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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 19 51 77
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +26
Contract jobs citing Scrum 248 79 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.67% 3.11% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.38% 3.98% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 39 34
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £190 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £500 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.49 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £41.44 £44.50
% change year-on-year
+3.76% -6.87%
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
2644 1984 1923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.78% 78.20% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 1143 1000
Median daily rate £400 £395 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 100 114
Median hourly rate £19.72 £31.44 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.27% +5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Coventry +23 84 £400 +14.28% 10
Shropshire +7 64 £450 - 4
Birmingham +14 42 £375 -7.69% 22
Staffordshire +11 16 £300 +185.71% 6
Warwickshire -7 5 £480 +37.14% 6
Wolverhampton +3 3 £400 +122.22%
Solihull +2 3 - - 4
Worcestershire -1 3 £350 +40.00% 3
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Herefordshire - 2 £325 - 1
Walsall - 1 - - 1
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 380 (92.68%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (20.49%) Java
3 80 (19.51%) C#
4 77 (18.78%) JavaScript
4 77 (18.78%) .NET
5 72 (17.56%) HTML
6 68 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
7 65 (15.85%) TDD
8 64 (15.61%) MVC
9 63 (15.37%) User Experience
10 61 (14.88%) CSS
11 58 (14.15%) Microsoft
12 53 (12.93%) SQL
13 52 (12.68%) ASP.NET
14 50 (12.20%) Kanban
15 49 (11.95%) BDD
16 47 (11.46%) Web Services
17 46 (11.22%) JIRA
18 45 (10.98%) Coaching
19 42 (10.24%) Continuous Delivery
20 40 (9.76%) Analytics
21 39 (9.51%) Linux
21 39 (9.51%) JSON
21 39 (9.51%) HTML5
21 39 (9.51%) ASP.NET MVC
22 38 (9.27%) Software Engineering
23 37 (9.02%) Project Management
24 36 (8.78%) Degree
25 35 (8.54%) .NET Framework
25 35 (8.54%) Security Cleared

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 23 (5.61%) Confluence
2 11 (2.68%) OpenStack
3 8 (1.95%) Apache
3 8 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.22%) Documentum
4 5 (1.22%) JBoss
5 4 (0.98%) CMS
5 4 (0.98%) SAS
5 4 (0.98%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.73%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.49%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.49%) Sitefinity
7 2 (0.49%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.20%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.20%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.98%) MS Office
3 4 (0.98%) MS Project
4 3 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.73%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.24%) HipChat
5 1 (0.24%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.24%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.88%) IaaS
2 20 (4.88%) PaaS
3 19 (4.63%) SaaS
4 7 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.49%) Google Play
6 1 (0.24%) Heroku
6 1 (0.24%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.41%) HTTP
2 11 (2.68%) DNS
3 8 (1.95%) Ethernet
3 8 (1.95%) IPv4
3 8 (1.95%) SNMP
4 3 (0.73%) GoToMeeting
4 3 (0.73%) Network Security
5 2 (0.49%) Firewall
5 2 (0.49%) SSH
5 2 (0.49%) WAN
6 1 (0.24%) FTP
6 1 (0.24%) LDAP
6 1 (0.24%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.24%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.24%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.24%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.37%) MongoDB
3 13 (3.17%) NoSQL
3 13 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.20%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.71%) Big Data
7 7 (1.71%) MySQL
8 6 (1.46%) IBM InfoSphere
8 6 (1.46%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.46%) Pentaho
9 5 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.98%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.73%) NonStop SQL
11 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.49%) Power BI
12 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 46 (11.22%) JIRA
2 21 (5.12%) Selenium
3 20 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 18 (4.39%) Visual Studio
5 16 (3.90%) Git (software)
5 16 (3.90%) JUnit
5 16 (3.90%) WebDriver
6 15 (3.66%) Subversion
7 13 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
8 12 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (2.68%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.44%) ClearCase
11 9 (2.20%) NUnit
12 8 (1.95%) CppUnit
12 8 (1.95%) Maven
12 8 (1.95%) SpecFlow
13 7 (1.71%) Eclipse
14 6 (1.46%) Rational Rhapsody
14 6 (1.46%) SoapUI
15 5 (1.22%) Moq
General
1 35 (8.54%) Finance
2 32 (7.80%) Retail
3 5 (1.22%) Local Government
4 4 (0.98%) Banking
4 4 (0.98%) Games
4 4 (0.98%) Manufacturing
4 4 (0.98%) Publishing
4 4 (0.98%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.49%) Advertising
5 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.49%) Automotive
5 2 (0.49%) Back Office
5 2 (0.49%) Electronics
5 2 (0.49%) Marketing
6 1 (0.24%) Billing
6 1 (0.24%) Legal
6 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 143 (34.88%) Developer
2 56 (13.66%) Scrum Master
3 52 (12.68%) .NET Developer
4 41 (10.00%) Analyst
5 34 (8.29%) Business Analyst
6 32 (7.80%) Agile Scrum Master
6 32 (7.80%) Project Manager
7 29 (7.07%) Architect
7 29 (7.07%) C# Developer
8 26 (6.34%) C# .NET Developer
9 24 (5.85%) User Researcher
10 23 (5.61%) Java Developer
11 20 (4.88%) Designer
12 16 (3.90%) Agile Project Manager
13 14 (3.41%) Digital User Researcher
14 13 (3.17%) Agile Business Analyst
14 13 (3.17%) Digital Architect
14 13 (3.17%) Senior Designer
14 13 (3.17%) Tester
15 12 (2.93%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (18.78%) .NET
2 72 (17.56%) HTML
3 61 (14.88%) CSS
4 52 (12.68%) ASP.NET
5 47 (11.46%) Web Services
6 39 (9.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 39 (9.51%) HTML5
6 39 (9.51%) JSON
7 35 (8.54%) .NET Framework
7 35 (8.54%) XML
8 30 (7.32%) Node.js
9 28 (6.83%) Spring
10 27 (6.59%) Play Framework
11 26 (6.34%) jQuery
11 26 (6.34%) REST
12 25 (6.10%) AngularJS
12 25 (6.10%) RESTful
13 23 (5.61%) Entity Framework
14 22 (5.37%) J2EE
14 22 (5.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.37%) User Experience
2 28 (6.83%) Psychology
3 25 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.20%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (2.20%) Private Cloud
5 7 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.71%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.73%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.73%) CESG
7 3 (0.73%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (0.73%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.73%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.73%) PMI
7 3 (0.73%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.73%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (0.49%) IVR
8 2 (0.49%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.49%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.51%) Linux
2 29 (7.07%) Unix
3 14 (3.41%) Windows
4 13 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.22%) Android
7 4 (0.98%) VMS
8 3 (0.73%) Fedora
9 2 (0.49%) Debian
9 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.24%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (92.68%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
3 65 (15.85%) TDD
4 64 (15.61%) MVC
5 50 (12.20%) Kanban
6 49 (11.95%) BDD
7 45 (10.98%) Coaching
8 42 (10.24%) Continuous Delivery
9 40 (9.76%) Analytics
10 38 (9.27%) Software Engineering
11 37 (9.02%) Project Management
12 35 (8.54%) User Stories
13 33 (8.05%) Usability Testing
14 31 (7.56%) DevOps
15 29 (7.07%) Service Design
16 28 (6.83%) Business Analysis
16 28 (6.83%) Waterfall
17 27 (6.59%) Configuration Management
18 25 (6.10%) Open Source
19 24 (5.85%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 84 (20.49%) Java
2 80 (19.51%) C#
3 77 (18.78%) JavaScript
4 53 (12.93%) SQL
5 32 (7.80%) Scala
6 16 (3.90%) Shell Script
7 13 (3.17%) C
7 13 (3.17%) Python
8 10 (2.44%) C++
9 9 (2.20%) Ruby
10 8 (1.95%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.22%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.98%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.98%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.98%) PHP
13 3 (0.73%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.73%) R
13 3 (0.73%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.49%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.49%) XAML
Qualifications
1 36 (8.78%) Degree
2 35 (8.54%) Security Cleared
3 27 (6.59%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.66%) ISEB
5 6 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.73%) CISSP
6 3 (0.73%) CLAS
6 3 (0.73%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.73%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.73%) PMP
7 2 (0.49%) CITP
7 2 (0.49%) MCTS
7 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.49%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.63%) QA
2 4 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.49%) SLA
4 2 (0.49%) WAI
5 1 (0.24%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.24%) SDET
System Software
1 19 (4.63%) Docker
2 9 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.95%) iptables
3 8 (1.95%) OpenSSH
4 4 (0.98%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.49%) HDFS
6 1 (0.24%) Postfix
6 1 (0.24%) Squid
6 1 (0.24%) vCloud
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (8.29%) Puppet
2 13 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.98%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.49%) Terraform
5 1 (0.24%) Ansible
5 1 (0.24%) Consul
5 1 (0.24%) Kibana
5 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.24%) logstash
5 1 (0.24%) Packer
5 1 (0.24%) Rancher
5 1 (0.24%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.24%) WSUS
5 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 58 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.07%) Oracle
3 14 (3.41%) Red Hat
4 12 (2.93%) VMware
5 10 (2.44%) IBM
6 8 (1.95%) Xamarin
7 6 (1.46%) Informatica
7 6 (1.46%) Pega
8 5 (1.22%) webMethods
9 4 (0.98%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.98%) CA
9 4 (0.98%) Google
9 4 (0.98%) hybris
9 4 (0.98%) SevOne
10 3 (0.73%) Apple
10 3 (0.73%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.73%) Rally
11 2 (0.49%) Cisco
11 2 (0.49%) Sun
11 2 (0.49%) Symantec
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