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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 16 19 23
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.38% 3.82% 5.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.88% 4.80% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 7
Median daily rate £341 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.36% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £385 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £385 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.29 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.86% -0.49%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 102 125 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 74.45% 79.62% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 83 93
Median daily rate £350 £350 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 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 3 months to 26 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
Stafford 0 2 - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £338 - 1
Scrum
West Midlands

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) C#
2 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (44.44%) .NET
3 8 (44.44%) HTML
3 8 (44.44%) HTML5
4 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 7 (38.89%) CSS
4 7 (38.89%) TDD
4 7 (38.89%) MVC
5 6 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (33.33%) OO
5 6 (33.33%) jQuery
6 5 (27.78%) Selenium
6 5 (27.78%) WCF
6 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
6 5 (27.78%) SOLID
6 5 (27.78%) Java
6 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
7 4 (22.22%) Subversion
7 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
7 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
7 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (22.22%) React
7 4 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (22.22%) TeamCity
7 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
7 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design

Scrum
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
1 5 (27.78%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (22.22%) Subversion
2 4 (22.22%) TeamCity
3 2 (11.11%) Ant
3 2 (11.11%) Gradle
3 2 (11.11%) Maven
3 2 (11.11%) NUnit
3 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.56%) Grunt
4 1 (5.56%) gulp
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 5 (27.78%) C# Developer
4 4 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) .NET
1 8 (44.44%) HTML
1 8 (44.44%) HTML5
2 7 (38.89%) CSS
3 6 (33.33%) jQuery
4 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
4 5 (27.78%) WCF
5 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (22.22%) React
6 3 (16.67%) Spring
6 3 (16.67%) XML
7 2 (11.11%) REST
7 2 (11.11%) RESTful
7 2 (11.11%) Sass
8 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (5.56%) CSS3
8 1 (5.56%) Node.js
8 1 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) IVR
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) VxWorks
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) MVC
2 7 (38.89%) TDD
3 6 (33.33%) OO
4 5 (27.78%) SOLID
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (16.67%) Kanban
6 3 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (16.67%) SOA
7 2 (11.11%) API Design
7 2 (11.11%) BDD
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (11.11%) DevOps
7 2 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (11.11%) OOP
7 2 (11.11%) Project Management
7 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) Java
5 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (11.11%) C
7 2 (11.11%) C++
7 2 (11.11%) Pascal
7 2 (11.11%) TypeScript
8 1 (5.56%) ES6
8 1 (5.56%) Python
8 1 (5.56%) VB
8 1 (5.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) SOASTA, Inc