Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 18 January 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 20 19
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1 +20
Contract jobs citing Scrum 475 337 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.75% 7.14% 7.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.23% 8.54% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 241 254
West Midlands median daily rate £474 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.28% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £631 £575 £541
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £33.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.94% - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% -1.71%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,229 3,947 4,611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.84% 83.64% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,635 2,525 2,776
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £239 £250
90th Percentile £575 £547 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 144 147
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £23.99 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.31% +26.66% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £40.12
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +5.56%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the West Midlands

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in the West Midlands

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in the West Midlands

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in the West Midlands

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
Shropshire +8 229 £475 -13.64% 10
Coventry -7 95 £475 +5.56% 16
Birmingham +4 86 £475 +8.57% 31
Solihull +20 18 £400 -15.79% 8
Warwickshire +7 14 £419 +34.00% 10
Staffordshire -13 5 £425 +46.55% 8
Worcestershire - 3 £308 - 21
Herefordshire - 1 £375 - 1
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 444 (93.47%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (43.58%) Kanban
3 144 (30.32%) Test Automation
4 133 (28.00%) Git (software)
5 128 (26.95%) Java
6 127 (26.74%) Continuous Integration
7 125 (26.32%) DevOps
8 123 (25.89%) Jenkins
9 117 (24.63%) TDD
10 113 (23.79%) JavaScript
11 109 (22.95%) JIRA
12 96 (20.21%) Confluence
13 94 (19.79%) HTML
14 91 (19.16%) BDD
15 89 (18.74%) Microsoft Azure
15 89 (18.74%) SOA
15 89 (18.74%) Maven
16 88 (18.53%) Web Services
17 86 (18.11%) Selenium
18 85 (17.89%) CSS
19 83 (17.47%) Microservices
20 81 (17.05%) Amazon AWS
21 76 (16.00%) Cucumber
22 74 (15.58%) .NET
23 68 (14.32%) REST
24 66 (13.89%) MVC
25 64 (13.47%) Coaching
26 63 (13.26%) C#
27 61 (12.84%) User Experience
28 60 (12.63%) Docker

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 96 (20.21%) Confluence
2 39 (8.21%) Documentum
3 16 (3.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.89%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.26%) CMS
5 6 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (1.05%) Apache
6 5 (1.05%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.63%) JBoss
8 2 (0.42%) nginx
8 2 (0.42%) SAS
9 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 89 (18.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (17.05%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (5.89%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (3.79%) GitHub
4 18 (3.79%) SaaS
5 17 (3.58%) Google Analytics
6 13 (2.74%) Slack
7 12 (2.53%) PaaS
8 10 (2.11%) IaaS
8 10 (2.11%) Office 365
9 8 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.84%) Serverless
12 2 (0.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 2 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 1 (0.21%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.21%) BrowserStack
13 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.21%) Sauce Labs
13 1 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.53%) Skype
2 8 (1.68%) Firewall
2 8 (1.68%) VLAN
3 3 (0.63%) SMS
3 3 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.42%) DNS
4 2 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (0.42%) RTP
4 2 (0.42%) SSL
5 1 (0.21%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.79%) MongoDB
3 16 (3.37%) MySQL
3 16 (3.37%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.74%) RDBMS
4 13 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.68%) SQLite
6 3 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.63%) Redis
7 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.42%) Power BI
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 133 (28.00%) Git (software)
2 123 (25.89%) Jenkins
3 109 (22.95%) JIRA
4 89 (18.74%) Maven
5 86 (18.11%) Selenium
6 76 (16.00%) Cucumber
7 51 (10.74%) WebDriver
8 45 (9.47%) Sonatype Nexus
9 36 (7.58%) Subversion
10 22 (4.63%) JUnit
11 21 (4.42%) SonarQube
11 21 (4.42%) Visual Studio Team System
12 19 (4.00%) gulp
13 17 (3.58%) DbUnit
13 17 (3.58%) jMock
13 17 (3.58%) Mockito
14 16 (3.37%) Bitbucket
14 16 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (3.16%) Eclipse
16 14 (2.95%) IntelliJ
General
1 28 (5.89%) Finance
2 15 (3.16%) Retail
3 9 (1.89%) Marketing
4 5 (1.05%) Banking
5 4 (0.84%) Automotive
5 4 (0.84%) Publishing
6 3 (0.63%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.63%) Games
7 1 (0.21%) Advertising
7 1 (0.21%) Back Office
7 1 (0.21%) Billing
7 1 (0.21%) Electronics
7 1 (0.21%) Law
7 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 166 (34.95%) Developer
2 46 (9.68%) Architect
3 44 (9.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 43 (9.05%) Java Developer
5 40 (8.42%) Analyst
6 39 (8.21%) Tester
7 37 (7.79%) Automation Tester
8 36 (7.58%) .NET Developer
9 35 (7.37%) Business Analyst
10 34 (7.16%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 34 (7.16%) Selenium Tester
11 33 (6.95%) Java Automation Tester
12 25 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
13 22 (4.63%) Agile Developer
13 22 (4.63%) Scrum Master
14 21 (4.42%) AWS DevOps
14 21 (4.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 21 (4.42%) AWS Engineer
14 21 (4.42%) Lead Developer
14 21 (4.42%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (19.79%) HTML
2 88 (18.53%) Web Services
3 85 (17.89%) CSS
4 74 (15.58%) .NET
5 68 (14.32%) REST
6 44 (9.26%) ASP.NET
7 41 (8.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 39 (8.21%) HTML5
8 39 (8.21%) J2EE
8 39 (8.21%) RESTful
9 37 (7.79%) Spring
10 35 (7.37%) Middleware
11 33 (6.95%) ASP.NET Web API
12 32 (6.74%) Dapper ORM
13 31 (6.53%) SOAP
14 29 (6.11%) .NET Framework
15 28 (5.89%) Gherkin
16 25 (5.26%) jQuery
17 22 (4.63%) Hibernate
18 21 (4.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 61 (12.84%) User Experience
2 47 (9.89%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.37%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.11%) Public Cloud
6 9 (1.89%) iPhone
7 8 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.05%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.84%) NHS
10 3 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 49 (10.32%) Windows
2 48 (10.11%) Linux
3 28 (5.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (2.74%) Unix
5 12 (2.53%) Mac OS
6 10 (2.11%) Android
6 10 (2.11%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.68%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.63%) VME
11 2 (0.42%) FreeRTOS
11 2 (0.42%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.21%) CentOS
12 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (93.47%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (43.58%) Kanban
3 144 (30.32%) Test Automation
4 127 (26.74%) Continuous Integration
5 125 (26.32%) DevOps
6 117 (24.63%) TDD
7 91 (19.16%) BDD
8 89 (18.74%) SOA
9 83 (17.47%) Microservices
10 66 (13.89%) MVC
11 64 (13.47%) Coaching
12 58 (12.21%) User Stories
13 57 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
14 48 (10.11%) Configuration Management
15 45 (9.47%) Deployment Automation
15 45 (9.47%) Open Source
16 44 (9.26%) Mentoring
17 41 (8.63%) OO
18 37 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
18 37 (7.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 128 (26.95%) Java
2 113 (23.79%) JavaScript
3 63 (13.26%) C#
4 45 (9.47%) Python
5 43 (9.05%) Perl
5 43 (9.05%) SQL
6 34 (7.16%) Java 8
7 31 (6.53%) Scala
8 29 (6.11%) Ruby
9 21 (4.42%) Groovy
10 13 (2.74%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.11%) Apple Swift
11 10 (2.11%) Objective-C
12 7 (1.47%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.47%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.05%) Apex Code
13 5 (1.05%) PHP
14 4 (0.84%) C
15 3 (0.63%) COBOL
15 3 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (7.16%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.47%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.47%) CITP
4 3 (0.63%) Degree
4 3 (0.63%) ISEB
4 3 (0.63%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.42%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.21%) APMG
6 1 (0.21%) CCA
6 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) IIBA
6 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.21%) PMP
6 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.63%) QA
2 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.42%) PMO
3 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.21%) GDPR
3 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (12.63%) Docker
2 9 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.47%) vSphere
4 4 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 56 (11.79%) Puppet
2 35 (7.37%) ZABBIX
3 34 (7.16%) Ansible
4 13 (2.74%) Grafana
4 13 (2.74%) Graphite
4 13 (2.74%) Kibana
5 12 (2.53%) Docker Swarm
6 11 (2.32%) Terraform
7 10 (2.11%) HockeyApp
7 10 (2.11%) Nagios
8 7 (1.47%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.05%) HP ALM
9 5 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.84%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 58 (12.21%) Pega
2 51 (10.74%) Atlassian
3 32 (6.74%) Microsoft
4 29 (6.11%) Oracle
5 28 (5.89%) Red Hat
6 18 (3.79%) Google
7 13 (2.74%) Splunk
8 10 (2.11%) Twitter
8 10 (2.11%) Xamarin
9 9 (1.89%) Apple
9 9 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.89%) SAP
9 9 (1.89%) VMware
10 8 (1.68%) Riverbed
11 5 (1.05%) HP
11 5 (1.05%) hybris
12 4 (0.84%) Adobe
13 3 (0.63%) BEA
13 3 (0.63%) IBM
14 2 (0.42%) webMethods