Period
to 22 November 2018

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 22 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 21 20
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1 +28
Contract jobs citing Scrum 509 332 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.93% 6.86% 6.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.53% 8.18% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 230 267
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £362 £324 £313
90th Percentile £605 £575 £545
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £33.00 £15.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.94% +113.04% -65.58%
10th Percentile £46.25 £30.93 £14.98
90th Percentile £48.75 £34.50 £16.00
England median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -1.10% +7.06%

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 4,416 4,057 5,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.18% 83.87% 84.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,716 2,598 3,142
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £264 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 145 155
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.60% +42.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.75 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £40.18
England median hourly rate £22.40 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.69% +2.17% +4.55%

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 22 November 2018.

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 22 November 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
Shropshire +6 236 £468 -11.79% 25
Coventry -4 112 £479 +6.39% 6
Birmingham -3 95 £463 +7.25% 36
Solihull +24 20 £400 -11.11% 11
Warwickshire -8 10 £488 +56.00% 4
Staffordshire -11 8 £406 +14.44% 11
Worcestershire - 3 £308 - 15
Wolverhampton - 1 £450 - 2
Herefordshire - 1 £375 - 2
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 479 (94.11%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (44.60%) Kanban
3 141 (27.70%) Continuous Integration
4 140 (27.50%) Java
5 138 (27.11%) TDD
5 138 (27.11%) Test Automation
6 131 (25.74%) Git (software)
7 123 (24.17%) JavaScript
8 111 (21.81%) HTML
8 111 (21.81%) JIRA
9 110 (21.61%) Jenkins
10 107 (21.02%) BDD
11 100 (19.65%) Web Services
12 99 (19.45%) CSS
13 96 (18.86%) Microsoft Azure
13 96 (18.86%) DevOps
14 92 (18.07%) Confluence
15 87 (17.09%) .NET
16 85 (16.70%) Microservices
17 81 (15.91%) MVC
18 80 (15.72%) SOA
18 80 (15.72%) User Stories
19 79 (15.52%) Selenium
20 74 (14.54%) Maven
21 70 (13.75%) REST
22 69 (13.56%) User Experience
23 68 (13.36%) Amazon AWS
23 68 (13.36%) C#
24 62 (12.18%) Cucumber
25 61 (11.98%) Coaching

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 92 (18.07%) Confluence
2 27 (5.30%) Documentum
3 12 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.36%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.77%) Apache
5 5 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.79%) JBoss
6 4 (0.79%) nginx
6 4 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.59%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.20%) Captiva
9 1 (0.20%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.20%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.98%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.39%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 96 (18.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (13.36%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.54%) GitHub
3 18 (3.54%) SaaS
4 16 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (2.95%) Google Analytics
6 12 (2.36%) Office 365
7 11 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (2.16%) PaaS
8 10 (1.96%) IaaS
8 10 (1.96%) Slack
9 9 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.39%) Serverless
11 1 (0.20%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.20%) Force.com
11 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.96%) Skype
2 4 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
2 4 (0.79%) SSL
3 3 (0.59%) DNS
3 3 (0.59%) Firewall
3 3 (0.59%) HTTP
3 3 (0.59%) SMS
3 3 (0.59%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.59%) VLAN
4 2 (0.39%) RTP
5 1 (0.20%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.20%) Intranet
5 1 (0.20%) VoIP
5 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.13%) MongoDB
3 17 (3.34%) MySQL
4 16 (3.14%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (1.96%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.57%) SQLite
9 6 (1.18%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.98%) Big Data
11 4 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.59%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.59%) Redis
13 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.39%) HBase
13 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 131 (25.74%) Git (software)
2 111 (21.81%) JIRA
3 110 (21.61%) Jenkins
4 79 (15.52%) Selenium
5 74 (14.54%) Maven
6 62 (12.18%) Cucumber
7 46 (9.04%) WebDriver
8 35 (6.88%) Subversion
9 28 (5.50%) Sonatype Nexus
10 27 (5.30%) Bitbucket
10 27 (5.30%) JUnit
11 26 (5.11%) SonarQube
12 23 (4.52%) Visual Studio Team System
13 21 (4.13%) DbUnit
13 21 (4.13%) gulp
13 21 (4.13%) jMock
13 21 (4.13%) Mockito
14 19 (3.73%) SoapUI
15 18 (3.54%) Eclipse
15 18 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (7.27%) Finance
2 16 (3.14%) Retail
3 10 (1.96%) Marketing
4 4 (0.79%) Automotive
4 4 (0.79%) Banking
5 3 (0.59%) Aerospace
5 3 (0.59%) Publishing
6 2 (0.39%) Back Office
6 2 (0.39%) Law
7 1 (0.20%) Advertising
7 1 (0.20%) Billing
7 1 (0.20%) Electronics
7 1 (0.20%) Games
7 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 176 (34.58%) Developer
2 58 (11.39%) Architect
3 57 (11.20%) Analyst
4 52 (10.22%) Java Developer
5 45 (8.84%) .NET Developer
6 42 (8.25%) Business Analyst
7 34 (6.68%) Delivery Manager
8 33 (6.48%) Scrum Master
9 31 (6.09%) DevOps Engineer
10 29 (5.70%) Tester
11 27 (5.30%) Automation Tester
12 23 (4.52%) Agile Developer
12 23 (4.52%) Scala Developer
12 23 (4.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 23 (4.52%) Selenium Tester
13 22 (4.32%) Agile Business Analyst
13 22 (4.32%) Java Automation Tester
13 22 (4.32%) Senior Developer
14 21 (4.13%) Agile Delivery Manager
14 21 (4.13%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (21.81%) HTML
2 100 (19.65%) Web Services
3 99 (19.45%) CSS
4 87 (17.09%) .NET
5 70 (13.75%) REST
6 56 (11.00%) ASP.NET
7 52 (10.22%) RESTful
7 52 (10.22%) Spring
8 49 (9.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 49 (9.63%) J2EE
9 48 (9.43%) HTML5
10 43 (8.45%) SOAP
11 37 (7.27%) .NET Framework
12 35 (6.88%) ASP.NET Web API
13 34 (6.68%) jQuery
14 33 (6.48%) Dapper ORM
15 31 (6.09%) JSON
16 30 (5.89%) Middleware
17 29 (5.70%) Hibernate
17 29 (5.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 69 (13.56%) User Experience
2 47 (9.23%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 18 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.95%) Public Cloud
6 9 (1.77%) iPhone
6 9 (1.77%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.38%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.18%) NHS
9 5 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.79%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.59%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.20%) Blog
12 1 (0.20%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.20%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.20%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.20%) Robotics
12 1 (0.20%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 49 (9.63%) Linux
2 47 (9.23%) Windows
3 23 (4.52%) Unix
4 20 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (2.95%) Android
6 14 (2.75%) Apple iOS
7 12 (2.36%) Windows Server
8 10 (1.96%) Mac OS
9 8 (1.57%) VME
10 7 (1.38%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.39%) FreeRTOS
13 2 (0.39%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.20%) CentOS
14 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (94.11%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (44.60%) Kanban
3 141 (27.70%) Continuous Integration
4 138 (27.11%) TDD
4 138 (27.11%) Test Automation
5 107 (21.02%) BDD
6 96 (18.86%) DevOps
7 85 (16.70%) Microservices
8 81 (15.91%) MVC
9 80 (15.72%) SOA
9 80 (15.72%) User Stories
10 61 (11.98%) Coaching
11 50 (9.82%) Mentoring
11 50 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
12 47 (9.23%) Open Source
13 45 (8.84%) Configuration Management
14 40 (7.86%) Continuous Delivery
14 40 (7.86%) Service Delivery
15 39 (7.66%) Deployment Automation
16 36 (7.07%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 140 (27.50%) Java
2 123 (24.17%) JavaScript
3 68 (13.36%) C#
4 59 (11.59%) SQL
5 40 (7.86%) Scala
6 37 (7.27%) Java 8
7 31 (6.09%) Perl
7 31 (6.09%) Python
8 27 (5.30%) Groovy
9 24 (4.72%) Ruby
10 12 (2.36%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.16%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.96%) Apple Swift
12 10 (1.96%) Objective-C
13 8 (1.57%) COBOL
13 8 (1.57%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.57%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.18%) C
15 5 (0.98%) PHP
16 4 (0.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 37 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.72%) SC Cleared
3 10 (1.96%) CITP
3 10 (1.96%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.18%) Degree
5 5 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.98%) ISEB
6 4 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) CCA
9 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) MBA
9 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.48%) QA
2 4 (0.79%) PMO
3 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.20%) GDPR
3 1 (0.20%) SLA
3 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 37 (7.27%) Docker
2 13 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.77%) vSphere
4 5 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.59%) LXC
6 2 (0.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 47 (9.23%) Puppet
2 26 (5.11%) Ansible
3 23 (4.52%) ZABBIX
4 12 (2.36%) Kibana
5 11 (2.16%) Grafana
5 11 (2.16%) Graphite
6 10 (1.96%) HockeyApp
6 10 (1.96%) HP ALM
6 10 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.77%) Terraform
8 7 (1.38%) Nagios
9 6 (1.18%) Rundeck
10 5 (0.98%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.59%) Mesos
Vendors
1 53 (10.41%) Atlassian
2 51 (10.02%) Pega
3 47 (9.23%) Microsoft
4 38 (7.47%) Oracle
5 20 (3.93%) Red Hat
6 15 (2.95%) Google
7 13 (2.55%) VMware
8 12 (2.36%) Splunk
9 10 (1.96%) HP
9 10 (1.96%) Twitter
9 10 (1.96%) webMethods
9 10 (1.96%) Xamarin
10 9 (1.77%) Apple
11 8 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.57%) SAP
12 6 (1.18%) IBM
13 5 (0.98%) BEA
13 5 (0.98%) hybris
14 3 (0.59%) Riverbed
15 1 (0.20%) Zend