Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 29 29
Rank change year-on-year +15 0 +17
Contract jobs citing Scrum 416 235 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.50% 5.43% 6.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.24% 6.59% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 155 192
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £363 £333 £315
90th Percentile £590 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £34.00 -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £43.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year +16.28% +0.58% +1.18%

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 4,062 3,565 4,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.03% 82.41% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,468 2,213 2,704
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £264 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 142 107
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +20.00% -23.91%
10th Percentile £10.83 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £38.75 £48.38 £38.85
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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
Birmingham +1 122 £450 -2.17% 31
Shropshire +9 112 £485 -8.06% 7
Coventry +9 103 £475 +11.76% 20
Warwickshire +6 13 £375 - 12
Solihull +7 12 £475 +18.75% 4
Staffordshire +2 12 £438 +28.21% 8
Wolverhampton +2 4 £444 +161.03% 2
Herefordshire +6 3 £375 -4.76% 2
Kingswinford - 2 - -
Worcestershire -9 1 £175 -54.84% 8
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 397 (95.43%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (45.67%) Kanban
3 140 (33.65%) Continuous Integration
4 132 (31.73%) TDD
5 111 (26.68%) BDD
6 108 (25.96%) Git (software)
7 95 (22.84%) Java
8 86 (20.67%) JIRA
9 80 (19.23%) Web Services
10 79 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
11 77 (18.51%) JavaScript
12 76 (18.27%) .NET
13 75 (18.03%) HTML
14 71 (17.07%) DevOps
15 67 (16.11%) Coaching
16 66 (15.87%) Jenkins
17 65 (15.63%) CSS
18 64 (15.38%) C#
19 63 (15.14%) User Stories
20 62 (14.90%) SQL Server
21 61 (14.66%) MVC
22 60 (14.42%) Confluence
23 56 (13.46%) Test Automation
23 56 (13.46%) Maven
24 55 (13.22%) ASP.NET
25 54 (12.98%) RESTful
26 52 (12.50%) Mentoring
27 49 (11.78%) ASP.NET Web API
27 49 (11.78%) Amazon AWS
28 48 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC

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 60 (14.42%) Confluence
2 14 (3.37%) Documentum
3 13 (3.13%) OpenStack
4 12 (2.88%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.44%) Apache
6 6 (1.44%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.20%) JBoss
7 5 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.96%) nginx
8 4 (0.96%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.72%) CMS
9 3 (0.72%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.72%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.48%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.48%) Captiva
10 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.48%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.96%) SPSS
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.72%) Magento
2 2 (0.48%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.48%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 79 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (11.78%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (5.05%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (1.92%) IaaS
5 7 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.68%) Office 365
5 7 (1.68%) PaaS
5 7 (1.68%) SaaS
6 6 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.44%) Serverless
7 5 (1.20%) GitHub
8 2 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.48%) npm
8 2 (0.48%) Trello
8 2 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.68%) SMS
2 4 (0.96%) HTTP
2 4 (0.96%) VoIP
3 3 (0.72%) Skype
4 2 (0.48%) DNS
4 2 (0.48%) Firewall
4 2 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.48%) iSCSI
4 2 (0.48%) Network Security
4 2 (0.48%) Profibus
4 2 (0.48%) SSL
4 2 (0.48%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.24%) DSL
5 1 (0.24%) Internet
5 1 (0.24%) MPLS
5 1 (0.24%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.24%) VPN
5 1 (0.24%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (14.90%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.05%) NoSQL
3 13 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 13 (3.13%) MySQL
3 13 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (3.13%) Power BI
4 9 (2.16%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.92%) Redis
6 7 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.20%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.96%) Big Data
10 3 (0.72%) JasperReports
10 3 (0.72%) QlikView
10 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 108 (25.96%) Git (software)
2 86 (20.67%) JIRA
3 66 (15.87%) Jenkins
4 56 (13.46%) Maven
5 34 (8.17%) Selenium
6 33 (7.93%) SonarQube
7 30 (7.21%) JUnit
8 29 (6.97%) DbUnit
8 29 (6.97%) jMock
8 29 (6.97%) Mockito
9 19 (4.57%) Cucumber
9 19 (4.57%) Subversion
10 11 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (2.64%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (2.16%) Bitbucket
11 9 (2.16%) GitLab
11 9 (2.16%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (1.68%) Visual Studio
13 7 (1.68%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (6.49%) Finance
2 25 (6.01%) Retail
3 7 (1.68%) Marketing
4 6 (1.44%) Banking
5 5 (1.20%) Automotive
6 3 (0.72%) Games
6 3 (0.72%) Persian Language
7 2 (0.48%) Advertising
7 2 (0.48%) Law
7 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.48%) Publishing
8 1 (0.24%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 149 (35.82%) Developer
2 62 (14.90%) Scrum Master
3 54 (12.98%) Java Developer
4 44 (10.58%) .NET Developer
5 33 (7.93%) Analyst
5 33 (7.93%) Full Stack Developer
6 31 (7.45%) Senior Developer
7 30 (7.21%) Project Manager
8 29 (6.97%) Business Analyst
9 26 (6.25%) Agile Developer
10 21 (5.05%) Azure Developer
11 20 (4.81%) Agile Scrum Master
11 20 (4.81%) Delivery Manager
12 17 (4.09%) Architect
12 17 (4.09%) Senior Agile Developer
13 16 (3.85%) Product Manager
14 15 (3.61%) Agile Business Analyst
14 15 (3.61%) Digital Analyst
14 15 (3.61%) Digital Business Analyst
14 15 (3.61%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (19.23%) Web Services
2 76 (18.27%) .NET
3 75 (18.03%) HTML
4 65 (15.63%) CSS
5 55 (13.22%) ASP.NET
6 54 (12.98%) RESTful
7 49 (11.78%) ASP.NET Web API
8 48 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 40 (9.62%) .NET Framework
10 34 (8.17%) Dapper ORM
10 34 (8.17%) J2EE
10 34 (8.17%) SOAP
11 33 (7.93%) Apache Camel
11 33 (7.93%) Spring
12 29 (6.97%) PowerMock
13 27 (6.49%) HTML5
14 24 (5.77%) Spring Boot
15 21 (5.05%) AngularJS
16 18 (4.33%) XML
17 17 (4.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.58%) Enterprise Software
2 42 (10.10%) User Experience
3 17 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (0.96%) Data Centre
5 4 (0.96%) NHS
5 4 (0.96%) Public Cloud
5 4 (0.96%) Social Media
6 3 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.72%) N-Tier
6 3 (0.72%) Wiki
7 2 (0.48%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.48%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.48%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.48%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.48%) iPad
7 2 (0.48%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (6.73%) Linux
2 23 (5.53%) Windows
3 7 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (1.68%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.44%) Unix
5 5 (1.20%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.48%) Android
7 2 (0.48%) CentOS
7 2 (0.48%) Debian
7 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.48%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.48%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (95.43%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (45.67%) Kanban
3 140 (33.65%) Continuous Integration
4 132 (31.73%) TDD
5 111 (26.68%) BDD
6 71 (17.07%) DevOps
7 67 (16.11%) Coaching
8 63 (15.14%) User Stories
9 61 (14.66%) MVC
10 56 (13.46%) Test Automation
11 52 (12.50%) Mentoring
12 43 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
13 37 (8.89%) Project Management
14 36 (8.65%) E-Commerce
15 34 (8.17%) SDLC
16 33 (7.93%) Open Source
17 32 (7.69%) Microservices
17 32 (7.69%) SOA
18 31 (7.45%) SOLID
19 30 (7.21%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 95 (22.84%) Java
2 77 (18.51%) JavaScript
3 64 (15.38%) C#
4 29 (6.97%) SQL
5 24 (5.77%) Python
6 11 (2.64%) Scala
7 10 (2.40%) PHP
8 9 (2.16%) Java 8
8 9 (2.16%) Perl
8 9 (2.16%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.92%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.92%) Ruby
10 6 (1.44%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.20%) C++
12 4 (0.96%) C
12 4 (0.96%) Groovy
13 3 (0.72%) Clojure
13 3 (0.72%) Erlang
13 3 (0.72%) F#
13 3 (0.72%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 36 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.53%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.40%) Degree
4 6 (1.44%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.20%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (0.96%) PMP
7 1 (0.24%) CBAP
7 1 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.24%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.24%) MBA
7 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.61%) QA
2 4 (0.96%) PMO
2 4 (0.96%) WCAG
3 2 (0.48%) GCP
3 2 (0.48%) GDPR
3 2 (0.48%) IEC 61508
3 2 (0.48%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 23 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (4.81%) vSphere
3 15 (3.61%) Docker
4 5 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.72%) LXC
6 2 (0.48%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.48%) NFS
6 2 (0.48%) Samba
6 2 (0.48%) Squid
6 2 (0.48%) Varnish
6 2 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (7.21%) Puppet
2 7 (1.68%) Ansible
2 7 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.68%) Terraform
2 7 (1.68%) ZABBIX
3 5 (1.20%) Kibana
4 4 (0.96%) logstash
5 3 (0.72%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.72%) Nagios
6 2 (0.48%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.48%) WMI
7 1 (0.24%) Consul
7 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.24%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.97%) Pega
3 23 (5.53%) VMware
4 19 (4.57%) Oracle
5 16 (3.85%) Atlassian
6 10 (2.40%) IBM
7 9 (2.16%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.44%) OpenText
9 5 (1.20%) Google
10 4 (0.96%) HP
10 4 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.96%) Tableau
10 4 (0.96%) WSO2
11 3 (0.72%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.72%) Progress
11 3 (0.72%) Splunk
11 3 (0.72%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.72%) Zend
12 2 (0.48%) Citrix
12 2 (0.48%) EMC