Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 9 31
Rank change year-on-year -4 +22 -4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 456 472 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.86% 9.13% 5.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.42% 10.87% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 315 152
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +1.06% +10.59%
10th Percentile £363 £361 £341
90th Percentile £594 £580 £575
England median daily rate £486 £475 £467
% change year-on-year +2.37% +1.71% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 - £34.00
10th Percentile £35.00 - £31.60
90th Percentile £45.25 - £37.20
England median hourly rate £47.00 £49.50 £43.38
% change year-on-year -5.05% +14.12% +2.36%

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 3,992 4,342 3,675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.28% 83.98% 83.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,521 2,612 2,309
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 197 133
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.21 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.66% -22.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.92 £10.92
90th Percentile £47.05 £35.30 £49.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.42 £24.86
% change year-on-year +11.51% -9.81% +5.79%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -2 151 £475 - 7
Coventry 0 125 £450 -7.69% 17
Birmingham -2 98 £475 +5.56% 41
Solihull +21 31 £388 -3.13% 14
Warwickshire +15 20 £500 +25.00% 2
Staffordshire +3 6 £425 -2.86% 13
Worcestershire -11 6 £600 +242.86% 18
Wolverhampton +5 1 £625 +35.14%
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 428 (93.86%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (39.04%) Kanban
3 123 (26.97%) TDD
4 122 (26.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 121 (26.54%) Git (software)
6 106 (23.25%) Java
6 106 (23.25%) C#
7 99 (21.71%) Web Services
7 99 (21.71%) BDD
8 96 (21.05%) .NET
8 96 (21.05%) SQL Server
9 94 (20.61%) Continuous Integration
10 89 (19.52%) DevOps
11 88 (19.30%) JIRA
12 87 (19.08%) JavaScript
13 83 (18.20%) HTML
14 78 (17.11%) CSS
15 74 (16.23%) Confluence
16 71 (15.57%) SQL
17 60 (13.16%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 58 (12.72%) Microservices
19 57 (12.50%) ASP.NET
20 56 (12.28%) MVC
21 52 (11.40%) ASP.NET Web API
21 52 (11.40%) Jenkins
22 50 (10.96%) Enterprise Software
22 50 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
23 49 (10.75%) ASP.NET MVC
23 49 (10.75%) Continuous Delivery
24 46 (10.09%) .NET Framework

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 74 (16.23%) Confluence
2 39 (8.55%) Documentum
3 15 (3.29%) CMS
4 6 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.32%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (1.10%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.66%) SAS
8 2 (0.44%) Apache
8 2 (0.44%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.22%) IIS
9 1 (0.22%) nginx
9 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.44%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.22%) Primavera
2 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.22%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 122 (26.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (4.61%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (4.39%) Amazon SQS
5 15 (3.29%) Power Platform
6 14 (3.07%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (2.85%) PaaS
8 12 (2.63%) GitHub
8 12 (2.63%) Office 365
9 10 (2.19%) SaaS
10 9 (1.97%) Serverless
11 8 (1.75%) Azure Data Factory
11 8 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (1.32%) IaaS
13 5 (1.10%) Azure Functions
14 4 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 1 (0.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 1 (0.22%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.10%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.88%) HTTP
2 4 (0.88%) NetScaler
3 3 (0.66%) Intranet
3 3 (0.66%) SSL
4 2 (0.44%) Firewall
4 2 (0.44%) VPN
5 1 (0.22%) DHCP
5 1 (0.22%) DNS
5 1 (0.22%) FTP
5 1 (0.22%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.68%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (4.39%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.29%) Power BI
7 13 (2.85%) RDBMS
8 10 (2.19%) Big Data
9 9 (1.97%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (1.97%) SQL Server 2017
10 7 (1.54%) Data Lake
10 7 (1.54%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.32%) MySQL
12 5 (1.10%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.88%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 121 (26.54%) Git (software)
2 88 (19.30%) JIRA
3 52 (11.40%) Jenkins
4 40 (8.77%) Maven
5 24 (5.26%) JUnit
5 24 (5.26%) Selenium
6 22 (4.82%) DbUnit
6 22 (4.82%) jMock
6 22 (4.82%) Mockito
6 22 (4.82%) SonarQube
7 21 (4.61%) Visual Studio Team System
8 18 (3.95%) Cucumber
9 11 (2.41%) Subversion
10 9 (1.97%) Jasmine
10 9 (1.97%) Karma Test Runner
10 9 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (1.54%) Bitbucket
12 7 (1.54%) SpecFlow
13 5 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (2.41%) Finance
2 8 (1.75%) Retail
3 7 (1.54%) Law
4 4 (0.88%) Banking
5 3 (0.66%) Back Office
5 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.44%) Automotive
6 2 (0.44%) Legal
6 2 (0.44%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.22%) Avionics
7 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.22%) Marketing
7 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 215 (47.15%) Developer
2 55 (12.06%) .NET Developer
3 50 (10.96%) Senior Developer
4 48 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 38 (8.33%) Scrum Master
6 33 (7.24%) Analyst
6 33 (7.24%) Architect
7 29 (6.36%) Documentum Developer
8 28 (6.14%) Project Manager
9 24 (5.26%) Agile Developer
10 22 (4.82%) Business Analyst
10 22 (4.82%) Senior Documentum Developer
11 21 (4.61%) Lead Developer
12 20 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
13 15 (3.29%) Agile Scrum Master
13 15 (3.29%) C# Developer
13 15 (3.29%) Engagement Manager
14 14 (3.07%) Senior .NET Developer
15 13 (2.85%) C# .NET Developer
15 13 (2.85%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (21.71%) Web Services
2 96 (21.05%) .NET
3 83 (18.20%) HTML
4 78 (17.11%) CSS
5 57 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 52 (11.40%) ASP.NET Web API
7 49 (10.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 46 (10.09%) .NET Framework
9 44 (9.65%) Dapper ORM
10 43 (9.43%) REST
11 40 (8.77%) AngularJS
12 33 (7.24%) Spring
13 32 (7.02%) SOAP
14 29 (6.36%) RESTful
15 22 (4.82%) PowerMock
16 19 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
16 19 (4.17%) Spring Cloud
16 19 (4.17%) XML
17 16 (3.51%) Hibernate
18 15 (3.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.96%) Enterprise Software
2 27 (5.92%) User Experience
3 14 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.19%) N-Tier
6 9 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.32%) Robotics
9 4 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.88%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.66%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.66%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.44%) Life Science
11 2 (0.44%) NHS
11 2 (0.44%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.22%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.22%) PMI
12 1 (0.22%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.07%) Unix
1 14 (3.07%) Windows
2 8 (1.75%) Linux
3 5 (1.10%) MVS
4 3 (0.66%) Android
4 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.66%) Mac OS X
4 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.44%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (93.86%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (39.04%) Kanban
3 123 (26.97%) TDD
4 99 (21.71%) BDD
5 94 (20.61%) Continuous Integration
6 89 (19.52%) DevOps
7 60 (13.16%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 58 (12.72%) Microservices
9 56 (12.28%) MVC
10 49 (10.75%) Continuous Delivery
11 45 (9.87%) Test Automation
12 44 (9.65%) SOLID
13 42 (9.21%) Architectural Design
13 42 (9.21%) Coaching
14 39 (8.55%) User Stories
15 38 (8.33%) Project Management
16 35 (7.68%) Business Intelligence
17 32 (7.02%) Migration
18 30 (6.58%) Analytics
19 26 (5.70%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 106 (23.25%) C#
1 106 (23.25%) Java
2 87 (19.08%) JavaScript
3 71 (15.57%) SQL
4 20 (4.39%) PowerShell
5 13 (2.85%) TypeScript
6 11 (2.41%) Python
7 10 (2.19%) ES6
8 9 (1.97%) Perl
9 8 (1.75%) Java 8
9 8 (1.75%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.54%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.32%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.10%) C
12 5 (1.10%) PHP
13 4 (0.88%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.66%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.66%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.44%) Go
16 1 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 35 (7.68%) Security Cleared
2 34 (7.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (0.88%) ISEB
4 4 (0.88%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.66%) Degree
5 3 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.66%) PMP
5 3 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.22%) APMP
7 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.41%) QA
2 9 (1.97%) WCAG
3 4 (0.88%) NCSC
4 3 (0.66%) COBIT
5 2 (0.44%) PMO
6 1 (0.22%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.22%) DO-178B
System Software
1 38 (8.33%) Docker
2 19 (4.17%) Postfix
3 8 (1.75%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.44%) XenApp
4 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (2.85%) Puppet
2 12 (2.63%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.97%) Ansible
4 6 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.88%) Terraform
7 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (0.66%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.44%) SCCM
9 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.22%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 42 (9.21%) Pega
2 39 (8.55%) Microsoft
3 36 (7.89%) Atlassian
4 19 (4.17%) Oracle
5 9 (1.97%) Databricks
5 9 (1.97%) Google
6 8 (1.75%) Informatica
6 8 (1.75%) UiPath
7 7 (1.54%) Tableau
7 7 (1.54%) VMware
8 6 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.32%) webMethods
9 5 (1.10%) BEA
9 5 (1.10%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.88%) Citrix
10 4 (0.88%) Freshdesk
10 4 (0.88%) WSO2
11 3 (0.66%) Blue Prism
11 3 (0.66%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.66%) SAP