The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 23 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -15 -1  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 12 89 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 6.74% 20.89% 16.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.84% 23.48% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 35 13
Median daily rate £500 £470 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -12.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £403 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.79% +4.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.40 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.11% -0.24%  

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 Shropshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 153 379 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 85.96% 88.97% 85.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 106 69
Median daily rate £475 £460 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% -0.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £331 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £525 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £10.50 - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire 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 Shropshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Shropshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Shropshire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Shropshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Telford -10 11 £500 +6.38% 1
Scrum
West Midlands

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 40 (97.56%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (48.78%) Java
3 16 (39.02%) JIRA
4 15 (36.59%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (36.59%) Confluence
5 13 (31.71%) Jenkins
6 12 (29.27%) RESTful
6 12 (29.27%) Linux
7 11 (26.83%) Configuration Management
7 11 (26.83%) Kanban
7 11 (26.83%) Automated Testing
8 10 (24.39%) Git (software)
8 10 (24.39%) JSON
9 9 (21.95%) TDD
9 9 (21.95%) JUnit
9 9 (21.95%) Open Source
9 9 (21.95%) Cucumber
9 9 (21.95%) User Stories
10 8 (19.51%) Puppet
10 8 (19.51%) Scala
10 8 (19.51%) Docker
11 7 (17.07%) DevOps
11 7 (17.07%) Microservices
11 7 (17.07%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (17.07%) REST
11 7 (17.07%) HTML
11 7 (17.07%) SQL
11 7 (17.07%) Unix
11 7 (17.07%) HTTP
12 6 (14.63%) CSS

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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 15 (36.59%) Confluence
2 3 (7.32%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.88%) Documentum
3 2 (4.88%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.44%) Apache
4 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) IaaS
1 3 (7.32%) PaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) HTTP
2 2 (4.88%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) NoSQL
2 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
3 4 (9.76%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 16 (39.02%) JIRA
2 13 (31.71%) Jenkins
3 10 (24.39%) Git (software)
4 9 (21.95%) Cucumber
4 9 (21.95%) JUnit
5 6 (14.63%) Selenium
5 6 (14.63%) Subversion
6 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
7 4 (9.76%) Eclipse
7 4 (9.76%) PVCS
8 3 (7.32%) Maven
8 3 (7.32%) Mockito
9 2 (4.88%) SonarQube
9 2 (4.88%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (4.88%) Travis CI
10 1 (2.44%) Ant
10 1 (2.44%) JMeter
10 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
10 1 (2.44%) webpack
General
1 3 (7.32%) Publishing
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Developer
2 10 (24.39%) Java Developer
3 5 (12.20%) Scrum Master
4 4 (9.76%) webMethods Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Agile Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Content Designer
5 3 (7.32%) Designer
5 3 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Agile Scrum Master
6 2 (4.88%) Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Digital Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Java Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Lead DevOps
6 2 (4.88%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) RESTful
2 10 (24.39%) JSON
3 7 (17.07%) HTML
3 7 (17.07%) REST
4 6 (14.63%) CSS
4 6 (14.63%) HTML5
4 6 (14.63%) Play Framework
4 6 (14.63%) Spring
4 6 (14.63%) XML
5 5 (12.20%) CSS3
5 5 (12.20%) Django
6 4 (9.76%) Ajax
6 4 (9.76%) EDIFACT
6 4 (9.76%) Guice
6 4 (9.76%) J2EE
6 4 (9.76%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (9.76%) Spring MVC
7 3 (7.32%) Gherkin
7 3 (7.32%) OAuth2
7 3 (7.32%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) User Experience
2 2 (4.88%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Social Media
3 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Linux
2 7 (17.07%) Unix
3 4 (9.76%) AIX
4 2 (4.88%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Debian
5 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (97.56%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (26.83%) Automated Testing
3 11 (26.83%) Configuration Management
3 11 (26.83%) Kanban
4 9 (21.95%) Open Source
4 9 (21.95%) TDD
4 9 (21.95%) User Stories
5 7 (17.07%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (17.07%) DevOps
5 7 (17.07%) Microservices
6 6 (14.63%) BDD
6 6 (14.63%) Coaching
6 6 (14.63%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (14.63%) Service Design
7 5 (12.20%) OO
7 5 (12.20%) Pair Programming
7 5 (12.20%) Performance Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Problem Management
8 4 (9.76%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) Java
2 8 (19.51%) Scala
3 7 (17.07%) SQL
4 6 (14.63%) Ruby
5 4 (9.76%) Python
6 3 (7.32%) C#
6 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
6 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.44%) Groovy
8 1 (2.44%) PHP
8 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
1 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
2 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Docker
2 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) Puppet
2 6 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.32%) Grafana
3 3 (7.32%) Kibana
3 3 (7.32%) logstash
3 3 (7.32%) rkt
4 1 (2.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Google
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle
1 4 (9.76%) webMethods
2 3 (7.32%) AppDynamics
2 3 (7.32%) Pega
2 3 (7.32%) Splunk
2 3 (7.32%) VMware
3 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.88%) WSO2
4 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.44%) TOWER Software