Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 9 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +18
Contract jobs citing Scrum 58 101 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 14.76% 12.92% 10.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.89% 14.31% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 8
Shropshire median daily rate £530 £475 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.58% -1.30% +37.50%
10th Percentile £419 £366 £438
90th Percentile £608 £575 £600
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Shropshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £15.49 £45.00
% change year-on-year +113.04% -65.58% +650.00%

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 Shropshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Shropshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 365 706 354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 92.88% 90.28% 90.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 280 113
Shropshire median daily rate £464 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.36% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £358 £310 £263
90th Percentile £589 £575 £555
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 17
Shropshire median hourly rate £30.06 £43.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.90% +74.00% +5.54%
10th Percentile £22.59 £42.75 £12.35
90th Percentile £38.68 £44.25 £40.87
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -1.23%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
Telford -3 53 £530 +11.58% 1
Scrum
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 57 (98.28%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (53.45%) Git (software)
2 31 (53.45%) Jenkins
3 29 (50.00%) DevOps
3 29 (50.00%) Kanban
4 28 (48.28%) TDD
5 26 (44.83%) JIRA
5 26 (44.83%) Puppet
6 24 (41.38%) Subversion
7 23 (39.66%) Linux
7 23 (39.66%) Configuration Management
8 22 (37.93%) Test Automation
8 22 (37.93%) Open Source
9 21 (36.21%) Confluence
9 21 (36.21%) Maven
9 21 (36.21%) Middleware
10 20 (34.48%) SOA
10 20 (34.48%) Sonatype Nexus
11 19 (32.76%) JSON
12 18 (31.03%) Windows
12 18 (31.03%) Java
13 17 (29.31%) Python
14 16 (27.59%) User Stories
15 15 (25.86%) SDLC
15 15 (25.86%) Perl
16 13 (22.41%) Oracle
16 13 (22.41%) Red Hat
16 13 (22.41%) ZABBIX
16 13 (22.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 13 (22.41%) Mentoring

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 21 (36.21%) Confluence
2 10 (17.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (10.34%) Mule
4 5 (8.62%) WebLogic
5 4 (6.90%) Mule ESB
6 3 (5.17%) WebSphere
7 2 (3.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.07%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (6.90%) Heroku
4 2 (3.45%) IaaS
4 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.45%) PaaS
4 2 (3.45%) SaaS
5 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) HTTP
2 8 (13.79%) SSL
3 3 (5.17%) AMQP
4 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) MongoDB
1 10 (17.24%) Oracle Database
2 7 (12.07%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (6.90%) MySQL
3 4 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (53.45%) Git (software)
1 31 (53.45%) Jenkins
2 26 (44.83%) JIRA
3 24 (41.38%) Subversion
4 21 (36.21%) Maven
5 20 (34.48%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (13.79%) SoapUI
7 5 (8.62%) Selenium
7 5 (8.62%) WebDriver
8 4 (6.90%) JUnit
9 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
10 2 (3.45%) GitLab
10 2 (3.45%) JMeter
10 2 (3.45%) WebLogic Workshop
11 1 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.72%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.72%) Burp Suite
11 1 (1.72%) RSpec
11 1 (1.72%) Toad
General
1 2 (3.45%) Publishing
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Architect
3 9 (15.52%) Developer
4 8 (13.79%) Consultant
5 7 (12.07%) DevOps Consultant
5 7 (12.07%) Lead DevOps
5 7 (12.07%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) Technical Architect
6 6 (10.34%) Analyst
7 5 (8.62%) Java Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Messaging Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.17%) DevOps Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Digital Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Digital Business Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Product Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) UI Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.21%) Middleware
2 19 (32.76%) JSON
3 9 (15.52%) REST
3 9 (15.52%) SOAP
3 9 (15.52%) XML
4 8 (13.79%) JSON Schema
4 8 (13.79%) Play Framework
4 8 (13.79%) WSDL
5 6 (10.34%) Ajax
5 6 (10.34%) CSS
5 6 (10.34%) CSS3
5 6 (10.34%) HTML
5 6 (10.34%) HTML5
5 6 (10.34%) XSD
6 5 (8.62%) Software Packaging
6 5 (8.62%) Spring
7 4 (6.90%) Django
7 4 (6.90%) Node.js
7 4 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (5.17%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.90%) User Experience
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (39.66%) Linux
2 18 (31.03%) Windows
3 13 (22.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (13.79%) Unix
5 5 (8.62%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.45%) AIX
6 2 (3.45%) HPUX
6 2 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (98.28%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.00%) DevOps
2 29 (50.00%) Kanban
3 28 (48.28%) TDD
4 23 (39.66%) Configuration Management
5 22 (37.93%) Open Source
5 22 (37.93%) Test Automation
6 20 (34.48%) SOA
7 16 (27.59%) User Stories
8 15 (25.86%) SDLC
9 13 (22.41%) Mentoring
9 13 (22.41%) Server Virtualisation
10 11 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (15.52%) Coaching
11 9 (15.52%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (13.79%) Sequence Diagram
13 7 (12.07%) Task Automation
14 6 (10.34%) Acceptance Criteria
14 6 (10.34%) Case Management
14 6 (10.34%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.03%) Java
2 17 (29.31%) Python
3 15 (25.86%) Perl
4 11 (18.97%) Scala
5 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.62%) Ruby
7 4 (6.90%) SQL
8 3 (5.17%) Groovy
9 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.45%) XPath
10 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) ISEB
1 3 (5.17%) ISTQB
1 3 (5.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) WCAG
3 1 (1.72%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Docker
2 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (44.83%) Puppet
2 13 (22.41%) ZABBIX
3 11 (18.97%) Ansible
4 5 (8.62%) Terraform
5 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.72%) logstash
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) Oracle
1 13 (22.41%) Red Hat
2 7 (12.07%) WSO2
3 4 (6.90%) Atlassian
3 4 (6.90%) MuleSoft
4 3 (5.17%) webMethods
5 2 (3.45%) Google
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft