Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 11 19
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 212 492 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.81% 9.92% 7.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.20% 11.32% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 291 252
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £475 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +14.33%
10th Percentile £405 £363 £338
90th Percentile £562 £609 £580
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +13.64% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% -5.26% +11.76%

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 2,585 4,345 4,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.01% 87.60% 84.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,576 2,689 2,544
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +7.00% -
10th Percentile £263 £281 £241
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 117 149
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £24.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.94% +23.02%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.30 £45.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £24.09
% change year-on-year -6.25% -0.37% -1.67%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 77 £488 -2.50% 43
Coventry -1 71 £500 +5.26% 19
Shropshire -21 33 £450 -4.26% 14
Warwickshire +9 13 £550 +57.14% 6
Solihull -7 5 £500 +26.58% 9
Staffordshire +21 3 - - 14
Worcestershire +11 2 £350 -41.67% 13
Wolverhampton - 1 £338 -
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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.

1 204 (96.23%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (41.98%) Kanban
3 73 (34.43%) TDD
4 66 (31.13%) Continuous Integration
4 66 (31.13%) Git (software)
5 61 (28.77%) Java
6 60 (28.30%) Azure
6 60 (28.30%) AWS
7 59 (27.83%) Jenkins
7 59 (27.83%) Web Services
8 57 (26.89%) BDD
9 55 (25.94%) Microservices
10 53 (25.00%) Maven
11 52 (24.53%) SQL
12 46 (21.70%) RESTful
13 45 (21.23%) SonarQube
13 45 (21.23%) Spring
13 45 (21.23%) JUnit
13 45 (21.23%) SOAP
14 44 (20.75%) ActiveMQ
14 44 (20.75%) jMock
14 44 (20.75%) DbUnit
14 44 (20.75%) Mockito
14 44 (20.75%) PowerMock
15 43 (20.28%) Amazon RDS
15 43 (20.28%) Amazon SQS
15 43 (20.28%) Amazon EC2
15 43 (20.28%) DevOps
16 42 (19.81%) Open Source
16 42 (19.81%) Postfix

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 20 (9.43%) Confluence
2 8 (3.77%) SAS
3 5 (2.36%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.94%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.94%) CMS
6 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.47%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (6.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 6 (2.83%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.47%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 60 (28.30%) AWS
1 60 (28.30%) Azure
2 43 (20.28%) Amazon EC2
2 43 (20.28%) Amazon SQS
3 11 (5.19%) Dynamics 365
3 11 (5.19%) PaaS
4 7 (3.30%) Power Platform
5 5 (2.36%) Serverless
6 3 (1.42%) Azure Functions
6 3 (1.42%) IaaS
6 3 (1.42%) SaaS
7 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.94%) Office 365
8 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.47%) GCP
8 1 (0.47%) GitHub
8 1 (0.47%) npm
8 1 (0.47%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.94%) RTSP
2 1 (0.47%) DSL
2 1 (0.47%) Firewall
2 1 (0.47%) HTTP
2 1 (0.47%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) Network Security
2 1 (0.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (20.28%) Amazon RDS
2 41 (19.34%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (10.85%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (4.72%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.77%) Amazon Redshift
5 8 (3.77%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (2.83%) Power BI
7 4 (1.89%) BusinessObjects XI
7 4 (1.89%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.89%) Pentaho
7 4 (1.89%) SAS EBI
8 3 (1.42%) MySQL
8 3 (1.42%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.94%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.94%) GIS
9 2 (0.94%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 66 (31.13%) Git (software)
2 59 (27.83%) Jenkins
3 53 (25.00%) Maven
4 45 (21.23%) JUnit
4 45 (21.23%) SonarQube
5 44 (20.75%) DbUnit
5 44 (20.75%) jMock
5 44 (20.75%) Mockito
6 26 (12.26%) JIRA
7 10 (4.72%) Bitbucket
8 8 (3.77%) Artifactory
9 7 (3.30%) Selenium
10 4 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.42%) Mocha
12 2 (0.94%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.94%) MSTest
12 2 (0.94%) NUnit
13 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.47%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (14.15%) Public Sector
2 9 (4.25%) Finance
3 5 (2.36%) Retail
4 4 (1.89%) Marketing
5 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.94%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.47%) Banking
7 1 (0.47%) French Language
7 1 (0.47%) German Language
7 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 92 (43.40%) Developer
2 48 (22.64%) Java Developer
3 24 (11.32%) Analyst
4 18 (8.49%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 17 (8.02%) .NET Developer
6 16 (7.55%) Scrum Master
7 15 (7.08%) Architect
7 15 (7.08%) Business Analyst
8 14 (6.60%) Delivery Manager
9 13 (6.13%) Agile Business Analyst
9 13 (6.13%) Azure Developer
10 11 (5.19%) Digital Transformation
11 10 (4.72%) C# Developer
12 9 (4.25%) Designer
13 8 (3.77%) Agile Delivery Manager
13 8 (3.77%) Agile Scrum Master
13 8 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (3.77%) Digital Designer
13 8 (3.77%) Digital UX Designer
13 8 (3.77%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (27.83%) Web Services
2 46 (21.70%) RESTful
3 45 (21.23%) SOAP
3 45 (21.23%) Spring
4 44 (20.75%) ActiveMQ
4 44 (20.75%) PowerMock
5 34 (16.04%) Spring Cloud
6 33 (15.57%) .NET
6 33 (15.57%) AngularJS
7 32 (15.09%) Hibernate
7 32 (15.09%) JPA
8 30 (14.15%) REST
9 21 (9.91%) HTML
10 17 (8.02%) CSS
11 14 (6.60%) .NET Framework
11 14 (6.60%) ASP.NET
12 10 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (4.72%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (4.25%) HTML5
14 7 (3.30%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.91%) User Experience
2 12 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.83%) NHS
5 5 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.42%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.94%) CCTV
7 2 (0.94%) MPEG
7 2 (0.94%) PMI
7 2 (0.94%) Wiki
8 1 (0.47%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.47%) PKI
8 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Robotics
8 1 (0.47%) SCADA
8 1 (0.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.72%) Unix
2 8 (3.77%) Windows
3 4 (1.89%) Linux
4 2 (0.94%) Solaris
5 1 (0.47%) Android
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) VMS
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (96.23%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (41.98%) Kanban
3 73 (34.43%) TDD
4 66 (31.13%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (26.89%) BDD
6 55 (25.94%) Microservices
7 43 (20.28%) DevOps
8 42 (19.81%) Open Source
9 32 (15.09%) Migration
10 30 (14.15%) BPMN
11 27 (12.74%) User Stories
12 25 (11.79%) Coaching
13 23 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (9.43%) Biometrics
15 19 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (8.49%) CRM
17 16 (7.55%) SOLID
18 14 (6.60%) Analytics
18 14 (6.60%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 13 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 61 (28.77%) Java
2 52 (24.53%) SQL
3 35 (16.51%) C#
4 27 (12.74%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.25%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.83%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.94%) Java 8
7 2 (0.94%) Python
7 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.47%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.47%) C++
8 1 (0.47%) Go
8 1 (0.47%) Gremlin
8 1 (0.47%) Groovy
8 1 (0.47%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.47%) PHP
8 1 (0.47%) Ruby
8 1 (0.47%) Scala
8 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (16.98%) Security Cleared
2 33 (15.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.89%) Degree
4 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.94%) CISSP
5 2 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.94%) ISEB
5 2 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.94%) MCSD
5 2 (0.94%) MCSE
5 2 (0.94%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.47%) CSPO
6 1 (0.47%) IIBA
6 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.47%) MCPD
6 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 42 (19.81%) Postfix
2 5 (2.36%) Docker
3 3 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.94%) vCloud
5 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.72%) Ansible
2 8 (3.77%) Terraform
3 2 (0.94%) Control-M
3 2 (0.94%) Grafana
3 2 (0.94%) MIIS
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.47%) Kibana
4 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.47%) Puppet
4 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (11.79%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.19%) Oracle
3 9 (4.25%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (3.77%) Cloudera
5 7 (3.30%) Sparx
6 5 (2.36%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.89%) Trillium
8 3 (1.42%) VMware
9 2 (0.94%) CommVault
9 2 (0.94%) ESRI
9 2 (0.94%) Splunk
10 1 (0.47%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.47%) Cadence
10 1 (0.47%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.47%) New Relic
10 1 (0.47%) Nintex
10 1 (0.47%) PagerDuty
10 1 (0.47%) Pega
10 1 (0.47%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.47%) Tableau