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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
England / Midlands
Rank 13 24 24
Rank change year-on-year +11 0  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 9 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.76% 3.35% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.09% 4.27% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £475 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.29 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.86% -0.49%  

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 99 164 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 85.34% 78.47% 78.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 80 49
Median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £304 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) User Stories
3 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (33.33%) MS Project
3 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 5 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (26.67%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Domain Models
6 2 (13.33%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (13.33%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (13.33%) GoCD
6 2 (13.33%) rkt
6 2 (13.33%) Go
6 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (13.33%) Kubernetes
6 2 (13.33%) SonarQube
6 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
6 2 (13.33%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (13.33%) New Relic
6 2 (13.33%) Ansible
6 2 (13.33%) Docker
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (13.33%) Mesos
6 2 (13.33%) CoreOS

Scrum
Top Related 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (13.33%) Apache
3 2 (13.33%) Apache Solr
3 2 (13.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (13.33%) IIS
3 2 (13.33%) JBoss
3 2 (13.33%) nginx
3 2 (13.33%) OpenStack
3 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (33.33%) MS Project
1 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) IaaS
1 2 (13.33%) PaaS
2 1 (6.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (13.33%) Riak
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Ant
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) GoCD
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (13.33%) Maven
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
1 2 (13.33%) SonarQube
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Protractor
2 1 (6.67%) Robot Framework
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Product Owner
2 5 (33.33%) Digital Product Owner
2 5 (33.33%) Product Owner
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (13.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Web Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) LAMP
2 2 (13.33%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (13.33%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (13.33%) Node.js
3 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) CoreOS
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Solaris
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) User Stories
3 4 (26.67%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) Domain Models
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) DevOps
5 2 (13.33%) Kanban
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Validation
6 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Multichannel Retail
6 1 (6.67%) Open Source
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) TDD
6 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Go
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) Perl
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) Ruby
3 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
1 2 (13.33%) Control-M
1 2 (13.33%) Kubernetes
1 2 (13.33%) Mesos
1 2 (13.33%) Nagios
1 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (13.33%) rkt
1 2 (13.33%) Unicenter
1 2 (13.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) New Relic
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) ATG
2 1 (6.67%) Demandware
2 1 (6.67%) hybris