The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Scrum
England / Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 28 20
Rank change year-on-year +16 -8  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.00% 2.15% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.69% 2.78% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £450 £450 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.40%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £380
% change year-on-year - +11.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £36.89
% change year-on-year +4.65% +16.57%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 91 144 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 91.00% 77.42% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 98 54
Median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £125.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the Midlands

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) User Stories
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
3 5 (31.25%) MS Visio
4 3 (18.75%) CSS
4 3 (18.75%) HTML
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) JIRA
4 3 (18.75%) jQuery
4 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
4 3 (18.75%) Node.js
4 3 (18.75%) CSS3
4 3 (18.75%) Front End Development
4 3 (18.75%) Coaching
4 3 (18.75%) React
4 3 (18.75%) Grunt
4 3 (18.75%) Confluence
4 3 (18.75%) HTML5
4 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
4 3 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (18.75%) Angular 2
5 2 (12.50%) Domain Models
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Project Governance
5 2 (12.50%) Product Management
5 2 (12.50%) Web Development

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 3 (18.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Project
1 5 (31.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
1 3 (18.75%) Grunt
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Product Owner
1 5 (31.25%) Digital Product Owner
1 5 (31.25%) Product Owner
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (12.50%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (12.50%) HTML Developer
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Transformation Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Coach
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Scrum Master
5 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Angular 2
1 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
1 3 (18.75%) CSS3
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) HTML5
1 3 (18.75%) jQuery
1 3 (18.75%) Node.js
1 3 (18.75%) React
1 3 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) User Stories
3 3 (18.75%) Coaching
3 3 (18.75%) Front End Development
4 2 (12.50%) BDD
4 2 (12.50%) Domain Models
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 2 (12.50%) Product Management
4 2 (12.50%) Project Governance
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Web Development
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) C#