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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 41 71 65
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 77 38 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.62% 1.80% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.31% 2.57% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 25 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £77.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%
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
1449 1480 1247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.03% 69.94% 67.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 794 615
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 79 108
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £77.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Birmingham +2 26 £413 +26.92% 7
Coventry +16 18 £325 -23.52% 7
Worcestershire +2 6 £574 +48.06%
Staffordshire +11 5 £400 - 2
Shropshire - 5 £538 - 1
Warwickshire -5 1 - - 7
Solihull - - - - 3
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 130 (93.53%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (36.69%) .NET
3 42 (30.22%) Web Services
4 40 (28.78%) Microsoft
5 37 (26.62%) C#
6 31 (22.30%) Kanban
7 29 (20.86%) Open Source
8 24 (17.27%) SQL Server
8 24 (17.27%) User Stories
9 19 (13.67%) Coaching
9 19 (13.67%) TDD
9 19 (13.67%) .NET Framework
10 18 (12.95%) WCF
10 18 (12.95%) ASP.NET
11 17 (12.23%) SQL
11 17 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (11.51%) Java
13 15 (10.79%) Visual Studio
13 15 (10.79%) CRM
13 15 (10.79%) Finance
13 15 (10.79%) Project Management
13 15 (10.79%) Security Cleared
14 14 (10.07%) MVC
15 13 (9.35%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (9.35%) MS Excel
15 13 (9.35%) HTML
15 13 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (9.35%) Mentoring
16 12 (8.63%) Mobile App
16 12 (8.63%) Dynamics CRM

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 13 (9.35%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.88%) TPMS
2 4 (2.88%) CICS
2 4 (2.88%) CMS
3 2 (1.44%) Node.js
4 1 (0.72%) JBoss
4 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (9.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.16%) MS Project
3 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (8.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.88%) ATM
1 4 (2.88%) LAN
1 4 (2.88%) VoIP
1 4 (2.88%) WAN
1 4 (2.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.32%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.88%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.88%) Informix
3 4 (2.88%) MySQL
3 4 (2.88%) DB2
4 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (10.79%) Visual Studio
2 11 (7.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (7.19%) JIRA
4 9 (6.47%) Subversion
5 7 (5.04%) Git (software)
6 6 (4.32%) Selenium
7 5 (3.60%) LoadRunner
7 5 (3.60%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.88%) NuGet
8 4 (2.88%) MSBuild
8 4 (2.88%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.88%) StyleCop
8 4 (2.88%) MSTest
8 4 (2.88%) NDepend
8 4 (2.88%) NCover
8 4 (2.88%) ReSharper
8 4 (2.88%) NUnit
8 4 (2.88%) IntelliJ
8 4 (2.88%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.44%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (10.79%) Finance
2 6 (4.32%) Local Government
3 3 (2.16%) Games
3 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.44%) Automotive
5 1 (0.72%) Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (27.34%) Developer
2 36 (25.90%) Analyst
3 29 (20.86%) Business Analyst
4 19 (13.67%) Agile Business Analyst
5 15 (10.79%) .NET Developer
6 14 (10.07%) Architect
7 11 (7.91%) ScrumMaster
8 10 (7.19%) Project Manager
8 10 (7.19%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (6.47%) C# Developer
10 7 (5.04%) Lead Developer
11 6 (4.32%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.32%) Senior Business Analyst
11 6 (4.32%) Technical Architect
12 5 (3.60%) Delivery Manager
12 5 (3.60%) Mobile Developer
12 5 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (3.60%) Windows Mobile Developer
13 4 (2.88%) Agile Project Manager
13 4 (2.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (36.69%) .NET
2 42 (30.22%) Web Services
3 19 (13.67%) .NET Framework
4 18 (12.95%) WCF
4 18 (12.95%) ASP.NET
5 13 (9.35%) HTML
6 11 (7.91%) XML
6 11 (7.91%) jQuery
7 7 (5.04%) XSLT
7 7 (5.04%) CSS
7 7 (5.04%) SOAP
7 7 (5.04%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (4.32%) HTML5
8 6 (4.32%) RESTful
9 5 (3.60%) Ajax
10 4 (2.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (2.88%) Play Framework
10 4 (2.88%) NHibernate
10 4 (2.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.86%) Open Source
2 12 (8.63%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.32%) User Experience
5 5 (3.60%) NHS
5 5 (3.60%) Pocket PC
5 5 (3.60%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.88%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.16%) E-Learning
7 3 (2.16%) SCORM
7 3 (2.16%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.16%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.72%) Wiki
9 1 (0.72%) iPad
9 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.63%) Windows
2 8 (5.76%) Linux
3 5 (3.60%) Windows CE
3 5 (3.60%) Windows Mobile
3 5 (3.60%) Windows 8
3 5 (3.60%) Windows Phone
3 5 (3.60%) Windows Phone 8
4 4 (2.88%) Windows Vista
4 4 (2.88%) UNIX
5 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.72%) HPUX
6 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Android
6 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (93.53%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (22.30%) Kanban
3 24 (17.27%) User Stories
4 19 (13.67%) Coaching
4 19 (13.67%) TDD
5 17 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (10.79%) CRM
6 15 (10.79%) Project Management
7 14 (10.07%) MVC
8 13 (9.35%) Mentoring
9 11 (7.91%) PRINCE2
10 10 (7.19%) Waterfall
10 10 (7.19%) Business Analysis
10 10 (7.19%) E-Commerce
11 9 (6.47%) Web Development
11 9 (6.47%) Use Case
11 9 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (5.76%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (5.76%) ITIL
12 8 (5.76%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 37 (26.62%) C#
2 17 (12.23%) SQL
3 16 (11.51%) Java
4 11 (7.91%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.47%) VB.NET
6 8 (5.76%) Ruby
7 7 (5.04%) Python
8 5 (3.60%) PHP
8 5 (3.60%) C++
8 5 (3.60%) Embedded C++
9 4 (2.88%) Scala
9 4 (2.88%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.16%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.72%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (10.79%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.47%) ISEB
2 9 (6.47%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.16%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.44%) Degree
4 2 (1.44%) ISSAP
4 2 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.72%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.72%) IAG
Systems Management
1 4 (2.88%) Puppet
1 4 (2.88%) Ansible
1 4 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.16%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.44%) Salt
3 2 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (28.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.19%) Oracle
3 5 (3.60%) VMware
3 5 (3.60%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.88%) Sybase
5 3 (2.16%) HP
6 2 (1.44%) Pega
6 2 (1.44%) CA
6 2 (1.44%) SAP
7 1 (0.72%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.72%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.72%) Xamarin
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