Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 10 23
Rank change year-on-year -3 +13 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 342 491 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.66% 9.73% 6.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.28% 11.39% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 312 203
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -1.64% +14.38%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £326
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
England median daily rate £488 £483 £475
% change year-on-year +1.04% +1.58% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +43.94% +113.04%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £49.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -19.19% +10.00% -

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 3,327 4,310 3,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.29% 85.38% 84.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,158 2,585 2,486
West Midlands median daily rate £434 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £263 £239
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 190 135
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.25 £15.00 £24.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.33% -39.95% +38.78%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.65 £32.63 £53.75
England median hourly rate £24.10 £21.00 £24.66
% change year-on-year +14.76% -14.84% +9.60%

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 +2 100 £475 +5.56% 33
Coventry -1 95 £488 +0.52% 10
Shropshire -2 89 £475 +1.33% 4
Solihull +10 20 £418 +5.70% 11
Warwickshire +13 16 £525 +7.69% 6
Staffordshire +6 4 £410 -6.29% 9
Wolverhampton +8 2 £339 -24.72% 1
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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.

1 329 (96.20%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (42.11%) Kanban
3 105 (30.70%) Azure
4 96 (28.07%) TDD
5 88 (25.73%) Git (software)
6 84 (24.56%) Web Services
7 81 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
8 80 (23.39%) Java
9 79 (23.10%) C#
10 76 (22.22%) .NET
11 75 (21.93%) BDD
12 67 (19.59%) SQL Server
13 63 (18.42%) JIRA
14 61 (17.84%) JavaScript
15 59 (17.25%) DevOps
16 54 (15.79%) Microservices
17 52 (15.20%) Confluence
17 52 (15.20%) AWS
18 50 (14.62%) SQL
19 48 (14.04%) HTML
20 45 (13.16%) CSS
20 45 (13.16%) Coaching
21 44 (12.87%) Jenkins
22 42 (12.28%) Microsoft
23 41 (11.99%) Public Sector
24 40 (11.70%) ASP.NET
25 39 (11.40%) MVC
26 38 (11.11%) REST
27 36 (10.53%) Maven
28 35 (10.23%) 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 52 (15.20%) Confluence
2 18 (5.26%) Documentum
3 7 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.75%) CMS
4 6 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (1.75%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.17%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.58%) Apache
7 2 (0.58%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.58%) SAS
7 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.29%) IIS
8 1 (0.29%) nginx
8 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 7 (2.05%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 105 (30.70%) Azure
2 52 (15.20%) AWS
3 31 (9.06%) Amazon EC2
4 29 (8.48%) Amazon SQS
5 15 (4.39%) Dynamics 365
6 13 (3.80%) Power Platform
7 12 (3.51%) Serverless
8 10 (2.92%) PaaS
9 9 (2.63%) Office 365
10 8 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (2.34%) Azure Functions
11 7 (2.05%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (2.05%) SaaS
12 6 (1.75%) GCP
13 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.88%) GitHub
13 3 (0.88%) IaaS
14 2 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.29%) Google App Engine
15 1 (0.29%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.58%) Network Security
1 2 (0.58%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.29%) DHCP
2 1 (0.29%) DNS
2 1 (0.29%) DSL
2 1 (0.29%) FTP
2 1 (0.29%) HTTP
2 1 (0.29%) Intranet
2 1 (0.29%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (19.59%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.48%) Amazon RDS
3 27 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (5.85%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (3.80%) Power BI
6 10 (2.92%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.92%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.63%) Big Data
7 9 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (2.63%) SQL Server 2017
8 8 (2.34%) Cosmos DB
8 8 (2.34%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.05%) Data Lake
9 7 (2.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 7 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.75%) MySQL
10 6 (1.75%) Pentaho
11 5 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.46%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 88 (25.73%) Git (software)
2 63 (18.42%) JIRA
3 44 (12.87%) Jenkins
4 36 (10.53%) Maven
5 33 (9.65%) SonarQube
6 32 (9.36%) JUnit
7 31 (9.06%) DbUnit
7 31 (9.06%) jMock
7 31 (9.06%) Mockito
8 12 (3.51%) Selenium
8 12 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.05%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.05%) Jasmine
10 7 (2.05%) Karma Test Runner
11 6 (1.75%) Artifactory
12 5 (1.46%) Bitbucket
13 4 (1.17%) JIRA Agile
14 3 (0.88%) SpecFlow
14 3 (0.88%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (11.99%) Public Sector
2 15 (4.39%) Finance
3 9 (2.63%) Retail
4 6 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.75%) Marketing
5 5 (1.46%) Law
5 5 (1.46%) Local Government
6 2 (0.58%) Automotive
6 2 (0.58%) Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Back Office
7 1 (0.29%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 156 (45.61%) Developer
2 44 (12.87%) .NET Developer
3 43 (12.57%) Java Developer
4 38 (11.11%) Scrum Master
5 34 (9.94%) Senior Developer
6 27 (7.89%) Analyst
7 20 (5.85%) Architect
8 18 (5.26%) Documentum Developer
8 18 (5.26%) Lead Developer
9 16 (4.68%) Delivery Manager
9 16 (4.68%) Senior Documentum Developer
10 15 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (4.39%) SC Cleared Java Developer
11 14 (4.09%) Agile Scrum Master
11 14 (4.09%) Business Analyst
12 13 (3.80%) Azure Developer
13 12 (3.51%) C# Developer
14 10 (2.92%) Consultant
14 10 (2.92%) Engagement Manager
14 10 (2.92%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (24.56%) Web Services
2 76 (22.22%) .NET
3 48 (14.04%) HTML
4 45 (13.16%) CSS
5 40 (11.70%) ASP.NET
6 38 (11.11%) REST
7 35 (10.23%) RESTful
7 35 (10.23%) SOAP
7 35 (10.23%) Spring
8 33 (9.65%) ASP.NET Web API
9 32 (9.36%) AngularJS
9 32 (9.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (9.06%) PowerMock
11 30 (8.77%) .NET Framework
12 28 (8.19%) ActiveMQ
13 27 (7.89%) Dapper ORM
14 24 (7.02%) Spring Cloud
15 20 (5.85%) Hibernate
16 18 (5.26%) JPA
17 11 (3.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.36%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (6.14%) User Experience
3 9 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.34%) N-Tier
5 7 (2.05%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.46%) NHS
7 3 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.58%) Life Science
8 2 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.58%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.58%) Social Media
8 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.29%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.29%) PMI
9 1 (0.29%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.63%) Windows
2 8 (2.34%) Linux
3 7 (2.05%) Unix
4 2 (0.58%) Android
4 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (96.20%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (42.11%) Kanban
3 96 (28.07%) TDD
4 81 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
5 75 (21.93%) BDD
6 59 (17.25%) DevOps
7 54 (15.79%) Microservices
8 45 (13.16%) Coaching
9 39 (11.40%) MVC
10 34 (9.94%) Migration
11 32 (9.36%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 32 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (8.77%) Architectural Design
12 30 (8.77%) SOLID
13 29 (8.48%) Continuous Delivery
14 28 (8.19%) Open Source
14 28 (8.19%) Project Delivery
15 26 (7.60%) User Stories
16 23 (6.73%) Project Management
17 21 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 80 (23.39%) Java
2 79 (23.10%) C#
3 61 (17.84%) JavaScript
4 50 (14.62%) SQL
5 13 (3.80%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.34%) ES6
6 8 (2.34%) TypeScript
7 7 (2.05%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.75%) C
8 6 (1.75%) Java 8
8 6 (1.75%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.88%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.88%) Python
10 2 (0.58%) Go
11 1 (0.29%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.29%) C++
11 1 (0.29%) Groovy
11 1 (0.29%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.29%) PHP
11 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (9.36%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.19%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.75%) Degree
4 4 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.29%) CISSP
7 1 (0.29%) IIBA
7 1 (0.29%) ISEB
7 1 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.29%) MCSD
7 1 (0.29%) MCSE
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.29%) PMP
7 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.05%) WCAG
2 5 (1.46%) QA
3 1 (0.29%) PMO
3 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (8.48%) Postfix
2 16 (4.68%) Docker
3 8 (2.34%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.29%) vCloud
5 1 (0.29%) vSphere
5 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (2.92%) Ansible
2 8 (2.34%) Terraform
3 5 (1.46%) Puppet
4 4 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (0.88%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.58%) MIIS
7 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.29%) Kibana
7 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 42 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.97%) Atlassian
3 9 (2.63%) Databricks
3 9 (2.63%) Oracle
3 9 (2.63%) Pega
4 8 (2.34%) Sparx
5 7 (2.05%) Tableau
5 7 (2.05%) UiPath
6 6 (1.75%) Cloudera
6 6 (1.75%) Google
6 6 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.17%) Cadence
8 3 (0.88%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.88%) VMware
9 2 (0.58%) SAP
10 1 (0.29%) Adobe
10 1 (0.29%) Informatica
10 1 (0.29%) Talend
10 1 (0.29%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.29%) Zend