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.30%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.30%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.79%) SaaS
3 5 (1.49%) Heroku
4 3 (0.90%) Google Play
5 2 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.60%) Force.com
5 2 (0.60%) Office 365
6 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.30%) IaaS
6 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.19%) Ethernet
1 4 (1.19%) Internet
1 4 (1.19%) IPv4
1 4 (1.19%) SNMP
2 1 (0.30%) DNS
2 1 (0.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.43%) Pentaho
2 44 (13.13%) Hadoop
3 35 (10.45%) BusinessObjects
4 30 (8.96%) Big Data
4 30 (8.96%) MongoDB
4 30 (8.96%) SQL Server
5 11 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (2.39%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.19%) MS Access
9 4 (1.19%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.90%) MySQL
10 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 52 (15.52%) JIRA
2 27 (8.06%) WebDriver
3 14 (4.18%) Git (software)
4 12 (3.58%) Visual Studio
5 11 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (2.69%) Subversion
7 8 (2.39%) Selenium
8 7 (2.09%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.79%) PVCS
10 5 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.49%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.49%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.19%) ClearCase
11 4 (1.19%) CppUnit
11 4 (1.19%) Jenkins
11 4 (1.19%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (0.60%) Ant
12 2 (0.60%) CA Gen
12 2 (0.60%) NUnit
12 2 (0.60%) RSpec
General
1 28 (8.36%) Finance
2 11 (3.28%) Retail
3 3 (0.90%) Publishing
4 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.60%) Electronics
4 2 (0.60%) Local Government
4 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.30%) Banking
5 1 (0.30%) Games
5 1 (0.30%) Legal
5 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 145 (43.28%) Developer
2 47 (14.03%) Scrum Master
3 34 (10.15%) .NET Developer
3 34 (10.15%) Architect
4 33 (9.85%) Analyst
5 30 (8.96%) Project Manager
6 25 (7.46%) Pentaho Developer
7 22 (6.57%) Digital Architect
8 21 (6.27%) Hadoop Developer
9 20 (5.97%) C# Developer
10 19 (5.67%) Business Analyst
11 18 (5.37%) Software Architect
12 16 (4.78%) Agile Scrum Master
13 15 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
13 15 (4.48%) JavaScript Developer
14 13 (3.88%) Lead Developer
14 13 (3.88%) Test Analyst
15 12 (3.58%) Java Architect
15 12 (3.58%) Java Developer
15 12 (3.58%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (19.70%) .NET
2 41 (12.24%) CSS
3 40 (11.94%) HTML
4 37 (11.04%) ASP.NET
5 31 (9.25%) JSON
6 27 (8.06%) Play Framework
6 27 (8.06%) Web Services
7 25 (7.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 23 (6.87%) jQuery
9 22 (6.57%) J2EE
9 22 (6.57%) WCF
10 20 (5.97%) AngularJS
11 18 (5.37%) Spring
12 17 (5.07%) XML
13 14 (4.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 14 (4.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 13 (3.88%) .NET Framework
15 12 (3.58%) Spring Boot
16 11 (3.28%) SOAP
17 10 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.27%) Data Integration
2 14 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.88%) User Experience
4 9 (2.69%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.49%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (0.90%) PMI
8 3 (0.90%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.60%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.60%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.60%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.30%) CESG
10 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.30%) Psychology
10 1 (0.30%) Statistics
10 1 (0.30%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 69 (20.60%) Unix
2 16 (4.78%) Linux
3 6 (1.79%) Windows
3 6 (1.79%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.90%) Android
4 3 (0.90%) Fedora
4 3 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.30%) VMS
6 1 (0.30%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (89.85%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (18.21%) Test Strategy
3 48 (14.33%) TDD
4 46 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
5 44 (13.13%) Kanban
6 43 (12.84%) MVC
7 36 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (10.45%) Coaching
9 34 (10.15%) Software Engineering
10 33 (9.85%) SDLC
11 31 (9.25%) Project Management
12 29 (8.66%) Data Modelling
12 29 (8.66%) Waterfall
13 27 (8.06%) BDD
13 27 (8.06%) Continuous Delivery
13 27 (8.06%) Microservices
14 24 (7.16%) Configuration Management
15 23 (6.87%) Open Source
15 23 (6.87%) User Stories
16 21 (6.27%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 100 (29.85%) SQL
2 83 (24.78%) Java
3 73 (21.79%) JavaScript
4 66 (19.70%) C#
5 31 (9.25%) Shell Script
6 29 (8.66%) PL/SQL
7 28 (8.36%) Scala
8 18 (5.37%) C
9 6 (1.79%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.49%) C++
10 5 (1.49%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.49%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.90%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.90%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.90%) Perl
11 3 (0.90%) PHP
12 2 (0.60%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.60%) VB
12 2 (0.60%) VB6
12 2 (0.60%) XAML
Qualifications
1 41 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 37 (11.04%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.37%) ISEB
4 8 (2.39%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.19%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.90%) Degree
7 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.60%) PMP
9 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.58%) QA
2 4 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.19%) iptables
1 4 (1.19%) OpenSSH
2 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (8.06%) Puppet
2 4 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.90%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.60%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 51 (15.22%) Informatica
1 51 (15.22%) Oracle
2 41 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 24 (7.16%) Cloudera
4 21 (6.27%) Pega
5 7 (2.09%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.49%) Adobe
7 4 (1.19%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.90%) CA
8 3 (0.90%) Google
8 3 (0.90%) SevOne
8 3 (0.90%) webMethods
9 2 (0.60%) hybris
9 2 (0.60%) SAP
9 2 (0.60%) Telerik
10 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.30%) Splunk
10 1 (0.30%) VMware
10 1 (0.30%) Zend
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