Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 28 26
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.68% 4.15% 4.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.51% 5.14% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 10
Staffordshire median daily rate £463 £431 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.25% +27.78% -41.30%
10th Percentile £421 £295 £259
90th Percentile £481 £500 £371
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £47.50 - £35.00
10th Percentile £43.75 - £32.50
90th Percentile £51.25 - £37.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 - £35.00

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 133 214 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 81.60% 80.75% 75.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 135 157
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £199 £265 £212
90th Percentile £463 £460 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 11
Staffordshire median hourly rate £34.50 £12.14 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +184.13% -43.52% +86.96%
10th Percentile £15.27 £11.17 £14.10
90th Percentile £49.00 £36.38 £57.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.25 £15.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +30.65% -27.91% +19.78%

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 25 May 2019. 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 +1 3 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £463 - 4
Scrum
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) NetSuite
4 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
4 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (16.67%) Power BI
4 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
4 1 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (16.67%) Master's Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Power Platform
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (16.67%) Simulink
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (16.67%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (16.67%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) OLAP
1 1 (16.67%) OLTP
1 1 (16.67%) Power BI
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Interaction Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Report Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum Master
2 1 (16.67%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) JD Edwards
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft