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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 27 47 77
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +30
Contract jobs citing Scrum 181 92 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.32% 3.42% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.84% 4.52% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 58 30
Median daily rate £450 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £479 £547
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £394 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.88 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +8.97%
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
2310 2037 1751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.66% 75.81% 74.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1230 929
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 £258 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 103 98
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.80 £10.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 5 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 5 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 +1 72 £510 +10.27% 1
Coventry +22 40 £431 +15.00% 6
Birmingham -4 25 £363 -3.33% 17
Staffordshire +15 9 £480 +28.00% 4
Solihull - 8 - - 1
Warwickshire -7 4 - - 15
Worcestershire -4 3 £450 +27.65% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £350 - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £413 -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 282 (89.24%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (30.06%) SQL
3 72 (22.78%) Java
4 70 (22.15%) JavaScript
5 67 (21.20%) Unix
6 63 (19.94%) C#
6 63 (19.94%) .NET
7 57 (18.04%) TDD
7 57 (18.04%) Test Strategy
8 52 (16.46%) JIRA
9 51 (16.14%) Informatica
10 49 (15.51%) Kanban
11 48 (15.19%) Oracle
12 47 (14.87%) Business Intelligence
12 47 (14.87%) Confluence
13 45 (14.24%) Pentaho
14 44 (13.92%) Hadoop
15 40 (12.66%) Microsoft
15 40 (12.66%) MVC
16 39 (12.34%) CSS
16 39 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (12.03%) HTML
18 37 (11.71%) Security Cleared
19 35 (11.08%) BusinessObjects
20 34 (10.76%) ASP.NET
20 34 (10.76%) SC Cleared
20 34 (10.76%) SDLC
21 31 (9.81%) Software Engineering
21 31 (9.81%) Shell Script
22 30 (9.49%) Data Modelling

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 (14.87%) Confluence
2 30 (9.49%) Node.js
3 11 (3.48%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.58%) SAS
6 4 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.95%) Apache
7 3 (0.95%) CMS
8 2 (0.63%) Liferay
8 2 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.32%) Documentum
9 1 (0.32%) JBoss
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.32%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.58%) MS Office
3 4 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.27%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.95%) MS Project
5 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.32%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.32%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.58%) Heroku
3 4 (1.27%) SaaS
4 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.63%) Force.com
4 2 (0.63%) Office 365
5 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.32%) IaaS
5 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.27%) Ethernet
1 4 (1.27%) Internet
1 4 (1.27%) IPv4
1 4 (1.27%) SNMP
2 1 (0.32%) DNS
2 1 (0.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (14.24%) Pentaho
2 44 (13.92%) Hadoop
3 35 (11.08%) BusinessObjects
4 29 (9.18%) SQL Server
5 28 (8.86%) Big Data
6 25 (7.91%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.90%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (1.27%) MS Access
12 4 (1.27%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.95%) MySQL
13 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (16.46%) JIRA
2 24 (7.59%) WebDriver
3 14 (4.43%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.16%) Cucumber
4 10 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (3.16%) Visual Studio
5 9 (2.85%) Subversion
6 8 (2.53%) Selenium
7 6 (1.90%) PVCS
8 5 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.58%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.58%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.27%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.27%) CppUnit
9 4 (1.27%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.27%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.63%) Ant
10 2 (0.63%) Appium
10 2 (0.63%) RSpec
10 2 (0.63%) VersionOne
General
1 27 (8.54%) Finance
2 8 (2.53%) Retail
3 4 (1.27%) Games
3 4 (1.27%) Publishing
4 3 (0.95%) Electronics
4 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.95%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.63%) Local Government
5 2 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 136 (43.04%) Developer
2 43 (13.61%) Scrum Master
3 35 (11.08%) Analyst
4 33 (10.44%) .NET Developer
5 31 (9.81%) Architect
5 31 (9.81%) Project Manager
6 25 (7.91%) Pentaho Developer
7 21 (6.65%) Hadoop Developer
8 20 (6.33%) Business Analyst
9 19 (6.01%) Digital Architect
10 18 (5.70%) C# Developer
11 16 (5.06%) Software Architect
12 15 (4.75%) JavaScript Developer
13 14 (4.43%) Agile Scrum Master
13 14 (4.43%) C# .NET Developer
13 14 (4.43%) Test Analyst
14 12 (3.80%) Lead Developer
14 12 (3.80%) Senior Developer
15 11 (3.48%) Agile Coach
15 11 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (19.94%) .NET
2 39 (12.34%) CSS
3 38 (12.03%) HTML
4 34 (10.76%) ASP.NET
5 25 (7.91%) Web Services
6 24 (7.59%) JSON
7 23 (7.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (6.96%) jQuery
8 22 (6.96%) Play Framework
8 22 (6.96%) WCF
9 21 (6.65%) J2EE
10 20 (6.33%) AngularJS
11 17 (5.38%) Spring
12 16 (5.06%) XML
13 14 (4.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 14 (4.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 12 (3.80%) .NET Framework
15 11 (3.48%) SOAP
15 11 (3.48%) Spring Boot
16 9 (2.85%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.65%) Data Integration
2 14 (4.43%) User Experience
3 12 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.85%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.58%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.58%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (0.95%) PMI
8 3 (0.95%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.63%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.63%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.32%) CESG
10 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.32%) Psychology
10 1 (0.32%) Social Media
10 1 (0.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 67 (21.20%) Unix
2 13 (4.11%) Linux
3 6 (1.90%) Windows
3 6 (1.90%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.95%) Android
5 2 (0.63%) Fedora
5 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (89.24%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (18.04%) TDD
2 57 (18.04%) Test Strategy
3 49 (15.51%) Kanban
4 47 (14.87%) Business Intelligence
5 40 (12.66%) MVC
6 39 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (10.76%) SDLC
8 31 (9.81%) Software Engineering
9 30 (9.49%) Data Modelling
10 29 (9.18%) BDD
10 29 (9.18%) Coaching
11 28 (8.86%) Project Management
11 28 (8.86%) Waterfall
12 24 (7.59%) Configuration Management
13 23 (7.28%) Continuous Delivery
13 23 (7.28%) User Stories
14 22 (6.96%) Microservices
15 20 (6.33%) Analytics
15 20 (6.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 95 (30.06%) SQL
2 72 (22.78%) Java
3 70 (22.15%) JavaScript
4 63 (19.94%) C#
5 31 (9.81%) Shell Script
6 26 (8.23%) PL/SQL
7 24 (7.59%) Scala
8 17 (5.38%) C
9 6 (1.90%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.90%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.90%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.58%) C++
11 3 (0.95%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.95%) Perl
11 3 (0.95%) PHP
12 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.63%) Ruby
12 2 (0.63%) VB
12 2 (0.63%) VB6
12 2 (0.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 37 (11.71%) Security Cleared
2 34 (10.76%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.01%) ISEB
4 11 (3.48%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.27%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.95%) Degree
8 2 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.63%) PMP
9 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.16%) QA
2 4 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.27%) iptables
1 4 (1.27%) OpenSSH
2 2 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (7.59%) Puppet
2 3 (0.95%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (0.63%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 51 (16.14%) Informatica
2 48 (15.19%) Oracle
3 40 (12.66%) Microsoft
4 24 (7.59%) Cloudera
5 21 (6.65%) Pega
6 6 (1.90%) Adobe
6 6 (1.90%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.95%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.95%) CA
8 3 (0.95%) Google
8 3 (0.95%) SAP
8 3 (0.95%) SevOne
9 2 (0.63%) hybris
9 2 (0.63%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.32%) Birst
10 1 (0.32%) Splunk
10 1 (0.32%) Telerik
10 1 (0.32%) VMware
10 1 (0.32%) webMethods
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