Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 16 December 2018 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 28 22
Rank change year-on-year -13 -6 +16
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.41% 2.97% 5.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 3.52% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 12
Staffordshire median daily rate £363 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.28% +6.67% -22.58%
10th Percentile £356 £204 £264
90th Percentile £369 £379 £435
West Midlands median daily rate £470 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +4.44% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £33.00 £15.49
% change year-on-year +43.94% +113.04% -65.58%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 248 227 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 85.52% 84.39% 82.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 158 224
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.30% -4.81%
10th Percentile £275 £262 £204
90th Percentile £463 £475 £493
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 20
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £14.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.34% -42.00% +80.51%
10th Percentile £13.18 £12.22 £19.93
90th Percentile £58.45 £48.00 £61.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.12 £17.06
% change year-on-year -36.90% +47.25% -14.70%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Staffordshire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Staffordshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
Stoke-on-Trent -1 5 - - 5
Stafford 0 1 £363 +25.00% 1
Scrum
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) Web Development
4 3 (42.86%) Android
4 3 (42.86%) Web Application Development
4 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
4 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
4 3 (42.86%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (42.86%) Apache Cordova
4 3 (42.86%) iOS Development
4 3 (42.86%) HTML5
4 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
4 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
4 3 (42.86%) Node.js
4 3 (42.86%) REST
4 3 (42.86%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) CSS
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) Facilities Management
5 2 (28.57%) Marketing
5 2 (28.57%) Subversion

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
2 3 (42.86%) Apache Cordova
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) HTML5
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) Node.js
2 3 (42.86%) REST
2 3 (42.86%) SOAP
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) Drools
3 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Android
1 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Web Development
3 3 (42.86%) Facilities Management
3 3 (42.86%) iOS Development
3 3 (42.86%) Mobile Application Development
3 3 (42.86%) Web Application Development
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) DSDM
4 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 2 (28.57%) RAD
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) SysML
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) C
3 2 (28.57%) MATLAB
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft