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 23 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
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 16 22
Rank change year-on-year +11 +6  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 36 47 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 20.69% 13.28% 5.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.23% 14.60% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 1
Median daily rate £550 £525 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +28.04%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% +22.85%  

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 155 322 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 89.08% 90.96% 88.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 124 59
Median daily rate £533 £460 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.76% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £363 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £528 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.09 £25.12 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.85% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +7 35 £550 +4.76% 2
Scrum
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 50 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (66.00%) TDD
3 31 (62.00%) Kanban
4 29 (58.00%) Linux
5 28 (56.00%) Git (software)
6 26 (52.00%) Subversion
7 24 (48.00%) SOA
7 24 (48.00%) JSON
7 24 (48.00%) Jenkins
8 23 (46.00%) DevOps
8 23 (46.00%) Middleware
9 22 (44.00%) Test Automation
10 19 (38.00%) Maven
11 17 (34.00%) JIRA
11 17 (34.00%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (34.00%) Open Source
11 17 (34.00%) Confluence
11 17 (34.00%) Puppet
12 16 (32.00%) Configuration Management
12 16 (32.00%) SOAP
13 15 (30.00%) HTTP
13 15 (30.00%) SoapUI
14 14 (28.00%) Unix
14 14 (28.00%) Java
15 13 (26.00%) XML
15 13 (26.00%) Python
15 13 (26.00%) WSDL
15 13 (26.00%) SSL
15 13 (26.00%) Mac OS X
15 13 (26.00%) User Stories

Scrum
Co-occurring 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 17 (34.00%) Confluence
2 9 (18.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (6.00%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.00%) JBoss
4 1 (2.00%) Mule
4 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.00%) Heroku
4 1 (2.00%) IaaS
4 1 (2.00%) PaaS
4 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.00%) HTTP
2 13 (26.00%) SSL
3 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 9 (18.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (14.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (6.00%) MySQL
4 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (56.00%) Git (software)
2 26 (52.00%) Subversion
3 24 (48.00%) Jenkins
4 19 (38.00%) Maven
5 17 (34.00%) JIRA
6 15 (30.00%) SoapUI
7 11 (22.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (14.00%) JUnit
9 6 (12.00%) Cucumber
10 4 (8.00%) WebDriver
11 3 (6.00%) Mockito
12 2 (4.00%) JMeter
13 1 (2.00%) JIRA Agile
13 1 (2.00%) Selenium
13 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
1 2 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Developer
2 13 (26.00%) Agile Developer
3 11 (22.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (22.00%) SOA Developer
4 10 (20.00%) Linux Developer
5 9 (18.00%) Architect
6 6 (12.00%) Java Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Senior Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Technical Architect
8 4 (8.00%) Senior Agile Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Software Architect
9 3 (6.00%) Agile Java Developer
9 3 (6.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) Digital Architect
9 3 (6.00%) Digital Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Lead Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Product Manager
9 3 (6.00%) Team Leader
10 2 (4.00%) Designer
10 2 (4.00%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.00%) JSON
2 23 (46.00%) Middleware
3 16 (32.00%) SOAP
4 13 (26.00%) JSON Schema
4 13 (26.00%) WSDL
4 13 (26.00%) XML
5 12 (24.00%) XSD
5 12 (24.00%) XSLT
6 8 (16.00%) REST
7 7 (14.00%) Play Framework
8 6 (12.00%) RESTful
9 5 (10.00%) HTML
10 4 (8.00%) Ajax
10 4 (8.00%) CSS
10 4 (8.00%) CSS3
10 4 (8.00%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (8.00%) HTML5
10 4 (8.00%) Node.js
11 3 (6.00%) OAuth2
11 3 (6.00%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (58.00%) Linux
2 14 (28.00%) Unix
3 13 (26.00%) Mac OS X
4 12 (24.00%) Windows
5 11 (22.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.00%) AIX
6 1 (2.00%) HPUX
6 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (66.00%) TDD
3 31 (62.00%) Kanban
4 24 (48.00%) SOA
5 23 (46.00%) DevOps
6 22 (44.00%) Test Automation
7 17 (34.00%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (34.00%) Open Source
8 16 (32.00%) Configuration Management
9 13 (26.00%) User Stories
10 12 (24.00%) Conceptual Models
10 12 (24.00%) SDLC
11 11 (22.00%) Server Virtualisation
12 9 (18.00%) Microservices
13 8 (16.00%) Case Management
14 5 (10.00%) High Availability
14 5 (10.00%) Mentoring
14 5 (10.00%) Project Management
14 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
14 5 (10.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) Java
2 13 (26.00%) Python
3 11 (22.00%) Perl
4 9 (18.00%) Scala
5 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.00%) SQL
6 3 (6.00%) Ruby
7 2 (4.00%) C#
7 2 (4.00%) PHP
8 1 (2.00%) Groovy
8 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (34.00%) Puppet
2 9 (18.00%) ZABBIX
3 8 (16.00%) Ansible
4 3 (6.00%) Grafana
4 3 (6.00%) Kibana
4 3 (6.00%) logstash
4 3 (6.00%) rkt
5 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) WSO2
2 11 (22.00%) Red Hat
3 9 (18.00%) Oracle
4 8 (16.00%) MuleSoft
5 3 (6.00%) AppDynamics
5 3 (6.00%) Splunk
6 2 (4.00%) Google
7 1 (2.00%) webMethods