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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
West Midlands / Worcestershire
Rank 7 8 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 4.08% 2.38% 5.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.25% 2.94% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Median daily rate £394 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £450 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £450 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £421 £400
% change year-on-year +1.07% +5.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 32 34 66
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 65.31% 80.95% 65.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 39
Median daily rate £350 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £203 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 10
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -5.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.49 £11.00 £18.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.25 £52.50
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 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 24 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
Worcester +1 2 £394 -12.50%
Scrum
West Midlands

Scrum
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) JIRA
2 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) Velocity
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) Logistics
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) Coaching
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Business Transformation
5 1 (14.29%) Analytics
5 1 (14.29%) SEPA
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Web Development
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall

Scrum
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Scrum Master
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Coach
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Credit Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Velocity
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
3 3 (42.86%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Business Transformation
4 2 (28.57%) Coaching
4 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) Logistics
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Analytics
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SEPA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft