The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
West Midlands / Worcestershire
Rank 6 - 12
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 14.00% - 7.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.58% - 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Median daily rate £525 - £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.88 £37.88
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +21.12%

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
31 37 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 62.00% 77.08% 57.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 27
Median daily rate £363 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £325 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Worcestershire region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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
Worcester - 7 £525 - 1
Scrum
West Midlands

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) JIRA
3 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Kanban
5 2 (20.00%) Velocity
5 2 (20.00%) CRM
5 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 2 (20.00%) Logistics
5 2 (20.00%) Coaching
6 1 (10.00%) SEPA
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Web Development
6 1 (10.00%) XPath
6 1 (10.00%) NUnit
6 1 (10.00%) Banking
6 1 (10.00%) ISEB
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (10.00%) .NET
6 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (10.00%) CSS
6 1 (10.00%) DOM
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (10.00%) Analytics

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire 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:

Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) NUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Scrum Master
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Scrum Master
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Coach
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Velocity
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) DOM
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
4 2 (20.00%) Coaching
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) Logistics
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SEPA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft