The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 9 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 8.16% 1.49% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.55% 1.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
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£573 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.74% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Scrum
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Worcestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Worcestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
55 51 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 56.12% 76.12% 75.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 23
Average daily rate £431 £363 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.96% +15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 17
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.35% -46.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £11.78 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £30.25 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Worcestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Worcestershire region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Worcestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Worcestershire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Worcester - 8 £573 - 3
Scrum
West Midlands

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire 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 6 (75.00%) ITIL
1 6 (75.00%) PRINCE2
1 6 (75.00%) CRM
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (75.00%) Programme Management
1 6 (75.00%) Local Government
1 6 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (62.50%) NHS
3 3 (37.50%) User Experience
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) Perl
5 1 (12.50%) PHP
5 1 (12.50%) MySQL
5 1 (12.50%) Apache
5 1 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) LAMP
5 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
5 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (12.50%) Spring MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Mule
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (12.50%) Spring

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire 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 6 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (12.50%) Mule
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
Business Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 6 (75.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Senior Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Senior Programme Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Programme Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Transformation Programme Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Java Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) LAMP
1 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
1 1 (12.50%) Spring MVC
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) NHS
2 3 (37.50%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
1 6 (75.00%) PRINCE2
1 6 (75.00%) CRM
1 6 (75.00%) Programme Management
2 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
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