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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 42 59 70
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 85 61 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.42% 2.41% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.58% 3.32% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 47 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £384 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% +9.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £6.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-4.98% -
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
1854 1839 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.55% 72.63% 68.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1108 964 739
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 60
Average hourly rate £30.50 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 24 £394 +8.62% 19
Shropshire +3 19 £450 +28.57% 1
Coventry 0 14 £350 -26.31% 4
Warwickshire +7 11 £350 +16.66% 8
Staffordshire -6 3 £248 -26.66% 6
Worcestershire - 3 £350 - 4
Wolverhampton +2 1 £180 -44.61%
Solihull -3 1 £500 +51.51% 1
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 164 (92.13%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (36.52%) TDD
3 57 (32.02%) MVC
3 57 (32.02%) .NET
4 54 (30.34%) SQL Server
5 42 (23.60%) Java
6 40 (22.47%) BDD
7 38 (21.35%) JavaScript
7 38 (21.35%) C#
8 37 (20.79%) SQL
9 36 (20.22%) HTML
10 34 (19.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (16.85%) ASP.NET
11 30 (16.85%) XML
11 30 (16.85%) Microsoft
12 28 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (15.73%) Git (software)
13 27 (15.17%) Mentoring
13 27 (15.17%) Python
14 25 (14.04%) jQuery
15 24 (13.48%) CSS
16 23 (12.92%) Web Services
16 23 (12.92%) Selenium
16 23 (12.92%) PostgreSQL
16 23 (12.92%) Subversion
17 22 (12.36%) Django
17 22 (12.36%) Linux
17 22 (12.36%) SOA
17 22 (12.36%) Flask
17 22 (12.36%) Microservices

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (4.49%) WebLogic
2 7 (3.93%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.81%) JBoss
3 5 (2.81%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.69%) Confluence
4 3 (1.69%) Node.js
4 3 (1.69%) Apache
5 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.56%) CMS
6 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.37%) SPSS
3 3 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.12%) MS Project
4 2 (1.12%) MS Office
5 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.69%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) GitHub
2 1 (0.56%) IaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Trello
2 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.25%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) Network Security
2 1 (0.56%) HTTP
2 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (30.34%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.92%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (7.87%) Oracle Database
4 10 (5.62%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.49%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (3.37%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.37%) Hadoop
7 6 (3.37%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.81%) Big Data
8 5 (2.81%) Data Mining
9 4 (2.25%) MS Access
10 3 (1.69%) OLAP
10 3 (1.69%) HBase
10 3 (1.69%) OLAP Cube
11 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (19.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (15.73%) Git (software)
3 23 (12.92%) Subversion
3 23 (12.92%) Selenium
4 5 (2.81%) JIRA
4 5 (2.81%) IntelliJ
5 4 (2.25%) JUnit
5 4 (2.25%) CA Gen
5 4 (2.25%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.69%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.69%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.12%) NUnit
7 2 (1.12%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (1.12%) Moq
8 1 (0.56%) Mockito
8 1 (0.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.56%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.56%) PHPUnit
General
1 19 (10.67%) Finance
2 4 (2.25%) Games
3 2 (1.12%) Retail
3 2 (1.12%) Automotive
4 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 92 (51.69%) Developer
2 28 (15.73%) .NET Developer
3 23 (12.92%) Python Developer
4 20 (11.24%) Architect
5 17 (9.55%) Senior Developer
6 16 (8.99%) Project Manager
7 15 (8.43%) Analyst
7 15 (8.43%) C# Developer
8 14 (7.87%) Business Analyst
8 14 (7.87%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (6.74%) ScrumMaster
10 10 (5.62%) Java Developer
10 10 (5.62%) Consultant
11 8 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.93%) VB.NET Developer
12 7 (3.93%) Business Manager
12 7 (3.93%) Senior Python Developer
13 6 (3.37%) Business Project Manager
14 5 (2.81%) Transition Manager
14 5 (2.81%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (32.02%) .NET
2 36 (20.22%) HTML
3 30 (16.85%) ASP.NET
3 30 (16.85%) XML
4 25 (14.04%) jQuery
5 24 (13.48%) CSS
6 23 (12.92%) Web Services
7 22 (12.36%) Django
7 22 (12.36%) Flask
8 21 (11.80%) RESTful
9 19 (10.67%) JSON
10 14 (7.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (7.87%) Ajax
11 13 (7.30%) WCF
11 13 (7.30%) HTML5
12 12 (6.74%) .NET Framework
13 11 (6.18%) Spring
13 11 (6.18%) J2EE
14 10 (5.62%) XSLT
15 9 (5.06%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.06%) DataPower
2 7 (3.93%) User Experience
3 5 (2.81%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.69%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (1.69%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.56%) iPhone
6 1 (0.56%) iPad
6 1 (0.56%) Psychology
6 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.56%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.36%) Linux
2 19 (10.67%) Debian
2 19 (10.67%) Ubuntu
3 9 (5.06%) UNIX
3 9 (5.06%) Windows
4 3 (1.69%) Android
5 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.56%) AIX
6 1 (0.56%) Solaris
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (92.13%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (36.52%) TDD
3 57 (32.02%) MVC
4 40 (22.47%) BDD
5 28 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (15.17%) Mentoring
7 22 (12.36%) Microservices
7 22 (12.36%) SOA
8 18 (10.11%) Test Strategy
8 18 (10.11%) Test Automation
9 17 (9.55%) Coaching
9 17 (9.55%) Waterfall
10 16 (8.99%) Open Source
10 16 (8.99%) PRINCE2
11 15 (8.43%) TOGAF
12 13 (7.30%) Web Development
12 13 (7.30%) Project Management
12 13 (7.30%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
13 12 (6.74%) OO
13 12 (6.74%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 42 (23.60%) Java
2 38 (21.35%) JavaScript
2 38 (21.35%) C#
3 37 (20.79%) SQL
4 27 (15.17%) Python
5 14 (7.87%) VB.NET
6 6 (3.37%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.37%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.81%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.81%) Scala
8 4 (2.25%) Perl
9 3 (1.69%) PHP
9 3 (1.69%) C++
10 2 (1.12%) Ruby
10 2 (1.12%) VB
11 1 (0.56%) VB6
11 1 (0.56%) PHP5
11 1 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (3.93%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.37%) ISEB
2 6 (3.37%) PMP
2 6 (3.37%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.69%) Degree
5 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.56%) CGEIT
6 1 (0.56%) CRISC
6 1 (0.56%) CISA
6 1 (0.56%) CISM
6 1 (0.56%) CISSP
6 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) SLA
2 4 (2.25%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (4.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (7.30%) Vagrant
2 6 (3.37%) Puppet
3 1 (0.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (16.85%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.80%) Oracle
3 9 (5.06%) webMethods
4 8 (4.49%) IBM
5 6 (3.37%) Informatica
6 5 (2.81%) Pega
7 3 (1.69%) BEA
7 3 (1.69%) Adobe
8 1 (0.56%) Sun
8 1 (0.56%) HP
8 1 (0.56%) SAP
8 1 (0.56%) hybris
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