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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
England / West Midlands
Rank 26 23 52
Rank change year-on-year -3 +29  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 120 180 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.26% 6.76% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.58% 8.19% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 97 38
Median daily rate £425 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +4.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.29 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.86% -0.49%  

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 1824 2198 1839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.93% 82.51% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1212 1042
Median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 44 109
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.74 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +25 44 £425 +3.03% 15
Coventry -6 29 £438 +3.48% 5
Shropshire -13 14 £500 +6.38% 1
Warwickshire +2 7 £450 - 3
Staffordshire +3 6 £341 -11.36% 4
Solihull +3 2 - - 2
Worcestershire +1 2 £394 -12.50% 2
Herefordshire - 2 £394 -
West Bromwich - 1 £425 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £170 -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 281 (93.36%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (25.25%) .NET
2 76 (25.25%) Kanban
3 71 (23.59%) C#
4 69 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (21.59%) HTML
6 63 (20.93%) JavaScript
7 61 (20.27%) MVC
8 59 (19.60%) CSS
9 58 (19.27%) Web Services
9 58 (19.27%) Java
10 57 (18.94%) TDD
11 54 (17.94%) Microsoft
12 49 (16.28%) ASP.NET
13 46 (15.28%) SQL
13 46 (15.28%) BDD
14 42 (13.95%) HTML5
14 42 (13.95%) Project Management
15 39 (12.96%) .NET Framework
16 38 (12.62%) OO
17 35 (11.63%) Subversion
17 35 (11.63%) WCF
17 35 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
17 35 (11.63%) SOLID
18 34 (11.30%) Git (software)
18 34 (11.30%) jQuery
18 34 (11.30%) AngularJS
19 33 (10.96%) JIRA
19 33 (10.96%) XML
20 32 (10.63%) Open Source

Scrum
Top Related 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 18 (5.98%) Confluence
2 7 (2.33%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.66%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.66%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.33%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.00%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.00%) Documentum
5 3 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.00%) JBoss
5 3 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.66%) CMS
6 2 (0.66%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.66%) IIS
6 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.33%) Apache
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (4.32%) MS Visio
2 12 (3.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 12 (3.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (2.99%) MS Excel
4 4 (1.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.65%) SaaS
3 16 (5.32%) IaaS
3 16 (5.32%) PaaS
4 12 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.99%) GitHub
6 1 (0.33%) Boomi
6 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.33%) Office 365
6 1 (0.33%) Slack
6 1 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.99%) HTTP
2 4 (1.33%) SSL
3 3 (1.00%) Firewall
3 3 (1.00%) WLAN
4 2 (0.66%) DNS
5 1 (0.33%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.33%) Internet
5 1 (0.33%) Intranet
5 1 (0.33%) LDAP
5 1 (0.33%) Profibus
5 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.99%) NoSQL
2 12 (3.99%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.99%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.33%) Big Data
4 4 (1.33%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.33%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.00%) MySQL
6 2 (0.66%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.33%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (11.63%) Subversion
2 34 (11.30%) Git (software)
3 33 (10.96%) JIRA
4 27 (8.97%) Jenkins
5 25 (8.31%) Visual Studio
6 22 (7.31%) NUnit
7 20 (6.64%) Selenium
8 19 (6.31%) Cucumber
9 18 (5.98%) Moq
10 16 (5.32%) Visual Studio Team System
11 14 (4.65%) JUnit
12 12 (3.99%) Axure RP
12 12 (3.99%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 11 (3.65%) CruiseControl
13 11 (3.65%) gulp
13 11 (3.65%) SoapUI
14 10 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (2.99%) TeamCity
16 7 (2.33%) Grunt
16 7 (2.33%) Maven
General
1 29 (9.63%) Finance
2 16 (5.32%) Marketing
3 15 (4.98%) Retail
4 7 (2.33%) Automotive
5 5 (1.66%) Banking
6 4 (1.33%) Advertising
7 3 (1.00%) Games
7 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.66%) Publishing
8 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 137 (45.51%) Developer
2 48 (15.95%) .NET Developer
3 38 (12.62%) Analyst
4 30 (9.97%) C# Developer
5 28 (9.30%) Business Analyst
6 25 (8.31%) C# .NET Developer
7 24 (7.97%) Java Developer
7 24 (7.97%) Scrum Master
8 22 (7.31%) Senior Developer
9 17 (5.65%) ASP.NET Developer
9 17 (5.65%) User Researcher
10 15 (4.98%) Agile Business Analyst
10 15 (4.98%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 14 (4.65%) Architect
11 14 (4.65%) Digital Analyst
11 14 (4.65%) Digital Business Analyst
12 13 (4.32%) Agile Scrum Master
12 13 (4.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (3.99%) Agile Developer
13 12 (3.99%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (25.25%) .NET
2 65 (21.59%) HTML
3 59 (19.60%) CSS
4 58 (19.27%) Web Services
5 49 (16.28%) ASP.NET
6 42 (13.95%) HTML5
7 39 (12.96%) .NET Framework
8 35 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 35 (11.63%) WCF
9 34 (11.30%) AngularJS
9 34 (11.30%) jQuery
10 33 (10.96%) XML
11 28 (9.30%) Entity Framework
12 23 (7.64%) Spring
13 21 (6.98%) RESTful
14 20 (6.64%) CSS3
14 20 (6.64%) JSON
14 20 (6.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 17 (5.65%) REST
16 15 (4.98%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.63%) User Experience
2 21 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.65%) Social Media
4 6 (1.99%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.99%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.00%) Infotainment
6 3 (1.00%) iPad
6 3 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.00%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.66%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.66%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.66%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.66%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.33%) CESG
8 1 (0.33%) CMDB
8 1 (0.33%) DataPower
8 1 (0.33%) IVR
8 1 (0.33%) Social Network
8 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.97%) Linux
2 13 (4.32%) Unix
3 6 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.66%) AIX
4 5 (1.66%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.00%) Windows
6 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.66%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.33%) Android
7 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.33%) CentOS
7 1 (0.33%) Debian
7 1 (0.33%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (93.36%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (25.25%) Kanban
3 69 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
4 61 (20.27%) MVC
5 57 (18.94%) TDD
6 46 (15.28%) BDD
7 42 (13.95%) Project Management
8 38 (12.62%) OO
9 35 (11.63%) SOLID
10 32 (10.63%) Open Source
10 32 (10.63%) User Stories
11 29 (9.63%) Waterfall
12 28 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (8.97%) Continuous Delivery
14 25 (8.31%) CRM
15 24 (7.97%) OOD
15 24 (7.97%) Service Design
16 22 (7.31%) Unit Testing
17 21 (6.98%) PRINCE2
17 21 (6.98%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (23.59%) C#
2 63 (20.93%) JavaScript
3 58 (19.27%) Java
4 46 (15.28%) SQL
5 15 (4.98%) Scala
6 11 (3.65%) Python
6 11 (3.65%) Ruby
7 9 (2.99%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.99%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.66%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.66%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.33%) C
10 4 (1.33%) PHP
10 4 (1.33%) R
11 3 (1.00%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.00%) C++
11 3 (1.00%) Groovy
11 3 (1.00%) Korn
11 3 (1.00%) Perl
11 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.65%) Degree
3 10 (3.32%) ISEB
3 10 (3.32%) ISTQB
4 9 (2.99%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.66%) Sun Certification
8 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.33%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.00%) PMP
10 2 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.33%) CISSP
11 1 (0.33%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.32%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.66%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) SDET
3 1 (0.33%) SEPA
System Software
1 20 (6.64%) Docker
2 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (3.99%) Puppet
2 11 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.32%) Ansible
4 3 (1.00%) Grafana
4 3 (1.00%) Kibana
4 3 (1.00%) logstash
4 3 (1.00%) rkt
4 3 (1.00%) Terraform
5 2 (0.66%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.33%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.33%) OpenView
6 1 (0.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 54 (17.94%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.65%) Oracle
3 12 (3.99%) Adobe
4 7 (2.33%) Google
5 5 (1.66%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.66%) webMethods
6 4 (1.33%) Pega
7 3 (1.00%) AppDynamics
7 3 (1.00%) Cisco
7 3 (1.00%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.00%) Splunk
7 3 (1.00%) Sun
7 3 (1.00%) VMware
7 3 (1.00%) WSO2
8 2 (0.66%) CODA
8 2 (0.66%) HP
8 2 (0.66%) IBM
8 2 (0.66%) Informatica
8 2 (0.66%) SAP
8 2 (0.66%) Sitecore
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