Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 21 36
Rank change year-on-year -5 +15 -2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 8 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.05% 5.83% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 6.98% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 5
Staffordshire median daily rate £320 £300 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -23.08% -2.50%
10th Percentile £204 £271 £197
90th Percentile £379 £415 £424
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
Staffordshire 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 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 213 358 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 81.30% 83.45% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 227 160
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £253 £204 £263
90th Percentile £475 £500 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 15
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.00% +73.61% +15.20%
10th Percentile £12.22 £25.00 £9.10
90th Percentile £48.00 £55.50 £20.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 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
Stafford 0 2 £290 - 2
Stoke-on-Trent -13 2 £275 -8.33% 1
Scrum
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) MVC
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Confluence
3 2 (25.00%) Profibus
3 2 (25.00%) IEC 61508
3 2 (25.00%) IEC 62304
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Pascal
3 2 (25.00%) C
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) VxWorks
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) SysML
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) NUnit
4 1 (12.50%) Simulink
4 1 (12.50%) Electronics
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) SQL

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (12.50%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) NUnit
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Manager
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) Sass
3 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Development
4 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Secure Coding
4 1 (12.50%) SOLID
4 1 (12.50%) SysML
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) C++
1 2 (25.00%) Pascal
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
2 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) IEC 61508
1 2 (25.00%) IEC 62304
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Xamarin