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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 30 31
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 119 160 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.76% 5.28% 4.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.89% 6.39% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 88 60
Median daily rate £475 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +8.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £380
% change year-on-year - +11.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £36.89
% change year-on-year +4.65% +16.57%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1728 2505 1797
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.60% 82.62% 77.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1031 1502 1114
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 74
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +8 43 £475 +35.71% 6
Shropshire +7 37 £550 +7.31% 5
Coventry -1 13 £425 +6.25% 7
Warwickshire +5 7 £256 -24.63% 5
Staffordshire -2 5 £341 -40.65% 5
Worcestershire +11 1 £385 -3.75%
Solihull +1 1 £400 - 1
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 228 (96.61%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (31.36%) Kanban
3 70 (29.66%) TDD
4 56 (23.73%) Java
5 54 (22.88%) Git (software)
6 53 (22.46%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (19.49%) Test Automation
8 44 (18.64%) Jenkins
9 42 (17.80%) Linux
10 40 (16.95%) HTML
11 39 (16.53%) CSS
11 39 (16.53%) Microsoft
12 37 (15.68%) Project Management
12 37 (15.68%) SOA
13 36 (15.25%) JavaScript
13 36 (15.25%) DevOps
14 35 (14.83%) Subversion
14 35 (14.83%) Finance
14 35 (14.83%) Open Source
14 35 (14.83%) JSON
15 33 (13.98%) BDD
16 31 (13.14%) JIRA
16 31 (13.14%) SQL
16 31 (13.14%) SOAP
17 30 (12.71%) .NET
18 29 (12.29%) SDLC
19 28 (11.86%) Oracle
20 26 (11.02%) Maven
20 26 (11.02%) User Stories
21 25 (10.59%) 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 23 (9.75%) Confluence
2 14 (5.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (4.24%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.97%) JBoss
5 5 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.27%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.27%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.27%) Mule
7 3 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.27%) WildFly
8 2 (0.85%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.42%) IIS
9 1 (0.42%) SAS
9 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.54%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.42%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 19 (8.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.24%) IaaS
3 10 (4.24%) SaaS
4 9 (3.81%) PaaS
5 5 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.69%) GitHub
7 3 (1.27%) Heroku
8 2 (0.85%) Office 365
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.42%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.42%) Route 53
9 1 (0.42%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.42%) Slack
9 1 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.32%) HTTP
2 16 (6.78%) SSL
3 5 (2.12%) Firewall
4 3 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.27%) WLAN
5 1 (0.42%) AMQP
5 1 (0.42%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.42%) Internet
5 1 (0.42%) Intranet
5 1 (0.42%) Profibus
5 1 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (7.63%) MongoDB
2 18 (7.63%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.51%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.24%) MySQL
5 9 (3.81%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (2.54%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.12%) Big Data
9 4 (1.69%) Blockchain
9 4 (1.69%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.42%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 54 (22.88%) Git (software)
2 44 (18.64%) Jenkins
3 35 (14.83%) Subversion
4 31 (13.14%) JIRA
5 26 (11.02%) Maven
6 21 (8.90%) JUnit
7 19 (8.05%) SoapUI
8 14 (5.93%) Cucumber
8 14 (5.93%) Visual Studio
9 13 (5.51%) Selenium
10 11 (4.66%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (4.24%) Mockito
12 9 (3.81%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (3.39%) WebDriver
14 6 (2.54%) DbUnit
14 6 (2.54%) jMock
14 6 (2.54%) NUnit
14 6 (2.54%) SonarQube
14 6 (2.54%) SpecFlow
14 6 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (14.83%) Finance
2 11 (4.66%) Banking
3 10 (4.24%) Retail
4 6 (2.54%) Marketing
5 5 (2.12%) Automotive
6 4 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.69%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.27%) Advertising
8 2 (0.85%) Publishing
8 2 (0.85%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.42%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 85 (36.02%) Developer
2 29 (12.29%) Analyst
3 24 (10.17%) Java Developer
4 23 (9.75%) Senior Developer
5 22 (9.32%) Architect
6 20 (8.47%) Scrum Master
7 18 (7.63%) Business Analyst
8 17 (7.20%) .NET Developer
9 15 (6.36%) Project Manager
10 14 (5.93%) Agile Developer
11 13 (5.51%) DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.66%) Linux Developer
12 11 (4.66%) SOA Developer
13 10 (4.24%) Agile Business Analyst
13 10 (4.24%) C# Developer
13 10 (4.24%) Test Analyst
14 8 (3.39%) ASP.NET Developer
14 8 (3.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 8 (3.39%) Technical Architect
15 7 (2.97%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (16.95%) HTML
2 39 (16.53%) CSS
3 35 (14.83%) JSON
4 31 (13.14%) SOAP
5 30 (12.71%) .NET
6 25 (10.59%) Middleware
6 25 (10.59%) Web Services
7 23 (9.75%) HTML5
7 23 (9.75%) XML
8 21 (8.90%) RESTful
9 20 (8.47%) Spring
10 19 (8.05%) REST
11 16 (6.78%) AngularJS
11 16 (6.78%) XSLT
12 15 (6.36%) XSD
13 14 (5.93%) .NET Framework
13 14 (5.93%) ASP.NET
13 14 (5.93%) CSS3
13 14 (5.93%) JSON Schema
13 14 (5.93%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.47%) User Experience
2 12 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.39%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.54%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.54%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.12%) Social Media
7 4 (1.69%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.27%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.27%) Infotainment
9 2 (0.85%) CMDB
9 2 (0.85%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.42%) EPoS
10 1 (0.42%) PMI
10 1 (0.42%) SCADA
10 1 (0.42%) Social Network
10 1 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.42%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 42 (17.80%) Linux
2 19 (8.05%) Unix
3 15 (6.36%) Mac OS X
3 15 (6.36%) Windows
4 12 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.12%) Android
5 5 (2.12%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.27%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.42%) AIX
7 1 (0.42%) HPUX
7 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (96.61%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (31.36%) Kanban
3 70 (29.66%) TDD
4 53 (22.46%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (19.49%) Test Automation
6 37 (15.68%) Project Management
6 37 (15.68%) SOA
7 36 (15.25%) DevOps
8 35 (14.83%) Open Source
9 33 (13.98%) BDD
10 29 (12.29%) SDLC
11 26 (11.02%) User Stories
12 25 (10.59%) MVC
13 22 (9.32%) Configuration Management
14 21 (8.90%) Waterfall
15 20 (8.47%) CRM
15 20 (8.47%) Migration
15 20 (8.47%) Service Design
16 19 (8.05%) Microservices
17 18 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (23.73%) Java
2 36 (15.25%) JavaScript
3 31 (13.14%) SQL
4 25 (10.59%) C#
5 21 (8.90%) Python
6 19 (8.05%) Scala
7 11 (4.66%) Perl
8 10 (4.24%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.39%) Ruby
10 7 (2.97%) PHP
11 5 (2.12%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.12%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.69%) C++
13 3 (1.27%) C
13 3 (1.27%) Groovy
13 3 (1.27%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.85%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.85%) ES6
14 2 (0.85%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.85%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 15 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (4.24%) Degree
3 10 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.39%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.97%) ISEB
6 6 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.69%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.27%) PMP
8 3 (1.27%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.85%) MCSA
10 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.42%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.42%) MCSE
10 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.81%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) PMO
3 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) SEPA
3 1 (0.42%) WAI
3 1 (0.42%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (6.36%) Docker
2 2 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (9.32%) Puppet
2 14 (5.93%) Ansible
3 9 (3.81%) ZABBIX
4 5 (2.12%) Kibana
4 5 (2.12%) logstash
5 4 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.27%) Grafana
6 3 (1.27%) rkt
7 1 (0.42%) collectd
7 1 (0.42%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.42%) OpenView
7 1 (0.42%) Salt
7 1 (0.42%) SCOM
7 1 (0.42%) StatsD
7 1 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (16.53%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.86%) Oracle
3 13 (5.51%) WSO2
4 11 (4.66%) Red Hat
5 9 (3.81%) MuleSoft
6 5 (2.12%) Adobe
7 4 (1.69%) Google
8 3 (1.27%) AppDynamics
8 3 (1.27%) Cisco
8 3 (1.27%) HP
8 3 (1.27%) hybris
8 3 (1.27%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.27%) Splunk
9 2 (0.85%) CODA
9 2 (0.85%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.42%) CA
10 1 (0.42%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.42%) IBM
10 1 (0.42%) Informatica
10 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
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