The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 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 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
West Midlands / Worcestershire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 20 15
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 2.86% 3.16% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 3.90% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £385 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% +22.85%  

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 Worcestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Worcestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 26 77 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 74.29% 81.05% 82.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 58 57
Median daily rate £385 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £266 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +196.29% -20.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £13.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Worcestershire 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 Worcestershire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in Worcestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Worcestershire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Worcester - 1 £385 -
Scrum
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) SEPA
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Finance

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Worcestershire 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:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum Master
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Credit Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Development Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SEPA