Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 21 47
Rank change year-on-year +3 +26 +20
Contract jobs citing Scrum 334 428 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.90% 6.92% 3.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.32% 8.33% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 269 91
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £263
90th Percentile £575 £543 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £15.49 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.04% -65.58% +650.00%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 4015 5138 3901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.92% 83.07% 78.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2563 3080 2233
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £238
90th Percentile £550 £550 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 138 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.20 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.40% -9.03% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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
Coventry +2 104 £450 +12.50% 13
Birmingham +4 102 £431 +15.00% 5
Shropshire 0 57 £530 +11.58% 6
Warwickshire +17 26 £313 -34.21% 3
Staffordshire -5 7 £350 +16.67% 5
Solihull +4 2 £450 - 3
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 296 (88.62%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (35.93%) Kanban
3 103 (30.84%) Git (software)
4 99 (29.64%) TDD
5 82 (24.55%) Continuous Integration
6 77 (23.05%) Java
7 71 (21.26%) Jenkins
8 69 (20.66%) JIRA
9 62 (18.56%) DevOps
9 62 (18.56%) BDD
10 57 (17.07%) C#
10 57 (17.07%) .NET
11 56 (16.77%) JavaScript
12 53 (15.87%) Test Automation
13 52 (15.57%) HTML
13 52 (15.57%) CSS
14 50 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
15 46 (13.77%) JSON
15 46 (13.77%) Confluence
16 44 (13.17%) MVC
17 43 (12.87%) SQL
18 41 (12.28%) Maven
18 41 (12.28%) User Experience
19 40 (11.98%) Web Services
19 40 (11.98%) Linux
19 40 (11.98%) Puppet
19 40 (11.98%) Open Source
20 39 (11.68%) SQL Server
21 38 (11.38%) Spring
21 38 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management

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 46 (13.77%) Confluence
2 21 (6.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (5.99%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (4.19%) JBoss
5 11 (3.29%) Apache
5 11 (3.29%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.99%) Apache Spark
6 10 (2.99%) GlassFish
6 10 (2.99%) WildFly
7 9 (2.69%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.80%) Mule
9 5 (1.50%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.20%) Mule ESB
10 4 (1.20%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.30%) CMS
13 1 (0.30%) IIS
13 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.20%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 50 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.19%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (3.89%) PaaS
5 10 (2.99%) IaaS
6 9 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.40%) Amazon ELB
7 8 (2.40%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (2.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (1.50%) SaaS
10 4 (1.20%) Heroku
10 4 (1.20%) Office 365
11 3 (0.90%) GitHub
12 2 (0.60%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.28%) HTTP
2 18 (5.39%) SSL
3 8 (2.40%) Bluetooth
3 8 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (2.10%) DNS
4 7 (2.10%) OpenLDAP
4 7 (2.10%) OpenVPN
4 7 (2.10%) SSH
5 5 (1.50%) Firewall
6 4 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.20%) WLAN
7 3 (0.90%) AMQP
8 2 (0.60%) SMS
9 1 (0.30%) Internet
9 1 (0.30%) Intranet
9 1 (0.30%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.98%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (8.68%) MongoDB
4 22 (6.59%) MySQL
5 20 (5.99%) NoSQL
6 16 (4.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (3.59%) Big Data
7 12 (3.59%) Hadoop
8 11 (3.29%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.50%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.90%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.90%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.30%) DB2
13 1 (0.30%) Neo4j
13 1 (0.30%) Pentaho
13 1 (0.30%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 103 (30.84%) Git (software)
2 71 (21.26%) Jenkins
3 69 (20.66%) JIRA
4 41 (12.28%) Maven
5 37 (11.08%) JUnit
6 33 (9.88%) Subversion
7 29 (8.68%) Sonatype Nexus
8 19 (5.69%) SonarQube
9 12 (3.59%) DbUnit
9 12 (3.59%) jMock
9 12 (3.59%) Mockito
10 10 (2.99%) Hudson
10 10 (2.99%) JBehave
10 10 (2.99%) Selenium
11 9 (2.69%) Liquibase
12 8 (2.40%) Bitbucket
12 8 (2.40%) SoapUI
13 7 (2.10%) Ant
13 7 (2.10%) Visual Studio Team System
14 6 (1.80%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (6.89%) Finance
2 21 (6.29%) Banking
3 14 (4.19%) Retail
4 9 (2.69%) Automotive
5 5 (1.50%) Games
6 3 (0.90%) Advertising
6 3 (0.90%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.60%) Back Office
7 2 (0.60%) Publishing
7 2 (0.60%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.30%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
8 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 118 (35.33%) Developer
2 33 (9.88%) Scrum Master
3 32 (9.58%) .NET Developer
3 32 (9.58%) Analyst
3 32 (9.58%) Project Manager
4 31 (9.28%) DevOps Engineer
5 29 (8.68%) Java Developer
6 24 (7.19%) Azure Developer
7 20 (5.99%) Senior Developer
8 19 (5.69%) Business Analyst
9 18 (5.39%) Architect
10 17 (5.09%) Angular Developer
10 17 (5.09%) C# Developer
11 16 (4.79%) Consultant
12 15 (4.49%) Digital Project Manager
13 13 (3.89%) Agile Scrum Master
13 13 (3.89%) Digital Developer
13 13 (3.89%) Full Stack Developer
14 12 (3.59%) Delivery Manager
15 11 (3.29%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (17.07%) .NET
2 52 (15.57%) CSS
2 52 (15.57%) HTML
3 46 (13.77%) JSON
4 40 (11.98%) Web Services
5 38 (11.38%) Spring
6 33 (9.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 32 (9.58%) REST
8 31 (9.28%) RESTful
9 28 (8.38%) XML
10 27 (8.08%) AngularJS
11 26 (7.78%) HTML5
12 24 (7.19%) Middleware
12 24 (7.19%) SOAP
12 24 (7.19%) Spring Boot
13 21 (6.29%) .NET Framework
13 21 (6.29%) ASP.NET
13 21 (6.29%) CSS3
14 19 (5.69%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (4.49%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.28%) User Experience
2 27 (8.08%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.09%) Mobile App
4 14 (4.19%) Wiki
5 13 (3.89%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.10%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.90%) Animation
9 3 (0.90%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.60%) Social Media
11 1 (0.30%) AS400
11 1 (0.30%) FMCG
11 1 (0.30%) HP Storage
11 1 (0.30%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.30%) NHS
11 1 (0.30%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.30%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.98%) Linux
2 28 (8.38%) Windows
3 23 (6.89%) Android
4 16 (4.79%) Apple iOS
5 14 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.89%) Unix
7 8 (2.40%) CentOS
8 7 (2.10%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.90%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.60%) AIX
10 2 (0.60%) HPUX
10 2 (0.60%) Solaris
11 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.30%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (88.62%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (35.93%) Kanban
3 99 (29.64%) TDD
4 82 (24.55%) Continuous Integration
5 62 (18.56%) BDD
5 62 (18.56%) DevOps
6 53 (15.87%) Test Automation
7 44 (13.17%) MVC
8 40 (11.98%) Open Source
9 38 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 37 (11.08%) Configuration Management
11 36 (10.78%) E-Commerce
12 35 (10.48%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 34 (10.18%) Continuous Delivery
13 34 (10.18%) SOA
14 30 (8.98%) User Stories
15 25 (7.49%) SDLC
16 24 (7.19%) Coaching
17 22 (6.59%) Analytics
17 22 (6.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (23.05%) Java
2 57 (17.07%) C#
3 56 (16.77%) JavaScript
4 43 (12.87%) SQL
5 26 (7.78%) Python
6 25 (7.49%) Scala
7 16 (4.79%) Perl
8 11 (3.29%) Ruby
9 10 (2.99%) Groovy
10 8 (2.40%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.80%) Apple Swift
11 6 (1.80%) Objective-C
11 6 (1.80%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.50%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.20%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.20%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.90%) PHP
15 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.60%) VB
15 2 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (9.58%) Degree
2 18 (5.39%) ISEB
2 18 (5.39%) ISTQB
3 17 (5.09%) Security Cleared
4 15 (4.49%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.69%) PMP
6 8 (2.40%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.60%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.60%) MCSA
10 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.30%) MCSE
11 1 (0.30%) OCP
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.40%) QA
2 4 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.60%) WCAG
4 1 (0.30%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.30%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.30%) PMO
4 1 (0.30%) SLA
4 1 (0.30%) WAI
System Software
1 28 (8.38%) Docker
2 9 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (2.10%) Postfix
3 7 (2.10%) Squid
3 7 (2.10%) vCloud
4 6 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.80%) vSphere
5 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 40 (11.98%) Puppet
2 22 (6.59%) Ansible
3 21 (6.29%) ZABBIX
4 15 (4.49%) Terraform
5 10 (2.99%) logstash
6 9 (2.69%) Kibana
7 8 (2.40%) Kubernetes
8 7 (2.10%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (2.10%) Rancher
8 7 (2.10%) Rsyslog
8 7 (2.10%) Sysdig
9 5 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.60%) Salt
11 1 (0.30%) collectd
11 1 (0.30%) SCOM
11 1 (0.30%) StatsD
Vendors
1 36 (10.78%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.78%) Oracle
3 14 (4.19%) Red Hat
3 14 (4.19%) VMware
4 8 (2.40%) Atlassian
5 7 (2.10%) Sonatype
5 7 (2.10%) WSO2
6 6 (1.80%) Google
7 4 (1.20%) Cisco
7 4 (1.20%) MuleSoft
8 3 (0.90%) HP
8 3 (0.90%) webMethods
9 2 (0.60%) Adobe
9 2 (0.60%) Apple
9 2 (0.60%) CollabNet
9 2 (0.60%) hybris
9 2 (0.60%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.30%) Tableau
10 1 (0.30%) Talend
10 1 (0.30%) Xamarin