Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 25 51
Rank change year-on-year 0 +26 +20
Contract jobs citing Scrum 566 614 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.96% 6.25% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.37% 7.57% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 387 168
Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.56% -2.59%
10th Percentile £317 £310 £268
90th Percentile £557 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 2
Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £15.49 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.04% -65.58% +650.00%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.10% +7.06% -

Scrum is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6763 8113 6733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.20% 82.62% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4306 4956 3980
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 206 258
Midlands median hourly rate £21.24 £16.30 £18.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.35% -13.14% +4.22%
10th Percentile £10.57 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £39.75 £42.33
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in the Midlands

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in the Midlands

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Scrum in the Midlands

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands 0 330 £450 +12.50% 36
East Midlands +11 227 £425 +6.25% 24
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 498 (87.99%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (28.98%) TDD
3 158 (27.92%) Git (software)
4 156 (27.56%) Kanban
5 132 (23.32%) Java
6 112 (19.79%) Jenkins
7 104 (18.37%) Test Automation
8 102 (18.02%) JavaScript
8 102 (18.02%) HTML
9 100 (17.67%) JIRA
10 96 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
11 93 (16.43%) .NET
12 91 (16.08%) CSS
13 89 (15.72%) C#
13 89 (15.72%) BDD
14 84 (14.84%) DevOps
15 70 (12.37%) SQL
15 70 (12.37%) Web Services
16 67 (11.84%) RESTful
17 65 (11.48%) SQL Server
17 65 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
17 65 (11.48%) AngularJS
18 63 (11.13%) Finance
19 62 (10.95%) MVC
20 61 (10.78%) HTML5
21 59 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
22 56 (9.89%) Docker
23 54 (9.54%) User Experience
23 54 (9.54%) Windows
24 53 (9.36%) Microsoft

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 53 (9.36%) Confluence
2 24 (4.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 19 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (2.83%) JBoss
5 12 (2.12%) Apache Spark
5 12 (2.12%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.94%) Apache
6 11 (1.94%) GlassFish
6 11 (1.94%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.94%) WildFly
7 6 (1.06%) Mule
8 5 (0.88%) CMS
8 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.71%) IIS
9 4 (0.71%) Mule ESB
10 3 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.35%) CoreMedia CMS
11 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.88%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.53%) Doxygen
4 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) Simulink
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 59 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (9.19%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.47%) PaaS
4 12 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (1.77%) IaaS
6 9 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (1.24%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (1.06%) SaaS
9 5 (0.88%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.71%) GitHub
10 4 (0.71%) Heroku
10 4 (0.71%) Office 365
11 3 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.35%) BlazeMeter
12 2 (0.35%) npm
12 2 (0.35%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.65%) HTTP
2 18 (3.18%) SSL
3 11 (1.94%) Bluetooth
4 8 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (1.24%) Firewall
6 6 (1.06%) DNS
6 6 (1.06%) OpenLDAP
6 6 (1.06%) OpenVPN
6 6 (1.06%) SSH
7 4 (0.71%) Internet
7 4 (0.71%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.71%) WLAN
8 3 (0.53%) AMQP
8 3 (0.53%) Intranet
8 3 (0.53%) SMS
8 3 (0.53%) ZigBee
9 2 (0.35%) Link 16
10 1 (0.18%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.95%) MongoDB
3 34 (6.01%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (4.95%) NoSQL
5 26 (4.59%) MySQL
6 17 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (3.00%) Big Data
7 16 (2.83%) Hadoop
8 13 (2.30%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.94%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.59%) CouchDB
11 7 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.06%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.71%) Couchbase
14 4 (0.71%) Power BI
15 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.53%) SQLite
16 2 (0.35%) QlikView
16 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 158 (27.92%) Git (software)
2 112 (19.79%) Jenkins
3 100 (17.67%) JIRA
4 50 (8.83%) Maven
5 47 (8.30%) JUnit
6 36 (6.36%) Subversion
7 33 (5.83%) Sonatype Nexus
8 32 (5.65%) Selenium
9 28 (4.95%) Cucumber
10 25 (4.42%) SonarQube
11 15 (2.65%) gulp
12 13 (2.30%) Grunt
13 12 (2.12%) Bitbucket
13 12 (2.12%) Gradle
13 12 (2.12%) Mockito
13 12 (2.12%) WebDriver
14 11 (1.94%) DbUnit
14 11 (1.94%) Hudson
14 11 (1.94%) JBehave
14 11 (1.94%) jMock
General
1 63 (11.13%) Finance
2 33 (5.83%) Banking
3 30 (5.30%) Retail
4 9 (1.59%) Automotive
5 6 (1.06%) Games
6 5 (0.88%) Advertising
7 4 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.71%) Marketing
7 4 (0.71%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.53%) Electronics
8 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.35%) Avionics
9 2 (0.35%) Back Office
9 2 (0.35%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.35%) Military
9 2 (0.35%) Publishing
9 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 206 (36.40%) Developer
2 73 (12.90%) Analyst
3 59 (10.42%) Scrum Master
4 53 (9.36%) Business Analyst
5 48 (8.48%) .NET Developer
6 45 (7.95%) Java Developer
7 37 (6.54%) DevOps Engineer
8 33 (5.83%) Project Manager
9 25 (4.42%) Angular Developer
10 24 (4.24%) Architect
10 24 (4.24%) Azure Developer
10 24 (4.24%) C# Developer
10 24 (4.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 24 (4.24%) Senior Developer
11 23 (4.06%) Agile Business Analyst
11 23 (4.06%) Agile Scrum Master
12 22 (3.89%) JavaScript Developer
13 19 (3.36%) Consultant
13 19 (3.36%) Delivery Manager
14 17 (3.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (18.02%) HTML
2 93 (16.43%) .NET
3 91 (16.08%) CSS
4 70 (12.37%) Web Services
5 67 (11.84%) RESTful
6 65 (11.48%) AngularJS
7 61 (10.78%) HTML5
8 53 (9.36%) JSON
9 52 (9.19%) Spring
10 46 (8.13%) CSS3
11 42 (7.42%) ASP.NET Web API
11 42 (7.42%) Node.js
12 39 (6.89%) REST
13 34 (6.01%) ASP.NET
14 33 (5.83%) jQuery
14 33 (5.83%) Middleware
14 33 (5.83%) SOAP
15 32 (5.65%) XML
16 30 (5.30%) Spring Boot
17 27 (4.77%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.54%) User Experience
2 40 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.01%) Computer Science
4 31 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (3.89%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.47%) Wiki
7 11 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.59%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.24%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.53%) Animation
12 3 (0.53%) NHS
12 3 (0.53%) Web 2.0
13 2 (0.35%) Credit Risk
14 1 (0.18%) CMDB
14 1 (0.18%) FMCG
14 1 (0.18%) Life Science
14 1 (0.18%) Robotics
14 1 (0.18%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.54%) Windows
2 48 (8.48%) Linux
3 32 (5.65%) Android
4 26 (4.59%) Apple iOS
5 16 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (2.47%) Unix
7 9 (1.59%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.24%) CentOS
8 7 (1.24%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.71%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.35%) AIX
10 2 (0.35%) HPUX
10 2 (0.35%) Solaris
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.18%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (87.99%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (28.98%) TDD
3 156 (27.56%) Kanban
4 104 (18.37%) Test Automation
5 96 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
6 89 (15.72%) BDD
7 84 (14.84%) DevOps
8 65 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 62 (10.95%) MVC
10 49 (8.66%) User Stories
11 48 (8.48%) Open Source
12 47 (8.30%) SDLC
13 46 (8.13%) Configuration Management
14 45 (7.95%) E-Commerce
14 45 (7.95%) Unit Testing
15 44 (7.77%) Continuous Delivery
15 44 (7.77%) SOA
16 42 (7.42%) Coaching
17 40 (7.07%) Front End Development
18 38 (6.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 132 (23.32%) Java
2 102 (18.02%) JavaScript
3 89 (15.72%) C#
4 70 (12.37%) SQL
5 31 (5.48%) Python
6 30 (5.30%) Scala
7 20 (3.53%) Perl
8 15 (2.65%) TypeScript
9 13 (2.30%) Ruby
10 9 (1.59%) Groovy
10 9 (1.59%) Objective-C
11 8 (1.41%) Apple Swift
11 8 (1.41%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.41%) ES6
12 7 (1.24%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.06%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.06%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.88%) C++
14 5 (0.88%) PHP
15 4 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (7.60%) Degree
2 21 (3.71%) ISTQB
2 21 (3.71%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.53%) ISEB
4 18 (3.18%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.59%) PMP
7 8 (1.41%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.53%) IIBA
10 3 (0.53%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.35%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.35%) MCSA
12 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.18%) MCSE
12 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.83%) QA
2 6 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.88%) PMO
4 2 (0.35%) MIL-STD-1553
4 2 (0.35%) P3O
4 2 (0.35%) SLA
4 2 (0.35%) WCAG
5 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.18%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 56 (9.89%) Docker
2 8 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.06%) Postfix
3 6 (1.06%) Squid
3 6 (1.06%) vCloud
4 5 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.88%) vSphere
5 4 (0.71%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 46 (8.13%) Puppet
2 23 (4.06%) Ansible
3 22 (3.89%) ZABBIX
4 16 (2.83%) Terraform
5 9 (1.59%) logstash
6 8 (1.41%) Kibana
6 8 (1.41%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (1.06%) Rancher
7 6 (1.06%) Rsyslog
7 6 (1.06%) Sysdig
8 2 (0.35%) Salt
9 1 (0.18%) collectd
9 1 (0.18%) Packer
9 1 (0.18%) SCOM
9 1 (0.18%) StatsD
Vendors
1 53 (9.36%) Microsoft
2 33 (5.83%) Oracle
3 16 (2.83%) Red Hat
4 12 (2.12%) VMware
5 9 (1.59%) Atlassian
6 8 (1.41%) Google
7 7 (1.24%) WSO2
8 6 (1.06%) Perforce
8 6 (1.06%) Sonatype
9 5 (0.88%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.88%) Xamarin
10 4 (0.71%) Adobe
10 4 (0.71%) Cisco
10 4 (0.71%) hybris
10 4 (0.71%) Informatica
10 4 (0.71%) MuleSoft
10 4 (0.71%) SAP
11 3 (0.53%) CA
11 3 (0.53%) HP
11 3 (0.53%) Salesforce.com