Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 24 26
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2 +19
Contract jobs citing Scrum 472 266 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.20% 5.95% 6.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.94% 7.09% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 174 230
West Midlands median daily rate £453 £473 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +14.89% +9.67%
10th Percentile £355 £338 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £541
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £33.00 £15.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.94% +113.04% -
10th Percentile £46.25 £31.20 £14.98
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.30 £16.00
England median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +9.76%

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 4,313 3,754 5,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.11% 83.98% 83.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,571 2,359 3,102
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £245 £250
90th Percentile £575 £546 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 141 125
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +25.00% -18.18%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.50 £40.18
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +6 189 £470 -11.32% 10
Coventry +8 110 £485 +7.78% 14
Birmingham +2 109 £450 -5.26% 32
Warwickshire +3 14 £425 +36.00% 5
Solihull 0 10 £388 -13.89% 6
Staffordshire -3 8 £425 +23.19% 12
Worcestershire -7 3 £308 -20.13% 14
Wolverhampton - 2 £413 - 1
Herefordshire - 2 £375 - 2
Kingswinford - 2 - -
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 448 (94.92%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (42.58%) Kanban
3 139 (29.45%) TDD
4 137 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
5 128 (27.12%) Java
6 126 (26.69%) Git (software)
7 123 (26.06%) JavaScript
8 110 (23.31%) HTML
9 101 (21.40%) Test Automation
10 99 (20.97%) JIRA
10 99 (20.97%) CSS
11 97 (20.55%) Microsoft Azure
11 97 (20.55%) BDD
12 96 (20.34%) Web Services
13 86 (18.22%) MVC
14 84 (17.80%) .NET
14 84 (17.80%) User Stories
15 81 (17.16%) Jenkins
16 77 (16.31%) DevOps
17 76 (16.10%) Confluence
18 68 (14.41%) C#
19 64 (13.56%) User Experience
20 63 (13.35%) SQL
20 63 (13.35%) ASP.NET
21 62 (13.14%) SQL Server
22 61 (12.92%) RESTful
23 59 (12.50%) Selenium
23 59 (12.50%) Microservices
24 55 (11.65%) Coaching
25 53 (11.23%) Spring

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 76 (16.10%) Confluence
2 14 (2.97%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.75%) Documentum
4 12 (2.54%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.12%) Apache
6 7 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.27%) JBoss
8 5 (1.06%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.85%) nginx
9 4 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.64%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.64%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.64%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.42%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.42%) IIS
11 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.21%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.42%) SPSS
4 1 (0.21%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.42%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.21%) Magento
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 97 (20.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.39%) SaaS
4 14 (2.97%) GitHub
4 14 (2.97%) IaaS
5 13 (2.75%) Office 365
5 13 (2.75%) PaaS
6 11 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (1.91%) Google Analytics
8 7 (1.48%) Slack
9 6 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.06%) Serverless
11 2 (0.42%) npm
12 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.21%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.21%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.12%) Skype
2 8 (1.69%) SMS
3 6 (1.27%) SSL
4 5 (1.06%) DNS
5 4 (0.85%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (0.64%) HTTP
6 3 (0.64%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.42%) Firewall
7 2 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.42%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.42%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.42%) VoIP
8 1 (0.21%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.21%) Intranet
8 1 (0.21%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.08%) MongoDB
3 23 (4.87%) MySQL
4 21 (4.45%) NoSQL
5 20 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (3.18%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.48%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.48%) SQLite
8 5 (1.06%) Big Data
8 5 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.06%) Redis
9 4 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.85%) Power BI
9 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 126 (26.69%) Git (software)
2 99 (20.97%) JIRA
3 81 (17.16%) Jenkins
4 59 (12.50%) Selenium
5 49 (10.38%) Maven
6 34 (7.20%) Cucumber
7 28 (5.93%) SonarQube
8 27 (5.72%) JUnit
9 26 (5.51%) Bitbucket
9 26 (5.51%) Subversion
10 25 (5.30%) Visual Studio Team System
11 21 (4.45%) DbUnit
11 21 (4.45%) jMock
11 21 (4.45%) Mockito
11 21 (4.45%) SoapUI
12 19 (4.03%) gulp
12 19 (4.03%) WebDriver
13 18 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (3.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 17 (3.60%) Eclipse
General
1 39 (8.26%) Finance
2 18 (3.81%) Retail
3 9 (1.91%) Marketing
4 5 (1.06%) Banking
5 3 (0.64%) Aerospace
5 3 (0.64%) Law
6 2 (0.42%) Automotive
6 2 (0.42%) Back Office
6 2 (0.42%) Games
7 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.21%) Persian Language
Job Titles
1 182 (38.56%) Developer
2 55 (11.65%) Java Developer
3 53 (11.23%) Analyst
4 48 (10.17%) Architect
5 46 (9.75%) .NET Developer
5 46 (9.75%) Scrum Master
6 38 (8.05%) Business Analyst
7 27 (5.72%) Delivery Manager
8 25 (5.30%) Full Stack Developer
9 23 (4.87%) Agile Developer
9 23 (4.87%) Project Manager
10 22 (4.66%) Senior Developer
11 21 (4.45%) Agile Scrum Master
12 20 (4.24%) Agile Business Analyst
12 20 (4.24%) Azure Developer
12 20 (4.24%) Scala Developer
13 18 (3.81%) Agile Delivery Manager
13 18 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (3.60%) Digital Delivery Manager
15 16 (3.39%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (23.31%) HTML
2 99 (20.97%) CSS
3 96 (20.34%) Web Services
4 84 (17.80%) .NET
5 63 (13.35%) ASP.NET
6 61 (12.92%) RESTful
7 53 (11.23%) HTML5
7 53 (11.23%) Spring
8 52 (11.02%) REST
9 51 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
10 46 (9.75%) J2EE
11 45 (9.53%) SOAP
12 41 (8.69%) JSON
13 39 (8.26%) ASP.NET Web API
14 34 (7.20%) jQuery
15 33 (6.99%) .NET Framework
16 30 (6.36%) Dapper ORM
17 29 (6.14%) Spring Boot
18 28 (5.93%) Ajax
18 28 (5.93%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.56%) User Experience
2 40 (8.47%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (3.81%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.75%) Public Cloud
5 9 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (1.91%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.48%) iPhone
7 6 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.06%) NHS
9 4 (0.85%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.64%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.64%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.64%) Wiki
11 2 (0.42%) Clustering
11 2 (0.42%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.42%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.42%) iPad
11 2 (0.42%) Robotics
11 2 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (8.69%) Linux
2 37 (7.84%) Windows
3 26 (5.51%) Unix
4 15 (3.18%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.97%) Android
6 13 (2.75%) Apple iOS
7 10 (2.12%) Mac OS X
8 8 (1.69%) VME
8 8 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.48%) Mac OS
9 7 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.64%) CentOS
10 3 (0.64%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.42%) Debian
11 2 (0.42%) FreeRTOS
11 2 (0.42%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (94.92%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (42.58%) Kanban
3 139 (29.45%) TDD
4 137 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
5 101 (21.40%) Test Automation
6 97 (20.55%) BDD
7 86 (18.22%) MVC
8 84 (17.80%) User Stories
9 77 (16.31%) DevOps
10 59 (12.50%) Microservices
11 55 (11.65%) Coaching
12 49 (10.38%) Mentoring
13 43 (9.11%) Open Source
14 41 (8.69%) SOA
15 37 (7.84%) Service Delivery
16 36 (7.63%) Project Management
17 34 (7.20%) Continuous Delivery
18 33 (6.99%) Configuration Management
18 33 (6.99%) Waterfall
19 32 (6.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 128 (27.12%) Java
2 123 (26.06%) JavaScript
3 68 (14.41%) C#
4 63 (13.35%) SQL
5 41 (8.69%) Scala
6 24 (5.08%) Groovy
7 23 (4.87%) Java 8
7 23 (4.87%) Python
8 21 (4.45%) Ruby
9 17 (3.60%) Perl
10 13 (2.75%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.33%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.12%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.12%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.69%) Apple Swift
13 8 (1.69%) COBOL
13 8 (1.69%) Objective-C
14 7 (1.48%) PHP
15 6 (1.27%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 38 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.54%) ISTQB
4 9 (1.91%) CITP
5 7 (1.48%) Degree
6 6 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.06%) ISEB
8 4 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.64%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.64%) PMP
10 2 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.21%) CCA
11 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.21%) MBA
11 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.57%) QA
2 4 (0.85%) PMO
2 4 (0.85%) WCAG
3 2 (0.42%) GDPR
4 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (5.51%) Docker
2 17 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.33%) vSphere
4 6 (1.27%) LXC
5 5 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.42%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.42%) NFS
6 2 (0.42%) Samba
6 2 (0.42%) Squid
6 2 (0.42%) Varnish
6 2 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (5.51%) Puppet
2 14 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.54%) Ansible
4 9 (1.91%) HP ALM
4 9 (1.91%) Kibana
5 8 (1.69%) HockeyApp
6 7 (1.48%) Grafana
6 7 (1.48%) Graphite
6 7 (1.48%) Terraform
6 7 (1.48%) ZABBIX
7 6 (1.27%) Nagios
8 5 (1.06%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.06%) Rundeck
9 4 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.64%) Mesos
11 2 (0.42%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.42%) WMI
12 1 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.21%) logstash
12 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 53 (11.23%) Microsoft
2 41 (8.69%) Atlassian
2 41 (8.69%) Oracle
3 32 (6.78%) Pega
4 17 (3.60%) VMware
5 11 (2.33%) Xamarin
6 10 (2.12%) HP
6 10 (2.12%) Splunk
6 10 (2.12%) webMethods
7 9 (1.91%) Google
7 9 (1.91%) IBM
7 9 (1.91%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.69%) Twitter
9 7 (1.48%) Apple
10 6 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.06%) BEA
11 5 (1.06%) SAP
12 4 (0.85%) WSO2
13 3 (0.64%) MuleSoft
13 3 (0.64%) Progress